Philharmonie de Paris architect sues venue’s sponsors
Jean Nouvel claims the new building differs from his original design
Minnesota Orchestra to perform in Cuba following restoration of US diplomatic relations
The orchestra last performed in Havana in 1929
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Cuts to music teaching imminent in Bromley, Wiltshire and elsewhere
As the new financial year approaches, several local authorities have revealed plans which involve significant reductions in spending on music provision.
Warwick Report calls for joined up thinking in cultural sector
A one-year commission lead by the University of Warwick and chaired by Vikki Heywood CBE has just released its report, titled Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity and Growth.
International Arts Manager
Young musicians to learn career tools at workshop
It’s a jungle out there for young musicians, but the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) are cutting a path through it with Make Music Work (MMW).
Castorfs “Baal” darf nur noch zwei Mal aufgeführt werden
Suhrkamp stimmt einem Vergleich im Streit um die Castorf-Inszenierung des Stücks “Baal” doch zu: Das Stück wird nur noch einmal in München und einmal in Berlin gespielt.
Harte Schule: Wer als Schlagzeuger groß rauskommen will, muss in „Whiplash“ üben, bis die Hände bluten. Dabei geht es weniger um Musik als um Macht.
The New York Times
Metropolitan Opera Unveils a Season of Big Stars and 6 New Productions
The Metropolitan Opera said on Wednesday that it would redouble its efforts to attract new audiences to the opera next season with six new productions, a star-filled roster and new initiatives, including one that will offer half-priced tickets to children during the holidays and another to court young professionals with later curtain times, discounts and social events.
The Washington Post
Eschenbach to leave NSO, Kennedy Center music directorship in 2017
When Deborah Rutter took over as the Kennedy Center’s president in September, music lovers wondered what would happen with the National Symphony Orchestra — one of the most highly paid ensembles in the country, but a chronically underperforming organization.
Rachel Podger Wins Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize
British Violinist Rachel Podger (*1968) has been awarded the 2015 Royal Academy of Music Bach Prize.
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The Philharmonie de Paris. Photo: The Strad