BBC promises ‘strongest commitment to the arts in a generation’
BBC Music Magazine
Chetham’s School of Music announces plans for new concert hall
The school has received funding to build a world-class concert hall in Manchester’s city centre.
Yoshiki plays piano battle with hologram of himself
Japanese rock star and classical crossover artist Yoshiki has surprised audiences at the annual SXSW music conference by playing a piano duet with a hologram version of himself.
Lost London Underground violin sparks social media campaign
A performer lost her violin ‘in a daze’ on the London Underground and is relying on the kindness of strangers for its safe return.
Lang Lang launches new app challenge with €30k prize
Pianist Lang Lang has created a competition to find the best digital application to encourage learning and discovery of classical music, with a prize of €30,000 for the winning entry.
The New York Times
Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns … For Now
Osmo Vänska, who resigned as its music director in October, makes a triumphant return to the newly renovated Orchestra Hall. But if any kind of resolution in the matter of artistic leadership is imminent, no one is yet willing to discuss it.
A 70 ans: Gérard Mortier, mort du roi de l’opéra
Le Belge, qui a dirigé certains des plus grands opéras de la planète, a marqué par son audace.
Arriva in Italia “La famiglia Addams”, Elio e Geppi Cucciari calcheranno la scena
La famiglia Addams si trasferisce in Italia. Zio Fester e tutti gli altri personaggi creati negli anni Trenta dal genio del disegnatore statunitense Charles Addams, infatti, saranno protagonisti di una commedia musicale che andrà in scena in molti teatri della Penisola a partire dal prossimo ottobre.
François-Xavier Roth neuer GMD in Köln
François-Xavier Roth wird Generalmusikdirektor in Köln. Der Dirigent tritt sein Amt am 1. September 2015 für fünf Jahre an.
Classical music on Twitter
International Piano: @IP_mag ‘More than half the pianists I heard in three months used printed music’ writes our US correspondent. Is memorisation out of fashion?
Brooklyn Rider: @Brooklyn_Rider We are thrilled to launch our Kickstarter campaign for the Brooklyn Rider Almanac! Check it out and please share! http://bit.ly/BRAlmanac
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: @SCOmusic We launch our 2014/15 Season today! New brochures are available to view on our website http://bit.ly/1jwlPng tell us what you think!
Noted: @WeAreNoted If you missed out on a ticket tonight, look out for our blog tomorrow morning of a rundown of tonight’s talk 🙂