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In today’s classical news: How Muhammad Ali’s life was turned into an opera, a video of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Riccardo Muti conducting Verdi’s ‘Requiem’,  Sophie Lewis is appointed as NCO Managing Director. A biologist on music as being the oldest form of art, the director of the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson-Thomas steps down after 25 years and the Teatro Real in Madrid is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its reopening.

Rhinegold

Sophie Lewis appointed as NCO managing director

Sophie Lewis has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. She will step down from her current role as chief executive of Sinfonia Cymru to succeed Carrie Sage, who is stepping down at the end of this year.

ORA announces musical advent calendar

ORA is to mark the festive season with a musical advent calendar.

Available on the ensemble’s website, the ORA Advent Calendar will see a new door open each day, allowing listeners access to a daily contemporary carol recorded by the group.

The Violin Channel

Finalists Announced at South Korea’s Isangyun International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced for the 2017 Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea.

Guardian

Float like a butterfly, sing like a soprano … how Muhammad Ali’s epic life became an opera

Among the many tributes to Muhammad Ali – books, films, documentaries, exhibitions and plays – an immersive orchestral experience might be one of the least expected. But in Louisville, Kentucky, the boxer’s birthplace, the ambitious young maestro who leads the Louisville Orchestra has found his muse.

SF Station

Au Revoir! SF Symphony Director Michael Tilson-Thomas Announces Plans to Leave after 25 Years

Earlier this week, SF Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson-Thomas announced that he will step down from his post after the 2019-20 season, marking 25 years in his current role, and perhaps an end of an incredible chapter for the symphony.

Limelight

Bronwyn Douglass wins Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship

Mezzo-soprano Bronwyn Douglass has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship, awarded by the Opera Foundation for young Australians.

BR Klassik

Verdis „Requiem“ mit Riccardo Muti RICCARDO MUTI

Riccardo Muti war zu Gast bei Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Musik-Heute

Thomanerchor geht auf Nordamerika-Tournee

Der Leipziger Thomanerchor unter der Leitung von Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz geht auf eine Konzertreise durch Nordamerika. Vom 6. bis 22. November sind Auftritte in neun Orten in Kanada und den USA geplant, teilte der Chor am Donnerstag mit.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

“Musik ist wahrscheinlich die älteste Kunst”

In seinem neuen Buch befasst sich der portugiesische Neurowissenschaftler Antonio Damasio mit dem biologischen Fundament der menschlichen Kultur. Denn ohne Gefühle gebe es keine Kultur. Eine besondere Rolle spielt für Damasio in diesem Zusammenhang die Musik.

El Mundo

La favorita es ella

El Teatro Real celebró anoche los 20 años de su reapertura con una función de gala de La favorita, la ópera de Donizetti con la que se abrió la programación del coliseo madrileño en 1850.

Twitter

@blnfestspiele Der Artist-in-Residence, @tyshawnsorey, spricht über seine Konzerte beim #jazzfestbln. Heute Abend tritt er mit seinem Trio auf.

 

 

The historic Teatro Real in Madrid

(Written on November 3, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports on a survey which reveals hearing issues amongst musicians, the BBC launches a store selling its TV broadcasts as digital downloads and CBS News explains how a New York couple hold chamber music concerts in their home. Also, Alice Cooper talks to the Guardian about Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and his narration of a new version

Classical Music Magazine

Survey highlights hearing issues faced by musicians

A survey conducted by Help Musicians UK has revealed severe hearing loss amongst musicians of all ages, with most attributing this to their work in music

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Store launches

An online shop selling BBC TV broadcasts as digital downloads has launched today, 5 November 2015. Concerts from this summer’s BBC Proms and the 2008 season will be among the programmes featured in the BBC Store, along with historian David Starkey’s four-part series Music and Monarchy

The Guardian

Alice Cooper: ‘These classical composers were crazier than me!’

Rock’s shocker in chief, who once threw a live chicken at his audience, explains how he fell for Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf

CBS Evening News

A classical music house call

After a busy day at work, Eileen Trilli and her family tidied up their Brooklyn, New York home before guests — friends and strangers — arrived for a private show. It’s called Groupmuse, and they offer a chance for music lovers to experience classical chamber music in an intimate setting

Concerti

„Ich fühle mich oft wie ein Dinosaurier”

Der Pianist Arcadi Volodos über sein Verfallsdatum, das Zeitgefühl der Spanier und Globalisierung in der Musik

Klassik.com

Türkei: Zeitung stellt Pianist Fazil Say als Regierungskritiker an den medialen Pranger

Die türkische Zeitung “Sabah” hat 16 Künstler wegen regierungskritischer Kommentaren im Internet als “Künstler, die ihr Volk verachten” öffentlich angeprangert. Darunter ist auch der Pianist Fazil Say, der die Regierung von Ministerpräsident Erdogan seit längerem kritisch begleitet

Codex Flores

Tod der griechischen Dirigentin Louly Psichouli

Wie das internationale Kulturzentrum und Konservatorium Athenaeum vermeldet, ist Louly Psichouli, die erste griechische Dirigentin und Gründerin des Zentrums und des internationalen Maria Callas Grand Prix verstorben

El Pais

Hans Zimmer anuncia su primera gira europea

El compositor e intérprete de música de cine anuncia 19 conciertos en el continente. Sus actuaciones arrancarán el 6 de abril de 2016 y no visitará España

hoyesarte.com

Óliver Díaz, nuevo director musical del Teatro de la Zarzuela

Óliver Díaz, actual titular de la Orquesta Ciudad de Gijón y de la Barbieri Symphony Orchestra (BSO), es el nuevo director musical del Teatro de la Zarzuela

Twitter

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Responses to 'Have you experienced hearing loss?' Classical Music Magazine

Reponses to ‘Have you experienced hearing loss?’
Classical Music Magazine

(Written on November 5, 2015 )

Starting this Saturday and continuing throughout the month of November, Wimbledon will welcome world-class artists from around the globe to perform in various venues as part of the Wimbledon International Music Festival.

Now in its sixth year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength, programming unique concerts and performances from internationally renowned musicians and actors. Supported by Arts Council England, this is Wimbledon’s most creative and expansive year yet.

Wimbledon’s War and Peace theme is particularly unique. Haydn’s ‘Nelson’ Mass will feature in the opening concert given by The Academy Choir and Baroque Players, and The Katona Twins will perform their programme ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, interwoven with the prose and poetry of international writers, narrated by actor Henry Goodman. Prokofiev’s celebrated ‘War Sonata’ No. 7 will also feature in young pianist Denis Kozhukhin’s recital. The festival also offers ‘Peace’ with Mozart’s ‘Exsultate Jubilate’ and fun with ‘Death by Custard’, ballads performed by Musicians of the Globe.

The centre-piece of this year’s Festival will be an original production of Stravinsky’s dramatic masterpiece The Solider’s Tale – set as a computer game, with a parachute drop in, projections, and a smart phone used as never before. Fully costumed, with seven dancers and narrator it is supported musically by an extraordinary group of musicians. All musicians are Principals from major orchestras, aside from world renowned clarinettist Michael Collins, perhaps the finest clarinet player in the world.

Other highlights include the extended jazz series in association with Maggie Black Jazz Promotions and the New Generation Artists Series. New Generation Artists performing this year include musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin School, Ars Eloquentiae, Busch Piano Trio and BBC Young Musician of the Year Martin James Bartlett.

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(Written on November 7, 2014 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

BBC Proms: Roger Wright talks about his final season

The outgoing director of the BBC Proms, Roger Wright, tells Ivan Hewett why he hates to look back.

Classic FM

Katherine Jenkins announces 10th solo album

Katherine Jenkins has confirmed plan to release her 10th solo album in November this year, with a title of Home Sweet Home.

The Times

Is music really making your child a genius?

It’s boom time for serious classical music concerts for tots, but if you think it will turn them into budding Mozarts, think again.

The Guardian

The BBC Proms: how many of the weirder and wonderfuller moments do you remember?

The Proms, the world’s biggest classical-music festival, opens this Friday at the Royal Albert Hall. Celebrate some of the concerts’ less expected moments from the last few decades with our quiz.

The Telegraph

Top 10 TV sports theme tunes

In the build up to a special Sport Prom concert, we pick 10 of the best sports theme tunes, including Match of the Day, Test Match Special and Ski Sunday.

Toronto Star

Bicycle Opera in gear for five-week tour

Seven young, fit opera singers and musicians are pedaling their bikes to 13 Ontario cities this summer, pulling their props and instruments behind them in trailers.

Die Zeit

Höchstdotierter Kunstpreis geht an estnischen Musiker Arvo Pärt

Der Komponist Pärt erhält in der Sparte Musik den begehrten japanischen Kunstpreis Praemium Imperiale. Erstmals wird auch ein afrikanischer Künstler ausgezeichnet.

Concerti

Ein Chor, ein Klang

Der preisgekrönte Münchner Frauenchor feiert in diesen Wochen sein 25-jähriges Jubiläum.

Crescendo

Auf einen Kaffee mit… Pablo Heras-Casado

Pablo Heras-Casado gehört zur neuen Generation von Dirigenten, die mit dem Orchester sehr wohl ein Bierchen trinken wollen. Wir trafen den Tausendsassa mit spanischen Wurzeln auf einen lockeren Espresso in Köln.

Twitter

RN – Radio National: ‏@RadioNational  What does playing a musical instrument do to your body? http://ab.co/UaV78e  #classicalmusic #abcrn pic.twitter.com/Xqj94iaosd

Guardian Classical: @GdnClassical Start of Proms marks end of Roger Wright’s tenure as director http://gu.com/p/4v3c6 

Suzanne Doyle: ‏@SuzanneDoyle  Monty Python: Sousa, two-sheds and musical subversions http://gu.com/p/3qp4q/tw  via @guardian #classical

 

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Proms director Roger Wright outside the Albert Hall

Photo: BBC/Liam Duke

 


 

(Written on July 18, 2014 )

Mashable

Pitchfork to Launch Magazine-Style App ‘Pitchfork Weekly’

Online music publication Pitchfork will launch its first mobile app in November, the company revealed exclusively to Mashable. Dubbed Pitchfork Weekly, the magazine-style app will be available on iOS at launch before coming to Android in the future

Digital Music News

Album Sales Sink to Their Lowest Levels Since 1991…

Vinyl records continue to sell well but album sales CDs and digital albums sink lower

Pandora Loses Nearly 2 Million Listeners In October…

iTunes radio has huge amount of active listeners while Pandora listeners fall away

Huffington Post

Video Game Music Is Making Symphony Orchestra Awesome Again, Thanks To ‘Zelda’ And ‘rePLAY’

With the help of a few band geeks and game developers, a few of the gaming community’s favorite soundtracks are featuring in new concerts of gaming music repertoire. Producer Jason Michael Paul is one of the masterminds behind the movement…

Classic FM Online

Johnny Marr and Incubus’ Michael Einziger join new Spiderman soundtrack

Johnny Marr, formerly of The Smiths, and Incubus guitarist Michael Einziger will be joined by Dave Stewart, ex-guitarist with The Eurythmics on the new Hans Zimmer score for The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Instrument museum destroyed in fire

Hundreds of instruments were destroyed yesterday in a large fire at an Italian musical instrument museum, Museo dello Strumento Musicale in Reggio Calabria

Newsday

Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits

Older adults who took music lessons during childhood seem to have a faster brain response to speech than those who never played an instrument, according to the results of a new, small study

Ozarks First

Classical Music Helps Fight Crime and Violence on Park Central Square

With the knowledge that music affects peoples mood, Springfield police in the USA are letting the music do the talking

Die Welt

“Ich spiele, solange mein Dekolleté vorzeigbar ist.”

Die große Geigerin im großen Gespräch: Anne-Sophie Mutter über ihre Einspielung der Solo-Werke von Antonin Dvorák mit den Berliner Philharmonikern und warum sie Kleider von Dior als Arbeitskleidung trägt

Classic FM Online

Classic FM Online

 

(Written on November 6, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Sakari Oramo: ‘Britain was my destiny’

Finland’s Sakari Oramo talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of becoming the BBCSO’s new chief conductor – and his uncanny sense of homecoming

Gramophone

Setting up a classical ensemble in the current climate is hard, but bowing to popular tastes is not the way

The London International Players are helping to bring classical music to new audiences

Arts Journal

Renée Fleming cancels UK for family emergency

Renée Fleming has cancelled a keenly-awaited orchestral concert in Oxford today. Her replacement will be Sylvia Schwarz

The Guardian

Just don’t call it ‘indie classical’

Nico Muhly, Olafur Arnalds and new generation of composers are successfully transposing classical tropes to a rock setting

ABQ Journal

New classical music organization debuts

Led by Artistic Director David Oberg, ‘Orchestra of Discovery’ in Albuquerque debuts Tuesday, Nov. 5 as small chamber ensemble

Incorporated Society of Musicians

HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Good news for professional musicians as HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Digital Music News

Head North: Ontario Sets Aside $45 Million to Fund Its Music Industry…

The province of Ontario has set aside $45 million CAD (~$43M USD) for a new Ontario Music Fund

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Zeitlos überwältigend

Es klingt wie ein wehmütiges, spätes Wiedersehen: Anne-Sophie Mutter hat nach fast 30 Jahren wieder ein Studioalbum mit den Berliner Philharmonikern aufgenommen. Auf “Dvořák” interpretiert die große deutsche Geigerin ein leidenschaftlich-romantisches Violinkonzert

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on November 4, 2013 )