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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) President and CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D., Music Director Robert Spano, and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles today announced the ASO's 2014-15 season - the Orchestra's 70th season and Mr. Spano's and Mr. Runnicles's 14th as artistic partners. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is one of America's leading orchestras. It performs great music, presents leading artists, nurtures young talent, and engages music lovers. The 24-week subscription season will feature world-class music of past centuries while paving the way for great music of the future with performances by today's leading composers, soloists, and conductors. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 The American Composers Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season - ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND, BLUES SYMPHONY & BEYOND and More
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 2014-2015 season strengthens the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Now in its 11th year at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble, and this year features the rarely performed orchestral music of pioneering composer and performer Meredith Monk, holder of the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall (Monk's Sphere, November 21). Orchestra Underground brings cabaret, pop, and jazz traditions into the concert hall in a program featuring Kurt Weill's cabaret cult classic The Seven Deadly Sins sung by Shara Worden (Sin & Songs, February 27). For the first time in several seasons, ACO returns to performing with full symphonic forces outside of Carnegie Hall - the orchestra's April concert at Jazz at Lincoln Center will showcase the New York premiere ofWynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 CAPA and Shadowbox Live to Present Original Rock Ballet THE MASQUE, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2014

Presented by CAPA and Shadowbox Live, The Masque is a full-length, original rock ballet that weaves dance and music together to bring to life seven works from Edgar Allan Poe inside the over-arching storyline of his short story "The Masque of the Red Death." Performed live on stage with the dancers of Cleveland's Verb Ballets, the performers and musicians of Shadowbox Live intertwine contemporary rock-and-roll with classical works from Beethoven, Schoenberg, Ruggles, and Ives in this unconventional and stunning production. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 Robert E. Meyerhoff & Rheda Becker Named Lifetime Directors of BSO Board
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced that Baltimore philanthropists Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker have been appointed Lifetime Directors of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Board of Directors. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 Conductor Vladimir Jurowski to Make NY Philharmonic Debut, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

Vladimir Jurowski will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Janine Jansen as soloist, and selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 Teatro Regio Torino to Launch First North American Tour at Harris Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today confirmed that a major event of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season will be the North American debut performance of the Turin, Italy-based Teatro Regio Torino orchestra and chorus, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Teatro Regio Torino will open its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7PM with a historic, one-night-only concert performance of Gioachino Rossini's opera William Tell. Teatro Regio Torino's four-stop tour-with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall-also marks the first time an Italian opera house will tour an opera in concert form in North America. The December 3 production will feature soprano Angela Meade as Matilde, tenor John Osborn as Arnoldo, and baritone Fabio Capitanucci in the title role of Guglielmo Tell. Century old high jewelry house Buccellati, which recently opened a boutique on Oak Street, will be one of the sponsors for the debut performance at the Harris Theater. North American tour sponsors include Eataly, Lavazza and Del Cambio, a legendary Torino restaurant. Special events are being planned around this historic performance. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 BWW Reviews: TANYA BANNISTER, THE INTIMATE CONCERTOS
by Peter Danish - April 14, 2014

Pianist Tanya Bannister has managed to do something very rare with her new CD. She has taken the standard recital disc and remade it into something fresh and different. 'The Intimate Concertos' is a collection of three lesser known works (but certainly not lesser works) by Mozart, Chopin and Shubert, and the arrangements and the recording of the works certainly live up to the title of the disc. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in NO. 42 IN THE ALPS at Carnegie Hall, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No. 42 In the Alps with contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Ms. Duffy is unable to appear due to illness. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/13/2014 - 4/20/2014 Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome Pianist Inna Faliks, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2014

For its fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Concert, the Music Institute of Chicago presents pianist Inna Faliks Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)


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