10th February: Sofia Coppola’s first opera production, orchestral screening of Jurassic Park & ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit ended

Wednesday 10th February 2016

In today’s news, The Guardian announces Sofia Coppola’s first opera production, Jurassic Park is going to have its first UK orchestral screening & Warner Music ends lawsuit on “Happy Birthday”. Also, Berlin Philharmonics and other orchestras offer free concert tickets for refugees and helpers.

The Guardian

Sofia Coppola’s La Traviata to set Opera of Rome back on song

In a major coup for the venue, the American film director, along with costumes by Valentino will add allegria to a new production of Verdi’s classic

The Telegraph

Royal Albert Hall to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra

For the first time, British audiences will be able to watch Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park accompanied by a live orchestra

The Telegraph

Steven Isserlis, Britain’s greatest cellist: ‘What I’m about to do is absolutely terrifying’

On the Richter scale of concert nerves, the celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis is registering dangerously high

Classic fm

It’s finally OK for you to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ for free (almost)

Warner Music has reportedly agreed to a court settlement that will place ‘Happy Birthday’ in the public domain following a three-year legal battle with a filmmaker


Australian Art Quartet receive electric shocks to distort live classical music performance

Dan Russell, violinist and member of the Australian Art Quartet, is having electrodes taped to his arms and shoulders.


Berliner Orchester laden Flüchtlinge und Helfer ein

Drei Spitzenorchester in Berlin laden Flüchtlinge und ihre Helfer zu einem Konzert am 1. März ein


Frauenkirchen-Kantor vertont Coventry-Gebet

Das Versöhnungsgebet von Coventry kann künftig auch in Form einer Motette erklingen


Filmemacherin Sofia Coppola inszeniert erstmals Oper

Die amerikanische Filmemacherin Sofia Coppola gibt ihr Debüt als Opernregisseurin: Die 44-Jährige werde am Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Giuseppe Verdis “La Traviata” inszenieren

Classical World

Long Island Philharmonic Shuts Its Doors Permanently

The Long Island Philharmonic has announced that it will shut down effective immediately.


Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre Steps Down as Artistic Director After 17 Years

Septime Webre has announced he will step down as artistic director of the Washington Ballet at the end of June


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Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters/The Guardian

Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters/The Guardian