Classical Music News – 11th August

Thursday 11th August 2011

The L.A. Times

A look at Gustavo Dudamel on ‘Sesame Street’

LA Phil conductor Gustavo Dudamel will put in an appearance on “Sesame Street” on PBS in the coming season.

 The New York Times

Mozart’s ‘Jupiter,’ Still Celestial but More Personal

New York classical music audiences are getting to know the Hungarian conductor Ivan Fischer, and that, it turns out, is all to the good.


Bournemouth Symphony extends principal conductor’s contract

Kirill Karabits signs three-season extension until the end of 2015/16.

The Times

My haunting relationship with Benjamin Britten

Janette Heffernan was the first girl to sing in the composer’s ghost opera; the start of a haunting relationship, she says.

The Arts Journal

Anish Kapoor designs mobile concert hall for Japan quake region

The British artist is working with Japanese architect Arata Isozaki Star on a project titled Ark-Nova, a transportable concert hall for the devastated areas in which top artists can perform.

The Arts Journal 

The agent who turned down Pavarotti 

The influential Italian agent Angelo Gabrielli, artistic director of StageDoor Artists Management, has sent his views on the row sparked by Gidon Kremer over the exploitation of young artists.