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In today’s news,  Southbank centre unveils classical season and Concertgebouw Orchestra to tour all 28 EU member states. Also, Ivor Bolten and Kasper Holten announce a collaboration on Wagner and Patrick Dunachie to join the King’s Singers in September 2016

The Guardian

Life, the universe and virtual reality: Southbank unveils classical season

Highlights of the centre’s 2016-17 season include a digital trip into an orchestra, a year-long festival examining music and belief, plus Radio 3 celebrates its 70th by moving in for a fortnight

Classical Music Magazine

Concertgebouw to tour all 28 EU member states

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will visit all 28 member states of the European Union over two and a half seasons as part of its RCO meets Europe tour

International Arts Manager

Ivor Bolton and Kasper Holten collaborate on Wagner

Teatro Real and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (ROH) have announced a new co-production of Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot

Classical Music Magazine

New King’s Singer announced

Patrick Dunachie is to replace David Hurley as countertenor with the King’s Singers in September 2016

Süddeutsche

Per Nørgård geehrt

Er ist einer der profiliertesten lebenden Komponisten: Per Nørgård, 1932 in Dänemark geboren. Jetzt hat er den Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis erhalten

Pizzicato

Berliner Staatsbibliothek erwarb Mendelssohn-Autograph

Die Berliner Staatsbibliothek hat ein Autograph von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erworben, das der Wissenschaft bislang unbekannt war

NMZ

Teure Eintagsfliegen? Neue Opern etablieren sich kaum

Nur wenige neue Opern können sich durchsetzen, die meisten verschwinden schnell wieder in der Versenkung

France Musique

Mort de Jean-Louis Martinoty, grande figure du monde de l’opéra

Le metteur en scène, ancien administrateur de l’Opéra national de Paris de 1986 à 1989, mais aussi auteur d’ouvrages sur la musique, Jean-Louis Martinoty est mort mercredi 27 janvier

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MonteverdiChoir&Orch@mco_london  Fancy more Mozart? Ivan Fischer and Budapest Festival Orchestra perform The Magic Flute @southbankcentre 10 May. http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/the-magic-flute-budapest-fes-89613

Music Education UK @MusicEdUK  International  Music and Cultural Studies Conference 2016  http://www.musiceducationuk.com/events-and-courses/2016/5/13/international-music-and-cultural-studies-conference-2016

JJ Jazz Academy @JJJAJazz  Happy birthday to the great Ronnie Scott who would have turned 89 yesterday. @officialronnies #Bestofbritishjazz

King's Singers/ Classical Music Magazine

King’s Singers/ Classical Music Magazine

(Written on January 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Wigmore Hall announces new partnership with medici.tv and Gramophone Magazine reports that soprano Denise Deval has died. Also, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber is named Birmingham and Midland Institute president and a task force tackles musicians’ US work visa problems 

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces new partnership with medici.tv

Wigmore Hall has announced a new partnership with medici.tv and the expansion of its ticket scheme for under 35s

Gramophone Magazine

The soprano Denise Duval has died at 94

Denise Duval, who inspired some of Francis Poulenc’s most powerful works for soprano, has died in Switzerland where she lived

The Strad

Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber named Birmingham and Midland Institute president

Lloyd Webber was also appointed principal of Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015

Arts Professional

Task force to tackle musicians’ US work visa problems

The Musicians’ Union and British Underground have assembled a task force to tackle problems with visas that musicians face when travelling to the US, including high costs, restrictions and delays

Klassikakzente

Persönliche Einblicke – Daniel Hopes neue Radiosendung auf

In der neuen Sendung “WDR 3 Persönlich” berichtet Daniel Hope nun jeden Sonntag aus seinem Musikerleben und präsentiert Künstler und Werke, zu denen er eine besondere Verbindung hat

Der Westen

Film „Feuer bewahren“ zeigt Choreograph Martin Schläpfer

Zwei kräftige Waden in Wanderschuhen, die über den feuchten Waldboden nach oben steigen: Mit dieser symbolkräftigen Sequenz beginnt der Dokumentarfilm „Feuer bewahren – nicht Asche anbeten“ über Martin Schläpfer, Choreograph und Direktor des Balletts am Rhein

NMZ

Verwertungsgesellschaft Gema zieht erneut gegen YouTube vor Gericht

Der Streit zwischen der Verwertungsgesellschaft Gema und der Google-Tochter YouTube ist zäh und zieht sich bereits seit Jahren hin

New York Times

New York Philharmonic Taps Jaap van Zweden as Its Next Maestro

The New York Philharmonic announced on Wednesday that it was turning to Jaap van Zweden, an intense, exacting Dutch conductor, to be its next music director and guide it through the costly renovation of its hall, two seasons of exile and, if all goes well, a triumphant return to Lincoln Center

Le Monde

Mort de Denise Duval, la « Voix humaine » de Francis Poulenc

Le « Rossignol à larmes » du compositeur Francis Poulenc, inoubliable créatrice de La Voix humaine, s’est envolée lundi 25 janvier : la soprano française, Denise Duval, est morte à l’âge de 94 ans dans sa maison en Suisse

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Interlude@interludeHK  Were Chopin’s dreamy nocturnes inspired by something more sinister? Our feature has more http://ow.ly/XBEWt

Marketing Magazine@MarketingUK 80% of Facebook’s ad revenues driven by mobile as profit more than doubles… and more http://bit.ly/1OZAhP2

Southbank Centre@southbankcentre  Chineke! @Chineke4Change Europe’s first BME orchestra join our family of Associate Orchestras #Classical1617

Denise Duval/ Gramophone Magazine

Denise Duval/ Gramophone Magazine

(Written on January 28, 2016 )

In today’s news, Vision String Quartet wins 2016 Mendelssohn Prize, a Syrian orchestra torn apart by the conflict is to be reunited in commemoration of the first world war. Also, BBC announces Shakespeare festival 2016 and Classical Music Magazine offers us a preview of Aldeburgh Festival 2016

Classical Music Magazine

Preview: Aldeburgh Festival 2016

The stand-out event of this year’s festival is Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux over four concerts from sunrise to midnight at Snape Maltings and RSPB Minsmere

The Strad

Vision String Quartet wins 2016 Mendelssohn Prize

Founded in the 1870s, the award is given annually to the best students from Germany’s conservatoires

Financial Times

Reunited Syrian orchestra to help mark mid-point of first world war

An orchestra from Syria torn apart by the conflict there is to be reunited as part of Britain’s programme of commemoration for the first world war

Classical Music Magazine

BBC announces Shakespeare festival 2016

A Radio 3 residency in Stratford-upon-Avon and a series of Shakespeare-themed concerts from BBC performing groups are just a couple of the events planned for the BBC Shakespeare festival

 

nmz

Fantasie, Bewegung und Farben

http://www.nmz.de/artikel/fantasie-bewegung-und-farben

Henri Dutilleux jener überragende Komponist Frankreichs, dessen Erfolg man in der Heimat stets kleinredete. Zu allmächtig herrschte Pierre Boulez in IRCAM-City, und der konnte mit Dutilleux’ Musik nichts anfangen

Codex Flores

Zimmermann bekommt Général-Dupont-Grumiaux-Stradivari

Frank Peter Zimmermann, der seine Stradivari «Lady Inchiquin» wegen der WestLB-Affäre zurückgeben musste, hat von einem chinesisch-deutschen Unternehmer leihweise die «Général Dupont, Grumiaux»-Stradivari erhalten

Klassik.com

Gewandhausorchester mit Leipziger Lerche ausgezeichnet

Das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig wird mit der elften Leipziger Lerche des Wirtschaftsvereins “Gemeinsam für Leipzig” ausgezeichnet. Die Jury erklärte in ihrer Begründung, das Orchester sei eine Kulturinstitution, die exemplarisch für regionale Verwurzelung mit internationaler Ausstrahlung stehe

El Pais

Mozart y Salieri, más colegas que rivales

Hallado en Praga un ejemplar de la cantata K.477a, siempre considerado perdido, de 1785

El Mundo

Los Grammy de la música clásica distinguen a Pablo Ferrández

El chelista de 24 años, premiado este verano en el concurso Chaikovski, recibe ahora el galardón al mejor artista joven en los ICMA

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Classic FM@ClassicFM  This morning we’re going to be talking about the Millennial generation and what they mean to orchestras in the UK. #ClassicFMDebate #abo16

TownHallSymphonyHall@THSHBirmingham The insanely cool  @MilosGuitar talks Bach, The Beatles and more.. a great read! http://ow.ly/XouV6  Catch him here 4 March

Timothy Orpen@TimothyOrpen Fascinating experiment taking place tonight as @RNSinfonia audience and orchestra votes on new pieces @sage_gateshead

Vision String Quartet/ The Strad

Vision String Quartet/ The Strad

(Written on January 22, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Guardian discusses the advantages of a chamber orchestra and ABO/Rhinegold awards announced. Also, Frank Peter Zimmermann receives a Stradivarius on loan and Kansai Jazz act sets Guinness record

Classical Music Magazine

ABO/Rhinegold awards presented to ‘backstage heroes’

The fifth annual ABO/Rhinegold awards were announced on 20 January at Birmingham’s Town Hall. The awards were presented at the ABO conference dinner by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor

The Guardian

The chamber orchestra: why small is beautiful

Mozart, Brahms and Schumann all worked with, and wrote for, chamber orchestras, whose compact size is a huge advantage to composers and audiences alike. Why do we neglect them today?

The Strad

Frank Peter Zimmermann receives ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius on long-term loan

The Chinese owner of the ‘General Dupont’, ‘Grumiaux’ Stradivarius has agreed to loan the instrument to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann for an initial period of two years

The Japan Times

Kansai jazz act Golden Senior Trio sets Guinness record as the world’s oldest

OSAKA – After more than 60 years of passion for jazz music, a Japanese jazz trio has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the band with the world’s oldest average age — 83 years

Musik heute

Plácido Domingo wird 75 – “Tenorissimo” feiert im Fußballstadion

Madrid – Ruhe gönnt er sich nicht: Plácido Domingo, der am (heutigen) Donnerstag 75 Jahre alt wird

NMZ

Berliner Festival Maerzmusik macht Zeit zum Thema

Das Berliner Festival Maerzmusik setzt sich dieses Jahr erneut mit Fragen der Zeit auseinander

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Una Corda, die Neuerfindung des Klaviers?

Das Una Corda ist ein Klavier, bei dem jede Taste nur einer Saite zugeordnet ist. Entwickelt wurde es von dem Instrumentenbauer David Klavins. Auch in einer virtuellen Variante bereichert es die Klavierwelt

France Musique

Le festival d’Aix-en-Provence dévoile son programme 2016

Le festival international d’art lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence a levé le voile sur sa programmation. Pour sa 68e édition, le festival accueillera pour la première fois le cinéaste et metteur en scène Christophe Honoré

Classicalite

Bartlett Sher’s Opera Othello to Air on PBS

It seems that Bartlett Sher is truly everywhere going into 2016. According to the latest gossip news updates, in addition to having his successful revival of The Fiddler on the Roof PBS will soon be airing his take on Verdi’s Othello as well

Twitter

Telegraph Music@TeleMusicNews  Gordon Lightfoot will play @RoyalAlbertHall in May, his first UK gigs for decades. See @MartinChilton interview http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/gordon-lightfoot-the-queen-likes-my-canadian-railroad-trilogy-so/

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1896 Death of #baritone Fritz #Arlberg #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Vulture@vulture Bruce Springsteen pays tribute to Glenn Frey with a slow, dad-rock cover of “Take It Easy”: http://vult.re/1S6fpKu
c-yamazaki-guinness-jazz-a-20160121-870x565                                 Kansai Jazz act Golden Senior Trio/The Japan Times

(Written on January 21, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, ROH introduces e-ticket service and the BBC launches search for amateur orchestra. Also, Accentus wins an International Classical Music Award for video performance and Saffron Hall announces first opera commission

Classical Music Magazine

ROH to introduce e-ticket service

The Royal Opera House is introducing an e-ticket system for those making online ticket purchases

BBC

BBC launches search for amateur orchestra

The BBC has launched a search to find the UK’s most inspirational amateur orchestras, as part of a new season that aims to inspire creativity

Musik Heute

International Classical Music Awards verkünden Preisträger 2016

Berlin (MH) – Die Jury der International Classical Music Awards hat die Preisträger 2016 bekanntgegeben

Classical Music Magazine

Saffron Hall announces first opera commission

Saffron Hall’s first opera commission, The Glass Knight, will premiere on 9 March 2016

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Auf zu klanglichen Abenteuern

Das Festival Ultraschall Berlin, veranstaltet vom Deutschlandradio Kultur und dem RBB-Kulturradio, startet am Mittwoch und vereint gegenseitige Aspekte Neuer Musik

Pizzicato

Frank Peter Zimmermann To Use Ex-Dupont/Grumiaux Stradivarius

Frank Peter who had to restitute the 1727 Lady Inchiquin Stradivarius violin to the financial liquidators of the WestLB, has finally got a new instrument

Codex Flores

Kollektivkomposition Mozarts und Salieris entdeckt

Der deutsche Musikwissenschaftler und Komponist Timo Jouko Herrmann hat in den Beständen des Nationalmuseums in Prag eine verloren geglaubte Vokalkomposition von Mozart aus dessen Wiener Zeit wiederentdeckt

France Musique

Philharmonie de Paris : une première année couronnée de success

Un an après avoir ouvert ses portes, la Philharmonie de Paris dresse un premier bilan très enthousiasmant

Twitter

ACE London @ace__london  NEWS: 3 London orgs celebrate in this round of our Strategic Touring fund http://bit.ly/1QmLJsz  #ACEsupported

Opera Now magazine@Operanow  We’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a luxury trip to Dallas and @FortWorthOpera. Click here to enter: http://ow.ly/WNHk1

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine  .@WigmoreHall trials free live streaming on 28 Jan. Read more: http://www.classical-music.com/news/wigmore-hall-trials-live-streaming

BBC Get Playing Initiative/ BBC

BBC Get Playing Initiative/ BBC

 

(Written on January 20, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that PRS have announced 20 winning commissions for New Music Biennial and Alison Balsom and Peter Moore join RPS/YCAT mentoring scheme. Also, Boston Orchestra loans patrons iPads and applications open for Rhinegold Charity Fund

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation announces 20 winning commissions for New Music Biennial 2017

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the 20 commissions selected for the New Music Biennial 2017

ABCNews

Tech at the Symphony: Boston Orchestra Loaning Patrons iPads

A night at the symphony usually means silencing cellphones and mobile devices before the music starts. But as part of an effort to draw in a younger audience, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is loaning select patrons iPads loaded with content specific to each performance

Classical Music Magazine

Alison Balsom and Peter Moore join RPS/YCAT Philip Langridge mentoring scheme

Trumpeter Alison Balsom will mentor trombonist Peter Moore as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge mentoring scheme (PLMS)

Early Music Today

Applications open for the Rhinegold Charity Fund

Charities operating within the music sector are invited to submit their applications for the Rhinegold Charity Fund 2016/17

NMZ

Orchestervereinigung fordert Ende des Lohnverzichts

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) hat ein Ende des Lohnverzichts bei sächsischen Theatern und Orchestern verlangt

Der Tagesspiegel

Dirigent und Diener

Anmut und Präzision: Vasily Petrenko dirigiert das RSB – mit Tine Thing Helseth als Trompetensolistin

Pizzicato

Emmerich Smola Förderpreis 2016 geht an…

Laura Telly Cambier und Lukhanyo Moyake sind die Gewinner des diesjährigen Emmerich Smola Förderpreises.

Le Monde

Laurent Bayle : « A la Philharmonie, il y a encore beaucoup à imaginer »

La Philharmonie de Paris aura traversé, non sans tapage, sa première année. Le 14 janvier 2015, quelques jours après les attentats à Paris et à Montrouge (Hauts-de-Seine), le bâtiment ouvrait ses portes en présence du président de la République, François Hollande

Le Parisien

Le centenaire du compositeur Henri Dutilleux célébré au-delà de la polémique

Le centième anniversaire de la naissance d’Henri Dutilleux, dont la musique à la fois moderne et très accessible a su conquérir un vaste public, devrait permettre de faire oublier la polémique née au printemps autour de la pose d’une plaque à Pari

Twitter

Royal Academy Music@RoyalAcadMusic Congrats to alumni duo Alexander Sitkovetsky (#Strings #violin) and Wu Qian (#Piano), @LincolnCenter Emerging Artist Award winners

BSO@BSOrchestra   I added a video to a @YouTube playlist http://youtu.be/mBfx6sKnc0M?a  Interview with Jac van Steen – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Music History@today_classical  #Today in 1883 Birth of German #conductor Hermann #ABENDROTH #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

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Peter Moore/Classical Music Magazine

(Written on January 19, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Classical Music Magazine reports that Richard Burnett’s collection is to be sold at auction for charity and fear has brought Egypt’s audience closer to Classical music. Also, Opera Platform announces its January-July streaming programme and the Rc4 Festival in Rio is exploring new directions in classical music

Classical Music Magazine

The Opera Platform announces January-July streaming programme

The Opera Platform has announced its streaming programme for January to July 2016

The Rio Times

Rc4 Contemporary Classical Music and Technology Festival in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exploring new directions in classical musical and the use of electronics, software, and visuals during performances, the 2016 edition of the Rc4 Festival began on January 8th and will continue through January 31st

Classical Music Magazine

Richard Burnett’s collection to be sold for charity

Richard Burnett’s collection of over 70 historic instruments will be sold at auction to raise funds for the Finchcocks Charity

The Seattle Times

Without a net: ‘All-Star Orchestra’ premieres classical music on TV

Seattle’s PBS station KCTS-9 has quietly tucked the program’s local debut (at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 17) into the end of a four-hour marathon of the current “All-Star Orchestra” season

Albawaba Entertainment

How fear in 2015 brought Egypt’s audiences closer to classical music

“Remember that classical music is an inheritance which belongs to all of us, and somewhere therein is a legacy for you,” writes Marianne Williams Tobias in Classical Music Without Fear: A Guide for General Audiences, published in 2003

The New York Times

David Bowie Dies at 69; Star Transcended Music, Art and Fashion

David Bowie, the infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians about the power of drama, images and personas, died on Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday

Classicalite

Golden Globes Honor Classical ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ & Morricone’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Score

Also going home happy was Ennio Morricone and his score to Quention Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Wins like these made it a night honoring classical music

Die Welt

David Bowie war schon immer irgendwo dort draußen

Er nahm noch ein allerletztes Album auf, feierte seinen 69. Geburtstag und ging aus der Welt. Als “Blackstar”. Plötzlich ist David Bowie nicht mehr da. Zum Tod des größten Popkünstlers unserer Zeit

Musik Heute

Countdown für Elbphilharmonie: Ein Jahr bis zur Eröffnung – Die letzten Etappen

Noch genau ein Jahr bis zu einer Eröffnung, an die manchmal fast niemand mehr geglaubt hat: Am 11. Januar 2017 soll in der Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg das Auftaktkonzert erklingen.

Klassik.com

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann sagt Auftritt wegen Erkrankung ab

Der Startenor Jonas Kaufmann hat seinen Auftritt im Rahmen der Feierlichkeiten zum 200-jährigen Bestehen des Teatro Real in Madrid abgesagt.

Francemusique

La délicate étape de la puberté chez les chanteurs

En Angleterre, plusieurs maîtrises ont récemment fait part de leur inquiétude devant la difficulté rencontrée pour recruter de jeunes chanteurs sopranos.

Le Monde

Dialogue de sourds autour d’une mise en scène de Tcherniakov

turbulent Dmitri Tcherniakov est de retour en France : le metteur en scène russe présentera d’abord Lady Macbeth de Mzensk, de Chostakovitch, à l’Opéra de Lyon du 23 janvier au 6 février,

Twitter

Music History@today_classical #Today in 1890 Birth of #tenor Charles Friant #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Top Classical News@topcmnews Viva La Diva! Angela Gheorghiu Returns as Tosca at Covent Garden http://bit.ly/1RzqQvG  #ClassicalMusic

Raindance Film Fest@Raindance Every movement needs a song – this one’s for the global anti-terrorist movement by RD Member @RobertOzn1 http://bit.ly/1OdxI0K

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A single manual harpsichord by J.J. Antunes (1785)/Classical Music Magazine

(Written on January 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC, and a new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England. Also, the Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference

Guardian

Bing & Ruth on contemporary classical: ‘Initially, it was like – what do we do with this stuff?’

David Moore may have had success as part of Langhorne Slim & the Law, but it’s with his classical ensemble that he’s found an surprising a new audience

The Times

Could our opera virgin learn to love classical music in a month?

As a lifelong fan of pop and R’n’B I had been set a challenge to see if I could “get into” classical music

Classical Music Magazine 

ABO announces details of annual conference

The Association of British Orchestras has announced the details for its annual conference, which will take place in Birmingham from 20-22 January 2016

International Arts Manager

Online music lessons launched for rural England

A new approach to music education has launched in five rural areas of England

Classical Music Magazine

Delphian to release carnyx recording

The latest release from the European Music Archaeology Project (EMAP) is a recording of a carnyx

Classic FM

Downton Abbey music: listen to unreleased tracks from the original score

Previously unreleased music from the Downton Abbey score is now available on a new double CD – and you can hear it first on Classic FM

Classical Music Magazine

Radio 3 undergoing discussions to reduce relay fee

In a further sign of the ongoing financial belt-tightening at Broadcasting House, Radio 3 is proposing a substantial reduction of the relay fee paid to musicians performing in concerts broadcast by, but not promoted by, the BBC

FAZ

Komponier mir das Lied vom Tod

Er möchte mit „Maestro“ angesprochen werden: Ein Gespräch mit dem großen Filmkomponisten Ennio Morricone, der dem Western seinen Klang gegeben und auch die Musik für den neuen Film von Quentin Tarantino geschrieben hat

Pizzicato 

Heute beginnt der Beethoven-Wettbewerb in Bonn

22 Pianisten aus 11 Ländern treten ab dem heutigen 4. Dezember beim Internationalen Beethoven-Wettbewerb Bonn 2015 an, der damit zugleich sein 10 jähriges Jubiläum feiert

NMZ

Europa weltweit zweitgrößter Markt für Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft

Europa ist nach einem Unesco-Bericht nach der Region Asien-Pazifik der zweitgrößte Wirtschaftsmarkt für Kultur- und Kreativleistungen

El Pais 

Georges Aperghis: “Escribir música es buscar la libertad cada día”

El compositor greco-francés, que hoy estrena una velada dedicada a su música en la Sociedad Filarmónica de París, habla de sus más recientes obras

Le Figaro

Facebook aide les gendarmes du Tarn à retrouver un voleur de guitares

Un collectionneur d’instruments à cordes, qui habite le village de Rabastens (Midi-Pyrénées) a été la victime d’un cambriolage le 11 novembre dernier. Les enquêteurs ont décidé d’utiliser le puissant réseau social pour lancer un appel à témoins

Twitter

OpenTechA Nashville technology startup thinks it can help classical music flourish in the digital age. ..

News in SummaryWhat Football Can Teach Classical

Sinfini Music: Love is in the air when Mimi comes to borrow a light from Rodoflo in : La bohème

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David Moore of Bing & Ruth: ‘There was really no playbook.’ Photograph: Jody Rogac/The Guardian

(Written on December 4, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will award funding to two programmes supporting and developing young musicians, the Belfast Music Society has created a new classical album for babies and Xian Zhang is the first woman to have a titled role at a BBC orchestra. Also, the Ulster Orchestra hopes to break down class barriers to classical music

Belfast Telegraph

Ulster Orchestra hoping to break down class barriers to classical music

As an Assembly investigation into working-class ‘exclusion’ from the arts continues, the UO envisages ‘composing’ at least five or six education and outreach projects

Classical Music Magazine

Young musician projects gain Lloyd Webber grants

Two programmes supporting and developing young musicians are to receive substantial grants from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, it was announced today

The Irish News

Belfast musicians launch classical album for babies

It’s a well-established fact that listening to classic music has a soothing effect on babies and that introducing children to music at a young age is hugely beneficial

The Guardian

Xian Zhang makes conducting history as first woman to have titled role at a BBC orchestra

The Chinese-born artist is to be the BBC National Orchestra of Wales’s new principal guest conductor

Pizzicato

Pariser Opernlogen weiter im Gespräch

Der Streit um die Entfernung von Zwischenwänden in den Logen der alten Pariser Oper Palais Garnier nimmt immer erstaunlichere Ausmaße an

Klassik.com

Thomas Quasthoff mit Martin Buber-Plakette ausgezeichnet

Thomas Quasthoff hat die diesjährige Martin Buber-Plakette erhalten. Sie wurde ihm im Rahmen des Kulturfestivals “Euriade” im niederländischen Kerkrade verliehen

Crescendo

Audi Jugendchorakademie sucht neue Stimmen

Im Dezember und Januar sucht die Audi Jugendchorakademie wieder nach Gesangstalenten, die gern in einem professionellem Umfeld singen wollen. Die neuen Chormitglieder haben die Möglichkeit, bei den Audi Sommerkonzerten 2016 und mit Star-Dirigent Kent Nagano aufzutreten

El Pais

Montserrat Caballé declarará desde su casa por fraude fiscal

La soprano participará en la vista a través de una videoconferencia por motivos de salud

Scherzo

Comienzan los Conciertos de Navidad y Año Nuevo en el Auditorio Sony

Auditorio Sony acoge el ciclo Conciertos de Navidad y Año Nuevo en el que participan los músicos que se forman en los distintos departamentos de instrumento, canto y música de cámara de la Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía

Twitter

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic 1 Dec: time to open day 1 of our #AdventCalendar! Check back every day for prizes/goodies:  http://christmas.sinfinimusic.com/

The Journal of Music:@journalofmusic Paris Residences Offered for Irish Musicians and Composers. http://ow.ly/VjwL7  @cc_irlandais

Culture at King’s:@CultureatKings  #BigBangData opens 3 Dec @SomersetHouse. Artists & designers use data to explore how data is transforming society http://ow.ly/VjwA0

Xian Zhang/ NJO

Xian Zhang/ NJO

(Written on December 1, 2015 )

On Friday, the Vienna Philharmonic announced that it’s crowdfunding campaign has raised an astonishing €10, 000, towards a home for asylum seekers, which it bought last month. There are still 54 days to go and over 60 000 still to raise! You can donate here: http://bit.ly/1lNJXVn

The Vienna Philharmonic has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise  €75,000 towards buying and renovating a former inn in St Aegyd, Lower Austria. For every donation made,  the orchestra offers a special thank you in the form of CD’s, DVD’s, concert tickets and backstage passes.

Vienna Philharmonic home for refugees

Vienna Philharmonic home for refugees

Following the huge numbers of refugees arriving in Europe this year, questions of nationality, social cohesion, and belonging have arisen. These issues are especially apparent in countries such as Austria and Hungary, which have faced the greatest influxes of asylum seekers. The CEO of the Vienna Philharmonic, Andreas Großbauer believes that aiding refugees exemplifies everything that classical music stands for,  ‘When we play an opera like Fidelio, for example, the singers are singing about freedom – it struck me that if we did nothing to help the refugees coming to Austria, then our music just wouldn’t be honest anymore.’ Indeed, 40 members of the Vienna Philharmonic come from families of migration backgrounds and 20 don’t have an Austrian passport.

The Vienna Philharmonic’s campaign is of course hugely impressive, but there are also ordinary people throughout Austria continuously providing refugees with meals, blankets, clothes and shelter. On the other hand, in October’s elections, there was increased support for the Austrian far right ‘Freedom Party’. It got 31 percent of the vote, on an anti-immigrant platform that included a proposed border fence. In the face of this and of tensions throughout Europe, the crowdfunding campaign and generosity of the Vienna Philharmonic appears all the more impressive.

20, 000 people took to the streets in Vienna in September to demonstrate against the ill treatment of refugees/ Lhv news

20, 000 people took to the streets of Vienna in September, to demonstrate against the ill treatment of refugees/ Lhv news

It might seem like a huge amount of money to direct to housing just four families, but the orchestra also wants to set an example and inspire others. The whole community is committed to the project and to integrating the asylum seekers in the long term; they will be taught German and the home will be a place for cultural exchange and benefit concerts. The campaign is raising money to provide more than just accommodation.

The Vienna Philharmonic has consistently had a strong focus on charity work. Throughout the year, it raises money for ‘Light in Darkness’, the Red Cross, Amnesty International and victims of landmines, it also gives charity concerts in hospitals. On September 28th, the orchestra gave a benefit concert which raised €116,892.73 towards the refugee crisis. Their latest campaign to house and permanently support 16 immigrants deserves particular congratulations!

(Written on December 1, 2015 )