In today’s classical news, Niklas Hoffmann was announced the winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition last night. Taxpayer’s bill for English National Opera has risen to £155,000 per show, after the company scaled back its work to cope with funding cuts. Conductor Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until autumn 2020. Also, on Sunday 27 November, BBC Radio 3 will replace its usual schedule with 12 hours of live concerts, features and interviews to showcase the work of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs.
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Niklas Hoffmann wins Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition 2016
Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann was last night announced as the winner of the 14th Donatella Flick LSO conducting competition.
Taxpayer’s bill for English Opera hits £155,000 a show
The cost to the taxpayer of each English National Opera performance has risen to £155,000 after the company scaled back its work to cope with funding cuts.
China’s newest export hit is classical music
Next month New York’s David Geffen Hall will welcome a visiting orchestra, on a tour including other top venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. But the guest orchestra is not the Berlin Philharmonic or one of Europe’s other esteemed ensembles. It is the China Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), which was founded in Beijing a mere 16 years ago.
The New York Times
An Extra Layer of Dutch for New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic will offer its audiences a taste of new Amsterdam when the Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden becomes its music director in the 2018-19 season.
Opera Now Magazine
Bicket to remain with Santa Fe Opera until 2020
Harry Bicket has extended his contract with Santa Fe Opera until autumn 2020.
BBC Music Magazine
Yo-Yo Ma and The Music of Strangers
A new documentary follows the cellist’s international ensemble around the world.
BBC Radio 3 spend a day celebrating BBC ensembles as part of it’s 70th season. On Sunday 27 November, BBC Radio 3 will replace its usual schedule with 12 hours of live concerts, features and interviews to showcase the work of the BBC Orchestras and Choirs.
Los Angeles Times
Violinist Ray Chen, 27, on his new group and classical music in the Instagram age
At 27, Ray Chen is regarded as one of the finest violinists of his generation. His joy in making music is palpable, his playing is confident, polished and richly characterized.
Classical Music Society launches season in Sonoma in Nov. 20
The Sonoma Classical Music Society has announced its 13th season of classical music in Sonoma. Its kick-off performance on Sunday, Nov. 20 will feature the Italian Saxophone Quartet.
Was die Koalition für die Kultur verabredet hat
Dem wieder eigenständigen Kulturressort kommt eine größere Verantwortung zu als zuvor. Personalentscheidungen sollen künftig mit den Häusern abgesprochen werden.
Der Inbegriff des globalen Musikers
Am 18. November würde Don Cherry 80 Jahre alt
“Es gibt keinerlei Gespräche mit Berlin”
Armin Petras hat als Intendant das Stuttgarter Theater wieder zu einer wichtigen deutschen Bühne gemacht. Jetzt hat er gekündigt. Soll er statt Chris Dercon die Berliner Volksbühne übernehmen?
Escuchar los colores ver la música
El misterio de la sinestesia en la Fundación Juan March.
Classical Music @ClassicalMusic_ .@aborchestras announces Sirens fund, supported by @AmbacheTrust
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Classical Music News @ClassicalMusic Classical publishers suffer deadly blow in German courts http://dlvr.it/MhPqh8 #ClassicalMusic
Photo: Rhinegold/ Niklas Hoffmann