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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.

Rhinegold

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.

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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 our news today, a silent orchestra will perform at Times Square in New York City, orchestras embrace virtual reality & the Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Also, Paul MacAlindin’s new book tells the story about the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.

Time Out

A silent orchestra will perform in the middle of Times Square

If news of the silent dance party happening in Coney Island at the end of August whet your appetite for more live music delivered via headphones, you’re in luck. On August 21 and 22 at 11pm, composer Jherek Bischoff and his Silent Orchestra ensemble, playing electronic orchestral instruments, will deliver his piece Cistern to an audience wearing wireless headphones.

The Guardian

Symphonies in space: orchestras embrace virtual reality

On Saturday in New York, the Hubble Cantata saw audience members explore the Orion Nebula while a new piece of music played – the latest in a series of experiments between VR technology and classical music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council announces Elevate grants

Arts Council England is awarding a total of £5.3m to 40 organisations in a bid to improve diversity in the arts and culture sector. Launched in 2014 in response to an equality analysis led by the Arts Council in 2014, Elevate funding aims to strengthen the resilience of organisations already contributing to enhancing diversity within the sector.

The Telegraph

War, broken lives and the bravest youth orchestra in the world

How does one create a national youth orchestra in the middle of a war zone? It’s a question that still puzzles Scottish conductor Paul MacAlindin, who gave five years of his life to what some would call a utopian dream, others sheer folly.

Penarth Times

Cape Town Opera bring Nelson Mandela’s life to the stage

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera will welcome the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre from August 24 to 27.

The Strad

US Library of Congress to buy David Bromberg’s collection of over 250 American violins

The US Library of Congress plans to acquire a collection of 263 American violins owned by guitar virtuoso and violin dealer David Bromberg for $1.5m, according to NPR Music.

Broadwayworld

San Diego Women’s Chorus Extends Search for Assistant to Artistic Director

The San Diego Women’s Chorus (SDWC) is seeking an Assistant to the Artistic Director to support the artistic mission of the growing musical organization.

The Vancouver Sun

Auction giant Poly brings renowned Chinese orchestra for Vancouver opening

Poly Culture Group, which operates the world’s third-largest auction house as well as China’s largest theatre operations and management network, will bring the China Philharmonic Orchestra to Vancouver for a performance at UBC’s Chan Centre on Nov. 30.

Musik heute

Noch kein Termin für Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper

Für die Wiedereröffnung der Kölner Oper und des Schauspielhauses gibt es noch keinen Termin. Zur Zeit sei nicht abzusehen, wie viele Jahre der Umbau noch in Anspruch nehmen werde.

Klassik heute

Rund 2,65 Millionen Euro für Musikschulen in Hessen

Das Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst unterstützt in diesem Jahr die öffentlichen Musikschulen im Land mit rund 2,65 Millionen Euro. Damit stehen 650.000 Euro mehr für die musikalische Bildung zur Verfügung als noch im Jahr 2014.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Brasiliens wahres Volksinstrument

In Deutschland ist die Viola Caipira nahezu unbekannt – anders ist das in Brasilien: Hier ist die “Gitarre des Bauern” besonders populär. Was unterscheidet das Instrument von einer klassischen Gitarre und wie kommt es zu seinem ungewöhnlichen Namen?

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Steinway & Sons @SteinwayAndSons  redefine the lines of classical music with their performances

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Paul Robertson, leader and founder of the Medici String Quartet, has died aged 63

edintfest @edintfest Another wonderful day of music, opera, dance, & cabaret at . ^F

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Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Anthony Quintano

(Written on August 9, 2016 )