In our news today, Italy proposes to save the European Youth Orchestra, Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists & Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music. Also, Argerich’s Lugano festival faces closure due to a lack of sponsorship & metro users in India are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music.
Italy has saved EU youth orchestra, says minister
Europe’s youth orchestra has been saved by a proposal from Italy.
Montreal International Music Competition 2016 names six violin finalists
The finals of the 2016 Montreal International Music Competition – this year dedicated to the violin – are currently under way, featuring six shortlisted violinists competing for over $86,000 in prizes – including a top prize of $30,000 and concert engagements.
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Sound and Music announces new patrons
Michael Berkeley, Kuljit Bhamra and Judith Weir have been announced as honorary patrons of Sound and Music.
Argerich’s Lugano festival facing closure
The ‘Progetto Martha Argerich’ is at risk of closing due to a lack of sponsorship. Swiss bank BSI – the festival’s main sponsor since its inception – will no longer be funding the event and no other sponsor can be found, according to Ticino News.
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Metro users soothed by classical music
Metro users in Bengaluru [Bangalore], India, are to be serenaded on their way to work by classical music. Speakers in all stations on the metro network will play Carnatic-style music – a type of Indian classical music associated with the southern part of the country – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It follows a successful trial that proved popular with passengers.
Sydney Opera House a cascade of colour for VIVID Light Festival
A light show on the sails of the Sydney Opera House opened the VIVID Festival, a festival which celebrated light, music and new ideas. This light show, called Lighting the Sails was inspired by the ancient songlines of Indigenous Australia.
‘That didn’t just happen’: Simon Cowell joins America’s Got Talent and gives high praise to teenage opera singer Laura Bretan
A 13-year-old opera singer stole the judges’ heart on Tuesday during the season premiere of America’s Got Talent. Laura Bretan from Chicago received a standing ovation and a ticket straight to the live shows after a spine-tingling rendition of Nessun Dorma.
Neues Opernprojekt mit Flüchtlingen
Nach zwei erfolgreichen Opernproduktionen mit Flüchtlingen – ‘Cosi fan tutte’ und ‘Zaide’ – haben Cornelia Lanz und der Verein ‘Zuflucht Kultur’ ein weiteres Projekt initiiert.
Dirigent Manfred Honeck wird Ehrenprofessor
Der österreichische Dirigent Manfred Honeck ist zum Ehrenprofessor ernannt worden.
24-Stunden-Webradio mit französischer Romantik gestartet
Um dem französischen Musikerbe des 19. Jahrhunderts weitere Verbreitung zu verschaffen, startete jetzt das Bru Zane Classical Radio.
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