Tagged with: classical music

108 posts about classical music on this blog

  1. Competitors for Cardiff Singer 2011 announced

    Thursday 3 March 2011, 15:07

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Today sees the long-awaited details of which of the 600 singers who auditioned in 45 cities in 36 countries across five continents will be coming to Cardiff in June for the 2011 Cardiff Singer of the World competition.

    The singers

    The Cardiff 20 come from Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile...

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  2. Sir Anthony Hopkins the composer

    Thursday 24 February 2011, 09:52

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Sir Anthony Hopkins will showcase some of his work as a classical composer at an exclusive concert this summer in Cardiff's St David's Hall.

    Read the BBC Wales News story.

    He will present several of his original scores, including music from his own movies August and Slipstream, plus a brand new piece...

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  3. Great Choral Study

    Monday 29 November 2010, 10:10

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Numbers of people becoming involved in British choirs have been falling for some years; a new study of the state of the choral scene will assess just how drastic that decline has been.

    Researchers from the Great Choral Study will aim to "investigate the current and future trends, opportunities and challenges...

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  4. Katherine Jenkins pic from Doctor Who Christmas special released

    Tuesday 23 November 2010, 15:04

    James McLaren James McLaren

    An image featuring Matt Smith, Katherine Jenkins and Michael Gambon from the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas special has been released.

    In the hour-long show, titled A Christmas Carol, Jenkins plays the part...

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  5. WNO's Max Project brings arts to North Wales

    Monday 22 November 2010, 11:35

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Welsh National Opera (WNO) is unveiling a three year, £120,000 arts project for north Wales.

    The Max Project is "the first time WNO has offered up such a focused plan of activity in North Wales," according to Rhian Hutchings, director of the project, who was speaking to the North Wales Daily Post.

    ...

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  6. Philip Glass writes opera for Music Theatre Wales

    Tuesday 16 November 2010, 10:16

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Famed American composer Philip Glass is taking his involvement with Music Theatre Wales (MTW) to new heights with a specially-written opera based on a Franz Kafka short story.

    The Trial is a chamber opera based on the story by the Czech novelist and written expressly for the Cardiff-based...

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  7. Rhys Ifans to narrate first Welsh-language version of Peter And The Wolf

    Tuesday 9 November 2010, 11:53

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A north Wales orchestra is hoping to record the first Welsh-language version of Prokofiev's Peter And The Wolf, narrated by actor Rhys Ifans.

    North Wales' Ensemble Cymru Chamber Orchestra aims to raise £30,000 to fund the recording and its release. Ifans has offered to donate his time free of charge...

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  8. Ten years of collaboration for Welsh orchestras

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 13:06

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Tomorrow night sees the culmination of celebrations marking 10 years of collaboration between the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales (NYOW).

    Youthful Promise is a concert being held at Cardiff's St David's Hall and features Strauss' Don Juan, Mathias' Piano Concerto...

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