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Music Mountain Welcomes Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band tonight, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)


Pacific Symphony Kicks Off SYMPHONY IN THE CITIES Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 26, 2014

Pack a picnic and gather the family for an evening of free music and outdoor summer fun when Pacific Symphony presents 'Symphony in the Cities' (SITC) in Irvine and Mission Viejo. Music Director Carl St. Clair takes the orchestra out of the concert hall and into Orange County cities for the first in a series of community concerts (more to be announced) this 2014-15 season celebrating the maestro's milestone 25th anniversary with the orchestra. (more...)


INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)


The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

The August broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)


Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season to Feature Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?
by Christina Mancuso - July 25, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The findings showed that conduct of the band and staff 'is inconsistent with the University's values and Title IX requirements.' (more...)


Lincoln Center's 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

viously announced program updates for the 48th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, which runs from today, July 25 - August 23, 2014. The changes and updates include new singers, additional works to be performed, as well as artists and programs for pre-concert events. This information updates details announced on April 9, 2014. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck Makes Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

This weekend, July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Mahler. The weekend marks Honeck's debut at the prestigious summer home of the Boston Symphony. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Continues Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts today, July 25, 'Symphonic Celebration,' and August 2, 'Triple Play.' (more...)


James Conlon to Give Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY', 8/9
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School announced today that James Conlon, artistic adviser to the Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day, public symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,” on August 9, 2014, at the Colburn School. The event is open to interested students, musicians, teachers and members of the public at no cost. (more...)


Decade Bash to Kick Off FirstWorks' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)


Apollo's Fire Announces 2014-15 Season, Which Includes THE MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610, Handel's MESSIAH and More
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, proudly announces its 23rd season under Music Director Jeannette Sorrell. Recently praised for its "European stylishness combined with 'can-do' American entrepreneurism" (THE TELEGRAPH, LONDON), and described as "American bohemian chic…exuberant…flamboyant and fun." (THE BIRMINGHAM POST, U.K.), Apollo's Fire plays to sold-out houses around the world - from London and Madrid to New York, Boston, Toronto and Los Angeles. The ensemble strives to revive the true spirit of baroque performances-not only with period instruments, but with the emotional impact the music was intended to convey. In addition to being in high demand for international touring, Apollo's Fire also enjoys one of the largest baroque subscription audiences in the nation, and its subscription programs in Northeast Ohio have repeatedly been chosen by GRAMOPHONE and BBC MAGAZINE as among the "Top 20 Concerts in North America." (more...)


Alina Pogostkina Replaces Hilary Hahn in August Performance with the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Violinist Alina Pogostkina has been confirmed to replace Hilary Hahn in her performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Thursday, August 7, at 8 pm. Following medical advice Hahn very much regrets that she must withdraw from her professional engagements for the next six weeks due to an inflamed muscle. She looks forward to resuming her concert schedule in September. (more...)


Photo Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunited with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. Below, BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from opening night! (more...)


O-H..OH NO! 'The Best Damn Band In The Land's Director Fired Over 'Sexualized Culture' - Report, Reactions & More!
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The complaints have been investigated for the past two months because of a parent's complaint. Since then, more students have revealed various incidents. (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets On-Sale Date, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014/15 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will go on sale Monday, July 28 at 10:00am. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night/Beethoven's 9th, Classical's Top Hits, Pirates of Penzance, Home for the Holidays, Big Band Fever, Tchaikovsky's 6th, Broadway's Golden Age and Beyond, Rachmaninoff's 2nd, and many more. Ticket prices start at $21. There are student discounts available. Complete schedule and concert details are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org. (more...)


National Youth Orchestra of the USA Makes Tanglewood Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

Carnegie Hall previously announced that the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, would make its debut at the Tanglewood music festival, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshire hills of Massachusetts, tonight, July 24, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. (more...)


Mozart, Rossini and More Featured in 28th WOODSTOCK MOZART FESTIVAL, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

The Woodstock Mozart Festival expands its venue options for its 28th season to include the Woodstock Opera House and, new this year, the Sanfilippo Foundation's Place de la Musique concert hall in Barrington Hills. Performances take place today, July 24-August 10. (more...)


Gerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The Rochester Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce that Gerard Floriano has been named as Artistic Director for the 2014/2015 season, and he will become the orchestra's Music Director in August, 2015. David Fetler will continue in his role as Music Director for the upcoming season. The Rochester community has been very fortunate to experience the high quality of the RCO under Dr. Fetler's innovative and strong leadership. When Gerard Floriano becomes Music Director at the conclusion of the upcoming season, David Fetler will become Conductor Laureate, whereby he will direct the annual performance of Handel's Messiah (more...)


Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 10 at 11 am with a service featuring Josquin's Missa L'Homme Arme Sexti Toni. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) is regarded to be the central figure in the Franco-Flemish school and the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal composition. He served as music director for the chapel of the Duke of Ferrara in Italy and the collegiate church of Notre Dame in Conde-sur-l'Escaut on the border between France and Belgium near his birthplace. (more...)


The New York Choral Society Presents 54th Annual SUMMER SINGS on Wednesdays, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - July 23, 2014

The New York Choral Society produces six Summer Sings that feature the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. The 54th annual Summer Sings takes place on consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30pm from tonight, July 23rd through August 27th at Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York. (more...)


American Classical Orchestra's 2014-15 Season to Kick Off 9/23 With Mendelssohn; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra presents its opening night concert of its 30th Anniversary season with music that includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney; Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Mozart Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'. Krista Bennion Feeney will perform the legendary Mendelssohn Concerto on a historic violin with the same configuration as that of Mendelssohn's concertmaster Ferdinand David. (more...)


The University Musical Society Choral Union Announces Auditions For Its 2014-2015 Season, 8/25 and 9/8
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

The University Musical Society Choral Union announces auditions for membership during the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be held Monday, August 25 and Monday, September 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Great Lakes Room of Palmer Commons (located at the intersection of Washtenaw and Palmer Drive). Singers must schedule an audition time in advance by contacting Choral Union Manager Kathy Operhall, by email at kio@umich.edu or by phone at (734) 763-8997. Auditions are open to singers ages 18 years and older. The 175-voice Choral Union performs choral music of every genre in historic performance venues in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Members of the UMS Choral Union believe in sharing the joy and hard work of music-making, a moving and memorable activity with rewards that last a lifetime. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner - July 22, 2014

Few vocal performers of our day are as closely identified with American classical music as this renowned artist. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - July 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)




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