19th July: First Night of the Proms, SWR Symphony’s final performance & NCO auditions

Tuesday 19th July 2016

Classical News

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 First Night of the BBC Proms

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

SWR Symphony gives final performance

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.

NCO invites applications for auditions

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.

International Arts Manager

Globe launches label

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.

Wallander – the opera

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.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Winged Piano Victorious at Newport

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.


Classical music gets my pulse racing

Shouldn’t we be talking about how riveting and, yes, stressful great art can be? Now that would make a change…

York Press

Composer, prince and murderer: classical music’s goriest story to be told at Ryedale Festival

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.


Kansas City Symphony Reveals 2016-17 Classics Uncorked Series; Tickets on Sale Next Week!

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.

Klassik heute

Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy: 7 Wochen Musik und Emotionen

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.


Thielemanns Terminkalender

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.

BR Klassik

Mozart, Bond und die Chinesische Mauer

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 

Classic FM @ClassicFM Today on Classic FM, an entire day of sunny classical music for the ! Listen here:

The Royal Opera @TheRoyalOpera ‘Classical music reduces blood pressure’, studies say But that’s not the full story, argues: ^M


Photograph: Chris Christodoulou