The latest news for classical music professionals.
Tuesday 3 May 2016
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Emmanuel Odujebe, now 13, became one of the first children to be sponsored by the Mayor’s Music Fund (MMF), launched in 2011 to support some of the most musically talented children from the least privileged backgrounds in the capital.
5:45AM GMT (19 hours, 15 minutes ago)
Rumour in the opera world whispers that Glyndebourne bagged a tremendous catch when it signed Sebastian Schwarz as its new general director. “I think Covent Garden is kicking itself that it didn't get to him first,” an insider friend of mine comments ...
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Sunday 1 May 2016
2:33PM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)
Almost 90 years after it was first performed in Paris, the copyright runs out on Sunday on one of the most popular and unique pieces of classical music, Ravel's "Bolero".
2:32PM GMT (2 days, 10 hours ago)
Mezzo-Soprano Virginie Verrez Takes Top Prize and $10,000 Cash!
10:11AM GMT (2 days, 14 hours ago)
Saturday 30 April 2016
11:29AM GMT (3 days, 13 hours ago)
Lebanese-Nigerian Mrs Boulos was born in Burkina Faso but moved to Nigeria when her family relocated to expand their business.
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Friday 29 April 2016
6:37PM GMT (4 days, 6 hours ago)
She said the fact that her violin, a 1742 Guarneri, is a rare and valuable instrument, is irrelevant: “It could be a $50 student violin and the same problem exists.”
5:39PM GMT (4 days, 7 hours ago)
In the more than 30 years that I have been going to the opera, in no opera house, on any continent, have I seen a production that used the quintessential Wagnerian stereotype: The pseudo-Viking horned helmet.
5:00PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)
The recent hiring of Joseph Specter as Arizona Opera's new general director isn't the first time in this last year that Phoenix and Austin have shared organizational arts leaders.
4:22PM GMT (4 days, 8 hours ago)
How an opera singer's exercise routine could teach you more than you think...
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ENO hoping American-born director will bring stability to company that has lurched from crisis to crisis over past two years...
1:55PM GMT (4 days, 11 hours ago)
The target public – that youthful constituency so reluctant to sample opera – was nowhere in evidence.
12:42PM GMT (4 days, 12 hours ago)
Music of every genre, every culture and every period employs repeated phrases for effect. Why do we love to listen to the same things again and again?
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Thursday 28 April 2016
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