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BWW Interviews: Guitarist Kaki King
by Peter Danish

Kaki King will be appearing on June 24th at the New York "River to River Festival" at the Winter Garden downtown. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Spencer Myer, Pianist Appears with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, 5/3
by BWW Special Coverage

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 Br... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian Soul
by Erica Miner

In a continuation of our extraordinary conversation, Maestro Ferruccio Furlanetto reveals insights on performing the astonishing Russian basso repertoire - in Russia. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
by Erica Miner

Notwithstanding the pall of despondency hovering over San Diego Opera, to be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour while he imparted his wisdom was an overwhelming e... (more...)


BWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner

Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczala (dubbed 'Piotr the Great' in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Boheme debut, tr... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis - International Superstar to Perform in NYC
by Peter Danish

With a dozen gold and platinum releases under his belt, two hit PBS Specials and a decade of sold-out concerts world-wide, international superstar Mario Frangoulis returns to New York for two shows th... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera's A MASKED BALL
by Erica Miner

Overheard at the opening night intermission of SD Opera's glittering production of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball': 'The music is really good.' Love and death, jealousy and revenge, assassination and intrigu... (more...)


BWW Interview: Losing the Disguises - Opera Director Lesley Koenig on Verdi's A MASKED BALL
by Erica Miner

A Wagner-loving cat and a childhood listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts influenced Lesley Koenig's eventual plunge into the world of opera. (more...)


BWW Previews: CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY Ensemble Members Rock Mozart
by Catherine Kustanczy

The Canadian Opera Company's Ensemble Studio was created in 1980 as a vehicle for training Canada's next generation of opera stars. Its current members will take to the stage of the Four Seasons Centr... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Aprile Millo Returns To Italy - Diva to Sing her First Il Tabarro!
by Peter Danish

Aprile Millo returns to the operatic stage in Italy this month in Puccini's Il Tabarro. (more...)


BWW Interview: Carl Topilow Conducts THE LEGACY OF MARVIN HAMLISCH for The Cleveland Pops
by Roy Berko

When those with musical know-how think Carl Topilow, they conjure--Cleveland Pops Orchestra, multi-hued clarinets, a virtuoso who is equally at home in both classical and popular music modes, Clevelan... (more...)


BWW Interviews: MEGAN HILTY on Her Recent CD Release, Performing with the Cincinnati Pops and More!
by Kelly Thompson

Megan Hilty will perform with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra January 24-26, 2014. Hilty made her debut with the Cincinnati Pops back in 2009 when she stepped in at a moments notice for an ailing Krist... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Doing What He Wants To Do: Stephen Powell In San Diego Opera's PAGLIACCI
by Erica Miner

He has great analytical skills, approaches his roles with remarkable intelligence, and even accompanies himself at the piano. Baritone Stephen Powell, who sings his first Tonio in San Diego Opera's op... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Catharsis, Raw Emotion and Tears: San Diego Opera Director Andrew Sinclair Talks Opera
by Erica Miner

Veteran opera director Andrew Sinclair, director of this season's opening San Diego Opera production, Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci', knows what makes opera tick. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Tenor Dominick Chenes of Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia
by Marakay Rogers

The young Nevada tenor about to perform in PIQUE DAME talks with us about vocal training, exposing children to opera, and the Academy of Vocal Arts program. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Brian Stokes Mitchell Celebrates Holidays with New York Philharmonic
by Jena Tesse Fox

The Tony-winning star will sing holiday classics (and some new pieces) with the New York Philharmonic this weekend. (more...)


BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Talks Hosting A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and More
by Jessica Showers

John Tartaglia, Tony-nominated actor who has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Avenue Q, Hair and Beauty and the Beast, as well as TV's Sesame Street, has a long history of collaborating with The New Yor... (more...)


BWW Interview: Steven Reineke Talks A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS with NY Pops, NY Theatre Ballet and TADA! Youth Theater
by Jessica Showers

Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, is hoping to bring the true meaning of Christmas to Carnegie Hall this Saturday with a brand new family concert version of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMA... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart Bring Christmas Cheer
by Joseph F. Panarello

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about the Boston Pops' new Christmas CD as well as about concerts on tour and at Boston's famed Symphony Hall. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Sharon Isbin, Guitar Great Returns to New York
by Peter Danish

On Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 8PM, GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin returns to the 92nd St. Y for a solo recital. The concert celebrates her 35th anniversary of her New York Debut (at... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Jeffrey Eckstein Discusses Conducting Ballet Austin's GISELLE
by Jeff Davis

This Mother's Day weekend, Ballet Austin will present Giselle, the classic and beloved ballet of love, heartbreak and madness. Giselle is among ballet's great classics, with a lead role so challengin... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Carol Jantsch of the Philadelphia Orchestra on Daugherty's 'Reflections' and on the Tuba as Solo Instrument
by Marakay Rogers

Carol Jantsch, principal tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, reflects on her instrument and Michael Daugherty's composing prior to the world premiere of Daugherty's 'Reflections On the Mississippi f... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Composer Michael Daugherty on 'Reflections On the Mississippi For Tuba and Orchestra'
by Marakay Rogers

Noted modern composer Michael Daugherty explains why the tuba is the centerpiece of his new work focusing on his childhood memories, and what to expect from the piece (more...)


BWW Interview: Betsy Wolfe Talks Toronto Symphony Debut
by Kelly Cameron

Steven Reineke's inaugural year as the new Principal Pops Conductor with the Toronto Symphony continues this week with Love Will Keep Us Together. An evening of all the best love songs from across th... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Keith Lockhart Talks Boston Pops 2011 Season
by Joseph F. Panarello

The Boston Pops really know how to open a new season at Symphony Hall! There's a wonderful cocktail party before the concert with delicious hors d'oeuvre and drinks. Then the actual concert hall is ... (more...)




BWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music CruiseBWW Blog: David Finckel, Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center - An Adriatic Music Cruise

BWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at TanglewoodBWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood

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by Peter Danish