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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Carnegie Hall to Open 2013-14 Season with The Philadelphia Orchestra, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin launch Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 season onWednesday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. with a Gala Opening Night concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Violinist Joshua Bell is featured soloist in Saint-Saens's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, and Ravel'sTzigane; vocalist and double bassistEsperanza Spalding joins the orchestra for three works from her acclaimed album Chamber Music Society in new arrangements by Gil Goldstein commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The orchestra also performs Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Op. 31, Saint-Saens's Bacchanale fromSamson et Dalila, and Ravel's Bolero. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 BWW Reviews: Cleveland Orchestra Superb, Joffrey Ballet Disappoints
by Roy Berko - August 19, 2013

What happens when The Cleveland Orchestra, considered to be one of the world's great ensemble of musical performers, couples with the Joffrey Ballet, hailed as 'America's Ballet Company of Firsts?' After their well-received five sold-out performance of THE NUTCRACER last winter at PlayhouseSquare, and their past linking at Blossom, the very large opening night audience was filled with high expectations. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Elizabeth Hainen & Philadelphia Orchestra to Present U.S. Premiere of NU-SHU: THE SECRET SONGS OF WOMEN, 10/31-11/1
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2013

Elizabeth Hainen, Principal Harpist of The Philadelphia Orchestra, gives the US premiere of Tan Dun's Nu-Shu: The Secret Songs of Women on Thursday, October 31, with the orchestra under Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin in Verizon Hall, repeated on November 1. The 30-minute multimedia work incorporates short films directed by Tan (thirteen, at this writing), projected behind the orchestra with sound as the piece unfolds. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Wayne Shorter to Celebrate Career and Birthday with Hollywood Bowl Concert, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - August 23, 2013

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter observes his 80th birthday at the Hollywood Bowl. Guest artists feature a jazz 'who's who' of friends and musical colleagues honoring the span of Shorter's musical career. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Ukraine's DakhaBrakha to Make US Debut at Elebash Hall, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - August 20, 2013

On Thursday, September 19 2013, DAKHABRAKHA, modern ritual and songs from the ukraine, will make its US debut at Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Ave between 34 and 35 Street, NYC. Doors at 6pm, Show at 7:00pm. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Bang on a Can to Travel to France, Turkey, China, NY, DC and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2013

Bang on a Can's 2013-2014 season takes the new music collective's house bands - the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Asphalt Orchestra - on multiple tours throughout the world, for performances as far-flung geographically as Lawrence, Kansas; New York, NY; Krakow, Poland; Paris, France; Istanbul, Turkey; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Essen, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Moscow, Russia; Macau, China; Seoul, South Korea; Washington, DC; North Adams, MA; and many other places around the globe. (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 NY Philharmonic Opens Season with Yo-Yo Ma Gala Concert, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 season with the Opening Gala concert, headlined by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Gilbert will conduct Mr. Ma and the Orchestra in two works by Argentinian composers: the World Premiere of Octavio Brunetti's arrangement, commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, of a suite from Astor Piazzolla's La serie del Ángel, and Osvaldo Golijov's Azul, composed for the eminent cellist. The program opens with Ravel's Alborada del gracioso and closes with Bolero, two pieces that reflect the French composer's fascination with Spain. The concert will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center at a later date, and Classical 105.9 FM WQXR at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Yefim Bronfman to Begin Residency with NY Philharmonic on 9/26
by BWW News Desk - August 22, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will launch the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 subscription season with concerts featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman's first performances as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. The concerts will include Ravel's Alborada del gracioso; Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, with Mr. Bronfman as soloist. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 Mozart, Mendelssohn, Handel, Bach Set for Oratorio Society of New York's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2013

The Oratorio Society of New York will perform defining symphonic choral masterworks of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn, both as part of its annual 2013-14 series at Carnegie Hall under the leadership of music director Kent Tritle, and in a guest appearance with Sir Roger Norrington and the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall. Mr. Tritle leads the 200-voice chorus, New York's standard for grand choral performance, in its 141st season and his ninth season as music director. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 8/18/2013 - 8/25/2013 MUSE/IQUE Expands Slate of Events For 2013-14, Beg. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2013

MUSE/IQUE, known for counter-conventional presentations that feel more like parties than formal concerts, announces its 2013-14 season featuring inspired live performances in surprising locations that connect master artists with new voices across a limitless range of musical styles. (more...)


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