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In our news today, King’s Cross announces Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence, singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show, and Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians. Also, R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, and Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season.

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Dame Evelyn Glennie announced as King’s Cross musician-in-residence

King’s Cross has announced Dame Evelyn Glennie as its musician-in-residence in partnership with PRS for Music Foundation. The virtuoso percussionist will explore, write and perform new music over a 12-month period whilst based in the area.

The Times

Iraq bitter suite: notes on a lost orchestra

Upbeat may be the title of the conductor Paul MacAlindin’s memoir, but there are many times when he sounds pessimistic about the fate of his friends in the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

BBC

Katherine Jenkins to produce children’s TV show

Singer Katherine Jenkins and her husband Andrew Levitas are to produce a new children’s animated TV show. Symphony Street will be aimed at four to eight-year-olds and it is hoped it could be screened on Welsh channel S4C.

Music Week

Musicians’ Union blasts Dirty Dancing tour for cutting real musicians

According to The Stage, the Musicians’ Union claim the show has only five musicians currently employed, as opposed to eight on the previous tour, and that they’re using “unauthorised” backing music.

Rolling Stone

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Preps Debut Classical Piece, Tour

R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release his first classical composition, Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, October 14th via Orange Mountain Music.

Broadwayworld

Five Boroughs Music Festival Announces 10th Anniversary Season

Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) today announces programming for its tenth anniversary season, continuing its mission of bringing affordable, high-caliber performances of traditional and contemporary chamber music to all five boroughs of New York City.

NRK

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Urheber gegen Musikpiraterie: Landgericht München verurteilt Onlinedienst Uploaded zu Schadensersatz

Die Urhebergesellschaft GEMA gewinnt vor dem Landgericht München I gegen den Sharehoster Uploaded. Das Urteil bestätigt, dass ein Sharehoster schadensersatzpflichtig ist, wenn dieser das Hochladen und die Verbreitung von urheberrechtlich geschützten Inhalten nicht unterbindet.

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Christiane Tewinkel fragt in ihrem Buch „Muss ich das Programmheft lesen?“ nach dem Sinn populärer Musikvermittlung im Konzertbetrieb

Klassik heute

Dresdner Kreuzchor und Volkswagen vereinbaren Zusammenarbeit

Der Dresdner Kreuzchor begründet anlässlich seines Jubiläums in diesen Tagen mit der Volkswagen AG eine besondere Partnerschaft, die zunächst bis 2018 eine Zusammenarbeit auf künstlerischer, kommunikativer und pädagogischer Ebene garantiert.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Using Violin Strings to Learn Key Signatures

BBC Radio 3 performs his brother’s cello concerto tonight . Read all about it:

BR_Klassik @BR_Klassik Was heute geschah – 12.8.1846: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy erteilt seiner Schwester Fanny seinen “Handwerkssegen” http://bit.ly/2bmTuPh

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R.E.M.’s Mike Mills will release and tour behind his first classical composition, composed alongside friend and violinist Robert McDuffie. Credit: Chris McKay/Getty

(Written on August 12, 2016 )