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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 Renowned Choral Conductor Paul Salamunovich Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2014

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated choral conductor and Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) Music Director Emeritus Paul Salamunovich, whose artistry touched millions of people around the world through recordings, live performances, college and university clinics, and the numerous film scores on which he conducted and sang, has died at age 86 from multiple complications due to West Nile virus. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 BWW Reviews: I AM HARVEY MILK a Hit With Combined Chorus of St. Louis and Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - March 30, 2014

The Heartland Men's Chorus and the Gateway Men's Chorus from St. Louis, Mo. united on Friday night March 29 at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo. The combined chorus presented I Am Harvey Milk, with words and music by Andrew Lippa. The production brought together three guest conductors, Dustin Stephen Cates, Al Fischer the Artistic Director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, and Dr. Tim Seelig the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 New York Philharmonic and Music Academy of the West Launch Four-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the Music Academy of the West have entered into a four-year partnership that will create unique and intensive opportunities for selected Music Academy Fellows to train with New York Philharmonic musicians and Music Director Alan Gilbert in Santa Barbara and New York. Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, its Assistant Conductors, and musicians will have a presence at the Music Academy Summer Festival for training and performances each summer for four years beginning in 2014, culminating in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic and Academy Festival Orchestra celebrating the Music Academy's 70th anniversary in 2017. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 Cellist Zoe Keating to Play 1200 Club in Holland Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents the one-woman orchestra phenomenon Zoe Keating at the 1200 CLUB inside the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 2, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. The performance is part of Omaha Performing Arts' 1200 CLUB 13/14 Series. The performance takes place in the intimate Scott Recital Hall. Tickets start at $30 and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 Four Vocal Soloists and Montclair State University Chorale Join NJ Symphony for Verdi's REQUIEM, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Verdi's mammoth Requiem today, April 3-6 in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown with soprano Marianne Fiset, mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peter Volpe and the Montclair State University Chorale. Thomas returns to NJSO stages after his performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra in January. The April 5 performance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick is the NJSO's third College Night event of the season. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 New York Pops Presents LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2014

Tonight, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program will include a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with the NASA Glenn Research Center Present A TRIBUTE TO NASA- TO REACH THE UNREACHABLE STARS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled "A Tribute to NASA" and subtitled "To Reach the Unreachable Stars," will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 The Pacific Symphony Announces Their 2014-15 Pops Series, Which Includes FLY ME TO THE MOON, VERTIGO and More
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2014

Mega-watt stars light up the stage for Pacific Symphony's highly anticipated 2014-15 Pops series featuring seven not-to-be-missed concerts that include a bit of nostalgia, romance, celebration and a plethora of memorable music-all enhanced by the "Hollywood" sound of the orchestra. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman, the season blasts off with a tribute to the iconic Frank Sinatra, with such jazz standards as "Fly Me to the Moon." Add to that legendary stars Paul Anka, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and, just in time for Christmas- (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 David Newman to Conduct New York Philharmonic in PIXAR IN CONCERT, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present Pixar in Concert, a program illustrating Pixar's mastery of film scoring to underscore its celebrated storytelling. Clips from all 14 Pixar films released to date - the Toy Story trilogy; A Bug's Life; Monsters, Inc. and Monsters University; Finding Nemo; The Incredibles; Cars and Cars 2; Ratatouille; Wall·E; UP; and Brave - will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by film composer and conductor David Newman. The concerts take place Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 2 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 3 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/30/2014 - 4/6/2014 First Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - March 31, 2014

All-Star Orchestra took home two Emmy Awards yesterday at the 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards, which took place at the Marriott Marquis' Broadway Ballroom in New York City. (more...)


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