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In today’s news: The Royal Opera House to reintroduce Proms concerts, the Philharmonia Orchestra to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content, and Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses. ConBrio publishes book “Judaism in Opera”, festival Donaueschinger Musiktage to present new concert concepts, and Speranza Scappucci becomes new chief conductor of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège.

Opera Now

ROH to reintroduce Proms concerts

The Royal Opera House is to offer £10 tickets for those prepared to sit on the floor.

Classical Music Magazine

Philharmonia marks 40th anniversary of Voyager 1 launch with VR release

The Philharmonia Orchestra is to release its second piece of Virtual Reality content to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, and the Golden Records that each carried.

Choir and Organ

Results of ISM-RCO organists’ fees survey revealed

The results of the ISM-RCO survey of organists’ fees show considerable variation between rates paid in London and those paid in the rest of the UK.

Music Business Worldwide

Facebook offers ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ to labels and publishers for global licenses

Facebook is offering record labels and publishers a quick fix advance which would allow its 2bn-plus users to start legally using music in their videos.


Will the Bolshoi stage Serebrennikov’s Nureyev ballet in 2017?
The Moscow audience will be able to see Kirill Serebrennikov’s Nureyev production in 2017, Russian agency RIA says. Bolshoi’s General Manager Vladimir Urin had cancelled the premiere of the piece, explaining that the production was not ready.


Jüdischer Blick auf die Oper
Im Rahmen einer Veranstaltung im Teesalon der Wiener Staatsoper ist das kürzlich im ConBrio Verlag erschienene Buch „Judaism in Opera /Judentum in der Oper“ vorgestellt worden.


Festival reagiert auf Wandel der Öffentlichkeit mit neuen Angeboten
Applaus, Stillsitzen, konzentriertes Hören, Applaus – so laufen noch heute die meisten Konzerte ab. Doch wenn sich Gesellschaft und Öffentlichkeit verändern, muss sich dann nicht auch das klassische Konzert wandeln?

Codex Flores

Die Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège hat eine Chefdirigentin
Die Italienerin Speranza Scappucci, die in dieser Saison im Dezember am Opernhaus Zürich Donizettis «La Fille du Régiment» leitet, tritt die Nachfolge von Paolo Arrivabeni als neue Chefdirigentin der Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège an.


ARD competition @ARD_competiton

Congrats to Wataru Hisasue, Fabian Müller und JeungBeum Sohn! They will play again on friday!

Ensemble “Kaleidoskop”, ©SWR/Adam Berry





(Written on September 6, 2017 )

WildKat artist and composer Nimrod Borenstein is looking forward to an exciting and diverse concert season 2014/15. Having already had his compositions performed by the likes of Marie Cantagrill and The Philharmonia Orchestra, Nimrod’s reputation as a world class composer continues to flourish.

After commencing the concert season in September with a performance of “Poème” opus 64 for violin solo and string orchestra in France, October 2014 brings the exciting world premiere of “Breeze” opus 65 for wind quintet. The composition is due to be performed on 2 October by the highly accomplished Galliard Ensemble, for whom it has been specially written in celebration of their 20th anniversary.

Nimrod’s second world premiere of the season is due to be performed on 23 October. The exciting and alternative orchestra Camerata Alma Viva have commissioned Symphony for Strings opus 68 to be performed at St John’s Smith Square in London. The ethos of the orchestra differs substantially from the traditional orchestra: “It is a strong belief of the group that music is a very natural thing that anyone, trained or not, should be able to approach and enjoy. The Camerata Alma Viva is constantly working on breaking the barriers of the traditional concert, by playing the pieces in different settings, sometime playing from around, behind or even within the audience, singing or improvising during the concerts, encouraging spontaneous audiences reactions like clapping anytime they feel, creating original compositions to link different pieces together, adding poetry, light effects.” The unconventional manner of both composer and orchestra will make for an exciting and groundbreaking collaboration.

Winter brings more exciting collaborations, starting with English cellist Jonathan Bloxham who will perform the UK premiere of Cello Concerto opus 56b on 20 November 2014. Nimrod’s final concerts of 2014 are three separate performances of The Big Bang and Creation of the Universe opus 52 in Cyprus. Performing the composition is the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra under conductor Sivan Albo Ben-Hur, each on 3, 4 and 5 of December at various well renowned musical venues in Cyprus: the Markideion Theatre in Paphos, the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia.

Finally, in what will be his first collaboration of 2015 Nimrod has composed a piece for the Gandini Juggling Company. The Juggling Company will perform the piece 4×4 which is to be accompanied by a world premiere of Nimrod’s Suspended Opus 69 and will take place in  the Linbury Studio  Theatre of the Royal Opera House as part of London’s International Mime Festival. The London International Mime Festival this year was described by the Londonist as a “true celebration of the unusual, the visual and the sublime” Plays to See described it as “London’s theatrical event of the year”. This festival is therefore an extremely prominent and exciting platform for Nimrod’s work and accommodates a fantastic collaboration between composer and theatrical company. The Trailer for the Gandini Juggling Company’s performance can be viewed here.

For more information about Nimrod’s upcoming event and projects, visit his website, facebook and twitter.

Nimrod Borenstein (Photo by Synced Films)





(Written on August 22, 2014 )

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc 

Verbier Festival reports 10 percent downturn 

Attendances were down at this year’s Verbier Festival.

Yevgeny Nikitin: the last interview of my life

Nikitin gives his last ever interview to Der Spiegel.              

The developer laughed as he tore down George Gershwin’s house

The heritage home is torn down after protests yielded seven years ago.

Just in: farewell to a Golden Age violinist 

Ruggiero Ricci has died age 94.

Gramophone Blog 

Performing with Gustavo Dudamel for El Sistema 

Mezzo-soprano Justina Gringyte shares her experience of performing with Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.

Opera News 

2012 Opera News Awards Honorees Announced 

The editors of Opera News announce the honorees for the 2012 Opera News Awards.

Classic FM 

LSO and Vangelis top classical singles chart 

Vangelis’ “Chariot’s of Fire” tops the classical singles chart.

Philharmonia to premiere Holst work at Mela  

The Philharmonia Orchestra will appear at the Mela festival in London on the 19th August.


(Written on August 7, 2012 )