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Friday 12 February 2016

3:58PM GMT (2 days, 2 hours ago)

Beautiful, young Met soprano, Kristine Opolais has a darker past she wants to share

“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.”

washingtonpost.com | read article...

3:33PM GMT (2 days, 3 hours ago)

For The FoCo Symphony, The Trouble With The Timpani Is That It's Rented

That’s the question the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra is asking after spending decades renting several of its larger, more expensive instruments.

kunc.org | read article...

11:31AM GMT (2 days, 7 hours ago)

Here's a way to make the English National Opera truly national

Cheap tickets and touring could solve the crisis...

independent.co.uk | read article...

Thursday 11 February 2016

9:25AM GMT (3 days, 9 hours ago)

Violin made at Braintree PoW camp restored

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...

bbc.co.uk | read article...

6:00AM GMT (3 days, 12 hours ago)

Mark Wigglesworth: save the people's opera

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.

theguardian.com | read article...

Wednesday 10 February 2016

10:37PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

Boston Classical Orchestra to close and new ensemble to begin

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.

bostonglobe.com | read article...

10:13PM GMT (3 days, 20 hours ago)

The Unlikely Story of How the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra Came Back to Life

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?

honolulumagazine.com | read article...

8:26PM GMT (3 days, 22 hours ago)

At 100, orchestra has a midlife crisis

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its centennial on February 11. Does that mean it’s arrived?

washingtonpost.com | read article...

9:55AM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)

Italian opera singer wins prestigious music prize

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.

thelocal.it | read article...

12:33AM GMT (4 days, 18 hours ago)

Danish National Chamber Orchestra is rescued

Danmarks Underholdningsorkester får støtte fra tre fonde. Dermed kan orkestret fortsætte frem til og med 2018.

dr.dk | read article...

Tuesday 9 February 2016

2:22PM GMT (5 days, 4 hours ago)

At last you can sing 'Happy Birthday’ for free (almost)

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.

classicfm.com | read article...

2:21PM GMT (5 days, 4 hours ago)

This is what it looks like when you send electric shocks through a musician’s body

This composition sends by Michaela Davies sends electric shocks through a performer’s body to alter their performance.

classicfm.com | read article...

Monday 8 February 2016

7:45PM GMT (5 days, 23 hours ago)

Jack McCaw Memorial Concert

7.30 pm Wednesday 10 February 2016 at the Royal College of Music, London...

rcm.ac.uk | read article...

12:52PM GMT (6 days, 5 hours ago)

Cellist Thomas Mesa wins 2016 Sphinx Competition $50000 first prize

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.

thestrad.com | read article...

12:13PM GMT (6 days, 6 hours ago)

English National Opera singers to vote on strike action

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.

theguardian.com | read article...

10:18AM GMT (6 days, 8 hours ago)

Bishop of Taunton taking up the saxophone for Lent

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.

westerngazette.co.uk | read article...

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