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In today’s news: Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season, Caledonian Sleeper train hosts opera performance, and Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works. Russian violinist sentences to 20 hour of community service, Domingo to conduct in Bayreuth in 2018, and “Klassik am See” has been rescheduled.

International Piano

Yamaha launches Silent Piano concert season

Yamaha Music London has announced its inaugural Silent Piano concert season.

The four-concert series will see Thomasz Zyrmont, Eren Önsoy, Andrew Zolinsky and Varvara Tarasova perform on Yamaha’s Silent Pianos, with the audience experiencing the music through headphones, remotely and wirelessly.

Music Teacher

Sound and Music announce composers selected for HCMF schools project

Three composers have been selected to take part in a new education project designed by Sound and Music in partnership with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Heritage Quay.

Early Music Today

English Concert announces 2017/18 season

The English Concert’s 2017/18 season will see the ensemble celebrate ten years with Harry Bicket as music director.

Classical Music Magazine

Caledonian Sleeper hosts opera performance

An opera has been performed on the Caledonian Sleeper for the first time as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival 2017. Belongings, inspired by items of luggage carried by railway passengers, received its premiere on the service from Aberdeen to London on 24 July. The opera’s music was written by Samuel Bordoli and its libretto by Bill Bankes-Jones.

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Greg Morris to perform complete Bach organ works

Greg Morris, associate organist of the Temple Church in London, is to perform Bach’s complete organ works over a ten month period, beginning in October 2017.

France Musique

Un violoniste russe arrêté en pleine répétition

La BBC a diffusé un reportage sur Andrey Osipov, violoniste russe engagé contre la corruption dans son pays.

The Irish Times

Frank McNamara gives a masterclass in how to handle mistakes

The pianist shows students how to handle the pressure of improvisation

Der Tagesspiegel

Zeit, Schweiß und Gold

Am 1. August werden Bühne und Besucherraum an Technik und Künstler der Staatsoper übergeben. Besuch bei den letzten Arbeiten.

Pizzicato

Domingo dirigiert in Bayreuth, Netrebko sagte ab

Der Tenor, Bariton und Dirigent Placido Domingo (76) wird im  Jahr 2018 in Bayreuth Wagners ‘Walküre’ dirigieren.

Klassik Heute

Programmänderung und Verschiebung von “Klassik am See” in Erlangen

Andreas Ottensamer hat seinen Auftritt bei Klassik am See« in Erlangen nach dem plötzlichen Tod seines Vaters abgesagt.

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Classical Music Magazine: Belongings

(Written on July 26, 2017 )

Classical News

In today’s news, Northern Ireland’s Ulster Orchestra is celebrating their 50th anniversary, and is attempting to perform 50 pop-up gigs throughout Belfast city centre on 28th September 2016. BBC Philharmonic announces their interactive concert series, which will also be streamed live on the orchestra’s website. In addition, Toccata Classics is launching its biggest project to date, ‘Music for my love’. Also, Yamaha is currently seeking piano scholars for 2017.

The Irish News

The Ulster Orchestra’s 50 gigs in one day

The Ulster Orchestra will mark its golden anniversary by attempting 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast city centre on Wednesday September 28.

Classical Music Magazine

BBC Phil announces interactive concerts series

The BBC Philharmonic is launching ‘The Red Brick Sessions’, a series of nine interactive concerts in partnership with the University of Salford. The performances will appear on the orchestra’s website as an enhanced live stream. This will enable the audience to delve closer into the orchestra, allowing them to zoom into specific sections of the ensemble, receive synced information about the music and view a live orchestral score.

Toccata Classics launches ‘Music for my Love’

Toccata Classics is launching its biggest project to date. ‘Music for my Love’ will record more than 100 pieces of new music for string orchestra written to celebrate the life of Yodit Tekle (partner of Toccata Classics founder Martin Anderson), who died of stomach cancer in 2015 aged 37.

Yamaha seeks piano scholars for 2017

Yamaha Music is seeking scholars for the 2017 Yamaha Music Foundation Piano Scholarship programme. The scholarships are open to piano students from the UK and Ireland born after 1 January 1991 and currently studying on a full-time music course at a higher education institution.

Spitalfields Music Winter Festival 2016

Spitalfields Music’s 40th anniversary celebrations will continue with the Winter Festival, which will take place 4-11 December.

Entertainment Music News

Students tune in for Classical Music Awards

Launched in 2001, it is Ireland’s largest classical music competition for secondary schools.

El Mundo

Ennio Morricone: “Soy tan artesano como artista“

No fue hasta febrero que, con 87 años, ganó el primer Oscar a mejor banda sonora. El compositor de filmes inolvidables celebra 60 años de carrera.

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Daniel Hope neuer Musik-Direktor des Zürcher Kammerorchesters

Der Geiger Daniel Hope ist neuer Musik-Direktor des Zürcher Kammerorchesters. Seine Amtszeit beginne am 27. September mit der Saisoneröffnung in der Tonhalle Zürich.

Musik heute

Staatstheater Wiesbaden: Intendant Laufenberg verlängert bis 2024

Intendant Uwe Eric Laufenberg bleibt bis 2024 am Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Der 55-Jährige habe das Angebot einer Verlängerung seines bis 2019 laufenden Vertrags angenommen.

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Komponistin Julia Wolfe erhält MacArthur Fellowship

Die US-amerikanische Komponistin Julia Wolfe wurde zum MacArthur Fellow 2016 ernannt. Das damit verbundene Stipendium ist mit 625.000 US-Dollar (knapp 557.000 Euro) dotiert.

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BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine Can we use technology to enhance classical music performances? http://www.classical-music.com/blog/technology-concert-hall …

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera A wonderful way to spend an evening: #ROHnorma in cinemas Here’s the reaction so far, add yours in the comments http://www.roh.org.uk/news/your-reaction-what-did-you-think-of-bellinis-norma-in-cinemas …

Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ Spitalfields Music’s 40th anniversary celebrations will continue with the Winter Festival

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Photograpgh: The Irish News/ Ulster Orchestra

(Written on September 27, 2016 )