11th July: Paavo Järvi, Gustavo Dudamel and the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday 11th July 2012

The Telegraph

BBC Proms 2012: the Proms has it all

Ivan Hewett chooses the events he’s most looking forward to at the Proms 2012 this year.

50 Shades of Grey prompts classical music piece to climb the charts

The Tallis Scholar’s recording of ‘Spem in alium’ has been climbing the charts after being featured in El James’s erotic novel 50 Shades of Grey.

NY Times

Symphony Space Plans a Series Inspired by John Cage

Symphony Space has announced that its next season of events, which begins on Sept. 24, will includes a new series, John Cage’s “How to Get Started”.

Calvin Marsh, Baritone and Met Stalwart, Dies at 91

Calvin Marsh, a lyric baritone who sang more than 900 performances with the Metropolitan Opera before forsaking the stage for a life in religious music, died on June 18 in Dallas. He was 91.


Paavo Järvi appointed NHK Symphony chief conductor

Plus Kryzsztof Urbański named principal guest conductor of Tokyo Symphony.

Jessica Duchen

Le nozze di Chico?

It’s perhaps one of the strengths of Glyndebourne’s much-vaunted new production of Le nozze di Figaro, directed by Michael Grandage, that through a series of apparently zany juxtapositions it makes clear the archetypal, timeless nature of its drama.

Arts Journal – Slipped Disc

Gustavo Dudamel as you’ve never heard him before

The new Lebrecht Interview series opens next Monday on the BBC with the longest, deepest conversation that Gustavo Dudamel has ever offered on public media.

The Times

São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Proms

Plentiful tropical fruit aside, the Shostakovich had a maverick quality: the Fifth Symphony, which usually expresses everything horrendous about Stalinist Russia, sounded practically buoyant once the two grimmest movements had been excised to make an al-fresco taster programme.