In today’s news: Classical music in public spaces, charities stepping up to raise mental health awareness in the music industry, 2018 festivals and events commemorating the life of Bernstein, NATO officially adopts their own hymn, French soprano Anne-Sophie Schmidt speaks out on sexual abuse by conductor Charles Dutoit and the Staatsballett Berlin to show “Swan Lake” on a “black stage”, ie without backdrops and with limited lighting,
Young professional singers aged 28 or under are invited to apply for Cheltenham Bach Choir’s Baroque Singing Competition that will take place at Prince Michael Hall, Cheltenham on 25 March.
As we enter the year of Bernstein’s centenary, orchestras across the UK are joining in the celebrations and commemorating the life of the composer.
Music by some of the most famous classical composers in the world can be heard play from speakers over the past month.
The hymn was written for the organisation’s anniversary in 1989 by Captain André Reichling, conductor of the Luxembourg Military Band and has been played at many NATO events.
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UK music industry specialist addictions and mental health charity Music Support will host two training events in London this month.
French soprano Anne-Sophie Schmidt has outspoken on sexual abuse by the conductor Charles Dutoit.
Der weltgrößte Musikstreaming-Dienst Spotify setzt laut Medienberichten zu seinem seit langem erwarteten Börsengang an.
Das Staatsballett Berlin zeigt ab 19. Januar wieder Vorstellungen von “Schwanensee”. Die Aufführungen finden allerdings auf “schwarzer Bühne” statt, also ohne Kulissen und mit eingeschränkter Beleuchtung, teilte das Ensemble am Donnerstag mit.