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Bilkent Symphony Cancels Opening Concert After Terror Attack

  • 11/10/2015

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra in Ankara, ICMA Award winner in 2015, canceled its Season opening concert scheduled for yesterday, October 10, „due to the atrocious terror attack“, the management said. Conductor Avi Ostrowsky was to conduct Wagner, Adams and Stravinsky with Timothy McAllister, alto saxophone, as soloists.

Two ICMA Winners In Vienna

  • 09/10/2015

ICMA Artist of the Year Christian Tetzlaff performed Mozart’s Concerto no.3 in Vienna, and ICMA Young Artist of the Year, Yury Revich, went backstage at the Musikverein to chat with his colleague.

ICMA Gala 2016 In San Sebastian To Be Conducted By Jun Märkl

  • 09/10/2015

The Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, host of the ICMA Award Ceremony and Gala Concert 2016, the management of Donostia San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016 and ICMA President Remy Franck met in San Sebastian on Wednesday October 7 in order to launch the final phase of the preparation for the 2016 event set to take place on April 1 at the Kursaal in San Sebastian. Read More →

Valer Sabadus: Nerone in Wien und neue Sony-CD

  • 30/09/2015

Für Valer Sabadus beginnt die Saison 2015/16 mit schönen Highlights: In der Rolle des Kaiser Nero in Claudio Monteverdis ‘L’incoronazione di Poppea’ gibt er am 12. Oktober, an der Seite von Jennifer Larmore (Ottavia), sein Debüt am Theater an der Wien. Die Neuproduktion in der Inszenierung von Claus Guth und unter der musikalischen Leitung von Jean-Christophe Spinosi ist anschließend am 14., 16., 19., 21. und 23. Oktober zu erleben. Im Oktober erscheint auch seine neue Solo-Aufnahme bei Sony, die den Hörer in die Welt des großen Barockkomponisten Antonio Caldara entführt. Read More →

Pias Has Bought Harmonia Mundi

  • 29/09/2015

In June it was announced as a serious option, today the Belgian group Pias Recordings confirmed that from 1 October on, Harmonia Mundi belongs to its portfolio. Within the group, Eva Coutaz will be a consultant for Harmonia Mundi productions. Pias was until now, not active in the field of classical music.

Penderecki Centre Launches Youth Orchestra

  • 22/09/2015
Penderecki Centre Launches Youth Orchestra

John Axelrod
(c) Hoffmeister / ICMA

The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, southern Poland has created a new orchestra bringing together young music students. Called Santander Orchestra, it is supported by MyWay Foundation which promotes talented musicians and Bank Zachodni WBK, which is part of the Santander International Group. After several weeks of rehearsals, the 64-strong orchestra will go on a five-city tour of Poland, performing under the baton of Krzysztof Penderecki and the American conductor John Axelrod.

Jodie Devos… and Thomas Hampson

  • 16/09/2015

Jodie Devos, ICMA « Young Artist of the Year » 2015 just gave a recital at « Festival van Vlaanderen » in Gent (Belgium), together with Thomas Hampson. They sung  « Dunque io fils? » from Rossini’s « Il Barbiere di Siviglia » and « Lippen schweigen » from Lehar’s « Lustige Witwe ». An unfogettable moment for the young singer who posted on her Facebook  page: « What an incredible night! I had the great pleasure and chance to sing with this amazing singer! Thank you so much Thomas Hampson! I’ll never forget it!! »

The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Performs Say’s Nâzim Oratorio

  • 25/08/2015
The Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Performs Say’s Nâzim Oratorio

Fazil Say
(c) Marco Borggreve

ICMA’s partner, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra (Ankara, Turkey) will perfom the Nâzım Oratorio by Fazil Say on 29 & 30 August. This 75 minutes long oratorio for narrator, mezzosoprano, baritone, children’s voice, piano, mixed choir and orchestra, op. 9 is an homage to the famous Turkish poet Nâzim Hikmet. It was composed in 2001. The concerts will take place at the Odeon Concert Hall inside the Bilkent University Campus, a semi open-air theatre with 4.000 seats.

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