Classeek, the support platform for young classical musicians, is constantly expanding. Its media catalog, which already includes podcasts, concerts and videos, is now available on new platforms, and constantly offers new content. Read More →

Plans were unveiled yesterday for a proposed development of the London Symphony’s St Luke’s facilities in East London, building on its 20-year history as a major center for recording, live performance and the education programs. Read More →

Laut einem Bericht des brasilianischen Magazins Concerto läuft das Symphonieorchester von Minas Gerais Gefahr, ein Opfer im Streit um die Führung des lokalen Konzertsaales zu werden. Read More →

Edo de Waart

Dutch conductor Edo de Waart, 82, is retiring as conductor after a career spanning more than sixty years. De Waart has been chief conductor of the Dutch Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (RFO) for many years and was due to give two more concerts with the orchestra this coming weekend, but has canceled them. He announced that it was no longer possible for him and called it « a difficult decision ». Read More →

Kedrick Armstrong

The Oakland Symphony has named Kedrick Armstrong, currently principal conductor of the Knox-Galesburg Symphony in Western Illinois, as its next music director. Read More →

Musica program announced today that it has successfully reached its $100,000,000 goal of in perpetuity capital for Québec cultural organizations, with more than 700 large donations from individuals and families. Read More →

At Milan’s La Scala the board meeting chaired by Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala, proposed to extend for one year the contracts of current superintendent Dominique Meyer and music director Riccardo Chailly expiring in February 2025 and in the meantime appoint as superintendent-designate Fortunato Ortombina, incoming from La Fenice, a name on which Sala and Culture Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano had agreed, with Daniele Gatti also coming in as music director. Read More →

Das MusikTheater an der Wien hat den Tod des Dirigenten Michael Boder mitgeteilt. Er verstarb 65-jährig am 7. April in Wien. Wie kaum ein anderer widmete er sich der Moderne und dem zeitgenössischen Musiktheater und konnte vor allem auch in Wien große Erfolge verbuchen. In der Mitteilung heißt es: « An unserem Haus, dem er seit vielen Jahren eng verbunden war, probte Michael Boder aktuell das von ihm mitkonzipierte Projekt Freitag, der Dreizehnte zu Ehren des Komponisten Arnold Schönberg. Read More →

Benjamin Schmid
(c) Leo Neumayr

Der Geiger Benjamin Schmid wird ab August künstlerischer Leiter der Salzburger Kulturvereinigung. Die Salzburger Kulturvereinigung vereint drei zentrale Themen unter einem Dach: sie veranstaltet Konzerte, das Salzburger Straßentheater und leitet die Georg Trakl Forschungs- und Gedenkstätte. Read More →

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Music and Opera category has gone in this sixteenth edition to George Benjamin (composer, conductor and Henry Purcell Professor of Composition at King’s College London) for “his extraordinary contribution and impact in contemporary creation in the realms of symphonic music, opera and chamber music,” said the committee in its citation. Read More →

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