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In Today’s Classical News: Alan Gilbert to take Hamburg post, The Julliard School unveil new Chinese campus design, Musician thrown off flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin, and gigantic octobass spotted in action.

Choir and Organ

Los Angeles Master Chorale to be inducted into American Classical Music Hall of Fame

The Los Angeles Master Chorale will be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame on 22 June during its Lux Aeterna 20th anniversary celebration concert.

The Violin Channel

The Julliard School Unveil New Chinese Campus Design

The Juilliard School, in New York City, has this week unveiled the preliminary designs for the new Tianjin Juilliard School – set to open in Tianjin, China at the beginning of the 2019 academic year.

The Strad

Musician thrown off Aer Lingus flight for attempting to stow her violin in the cabin.

Freelance musician and Alexander Technique tutor Aingeala De Búrca claims that she was removed from the flight from Bristol to Dublin this week when she attempted to stow her instrument in the overhead locker


Check out this J.S. Bach Chaconne for Octobass and Four Double Basses

In a recent performance, we spotted a gigantic octobass in action. Compared to the typically enormous double basses, the octobass make them look like little cellos. The size was not the only thing impressive about the octobass but the deep, amazing melody that was previously unheard.

The New York Times

Alan Gilbert to Lead NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg

He is leaving a fixer-upper on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for a sleek new home in Hamburg, Germany.

 Der Tagesspiegel

Unter den Linden werdet ihr mich finden

Acht Premieren präsentiert die Berliner Staatsoper in der Saison 2017/18 in ihrem sanierten Stammhaus – auch Placido Domingo ist dabei

 Die Welt

Das ist der neue Chefdirigent der Elbphilharmonie

Die Elbphilharmonie bekommt einen neuen Chefdirigenten: den Amerikaner Alan Gilbert, der zuvor das New York Philharmonic leitete. Er soll dafür sorgen, dass die Elphie auch innen Glamour verströmt.


Alan Gilbert wird neuer Chefdirigent

Paukenschlag beim NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester. Nachdem am Montag überraschend bekannt wurde, dass Thomas Hengelbrock, Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, seinen Vertrag nicht verlängern wird, präsentiert das Orchester nun Alan Gilbert als seinen Nachfolger

 Musik Heute

Berliner Staatsoper feiert Wiedereröffnung mit Open-Air-Konzert

Die Berliner Staatsoper feiert die Wiedereröffnung ihres Stammhauses Unter den Linden nach siebenjähriger Sanierung mit einem Open-Air-Konzert. Am 30. September um 17:00 Uhr lädt Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim bei freiem Eintritt zu einem Konzert auf den Bebelplatz in der historischen Mitte Berlins

 Le Figaro

Solidays 2017 : «On voit l’environnement des festivals changer»

Une affiche attractive et un temps plus soutenable annoncé par La Chaîne météo seront au rendez-vous des Solidays. Mais même avec de telles conditions cette 19e édition, du vendredi 23 au dimanche 26 juin, aura fort à faire pour rassembler autant de personnes que l’année précédente, soit 202.000 spectateurs.

El Mundo

Antonio Serrano abre el jueves en Madrid el festival ‘Clazz de jazz latino’ con un homenaje a Toots Thielemans

Comienza la séptima edición de Clazz el festival del jazz latino que se abre el jueves 22 con el cuarteto de Antonio Serrano, uno de los más brillantes armonicistas del mundo y que contará el día 23 con el bandeononista Claudio Constantini y el quinteto tango-jazz y con el regreso a Madrid de Chano Domínguez que lleva varias temporadas instalado en los Estados Unidos y que ya ha cambiado la costa oeste por Nueva York.


Classical Music Magazine: Alan Gilbert

(Written on June 23, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, after the the reveal of Daniel Barenboim’s new piano this week, the Guardian look at 10 of the best redesigned pianos. Darren Henley has made his first speech as chief executive of Arts Council England and IdeasTap will be able to continue its work as part of a partnership with Hiive.


10 of the best: redesigned pianos

Proving that Daniel Barenboim doesn’t have the monopoly on creating new pianos, here are some of the weirdest and most wonderful piano mods

The Times

Head of Glyndebourne to take up the baton as Proms’ new director

Concertgoers despondent that this year’s BBC Proms will include an event dedicated to the dance music of Ibiza have responded with delight at the appointment of a director steeped in tradition.

Classical Music Magazine

Darren Henley makes first speech as ACE chief

In his first speech as chief executive of Arts Council England (ACE), Darren Henley announced that a greater proportion of Arts Council National Lottery funding will be invested outside London.

IdeasTap to continue its work

IdeasTap is in the process of confirming a partnership with Hiive, in which £100k worth of competitions, funding and mentoring will be available through the Hiive website.


Octobass premiere

A huge double bass, three times the size of its conventional counterpart, will be star of the show at a new music festival in Norway next week.


Nathalia Milstein Wins Dublin Competition

The jury of the 10th Dublin International Piano Competition has awarded First Prize to Nathalia Milstein (18) from France.


Want To Exercise Better? Listen To Music (Duh!) (But Here’s The Science)

Computer scientist Shahriar Nirjon, working with a team at the University of Virginia, found that the tempo of songs played a role in producing a certain heart rate in study participants.

Der Tagesspiegel

Kunst des Kniefalls

Von der Semperoper ins Konzerthaus: Das Philadelphia Orchestra gastiert mit seinem Dirigenten Yannick Nézét-Séguin in Berlin.

Die Welt

Handys im Konzert sind ausdrücklich erlaubt

Jung, begabt, schwul, digital: Wer den Dirigenten Yannick Nézet-Séguin vor der ersten Europa-Tournee mit dem Philadelphia Orchestra erlebt, muss sich um die Zukunft der Klassik keine Sorgen machen.

Daniel Barenboim dévoile son nouveau piano à cordes parallèles

Le pianiste et chef d’orchestre Daniel Barenboim a dévoilé mardi 26 mai un nouveau modèle de piano à cordes parallèles dont il est à l’origine.

cnn español

La música clásica: ¿un género en peligro de extinción?

Este mes en Talentos Que Prometen, exploramos tres crecientes artistas de la música clásica. Uno de ellos es el pianista chino Lang Lang, mundialmente reconocido por su prestigiosa destreza.


Classic FM This is incredible – watch how this baby reacts to his dad playing the cello:

Arts Council England: Watch our CEO talk about for diversity

BBC Radio 3 Happy birthday to Isaac Albeniz – Spanish piano maestro and magnificently waxed ‘tache wearer

image-of-the-only-connect-octobass-henrik-beck-nymusikk-658x325Octobass player Guro Moe with piccolo violinist Ole-Henrik Moe Photo: Henrik Beck / nyMusikk

(Written on May 29, 2015 )