11th December: ENO Arts Council Cuts: 10 of the strangest Messiahs: Patrick Lemanski to move to Warner Classics

Thursday 11th December 2014

Classical News

WildKat PR

The Berkeley Ensemble’s New Cobbett Prize for Composition 2014 has a winner!

The Berkeley Ensemble and the panel of judges for the New Cobbett Prize for Composition are delighted to announce Samuel Wesley Lewis’s Sequenza as the winner of the 2014 award

The Guardian

Alan Rusbridger to stand down as Guardian editor-in-chief

After 20 years at the paper Rusbridger will leave next summer and replaces Liz Forgan as chair of the Scott Trust in 2016

10 of the strangest: Messiahs

As Christmas approaches, let’s focus on Handel’s famous oratorio and some of the weirder approaches to the Hallelujah Chorus. If you like your Handel with added psychedelic trance, LED lights and electric guitars, you’re in the right place

The Independent

ENO blames Arts Council cuts after production of Orfeo is cancelled

Funding is set to fall by nearly £5m next year

Classical Music Magazine

Patrick Lemanski to move to Warner Classics in January

Patrick Lemanski, the managing director of Harmonia Mundi UK, is to take the same post at Warner Classics UK in January. That surprise announcement came from Alain Lanceron, president of Warner Classics, at a pre-Christmas reception in London.

International Arts Manager

Welsh choir wins UK Choir of the Year Competition

The UK’s leading amateur choral contest concluded at an event hosted by choirmaster Gareth Malone (pictured) at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.


Mailänder Sinfonieorchester wartet auf Subventionen aus Rom

Orchester fordert schnelle Überweisung von 3 Millionen Euro

Musik Heute

Bechstein Stiftung gibt 50. Klavier an Schule

Die Carl Bechstein Stiftung hat zum 50. Mal einer Schule ein Klavier kostenlos zur Verfügung gestellt.


Chung droht mit Rücktritt beim ‘Seoul Philharmonic’

Der Dirigent Myung-Whun Chung hat, koreanischen Presseberichten zufolge, dem Bürgermeister von Seoul ein Ultimatum gesetzt: entweder die Direktorin des ‘Seoul Philharmonic’, Park Hyun-jung, wird entlassen, oder aber er wird als Chefdirigent zurücktreten.

Los Angeles Philharmonic Receives $20 million Donation

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that David C. Bohnett, Chairman of the David Bohnett Foundation, has pledged a $20 million gift to the Los Angeles Philharmonic.


El tenor Juan Diego Flórez canta a la paz bajo la cúpula de Barceló

El peruano cantará este miércoles en Ginebra en el primer “Concierto por la Paz”, coincidiendo con el Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos.


BBC Front Row ‏@BBCFrontRow: We discuss how the Xmas truce in the WW1 trenches has been portrayed on film, music videos and now the @TheRSC: http://bbc.in/1um8LB6 

Britten Sinfonia ‏@BrittenSinfonia:Journeys in 20th century American music – Sarah Connolly @spconnolly joins us in Jan 2015 – read the press release http://www.brittensinfonia.com/news/article/jacqueline-shave-in-recital-cancelled …


ENO Arts Council News Pic

The ENO’s Orfeo was due to be staged at the Bristol Old Vic. Photo found at The Independent