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In today’s news: 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced. Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall. Participants of Joseph Joachim violin competition announced. Hallé project complete thanks to Victoria Wood Foundation gift. Staatoperette in Dresden ends 2017/18 season with loss of revenue. Mark-Anthony Turnage becomes Psappha patron. BBC Radio 3 launches classical music podcast.

The Evening Standard

An opera about birth control advocate Marie Stopes is coming to London

A new opera based on letters written to birth control advocate Marie Stopes will be performed in London next month.

Rhinegold

Hallé project complete thanks to Victoria Wood Foundation gift

Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra has received a fundraising gift from the Victoria Wood Foundation, enabling it to complete building work at Hallé St Peter’s.

The Times

Jeffrey Sharkey: Creative arts can’t be valued in pounds and pence

The arts are under attack from a market-driven approach to education that means culture is less appreciated, the principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has said.

M Magazine

Mark-Anthony Turnage becomes Psappha patron

British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE has become patron of the Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha.

Radio Today

BBC Radio 3 launches classical music podcast

Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Dev, BBC Radio 6 music presenters Shaun Keaveny and Amy Lamé, BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction and broadcaster Gemma Cairney are the first guests to appear on BBC Radio 3’s new classical music podcast.

Metro

Opera singer with cerebral palsy wows with her incredible voice

This is the inspirational moment that an opera singer with cerebral palsy brings the house down with a spine-tingling performance.

Limelight Magazine

2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced

The three outstanding performers will go on to perform concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Milton.

Pizzicato

Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall

Ticket sales have started for the inaugural concert of the new concert hall built in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.

klassik.com

Staatsoperette Dresden mit hohem Einnahmeverlust in Spielzeit 2017/2018

Die Staatsoperette hat aufgrund eines folgenschweren Wasserschadens in der Spielzeit 2017/18 herbe Einnahmeverluste hinnehmen müssen.

Klassik Heute

10. Internationaler Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerb Hannover

Die Teilnehmer des Internationalen Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerbs Hannover 2018 stehen fest.

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Beethoven als Abenteuer

Die Erwartungen waren hoch, als Markus Hinterhäuser 2017 seine erste Saison als Festspiel-Intendant in Salzburg vorstellte.

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2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Kevin Chow, Emily Sun and Oliver Shermacher © Tom Truong

(Written on July 18, 2018 )

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 )

In today’s news: More worrying news about bass-baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s health, the trials of travelling musicians, and Classic FM’s birthday celebrations! The Berlin Philharmonic to start last season with Rattle, Serebrennikow under house arrest, and Rheingau Music Prize for Enoch zu Guttenberg.

Classical Music Magazine

Psappha reveals 2017/18 season

Highlights include a tour of the Whitworth Art Gallery through music and art, a collaboration with guitarist Mike Walker, a performance of Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître under Jamie Phillips, and a concert with the BBC Philharmonic.

The Strad

Trials of travelling musicians: violin not accepted as hand luggage on ferry

Scilly Steamship Company insists violin goes in the hold – yet maintains policy allowing two dogs per adult.

Pizzicato

More worrying news about Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s health

The bass-baritone has been fighting a brain tumour since 2015. He has cancelled a number of upcoming opera performances, yet two recitals are announced for September, in Bucharest and Moscow.

Classic FM

Classic FM’s 25th Birthday Celebrations from Dumfries House

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations, Classic FM will be celebrating with the Royal Family on Wednesday 6th September – the day before our birthday.

Pizzicato

Award-winning Finnish novel Ice is adapted into an opera

In January 2019 the Finnish National Opera will host the world premiere of a new opera from Finland based on Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s bestselling novel Ice.

Limelight

Hotel chain plans John Cage birthday marathon

Ace Hotels will be presenting a full day of the composer’s music in lobbies and public areas on September 5.

NMZ

Berliner Philharmoniker starten in letzte Rattle-Saison

Mit Haydns „Schöpfung“ starten die Berliner Philharmoniker in die letzte Spielzeit unter ihrem langjährigen Chefdirigenten Sir Simon Rattle.

Pizzicato

Serebrennikov unter Hausarrest, Stuttgart produziert ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ mit seinem Team

Trotz heftiger Proteste in Russland und im Ausland hat die russische Justiz hat den am Dienstag wegen Betrugsvorwürfen festgenommenen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikov gestern unter Hausarrest gestellt.

Klassik Heute

Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 für Enoch zu Guttenberg und seinen Chor

Morgen werden Enoch zu Guttenberg und die Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern zu Beginn ihres Konzertes in der Basilika von Kloster Eberbach mit dem Rheingau Musik Preis 2017 ausgezeichnet.

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Very exciting news, announced today, about ‘s 25th birthday celebrations:

John Cage (1912-1992) ©Limelight

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(Written on August 24, 2017 )