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In today’s news: Sir Simon Rattle will conduct classical concert in Trafalgar Square, September 11th inspired opera debuted in Australia, St Paul’s Cathedral announce American concert series, Santa Rosa Symphony chooses its next Music Director: Francesco Lecce-Chong, Daniel Barenboim to bring the Staatskapelle Berlin to Sydney, and Staatsoper Hamburg announced program for upcoming season.

Classical Music

New leadership for Church Stretton Arts Festival

Alan Stockbridge has been newly elected as chairman of Shropshire Hills-based Church Stretton Arts Festival.

St Paul’s Cathedral announces American concert series

St Paul’s Cathedral has announced a concert series, ‘New Worlds’ celebrating American composers, musicians and works to mark the 60th anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel at St Paul’s.

The Times

Sir Simon Rattle plans classical concert Trafalgar Square

Britain’s most acclaimed conductor will turn Trafalgar Square into London’s “biggest concert hall” this summer.

The Guardian

The remarkable story of terrorism and trauma that inspired a new opera

Young girls who presented to hospital literally choking from the horror of September 11 have been given voice in a startling Australian production

Music Week

‘I’m optimistic about our future within streaming’: Rebecca Allen looks ahead to a Classic BRITs boost

Decca president Rebecca Allen has spoken to Music Week about how the revived Classic BRIT Awards can boost non-pop on streaming platforms and help push “younger talent”.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Santa Rosa Symphony Chooses Its Next Music Director

The Santa Rosa Symphony announced today that they had selected Francesco Lecce-Chong as the orchestra’s next music director.


Daniel Barenboim to bring the Staatskapelle Berlin to Sydney

As revealed in the Berlin State Opera’s 2018/19 season announcement on March 15, Daniel Barenboim and his orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, will undertake a concert tour later this year, with Sydney one of the destinations.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Frisch gestrichen

Drei internationale Spitzenensembles laden am 21. und 22. April zum “Ickinger Frühling” ein. Die Gäste dürfen in Klassikern schwelgen und Neues entdecken. Die vier ältesten Gäste, die heuer zum “Ickinger Frühling” anreisen, sind zusammen fast 1200 Jahre alt.


Oper für Im- und Export

Internationale Künstler und Gastspiele in aller Welt prägen in der kommenden Saison das Selbstverständnis der Staatsoper. […] Opernintendant Georges Delnon und Ballettintendant John Neumeier stellten am Dienstag das Programm für die kommende Saison vor. Generalmusikdirektor Kent Nagano hatte das Programm des Philharmonischen Staatsorchesters bereits vorab präsentiert (WELT berichtete), da er derzeit in Chicago wirkt.


Keine Hinweise für sexuelle Belästigung

Die Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden sieht keine Belege für eine sexuelle Belästigung im Ballett. Einem Tänzer, der den Vorwurf erhoben hatte, wurde gekündigt, teilte die Semperoper mit.


Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peter for The Times

(Written on March 28, 2018 )


Aldeburgh Music announces details of year-long Britten centenary celebrations

Special events pay tribute to the British composer and Aldeburgh Music founder

The Guardian

Jocelyn Pook: inspired by mental illness

‘Working on this piece I realised that the notion of hearing voices naturally lends itself to musical ideas and exploration’

Daily Mail

‘There’s pressure to show more flesh’: Soprano Laura Wright says classical music world wants to add wow factor by using risque outfits

Her stunning voice saw her hand-picked by The Queen to record a song.

The Telegraph

Pippa Middleton, the BBC and Lance Armstrong head up list of this year’s opera sinners

BBC executives, Pippa Middleton, and Sally Bercow are to be named as the sinners of the year the public would be glad to see the back of in the English National Opera’s production of the Mikado.

Carmen: It ain’t over till the nude lady sings

A lusty new production of ‘Carmen’ by Calixto Bieito embraces the growing trend for red-hot opera

Limelight Magazine

Peter Maxwell Davies talks “spooky” opera, Australian wine

Sydney Chamber Opera stages haunting work The Lighthouse by Master of the Queen’s Music.

Classic FM

Tallis Scholars announce 40th anniversary world tour

John Brunning talked Whitacre, Tallis, and 50 Shades of Grey with Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips as the renowned choir prepare for their 40th anniversary world tour.

Alaska Public (found on Musical Chairs)

Inmate Orchestra Gets Ready for Concert

The all-female Hiland Mountain Orchestra is rehearsing for its annual concert in December.  The string ensemble has gained national recognition for being the first women’s prison inmate orchestra in the nation.

Classic FM

(Written on November 26, 2012 )