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We are delighted to announce that the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 27th August as part of the 2017 BBC Proms programme.

Led by Musical Director Louis Langrée, the programme for the evening will be in keeping with the CSO’s history of championing American music, with a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Symphonic Suite’ from On the Waterfront, a highly descriptive symphonic portrait of New York City. In 1942, at the height of World War Two, the CSO premiered Aaron Copland’s ‘Lincoln Portrait’ written as a musical tribute to the former president, and will perform it again with a special guest speaker to be announced soon. Tchaikovsky’s majestic Symphony No. 5 will conclude the second half of the concert.

Founded in 1895, the CSO is the sixth oldest orchestra in the United States, and the first to be broadcast to a national radio audience in 1921. This concert coincides with an extensive European tour in which the CSO will visit countries including Scotland, Spain, and others to be announced soon.

Details of all concerts and events in the 2017 Proms season were announced today. Tickets are now available to purchase from the Royal Albert Hall website.

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(Written on April 20, 2017 )

Last night, Kat, Olivia, James and Eliza attended the BBC Music Magazine Awards at Kings Place in London.

After a couple of glasses of fizz, we began the awards ceremony.  Oliver Condy, Editor of BBC Music Magazine, hobbled on stage to open proceedings, explaining how crowd-surfing at a Couperin-fuelled rave was the cause of his broken ankle a month before. Oliver then introduced his co-presenter Sara Mohr-Pietsch, (standing in for James Naughtie), and things got underway.  See below for a summary of winners.

We were especially delighted to attend to see our client, Accentus Music, pick up the Best DVD Award.  Paul Smaczny, Director of Accentus Music and producer of the winning release of Berg’s Wozzeck was there to accept the award.  He gave his heartfelt thanks to his team, and read the following from soloist Christian Gerhaher:  “I feel so incredibly satisfied that this Wozzeck production, which was—and every director should please forgive me—the most exhilarating in my life, receives the greatest acclamation. The result of visualising this extraordinary staging in that simple but nearly fully conveying way is just admirable. It brings to life the wonderful months that we and the audience spent with Berg’s masterwork one and half years ago. I would definitely call this a defining criterion of opera DVDs. Thank you all!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special guest presenters included all-round fahionista and style guru, Gok Wan, who recently released his own curated album of opera entitled ‘Gok’s Divas’.  Comedian Alastair McGowan tickled the audience with a series of stunning impressions and tenuous puns, before presenting Best Instrumental Award to Mahan Esfahani for his recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. With his customary loud-mouth, Mahan gave an impassioned and thoughtful acceptance speech, leaving us with a call to action: ‘Extend classical music, and it will be limitless in what it gives back to you.’

Dame Joan Bakewell, who presented the Recording of the Year Award offered a thought-provoking address on the great value the BBC has in the classical music world, and the impact it had on her own appreciation of music. She announced the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic with Vasily Petrenko performing Tchaikovsky Symphonies as Recording of the Year.

Throughout the evening, a number of references were made to the Proms Launch, which takes place today. BBC Radio 3 Controller, Alan Davey, slightly let the cat out of the bag when he said there would be lots of concerts in a big round hall.  Unfortunately, we can’t confirm this at the moment, but watch this space.

Vocal Award Matthias Goerne, Synergy Vocals, BBC SO, Josep Pons

Opera Award Mozart Don Giovanni, MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

Chamber Music Award Martinu Piano Trios, Smetana Trio

Orchestral Award Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Instrumental Award Bach Goldberg Variations, Mahan Esfahani, Deutsche Grammophon

DVD Award Berg Wozzeck, Christian Gerhaher, Opernhaus Zurich, Accentus Music

Newcomer Award Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky Piano Concertos, Beatrice Rana, Antonio Pappano, Orchestra Dell-Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia

Concerto Award CPE Bach Cello Concertos, Nicolas Altstaedt, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo, Hyperion

Premiere Award Julian Anderson, Vladimir Jurowski, Carolin Widmann, London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir

Choral Award Jonathan Harvey, Deo, The Choir of St John’s College Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha, Signum Records

Record of the Year Award  Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Vasily Petrenko, Onyx

Many congratulations from all of us at WildKat PR to Accentus Music, and all the other winners! We’re looking forward to next year’s awards already.

 

(Written on April 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Barbican and Classic FM have announced Shine, an event showcasing music and music education from around the world. A view inside of the fortepiano of the Berlin Philharmonic, and Lisa Batiashvili talks about Europe and integration. Learn about electronic-visionaire Wolfgang Voigt’s new album, and meet the artist who sings with nightingales. Twitter goes wild with classical music jokes at #ClickBaitASymphony.

The Guardian

Karl Marx comedy to kick off first season at new London theatre

Rory Kinnear to star as ‘broke, horny’ philosopher at 900-seat Bridge theatre run by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr

The Telegraph

Meet the man who sings with nightingales

No bird has a more potent mystique than the nightingale. Its mysterious habit of singing at night and its gorgeously liquid song have inspired awestruck speculation down the centuries.

Rhinegold

ABRSM announces free event to celebrate music education

ABRSM, Barbican and Classic FM have announced Shine, an event showcasing music and music education from around the world

Petrenko and RLPO win top prize at BBC Music Magazine Awards

Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) have won the BBC Music Magazine recording of the year award for their recording of Tchaikovsky’s first, second and fifth symphonies on Onyx Classics.  Accentus Music won Best DVD for Berg’s Wozzeck.

The Strad

Violist Masumi Per Rostad joins Eastman School of Music string faculty

The Japanese-Norwegian musician has performed as a member of the Grammy-winning Pacifica Quartet since 2001

The Violin Channel

Kerr-Pool Karaoke with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Join Dallas Symphony Orchestra members, with Concertmaster Alex Kerr at the wheel, for their own very special Kerr-pool karaoke.

Der Tagesspiegel

Ein Blick ins Innere des Hammerflügels

Nirgendwo kann man den Berliner Philharmonikern so nahe kommen wie bei den Osterfestspielen in Baden-Baden. Eine Bilanz zum fünfjährigen Jubiläum.

Berliner Morgenpost

Regisseur Rolando Villazón erteilt Sängern keine Ratschläge

Startenor Rolando Villazón (45) will bei seiner Arbeit als Opernregisseur den Sängern keine Ratschläge geben. “Ich arbeite mit Kollegen, die wissen zu singen”, sagte Villazón am Mittwoch in Düsseldorf.

Spiegel Online

Es rauscht so schön

Ist das schon Klassik? Nach 17 Jahren Stille überwältigt Elektronik-Visionär Wolfgang Voigt mit einem neuen GAS-Album. Außerdem: Tom Schillings Gesangs-Debüt, Maximo Parks Comeback und Techno-Kunst von Actress.

Merkur

Batiashvili: „Ich habe Sorge um Europa“

Die Geigerin Lisa Batiashvili spricht im Interview über Integration, die Arbeit mit Putin-Freund Gergiev und die politische Wirkung von Musik.

The Washington Post

Russian pianist quarrels, attacks and fox trots in spectacular debut at the Phillips

Lukas Geniusas placed second at the Chopin International Competition in 2010, and again at the Tchaikovsky in 2015.

WXQR

Classical Comedy: Here are our 10 Fave #ClickBaitASymphony Tweets!

It’s just what it sounds like — denizens of Twitter turning your favorite classical tunes into headlines for delicious interweb content.

South China Morning Post

Who is the new Mrs Aaron Kwok? All about Moka Fang, model and actress who’s the bride of Canto-pop star

29-year-old first came to attention on a matchmaking variety show in China, and soon afterwards a book full of revealing photos of her was published and she appeared in an online series that resembled Sex and the City

Twitter

 And the DVD Award goes to Berg’s Wozzeck from Zurich Opera, conducted by Fabio Luisi (Accentus label).

17 Maestro move: Speranza wins her first big job

3  Jeffrey zum Ritter geschlagen

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(Written on April 20, 2017 )

In today’s news: Candidates for the Philadelphia’s Astral National Auditions are announced, the return of label Naïve Classique in the music world, and this year Classic FM Hall of Fame with popular composers. A 93 years old singing nun highlights her extraordinary life in new documentary. Cellist Alban Gerhardt initiates a new manifest for the musicians of the European Union, and the works of Mozart and Salieri are being represented. The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will expand its reach beyond the stage, joining the Rising Stars & Legends of Texas celebration of arts and culture in the Lone Star state.

The Violin Channel

Candidates Announced for Philadelphia’s Astral National Auditions – Inc. 2 VC Young Artists

Astral has announced the 37 candidates for the live audition rounds of the 2017 Astral National Auditions – including VC Young Artists Francisco Fullana and Zlatomir Fung

Rhinegold

Naïve Classique returns to production

French independent label Naïve Classique is returning to production nearly a year after it went into liquidation and was sold to digital distributor Believe.

Classic FM Hall of Fame 2017

Mozart has regained his place as the most popular composer in this year’s Classic FM Hall of Fame, with 19 pieces in the chart.

The Guardian

The extraordinary life of Ethiopia’s 93-year-old singing nun

She sang for Haile Selassie then retreated from the world, living barefoot in a hilltop monastery, perfecting her bluesy, freewheeling sound. Kate Molleson on The Honky Tonk Nun, her documentary about Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

Tea, biscuits and classical music: inside an ECT clinic

Electroconvulsive therapy is such a serious treatment that there is something almost prosaic about the place where it happens.

BBC

Theatre director Michael Bogdanov dies aged 78

The British theatre, film and opera director Michael Bogdanov has died at the age of 78 while on holiday with friends, his publicist has confirmed.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Wieso gehen Dirigenten so oft zum Friseur? 

Dirigenten und Friseure haben einiges gemeinsam.

Welt

Die 100-Tage-Bilanz der Elbphilharmonie

Stars geben sich die Klinke in die Hand, doch die Akustik wird heiß diskutiert und wenn es neue Karten gibt, bricht der Server zusammen.

concerti

Der aktive Nicht-Aktivist

Der Cellist Alban Gerhardt initiiert mit Musicians4Europe ein Manifest, in dem sich Musiker für die europäische Gemeinschaft stark machen.

El Mundo

Salieri y Mozart: mito, amistad, ópera

La Fundación March representa la obra que dio pie a la leyenda sobre los dos músicos

Broadway World Houston

Rising Stars & Legends of Texas adds Conroe Symphony program

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra will expand its reach beyond the stage, joining the Rising Stars & Legends of Texas celebration of arts and culture in the Lone Star state.

Twitter

2 GEMA mit Einnahmen von mehr als 1 Milliarde Euro im Jahr 2016

For music from the brand new Classic FM 2017, join now

Rhinegold

(Written on April 18, 2017 )

Today’s news: A 42,000 bone flute is still making music, and take a listen to the Godfather theme performed with a cello. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra announces their 2017-18 season which will be themed after composers who emigrated to America to save their personal and creative existence. Italian Opera Week in Hamburg, and a brief musical history of the Moog Synthesizer.

The Telegraph

The 42,000 year old instruments still making a noise in the classical world

There’s a special thrill in hearing the sound of an ancient instrument, and a CD released this week (i.e. April 21) gives us a rare chance to do it.

Classic FM

2 Cellos performing the theme from The Godfather is an offer you can’t refuse

Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser are tackling the world of film music on their new album, and this cut from The Godfather is the perfect introduction.

Classical Music Magazine

RLPO announces 2017/18 season

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s (RLPO) 2017/18 season will include a piano focus and ‘From the New World’, a series of concerts featuring music by American composers, European composers influenced by America, or composers who emigrated there to save their personal and creative existence.

Bristol24/7

Chineke! Orchestra: Classical music diversified

“I could count on my hand the amount of people of colour I’d played with in the past 35 years… That’s not good.” Fresh off the phone from BBC Radio 4, Chi-chi Nwanoku walked me through her mission to champion change and celebrate diversity in the Classical music scene.

The Strad

Etihad Airways refuses to allow violins in the cabin due to recent policy change

The airline has changed its hand baggage policy recently and is now refusing to allow any musical instruments in the cabin, as folk musician Caitlín Nic Gabhann discovered during a tour earlier this month.

Musik Heute

Staatsoper Hamburg legt “Italienische Opernwochen” auf

Die Staatsoper Hamburg veranstaltet in der kommenden Saison erstmals “Italienische Opernwochen”.

Die Welt 

Darum boomt die Musikgattung Lied plötzlich wieder

Das Lied ist die deutscheste Form überhaupt. Sänger lieben den engen Kontakt zum Publikum; Zuhörer lassen sich bewegen von Schubert, Brahms und Co. In Heidelberg gibt es nun sogar ein Lied-Zentrum.

Concerti

Die versöhnende Kraft der Musik

Der südkoreanische Dirigent und Pianist Chung Myung-Whun möchte zum 25. Todestag des französischen Komponisten Olivier Messiaen auf die versöhnende Kraft von Musik aufmerksam machen.

The New York Times

Ballet Hispánico Dances the ‘Identity Mambo’

What does it mean to run a Latino dance company in New York in 2017?

WQXR

The Moog Synthesizer’s Dynamic Musical History

The Grammy-winning, best-selling classical album of 1968, Switched-On Bach, employs neither violins nor pianos nor any instrument hewn of materials that would not have baffled Baroque society.

Twitter

2Mezzosopranistin Joyce sagt Europa-Tournee ab

13‘We’ve never heard music like this before’

The Telegraph

 

(Written on April 12, 2017 )

“We are delighted to welcome back the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for their European tour in the summer of 2017, having executed a successful creative PR campaign for the release of ‘Concertos for Orchestra’. The CSO is an incredibly versatile and forward-thinking ensemble, and we look forward to developing and sharing their stories with European audiences.” – Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy & Marketing

The orchestra will visit several cities in countries around Europe this summer, with dates at the Edinburgh International Festival and San Sebastian already confirmed and more to be announced shortly. In March 2017 it was announced that Louis Langrée was to remain Music Director of the CSO for the 2019-2020 season.

Founded in 1895, the CSO is the sixth oldest orchestra in the United States and the first to be broadcast to a national radio audience in 1921. With a rich history of music making directly linked to the community in the state of Ohio, the CSO ordinarily reside in the Venetian gothic ‘Music Hall’ building, which recently underwent extensive renovation and restoration. The 2017 tour will bring American musical excellence to audiences across Europe, delighting fans new and old with their ‘richness, precision and intensity’ of performance.

CSO previously released live recorded album ‘Concertos for Orchestra’ in November 2016 on the orchestra’s own label ‘Fanfare’, featuring world premieres of seven pieces by contemporary composers. Works from this album will feature among a varied concert programme performed on the European tour.

Stay tuned for more news and announcements from the CSO by checking the WildKat blog. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too.

(Written on April 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s classical music event is tomorrow, and Dean Aaron Dworkin named as the new leadership from the Michigan School of Music. Schauspielhaus Cologne’s Head Dramaturg Thomas Laue to be Artistic Director of Nibelungen-Festspiele Worms, and Dresden Symphony plans a trans-boundary concert at the wall between USA and Mexico. Changes in Heidelberger Frühling Festival are being planned, and to adjust for the Easter time – suit music.

Gramophone

Music for Holy Week and Easter

This week on the Gramophone website we will be exploring some of the finest music written for Holy Week and Easter with three special articles.

The Strad

Violinist Lisa Ji Eun Kim to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Kim, who is currently serving as a second violinist with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, has previously performed as a BSO substitute player.
The Guardian

Globe director Dominic Dromgoole swaps stage for screen

After 10 years at the Globe, Dominic Dromgoole will direct and produce films, following in the footsteps of Stephen Daldry and Sam Mendes.

The Times

Florence has a new classical music festival

The New Generation Festival features performances from the world’s finest young musical talents in the spectacular gardens at the Palazzo Corsini Al Prato

The Violin Channel

Dean Aaron Dworkin Has Resigned from Michigan School of Music

Dean Aaron Dworkin is set to step down from the leadership role at the University of Michigan School of Music – effective from August 15th

WDR

Steinway setzt auf selbstspielende Flügel

Der amerikanische Hersteller von Klavieren und Flügeln, Steinway & Sons, verkauft nun auch selbspielende Flügel.

concerti

Thomas Laue wird neuer Künstlerischer Leiter der Nibelungen-Festspiele

Der derzeitige Chefdramaturg am Schauspielhaus Köln wird zur Spielzeit 2018 Künstlerischer Leiter der Nibelungen-Festspiele Worms

Neuemusikzeitung

Der Heidelberger Frühling macht sich mit dem Schwerpunkt „Neuland.Lied“ für das Kunstlied stark

Das Festival Heidelberger Frühling will die Stadt nun wieder zu einem Zentrum der Liedkultur machen

The New York Times

Chuck Berry Is Hailed as a Rock Trailblazer and a St. Louis Hero at His Funeral

The four-hour funeral on Sunday afternoon honored a musician who helped forge rock ’n’ roll but never moved away from his hometown and continued faithfully playing gigs there until he was in his late 80s

WQXR.org

20 Classical Music Selections to Enhance Your Cooking Experience

A stereotype that has been proven again and again is the belief that musicians love to cook

Herald Live

Feast of light classical music

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s music department will be taking guests on a classical music journey with its Opera Lights concert tomorrow at the South Campus Auditorium.

Twitter

36 s60th anniversary concert of on 15 May with

3Bislang unbekanntes Manuskript eines -Liedes entdeckt?

Image: The Violin Channel

(Written on April 11, 2017 )

In today’s news: Dresden Symphony plans a protest against the construction of the wall between Mexico and USA, and Berlin State Opera opens on 3rd October for a short period. Merkel honours Syrian refugees choir, and Waterbury Symphony Orchestra announces new Executive Director. The first pictures of the remake “Dirty Dancing”, Toy Story icon Don Rickles died aged 90, and the end of the General Music Director Josep Caballé-Domenech at the Staatskapelle Halle. Broke for the Fresno Grand opera, and how stressful the game Tetris could be.

BBC

Dirty Dancing: First look at remake images

Thirty years since Johnny and Baby first appeared in cinemas and created a cult hit, the producers of the TV remake have offered a glimpse at the updated version.

The Violin Channel

Nicola Benedetti – 2004 ‘BBC Young Musician of the Year’

The then 16 year old Nicola Benedetti’s 1st prize winning performance of the Szymanowski Violin Concerto No. 1 – in the Grand Final of the 2004 BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year’ Awards.

Classic FM

This accordionist play the Tetris theme for 10 levels and it’s really stressful

YouTuber Les covers de Persiflette (also known as Thibaut Trosset) has got some serious Tetris tekkers.

The Telegraph

Don Rickles, Toy Story star and legendary comedian, dies aged 90 

Don Rickles, the master insult comic who created laughs with ridicule and sarcasm in a decades-long career that earned him the facetious nickname Mr Warmth, died on Thursday at his Los Angeles home from kidney failure, his publicist said.

KLASSIK.com

Dresdner Sinfoniker wollen gegen Mauerbau zwischen den USA und Mexiko protestieren

Konzert soll im Juni diesseits und jenseits der geplanten Mauer stattfinden

Berliner Morgenpost

Die Berliner Staatsoper eröffnet – und schließt wieder

Das Opernhaus wird am 3. Oktober eröffnet. Der reguläre Spielbetrieb soll aber erst im Dezember beginnen.

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Merkel ehrt syrischen Flüchtlingschor aus München

Gemeinsames Musizieren hilft bei der Bewältigung des Bürgerkriegstraumas und des Alltags in der neuen Heimat.

waterburysymphony.org

WSO Announces New Executive Director

Following a nation-wide search, the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) has unanimously selected Robert Cinnanteas Executive Director

WQXR.org

5 Performances that Prove André Previn Can Do Anything

Sticking around on earth and letting those years add up means that you have a lot of time to get really good at whatever it is you do. Just ask André Previn.

Pizzicato

Staatskapelle Halle setzt Generalmusikdirektor vor die Tür

Der Vertrag mit dem Generalmusikdirektor und Chefdirigenten der Staatskapelle Halle, Josep Caballé-Domenech, ist vom Aufsichtsrat der  Theater, Oper und Orchester GmbH in seiner jüngsten Sitzung nicht über die kommende Spielzeit 2017/18 hinaus verlängert worden.

The Fresno Bee

Fresno Grand Opera bankruptcy filing includes long list of creditors

Orchestra members in the Fresno Grand Opera production of “Our Town” are at the head of a line of creditors after the company’s bankruptcy, court documents show.

Twitter

11 London’s premier tuba blasts his last

4Karriere-News: Markus Korselt (Stuttgarter Kammerorchester)

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(Written on April 7, 2017 )

In today’s news: the sound painter, Opera of Toulon strikes, RPS Music Awards Shortlist announced, Celeb-facts of the Folk Awards, Viola Tabea Zimmermann wins ICPA Award, interview with violinist Andres Cardenes, Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season announced, Award for cellist Isserlis, Musikmesse Frankfurt begins, pre-sales tickets for the Elbphilharmonie season 17/18 begins, and confronting Anti-Semitism in Russia through music.

BBC

The artist who paints sound

Does Lady Gaga’s music make you think of pink stripes and orange triangles? Is Tuesday female and Sunday male? What do you mean, no?

10 celebs you didn’t know were folk fans

Yes that’s right – there are some secret folk fans out there and we’ve put the hard work in to see who they are. Prepare to be shocked at these secret folkies.

Rhinegold

Shortlists announced for RPS Music Awards 2017

The shortlists for the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017 have been announced.

The Strad

Violist Tabea Zimmermann wins Artist of the Year at ICPA Awards

The International Classical Music Awards, given annually to the year’s finest classical artists and recordings, were announced on 1 April at a ceremony in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Germany.

The Violin Channel 

Violinist Andres Cardenes – “Preparing for the Premiere of a New Work”

In a VC-exclusive blog, Andres talks us through his preparation for performing a new work – alongside a living composer.

ROH

Royal Opera House 2017/18 Season announced

The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera’s programme for the coming Season include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.

Kulturradio RBB

Cellist Isserlis bekommt Preis der Dresdner Musikfestspiele

Steven Isserlis wird für sein besonderes Engagement in der Musikvermittlung und die Förderung angehender Profimusiker geehrt.

concerti

Innovation als Lockvogel

Die Musikmesse in Frankfurt öffnet heute ihre Tore. Ein innovatives Programm soll den radikalen Veränderungen der Musikbranche trotzen

Die Welt

Neue Karten für neues Elbphilharmonie-Glück

Karten für die Elbphilharmonie sind begehrt. Am Dienstag beginnt bei ProArte nun der Vorverkauf für die Abo-Konzertreihen der kommenden Saison.

Broadwayworld

Get ready to guffaw! Meet the full company of Present Laughter, opening tonight on Broadway

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre.

npr

Confronting Anti-Semitism in Russia, in words and then music

During the 1950s and early ’60s, the Soviet Union went through a period called “the thaw.”

pizzicato

Strike hits opera of Toulon

The choir and the orchestra of the Opéra de Toulon are on strike today.

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4Musikwissenschaftler und -pädagoge Karl Heinrich Ehrenforth gestorben

Image: BBC

(Written on April 5, 2017 )

In today’s news:  Detroit Symphony Competition began for female composers, Birmingham Conservatoire student beats world record, Thomas Brandis and Kishori Amonkar have died, new music director for England’s Yehudi Menuhin School, piano celebrations in the Tiroler Festspiele Erl starts in April, Philips Collection piano-violin duo brings mature eloquence, Dance Camera West Presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, and restriction for re-opened Berliner Staatsoper.

Pizzicato

Detroit Symphony opens competition For female composers

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has launched the ninth annual Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers.

Rhinegold

Birmingham Conservatoire student sets world record

Birmingham Conservatoire student Alistair Rutherford has broken the Guinness World Record for the fastest half marathon dressed as a musical instrument.

The Strad

Former Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster Thomas Brandis has died aged 81

Thomas Brandis, who served as a long-time first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, has died at the age of 81.

The Guardian

Rameau’s Les Fêtes d’Hébé: making a song and dance about it

This week the Royal College of Music is staging a UK premiere of an opera so successful that it had 80 performances in its first year in France and four revivals over the following three decades.

The Violin Channel

England’s Yehudi Menuhin School announce new Director of Music

The Yehudi Menuhin School has announced the appointment of conductor and composer Oscar Colomina i Bosch as their new Director of Music

The Times of India

Kishori Amonkar: Our music is fifth Veda

The singer who initiated the rasika into the journey of an in-depth swara and laya is no more-at Kamani Auditorium to come into the auditorium and wait for the melody called Gana Saraswati Kishori Amonkar was to be in the pathway of the rite of passage and taste the beauty of a raga as a living being.

klassik.com

Spielbetrieb in Berliner Staatsoper nach Wiedereröffnung nur mit Einschränkungen?

Die sanierte Staatsoper Unter den Linden wird nach ihrer Wiedereröffnung, die derzeitigen Plänen zufolge Anfang Oktober erfolgen soll, nicht voll bespielbar sein.

klassik-heute

Erstmals Klaviertage der Tiroler Festspiele Erl 6.-9. April 2017

Von Donnerstag, 6. April 2017, bis Palmsonntag, 9. April 2017, finden erstmals die Klaviertage der Tiroler Festspiele Erl im Festspielhaus statt.

Sueddeutsche Zeitung

Volk grölt, Schweine tanzen, Solisten jammern

Eindrucksvolle Musik, aber das Libretto lässt sich nicht retten: Mussorgskys “Der Jahrmarkt von Sorotschinzi” in Berlin.

The Washington Post 

Piano-violin duo brings mature eloquence to Phillips Collection

When chamber music comes together, there’s really nothing like it: expert individuals working as one to achieve something greater than could be achieved alone.

Broadwayworld

Dance Camera West presents 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival

Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance and dance on film from around the globe, Dance Camera West presents the 16th Annual Dance Media Film Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance.

Twitter

Ziemlich fidel für 65: Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Münchner Rundfunkorchester!
Coming up in John Suchet, a moment of musical sanctuary – Karl Jenkins’ beautiful “Gloria -…

 

image: Rhinegold

(Written on April 4, 2017 )