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In today’s news: New Holst scores discovered, Amy Wheatly joins Ministry of Sound, and girl peforms own jazz composition. Audience jury wanted, Moritz Puschke to be director of ION, and Münchner Philharmoniker to play Bruckner’s Symphonies 1,3 and 4.

The Guardian

Original Gustav Holst scores discovered in New Zealand library

Experts believe one of the works, Folk Songs from Somerset, has not been played or heard in more than a centur

The Violin Channel

Stage 2 Semi-Finalists Announced at America’s Cooper International Violin Competition

The 10 Stage 2 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition – Including VC Rising Star Johan Dalene

The Strad

Violinist prevented from taking 1709 Stradivarius on rail replacement bus

Christian Svarfvar claims he was forced to place his valuable violin in the luggage compartment after the driver refused him entry into Stockholm

Cmuse

The 5-year-old girl performs her own jazz composition

Elina Martirosyan is a 5-year-old prodigy. From the age of 4, she composes new jazz standards and then performs them on different instrument

Music Business Worldwide

Amy Wheatley joins Ministry of Sound as General Manager

Wheatley was previously at Three Six Zero where she was Head of UK Marketing, working on acts including Calvin Harris, Travis Scott and Hurts.

WDRB.com

Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra reach 3-year agreement

The Louisville Orchestra Inc. and Musicians of the Louisville Orchestra announced Tuesday a three-year contract agreement slated to run through May 31, 2020.

Der Tagesspiegel

Publikumsjury gesucht

Beim Jugendorchestertreffen im Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt entscheiden die Hörer, wer den Komponistenpreis gewinnt

Berliner Morgenpost

Berliner Kurator übernimmt Kirchenmusik-Festival

Der Berliner Kulturmanager und Kurator Moritz Puschke übernimmt 2019 die Leitung des Nürnberger Kirchenmusik-Festivals ION.

Concerti

„Tradition ist nicht die Anbetung der Asche“

Es soll der Auftakt zum Bruckner-Zyklus schlechthin werden: Im Rahmen des Internationalen Brucknerfests spielen die Münchner Philharmoniker unter der Leitung ihres Chefdirigenten Valery Gergiev die Sinfonien 1, 3 und 4 in Linz ein.

 

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(Written on July 19, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, the full programme of Aldeburgh Festival 2017 will be announced in January 2017, and the 2017 festival will also mark the 50th anniversary of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall. English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) has appointed Michael Young as its new Assistant Conductor, effective January 2017. Also, read about the ‘pampered’ turkeys on BBC News, where turkeys were raised listening to classical music, and they might be on your Christmas table this year!

Classical Music

Aldeburgh Festival 2017

The 70th Aldeburgh Festival (9-25 June 2017) will mark the 50th anniversary of the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Temple Music Foundation announces 2017 programme

The Temple Music Foundation’s 2017 concert programme encompasses Venetian polychoral works, Bach’s St John Passion and a contemporary composition for church choir, organ and saxophone.

English Symphony Orchestra appoints assistant conductor

The English Symphony Orchestra has appointed Michael Young in the newly created role of assistant conductor.

BBC News

‘Pampered’ Corwen turkeys raised on classical music

Turkeys raised to classical music and fed a home-grown grain mix may be north Wales’ “most pampered”.

The Strad

Violist and teacher Paul Leggett drowns in Central Australia

The long-time violist with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic died while swimming in the Northern Territory.

klassik.com

Nürnberg bewirbt sich als Kulturhauptstadt 2025

Der Stadtrat gab gestern mit großer Mehrheit seine Zustimmung zu der Bewerbung, deren Kosten mit etwa 5 Millionen Euro veranschlagt werden. Nürnberg solle “Kulturhauptstadt der Ideen” werden.

Der Tagesspiegel

Erfolg für Bayreuther Festspiele

Das Landgericht Bayreuth weist die Klage von Wieland Wagners Angehörigen ab. Es ging um den Mietvertrag des Festspielhauses und Entscheidungen über die Festspielleitung.

nmz

GVL: Künstler können jetzt noch Vergütungen für die Nutzung ihrer Produktionen in den Jahren 2010 bis 2012 erhalten

Ob Musiker, Schauspieler, Synchronschauspieler, Tänzer oder Dirigenten: Viele Kreative wissen nicht, dass sie für Ihre Mitwirkungen an künstlerischen Produktionen vergütet werden können, wenn ein Dritter (zum Beispiel ein TV- oder Radiosender) diese nutzt.

Musik heute

Bundesverdienstkreuz für israelischen Geigenbauer Weinstein

Der israelische Geigenbauer Amnon Weinstein hat das Bundesverdienstkreuz für die Restaurierung von etwa 50 Instrumenten von Holocaust-Opfern erhalten.

Berliner Morgenpost

Dercon will neues Ensemble an Volksbühne aufbauen

Chris Dercon (58) setzt für die Berliner Volksbühne auf ein festes Ensemble. Das Theater, dessen Intendanz der Belgier im August 2017 übernehmen soll, werde in den nächsten Jahren ein neues Ensemble aufbauen.

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Help Musicians UK @HelpMusiciansUK  Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) by @thedarkness is a vastly underrated Christmas song

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/Opxf3078ytm WACKY WEDNESDAY | Anna-Maria Hefele : World’s Best Polyphonic Singer [WOW] @AnnaMariaHefele

kulturradio vom rbb @kulturradio_rbb Macht Singen glücklich? Diskutieren Sie mit uns ab 12:10! Und singen Sie mit uns und dem @RundfunkchorB am 4. Advent

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(Written on December 15, 2016 )

Classical Music

In our news today, one year after the death of Sandra Bland, a classical music concert pays tribute to black lives, Edward Gardner of ENO speaks about Brexit and a member of the award-winning Canadian opera group ignites controversy by holding up ‘All Lives Matter’ sign at MLB All-Star Game. Also, The JACK quartet has announced the departure of two of its founding members.

Huffington Post

Classical music concert ‘Sing Her Name’ pays tribute to black lives

July 13, 2016, will mark one year since the death of Sandra Bland. Three days after she was pulled over for forgetting a turn signal, and subsequently arrested after a confrontation ensued, Bland was found hanged in a Texas county jail cell.

The Times

Edward Gardner: out of ENO and into the fjords

Suddenly, in the exciting world of Brexit, everyone is talking about “the Norway solution”. Has Edward Gardner found it? We’re having a beer on a rare sunny day in Bergen, Norway’s second city, at a time of year when it doesn’t get dark until midnight at the earliest.

Daily Mail

Member of award-winning Canadian opera group ignites controversy by holding up ‘All Lives Matter’ sign and changing words of national anthem at MLB All-Star Game

A Canadian singer caused anger at the 87th MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday when he changed a lyric in his country’s national anthem and held up a sign proclaiming ‘All Lives Matter’ during a pregame performance.

The family with TWO child geniuses. Good genes – or a jolly pushy mum? Girl, 11, who sings opera and reads Shakespeare aims to beat her brother and be crowned the most know-it-all child in Britain

Like many parents, Hayley Elton has been inching towards the school holidays much like a desert traveller towards an oasis.

The Telegraph

An opera that springs from China but laps distant shores

Even the loveliest and most meaningful tribute may exact a significant toll, as the Chinese opera diva Qian Yi can attest.

Classical Music Magazine

JACK quartet loses two founding members

The JACK quartet has announced the departure of two of its founding members: violinist Ari Streisfeld and cellist Kevin McFarland

The Strad

Viola players must decide whether they want a bright or dark sound, say Bruno Giuranna

The renowned violist talks to Ariane Todes about his educational influences, and shares some of his guiding principles.

nmz

Beethovens 250. Geburtstag wird ein Jahr lang gefeiert

Zum 250. Geburtstag von Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) im Jahr 2020 wird es ein Jahr lang Feierlichkeiten in Deutschland und in seiner Geburtsstadt Bonn geben.

Klassik heute

Mannheimer Mozartsommer startet am 16. Juli

In wenigen Tagen ist es wieder soweit: Vom 16.-24. Juli findet in den Städten Mannheim, Schwetzingen und Speyer die sechste Ausgabe des Mannheimer Mozartsommers statt.

Klassik Open Air Nürnberg – Übertragung in Fernsehen, Hörfunk und im Stream

Das Picknick im Park mit den Nürnberger Philharmonikern und den Nürnberger Symphonikern zählt zu den größten Open-Air-Events mit klassischer Musik in Europa und wird am 24. Juli und 6. August 2016 stattfinden.

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Royal Albert Hall @RoyalAlbertHall Today marks 75y since the first very Proms concert here! Happy anniversary

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Pokemon at the Sydney Opera House! Hope they caught some music too… ^M

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A demonstrator holds a Sandra Bland sign during a vigil, Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015, near the DuSable Bridge on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Bland died in a Texas county jail after the traffic stop for failing to use a turn signal escalated into a physical confrontation. Authorities have said Bland hanged herself, a finding her family disputes. The death has garnered national attention amid increased scrutiny of police treatment of blacks in the wake of several high-profile police-involved deaths. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)

Photograph: AP Photo/Christian K. Lee

(Written on July 13, 2016 )