In today’s classical news, Classical:NEXT accepts proposals for its next global gathering, Sally Beamish speaks about how the theft of her viola turned her into a composer, and 300-year-old violin taken from London train is recovered safely. Also, Gramophone becomes Apple Music curator, and world-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck & ACME releases new album.
International Arts Manager
Classical:NEXT has put out a call for proposals for its next global gathering. All suggestions for ‘artists, project pitches and conference sessions’ can now be submitted for free through the Classical:NEXT website.
Losing one voice helped Sally Beamish find another. Two decades later she has come full circle. She tells how her daughter, her mentor Peter Maxwell Davies – and a blackbird – have inspired her new work, and her own return to playing.
The Maggini instrument, beloning to Baroque musician Jane Gordon, was taken from the overhead luggage rack of the train from London Waterloo.
Having championed the latest listening technology for nearly a century, Gramophone’s new relationship with Apple Music – a music streaming service which now boasts over 15 million subscribers – is a natural next step.
The New York Times
At the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Beyoncé made one of the few coherent political statements of the night when she invited the mothers of four black men killed in racially charged episodes to join her on the red carpet.
World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Performing classic Broadway musicals with a full orchestra returns them to their original symphonic splendor. Because of the decreasing size of pits and budgets, many first-rate theater companies now use scaled-down instrumental forces when producing musicals.
Ob Musical, Meisterchoreografie oder Konzert: Das Staatstheater Cottbus kann sich über eine große Publikumsgunst freuen. In der vergangenen Spielzeit kamen 135 510 Besucher.
Das Klassikfestival in Luzern rückt eine aufstrebende Berufsgruppe in den Mittelpunkt: Dirigentinnen.
Der Freistaat Sachsen verzichtet in der juristischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem vor seinem Amtsantritt fristlos entlassenen Semperoper-Intendanten Serge Dorny auf die Anrufung der nächsten Instanz.