The latest news for classical music professionals.
Thursday 11 February 2016
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It is understood the craftsman was unable to take the violin back to Germany after the war, so he handed it to a British officer as a thank you...
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I do not know anyone in opera who does not wish for prejudiced preconceptions to be destroyed, and many spend a great deal of time, talent and thought trying to do so. English National Opera was in fact created specifically for this purpose.
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A 52-year-old man fatally struck by a train while cycling in Christchurch this morning was a member of the city's symphony orchestra.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
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The Boston Classical Orchestra, whose concerts in Faneuil Hall have made it a vibrant fixture of the city’s performing arts scene for more than three decades, will be filing for bankruptcy and plans to cease operations.
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Five years after declaring bankruptcy, the newly renamed Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra is not only on budget, it’s traveling to perform on the Neighbor Islands again, hosting internationally renowned guest musicians and attracting new audiences. What happened?
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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its centennial on February 11. Does that mean it’s arrived?
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Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli and Swedish music producer Max Martin have been announced as this year's winners of Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize.
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Danmarks Underholdningsorkester får støtte fra tre fonde. Dermed kan orkestret fortsætte frem til og med 2018.
Tuesday 9 February 2016
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Warner Music has reportedly agreed to a court settlement that will place 'Happy Birthday' in the public domain following a three-year legal battle with a filmmaker.
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This composition sends by Michaela Davies sends electric shocks through a performer’s body to alter their performance.
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Monday 8 February 2016
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7.30 pm Wednesday 10 February 2016 at the Royal College of Music, London...
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Senior division second prize, worth $20,000, was awarded to 20-year-old violinist Annelle Gregory, while third prize went to 21-year-old cellist Guilherme Nardello Monegatto.
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Equity union says proposed pay and job cuts amount to ‘cultural vandalism’ that threatens company’s artistic future. Choristers at the English National Opera are to be balloted for industrial action after being threatened with redundancies and what their union called an unsustainable pay cut. Equity said ENO management wanted to renegotiate contracts which would result in the the 44-member chorus getting a 25% pay cut.
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The Right Reverend Ruth Worsley will be marking the Christian festival, traditionally associated with discipline and self-denial, by practising every day for 40 days.
Sunday 7 February 2016
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Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left her in a coma for seven months.
Saturday 6 February 2016
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Many of the artists who made it happen weren't paid at the end of the festival. More than four months later, about 27 remain unpaid. Freelance Philadelphia musicians say this is fairly unusual. Because they worked on more than one production, many of them are out at least $2,000.
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Friday 5 February 2016
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Recall that time when Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla came to visit the San Diego Symphony and conducted Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring? She was maybe, possibly, a candidate to be the next music director in San Diego. Not any more.
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Simon Rattle was ‘bowled over’, Stephen Fry compared her to Mozart. Deutscher is a brilliant performer, but it is her composing that has got the connoisseurs talking.
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“After 24 years at the helm of the OSO, it's time for me to step aside and to welcome a new conductor and artistic leader to the podium,” Currie said in a release.
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