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In today’s news: Henry Blofeld joins the Classic FM lineup for new show on British music, dozens of UK music festivals and conferences pledge to tackle gender inequality, government appoints new disability champion for the arts. Also, major water damage in the Deutsche Oper Berlin amounts to 4 – 5 million euro, former German president appointed as new president of Deutscher Chorverband and robbed cello returned to French musician Ophelie Gaillard.

Classic FM

Henry Blofeld joins Classic FM to join roster of presenters

The broadcaster will be joining Classic FM to host a new series celebrating British music, starting on Good Friday.

Telegraph

Opera singers come in all shapes and sizes

American mezzo soprano Kate Lindsey: “Opera should be a communion between the voices on stage, the orchestra and the public.”

Music Week

Dozens of international music festivals and conferences pledge to tackle gender equality

PRS for Music Foundation’s Keychange is a pioneering scheme supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, which is encouraging industry conferences and festivals to achieve or maintain a 50:50 balance by 2022. Some festival organisers were again criticised recently for featuring a lack of female artists.

Classical Music News

Government appoints new disability champion for arts and culture sector 

Andrew Miller will tackle the issues faced by disabled people within the industry, encouraging greater inclusivity.

Tallis Scholars to give concert in aid of Muze Trust 

The charity, which provides music initiatives for deprived children and adults in Zambia, was set up in 2012. Peter Phillips, director of the Tallis Scholars, is one of its original trustees.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

USA debattieren über neue Hymne

Regelmäßig scheitern selbst beste Sänger an “The Star-Spangled Banner” – oder verhunzen das Lied mit eigenwilligen Interpretationen. Zahlreichen US-Amerikanern reicht es jetzt. Sie fordern eine neue Nationalhymne.

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Kosten des Wasserschadens an der Deutschen Oper bei 4 bis 5 Millionen Euro

Bei dem Ende Dezember verursachten Wasserschaden an der Deutschen Oper Berlin sind Schäden in Höhe von vier bis fünf Millionen Euro entstanden.

Geraubtes Cello im Wert von 1,3 Millionen Euro wieder aufgetaucht

Das historische Cello der französischen Musikerin Ophelie Gaillard ist wieder aufgetaucht. Die Cellistin konnte das Instrument im Wert von rund 1,3 Millionen Euro nach einem Raub auf kuriose Weise wieder in Empfang nehmen.

Frühere Intendantin Marietheres List gestorben

Die frühere Intendantin Marietheres List ist tot. Sie starb im Alter von 72 Jahren. List wirkte zwischen 1988 und 2002 als Intendantin des Theaters Regensburg.

Musik Heute

Alt-Bundespräsident Wulff neuer Chorverbands-Präsident

Alt-Bundespräsident Christian Wulff ist neuer Präsident des Deutschen Chorverbandes.

Platea Magazine

Emmanuel Macron, presidente de Francia, narrará “Pedro y el lobo” de Prokofiev

El presidente de Francia, Emmanuel Macron, narrará el cuento musical Pedro y el lobo, creado por el compositor ruso Serguéi Prokofiev, el próximo 1 de marzo, en el Palacio del Eliseo.

Hacienda reclama 400.000 euros a Amics de l’Òpera de Sabadell

Según recogía ayer en sus páginas La Vanguardia, Hacienda reclama a los Amics de l´Òpera de Sabadell un montante de 400.000 euros en concepto de IVA, desde el año 2013 hasta 2017.

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DeutschlandfunkMusik @DLFMusik: “Es nimmt uns mit in eine andere Welt, wo sehr viel Harmonie ist. Es ist eine Paradies-Vision”, sagt über die Musik von Arvo Pärt. Mit dem Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin und dem hat er u.a. das “Te Deum” aufgeführt.

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(Written on February 26, 2018 )

As announced yesterday in PR Week, WildKatPR is very happy to welcome our newest client, Sound and Music.

Director Kathleen Alder says: “We are thrilled to be working with such a rich organisation promoting new music, which is something WildKat has always been very passionate about. We think Sound and Music’s work is invaluable to this sector and many composers have benefitted from their programmes and activity in the past and present. We will be working on their UK PR, utilising our in-depth knowledge of the traditional, contemporary and neo classical markets to broaden their reach and engage new audiences in their projects.”

Sound and Music is the dynamic national charity for new music in the UK. Its vision is to create a world where contemporary music and sounds thrive and prosper, by transforming lives, challenging expectations and celebrating creators and artists, whilst raising awareness and focusing on diversity.

Their activity ranges from artist development to network buildingcreative data, education and much more.

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2017 is set to be another exciting and innovative year for Sound and Music. As we continue our aim to challenge and change perceptions of new music, whilst celebrate the breath of work being created and the extraordinary composers and artists living in the UK today – Victoria Johnson, Head of Digital, Marketing and Communications

Spring highlights will include:
Experimental Cut & Splice festival will be brought to Manchester this March for its first visit outside the capital, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on Hear And Now.
Curated by local ensemble Distractfold, C&S will take over Hallé St Peter’s and Hallé St Michael’s in Ancoats, for two days with an exciting and groundbreaking programme of music that explores technology as an unreliable narrator.

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Composer-Curator is Sound and Music’s national new music touring programme, which supports entrepreneurial, grassroots composers and artists from a range of disciplines looking to create their own opportunities by producing their own touring work, celebrating and supporting them to hone their curator skills.
Their Next Wave national project will focus, help and support talented students in higher education, who haven’t gone to music colleges and conservatoires yet. It will address the identified gap in support for gifted young composers about to embark on a professional career.
In partnership with NMC Recordings and Sage Gateshead, it is the only programme of its kind in the UK, and will offer winners the opportunity to study in higher education with bespoke support, work collaboratively, and record a dedicated recording with international release on NMC to be launched at a live showcase at Sage in January 2018.
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They will also continue to develop The Sampler, an interactive platform for curious listeners and music industry actors and lovers across the UK, bringing together and showcasing new music, event listings, blogs, playlists, podcasts and webinars. Most importantly, this platform is the first of its kind not to categorise events, activity and artists by genres, but by tags, announcing the end of categorisation in new music and giving the power back to its users.

Sound and Music activity is made possible with the generous support of Arts Council of England,  Bliss TrustCockayne, Esmee Fairbairn FoundationFidelity Foundation UKGarfield WestonHelp Musicians UKJohn Ellerman FoundationLeverhulme TrustMonument TrustPaul Hamlyn FoundationPRS for Music Foundation,  RVW Trust, and Unlimited Impact.

 

(Written on February 9, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, classical music critic, Ivan Hewett, from The Telegraph, is presenting a new series on music’s five greatest chords on BBC Radio 4, at 1:45 PM from 9th to 13th January. PRS for Music has appointed Nigel Elderton as chair. BBC Proms has launched the 2017 Inspire Scheme, supporting young composers aged 12 to 18 with new opportunities for their career development. Also, new musical production in Berlin of children’s book Emil & the Detectives, and the Mozarthaus in Vienna experiences increased visitor numbers.

The Telegraph

What are the greatest chords in music history?

The Telegraph’s classical music critic Ivan Hewett is presenting a new Radio 4 series on music’s five greatest chords.

Classical Music Magazine

Nigel Elderton appointed as PRS chair

Nigel Elderton, managing director and European president of peermusic, is to succeed Guy Fletcher OBE as chair of PRS.

Music Teacher Magazine

BBC Proms launches 2017 Inspire scheme

Young composers aged 12-18 can now apply to join the BBC Proms Inspire scheme 2017. The scheme offers young composers new opportunities to support their development and the chance to have their composition performed by professional musicians at the BBC Proms and broadcast on Radio 3, as well as a BBC commission.

Early Music Today

London Festival of Baroque Music 2017: Baroque at the Edge

The theme for the London Festival of Baroque Music 2017 is ‘Baroque at the Edge’. The event, which will take place 12-20 May, will celebrate the anniversaries of Monteverdi (450th birth) and Telemann (250th death), exploring the ways that composers and performers have pushed at the chronological, stylistic, geographical and expressive boundaries of the Baroque era.

The New York Times

New David Bowie Video Arrives, Hours Before He Would Have Turned 70

Just hours before what would have been his 70th birthday, David Bowie resurfaced. A new video for one of Mr. Bowie’s final songs and a brief EP of previously released tracks were made available late on Saturday.

Choir and Organ Magazine

Stile Antico appoints new tenor

Stile Antico has appointed Tom Kelly as its new member. He replaces Jim Clements, who is leaving the ensemble after seven years to focus on his parallel career as a composer and arranger.

Pizzicato

Artists Call For Cultural Strike Against Trumpism

A number of US Cultural artists plan art strikes at the occasion of the Trump inauguration. Some have called for a strike on 20 January.

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Wiener Mozarthaus mit deutlichem Besucherzuwachs im Jahr 2016

Das Wiener Mozarthaus konnte im Jahr 2016 einen deutlichen Zuwachs der Besucherzahlen verbuchen. Insgesamt besuchten eigenen Angaben zufolge rund 176.300 Interessierte das vor zehn Jahren eingerichtete Mozarthaus.

Die Welt

Die Elbphilharmonie beendet eine andere große Ära

Wenn in Hamburg endlich die Elbphilharmonie eröffnet, endet die Zeit der Laeiszhalle. Was ein letzter Besuch in der alten Konzerthalle über die musikalische Zukunft der norddeutschen Metropole verrät.

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Berliner Kinder-Bande für das Gute – „Emil und die Detektive” im Atze Musiktheater Berlin

Den vor 87 Jahren von Erich Kästner als Roman veröffentlichten Kinder-Krimi „Emil und die Detektive” bearbeitete Atze-Theaterleiter Thomas Sutter als ein heutiges Singspiel mit zeitgemäßem politischem Bezug und setzte ihn selbst wirkungsvoll in Szene.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Bedeutendes Jazzfestival in Westfalen

Das internationale Jazzfestival in Münster hat auch in diesem Jahr mit seiner “Ästhetik der Kontraste” überzeugt. Die Besucher bekamen viele unterschiedliche Klangfarben und Formate zu hören. Für viele Künstler war es eine Deutschlandpremiere.

Musik Heute

Stiftung Händel-Haus zieht positive Jahresbilanz

Der Komponist Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) zieht noch immer Musikliebhaber in seine Geburtsstadt Halle (Saale). 2016 kamen rund 80.000 Gäste aus aller Welt zu den Konzerten und Veranstaltungen der Stiftung Händel-Haus, wie diese am Montag mitteilte.

France Musique

Georges Prêtre inhumé en silence et dans l’intimité

Selon ses vœux, le chef d’orchestre Georges Prêtre a été porté en terre samedi 7 janvier sans aucune musique et dans la plus stricte intimité à Navès, village dans le Tarn où il résidait.

Le Figaro

L’Orchestre de Paris fête ses 40 ans en chœur

L’ensemble vocal composé uniquement d’amateurs de haut niveau se produira le 21 janvier à la Philharmonie.

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Music History @today_classical  in 1713 FP of ‘s opera Teseo in London.

Help Musicians UK @HelpMusicians UK  HMUK is delighted to have an official presence at this year’s , on 1 Feb. Read more here

Dartington Arts @DartingonArts We would like to invite musicians & performers to take part in Party in the Town on 28 April 2017   https://t.co/Q4wN6iRIga

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(Written on January 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In our news today, Russia, Spain, and Belgium come together at the Cadogan Hall in London for the 10th Zurich International Orchestra Series, Dale Henderson plays Bach in the subway & Paul MacAlindin talks about his time with the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq. Also, South Africa’s leading opera house has been accused of financially exploiting 12 singers.

International Arts Manager

Russia, Spain and Belgium come together for 10th Zurich International Orchestra Series

Famed London concert venue Cadogan Hall is readying itself to present 16 concerts, performed by 11 international orchestras, supported by a stellar cast of conductors and critically-acclaimed soloists, for the 10th Zurich International Orchestra Series series kicking off later this month.

The DePauw

“Bach in the Subways” founder revives classical music through spontaneous, live concerts

Instead of the screech of brakes, some subway riders have been greeted to the sounds of Bach thanks to Dale Henderson. Classical music being played in unclassical places is the mentality of Henderson, a musician who will be performing at Music on the Square tonight at 7:30 pm.

Deutsche Welle

How classical music awoke young Iraqis’ spirits

Classical music not only boosted war-trodden young Iraqis, it also affected the country’s politics, says conductor Paul MacAlindin. He tells DW about his time with the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq and his new book.

The Guardian

Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Classical music isn’t elitist – the problem is it’s expensive’

It’s an understatement to say that Sheku Kanneh-Mason has had a busy few months. In May, the 17-year-old cellist was crowned BBC Young Musician. Only a few days later, he was back at school, revising for his summer exams at Trinity College Catholic school, a state secondary in Nottingham, while also preparing for his Royal Festival Hall concerto debut.

South African opera house accused of exploiting black singers

South Africa’s leading opera house has been accused of financially exploiting 12 singers who performed internationally in a controversial but critically acclaimed production of Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, set in colonial north Africa and portraying racial abuse and rape by fascist Italian troops.

The Stage

How opera is extending its reach

Cressida Pollock, chief executive of London-based English National Opera, recently observed that the majority of performing arts audiences in the UK are “white, middle class”. She added: “When we look to attract… new people into our audience, we have to acknowledge that we usually end up with a white, middle-class audience.”

Graham Vick: Opera needs radical overhaul to survive

So much is encouraging about opera just now, most of it found in the sense of adventure of performances in pub theatres, supermarkets and car parks. Some of it is happening with small orchestras. Some of it is even happening without orchestras, with choruses of volunteers, without a chorus. Some of it is even amplified.

Classical Music Magazine

Composers’ Fund open for applications

Applications are now open for the second round of funding from PRS for Music Foundation’s Composer’s Fund. The £150,000 fund aims to give composers more control of their careers by offering them direct access to funding, enabling them to realise projects and ambitions that may not be possible through traditional commissioning models.

The Strad

‘If career becomes more important than the music, your soul becomes empty,’ says cellist Steven Isserlis

‘It’s great to have a successful career, but if the career becomes more important than the music, your soul becomes empty’. Cellist Steven Isserlis speaks about music and career for Living The Classical Life.

Broadwayworld

Houston Symphony’s September Slate Goes From Classic Rock to Judy Garland

September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony’s 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season’s first month of concerts will span several decades and genres of music.

Musik heute

Europäischer Komponistenpreis an Liisa Hirsch vergeben

Die estnische Komponistin Liisa Hirsch (32) hat den Europäischen Komponistenpreis 2016 erhalten. Ihr Werk “Mechanics of Flying” wurde beim Festival Young Euro Classic uraufgeführt und von einer Jury aus musikbegeisterten Laien ausgewählt.

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Theater-Tickets in MV bundesweit am geringsten subventioniert

Die Theater-Tickets in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern sind nach einer Erhebung des Deutschen Bühnenvereins bundesweit am geringsten subventioniert. Der Zuschuss pro Besucher betrug in der Spielzeit 2014/15 im Nordosten 98,38 Euro.

RBB Kulturradio

Jennifer Rostock singt gegen die AfD

Die Berliner Band Jennifer Rostock hat mit einem Song gegen die AfD einen Netzhit gelandet. Bei Facebook klickten bislang 4,4 Millionen Menschen auf ein Video, das die Band in Wohnzimmer-Kulisse aufnahm.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Classical music is often described as ‘epic’. It’s an entirely appropriate adjective here.

Tyne Opera House @TyneOperaHouse *TONIGHT* The Greatest Show on the Tyne! Tickets still available at

BBC Music @bbcmusic A day in the life of the world’s best classical music festival: From start to finish http://bbc.in/2c7Yc3s

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Photograph: RPO

(Written on September 2, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, PRS for Music Foundation appoints new ambassador, Lahav Shani is the new chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera North has become Classic FM’s opera company in the UK. Also, Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is bidding to build the first permanent opera house in England in just over a decade.

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation appoints Chuka Umunna as ambassador

Chuka Umunna, MP for Streatham, South London, has become an ambassador for PRS for Music Foundation. He will join fellow ambassadors Judith Weir, Imogen Heap, Emily Eavis, Amplify Dot and Ghostpoet in supporting and promoting the Foundation’s work.

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new chief conductor

Lahav Shani, 27, has been appointed as the new chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Shani will become the youngest chief conductor in the orchestra’s history when he takes up the position in 2018.

Opera North announces Classic FM partnership

Opera North has become Classic FM’s opera company in the UK. The partnership extends the relationship between the two companies, which previously focused on the Orchestra of Opera North as Classic FM’s orchestra in Yorkshire.

BBC News

Opera theatre plan at Carphone Warehouse founder’s estate

Carphone Warehouse founder David Ross is bidding to build the first permanent opera house in England in just over a decade. Mr Ross wants to transform the listed stables at his stately home in Leicestershire into a 400-seat opera theatre.

San Francisco Chronicle

Bay Area fall arts picks: Classical music

Steve Reich 80th Birthday Celebration: Michael Tilson Thomas and members of the San Francisco Symphony are joined by the Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird to pay tribute to one of America’s most influential living composers.

The Telegraph

Revealed: Radical new plans for Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House will undergo a radical redevelopment next year, with new plans detailing a major overhaul of its performance spaces and events areas.

New York Times

Bartok, by Heart, From the Chiara String Quartet

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, and Wednesday, the Chiara String Quartet will perform the complete Bartok string quartets at National Sawdust from memory, offering a survey of the composer’s inventive writing and his ability to absorb myriad styles and traditions.

NRK

Universal-sjef slutter etter 22 år

Etter 22 år takker Petter Singsaas for seg i Universal Norge. I en e-post han sendte ut onsdag skriver Singsaas om hvorfor han nå slutter i jobben. Der skriver Singsaas at han for drøyt et år siden merket at det begynte og skurre på motivasjonen.

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The Art Of The Chart – 58. Arbeitsphase des BuJazzO

Die 58. Arbeitsphase des Bundesjazzorchesters findet in diesem Jahr vom 28. August bis 3. September in der Musikakademie Rheinsberg statt. Das Ensemble wird unter der Leitung von Jörg Achim Keller ein Programm mit dem Titel „The Art Of The Chart“ einstudieren.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Ein 900 Jahre alter Knabenchor

Neben den Leipziger Thomanern und dem Kreuzchor aus Dresden hat Ostdeutschland noch einen weiteren traditionsreichen Knabenchor: den Stadtsingechor aus Halle. In diesem Jahr feiert er sein 900-jähriges Bestehen.

klassik.com

Berner Kulturvermittlungspreis für Barbara Weber

Der Kulturvermittlungspreis des Kantons Bern geht in diesem Jahr an Barbara Weber. Die Auszeichnung erfolgt auf Empfehlung der Kommission für allgemeine kulturelle Fragen und ist mit 10.000 Schweizer Franken (etwa 9.200 Euro) dotiert.

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The Royal Opera @RoyalOperaHouse Harry Potter and the Chamber Choir? 10 books turned from page to stage: ^R

English National Opera @E_N_O Who enjoyed the screening last night at ? Let us know what you thought!

Classic FM @ClassicFM  results are out today? How would YOU do in a 16-year-old’s music exam – find out:

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Photograph: Classical Music Magazine / Rhinegold

(Written on August 25, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, King’s Cross announces Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence, singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show, and Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians. Also, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, and Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season.

Classical Music Magazine

Dame Evelyn Glennie announced as King’s Cross musician-in-residence

King’s Cross has announced Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation. The virtuoso percussionist will explore, write and perform new music over a 12-month period whilst based in the area.

The Times

Iraq bitter suite: notes on a lost orchestra

Upbeat may be the title of the conductor Paul MacAlindin’s memoir, but there are many times when he sounds pessimistic about the fate of his friends in the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

BBC

Katherine Jenkins to produce children’s TV show

Singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show. Symphony Street will be aimed at four to eight-year-olds and it is hoped it could be screened on Welsh channel S4C.

Music Week

Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians

According to The Stage, the Musicians’ Union claim the show has only five musicians currently employed, as opposed to eight on the previous tour, and that they’re using “unauthorised” backing music.

Rolling Stone

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Preps Debut Classical Piece, Tour

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, October 14th via Orange Mountain Music.

Broadwayworld

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) today announces programming for its tenth anniversary season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, high-caliber performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City.

NRK

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Er det mulig å se med ørene? Lukk øynene, og prøv selv.

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Urheber gegen Musikpiraterie: Landgericht München verurteilt Onlinedienst Uploaded zu Schadensersatz

Die Urhebergesellschaft GEMA gewinnt vor dem Landgericht München I gegen den Sharehoster Uploaded. Das Urteil bestätigt, dass ein Sharehoster schadensersatzpflichtig ist, wenn dieser das Hochladen und die Verbreitung von urheberrechtlich geschützten Inhalten nicht unterbindet.

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Wer mehr weiß, hört auch mehr

Christiane Tewinkel fragt in ihrem Buch „Muss ich das Programmheft lesen?“ nach dem Sinn populärer Musikvermittlung im Konzertbetrieb

Klassik heute

Dresdner Kreuzchor und Volkswagen vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit

Der Dresdner Kreuzchor begründet anlässlich seines Jubiläums in diesen Tagen mit der Volkswagen AG eine besondere Partnerschaft, die zunächst bis 2018 eine Zusammenarbeit auf künstlerischer, kommunikativer und pädagogischer Ebene garantiert.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Using Violin Strings to Learn Key Signatures

BBC Radio 3 performs his brother’s cello concerto tonight . Read all about it:

BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Was heute geschah – 12.8.1846: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erteilt seiner Schwester Fanny seinen “Handwerkssegen” http://bit.ly/2bmTuPh

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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release and tour behind his first classical composition, composed alongside friend and violinist Robert McDuffie. Credit: Chris McKay/Getty

(Written on August 12, 2016 )

In our news today, PRS for Music Foundation has launched a new fund and resource, Cardiff Singer announces the first judges and The Metropolitan Opera has announced their new concertmaster. Also, 13 year old jazz pianist Joey Alexander presents his new debut song and nearly 4,000 young people to receive free instruments and tuition.

Classical News

Classical Music Magazine

PRS for Music Foundation launches Resonate initiative

PRS for Music Foundation has launched Resonate, a new fund and resource intended to encourage professional orchestras to programme British music from the past 25 years.

Cardiff Singer announces first judges

Thomas Quasthoff and Sumi Jo will join the jury for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017.

New York Times

Met Opera’s new Concertmaster: The Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi

The Metropolitan Opera announced Thursday that its next concertmaster would be the young Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi, who has appeared with orchestras around the world and played last season with the electic, genre-bending string trio Time for Three.

Jazz pianist Joey Alexander turns 13 and debuts new song ‘City Lights’

A couple of weeks ago the jazz pianist Joey Alexander turned 13. Given the unusual arc of his young career, it shouldn’t be a surprise that he celebrated onstage with his trio, at the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival.

ArtsProfessional

Nearly 4,000 young people to receive free instruments and tuition

Eight London state schools are to be supported over four years by £2.8m in funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

Klassik heute

25 Jahre Ensemble Musikfabrik

Seit mittlerweile 25 Jahren prägt das Ensemble Musikfabrik die musikalische Avantgarde. Inzwischen nicht nur ein internationales Spitzenensemble für Neue Musik hat es sich zu einer vitalen Produktionsstätte, zu einem Impulsgeber der Gegenwart entwickelt.

Musik heute

Saisonbilanz: Semperoper erhöht Auslastung

Die Dresdner Semperoper zieht zum Ende der Spielzeit 2015/16 eine positive Bilanz. Die Auslastung lag bei 92,9 Prozent damit höher als in der vorherigen Saison (91,1 Prozent).

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Geir Lysne ab September 2016 neuer Chefdirigent der NDR Bigband

Der norwegische Dirigent, Bandleader und Arrangeur Geir Lysne ist ab September 2016 Chefdirigent der NDR Bigband. Er wird das Jazzorchester an mindestens 60 Tagen pro Saison leiten.

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Sugo Music Group @SugoMusicGroup Counterpoint: Minnesota Sinfonia has brought classical music to diverse audiences for three …

Top Classical News @topcmnews Study Gives Scientific Explanation For F-Holes In Violins

Black Dress Code @black_dresscode It’s today… Here’s a video of some cows enjoying :

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Photography: Ruth Kilapatrick

(Written on July 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, Lang Lang plans to gather prominent musicians to celebrate New York’s musical history, Ailyn Pérez wins this year’s Beverly Sills Artist Award, The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are to become associate orchestra at Southbank Centre and Kathleen Battle will return to the Metropolitan Opera 22 years after firing.

New York Times

Lang Lang to deliver a love letter to New York, in music

The Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang, one of the few classical musicians to achieve pop-culture status, considers New York his adoptive home. And, as a kind of love letter, he is planning to gather fellow prominent singers and instrumentalists to celebrate the city’s rich musical history.

New York Times

The soprano Ailyn Pérez wins Beverly Sills Artist Award

The soprano Ailyn Pérez has won this year’s Beverly Sills Artist Award, which offers a $50,000 prize to help foster the careers of young singers who have appeared in solo roles at the Metropolitan Opera.

Classical Music Magazine

NYOGB to become Southbank Centre associate orchestra

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain will become associate orchestra at Southbank Centre from 2016/17.

Classical Music Magazine

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra receives £500,000 gift

The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra has received one of the largest single gifts in its history from the Rachel Baker Memorial Charity.

Classicalite

Kathleen Battle returns to the Metropolitan Opera 22 years after firing

Operatic soprano Kathleen Battle has announced she will return to the Metropolitan Opera some 22 years after her famous departure. Peter Gelb, the new general manager, says there’s no ill-will towards the performer.

The Strad

New Zealand String Quartet appoints new second violinist

The New Zealand String Quartet has appointed Monique Lapins as its new second violinist. She replaces Douglas Beilman, who left the ensemble at the end of 2015 after 26 years.

Music Week

PRS Foundation reveals its Talent Development Partners for 2016

PRS for Music Foundation has announced 22 organisations from across the UK, which have been selected as PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners for 2016.

Pizzicato

Vincent Larderet named Artistic Director of French Piano festival

French pianist Vincent Larderet has been named Artistic Director of Piano at the Musée Würth in Erstein/Alsace.

Pizzicato

Seiji Ozawa, Ehrenmitglied der Berliner Philharmoniker

Vor der gestrigen Generalprobe in der Berliner Philharmonie haben die Berliner Philharmoniker als Ausdruck ihrer langjährigen Verbundenheit Seiji Ozawa in den Kreis der Ehrenmitglieder des Orchesters aufgenommen.

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Giacomo Puccinis verschollenes Opernjuwel Edgar. KLANGVOKAL Musikfestival Dortmund präsentiert in einer Deutschlandpremiere die Mailänder Urfassung

Große Gefühle, erlesene Stimmen und ein im deutschsprachigen Raum noch nie zuvor aufgeführter vierter Akt – auch ein berühmter Komponist wie Giacomo Puccini hält eben noch Überraschungen bereit.

Klassik Akzente

Zum Schwelgen und Entspannen – Die Klangfarben des Cellos

Das Cello ist seit Jahrhunderten für seinen warmen, berührenden Klang berühmt. Jetzt veröffentlicht Deutsche Grammophon eine Sammlung großer Cello-Werke aus 300 Jahren Musikgeschichte: Klänge zum Entspannen, zum Träumen und Schwelgen.

Twitter

AVA Opera @avaopera Congrats to @ on her ’16 Beverly Sills Artist Award! Ailyn is no. 5 AVAlum to win

PRS Foundation @prsfoundation Next up we have Talent Development Partner, Cheltenham Festivals @ 

klassik.com @klassikcom  Bonner Stadtrat stimmt für Sanierung der Beethovenhalle # #

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Lang Lang, pianist. Photograph: Adam Dean for The New York Times

(Written on April 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Yo-Yo Ma receives Getty Medal, Juilliard School and University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna to be the world’s top music universities and Classicalite questions whether classical music affects our mental and physical health.

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Yo-Yo Ma honoured with Getty Medal

Yo-Yo Ma has won the prestigious J Paul Getty Medal for his work as an artist who brings different cultures together through music. Established in 2013, the award honours those who make an extraordinary contribution to the practice, understanding and support of the arts.

International Arts Manager

Midori residency programme heads to Hawaii

Illustrious violinist Midori has selected Hawaii for her next orchestral residency programme. The Japanese-born American will lead workshops, masterclasses, discussion groups and advocacy efforts, as well as performing with both Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Hawaii Youth Symphony (HYS).

Classicalite

Can classical music improve your mental and physical health?

Can listening to classical music favorably affect your health? Numerous studies have posited its advantageous effects on blood pressure, cognition and stress — just to name a few.

The Telegraph

Sir Peter Moores – obituary

Philanthropist and heir to the Littlewoods empire who became a generous patron of the arts.

Music Week

PRS for Music Foundation announces next Momentum Music round

PRS for Music Foundation has announced the next 14 artists to receive Momentum Music funding, in conjunction with Arts Council England and Spotify.

Pizzicato

Juilliard School & University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna are the best

QS World University Ranking has published the world’s top music universities, based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact. The Number One position is held by The Juilliard School, United States, followed by University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Austria).

MusicAlly

MusicFirst coalition tears into Google and YouTube

It is open season once again on Google and YouTube in the US, following the RIAA’s decision to make the ‘value gap’ a key part of its 2015 figures announcement.

Klassik.com

Geigerin Mélanie Defize unter den Opfern der Brüsseler Terroranschläge

Unter den Opfern der Anschläge in Brüssel am 22. März befindet sich auch die belgische Geigerin und Musikproduzentin Mélanie Defize. Die 29-Jährige kam in der Metrostation Maelbeek ums Leben.

NMZ

Moritz Eggert erhält Louis Spohr Musikpreis 2016

Der deutsche Komponist Moritz Eggert (50) erhält in diesem Jahr den mit 10.000 Euro dotierten Louis Spohr Musikpreis der Stadt Braunschweig. Die Preisverleihung findet mit Unterstützung des Staatsorchesters Braunschweig am 23. Oktober 2016 im Rahmen eines Sinfoniekonzertes in der Stadthalle Braunschweig statt.

NMZ

Osterfestspiele in Baden-Baden ziehen 25 000 Besucher an

Rund 25 000 Musikliebhaber haben die Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden mit den Berliner Philharmonikern besucht. Damit wurde eine Auslastung von 90 Prozent erreicht, wie das Festspielhaus Baden-Baden am Ostermontag mitteilte.

Die Welt

SWR stellt Programm vor

Vier Jahre nach der umstrittenen Entscheidung über die Orchesterfusion beim Südwestrundfunk (SWR) nimmt der neue Klangkörper Gestalt an. Das erste Konzert des neuen SWR-Symphonieorchesters mit Sitz in Stuttgart ist am 22. September geplant.

Musikmarkt

Spenden-Plattform Musik Bewegt ins Leben gerufen

Für die gute Sache: Die Berliner Plattform Musik Bewegt gibt Künstlern die Möglichkeit, losgelöst von VÖ-Terminen, Promo-Gigs und Tourdaten gemeinsam mit anderen öffentlichkeitswirksam auf die von ihnen unterstützten sozialen Projekte aufmerksam zu machen. Die gemeinnützige Stiftung versetzt sie Fans in die Lage, sich in Verbindung mit den Künstlern engagieren.

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Hearing the Ottomans in London: a guest post by Professor Rachel Beckles Willson #

BR_Klassik @br_klassik: # in der Klassik. Unser Wochenthema in der “Mittagsmusik”, immer von 12.05-14.00

BBC Radio 3 @bbcradio3: We’re in the Modern period for Music in Time today, looking at Holst’s interest in folk songs #

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on March 29, 2016 )

Telegraph

Archbishop Justin Welby snubs the Royal College of Organists

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has broken with tradition and declined an invitation to be a vice president of the Royal College of Organists

Meet the finest chamber orchestra on earth

Richard Tognetti, chief of Australian Chamber Orchestra, talks to John Allison about acclaim, endless travel and working with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood

BBC Music Magazine

Elusive Mozart manuscript discovered

Original score of the famous Rondo alla turca Sonata found

International Arts Manager

New Steve Reid award for groundbreaking artists

A new award recognising pioneering unsigned artists has been launched by PRS for Music Foundation and the Steve Reid Foundation.

Sinfini

Jonny Greenwood and the ACO

He’s already received critical acclaim for his film scores for There Will Be Blood, The Master and Norwegian Wood, as well as his music for the BBC Concert Orchestra, now Radiohead guitaristJonny Greenwood completes his transition into the world of classical music with a new commission from the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

BBC Ten Pieces the wrong choice

The BBC’s music education film Ten Pieces was given an enthusiastic welcome on Monday at its early morning Leicester Square screening.

Die Zeit

Jeder Rollkoffer bringt uns weiter

Geht das schon wieder los? Ein Musikwissenschaftler geißelt, was er für Regietheater in der Oper hält. Dabei ist jede noch so moderne Inszenierung besser als Stillstand.

Die Welt

Münchens Musiktheater leuchtet

Die Bayerische Staatsoper wurde erstmals “Opernhaus des Jahres”. Wohl nur, weil mit Kirill Petrenko endlich ein grandioser Musikdirektor auch die klanglichen Qualitäten des Musiktheaters optimiert.

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DOV: Orchesterschließung in Kopenhagen zum Jahresende 2014 abwenden

Orchesterabwicklung – nun auch in Dänemark

New York Times

Modern Voice, Ancient Origins

Edgard Varèse’s Protégé Chou Wen-chung, Going Strong at 91

The Washington Times

Atlanta Symphony president and CEO steps down

The president and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is stepping down, the latest development in an ongoing labor dispute with its musicians.

El Mundo

Pedro Halffter en el ‘mejor teatro del mundo’

El palacio de la ópera de la capital bávara ha sido el más votado

Twitter

The Guardian @guardian: BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims study http://bit.ly/1nEoaiN 

BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3: Our guest this week, @Hanifkureishi: “I am always seduced by Bach.” Find out why on #EssentialClassics at 10.30

Royal Opera House ‏@RoyalOperaHouse: #WorldBalletDay about to hand over to @TheRoyalBallet. Tune in at https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse , starting with class! ^C

theartsdesk.com ‏@theartsdesk: .@radiohead ‘For classical musicians, Radiohead are the band’ invu on @JnnyG‘s new piece WATER for @A_C_O http://bit.ly/1ucRgpW

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Seasoned travellers: Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra Photo: Paul Henderson-Kelly

(Written on October 1, 2014 )