16th December: Parents dig deep to fund piano lessons: Abigail Pogson new manager of Sage Gateshead: WNO puts ‘invisible people’ on stage

Tuesday 16th December 2014

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Abigail Pogson appointed to manage Sage Gateshead

Spitalfields Music chief executive Abigail Pogson is to become managing director of Sage Gateshead in May, taking over from Anthony Sargent.

The Guardian

WNO puts opera’s ‘invisible people’ on stage

Welsh National Opera performing project puts the spotlight on the stagehands

The Times

Parents dig deep to fund piano lessons

Parents are spending more on music lessons than any other out-of-school activity, according to a study.

The Independent

Tristan and Isolde: Should an opera production be changed if audiences dislike it?

The Royal Opera’s ‘Tristan and Isolde’ alienated audiences with its high wall on stage. Now it has been changed. Thank goodness opera directors do listen sometimes, says Jessica Duchen

The Telegraph

The 10 best pieces of Christmas classical music

Fed up of carols and mind-numbing festive hits? Ivan Hewett offers the best classical pieces for the season

Classic FM

Cellist banned from breastfeeding in dressing room at £1,000-a-year private members club

The Oriental Club in central London banned cellist Katherine Jenkinson from taking her 11-week old baby and a babysitter into her dressing room.

Musik Heute

Musikmesse Classical:NEXT 2015 öffnet Registrierung

Die vierte Ausgabe des internationalen Klassik-Meetings findet vom 20. bis 23. Mai 2015 im niederländischen Rotterdam statt.


Neuer Vorschlag zu Kulturkürzungen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Die Landesregierung von Mecklenburg-Vorpommern hat den Kommunen im Osten des Bundeslandes einen neuen Vorschlag für Kürzungen in der Theaterlandschaft unterbreitet.

Montserrat Caballé widerspricht Spekulationen über Karriereende

Opern-Diva will “auf der Bühne sterben”

Codex Flores

Hat Baronin von Rothschild zwei Chopin-Stücke geschrieben?

Zwei erst im 20. Jahrhundert publizierte mutmassliche Chopin-Stücke, ein Nocturne in c-Moll und ein Walzer in a-Moll, sollen in Tat und Wahrheit Werke der Chopin-Schülerin Baronne Nathaniel de Rothschild sein.

El Mundo

El Teatro Real equilibra sus cuentas y espera ya superávit en 2015

El presupuesto para 2015 es de 43.659.192 euros y se prevé un superávit de 500.000 euros


Big Gift For The Curtis Institute Of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia announces a combined $11.5 million in gifts from Board Chair Nina Baroness von Maltzahn, including a $10 million endowment gift to establish the Nina von Maltzahn President’s Chair held by Roberto Díaz.


BBC Music Magazine ‏@MusicMagazine: Radio 3 Christmas carol competition finalists announced: http://www.classical-music.com/news/radio-3-christmas-carol-competition-finalists-announced …

The Bridgewater Hall ‏@BridgewaterHall:  @GarethMalone pulls together a new Military Wives super-choir. First episode tonight on @BBCTwo at 9pm: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04vkfft …

Music in the Round ‏@MusicintheRound:  We wish Beethoven a Happy Probably-His-Birthday! @HTimw @LeonoreInfo @elias_quartet @johnsuchet1

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