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The Pacific Symphony Welcomes Kyle Mendiguchia and Ted Sugata to the Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Pacific Symphony proudly welcomes two new, accomplished musicians to the orchestra: Kyle Mendiguchia, bass trombone, and Ted Sugata, second oboe. Both made their official debut as members of the Symphony last weekend, performing on the first concert of the 2014-15 season featuring Joshua Bell in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)


Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, Resigns His Position with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, the Erika and Dietrich M. Gross Chair, of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has resigned his position with the CSO, effective November 4, 2014, in order to accept the position of Principal Flute at the Berlin Philharmonic. His tenure there begins in 2015. (more...)


Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents Yo-Yo Ma in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Chattanooga, TN - The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera is excited to announce a concert date with world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma tonight, October 2, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. While the programming is still being discussed, the concert will feature Mr. Ma with the orchestra on one piece while the CSO will perform the remainder of the concert. (more...)


The Miller Theatre Opens the 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with CHOU WEN-CHUNG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with CHOU WEN-CHUNG featuring Brentano Quartet, Talujon, New York New Music Ensemble, and James Baker, conductor tonight, October 2, 2014, 8:00 p.m. at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets are $20-$30 • Students with valid ID: $7-$18. (more...)


The Hungarian Cultural Center New York Presents Modern Art Orchestra & Dave Liebman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Hungary's internationally renowned Modern Art Orchestra is joined by legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman for a special one-night engagement at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space tonight, October 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center New York. (more...)


CSO's Free Happy Hour Concert Series Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Due to its success last season, the Columbus Symphony will continue its Happy Hour free concert series in the 2014-15. The first concert will feature guest conductor Stephen Squires tonight, October 2, at the Ohio Theatre. The performance will last approximately 90 minutes and feature Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Stacy Garrop's Thunderwalker, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40. The 2014-15 Happy Hour concert series is presented by PNC Arts Alive with additional support from Watershed Distillery and the Johnstone Fund for New Music. (more...)


Violinist Sarah Chang Joins Houston Symphony for a Performance of Barber's VIOLIN CONCERTO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

Tonight, October 2 and October 4 and 5, global violin sensation Sarah Chang joins the Houston Symphony for a performance of Barber's intensely lyrical Violin Concerto. The Korean-American violinist has been touted by The New York Times as 'technically brilliant, lively and characterful' and has been captivating audiences since her New York Philharmonic debut at age eight. (more...)


The Richmond Symphony Presents MOZART: SYMPHONY NO. 36 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 02, 2014

One-hour long Rush Hour concerts are a great way to experience live music in an informal and relaxed smaller setting. Rush Hour concerts are perfect for those new to the orchestra experience, as well as for the most die-hard listeners. (more...)


Grammy Winner Miri Ben-Ari to Headline 14th World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates, Oct 13
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Grammy award-winning violinist, producer and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari will headline a special invite only concert opening the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at Cape Town City Hall on October 13th. (more...)


Honens International Piano Competition Seeks Applicants for 8th Edition; Quarterfinals Set for Berlin, London, NY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Calgary-based Honens International Piano Competition will begin accepting applications for its eighth edition beginning September 30, 2014. The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin, London and New York in spring, 2015. Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from September 3 to 12, 2015. Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on September 3, 2015 (with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed pianists), may apply until February 2, 2015 at honens.com. (more...)


The Philadelphia Orchestra to Kick Off Four-Concert Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

On Friday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its first of four Carnegie Hall concerts this season in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, "Resurrection" with soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller. (more...)


Oratorio Society of New York to Open 2014-15 Season with Hadyn's THE CREATION at Carnegie Hall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Haydn's oratorio The Creation (Die Schopfung) depicts nothing less than the creation of the world, based on the Bible's Book of Genesis and Book of Psalms, and Milton's Paradise Lost. It is the work with which the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), New York's standard for grand choral performance, will open its 2014-15 season at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 3, 2014, at 8:00 PM. OSNY Music Director Kent Tritle will conduct The Creation in its German language version, and the three soloists - representing the archangels Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael - are Susanna Phillips, soprano; Aaron Blake, tenor; and Sidney Outlaw, baritone. (more...)


Case Scaglione to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Joshua Bell, 11/12-18
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

New York Philharmonic Associate Conductor Case Scaglione will conduct the Orchestra in Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun; Glazunov's Violin Concerto, with Joshua Bell as soloist; and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5, Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 14 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


League of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra and EarShot Announce Commissions for Women Composers
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Julia Adolphe and Melody Eötvös will receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 each as part of a new initiative to increase opportunities for women composers, the League of American Orchestras, American Composers Orchestra, and EarShot have announced. Partnering orchestras will be announced at a later date. (more...)


Joyce DiDonato to Perform from New Album at the Gowanus Ballroom, 10/3; Watch the Livestream!
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

On Friday, October 3rd, Joyce DiDonato will perform the music from her new album Stella di Napoli at the Gowanus Ballroom, a warehouse performance art space in Brooklyn, located above Serett Metal Works. (more...)


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces 'College Night', 11/8
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts its first College Night of the 2014-15 season on Saturday, November 8, at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. (more...)


Marin Alsop to Lead the BSO in Strauss' 'A HERO'S LIFE,' 10/23 & 26
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Strauss's Ein Heldenleben: A Hero's Life on Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Sunday, October 26 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)


The River Oaks Chamber Orchestra Presents REGENERATION: TRIUMPH OF MUSIC AND ART, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

The Holocaust Museum Houston joins with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra on Sunday, October 19 to present an evening of music and discussion regarding the failed attempts to repress the creative spirit of Jewish artists during the era of Nazi Germany. The event includes an informative discussion about the work of degenerate artists in the areas of art, theater, film, fashion and music. The ROCO Wind Trio will then perform several selections from some of these composers during an event titled Regeneration: The Triumph of Music and Art. (more...)


The Oakland East Bay Symphony Presents LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

The Oakland East Bay Symphony, Music Director Michael Morgan and guests will ring in the holidays with this popular and delightfully no-traditional concert. The beloved, often sold out annual multi-chorus extravaganza broke the holiday concert mold 22 years ago and features gospel music, holiday favorites and audience sing-alongs that invoke the multi-faceted spirits of the season. This year's concert will feature a musical tribute to legendary folk singer/songwriter and activist Pete Seeger, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 94. The choruses and Symphony will perform works associated with Seeger with the audience invited to sing along. Guests artists include Oakland Symphony Chorus, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Mt. Eden High School Choir, Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, and Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir. The concert will be given Sunday, December 14, at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Tickets are priced $15-$55 and may be purchased at www.oebs.org . (more...)


SHSU Faculty Member Josu De Solaun Wins International Piano Competition
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Josu De Solaun, a new assistant professor of piano in Sam Houston State University's School of Music, won the first prize in the piano section of the prestigious Enescu Competition that took place on Sept. 27 in Bucharest, Romania. (more...)


Aeolus Quartet Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Named for the Greek god Aeolus, who governed the four winds, the Aeolus Quartet breezes into an exciting new season, with a busy schedule across the US, including several residencies, and a tour of South Korea. Their second and final season as Graduate Resident String Quartet at the Juilliard School culminates in a concert called Death and Transfiguration featuring music by Schubert, Schoenberg and a world premiere by Douglas Boyce at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on May 4, 2015. (more...)


Les Arts Florissants Announces 2014-15 Season Highlights
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

William Christie's internationally acclaimed Baroque music ensemble, Les Arts Florissants, today announced highlights of its 37th season, encompassing more than 70 performances in approximately 35 venues, two international tours, the 7th edition of the young singers Academy Le Jardin des Voix— this season offering the musical theme of In an Italian Garden— and four new recordings on its own newly created label, Les Editions Arts Florissants. (more...)


Texas Performing Arts Presents: Cleveland Quartet Award-Winning Ariel Quartet 11/5
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Recently honored with the prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Ariel Quartet is characterized by its youth, brilliant playing, and soulful interpretations. Serving as the quartet-in-residence at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music since 2012, the quartet has quickly earned a glowing international reputation. (more...)


Koerner Quartet to Present NOTHING BUT THE CLASSICS Concert, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

The Koerner Quartet presents its second concert of the season with the brilliantly refined program - Nothing but the Classics - on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 2pmin the Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM). The acclaimed ensemble in-residence at VAM recently launched its debut public concert season and now moves headlong into a program of classical and romantic works highlighting chamber music giants Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms - including a piece for string quintet that places particular emphasis on the viola during a timely transition for the group. (more...)


Steve Rudolph and Tim Warfield to Perform at Ware Center, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2014

Two of the area's most highly acclaimed jazz musicians, pianist Steve Rudolph and saxophonist Tim Warfield, will headline a night of cabaret-style entertainment Friday, Oct. 17, at the Ware Center of Millersville University in Lancaster, to kick off the season's 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series at the Ware Center. The concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will take place in the Ware Center's newly renamed Owen Salon, and is being dedicated to the late Keith Mohler, who had been a fixture in Lancaster's jazz scene and past programmer of three years of the 'Jazz in the Sky' concert series. (more...)




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