In today’s news: New statistics shown up that only 76 classical concerts include at least one piece by a woman, Classic BRIT Awards 2018, what time looks like to Philip Glass, and Robert Trevino stays at the Basque National Orchestra. Furthermore, the Bachfest Leipzig attracts mass audiences with its ‘Cantata Ring’, and the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho reflects on creativity as she receives a BBVA Foundation award.
Women in Music project finds that in 1,445 classical concerts across globe only 76 include a work by a woman.
The cellist at the Royal Wedding Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the much-loved duo of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe each scooped two awards at the returning Classic BRIT Awards ceremony. Kanneh-Mason took home the Male Artist of the Year and the Critics’ Choice award, while Ball & Boe won the Classic FM Album of the Year and the Best Group category.
The new contract will see Trevino as the orchestra’s artistic leader until the 2021/22 season.
How is composing music of a given meter similar to painting flowing water? In this conversation between the composer and musician Philip Glass and the painter Fredericka Foster, two artists set out to tackle this question, before flowing into questions of memory, physics, and death.
The history of the keyboard is just as much the history of the virtuoso who, for reasons competitive and otherwise, has time and again advanced technique and reimagined what is possible with 88 keys.
Alle reden von der WM? Nicht in Berlin. Die Kultur fährt am kommenden Wochenende eine beeindruckende Ballung an Konkurrenzveranstaltungen auf.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Kommet zuhauf: Mit seinem „Kantaten-Ring“ zieht das Bachfest Leipzig ein Massenpublikum an und kann dieses auch begeistern.
EU-Kulturkommissar Tibor Navracsics und Sachsens Kunstministerin Eva-Maria Stange (SPD) überreichten die Siegel am Mittwoch stellvertretend an neun historische Stätten wie die Thomaskirche, das Bach-Archiv, die Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” und das Gewandhaus.
La compositora finlandesa reflexiona sobre la creatividad al recibir el galardón de la Fundación BBVA.
The Erie Philharmonic’s Music Director Daniel Meyer has renewed his contract with the orchestra for the next four years.
Coming soon: a new recording of #Mozart‘s “La clemenza di Tito,” latest addition to Rolando’s @DGClassics Mozart Cycle w/ @NezetSeguin! Stay tuned for an inside look at the making of the album… pic.twitter.com/NSaZu50h8T
— Rolando Villazón (@RolandoVillazon) June 12, 2018
Composer Emily Hall: ‘One work at least by a female composer – that should be standard now’ © Rob Orchard/The Guardian