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In today’s news: first BBC proms outside of London since 1930, the German union enters the Berlin Philharmonic and the opera foundation, and on an island in the middle of the Seine lies the new futuristic looking concert hall of Paris. The Berliner Staatsoper won’t reopen until December, and Houston Symphony celebrates legacy of Prince. Four international orchestras debut at the 78th ‘Quincena musical de San Sebastián’.

The Guardian

BBC Proms to travel to Hull to mark year as City of Culture

Director says first Prom outside London since 1930 is great opportunity to make a statement about event being for whole UK.

The Telegraphs

Ella Fitzgerald: celebrating the standard-bearer of swing 100 years after her birth

For defiant joyousness capable of touching both the expert and inexpert ear, for a balm to the soul, Fitzgerald is, truly, the First Lady of Jazz.


Sue Sturrock appointed as ISM president 2017/18

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) has appointed Sue Sturrock, former director of communications at the Royal College of Music (RCM) and founder-director of Music Talks, as president for 2017/18.

The Scotsman

Classical music: New operatic season promises joyous escape, but what is going on with Glasgow Life?

Scottish Opera and all the main Scottish orchestras have now released their 2017-18 season brochures, and the prospects for classical buffs, between autumn and spring next year, are looking like the joyous escape we’ll need from the interminable political fisticuffs of Brexit and Indyref2.

BWW classical World

Houston Symphony Celebrates Legacy of Prince

The Houston Symphony celebrates the life and musical contributions of pop culture icon Prince on July 15 with an exceptional symphonic tribute to the artist’s eclectic music, complete with orchestra, live band and featured vocalist Marshall Charloff.

Der Tagesspiegel

Hauptstadtvertrag – Der Klang des Geldes

Der Bund steigt unter anderem bei den Berliner Philharmonikern und der Opernstiftung mit ein. Wie reagiert die Klassikszene auf den Geldfluss?

Berliner Morgenpost

Klingender Kreuzfahrtriese

Auf einer Insel inmitten der Seine liegt die neue, futuristisch aussehende Pariser Konzerthalle.

Berliner Staatsoper startet Regelbetrieb erst im Dezember

Berlin (MH) – Die Berliner Staatsoper wird ihren regulären Spielbetrieb erst am 7. Dezember aufnehmen. Das teilten die Bau- und die Kulturverwaltung Berlins am Montag mit. Am 3. Oktober soll zwar die Wiedereröffnung gefeiert werden.

El mundo

Cuatro orquestas internacionales debutan en la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián

Cerca de 70 propuestas, enmarcadas en 11 ciclos, conforman la origramación de la 78 Quincena Musical de San Sebastián que se desarrollará durante todo el mes de agosto en la capital guipuzcoana.


Music History   in 1801 finishes & FP The Seasons at the Schwasrtzenberg Palace

Classical Music News  Quartet cancels Canada ‘due to an immigration issue’

El director de orquesta vitoriano, Juanjo Mena, photo credit: Javier Barbancho

(Written on April 24, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Susanna Eastburn takes exception to the claim that the age of great composers is dead, BBC announces presenters for amateur orchestra series, and twenty-eight singers reach semi-finals round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Guadalajara. Also, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 opens next month, and SWR Symphony Orchestra performs for the very first time at Donaueschinger Musiktage.

The Telegraph

Why is new classical music left to wither and die?

When composers receive a commission to compose a new piece for the Proms, they know they have truly arrived. But amid all the excitement, no one stops to ask; what becomes of all these commissions?

The Guardian

Composers seek new definition of greatness in a digital age

As a champion of new music, Susanna Eastburn takes exception to the claim that the age of great composers is dead. Instead, we must open our ears to more diverse, shape-shifting and connected times

Classical Music Magazine

Presenters for amateur orchestra series announced

The series ‘All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge’ will follow five amateur orchestras as they compete to perform on stage at the BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park.

Opera News

Twenty-Eight Singers, Including Seven Americans, Reach Semi-Finals Round of Plácido Domingo’s Operalia Competition in Guadalajara

Founded in 1993 by Domingo to discover and launch the careers of young singers of every voice type from every country, Operalia annually receives some 1,000 applications.

The Strad

Ask the Experts: obtaining a five-string cello

Three luthiers with experience of creating five-string cellos give their thoughts to an interested reader – and their answers throw up even more questions.


Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival 2016 Opens Next Month

One of the world’s major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition opens its milestone 50th anniversary season with a series of events, including concerts featuring some of the world’s greatest artists.

The New York Times

Classical Music Listings for July 22-28

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.


Leipziger Symposien zur Kinder- und Jugendstimme

Die Leipziger Symposien zur Kinder- und Jugendstimme sind ein internationales, interdisziplinäres Podium für alle Professionen, die sich mit der Stimme im Wachstum und mit singenden Kindern und Jugendlichen beschäftigen.

Musik heute

Salzburger Festspiele: Präsidentin bewirbt sich erneut

Die Präsidentin der Salzburger Festspiele, Helga Rabl-Stadler, bewirbt sich erneut um das Amt. Das erklärte die 68-Jährige am Donnerstagabend in Salzburg.

Klassik heute

SWR Symphonieorchester erstmals bei den Donaueschinger Musiktagen

Die Donaueschinger Musiktage, das älteste deutsche Festival für Neue Musik, nehmen in diesem Jahr Tuchfühlung mit der Sphäre der Unterhaltungsmusik auf.


Top Classical News @topcmnews How German musicians say ‘well played’

BBC Proms Team @bbcproms Why do some people object to clapping between bits of a classical work? Why do some people NOT? Proms @klassikcom Luxushotel in der präsentiert


Susanna Eastburn … artists’ ability to communicate across the globe has been revolutionary.


(Written on July 22, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, 11 year old Curtis Elton is the youngest person to get a LTCL diploma from Trinity College, harsh critics of the BBC Proms and Carolyn Sampson talks about the about the music that inspires her. The Strad talks to Amnon Weinstein who restored the collection of instruments performed by Jewish musicians during the Nazi regime. Elsewhere, the winners of the International Opera Awards are announced. The discussion about a new concert hall in Munich seems to never end as new plans came up recently. Lachenmann wins Germany’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Daniel Barenboim states that he is not the right candidate for the Berlin Philharmonic.

The Telegraph

Boy, 11, youngest person in world to get music degree

Child prodigy Curtis Elton awarded LTCL diploma from Trinity College London after learning piano from age of three having failed twice on Britain’s Got Talent

The Guardian

The Proms’ problem isn’t the programming, it’s the lack of imagination

Critics of this year’s lineup bemoaning events such as the club music prom are missing the point. The BBC Proms is no longer about music; it’s about the Proms

Facing the Music: Carolyn Sampson

From George Michael and Wagner to … Wham! Soprano Carolyn Sampson on the music that inspires her

The Strad

Holocaust-era ‘Violins of Hope’ to be performed and exhibited in Cleveland

The collection of instruments performed by Jewish musicians during the Nazi regime was restored by Amnon Weinstein

Classical Music Magazine

International Opera Awards announced

The winners of the International Opera Awards 2015 were announced in a ceremony at the Savoy Theatre hosted by Richard E. Grant.


An open letter to politicians

The polls are in, and key voter issues in the run-up to the 2015 UK general election include music education, air support for cellists, and highlighter pens.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Pakt mit dem Park

Die peinigende Diskussion um einen neuen Münchner Konzertsaal erinnerte zuletzt an ritualisierte Katastrophenschutzübungen. Im Rathaus oder in der Staatskanzlei zündet man Bombenideen – und der Rest der Welt bringt sich in Deckung, weil die Ideen eher die Wirkung von Mörsergranaten als von Lösungsvorschlägen hätten.

Der Tagesspiegel

Neuer Konzertsaal im Olympiapark geplant

München soll einen neuen Konzertsaal bekommen – im Olympiapark auf dem Areal des heutigen Eissportzentrums. Angeblich soll der Bau möglichst schnell angegangen werden.


Lachenmann mit Deutschem Musikautorenpreis ausgezeichnet

Der Deutsche Musikautorenpreis in der Kategorie Lebenswerk wird in diesem Jahr an Helmut Lachenmann für sein über fünfzigjähriges musikalisches Schaffen als Komponist, Kompositionslehrer und Begründer der Stilrichtung ‘Musique concrète instrumentale’ verliehen.

El Mundo

Daniel Barenboim: ‘no soy candidato’

La Orquesta votará a su nuevo director el próximo 11 de mayo


Detroit Symphony Staffers Help Bring Sacramento Philharmonic Back From The Dead

After a year in the dark, the Sacramento Philharmonic has announced an aggressive return to performing, with a seven-concert season for 2015-16.


The Strad Video: @Craigleon describes his recent Bach to Moog project, featuring #violinist Jennifer Pike @ViolinJenny

SZ Kultur Die realistische Idee, Münchens neuen Konzertsaal im Olympiapark zu erbauen, ist ein Befreiungsschlag: Cellist Pablo Ferrández erhält Förderpreis des Rheingau Musikfestivals #Cello #Festival 

At a point of transition: the 2015 BBC Proms, (l to r) Evelyn Glennie, Danielle de Niese, Katie Derham and Nicholas Collon. Photograph: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC

At a point of transition: the 2015 BBC Proms, (l to r) Evelyn Glennie, Danielle de Niese, Katie Derham and Nicholas Collon. Photograph: Andrew Hayes-Watkins/BBC



(Written on April 28, 2015 )