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WildKat PR is delighted to welcome back Music@Malling for the fourth time. Music@Malling brings world-class artists to historic local venues in West Malling, Kent, combining a hugely successful outreach programme with a firm commitment to new music. This year sees the seventh iteration of the festival, in which 24 events will take place over 10 days, featuring music of leading contemporary composers, alongside classical, jazz and folk music. The festival aims to engage with the local community through education and outreach work and to provide events that both enrich and entertain audiences. Music@Malling aspires to develop innovative and creative projects that are of high quality and that raise the profile of music. The artists are involved in mentoring and supporting young musicians and composers across Kent.

Music@Malling

This year, outreach work includes 1400 primary school children from 16 schools partaking in a project focusing on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as well as 480 children performing in four concerts alongside the festivals resident ensemble, Chamber Domaine, and narrator Matthew Sharp. Furthermore, in conjunction with Sound and Music, Go compose!, gives 10 young composers from Kent the opportunity to compose a piece of music that is performed and recorded in one day under the expert guidance of Simon Pearce (Royal College of Music and Purcell School) and Chamber Domaine. The festival also offers Meet the Composer events with composers such as Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson, and mentoring workshops with the Artistic Director of Ronnie Scott’s, James Pearson.

Concerts will include Chamber Domaine performing Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. Artists range from harpsichord player Steven Devine, violinist Thomas Bowes to guitarist Craig Ogden performing Bach, Dowland, Britten, and Albeniz. Flute player Sami Junnonen will perform music by Bach, Sciarrino, Debussy, Berio, Takemitsu, as well as the premiere of a new work by Tomi Räisänen.

Thomas Kemp, Artistic Director, says: ‘Our seventh festival promises to be our best yet with a wide range of music and lots of interesting programmes and opportunities for music lovers young and old. Contemporary music by Alexander Goehr and Paul Patterson rubs shoulders with works by Bach, Mozart, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Gershwin as well as jazz, world, folk and vocal music across 24 events. I am particularly proud of our work with local schools –engaging young people in creative activities – many for the first time.’

(Written on July 17, 2017 )

Classical News

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BBC News

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2014 celebrates classical music 

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The Times

Will Gregory: creating a ten-Moog orchestra

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New York Times

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Concerti

“Es geht um echte Liebe”

Blind gehört: Der Dirigent Pablo Heras-Casado hört und kommentiert CDs von Kollegen, ohne dass er erfährt, wer spielt.

Der Tagesspiegel

Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude

Vorstellung der Klassik-Saison 2014/15 in Berlin.

Twitter

Classical Music: @ClassicalMusic Radio 3 will lose staff under radio cuts, some ‘almost certainly’ through compulsory redundancy: http://ow.ly/xXDGd  #dqf #BBCR3

BBC Music Magazine: @MusicMagazine We’re sad to see that Lorin Maazel is to leave Munich Philharmonic early due to ill health: http://www.classical-music.com/news/lorin-maazel-leaves-munich-early …

The Classical Source: @ClassicalSource News: Royal Albert Hall launches first ever Proms tour @BBCRadio3 @RoyalAlbertHall http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_news.php?id=2836 …

 

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Nicholas McCarthy

Photograph: Richard Pohle/The Times

(Written on June 16, 2014 )

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BBC Young Musician 2014: 17-year-old pianist Martin James Bartlett

Pianist Martin James Bartlett is the winner of the BBC Young Musician 2014 competition, which took place at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on 18 May. The 17-year-old from Essex won the prestigious award with a consummate performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini performed live with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kirill Karabits.

Guardian

Education cuts mean classical music will be the preserve of the wealthy

On Sunday judges chose a new Young Musician of the Year. Mark Simpson, the only state-school educated winner in the contest’s history, argues cuts will ensure he remains so

The Telegraph

Playing a violin strung with human hair

A remarkable video has emerged from Lithuania of a musician playing a violin which is strung with human hair. Tadas Maksimovas came up with the idea of using his own long hair as strings to promote Street Musicians’ Day.

The Independent

Radio 3’s Clemency Burton-Hill defends ‘classical music for all’ policy against elitists

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Classic FM Online

Sword swallower makes opera debut after near-fatal accident with neon tube

Circus performer Hannibal Clem is set to appear at English National Opera tonight, two years after accidentally tearing his oesophagus live on stage.

New York Times

Birds Aren’t the Only Music Amid Nature

A listing of summer classical music festivals around the country.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Zum Siebzigsten von Justus Frantz: Musik muss man möglich machen

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Klassik.com

Opernsänger Nicola Ghiuselev ist tot

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Classical Music on Twitter

Guildhall School ‏@guildhallschool Congrats to Simon Fischer, awarded 2014 European String Teachers’ Assoc award ‘in celebration of a lifetime contribution to string teaching’

Tim Benjamin@timthecomposer Should I start a new music ensemble”, an excellent question, examined well by @NewMusicBox: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/should-i-start-a-new-music-ensemble/

Music Education UK@MusicEdUK BBC announces details of new classical music and creativity project for Primary schools http://musiceducation.directory/united-kingdom/london/news/bbc-announces-details-of-new-classical-music-and-creativity-project-for-primary-schools-52

Classical Music Magazine@ClassicalMusic_ Classical music of the highest standards will become “their” music and not “our music” http://ow.ly/wXgWz #musiced #bbcym2014

Louise Jury @Louise_Jury  More than 110,000 tickets sold on first day of booking for #bbcproms Who says classical music is dead?

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(Written on May 19, 2014 )