Milan’s Teatro alla Scalahas named Daniel Barenboim as its next music director. The post has been vacant since the departure of Ricardo Muti in 2005. Barenboim has been principal guest conductor a the theatre, and takes up the permanent post in early December, in time for the opening of the season, traditionally held annually on…
The Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 80 today! Eleven musicians from the brass section of the Sydney Symphony scaled the bridge to perform from the top. Guess what they played?! Check out these features: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/featurenews/view/1189848/1/.html http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/13205823/sydney-harbour-bridge-turns-80/
An intimate look at the preparations for the Australian Bandenburg Ochestra’s current season of Mozart the Great at the City Recital Hall. The concerts continue n Wednesday May 15th and Friday 17th at 7 pm Bookings: Click here Performance pictures to come! Images taken by and courtesy of Steven Godbee.
Professor Liza Lim has been appointed inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at the Sydney Conservatorium Of Music, University of Sydney. Liza Lim is one of Australia’s best known composers who has worked with some of the world’s most eminent festivals, orchestras and ensembles as well as having an outstanding track record of research leadership….
If you remember soprano Sumi Jo’s sudden departure from Sydney and the role of Lucia and the more recent cancellations of tours by Jessye Norman and Deborah Voigt, then you’re no stranger to the vagaries of casting in opera. Zachary Woolf of the New York Times takes a closer look: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/arts/music/karita-mattila-and-peter-gelb-on-cancellations.html?ref=music