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Inon Barnatan to Perform Chopin with the NJ Symphony, 11/28-30Inon Barnatan to Perform Chopin with the NJ Symphony, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Chopin's First Piano Concerto and Brahms' Fourth Symphony, November 28-30 in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick. Pianist Inon Barnatan makes his NJSO debut performing Chopin's concerto. Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling conducts. On Saturday, November 29, the NJSO hosts Saturday Night Out -- a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends -- at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)


Soprano Barbara Padilla to Release First Christmas Single 'Ave Maria', TodaySoprano Barbara Padilla to Release First Christmas Single 'Ave Maria', Today
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

Classical-crossover soprano, Barbara Padilla will release "Ave Maria" as her first single for the Christmas season, on November 28th. "Ave Maria," released by Moon Moosic Records, will be available exclusively on iTunes. (more...)


Igudesman & Joo to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, TodayIgudesman & Joo to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Today
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, Igudesman & Joo (Aleksey Igudesman, violin, and Hyung-ki Joo, piano) have shaken up the classical music world with their unique and hilarious performances. For the first time, they're bringing their uproarious and virtuosic sketch show, BIG Nightmare Music, to Pittsburgh when they perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on November 28 and 30 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


Andres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony's Beethoven Performances, 11/28-30Andres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony's Beethoven Performances, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)


Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, TodayWorldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, Today
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

HOUSTON (November 19, 2014) - After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)


George Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This WeekendGeorge Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 28, 2014

Actor and social media icon George Takei, known from his starring role as 'Mr. Sulu' from the original 'Star Trek' television show, will narrate the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's 'Sci-Fi Spectacular.' The show will feature some of film's most popular scores, including the theme from 'Star Wars,' 'E.T.,' 'Superman,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' and many more. (more...)


Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, 12/7Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

November 26, 2014 – Richmond, Virginia Concerts presented by the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) highlight some of the region's top young musicians. Students from grades 2 to 12 make up four ensembles, ranging from beginner to advanced. These FREE educational concerts are great for music-lovers of all ages. (more...)


The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents HEARTS FOR THE ARTS, 2/28The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents HEARTS FOR THE ARTS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

The 19th annual Hearts for the Arts is February 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Barton Hills Country Club. This special evening benefits the extensive community-wide educational and artistic programs that your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra brings to 30,000+ children. (more...)


The World Music Institute Appoints Par Neiburger Artistic Director and Cynthia McVay as Acting Executive DirectorThe World Music Institute Appoints Par Neiburger Artistic Director and Cynthia McVay as Acting Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

The World Music Institute is pleased to announce Par Neiburger as newly appointed Artistic Director. Neiburger brings with him a rich and diverse background in music presenting, innovative multidisciplinary programming, and non-profit arts management. (more...)


The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's New Christmas CD, THE BEST OF FESTIVAL OF CAROLS, is Now AvailableThe Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's New Christmas CD, THE BEST OF FESTIVAL OF CAROLS, is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

A new recording of favorite Christmas music is available just in time for the start of the holiday season from the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir.The Best of Festival of Carols: Volume One features music heard in recent seasons at Festival of Carols, the annual holiday performances featuring the 200-voice Symphonic Choir. The CD is $20 and is available at www.indychoir.org,on iTunes, or via phone order at (317) 940-9057. (more...)


Celtic Thunder to Takes First Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall, 12/9Celtic Thunder to Takes First Symphony Tour to Heinz Hall, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

Celtic singing sensation Celtic Thunder takes the Heinz Hall stage on December 9 for their first symphony tour. The group will perform with the full Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this one-night-only holiday performance. (more...)


The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

For generations, RVA has been delighted by the holiday classic Handel's Messiah. Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus, on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for this timeless favorite. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitaro Harada. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY, 12/18-20The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY, 12/18-20
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

With her angelic voice and heart-warming spirit, Sandi Patty, one of the most highly acclaimed performers of recent times, delivers an uplifting and joyous Christmas concert, complete with the lush, holiday sounds of Pacific Symphony. Praised for her expressive vocal range and flexibility, Patty is often known simply as “The Voice.” She holds five Grammy awards, five gold records, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records and has sold 11 million units. This December, Patty teams up with the Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman to celebrate the season and share songs from her newest album, “Christmas Blessings.” This record includes Christmas favorites, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” “Winter Wonderland” and many more. Rejoice in the festivities with the entire family at this wholesome holiday concert, which includes a delightful sing-along. Also, joining Pacific Symphony to narrate “The Night Before Christmas” is well-known actor Jamie Farr, known for his role as Klinger in the television series M*A*S*H. (more...)


Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This WeekJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This Week
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

This week, Mr. van Zweden will lead the Orchestra in Korngold's Violin Concerto, with Hilary Hahn as soloist; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7; and J. Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the work, tonight, November 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


George Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This WeekendGeorge Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

Actor and social media icon George Takei, known from his starring role as "Mr. Sulu" from the original "Star Trek" television show, will narrate the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular." The show will feature some of film's most popular scores, including the theme from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "Superman," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and many more. (more...)


Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

One of the concert world's most popular ensembles performs its "Holiday Pops" program featuring Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell when the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell takes the stage on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented as part of the 2014-2015 Broward Center Classical Series, the concert is underwritten by Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow. (more...)


BPO to Premiere Holiday Concert Season at St. Mary's School for the DeafBPO to Premiere Holiday Concert Season at St. Mary's School for the Deaf
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

At this time each year, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off their holiday concert season at St. Mary's School for the Deaf. Before the concert, the musicians share their love of music with our students by allowing them to touch the instruments and feel the vibrations. Joining the BPO during their performance is the Royal Academy of Ballet. The event concludes with a sing along featuring St. Mary's School for the Deaf Sing & Sign Chorus. SMSD has also included an annual food drive this day to benefit a local food pantry. (more...)


Carl Topilow & Cleveland POPS to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Mambo KingsCarl Topilow & Cleveland POPS to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Mambo Kings
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will welcome 2015 with their 19th annual concert and dance at Severance Hall. The two-hour concert starts at 9:00 p.m. with an exciting and wildly eclectic fusion of audience favorites performed by the Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow, to the hot Latin rhythms of the MAMBO KINGS. Along with traditional New Year's Eve musical fare, the first half of the concert will include “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and a special arrangement of Nino Rota's “Theme from The Godfather,” arranged by Cleveland POPS principle trombonist Paul Ferguson. (more...)


Marilyn Horne to Lead THE SONG CONTINUES Series at Carnegie HallMarilyn Horne to Lead THE SONG CONTINUES Series at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

From January 13 to 17, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, exploring song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. The series concludes with the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration, a recital featuring special guest artists mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Brian Zeger on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The evening's concert also features performances by soprano Alison King, mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, tenor Russell Thomas, baritone Edward Parks, and pianists Keun-A Lee, Ken Noda, Renate Rohlfing, and Peter Walsh. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)


Vancouver Bach Choir Set for St. Paul's 'Lights of Hope'Vancouver Bach Choir Set for St. Paul's 'Lights of Hope'
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

The Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC) invites the community to herald the festive season at one of Vancouver's most anticipated holiday events: the Lights of Hope Community Celebration, presented by St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Thursday, November 27 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (VBC performance at 7:20pm) at St. Paul's Hospital. This singular event offers attendees an opportunity to hear the esteemed choral organization perform a selection of treasured carols in lead-up to the VBC's annual holiday concert, Christmas with the Bach Choir at the Orpheum Theatre on December 7, 2pm. (more...)


MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Perform Free Concerts, 12/9-10MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Perform Free Concerts, 12/9-10
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

From jazz standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students. (more...)


Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) presents its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, honoring Grammy Award-winning violinist and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari. AICF has nurtured more than 17,000 Israeli artists since 1939. A highlight of New York's fall performance season, AICF's gala is a true celebration of the Israeli arts. Dozens of top artists, ranging from cutting-edge visual artists to top contemporary and classical instrumentalists and singers, celebrate the diversity of Israel's contributions to global culture. Proceeds from the event will be used to sponsor the next generation of talented Israelis in their training and career development, as AICF continues it 75-year history of providing artists with the resources and encouragement that help budding ability to flourish into world-class talent. (more...)


MESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal ProgrammingMESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal Programming
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

Adding a final flourish to the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two concerts of Handel's Messiah on Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. Featuring 40 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra and four gifted soloists from the Chorale's ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio - rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass and lush orchestrations - performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country. The soloists are Christina Bristow, soprano; Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; and Chung Uk Lee, baritone. Composed in a mere 24 days, Handel's 1741 English-language oratorio continues to be the composer's most popular work and may be the most performed classical work of all time. (more...)


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The ancient Silk Road takes a new route through Heinz Hall on February 25 when cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma and his music collective bring their unique program to Pittsburgh. (more...)


Soundstreams Continues Season at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre TonightSoundstreams Continues Season at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

Soundstreams continues its 2014/2015 season with Vespers at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre tonight, November 25 at 8:00 pm. Ancient meets modern in this glorious back-to-back celebration of universal spirituality juxtaposing selections from Claudio Monteverdi's Renaissance masterpiece Vespro della Beata Vergine with Canadian composer Gilles Tremblay's recent Les Vepres de la Vierge. Soprano Shannon Mercer joins Choir 21 and two chamber orchestras (one made up of period instruments, the other contemporary) conducted by the Toronto Consort's David Fallis. (more...)



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