Daniel Harding
(c) Philharmomie Luxembourg/Grébille

Youth Music Culture The Greater Bay Area (YMCG, China) announced the appointment of Daniel Harding as its next Music Director for a five-year term beginning in 2024. Each year, Daniel will lead a symphonic programme with YMCG participants chosen from conservatories across China and overseas, performing in Guangzhou and in other cities in the Greater Bay Area. Read More →

Antonio Pappano
Photo: Musacchio & Ianniello

For the great and very British disguise Feast of his coronation on May 6 at Westminster Abbey Britain’s King Charles III selected a musical program, which will see “a range of musical styles and performers blend tradition, heritage and ceremony with new musical voices of today,” according to Buckingham Palace. Read More →

Christopher Nupen

South African-born filmmaker Christopher Nupen has died at the age of 88. After moving to Britain he became famous for his sensitive music documentaries. He won an ICMA prize in the Documentary category in 2011 and 2016. Read More →

Vineta Sareika-Völkner hat das Probespiel für die Stelle der 1. Konzertmeisterin bei den Berliner Philharmonikern gewonnen, teilte das Orchester mit. Die Musikerin aus der Gruppe der 1. Violinen ist in der Geschichte des Orchesters die erste Frau auf dieser Position. Read More →

Nuria Rial

Das Orchester der J. S. Bach-Stiftung unter Leitung von Rudolf Lutz ist gegenwärtig auf Tournee und machte dabei auch im Wiener Konzerthaus Station. Neben Solisten aus dem Orchester war für zwei weltliche Kantaten Nuria Rial als Sopranistin ihr Gast. Über den Auftritt berichtet Uwe Krusch für Pizzicato. Read More →

Alan Gilbert
(c) NDR

Das NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester und sein 55-jähriger Chefdirigent Alan Gilbert verlängern ihre Zusammenarbeit über das Jahr 2024 hinaus bis zum Sommer 2029. Dass teilte der Sender heute mit. Read More →

Weil er mit ihren Kritiken nicht einverstanden war, hatte der Ballettdirektor der Staatsoper Hannover, Marco Goecke eine Journalistin mit Hundekot beschmiert. Nachdem die Staatsoper zunächst nur eine Suspendierung verkündet hatte, ist Goeckes Vertrag nun aufgelöst worden.

British Chineke! Foundation, running a diversity youth orchestra has announced major changes in its internal organization. Founder of Chineke!, Chi-chi Nwanoku, has resigned from her roles as a trustee on the Board, and as Executive Director, so she can focus on the role of Artistic Director, with responsibility for the artistic vision and program. Read More →

A concert featuring the British vocal ensemble The King’s Singers in Pensacola, Florida, has been cancelled in a homophobic move. The Pensacola Christian College said « that one of the artists openly maintained a lifestyle that contradicts Scripture. » The artists were given full remuneration, according to the statement. Read More →

The Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has announced that French conductor and cellist Samy Rachid, 29, has been appointed as new Assistant Conductor for a two-year term, effective in October 2023. BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons named Rachid to succeed Anna Rakitina in the position following an audition process. Rachid joins Earl Lee, appointed in 2021, as one of the BSO’s two assistant conductors. Read More →

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