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(UK) The Guardian Article: " BBC considering scrapping channel-based structure in radical shakeup" (by Jasper Jackson, 15 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

"The BBC is considering scrapping its decades-old channel and radio station-based structure in a radical shakeup which would see a cull of executive posts.

The plans are being looked at as part of attempts to reduce management layers to help fund cuts of more than £550m a year due to ...


(UK) Wigmore Hall Upcoming Concert Line-ups

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

A lot going on at Wigmore Hall, especially with its early music fare of concerts:

  • 18 Feb: Avi Avital mandolin; Mahan Esfahani harpsichord; Sean Shibe guitar -- Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Ben-Haim and more
  • 19 Feb: Carolin Widmann violin -- Telemann, Zimmermann, Pascal Dusapin and Bach
  • 21 Feb: Doric String Quartet - Haydn String Quartets Op. 76 – Part 2
  • 23 Feb: Theatre of the Ayre; Elizabeth Kenny - Sacred Theatre: Solo songs, dialogues and scenes by Purcell and his contemporaries
  • 01 Mar: The English Concert - Handel’s Orlando
  • 13-19 May: London Festival of Baroque Music

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(US) San Francisco Renaissance Voices, Katherine McKee music director Concert: "Renaissance Music for Multiple Choirs" (27 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

Location: Old First Presbyterian Church, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California, US

These exciting finale concerts of San Francisco Renaissance Voices (Katherine McKee, Music Director) 2015-16 Season, "The Grand Tour," features works for multiple choirs - a musical sampler from across Europe including Scotland, Italy, Germany, Spain & the Lowlands.  Our Grand Promenade around Europe will include a northerly jaunt into Scotland, with excerpts from Robert Carver's Missa dum Sacrum Mysterium. On the Continent we'll visit the lowlands for Josquin's 24 voice motet Qui habitat & music by exiled Englishman Peter Philips, & tour Germany & Austria for works by Handel, Hassler, & Praetorius.  The southern leg of our journey will include the brilliance of Spanish composers Victoria, Raval, & Guerrero, as well as favorites by that quintessential international genius Orlando di Lasso, including O la, o che bon eccho. ...


(US) Wired Magazine Article: "Music Can’t Last Forever, Not Even on the Internet" (by Klint Findley, 17 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

"... The trouble is that, even as music has become more durable, it has—paradoxically—also become more ephemeral. Your physical records don’t evaporate if the store you bought it from closes shop or the record label that published them goes out of business. If a streaming music company goes under, a stockpile of important cultural artifacts could go with it. ...


(UK) BBC News Article: "Mozart and Salieri 'lost' composition played in Prague" (16 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 17, 2016

"A piece of Mozart music considered lost for more than 200 years has been performed for the first time since being rediscovered.

It was co-written by him and Antonio Salieri, usually considered a rival, as well as an unknown composer, Cornetti. ...


(ES) La Nueva España Article: "Forma Antiqva" Performs in an Episode of "El Ministerio del Tiempo" (17 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 17, 2016

News from "La Nueva España" online website that the group "Forma Antiqva" will perform in an episode of  "El Ministerio del Tiempo". The popular series is seen by more than 2.8 spectators raising the profile of the early music group ...


(UK) The Guardian Article: "Opera's new voices: 10 composers making overtures to greatness" (by Amanda Holden, 15 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 17, 2016

"The Opera Guide is the first opera reference book compiled solely for publication online. At last reference books can be kept up-to-date, and this concise version of my previous opera guides contains state-of-the-art information on the 100 composers whose operas are most often performed, along with 250 operas that are their best works. Starting with Monteverdi and Cavalli, it ranges all through the repertoire to Peter Maxwell Davies, Kaija Saariaho and Thomas Adès, who have all written new operatic works to be premiered this year. ...


(US) National Endowment for the Arts Report: "The Arts and Economic Growth" (16 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 17, 2016

"Washington, DC—Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, a 32.5 percent increase since 1998. Another key finding is that ...

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