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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Roger Wright, BBC Proms and Radio 3 Director, To Leave After 15 Years
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

Roger Wright, director of BBC Proms and controller of BBC Radio 3, plans to leave the BBC after 15 years for a job as chief executive of Aldeburgh Music. Wright has worked with the BBC for over 15 years, becoming Radio 3 controller in 1998 and taking over the Proms in 2007. Wright said that he was 'sorry to be leaving the BBC having enjoyed such a long and fulfilling period' there. Wright will join Aldeburgh Music in September, taking over from Jonathan Reekie. Aldeburgh Music is based at Snape Maltings in Suffolk. It organizes the annual Aldeburgh Festival, which was founded by Benjamin Britten. Wright stated he was 'honoured to have been invited to lead Aldeburgh Music at such an exciting time in its development.' Chairman of Aldeburgh Music, Simon Robey, said Wright would 'bring an exceptional breadth and depth of experience to all we do.' Members of the BBC responded to this news with BBC Radio director Helen Boaden calling Wright 'a unique and brilliant talent' who would be 'hugely' missed and BBC director general Tony Hall saying that Wright made a 'huge contribution to the BBC, through the success of both Radio 3 and seven seasons of the Proms'. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Carnegie Hall to Conclude Britten Centenary with Atlanta Symphony, Chorus Performing WAR REQUIEM, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2014

Carnegie Hall's Benjamin Britten centenary celebration comes to an end on Wednesday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m., with Music Director Robert Spano leading the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in a performance of Britten's masterful War Requiem in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. They are joined by a trio of eminent soloists-soprano Evelina Dobra?eva, tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, and baritone Stephen Powell-as well as the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Written for the inauguration of Coventry's new cathedral in 1962, Britten's War Requiem is a deeply felt expression of the composer's pacifism. By juxtaposing Latin texts from the Mass for the Dead with shocking depictions of battle by British poet Wilfred Owen (who died in World War I), Britten created a gripping musical statement about man's inhumanity to man. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Piano Soloist Rueibin Chen Performs Rachmaninoff at the Wallis Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2014

Internationally acclaimed pianist Rueibin Chen will perform an evening of Rachmaninoff at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts as part of its inaugural season tonight, March 27 and Friday, March 28 at 8pm. Honoring Rachmaninoff's 140th anniversary, Chen has been touring worldwide performing programs dedicated to the composer. He is the first pianist to perform Rachmaninoff's three Nocturnes in Asia and California, USA. His 2014 world tour will include in Greater China, performing concertos with orchestras as well as solo recitals. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
by Erica Miner - March 28, 2014

Notwithstanding the pall of despondency hovering over San Diego Opera, to be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour while he imparted his wisdom was an overwhelming experience. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Will Guest Conduct New York Philharmonic, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2014

On March 27-29 at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the New York Philharmonic in the cathedral of sound that is Anton Bruckner's awe-inspiring Ninth Symphony. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Manfred Honeck Conducts NY Philharmonic in Vivier and Bruckner, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2014

Conductor Manfred Honeck will replace Gustavo Dudamel, who has withdrawn due to severe flu, in concerts with the New York Philharmonic taking place this week, March 27-29, 2014. The program will remain unchanged: Mr. Honeck will conduct Vivier's Orion and Bruckner's Symphony No. 9, Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday March 29 at 8:00 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission as previously announced. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Presents EAST MEETS WEST with Wu Man, 3/29-30
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Festive red Chinese lanterns and elaborate knots decorate Kleinhans Music Hall in honor of pipa virtuoso Wu Man's debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, taking place at 8 p.m. today, March 29 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo in an M&T Bank Classics Series concert titled 'East Meets West.' (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' KIDS ON STAGE Finalists Attend Talkback
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - March 24, 2014

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education's Borough-Wide Band and Orchestra program, KIDS ON STAGE allows middleschool students the opportunity to experience the professional performance process from the first audition to the final note. This year's finalists included: Sophia Atlas-Ruggirello, Isabel Bruschi, Kaitlyn Cao, Matthew Cuji, Marvin Carter, Zachary Davis, Melissa Dookie, Olivi Dul, John Fabrizio, Christopher Ferdinand, Magdalena Garandza, Chelsea Jordan, Miles Keingstei, Justin Laurenceau, Christopher Rush, Joshua Sipson, Liuxi Sun, David Valderrama, Jason Whitelaw and Margaret Wu. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/23/2014 - 3/30/2014 Alan Gilbert To Conduct NY Premiere of Requiem at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. (more...)


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