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In today’s news: The Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor. St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018 and the Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes. Also, German label OehmsClassics is now part of the Naxos group, and Sébastien Rouland was announced as new chief musical director at Saarländisches Staatstheater.

Classical Music

St John’s Smith Square and Tenebrae announce Holy Week Festival 2018

The second Holy Week Festival will take place 26 March – 1 April this year.

Cambridge Independent

Cambridge Classical Concert Series is hitting the high notes

The concert opens on Thursday, January 18 with the BSO performing Haydn’s Symphony No. 7.

U Discover Music

Bob Marley classic ‘No Woman No Cry’ given classical makeover by teenage cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

The striking new version of the classic was released Friday, 5 January and has gone viral.


Liverpool unveils 2018 culture celebrations

The event will take place this year to mark 10 years since Capital of Culture year.


Charles Dutoit Steps Down as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic

According to a press release from the RPO, the Royal Philarmonic and Charles Dutoit have together decided to bring forward his resignation from his role as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor.

OehmsClassics gehört jetzt zu Naxos

Das deutsche Label OehmsClassics ist jetzt Teil der Naxos-Gruppe. Eine entsprechende Vereinbarung zur Übernahme der Geschäftsanteile wurde bereits unterzeichnet, teilt das Label mit.

Irish National Opera nimmt Betrieb auf

Am gestrigen Abend hat die Irish National Opera (INO) mit einem Galakonzert in der National Concert Hall in Dublin ihren Start gefeiert.

Musik Heute

Sébastien Rouland wird GMD in Saarbrücken

Das Saarländische Staatstheater bekommt einen neuen Generalmusikdirektor. Mit Sébastien Rouland (45) binde man “einen international renommierten Künstler”, sagte Kulturminister Ulrich Commerçon (SPD) am Mittwoch in Saarbrücken.

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Et les nommés pour les Révélations des Victoires de la musique classique 2018 sont…

Les Victoires de la Musique classique viennent de dévoiler les 6 nommés dans la catégorie Révélations.


Music History @today_classical: in 1895 FP of ‘ Sonata No.1 in f for clarinet and piano, in Vienna.

DW | Kultur @dw_kultur: Happy Birthday, Elphi! Vor einem Jahr erklang die das erste Mal. Hier eine Bilanz:

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(Written on January 11, 2018 )

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

CT Family Bequests $20m To New Haven Charities.

A prominent New Haven family has endowed $20 million to fund five New Haven charitable and cultural organizations including the New Haven Symphony Orchestra.

Arts Journal: Slipped Disc

Former York, PA Symphony Orchestra Manager Charged With Stealing More Than $200,000.

York, Pennsylvania – A woman told police she stole more than $200,000 from the York Symphony Orchestra to support her gambling addiction while she was the orchestra’s office manager, according to charging documents.

Classical Music Magazine

OAE Appoints Reiland As Apprentice Conductor For 2012.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has appointed 31-year-old Belgian conductor David Reiland as its apprentice conductor for 2012.


Why Britten’s Saint Nicholas Had Me Reaching For A Handkerchief In Smith Square.

Michael White is moved to tears at a performance of Saint Nicholas.

(Written on December 21, 2011 )

What? Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Where? The King’s Head Theatre, Islington

When? 10th October – 21st December, 19.45 (click to purchase tickets!)

After a sell-out international tour and great success at the Edinburgh Fringe, ‘Showstopper! The Improvised Musical’ returns the The King’s Head pub theatre in Islington, London, from 10th October to 21st December 2010. Each performance of Showstopper! is different, and, with the help the audience’s suggestions, an unpredictable, spontaneous spectacle of dance and singing is formed right before their eyes. Having been described as “fantastically refreshing” by the Evening Standard and “astonishing” by the Metro, Showstopper! promises to entertain and enthral audiences of all musical tastes. Book now to experience “top-class creativity in action” (Time Out).

What? Cinemusica – Villa-Lobos and Brazil

Where? The Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

When? Thursday 2nd December, 19.45 (click to purchase tickets!)

The Brazilian pianist Marcelo Bratke and artist Mariannita Luzzati come together to celebrate Heitor Villa-Lobos’ music in this concert at the Southbank Centre. In this performance the audience’s perception of Villa-Lobos’ Brazilian-inspired compositions is enhanced by the projection of Luzzati’s landscape photographs, and this combination of the visual and the auditory creates a striking artistic fusion. Bratke’s interpretations of Villa-Lobos have been described as “offering hints of wildness” and “shining piano colours” by The New York Times, and Luzzati’s works have been praised for their “essence and atmosphere” by The Spectator. As an evocation of the ‘Brazilian soul’, this concert will be treat for all the senses!

What? Farsa Monea

Where? The Forge, Camden

When? Thursday 2nd December, 19.30 (click to purchase tickets!)

This unique ensemble of guitar, percussion and vocals brings a fresh and vibrant new life to traditional and folk music of Spain and Latin America. Through the beautiful sound of the Spanish guitar, profound and powerful vocals and various traditional percussion instruments, the ensemble captures the stories, passion and dreams of the Spanish people. They have previously performed in the City of London Festival, the London Classical Guitar Festival and have appeared at venues such as the Bolivar Hall and Bishopsgate Institute. This is most definitely a group to keep your eye on in the near future.

What? Arthur Davison Family Concert

Where? Fairfield Halls

When? Saturday 4th December, 11.00 (click to purchase tickets!)

A festive Christmas concert featuring a variety of music and performances including, The Sleeping Beauty, a Toy Symphony, a Sleigh ride for Santa, a Chidren’s Overture, a Feather Dance, and the lively Can-Can. There will also be carols which have been composed by local children as well as traditional carols so that the audience can join in. This event is incredibly family friendly and in the Fairfield Halls which has just completed the refurbishment of its foyer.

What? Coro Ensemble

Where? St John’s, Smith Square, SW1 3HA

When? Saturday 11th December, 18.30 (click to purchase tickets!)

This one is to get you into the Christmassy mood. The London chamber choir, Coro, will be performing a celebratory Christmas concert to mark the 10 year anniversary of their founding. They will be singing highlights of their repertoire together with season music from across the centuries such as Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols. There will also be readings from Penelope Wilton and Benedict Cumberbatch. Coro is also welcoming back their founder conductor, Susan Digby OBE. The Coro ensemble have a strong following an their Christmas concerts are consistently sold out, so make sure you get your tickets soon!

What? Spitalfields Winter Festival: Madrigals Transformed

Where? Christ Church, Commercial Street, London

When? Tuesday 14th December, 18.30 (click to purchase ticket!)

Cauis College choir performs madrigals transformed into sacred works by Monteverdi and Coppini. This is a rare opportunity for music lovers to see Montiverdi’s famous madrigals as well as the famous lament from his lost opera, Arianna. The Italian choral works will be a great way to break in your festive season.

Extra: Spitalfields Winter festival is a music festival that has a wide musical selection for everyone to enjoy. From Baroque, Early music, Contemporary, family friendly, school events and free concerts this is definitely something to look into for something to do over the December weeks!

(Written on October 25, 2010 )