In our news today, concertgoers at The Last Night Of The Proms show their solidarity with the European Union, Oliver Mears will join the Royal Opera House as Director of Opera, and 13-year-old Gwydion Rhys conducts Proms in the Park orchestra. Also, London’s largest homelessness charity has launched its annual “A Night Under The Stars” fundraising concert, and Daniele Gatti picks up the baton at Royal Concertgebouw.
Concertgoers at The Last Night Of The Proms have shown their solidarity with the European Union by waving EU flags during the performance.
Royal Opera House
Oliver Mears will join the Royal Opera House as Director of Opera at the beginning of March 2017, succeeding Kasper Holten.
A 13-year-old boy has conducted the orchestra for part of the final night of BBC Proms in the Park in Colwyn Bay on Saturday.
Classical Music Magazine
London’s largest homelessness charity, The Passage, has launched its annual “A Night Under The Stars” fundraising concert at a reception held at 10 Downing Street in the presence of prime minister Theresa May.
The New York Times
Daniele Gatti took the stage on Friday as the new chief conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam
Musicians and management of the Philadelphia Orchestra have agreed to continue talking for an unspecified period beyond the end of the current labor deal, which had been set to expire at 12:01 a.m. Monday.
Despite sold-out performances of Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the prestigious Aix-en-Provence Festival in France, the Cape Town Opera (CTO) has hit a sour note with 12 chorus singers fighting their dismissal in a dispute over money and contracts.
Der Boulez-Saal an der Barenboim-Said-Akademie in Berlin ist einzigartig in Deutschland. Entworfen von Stararchitekt Frank Gehry und finanziert vom Bund. Endlich wird das Konzertprogramm vorgestellt.
Das Bach-Archiv in Leipzig beginnt ab Mitte September mit der Digitalisierung von rund 700 Musikhandschriften.
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