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In today’s news: Cheap tickets to make theatre more attractive for the youth, a dream became true for the shirtless violist, and listen to the Montreal International Piano Competition. Salzburger Festspiele won’t be opened with ‘Tosca’ this year. Will the fusion between Theater- und Orchestergesellschaft Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz and the Theater Vorpommern already take place in the beginning of 2018?

Evening Standard

Cheap theatre tickets for young people: How to see London’s best plays for next to nothing

You might never be able to get on to the property ladder but at least you can see some great plays

The Violin Channel

Shirtless Violinist – ‘I Dreamed a Dream’

‘The Shirtless Violinist‘ performs the evergreen broadway classic, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Misérables’ … arranged for solo violin and torso.

Classic FM

We’re at the Montreal International Piano Competition, and the talent is blowing our minds

The final round of the Montreal International Piano Competition is underway, with the second of two legs taking place tonight in the city’s Maison Symphonique.

The Strad

British cellist Keith Harvey has died, aged 79

The English musician was principal cellist of the London Philharmonic and English Chamber orchestras, and later formed the Gabrieli String Quartet

Pizzicato

Staatskapelle Dresden will Thielemann behalten

Die Musiker der Sächsischen Staatskapelle Dresden haben am gestrigen Mittwoch in geheimer Wahl « mit großer Mehrheit » für eine Verlängerung des Vertrags mit ihrem Chefdirigenten Christian Thielemann (58) gestimmt.

Kulturradio vom RBB

Salzburger Festspiele 2018 ohne Philipp Stölzls “Tosca”

Philipp Stölzl wird im kommenden Jahr nicht die Osterfestspiele Salzburg mit Puccinis Oper “Tosca” eröffnen.

Klassik.com

Fusion zum Staatstheater Nordost schon Anfang 2018 möglich?

Die Fusion der Theater- und Orchestergesellschaft Neubrandenburg/Neustrelitz und des Theater Vorpommern könnte doch schon Anfang Januar 2018 erfolgen.

The Herald

Philanthropist leaves Edinburgh Napier university £750,000 to support classical musicians

A long-time university backer has left £750,000 in his will to support young classical musicians.

BBC News

A big change for Sydney Opera House

One of the world’s most iconic buildings is about to undergo its biggest ever renovation.

South China Morning Post

Donor frocks help Hong Kong helpers look the part on red carpet for premiere of documentary about their lives

After snub from corporate sponsors, style consultant Sheryl Bolden appealed for donation of dresses so the domestic helpers who appear in documentary The Helper looked the part on red carpet at film’s premiere.

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2Neue Brahms-Gedenkstätte auf Schloss Altenstein

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(Written on May 11, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, the music world reacts to Donald Trump winning the US Presidential election, John Lewis christmas advert and song are unveiled, and neighbours of Sydney opera house are complaining about outdoor concerts and the bar ruining their sleep. Also, German Peace prize awardee Carolin Emcke is worried about Trump’s triumph.

Fact Mag

Donald Trump wins US Presidential election: The music world reacts

The news that Trump and his running mate Mike Pence – a man on record as believing in gay conversion therapy – are soon to be in the Oval Office understandably shook the largely pro-Hillary Clinton music world, which reacted with a mix of anger, confusion and determination to regroup and rebel.

The Guardian

Soundtracking the five stages of grief after the US election result

As the hangover lifts the day after the night before, replaced by the realisation Donald Trump’s election victory was not just a bad dream, you might find yourself catapulted headlong into what some psychologists call “the five stages of grief”.

NME

John Lewis Christmas advert and song for 2016 unveiled

The ad and track have become somewhat of a festive institution in the UK.

Telegraph

One Day I’ll Fly Away by Vaults, John Lewis’s Christmas advert song 2016, rings a little close to home

Song chosen to soundtrack John Lewis’s Christmas advert has a certain prescience, capturing the feeling of international anxiety.

Business Insider

Some of the Sydney Opera House’s neighbours are complaining about outdoor concerts and the bar ruining their sleep

Residents of the apartment block next to the Sydney Opera House have been complaining that Australia’s most famous building is ruining their sleep.

The Spectator

I always thought the North and classical music didn’t mix

Do classical music and the North go together?

RBB Kulturradio

Friedenspreisträgerin Emcke besorgt über Trumps Sieg

Die Friedenspreisträgerin Carolin Emcke zeigt sich besorgt über den Sieg von Donald Trump bei der Präsidentenwahl in den USA. Sie erklärte, die einzige Hoffnung sei, dass Trump unfähig sein könnte, dieses Amt lange durchzustehen.

Welt

Die Frauen haben die Wahl verloren

Hillary Clinton hätte die erste Frau im Amt des Präsidenten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika werden können. Wir haben einen historischen Moment verpasst, aber das interessiert niemanden. Warum nur?

Klassik Heute

Adam Fischer übernimmt Dirigate des verstorbenen Sir Neville Marriner

Der Gründer der Academy of St. Martin in the Fields war seit weit über 40 Jahren regelmäßig zu Gast in der Tonhalle Düsseldorf und dirigierte in den vergangenen beiden Jahren auch mehrere Konzerte der Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. Das Dirigat der Konzertwoche übernimmt der Principal Conductor Adam Fischer für seinen verehrten Kollegen.

Musik Heute

Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau erhält Landesmusikpreis

Damit würdige man “die seit vielen Jahren maßgeblichen künstlerischen wie inhaltlichen Impulse” des Orchester, erklärte Kulturminister Rainer Robra (CDU) nach einer Mitteilung seines Hauses vom Mittwoch. Besonders lobenswert sei das kreative Engagement in der musikpädagogischen Arbeit mit Kindern und Jugendlichen.

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What’s on NE @whatsonne  Seen the John Lewis advert? Here’s a guide to Vaults, the act who provide the soundtrack bit.ly/2fFp2AP

BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine We’re going to be attempting to fill Twitter with Bach today. Can you help?

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(Written on November 10, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, arts organisations commit to address their gender imbalances, Humber Bridge becomes sound installation for Hull 2017, and the Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place in October. Also, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts organisations pledge to address gender imbalances

A number of performing arts companies have committed to address their gender imbalances. The Royal Opera House and Mahogany Opera Group were among those to participate in Tonic’s Advance programme.

Humber Bridge to become sound installation for Hull 2017

A new commission from Opera North will turn the Humber Bridge into a sound installation for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Ten Worlds upon Humber Bridge will mix music by artists Arve Henriksen, Jan Bang and Eivind Aarset with recordings of the Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, and field recordings made at the bridge itself.

CIOC Festival 2016

The Canadian International Organ Competition’s 2016 festival will take place 2-30 October. The event will celebrate a variety of Montreal pipe organs through concert broadcasts, guided tours of churches and historical organs, an event for children, and a film screening.

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton classical audiences treated to South American music

The Edmonton Accordion Society held their annual three-day Extravaganza. The University of Alberta presented a recital of contemporary Brazilian music at Convocation Hall.

BBC News

Sydney Opera House: How to fix an Australian icon

No other piece of architecture epitomises Australia so well. Now plans have been unveiled for its largest renovations ever, begging the question: how do you upgrade one of the most iconic structures in the world?

The Korea Times

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors

The new members are Thierry Fischer, principal guest conductor, and Markus Stenz, conductor-in-residence, who will begin their terms in January next year on a three-year contract.

Broadwayworld

Italian Maestro Ludovico Einaudi Tours his Latest Album ELEMENTS this February

Chart-topping Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi returns to Australia with his band in February 2017 to tour his highly anticipated release Elements.

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Dirigent Johannes Braun mit Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis ausgezeichnet

Der Dirigent Johannes Braun hat den Ernst-von-Schuch-Preis erhalten. Die Auszeichnung wurde in diesem Jahr zum dritten Mal verliehen und ist mit 2.000 Euro dotiert.

Klassik heute

Internationaler Meisterkurs für Gesang mit Graham Johnson

Der renommierte britische Pianist und Liedbegleiter Graham Johnson ist erstmals zu Gast an der Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin und gibt ab dem 4. Oktober einen fünftägigen öffentlichen Meisterkurs.

RBB Kulturradio

Bund fördert Sanierung von Orgeln

National bedeutsame Orgeln sollen mit fünf Millionen aus zusätzlichen Bundesmitteln saniert und modernisiert werden.

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CMUSE.org @cmuseorg Try songs on the harpsichord, viola and cello

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Arve Henriksen and Jan Bang in a recording session at Opera North. Photo credit: Danny Payne

(Written on September 26, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Sydney Opera House proposed to allow sleep-overs, three new front desk string players for Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist. Also, pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms.

The Daily Telegraph Australia

Sleep-overs proposed for Sydney Opera House

Fans could have the chance to spend a night with Sydney’s most famous icon if a proposal to allow exclusive sleepovers in the Sydney Opera House goes ahead.

The Strad

Scottish Chamber Orchestra appoints three new front desk string players

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has appointed three new principal players to its string section from the beginning of the 2016-17 season in October.

Elizabeth Fayette appointed Vega String Quartet first violinist

Elizabeth Fayette has been appointed first violinist of the Vega String Quartet, currently quartet in residence at Emory University in Atlanta, US.

The Guardian

Pro-EU protest planned for Last Night of the Proms

It includes rousing performances of Land of Hope and Glory, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem always accompanied by a sea of union jacks, but this year’s Last Night of the Proms is also expected to offer a pro-EU backlash against Brexit.

The National

James Morrison coming to Dubai Opera

James Morrison will be the first big western pop act to grace the stage at Dubai Opera, when the soulful singer-songwriter performs there on October 7.

Sioux City Journal

Symphony Orchestra receives $100,000 grant

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Gilchrist Foundation through Security National Bank of Sioux City. The grant will support the orchestra’s season finale concert on April 29 featuring composer and pianist Conrad Tao.

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„Wege der Musikwissenschaft“ – XVI. Internationaler Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

Vom 14. bis zum 17. September 2016 richtet die Abteilung Musikwissenschaft der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität gemeinsam mit der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz den XVI. Internationalen Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung aus.

RBB Kulturradio

Staatsballett erhält Doppelspitze

Die Choreographin Sasha Waltz wird künftig zusammen mit dem Schweden Johannes Öhman das Staatsballett Berlin leiten. Mit Waltz und Öhman bekomme Berlin zwei international renommierte Persönlichkeiten des internationalen Tanzes.

Berliner Zeitung

Kulturhaus „Peter Edel“ soll 2019 wieder öffnen

Nach jahrelangen, erfolglosen Verhandlungen wird der gemeinnützige Bildungsträger Kommunales Bildungswerk das Gebäude mit seinen 25 Räumen und dem über 300 Quadratmeter großen Veranstaltungssaal per Erbbaurechtsvertrag übernehmen.

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M Magazine @M_magazinePRS .‘s ‘ Fund is open for a 2nd round of funding – find out more + apply now!

London Philharmonic @LPOrchestra Are you a student passionate about classical music? Apply now to become a student rep for the LPO!

Opera Anywhere @OperaAnywhere Bring your family for free to an performance 5.30pm

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(Written on September 8, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the BBC Proms swapped the Royal Albert Hall for a car park in Peckham to perform three of Steve Reich’s pieces, GCSE results show more flexibility is needed with arts subjects in schools & violinist Maxim Vengerov appointed visiting professor at London’s Royal College of Music. Also, Universal Music Group spent $38m on restructuring in the first six months of 2016.

RadioTimes

The day the Proms swapped the Royal Albert Hall for a Peckham car park

The Multi-Story Orchestra performed three pieces by American modernist Steve Reich – with added percussion from passing trains and planes

Classical Music Magazine

GCSE results show more flexibility is needed with arts subjects

A recent TES report has shown that the much-disputed English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is already having an impact on students’ academic careers, with this year’s GCSE results being used as an example of the declining focus on the arts in curricula.

The Strad

Violinist Maxim Vengerov appointed visiting professor at London’s Royal College of Music

London’s Royal College of Music has appointed Maxim Vengerov as Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin. The virtuoso performer and conductor will visit the RCM at least three times a year in the newly created role.

Music Business Worldwide

Universal spent $38M on restructuring in the first half of 2016

Universal Music Group spent close to $40m on restructuring in the first six months of 2016, as it morphed into a US-led global hierarchy. During this period, the major completed the shuttering of Universal Music Group International (UMGi) – a symbol of a now-discarded bifurcated US/ex-US setup in which all territories outside the States reported into an ‘international’ department in London.

New York Times

Sorry about that: Wells Fargo to end ads suggesting science over arts

Wells Fargo, the financial services giant immortalized in lyrics to “The Music Man,” has apologized for advertisements that seemed to suggest that teenagers should set aside their artistic dreams and choose careers in science.

International Arts Manager

Back to Bach – Kyung Wha Chung

Kyung Wha Chung is a tough nut to crack: she’s intriguing, fascinating and just a little bit frightening as she alternates from being as wily as a puma or as playful as kitten. Chung’s as sharp, honest and brutal with herself as she is with everyone else.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Bollywood comes to the Sydney Opera House for Confluence Festival of India

Bollywood loves a grand location. So what better place than the Sydney Opera House forecourt to hold a flashmob of more than 1000 people dancing to the distinctive rhythms of Indian cinema?

Le Figaro

Alexandre Hammadi, le français de l’American Ballet Theatre

Soliste à l’American Ballet Theatre, il sera à partir du 6 septembre le prince de La Belle au Bois Dormant. Son parcours voyageur est à l’image de cette compagnie ouverte et diverse.

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Rheinland-Pfalz: Ministerpräsidentin Malu Dreyer will Musikstiftung Villa Musica weiter unterstützen

Ministerpräsidentin Malu Dreyer (SPD) hat der Landesstiftung Villa Musica zum 30-jährigen Bestehen die weitere Unterstützung von Rheinland-Pfalz zugesagt.

klassik.com

Usedomer Musikpreis für Geiger Daniel Lozakovich

Der schwedische Geiger Daniel Lozakovich ist mit dem Usedomer Musikpreis der Oscar und Vera Ritter-Stiftung ausgezeichnet worden. Thomas Hummel, Intendant des Usedomer Musikfestivals überreichte dem erst 15-jährigen Instrumentalisten die Auszeichnung, die mit 5.000 Euro dotiert ist.

Klassik heute

GMD Michael Hofstetter verlänger seinen Vertrag am Stadttheater Gießen

Der Dirigent Michael Hofstetter hat seinen Vertrag als Generalmusikdirektor am Stadttheater Gießen um fünf Jahre bis 2022 verlängert. Hofstetter ist einer der meistgefragten Dirigenten seiner Generation und wurde vom Fachmagazin Opernwelt mehrfach als Dirigent des Jahres nominiert.

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Classic FM @ClassicFM The is underway – we’re celebrating with classical music for the event in the !

Royal Opera House @RoyalOperaHouse Booking is now open for Premium 2 Friends for Winter 2016/17 – let us know if you need any help! ^C

Barenreiter @BarenreiterUK Today in 1791 first performance of Mozart’s opera La Clemenza di Tito in Estates Theatre Prague

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(Written on September 6, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the Edinburgh International Festival has closed with its annual fireworks concert, Stirling Orchestra tunes up for BBC competition All Together Now & fights at the opera in Cosi Fan Tutte. Also, Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House are teaming up to create a world first: a “silent opera”.

BBC News

Annual fireworks concert closes Edinburgh festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has closed with its annual fireworks concert. More than four tonnes of explosives and 400,000 fireworks lit up the skies around Edinburgh Castle. The international festival has had its most successful year, taking more than £4m in ticket sales for the first time.

Stirling Orchestra tuning up for BBC competition challenge

Stirling Orchestra, which formed in 1983, is one of the five competitors in All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge. The four-part BBC4 series aims to find the UK’s top amateur orchestra. Stirling made it to the final five after 250 orchestras initially entered the competition by submitting videos.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Opera Australia and Sydney Opera House team up for world-first silent opera

Opera Australia and the Sydney Opera House are teaming up to create a world first: a “silent opera” performed live with full orchestra and opera chorus, and 3000 audience members listening on headphones.

The Telegraph

Another fight at the opera in Cosi Fan Tutte row over wages

It has already raised eyebrows over its portrayal of Africans subjected to brutality by Fascist troops. Critics questioned the taste of including scenes of rape and racial abuse by Mussolini’s soldiers during Italy’s 1930s subjugation of Eritrea in what is a much-loved 18th century opera.

Broadwayworld

St. Cecilia Music Center’s School of Music Ramps Up for the New Season

Hundreds of past and present students from elementary school level through senior aged adults agree that at St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) “Music Lives Here”. Starting in September, students with an interest in music are encouraged to try out for SCMC’s School of Music programs.

CMUSE

Owner forced to ban his guide dog from classical music concerts

A regular patron of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand has been forced to take the tough decision to leave his guide dog outside the concert hall.

klassik.com

Komponistin Isabel Mundry neues Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften

Die Komponistin Isabel Mundry ist neues Mitglied der in Mainz ansässigen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur. Auf ihrer letzten Sitzung hat die Akademie Mundry als ordentliches Mitglied der Klasse der Literatur und Musik gewählt.

BR Klassik

Skandalreicher Sommer geht zu Ende

Verschärfte Sicherheitsmaßnahmen, ein überraschender Dirigentenwechsel und der Skandal um die neue “Parsifal”-Inszenierung standen im Fokus der diesjährigen Bayreuther Festspiele.

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ARD Musikwettbewerb mit 199 Nachwuchskünstlern aus aller Welt

199 Nachwuchsmusiker kämpfen seit gestern drei Wochen lang um Preise des Internationalen Musikwettbewerbs der ARD. Künstler aus 44 Ländern treten in den Kategorien Kontrabass, Horn, Harfe und Streichquartett an.

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Edinburgh Festival @edinburghfest [scotsman] Opera review: Gurrelieder, Usher Hall: This is how an Edinburgh International Festival programme o…

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts “I think to be believed, onstage or on screen, is the one hope that all actors share.” – Gene Wilder

Glyndebourne @glyndebourne Applications are invited for places in the 2017 Glyndebourne Festival Chorus:

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(Written on August 30, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, the Messiaen Foundation starts a project for young musicians, BBC News goes behind the scenes of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, and The Times launches Christmas carol competition. Also, The Musicians’ Union predicts bad times for musicians through Brexit, and Frank Peter Zimmermann gets his Stradivarius “Lady Inchiquin” back.

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Maison Messiaen To Become A Residence For Young Musicians

The Messiaen Foundation has started a project to open Olivier Messiaen’s residence on the lake of Laffrey (Isère) as residence for young musicians.

BBC News

A Syrian Symphony: Behind the scenes of an emotional musical reunion

When their home country was torn apart by war, the members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians were dispersed around the world. Last month, they were brought together again for brief tour, aided by Damon Albarn. The BBC World Service went behind the scenes of the rehearsals.

The Strad

Britain’s vote to leave the EU will be ‘bad news for musicians,’ says Musicians’ Union

The Musicians’ Union (MU), which represents over 30,000 professionals working across all sectors of the music business throughout the United Kingdom, has issued a statement on its website in response to Britain’s 23 June referendum decision to leave the European Union.

Broadwayworld

BWW Interviews: „Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II“ with Sydney Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Co-Creator George Daugherty Shares His Passion And Enthusiasm With BWW Sydney

This July, George Daugherty and co-creator David Ka Lik Wong bring their new concert „Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II“ to the Sydney Opera House. Teaming up with Sydney Symphony Orchestra again, they will pair the iconic Warner Bros animation with live orchestral performance to entrance and delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Classical Music Magazine

Times launches Christmas carol competition

The Times has launched its Christmas carol competition for 2016.
The winning entry will be performed by the Bach Choir on 16 December at Cadogan Hall and published in the Times before 31 March 2017.

Creative industries continue to thrive

New government figures show that the creative industries are continuing to grow and improve in diversity. Since 2011, the number of jobs in the sector has risen by nearly 20% – nearly triple the rate of the UK economy as a whole – to 1.9 million.

The Londoner

A new way to do classical music in London

The Aeolian Musical Arts Association has unveiled a new approach to classical music in London — a conductor-less, community-focused string quartet that engages aspiring musicians and offers free tickets to their shows.

New York Times

Bird Song, Sirens and Saxophones for a Stroll Between Museums

It was with some trepidation that I set out last week to try “Soundwalk 9:09,” a piece the Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned from John Luther Adams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Composed of sounds recorded in the area, the work is intended for people to listen to on their smartphones as they make the eight-block walk between the museum’s mother ship, on Fifth Avenue, and its new outpost, the Met Breuer, in the old Whitney building on Madison Avenue.

Leipziger Volkszeitung

Gewandhaus-Cellist bei Unfall ums Leben gekommen

Hendrik Zwiener, Cellist des Leipziger Gewandhausorchesters, ist bei einem Unfall ums Leben gekommen. Opernintendant Ulf Schirmer teilte die traurige Nachricht am Sonntag vor der Aufführung von Wagners „Götterdämmerung“ dem Publikum in der Oper mit und bat um eine Schweigeminute.

klassik.com

Architekturpreis Große Nike für Konzerthaus Blaibach

Der Bund deutscher Architekten (BDA) hat den Architekten Peter Haimerl für das Konzerthaus Blaibach mit dem Preis “Große Nike” ausgezeichnet. Die nach einem mehrstuftigen Auswahlverfahren vergebene Auszeichnung gilt als einer der bedeutendsten deutschen Architekturpreise.

MUSIK HEUTE

Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann erhält Stradivari zurück

Der Geiger Frank Peter Zimmermann bekommt die Stradivari “Lady Inchiquin” zurück. Das Instrument aus dem Jahr 1711 werde Zimmermann künftig wieder zur Verfügung gestellt, sagte NRW-Kulturministerin Christina Kampmann am Montag in Düsseldorf.

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Deutscher Kulturrat setzt Kunstfest Weimar auf Rote Liste

Der Deutsche Kulturrat hat das 1990 gegründete Kunstfest Weimar auf seine Rote Liste der bedrohten Kultureinrichtungen gesetzt. Thüringens größtes und bekanntestes Festival für zeitgenössische Künste sei ab 2019 massiv in seiner Existenz bedroht, erklärte Kulturrat-Geschäftsführer Olaf Zimmermann am Montag in Berlin.

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Top Classical News @topcmnews Plan to make classical music more accessible locally – CTV News

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung Deutscher Musikrat: Verlagsbeteiligung muss gesichert werden

BR_KLASSIK @BR_KLASSIK Update: Nelsons Abgang in wegen Streit um Besetzung? Jetzt äußerst sich Katharina Wagner. http://bit.ly/29gOJoz

Frank Peter Zimmermann (Foto: © Harald Hoffmann / hänssler CLASSIC)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (Foto: © Harald Hoffmann / hänssler CLASSIC)

(Written on July 5, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, the story behind the architectural battle of the Sydney Opera House is to become a movie, new composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia and the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports released next week. Also, J. Reilly Lewis dies at 71 and philharmonie.tv Cologne awarded with Eco Internet Award.

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Architectural Battle For The Sydney Opera House To Become A Movie

Today the Opera house in Sydney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building.

philly.com

New composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia

A recent Curtis Institute of Music graduate is a new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Rene Orth, 30, is the sixth composer to go through the program, starting her term June 1.

Classicalite

J. Reilly Lewis, Washington Metro Area Concertmaster & Organist, Dies at 71

Lewis, a prominent authority on Bach, founded the Washington Bach Consort and served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Also music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Reilly was a one of the most important musicians in the Washington classical music scene.

The Guardian

The rebuilt Snape Maltings: Britten’s artistic dream rises again

No one thinks they are going to sit the Queen on a packing-case when she opens the rebuilt Maltings Concert Hall less than a month from now, but completion of the work is touch and go.

Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown

Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’

Adaptistration

Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner

Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras.

The Telegraph

The return of Rossini: watch a live stream of Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville

Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini for free on the Telegraphwebsite, from next week. The opera will be streamed live from 6.30pm on Tuesday June 21, and is available on demand for the following seven days.

The Strad

Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The musician, who survived the Holocaust, joins fellow performers Paul Lewis and Alison Balsom on the list.

Classical Music Magazine

Small and regional arts organisations testify to funding difficulties

Representatives of small and regional arts organisations have submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee about the funding difficulties which they face. Prompted by complaints that ‘London has long received a disproportionate share of arts funding’ at a previous investigation into the work of Arts Council England, the Countries of Culture inquiry is examining funding opportunities for cultural organisations in the regions.

The Times

Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne

Janácek takes just 90 minutes to tell the story of his Vixen, from cub years to marriage, motherhood to sudden death. At Glyndebourne that means the dinner interval is actually longer than the opera (chicken and rabbit, both scoffed by the leading lady, would make good hamper options).

klassik.com

SPD will Künstlersozialabgabe senken

Nach Plänen der Bundesministerin für Arbeit und Soziales, Andrea Nahles (SPD), soll die Künstlersozialabgabe sinken.

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Eco Internet Award für philharmonie.tv

Das Kölner Konzertportal philharmonie.tv ist mit dem eco Internet Award des eco Verbands der Internetwirtschaft e. V. ausgezeichnet worden.

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Singpause – Das große Singen für Tausende Kinder

Mit der Düsseldorfer «Singpause» haben Zehntausende Grundschüler nebenbei in ihrer Schulzeit nicht nur singen, sondern auch Noten lesen gelernt. Das erfolgreiche Bildungsprojekt lässt andere Städte aufhorchen.

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neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Dresdner Drum & Bass 2016 – 10th Anniversary

KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo Alessandro De Marchi verlängert bei Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik http://bit.ly/1tqatri

Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Wagnerian tenor Alberto Remedios has passed away aged 81

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard

(Written on June 15, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, a new film will show the history of the Sydney Opera House, Sir Simon Rattle comments on his return to London & Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut. Also, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition is an opera for kids & the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform David Bowie’s work.

The Guardian

New feature film to tell of architect’s struggle for the Sydney Opera House

The controversial history behind one of the world’s most recognisable buildings, the Sydney Opera House is to be the subject of a new feature film made by an international team.

EveningStandard

Sir Simon Rattle: ‘Music can’t be a matter of privilege or chance’

As Sir Simon Rattle prepares to pick up the baton at the LSO, ‘the Benedict Cumberbatch of classical’ talks about making London the music capital of the world — with a concert hall for the 21st century.

International Arts Manager

Lang Lang to make New Zealand debut

Lang Lang will make his New Zealand recital debut, 12 years after the Chinese pianist first played in the country with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Edo de Waart. The concert at Aukland’s Civic Theatre on 12 June will include Chopin’s Scherzos as well as Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons. It comes at the end of a tour that has taken him from Chicago to Australasia via China.

Maxwell Davies’ final work is an opera for kids

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ final completed composition will receive its world premiere in London later this month.The Hogboon is an opera for children, based on a Scottish folk tale taken from Maxwell’s home in Orkney. The premiere takes place at Barbican Centre on 26 June, three months after he died following a battle with cancer.

Huffington Post

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform The Music of David Bowie, Guest Conductor Brent Havens Talks of Orchestrating the Works of this Musical Genius

David Bowie was one of those figures that we all felt like was immortal, something beyond just a regular human. He lived life outside of the social bounds of gender, sexuality, understanding, and love.

TheaterJones

Concerns from Women Conductors

As The Dallas Opera prepares to announce the second class of participants for the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors, General Director and CEO Keith Cerny reflects on continuing challenges cited in the application process.

Third Sector

Royal Opera House paid music director Sir Antonio Pappano more than £730k last year

Sir Antonio Pappano, music director at the Royal Opera House, was paid £737,424 by the charity in 2014/15, an increase of almost £200,000 on the previous year. The charity’s latest set of accounts, for the year to the end of August 2015, show Pappano received a basic salary of £104,186 plus fees of £633,238.

klassik.com

Volkstheater Rostock: Intendant Latchinian fristlos entlassen

Der Hauptausschuss der Rostocker Bürgerschaft hat die fristlose Entlassung des Volkstheater-Intendanten Sewan Latchinian beschlossen.

pizzicato

Arzberger-Verfahren in New York erneut vertagt

Das Bezirksgericht von New York hat nach Beratung am letzten Verhandlungstag die Anhörung um Stefan Arzberger erneut vertagt.

Musik heute

Dach der Leipziger Oper wird Bienen-Quartier

Auf dem Dach der Leipziger Oper summen jetzt Bienen. Das Musiktheater und der Naturschutzbund (NABU) Sachsen siedelten dort am Montag ein erstes Volk mit 2.000 Tieren an.

Twitter

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera Shining a spotlight on opera’s bad guys A musical highlight from Verdi’s Nabucco: ^M

Top Classical News @topcmnews Celebrated young pianist returns to Detroit to make classical music cool again – Michigan Radio

Classic FM @ClassicFM Norwegian Henning Kraggerud plays Mozart like a dream. Hear him shortly with :

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Photograph: International Arts Manager

(Written on June 7, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Kronos Quartet introduces its latest project “Fifty for the Future”, Orlando Orchestra’s leader Eric Jacobsen leaps from cellist to conductor and Kansas City Symphony musicians agree to new contract. Also, Korean violinist Yoojin Jang wins Sendai Competition and Zurich voted in favour of Tonhalle concert hall renovation.

npr music

Kronos Quartet Wants To Give You Free Music — And Teach You How To Play It

Kronos Quartet has commissioned 50 pieces of music for its latest project, Fifty for the Future.

abc news

Orlando Orchestra’s Leader Leaps From Cellist to Conductor

As a young, classical music conductor in a town known more for Mickey Mouse than Mahler, Eric Jacobsen faces a double challenge: Live up to the promise of his youth and innovative background, and somehow discover the magic formula to lure young audiences to the concert hall.

The Kansas City Star

KC Symphony musicians agree to new contract

The Kansas City Symphony is a shining model of the way things can be when musicians and management work together with mutual respect and a common goal: making great music.

pizzicato

Korean Violinist Wins Sendai Competition

25-year-old Korean violinist Yoojin Jang has been awarded First Prize at the Sendai completion in Japan.

The Guardian

ENO artistic director Daniel Kramer: ‘I’ve never run an opera house. Isn’t that exciting?

Appointing Daniel Kramer as artistic director of English National Opera feels like the last gasp for a company drowning in a sea of troubles. Since January last year, it has had a chairman resign, an executive director resign, an artistic director resign and, most recently, a music director resign.

The Hollywood Reporter

‘Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ Producer Developing Sydney Opera House Feature

The dramatic story of the creation of the Sydney Opera House, acknowledged as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, is being developed as a feature film with the working title,Utzon: The Man Behind The Opera House, in a three way Australian-Swedish-Danish co-production.

International Arts Manager

Queen Elisabeth Competition winners announced

Belgium’s grand dame of the music competition scene has announced its winners for 2016. Some 82 pianists were selected to compete in the first round of the competition, quickly whittled down to 24 who made it through to the semi-finals, followed by 12 finalists who competed at Brussels Centre for Fine Arts with the National Orchestra of Belgium, conducted by Marin Alsop.

The New York Times

Chick Corea’s 75th Birthday Celebration Will Make Music for Months

When the jazz pianist Chick Corea celebrates a milestone birthday, he doesn’t hold back. In 2001, when he turned 60, he played a three-week career retrospective at the Blue Note Jazz Club. He did it again at 70, with an even broader array of partners.

klassik.com

Zürich: Bürger votieren für Renovierung der Tonhalle

Die entscheidenden Weichen für eine Renovierung der Tonhalle Zürich sind gestellt. Die Bürger der Stadt votierten am Wochenende mit rund einer Dreiviertelmehrheit für die Renovierung der Tonhalle.

Musik heute

Dresdner Musikfestspiele schließen mit Besucherrekord

Mit einem Konzert ihres Festspielorchesters sind die 39. Dresdner Musikfestspiele am Sonntag zu Ende gegangen.

Klassik heute

NAXOS Music Market Munich endete mit Rekordbeteiligung

Mit mehr als 200 Teilnehmern aus über 25 Ländern sowie mehr als 50 internationalen Labels war die Veranstaltung der bislang größte Music Market, den NAXOS bis dato durchgeführt hat.

Twitter

neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung : Weitere Abstimmung über Volkstheater-Intendant Sewan Latchinian

Top Classical News @topcmnews formidable US soprano dies, aged 94

Musical America @MusicalAmerica St. Louis Symphony appoints resident conductor Gemma New

The Kansas City Symphony performing during the Celebration at the Station at Union Station in Kansas City. Photo credit: Allison Long

The Kansas City Symphony performing during the Celebration at the Station at Union Station in Kansas City. Photo credit: Allison Long

(Written on June 6, 2016 )