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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Photo Coverage: Japanese Pianist Yoshiki Hayashi Performs in Berlin
by BWW Special Coverage - May 24, 2014

Japanese pianist Yoshiki Hayashi performed live during a concert at the Tempodrom on May 23, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Beginning today, May 20, West Side Story will be available for an exclusive early download from iTunes.com/SFSymphony where it is now available for pre-order. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Pacific Symphony Pops Presents AMERICA, 6/12-14
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

One of the most iconic rock-and-roll bands to come out of London during the 1970s-Grammy Award-winning "America"-joins Pacific Symphony Pops to rock the house with hot hits, soulful ballads and rock classics. The perennial folk-country-rock favorite celebrates its 44th anniversary this year with nearly half a century of gold and platinum albums, chart-topping hits and a variety of genre-crossing tunes in its wake. The band's surreal, somewhat psychedelic lyrics, which were an anomaly in their genre, helped to define the new California soft-rock sound that grew out of the area's folk and pop. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell join the orchestra to perform such signature hits as "A Horse with No Name," "Ventura Highway," "You Can Do Magic," "Lonely People," "Sister Golden Hair," "Tin Man" and more. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 50 SHADES, SCOOBY-DOO, Eddie Izzard, America's Test Kitchen and More Set for 'All Summer LONG' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

There was a time when the fine arts scene in Austin nearly ground to a sweltering halt during the summer months, but the Long Center is helping change that! For the third year in a row, we are proud to announce All Summer LONG, a series of free and low cost programming full of family activities, world class artists and exciting community events! This year more than 100,000 visitors are expected to participate! (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Young People's Chorus of New York City Named Artists-in-Residence of European Festival of Youth Choruses
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

At the invitation of the European Festival of Youth Choruses in Basel, Switzerland, Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) and Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez have been invited as the artists-in-residence of the festival, which takes place from May 28 to June 1. YPC is the first American choir in two decades invited to take part in this festival, which includes 18 other choirs of young men and women from Switzerland, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Spain, Armenia, Germany, Ireland, and Russia. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Ennio Morricone Cancels 2014 U.S. Tour Due to Health Issues
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Complications from a back injury have forced Italian composer Ennio Morricone to cancel his highly anticipated U.S. tour, which was to consist of performances June 13 at Cushman & Wakefield Theater in Barclays Center in Brooklyn and June 15 at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The concerts, in which Morricone would conduct an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers in performances of his legendary film scores, would have been the Maestro's first New York appearance since 2007 and his first-ever Los Angeles concert. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Receives Fred Rogers Legacy Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media, home of the archives of the late Fred Rogers, beloved creator and host of the celebrated television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and a national and international resource continuing his commitment to early learning, will honor world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma as the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Legacy Award tonight, May 23, 2014. The renowned musician will also give a recital to benefit the Center, based at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, which is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces the 2014/15 Season of its MusicNOW Series
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announces the 2014/15 season programming for its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series-dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovative concert experience. Uniquely curated by CSO Mead Composers-In-Residence Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, the annual, four-concert series in 2014/15 presents a range of work from major musical figures such as Pierre Boulez and established contemporary talents such as John Luther Adams and Michael Gordon. Programs are performed by members of the CSO and guest artists led by MusicNOW principal conductor Cliff Colnot and guest conductors, which this year includes James Feddeck, winner of the 2013 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Nicola Benedetti Performs Szymanowski's VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 with the NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Violinist Nicola Benedetti will make her New York Philharmonic subscription debut - replacing Janine Jansen, who has been advised by her doctor not to play for at least a week - in performances of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1. Vladimir Jurowski will make his Philharmonic debut conducting the concerts, tonight, 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. The program will conclude with selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella. (more...)


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