The latest news for classical music professionals.
Wednesday 26 October 2016
4:03PM GMT (23 hours, 37 minutes ago)
Rita Shapiro, the executive director of the National Symphony Orchestra for 15 years, is stepping down at the end of the calendar year, the orchestra has announced. The decision is said to be her own. “These last 15 years have been enormously ...
9:10AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)
The great Russian conductor has just launched an epic Tchaikovsky project – in which he’s recording all of the iconic composer’s symphonies, and piano concertos. We spoke to him about growing up with Tchaikovsky, what it takes to be a conductor and why, musically speaking, he’s all about polygamy.
9:08AM GMT (1 day, 6 hours ago)
Musicians are often offered a bum deal when dealing with freelance work, but this member of a string quartet has come up with a zinger of a reply.
Tuesday 25 October 2016
9:34PM GMT (1 day, 18 hours ago)
The 2016 shortlist, announced today, is made up of 38 per cent women composers (the highest numbers in the Awards' history), 20 per cent international composers and 50 per cent first-time nominees.
6:38PM GMT (1 day, 21 hours 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 (2 days, 11 hours 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 (2 days, 16 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 (2 days, 20 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 (3 days, 12 hours 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 (3 days, 16 hours ago)
Veriko Tchumburidze, a Georgian living in Turkey, won the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan last last night.
10:33PM GMT (3 days, 17 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 (4 days, 2 hours ago)
‘Silent’ production finds a stage outside Sydney Opera House...
3:57AM GMT (4 days, 11 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 (5 days, 1 hour 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 (5 days, 23 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 (6 days ago)
Respected conductor takes over from Mark Wrigglesworth as company seeks stability after two years of cuts and crises...
1:38PM GMT (6 days, 2 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 (6 days, 12 hours 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.
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