In our news today, the Royal Opera House is sued by a viola player for ruining his career, Debbie Wiseman to write the music for the Queen’s 90th birthday & the shortlists have been announced for the RPS Music Awards.
A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure.
Classic FM’s Composer in Residence has been commissioned to compose the orchestral Overture and Finale music for the royal celebration in May.
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The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.
Self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite is running a touring exhibition of free British and Irish events that have taken place over the past 50 years.
Stars from the world of rock and pop gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York to pay tribute to David Bowie who died in January, aged 69.
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Their first collaboration, the New York premiere of the opera“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” will not open until Friday, but the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia are already making plans to get the band back together.
The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 175th anniversary next season with a nostalgic 2016-17 itinerary. And in observance of nearly two centuries of music, the Philharmonic is illuminating its extensive digital archive library.
German countertenor Andreas Scholl is spearheading a rejuvenation of baroque opera with his distinct, unadulterated voice. The vocalist achieved mainstream recognition last year when his version of Vivaldi’s “Cum Dederit,” backed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, appeared in the James Bond film, Spectre.
The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) organize their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert today, April 1st, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, hosted by the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl and San Sebastian 2016, Cultural capital of Europe.
The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place today, 01 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The event is hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016.
Bei einer konzertanten Aufführung von Richard Wagners Musikdrama “Das Rheingold” ist es in der Berliner Philharmonie am vergangenen Wochenende zu einem Eklat gekommen. Lokalen Medienberichten zufolge wurde das ausverkaufte Konzert mit der Berliner Landeskapelle unter Leitung von Horst Bergfried mehrfach durch Zwischenrufe gestört und musste schließlich aufgrund von Tumulten unterbrochen werden.
Die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig geht in diesem Jahr an den niederländischen Bassisten Peter Kooij.
Im vergangenen Sommer nahm sich der Bratscher des berühmten Artemis Quartetts das Leben. Jetzt präsentieren sich die Musiker erstmals in neuer Besetzung.
Royal Opera House. Photograph: BBC News