The latest news for classical music professionals.
Tuesday 25 October 2016
6:38PM GMT (8 hours, 40 minutes ago)
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 ...
4:36AM GMT (22 hours, 42 minutes ago)
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.
Monday 24 October 2016
11:29PM GMT (1 day, 3 hours ago)
“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.”
7:23PM GMT (1 day, 7 hours ago)
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.
2:55AM GMT (2 days ago)
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...
Sunday 23 October 2016
11:03PM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)
Veriko Tchumburidze, a Georgian living in Turkey, won the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan last last night.
10:33PM GMT (2 days, 4 hours ago)
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.
1:08PM GMT (2 days, 14 hours ago)
‘Silent’ production finds a stage outside Sydney Opera House...
3:57AM GMT (2 days, 23 hours ago)
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.
Saturday 22 October 2016
2:15PM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)
The federal government's primary arts funding body has defended its support to Australian books and authors, after figures showing Australia Council literature...
Friday 21 October 2016
4:37PM GMT (4 days, 10 hours ago)
Cecilia Bartoli is the great adventurer of modern sopranos: a voice to die for, but coupled with absurd creative ambition and tremendous humour.
3:34PM GMT (4 days, 11 hours ago)
Respected conductor takes over from Mark Wrigglesworth as company seeks stability after two years of cuts and crises...
1:38PM GMT (4 days, 13 hours ago)
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...
3:04AM GMT (5 days ago)
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.
Thursday 20 October 2016
9:29AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)
Maestro Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra cheer on the Chicago Cubs!
9:27AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)
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.
6:55AM GMT (5 days, 20 hours ago)
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 ..
6:09AM GMT (5 days, 21 hours ago)
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...
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