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Interlochen Public Radio Launches “Awesome Classical Music Podcast For Kids”

Interlochen, MI, June 20, 2022—Interlochen Public Radio launched “Classical Sprouts: The Awesome Classical Music Podcast for Kids”, a weekly interactive exploration of classical music with diverse, unexpected themes such as “West Side Story”, “Cinderella”, the bagpipes, and the music of Ukraine. The podcast is hosted by Kate Botello, Emmy-winning music host, producer, and broadcast personality. […]

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John Rutter Composes “A Ukrainian Prayer”

March 18, 2022—Composer and conductor John Rutter has composed A Ukrainian Prayer, a setting for a cappella choir of an anonymous Ukrainian prayer. John says: “How can a composer respond to a global tragedy? By writing music is the most obvious thing. Like everybody, I’ve been shocked and dismayed by the events of recent days, […]

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Orchestra of St. Luke’s And Bernard Labadie Together For 3 More Seasons

Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) has renewed Bernard Labadie’s contract as Principal Conductor for three additional seasons, positioning him to become the ensemble’s longest-tenured conductor to date. Originally appointed for four seasons from fall 2018, Labadie will now continue in the role through 2024-25, when he looks forward to helming OSL’s milestone 50th anniversary celebrations. […]

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Carus Celebrates 50 Years

50 Years of Carus–500 Years of Choral Music: Carus-Verlag Celebrates Landmark Anniversary; January 13, 2022—Carus-Verlag will be 50 years old! In 1972 choral director Günter Graulich and his wife Waltraud Graulich founded Carus-Verlag and published Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria in D RV 589 for choir and orchestra as their first edition – the first scholarly-critical music […]

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African Diaspora Music Project Launches

Monday, July 26, 2021– Ann Arbor, MI: In September 2019, after decades of researching and consolidating vocal works by African Diaspora composers, Dr. Louise Toppin launched the African Diaspora Music Project (ADMP) database, which currently offers nearly 4,000 songs by composers of African descent. Toppin, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, […]

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Bayerische Staatsoper Launches New In-House Record Label

The Bayerische Staatsoper has announced the formation of an in-house label, Bayerische Staatsoper Recordings (BSORec). Founded to document both the versatility and artistic independence of the Bayerische Staatsoper, BSORec will release exclusive audio and video recordings ranging from opera productions, major symphonic works, and highlights from the Staatsoper’s archives, to chamber recordings and productions from […]

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Naxos Launches MusicBox, Interactive Music Education Site For Children 4-12

New York, Hong Kong, 10 July, 2020—Naxos has announced the launch of NaxosMusicBox.com, the latest product in its suite of educational materials for younger, aspiring classical music lovers. From its inception, the Naxos record label has held education at the core of its mission to bring a love of classical music to the widest possible […]

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“Sing Gently”, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6, To Premiere Sunday, July 19

Friday, July 17, 2020—Moved by the breadth of the pandemic and effect on society, one of the world’s most performed composers, Eric Whitacre, composed a new piece especially for his Virtual Choir – “Sing Gently”. 17,572 singers from 129 countries, aged 5–88, recorded their videos to be combined to form Virtual Choir 6. Together they […]

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Tippet Rise Art Center Introduces Two Summer Digital Initiatives

Fishtail, Montana, July 9, 2020—Tippet Rise Art Center announces two online initiatives, adding to its website’s expansive offerings of films, performances, interviews, podcasts, and photography. Brought about by the cancellation of the art center’s seven-week summer series due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tippet Rise is launching a library of free music downloads in high resolution format and […]

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Orchestra Of St Luke’s “Bach At Home” Launches On New Date: June 23

New York, NY, May 27, 2020 — “In sensitivity to current events”, Bach at Home, Orchestra of St. Luke’s (OSL) curated online Festival, will postpone its original June 9 launch date to June 23, continuing through July 14, 2020, with content released each consecutive Tuesday at 12:00 pm ET. The digital Festival reconceives the 2020 […]

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