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Thursday 27 April 2017

10:47AM GMT (18 hours, 30 minutes ago)

The London Symphony Orchestra and Cypress Hill might actually make THAT Simpsons moment come true

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. | read article...

10:43AM GMT (18 hours, 33 minutes ago)

Claire Chase receives Avery Fisher Prize

Bienen School visiting artist Claire Chase has been awarded the $100,000 Avery Fisher Prize. She is the first flutist to receive the prize. | read article...

10:41AM GMT (18 hours, 35 minutes ago)

62nd Kathleen Ferrier Competition - The Finalists

The Final is taking place at Wigmore Hall on Friday 28th April, 18:00. | read article...

Wednesday 26 April 2017

8:44PM GMT (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Considers Shutting Down

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, | read article...

8:43PM GMT (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Neun Monate Haft auf Bewährung für Ex-Rektor der Musikhochschule

Siegfried Mauser, Ex-Rektor der Münchner Musikhochschule, ist im Berufungsverfahren wegen sexueller Nötigung zu neun Monaten Haft auf Bewährung verurteilt worden. | read article...

5:32PM GMT (1 day, 11 hours ago)

Bristol's Colston Hall to drop 'toxic' slave trader name

Colston Hall bosses had previously maintained that the Bristol attraction was named after the street it is on, rather than Edward Colston. | read article...

4:13PM GMT (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Famed Venezuelan Conductor Dudamel Urges Politicians to Solve Crisis Democratically

Dudamel's video message to politicians marks the first time the famed musician has spoken out on the current political situation in Venezuela. | read article...

12:46PM GMT (1 day, 16 hours ago)

Chief conductor Lajovic leaving the Slovenian Philharmonic (paywall)

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. | read article...

Monday 24 April 2017

11:55PM GMT (3 days, 5 hours ago)

How Utah Symphony is improving the lives of young Haitian musicians

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. | read article...

7:13PM GMT (3 days, 10 hours ago)

Utah Symphony violinist seeking his stolen childhood violin

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. | read article...

2:17PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)

This accordionist plays the Tetris theme for 10 levels and it's really stressful

YouTuber Les covers de Persiflette (also known as Thibaut Trosset) has got some serious Tetris tekkers. | read article...

2:12PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Sir Mark Elder: 'People need to shout from the rooftops, "This is a great musical nation!"'

We chatted to Sir Mark Elder about the importance of music in today's society, and he told us how conducting is like marinading... | read article...

2:10PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)

This £8.7m concert hall has a stage that MOVES

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. | read article...

1:41PM GMT (3 days, 15 hours ago)

Advice I'd give my younger self: violinist Hilary Hahn -

The following article is published as part of a larger 'Life Lessons' interview with violinist Hilary Hahn in The Strad's May 2017 issue... | read article...

9:41AM GMT (3 days, 19 hours ago)

She Was the Orchestra's Only Black Musician, Until She Formed Her Own

“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.” | read article...

Sunday 23 April 2017

4:01AM GMT (5 days, 1 hour ago)

Engineers made a robotic arm for this girl to play the violin

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. | read article...

12:03AM GMT (5 days, 5 hours ago)

Opera Holland Park to become the first entirely independent company

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. | read article...

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