Stuart Mailina
(c) Allan Wycheck

The contract of Music Director Stuart Malina with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra (Pennsylvania) has been extended through 2023. The Amercian conductor has been the music director of the orchestra for 20 years. Read More →

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced that all live performances will be cancelled through at least November 29. However, the symphony expects live streaming a new digital concert series this fall. Read More →

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced that it would remove David Tucker, the son of the organization’s eponymous opera singer, from its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The decision was made after the singer’s so posted a series of racist and offensive comments on a July 18 Facebook post by Julia Bullock, a Black soprano. Read More →

In Munich, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks is still awaiting to get a new Music Director. The position is vacant since the death of Mariss Jansons in November 2019. Read More →

Der Schweizer Musikpreis zeichnet das herausragende und innovative Schweizer Musikschaffen aus und trägt zu dessen Vermittlung bei. Folgende Musiker werden 2020 im Bereich Klassik prämiert: der Sänger und Dirigent André Ducret (Freiburg im Üechtland), der Komponist Rudolf Kelterborn (Basel), der Pianist Francesco Piemontesi (Locarno TI) sowie Swiss Chamber Concerts (BS, GE, TI, ZH). Read More →

The Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney) will present a special 60+ hour digital event, The Sydney Piano Marathon, from July 23 to 26, broadcasting footage from its 2016 event and offering viewers the opportunity to see some of the world’s most talented young musicians from the comfort of their own homes. Read More →

Nantes, Cathédrale St.Pierre
(c) Remy Franck

Today, a fire of allegedly criminal origin has completely destroyed of the great organ of the Cathedral in Nantes, France. The organ is from the beginning of the 17th century.

Disney Concert Hall
Photo: Remy Franck

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that it is canceling performances f through December 31, 2020. The orchestra already canceled concerts at Disney Hall since March.

Aziz Shokhakimov
c) Mischa Blank

Der usbekische Dirigent Aziz Shokhakimov wurde zum musikalischen und künstlerischen Leiter des Philharmonischen Orchesters Straßburg ernannt. Der 32-Jährige wird im September 2021 die Nachfolge von Marko Letonja antreten, der neun Jahre lang and er Spitze des Orchesters stand. Read More →

Bayreuth, Festspielhaus

Nach langer Krankheit und einem Reha-Aufenthalt will die Chefin der Bayreuther Festspiele im Herbst wieder die Arbeit aufnehmen. « Das hoffen wir alle », sagte ein Festspielsprecher am Mittwoch in Bayreuth. Zuvor hatte der Nordbayerische Kurier über die Rückkehrpläne Wagners berichtet. Read More →

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