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In today’s news, Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series, Sadiq Khan commits £1m extra funding to the London Borough of Culture, Ophélie Gaillard gets back her cello Francesco Gofriller cello, UK government announces news guidelines to protect consumers from ticket touts, browser-based music platform HQartist launches in the UK, boarding school leaders to lobby UK government to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse, George London Awards given to 6 young singers, jazz violinist Didier Lockwood passes away at age 62, former Turkish conductor of the ISSO banned from leaving the country, Handel’s Ariodante to be heard for the first time at the VSO, Sylvain Cambreling signs contract with the HSO and Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida to premiere in London in July.

Classical Music

Cadogan Hall launches informal concert series

The series of informal concerts will feature orchestras from its Zurich International Orchestra series.

Sadiq Khan announces extra funding for London Borough of Culture

The London Mayor has committed an extra £1m of funding to the London Borough of Culture award.

The Independent

Rare cello worth £1.2m returned to award-winning musician after knife robbery

Ophélie Gaillard was robbed of the on-loan cello, made by Venetian craftsman Franceso Gofriller in 1737, outside her home in the Parisian suburb of Pantin last Thursday.

M Magazine

New government guidelines strengthen secondary ticketing rules 

The UK government announced new guidelines which will help protect consumers from being scammed by secondary ticketing sites.

Music Week

New event management platform launches in the UK

HQartist, a browser-based platform, aims to simplify the management of music events for venues artists, managers, bookers and promoters.

The Times

Banning silence on sex abuse

Boarding school leaders will lobby the government today to introduce laws compelling witnesses to report cases of sexual abuse.

The New York Times 

George London Awards Given to Six Young Singers

Young singers who win the George London Awards not only take home $10,000 but also join an illustrious group of past recipients, including Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Matthew Polenzani.  

Spiegel Online 

Jazz-Geiger Didier Lockwood ist tot

Er nahm 35 Alben auf, komponierte Opern und gab 4500 Konzerte: Der französische Geiger Didier Lockwood, ein wichtiger Vertreter des französischen Jazz, ist im Alter von 62 Jahren gestorben.  

Pizzicato

Türkischer Dirigent erhält Ausreiseverbot

Der 47-jährige türkische Dirigent Ibrahim Yazici, ein Opfer der Entlassungswelle in seinem Heimatland – er wurde 2017 vom Regime als Chefdirigent des Symphonieorchesters in Izmir entlassen -, darf nicht aus der Türkei ausreisen. 

Klassik Heute 

Händels “Ariodante” erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper

Händels Ariodante erklingt am Samstag, 24. Februar 2018 erstmals an der Wiener Staatsoper – mit dieser Premiere kommt nach Alcina eine weitere Oper des Komponistenl ins Repertoire des Hauses am Ring. Händel komponierte sein „Dramma per musica in drei Akten“ für das Londoner Opernhaus Covent Garden zu einer Zeit, in der er heftigen Konkurrenzkämpfen ausgesetzt, finanziell gebeutelt und angeschlagen war. 

BR Klassik 

Neuer Chefdirigent für die Symphoniker Hamburg 

Der Generalmusikdirektor der Oper Stuttgart, Sylvain Cambreling, hat am Sonntag in Hamburg seinen Vertrag als neuer Chefdirigent der Symphoniker Hamburg unterzeichnet. Der Franzose folgt zur Spielzeit 2018/19 auf Sir Jeffrey Tate, der am 2. Juni 2017 im Alter von 69 Jahren starb. 

Repubblica 

L’opera persa di Donizetti “L’Ange de Nisida” in scena per la prima volta a Londra

Il prossimo 18 luglio sarà rappresentata al Covent Garden. La partitura originale è stata ritrovata e ricomposta in un lavoro durato 8 anni dalla musicologa calabrese Candida Mantica. 

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Music History @today_classical  in 1743 Birth of Italian and cellist Luigi

French cellist Ophelie Gaillard © AFP/Getty

(Written on February 19, 2018 )

In today’s news: The UK Government has exempted musical instruments from its proposals for an ivory ban, and the National Centre for Early Music has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations for 2018–2022. “Steinway” Family celebrates its 25th anniversary, the singing competition “Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb” to start tomorrow, and musical about Amy Winehouse to be released.

Classical Music Magazine

Ivory ban exemption for musical instruments

The Musicians’ Union (MU), the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) and the Music Industries’ Association (MIA) are ‘delighted’ at the news that musical instruments are among the exemptions set out in the government’s proposals for an ivory ban.

Early Music Today

Continued NPO status for NCEM

The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) based at St Margaret’s Church, York, has been selected as one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations for 2018–2022.

The Telegraph

‘I was picked on by the gods’: inside George Michael’s powerful final documentary

It is remembered as perhaps his greatest performance. In trademark sunglasses and earring, wearing a boxy orange jacket, George Michael stormed the stage of Wembley Stadium in April 1992, backed by the surviving members of Queen, and tore out an absolutely show-stopping version of Somebody To Love in front of 80,000 fans.

Nursery World

Nursery using classical music to calm babies

A Bedfordshire nursery has started playing classical music at drop-off after finding it helped to settle children in their baby unit.

Violin Channel

San Antonio Symphony Orchestra Appoint New Assistant Conductor

The San Antonio Symphony has announced the appointment of Israeli-born conductor Noam Aviel as their new Assistant Conductor.

The New York Times

Anna Netrebko Will Star in Three Met-Bolshoi Productions

Two of the world’s most important opera companies, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Bolshoi Theater here, will collaborate on three stagings in coming years, they announced on Monday.

NMZ

25 Jahre Steinway Family – ein Grund zum Feiern

Steinway & Sons, Hersteller der berühmten Flügel und Klaviere, feiert in diesem Jahr ein ganz besonderes Jubiläum: 25 Jahre “Steinway Family”.

Klassik.com

Viktor Soos Preisträger beim Kissinger Klavier-Olymp

Die Gewinner des Wettbewerbs “Kissinger Klavier-Olymp” stehen fest. Der Backnanger Viktor Soos gewann dabei den dritten Preis, Erster wurde der türkische Pianist Emre Yavuz.

Klassik Heute

Der Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb bringt junge Gesangstalente nach Berlin

Vom 11. bis zum 14. Oktober 2017 bringt der diesjährige Paula Salomon-Lindberg-Wettbewerb „Das Lied“ Gesangstalente und ihre Pianistinnen und Pianisten aus ganz Europa und Israel nach Berlin.

El Mundo

Amy Winehouse tendrá un musical en el West End

El padre de la cantante anuncia un musical ajeno a las drogas y el alcohol.

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Music History    in 1789 Death of French court Pierre Louis .
Image: Anna Netrebko

(Written on October 10, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s classical news, German government has announced a budget of €27 million for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. English National Opera has announced the postponement of The Mikado performance in Blackpool, which is now scheduled for 2018. In addition, read about the reality that American orchestras are now facing.

Opera Now Magazine

ENO postpones Blackpool Mikado

English National Opera has announced that its performances of The Mikado in Blackpool have been postponed.

CMUSE

German government to spend €27 million to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday

The German government announced a budget of €27 million last week for a year of celebrations to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

The New York Times

It’s Official: Many Orchestras Are Now Charities

There is a stark reality increasingly facing American orchestras: They are now charities, relying more, on average, on philanthropy than on the ticket sales that used to buttress them.

For Composer Lei Liang, Technology Brings a Different Transcendence

On Sunday afternoon, the composer Lei Liang looked on silently as the ensemble Loadbang made its second pass through his “Lakescape V.”

The Huffington Post

From Bach To Beyoncé: Is Classical Music Dead?

Many critics and skeptics have made the bold claim that classical music is dead. It’s true that classical music isn’t what it used to be — but neither is music in general.

Classical Music Magazine

Welsh arts organisations to mark Russian Revolution centenary

Arts organisations across Wales will present a season of performances and events throughout 2017 to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Thorsten Seif, Mitinhaber und einer der Geschäftsführer des Musikverlags Tod’s & Fred’s sagt, der Urteil zur GEMA sei “eine falsche Entscheidung”

Thorsten Seif, Mitinhaber und einer der Geschäftsführer des Musikverlags “Tod’s & Fred’s”, sagt, das Gerichtsurteil entspreche nicht der “Praxis, wie gearbeitet” werde: “Es spiegelt eben gar nicht die Konstellation wider, wie es in der Realität aussieht in diesem Gefüge Musikverlag, GEMA, Urheber. Deshalb finde ich das eine falsche Entscheidung.”

Klassik.com

Placido Domingo wird Ehrenmitglied der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

Placido Domingo hat von der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien eine Auszeichnung als Ehrenmitglied erhalten. Damit honoriert die Ausbildungsinstitution Domingos vielfältige Tätigkeit als Sänger, Dirigent, Operndirektor, Mentor und Gründer des Gesangswettbewerbs Operalia.

Musik Heute

Urteil im Bayreuther Wagner-Prozess verschoben

Das Ringen um die Macht auf dem Grünen Hügel in Bayreuth zieht sich hin. Im Zivilverfahren am Landgericht Bayreuth um den Pachtvertrag des Festspielhauses laufen derzeit noch immer Verhandlungen um einen Vergleich. Zunächst wollte das Gericht am 17. November ein Urteil verkünden. Der Termin sei aber auf den 15. Dezember verschoben worden, sagte ein Sprecher am Dienstag. “Es besteht noch die Möglichkeit, dass sich die Parteien einig werden.”

Music News Italy

Elvis Presley: nuovo documentario in arrivo

La vita di Elvis Presley verrà presto raccontata attraverso un documentario con fatti e immagini del tutto inedite. HBO, in collaborazione con la Presley Estate, produrrà un’opera che narrerà molti aneddoti sulla leggenda del rock, dalla nascita fino alle ultime sessioni di registrazione.

France Musique

Disparition du musicien de blues et de jazz Mose Allison

Le pianiste américain Mose Allison est décédé mardi 15 novembre à l’âge de 89 ans dans le sud des Etats-Unis. Egalement chanteur et compositeur, on le surnommait le « William Faulkner du jazz ».

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The Economist @TheEconomist How do you get people to listen to classical music in a profoundly non-classical age? From the archive http://econ.st/2f0YtZv

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Economic ear: how much has the UK government spent on the arts since the end of world war two? http://ow.ly/J9KE306bBxQ

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(Written on November 16, 2016 )