The latest news for classical music professionals.
Thursday 27 April 2017
10:47AM GMT (10 hours, 58 minutes ago)
The LSO and hip-hop pioneers Cypress Hill have been talking on Twitter about a particular moment from The Simpsons, and now they might be actually collaborating.
10:43AM GMT (11 hours, 2 minutes ago)
Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to receive the prize.
10:41AM GMT (11 hours, 4 minutes ago)
The Final is taking place at Wigmore Hall on Friday 28th April, 18:00.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
8:44PM GMT (1 day, 1 hour ago)
In an effort to gauge the extent of financial support from the community, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season,
8:43PM GMT (1 day, 1 hour ago)
Siegfried Mauser, Ex-Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule, ist im Berufungsverfahren wegen sexueller Nötigung zu neun Monaten Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt worden.
5:32PM GMT (1 day, 4 hours ago)
Colston Hall bosses had previously maintained that the Bristol attraction was named after the street it is on, rather than Edward Colston.
4:13PM GMT (1 day, 5 hours ago)
Dudamel's video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela.
12:46PM GMT (1 day, 8 hours ago)
Ljubljana, 24 April - Uroš Lajovic announced Monday he would be leaving the Slovenian Philharmonic, ending a five-month stand-off with a disgruntled orchestra after only two years as the chief conductor of Slovenia's pre-eminent orchestra.
Monday 24 April 2017
11:55PM GMT (2 days, 21 hours ago)
Music education is not something that young musicians in Haiti take for granted. Yuki MacQueen, a Utah Symphony violinist, made this observation last summer when she traveled to Haiti with two other symphony members to provide a workshop for local musicians.
7:13PM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)
Stolen: One violin. If found, please return to David Porter, c/o Utah Symphony. The violin is in a vintage case, honey-brown or orange in color, with a Roth label.
2:17PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)
YouTuber Les covers de Persiflette (also known as Thibaut Trosset) has got some serious Tetris tekkers.
2:12PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)
We chatted to Sir Mark Elder about the importance of music in today's society, and he told us how conducting is like marinading...
2:10PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)
The Stoller Hall, situated within Chetham's School of Music in Manchester's Medieval Quarter, is a brand-new venue providing space for recitals, chamber and orchestral music, jazz, folk, pop and spoken word as well as recordings, conferences and rehearsals.
2:04PM GMT (3 days, 7 hours ago)
1:41PM GMT (3 days, 8 hours ago)
The following article is published as part of a larger 'Life Lessons' interview with violinist Hilary Hahn in The Strad's May 2017 issue...
9:41AM GMT (3 days, 12 hours ago)
“I plan to be involved in Chineke until Chineke becomes unnecessary because eventually the aim will be for diversity to be the norm in classical music.”
Sunday 23 April 2017
4:01AM GMT (4 days, 17 hours ago)
A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergraduates at George Mason University.
12:03AM GMT (4 days, 21 hours ago)
Holland Park's 2017 summer season, from June 1 to July 29, is the first to be entirely planned and programmed as an independent company.
Friday 21 April 2017
7:01AM GMT (6 days, 14 hours ago)
John Adams has been at the vanguard of American minimalism for 40 years, his name uttered in the same breath as such other pioneers as Steve Reich and Philip Glass. The minimalist label, however, is not always helpful...
3:46AM GMT (6 days, 18 hours ago)
Classical music is trying to survive by being faster and more technically brilliant, but that’s not the way it’s going to continue. When Beethoven wrote the Ninth Symphony, I don’t think it was played flawlessly. People’s technique wasn’t as good, yet classical music was far more relevant and popular than it is now. It’s important to embrace how we have evolved, in terms of better and better technique, and not lose sight of our humanity.
1:00AM GMT (6 days, 20 hours ago)
It came in the form of a bequest from patron Ronald C. Jernigan to kickstart the group's Moto Perpetuo Society, a club established for those who plan gifts to the symphony's endowment $100,000 or more. Ronald C Jernigan.
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