17th April: Michael Berkeley reflects on 20 years of Private Passions, RCM announce £25m building development and Marin Alsop renews contract with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Friday 17th April 2015

Classical Music News

In today’s news London’s Corinthia Hotel has announced that opera will be the theme of it’s fourth Artist in Residence programme, announcing the winner on 30 April. The Royal College of Music has announced plans for a £25 million business development that will create two new performance spaces, practice rooms and a new home for the Museum of Music. Also this week, Marin Alsop has renewed her contract with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and will remain as Music Director until 2019.


‘People reveal themselves in talking about music’

Radio 3’s Private Passions is 20 years old this week. Composer Michael Berkeley reflects on two decades of looking into his guests’ souls, and – in one case – finding the Coronation street theme tune there

Classical Music Magazine

Opera theme for Corinthia Hotel’s Artist in Residence programme

Corinthia Hotel London has announced opera as the theme for the fourth Artist in Residence programme, with the winner to be announced on 30 April.

Classical Source

Royal College of Music, London announces £25 million transformational building development

The Royal College of Music (RCM), a world leader in music education, today announces plans to transform its building in the heart of London’s South Kensington.


Record Store Day for classical music fans

Classical labels may not have embraced Record Store Day to the same extent as their pop and alternative counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that classical fans should miss out in 2015.


Marin Alsop renews contract with São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Alsop’s new contract will see her remain as Music Director until the end of 2019

Der Tagesspiegel


Die Pläne des Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchesters Berlin

Spiegel Online

Vinyl-Boom in Deutschland: Back in Black

Die Schallplatte boomt. Erstmals erscheint jetzt wieder eine Top 20 der meistverkauften Vinylalben in Deutschland.

Das Orchester

Komponistenquartier in Hamburg eröffnet

Das durch bürgerschaftliches Engagement getragene und am 18. März eröffnete KomponistenQuartier im Herzen Hamburgs lässt seine Gäste hinter die Kulissen schauen


Preisverleihung im Münchner Cuvilliés-Theater

Bayerischer Staatspreis für Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

El País

Paseo musical por el Botánico

Un concierto en el Real Jardín Botánico, astronomía, patinaje y senderismo amenizan el ocio al aire libre este fin de semana

Le Parisien

L’architecte Jean Nouvel échoue à faire modifier la Philharmonie

La justice a estimé jeudi que l’architecte Jean Nouvel, qui souhaite des travaux sur le bâtiment de la Philharmonie de Paris pour remédier à ce qu’il considère comme une dénaturation de son oeuvre, ne fournissait pas assez d’éléments, selon un jugement consulté par l’AFP.


BBC Music Magazine @MusicMagazine: Go on then. Who’d like to read about a German baritone swimming naked? Thought so… http://www.classical-music.com/article/dietrich-henschel-and-clara-pons …

Classic FM @ClassicFM: Can we guess your favourite piece of classical music in 9 questions? Try us: http://classfm.co/wU5TJX 

Marin Alsop @marinalsop: MA: I’m so looking forward to my extended time with the outstanding musicians of @osesp

alsop_brazilMarin Alsop conducting the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra on a beachfront in Brazil.