7th October: Air Canada reverses policy on the transportation of violas, Financial Turmoil Hits Montpellier Orchestra And Opera, Michael Brown protesters disrupt St. Louis Symphony performance

Tuesday 7th October 2014

The Strad

Air Canada reverses its policy on the transportation of violas as carry-on baggage

The company has issued a response to The Strad’s news story reporting on the discrepancy between its rules for violins and violas


Financial Turmoil Hits Montpellier Orchestra And Opera

After the suspension of the funding by the Regional Council, the association administrating the National Orchestra and the Opera in Montpellier, France, is in a financial crisis.

International Arts Manager

Welsh National Opera announces 2015-16 season

Welsh National Opera will stage two world premieres and five new productions as part of its 2015-16 season, marking the company’s 70th year.

Classic FM

Michael Brown protesters disrupt St. Louis Symphony performance

A performance by the St. Louis Symphony was interrupted by audience members singing and chanting in protest at the police shooting of black teenager Michael Brown. 

Classical Source

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Leonard Slatkin’s 70th Birthday in Style with Star-Studded Evening of Eclectic Music at New York’s SubCulture Oct 29

San Francisco Classical Voice

Big Change Coming at S.F. Opera, By and By

Reported here in January and March, General Director David Gockley’s retirement plans were finally made official by the San Francisco Opera at a press conference on Friday.


Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik für Komponist Wolfgang Rihm

Der Komponist Wolfgang Rihm ist mit dem Großen Verdienstkreuz mit Stern ausgezeichnet worden. Er erhielt den Orden aus den Händen von Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck.

Beethovenfest Bonn mit positiver Bilanz 

Auslastung von 87 Prozent, insgesamt 39.000 Karten im Verkauf


Säule des Lebens

Zwischen Professionalität und Leidenschaft: Das Akademische Orchester Leipzig feiert seinen 60. Geburtstag


Junges Orchester als ‘Europäische Trendmarke’ des Jahres nominiert

Wenige Tage vor dem Auftakt ihrer neuen Konzertreihe ‘Klassik.Plus’ am kommenden 10. Oktober wurden die Stuttgarter Symphoniker als ‘Europäische Trendmarke des Jahres’ nominiert – neben dem Palais de Tokyo (Paris) und dem Projekt Museomix (Rennes).


Gramophone @GramophoneMag: Happy Birthday @YoYo_Ma! ‘Probably the most celebrated cellist of our time’ http://bit.ly/1q8BmH8 

Guardian Classical  ‏@GdnClassical: What will Daniele Gatti bring to world’s best symphony orchestra? http://gu.com/p/426q9 

BBC Music Magazine@MusicMagazine: Susan Bullock, Craig Colclough and Peter Auty in ENO’s The Girl of the Golden West: ‪http://www.classical-music.com/blog/girl-golden-west-eno …

Intermusica@IntermusicaLtd‪@simonhalsey‘s ‪@RundfunkchorB joins ‪@BerlinPhil for Peter Sellar’s staged St Matthew Passion in New York tonight ‪http://ow.ly/CkBTn