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In today’s news: A weekend of celebratory concerts to mark Royal Northern Orchestra’s 60th anniversary. British music’s annual trade mission to India is set for 21 to 24 August. Opera writer and director Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttiron on #echochamber. Why concert hall private boxes in Italy have a bad reputation. How are opera stars really cast? House arrest for Russian opera director Kirill Serebrennikov extended. Chopin is having a moment.

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Royal Northern Sinfonia announces 60th anniversary season

The 2018-19 season will open on Friday 21 September, coinciding with the chamber orchestra’s 60th anniversary weekend.

M Magazine

BPI’s Chris Tams on opportunities in India for UK music

British music’s annual trade mission to India is set for 21 to 24 August, providing an open door for independent businesses to explore commercial opportunities in the world’s seventh largest economy.

Diva Magazine

Putting queer characters centre stage in opera

Operatic writer and director Ingunn Lára Kristjánsdóttir talks queer characters and how she came to create #echochamber.

The Independent

Jules Buckley: the man bringing grime and disco to the concert hall

The composer and conductor has worked with everyone from Arctic Monkeys to Stormzy, and filled the Royal Albert Hall with the sounds of Ibiza. But he’s still trying to win over the sceptics.

Music Ally

Music-streaming services now 8% of audio listening in the UK

British communications regulator Ofcom has published a new report, Media Nations, which is making headlines with its claim that TV-streaming services have now overtaken traditional pay-television in the UK. The report also claims that music-streaming services now account for 8% of all audio listening in the UK – and 29% for 15-24 year-olds.

The Wall Street Journal

With TV, Books and Film, Chopin Is Having a Moment

The 19th-century pianist, whose sonatas, waltzes and other works defined the Romantic era, is back in the spotlight.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Warum Privatsphäre in Theatern verschrien ist

Lange ist es her, als sich die mächtigen Persönlichkeiten Italiens in den privaten Logen der prunkvollen Theater trafen. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen sind die exponierten Plätze heute meist leer.

Die Welt

Wie werden eigentlich Opernstars gecastet?

Der Norweger Pål Christian Moe ist der „Casting-Guru“ der Opernszene – er entscheidet, welche Sänger in welchen Stücken auftreten. Was tut man, wenn der Star in letzter Minute abspringt? Ein Gespräch.

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Hausarrest für Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow erneut verlängert

Ein Moskauer Gericht hat den gegen Regisseur Kirill Serebrennikow verhängten Hausarrest erneut verlängert.

El País

La industria musical catalana deja la crisis

La industria musical catalana ha salido de la crisis de forma definitiva gracias a la reconversión profunda del sector.

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

(Written on July 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: 2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced. Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall. Participants of Joseph Joachim violin competition announced. Hallé project complete thanks to Victoria Wood Foundation gift. Staatoperette in Dresden ends 2017/18 season with loss of revenue. Mark-Anthony Turnage becomes Psappha patron. BBC Radio 3 launches classical music podcast.

The Evening Standard

An opera about birth control advocate Marie Stopes is coming to London

A new opera based on letters written to birth control advocate Marie Stopes will be performed in London next month.

Rhinegold

Hallé project complete thanks to Victoria Wood Foundation gift

Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra has received a fundraising gift from the Victoria Wood Foundation, enabling it to complete building work at Hallé St Peter’s.

The Times

Jeffrey Sharkey: Creative arts can’t be valued in pounds and pence

The arts are under attack from a market-driven approach to education that means culture is less appreciated, the principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has said.

M Magazine

Mark-Anthony Turnage becomes Psappha patron

British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage CBE has become patron of the Manchester-based contemporary music ensemble Psappha.

Radio Today

BBC Radio 3 launches classical music podcast

Radio 1’s Clara Amfo and Dev, BBC Radio 6 music presenters Shaun Keaveny and Amy Lamé, BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction and broadcaster Gemma Cairney are the first guests to appear on BBC Radio 3’s new classical music podcast.

Metro

Opera singer with cerebral palsy wows with her incredible voice

This is the inspirational moment that an opera singer with cerebral palsy brings the house down with a spine-tingling performance.

Limelight Magazine

2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Announced

The three outstanding performers will go on to perform concertos with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Milton.

Pizzicato

Gergiev to inaugurate Moscow’s new concert hall

Ticket sales have started for the inaugural concert of the new concert hall built in Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.

klassik.com

Staatsoperette Dresden mit hohem Einnahmeverlust in Spielzeit 2017/2018

Die Staatsoperette hat aufgrund eines folgenschweren Wasserschadens in der Spielzeit 2017/18 herbe Einnahmeverluste hinnehmen müssen.

Klassik Heute

10. Internationaler Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerb Hannover

Die Teilnehmer des Internationalen Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerbs Hannover 2018 stehen fest.

Bayerischer Rundfunk

Beethoven als Abenteuer

Die Erwartungen waren hoch, als Markus Hinterhäuser 2017 seine erste Saison als Festspiel-Intendant in Salzburg vorstellte.

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2018 ABC Young Performers Awards Finalists Kevin Chow, Emily Sun and Oliver Shermacher © Tom Truong

(Written on July 18, 2018 )

In today’s news: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lars Vogt releases Beethoven’s piano concertos, a Beatles opera is opening in Melbourne, Stuart Skelton replaces Anne Sofie Von Otter, robot band performs at SXSW, 90th anniversary of retired German dramatic mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, European tour of Philadelphia Orchestra with principal conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The Columbian

Celtic, Irish-inspired music at Kiggins enliven St. Patrick’s weekend

St. Patrick’s Day rolled into St. Patrick’s weekend with traditional Celtic and Irish-inspired music from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon at Kiggins Theatre.

Classic FM

Lars Vogt releases new cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos

Lars Vogt releases final volume which includes Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4, two outstanding examples of Beethoven’s writing.

Beat

An opera inspired by The Beatles is hitting Melbourne

Emotionworks Cut Opera presents La Beatles Boheme, a series of opera fusion on the Melbourne CBD Flagstaff Carpark rooftop with a bar.

Broadway World

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Announces Stuart Skelton to Replace Anne Sofie von Otter

Australia’s greatest living tenor, Stuart Skelton, will travel to Sydney to perform with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) this week after the untimely passing of mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie Von Otter’s husband, Benny Fredriksson, in Sydney at the weekend.

VOA

Robot Orchestra Creates Otherworldly, Psychedelic Music at SXSW

A band from Germany called Joasihno performed at the SXSW. The group  includes two guys and robots as band members.

Limelight

The tech bringing international piano competitions closer to home

Pianist Hannah Shin recently auditioned for the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition digitally using the Yamaha Disklavier at the piano company’s Premium Piano Centre in Melbourne.

Frankfurter Allgemeine

Christa Ludwig zum Neunzigsten : Meine Angst vor dem A

Egal, ob mit Leonard Bernstein oder Herbert von Karajan – jede Zusammenarbeit mit einem Dirigenten ist eine erotisch-elektrische Angelegenheit.

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Nur keinen Aufruhr, der Betrieb muss laufen – Kein Erfolg für den Dresdner Tänzer István Simon vor dem Arbeitsgericht

Am 15. März fand vor dem Arbeitsgericht Dresden ein bemerkenswertes Verfahren statt. Der Tänzer Istvan Simon, Erster Solist am Semperoper Ballett, klagt gegen den Freistaat Sachsen.

klassic.com

8 Millionen für Sanierung des Altenburger Theaters

Das Land Thüringen will acht Millionen Euro zur Erneuerung der bühnentechnischen Anlagen im Altenburger Theater beisteuern.

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Magdeburger Telemann-Festtage melden Besucherrekord

Die am gestrigen Sonntag zu Ende gegangenen 24. Magdeburger Telemann-Festtage zogen über 10.000 Besucher an.

Musik Heute

Bayerische Staatsoper startet neue Saison mit Doppeljubiläum

Zum Beginn der kommenden Spielzeit feiert die Bayerische Staatsoper ein Doppeljubiläum: Die Festwoche “Geliebt, gehasst und Vorhang auf” steht im Zeichen des 200-jährigen Bestehens des Münchner Nationaltheaters und des 100. Jahrestags des Übergangs der Königlichen Oper in die Obhut des Volkes der jungen Republik Bayern.

Klassik Heute

Europatournee des Philadelphia Orchestra mit Chefdirigent Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Zum zweiten Mal begibt sich das Philadelphia Orchestra unter Leitung seines Chefdirigenten Yannick Nézet-Séguin auf Europareise und gastiert im Mai und Juni in neun Städten.

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Musik und Kristalle

Ein Fest nicht nur fürs Ohr, sondern auch fürs Auge: Das Tiroler Festival Musik im Riesen feiert dieses Jahr 15-jähriges Bestehen

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Philip Glass reçoit le Prix France Musique des Muses pour son livre “Paroles sans musique”

Jeudi 15 mars 2018, lors de l’inauguration du salon Livre Paris, les lauréats du Prix France Musique des Muses ont été annoncés et c’est Philip Glass, pour son livre Paroles sans musique, qui a reçu le Grand Prix.

L’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France dans les camps de réfugiés en Grèce

En parallèle d’une série de concerts à Athènes, des musiciens de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France sont allés à la rencontre des habitants du camp de réfugiés de Skaramagkas.

Platea Magazine

La Sala sinfónica del Auditorio Miguel Delibes recibirá el nombre de Jesús López Cobos

Momentos antes de que este sábado comenzase el funeral por el director de orquesta Jesús López Cobos, la Consejera de Cultura y Turismo de la Junta de Castilla y León anunciaba, en el mismo lugar del funeral, que la sala sinfónica del Auditorio Miguel Delibes, sede de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, que tantas veces dirigió, recibirá el nombre del músico zamorano.

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra performs traditional Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day © Steve Dipaola for The Columbian

(Written on March 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: Conductor Charles Dutoit accused of sexual misconduct and the reaction of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Also, famous German christmas carol to be considered as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

The Telegraph

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s Charles Dutoit accused of sexually assaulting four musicians

The artistic director and principal conductor is alleged to have physically restrained three opera singers and a classical musician in separate incidents between 1985 and 2010.

Classical Music

Universal and Facebook announce multi-year agreement

Universal Music Group will become the first major music company to license its recorded music and publish catalogues for video and other social experiences across Facebook

Composers invited to apply for Oxford visiting fellowship

Applications are open for the 2018/19 Albi Rosenthal Visiting Fellowship at the Bodleian Libraries

Music Teacher

Radio 3 to broadcast Royal Birmingham Conservatoire concerts

The first concert broadcast will take place on 9 January.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra responds to Dutoit allegations

The Orchestra has released a strongly worded statement following allegations the conductor sexually assaulted four women in the USA between 1985 and 2010.

nmz

Götterdämmerung: Zeitalter der Despoten am Dirigentenpult ist vorbei

Die #MeToo-Kampagne hat den Blick für verhängnisvolle Abhängigkeiten im beruflichen Leben geschärft. Auch der Kunstbetrieb ist ins Gerede gekommen. Dabei gibt es dort selbst an exponierten Stellen schon seit längerem einen Sinneswandel.

Klassik.Com

Dirigent Charles Dutoit mehrfach der sexuellen Belästigung bezichtigt

Der Schweizer Dirigent Charles Dutoit (81) sieht sich mit Vorwürfen sexueller Belästigung konfrontiert. Die Vorwürfe wurden von drei Sängerinnen und einer Orchestermusikerin erhoben.

BR Klassik

Deutsches Weihnachtslied vorgeschlagen

Der nach dem Autor des berühmten Weihnachtsliedes Johann Daniel Falk benannte Falk-Verein hat “O du fröhliche” für die Liste des immateriellen UNESCO-Weltkulturerbes vorgeschlagen. Die Thüringer Staatskanzlei soll im Januar 2018 über diesen Vorschlag entscheiden.

Platea Magazine

Reputadas cantantes acusan al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de abusos sexuales

Tal y como publica la revista Time, cuatro mujeres, profesionales de la música clásica, concretamente tres cantantes y una instrumentista, han acusado al director de orquesta Charles Dutoit de supuestas agresiones sexuales.

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Theater an der Wien @TheaterWien: Wir freuen uns sehr bekannt zu geben, dass ab der Saison 2022/23 die Intendanz des Theater an der Wien übernehmen wird. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt wird der amtierende Intendant die Geschicke unseres Hauses weiterführen. via

Music History @today_classical: in 1858 Birth of Italian opera Giacomo in Lucca.

Image: Charles Dutoit © Platea Magazine/EPA-EFE

(Written on December 22, 2017 )

In today’s Classical News, read an obituary of Holocaust survivor and renowned harpsichordist, Zuzana Růžičková, who died last week, aged 90.  The ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit, and the Maxwell Quartet have won the ninth Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition.

Classical Music Magazine

Zuzana Růžičková (14 January 1927 – 27 September 2017)

Czech harpsichordist Zuzana Růžičková has died aged 90.  A key figure in the revival of the harpsichord and a devotee of Bach, Růžičková’s career is all the more remarkable given that she survived internment in three concentration camps in her teens.

Music Teacher

ISM Trust launches Primary Music Toolkit

The ISM Trust, supported by the Schools Music Association (SMA), has released a Primary Music Toolkit, which aims to help primary school teachers become more confident in teaching music in the classroom.

The Strad

Scottish quartet wins jury and audience prizes in Trondheim

The ninth Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, running alongside the Chamber Music Festival in Trondheim, Norway, was won by the Scotland-based Maxwell Quartet.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Symphony Orchestra board’s dramatic u-turn on same-sex marriage

After days of turmoil and anger that threatened to tear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra apart, the orchestra’s board has staged a stunning back-flip on the issue of same-sex marriage, admitting their neutral position was “misjudged”.

CBC News

Meet the Canadian composer who’s created a basketball symphony for the TSO

Jared Miller doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t love music. “I can’t even use words to convey how much I love music and all types of music,” Miller told CBC’s Our Toronto. “So to have the privilege to create it and to play it is really something special in my mind.”

Klassik.com

Medienpreis Leopold für vier Kinderproduktionen

Köln, 03.10.2017. Der Verband deutscher Musikschulen (VdM) hat zusammen mit dem Bundesjugendministerium im Funkhaus Köln den Medienpreis “Leopold” verliehen.

Klassik Heute

Sonderpreis beim Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2017 für Vladimir Yaskorski

Der 1. Kapellmeister des Theaters Plauen-Zwickau Vladimir Yaskorski hat beim Deutschen Dirigentenpreis 2017 den Sonderpreis für die beste Interpretation eines Werkes des 20./21.

Die Zeit

Hightech in preußischem Rokoko

Nach sieben Jahren Bauzeit präsentiert sich die restaurierte Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden als großer Wurf.

Codex Flores

Standards für Instrumenten-Innenmessungen

Im Projekt Musices durchleuchten Fraunhofer-Forscher per 3D-Computertomographie historische Musikinstrumente aus der Sammlung des Germanischen Nationalmuseums.

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Music History    in 1836 FP in England of ’s oratorio St. Paul in Liverpool.
Image: Zuzana Růžičková

(Written on October 3, 2017 )

In today’s news: Applications open for Noted Fellowship, and Virtuoso sisters claim to have solved Proust’s musical puzzle. Hossein Pishkar wins German conductor’s prize, Berlin State Operato re-open, and France Musique dedicates this week to Barbara Hannigan.

The Times

Revealed: the lusty lungs of the (not so) innocent choirboys

Why do we sing? Why do choirboys exult to the heavens, their transcendent tones filling cathedrals at evensong?

The Guardian

Virtuoso sisters claim to have solved Proust’s musical puzzle

Melody that plays role in author’s masterpiece may be work of little-known French composer .

Classical Music

Applications open for Noted Fellowship

The Noted Fellowship is inviting applications from young innovators in the arts administration and creative fields.

Music Week

Bristol Music Trust hosts event to help disabled people work in music industry

The Bristol Music Trust is hosting a major event today (September 29) to highlight the barriers faced by young disabled people trying to break into the music industry.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra supports marriage equality

The orchestra’s board, musicians and CEO have affirmed their support for the YES campaign following community backlash.

Klassik.com

Deutscher Dirigentenpreis für Hossein Pishkar

Der iranische Dirigent Hossein Pishkar ist Gewinner des diesjährigen Deutschen Dirigentenpreises, der mit 20.000 Euro dotiert ist.

Klassik Heute

Wiedereröffnung der Staatsoper Unter den Linden

Die Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden wird morgen nach sieben Jahren Sanierung und Umbauzeit wiedereröffnet.

Codex Flores

Bilanz des Beethovenfestes Bonn 2017

Das Beethovenfest Bonn 2017 bilanziert mit einer durchschnittlichen Auslastung von «deutlich über 70 Prozent» leicht besser als im Vorjahr. Gut ein Drittel der insgesamt 55 Konzerte war ausverkauft.

France Musique

Journée Barbara Hannigan sur France Musique

France Musique consacre la journée du lundi 2 octobre à la soprano et chef d’orchestre canadienne Barbara Hannigan, journée accompagnée d’une série de grands entretiens diffusée dans la semaine du 2 au 6 octobre.

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Parallax at Kraftwerk Berlin

Hossein Pishkar ©WDR/Thomas Kost

 

 

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(Written on October 2, 2017 )

In today’s news: Inside information on Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra, Trump loses case against iTrump owner, and Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night. Second season for Danish talent show ‘Vidunderbørn’ announced, Charles Dutoit receives gold medal from Royal Philharmonic Society, and CEOs of Bach-archive and Bach-archive institution go separate ways.

Toronto Star

Songs from movies, games helping to lure young listeners to classical music

Local station New Classical FM sees results as more symphonic sounds strike a chord with new audience.

The Telegraph

Inside Chineke!, Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra

The founder of Europe’s first black and minority ethnic orchestra talks to Ivan Hewett about the challenges of building an ensemble from scratch.

Pizzicato

Trump loses case against iTrump owner

The owner of an iPhone app designed to teach people how to play the trumpet is able to continue using this name.

The Times

Four concerts and a speech: the busiest man at the Proms

Sakari Oramo on the future of his BBC Symphony Orchestra and his plans for the Last Night.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra appoints its new CEO

Sydney-born Emma Dunch has been tempted back to Australia after nearly 20 years high flying in NYC.

Pizzicato

Geschäftsführer des Bach-Archivs und die Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig trennen sich

Alexander Steinhibelr, der erst seit Februar 2016 Geschäftsführer der Stiftung Bach-Archiv Leipzig ist, hat seinen Vertrag aus persönlichen Gründen vorzeitig gekündigt, teilte das Bach-Archiv heute mit. Steinhilber verlässt Leipzig zum 1. September 2017.

Klassik.com

Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society für Dirigent Charles Dutoit

Der schweizerische Dirigent Charles Dutoit erhält die Goldmedaille der Royal Philharmonic Society. Mit der Auszeichnung ehrt die traditionsreiche, im Jahr 1870 gegründete britische Musikinstitution den Dirigenten, der sich um das Musikleben Englands – unter anderem als künstlerischer Direktor und Chefdirigent des Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – verdient gemacht hat.

Klassik Heute

Sommerkonzerte in Blankensee und Dorfkirchen im südlichen Brandenburg

Am 19. und 20. August werden die Brandenburgischen Sommerkonzerte zu Gast in Blankensee und im Rahmen des Dorfkirchenkarussells in Annahütte, Freienhufen und Wormlage im südlichen Brandenburg sein.

Danmarks Radio

’Vidunderbørn’ vender tilbage på DR1

Seerne har udsigt til at møde nogle af Danmarks dygtigste børn i klassiske kunstarter som klaver, violin, sang, slagtøj og ballet, når ’Vidunderbørn’ får en anden sæson.

The Grange Festival @GrangeFestival

One month until opens! Don’t forget to book your tickets:

Rune, winner of the first season of “Vidunderbørn”, © dr

 

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(Written on August 16, 2017 )

In today’s news: RNCM announces French Connections festival, BBC Radio 4’s Front Row gets TV spin-off, and Opera America announces latest grants for female composers. Number of women in artistic productions remains too low, ARD invites German students to the ‘Handel experiment’, and merger of K & K Philharmonic and K & K Symphoniker.

The Stage

BBC Radio 4’s Front Row gets TV spin-off

BBC Radio 4 arts programme Front Row will be broadcast weekly on television, the Corporation has announced.

Opera Now

Opera America announces latest grants for female opera composers

Opera America has announced the latest recipients of its Opera Grants for Female Composers.

Music Teacher

RNCM announces French Connections festival

The Royal Northern College of Music’s (RNCM) autumn 2017 season will mark the beginning of a year-long French Connections festival celebrating the music of France and its impact across the world.

The Irish Times

Violin-making refugee shapes a sweeter sounding future

“It’s a miracle really, my life. I came here to Ireland without anything, but now I have a lot. In six months I have got a lot of things and I am sure I will make amazing things in Ireland in the future.”

France Musique

Le nombre de femmes dans les productions artistiques reste trop faible

L’Adami, société de gestion des droits d’auteur, a publié une étude sur la place des femmes dans les productions artistiques de spectacles vivants sur l’année 2016 et les chiffres sont toujours aussi inquiétants.

Limelight

Sydney Symphony Orchestra launches its 2018 season

David Robertson introduces his fifth season with Ax, Freire, Grosvenor, Mutter, Capuçon and Batiashvili among the headliners.

Pizzicato

ARD lädt deutsche Schüler zum ‘Händel-Experiment’ ein

Nach vier erfolgreichen Projekten der ARD-Reihe zur Vermittlung von Musik an Schulen, die sich um Antonin Dvorak, George Gershwin und Antonio Vivaldi drehten, folgt im Schuljahr 2017/18 das ‘Händel-Experiment’, ausgerichtet vom MDR.

KulturRadio

– Slowakischer Musiker Marian Varga gestorben

Der Experimentalmusiker und Komponist wurde 70 Jahre alt.

Klassik Heute

K&K Philharmoniker und K&K Symphoniker fusionieren

Die österreichischen Sinfonieorchester K&K Philharmoniker und K&K Symphoniker treten mit Beginn der Konzertsaison 2017/2018 unter dem einheitlichen Namen K&K Philharmoniker auf.

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BBC Proms Team @bbcproms

Online Promming tickets for Prom 33 are now on sale. Book  ➡️ 

‘Handel-experiment’ makes students into composers © MDR

 

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(Written on August 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, Olding is stepping down as concertmaster of Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is appointing new Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations. Also, The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016 is to be streamed live on medici.tv.

The Strad

Violinist Dene Olding to step down as Sydney Symphony concertmaster after three decades

The musician becomes SSO concertmaster emeritus after his final performance with the orchestra on 29 October 2016

Broadwayworld

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Appoint New Director Of Orchestra And Hall Operations

Alison Bolton has joined the staff of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations.

On Tap

A Feast for the Ears: Gourmet Symphony Serves Up Classical Music in a Whole New Way

Gourmet Symphony takes the classical music performance out of the concert hall and brings it tableside, where patrons can consume orchestral music chosen specifically to complement uniquely themed culinary and beverage pairings unlike either a traditional music or dining experience.
All Media Scotland

The Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016 to be streamed live by medici.tv

GRAMOPHONE and the BPI, the UK record labels association, are delighted to announce that the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2016, presented in association with EFG International and the BPI, will be streamed live by medici.tv and will also be available to watch on classicfm.com and at gramophone.co.uk.

CTV News

New Montana classical music centre aims big by going small

Inaugurated this summer, the 4,700-hectare (11,500-acre) estate called Tippet Rise is the brainchild of a wealthy couple of free-spirits who are fulfilling a lifelong goal of creating their own classical music venue.

The Kathmandu Post

Classical music fest to kick off in the Capital

The second edition of the Gharana Music Festival is slated to commence in the Capital beginning today. The five-day fest will feature expanded concerts, workshops and masterclasses, and will take place at two venues in the Capital-Hotel Yak & Yeti in Durbarmarg and Tangalwood in Tangal. The classic music fest will serve as a platform will feature a variety of both eastern and western classical music.

Greenville Online

Classical group Decoda performs free concert at Furman

A celebrated classical music group has been working closely with Furman University student musicians this week. Now that ensemble, Decoda, will offer a free concert for the public on Thursday, 8 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Recital Hall.

BR Klassik

Auszeichnung fürs Lebenswerk

Geiger Gidon Kremer und Filmregisseur Martin Scorsese erhalten den diesjährigen Praemium Imperiale, einen der wichtigesten Kunstpreise der Welt – als Anerkennung für ihr Lebenswerk.

klassik.com

Hamburger Weltwirtschaftsinstitut: Stuttgart ist Kulturstadt Nr. 1

Stuttgart behauptet einer Studie des Hamburger Weltwirtschaftsinstitutes und der Berenberg Bank zufolge den kulturellen Spitzenplatz unter Deutschlands Städten. Dahinter folgen München, Dresden, Berlin und Bonn.

RBB Kulturradio

Probenzentrum der Berliner Staatsoper nimmt Betrieb auf

In einem Jahr soll die Berliner Staatsoper an ihren angestammten Ort Unter den Linden zurückkehren. Gestern hat im neuen Probenzentrum des Opernhauses ein Testlauf begonnen.

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Music History @today_classical #Today in 1737 Birth of Austrian #composer Johann Michael #HAYDN #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Music History @today_classical #Today in 1722 Birth of #composer Joseph Paul #Ziegler #MusicHistory #classicalmusic

Blackburn Music Soc @BlackburnChoir Rehearsals are well underway for our new season! Come join us for our first concert on 19th Nov! #choral #classical

Golgner String Quartet Action Solo Sydney February 2010

Photograph: Goldner String Quartet/Keith Saunders

(Written on September 14, 2016 )

Classical News

In our news today, UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships, experts at the French National Stud found that music helps horses keep calm, and Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017. Also, UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’ and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season.

Classical Music Magazine

UMG appoints senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships

Universal Music Group has appointed Oana Ruxandra as senior vice president of digital strategy and partnerships.

The Telegraph

Classical music helps horses keep calm, new research finds

Experts at the French National Stud found that playing excerpts of classical-style film music to horses during typically stressful activities significantly reduced the animals’ anxiety.

The Guardian

Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’

The New York Times

In China, Rejuvenating a Classical Music Heritage Linked to a Jewish Community

In winter, tourists flock to Harbin, in northeastern China, for its world-renowned ice sculpture festival. But with summer in full bloom, this city is working overtime on behalf of a less publicized part of its heritage: classical music.

For Many, Opera and Puccini Are One (Trump’s Campaign Knows the Appeal)

When the news broke a few weeks ago that the family of Luciano Pavarotti had asked Donald J. Trump to stop playing that tenor’s recording of the aria “Nessun dorma,” from Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Turandot,” at campaign rallies, I’ll admit, I was befuddled: “Wait … Donald Trump listens to opera?”

Music Week

UK festival market being driven by ‘super fans’

Though “super fans” comprise just 28% of attendees, they collectively account for 56% of total ticket spend. They attend more festivals; spend more on individual tickets and act as tastemakers to their friends.

Broadwayworld

David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony Announce 2017 Season – Pianist Martha Argerich Makes Australian Debut, Swiss Conductor Charles Dutoit to Appear and More!

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor and artistic director David Robertson are excited to announce their 2017 season, with offerings for every concert-goer, from classical music a cionados to lovers of new australian music and those looking forward to their first orchestral experience.

NRK

Krass kritikk mot Festspillene i Bergen

Ti tungvektere i Bergens kultur- og næringsliv mener Festspillene i byen er på avveie og kritiserer programprofilen til festspilldirektør Anders Beyer.

Musik heute

Anna Netrebko im Bayreuther “Lohengrin” ungewiss

Der Sprecher der Bayreuther Festspiele, Peter Emmerich, betonte am Dienstag, dass Verhandlungen mit Netrebko über einen Auftritt als Elsa in der Richard-Wagner-Oper “Lohengrin” im Jahr 2018 nach wie vor laufen.

Klassik heute

Zuflucht Kultur e.V. erhält Förderpreis der Pill Mayer Stiftung

Mit ihrem Förderpreis für interkulturellen Dialog würdigt die Pill Mayer Stiftung aus Wolfegg/Allgäu beispielhafte interkulturelle Kulturprojekte für Kinder und Jugendliche, die ideenreich Brücken zwischen den Kulturen bauen. Am 1. Oktober 2016 wird der Preis in Höhe von € 1.000 zum zweiten Mal verliehen.

nmz

Besucherzahl des Theater Vorpommern weiter gewachsen

Das Theater Vorpommern hat seine Besucherzahl weiter gesteigert. In der vergangenen Spielzeit wurden mehr als 191.000 Zuschauer in den Häusern in Greifswald, Putbus und Stralsund gezählt

Twitter

Top Classical News @topcmnews Erwin Schrott makes debut as Selim at Rossini Festival

Classical Music News @CIassicalMusic Social and personal: Young maestro gets married

klassik.com @klassikcom Raubüberfall: Vesselina sagt Auftritte bei den Innsbrucker Festwochen ab

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Classical music helps horses keep calm. Credit: HorseCom

(Written on August 10, 2016 )