In our news today, Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the winners of its 2016 awards for live music, awarding a car park orchestra one of the top prizes. Three core team members at Ingpen & Williams will leave over the next few months, and Graham Vick comments that opera’s need to break out of their comfort zone to recruit new audiences.
An orchestra that plays in a multi-storey car park in south London has won a top prize at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards. The Multi-Story Orchestra was praised for its “ingenuity and impact in the local community” as it picked up the audience engagement prize.
The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has announced the winners of its 2016 awards for live music at a ceremony this evening at The Brewery, London, hosted by Radio 3 presenters Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Suzy Klein and presented by Canadian baritone Gerald Finley.
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Three core team members at Ingpen & Williams will leave over the next few months.
Opera companies need to get out of their “ghetto” where they are protected by concepts of excellence and artistic integrity and find new audiences on their own ground, the director Graham Vick has told a gathering of the movers and shakers of Britain’s classical music world.
The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) and Metropolis Studios have announced the introduction of a Freddie Mercury Scholarship, backed by Queen’s Roger Taylor and Brian May. The award will be presented later this year, in honour of the singer’s 70th birthday on September 5.
An American composer is embarking on a new project, harnessing the sounds of the Eiffel Tower in his latest composition. ‘Tower Music’ by Joseph Bertolozzi uses sounds created by hitting different surfaces of the iconic landmark with mallets.
Architect Daniel Libeskind has developed a very special concert project for Frankfurt: On May 21 and 22, One Day in Life will present more than 75 individual concert events at 18 locations in Frankfurt, featuriung 18 basic conditions of life.
Beim Konzert der Klavierlegende Mauricio Pollini in der Hamburger Laeiszhalle kam es zum Eklat: Der Darbietung eines 18-jährigen Flüchtlings aus Afghanistan über religiöse Unfreiheit folgten Buh-Rufe.
Der Rundfunkchor Berlin startet in der Saison 2016/17 eine Reihe mit Lounge-Konzerten. An drei Abenden kann das Publikum mit Chormitgliedern und wechselnden Gästen ins Gespräch kommen, teilte der Klangkörper am Dienstag in Berlin mit.
Am 11. Mai jährt sich der Todestag Max Regers zum 100. Mal. Susanne Popp, Leiterin des Max-Reger-Instituts Karlsruhe, hat aus diesem Anlass eine knapp 550 Seiten starke Biographie bei Breitkopf & Härtel vorgelegt.
Photograph: Amber Vernuccio