In our news today, Pierre Audi has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, Kip Winger, known for his late 1980s rock anthems, announces a new classical album, and tenor Nicky Spence talks about his musical love on and off the stage. Also, new free Apps for band success are presented by Digital Music News, and the classical music industry reacts to Brexit.
This summer marks the 20th season of Colorado’s Crested Butte Musical Festival, a genre-spanning arts celebration featuring a diverse crop of performers in music, dance and opera.
From Adès, Janáček, Berg and Big Tom to bottomless teddies and human fridges – the Scottish tenor talks about his musical loves on and off the stage.
Classical Music Magazine
Tenor Nicky Spence has enlisted some of the UK’s brightest singing stars for SongCycle, a 500-mile cycle marathon from Glasgow to London that aims to raise £25,000 in aid of Help Musicians UK (HMUK).
After yesterday’s referendum, it’s been confirmed that Britain will leave the European Union. But what will be the consequences for the arts? Here are the reactions of musicians and music bosses.
Companionship and reflection were more important at Glastonbury this year as revellers and musicians paid tribute to Bowie, Prince and Jo Cox.
Our critic reviews a star-studded gala celebrating the life’s work of David Gockley, who is retiring as general director of the San Francisco Opera
The granddaughter of a composer, who founded the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra, is searching for a wedding march he wrote in 1955.
The New York Times
Some interesting opera may be ahead for New York. Pierre Audi, who recently became the artistic director of the Park Avenue Armory, has been named the next director of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in southern France, the festival announced on Friday.
The band Winger is perhaps best remembered for its late 1980s rock anthems, like “Seventeen.” Kip Winger, the group’s lead singer and bassist, held onto his rock roots, but lately he’s revealed another side: The genre of his new album is classical.
Alma Deutscher wrote her first opera at seven, and a violin concerto at nine. Elizabeth Grice meets a musical prodigy
You don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy a night of music that makes your spirits soar. These breaks include tickets to dazzling performances at extraordinary places.
Dem Aufruf von Kulturschaffenden und Gewerkschaften, in Hagen zu einem sogenannten Theater-Marsch als Protestaktion gegen die geplanten Kürzungen im Kulturetat der Stadt Hagen zusammenzukommen, sind lokalen Medienberichten zufolge 700 Demonstranten gefolgt.
Die Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Monika Grütters, übernimmt über das zur Vorbereitung des Telemannjahres 2017 gegründete Telemannststädte-Netzwerk die Schirmherrschaft.
Wie BR-KLASSIK aus Kreisen der Familie erfuhr, ist der tschechisch-deutsche Dirigent und langjährige Direktor des Münchner Rundfunkorchesters Jaroslav Opela am Samstag im Alter von 81 Jahren nach kurzer schwerer Krankheit verstorben.
(Written on June 27, 2016 )