In our news today, St John’s Smith Square opens registration for Music Marathon, BBC launches iWonder guide on tinnitus and British composer and conductor Harry Rabinowitz has died aged 100. Also, the latest figures about the salaries of music directors in the United States have been published and the safety precautions at the Bayreuther Festspiele are severely criticised by stage director of “Parsifal”, Uwe Eric Laufenberg.
Classical Music Magazine
BBC launches iWonder guide on tinnitus
The BBC has joined forces with the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) to release an iWonder guide to tinnitus. Titled ‘How can I stop gigs and festivals ruining my hearing?’, the launch of the guide has been organised to coincide with the Glastonbury Festival.
St John’s Smith Square opens registration for Music Marathon
St John’s Smith Square has opened registration for its 24-hour Music Marathon, which will begin at 10am on 17 September.
Harry Rabinowitz, TV and film composer and conductor, dies aged 100
Prolific musician was in demand for radio, films and TV, from Eurovision to Reilly, Ace of Spies. Rabinowitz’s family reported that he passed away at his house in France, just three months after his 100th birthday.
Cows, rocket cars and 5,000 toilets: meet the people behind the scenes at Glastonbury
Glastonbury, the mother of all festivals is upon us again. On TV and out front it may be all about Adele, Coldplay and the rest, but behind the scenes there are hosts of characters who work hard, some of them for most of the year, to ensure these few days of controlled mayhem go as smoothly and as pleasurably as possible.
Cellist arrested in Moscow for ‘preventing pedestrian movement’
Cellist Semyon Lashkin was arrested in Moscow for performing in the street, he has reported on hisFacebook page. The Moscow Conservatory-trained musician was questioned by police and had his cello confiscated for ‘deliberately creating a crowd and preventing pedestrian movement’ in Nikolskaya Street, adjacent to Red Square.
Opera: Idomeneo at Garsington, Buckinghamshire
The orchestral thunderstorms raged in this powerful production of the young Mozart’s mythological opera seria.
Jaap van Zweden, Best Paid Music Director In The States
Drew McManus’ website Adaptistration has published the latest figures about the salaries of music directors in the United States
2016 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Concertmasters
Since the economic downturn, concertmaster compensation has failed to keep pace with executive and music director stakeholders and for the 2013/14 season, they were the only group to experience a decline in average compensation (-0.19 percent).
Parsifal-Regisseur Laufenberg kritisiert Sicherheitskonzept
Die angespannte Weltpolitik wirft ihren Schatten auf den Grünen Hügel: Die Sicherheitsvorkehrungen für die Bayreuther Festspiele werden verschärft. Die meisten Mitwirkenden nehmen es gelassen, doch von prominenter Seite kommt Kritik.
Staatstheater Wiesbaden freut sich über höhere Zuschüsse
Das Staatstheater Wiesbaden erhält Berichten der Frankfurter Rundschau zufolge bis zum Jahr 2019 höhere Zuschüsse als bislang. Darauf einigten sich die Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden, das Land Hessen sowie der Kulturfonds Rhein-Main.
1. Internationaler Dirigentenwettbewerb in Augsburg
Zum 15-jährigen Jubiläum des Studiengangs ‘Blasorchesterleitung’ des Leopold-Mozart-Zentrums (LMZ) der Universität Augsburg findet vom 2.-7.Juli der 1. Internationalen Dirigierwettbewerb Augsburg statt.
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