Classical Headlines: New Berlin Philharmonic Season Announced

In a recent press conference, chief conductor Simon Rattle announced the new season for the Berlin Philharmonic including over 30 broadcast concerts.(Photo: Sheila Rock, Courtesy EMI Classics)
In a recent press conference, chief conductor Simon Rattle announced the new season for the Berlin Philharmonic including over 30 broadcast concerts.(Photo: Sheila Rock, Courtesy EMI Classics)

Columbus Arts Festival Artist Relief Fund

We hope you enjoyed our live broadcast on Friday from the Columbus Arts Festival. Unfortunately, on Saturday evening, a storm damaged the work of many artists at the festival, so organizers have started a relief fund for the artists. You can donate here.

Mozart Sonatas Discovered in UK Charity Shop

A charity shop volunteer in the UK discovered six piano and violin Sonatas by Mozart dating back to 1765, when the composer was only eight years old. The early edition, of which there is only one other known copy, will be auctioned off this week.

Berlin Philharmonic 2011/2012 Season on Youtube

At their annual press conference on May 30th, chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle announced the Berlin Philharmonic’s schedule for next season. Among the highlights are more than 30 concerts that will be broadcast through the orchestra’s Digital Concert Hall to audiences around the world.

Menotti’s The Telephone And Our Short Attention Spans

In case you missed it yesterday, Classical 101′s Boyce Lancaster looks at a recent performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone, a prescient work from 1947, which portends the modern day compulsion to talk-text to everyone but the person sitting next to you.

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