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Danes get new orchestra chief

Antony Ernst, the Australian artistic director of the Strasbourg Philharmonic is switching jobs to the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen. The difference is croissant for breakfast, or Danish. Myself, it’s croissant any day.

New Album Releases: A BRAND NEW ME (Aretha Franklin With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON Artist: Aretha Franklin Genre: R&B, Soul Total Time: 51:39 Record Label: Rhino Atlantic Purchasing Links: CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes Release Date ... For more, visit our blog !

Ella With the London Symphony

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Elvis started it, and symphony orchestras are reaping the rewards. Back in 2015, Elvis Presley Enterprises teamed with producers Nick Patrick and Don Reedman, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for If I Can Dream. The 14-song album featured Elvis's original...       Related Stories Ella Fitzgerald at 100 Julie London: A Good Cry John Williams: Rainbows  

Britten, Silvestrov & Janacek: Jan Vogler, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Vladmir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall Britten, Silvestrov, Janacek; Jan Vogler, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski; Royal Festival Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 28 2017...Show More Summary

Orchestra to the fore: Enescu's Oedipe from Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

George Enescus's Oedipe - London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, Paul Gay at the Royal Festival Hall (Photo Allen Max) Enescu Oedipe; Paul Gay, Willard White, Christopher Purves, Graham Clark, Ruxandra Donose, Ildiko Komlosi,...Show More Summary

Exclusive: Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' gets rip-roaring orchestral makeover

The Queen of Soul's archival vocal recordings are paired with new arrangements by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on an upcoming album.        

A relaxed end to the first season of Orchestras Live's Sound Around

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Relaxed concerts seem to making something of presence in concert circles. Recently the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gave a relaxed concert, as part of Orchestras Live's Sound Around, at Northampton's Royal and Derngate to a family audience of 300, including children with additional needs. Show More Summary

From Royal Philharmonic Orchestra to Cambridge Summer Music Festival

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Ian Maclay recently retired as the managing director of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra having joined the orchestra in 1972 and become managing director in 1982, and again in 2001. But Maclay is not putting his feet up, and it has been...Show More Summary

Which UK orchestra chiefs are underpaid

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

A Slipped Disc reader, trawling the 2016 accounts of British orchestras, has helped us to come up with the following league table of top-paid orchestra managers:   1 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – £265,000 (Ian Maclay) 2 London Symphony Orchestra – £185,000 (Kathryn McDowell)     3 London Philharmonic             – […]

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra 2017-18

5 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season at Cadogan Hall opens with a tribute to composer Howard Blake, whilst the theme of Myth and Legends runs through the 16 concert series and the orchestra has appointed its first artists...Show More Summary

Gregory Porter Sings Sting's "It's Probably Me" (Live)

"It’s Probably Me"(Gordon Sumner, Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen) -- Performed by Gregory Porter, The Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hans Ek and the Polar Music Prize band at the Polar Music Prize Ceremony 2017' -- Polar Music Prize

Charles Dutoit prepares to leave his last job

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Swiss maestro, 80, was tonight named Honorary Conductor for Life of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, where he has been principal conductor and artistic director since 2009. The bestowal of titles like ’emeritus’ and ‘honorary’ is a prelude to retirement. Show More Summary

Meet Alison Balsom’s substitute

7 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The trumpet star has withdrawn from the scene to have a baby. Here’s who her recording label is pushing up the ladder. press release: Lucienne Renaudin Vary will be joining the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cambridge Corn Exchange to take on Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto on Saturday 17 June. At 18, Lucienne has a bright future ahead […]

A US conductor accuses British orchestras of ‘genteel antisemitism’

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

In the turbulent history of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the five-year tenure of Gerard Schwarz as music director from 2002 to 2006 does not stand out among the more memorable. Schwarz himself, in an approved biography to be published by Amadeus Press, admits that he was forced out. ‘I can’t say that my departure […]

The Red Pony Suite (1948). Aaron Copland

8 months agoMusic / Classical : aworks

I just listened to Enrique Batiz conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. A 2013 recording. Or is it in fact a re-release of an old recording? Discogs says this is a 1995 recording. Does anybody still play and record this work?

Hold the presses: Orchestra changes its name

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

As of today, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic has changed its name to Antwerp Symphony Orchestra. This new name emphasises the link to its host city and its new concert hall, and will help to strengthen the orchestra’s international profile, says the press release. You weren’t aware it had an international profile? Maybe that was the problem. […]

The missing notes in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

8 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has teamed up with Cancer Research UK to play a version of the Vivaldi hit with one-third of the notes missing, signifying those we have lost. Interesting idea. More here.

Kancheli, Martinu and RVW: three contrasting 20th century figures from the London Philharmonic

11 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Vladimir Jurowski - photo Roman Gontcharov Kancheli Mourned by the Wind, Martinu Memorial to Lidice, RVW Symphony No. 9; Isabelle van Keulen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski; Royal Festival Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill...Show More Summary

Seeing stroke recovery through music reminded me why I love my job

Strokestra, a partnership between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Hull stroke unit, showed me how important occupational therapy is I’ve been working as an occupational therapist with stroke patients for the past three years.Show More Summary

Hitting the right note: the orchestra helping stroke survivors recover – video

Strokestra, a pioneering collaboration between the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Hull integrated community stroke service uses group music-making to drive recovery in stroke survivors. Patients try out instruments, listen to and play alongside world-class musicians. Show More Summary

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