30th June: Spider Man star for Opera North, all-women orchestra & Steven Isserlis on Brexit

Thursday 30th June 2016

Classical News

In today’s news, Spider Man star set for Opera North’s Evita, a new chamber orchestra in Vancouver features only women & Steven Isserlis states that Brexit is ‘a major blight on the musical lives of many nations’. Also, the programme for the Brighton Early Music Festival 2016 and classical music to serenade park visitors.


Spider-Man star set for Opera North’s Evita

Principal casting has been announced for Opera North’s upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which will be presented July 29-August 13 at the Lebanon Opera House in New Hampshire.

cbc news

New Vancouver-based all-female orchestra showcases women in classical music

A new chamber orchestra has launched in Vancouver featuring women — and those who identify as women — playing the works of female composers.

Classic FM

Steven Isserlis on Brexit: ‘a major blight on the musical lives of many nations’

In the wake of last week’s controversial EU Referendum in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, we spoke to cellist Steven Isserlis about what might happen next.

Classical Music Magazine

Brighton Early Music Festival 2016

The theme for this year’s Brighton Early Music Festival (28 October – 13 November 2016) is ‘Nature and Science: Observation, Discovery, Invention, Creation’. The event will open with L’Avventura London’s exploration of the world of polymath Athanasius Kircher, including music by Biber, Vivaldi, Rameau and Handel.

The Press and Journal

Classical music to serenade north-east country park visitors

A popular north-east country park will play host to the third concert in a series of classical music events this weekend.

The Guardian

David Lang: anthems for doomed youth

From writing the ultimate tearjerker for Paolo Sorrentino to commemorating the bloodiest day in British military history, David Lang takes it all in his stride. He tells Kate Molleson about the power of repetition and his mechanised co-writer.


US-Anklage gegen den Geiger Stefan Arzberger aufgehoben

Der Geiger Stefan Arzberger, gegen den seit 15 Monaten in New York staatsanwaltschaftliche Untersuchungen wegen Mordversuchs liefen, ist mit sofortiger Wirkung wieder ein freier Mensch. Die zuständige Staatsanwaltschaft hat bekanntgegeben, keine Anklage zu erheben.


427.000 Euro durch Benefizkonzert mit Lang Lang für Bamberger Klosterkirche St. Michael

Das Benefizkonzert zugunsten der Stiftung Weltkulturerbe Stadt Bamberg für die Renovierung der Klosterkirche St. Michael mit Lang Lang, Jonathan Nott und den Bamberger Symphonikern Ende März in der ausverkauften Brose Arena in Bamberg war ein voller Erfolg.


Neuer Millionen-Fonds für zeitgenössische Musik

Ein neuer Bundesfonds soll zeitgenössische Musik fördern. Dafür stehen jährlich 1,1 Millionen Euro zur Verfügung, wie Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters (CDU) mitteilte.


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