In today’s news, there is a lot about the English National Opera’s 2015/16 season, unveiled yesterday. It includes six new productions and five favourites in order to get through its troubled times. Tom Service believes that despite the financial problems, it could be a season to remember, for positive reasons, for the ENO. However, the Telegraph’s Rupert Christiansen says top British talent has been left out of the programme in a major way. Moving away from the ENO, the biennial Menuhin Competition has opened in the year where it would have been Yehudi Menuhin’s 99th birthday. The BBC also carries a story on the transforming power of orchestras in schools.
Six new productions and five revivals attest to English National Opera’s current troubled circumstances, while artistic director John Berry hails ‘exciting and challenging’ times
Even if the 2015-16 season’s focus and concentration are the direct result of financial body-blows, this could be a year to remember for the right reasons at the Coliseum
Our top-flight singers have been shunted aside in ENO’s new season. It is a disgrace, says Rupert Christiansen
The biennial Menuhin Competition comes to London in 2016, in partnership with Classic FM. And today, on what would have been the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s 99th birthday, the organisers have opened next year’s competition for entries.
The school’s results have improved, its drop-out rates have fallen to less than 1% and the atmosphere in the wider neighbourhood has been “transformed.”
Am Freitag wird ein Gutachten veröffentlicht, das klären soll, ob die beiden großen Orchester Münchens gemeinsam die Philharmonie und den Herkulessaal bespielen könnten.
Die Intendanten der ARD stimmten einer Empfehlung ihrer Hörfunkkommission zu, den Internationalen Musikwettbewerb auch weiterhin zu organisieren. Der aktuelle Vertrag, der Ende 2016 ausläuft, wird bis zum 31. Dezember 2020 verlängert.
Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung (DOV) verleiht den “Hermann-Voss-Kulturpreis” in diesem Jahr an die Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission.
The New York Times
The New York Philharmonic, the nation’s oldest symphony orchestra and the former home of Leonard Bernstein and Gustav Mahler, is preparing for its greatest upheaval in decades.
San Francisco Classical Voice
For the better part of a half century, English conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner has been one of the leading forces in the early music revival.
Jessica Duchen @jessicaduchen : ENO’s new season. What’s really missing? http://jessicamusic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/find-your-voices.html …
BBC Proms. Photo: FlowingProse