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Below are BWWClassical MusicWorld.com's most popular articles from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 Celtic Thunder's Principal Singer George Donaldson Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2014

Celtic Thunder is deeply saddened to announce the loss of principal singer George Donaldson, who passed away Wednesday March 12th, 2014 at his home in Glasgow, Scotland. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Talks to Tenor Stephen Costello
by Peter Danish - March 10, 2014

What's on your iPod tenor Stephen Costello? (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 Barbara Cook, Marilyn Horne, Hal Prince and More Set for NYFOS Gala, Celebrating Leonard Bernstein, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2014

New York Festival of Song announces 'Remembering Lenny', A Gala Celebration of Leonard Bernstein (Founding Advisor NYFOS). NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists STEVEN BLIER and MICHAEL BARRETT host an extraordinary lineup of special guests. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 The New York Festival of Song Presents REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG announces its star-studded 2014 spring gala, Remembering Lenny, celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein with a performance on Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, followed by supper at the '21' Club. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 New York Philharmonic to Present 11th Season of SUMMERTIME CLASSICS, 7/2-6
by BWW News Desk - March 12, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present its 11th season of Summertime Classics, July 2-6, 2014, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. On the first program, July 2-3, 2014, titled "Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Friends," the New York Philharmonic will perform Shostakovich's Festive Overture; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist; Musorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain; Rachmaninoff's arrangement of his own Vocalise; and Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker, and Marche slave. The second program, July 4-6, 2014, titled "Star-Spangled Celebration," will feature the New York Philharmonic and United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps - "The Commandant's Own," which is celebrating its 80th-anniversary year - in a program that includes Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist, and Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Sousa marches; and more. In these performances Major Brian Dix, director and commanding officer of "The Commandant's Own," will share conducting duties with Bramwell Tovey. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 Concert Artists Guild to Welcome Lysander Piano Trio to Carnegie Hall, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2014

Concert Artists Guild presents the dynamic Lysander Piano Trio, winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, on its Concerts in New York series on Thursday evening, April 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The concert features works by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Brahms, as well as the world premiere of Jakub Ciupi?ski's The Black Mirror (commissioned by CAG) and the Piano Trio by Grammy-nominated American composer John Musto. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 Yefim Bronfman Set for Chamber Music Concert with New York Philharmonic Musicians, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2014

Yefim Bronfman, the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will be spotlighted in a chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y. Mr. Bronfman will be joined by Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio, replacing Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson; Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, Lisa Kim; Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young; and cellist Maria Kitsopoulos for the program, featuring Schubert's Sonatina in A minor; Bartok's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; and Brahms's Piano Quintet, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 BWW Reviews: Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera's A MASKED BALL
by Erica Miner - March 12, 2014

Overheard at the opening night intermission of SD Opera's glittering production of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball': 'The music is really good.' Love and death, jealousy and revenge, assassination and intrigue, culminating in a dazzle of song, dance, and a shower of sparkling gold... (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 EVITA, DAMN YANKEES, Creole Choir of Cuba, Diavolo and More Set for The Ordway's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts unveiled its 2014-2015 Season this evening during a standing-room-only celebration that included live pop-up performances, spectacular costumes and festive refreshments, underscoring that the Ordway provides a unique experience with every show. The Ordway celebrates the performing arts with a rich variety of offerings that includes Broadway shows, world music and dance concerts, family events and a special St. Patrick's Day performance in the new Ordway Concert Hall. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 3/9/2014 - 3/16/2014 Violinist Philippe Quint Receives Gateways Ambassador of Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2014

On Wednesday, March 12, violinist Philippe Quint was awarded the Ambassador of Arts Award at the 16th Anniversary Gala Banquet of the Gateways Organization celebrating The Brownstone Experience. The banquet, held in the Delegates Dining Room at the United Nations, was attended by distinguished elected officials, world business leaders, dignitaries and over 400 prominent guests, also honoring fashion designer Valentin Yudashkin and Virginie and Mark Cohen, CEOs of Stonehouse Capital Management. Unfortunately, Quint was not able to be present at the Award ceremony. On the way to the United Nations, Quint's taxi was hit by another vehicle running a red light and Quint had to be hospitalized. Fortunately there were no serious injuries and he is scheduled to appear next week with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. (more...)


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