In today’s news, three-day festival in New York offers the chance to discover the music of Per Norgard, the man who shot YouTube star and singer Christina Grimmie has been identified & Emily Sun has won the Grand Final of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) Annual Music Competition. Also, Nicolette Fraillon calls out sexism in the classical music world & figures show that live music is highly popular in the UK: 30 million tickets were sold for British gigs and festivals in 2015.
The New York Times
Norgard in New York celebrates Per Norgard
The kaleidoscopic, enigmatic music of the Danish composer Per Norgard, 83, has been seldom performed in America until recently being championed by the New York Philharmonic and others. This week, a three-day festival called Norgard in New York offers an ideal chance to discover the visceral music of this fascinating composer.
Man Who Shot Christina Grimmie, a Singer on ‘The Voice,’ Is Identified
The police on Saturday identified the man who shot and killed Christina Grimmie, a former cast member of the reality TV singing competition “The Voice” and a viral YouTube star, as a 27-year-old man from St. Petersburg, Fla.
Australian violinist wins Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal
Violinist Emily Sun has won the Grand Final of the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) Annual Music Competition, which took place at Cadogan Hall, London on Wednesday 1 June.
Australian Ballet music director calls out sexism in classical music world
The world’s only female music director of a ballet company says gender inequality is still rife in the classical music world. Nicolette Fraillon—also an internationally renowned conductor and musician—says the issue is indicative of the broader barriers facing women in leadership positions.
30 million tickets sold for British gigs and festivals in 2015
Nearly 30 million tickets were sold for British gigs and festivals in 2015, say new figures. UK Music, an organisation which represents the music industry’s interests, says 27.7 million fans headed to a live music event last year.
Classical Music Magazine
Opera North is to run its first orchestra camp this summer. The camp, which will run from 22-26 August at the University of Leeds’ School of Music, will give aspiring young musicians the chance to perfect their playing and learn new skills.
Boughton House to host Handel exhibition
Northamptonshire’s Boughton House will host a specially curated exhibition about the life of Handel. The exhibition will chart key episodes in Handel’s life, bringing together a collection of artefacts including the first edition of the Messiah, a 1720 harpsichord (probably Handel’s own), Louis-Francois Roubiliac’s first model for Handel’s monument in Westminster Abbey and rare orchestral instruments from the period.
Press & Journal
North-east students to perform opera
Music students at a north-east university will delve into the world of Greek mythology to perform an opera this weekend. The Aberdeen University production, Orfeo’s Journey, a new adaptation of four baroque operas, which is set in the north-east.
Conductor Daniele Gatti on Falstaff: ‘It’s as if Verdi was saying farewell’
Giuseppe Verdi was in his late 70s and thinking about retirement when his librettist Arrigo Boito suggested they make an opera from The Merry Wives of Windsor. Verdi had set two plays by Shakespeare before – Macbeth, which was one of his first great successes in the 1840s, and Otello, which he completed in 1887, at the age of 74.
Jamsession mit 50 Giganten
Sie waren die Größten, und wie leben sie heute? Der Bildband “American Jazz Heroes, Volume 2” besucht die Helden des Genres. Amerika hat viele von ihnen längst vergessen.
Orden Pour le mérite für Daniel Barenboim und Musikwissenschaftler Christoph Wolff
Der Dirigent Daniel Barenboim ist neben dem Musikwissenschaftler Christoph Wolff als neues Mitglied in den Orden “Pour le mérite” aufgenommen worden. Die Auszeichnung fand im Beisein von Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck in Berlin statt.
Deutscher Kulturrat: Künstlersozialversicherung: Bund muss den Zuschuss erhöhen
Morgen findet in Berlin die „Zukunftswerkstatt Künstlersozialversicherung“ des Bundesministeriums für Arbeit und Soziales statt.
Vicent Ros, nuevo director del Palau de la Música de Valencia
Dirigirá el recinto cultural durante tres años tras ser seleccionado entre 15 candidaturas
Cómo salvar la música clásica
Es la misma canción que se repite tan insistente como bienintecionada. Acercar los públicos a la música clásica, que no se vayan espantados los que acceden a un concierto por vez primera, que el público escuche lo que le gusta pero que también se sienta sorprendido.
The Violin Channel @violinchannel ow.ly/ZIPk3015KIR Australian Violinist Awarded Prestigious Commonwealth Bursary @RCMLondon
BBC Radio 3 @BBCRadio3 How football brought classical music to a wider audience. & from 10
Opera North @ Opera_NorthNot long to wait! 16/17 season on sale at 10am… What will YOU choose?
Photograph: Manu Theobald
(Written on June 13, 2016 )