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In today’s news: Sheku Kanneh-Mason, funds cello lessons at former school, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa receives Gramophone Lifetime Achievement Award, and King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped. Ensemble Aravà receives moderation award for old music , Festival String Lucerne remembers its founder, and soprano Kiri Te Kanawa retires.

Classic FM

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Classic FM wins a Gramophone Award 2017

The 40th annual Gramophone Awards was a star-studded event celebrating the greatest names in classical music, including pianist Murray Perahia and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

Pizzicato

Bramwell Tovey named director of orchestral activities at the Boston University

British conductor Bramwell Tovey, 64, the outgoing Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, takes a new post at the Boston University School of Music where he has been named director of orchestral activities. His first public rehearsal is scheduled for this Friday.

The Violin Channel

Former Minnesota Duluth Music Teacher Has Died from Accidental Overdose

Former Choral Director and Associate Music Professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Tina Thielen-Gaffey has passed away – aged just 50.

Music Teacher

Sheku Kanneh-Mason funds cello lessons at former school

The 18-year-old cellist, who has just started his studies at the Royal Academy of Music, donated £3,000 to Trinity Catholic School in Aspley, Nottingham after hearing that budget cuts could bring an end to cello teaching. The money, which was earned through playing engagements, will ensure that cello teaching continues at the school for the next three years.

International Piano

Yamaha launches AvantGrand NU1X

Yamaha has revealed the AvantGrand NU1X, the successor to the award-winning NU1.

Classical Music Magazine

King’s Place to celebrate tenth anniversary with Time Unwrapped

King’s Place will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2018 with a year-long series dedicated to time.

Limelight

Opera Queensland announces its 2018 season

Lindy Hume will direct Don Giovanni in her final season as AD and Graeme Murphy’s The Merry Widow comes to town.

Klassik.com

Ensemble Aravà erhält Moderationspreis für Alte Musik

Der Moderationspreis für Alte Musik, der in diesem Jahr zum ersten Mal vom Forum Alte Musik in Frankfurt am Main vergeben wurde, geht an das Ensemble Aravà.

Musik Heute

Neuer Präsident der Musikhochschule Nürnberg ernannt

Bayerns Kunstminister Ludwig Spaenle (CSU) hat dem neugewählten Präsidenten der Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg, Christoph Adt, am Mittwoch in München die Ernennungsurkunde überreicht.

Klassik Heute

Festival Strings Lucerne erinnern an ihren Gründer Rudolf Baumgartner

Heute wäre Rudolf Baumgartner (1917–2002) 100 Jahre alt geworden.

France Musique

La soprano Kiri Te Kanawa se retire de la scène

La chanteuse néo-zélandaise Kiri Te Kanawa a annoncé à la BBC le mercredi 13 septembre qu’elle prenait sa retraite, à l’âge de 73 ans.

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Gramophone @GramophoneMag

What a night! Read the full Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 report:

Ensemble Aravà © Jo Titze

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(Written on September 14, 2017 )

In today’s news: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms for the first time, the tenor, Michael Fabio, to open Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, and should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?
John Tessier replaces Javier Camarena at Vienna State Opera, festival “Modern Times” to begin, and mould damage at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

The Guardian

Into the classical music bear-pit: Alan Johnson goes to the Proms

Growing up in North Kensington Alan Johnson used to play around the Albert Hall but never went inside. 60 years later we sent the former home secretary along to experience the Proms for the first time. What did he make of it?

The Times

Michael Fabiano: ‘I don’t believe in luck. It comes if you’re prepared’

The tenor is stepping into big shoes when he opens Covent Garden’s new production of La Bohème, but he’s not fazed.

Pizzicato

Ivan Krpan wins Busoni Competion

20 year-old Croatian pianist Ivan Krpan has won this year’s Busoni Competition.

Classic FM

Women in Music – Should female musicians be allowed to dress how they want?

Aliette de Laleu is a journalist on the radio station France Musique, who every week during her show leads a discussion about a female composer, musician or conductor.

Pizzicato

Modena honours Pavarotti with Verdi Requiem

Ten years after the death of Luciano Pavarotti, on 6 September 2007, Modena will pay homage to the great tenor with Giuseppe Verdi’s Mass of Requiem.

Limelight

Belvoir announces its 2018 season

Highlights include Kate Mulvany in an Ibsen gender-switch, an adaptation of Bliss, and a revival of the Hayes’ Calamity Jane.

Klassik-Heute

Besetzungsänderungen an der Wiener Staatsoper

Javier Camarena hat auf Grund seiner Mitwirkung an einer CD-Aufnahme seine Auftritte in La Fille du régiment an der Wiener Staatsoper (Vorstellungen am 11., 13., 16. und 19. Jänner 2018) abgesagt.

Concerti

Ein Gedicht der Ekstase

Vom 15. September bis zum 1. Oktober geht das Musikfest MODERN TIMES in die fünfte Runde.

Klassik.com

Schimmel nach Wasserschaden: Elbphilharmonie muss saniert werden

Teile der Elbphilharmonie müssen in Folge eines Wasserschadens und nachfolgender Schimmelbildung saniert werde.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms

Watch Anne-Sophie Mutter for just £6 (plus booking fees) with an Online Promming ticket! Book now ➡️

Alan Johnson at the Royal Albert Hall, © Chris Christodoulou/BBC

 

 

 

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(Written on September 4, 2017 )

In today’s news: 3 reasons why you should be excited for Rattle’s return, Leading musicians protest St Sepulchre’s ban on secular bookings, and Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal. Orchestra from Schwerin wins Youth Orchestra Prize, Amazon Music and Deutsche Grammophon join for internet radio, and da Vinci’s instrument has been built for the very first time!

M Magazine

PPL hosts classical music seminar

PPL, the UK collecting society for record companies and performers, is staging a classical music seminar next month.

BBC Music Magazine

3 reasons why you should be excited for Rattle’s return

As the British maestro prepares to pick up the baton on home turf, we look at what lies in store…

Classical Music Magazine

Leading musicians protest St Sepulchre’s ban on secular bookings

More than 50 leading figures from the classical music world have signed a letter urging St Sepulchre-without-Newgate to reverse its decision to ban ‘non-religious hiring’ of its facilities.

The Violin Channel

Philadelphia Orchestra Announce New Section Violin Appointments

The Philadelphia Orchestra has announced the appointment of violinists Yu-Ting Chen and Jeoung-Yin Kim to their Second Violin Section

The Strad

Highlights from Tarisio October auction: instruments by Santo Serafin and Andrea Guarneri

The online auctioneer’s full catalogue for the London-based auction will be released on 4 October

Music Business Worldwide

Spotify and Warner sign multi-year licensing deal

Spotify has convinced all the major labels to sign up to new multi-year licensing deals.

Pizzicato

25th Moritzburg Festival sold 97% of available tickets

On Sunday, the 25th Moritzburg Festival ended with a considerable success. An average of 97% of the available tickets were sold and a total of over 6,600 guests came to the festival.

Limelight

The Song Company unveils its 2018 season

Highlights include world premieres, an Indigenous dance collaboration, and the chamber version of Fauré’s Requiem.

NMZ

Schweriner gewinnen Deutschen Jugendorchesterpreis

Das Jugendsinfonieorchester Schwerin hat den Deutschen Orchesterpreis 2016/17 gewonnen.

Pizzicato

‘Amazon Music’ und ‘Deutsche Grammophon’ machen Internet-Radio

In Kooperation mit ‘Amazon Music’ präsentiert das Label ‘Deutsche Grammophon’ eine große Auswahl seiner Aufnahmen ab sofort in einem Streaming-Radiosender.

Klassik.com

Von Leonardo da Vinci entworfenes Instrument zum ersten Mal gebaut

Der polnische Pianist und Instrumentenbauer Slawomir Zubrzycki hat ein von Leonardo da Vinci in den Jahren 1488/89 entworfenes, jedoch bislang nie in die Realität umgesetztes Instrumenten zum ersten Mal gebaut.

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Philharmonic Societyt @RoyalPhilSoc

A bright and beautiful morning to make an early start for pleasures with and ! on our way!

 

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(Written on August 25, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme, Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms, and Philip Glass reflects on a life well composed. Also, the Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River, and National Symphony Orchestra executive director is stepping down at the end of the year.

Classical Music Magazine

Vale of Glamorgan Festival launches composer scheme

The Vale of Glamorgan Festival is launching a new programme for aspiring composers in partnership with Cardiff University School of Music.

The Telegraph

The man who will make you love opera

Paul Rissmann aims to demystify what is often seen as the most elitist of musical forms: opera, using the example of Glyndebourne’s current production of Don Giovanni.

Chicago Tribune

Philip Glass, winner of 2016 Tribune Literary Award, reflects on a life well composed

Philip Glass finds it a nifty coincidence that both he and Bob Dylan won major literary prizes this year — remarkable, considering that neither American music icon considers himself a writer.

EugeneWeekly.com

The New Classical

A new season, new cellist and new album featuring new music: Eugene’s Delgani String Quartet just keeps refuting the outdated notion that classical music is all about old stuff.

Cruise News UK

Strand Cruise goes classical on the Ayeyarwady River

The Strand Cruise welcomes on board eight classical musicians in February 2017, including artists from the famous Opéra de Paris and Orchestre de Paris, for an intimate four-night musical cruise over St. Valentine’s Day.

The Washington Post

National Symphony Orchestra executive director to step down

Rita Shapiro, the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, is stepping down at the end of the calendar year, the orchestra has announced.

Aftenposten

Er fioliner mer kulturelle enn klarinetter?

Regjeringen ønsker å avvikle to av forsvarskorpsene. De utgjør eliten som er nødvendig for at bredden av norske musikkorps skal fungere.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Das Comeback des Analogen im digitalen Kosmos

Mitten in der umfassenden Digitalisierung der Welt haben Vinyl-Platten, Kassetten und Polaroidkameras plötzlich wieder Konjunktur. Was steckt dahinter? Bloße Nostalgie?

klassik.com

Sanierung des Theaters Augsburg: Bürgerbegehren so gut wie gescheitert

In Augsburg wird es voraussichtlich keinen Bürgerentscheid über die Renovierung des maroden Theaters geben, das seit einigen Monaten aus Gründen des Brandschutzes komplett geschlossen ist.

Klassik heute

Erste Europatournee des Nationalen Sinfonieorchesters Tatarstan

Das Nationale Sinfonieorchester Tatarstan unternimmt im Dezember seine erste Europatournee. Unter der Leitung seines Chefdirigenten Alexander Sladkovsky wird das renommierte russische Orchester in Bratislava, Kufstein, Linz, Wien, Basel und Karlsruhe auftreten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews New electronic opera, Heresy, premieres in Dublin

klassik.com @klassikcom Nachwuchspreise der Mecklenburg-Vorpommern vergeben

kulturradio vom rbb @Kulturradio_rbb Auswärtiges Amt rechtfertigt Absage von “Aghet” in Istanbul

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Paul Rissmann. Photograper: Andrew Crowley.

(Written on October 27, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, English National Opera begins the new year in offstage turmoil and the Telegraph critics present the highlights of the new season. Also, fears arise that the new London concert hall might be too expensive and in the wrong location and jazz singer Natalie Cole has passed away

Gramophone

Classical music’s New Year’s honours

A pair of pianists, a conductor and a violinist on the 2016 list

The Guardian

ENO’s woes: opera company begins new year in offstage turmoil

Chorus contract renegotiations and limited productions are not doomsday scenario, says management, but a way to help company remodel and grow

The Telegraph

Culture Calendar: the best of 2016

From Bowie to Botticelli, Dad’s Army to Uncle Vanya – our critics pick the must-see highlights of the new season

The Guardian

New London concert hall ‘too expensive and in wrong place’

Proposal for world-class venue for Simon Rattle’s LSO in City of London is rejected by leading musicians

Der Tagesspiegel

Oh Freunde, diese Töne!

Eine legt zu, eine bleibt gleich, eine verliert leicht – die Jahresbilanzen 2015 der drei Berliner Opernhäuser

FAZ

Er setzt den Flügel in Flammen

Der Jazzpianist Wolfgang Dauner kann alles und hat alles gespielt: Bebop, Free Jazz, Fusionmusik. Nun wird der große Stilist und Vorkämpfer des neuen, europäischen Jazz achtzig Jahre alt

nmz

«Unforgettable»: Jazz-Sängerin Natalie Cole gestorben

Der Schatten ihres Vaters war lang. Zunächst schaffte es Natalie Cole nicht, sich vom Ruhm der Jazz-Legende Nat King Cole zu lösen. Doch spätestens im virtuellen Duett mit ihm kam der Durchbruch. Nun ist die Sängerin an den späten Folgen ihrer Drogenabhängigkeit gestorben

La Croix

Diego Ares et Padre Soler, le jeune homme et le moine musicien

Le claveciniste espagnol retrouve avec émotion la musique du Padre Soler, moine compositeur du XVIIe siècle, qu’il a découvert à l’âge de 13 ans

Washington Post

Ivory, at the tip of a complex issue for traveling orchestra members

It’s a mere quarter of a gram of ivory embedded at the bottom tip of many violin bows. But because it comes from the tusks of the African elephant, its presence has become a major headache for U.S. orchestras and soloists leaving the country for tours overseas

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Sinfini Music @SinfiniMusic : ‘MORNING, EVERYONE! Banish back-to-work blues with a playlist of inspiring classical tunes:

The Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse : Find out when to watch our Rhapsody/Two Pigeons cinema relay. We’re in scores of countries^E

Royal Conservatory @the_rcm : The quest for the perfect reed:

The alternative proposed location for a new concert centre, at Blackfriars. Photograph: NQHO Trust/The Guardian

The alternative proposed location for a new concert centre, at Blackfriars. Photograph: NQHO Trust/The Guardian

(Written on January 4, 2016 )

Bamberg Symphony reveals 2014/15 concert season

On their annual press conference the Bamberg Symphony not only revealed their plans for the next concert season but also the brand-new design of their logo and re-launch of their website. The Hamburg studio Peter Schmidt, Belliero & Zandée, long-standing partners of the orchestra, designed the new logo and season brochure. The top-class orchestra from Bamberg – a town with UNESCO World Heritage status – will now be playing under the adequate slogan ‘extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.’ The musical programming, too, has some exciting innovations in store for audiences in Bamberg and abroad.

Three internationally renowned artists will take newly created positions in Bamberg: composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann will be Composer in Residence at Bamberg for the next two years; Principal Organist Christian Schmitt will showcase the ‘queen of instruments’ in concert performances as well as curating the Organ Series in Bamberg’s Joseph-Keilberth Saal; and pianist Piotr Anderszewski will be featured in Bamberg Symphony’s Artist Portrait, performing in the city several times next season.

Another innovative undertaking is the encore!-project as part of which the Bamberg Symphony commissioned around 40 composers to write encores for the orchestra to serve as a meaningful addition to the orchestral canon. The orchestra aims to not only extend their repertoire – especially when touring – but also to prove that contemporary music can also be entertaining, in the best sense of the term.

The musical theme of the season will be ‘Symphonic Landscapes’, including musical depictions of nature by Claude Debussy, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland and Peteris Vasks.

 

Die Bamberger Symphoniker stellen die Konzertsaison 2014/15 vor

Auf ihrer jährlichen Pressekonferenz stellten die Bamberger Symphoniker gestern nicht nur die Konzertsaison 2014/15 vor, sondern enthüllten auch ihren neuen Slogan und ein Neudesign ihres Logos, der Website und der Saisonbroschüre. Das Hamburger Studio Peter Schmidt, Belliero & Zandée, die schon zuvor mit dem Orchester zusammen gebarbeitet haben, ist für das innovative, moderne Design verantwortlich. Außerdem sind die Bamberger nun unter dem Motto ‚extraordinary city. extraordinary orchestra.’ unterwegs – ein passender Leitsatz für das Spitzenorchester aus der Weltkulturerbe-Stadt. Doch auch musikalisch haben die Bamberger Symphoniker einige Neuerungen für ihr Publikum vor Ort und auf Tournee in Planung.

Drei international renommierte Künstlerpersönlichkeiten werden in der Saison 2014/2015 neue Rollen im Orchesterleben der Bamberger übernehmen: Komponist und Klarinettist Jörg Widmann wird das Orchester zwei Jahre lang als Composer in Residence mit seinen bedeutendsten Werken begleiten; Pianist Piotr Anderszewski wird als Portrait-Künstler mehrmals in der kommenden Saison zu erleben sein; und Principal Organist Christian Schmitt, der sich selbst musizierend und als Kurator der Orgelreihe um die „Königin der Instrumente“ im Bamberger Joseph-Keilberth-Saal kümmern wird.

Das encore!-Projekt ist eine weitere Neuheit, für das das Orchester bei rund 40 Komponisten Zugaben in Auftrag gegeben hat. Damit möchten die Bamberger Symphoniker in den nächsten Jahren nicht nur ihr Repertoire – vor allem auch für Tourneen – erweitern, sondern zudem den Beweis antreten, dass zeitgenössische Musik im besten Sinne auch unterhaltend sein kann.

Den programmatischen Schwerpunkt bilden Werke unter dem Motto Symphonische Landschaften: tönende Naturschilderungen u.a. von Claude Debussy, Jean Sibelius, Carl Nielsen, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland oder Pēteris Vasks.photo

(Written on May 22, 2014 )

Lionel Bringuier is the Chief Conductor designate of the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich. Today he announced his first season with the orchestra. During the season, Bringuier will be joined by Artist in Residence Yuja Wang, and Esa-Pekka Salonen will assume the newly created role of Creative Chair, composing a new work that will be premiered by Lionel and the orchestra at the 14/15 season opening concert in September.

A highlight of the first season will be a tour of France, Germany and Austria, on which Lionel, Yuja and the orchestra will perform works by Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Ravel and Salonen.

“It is important for me to welcome a new, young audience and also not to hold back from including contemporary repertoire in our programmes”, said Bringuier and throughout the 14/15 season he will conduct a diverse range of repertoire as well as two tonhalleLATE events.

For more information, visit Lionel’s website, or keep up-to-date via his Facebook page.

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 14/15 Season press conference

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich 14/15 Season press conference

(Written on March 31, 2014 )