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Wednesday 28 September 2016

9:15AM GMT (19 hours, 1 minute 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 (1 day, 1 hour 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...

Tuesday 27 September 2016

4:58PM GMT (1 day, 11 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 (1 day, 13 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 (1 day, 14 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 (1 day, 22 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 (2 days, 10 hours 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 (2 days, 16 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 (2 days, 18 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 (2 days, 19 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 (4 days, 12 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...

Friday 23 September 2016

7:57PM GMT (5 days, 8 hours ago)

Sydney Opera House: How to fix an Australian icon

Plans to renovate one of the most beautiful buildings in the world are being compared to performing cosmetic surgery on the Queen. | read article...

6:33PM GMT (5 days, 9 hours ago)

John Williams: I could have been a cellist

The Brazilian classical guitar site, Guitar Co-op, has a remarkably frank and comprehensive interview with the last of the guitar lions, the accomplished John Williams. | read article...

5:11PM GMT (5 days, 11 hours ago)

After 70 years Radio 3 needs a rethink. It’s time to unleash the composers

The station’s audience is too narrow. But worse, it is failing to channel the new spirit in classical music. | read article...

10:28AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Music in conflict: 26 iconic images

In the face of adversity and in the toughest of circumstances, music can lift the human spirit and bring people together like no other force on the planet. | read article...

10:24AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Violinists: the incredible Maxim Vengerov has this advice, just for you

At this month’s Classic FM Live, we asked him to share his top tip for getting the most out of practice and the piece of advice he’d give to all aspiring musicians... | read article...

10:20AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

#FairInternet4Performers - Press Release | Brussels, 14 September 2016.

Draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market is a lost opportunity to make a real difference for Europe's performers... | read article...

10:18AM GMT (5 days, 17 hours ago)

Two brothers arrested for the murder of Irish musical director John Donnelly in Turkey

Mr Donnelly was a popular amateur music director and was involved with organisations including The Association of Irish Musical Societies and the Wexford Light Opera Society. | read article...

10:16AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Ciminelli, two execs charged with bribery, bid rigging

He chairs the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Board of Trustees and serves as a trustee at the Albright-Knox Gallery... | read article...

9:18AM GMT (5 days, 18 hours ago)

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra appoints new guest conductors

Fischer is a Swiss conductor highly regarded in Asia and internationally. He served as chief conductor and honorary guest conductor of Japan's Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and is music director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra in the United States... | read article...

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