4th July: Music students score better in certain academic disciplines, Best alternative ways to experience classical music, Barbara Frey becomes new director

Thursday 4th July 2019

Music students score better in certain academic disciplines than non-musical peers

An American study, involving more than 112,000 student records, shows that music education improves performance in maths, science and English. The study, published by the American Psychological Association in the Journal of Educational Psychology, involved all students in British Columbia. Of the more than 112,000 student records studied, approximately 13% of the students had participated in at least one music course in grade 10, 11 or 12.

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7 of the best alternative ways to experience classical music

The classical music industry feels as vibrant and exciting as ever – and to embrace the buzz, people are staging concerts in all kinds of weird and wonderful places… Classical music is basically where it’s at (which you know already, of course). But if you feel like seeing your favourite Brahms symphony or some beautiful Bach in a different light, here are seven alternative ways to listen to the greatest music there is.

  1. The Night Shift
  2. The Multi-Story Orchestra
  3. The Little Orchestra
  4. The Marble Cave, Crimea
  5. Nonclassical
  6. BSO Relaxed Concert
  7. The Virtual Orchestra

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Ruhrtriennale: Barbara Frey wird neue Intendantin

Die Schweizer Regisseurin Barbara Frey wird neue Intendantin der Ruhrtriennale. Nordrhein-Westfalens Kulturministerin Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen (parteilos) informierte am Mittwoch in Düsseldorf über den Aufsichtsratsbeschluss der Kultur Ruhr GmbH. Frey werde ab November 2020 die künstlerische Leitung des größten Kulturfestivals in Nordrhein-Westfalen übernehmen. Sie sei dann verantwortlich für die Spielzeit 2021 bis 2023.

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Ruhrtriennale: Barbara Frey becomes new director

The Swiss director Barbara Frey becomes the new artistic director of the Ruhrtriennale. North Rhine-Westphalia’s Minister of Culture Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen (non-party) informed on Wednesday in Düsseldorf about the decision of the Supervisory Board of Kultur Ruhr GmbH. From November 2020, Frey will take over the artistic direction of the largest cultural festival in North Rhine-Westphalia. She will then be responsible for the 2021 to 2023 season.

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