In today’s news 92-year-old pianist Harriette Thompson has become the oldest-ever woman to complete a marathon. Opera singer Bryn Terfel will celebrate his 50th birthday with a Royal Albert Hall concert to include stars such as Sting, Danielle de Niese, Rebecca Evans and Daniel Evans. Also, violinist Alina Ibragimova tells Ivan Hewett that she still feels emotionally attached to her country of birth, despite her busy international career.
Alina Ibragimova: ‘My heart is still Russian’
Despite a busy international career, violinist Alina Ibragimova still feels emotionally attached to her country of birth, she tells Ivan Hewett
92-year old Carnegie Hall pianist becomes oldest-ever woman to complete a marathon
Harriette Thompson, who is a classically trained musician, completed the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego in 7hr 24min 36sec.
Opera star Bryn Terfel to be joined by stars, including Sting, Danielle de Niese, Rebecca Evans and Daniel Evans, for birthday concert celebration
Classical Music Magazine
Saffron Hall announces third full season
Saffron Hall has announced its 2015/16 season, which will see the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Alison Balsom, Sir András Schiff and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields make their debut appearances at the venue.
Peter Cropper, first violin of The Lindsays, has died
Peter Cropper, the first violin of the Lindsay Quartet (later The Lindsays), has died; he was 69. He was also the founding Artistic Director of Sheffield’s Music in the Round.
Siemens Musikstiftung + BR + Lucerne Festival = zeitgenössische Musik
Der Förderung zeitgenössischer Orchestermusik dient eine jetzt angekündigte Kooperation der Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, des ‘Lucerne Festival’ und ‘musica viva’ des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Belgian [PIAS] To Become The Major Shareholder Of Harmonia Mundi
In the next months an important merger will occur in the recording industry.
Oper Halle: Generalmusikdirektor bleibt bis 2018
Der katalanische Dirigent Josep Caballé-Domenech hat seinen Vertrag an der Oper Halle verlängert.
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Boston Early Music Festival’s presentation all three of the extant operas of Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)—“The Monteverdi Trilogy”—with a cohesive artistic and scholarly vision, constitutes a signal moment in the modern revival of Baroque opera. BMInt had conversations with the BEMF publiscist and stage director.
@BerlinPhil: Happy Birthday, Edward #Elgar! Find many more works by Elgar in our concert archive at http://www.digitalconcerthall.com/concerts/composer_edward%20elgar?a=twitter&c=true … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQWAO9d43LY …