Classical Music Magazine
Ulster Orchestra appoints Rafael Payare as next chief conductor
Venezuelan conductor Rafael Payare has been announced as the next chief conductor of the Ulster Orchestra. He will take over from JoAnn Falletta from the 2014-15 season, initially on a three-year contract.
Commons committee to investigate ACE’s remit, funding criteria and regional balance
The Culture, Media and Sport select committee of the House of Commons is to conduct an inquiry into the work of Arts Council England. The inquiry will look over the organisation’s scale, scope and remit, as well as the current weighting of its funding towards arts organisations in London.
Scented scarves, scampering fingers and ice: concerts the immersive way
What does Debussy smell like? BitterSuite is an immersive concert project inspired by synaesthesia.
Master of the Queen’s Music – who next for a royal appointment?
As Peter Maxwell Davies prepares to step down as Master of the Queen’s Music, John Allison weighs up the various contenders to replace him.
Violinist Yosuke Kawasaki fights $120K fine for antique violin
One of Canada’s most prestigious violinists is battling the Canada Border Services Agency in Federal Court after he was fined $120,000 for failing to declare nearly half a million dollars in musical instruments.
US conductor Leonard Slatkin says future of orchestras is secure
He’s optimistic about the role of orchestras in our society, positive about young players and doesn’t worry about the classics disappearing. As long as society exists, there will be orchestras to reflect it, he says.
“Für Machos ist Mariachi wichtiger als Mozart”
Auf seinem neuen Album singt der Tenor Rolando Villazón selten gehörte Arien von Mozart. Mit der “Welt” spricht er darüber, warum es zarte Wiener Klassik in der Latinogesellschaft so schwer hat.