In our news today, BBC Music Magazine reviews the first night of the BBC Proms, SWR Symphony gave final performance & applications are open for NCO auditions. Also, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe launches record label – Globe Music.
BBC Music Magazine
The excitement exuding from the Royal Albert Hall on Friday night could be felt even in Hyde Park. As I made my own way through the grand gardens from Paddington station, others bustled past. Some were dressed up for the occasion, others were in jeans and backpacks, and all had a palpable air of expectation.
Classical Music Magazine
Audience members held up placards with red hearts on them as a mark of solidarity as the SWR Symphony Orchestra gave its final concert in Freiburg on 17 July.
Children aged between seven and 13 from across the UK are invited to audition for a place in one of the National Children’s Orchestras ensembles.
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A new series of recordings will capture the candlelit ambience and warm acoustics of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe. Globe Music is a new record label launched by Shakespeare’s Globe, and will feature live recordings made in its famous wooden theatre.
Kurt Wallander’s latest challenge isn’t solving a crime: it’s singing on stage. A new opera titled W: The Truth Beyond starring the fictitious Swedish sleuth premiered this weekend in Tübingen, Germany. It will now travel to Ystad, Sweden, Wallander’s hometown.
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At last week’s debut for the press and selected guests at the Elms, Newport Music Festival director Mark Malkovich IV invited Bogányi to describe the powerful emotions that led him on a quest for an instrument that could convey the music in his soul.
Shouldn’t we be talking about how riveting and, yes, stressful great art can be? Now that would make a change…
Soprano turned playwright Clare Norburn explores the dissonant music and life of Italian composer, prince and murderer Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa in Breaking The Rules, a concert cum play that The Marian Consort and Gerald Kydd will perform at the Ryedale Festival on Wednesday.
No matter if you like rock or Bach, the Kansas City Symphony’s packed 2016-17 season includes a wide array of concerts to satisfy a variety of tastes.
Am Sonntagabend haben die Schwestern Katia und Marielle Labèque mit ihrem atemberaubenden Konzertauftritt in der Kirche Saanen die Anker des 60. Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy gelichtet.
Auf den ersten Blick mag es erscheinen, als lege der Dresdner-Musikchef die Beine hoch. Doch der Maestro steht seinen Kollegen Barenboim und Runnicles in ihrem Pensum in nichts nach.
Am 20. Juli beginnen die Bregenzer Festspiele, die 2016 ihr 70-jähriges Jubiläum feiern. 1946 fand die erste Opernaufführung auf zwei Kiesfrachtern statt – heute steht in Bregenz die größte Seebühne der Welt.
BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine We take a look at the sunny side of classical music http://www.classical-music.com/article/nine-best-classical-works-inspired-sun …
The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera ‘Classical music reduces blood pressure’, studies say But that’s not the full story, @GramophoneMag argues: http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/gramophone-guest-blog/classical-music-gets-my-pulse-racing … ^M
Photograph: Chris Christodoulou