In today’s news: Bochum opens a new Musikforum and evolves into a cultural centre, and newly founded :alpenarte festival combines arts and culture with international musicians. Anne-Sophie Mutter performed with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin in the Berlin Philharmonie. The best choral conductors from around the world are to share with us their favourite Easter pieces, and this year’s River to River Festival plans a multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. British violinist David Angel has died, and A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes
Andrew Garfield blows National Theatre audiences away with his Angels in America performance
If the reaction to last nights Angels in America preview at the National Theatre is anything to go by, Marianne Elliot’s new production of Tony Kushner’s play about the AIDs crisis in Eighties America is going to be a big hit.
Jamal Aliyev wins Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize
Azerbaijani cellist Jamal Aliyev has won the Musicians’ Company Prince’s Prize Competition 2017, held at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama on 7 April.
British violinist David Angel has died
David Angel, second violinist with the Maggini Quartet, died on 10 April of a suspected heart attack, aged 62.
The Violin Channel
Fundraiser Launched to Raise Urgent Medical Funds for Young Sick Musician
A gofundme campaign has been launched to help raise urgent funds for trombonist Stephen Sykes – who is battling an aggressive form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer
Debussy’s ‘La Mer’, actually played on La Mer
Someone has finally made a recording of Debussy’s ‘La Mer’ on ‘La Mer’ (the sea), and it’s as beautiful as you would imagine.
James Levine Named Conductor Laureate Of Ravinia Festival
James Levine, 73, has been named the first Conductor Laureate of the Ravinia Festival, the oldest outdoor music festival in North America.
Doch mit dem neuen Musikforum gewinnt Bochum als Großstadt
Generationsübergreifende Begegnungen im Bregenzerwald
Kunst und Kultur gemeinsam mit internationalen Musikern in einem exklusiven Rahmen entstehen zu lassen ist das Fundament des neu gegründeten Festivals :alpenarte in Österreich
Ein Abend der verpassten Begegnungen: Anne-Sophie Mutter und Barenboims Staatskapelle mit Beethovens Violinkonzert in der Philharmonie
13 Choral Directors Share Their Favorite Easter Music
With Easter soon upon us, we asked some of the best choral conductors from around the world to share with us their favorite Easter pieces.
The New York Times
An Opera About Robert Moses Is Among the River to River Festival Highlights
A multimedia opera about Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs; an expansive artwork about the African diaspora; and a site-specific music and dance spectacle about the United States’ immigrant history are among the more than 100 events planned for this year’s River to River Festival
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