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In today’s news: Konzerthaus Berlin releases financial statement from previous season. Report on sexual abuse from the Musikhochschule in Munich. Happy Independence Day – the Russian immigrant who composed an American classic. Ravenna Festival honours Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov. A Theremin ensemble plays ‘Ode to Joy’. Wiltshire Music Centre reveals 20th anniversary season. The Purcell School appoints new director of music. Artist forms whale choir.

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Wiltshire Music Centre reveals 20th anniversary autumn season

Pianist Joanna MacGregor and jazz vocalist Claire Martin OBE are artists in residence, while the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is orchestra in residence.

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The Purcell School appoints new director of music

Paul Hoskins has been appointed director of music at The Purcell School. He is currently music director at dance company Rambert, where he developed the Rambert Music Scholarship to encourage young composers to write for dance.

Classic FM

Watch: A massive THEREMIN ensemble plays ‘Ode to Joy’

Just a giant orchestra of theremin players, performing the signature tune from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 on what seem to be tiny Russian dolls.

BBC News

Artist forms whale choir in North Shields

A choir, made up of a group of volunteers, mimics the various sounds made by whales

New York Times

‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem

The 5-year-old and his family had traveled thousands of miles to escape. When they finally arrived on American soil, free from the marauders who had burned their house to the ground, the boy was placed in a holding pen with his brother and sisters, while immigration officials decided their fate. From this story, a classic piece of music emerged.

Der Tagesspiegel

„Wir brauchen eine Schule des Hörens“

Der Berliner Staatsopern-Intendant Matthias Schulz über den Kampf mit der Bühnentechnik und das neue Kinderorchester.

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Konzerthaus Berlin legt Bilanz für die Spielzeit 2017/18 vor

Das Konzerthaus Berlin hat die Bilanz für die Spielzeit 2017/18 veröffentlicht: Eigenen Angaben zufolge knüpft das Ergebnis an die Vorsaison an und übertrifft sie sogar.

Musik Heute

Gutachter prüfen nach sexuellen Übergriffen Münchner Musikhochschule

Wegen mehrerer sexueller Übergriffe an der Münchner Musikhochschule soll nun eine Expertenkommission die Einrichtung genauer unter die Lupe nehmen.

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El Festival de Ravenna rinde homenaje al compositor ucraniano Valentin Silvestrov

Nacido en Kiev en 1937, el pianista y compositor Valentin Silvestrov es el principal homenajeado en la edición 2018 del Ravenna Festival, con Riccardo Muti al frente.

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(Written on July 4, 2018 )

Classical News

In our news today, Met Opera understudy Francesco Anile steps in and gives performance of a lifetime as lead tenor loses his voice, sales up 14% year-on-year for Record Store Day, New York Festival of Song to premiere Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women and Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx has launched a campaign asking Google to pay musicians more money when their videos appear on YouTube.

Daily Mail

The show must go on! Understudy gets last-minute big break at Met Opera when lead tenor loses his voice – so jumps on stage in jeans and sneakers and gives performance of a lifetime

It is a role of a lifetime. But when one understudy finally got his big break at the Metropolitan Opera he wasn’t expecting it to be while wearing his old jeans and sneakers.

Music Week

Retailers celebrate another successful Record Store Day

Preliminary figures show that this year’s Record Store Day was a hit, with sales up 14% year-on-year – and retailers seemed to agree that the vinyl revival isn’t going anywhere. While singles sales were down 2%, LPs were up 35% year-on-year, and the annual celebration bled into the following sales week as well.

BBC News

Nikki Sixx to YouTube: ‘Do the right thing’

Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx has launched a campaign asking Google to pay musicians more money when their videos appear on YouTube. The bass player is urging Google to remember its former slogan – “Don’t be evil” – in its dealings with artists.

Classicalworld.com

NYFOS to premiere Compositora: Songs by Latin American women at Merkin Hall

New York Festival of Song rounds out its Mainstage season on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 with Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women, a fascinating program that showcases the prodigious accomplishments of Latina composers.

ArtsJournal

A German orchestra goes up against Turkey in row over a term for genocide

Turkey’s delegation to the European Union demanded the European Commission withdraw 200,000 euros ($224,500) in funding for the concert.

South China Morning Post

Mei Baojiu: China’s renowned Peking opera master dies aged 82

Youngest son of Peking opera legend Mei Lanfang was devoted to his art, considering it his lifetime mission to pass it on to the younger generation.

Classical Music Magazine

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards £15,000 to Wiltshire Music Centre

The grant, which will be distributed across three years, will go towards the centre’s programme of master-classes, workshops, concerts and artist residencies for young musicians in the region.

Der Tagesspiegel

Als Kolibri durch den Saal schweben

Berlins Orchester lassen sich viel einfallen, um neues Publikum zu gewinnen. Das Konzerthaus setzt auf virtuelle Realität – mittels einer speziellen Brille.

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Mit Wagner im Kino: Live-Übertragung aus der Berliner Philharmonie mit Andris Nelsons

Wenn Andris Nelsons am 29. April gemeinsam mit den Berliner Philharmonikern Musik von Wagner und Bruckner zum Klingen bringt, kann man das Konzert in vielen Kinosälen in Deutschland live mitverfolgen.

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Antonini wird Erster Gastdirigent beim Mozarteumorchester

Seit eineinhalb Jahren sucht das Mozarteumorchester Salzburg erfolglos nach einem Nachfolger für den im Sommer d.J. scheidenden Chefdirigenten Ivor Bolton.

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Nouvelle polémique quant à l’utilisation des animaux à l’opéra

L’opéra Allemand sur le Rhin (Deutche Oper am Rhein) a été contraint d’annuler le contrat de l’un de ses acteurs principaux : le coq du « Coq d’or » de Rimski-Korsakov en raison d’une décision de l’Office Vétérinaire.

El Pais

La música activa el cerebro de los bebés

Investigadores de EE UU vinculan la detección de patrones musicales con el aprendizaje del habla

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(Written on April 26, 2016 )