The latest news for classical music professionals.
Friday 12 February 2016
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“Sometimes directors come to me when I have to play some horrible thing, scary or hysterical or crying, they ask, ‘Did you study somewhere to be an actress?’ ” she says. “No, this is life. That’s why I think I don’t want to say you need a really bad experience to be a good artist, but bad experiences in your life say something.”
3:33PM GMT (2 days, 3 hours ago)
That’s the question the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra is asking after spending decades renting several of its larger, more expensive instruments.
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Cheap tickets and touring could solve the crisis...
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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.
Wednesday 10 February 2016
10:37PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)
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.
12:13PM GMT (6 days, 6 hours ago)
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.
10:18AM GMT (6 days, 8 hours ago)
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.
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