In today’s news, the story behind the architectural battle of the Sydney Opera House is to become a movie, new composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia and the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports released next week. Also, J. Reilly Lewis dies at 71 and philharmonie.tv Cologne awarded with Eco Internet Award.
Architectural Battle For The Sydney Opera House To Become A Movie
Today the Opera house in Sydney is considered as one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Yet, the project’s genesis was tough and dramatic, since Danish architect Jorn Utzon upset Australia’s conservative architectural scene after winning the competition to design the building.
New composer-in-residence for Opera Philadelphia
A recent Curtis Institute of Music graduate is a new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Rene Orth, 30, is the sixth composer to go through the program, starting her term June 1.
J. Reilly Lewis, Washington Metro Area Concertmaster & Organist, Dies at 71
Lewis, a prominent authority on Bach, founded the Washington Bach Consort and served as music leader at Clarendon United Methodist Church for over 40 years. Also music director of the Cathedral Choral Society, Reilly was a one of the most important musicians in the Washington classical music scene.
The rebuilt Snape Maltings: Britten’s artistic dream rises again
No one thinks they are going to sit the Queen on a packing-case when she opens the rebuilt Maltings Concert Hall less than a month from now, but completion of the work is touch and go.
Orpheus for the age of Trump: Anaïs Mitchell on her folk opera Hadestown
Mitchell’s hit off-Broadway show about a tyrannical billionaire building a wall to ‘keep out the enemy’ was written in 2006 but could hardly be more topical. The folk singer discusses retelling an ancient myth at a time of ‘political horror’
Orchestra Compensation Reports Are Right Around The Corner
Next week is the beginning of the 2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports, an annual series that examines the compensation trends among orchestra executives, music directors and concertmasters, at more than 65 professional U.S. orchestras.
The return of Rossini: watch a live stream of Glyndebourne’s The Barber of Seville
Watch Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Rossini for free on the Telegraphwebsite, from next week. The opera will be streamed live from 6.30pm on Tuesday June 21, and is available on demand for the following seven days.
Cellist Anita Lasker-Wallfisch awarded OBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
The musician, who survived the Holocaust, joins fellow performers Paul Lewis and Alison Balsom on the list.
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Small and regional arts organisations testify to funding difficulties
Representatives of small and regional arts organisations have submitted evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee about the funding difficulties which they face. Prompted by complaints that ‘London has long received a disproportionate share of arts funding’ at a previous investigation into the work of Arts Council England, the Countries of Culture inquiry is examining funding opportunities for cultural organisations in the regions.
Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen at Glyndebourne
Janácek takes just 90 minutes to tell the story of his Vixen, from cub years to marriage, motherhood to sudden death. At Glyndebourne that means the dinner interval is actually longer than the opera (chicken and rabbit, both scoffed by the leading lady, would make good hamper options).
SPD will Künstlersozialabgabe senken
Nach Plänen der Bundesministerin für Arbeit und Soziales, Andrea Nahles (SPD), soll die Künstlersozialabgabe sinken.
Eco Internet Award für philharmonie.tv
Das Kölner Konzertportal philharmonie.tv ist mit dem eco Internet Award des eco Verbands der Internetwirtschaft e. V. ausgezeichnet worden.
Singpause – Das große Singen für Tausende Kinder
Mit der Düsseldorfer «Singpause» haben Zehntausende Grundschüler nebenbei in ihrer Schulzeit nicht nur singen, sondern auch Noten lesen gelernt. Das erfolgreiche Bildungsprojekt lässt andere Städte aufhorchen.
neue musikzeitung @musikzeitung JazzZeitung: Dresdner Drum & Bass 2016 – 10th Anniversary
KlassikInfo.de @Klassikinfo Alessandro De Marchi verlängert bei Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik http://bit.ly/1tqatri
Limelight Magazine @LimelightEd Wagnerian tenor Alberto Remedios has passed away aged 81
Rene Orth, 30, is the new composer in residence for Opera Philadelphia and the Music-Theatre Group of New York. Photo credit: Andrew Bogard
(Written on June 15, 2016 )