Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra’s residency at the Tongyeong Festival in Korea came to an end. The orchestra had  a great success. Both symphonic concerts as well as a concert for children were sold out, and today’s chamber music concert was very well attended, the management says. Read More →

Am kommenden Montag, 1. April, wird der 9. Internationale Deutsche Pianistenpreis, in der Alten Oper Frankfurt vergeben. Die Finalrunde ist gleichzeitig das das offizielle Eröffnungskonzert der Musikmesse 2019. Read More →

Far from reaching an agreement with the management, the striking musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra have announced another series of free symphonic and chamber music concerts. For more information, visit

American-Armenian conductor Constantine Orbelian, 62, was dismissed as General Manager of the Armenian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Yerevan. It is not clear whether he will continue as artistic director or not. Armenian media reported that Orbelian and the Acting Minister of Culture, Nazeni Gharibyan, had serious differences over the opera house’s management.

The Dean and Chapter of Westminster have appointed Greg Morris as Director of Music at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, following the appointment of Aidan Oliver as Director of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus. Greg Morris is currently Assistant Director of Music at the Temple Church, Musical Director of Collegium of London, and founding Musical Director of the Bar Choral Society. He will take up his new post at St Margaret’s on 1st July 2019.


Budapest Festival Orchestra, Gabor Kali, Ildiko Komlosi, Krisztian Cser
(c) Sébastien Grébille

Ein einziger Komponist stand bei dem Gastspiel des ‘Budapest Festival Orchestra’ im Mittelpunkt, nämlich der Ungar Bela Bartok. Und dies mit sehr unterschiedlichen Facetten seines Könnens, berichtet Alain Steffen. Read More →

Luzener Sinfonieorchester
(c) Christian Flierl

Today the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra is playing the opening concert at the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea. The orchestra is in residence in Tongyeong where it plays two concerts in the sold-out concert hall of Tongyeong as well as children’s concerts. Conducted by Michael Sanderling the concerts features soloists Roman Trekel and Yeree Suh in the Brahms Requiem and Behzod Abduraimov in Rachmaninovs First Pianos Concert. The orchestra is also to perform works by Beethoven, Holliger and Yun. Read More →

JoAnn Falletta
Photo: Mark Dellas

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center, has been named the first-ever Classical Woman of the Year by Performance Today, which is produced by American Public Media and heard on radio stations across the US. Read More →

Linus Roth
(c) Dan Carabas

Der 42-jährige deutsche Geiger Linus Roth wird ab 2020 Intendant des Musikfestivals Schwäbischer Frühling in Ochsenhausen (Baden-Württemberg). Er löst Christian Altenburger ab, der das Festival die vergangenen 15 Jahre lang geleitet hat. Read More →

Teatro alla Scala, Milano

Nachdem der Aufsichtsrat der Mailänder Scala letzte Woche die Pläne einer saudi-arabischen Finanzspritze für das Opernhaus abgelehnt hatte, gab das Gremium gestern grünes Licht für die Gründung eines Konservatoriums in Riad. Read More →

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