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In today’s news: Yukata Sado conducts DSO, and Dresdner Symphoniker play at the mexican side of the wall between the USA and Mexico. Mendelssohn and the Protestant Reformation at the centre of Music Festival Speyer, and NSO announces new executive director. Apple unveils a new ‘HomePod’ speaker system, the real-life influence behind ENO’s ‘Yardbird’ opera, ‘One Love’ concert raises £2million for victims of hate attack, and Warner Music Group announce new non-pop division.

The Guardian

My journey to Charlie Parker: ENO’s Yardbird

Bridgette Wimberly’s uncle idolised his jazz-legend friend so much that he took up the saxophone – and copied his heroin use.

M Magazine

‘One Love Manchester’ raises £2million for victims of Manchester bombing attack

Ariana Grande’s benefit concert on Sunday has, to date, raised over £2million.

The Week

NYPD sergeant connects with the community through classical music

Over the course of a decade, New York Police Sgt. Chris Yip went from not knowing how to play a note to being a classically trained pianist who performs at venues across New York City to benefit nonprofit organisations.

Warner Music Group creates arts music division and joint venture with Sh-k-Boom

Kevin Gore joins as as president of new division focusing on classical, musical theatre, jazz and non-pop genres


Apple-designed ‘HomePod’ is the latest release at the WWDC to join the smart home market

Apple has officially launched HomePod, a Siri-powered talking music system for the home. It looks unusual, like a cross between Google Home and the Mac Pro, wrapped in mesh.


Echos des anderen Amerika – Yutaka Sado dirigiert das DSO

Ein transatlantischer Gedankenflug: Der japanische Dirigent Yutaka Sado und das Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester zwischen „Apalachian Spring“ und „Aconcagua“

Anti-Trump-Konzert am Grenzzaun -Dresdner Sinfoniker in Mexiko

Musizieren gegen Trump: Die Dresdner Sinfoniker traten am Grenzzaun zwischen Mexiko und den USA auf. Ein Parallelkonzert auf der anderen Seite des Bollwerks hatten die US-amerikanischen Behörden verboten.


Eine Sinfonie als Glaubensbekenntnis

Das Musikfest Speyer stellt dieses Jahr Mendelssohn und die Reformation ins Zentrum.

Le Monde

Disparition du chef d’orchestre Jeffrey Tate

Le grand chef britannique, qui avait fait une partie de sa carrière en France, s’est éteint en Italie à l’âge de 74 ans, le 2 juin.

The Washington Post

NSO announces new executive director

The National Symphony Orchestra named its next executive director, Gary Ginstling, currently the chief executive of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, on Monday morning.


Clash Music (@clash_music): Listen: Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize lecture is online now and it is simply incredible

The Telegraph (@TeleMusicNews): ‘I Think It’s Going To Rain Today’: 30 great songs about rain 

Photo credit: Dominic Mercier

Photo credit: Dominic Mercier

(Written on June 6, 2017 )

Classical News


Philip Glass: From Glassworks to Glassfest

With his latest opera and a retrospective of his work travelling the country, the world’s best known classical composer tells Jessica Duchen why he’s still touring and performing at 77

One-handed pianist Nicholas McCarthy to play Remembrance Day concerts

Pianist to explore left-handed music written after WW1

Classic FM

$100k prize for young classical musicians announced

A new annual music prize for classical musicians aged between 18 and 35 has been announced by Warner Music.

Classical Music Magazine

Arts Council England must prioritise future spending outside M25, states parliament committee

Following a series of discussions on the activities of Arts Council England, parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published a report which states that ACE must fund more work outside London if it is to meet its declared aims.

Classical Source

Musical America Announces 2015 Awards: Peter Sellars Artist of the Year

Peter Sellars Named Artist of the Year. John Luther Adams, Gianandrea Noseda, Lisa Batiashvili, and Christine Goerke recognized as Composer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, and Vocalist of the Year

International Arts Manager

Sakari Oramo is new Malko jury president

Sakari Oramo has been named as the Malko Competition’s new jury president. The Finnish conductor replaces previous president Lorin Maazel, who passed away in July.

Der Tagesspiegel

Gijs Leenaars wird neuer Chefdirigent

Der Neue ist 36 und kommt aus den Niederlanden: Gijs Leenaars löst Simon Halsey als Chefdirigent des Berliner Rundfunkchors ab.



London Symphony Orchestra spielt mit 65 der weltbesten Musiker Soundtrack für Candy Crush Soda Saga ein.


Berlin gibt seinen Opern mehr Geld

Die Stiftung Oper in Berlin erhält von 2015 bis 2018 einen jährlichen Gesamtzuschuss von 135,3 Mio. €, das sind 14,5 Mio. € mehr als noch im Jahr 2014.


„Ich liebe elegante Kleidung“

Auf seinem neuen Album widmet sich Daniel Hope Filmmusik-Perlen europäischer Exil-Komponisten. Hier spricht er über…

Codex Flores

BR-Klassik fasst ein heisses Eisen an

Experten wie Publikum seien fast einhellig der Meinung, dass noch nie so schlecht, unkultiviert, sänger- und traditionsverachtend gesungen worden sei wie heute, erklärt der Sender BR-Klassik.

The New York Times

Cleveland Orchestra Director to Retire Next Year

Gary Hanson, the executive director of the Cleveland Orchestra, announced Tuesday that he would retire next October — a few years shy of the orchestra’s 2017-18 centennial season.


Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM: A UK audience is the most enthusiastic in the world according to @andrerieu

Arts & Business ‏@arts_business: … Arts Council England funding must shift from London, MPs say

UK Arts News ‏@SmartArtsList: Eduardo Portal interview @rpoonline – what it takes to be a professional conductor – 


Nicholas McCarthy. Photo: The Independent

(Written on November 5, 2014 )

The Guardian

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins rejoins old record label

Jenkins returns to Universal-owned Decca after Welsh mezzo-soprano was dropped by Warner Music

BBC Music Magazine

New York’s Metropolitan Opera to improve seating

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is to install new ergonomic seat cushions designed by British company in its 3,800-seat auditorium.

The New York Times

More Musicians Are Trying Period Instruments

Mr. Haimovitz is part of a growing number of string players who are experimenting with period instruments, even though they are not part of the early-music scene

The Telegraph

Rupert Christiansen on British monarchs in opera

As the WNO presents Donizetti’s “Tudor Queen” masterpieces this autumn, Rupert Christiansen considers the enduring presence of British monarchs in opera

Goldfish are musical connoisseurs

Goldfish are able to tell the difference between classical music composed by Bach or Stravinsky, according to a new study


Royal Mint unveils commemorative Britten coin.

The Royal Mint has today unveiled the design for a 50 pence coin, commissioned to mark the centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten – the first time a composer has featured on a British coin

Die Zeit

N’Dour and Saariaho mit Polarpreis geehrt

Der Sänger Youssou N’Dour und die Komponistin Kaijka Saariaho haben den Polarpreis erhalten. Er ist mit 115.000 Euro dotiert war einst als Musik-Nobelpreis gedacht.





(Written on September 2, 2013 )

The Independent

Andrea Bocelli: ‘Polygamy is more intelligent’

Blindness has never stopped the Italian tenor doing what he wants. And, he tells Adam Sherwin, his critics don’t know what they’re talking about

The Guardian

Cantonese opera, Hong Kong – in pictures

A temporary 800-seat theatre made of bamboo has been built in Hong Kong for performances of Cantonese opera, as part of a three-week programme to celebrate the lunar new year. The traditional Chinese artform involves music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting

Limelight Magazine

Is musical beauty in the brain of the beholder?

Our love of music and appreciation of musical harmony is learnt and not based on any innate natural ability according to a new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne.

NPR Deceptive Cadence

Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

You hear some music you hate. That’s fair. We all do on occasion. But can you learn to love — or at least not loathe — that music?

Classical Source

BBC Radio 3 To Baroque-Around-The-Clock For Comic Relief

BBC Radio 3 to reflect Red Nose Day with a 12 hour Baroque music marathon as part of month-long Baroque Spring season (via Arts Journal)

Phila. Orchestra to record with Deutsche Grammophon

Just as conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin suggested a year ago, the Philadelphia Orchestra will follow him onto the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon recording label this spring, though so far only one disc is assured.

Music Week

Majors will buy more indies, predicts Warner Music CEO

Warner Music Group CEO Stephen Cooper has forecast that the major labels’ acquisition drive hasn’t finished yet – and that more independent music companies will be swallowed up in the coming months.

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The Guardian



(Written on February 18, 2013 )

The Telegraph

Tim Burton and Danny Elfman to collaborate on live concert

The work of composer Danny Elfman, who soundtracked Tim Burton’s films, will be performed in concert for the first time

Classical Music Magazine

iTunes Essentials:Classical hailed as breakthrough

The first week of iTunes’ Essentials:Classical campaign has been hailed by recording companies as a dramatic success not only in converting classical collectors to downloaders but also in opening up new markets.


Southbank Centre shares plans for Festival Wing transformation via public exhibition

Proposals include refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery

Evening Standard

Welcome to awards night at the opera

Stars will flock to London for first classical music ‘Oscars’

The Wall Street Journal (via Arts Journal)

Saving the Soul of Mali

To the musicians from Mali here, the attempt by terrorists associated with al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) to suppress music in their country’s north goes beyond politics and religion: It’s an offense to the soul of the nation, where music is more than entertainment, it’s essential to life.

Huffington Post

Pedro Reyes Turns Guns Into Musical Instruments

The guns that have caused so many deaths in northern Mexico are now making music.

Planet Hugill

Garden of surprises and delights – Wigmore Hall Summer programme

The Wigmore Hall’s Summer programme starts on 1 April, with a pair of delightful concerts[…]

Music Week

Warner Music posts $80m loss for Q4 2012 as digital grows

Warner Music Group has posted a loss of $80m for the three months to the end of 2012.

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(Written on February 15, 2013 )