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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release 5/20
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2014

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a new live recording of the first-ever concert performances of Leonard Bernstein's complete score for the musical West Side Story featuring a stellar Broadway cast including Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, on June 10, 2014. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 BWW Reports: San Diego Opera Continues Its Battle for Survival
by Erica Miner - April 22, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, controversy over the closure of San Diego Opera took a startling turn at a Town Hall meeting with the theme, 'San Diego Opera Moves Forward: Alternative models of Opera in America.' (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 Architect Frank Gehry to Create Set Design for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Focused on Pierre Boulez
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the participation of world-renowned architect, Frank Gehry, in its November 2014 exploration of the life and career of Pierre Boulez, the revolutionary composer, conductor and curator whose 89th birthday was March 26, 2014. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 SFCM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State's Green Music Center Launch THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State University's Green Music Center today announced The National Brass Ensemble Project, a partnership formed to present a newly created group, the National Brass Ensemble, in a week-long residency taking place June 9 - 14, 2014 in Rohnert Park and San Rafael, California. The Ensemble, a singular collection of musicians from across the United States, features 24 leading brass players and two percussionists from the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 Classical World Interviews: Spencer Myer, Pianist Appears with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2014

On Saturday May 3rd at 8PM and Sunday May 4th at 3PM, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony is featuring Spencer Myer, Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition as soloist in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. We sat down with Spencer to find out more about this brilliant pianist in advance of his concerts with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 Arvo Part to Perform in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2014

Arvo Part performed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Temple of Dendur. The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir will be directed by T├Ánu Kaljuste. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season; Jeffrey Kahane Named Music Director Laureate
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

Esteemed and much beloved Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will be named Music Director Laureate at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season when he steps down from the Orchestra's artistic helm in three years following an unprecedented 20-year tenure, announced LACO President K. Eugene Shutler. Kahane will become the first Music Director Laureate in the Orchestra's history when he assumes the newly established post in recognition of his great contributions to the Orchestra. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 The New York Phil and ACO Announce 13 Composers Whose Original Scores Have Been Chosen as a Part of NY PHIL BIENNIAL
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), in collaboration with ACO's EarShot: the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the selection of 13 emerging composers from an international pool of more than 400 applicants from seven countries and 37 states ranging in age from 9 to 84, whose original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the Philharmonic and ACO as part of the inaugural NY PHIL BIENNIAL. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's Season Finale to Feature the 2013-14 Concerto Competition Winners, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2014

Proudly celebrating the dedication, artistry and extraordinary talent of its young musicians, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) presents the 2013-14 Concerto Competition winners in its season finale concert this Mother's Day! Under the guidance of Music Director Alejandro Gutierrez, PSYO is being quickly recognized as one of the most outstanding youth orchestras in the country. The premier training ensemble in Orange County, PSYO draws musicians of the highest caliber from across Southern California-five of whom have been chosen to perform as soloists in this concert. Cellist Matthew Gustafson from Long Beach, tuba player David Freeman from Corona, violinist Sydney Mariano from Irvine and flutists Ramakrishnan Kumaran from Hemet and Gloria Liu from Irvine are highlighted in concertos by Haydn, Vaughan Williams and Lalo, as well as Borne's "Carmen Fantasy." To conclude, the Youth Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's stunning Fifth Symphony. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/20/2014 - 4/27/2014 VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander! (more...)


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