25th May: Amateur musicians to play the Proms, first NYC opera season since bankruptcy & new president for Universal Classics

Wednesday 25th May '16

In today's news, the BBC is calling for amateur musicians to perform at the Proms, the New York City Opera announces its first full season following its emergence from bankruptcy & Graham Parker announced to become the new …

14th January: UMG & SoundCloud sign deal, NYC opera resurrected & Golden Globe

Thursday 14th January '16

In today's news, M Magazine announces deal between Universal Music Group and SoundCloud, New York City Opera will be resurrected and Wigmore Hall to begin live streaming. Also, 'Mozart in the Jungle' wins Golden Globe …

7th January: Pierre Boulez dies, El Sistema expanded & TV series about classical music

Thursday 7th January '16

classical news In today’s news, the media is in mourning for Pierre Boulez, London is looking forward to a visit of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and its conductor Gustavo Dudamel, also “El Sistema France” is …

27th November: Terry Riley’s masterpiece, charity project with Daniel Hope and ‘Wildpiraten’, the New York City Opera is up for sale

Thursday 27th November '14

Classical News Guardian Terry Riley’s masterpiece – and minimalism, African style It can be over in 15 minutes. It can last several hours. It can be done with a Wurlitzer – or 20 guitars. Now In C, the …

21st November: Sir Mark Elder renews contract at Hallé, Google fails to stamp out music piracy sites & criticism of Music Education Hubs

Thursday 21st November '13

GramophoneSir Mark Elder renews contract at Hallé until at least 2020Sir Mark Elder has renewed his contract with Manchester’s Hallé Orchestra, extending their much-praised partnership through until at least 2020.Classical Music MagazineGoogle warned of legal …

1st October: New York City Opera, Classical Crocodile, and Minnesota Orchestra talks Collapse

Tuesday 1st October '13

GramophoneNew York City Opera on the brink of bankruptcyThe company gave what may be its final performance over the weekend unless $7m in last-minute donations can be raisedClassic FM OnlineCrocodile listens to Classic FMIntroducing Caesar …

27th September: Renée Fleming on Letterman, Gerard Mortier, and Inflatable Concert Hall

Friday 27th September '13

Classical Music MagazineProtest disrupts Met’s Eugene Onegin first nightThe Metropolitan Opera’s season-opening production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin on 23 September was disrupted briefly by a lone protester urging the house and its cast to take a public stand against …

10th September: Brit Awards, New York City Opera’s funding crisis and more on the Last Night

Tuesday 10th September '13

The Guardian Last Night of the Proms – review Of all Last Nights in recent memory, this was the most enjoyable, the least hysterical and the most warm-hearted, says Fiona Maddocks.BBC Music MagazineClaudio Abbado made Senator for …

4th October: Singer in Space, Genius Grants, and Undress for Opera.

Thursday 4th October '12

The Daily MailPhantom in space: Opera singer Sarah Brightman outbids NASA to join space expeditionSinger Sarah Brightman, of Phantom of the Opera fame, will be the next tourist in space, potentially as soon as 2014. GramophoneApplications …

19th January – Shostakovich premiere and in praise of Da Ponte

Thursday 19th January '12

GramophoneShostakovich Fragment To Receive UK Premiere.Violin sonata section performed at Manchester University.New York TimesNew York City Opera Announces Deal With Unions.New York City Opera cleared a major obstacle in its effort to forge ahead in …

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