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Friday 30 September 2016

5:03PM GMT (2 hours, 31 minutes ago)

Steve Reich: ‘In my lifetime, classical music has never been so populated with talented people’

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. | read article...

5:02PM GMT (2 hours, 32 minutes ago)

Listen to Tchaikovsky banter with his friends in a 130-year-old recording

Not even the great Tchaikovsky was above taking part in a publicity stunt for the latest revolutionary recording technology. | read article...

3:34PM GMT (4 hours ago)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians on strike, reject pay cut demand

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. | read article...

12:23PM GMT (7 hours, 11 minutes ago)

Drugs haul found on Copenhagen Opera House roof

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. | read article...

9:41AM GMT (9 hours, 53 minutes ago)

Manhattan mechanical engineering students help to design rare saxophone mouthpiece with 3-D printer

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... | read article...

Thursday 29 September 2016

10:56AM GMT (1 day, 8 hours ago)

Saying goodbye to the pain of ballet

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. | read article...

6:08AM GMT (1 day, 13 hours ago)

Orchestras need to get smarter, shouldn't change for the young, says visting trumpeter

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. | read article...

Wednesday 28 September 2016

9:04PM GMT (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Against all odds, rising opera star fulfills dream of singing at the Met - CBS News

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... | read article...

9:03PM GMT (1 day, 22 hours ago)

Portland Symphony Orchestra receives $600000 grant for music education

The Portland Symphony Orchestra has received a $600,000 gift that will provide more money for musicians and for music education in Portland schools. | read article...

10:12AM GMT (2 days, 9 hours ago)

Violin virtuoso siblings perform together for first time in 25 years

It has been 25 years since Australian siblings Stanley, Daniel and Kyli Dodds — all world-renowned violin players — performed together. | read article...

9:15AM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)

Duped New York Concert Audience Gives Standing Ovation to North Korean Propaganda

Orchestra dupes New Yorkers with pro-regime music; sounds ‘militaristic’ | read article...

2:37AM GMT (2 days, 16 hours ago)

New York Missing Person's Alert Issued for Student Double Bassist [PLEASE SHARE]

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... | read article...

12:44AM GMT (2 days, 18 hours ago)

Telegraph Quartet Wins Naumburg Chamber Music Competition

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. | read article...

Tuesday 27 September 2016

4:58PM GMT (3 days, 2 hours ago)

Where are the women timps?

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. | read article...

3:15PM GMT (3 days, 4 hours ago)

Sibelius in Liverpool, 1905: 'He is saying things that have never been said in music before'

From the classical archive, 4 December 1905: Sibelius’s first public appearance in England, conducting his symphony no 1, and Finlandia... | read article...

1:25PM GMT (3 days, 6 hours ago)

Jeremy Corbyn plays the violin with children in Liverpool -

. 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. | read article...

6:01AM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)

Julius Eastman: Radical composer who ended up sleeping rough

Black, gay and working-class, he was forgotten after his death, but his music is being revived... | read article...

Monday 26 September 2016

6:07PM GMT (4 days, 1 hour ago)

Boston Music Student With Bipolar Disorder Has Been Missing in New York City for a Week

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. | read article...

12:15PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)

Watch when an orchestra 'played' AI and big data at the Louvre

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. | read article...

10:15AM GMT (4 days, 9 hours ago)

The Ulster Orchestra will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in one day

The Ulster Orchestra will mark its golden anniversary with 50 pop-up performances in and around Belfast... | read article...

8:57AM GMT (4 days, 10 hours ago)

Did you know: This Haydn minuet and trio sounds exactly the same played backwards as it does forwards

An enterprising YouTuber has shown that the minuet and trio movements from Haydn's Symphony No.47 sound the same backwards and forwards... | read article...

Saturday 24 September 2016

3:42PM GMT (6 days, 3 hours ago)

Gilbert and Sullivan's original Yeomen of the Guard score published

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. | read article...

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