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In today’s news: Meet the Typewriter Orchestra! After protest Colston Hall was renamed, and a Simpsons moment became true. A new program for the UIMF, and 20 million € for the Berlin Philharmonics. Principal director Firmbach prolonges his contract in Oldenbach. The Menuhin Competition‘ 2018 will take place in Switzerland for the first time, and famed venezuelan Conductor Dudamel urges politicians to solve crisis democratically.

ENO

ENO’s 2017/18 Season at a glance

For those of you who’d like to see our next season at a glance, this page is an overview of the productions we have coming up in 2017/18.

NW Evening Mail

Ulverston International Music Festival returns with ‘exciting’ programme

The 14th Ulverston International Music Festival takes place this summer, once again welcoming a varied array of musicians and performances from around the world.

The Violin Channel

Meet … The Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Formed in 2004, the six-man ensemble performs a wide range of covers and original songs from the ‘click’, ‘clack’, ‘ding’ of nostalgic mechanical typewriters

Classic FM

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating.

The Guardian

Bristol’s Colston Hall to drop name of slave trader after protests

Concert venue that hosted the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Dylan will reopen with a new name following refurbishment.

Classical Music Magazine

Max Richter becomes Decca Publishing’s first client

Max Richter has signed a long-term, global publishing deal with Decca Publishing.

Berliner Zeitung

Millionen für Berlin – Am 8. Mai wird der Hauptstadtkulturvertrag unterschrieben

Drei Millionen Euro – das ist die Summe, um die sich ab 2018 die Zuschüsse für die Berliner Philharmoniker erhöhen, auf dann 20 Millionen Euro im Jahr.

Concerti

Fünf weitere Jubeljahre für Oldenburg

Generalintendant Christian Firmbach verlängert seinen Vertrag in Oldenburg und bleibt demnach bis 2024.

Musik heute

Alfred-Brendel-Hommage im Konzerthaus Berlin

Das Konzerthaus Berlin würdigt den Pianisten Alfred Brendel vom (heutigen) Donnerstag an mit einer Hommage.

Broadway world

Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City’s five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 – June 4, 2017.

Telesur

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel’s video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.

Pizzicato

‘Menuhin Competition’ findet 2018 in Genf statt

Der internationale Violinwettbewerb ‘Menuhin Competition’ findet vom 12. bis zum 22. April 2018 in Genf statt. Damit ist der Wettbewerb, der alle zwei Jahre in einer anderen Stadt ausgetragen wird, zum ersten Mal zu Gast in der Schweiz.

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17 The best classical music for spring 🌱🌷🌸🐥

22 Jazz guitarist is celebrated for his “warm toned lyricism” and “impressive command” – listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V9XxCnkoFw

 

The Violin Channel

(Written on April 27, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: Berlin State Opera’s Festtage 2018 are already in the planning stage, a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi in honour of his 450th birthday in May, and Antonio Vivaldis scripts are exhibited in Turin’s University Library. Renée Fleming is not retiring from opera, and Yuja Wang defends her right to wear what she likes during piano concerts. Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87 and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Standard

Opera fans’ fury as audience members are given free rein to use mobile phones

Opera enthusiasts have slammed Britain’s most prestigious opera venue for failing to stop members of the audience from using their mobile phones.

BBC 

Olivier Awards: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins record nine prizes

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won a record-breaking nine prizes at the Olivier Awards, the biggest event in the UK theatrical calendar.

The Strad

Leading French bow maker Bernard Millant has died aged 87

Descended from a long line of French luthiers, Millant produced bows based on his own design and was the author of the definitive book on French bows.

Rhinegold

Music at Paxton 2017

The chamber music festival takes place in Paxton House, on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

classicfm

New releases: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays Brahms and Beethoven with the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Bernard Haitink first conducted the Concertgebouw Orchestra in 1956, serving as its chief conductor from 1961-1988, and the orchestra appointed him honorary conductor in 1999.

Die Berliner Morgenpost

Sanierte Staatsoper: Festtage 2018 mit Wagner und Verdi

Vor der Wiedereröffnung der Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden planen Generalmusikdirektor Daniel Barenboim und Intendant Jürgen Flimm bereits die Festtage für kommendes Jahr im sanierten Haus

concerti

Der Revolutionär

Claudio Monteverdi, dessen Geburtstag sich im Mai zum 450. Mal jährt, hat mit radikalen Erneuerungen die Musikgeschichte in neue Bahnen gelenkt

KLASSIK.com

Vivaldi-Manuskripte in Turiner Universitätsbibliothek ausgestellt

Ausstellung thematisiert Antonio Vivaldis Wirken in Wien

pizzicato

Beethoven Festival Warschau: Überraschung mit dem Nowowiejski-Orchester

Polen hat ein überaus reiches und niveauvolles Musikleben, von dem außerhalb Polens kaum etwas bekannt ist.

The Guardian

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit?’

The Chinese piano prodigy takes no prisoners. She embraces Brahms and Beethoven as fiercely as she defends her right to wear what she likes

npr music

Hold Up! Renée Fleming Is Not Retiring From Opera

“Rosenkavalier may well be her farewell to staged opera. She will sing her final performance on the afternoon of Saturday, May 13.” The key word here is “may.” Truth be told, Fleming has no plans to quit opera at all.

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klassik.com @klassik.com Oster-Ausgabe des Lucerne Festival mit positiver Bilanz

Claudio Monteverd, Gemälde von Bernardo Strozzi, ca. 1630 © gemeinfrei

(Written on April 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news: applications open for third Institute for Women Conductors residency. To boo or not to boo? Royal Opera music chief defends vocal crowds, and The New Viral #MaskOffChallenge Turns Future’s Rap Into Masterful Classical Music. Young Euro Classic this year to include cinematic music, Spotify permits a payment for new albums, and Leipzig is to name a square in honour of the Gewandhausorchester Kapellmeister Kurt Masur. Cellist forced to leave American Airlines flight as his instrument poses ‘safety risk’ and Renée Fleming – “Rosenkavalier” may well be her farewell to staged opera.

Classical Music Magazine

Applications open for third Institute for Women Conductors residency

Women conductors from around the world are invited to apply for the third residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors (IWC), which will run 6-18 November 2017 at Dallas Opera.

TIME

The New Viral #MaskOffChallenge Turns Future’s Rap Into Masterful Classical Music

In the challenge, musicians cover the rap track with live classical renditions of their own, masterfully playing everything from flutes to violins, saxophones, cellos, and trombones.

The Guardian

To boo or not to boo? Royal Opera music chief defends vocal crowds

To boo or not to boo at the opera? The Royal Opera House would rather audiences did not but its music director, Sir Antonio Pappano, believes there is an exception.
Financial Times

How the music industry came back to life

Music was among the first industries to be digitally disrupted and music labels were badly hurt. So their recovery in developed markets (piracy remains widespread elsewhere) has useful lessons for others.

The Violin Channel

Thomastik Announce Launch of New Solo Cello Strings

Thomastik-Infeld Vienna has announced at the Messe Frankfurt musical trade fair, in Germany, the launch of the new Versum Solo Cello A & D strings

Der Tagesspiegel

Jugendorchester im Konzerthaus

Young Euro Classic diesmal mit Filmmusik

Skandalbaustelle Staatsoper Berlin

Notfalls dirigiert Barenboim auf einer Baustelle

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Spotify – Neue Alben werden erstmal kostenpflichtig

Der Streaming-Marktführer Spotify hat dem jahrelangen Druck der Musikbranche nachgegeben und lässt zu, dass neue Alben zunächst nur in der kostenpflichtigen Premium-Version verfügbar sein werden.

klassik.com

Leipzig soll einen Kurt-Masur-Platz erhalten

Ehrung für den ehemaligen Gewandhaus-Kapellmeister

The New York Times

The Diva Departs: Renée Fleming’s Farewell to Opera

For Renée Fleming, the superstar soprano who will sing the Marschallin at the Met, and for music, this really is the end of an era: This “Rosenkavalier” may well be her farewell to staged opera

The Strad

Cellist forced to leave American Airlines flight as his instrument poses ‘safety risk’

John Kaboff had boarded the flight from Washington DC to Chicago when the pilot asked that he leave the 737 aircraft, he says.

Twitter

BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Lauter neue Komponisten: Der Chor des BR stellt das Programm der Konzertsaison 2017/18 vor

klassik.com @klassikcom Große des Wiener Stephansdoms wird restauriert

Kurt Masur, © Sasha Gusov

(Written on April 6, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Royal Opera House has celebrated its 150th performance of Verdi’s La Traviata and Katie Derham presents a special podcast about Donizetti’s Poliuto, which will open the 2015 Glyndebourne Season. St John’s Smith Square has announced the latest musicians to join its Young Artists’ Scheme and the BBC have announced that they will be extending the Ten Pieces project to secondary schools.

Guardian

The Royal Opera’s La Traviata celebrates 150 performances – watch two clips with a classic cast

Richard Eyre’s Royal Opera production of Verdi’s opera marked its 150th performance and its 12th revival on the 18 May opening night. Here are two clips from a 2009 production, with Antonio Pappano conducting and Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja and Thomas Hampson in the title roles

Telegraph

Glyndebourne 2015: Poliuto podcast

Donizetti’s Poliuto – the tale of a Christian martyr – opens the 2015 Glyndebourne Season. Here Katie Derham presents a special podcast about this rarely performed work

Classic FM

This beautiful animation uses neon lights to bring Bach’s ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’ to life

Visual artist Alan Warburton has used CGI neon lights to create a haunting animation inspired by Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s recording of Bach’s masterpiece. The result is mesmerising.

BBC Music Magazine

St John’s Smith Square announces its Young Artists for 2015-16

The London concert hall announces the latest musicians to join its Young Artists’ Scheme

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Ten Pieces project extended to secondary schools

The BBC’s Ten Pieces initiative will be extended to secondary schools from Autumn 2015.

Die Welt

Es waren auch Komponisten unter den Opfern

Sie hießen George Butterworth, Colin Coles und Rudi Stephan. Sie waren herausragende Talente. Sie fielen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Ein herausragendes Album erinnert an die Werke fast vergessener Tonsetzer.

pizzicato

Warnstreik in deutschen Orchestern und Theatern

Vor der nächsten Runde der Tarifverhandlungen am morgigen 20. Mai sind gestern und heute Orchester und Bühnenkünstler in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Warnstreiks getreten. 

klassik.com

Stimmensätze zu Bruckners 6. Sinfonie wiederentdeckt

Der Dirigent und Musikwissenschaftler Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs hat einen handschriftlichen Stimmensatz der 6. Sinfonie von Anton Bruckner wiederentdeckt.

Der Standard

Innsbruck bekommt ein “Haus der Musik”

Die Tiroler Landesregierung hat die Finanzierung für das Innsbrucker “Haus der Musik” beschlossen. 55,64 Millionen Euro soll die Musikeinrichtung kosten, die Landesregierung werde maximal 23,63 Millionen Euro beisteuern.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Terms of Engagement: Yes, Audiences Want Classical Music Apps

Arts organizations, especially classical music ones, speak of “audience engagement” these days. It’s a constant in a world that has seen concert and opera attendance drop precipitously over the past few decades, which has left organizations struggling with holes in their budgets.

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Gramophone: Gramophone’s Recordings of the Year, 2000-2015. 15 of the best releases of the 21st century:

Sinfini MusicWhy… so… SERIOUS? Voila: 10 of the funniest piano videos we could find on YouTube. Enjoy!

Wigmore Hall Grammy-nominated musician returns to Israel after selling out Carnegie Hall – Arts & Leisure

Diana Damrau as Violetta in the 2014 revival of Verdi’s La Traviata. Photo: Catherine Ashmore/Royal Opera House

(Written on May 20, 2015 )

Classical News

In today’s news fifteen North Korean senior officials have been put to death, including four musicians from the state orchestra. Karim Wasfi, cellist and director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra responds to terrorist attacks in Iraq through music. Also, Joyce DiDonato has been elected to the Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees with Renée Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman.

The Times

Musicians among 15 executed in Kim purge

Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, has put to death 15 senior officials, including four members of the state orchestra and a forestry manager in another purge of his critics.

Classic FM

This cellist found the most powerful way to respond to a day of terrorist attacks in Iraq

Cellist and director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra Karim Wasfi wanted to send a message to those ‘who consider bombs to be the only way’. So he took out his cello.

Classical Music Magazine

DiDonato joins Carnegie Hall board

Joyce DiDonato has been elected as a member of Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees, joining Renée Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman.

Classical Source

London Symphony Orchestra with Valery Gergiev and violinist Nicola Benedetti perform Fourth Annual Free Concert in Trafalgar Square

The London Symphony Orchestra with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will give their next free, open-air concert in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17 May.

Sinfini

$2.5m Bach portrait returns to Leipzig

One of only two surviving portraits of JS Bach is to return to the city of Leipzig where it was painted from life 265 years ago.

San Francisco Classical Voice

California Symphony Rolls Out Details on 2015-16 Season

The California Symphony, led by music director Donato Cabrera, is rolling out its 2015-16 program.

pizzicato

Pernoo And His Dream For A Chamber Music Centre In Paris

French cellist Jérôme Pernoo (43), a professor at the National Conservatory in Paris and a well-known soloist, has launched a crowd-funding on Kiss Bank in order to get the money for a planned Chamber Music Centre at Salle Cortot in Paris

Bach-Medaille 2015 für Peter Neumann

Der Kirchenmusiker, Dirigent und Chorleiter Peter Neumann wird mit der Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig ausgezeichnet.

Musik Heute

Rheinoper legt neuen “Ring” auf – Kompletter Zyklus Premiere für Regisseur Hilsdorf

Düsseldorf – Die “Walküre” hat Dietrich W. Hilsdorf bereits inszeniert, für das Aalto-Musiktheater Essen.

Twitter

Teach Through Music ‏@TTMLondon: 23% of UK adults said they would love to learn a musical instrument, & 17% said they would love to do more singing! http://bbc.co.uk/news/education-32487385 …

Arts Council England ‏@ace_national:As #GE2015 nears, we summarise the latest arts + culture policy announcements: http://bit.ly/1GLf5KD  #culturematters

Classic FM @ClassicFM: As soon as he walks off stage in Maastricht, André Rieu will be answering your questions. Details here: http://classfm.co/wWEyPF 

cellist-in-BaghdadKarim Wasfi of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra wanted to send a message to those ‘who consider bombs to be the only way’.

(Written on May 1, 2015 )

The Washington Post

Opera singer Renee Fleming chosen to sing anthem at Super Bowl

Renée Fleming has hit some important pop-culture markers in the past few months. In September, she went on David Letterman’s show to sing the Top Ten list. Now, she’s going to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

CNN

i(ce)-Tunes: Sweden’s incredible ice orchestra

They’re among the rarest instruments in the world, but they’ll be discarded come spring. They’re so fragile even the players’ breath risks nudging them out of tune.

The Guardian

English National Opera’s Edward Gardner to leave

Highly regarded conductor to take up new role at Bergen Philharmonic from 2015, and be replaced by Mark Wigglesworth

BBC News

Iran: Rule banning musical instruments on TV is broken

Iran’s Channel One television has caused a sensation by showing musical instruments on screen for the first time in 30 years, it’s reported.

West End stars downplay theatre safety issue

Theatre audiences are “a hardy lot” who will not be put off by recent incidents at London venues where patrons have been injured, according to the stars of a newly opened West End show.

Marie Claire

The Women Who Are Ruling The Music Industry, Right Now

The ladies who’ve bagged the best jobs backstage, from inside music magazines and record labels, to studio techs and bloggers

Daily Herald

Teen entrepeneur takes on music industry

Breje Whitt was only 15 years old when he began performing onstage with a nationally renowned Christian rock band. Two years later, the Elgin teen is running his own DJ, sound and lighting company.

CNN

CNN

 

(Written on January 23, 2014 )

The Telegraph

Sakari Oramo: ‘Britain was my destiny’

Finland’s Sakari Oramo talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of becoming the BBCSO’s new chief conductor – and his uncanny sense of homecoming

Gramophone

Setting up a classical ensemble in the current climate is hard, but bowing to popular tastes is not the way

The London International Players are helping to bring classical music to new audiences

Arts Journal

Renée Fleming cancels UK for family emergency

Renée Fleming has cancelled a keenly-awaited orchestral concert in Oxford today. Her replacement will be Sylvia Schwarz

The Guardian

Just don’t call it ‘indie classical’

Nico Muhly, Olafur Arnalds and new generation of composers are successfully transposing classical tropes to a rock setting

ABQ Journal

New classical music organization debuts

Led by Artistic Director David Oberg, ‘Orchestra of Discovery’ in Albuquerque debuts Tuesday, Nov. 5 as small chamber ensemble

Incorporated Society of Musicians

HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Good news for professional musicians as HMRC agrees to reverse National Insurance rules

Digital Music News

Head North: Ontario Sets Aside $45 Million to Fund Its Music Industry…

The province of Ontario has set aside $45 million CAD (~$43M USD) for a new Ontario Music Fund

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Zeitlos überwältigend

Es klingt wie ein wehmütiges, spätes Wiedersehen: Anne-Sophie Mutter hat nach fast 30 Jahren wieder ein Studioalbum mit den Berliner Philharmonikern aufgenommen. Auf “Dvořák” interpretiert die große deutsche Geigerin ein leidenschaftlich-romantisches Violinkonzert

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

 

(Written on November 4, 2013 )

Classical Music Magazine

Protest disrupts Met’s Eugene Onegin first night

The Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on 23 September was disrupted briefly by a lone protester urging the house and its cast to take a public stand against Russia’s repression of homosexuals

Los Angeles Times

Renée Fleming sings Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

Renée Fleming lent her lush soprano voice to CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night, singing a humorous rendition of the show’s Top 10 list

Classic FM Online

Inflatable concert hall to open in Japan

A bright purple inflatable concert hall resembling giant plum is touring areas devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Matsushima, Japan

British Paraorchestra win Prime Minister’s Big Society Award

A year on from playing with Coldplay at the Paralympics 2012, the British Paraorchestra is to be honoured with a Big Society Award

Star Tribune

New Minnesota Orchestra offer includes $20K signing bonuses

Musicians are “offended” board went public with proposal that includes $20,000 one-time bonus

Limelight Magazine

Hilliards to hang up vocal cords after 40th anniversary tour

The Hilliard Ensemble are to launch their 40th anniversary season with a special reunion concert at the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival on December 11 – four decades to the day since their debut concert in 1973

Arts beat

Gerard Mortier Named Artistic Adviser of Teatro Real Opera House in Madrid

The Teatro Real said Wednesday that it had created a new advisory post for Gerard Mortier, two weeks after abruptly ousting him as artistic director of the opera house here

Pacific Standard

Want Quick, Accurate Thinking? Ask a Musician

New research finds musical training appears to sharpen our ability to detect our own mistakes, and rapidly make needed adjustments

The Telegraph

New York Opera set to enter bankruptcy within a week

New York City Opera could be sounding its final note this weekend – at least for a while

The Guardian

Classical music is at the heart of Manchester’s radical music scene

Manchester’s classical music tradition and culture is full of names just as stellar and characters just as large and significant as the likes of Oasis, The Smiths and New Order, writes Stuart Maconie

BBC Music Magazine

John Williams’s Star Wars theme named nation’s favourite film score

Classic film score beats competition from Morricone, Bernstein and Herrmann

YouTube

YouTube

(Written on September 27, 2013 )

BBC News

Cardiff Singer of the World: Jamie Barton wins top prize

A mezzo-soprano from the United States has been crowned the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

The Guardian

Lucy Parham: My voyage round Debussy

Pianist Lucy Parham on the challenge of capturing the private world of Debussy in an evening of words and music, with the help of Henry Goodman and Sam West

Gramophone

Jonas Kaufmann records debut album for Sony Classical

‘The Verdi Album’ is due for release in September – the first in an exclusive long-term recording agreement

BBC News

Does sex sell in classical music?

Jenni Murray, the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, made her debut as a conductor today with the BBC Philharmonic and the Overture to Bizet’s Carmen for a special edition of the programme.

Daily Express

Opera singer Renee Fleming axes concert in Lebanon

American opera star Renee Fleming has pulled out of plans to perform in Lebanon due to the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.

BBC Music Magazine

Survey shows that 8/10 people listen to classical music

YouGov poll finds more people listen to classical music at home than in concert halls

Der Tagesspiegel

“Foreign Affairs”: Der neue Festivalleiter im Gespräch

Seit diesem Jahr leitet Matthias von Hartz das Festival „Foreign Affairs“ der Berliner Festspiele. Im Tagesspiegel-Interview spricht er über das Theater von morgen, die Konkurrenz in Berlin und sein Bekenntnis zur Masse.

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(Written on June 24, 2013 )

The Guardian

Music Nation – from Shetland to Suffolk

Tom Service takes a look at this weekend’s festival which spans the entire UK.

Daily Telegraph

Eurovision: why not turn to Englebert Humperdinck?

Is choosing Humperdinck to represent us at the Eurovision Song Contest an act of desperation or a stroke of genius?

Independent

The wheel of fortune turns for new opera

Jessica Duchen meets Emma Bell, star of Judith Weir’d Miss Fortune which makes it UK premiere at the Royal Opera House next week

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

First Brahms, now an ‘unknown’ Mozart piano piece turns up…

The Mozart Foundation in Salzburg is announcing the world premiere of a little piano piece.

Jessica Duchen’s Classical Music Blog

Girl Power.

Hooray for classical music’s most powerful women!

(Written on March 2, 2012 )