The latest news for classical music professionals.
Thursday 23 March 2017
11:08AM GMT (17 hours, 6 minutes ago)
During a rehearsal for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in November 2015, principal bassoonist John Wetherill stopped playing his instrument.
11:04AM GMT (17 hours, 9 minutes ago)
Brent Assink is the longtime San Francisco Symphony executive director who is stepping down in March.
11:03AM GMT (17 hours, 11 minutes ago)
La dernière représentation de « Ernani », l’opéra de Verdi a été annulé mardi au Capitole. Le ténor s’expliquait pour des violences sur une femme face aux policiers. L’artiste a été condamné.
Wednesday 22 March 2017
8:31AM GMT (1 day, 19 hours ago)
The Thai Blind Orchestra is made up of young musicians and is run by a man whose daytime job is managing an elephant conservation centre.
Tuesday 21 March 2017
6:49PM GMT (2 days, 9 hours ago)
Instruments, awards and manuscripts belonging to celebrated composer Sir Malcolm Arnold to go under the hammerNorfolk Eastern Daily PressInstruments, awards, manuscripts and other items belonging to composer Sir Malcolm Arnold will go under the hammer at the Assembly House in Norwich on April 6. ...
4:20PM GMT (2 days, 11 hours ago)
This year's Queen Elisabeth contest is the first to be dedicated to the cello – the fourth instrument to be included in the annual contest, which up to this point has covered violin, piano and voice in a three-year cycle.
9:58AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
Jovano, Jovanke, adapted from an arrangement by Giovanni Sollima and Monika Leskovar.
9:40AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
Bei einem Benefizkonzert im Gewandhaus verzichteten am Samstag sowohl das Orchester, als auch die Star-Geigerin Anne-Sophie Mutter (53) und Dirigent Herbert Blomstedt (89) auf ihre Gagen.
9:38AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
The halls of the Curtis Institute of Music are certainly alive with the sound of gifted young performers, but these days Curtis is putting digital preservation top of the agenda to ensure that their art will be available on-demand and preserved indefinitely.
9:38AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
The famed opera and concert singer Jessye Norman is moving from her gracious country home, White Gates, and Doyle is honored to offer the contents of this special property at auction.
Monday 20 March 2017
4:11PM GMT (3 days, 12 hours ago)
Run by the Central Academy of Arts, the contest received 61 separate instrument and bow entries this year, while makers hailed from nine different countries. Representatives of China headed the field with 23 makers, followed by Italy, Japan, South Korea, UK, US, Sweden/France, Czech Republic and Cyprus.
1:10PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)
2017’s youngest finalist, Meltzer wins a £5,000 cash award, a fine contemporary bow from Bishop Instruments and Bows, a solo recording on Champs Hill Records and performance opportunities...
9:18AM GMT (3 days, 18 hours ago)
The timing is, as you’d expect, exquisite.
Sunday 19 March 2017
12:05AM GMT (5 days, 4 hours ago)
Many British classical musicians expect Brexit to set up new travel barriers and present fresh difficulties for orchestras receiving EU funding.
Saturday 18 March 2017
11:15AM GMT (5 days, 16 hours ago)
Maddox didn’t discover his Conn was missing until several days after Schunke's service, long after his friend had been interred at a Salem cemetery.
11:10AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)
Have you ever been so captivated by a piece of music that you’ve lost all sense of time? Or the opposite – been forced to listen to music so monotonous that you feared it would never end?
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