The BBC has published a news release about the future of the BBC Singers and the BBC Orchestras. The good nes is that that the BBC Singers will continue being « an integral part of the BBC’s classical music provision, drawing on support from a third party, The VOCES8 Foundation. BBC Singers staff will continue to be employed by the BBC, with a strong artistic identity, and remain core to BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Proms. » Read More →

Leonard Slatkin

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has announced  that Leonard Slatkin will be the orchestra’s artistic consultant beginning with the 2024-25 season, advising the organization on programming decisions. Read More →

Michael Francis
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Michael Francis, 48, Music Director of The Florida Orchestra since 2015, has signed a contract extension that will keep him behind the podium through 2030. Read More →

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Die Berliner Philharmoniker, die noch 2024 und 2025 bei den Osterfestspielen in Baden-Baden spielen, werden ab 2026 für drei Jahre durch das Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam und das Mahler Chamber Orchestra ersetzt. Die Berliner Philharmoniker wechseln zurück nach Salzburg.

The Verbier Festival has named Hervé Boissière, the founder and CEO of Medici TV, as its co-CEO alongside the Festival’s founder Martin T:Son Engstroem. Read More →

Paolo Arcà has been announced as the new Artistic Director of the Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Read More →

The fifth edition of the Basel Composition Competition (BCC) will take place from January 30 to February 2, 2025. Composers can register on the website until September 13, 2024 and submit a new, as yet unperformed work for chamber or symphony orchestra. Read More →

Pianist Rudolf Jansen has died. He was best known as a singer’s accompanist, and reached the top of the international ranks in that field. Jansen, 84, died Monday in his hometown of Laren. Read More →

Tobias Scharfenberger

Der Intendant des Moselmusikfestivals, Tobias Scharfenberger, verlässt die Organisation nach der Saison 2025, der vierzigsten des Festivals. Das hat er dem Aufsichtsrat mitgeteilt. Die Stelle ist zur Neubesetzung ausgeschrieben. Read More →

Leo McFall
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Der 43-jährige Brite Leo McFall wird ab der Spielzeit 2024/25 Generalmusikdirektor des Hessischen Staatstheaters Wiesbaden. McFall folgt auf Patrick Lange, der das Haus Anfang 2022 wegen künstlerischer Differenzen mit Intendant Uwe Eric Laufenberg verlassen hatte. Read More →

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