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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Baltimore Symphony Performs at Ravens' Halftime Show Thanksgiving Night
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Baltimore Ravens today announced that Music Director Marin Alsop, 32 musicians and a group of OrchKids will perform at the Ravens' Thanksgiving Night home game against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight, November 28, nationally broadcast on NBC. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 NYIPC Winner Mackenzie Melemed to Perform at Temple Emanu-El, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

The accomplished young pianist Mackenzie Melemed, winner of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation's 2012 New York International Piano Competition (NYIPC) will be heard in recital on Sunday afternoon, December 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th St., New York, NY. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts to Present Concerts for Typhoon Relief, 11/30 & 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

In response to the devastation caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month, which has left 1.9 million homeless and more than 600,000 people displaced, the Academy of Vocal Arts has joined forces with the First Presbyterian Church to co-present two evenings of arias that will benefit victims of the storm. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart's Three Final Symphonies This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 29, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's three final symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter - tonight, November 29, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York will broadcast the November 30 concert live at 8:00 p.m. as part of a month-long festival on the music and life of Mozart. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at The Joffrey Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER
by Stage Tube - November 29, 2013

The Joffrey Ballet celebrates the 26th annual presentation of Robert Joffrey'sThe Nutcracker, Chicago's most popular holiday tradition and America's #1 Nutcracker, in a 23-performance engagement at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, December 6 - 28, 2013. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Opus Two to Celebrate George Gershwin at the New York Public Library, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2013

Champions of American music for more than a decade, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of Americas most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and But Not for Me…. in colorful and virtuosic transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz along with brand-new Opus Two commissions by esteemed Broadway music director Eric Stern. Projected images by African-American period photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and entertaining video clips of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly will round out the program. The concert will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium onSaturday, December 28 at 2:30pm. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Guitarist Atsumasa Nakabayashi Performs at NYC's Weill Recital Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2013

During the past 32 years Nakabayashi has driven more than 10,000 kilometers and performed for more than 200,000 persons in Japan giving 'Serenade Concerts' in relatively isolated communities shunned by top performers. By these concerts, Nakabayashi has raised more than 15 million yen for the Japanese Red Cross, and has been given a citation of appreciation for this. Nakabayashi provided all of the background music, playing guitar, for a Japanese CD release of Gregory Peck's reading of The Old Man and the Sea. All tickets: $40; available from Carnegie Charge, telephone: 212-247-7800; the box office; online at www.carnegiehall.org. The concert is set for Weill Recital Hall; 154 West 57th Street, November 26, at 8:00 PM. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Launches Australian Debut Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2013

From now through 1 December 2013, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons will present concerts in Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 The Pacific Symphony Presents The NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS, 12/14
by Kaitlin Milligan - November 25, 2013

Orange County, Calif.-Nov. 22, 2013-Pacific Symphony mesmerizes audiences of all ages with the magic, wonder and imagination of Tchaikovsky's treasured ballet during the anticipated holiday concert, "Nutcracker for Kids," part of Family Musical Mornings presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. Led for the first time by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutierrez, the Symphony teams up with the dazzling dancers of Festival Ballet Theatre to bring the story of Clara and her brave prince to life! Tchaikovsky's beautiful melodies soar and the colorful dancers enchant throughout the epic battle with the Mouse King, the Land of Sweets, Waltz of the Flowers and the captivating Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Especially suited for children ages 5-11, but just as enjoyable for parents and grandparents alike, this 45-minute version is narrated by Bree Burgess of No Square Theatre in Laguna Beach. The festive tradition also includes a holiday sing-along of "Jingle Bells," "The Dreidel Song" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." And a special guest is set to arrive sporting his famous red suit and fluffy white beard to spread the holiday cheer-Santa Claus! (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/24/2013 - 12/1/2013 Bach Festival Society Announces 2013 Young Artist Competition Winners
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2013

The Bach Festival Society congratulates the winners of the 21st Annual Young Artist Competition, held on Saturday, November 23. Over 45 entrants from around the state competed, with twelve prize-winning contestants advancing to the final round. The finalist recital was open to the public and was enjoyed by over 150 guests. The top three winners are listed below along with the piece each performed for the final round of judging. (more...)


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