In Today’s Classical News, Mozart comes to Shoreditch and Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange. Lidiya Yankovskaya is named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater, and The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington react to homophobic protests.
Eine kleine slam poetry: Mozart comes to Shoreditch
MC Mozart’s Classical Smackdown brings young audiences to classical music in a way never seen before
Watch Shostakovich playing his own Symphony No. 7
In this video from 1941, the legendary Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich talks about one of his most famous works, Symphony No. 7 (Leningrad), and plays a section on piano.
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Orchestra dell’Arte launches musical exchange
The Orchestra dell’Arte has launched a musical exchange scheme in order to highlight the cultural offerings of its home city of Liverpool, which recently became a Unesco Creative City of Music.
Concert review: La Voix Humaine; CBSO/ Grazinyte-Tyla at Snape Maltings
In two contrasting one-woman shows, it was Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla’s borderline excessive callisthenics that brought stunningly punchy results.
Hengelbrock verlässt das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Nacht acht Jahren: Der Chefdirigent des NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchesters, Thomas Hengelbrock, wird seinen Vertrag über die Saison 2018/19 hinaus nicht verlängern.
Anlässlich des 275-jährigen Bestehens will das Gewandhausorchester Leipzig vier Privatkonzerte geben.
Catriona Morison gewinnt BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition 2017
Die Mezzosopranistin Catriona Morison hat bei der BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition zweimal den ersten Platz belegt.
Lidiya Yankovskaya Named Music Director of the Chicago Opera Theater
Chicago Opera Theater has named Lidiya Yankovskaya music director. Her appointment is effective immediately, yet she will start regular conducting duties only in the 2018-19 season.
This choir confronted anti-Pride protesters in the best possible way – with a live performance
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington were on their way back to the hotel after performing at the Pride Festival in Knoxville Tennessee this weekend when they spotted protestors holding homophobic signs. They decided to stand up to them using the power of music.