Today’s news, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has reached an agreement and announces its new 6-year contract with its musicians. Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Chorus is looking to recruit new members. Also, English National Opera has announced changes to its board and governance.
The Buffalo News
Good news announced Saturday at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians have reached an agreement with the orchestra’s management on a new six-year contract.
The Wall Street Journal
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills Blends Classical and Rock on Upcoming Album
R.E.M.’s Mike Mills spent decades performing in front of millions, but it’s his latest work that makes him nervous. This past June, the bassist and keyboard player premiered a new piece of music, “Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra” with the Toronto symphony.
Classical Music Magazine
Alison Willis has won the London Concord Singers‘ 50th anniversary composition competition.
The Young People’s Chorus of NYC (YPC) has appointed Michael Gordon as its inaugural composer-in-residence. The three-year position will see Gordon compose at least one new work inspired by New York City each season, give workshops and masterclasses, and serve on a committee as an artistic adviser.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Chorus is recruiting for new members. Formerly the Glasgow Choral Union, the Chorus is Scotland’s oldest choir still in operation and in 2018 will celebrate its 175th anniversary.
English National Opera has announced changes to its board and governance. Patti White, Patty Dimond and Phil Edgar-Jones have replaced Glyn Barker, David Buchler, and David Harrell (stepping down following seven, nine and nine years of service respectively) on the ENO board.
The Irish Times
Marja Gaynor loves the spontaneity of Irish musicians. In her native Finland musical gatherings are pre-planned, the violinist says.
In a development that is sure to be music to the ears of city parents, a new, orchestral-themed charter school is scheduled to open in upper Manhattan next fall — the first of its kind in the Big Apple.
Der Bariton und Kulturmanager Thomas E. Bauer ist zum neuen Intendanten der Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau berufen worden.
Klavierspielen ist schwer, teuer und nur etwas für Klassikfans? Mit diesem Klischee möchte CASIO aufräumen und ruft erstmals die CASIO Piano Days ins Leben.
Berliner Off-Zentrale: Die Sophiensæle sind seit 20 Jahren der Flagship-Store des Freien Theaters und Tanzes.
Photo by: Mark Hamilton (RSNO Chorus Director, Gregory Batsleer)