Biopic will be written and directed by Niki Caro, the New Zealand-born film-maker known for Whale Rider and North Country
Call it phil-disharmony. After 11 hours of voting, the Berlin Phil have failed to choose a new conductor. Just what was going on inside that Berlin church and how they will replace Simon Rattle in 2018?
Orchestra members to vote on new chief conductor within a year after 11 hours of talks end without agreement
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic abandoned a vote on a new chief conductor after more than 11 hours of discussion when they were unable to agree a successor to Sir Simon Rattle when he finishes his contract in three years’ time.
Speaking as the meeting dissolved on Monday, orchestra board member Peter Riegelbauer said members would meet again within a year to vote on who would take one of the most prestigious roles in classical music, according to German media.
Barbican, LondonA new composition by Bryce Dessner and Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry was facile, and it took Steve Reich’s 40-year-old Drumming to lend the programme some urgency
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