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Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 11/16/2014 - 11/23/2014Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 11/16/2014 - 11/23/2014
by BWW - November 23, 2014

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 11/16/2014 - 11/23/2014. (more...)


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Production Verdi's MACBETH to be Broadcast 11/22 and Will Be Available On Demand 11/24The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Production Verdi's MACBETH to be Broadcast 11/22 and Will Be Available On Demand 11/24
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the WFMT Radio Network announce that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' critically acclaimed performance of Verdi's Macbeth will be broadcast on November 22 and subsequently available for listening online, free and on demand for six weeks beginning November 24. (more...)


The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents The SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, 11/22The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents The SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

This fall, MTT and the SFS embarked on a seven-city U.S. tour, their 32nd together in two decades. In celebration of their 20th Anniversary season, MTT and the Orchestra return to some of their favorite venues, including New York City's Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall - and a final stop at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center! (more...)


Phil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT Returns for a 23rd Edition in Cities Across the United States This DecemberPhil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT Returns for a 23rd Edition in Cities Across the United States This December
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

This December, Phil Kline's luminous and shimmering mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT returns for a 23rd edition in cities across the United States and abroad. Since its debut on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1992, Unsilent Night has grown organically as a true word-of-mouth phenomenon; it is now a worldwide annual holiday event and has been presented in over 95 cities and on four continents. (more...)


Windsync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met, 12/14Windsync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

(New York, November 21, 2014) — This holiday season, the acclaimed wind quintet, WindSync, known for adventurous programs, fiery performances, and unique stage presence, will premiere an interactive and unforgettable version of The Nutcracker for children and adults alike. (more...)


Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2014—Rejoice in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery of “Handel's Glorious Messiah” when Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as a festive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. A holiday tradition across the world, “Messiah” has been performed for more than 250 years, but with each new conductor, orchestra and soloists, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini leads the Symphony along with Pacific Chorale and a host of globally distinguished soloists including soprano Katherine Whyte, mezzo-soprano Claire Shackleton, tenor Steven Tharp and baritone Richard Zeller. Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets, “Messiah” energizes its audience and leaves them singing, “Hallelujah!” Handel's popular oratorio takes place at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$99. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)


The Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS This WeekendThe Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

THE VERDI CHORUS presents DISTANT LANDS, this weekend, Nov. 22-23. (more...)


Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents GREAT EUROPEAN MASTERY Concert TonightLas Vegas Philharmonic Presents GREAT EUROPEAN MASTERY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will present its second Masterworks Series performance, 'Great European Mastery,' tonight, November 22nd, in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30PM. The program will feature Weber's Overture to Oberon, Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto, and Brahms First Symphony. The concert will be conducted by Music Director and Conductor of the Eugene Symphony, Danail Rachev. (more...)


Young People's Chorus of New York City Performs Today at Roseville Lutheran ChurchYoung People's Chorus of New York City Performs Today at Roseville Lutheran Church
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

The world-renowned Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC) conducted by Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Núñez will be presented today, November 22, at Roseville Lutheran Church by VocalEssence, as part of the 46th anniversary season of Minnesota's acclaimed professional chorus. (more...)


Brevard Symphony Orchestra Performs Tonight at King Center for the Performing ArtsBrevard Symphony Orchestra Performs Tonight at King Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra takes flight with two colorful Russian ballet scores when the Orchestra presents its second subscription concert of the season at the King Center for the Performing Arts tonight, November 22, 2014. (more...)


Pianist Mohamed Shams Performs Today at Bruno Walter AuditoriumPianist Mohamed Shams Performs Today at Bruno Walter Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2014

In a one-time only free public event, acclaimed Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams returns to present works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Debussy and Liszt today, November 22 at 2:30 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is on a first-come first served basis. (more...)


San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His DepartureSan Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
by Erica Miner - November 21, 2014

Ling, the longest serving music director in the orchestra's history, will take his final bow after the 2016-17 season. (more...)


WindSync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met Museum, 12/14WindSync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met Museum, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

This holiday season, the acclaimed wind quintet, WindSync, known for adventurous programs, fiery performances, and unique stage presence, will premiere an interactive and unforgettable version of The Nutcracker for children and adults alike.? (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Receives Two New Principal Chair EndowmentsThe Pacific Symphony Receives Two New Principal Chair Endowments
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Pacific Symphony recently became the recipient of two new principal chair endowments. The significant and exemplary gifts were received from longtime Symphony supporters Catherine and James Emmi and Elizabeth and John Stahr. The Principal Second Violin Chair has been endowed by the Stahrs, while the Emmis, who have been subscribers and donors of the Symphony since 1987, endowed the orchestra's Principal Cello Chair, held for the past 22 years by Timothy Landauer. Landauer's chair is the second chair endowed by the Emmis, who have also underwritten Symphony musician Robert Becker's Principal Viola Chair with a generous gift in 2001. In speaking to the Emmis, while relaying a sentiment of other principal musicians, Landauer said: “The chair endowment is a trust and honor bestowed on us by wonderfully generous donors. It challenges us to make more beautiful music to show our gratitude and appreciation.” (more...)


The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's MESSIAH. Soloists include soprano DEBORAH SELIG, mezzo-soprano REBECCA RINGLE, tenor CHARLES BLANDY and MATTHEW BURNS, bass-baritone. ANDREW CLARK, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University and former artistic director of the Providence Singers, conducts. The perennial favorite holiday concert features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday December 20 at The Vets in Providence. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RI Phil box office at 401.248.7000. (more...)


American Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season TonightAmerican Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Under the leadership of Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) returns to Carnegie Hall for the 11th season of its Orchestra Underground series, which explores the orchestra as an elastic ensemble that can respond to composers' unhindered creativity. ACO's first performance this season, titled Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere, tonight, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall is part of Meredith Monk's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)


Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon TodayMet Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Today, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents 'Brava, Jessye!' to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)


Marin Alsop Conducts Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven TonightMarin Alsop Conducts Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Program of Bernstein and Beethoven Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

In a program that continues the 2014-2015 season theme of spirituality in music, Music Director Marin Alsop pays tribute to her mentor Leonard Bernstein. Maestra Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in a concert featuring the works of both Bernstein and Beethoven, tonight, November 21 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)


The CSO Performs BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE This WeekendThe CSO Performs BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Beethoven's most engaging symphony shares a program with Strauss' wise, compelling tone poem tracing the whimsical adventures of an aging, chivalrous Spanish knight, and sensuous, rollicking selections from Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat. Led by guest conductor Andrew Grams, the program will feature the CSO's principal cello Luis Biava and principal viola Karl Pedersen. (more...)


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents Chamber Concert TodayAnn Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents Chamber Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Join the A2SO today, November 21th at 1:30 pm at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor for the next in our continuing chamber recital series. This hour-long chamber concert features works by Mozart and Schumann played by Arie Lipsky our Music Director and Conductor, Aaron Berofsky, Concert Master, Kathryn Votapek, A2SO Associate Concert Master and Kathryn's father Ralph Votapek, Piano Professor of Piano at Michigan State University. With such talented musicians this will a concert you won't want to miss. (more...)


Vocalist Michelle DeYoung Sings with MSO This WeekendVocalist Michelle DeYoung Sings with MSO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Michelle DeYoung this weekend, November 21-22, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Asher Fisch, the performances feature Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Strauss's Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Both concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion held one hour prior to concert start time in Uihlein Hall today and in Anello Atrium on Saturday. Today's performance offers a post-concert Meet the Artist Luncheon in the Bradley Pavilion. (more...)


Chicago Symphonic Winds Perform Tonight at Gorilla Tango BucktownChicago Symphonic Winds Perform Tonight at Gorilla Tango Bucktown
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Chicago Symphonic Winds will present its first formal concert tonight, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)


Utah Symphony Performs Dvorak This WeekendUtah Symphony Performs Dvorak This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony through a double dose of Antonin Dvorak this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22 at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall with performances of 'My Home' and Symphony No. 7. Guest violinist Fumiaki Miura, a rising star from Japan who made his U.S. debut with Utah Symphony in 2012, will play Camille Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3. (more...)


Eight Strings & a Whistle Premieres THOUGHT'S TORSION Tonight at TenriEight Strings & a Whistle Premieres THOUGHT'S TORSION Tonight at Tenri
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

Just 10 days until Eight Strings & a Whistle brings the World Premiere of THOUGHT'S TORTION by New York composer Peri Mauer to the Tenri Cultural Institute, 43A W. 13th St, New York City, tonight, November 21, 2014 at 8 PM. (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - November 20, 2014

The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it's hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three weekends devoted to Beethoven's life and works, Maestro Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate his revolutionary effect on music during "BeethovenFest: The Revolutionary" on December 5-7. (more...)



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