1st April: Royal Opera House sued, Queen’s 90th Birthday music written by Debbie Wiseman & shortlist for RPS Music Awards

Friday 1st April 2016

Classical News

In our news today, the Royal Opera House is sued by a viola player for ruining his career, Debbie Wiseman to write the music for the Queen’s 90th birthday & the shortlists have been announced for the RPS Music Awards.

BBC News

Musician sues Royal Opera House over ruined hearing

A renowned viola player is suing the Royal Opera House for ruining his hearing and his career during rehearsals of Wagner’s Die Walkure.

Classic FM

Music for Queen’s 90th birthday written by Classic FM composer Debbie Wiseman

Classic FM’s Composer in Residence has been commissioned to compose the orchestral Overture and Finale music for the royal celebration in May.

Classical Music Magazine

Shortlists announced for RPS Music Awards

The shortlists have been announced for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards.

Music Week

Eventbrite launches free public events drive

Self-service ticketing platform Eventbrite is running a touring exhibition of free British and Irish events that have taken place over the past 50 years.

The Telegraph

Stars gather for David Bowie tribute concert in New York

Stars from the world of rock and pop gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York to pay tribute to David Bowie who died in January, aged 69.

New York Times

Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to continue partnership

Their first collaboration, the New York premiere of the opera“Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” will not open until Friday, but the Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia are already making plans to get the band back together.


New York Philharmonic Archives Highlighted for 175th Anniversary

The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 175th anniversary next season with a nostalgic 2016-17 itinerary. And in observance of nearly two centuries of music, the Philharmonic is illuminating its extensive digital archive library.


Andreas Scholl, German ‘Spectre’ singer, brings baroque Opera into focus

German countertenor Andreas Scholl is spearheading a rejuvenation of baroque opera with his distinct, unadulterated voice. The vocalist achieved mainstream recognition last year when his version of Vivaldi’s “Cum Dederit,” backed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, appeared in the James Bond film, Spectre.


Final preparations for the ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2016

The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) organize their Award Ceremony and Gala Concert today, April 1st, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian, hosted by the Euskadi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl and San Sebastian 2016, Cultural capital of Europe.


Nine soloists at the ICMA-Gala in San Sebastian

The Gala concert of the International Music Awards 2016 takes place today, 01 April, at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. The event is hosted by the Euskadi Orchestra (Basque National Orchestra) and Donostia 2016.


Konzertante Rheingold-Aufführung in der Berliner Philharmonie massiv gestört

Bei einer konzertanten Aufführung von Richard Wagners Musikdrama “Das Rheingold” ist es in der Berliner Philharmonie am vergangenen Wochenende zu einem Eklat gekommen. Lokalen Medienberichten zufolge wurde das ausverkaufte Konzert mit der Berliner Landeskapelle unter Leitung von Horst Bergfried mehrfach durch Zwischenrufe gestört und musste schließlich aufgrund von Tumulten unterbrochen werden.


Bach-Medaille für Bassist Peter Kooij

Die Bach-Medaille der Stadt Leipzig geht in diesem Jahr an den niederländischen Bassisten Peter Kooij.

Zeit Online

Artemis-QuartettHäutungen eines Igels

Im vergangenen Sommer nahm sich der Bratscher des berühmten Artemis Quartetts das Leben. Jetzt präsentieren sich die Musiker erstmals in neuer Besetzung.


Classic FM @ClassicFM: We’ve got a stunning new recording that we’re featuring throughout the day – and it’s from our very own @!

Caterina Grewe @Caterina_Mai: What an exciting day! I just received the first copies of my new CD! # #

Top Classical News @topcmnews: Journey, a 70th birthday retrospective – Trevor Pinnock looks back with infectious enthusiasm #


Royal Opera House. Photograph: BBC News