28th February: Domingos harassment apology gave “false impression”, Kaske Musikpreis for composer Hamel, Marin Alsop will leave position with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Friday 28th February '20

Plácido Domingo says harassment apology gave 'false impression'Spanish opera singer says his words had been misunderstood after apology triggers backlash. Plácido Domingo has rowed back on an apology he made over sexual harassment allegations just …

3rd June: An environmental opera had its Norwegian premiere, Baltimore Symphony cancels shows, and new scientific study shows benefits of singing in a virtual choir

Monday 3rd June '19

Premieres: June’s new music The climate crisis is more urgent than ever. Environmental opera Upon This Handful of Earth received its Norwegian premiere earlier this year.The opera was commissioned by the New York Opera Society, and received its …

12th March: George Neikrug obituary, BCMG’s new executive director, and Serebrennikov directs opera from home

Tuesday 12th March '19

Cellist George Neikrug has died George Neikrug - a renowned cello teacher who was also principal cellist with the Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles orchestras -  has died, the day after turning 100.Born in New York, Neikrug …

9th May: Jesuit music found in jungle, hidden compositions revealed in painting, possible Liszt Opera premiere

Wednesday 9th May '18

In today's news: Baroque manuscripts found in South American village, mystery of composer Robert Ramsey portrayed in 17th century painting, Iain Grandage announced as Perth Festival’s new Artistic Director, 70th anniversary of RIAS Chamber Choir, …

29th Septemebr: Waley-Cohen talks about Roy Harris’ violin concerto, Ear Taxi Festival & Busch Trio

Thursday 29th September '16

Classical News In today's news, Waley-Cohen gives the reasons why she believes Roy Harris' Violin Concerto should rank among the greats. Several Northwestern faculty, ensembles and alumni are featured in a six-day Chicago classical music festival, among them …

9th June: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies memorial service, her Majesty’s Music & Anish Kapoor on Wagner

Thursday 9th June '16

Classical News In today's news, the memorial service for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies will take place on 27 June, the rich music legacy of the Royal family & Anish Kapoor comments Wagner. Also, Juilliard-trained cellist embraces her immigrant …

22nd March: Choir of the homeless, Cressida Pollock’s ENO statement & drumming positive for mental health

Tuesday 22nd March '16

Classical News In our news today, former director of New York’s Metropolitan Opera teaching choir of the homeless, Cressida Pollock to save the English National Opera and RCM reports on study, revealing that drumming has a positive impact on …

12th February: Royal Albert Hall’s Jurassic Park, Apple Music’s classical curator & bassoonist killed

Friday 12th February '16

Classical News In today’s news, The Telegraph reports that the Royal Albert Hall is to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra, tragedy for New Zealand symphony orchestra and BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s …

30th April: Elias Gottlob Haussman’s Bach portrait will return to Leipzig, Szymanowksi’s King Roger at Covent Garden, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s free concert after the riots, choirs to become a regular feature in care homes

Thursday 30th April '15

Classical News In today's news it has been announced that the most famous painting of Bach by Elias Gottlob Haussman will return to Leipzig where the composer made his home. Polish composer Szymanowksi’s King Roger will be …

#ClassicalWomen: Marin Alsop

Thursday 5th March '15

Marin Alsop holds the title ‘first woman to…’ in a (worryingly) large number of areas: first woman to head a full time major American orchestra, the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the …

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