In today’s news: Symphony Orchestra of India’s debut UK tour, Kendrick Lamar collects his Pulitzer Prize, Swedish orchestra turns homophobic hate mail into music, the Elbjazz-Festival thrives, Thomas Fichtner is new Intendant of the Ensemble Musikfabrik, and book recommendation of “Leonard Bernstein – Der Charismatiker.”
The Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) has announced an inaugural six-concert tour of the UK.
Following a recent rise in the popularity of orchestral music in the UK, a study has found British people’s taste in music varies considerably depending on where they live.
Kendrick Lamar has picked up his 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music in New York making him the first a non-jazz or classical artist to be awarded the accolade.
Aaron Taylor Kuffner’s artistic robotic orchestra, Gamelatron fuses technology, sound, sculpture, and engineering to create a visceral experience based on acoustic resonance and robotic technology.
Los Angeles Blade
An orchestra in Sweden decided to turn a negative into a positive when it received homophobic hate mail.
Susan Elkin seeks ways to fill the gap for aspiring opera singers just leaving school and moving onto postgraduate training.
Times Higher Education
Nicholas Till hears productive questions in a probing consideration of tragédie lyrique.
Der Echo Jazz ist endgültig implodiert. Aber das Elbjazz-Festival lebt, und die Stadt swingt so sehr wie lange nicht.
Das Ensemble Musikfabrik beruft Thomas Fichter zum Intendanten und der musikaffine Bundestagspräsident a. D. Prof. Dr. Norbert Lammert übernimmt Schirmherrschaft.
Ein Mann der Extreme
The New York Times
Mahan Esfahani is a musician on a mission. “Until the harpsichord has the presence that any other mainstream instrument has, my work isn’t done,” he said.
Congress for the New Urbanism
The survival of live classical music depends on many things, not the least of which is the design and urban planning around concert halls.
— Music History (@today_classical) May 31, 2018