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In today’s news: Southampton project brings diversity to classical music, composer Bent Sørensen wins the 2018 Grawemeyer Award, EBU celebrates its 50th birthday. Also, the importance of earplugs for orchestral musicians, the extension of Luxembourg Music Publishers catalogue and Opera Stuttgart moves into a post building. 

Financial Times

Sharp-edged, punchy music from the London Sinfonietta

A concert at St John’s, Smith Square, which exemplified the ensemble’s unique character.

Daily Echo

Ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classic music

More than 280 Southampton children were part of a ground-breaking project to bring diversity to classical music.

The Times

BA grounded me because of my wheelchair, says musician

Gil Dori was stuck in a queue at security when he says that he was told there was no time to load his wheelchair on to the plane.

BBC Music Magazine

European Broadcasting Union celebrates 50th Birthday

BBC Concert Orchestra marks anniversary of the first EBU transmission.

Classical Music

Bent Sørensen wins 2018 Grawemeyer Award

Danish composer Bent Sørensen has won the 2018 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for a triple concerto.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Hail Fellows, Well Met! 2017 Adlers Finale, 2018 Adlers Arrival

Besides bringing some of Europe’s greatest artists to San Francisco — most of them still unknown in the U.S. — Adler also cultivated local young talent, and he established the Merola Opera Program in 1957.

Limelight

Earplugs essential for orchestral musicians, study finds

A new study from the Netherlands has found that earplugs are essential for orchestral musicians, revealing that physical measures such as placing screens between sections or creating more space between players are largely ineffective.

Pizzicato

Luxembourg Music Publishers enlarge online catalogue

Luxembourg Music Publishers, a non-profit organisation promoting composers announces that it’s catalogue will soon exceed 500 references.

Scala entlässt Mitarbeiter wegen Aktivitäten auf dem Schwarzmarkt

Wegen unehrlicher Geschäfte mit Eintrittskarten hat die Mailänder Scala einen Mitarbeiter seiner Theaterkasse entlassen.

Concerti

Im Tod vereint

Mit Umberto Giordanos Oper „Andrea Chénier“ wird am 7. Dezember erstmals die starbesetzte Saison-Eröffnung der Scala live in deutschen Kinos gezeigt.

Klassik.com

Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken für Komponist Mark Andre

Der deutsch-französische Komponist Mark Andre hat den Kunst- und Kulturpreis der deutschen Katholiken erhalten.

Musik Heute

Oper Stuttgart will in altes Paketpostamt umziehen

Nach jahrelanger Debatte haben sich die Württembergischen Staatstheater für das alte Paketpostamt in Stuttgart als Ausweichspielort während der Generalsanierung des Opernhauses entschieden. 

Codex Flores

72. Concours de Genève: Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs

Der 23-jährige Koreaner Jaehyuck Choi ist Gewinner des Kompositionswettbewerbs des 72. Concours de Genève. Zweitplatziert ist der 32-jährige Israeli Yair Klartag.

France musique

Les femmes qui dirigent des orchestres ? « Pas la tasse de thé » de Mariss Jansons

Dans une interview accordée au journal The Telegraph, le chef Mariss Jansons a déclaré ne pas être habitué à voir des femmes diriger des ensembles, et que cela n’était pas vraiment sa « tasse de thé ». Après la polémique suscitée par ses propos, le chef d’orchestre est revenu sur sa déclaration. 

Mundoclassico.com

Tilson Thomas deja la San Francisco Symphony

El director norteamericano Michael Tilson Thomas (Los Ángeles, 1944) acaba de anunciar que abandona su puesto al frente de la Sinfónica de San Francisco en cuanto finalice la temporada 2019-20.

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   in 1909 FP of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with Walter Damrosch conducting

Image: Southhampton school pupils © Daily Echo/Rachel Adams

(Written on November 28, 2017 )

In today’s classical news: How Muhammad Ali’s life was turned into an opera, a video of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Riccardo Muti conducting Verdi’s ‘Requiem’,  Sophie Lewis is appointed as NCO Managing Director. A biologist on music as being the oldest form of art, the director of the San Francisco Symphony Michael Tilson-Thomas steps down after 25 years and the Teatro Real in Madrid is celebrating its 20th anniversary since its reopening.

Rhinegold

Sophie Lewis appointed as NCO managing director

Sophie Lewis has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. She will step down from her current role as chief executive of Sinfonia Cymru to succeed Carrie Sage, who is stepping down at the end of this year.

ORA announces musical advent calendar

ORA is to mark the festive season with a musical advent calendar.

Available on the ensemble’s website, the ORA Advent Calendar will see a new door open each day, allowing listeners access to a daily contemporary carol recorded by the group.

The Violin Channel

Finalists Announced at South Korea’s Isangyun International Violin Competition

The 4 Finalists have today been announced for the 2017 Isangyun International Violin Competition, in Tongyeong, South Korea.

Guardian

Float like a butterfly, sing like a soprano … how Muhammad Ali’s epic life became an opera

Among the many tributes to Muhammad Ali – books, films, documentaries, exhibitions and plays – an immersive orchestral experience might be one of the least expected. But in Louisville, Kentucky, the boxer’s birthplace, the ambitious young maestro who leads the Louisville Orchestra has found his muse.

SF Station

Au Revoir! SF Symphony Director Michael Tilson-Thomas Announces Plans to Leave after 25 Years

Earlier this week, SF Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson-Thomas announced that he will step down from his post after the 2019-20 season, marking 25 years in his current role, and perhaps an end of an incredible chapter for the symphony.

Limelight

Bronwyn Douglass wins Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship

Mezzo-soprano Bronwyn Douglass has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship, awarded by the Opera Foundation for young Australians.

BR Klassik

Verdis „Requiem“ mit Riccardo Muti RICCARDO MUTI

Riccardo Muti war zu Gast bei Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Musik-Heute

Thomanerchor geht auf Nordamerika-Tournee

Der Leipziger Thomanerchor unter der Leitung von Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz geht auf eine Konzertreise durch Nordamerika. Vom 6. bis 22. November sind Auftritte in neun Orten in Kanada und den USA geplant, teilte der Chor am Donnerstag mit.

Deutschlandfunk Kultur

“Musik ist wahrscheinlich die älteste Kunst”

In seinem neuen Buch befasst sich der portugiesische Neurowissenschaftler Antonio Damasio mit dem biologischen Fundament der menschlichen Kultur. Denn ohne Gefühle gebe es keine Kultur. Eine besondere Rolle spielt für Damasio in diesem Zusammenhang die Musik.

El Mundo

La favorita es ella

El Teatro Real celebró anoche los 20 años de su reapertura con una función de gala de La favorita, la ópera de Donizetti con la que se abrió la programación del coliseo madrileño en 1850.

Twitter

@blnfestspiele Der Artist-in-Residence, @tyshawnsorey, spricht über seine Konzerte beim #jazzfestbln. Heute Abend tritt er mit seinem Trio auf.

 

 

The historic Teatro Real in Madrid

(Written on November 3, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, The San Francisco Symphony cancelled two tour concerts in North Carolina, in response to the state’s law that overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Queensland Symphony Orchestra has been treating passengers that touched down at Brisbane Airport with pop-up performances, as part of the airport’s artist-in-residence programme. Also, read about studies on music’s effect on men and women to beat your friends at board games this Christmas.

The Telegraph

The secret trick which could help women beat men at board games this Christmas

Studies showed that classical music helps men with concentration whereas rock music doesn’t. However, music was found to have no effect on women’s performance.

Was 2016 the year women stormed the citadels of classical music?

Where does the best hope for classical music lie? In gifted, passionate and engaged musicians – not in grand plans for swanky new buildings.

San Francisco Chronicle

SF Symphony cancels tour concerts in North Carolina

The San Francisco Symphony has cancelled two tour concerts scheduled for April 5-6 in Chapel Hill, N.C., in response to the passage of the state law that overturned protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The New York Times

Esma Redzepova, Who Sang to Generations of Her Roma Heritage, Dies at 73

Esma Redzepova, the Macedonian singer who was acclaimed for decades as the greatest female voice in Romany (Gypsy) music, died on Sunday in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia. She was 73. Often billed as “Queen of the Gypsies,” Ms. Redzepova sang in more than 10 languages and recorded more than 500 songs. In the Balkans, her hits reached multiple generations.

ABC News

Queensland Symphony Orchestra treats travellers to music and fanfare at Brisbane airport

Passengers touching down in Brisbane this month have been treated to pop-up performances by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO).

Music Teacher Magazine

RNCM appoints new head and assistant head of music education

The Royal Northern College of Music has appointed Dr John Habron and Robert Gardiner as head of music education and assistant head of music education (PGCE) respectively.

Classical Music Magazine

Wigmore Hall announces additional subsidised tickets

Building on the success of its scheme offering £5 tickets for under-35s, Wigmore Hall has announced that an additional 5,000 subsidised tickets will be available throughout next year, resulting in a total of 25,000.

Butterworth drinking song rediscovered in Oxford

A festive song by George Butterworth has been rediscovered at the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries.

Musik Heute

Elbphilharmonie ist “Hamburger des Jahres” 2016

Die Elbphilharmonie ist noch nicht einmal eröffnet, aber schon “Hamburger des Jahres”: Generalintendant Christoph Lieben-Seutter hat die Auszeichnung am Montagabend in der Kategorie “Kultur” erhalten.

Klassik Heute

Valentine Michaud erhält den «Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes» 2017

Die französische Saxophonistin Valentine Michaud setzte sich beim Finale des Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes 2017 gegen drei Mitbewerber durch. Michaud studierte in Lausanne und setzt ihr Studium derzeit an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste fort.

Klassik.com

Wiener Konzerthaus mit positiver Bilanz

Eigenen Angaben zufolge konnte es 2015/16 einen Besucherrekord erzielen, insgesamt zählte man 542.000 Besucher. Das sind 2,6 Prozent mehr als in der Spielzeit 2014/15. Die Zahl der Veranstaltungen erhöhte sich von 815 (2014/15) auf 861, davon waren 559 Eigenveranstaltungen.

Twitter

The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/FWtl3073mGM 20 Candidates Announced for 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Comp @LynnUniversity

Royal Academy of Music @RoyalAcadMusic Online booking is now open for Spring 2017 events

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic8 Mozart in the Jungle is like Game of Thrones for classical music … –

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Photo: Chris Wahlberg/ SF Symphony

(Written on December 13, 2016 )

Classical News

In our classical news today: Classical music “excludes” composers from minorities, Donatella Flick Conducting Competition takes place at Barbican Centre, and Las Vegas Philharmonic forms American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship. Also, director of Rostock People’s Theatre wants to reduce the orchestra and Daniel Hope becomes Artistic Partner of New Century Chamber Orchestra.

BBC News

Classical music ‘excludes’ composers from minorities

Composers from minority groups are “effectively silenced” because they do not fit into classical music’s “inner club”, a composer has said. BBC Radio 3 now makes diversity pledges, to feature more unjustly neglected composers.

Classical Music Magazine

Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2017

The final round of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition will take place at the Barbican Centre on 17 November.

The Strad

2016 International Wieniawski Violin Competition names 7 finalists

The contest is currently taking place in Poland, and has named the seven candidates chosen to progress to the finals.

The Irish Times

Jim Carroll: Closing the gap between clubland and the classical world

Classical musicians are joining forces with DJs and electronica producers – and are fast becoming the hottest ticket in town.

Broadway World

New York City’s Azure Ensemble Presents A Classical Music Program Inspired by the French Impressionist Period At the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce that the Azure Ensemble, a chamber music group based out of New York City, will perform a classical music program inspired by the French Impressionist period at the Bickford Theatre on Sunday, October 30 at 2:00PM.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Forms American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship

This new and unique fellowship partners the Las Vegas Philharmonic with the Cottbus State Theater Orchestra in Cottbus, Germany and will give both organizations the opportunity to exchange guest artists with their respective orchestras.

Klassik.com

Volkstheater Rostock: Intendant plädiert für Orchesterverkleinerung

Durch die Verkleinerung des Orchesters könnte Joachim Kümmritz zufolge die Schauspielsparte gerettet werden, die nach den Vorstellungen des früheren Intendanten grundlegend umstrukturiert werden sollte. Weitgehend gleich soll die Ensemblegröße des Balletts bleiben.

Kulturradio Rbb

Sasha Waltz will weiter Ko-Intendantin des Staatsballetts werden

Die Gerüchte darüber, dass Sasha Waltz doch nicht Ko-Intendantin des Staatsballetts Berlin werden möchte, sind falsch. Sasha Waltz freue sich auf ihre neue Aufgabe und arbeite derzeit intensiv mit dem Ko-Intendanten Johannes Öhmann an ihrem Konzept für das Staatsballett.

Codex Flores

Hope Partner des New Century Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Hope, der britische Geiger und Musikalische Leiter des Zürcher Kammerorchesters, amtet ab der Saison 17/18 für drei Jahre als künstlerischer Partner des in San Francisco beheimateten New Century Chamber Orchestra.

Twitter

Music History @today_classical in 1973 opening of after Utzon’s won an international design competition

klassik.com @klassikcom Festspielhaus Füssen: Staatsanwalt ermittelt wegen Insolvenzverschleppung

UK Delegation OSCE @UKOSCE Inspiring address by on and quoting Goethe and Martin Buber

Eleanor Alberga. Photo Credit: Guy Levy.

Eleanor Alberga. Photo Credit: Guy Levy.

(Written on October 20, 2016 )

The Guardian

Spotify to take on iTunes Radio with free tier for its music apps

11 December event expected to expand free mobile access from US, although on-demand streams will be limited

The New York Times

Kennedy Center Names New Chief

Deborah F. Rutter, who as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra helped it navigate the financial shoals that have sunk other orchestras, will become the president of the Kennedy Center next fall, the center announced on Tuesday

Voice of America

San Francisco Musicians Create ‘New’ Classical Music

A group of young artists in San Francisco are continuing that trend, giving new life to an old field: opera and European classical music

Star Tribune

Italian opera house La Scala: Riccardo Chailly to replace Barenboim as musical director

The Milanese opera house La Scala took another step in its artistic and managerial transition on Tuesday by confirming that Riccardo Chailly will be its new musical director, replacing Daniel Barenboim

Minnesota Orchestra: Board reports deficit of $1.1 million for fiscal 2013

Minnesota Orchestral Association reported revenue of roughly $12 million, nearly all through contributions and investment income

New Music Box

FAIR AND BALANCED

“Until we rid ourselves of the notion that the best music of all time was created by a handful of men who lived an ocean away from us and who all died more than a century before any of us were born, we will never have programming that truly reflects the vast array of musical creativity all around us.”

Digital Music News

A Tiny Percentage of Artist Income Comes from Copyright, Study Finds…

According to a study conducted by Peter DiCola of the Northwestern University School of Law, artists are now, on average, deriving a relatively tiny percentage of their income directly from copyrights

FONO FORUM

“Reden – das kann ich einfach so”

Die Pianistin Mitsuko Uchida ist nicht nur eine weltweit gefeierte Mozart-Interpretin, sondern weiß auch sachkundig und unterhaltsam über Musik zu erzählen. Im Januar gibt sie ein Gesprächskonzert zu Beethovens „Diabelli-Variationen“ in der Essener Philharmonie

FONO FORUM

FONO FORUM

(Written on December 12, 2013 )

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(Written on April 19, 2010 )