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BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyBWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet ... (more...)


Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyInterview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
by BWW News Desk

Recently, David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's music director, sat down with Stanley Drucker to discuss his illustrious career, Mozart and life after 60 years with the New York Philharmon... (more...)


BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for OperaBWW Exclusive Interview, Part 2: Thomas Hampson Is Passionate for Opera
by Erica Miner

Opera has been as large an identification with Thomas Hampson's persona as anything else. (more...)


BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and BernsteinBWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein
by Erica Miner

Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career whose length and degree of success belie his still youthful age. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTARBWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTAR
by Peter Danish

On July 7th 1977, Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed the opening concert of a three-night stand at Madison Square Garden. The tour, in support of their new album 'Works Volume One' was famous and infa... (more...)


BWW PREVIEW: THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR - Rock Legend Keith Emerson Performs with South Shore SymphonyBWW PREVIEW: THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR - Rock Legend Keith Emerson Performs with South Shore Symphony
by Peter Danish

THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCK STAR: ROCK LEGEND KEITH EMERSON TO PERFORM WITH SOUTH SHORE SYMPHONY (more...)


BWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMABWW Interviews: Filippo Sugar and Renee Fleming Talk LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA
by David Clarke

NY Philharmonic is kicking off their 2014-15 season with LA DOLCE VITA: THE MUSIC OF ITALIAN CINEMA. Celebrating the music of Italian cinema, the concert will feature famous music pulled from Filippo ... (more...)


BWW Interviews: Guitarist Kaki KingBWW 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, 5/3BWW 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 SoulBWW 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 HeartsBWW 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 OperaBWW 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 NYCBWW 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 BALLBWW 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 BALLBWW 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 MozartBWW 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!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 PopsBWW 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!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 PAGLIACCIBWW 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 OperaBWW 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, PhiladelphiaBWW 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 PhilharmonicBWW 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 MoreBWW 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 TheaterBWW 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 Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA

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BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish