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Monday 27 February 2017

12:03AM GMT (18 hours, 7 minutes ago)

'Poisoned' ENO is run by the wrong people, says top tenor - (paywall)

The artistic director of English National Opera is the “wrong man for the job” and its chief executive is out of her depth, according to one of its most prominent performers. | read article...

Sunday 26 February 2017

9:12PM GMT (20 hours, 59 minutes ago)

Vietnam National Academy of Music participates in this inspiring flash mob.

Performing the song “Wake Me Up,” these musicians held this event in attempt to bring an orchestra closer to the public. | read article...

3:41PM GMT (1 day, 2 hours ago)

14-Year-Old Chicago Musician Wins First Place In National Music Competition

The national Sphinx Competition provides young Black and Latino classical string instrument musicians the opportunity to compete under the guidance of an internationally-renowned panel of judges and perform with established professional musicians. | read article...

11:59AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)

Eminent Austrian composer is banned from entering US

Lang, who is professor of composition at the University of Arts in Graz, believes it is connected to a non-government award he received four years ago in Iran. | read article...

11:57AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)

When a baroque orchestra misses the plane…

it plays in the bus. | read article...

12:05AM GMT (1 day, 18 hours ago)

Did Beethoven's love for married aristocrat and a doomed son colour his darkest work?

Now a British Beethoven scholar believes she can explain the German composer's motivations – and help solve a puzzle that has troubled musicologists and biographers for almost two centuries. | read article...

Saturday 25 February 2017

6:29AM GMT (2 days, 11 hours ago)

Classical music show hits wrong note in 'extravagance' row

"Classical music is not elitist, it's just a different kind of music. It's just been around for a bit longer. "Nothing's easy to deliver and nothing is cheap. We don't want to have to spend £100,000 if we can find ways to reduce the costs... | read article...

Friday 24 February 2017

11:17PM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Timothy Malcolm: Streaming services aren't very helpful to classical music fans

That's what the “duh, come on guys” girl voicing the Spotify commercial told me recently while listening to the streaming service. | read article...

4:57PM GMT (3 days, 1 hour ago)

Making rugged subcultures “respectable” with orchestras

A group that describes itself as “[messing] with other people's music, and [keeping] orchestral tradition in the cellar”, | read article...

2:58PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Lincoln Center Turns Away Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign

The sign was affixed to the back of Ms. Heinz’s jacket when Lincoln Center blocked her from entering a performance at David Geffen Hall this month. | read article...

2:52PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)

“An Instrument for Every Child” – Estonia strikes the right chord with an ambitious music initiative

As part of the celebrations for Estonia’s centenary, an ambitious project is orchestrating a comprehensive upgrade to the country’s instrument collections and its music education overall. | read article...

2:50PM GMT (3 days, 3 hours ago)

Why Was Times Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Fired?

It’s not every day that a Times employee — never mind one of the most prominent theater critics in the country — is so publicly given the boot. | read article...

2:00PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Why Wagner’s Die Meistersinger strikes a chord in the age of Brexit

Wagner’s operatic masterpiece has long been shrouded in controversy. Its debate about cultural unity is now more relevant than ever... | read article...

11:37AM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Violin case to be auctioned for Itzhak Perlman charity

A handmade violin case by T.A. Timms & Son is to be auctioned by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby's in London on 28 March, with all proceeds going to the Perlman Music Program. | read article...

11:27AM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)

MU announces election for General Secretary. The ballot of members will be held between 6 and 27 March 2017.

Contact your candidates, Kathy Dyson and Horace Trubridge for press releases and information via this page. | read article...

12:09AM GMT (3 days, 18 hours ago)

Halle Orchestra plans to open Stoke-on-Trent school

The intention is for students to spend 40% of their time in specialist music classes. | read article...

Thursday 23 February 2017

10:09PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Let streaming movies be a warning for Lyric Opera — or an opportunity

That's a fascinating question, unexplored by Bilton but much discussed at present by producers of theater, opera and music. | read article...

9:14AM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)

This tiny pipe organ is made ONLY from paper and cardboard

There’s nothing to beat the majestic sound of a pipe organ in full flow. But thanks to their inconvenient size, it’s unlikely that you’d be able to fit one in your front room for your own playing pleasure. | read article...

Wednesday 22 February 2017

8:24PM GMT (4 days, 21 hours ago)

Rare archive film of clarinettist Jack Brymer giving a masterclass

Just released footage of Jack Brymer (1915-2003) giving a BBC Masterclass, featuring Colin Pownall playing Brahms... | read article...

12:04AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Boston Symphony Orchestra announces $30 million Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced a $30 million project for its Berkshires summer home at Tanglewood in Lenox. | read article...

Tuesday 21 February 2017

11:11PM GMT (5 days, 19 hours ago)

Beloved Conductor Of The Minnesota Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Dies

The Polish-born conductor and composer Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who led the Minnesota Orchestra for nearly two decades and worked with that symphony for well over 50 years in total, died Tuesday at age 93. | read article...

6:09PM GMT (6 days ago)

CHS Orchestra Exhibits and Auctions Painted Violins to Support Ireland Trip

The Charlottesville High School Orchestra (CHSO) has officially launched its Painted Violin Project, a special fundraising effort to support the CHSO String Ensemble's travel to Ireland this June. | read article...

4:54PM GMT (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Thieves steal £72000 of rare saxophones in midnight smash and grab raid at music shop - steal £72000 of rare saxophones in midnight smash and grab raid at music saxophones are less popular than the traditional-shaped alto and tenor saxes, and owner Christine Straker believes this will make them harder for thieves to shift. They are also smaller than alto models. The shop is Britain's biggest supplier ... | read article...

4:25PM GMT (6 days, 1 hour ago)

Víctor Ibarra gewinnt Basel Composition Competition

Das Preisgeld beträgt 60'000 Franken. Warum Víctor Ibarra damit nicht in die Ferien fährt, verrät er im Interview. | read article...

2:38PM GMT (6 days, 3 hours ago)

‘Young people don’t think about the realities of being a musician’ says conductor Paavo Järvi

The Estonian conductor comes from a family of conductors (his father Neeme and brother Kristjan are both well-known conductors). So there can’t be many people better qualified to give advice on making it in music. | read article...

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