The latest news for classical music professionals.
Friday 30 September 2016
5:03PM GMT (2 hours, 31 minutes ago)
He's one of classical music’s most important composers - and on the eve of his 80th birthday, we got to ask him what he thinks about the state of classical music in 2016.
5:02PM GMT (2 hours, 32 minutes ago)
Not even the great Tchaikovsky was above taking part in a publicity stunt for the latest revolutionary recording technology.
3:34PM GMT (4 hours ago)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians are on strike after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15-percent pay cuts, pension changes and staffing cuts they say are proposed by management.
12:23PM GMT (7 hours, 11 minutes ago)
Police in the Danish capital Copenhagen have revealed that they seized 75kg (165lbs) of marijuana found on the roof of the city's prestigious Opera House earlier this year.
9:41AM GMT (9 hours, 53 minutes ago)
The unique sound of a more than 170-year-old saxophone is one that few people today have had the opportunity to hear. Invented in the 1840s by Adolphe Sax, only 275 of the originals still exist around the world, with 65 tenor (classical) saxophones...
Thursday 29 September 2016
10:56AM GMT (1 day, 8 hours ago)
Carlos Acosta is one of the world's leading ballet dancers. Next week he bids farewell to classical ballet performing at the Royal Albert Hall.
6:08AM GMT (1 day, 13 hours ago)
For Balio, principal trumpet for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for the past 15 years, finding that will involves a renewed appreciation of why classical music works and what it requires. “There's not a lack of demand for classical music.
Wednesday 28 September 2016
9:04PM GMT (1 day, 22 hours ago)
With a rich, robust voice and a presence commanding the stage, it’s easy to see why 6-foot-5 Ryan Speedo Green is considered one of the world’s most promising stars of opera, gracing top stages in Europe and the U.S. But his improbable rise to the heights of one of the most elite of all the arts has its roots in poverty and violence, reports CBS News correspondent Jan Crawford. Green, 30, said his father was largely absent in his life, and he had a “volatile relationship” with his mother growin...
9:03PM GMT (1 day, 22 hours ago)
The Portland Symphony Orchestra has received a $600,000 gift that will provide more money for musicians and for music education in Portland schools.
10:12AM GMT (2 days, 9 hours ago)
It has been 25 years since Australian siblings Stanley, Daniel and Kyli Dodds — all world-renowned violin players — performed together.
9:15AM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)
Orchestra dupes New Yorkers with pro-regime music; sounds ‘militaristic’
2:37AM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)
lAn alert has today been issued in New York for 25 year old Boston University music student, Zachery Camhi – who has not been in contact with his family and friends for more than 9 days. He was last seen at approximately 5am on September 18th...
12:44AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)
San Francisco's Telegraph Quartet is only three years old, but it's already nationally known, and now it has received a major new honor. Last Friday, the Telegraph won the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation's 2016 Chamber Music Competition in New York.
Tuesday 27 September 2016
5:01PM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)
4:58PM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)
Dianne Winsor has notified us that Actea Jimenez, 24, of Holland’s Het Gelders Orkest, has won the Solo Timpani position in the orchestra of Bilbao, defeating 47 contenders.
3:15PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)
From the classical archive, 4 December 1905: Sibelius’s first public appearance in England, conducting his symphony no 1, and Finlandia...
1:25PM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)
. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is given a violin lesson by 10 year old Jessica Kelly during a visit to Faith Primary School in Liverpool, where he met children taking part in the In Harmony project.
6:01AM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)
Black, gay and working-class, he was forgotten after his death, but his music is being revived...
Monday 26 September 2016
6:07PM GMT (4 days, 1 hour ago)
Camhi, a 25-year-old Boston University graduate student and classical musician, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013 and, according to friends, might have been slipping on his medication.
12:15PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)
Accenture has teamed up with a coder, an orchestral composer and a datavis company to put artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to music, in a project called Symphonologie.
10:15AM GMT (4 days, 9 hours ago)
The Ulster Orchestra will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast...
8:57AM GMT (4 days, 10 hours ago)
An enterprising YouTuber has shown that the minuet and trio movements from Haydn's Symphony No.47 sound the same backwards and forwards...
Saturday 24 September 2016
3:42PM GMT (6 days, 3 hours ago)
The full orchestral score for Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta The Yeomen of the Guard is being published for the first time - 128 years after it was written.
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