9th June: Domingo Hindoyan, any black musicians in classical music, concerts and operas in drive-in, Lizzo’s Powerhouse Flute Performance

Tuesday 9th June 2020

Domingo Hindoyan announced as new chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Hindoyan will take the helm in 2021 while Vasily Petrenko steps into the music director role at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Domingo Hindoyan has been announced as the new chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), starting in 2021. The Venezuelan conductor will step into the post as Vasily Petrenko takes on the role of music director at Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London. Petrenko made his debut with the RLPO in March 2016, conducting a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.2, ‘Resurrection’, and will remain its conductor laureate after 15 years in Liverpool.
Hindoyan comes from the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra where he is currently principal guest conductor.

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Kaum schwarze musiker in der klassik

Die amerikanische Musikgeschichte ist untrennbar verbunden mit der Geschichte der Sklaverei. Denn die versklavten Afrikaner brachten auch ihre musikalischen Traditionen mit, zusammen mit den traditionellen europäischen Klängen verschmolzen sie zu Musikrichtungen wie Blues, Jazz, R&B, Techno und Hip-Hop. In diesen Genres sind schwarze Musikerinnen und Musiker häufig vertreten und überaus populär. Anders in der Klassik: Nur etwa zwei Prozent der Musiker in klassischen Ensembles sind Schwarz.

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Hardly any black musicians in classical music

American music history is inseparably linked with the history of slavery. For the enslaved Africans also brought their musical traditions with them, and together with the traditional European sounds they fused into musical styles such as blues, jazz, R&B, techno and hip-hop. In these genres black musicians are often represented and extremely popular. It’s different in classical music: only about two percent of the musicians in classical ensembles are black.

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Découvrez les concerts et opéras en drive-in

Londres, Phoenicia (État de New York) et Düsseldorf vont proposer des concerts en drive-in dès cet été. Une alternative intéressante pour les orchestres et les spectateurs alors que les protocoles sanitaires mis en place en raison de la crise du coronavirus imposent des mesures de distanciation et de limitation du nombre de spectateurs en salle. Le Deutsche Oper am Rhein de Düsseldorf sera la 1ère grande institution à proposer un grand concert en mode drive-in. 500 voitures sont attendues le vendredi 19 juin à 22h à l’Autokino (cinéma drive-in) de la ville rhénane. 70 artistes, musiciens et chanteurs proposeront une grande soirée lyrique avec des extraits de La Traviata de Giuseppe Verdi, Carmen de Georges Bizet, Le barbier de Séville de Gioachino Rossini, Linda di Chamounix de Gaetano Donizetti et l’incontournable Nessun dorma de Giacomo Puccini. Les billets sont proposés à 50 euros par voiture mais valables pour cinq personnes au maximum par véhicule.

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Discover concerts and operas in drive-in

London, Phoenicia (New York State) and Düsseldorf will offer drive-in concerts starting this summer. This is an interesting alternative for orchestras and spectators as the health protocols put in place due to the coronavirus crisis impose measures to distance and limit the number of spectators in the hall. The Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf will be the first major institution to offer a large concert in drive-in mode. 500 cars are expected on Friday 19 June at 10 pm at the Autokino (drive-in cinema) in the Rhine city. 70 artists, musicians and singers will offer a great lyrical evening with extracts from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Gaetano Donizetti’s Linda di Chamounix and Giacomo Puccini’s unmissable Nessun dorma. Tickets are offered at 50 euros per car but are valid for a maximum of five people per vehicle.

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Lizzo’s Powerhouse Flute Performance to Kick Off ‘Dear Class of 2020’ Commencement

“Congratulations to the class of 2020! Now let’s turn it up!,” the “Truth Hurts” singer announced midway through the performance, during which floating heads of the New York Philharmonic accompanied her on the live stream. Along with a trap beat being added to the graduation standard, photos of graduates in face masks, and participating in Black Lives Matter protests, hinted at the unique time in which the class of 2020 is experiencing this achievement. Following Lizzo’s performance, “Dear Class of 2020” continued with messages from Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake and The Simpsons, among others. More pop stars are expected to join Lizzo in performing for new grads.

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