A bold initiative by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, announced tonight:
The Orchestra is passionate about sharing the experience of exceptional live orchestral music-making and inspiring new generations of classical music lovers. The 2017/18 Season reinforces this by offering all 18 year olds and under free admission to Season concerts. In addition, teachers accompanying pupils to concerts can attend free of charge. The SCO will also continue to offer Under 26s and unemployed £6 tickets, making concerts accessible and welcoming to all.
The prodigiously talented British singer has been describing how her label dropped her with a seven-line email.
‘I didn’t see anyone, I didn’t hear anybody’s voice. I just read words. It felt so cold and cruel,’ she said.
Laura, who is classically trained, is now composing incidental music for Antony and Cleopatra at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Tributes are being paid to Kati Gerson, who taught hundreds of violinists and teachers at Queen College, CUNY, and at The School for Strings. She died this morning, of cancer.
The School for Strings writes: ‘Katherine was beloved by generations of students and teacher trainees. She was a selfless and tireless advocate of Suzuki education, a musical mother to her students and an inspiration to young violin teachers.’
The diva has reached the time of life for downsizing.
She is leaving her White Gates mansion in Westchester County and is selling the contents, which include – according to the auction catalogue – ‘artwork, furniture, decorations, silver, books, autographs and stage jewelry’.
Gold, Green and Red Indian Enamel and Diamond Bangle Bracelet from the Jessye Norman sale, estimated price $2-3k
France Musique will play recordings by the great cellist and conductor from 7 am to 11pm on its webradio, on what would have been his 90th birthday.
He’s sorely missed.
The ousted director of English National Opera has formed a joint venture with Loretta Tomasi, the company’s former chief executive with whom he fought hammer and tongs over spending plans, precipitating first her departure and then his own.
Their company, Opera Ventures, will do pop-up co-productions, the first being Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Greek with Scottish Opera at this summer’s Edinburgh Festival. Funds have been raised and the plans are bold.
Friends say Berry and Tomasi are singing loudly off the same hymn sheet, harmoniously too.