In today’s news: Classic FM is launching the UK’s first radio series dedicated to video game music, and former English National Opera artistic director John Berry launches non-profit opera company. James Blachly conducts his Experiential Orchestra at Dock 5 to expand the horizons of classical music performing spaces, and CTRL + ALT + CREATE leads new generation of young music producers. Arditti Quartett performs with Irish singer Jennifer Walshe. WildKat wishes a very Happy Birthday to Mister Bach!
Classical Music Magazine
Classic FM launches first video game music radio series
Classic FM is launching the UK’s first radio series dedicated to video game music. High Score will be presented by Jessica Curry and will run for 6 weeks from 22 April (9pm).
John Berry launches not-for-profit opera company
Former English National Opera artistic director John Berry has launched a new, not-for-profit company that will commission and produce opera as well as offering training opportunities, The Stage has reported.
CTRL + ALT + CREATE: Moving Castle are Leading a New Generation of Music Makers
The internet collective is making a real life impact.
The Violin Channel
116 Young Musicians Selected for 2017 National Youth Orchestra of the USA
The 116 young musicians selected to take part in the 5th annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States have been announced.
Malta International Violin Making Competition 2017 names winners
Lakha Khan: Meet the Indian musician fighting to save Rajasthan’s traditional folk music
Lakha Khan strongly believes his duty as a musician is not simply to perform and entertain, but to act as an historian – a maintainer and teacher of traditions.
The Washington Post
Conductor plays ‘Rite of Spring’ at a club — and then berates the audience for acting like they’re at a club
James Blachly conducts his Experiential Orchestra, which played at the “Stravinsky Rave: Rite of Spring Dance Party” at the Dock 5 nightclub Saturday.
Musikinstrumente in Krisengebiete spenden
Im Rahmen des Berliner Festivals “MärzMusik” werden derzeit Instrumente gesammelt.
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Herr Bach! Zum 332. Geburtstag gratuliert auch das Bachhaus Eisenach mit der Eröffnung der neuen Dauerausstellung „Bachs theologische Bibliothek“
Das Arditti Quartett spielt mit der irischen Stimmakrobatin Jennifer Walshe beim Festival Maerzmusik. Eine virtuose oft komisch überdrehte Darbietung
Classical Music News
@CIassicalMusic BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra launches 2017/18 season http://dlvr.it/NgtsW4 #ClassicalMusic pic.twitter.com/wzme7SavB7
@today_classical #Today in 1890 FP of #SainSaëns “Ascanio” in Paris #MusicHistory #classicalmusic pic.twitter.com/Nh7ZEQwTl0
Image: The Washington Post