All orchestra articles – Page 5

  • Vorbereitung-1
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    German orchestras stage one-day strike

    2013-09-30T00:00:00Z

    More than 100 orchestras in Germany staged a 24-hour strike on Monday 30 September. The largest such action in Germany since the 1950s, it was organised by the German Orchestra Union on the eve of salary negotiations with the German Stage Association (GSA), the body responsible for the payment of ...

  • Strings_euyo
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    Budapest Festival Orchestra offers apprenticeships to European Union Youth Orchestra players

    2013-09-26T00:00:00Z

    The musicians of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will get the chance to play as part of the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) in 2014–15, under a newly announced apprenticeship scheme. The partnership between the two orchestras will mean that EUYO players can work on BFO projects for up to ...

  • ACO-VIRTUAL-02
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    Australian Chamber Orchestra debuts digital installation

    2013-09-25T00:00:00Z

    A new music installation has been launched in Australia, designed to give listeners a concert experience without any musicians present. Devised by the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), the project consists of 13 screens, each featuring an ensemble member in performance, surrounding the audience. The sound of each individual musician comes ...

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    Philadelphia Orchestra recruits associate concertmaster

    2013-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Shanghai-born violinist Ying Fu has joined the Philadelphia Orchestra as associate concertmaster. A first-prize winner at the 2011 Schmidbauer and 2012 Rodolfo Lipizer competitions, he has been a first violinist in the Cleveland Orchestra for the past two seasons. Ying Fu studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music before moving ...

  • sydney-symphony
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    A quarter of orchestral musicians in constant pain, finds study

    2013-09-12T00:00:00Z

    A new study of symphony orchestra musicians in Australia found that a significant minority experience chronic performance-related pain. Half of the 377 players from Australia's eight professional state orchestras questioned for the study reported that they currently have pain when performing. One quarter said that they experience performance-related pain constantly, ...

  • In-Harmony-Lambeth-3-cr-Belinda-Lawley
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    UK study to assess cultural value of Sistema music education project

    2013-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Researchers based at the University of East Anglia are to examine the cultural value of projects inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema music education programme. The study will focus on three projects across England: In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead, Sistema in Norwich and In Harmony Telford Stoke. ‘The value ...

  • Janowsky
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    Long-serving Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Maxim Janowsky dies

    2013-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Maxim Janowsky, who played double bass in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for 49 years, has died at the age of 70. He joined the orchestra in 1964 and played under six music directors, including Antal Doráti, Neeme Järvi and Leonard Slatkin. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Janowsky studied at the Tanglewood ...

  • PTR-liv-brill6-011313_credit
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    Website launched for orchestral 'music and wellness' scheme

    2013-08-21T00:00:00Z

    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has launched a website providing information and resources for organisations looking to devise ‘music and wellness’ programmes. The site brings together advice and experience gained from the PSO’s own programmes, which began in 1999. The programmes involve working with music therapists in facilities such as ...

  • arado
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    Assistant concertmaster leaves Minnesota Orchestra

    2013-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Another of the Minnesota Orchestra's locked-out musicians has quit the ensemble. Assistant concertmaster Stephanie Arado (pictured) has resigned to take up a teaching post at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Arado, who joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1991, wrote in an email to the orchestra's leadership: 'My ...

  • Adrian-Shepherd
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    Adrian Shepherd (1939–2013)

    2013-08-06T00:00:00Z

    Cellist and ensemble director Adrian Shepherd has died at the age of 74. For 20 years he served as principal cellist in the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), but was best known as the founder of the chamber ensemble Cantilena, which mainly comprised players from the orchestra. Born in 1939 ...

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    Pittsburgh Symphony concertmaster joins Carnegie Mellon faculty

    2013-08-04T00:00:00Z

    Noah Bendix-Balgley, concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), is to join the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University School of Music in September 2013. The 28-year-old violinist (pictured), who has occupied the concertmaster’s chair since 2011, will coach student quartets. Bendix-Balgley was the first violinist of the Athlos Quartet from ...

  • RoyPortrait
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    Columbus Symphony recruits new concertmaster

    2013-07-31T00:00:00Z

    The Columbus Symphony in Ohio, US, has named Canadian Jean-Sébastien Roy as its new concertmaster. His appointment ends an 18-month search by the orchestra. Roy, who performed as guest concertmaster with the orchestra in the 2012–13 season, will lead the orchestra from the beginning of the 2013–14 season in October. ...

  • Ordway Center Entrance
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    Seven SPCO string players take retirement option

    2013-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Ten musicians from the St Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) have retired from the ensemble. Seven are string players, and all the retiring musicians have played in the orchestra for at least 30 years. An incentivised retirement package for players aged 55 and older was part ...