Arribert Reimann
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Der Komponisten Aribert Reimann (87) wird mit dem Deutschen Musikautorenpreis für sein Lebenswerk ausgezeichnet:. Die Jury würdigt seine anhaltende künstlerische Brillanz, sein einzigartiges Werk und seinen bedeutenden Beitrag zur zeitgenössischen Musikkultur. Er wird den Preis persönlich bei der Preisverleihung am 8. Februar 2024 in Berlin entgegennehmen, teilte die GEMA mit. Read More →

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Vincenzo Bellinis I Puritani war konzertant in Dresden zu hören, in einer Aufführung, die auch einmal als Opernalbum veröffentlicht werden soll. Michael Oehme berichtet. Read More →

Lionel Bringuier
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Lionel Bringuier, 37, a native of Nice, has been appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice until the end of the 2024/2025 season. He succeeds Daniele Callegari, who has held the post since September 2021. Read More →

Jakub Hrusa
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Der Chefdirigent der Bamberger Symphoniker, Jakub Hrusa (42), hat seinen Vertrag bis 2029 verlängert. Er ist seit 2016 auf diesem Posten. Er ist auch Erster Gastdirigent der Tschechischen Philharmonie und des Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Im Oktober 2022 wurde bekanntgegeben, dass er ab September 2025 Musikdirektor des Royal Opera House in London werden soll, den Posten aber als designierter Musikdirektor mit sofortiger Wirkung übernehme.

In three rounds, the Jury of the International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) has chosen the releases competing in the finals for the awards 2024. The initial list with a total of 375 nominations has been reduced to three releases per category, the finalists for 2024. Read More →

The newest Karajan Community Letter focuses on Herbert von Karajan’s collaborations with soprano Maria Callas. Here is the link to this exciting newsletter. And here is the link, where you can subscribe to the Newsletter:

Canadian conductor Rosemary Thomson was abruptly dismissed as Music Direcror of trhe  Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (British Columbia, Canada) after 16.5 years of service. « This was not an easy decision by the board, but one that was made after careful deliberation and consultation. The board has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the organization, » said executive director Geraldine Parent. Read More →

Georg Friedrich Händel

On Friday, December 15 at St. James Cathedral in Toronto, artists from OCAD University will paint canvases based upon the themes of the libretto of Messiah which will be performed by the St. James Cathedral Choir, the Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Orchestra and soloists. These paintings will be auctioned at the end of the performance, all proceeds are given to the artists.

English National Opera has chosen Greater Manchester as its future home, a year after Arts Council England (ACE) said it must move its base out of London. ACE later agreed a partial funding reprieve and gave ENO until 2029 to relocate. ENO has now agreed a partnership with the Greater Manchester city-region which has no resident opera company.

Jader Bignamini

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra announced the continuation of the artistic partnership of Music Director Jader Bignamini and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra with a five-year extension of Bignamini’s contract through the end of the 2030–31 season. Read More →

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