Daily News Roundup: 20 October 2016

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The New York Philharmonic creates the Ronnie and Lawrence Ackman Classical Piano Prize. British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is the first recipient of the $30,000 cash prize, performances with the New York Philharmonic and education initiatives around New York as a classical music ambassador.

 

Phil Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, died Tuesday at his home in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 95. His Chicago label released many blues records from artists such Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. The music records influenced many artists such as the Rolling Stones and lead to the emergence of rock’n’roll.

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The Royal Opera House of Mumbai, shut for 23 years, reopens this Friday October 21.

 

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has appointed Alberto Menéndez Escribano as its new Principal Horn and Charlotte Ashton as its Principal Flute.

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