13th December: Russia embraces Britten, LSO’s 2014 video games concert & new El Sistema project comes to Aberdeen

Friday 13th December 2013


Glad to be gay: Russia embraces Benjamin Britten’s centenary

Russia may be cracking down on homosexuality, but Moscow can’t get enough of Benjamin Britten. The Guardian reports on a major celebration in the country’s capital.

English National Opera to broadcast productions live to cinema

Company to follow Met, Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne in beaming shows from stage to screens, starting with Peter Grimes in February

Classic FM Online

LSO for Legend of Zelda video games concert

Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10am for another London Symphony Orchestra video games concert on July 13th 2014. Titled Symphonic Legends London, the concert will focus on the music from gaming giant Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda series.

New York Times

Detroit Symphony Hails Its Healthier Finances

The city of Detroit may be in bankruptcy, but the Detroit Symphony Orchestrais back in the black. The symphony planned to disclose on Thursday that it had balanced its budget for the first time since 2007.

Indianapolis Business Journal

Symphony reports first budget surplus in 6 years

A big boost in donations and hefty cutbacks pushed the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s annual budget into the black for the first time since 2007.

Classical Music Magazine

El Sistema moves to Aberdeen with new Big Noise project

Scotland looks set to get its third El Sistema-style children’s orchestra project, thanks to backing from Aberdeen City Council. Big Noise Torry, based in the Torry area of the city, will be a partnership between the local authority and charity Sistema Scotland, and according to the council could be up and running as early as 2015.

Der Tagesspiegel

Sasha Waltz und der Kulturhaushalt

In Berlin wird um den Haushalt gepokert. Eine Verliererin steht schon fest: Sasha Waltz. Sie geht leer aus – weil sie für Berlin zu groß geworden ist.

Classical Music Magazine

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