3rd February – The search for the a record-breaking bass plus Philip Glass’ 9th Symphony

Friday 3rd February 2012


Soprano Angela Meade Wins Beverly Sills Artist Award .

Metropolitan Opera grant is worth $50,000.

Stanford Concerto Orchestration To Be Premiered.

Violin concerto no. 2 will be heard for the first time with orchestra at Durham Cathedral.

The Telegraph

Alan Lomax Collection Goes Online.

17,000 free tracks will go online in February, the material collected by America’s great musicologist.

BBC News

Choral Work Seeks Record-Breaking Bass Singer.

A record company has begun a worldwide search for the singer who can sing a note so low that it is thought never to have been sung before.

The Guardian

What The Music Industry Needs To Do With The Classical Renaissance.

Boundaries are being broken across the music world. The industry can capitalise on it if it embraces the spirit of change, writes Max Hole.

LA Times

Pacific Symphony Season To Star Lang Lang And Honor Ellington.

Guest pianists Lang Lang and Andre Watts will highlight the Pacific Symphony’s 2012-13 season at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.

Philip Glass, 75, Has An ITunes Hit With His Ninth Symphony.

Reached by phone two days after the premiere, Glass admitted, “Everyone is afraid to do a Ninth Symphony. It’s not that it killed off Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler … but it is a funny kind of jinx that people think about.”

‘Sesame Street’ Sets Gustavo Dudamel Episode For Monday.

“G” is for Gustavo Dudamel, and “M” is for Monday, when the conductor will appear on PBS’ “Sesame Street.”