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We are delighted to be working with North-West based ensemble, Psappha, on its 2018/19 concert season. Furthermore, we can announce that Mark-Anthony Turnage has been announced as Psappha’s newest Patron, following the death of longtime Psappha Patron and collaborator Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in 2016.

“I’m really pleased that Psappha has asked me to become their new Patron. It’s an honour to take on the position from Max after his 21 years in the role… The group’s commitment to living composers is a vital element in British musical life and I’m looking forward to supporting these brilliant musicians and their work in the future.” – Mark-Anthony Turnage, July 2018

Formed in 1991 by Artistic Director Tim Williams, Psappha specialises in the performance of work by living composers and in music of the 20th and 21st centuries. The group, comprising seven core instrumentalists, is based at St Michael’s, the former Italian chapel in Ancoats, an inner-city area of Manchester that was once the cradle of the Industrial Revolution. It shares this venue with The Hallé.

Psappha is a National Portfolio Organisation for Arts Council England (ACE) and a Talent Development Partner for PRS for Music Foundation.

In addition to public performancees, Psappha offers a wealth of online content for contemporary classical enthusiasts. Its YouTube channel has achieved more than 70,000 views in the past 12 months, and offers more than 160 free-to-view films of live performances and a number of free online film-based resources for young composers.

Psappha’s Composition Lab offers support to GCSE and A-level music students through 100 short films presented by conductor Charles Hazlewood, which explore different orchestral instruments, musical styles and instrumental techniques. Psappha Kids is a free resource specially devised to support the teaching of classroom music by specialist and non-specialist teachers of children aged 7-11, and includes lesson plans, class-based musical activities and extension tasks, fully supported through a series of short films.

The Composing for… scheme is open to UK-based music creators who have completed their first degree or equivalent. They will be offered expert support and professional guidance over an extended period to create new works that will be filmed and hosted on Psappha’s YouTube Channel, and considered for a future Psappha performance.

Psappha is supported by ACE’s Catalyst: Evolve scheme, which matches donations pound-for- pound, helping to create a “more sustainable and resilient art and culture sector”.

The first concert in the 2018/19 will be ‘New Adventures’ on Thursday 27 September at Stoller Hall, Manchester.

See Psappha in action below!

(Written on July 18, 2018 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Classical:NEXT accepts proposals for its next global gathering, Sally Beamish speaks about how the theft of her viola turned her into a composer, and 300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely. Also, Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator, and world-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck & ACME releases new album.

International Arts Manager

Classical:NEXT on the look out for ‘wow’ moments

Classical:NEXT has put out a call for proposals for its next global gathering. All suggestions for ‘artists, project pitches and conference sessions’ can now be submitted for free through the Classical:NEXT website.

The Guardian

Sally Beamish: how the theft of my viola turned me into a composer

Losing one voice helped Sally Beamish find another. Two decades later she has come full circle. She tells how her daughter, her mentor Peter Maxwell Davies – and a blackbird – have inspired her new work, and her own return to playing.

The Strad

300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely

The Maggini instrument, beloning to Baroque musician Jane Gordon, was taken from the overhead luggage rack of the train from London Waterloo.

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Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator

Having championed the latest listening technology for nearly a century, Gramophone’s new relationship with Apple Music – a music streaming service which now boasts over 15 million subscribers – is a natural next step.

The New York Times

Beyoncé Shares V.M.A. Red Carpet With Mothers of Black Lives Matter

At the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Beyoncé made one of the few coherent political statements of the night when she invited the mothers of four black men killed in racially charged episodes to join her on the red carpet.

Broadwayworld

Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording

World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Restoring a Classic Broadway Score

Performing classic Broadway musicals with a full orchestra returns them to their original symphonic splendor. Because of the decreasing size of pits and budgets, many first-rate theater companies now use scaled-down instrumental forces when producing musicals.

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Theater Cottbus: Besucherzuwachs trotz weniger Veranstaltungen

Ob Musical, Meisterchoreografie oder Konzert: Das Staatstheater Cottbus kann sich über eine große Publikumsgunst freuen. In der vergangenen Spielzeit kamen 135 510 Besucher.

Der Tagesspiegel

Alles hört auf ihr Kommando

Das Klassikfestival in Luzern rückt eine aufstrebende Berufsgruppe in den Mittelpunkt: Dirigentinnen.

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Freistaat Sachsen beugt sich Urteil im Fall Semperoper / Dorny

Der Freistaat Sachsen verzichtet in der juristischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem vor seinem Amtsantritt fristlos entlassenen Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny auf die Anrufung der nächsten Instanz.

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BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 “We shall not cease from exploration…” A pilgrimage into poetry + music:

nmz @musikzeitung Anna Netrebko in : Klangkunst, Kleider, Küsse: Hamburg – Mit brausendem Beifall und…

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Primadonna risoluta. Barbara Hannigan conducts the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Credit: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

(Written on August 29, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, musicians in London protest against Brexit with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’, Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work at Barbican’s concert hall, and the National Post questions whether new audiences might be attracted to classical music if it broke out of its usual venues. Also, Tim Frederiksen shares his secret to success & Katherine Jenkins cancels a concert due to health reasons.

Classic FM

Musicians protest Brexit tensions with Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ in London

A demonstration of musical and cultural unity by a scratch orchestra of musicians from both the UK and EU.

The Telegraph

The Hogboon, Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work, is satisfyingly weird

In 30 years the Barbican’s concert hall can never have been quite so crowded. By the time the bows were taken after the premiere of Peter Maxwell Davies’s final work, there was barely a spare square foot of unoccupied space onstage.

National Post

Can classical music reach a new audience through unlikely venues?

Where can we expect to hear performances of classical music these days? In a concert hall, most likely – a gleaming culture palace with cushy seats and finely calibrated acoustics. Or maybe in a church, especially if the music is sacred in nature.

The Strad

‘Classical musicians must be innovative and personal, without violating tradition,’ says Tim Frederiksen

The Royal Danish Academy of Music chamber tutor has a knack of putting together string ensembles that go on to achieve great things, finds Andrew Mellor.

International Arts Manager

Pierre Audi named sixth director of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Pierre Audi is to become only the sixth general director of Festival d’Aix-en-Provence when he takes over from Bernard Foccroulle on 1 September, 2018. The opera and classical music festival, first run in 1948, is a highlight of the French classical music calendar.

Classic FM celebrates National Children’s Orchestra

The National Children’s Orchestra (NCO) will be featured every day on Classic FM this week, part of ‘Young Brilliance Week’ that coincides with the launch of a new NCO website as well as the orchestra’s open auditions for 2017. Recordings, interviews with alumni conducted by current members, and a concert broadcast on Wednesday evening are all part of the programme.

BBC News

Katherine Jenkins pulls out of Llangollen eisteddfod with virus

A virus has forced Katherine Jenkins to pull out of a concert in north Wales next month.

The Guardian

Orchestral maneuvers in the park: classical festivals in stunning scenery

The hills of America’s most stunning national parks will be alive this summer with the sound of music to celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service.

Classical Music Magazine

Mahogany Opera Group appoints Ivan van Kalmthout as Chief Executive

Ivan van Kalmthout, most recently interim Artistic Director at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, has been appointed chief executive of Mahogany Opera Group, effective from the end of July.

Adaptistration

Looking for even more compensation resources?

The 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports were a big hit but what if you’re looking for compensation data outside of executives, music directors, and concertmasters?

klassik.com

US-Gericht erklärt Happy Birthday für gemeinfrei

Ein US-Gericht hat das weltweit bekannte Geburtstagslied “Happy Birthday” nach einem mehrjährigen Rechtsstreit nun offiziell für gemeinfrei erklärt. Ein Richter stimmte dem vor mehreren Monaten vor Gericht erzielten Vergleich zwischen Klägern und dem Musikverlag Warner/Chappell zu.

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Dudamel verkauft seine Villa in LA

Der venezolanische Dirigent Gustavo Dudamel hat seine Villa in Los Angeles in  den Verkauf gegeben, die er im Januar 2015 gekauft hatte.

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Bilanz der Festspiele Zürich 2016

Die Festspiele Zürich 2016 sind Geschichte. Die insgesamt 127 Veranstaltungen von 30 beteiligten Institutionen an 34 verschiedenen Veranstaltungsorten generierten 83‘000 Eintritte. Die Auslastung stieg gegenüber dem Vorjahr von 75 auf 85 Prozent.

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CBC News @CBCNews New all-female orchestra in Vancouver celebrates women in classical music

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ . to lead residency for young female musicians

Top Classical News @topcmnews Mahler closes Symphony season

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Photograph: Getty

(Written on June 28, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will take place on 27 June, the rich music legacy of the Royal family & Anish Kapoor comments Wagner. Also, Juilliard-trained cellist embraces her immigrant story & the rise of the Traditional Cathedral Choir.

Classical Music Magazine

Memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

An official memorial for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, who died on 14 March, will take place at St John’s Smith Square on 27 June.

Classical-music.com

Her Majesty’s Music

Throughout the centuries, monarchs have made their mark on our musical history. From royal commissions, including those for coronations (such as Handel’s Zadok the Priest, written for George II in 1727), weddings and funerals (including Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary), to works by monarchs themselves (Greensleeves, allegedly by Henry VIII), the royal families of the world have left us a rich musical legacy.

The Guardian

Anish Kapoor on Wagner: ‘He was antisemitic and I’m Jewish. Who cares?’

Anish Kapoor has been getting quite a bit of flak for designing the sets for a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s great opera about two passionately deranged lovers. “Wagner was antisemitic and I’m Jewish,” he says. “And many of my Jewish relatives and friends say: ‘How can you?’ Honestly, in the end, one somehow has to put that aside.”

The Telegraph

Something to sing about: the rise of the cathedral girls’ choir

More than 20 years ago the Campaign for the Traditional Cathedral Choir (CTCC) warned that the “future of the English choirboy is increasingly in doubt”.

The Times

BP v the luvvies: the battle over Britain’s biggest corporate sponsor

So were they pushed or did they jump? The debate over fossil fuels and climate change has taken many twists, but one of the oddest must be the enormous significance it has suddenly acquired for the arts world. Besides being many other things, BP is Britain’s biggest corporate sponsor of the arts.

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Juilliard-trained cellist embraces her own immigrant story

Juilliard-trained cellist Christine Lamprea saw one of her biggest dreams come true last month: She had her first performance ever in Colombia, the country her parents left almost 50 years ago.

Swindon Advertiser

Trailblazers bring pop-up orchestra challenge to Swindon

Musical trailblazers Shaun Buswell and Erik Nyberg are set to take their latest orchestra challenge on tour to ten different locations across England and Scotland, stopping off at Swindon on the way.

Classic FM

Kelsey Grammer: ‘I didn’t quite have the juice to become an opera singer’

He’s best known for playing the psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane in the US sitcoms Cheers and Frasier , and as the voice of Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons , but Kelsey Grammer started out thinking he might become a singer.

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Zauberer der tiefen Töne

Er war eine verlässliche kreative Größe am Kontrabass, und zwar in Jazz-Konzerten und Aufnahmen wie Musical-Produktionen und Orchesterkonzerten: der Bassist Chris Lachotta.

Musik heute

Pianistin Olga Scheps auf Platz eins der Klassik-Charts

Die CD “Satie” von Olga Scheps ist direkt auf dem ersten Platz der deutschen Klassik-Charts eingestiegen.

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Aufbesserung der Haushaltslage durch Bratschen-Verkauf

Das Toronto Symphony Orchester sucht nach Möglichkeiten, um seine desolate Haushaltslage aufzubessern.

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LondonCallingUK @LondonCallingUK Win tickets to a London Song Cycle Concert performed by

Top Classical News @topcmnews First pics: Vienna Philharmonic opens home for refugees

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Autumn Package booking opens to Friends at 9am online. Let us know if you need any help ^P

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Photograph: Rhinegold

(Written on June 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a new film will show the history of the Sydney Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle comments on his return to London & Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut. Also, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition is an opera for kids & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform David Bowie’s work.

The Guardian

New feature film to tell of architect’s struggle for the Sydney Opera House

The controversial history behind one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Sydney Opera House is to be the subject of a new feature film made by an international team.

EveningStandard

Sir Simon Rattle: ‘Music can’t be a matter of privilege or chance’

As Sir Simon Rattle prepares to pick up the baton at the LSO, ‘the Benedict Cumberbatch of classical’ talks about making London the music capital of the world — with a concert hall for the 21st century.

International Arts Manager

Lang Lang to make New Zealand debut

Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut, 12 years after the Chinese pianist first played in the country with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edo de Waart. The concert at Aukland’s Civic Theatre on 12 June will include Chopin’s Scherzos as well as Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. It comes at the end of a tour that has taken him from Chicago to Australasia via China.

Maxwell Davies’ final work is an opera for kids

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition will receive its world premiere in London later this month.The Hogboon is an opera for children, based on a Scottish folk tale taken from Maxwell’s home in Orkney. The premiere takes place at Barbican Centre on 26 June, three months after he died following a battle with cancer.

Huffington Post

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform The Music of David Bowie, Guest Conductor Brent Havens Talks of Orchestrating the Works of this Musical Genius

David Bowie was one of those figures that we all felt like was immortal, something beyond just a regular human. He lived life outside of the social bounds of gender, sexuality, understanding, and love.

TheaterJones

Concerns from Women Conductors

As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process.

Third Sector

Royal Opera House paid music director Sir Antonio Pappano more than £730k last year

Sir Antonio Pappano, music director at the Royal Opera House, was paid £737,424 by the charity in 2014/15, an increase of almost £200,000 on the previous year. The charity’s latest set of accounts, for the year to the end of August 2015, show Pappano received a basic salary of £104,186 plus fees of £633,238.

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Volkstheater Rostock: Intendant Latchinian fristlos entlassen

Der Hauptausschuss der Rostocker Bürgerschaft hat die fristlose Entlassung des Volkstheater-Intendanten Sewan Latchinian beschlossen.

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Arzberger-Verfahren in New York erneut vertagt

Das Bezirksgericht von New York hat nach Beratung am letzten Verhandlungstag die Anhörung um Stefan Arzberger erneut vertagt.

Musik heute

Dach der Leipziger Oper wird Bienen-Quartier

Auf dem Dach der Leipziger Oper summen jetzt Bienen. Das Musiktheater und der Naturschutzbund (NABU) Sachsen siedelten dort am Montag ein erstes Volk mit 2.000 Tieren an.

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The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Shining a spotlight on opera’s bad guys A musical highlight from Verdi’s Nabucco: ^M

Top Classical News @topcmnews Celebrated young pianist returns to Detroit to make classical music cool again – Michigan Radio

Classic FM @ClassicFM Norwegian Henning Kraggerud plays Mozart like a dream. Hear him shortly with :

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on June 7, 2016 )

In the week leading up to International Women’s Day the team at WildKat PR have been discussing some of the best moments, pieces, events and performances that have come from classical women. Here are 10 of our favourites – add yours to the list by tweeting us @WildKatPR!

 

Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G minor (Andante)

 

Marin Alsop’s speech at the Last Night of the Proms 2013

 

Nicola Benedetti inspires young musicians

Nicola Benedetti helps and inspires Scottish children to study music

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The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa founded her foundation in 2004 to help outstanding young musicians and singers to develop their international careers

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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – Lied: Larghetto from Song Without Words

 

Madeleine Dring’s Business Girls from ‘Five Betjeman Songs’

 

In 2014 Judith Weir was appointed as the first female master of the Queen’s music

She succeeded Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in the role that is said to be the musical equivalent of the poet laureate

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Jacqueline du Pre set the bar for performances of Elgar’s Cello Concerto

 

Galina Ustvolskaya was composing during the Soviet Union

The Russian composer’s brutally uncompromising work has an elementality that’s both horrifying and thrilling

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The founder of ENO Lilian Baylis

Lilian Baylis established the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company in 1931 which later became the English National Opera

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(Written on March 6, 2015 )

The most recent addition to the WildKat PR client roster is none other than the highly innovative pianist, curator and commissioner Christina McMaster.

Her continually growing reputation for bold and vivacious performances has allowed to her to collaborate with a diverse mix of genres and artists, including violinist Lizzie Ball, rapper Tor Cesay, Director Richard Williams, actors from Central Saint Martin’s and a number of designers for London Fashion week.

Upon graduating with a first from the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Joanna MacGregor, Christina has continued to perform extensively in major venues across Europe including at the Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Aldeburgh Festival.  She is also a champion of new music, having worked with established composers such as Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Tansy Davies and Stephen Montague as well as emerging composers – collaborating most recently with Freya Waley-Cohen and Richard Bullen.

Recently Christina founded Ensemble WOW, an organisation that is dedicated to promoting equality through unique and imaginative programming – a cause of which Christina is a strong supporter. They are very proud to be Listenpony’s ensemble in residence, with a concert coming up at The Rag Factory on 2nd March 2015. The concert will include a variety of works evoking music’s engagement with current affairs – war, rebellion and civil rights as well as the spirituality and solidarity that surround these powerful events.

Also in March, Christina will be heading to Barbados for the Holders Season where she will play an eclectic programme that captures the essence of the American Dream. She will be joined by violinist Lizzie Ball and they will play tracks from Christina’s upcoming album Pinks and Blues which is due to be released in May.

But before she jets off, you can see Christina performing Debussy, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Charles Ives and Beethoven with the Derby Chamber Music Society on 20th February at 7:30pm.

For more information about Christina you can visit her website, Twitter or Facebook pages.

PIANIST CHRISTINA MCMASTER

 

(Written on January 30, 2015 )

Classical News

The New York Times
Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Hurdle in Labor Talks
The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning.

The Guardian
Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: ‘The music knows things that I don’t’

Last year Peter Maxwell Davies was given six weeks to live. Despite ‘absolutely revolting’ chemotherapy and a blood clot that almost killed him, he went on to complete his 10th Symphony, and now he’s about to celebrate his 80th birthday

The Telegraph
The fear of performance that can lead us to ecstasy

Most of us need this form of nervous excitement, this whiff of danger, to be at our best

Daniel Barenboim: My orchestra is a political laboratory

As Daniel Barenboim brings his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to the Proms, he talks about the problems of the Middle East

The Times

If you want a bargain, avoid shops piping classical music

Having classical music on in the background turns people into less savvy shoppers, a study found, while pop makes us sharper at finding a bargain.

Kulturport.de
Festivalleitung zieht positive Bilanz nach außergewöhnlicher Ausgabe von Young Euro Classic 2014
Ein außergewöhnlicher Jahrgang des Festivals Young Euro Classic ist am Sonntag (17. August) in Berlin mit großem Erfolg zu Ende gegangen.

Classicalite.com
Italian Soprano, Puccini Star Licia Albanese Dies Aged 105
Licia Albanese, one of the great Italian sopranos of the 20th century, has died.

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne
The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15.

Twitter:

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Is the symphony orchestra doomed, or alive and well? – there have been robust comments from both sides: http://classfm.co/20oHm1

English National Opera: @E_N_O  How do you reinvent familiar repertoire? Conductor @TimMurray5 explains all: http://ow.ly/Awj7L

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Why horn players are terrified of Richard Strauss http://fw.to/ijtOBxH

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic  Great balance between hi-tech and art:@sfballet principal Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) on Ballet meeting Robotics: http://vimeo.com/96030980

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Photo : Logan K. Young

(Written on August 20, 2014 )

Classical News

BBC News Wales

Welsh Proms conductor to meet costs if ticket sales fail

The conductor of this year’s Welsh Proms will have to pay the orchestra out of his own pocket if tickets do not sell.

Classical-music.com

Mozart for lunch at St John’s Smith Square

The central London venue announces its new season.

London Evening Standard

Classical music is taking over the world

In China, one factory makes a piano a minute to keep up with demand created by 40 million children studying to play — the expanding middle class throughout Asia is fuelling an insatiable appetite for the orchestra, says Petroc Trelawny.

The Telegraph

Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies: the twin titans of modern music at 80

Ivan Hewett contrasts the styles, personalities and careers of Britain’s leading composers as they enter their ninth decade.

Classic FM

2Cellos cover Mumford and Sons ‘I Will Wait’ in new video

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser take on the banjo-playing masters in a new video in front of waterfalls in Croatia.

4barsrest.com

How to control a musician’s mind – Personal Branding for Conductors

Mette Hojen, MA in Rhetorics and an expert in executive performance, gives a fascinating insight into why a brass band conductor needs to have a strong sense of personal branding.

The New York Times

Seymour Barab, 93, Composer of Playful Operas, Dies

Seymour Barab, 93, Composer of Playful Operas, DiesSeymour Barab, a composer known for his whimsical chamber operas on such stirring subjects as passion, poison and pizza, died on June 28 in Manhattan. He was 93.

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Hamburger Kulturbehörde fördert mit Stipendien für auswärtige Künstlerinnen und Künstler den künstlerischen Austausch

Ab 2015 erhalten Hamburger Institutionen, Gruppen und Vereine die Möglichkeit, ausländische Künstlerinnen und Künstler aus dem Bereich Bildende Kunst für einen Aufenthalt in der neu geschaffenen Ateliergemeinschaft Achterhaus in der Ruhrstraße 88 vorzuschlagen und ihnen die Arbeit an künstlerischen Projekten in Hamburg zu ermöglichen.

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Möglicher Käufer der New York City Opera wird ungeduldig

Ein möglicher Käufer der bankrotten New York City Opera, Gene Kaufmann, hat sein Unverständnis zur Verzögerung durch den Vorstand der Oper erklärt.

Twitter

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: City of London Sinfonia launches its 2014-15 season @CityLdnSinfonia http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=2878 …

The Classical Source: ‏@ClassicalSource News: @BostonSymphony @TanglewoodFest, Christoph von Dohnányi withdraws, replaced by Edward Gardner & Manfred Honeck http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=2877 …

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic8 Alan Gilbert Conducts 2014 New York Philharmonic CONCERTS IN THE PARK … – Broadway World http://dlvr.it/6H1xFP 

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic8 Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra completes tri-national tour – Pittsburgh Post Gazette http://dlvr.it/6GyJ6d 

 

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Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes

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(Written on July 10, 2014 )

Classical Music Magazine

Ulster Orchestra appoints Rafael Payare as next chief conductor

Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare has been announced as the next chief conductor of the Ulster Orchestra. He will take over from JoAnn Falletta from the 2014-15 season, initially on a three-year contract.

Commons committee to investigate ACE’s remit, funding criteria and regional balance

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee of the House of Commons is to conduct an inquiry into the work of Arts Council England. The inquiry will look over the organisation’s scale, scope and remit, as well as the current weighting of its funding towards arts organisations in London.

Guardian

Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive way

What does Debussy smell like? BitterSuite is an immersive concert project inspired by synaesthesia.

Telegraph

Master of the Queen’s Music – who next for a royal appointment?

As Peter Maxwell Davies prepares to step down as Master of the Queen’s Music, John Allison weighs up the various contenders to replace him.

CBC News

Violinist Yosuke Kawasaki fights $120K fine for antique violin

One of Canada’s most prestigious violinists is battling the Canada Border Services Agency in Federal Court after he was fined $120,000 for failing to declare nearly half a million dollars in musical instruments.

 South China Morning Post

US conductor Leonard Slatkin says future of orchestras is secure

He’s optimistic about the role of orchestras in our society, positive about young players and doesn’t worry about the classics disappearing. As long as society exists, there will be orchestras to reflect it, he says.

Die Zeit

“Für Machos ist Mariachi wichtiger als Mozart”

Auf seinem neuen Album singt der Tenor Rolando Villazón selten gehörte Arien von Mozart. Mit der “Welt” spricht er darüber, warum es zarte Wiener Klassik in der Latinogesellschaft so schwer hat.

Guardian

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(Written on January 14, 2014 )