Classical Music News- 11th October

Tuesday 11th October 2011

Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

Classical Music Magazine Online

Twenty commissions announced for Cultural Olympiads 20×12 Scheme

Twenty British composers have been commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad and PRS for Music Foundation to write 12-minute pieces for a ‘once in a lifetime celebration’ in the year of the Olympics.

The Guardian

Lucerne Festival Orchestra- Royal festival Hall, London

Any appearance by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra brings with it intimations of legend. Founded by Claudio Abbado in 2003, it brings together international soloists, professors from the major European conservatoires, and members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

New York Times

A Metropolitan Opera High Note, as Donations Hit $182 Million.

According to preliminary figures released for the first time, the Met hauled in $182 million, an astonishing amount in a tough economic climate and 50 percent more than it raised just the year before.

The Independent

Don Pasquale, Glyndebourne on Tour

Donizetti wanted his late masterpiece ‘Don Pasquale – premiered in Paris in 1843 – to look bang up to date, and throughout its glittering afterlife directors have played fast and loose with its place and period.