In today’s news, Cecilia Bartoli’s new orchestra is presented without her, M&S turns off music in stores after noise complaints and former Scotch College music teacher Allan Yang set to plead guilty to child sex offences. Also, new plans announced to save EUYO and Waltraud Meier returns to the Bayreuther Festspiele.
With Cecilia Bartoli being ill, the General Manager of the Monte Carlo Opera Jean-Louis Grinda was alone to present the singer’s new orchestra ‘Les Musiciens du Prince’ yesterday at Monaco’s Embassy in Paris.
Experts say background noise can makes shoppers with hearing problems and dementia a less pleasant experience
They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity. Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed their fastest work when music was playing.
The Irish Times
As the principal conductors of the NSO and the CO finish up, the question arises: how best to deal with their succession?
BBC Music Day, now in its second year, promises something for everyone. Performances range from a live Duran Duran concert at the Eden Project in Cornwall, to co-ordinated bell-ringing from church towers across the country.
Yang has been accused of being a repeated sexual predator, who for seven years preyed on underage girls.
Classical Music Magazine
Sing for Pleasure has announced that Fabien Volery will be a tutor at this year’s summer school.
St Magnus International Festival has raised £115,000 to buy Orkney’s first Steinway piano.
The Royal Opera House is now recruiting for new apprentices to join the production team in Thurrock in September 2016. Positions will be available in Scenic Art, Scenic Carpentry and Costume.
Laut einer Meldung des Europäischen Jugendorchesters hat EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker Möglichkeiten gefunden, das Ensemble weiterhin zu finanzieren. Vorerst zumindest.
Der Direktor der Wiener Staatsoper, Dominique Meyer, ist mit dem Großen Goldenen Ehrenzeichen ausgezeichnet worden.
Die Mezzosopranistin Waltraud Meier kehrt auf den Grünen Hügel zurück.