In today’s news: The welcome return of Proms maverick Harrison Birtwistle, Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students, and cellist prevented from boarding flight with cello. New classical festival ‘new life’ with music of jewish composers, and Schloss Weikersheim offers great opportunity for young singers. Confusion about white powder at the Elbphilharmonie, and Fort Worth Opera names two new directors.
Harrison Birtwistle: the welcome return of a Proms maverick
Harrison Birtwistle is our greatest living composer. As he prepares for this year’s classical music extravaganza, he talks to Ivan Hewett.
Classical Music Magazine
PRS Foundation names Composers’ Fund grantees
The PRS Foundation has announced the recipients of its latest round of Composers’ Fund grants.
Royal College of Music London to fund scholarships for BAME students
Three UK students from ethnic minority backgrounds who wish to study for the RCM’s BMus course will be eligible for the scholarships from next year.
Lockenhaus road named after Gidon Kremer
The road leading to the castle in Lockenhaus, Austris, has been named after Gidon Kremer, the founder of the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival.
The cellist Steven Isserlis prevented from boarding flight with cello
Last night, British cellist Steven Isserlis joined the growing list of cellists and other instrumentalists who have had problems checking in their instruments onto flights.
Erinnern an die Vergessenen. Das Klassikfestival „New Life“ präsentiert Musik jüdischer Komponisten, die vor den Nazis flohen.
Wertvolles Sprungbrett für junge Gesangstalente
Humperdincks „Hänsel und Gretel“ verirren sich in der Jungen Oper Schloss Weikersheim
Nicholas DelBello named Music Director in Cheektowaga
The Cheektowaga Symphony Orchestra has announced Nicholas DelBello as their new Music Director, effective September 1, 2017.
Weißes Pulver löst Alarm im Hotel der Elbphilharmonie aus
In dem zur Elbphilharmonie gehörenden Westin Hotel kam es am Dienstag zu einem Feuerwehreinsatz. Grund dafür waren drei anonyme Briefe, aus denen in der Poststelle des Hotels weißes Pulver ausgetreten ist.
Fort Worth Opera names not one, but two new directors
Six months after the general director Darren K. Woods was terminated from the Fort Worth Opera, the board of trustees has named not one but two replacements.
South China Morning Post
How a joint student orchestra event in Hong Kong can break cultural barriers
Seven orchestras from mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau will play at Tsuen Wan Town Hall.
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