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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Jonas Kaufman Makes Carnegie Hall Recital Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2014

World renowned tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his Carnegie Hall recital debut tonight, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with pianist Helmut Deutsch. The German tenor sings selections from Schumann's Zwolf Gedichte as well as his Dichterliebe. Also on the program is Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder, Op. 91; and Liszt's Tre sonetti di Petrarca. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 BWW Reviews: Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVE
by Erica Miner - February 17, 2014

Once more, with feeling! This year's SDO Valentine offering, Donizetti's 1832 comic masterpiece, 'Elixir of Love,' echoed last season's midwinter love fest, the composer's 'Daughter of the Regiment.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Finalists Announced for For Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2014

Following a worldwide search, Rolex today announced the 25 finalists being considered for a year of creative exchange in architecture, dance, film, literature, music, theatre and visual arts, as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative. One young artist in each discipline will be selected as a protege for 12 months of one-to-one collaboration with leading artists Olafur Eliasson, Alejandro Gonzalez IƱarritu, Michael Ondaatje, Alexei Ratmansky, Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Tipton and Peter Zumthor. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2014 Blossom Music Festival Season, 7/3-8/31
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced the 2014 Blossom Music Festival season. The Festival comprises 18 concerts - including 15 by The Cleveland Orchestra, two Blossom Festival Band concerts, and one concert by the Blossom Festival Orchestra - at Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from July 3 - August 31. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 2CELLOS Release New Video for Rendition of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2014

2CELLOS releases a new music video for their unique version of AC/DC's'Thunderstruck.'Created with the look and feel of the Baroque era, the video finds the guys in a formal concert setting. What begins with a classical cello performance quickly turns into a high-octane, head-banging rendition of 'Thunderstruck.' The audience is stunned! Check it out here. Their rendition of 'Thunderstruck' is available for purchase as an audio track at all digital service providers. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 BWW Reviews: French-Greek Tenor George Perris Makes Sensational New York Debut
by Peter Danish - February 18, 2014

French-Greek Tenor George Perris makes sensational debut at Lincoln Center's Allen Room. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 Carolee Carmello Guest Stars in NYC Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2014

Tonight, February 19th generous supporters will come together to celebrate the mission of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (NYCGMC) and Youth Pride Chorus (YPC) of promoting equality through the power of song. Harmony, now in its 13th year, will be held at Affirmation Arts, a luxury venue located in Manhattan's Hudson Yards. Three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello will guest star at this year's gala. Members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus (NYCGMC) and Youth Pride Chorus (YPC) will also perform. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 San Francisco Symphony Launches Online Education Website, SFSKids.org
by BWW News Desk - February 21, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) continues its mission of providing broad access to music and music education with the release of a new version of its free online music education resource, SFSKids.org. The new SFSKids incorporates user-friendly educational game-play techniques to bring orchestral music to today's digitally savvy children, and launches a new generation of music instruction tools for parents and teachers. The new SFSKids was developed in creative partnership with University of California, Irvine's Institute for Software Research. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 LA Master Chorale to Pay Tribute to Morten Lauridsen With All-Lauridsen Concert, Film Screening, 3/14 & 3/16
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) continues its epic 50th Anniversary Season with a heartfelt two-part tribute to National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen, the choir's Composer In Residence from 1995 to 2001, the composer most closely associated with the renowned chorus and the most frequently performed American choral composer in modern history. The tribute begins with an exclusive screening of the award-winning documentary film "Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen" and post-screening conversation with Lauridsen, film director Michael Stillwater and LAMC Music Director Grant Gershon on Friday, March 14, 2014, 8 pm, at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The tribute concludes with the Chorale's highly anticipated all-Lauridsen concert featuring some of his most well known works conducted by Gershon with one work accompanied by composer himself on piano on Sunday, March 16, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 2/16/2014 - 2/23/2014 BWW Reviews: SF Symphony Hosts A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
by Harmony Wheeler - February 17, 2014

"Beautiful." "Overwhelming." "Beyond description." All simple words to explain music and its connection to our souls. But Jon Burlingame has a natural, pleasant way of describing music. The leading writer and expert on film and television scores began San Francisco Symphony's Night at the Oscars with a quick look at more recent scores, from the synthesized "Social Network" to the culture-based "Slumdog Millionaire." But the symphonic score still has a place, Burlingame said, introducing the audience to Saturday evening's program. (more...)


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