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Classical music: Moldovan soprano is new Singer of the World. Neville Marriner to conduct for peace. Can “new music” save freelance musicians? Visit the Boston Early Music Festival. | June 25, 2011

By Jacob Stockinger

Today’s news clips involve both new musicians and honored veterans.

Plus, there is of mixing early music and new music.

Take a look, have a read and see what you think.

ITEM: Wales proclaims a new Singer of the World (below):

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/soprano-becomes-first-moldovan-winner-of-bbc-cardiff-singer-of-the-world

ITEM: Conductor Sir Neville Marriner (below) wants to follow Daniel Barenboim in making music an instrument of peace and cultural understanding in Eastern Europe:

http://www.gramophone.co.uk/classical-music-news/sir-neville-marriner-spearheads-the-i-culture-orchestra

ITEM: New York City, like other cities around the world,  throws an unusual do-it-yourself music and  piano sculpture (below) party to mark  the summer solstice and a citywide Make Music New York festival:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2011/06/22/137302271/one-day-who-knows-how-many-performers-make-music-2011

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/23/arts/music/make-music-new-yorks-swelter-at-central-park-lake.html

ITEM: Look at flutist Claire  Chase (below) and see if New Music a salvation for freelance musicians caught in the tough economy today:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/06/22/137306745/following-claire-chase-a-week-in-the-life-of-the-modern-freelance-musician

ITEM: Maybe you couldn’t be there. So, what was the celebrated Boston Early Music Festival (below) like?

http://www.npr.org/2011/06/18/137248042/-the-orchestra-at-play-giddy-energy-at-the-boston-early-music-festival

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