In today’s news: Voices Now reveals results of Big Chorus Census, RSNO launches third Composers’ Hub competition, and Facebook reveals plans to negotiate with existing digital music platforms. Exclusive concert at the Elbphilharmonic for police men after G20 summit riots, and conductor Frank Matthus leaves Kammeroper Rheinsberg.
Choir and Organ
Voices Now reveals results of Big Chorus Census
There are at least 40,000 choirs singing regularly in the UK, according to Voices Now. The charity has revealed the results of its Big Choral Census – its first piece of research – which examined the activity and volume of vocal groups across the UK.
Classical Music Magazine
RSNO launches third Composers’ Hub competition
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has launched its third Composers’ Hub competition.
Lara Boschkor wins Tonali Violin Competition in Germany
The 17-year-old Kronberg Academy student took home the top prize of €10,000 for her performance of Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto
Josep Pons Named Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of Granada
The Mayor of Granada and President of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, Francisco Cuenca, has named Josep Pons (*1957) Conductor Laureate.
Music Business Worldwide
Facebook reveals plans to negotiate with existing digital music platforms
Back in March, MBW revealed that Facebook was hiring for no less than three senior positions – all focused on the direct licensing of music.
Frank Matthus verlässt Kammeroper Rheinsberg
2018 ist Schluss. Frank Matthus, der künstlerische Leiter der Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, verlässt das Opernfestival in Brandenburg.
Nach G20-Krawallen Gratis-Konzert für Polizisten in der Elbphilharmonie
Sechs Tage nach den Staats- und Regierungschefs lädt die Hamburger Elbphilharmonie auch Polizisten ein, die beim G20-Gipfel im Einsatz waren.
Unterm Regenbogen – München leuchtet schillernd bunt!
So geht es auch: Klassik und Neue Musik als Starter für die CSD-Woche in der Bayernmetropole.
Newly Appointed Principal Bass and Horn Announced by L.A. Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation’s premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, appoints David Grossman as Principal Bass and Michael Thornton as Principal Horn, announces LACO’s Executive Director Scott Harrison.
Traffic Marshall Surprises Travelers with a Public Piano Performance
Traveling by rail (or air, or sea) can be a draining experience.
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Choir and Organ: Voices Now