Eric Garcia

The Boise Philharmonic (Idaho/US) has extended Music Director Eric Garcia’s contract through the 2023-2024 season.  Texas-born conductor Eric Garcia, 42, was named music director in Boise in 2017. Garcia graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, and earned his master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

C.P.E. Bach

Das Bach-Archiv Leipzig hat seine Sammlung um einen bislang unveröffentlichten Brief Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs erweitert, wie heute mitgeteilt wurde. Es handelt sich um ein zweiseitiges Schreiben, das der bedeutende Hamburger Musikdirektor Bach zwei Jahre vor seinem Tod an den Leipziger Verleger Engelhard Benjamin Schwickert richtete. Das Bach-Museum Leipzig stellt das Schriftstück anlässlich der Festtage ’70 Jahre Bach-Archiv Leipzig’ ab dem 27. Oktober in der Schatzkammer des Hauses aus. Read More →

American pianist Leon Fleisher died yesterday in Baltimore at the age of 92. Born in 1928 in San Francisco into a Jewish family, Fleisher started studying the piano at age four. He made his public debut at age eight and played with the New York Philharmonic under Pierre Monteux at 16. Read More →

Das grosse Festspielhaus in Salzburg

The Salzburg Festival opened on Saturday with a performance of a Richard Strauss opera, Elektra. The 100th edition of the festival has been scaled-down from an initial 200 to 100 performances due to the coronavirus pandemic and is taking place under strict hygiene regulations. It is one of the few bigger music festivals in Europe that has not been cancelled and will continue until the end of August. Read More →

Google has announced that they will remove all Danish music content on YouTube from August 1. Here is the background: Under the auspices of the Nordic alliance of collecting societies, Polaris, negotiations on a joint Nordic agreement on the use of music on YouTube are currently in full swing. The agreement will replace the local agreements of the Norwegian, Finnish and Danish composers and songwriters’ societies, combining them in a single, joint agreement with Google. In the case of Denmark’s Koda, the national agreement for Denmark expired in April, after which it was temporarily extended – as is standard practice in the industry while negotiating a new agreement. Read More →

Esther Honens International Piano Competition Foundation (Honens) announces the commission of a piano concerto for 2018 Honens Prize Laureate Nicolas Namoradze by Canadian-American composer Kati Agócs. The new work, in memory of Canadian jazz pianist, mathematician, educator, and composer Bruce McKinnon, is to premiere in 2022 with additional performances across Canada and internationally anticipated for the 2022 / 23 season. Read More →

Boston Symphony Hall

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has cancelled its fall concerts, in total 37 concerts of 14 programs (scheduled for Sept. 16-Nov. 28). Those programs include a two-week Beethoven festival led by music director Andris Nelsons, the world premiere of Julia Wolfe’s BSO-commissioned Her Story, and the Boston premiere of Kevin Puts’s The Brightness of Light with Renée Fleming.

Heute erscheint die 72. Ausgabe von ‘Wer spielte was?’, der Werkstatistik des Deutschen Bühnenvereins. Die Statistik 2018/2019 zeigt eine konstante Vielfalt in der deutschsprachigen Theaterlandschaft und fasst die letzte vollständige Spielzeit vor der Corona-Pandemie zusammen. Read More →

Elizabeth Schulze

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Elizabeth Schulze has agreed to extend her contract through 2024, the organization announced Wednesday.Schulze recently completed her 20th season as the artistic leader of the orchestra. Read More →

Die Deutsche Orchestervereinigung macht sich Sorgen um einen qualifizierten Nachwuchs im Orchestermanagement. Aktuell ist es zum Beispiel dem Deutschen Symphonie-Orchester Berlin nicht gelungen, innerhalb eines Jahres einen geeigneten Orchesterdirektor zu finden. Read More →

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