In today’s news fifteen North Korean senior officials have been put to death, including four musicians from the state orchestra. Karim Wasfi, cellist and director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra responds to terrorist attacks in Iraq through music. Also, Joyce DiDonato has been elected to the Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees with Renée Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman.
Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator, has put to death 15 senior officials, including four members of the state orchestra and a forestry manager in another purge of his critics.
Cellist and director of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra Karim Wasfi wanted to send a message to those ‘who consider bombs to be the only way’. So he took out his cello.
Classical Music Magazine
Joyce DiDonato has been elected as a member of Carnegie Hall’s board of trustees, joining Renée Fleming, Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma and Jessye Norman.
The London Symphony Orchestra with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will give their next free, open-air concert in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 17 May.
One of only two surviving portraits of JS Bach is to return to the city of Leipzig where it was painted from life 265 years ago.
San Francisco Classical Voice
The California Symphony, led by music director Donato Cabrera, is rolling out its 2015-16 program.
French cellist Jérôme Pernoo (43), a professor at the National Conservatory in Paris and a well-known soloist, has launched a crowd-funding on Kiss Bank in order to get the money for a planned Chamber Music Centre at Salle Cortot in Paris
Der Kirchenmusiker, Dirigent und Chorleiter Peter Neumann wird mit der Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig ausgezeichnet.
Düsseldorf – Die “Walküre” hat Dietrich W. Hilsdorf bereits inszeniert, für das Aalto-Musiktheater Essen.