In today’s news, interview with Colin Currie in the Guardian, violin maker Edward Campbell dies aged 89 and new LA orchestra is formed for pre-professionals. Also, James Horner score is discovered for Magnificent Seven remake.
From Harrison Birtwistle to the Kinks musical and drunken Talking Heads renditions, percussionist Colin Currie reveals his musical passions
US violin maker Edward Campbell died on 18 July at the age of 89.
A new orchestra for pre-professional musicians has been formed in Los Angeles.
Classical Music Magazine
Artists earn as little as 5% of the revenue their recordings make and up to 50% of payments do not get to their rightful owners, according to a report from Berklee College of Music’s Rethink project.
There’s a bittersweet epilogue to James Horner’s tragic death last month: the Titanic composer had apparently been planning to surprise director Antoine Fuqua with film score he wrote in secret.
Das Ensemble Quatuor Ebène ist Stargast der Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Ein Gespräch über intime Säle, die neue Lust am Zuhören und Publikumsreaktionen in aller Welt.
Die Stadt Weimar will ab 2017 die Zuschüsse für die Klassik Stiftung deutlich reduzieren. Kulturstaatsministerin Monika Grütters kritisiert diese Absicht.
Für sein musikalisches Engagement wird der britische Violinist Daniel Hope am 2. Oktober 2015 mit dem Europäischen Kulturpreis für Musik 2015 in der Dresdner Frauenkirche geehrt.
The Washington Post
The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and all performances open with pleas for donations.
Perhaps this is one more piece of evidence to support the mended relationship between the United States and Cuba. Marin Alsop, music director of both the Baltimore and São Paulo Symphony Orchestras, will conduct the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Cuba in celebration of Havana’s quincentenary.