Alaskan-based composer John Luther Adams has won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his recent commission from the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.
Nominations for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement in classical music, have been announced. Musicians have been shortlisted in 13 categories ranging from chamber music to creative communication
News and Views from Norway
The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, BFO) revealed on Tuesday its pension costs are NOK 60 million (USD 10 million) higher than estimated, and it needs to dramatically reduce its activities. The unexpected costs threaten the BFO‘s 250th anniversary celebrations planned for next year.
Only 4% of American orchestras are African American or Latino but the Sphinx Organization and its annual competition is looking to change all that. Here are 12 musical portraits of Sphinx kids who will grow up to change the face of the art.
Tugan Sokhiev, der Chefdirigent des Deutschen Symphonie-Orchesters, redet nicht gern über Politik, schon gar nicht über Putin. Lieber schwärmt er von seinen musikalischen Plänen für die kommende Spielzeit
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Classical music on twitter
Britten Sinfonia: @BrittenSinfonia We’re celebrating Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday in May – find out what we’re up to – http://bit.ly/QoYeHW
Sound and Music: @soundandmusic Day 2 of #composerwkshops with @nmcrecordings & supported by @prsfoundation – find out more about the programme here http://www.soundandmusic.org/projects/higher-education-programme
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: @theoae Announcing the OAE Hall of Shame 2014. Your chance to nominate your most disliked piece of classical music… http://www.oae.co.uk/oae-hall-shame-2014/