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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 BWW CD Review: San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY is a Triumph
by David Clarke - June 23, 2014

When it comes to contemporary classics in American musical theatre, just the sheer mention of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY is enough to get any fan of the medium listening. His clever orchestrations, drive and ambition, and unique construction made the show a hallmark of the genre that is still adored and studied today. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 Dee Dee Bridgewater Replaces Megan Hilty Alongside the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2014

Bramwell Tovey continues the first week of the Los Angeles Philharmonic classical season at the Hollywood Bowl by bringing 20th-century favorites from Bernstein and Gershwin to the stage, Thursday, July 10, at 8 pm. Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, fresh from performing at the Bowl the night before in the jazz concert, To Ella with Love, joins the program to sing favorite Gershwin tunes. She replaces Megan Hilty, who was forced to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 Picnic with the Pops Welcomes THE LEGENDS OF CLASSIC ROCK, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2014

The Legends of Classic Rock features the greatest classic rock songs of all time-including "Kashmir" from Led Zeppelin, "Dream On" from Aerosmith, "Barracuda" from Heart, "Cold as Ice" from Foreigner, "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas, and many more-performed live on stage with John Elefante (former lead singer of Kansas), a five-piece rock band, conductor Peter Stafford Wilson, and your Columbus Symphony. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 All-American Program and More Set for NY Philharmonic's Worldwide Radio Broadcasts, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

The July broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week -- the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Bramwell Tovey leading the Orchestra in an all-American program. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 Performers from Australia, UK, Japan, Spain, US to Join Locals at Epilepsy Toronto's Scotiabank BuskerFest 2014, Aug 21-24
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to present their signature fundraising event, Scotiabank BuskerFest. In partnership with the Downtown Yonge BIA, they are proud to announce an outstanding roster of international and Canadian acts, both new and returning, for the 15th edition of Toronto's international street performers festival. Scotiabank BuskerFest runs Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24 throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, from Queen to College Streets and surrounding areas (including Trinity Square Park and Yonge-Dundas Square). (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 BWW Reviews: An Odd Pairing Makes for a Unique Night for Ben Folds and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
by Paul Batterson - June 24, 2014

At first glance, Ben Folds and Albert-George Schram would appear to have nothing in common. Schram, a white-haired maestro with a greying mustache and a soft smile, is the Resident Staff Conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Folds, the bespectacled pop star/pianist with an acerbic sense of humor, makes a living with acidic love songs and often off-color storytelling. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 WDVE with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents THE MUSIC OF QUEEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will rock you with 'The Music of Queen' tonight, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/22/2014 - 6/29/2014 Utah Symphony to Perform Music of John Williams & U2 at Deer Valley Music Festival, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2014

Music from iconic big screen movies will echo off the hillside on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM as guest conductor Jeff Tyzik leads the Utah Symphony in a performance of John Williams' classic soundtracks during week two of the Deer Valley Music Festival. (more...)


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