INDUSTRY NEWS
July 2017

The monthly update on business news for professionals in the performing arts and audiovisual industries:
posting new productions, industry previews, calls, deadlines or job ads while connecting coproduction partners, vendors and buyers. Brought to you by the IMZ International Music + Media Centre, the international business network supporting performing arts through audiovisual media.


IMZ ACADEMY AND EBU PITCH

IMZ Academy: Re-Imagining Opera for the Digital Age

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We are happy to announce that the programme is now complete! Benefit from early bird registration fee until 1 August

IMZ Academy: Re-Imagining Orchestra for the Digital Age

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

We are thrilled to announce that our IMZ Academy “Re-Imagining Orchestra in the Digital Age”, taking place from 21-22 August 2017 at the Barbican Centre in London, is already fully booked.

EBU-IMZ Co-Production Development Pitching Session: Call for Proposals

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

As an additional service to our members, the IMZ partnered up with the European Broadcasting Union and offers selected producers the chance to pitch directly at the annual meeting of EBU Music & Dance Experts.

LOOKING FOR COPRODUCTION

Cycle of Bruckner’s Symphonies in St Florian

Telmondis Distribution

Starting in September 2017, the Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev will present the most spectacular and ambitious cycle of the composer’s Symphonies.

PRODUCTIONS IN THE MAKING

A. SCHIFF: J. S. BACH - THE WELLTEMPERED CLAVIER

Unitel

Bach specialist Sir András Schiff returns to the BBC Proms in a Piano recital performing Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier (Part I)

BARENBOIM & STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN AT THE BBC PROMS

Unitel

Daniel Barenboim and his Staatskapelle Berlin celebrate British composers at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

MIRGA GRAŽINYTE-TYLA & LEILA JOSEFOWICZ @THE PROMS

Unitel

After their last year’s triumph, the CBSO returns to the PROMS in a concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto & Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

SALOME

François Roussillon et Associés

A new stage production directed by Ivo van Hove at De Nationale Opera

SIR SIMON RATTLE & THE LSO AT THE BBC PROMS

Unitel

Sir Simon Rattle gives his BBC Proms Debut with the LSO in Schoenbergs “Gurre-Lieder”. Starring Thomas Quasthoff & Eva-Maria Westbroek.

THE FIRST NIGHT OF THE PROMS – WITH IGOR LEVIT

Unitel

Igor Levit & the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner perform Beethoven, Adams & Coult at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Verbier Festival 2017: 21 July - 6 August 2017

EuroArts Music International

The Verbier Festival is a classical music festival which encourages encounters and sharing between great musicians and young aspiring artists from around the world.

Young Euro Classic Bayreuth of the younger age

EuroArts Music International

The world’s most important festival for young orchestras brings you tomorrow’s musicians today!

NEW PRODUCTIONS

Accentus Music completes documentary series

Accentus Music GmbH

The delivery of the third part “Power of Music – Music of Power” concludes the documentary series “Music in Times of War and Revolution”.

Eden Session: Van Morrison/Madness/Bastille

C Major Entertainment

C Major presents its new Festival: Eden Sessions - 3 x 60 mins - shows by Van Morrison, Madness and Bastille.

Gabriela Montero in Chile

Accentus Music GmbH

Accentus Music is documenting a very special concert event from southern Chile.

Glanert: Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

C Major Entertainment

The RCO’s house composer Detlev Glanert has been commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Bosch 500 to write a requiem.

Händel: Arminio

C Major Entertainment

Max Emanuel Cencics, celebrated and award winning production of Handel’s masterwork from the Internationale Händel Festspiele Karlsruhe.

Khatia Buniatishvili & Zubin Mehta: Liszt & Beethoven

Paramax Films

21th July 2017 : Release of the first even UHD 4K HDR mixed in DOLBY ATMOS of a Philharmonic Orchestra. With the amazing Khatia and maestro Zubin, with the incredible Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Re-reading Brahms by Markus Poschner

RSI – Radiotelevisione Svizzera

In light of the latest discoveries by the Lübeck Brahms-Institute an exciting journey into the complete performance and recording of Brahms symphonies

Third year of livestreams from Rudolstadt Festival

Accentus Music GmbH

For the third year in a row, Accentus Music is producing the live streams on Arte Concert of this year’s top acts at the Rudolstadt Festival.

Three Generations of Kurtág: Music and Pictures

Poorhouse International

We meet György Kurtág, his wife, son and grand daughter and witness the production of his first opera "End Game" based on the play by Beckett at La Scala.

AWARDS + CALLS

Golden Prague: Extended deadline for competition submissions

Czech Television

Following the numerous requests that we have received, the deadline for submitting your films has been prolonged until Sunday 9 July, 2017!

International Emmy® Awards: Semi Final Judging

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

ORF-Enterprise, IMZ and Interspot Film have been selected by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to host the 45th Semi-Final Judging for the 2017 International Emmy® Awards.

NEW IMZ MEMBERS

Kilden Performing Arts Centre + Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ welcomes Kilden Performing Arts Centre and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra

VBW International

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

IMZ welcomes VBW International, who offer exclusive licenses of original musicals to leading stages all over the world.

OTHER INDUSTRY NEWS

Brian Large - 50 years in television

Poorhouse International

The IMZ wishes to thank Reiner Moritz for sharing his laudation to Brian Large with all of us and sends sincere congratulations and warmest regards to Brian Large, as well!

Gabriela Benacková at the Golden Prague 2017

Czech Television

The famous soprano Gabriela Benacková to receive the Golden Prague Lifetime Achievement Award

Noel Curran appointed new EBU Director General

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

The IMZ congratulates Noel Curran (Ireland) to succeed Ingrid Deltenre as EBU´s new Director General.

The International Music Council elected Professor Emily Achieng Akuno as President

IMZ International Music + Media Centre

From 11 to 12 June 2017, for the organisation's 37th General Assembly, members of the International Music Council gathered in Pafos (Cyprus) and elected Emily Achieng’ Akuno as new IMC President.

World famous tenor Štefan Margita

Czech Television

From Košice to New York. A unique documentary about Štefan Margita first introduced at Golden Prague September 28, 2017.

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