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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise to Co-Host PBS's 25th NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, 5/25
by TV News Desk - April 28, 2014

PBS's NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT, the iconic event that has become a national tradition, will mark its 25th anniversary with a special tribute to our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Turtle Bay Music School's PERFORM-A-THON to Kick Off with Jason Robert Brown, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and More, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2014

Turtle Bay Music School's 10th Annual Perform-A-Thon will be held Friday, May 16th through Sunday, May 18th. The community music marathon opens on Thursday, May 15th with a Kickoff Concert and Reception, featuring performances by a trio from the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mark O'Connor, Jason Robert Brown, and Sujari Britt. The evening honors Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and the Herbert M. Citrin Foundation for their support. Kickoff Concert tickets are $100 for VIP table seating or give as you are able for concert seating. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Today
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2014

The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more borders. Working in partnership with the legendary operatic superstar Placido Domingo and Ric Wake, YANNI has assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest singers to perform on his new album, INSPIRATO, available April 29(th) on Sony Music Masterworks. His timeless compositions have been transformed by the addition of lyrics and tell the story of the loves of YANNI's life. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 League of American Orchestras' National Conference to Focus on Innovation, 6/4-6
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

The League of American Orchestras' National Conference will offer fresh perspectives from thought leaders on the many ways orchestras are adapting during this era of rapid change. Hosted by the Seattle Symphony, the Conference takes place June 4-6, 2014 in Seattle, with pre-Conference seminars on June 2-4 as well as musical performances, events, and sessions presented by industry experts and beyond. Nearly 1,000 professionals and volunteers from across the orchestra field are expected to attend. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - April 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Carnegie Hall Concludes Britten Centenary with Atlanta Symphony, Chorus Performing WAR REQUIEM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Carnegie Hall's Benjamin Britten centenary celebration comes to an end tonight, 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...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Announces 2014 Program, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2014

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival marks its 31st season in the beautiful seaside setting of Long Island's East End. The Island's longest-running classical music festival this year features 12 concerts from July 30 to August 24, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Council for Canadian American Relations Honors Jacqueline Desmarais and Frank Gehry at 40th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2014

Tonight, April 30, 2014, Jacqueline Desmarais, patron of the musical arts and benefactor of young musicians, and Frank Gehry, iconoclastic architect and design visionary, will be honored by the Council for Canadian American Relations (CCAR) at its 40th anniversary Gala dinner in New York City at the Metropolitan Club. The Honorary Gala Chairmen are The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney and Mrs. Mila Mulroney, and The Honorable Hilary M. Weston and W. Galen Weston. Audrey and David Mirvish with Lauren and John J. Veronis are the Gala Co-Chairs. The gala will host prominent dignitaries as well as leaders in business, the arts, and public life from both countries. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 Russian American Foundation to Present PHILIPPE QUINT & FRIENDS Benefit Concert, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2014

On Tuesday, May 27 at 7:00pm, the Russian American Foundation (RAF) will present "Philippe Quint & Friends," a benefit concert hosted by the renowned Russian-American violinist at the New York Times Building's Times Center (242 West 41st Street). The evening will feature performances by special guests such as Joshua Bell, John Corigliano, Josh Ralph, Emily Bergl, Michael Bacon, William Wolfram, the Matt Herskowitz Trio, and Quint's own Argentine tango group, the Quint Quintet, featuring featuring JP Jofre, Octavio Brunetti, Oren Fader, and Pedro Giraudo. This concert will mark the opening of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month® and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Russian American Foundation's Jewish Heritage Education Program (a 501(c)3 organization). (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/27/2014 - 5/4/2014 David Newman Conducts New York Philharmonic in PIXAR IN CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 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 tonight, 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...)


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