27th June: The Sixteen announces free festival dedicated to singing, Violin theft is caught on CCTV and The LPO star in a Wimbledon advert

Friday 27th June 2014

Classical News


The Sixteen announces a free festival dedicated to singing

On Saturday 19 July several choral groups will appear in and around St Martin-in-the-Fields and The National Gallery for Sounds Sublime Festival.

Classic FM

Violin theft caught on CCTV

Surveillance footage of a man stealing a violin from the University of Utah has been released in an effort to catch the culprit.

Classic FM

London Philharmonic Orchestra star in Wimbledon advert

“There is more great music to come because the symphony is always unfinished at Wimbledon,” says Kate Winslet in new advert featuring the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bridport News

Police step in after Busker drama in Bridport

A busker has been handed an on-the-spot fine after causing chaos in Bucky Doo Square on Wednesday morning.

The Japan Times

Ailing conductor Ozawa returns to podium in Europe

Conductor Seiji Ozawa took the baton Thursday before an ensemble of 25 or so young string players from the academy he founded in Rolle, Switzerland.

NY Daily News

Artworks on display at New York’s Metropolitan Opera get vandalized

Forget singing ancient tribesmen. A real vandal went into the building Wednesday morning and scrawled profanities and curse words on statues and paintings near the bandshell, an NYPD source said, adding the defacing may have been committed by a disgruntled worker who had access.

The New York Times

Julius Rudel, Longtime Impresario and Conductor of City Opera, Dies at 93

The Austrian-born conductor had led the organization, called “the people’s opera,” for 22 years and continued to be its backer.

Le Monde

Salle Pleyel au tribunal

Saisi en référé à la demande de Carla Maria Tarditi pour suspendre l’attribution de la concession de Pleyel, le tribunal de commerce de Paris renvoie l’affaire au 24 septembre.

Berliner Morgenpost

Wieder kein Termin für Eröffnung der Staatsoper genannt

Nach mehrfachem Aufschub verzögert sich die Sanierung der Berliner Staatsoper offenbar weiter.

Der Tagesspiegel


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In lauer Sommerluft

Emmanuel Pahud lädt alljährlich Musiker und Publikum zu Konzerten in den Burghof von Salon-de-Provence.


Das Dvořák-Experiment der ARD – Bundespräsident Gauck übernimmt Schirmherrschaft

Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck übernimmt die Schirmherrschaft für “Das Dvořák-Experiment – Ein ARD-Konzert macht Schule”. Bei diesem Musikvermittlungsprojekt kooperiert die ARD mit dem Deutschen Musikrat.


Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Versailles ausgeraubt

Touchpad und Partituren aus Triannon Palace Hotel gestohlen.


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Genesis Sixteen

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