28th April: Sage Gateshead leadership to change, RSNO launches programme for schools & Berlin Philharmonic launches own record label

Monday 28th April 2014

 CNTV (China)

Charity in Beijing brings classical music to migrant children

A charity group in Beijing is using classical music to help children of migrant workers adjust to the rhythm of life in the big cities.

Classical Music Magazine

Sage Gateshead leadership to change

Sage Gateshead has announced two major changes to its leadership. Anthony Sargent, general director of Sage Gateshead for fifteen years will stand down in early 2015 after the venue’s tenth birthday in December. Katherine Zeserson, who has been director of learning and participation at the venue since 2002, has announced she will also be moving on in early 2015.

RSNO launches nationwide music programme for schools

Next month, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will provide the most comprehensive orchestra-led music access programme to primary and secondary schools across Scotland.


Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debuts

Other highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, announces outgoing director Roger Wright

The Washington Post

A happy marriage between Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, 21st Century Consort 

The museum gets a concert series, and the Consort gets a fine hall and subjects to build programs around.

The Sydney Morning Herald

Maestro’s support for Putin may spark protests on great orchestra’s tour

Conductor Valery Gergiev’s close ties with Putin looks likely to spark protests yet again on the LSO’s Australian tour.

Classic FM Online

Berlin Philharmonic launches own record label

The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra will be launching its own record label, Berliner Phiharmoniker Recordings, it has been announced.

Die Welt 

Kein Plattenvertrag? Lasst uns ein Label gründen!

Die Berliner Philharmoniker waren immer schon sehr eigensinnig. Nun gründen sie ihr CD-Label. Doch das ist eher eine verspätete Flucht nach vorn, weil sie keinen Plattenvertrag mehr haben


Rückkehr auf die Opernbühne: Startenor José Carreras singt wieder

Er war einer der bekanntesten Tenöre der Welt und will es nochmal wissen: José Carreras kehrt nach acht Jahren zurück auf die Opernbühne.

El Mundo

El canto del destino de Heras-Casado

El director granadino llega el próximo lunes 28 al Palau de Barcelona junto a la Freiburger Barockorchester, con la que colabora habitualmente y con la que interpretará piezas de Schumann y Brahms.


Dom Aversano:@domaversano Interesting event: Uncovering the political voice of classical music http://bit.ly/1kc2bsy @nonclassical

Classic FM: ‏@ClassicFM Last weekend we unveiled the UK’s favourite 300 classical works for 2014 – take a look at the full chart here: http://classfm.co/HOF14

LA Chamber Orchestra:@LACOtweets How do young people enjoy classical music? Read @TIME article featuring @groupmuse‘s intimate chamber music parties: http://ti.me/1mzosCX

Guardian Culture Professionals:@GdnCulturePros Arts lottery funding imbalance ‘requires urgent address’, say arts leaders http://dlvr.it/5WDgWn #arts #culture

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