Chief Conductor Jakub Hrůša Extends His Contract With The Bamberg Symphony

Friday 8th December '23

Chief Conductor Jakub Hrůša has signed a contract extension with the Bamberg Symphony, which will now be in effect until 2029At the Bavarian State Ministry, Markus Blume, Bavarian Minister of State for Science and the …

5th February: National Schools Symphony Orchestra opens for 2021, State Music Councils: Allow choir rehearsals again, Optimism returns to Bayreuth

Friday 5th February '21

National Schools Symphony Orchestra opens for 2021The residential courses for 8- to 17-year-olds are set to go ahead at Malvern College this July, including three orchestras, a conducting course and a newly launched Big Band. Running …

22nd January: BOZAR damaged by large fire, Choral and orchestral music for the first time in summer, Ebene Quartet to lead chamber music group in Munich

Friday 22nd January '21

BOZAR damaged by large fireThe Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR) has been damaged after a large fire.The fire started on the centre’s roof on Monday afternoon. Around 100 firefighters worked to contain the …

11th January: Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit LSO for job in Germany, Berliner Theatertreffen hopes for live program, Largest database of female composers created by Donne

Monday 11th January '21

Sir Simon Rattle ready to quit London Symphony Orchestra for job in GermanyBritain’s most famous conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, is expected to quit his London job and take up a new post in Germany, The Times has …

25th November: Sphinx Competition semi-finalists announced, German musicians nominated for Grammys, Cultural venues to remain closed until 15 December Emmanuel Macron announces

Wednesday 25th November '20

Sphinx Competition semi-finalists announcedThe Sphinx Organisation has announced which players have made it to the semi-final of its annual competition for young Black and Latinx string players based in the US. The Sphinx Competition is …

29th October: Music industry reports progress on diversity, Lockdown #2: Culture Standstill in Germany and France

Thursday 29th October '20

Music industry reports progress on diversityThe proportion of minority ethnic employees has risen from 15.6% in 2016 to 22.3% this year, according to trade body UK Music.The report noted that representation is worse in higher-paid …

Upcoming Classical Music Livestreams

Friday 13th March '20

Your essential list of Classical Music LivestreamsAs live events across the world are cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, make sure to fill that musically shaped void with our list of classical music events. We'll …

10th May: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic announces 2019/20 season, BBC Radio 3 reveals New Generation Artists, and Bamberg Symphony unveils theme for 2019/20 season

Friday 10th May '19

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 2019-2020 season announced The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2019-20 season, the 14th under the baton of chief conductor Vasily Petrenko (pictured), has been announced.Ten years on from his landmark Mahler cycle in …

11th February: 2019 Classical Grammy winners, Bruno Michel joins Classical Opera and the Mozartists, Cologne’s Tonger to close doors

Monday 11th February '19

Grammys classical winners: 'Steve Jobs,' Boston Symphony, Laurie Anderson with Kronos Quartet The new Mason Bates opera “The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” and the Laurie Anderson-Kronos Quartet collaboration “Landfall” were among the classical music winners at …

4th September: Reactions to #wirsindmehr in Germany, plus reviving cities through cultural centres

Tuesday 4th September '18

Chemnitz: „Wir sind mehr“-Konzert war ein voller Erfolg – Deutscher Kulturrat bedankt sich für Engagement der Künstler Der Deutsche Kulturrat, der Spitzenverband der Bundeskulturverbände bedankt sich bei den Künstlern des gestern Abend in Chemnitz stattgefundenen Konzertes …

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