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Tuesday 25 October 2016

6:38PM GMT (8 hours, 40 minutes ago)

Philadelphia Orchestra dives in with a streaming music service

Launched Monday by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the website offers a sprinkling of concerts from current and past seasons, dating back to Yannick Nezet-Sequin's inaugural 2012-13 season as music director. Additional content includes concerts by former ... | read article...

4:36AM GMT (22 hours, 42 minutes ago)

Opera review wants government out of musicals -

The review, which made 118 recommendations, says Opera Australia shouldn't be stopped from putting on musicals, but that government funding should go to "non-commercial activities". The review panel was also concerned about the double whammy for Australian opera singers of a declining number of roles available and an increase in international artists. | read article...

Monday 24 October 2016

11:29PM GMT (1 day, 3 hours ago)

Montreal Symphony Orchestra acquires a rare octobass - CTV News

“For many years, we at the OSM have strived to present performances of great 19th century repertoire inspired by the perspectives offered by recent scholarly research,” wrote Maestro Kent Nagano, the orchestra’s music director, in a press release. “We eagerly await our chance to introduce this fascinating instrument to our public.” | read article...

7:23PM GMT (1 day, 7 hours ago)

After 'daunting' auditions, newest Seattle Symphony players make the cut - The Seattle Times

The SSO has a new second horn, Jenna Breen, from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia, and Matthew Decker, assistant principal timpani and section percussionist, from the North Carolina Symphony. | read article...

2:55AM GMT (2 days ago)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians, management plan to get back to bargaining table

Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra were joined by people from Boston and Philadelphia's symphonies. Those concerts will continue as negotiations go on.Still no resolution in FWSO contract standoff... | read article...

Sunday 23 October 2016

11:03PM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Zakhar Bron attacks jury as Georgian wins the Wieniawski

Veriko Tchumburidze, a Georgian living in Turkey, won the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan last last night. | read article...

10:33PM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)

Tribute to an Overlooked Female Composer: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel - New York Times

When Queen Victoria, praising Felix, told him which of his songs was her favorite, he confessed it was by Fanny but published under his name. | read article...

1:08PM GMT (2 days, 14 hours ago)

You've never heard opera like this

‘Silent’ production finds a stage outside Sydney Opera House... | read article...

3:57AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)

Musicians' union hopes to come to an agreement with Orchestra soon

Managers of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra met with the union that represents its musicians today to try to come up with an agreement before the holidays. | read article...

Saturday 22 October 2016

2:15PM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Writers a poor third in arts funding behind orchestras, opera

The federal government's primary arts funding body has defended its support to Australian books and authors, after figures showing Australia Council literature... | read article...

Friday 21 October 2016

4:37PM GMT (4 days, 10 hours ago)

These are the 15 absolute greatest sopranos of all time

Cecilia Bartoli is the great adventurer of modern sopranos: a voice to die for, but coupled with absurd creative ambition and tremendous humour. | read article...

3:34PM GMT (4 days, 11 hours ago)

English National Opera names Martyn Brabbins as music director

Respected conductor takes over from Mark Wrigglesworth as company seeks stability after two years of cuts and crises... | read article...

1:38PM GMT (4 days, 13 hours ago)

A violinist's methodical search for creativity -

Now 36, a star of the violin world, returning to Washington for a concert at the Kennedy Center at the end of this month, Hahn is one of the most creative, illuminating violinists of our time... | read article...

3:04AM GMT (5 days ago)

German orchestra with 'democratic system' comes to Boston

Seeing what Reiner calls the “personal, human, and loving” approach Bavarian conductor Enoch zu Guttenberg brought to music, he and fellow violinist Josef Kröner invited him to lead this different kind of orchestra, which they founded together in 1997. | read article...

Thursday 20 October 2016

9:29AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Maestro Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra cheer on the Chicago Cubs! | read article...

9:27AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

This 800-year-old Icelandic hymn sung in a train station is utterly haunting

This devotional hymn was originally written in 1208, but its mesmerising beauty is completely timeless – as this spontaneous performance in a station in Germany proves. | read article...

6:55AM GMT (5 days, 20 hours ago)

Classical music 'excludes' composers from minorities

Composers from minority groups are "effectively silenced" because they do not fit into classical music's "inner club", a composer has said. Eleanor Alberga said the classical music world is "not very inclusive and I suspect there are wider issues here .. | read article...

6:09AM GMT (5 days, 21 hours ago)

Five Questions: Jonathon Heyward: From West Ashley to England, young conductor

My post as the assistant conductor entails assisting the music director, Sir Mark Elder, assisting international guest conductors that work with the ensemble, acting as music director of the Halle Youth Orchestra... | read article...

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