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Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show

A line up of five lead vocalists will join electronic group Clean Bandit and the 70-strong BBC Philharmonic orchestra in a ground-breaking live BBC Radio 1 broadcast this evening.

BBC Music Magazine

Han-Na Chang resigns from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

South Korean conductor’s departure is due to persistent administrative difficulties

The Strad

Francisco Fullana and Michiaki Ueno named winners of 21st Johannes Brahms Competition

Prizes were awarded in violin, viola, cello, piano, vocal and chamber divisions

Pizzicato

Avery Fisher Hall To Be Renovated in 2019, Finally

Renovation of New York’s Avery Fisher Hall is now planned for 2019, the New York Times reported.

Classical Source

Czech Philharmonic 2014/15 Season

The Czech Philharmonic have announced their 2014/15 season to include extensive touring in Europe and North America, Prague Season, New Documentary Film and Dvořák Symphonies and Concertos on Decca

Sinfini

Scotland in the Spotlight

What’s a Scot to do when his annual classical music festival coincides with the nation’s most important decision in centuries?

Gramophone

Danish broadcaster DR to disband chamber orchestra in budget cuts

DR’s 75-year-old chamber orchestra to disappear amid cuts to journalist numbers and BBC buy-ins

BBC Music Magazine

The Sixteen to tour with Monteverdi’s Vespers

Concerts and workshops will be included in the choir’s ambitious tour

Die Welt

Hindemith-Preis 2014 geht an das Zehetmair-Quartett

Das Zehetmair-Quartett erhält in diesem Jahr den Paul-Hindemith-Preis.

Die Presse

Dirigent Pretre sagt bis Dezember alle Termine ab

Der 90-jährige Maestro hat sich den Oberschenkelknochen gebrochen. Er hätte mit den Wiener Philharmonikern in der Scala und im Musikverein dirigieren sollen.

Concerti

„Es geht um die Botschaft“

Kurz gefragt Gidon Kremer

Sacramento City News

Sacramento classical music groups receive $1.1 million windfall from estate of former U.S. Forest Service worker

Read more here.

Three classical music organizations in the Sacramento region will share in a $1.1 million bequest from the late J. David Ramsey, a former U.S. Forest Service worker.

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Le Parisien

Philharmonie, Pleyel, Radio France: le grand chambardement du classique à Paris

Paris, jadis sous-équipé en grandes salles symphoniques, va voir exploser cette saison l’offre classique, avec l’ouverture du Grand Auditorium de Radio France le 14 novembre, de la Philharmonie deux mois plus tard, sans compter la future Cité musicale de l’Ile Seguin en 2016, avec 1.100 places pour le classique.

Tweets

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Post your questions for @alisonbalsom here: http://classfm.co/12rBfN  (she’ll be online to answer them at 1.30pm!)

Wigmore Hall @wigmore_hall: Swedish clarinettist Martin Fröst joins us this Season as Artist in Residence http://bit.ly/1ll5PWX  http://bit.ly/1qwnu9Z 

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms: Don’t miss the last few days of the #bbcproms 2014 season. Promming (standing) tickets available for every concert, priced at just £5.

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra: We open our 2014/15 season on 24 Sep with music by Prokofiev, Shostakovich new Composer in Residence Magnus Lindberg http://bit.ly/Y66bWV 

clean-bandit-Justin-SutclifClean Bandit, Photo: Guardian

(Written on September 10, 2014 )

Gramophone

BBC Two presents ‘Howard Goodall’s Story of Music’ in January 2013

Six-part series explores the development of Western music

Classic FM

British Paraorchestra release charity single

After a successful performance at this year’s Paralympics Closing Ceremomy, the British Paraorchestra are the stars of a new charity single: ‘True Colors’ with the Kaos Signing Choir for Deaf and Hearing Children and the voices of ParalympicsGB.

The Telegraph

Catrin Finch: The harpist who is adding new strings to her bow

Catrin Finch is keen to push the boundaries of the harp, she tells Adam Sweeting.

Classical Music Magazine

Autumn Statement means more Arts Council cuts

The arts are to take a further funding cut because the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England have been so pared down themselves that they say they are unable to sustain the new reductions announced in chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement.

Slipped Disc

Just in: Arab state confirms a female music director 

We told you, exclusively, two months ago that Han-Na Chang, the Korean cellist, as to be music director of the Qatar Philharmonic.

Just in: Barenboim’s state opera gets slammed for ‘wasteful, sordid’ mismanagement

The criticism comes from the powerful culture committee of the Bundestag and it is directed at the renovation costs of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Just in: Editor of The Times is fired

Rupert Murdoch has got rid of James Harding, editor of the Times.

The Wagnerian

Guardian to broadcast act 3 of ROH Walkure using multiple persectives

As part of the new partnership between the Guardian and the ROH, the Guardian website will broadcast Act 3 of this years Walkure – from multiple and unusual perspectives.

Classic FM

(Written on December 13, 2012 )