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IMZ Newsletter June 2015

It is time for news again! Have you heard?

You can advertise or position you brand at Avant Première Musik + Media Market Berlin, you can come to Vienna and watch a film in front of Vienna's City Hall 65 nights in a row, you can submit for IMZ Golden Prague Premières or sign up for the IMZ Academy in October. Not to mention all the new productions and the completion of Peter And The Vegetarian Wolf. The summer can begin!


Film Festival At Wiener Rathausplatz | 4 July - 6 September 2015 | Vienna,  The open-air Film Festival in front of Vienna's City Hall, the biggest event of its kind worldwide, is knocking on the door. This year in its 25th edition! We are heading for 65 summer nights with a selection of outstanding films featuring classical, jazz, world and pop music alongside with classical ballet and contemporary dance.

IMZ At Classical:NEXT - Review | 20 - 23 May 2015 | Rotterdam, The Netherlands Classical:NEXT, the annual fair for professionals in the classical music industry, has gathered almost 1,000 participants from 45 countries during its 4 days of expo, conferences, concerts and video screenings. The new location, Rotterdam's De Doelen Concert and Congress Centre, will also be the venue for the Classical:NEXT 2016.

IMZ Golden Prague Premières - Submit Your Film Now | 30 September - 3 October 2015 | Prague, Czech Republic - Do not miss out on the great opportunity to join us for the successful IMZ Golden Prague Premières, an IMZ cooperation with the International Television Festival Golden Prague taking place during the 52nd edition of the ITF Golden Prague from 30 September to 3 October 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

IMZ Academy 2015 - All About Opera | 2 - 3 October 2015 | Prague, Czech Republic - Join us for the IMZ Academy 2015 - All About Opera, 2 - 3 October 2015 at the International Television Festival Golden Prague in Prague! The IMZ Academy offers a series of highly practical workshops and seminars.

dance screen 2016 | 9 - 12 June | Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom - We proudly present: dance screen 2016 taking place in cooperation with BalletBoyz in the UK. The successful event first launched in 1988 is one of the world's leading international dance film festivals, competitions and conferences. Each dance screen edition has partnered with an existing dance film festival in the US, UK or Europe.

Visibility Counts: Advertising At Avant Première 2016 - Avant Première Musik + Media Market Berlin will again take place from 16 - 19 February 2016! It is designed as a marketplace for the international cultural TV and film industry: Companies and individuals converge to expand business opportunities. Visibility is it what counts to get your brand recognised.

Brand Positioning At Its Best: Sponsoring At Avant Première 2016 - Striving for the best brand promotion for IMZ Members and Avant Première participants at the largest trade fair for performing arts films, we offer official partnerships for Avant Première.

IMZ Supporting Partnership Extended: New Benefits - Promoting better recognition and benefits for IMZ Members, we have now extended our services for IMZ Supporting Partners. The IMZ Supporting Partnership is available for IMZ Members only and represents an upgrade to your existing membership.


Diapason D'Or ARTE For ACCENTUS Music DVD In June, French music magazine Diapason together with ARTE awarded the ACCENTUS Music DVD Beethoven, Mozart - Claudio Abbado and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA with their prestigious Diapason d'Or ARTE.

Celebrating Pärt - Now In Postproduction: Performance And Documentary To Be Completed In July And August 2015 - ACCENTUS MUSIC - "Moments of calm and yet breathtaking intensity" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung): With overwhelming success Adam's Passion premiered on 12 May at the Noblessner Foundry in Tallinn, Estonia.

Joyce DiDonato At Zurich Opera House - ACCENTUS MUSIC - The Zurich Opera House has enlisted extraordinary and vivacious voices for the world's most famous lovers: In the new Bellini production I Capuleti e i Montecchi American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato - in a class of her own - performs the role of Romeo. At her side playing Romeo's beloved Giulietta is the young Romanian soprano Anita Hartig.

The Arthaus Musik Releases June 2015: Georg Friedrich Handel - Rinaldo (DVD & Blu-ray) -ARTHAUS MUSIK- Early music and an old craft - the charm of the stage and marionettes are unified in a spectacular performance of Handel's magic opera Rinaldo by the Lautten Compagney, conducted by baroque specialist Wolfgang Katschner, and the puppet theatre Carlo Colla e Figli. Sung by a first-class cast, this beautiful production is an exciting and memorable experience for the audience.

The Arthaus Musik Releases June 2015: Leos Janácek - Jenufa (DVD & Blu-ray)-ARTHAUS MUSIK -Jenufa, still Janácek's most successful and most often performed opera, is a musical study of the social milieu. Christof Loy moves the action of Jan&aacutecek's drama, revolving around the strict sacristan who drowns her stepdaughter Jenufa's illegitimate child for fear of gossip and concern for her future, to a bare white room in which the passage of the seasons is only hinted.

The Arthaus Musik Releases June 2015: Legendary Performances I (DVD & Blu-ray) ARTHAUS MUSIK If you only had one answer to the following questions, how would you decide? Who is the most famous tenor of the 20th century? And which opera is the most acclaimed? Which conductor inspires an orchestra most ingeniously? Is Milan's notable Scala the world's most renowned opera house? Is the Salzburger Festspiele the most significant festival in the world of opera? Which composer could be looked upon as "the God" of opera heaven?

David Zinman And Julia Fischer Perform Dvor&aacutek, Martin And Beethoven C - MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT - This concert was quite a special occasion for Julia Fischer, who was presented with the Martin Medal of the Bohuslav Martin Foundation following the concert in the Rudolfinum in Prague. Julia Fischer had just thrilled her audience with her interpretation of Martin's Violin Concerto.

Rolando Villazón Staged La Traviata - C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT- Olga Peretyatko (Violetta), Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) and Ludovic Tézier (Giorgio Germont) are singing and acting in a "circus of life" within a wonderful cast. Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble and conductor Pablo Heras-Casado are performing, playing and singing in terms of a historically informed Verdi sound.

Christian Thielemann: Bruckner 4 & 9 - C MAJOR ENTERTAINMENT - The Bruckner symphonies cycle with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden under their principal conductor Christian Thielemann continues and is to be produced over the course of several years - a living monument of musical architecture, recorded at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

Iolanta/Duke Bluebeard's Castle And The Merry Widow: From The Met Live In HD Series -CLASART CLASSIC- Clasart Classic presents two highlights from the current Met live in HD series: An intriguing double bill, consisting of the enchanting fairy tale Iolanta, followed by the erotic psychological thriller Duke Bluebeard's Castle, and Leh&aacuter's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow.

Show Boat From The San Francisco Opera - EUROARTS MUSIC INTERNATIONAL- Hammerstein and Kern's Show Boat is a true classic of American musical theatre - A tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920, it is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

Waldbühne 2015: Lights, Camera, Action! - EUROARTS MUSIC INTERNATIONAL- In this year's concert at Waldbühne, the traditional end of the season, the Berliner Philharmoniker will surround themselves with plenty of celebrities, including not only conductor Sir Simon Rattle and - as soloist in Grieg's Piano Concerto - pianist Lang Lang, but also many characters from film history: Darth Vader, E.T., Ben Hur and many more. They will all be brought to life musically when the orchestra strikes up some of Hollywood's most famous film music.

The One Shot Concert - A Flight through the Orchestra - EUROARTS MUSIC INTERNATIONAL- A new visual form of recording a classical concert in the 21st century. The Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Tugan Sokhiev plays Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D Major from the Old Power Station Kraftwerk Rummelsburg, Berlin.

52nd ITF Golden Prague Competition | 30 Sep - 3 Oct 2015 | New Stage of the National Theatre | Prague, Czech Republic - ITF GOLDEN PRAGUE - Here we go with some updates regarding the ITF Golden Prague competition: Call for programme submissions is open now. And the 2015 festival website has been launched: with entry forms, regulations and everything else.

The Musical Summer Highlights 2015: Musica Sacra - Hommage To Antonio Vivaldi - ORF-ENTERPRISE - Vienna Bach Consort featuring mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux, conducted by Ruben Dubrovsky: an exceptional music experience! The virtuosic performance of the Vienna Bach Consort conducted by its maestro Ruben Dubrovsky at Vienna's St Stephen's Cathedral will carry its audience along to original sound impressions of Vivaldi's time.

The Musical Summer Highlights 2015: Don Giovanni - ORF-ENTERPRISE- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's masterpiece Don Giovanni in front of the stunning backdrop of the Roman quarry of St Margarethen. The production of director Thilo Reinhardt, famous for his sensual effects and compeling concepts, shows most dramatic views while still preserving the traditional qualities of the operas.

The Musical Summer Highlights 2015: Aida - ORF-ENTERPRISE- Giuseppe Verdi's famous Aida in the opulent staging by Hollywood director Robert Dornhelm at the Ruffini Stage in front of the magnificent backdrop of St Margarethen's Roman quarry.

The Ideal Moment... CD Label KAIROS Has New Owner - PALADINO MEDIA GMBH - Austrian Gramophone | KAIROS | Orlando Records | paladino music | Another important change in the Austrian classical music scene: Effective 1 May 2015, the renowned CD label KAIROS became part of paladino media and so it is the fourth CD label of the Viennese company.

Gala Of The Lipizzaners: 450 Years Spanish Riding School - Live from Vienna - SERVUSTV - In 2015, the Spanish Riding School is going to celebrate its 450th anniversary with a number of festivities. Glittering highlight will be the gala performance at Vienna's Heldenplatz in front of the Austrian Presidency on 26 June 2015.

Projects In Production: Documentary About The Island Gozo -SOUNDING IMAGES- In coproduction with NDR/ARTE and funded by Nordmedia, Sounding Images realises a documentary about the small island Gonzo, where a fierce singing contest is taking place.

Documentary Survival Artists -SOUNDING IMAGES- Sounding Images ZDF/ARTE documentary Survival Artists follows musicians that shift between money earning jobs and art.

Audience Award For Kinshasa Symphony At The St Etienne Film Festival -SOUNDING IMAGES- The Sounding Images documentatary Kinshasa Symphony, that is telling the story of the Congolese Symphony Orchestra, receives its 25th prize winning the audience award at the St. Etienne film festival.

Peter And The Vegetarian Wolf: Completion June 2015 -WINDROSE- Peter and the Vegetarian Wolf, based on the most famous classical music score for children is a funny innovative performance. It modernizes the work by Sergei Prokofiev with musicians and actors on stage interacting with animated characters portraying the wolf, the bird, the duck, the cat and the hunters on big screens. Conducted by Diego Basso and shot in Trevisio Teatri e Umanesimo Latino.

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