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Office of Afro-Cuban Composer and Conductor Leo Brouwer: Les Voix Humaines Festival begins a new form of patronage, the Friends of the Festival + MORE

ISABELLE HERNÁNDEZ, General Director and Producer of the Festival Les Voix Humaines, writes: Friends of the FestivalLes Voix Humaines Festival begins a new form of patronage with the creation of the Friends of the Festival directed to individuals or companies who want to contribute to the main.... More »

Syrian orchestra to help commemorate WWI + MORE

Damon Albarn to join Southbank line-up as part of UK-wide artistic programme.... More »

Academy of Ancient Music - 2015/16 Season + MORE

The Academy of Ancient MusicThe Academy of Ancient Music has announced its 2015/16. This sees the conclusion of the orchestra's cycle of Monteverdi operas, with Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria, as well as performances of Handel's Acis and Galatea and Bach's Christmas Oratorio. For two concerts the foc.... More »

‘At Home’ with PKF’s Worldwide Chamber Series + MORE

The Belfiato Quintet, with guest Jindřich Pavlíš on bass clarinet, perform Czech compositions for the PKF-Prague Philharmonia chamber series.Martina Cechová, musicologist for the PKF – Prague Philharmonia, invites listeners to learn a few tidbits and to hear composers’ works in a c.... More »

SHOCK: Top London orchestra will relocate to Germany + MORE

New home: the Elbphilharmonie, HamburgThe London Philharmonic Orchestra has allegedly accepted a remarkable offer from the City of Hamburg to move to Germany after Brexit, adopting a new home base at the magnificent Elbphilharmonie. The UK orchestra is thought to be planning its migration for the ye.... More »
Michael Nyman to unveil new symphony inspired by the Hillsborough disaster
Composer Michael Nyman hopes his new symphony commemorating the Hillsborough disaster, to be first performed this summer, will make a “small but significant contribution” to the healing process for the families.

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EUBO appeal

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EUBO appealThe European Union Baroque Orchestra provides training and experience for young performers, giving a series of tours annually and working with a different group of performers each year. This year they are planning performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (with puppets from the puppet theatre Favoletta) and an their Handel programme Peace and Reconciliation which includes Handel’s Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate, Birthday Ode for Queen Anne plus Herbert Howells Take Him Lord for Cherishing…

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Florence B. Price, First African American Woman To Compose A Symphony Performed By A Major Orchestra, Was Born April 9, 1887Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement and Symphony in E MinorRecorded Music of the African Diaspora, Vol. 3 CBMR/Albany Records TROY1295 (2011) Florence B. Price (1887-1953)Florence B. Price was born on April 9, 1887. Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com, has generously made his research on her available to AfriClassical…

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Elliott Carter's Symphonia: bubbles, colours, and life-enhancing energyNot only is Carter’s Symphonia the largest orchestral work he ever composed shortly before he turned 90 but it’s also one of the most significant symphonies of the late 20th century A guide to Elliott Carter’s music"A symphony beyond symphonies" is how Paul Griffiths describes Elliott Carter’s Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei ("I am the prize of flowing hope")…

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The Convent Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir & The Harlem Chamber Players Present The 'Mozart Requiem' Free on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4 PMThe Harlem Chamber PlayersMozart RequiemPalm Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM Convent Avenue Baptist Church 420 W. 145th Street  (Corner of Convent Avenue)Harlem, NY 10031Click here for directions. Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor  Featuring The Convent Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir &The Harlem Chamber Players – Chamber Orchestrawith Conductor Tali MakellThis performance is FREE and open to the public…

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Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans at PBO

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* Notes * The 2013-2014 season of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra ended with Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie. The work features a few of the more unusual Baroque instruments. Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock played viola d’amore in “Quanto magis generosa” and clarinetist Eric Hoeprich played a chalumeau in “Veni, veni, me sequere fida…

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Despite its past, the Vienna Phil deserves opera’s biggest prize

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Andrej Uspenski with Steven McRae in the Fast Lane
Steven McRae Dancer in the Fast Lane by Andrej Uspenski

Andrej Uspenski has photographed Steven McRae over the past year, and the results can be seen in his new book, Dancer in the Fast Lane.
The book contains more than 70 colour images taken from the wings, in rehearsal and during performances at the Royal Opera House…

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ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Jeffrey Mumford, Mozart, Brahms and MoreTimes critics share what they’ve been listening to lately.

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Weeny Wiener workforce

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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra were today announced as the third-ever winners of the $1m Birgit Nilsson prize. In case you're thinking that sounds a lot, it only works out at about £4,000 per player – and it's more likely to be put towards educational or social work in any case.

But perhaps the most surprising fact to emerge from a report by Rupert Christiansen, a member of the prize jury, is that the Wieners employ only 12 permanent backroom staff…

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R.I.P. John Shirley-Quirk, 1931-2014

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This is, quite simply, one of the greatest recordings of a Bach cantata I have ever heard – and doubtless ever will.

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Saturday, April 12 begins Minnesota Opera's two-week run of The Magic Flute at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.

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A Curious Start To The Met Negotiations

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A Curious Start To The Met Negotiations

Given the mountain of negative publicity surrounding contentious labor negotiations at nonprofit performing arts organizations, it would seem that effort to avoid conflict within a broader volatile environment would be paramount for all parities. Nonetheless, The Metropolitan Opera (The MET) negotiations with three of its larger labor unions (orchestra musicians, singers, and stage crew) seems to be pursuing a different course…

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