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In today’s news, Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme, EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote, and Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners. Also, Dubai’s first opera theatre opens in August, and cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize.

Classical Music Magazine

Help Musicians UK launches Hearing Health Scheme

Help Musicians UK has created a Musicians Hearing Health Scheme in partnership with Musicians Hearing Services and the Musicians’ Union.

EUBO responds to ‘Brexit’ vote

The European Baroque Orchestra, which for over 30 years has provided specialist orchestral training to postgraduate students of historically-informed performance from all over the European Union, has issued a statement following the UK’s EU referendum.

BBC Music Magazine

BBC Radio 3 celebrates its highest audience in five years

Figures released today have shown an increase in the number of people listening to Radio 3, with the station now reaching 2.2 million people. This is Radio 3’s highest audience reach for five years and the highest ever figure in the second quarter of a year.

Classic FM

Classic FM’s new weekend line-up results in impressive increase in listeners

Latest listening figures show that more people are tuning in to Classic FM at the weekends, and for longer.

The Jakarta Post

Dubai’s first opera theater to open in August

Dubai’s first performing arts theater is slated to officially open on Aug. 31 with a performance by legendary Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, known as “the King of Opera”.

The Strad

Cellist Daniel Hass wins 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000

Daniel Hass has been awarded the 2016 Michael Measures Prize, worth $25,000. A collaboration between the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, the accolade recognises promising talent in young Canadian classical musicians.

British Airways denies cello entry to the cabin ‘because it doesn’t have a visa’, claims musician

A cellist was told she needed a USA ESTA visa for her instrument and would have to pay over $4,000 to re-book her flights

Aftenposten

Jazz uten sponsorer

I år feirer Oslo Jazzfestival 30 år med et musikalsk program bredere enn noen gang før. Festivalen er helt avhengig av billettsalg og tilskudd for å leve videre.

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Ruhrtriennale stellt europäische Werte auf den Prüfstand

Das experimentelle Theater- und Musikfestival Ruhrtriennale wird dieses Jahr politisch. Wir können das Nachdenken über unsere Gesellschaft nicht nur den Politikern überlassen’, sagt Intendant Johan Simons.

Klassik heute

Treffpunkt für junge Künstler mit großer Zukunft: Davos Festival 2016 beginnt

Am 6. August ist es wieder soweit: Dann beginnt das Davos Festival 2016. 50 Konzerte mit 80 jungen Musikern aus über 20 Ländern werden bis zum 20. August 2016 das Naturparadies Davos in eine Art künstlerisches Familientreffen verwandeln.

Musik heute

Dresdner Kulturpalast soll mit breitem Angebot Kosten einspielen

Mit einem erweiterten Angebot soll der Dresdner Kulturpalast nach seinem Umbau Ende April 2017 pünktlich eröffnet werden. Neben Konzerten der Dresdner Philharmonie werde dort künftig ein Genremix von Jazz bis Weltmusik sowie Lesungen geboten.

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Top Classical News @topcmnewsVibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Vibrant music director of three US orchestras dies, aged 51

klassik.com @klassikcom Steigert Musizieren und Musikhören in der Gruppe die Lebenszufriedenheit?

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Cellist Daniel Hass. Photograph: Classical Music Magazine.

(Written on August 4, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, The Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals the four Senior Finalists, BBC Proms is to include music by David Bowie and Red Carpet Premiere of “Florence Foster Jenkins” takes places in London. Also, two of the biggest prizes in modern composition have been awarded and the festival “Ruhrtriennale” 2016 is dedicated to the refugee debate.

The Strad

Menuhin Competition 2016 reveals four Senior Finalists

The Menuhin Competition 2016 has revealed the four violinists selected to progress to the Senior Finals, taking place at London’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday.

BBC

BBC Proms 2016: Strictly, Bowie and music in a car park

The BBC Proms, Britain’s annual celebration of classical music, is to include music by David Bowie and a Strictly Come Dancing theme night.

Classic FM

Red Carpet Premiere: Florence Foster Jenkins

It’s the classical music film of the year. ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ tells the story of the world’s worst ever opera singer. Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant joined the cast and other celebrities at the star-studded premiere.

Classicalite

Lincoln Center’s May Gala to Celebrate ‘Jazz and Broadway’ With Vanessa Williams

For jazz, some of its most beloved standards were born on New York City’s Great White Way. And with that, Jazz at Lincoln Center has announced that its forthcoming May gala will champion that idea with a celebration in the theme of “Jazz and Broadway” with Vanessa Williams.

International Arts Manager

Major composition prizes awarded

Kate Soper and Lewis Spratlan have received two of the biggest prizes in modern composition. Soper has won the Virgil Thomson Award in Vocal Music, which comes with a USD40,000 (€35,350) cash sum. Spratlan – along with librettist James Maraniss – was recognised with the Charles Ives Opera Prize and USD35,000 (Maraniss received USD15,000).

WQXR

13 Vinyl Classics to Hear on Record Store Day

This Saturday marks Record Store Day, and in observance of this annual holiday for vinyl lovers of all stripes, WQXR weekend host Paul Cavalconte will be spinning a selection of his favorite LPs, which include everything from from the Renaissance composer Praetorius to Copland’s Billy the Kid.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Philharmonia Baroque Plans Rameau Opera for 2017

Philharmonia Baroque recently announced its program for 2016-17, The climax of the season is a piece of music never performed before a modern audience.

WQXR

From Renaissance to Ragtime: How Jeremy Denk Crafted His Carnegie Program

Think of it as a mixtape, or an iPod playlist on shuffle, said pianist Jeremy Denk of the musical mélange he thoughtfully curated.

Classical Music Magazine

Three Choirs Festival recruiting for 2016 Youth Choir

The Three Choirs Festival is inviting singers aged 14–25 to apply for its 2016 TCF Youth Choir.

colodario.com

Pedro Halffter lleva a los tribunales a la Filarmónica de Gran Canaria

Según informa Canarias 7.es, Pedro Halffter ha llevado a los tribunales a la fundación que gestiona a la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Cananaria, “porque considera que se vulneró su contrato al ser cesado como director artístico”.

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Sinfonieorchester 21 – Das SWR Symphonieorchester stellt seine erste Spielzeit vor

Die Orchestermanager Johannes Bultmann, Felix Fischer und Reinhard Oechsler stellten heute die erste Spielzeit des SWR Symphonieorchesters vor, das am 22. September sein erstes Konzert in Stuttgart, dem Standort des Klangkörpers gibt.

BR KLASSIK

Ist Solidarität eine Utopie?

Die Ruhrtriennale widmet sich unter dem Motto “Seid umschlungen” in diesem Jahr verstärkt der Flüchtlingsdebatte. Das Festival, das vom 12. August bis 24. September 2016 in mehreren Ruhrgebietsstädten stattfindet, will damit auch den Kontrast zwischen euphorischen Willkommensszenen für Geflüchtete und die Übergriffe auf Frauen in der Kölner Silvesternacht aufzeigen.

Klassik heute

Zum 16. Mal: Festival der ARD-Preisträger

Seit 2001 veranstaltet der Internationale Musikwettbewerb der ARD Kammermusikfeste, zu denen Preisträger verschiedener Wettbewerbsjahrgänge eingeladen werden.

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#RedCarpet premiere of #FlorenceFosterJenkins with @HughGrant and @MerylStreep #filmoftheyear more infos: http://bit.ly/1Q97hUv

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Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant - stars of Florence Foster Jenkins - at the film's UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on 12 April 2016 in London. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Classic FM

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant – stars of Florence Foster Jenkins – at the film’s UK premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on 12 April 2016 in London. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Classic FM

(Written on April 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Times reports on new atypical concert venues and Marin Alsop gives a conducting a masterclass on “Beating time”. Also, the Symphony Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Music Academy Kiev will play in Berlin thanks to a crowdfunding campaign and an interview in El Mundo with the Berliner Staatsballet’s director Nacho Duato.

The Times

Chamber music of a new kind under bridge

A cavernous chamber in one of the piers of Tower Bridge is to become the latest extreme music venue as the public increasingly seek alternatives to predictable concert halls.

Daily Mail

Bach to basics: Pupils to get Classic FM in the classroom but critics say schools are ‘papering over the cracks’ in music cuts

Some 100 works by great composers will be piped into primary schools to help children learn about classical music – a scheme critics say is merely ‘papering over the cracks’ of poor music education.

The Strad

Insurance worker convicted of stealing £300,000 viola from a London train

London Symphony Orchestra principal violist Edward Vanderspar had accidently left his instrument on the train

Classic FM

Marin Alsop’s Classic FM Conducting Masterclass: Beating time

This week Marin tackles one of the most fundamental skills for a conductor – beating time, from the fairly common 4/4 time to music with 5 beats in every bar (we’re looking at you, Bernstein) or even just 1.

Scotsman

Lang Lang, classical music’s piano-playing rock star

He’s the the world’s most famous pianist, yet 
Lang Lang’s flamboyant style has divided critics. Now Edinburgh audiences will have their chance to see classical music’s rock star in action

Berliner Zeitung

Dank Crowdfunding aus dem Krieg nach Berlin

Eine Crowdfunding-Kampagne ermöglichte es dem Kiewer Jugendsymphonieorchester doch noch die Teilnahme an dem Festival Young Euro Classic.

BR Klassik

Max Greger ist tot

Metzger sollte er werden und wurde Saxofonist. In den 60ern bespielte er die Wiesn, versöhnte Jazz und Blasmusik. Bis zuletzt stand er auf der Bühne, oft gemeinsam mit Sohn Max und Enkel Max: “Ein Künstler ist nicht da, um abzutreten, sondern aufzutreten”. Jetzt ist Max Greger tot.

Neue Musikzeitung

Wiederentdeckung eines Opernjuwels – Nicola Porporas Oper „Il Germanico“

Mit einer Rarität warteten die 39. Innsbrucker Festwochen auf. Erstmals seit der Urauffüh­rung 1732 brachten sie die Oper „Il Germanico“ von Nicola Porpora auf die Bühne.

The New York Times

John Scott, Organist and Choirmaster, Dies at 59

John Scott, an esteemed organist and choirmaster who held prestigious posts in London and New York, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 59.

El Mundo

Nacho Duato: ‘Echo de menos que el público español vea mis ballets’

El coreógrafo vuelve a España como director del Staatsballett Berlin. El Teatro Real estrena temporada en septiembre con su versión de La bella durmiente, el emblemático clásico de Petipa y Tchaikovsky de 1890

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Anneleen Lenaerts: dadelijk bij Radio 1 “De Ochtend”

SPIEGEL Kultur: Eröffnung der Ruhrtriennale: Ein Rebell ohne Chance…
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Photo credit: Olmo Calvo

(Written on August 17, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Composers on their premieres: ‘This is the point where one has to let go’

The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group has helped music lovers fund commissions through its Sound Investment scheme for almost 30 years. Ahead of their 75th commission, leading composers recall the nerves – and joy – of hearing their works come to life for the first time

The Independent

As ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, can Peter Sellars save the ENO?

As Purcell’s ‘The Indian Queen’ opens, Jessica Duchen meets the man on a mission to save an opera company in crisis

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 finalists announced

20 singers from 15 different countries will compete in June

Philharmonia Orchestra signs £500k sponsorship with Chinese firewater manufacturer

The Philharmonia Orchestra has signed a five-year, £500,000 sponsorship deal with Chinese alcoholic beverage producer Wuliangye.

Classic FM

David Mellor on new London concert hall: ‘a power-play by Simon Rattle’

David Mellor has weighed in on the debate over whether London needs a new concert hall in a conversation with ex-Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on LBC.

KulturPort.De

Ruhrtriennale präsentiert Programm 2015

Im ersten Jahr unter der künstlerischen Leitung des Theatermachers Johan Simons bringt die Ruhrtriennale vom 14. August bis 26. September 2015 zahlreiche internationale KünstlerInnen in die Metropole Ruhr.

Klassik.com

Komponist Charles Kálmán ist tot

Sohn des Operettenkomponisten Emmerich Kálmán wurde 85 Jahre alt.

Musik Heute

Einreichungen für ECHO Klassik starten

Ab sofort können Tonträgerhersteller ihre besten Produktionen bei der Deutschen Phono-Akademie vorschlagen, teilte der Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) am Montag in Berlin mit.

Codex Flores

Stiftung Händel-Haus erwirbt mutmassliches Händel-Porträt

Die Stiftung Händel-Haus hat ein Porträt ersteigert, das nach ersten Untersuchungen mit grosser Wahrscheinlichkeit Georg Friedrich Händel darstellt.

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Huge Investment To Renovate Sydney Opera’s Concert Hall

$202 million (€140 million) will be invested towards the renewal of the Sydney Opera House and specifically its largest theatre, the Concert Hall.

New Award For Conductors Named After Julius Rudel

The Mannes Orchestra at the Mannes College the New School for Music, announced the creation of a Julius Rudel Award for Conducting Studies, named after the American conductor who died in June 2014 at the age 93.

El Mundo

Mortier, sos Gardel

Un libro recopila las ‘Reflexiones sobre la ópera, el arte y la política’ de la mejor y más radical mente que se haya dedicado a la ópera en su generación.

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Classical Today @ClassicalToday: Heartbroken Frank Peter Zimmerman Surrenders ‘Lady Inchiquin’ Strad to Financial Controllers http://bit.ly/1GsU8TO

Classical:NEXT @ClassicalNEXT: RT @ruthmackenzie: “@hollandfestival: The programme 2015 has been announced. Featuring Anna Calvi in 12 Hour Prom. ”

Klassik.com @klassikcom: Überbrückungskredit für Salzburger Festspiele http://klassik.com/?9k8ja  #Musikfestival #Kulturmanagement #Kulturpolitik

ECHO Klassik Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

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Photo: Monique Wuestenhagen / BVMI

(Written on February 25, 2015 )