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Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)


Jennifer Zetlan to Step in for Kiera Duffy in NO. 42 IN THE ALPS at Carnegie Hall, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jennifer Zetlan has agreed to step in for Kiera Duffy on Sunday, April 27 at 6:00 p.m., performing the U.S. premiere of composer Richard Ayres's No. 42 In the Alps with contemporary music group Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Ms. Duffy is unable to appear due to illness. (more...)


The Massapequa Philharmonic to Feature Guest Conductor David Bernard and Violinist Kristin Lee in Season Finale, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Massapequa Philharmonic will be featuring guest conductor David Bernard and violinist Kristin Lee in its Season Finale at Berner Auditorium in Massapequa on Saturday May 10th at 8 pm. The program will feature some of the most sublime and engaging classical music, including Dvorak's brilliant Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), Brahms exciting Academic Festival Overture and Saint-Saëns alluring and passionate Violin Concerto No. 3 featuring Ms. Lee. “I am looking forward to collaborating with the Massapequa Philharmonic and Kristin Lee on this fantastic program,” says guest conductor David Bernard. “Dvorak's New World Symphony is thoroughly engaging, while Kristin Lee will dazzle with her artistry in the Saint-Saëns concerto. This concert will be a great experience for the audience.” (more...)


The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to Take Part in GIVE LOCAL, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The A2SO was selected to participate in the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation matching gift program 'Give Local' up to $10,000. (more...)


The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents SEASON FINALE: BEETHOVEN WITH ALON GOLDSTEIN, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and music director LARRY RACHLEFF celebrate the finale of the Philharmonic's 69th season on May 10. Pianist ALON GOLDSTEIN makes a return engagement with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 1. The orchestra will also performRichard Strauss' Don Juan, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suites, with the PROVIDENCE SINGERS, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director. The concert takes place Saturday May 10 at 8:00pm at The Vets in Providence. The concert is sponsored by The Joseph and Rosalyn Sinclair Foundation. Mr. Goldstein's appearance is sponsored by The Joseph and Rosalyn Sinclair Foundation, Dr. Herbert Rakatansky and Ms. Barbara Sokoloff, and The Sage and Sgro Families. WPRO News Talk 630 is the media sponsor. Tickets (starting at $15) are available atriphil.org/tickets, by phone at 401.248.7000, and in person at the RIPO box office, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence. There is an Open Rehearsal Friday May 9 at 5:30pm. (more...)


Midori to Return to Walt Disney Concert Hall, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

World-revered virtuosa Midori returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in a recital program, Wednesday, April 23, at 8 pm. She is accompanied by pianist Özgur Aydin in a program of wide-ranging repertoire for violin and piano. The recital opens with Debussy's Sonata in G minor, followed by Shostakovich's Sonata, Op. 134; after intermission, it continues with Beethoven's Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 96, and closes with Schubert's Rondo in B minor, D. 895. (more...)


Cellist Jay Campbell to Perform at Columbia University's Italian Academy, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Columbia University's Italian Academy for Advanced Studies presents the adventurous young cellist Jay Campbell, First Prize Winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild (CAG) Victor Elmaleh Competition, on its Spring 2014 concert series Wednesday evening, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. in the Teatro of the Italian Academy, 1161 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY. Mr. Campbell is joined by soprano Sharon Harms, pianist Stephen Gosling, and flutist Eric Lamb for an all-contemporary program of works by Salvatore Sciarrino, Jason Eckhardt, and a world premiere by American composer Jonathan Dawe. The complete program follows: (more...)


The Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO, Featuring Shai Wosner and Guest Conductor Jahja Ling, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the best of the best Russian music with international piano star Shai Wosner guest conductor Jahja Ling. The 86thseason concert finale explodes with Tchaikovsky's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more...)


ASO with Violinist Joshua Bell to Perform BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell will join Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto May 29 and 30, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., and May 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Bell's most recent performance with the ASO took place in fall 2011. (more...)


Ben Folds to Join Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Concert, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) today announced a special performance with acclaimed multi-platinum selling, singer-songwriter Ben Folds on Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)


The Houston Symphony and Musicians Reach Four-Year Labor Agreement
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Houston Symphony Society, along with its musicians, announced today thatthey have reached a four-year labor agreement significantly ahead of schedule. The new agreement will continue aseries of musician salary increases intended to retain and attract the finest orchestra musicians possible and createnew opportunities for expanded community/educational activities and revenue-generating concerts whilemaintaining a sustainable financial position. Under the terms of the next contract, Houston Symphony minimummusician salary will increase an average of 2.85% annually to $97,240 during the 2017-18 season from its currentlevel of $86,840. (more...)


Knox Music Series Presents BERLINER MESSE, SEVEN LAST WORDS OF CHRIST and STABAT MATER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Knox Music Series presents three choral/orchestral masterworks - Arvo Pärt Berliner Messe Franz Joseph Haydn Seven Last Words of Christ (excerpts), and Szymanowski Stabat Mater on Good tonight, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan & Observatory Avenues in Hyde Park. A freewill offering will be collected. Visit knox.org/musicseries for additional information. Earl Rivers, Knox Director of Music, conducts the Knox Choir, Orchestra, and Knox Soloists. Featured Knox Soloists include Eric Keesy and Jasmine Habersham, sopranos, Theresa Merrill and Debra Van Engen, mezzo-sopranos, Alec Carlson, tenor, Michael Young, baritone, and Claude Cassion, bass. (more...)


Cleveland Orchestra Presents Free Community Concert at Severance Hall Today
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a free community concert in which the Orchestra performs 'side-by-side' with members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO). The concert will be given in Severance Hall tonight, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Brett Mitchell, who is in his first season as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. (more...)


MA College of Art and Design Student Artwork Inspired by Handel's SAMSON on View at Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design are proud to announce the continuation of a unique creative partnership, now in its third year. Under the instruction of MassArt faculty members, junior class students in the Illustration department have created works of visual art inspired by Handel's Samson. Twelve works will be on view at Symphony Hall's Cabot-Cahners Room during the same weekend that H+H performs Handel's dramatic oratorio. (more...)


BSO's OrchKids Program Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program has received a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant. The grant will support and sustain all initiatives of the OrchKids program including a full symphonic orchestra, choir classes, chamber music coaching, musicianship instruction and academic tutoring. This is the second consecutive year in which OrchKids has achieved the highest NEA Art Works grant in the category of Arts Education. (more...)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program Receives a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program has received a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works grant. The grant will support and sustain all initiatives of the OrchKids program including a full symphonic orchestra, choir classes, chamber music coaching, musicianship instruction and academic tutoring. This is the second consecutive year in which OrchKids has achieved the highest NEA Art Works grant in the category of Arts Education. (more...)


Canton Youth Symphony Presents Rimsky-Korsakov's SCHEHERAZADE as Season Finale, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

“Senior-itis” might be used to describe high school students sloughing off their final year, but for Canton Youth Symphony seniors, “easy” isn't in their vocabulary. With grandeur and fanfare, the Canton Youth Symphony will perform Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade for the season's final concert. (more...)


Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Kosch. (more...)


Teatro Regio Torino to Launch First North American Tour at Harris Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today confirmed that a major event of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season will be the North American debut performance of the Turin, Italy-based Teatro Regio Torino orchestra and chorus, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Teatro Regio Torino will open its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7PM with a historic, one-night-only concert performance of Gioachino Rossini's opera William Tell. Teatro Regio Torino's four-stop tour-with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall-also marks the first time an Italian opera house will tour an opera in concert form in North America. The December 3 production will feature soprano Angela Meade as Matilde, tenor John Osborn as Arnoldo, and baritone Fabio Capitanucci in the title role of Guglielmo Tell. Century old high jewelry house Buccellati, which recently opened a boutique on Oak Street, will be one of the sponsors for the debut performance at the Harris Theater. North American tour sponsors include Eataly, Lavazza and Del Cambio, a legendary Torino restaurant. Special events are being planned around this historic performance. (more...)


Jeffrey Siegel to Conclude MISTRESSES AND MASTERPIECES Series on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations are brilliantly polished concerts-with-commentary format in which captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The Los Angeles Times acclaims "Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate." These talents will be displayed at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as Mr. Siegel concludes this season's series of concerts with Mistresses and Masterpieces on May 18. (more...)


Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents the Sight of Sound SEASON FINALE, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Enjoy a spectacular season finale with Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Creatures of Prometheus Overture, and this year's Sight of Sound Film Competition Finalists! (more...)


San Antonio Symphony to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Joshua Bell, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

One of the city's most venerable cultural institutions, the San Antonio Symphony, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a classical concert and post-concert celebration on Saturday, June 14. The concert will feature international violin sensation Joshua Bell at the Majestic Theatre, beginning at 8 p.m. From the stunningly powerful violin concerto of Sibelius to the sultry sounds of Bolero, showcasing the entire orchestra, Bell joins San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony in a program that will include musical selections performed during the June 1939 inaugural concert to include works from Wagner and Strauss. (more...)


Houston Symphony to Perform the National Anthem Live Stream for the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon and Business Expo
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Via live streaming video, the Houston Symphony will be a virtual participant in the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon and Business Expo on Thursday, April 17. The orchestra, under the direction of incoming Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada, will pause during their morning rehearsal to perform The Star Spangled Banner for the crowd of more than 1,500. The musical salute will be the opening act of the annual event, the largest business luncheon and expo in Houston. Orozco-Estrada is the first Hispanic music director for the Houston Symphony and the 15th in its 100-year history. Luncheon attendees will watch and hear the performance on large screens at the Hilton Americas. (more...)


The Miller Theatre Presents TOWER + BACH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2013-14 Bach, Revisited series with Tower + Bach tonight, April 17, 2014. Joan Tower intersperses her chamber music with movements of the 5th Brandenburg featuring the Curtis 20/21 Ensemble. (more...)


LACO's BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS Features Violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2014

Concertos by Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel are illuminated as part of LACO's 'Baroque Conversations' series featuring widely admired Baroque violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock, concertmaster and leader of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, tonight, April 17, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The program includes Vivaldi's Concerto in F minor for Strings, RV 143; Concerto in E minor for Violin, Strings and Continuo, 'Il Favorito', Op. 11, No. 2; and Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Two Flutes, Two Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Continuo, RV 566; Telemann's Concerto in G major for Four Violins, TWV 40:201; and Handel's Concerto Grosso in C major, 'Alexander's Feast', HWV 318. Blumenstock is joined by members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. (more...)




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