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From Byrd to Britten, Amor Artis Presents a St. Cecilia's Day ConcertFrom Byrd to Britten, Amor Artis Presents a St. Cecilia's Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Amor Artis Chorus opens its 54th season and its first under Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau with odes by Handel and Purcell to St. Cecilia, patroness of music, motets by Byrd, choral dances of Britten, and a fantasia and sonata by Purcell on Nov. 22. (more...)


Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Begins its 2014-15 Cheng Family Foundation Series with a FALL CONCERT, 11/16Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Begins its 2014-15 Cheng Family Foundation Series with a FALL CONCERT, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

The exceptionally talented Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) begins its 2014-15 Cheng Family Foundation Youth Orchestra concert series with a “Fall Concert,” featuring beautiful and challenging music by Leonard Bernstein, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Ottorino Respighi. Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez, the awe-inspiring young musicians open the concert with the grand and cheerful music of Bernstein's Overture to “Candide.” Then, “Swan Lake Suite” (selections) shines, showcasing Tchaikovsky's gift for melody. To conclude, brass musicians from the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) join in to play Respighi's “Pines of Rome,” an Italian tone poem that achieved success at a time when opera dominated the music scene. (more...)


Photo Coverage: Inside New York Pops' 32nd Season Opener, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVEPhoto Coverage: Inside New York Pops' 32nd Season Opener, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
by Stephen Sorokoff - October 25, 2014

Last tonight, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - launched its 32nd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles. (more...)


Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching TodayPeter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season, Launching Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing tonight, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series, which also includes the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (November 21 at 8PM, $45 - $35) and The Hit Men (December 13 at 8PM, $45 - $35). Also featured are Alexis P. Suter (January 9 at 8PM, $45 - $35), and Ruthie Foster (May 8 at 8PM, $45 - $35), among others. (more...)


Miller Theatre Opens 2014-15 Early Music Series With THE DARK HOURS TonightMiller Theatre Opens 2014-15 Early Music Series With THE DARK HOURS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2014-15 Early Music series with THE DARK HOURS featuring Le Poeme Harmonique and Vincent Dumestre, artistic director, tonight, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street). (more...)


Carmel Bach Festival Presents Inaugural Fall Concert in Seaside TonightCarmel Bach Festival Presents Inaugural Fall Concert in Seaside Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Carmel Bach Festival, a world-class festival of music and ideas celebrating the works, inspiration, and ongoing influence of J.S.Bach, presents its first ever Fall Concert in Seaside, Calif., tonight, October 25, 2014 at the Oldemeyer Center at 7 p.m. located at 986 Hilby Avenue. (more...)


Enlow Recital Hall Welcomes Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint TonightEnlow Recital Hall Welcomes Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Allen Toussaint Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Considered 'The best jazz band in the land' by the San Francisco Examiner, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join forces for the first time ever with New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint for an evening of legendary music making at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall tonight, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents A SHERLOCK HOLMES HALLOWEEN TodayThe Pacific Symphony Presents A SHERLOCK HOLMES HALLOWEEN Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Fewer boo!(s), more clues this Halloween! With the help of everyone's favorite detective, Pacific Symphony invites children and families to help solve the mystery of a haunted violin during this morning of music, laughter and clue-finding fun—“A Sherlock Holmes Halloween.” This first concert of the 2014-15 Family Musical Mornings series presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank is a campy, comedic turn from the traditional Halloween fare, and is appropriate for all ages, especially those ages 5-11. While leading the orchestra in Saint-Saëns' spooky “Danse Macabre,” Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez hears a mysterious violin haunting the concert hall. To find out who is behind this shadow sound (played by brilliant young artist Francisco Fullana, who recently won the Johannes Brahms International Violin Competition), he asks for assistance from his “good friends,” Sherlock Holmes (played by Rich Wordes) and Watson (played by Stephanie Draude), to get to the bottom of the case. (more...)


MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Welcomes Galilee's Profeti della Quinta TonightMET MUSEUM PRESENTS Welcomes Galilee's Profeti della Quinta Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

This month, as part of the 2014-2015 Met Museum Presents season of performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the acclaimed male vocal quintet Profeti della Quintamakes a special New York appearance to celebrate the work of the 17th-century composer known asSalomone Rossi Hebreo—Salomone Rossi the Jew. (more...)


The Richmond Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS TodayThe Richmond Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS Today
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Join us at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage today, October 25 at 11am for the world famous production of Beethoven Lives Upstairs. The concert features a lively exchange of letters between young Christoph and his uncle discussing the “madman” (Beethoven) who has moved into the upstairs apartment of Christoph's Vienna home. Audiences will be captivated by more than twenty-five excerpts of the master's music, including the Moonlight Sonata, Fur Elise, and the great Fifth and Ninth Symphonies. (more...)


The Brevard Symphony Orchestra Opens 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak TonightThe Brevard Symphony Orchestra Opens 2014-2015 Concert Season With Dvorak Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 25, 2014

Dvorak's thrilling New World Symphony highlights the Brevard Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 season opener tonight, October 25th at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. (more...)


2014–15 New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Begin 11/30-12/12014–15 New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Begin 11/30-12/1
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will begin its tenth season Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. (more...)


Japan Society Presents A SALUTE TO TRADITIONJapan Society Presents A SALUTE TO TRADITION
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

As the third performance in The Shamisen Sessions, a multi-month celebration of the music and history of the distinctively Japanese instrument, Japan Society presents A Salute to Tradition on November 20th. This single-evening showcase features spectacular examples of three of Japan's major classical shamisen performance styles: nagauta (performed predominantly in connection with kabuki), gidayu-bushi (associated with bunraku puppet theater) and jiuta (the style of music developed for tatami salon concerts) as executed by the crème de la crème of Japan's preeminent shamisen players and chanters, including a Living National Treasure (the highest national honor designated by the government of Japan for an artist) and a traditional nihon buyo dancer. (more...)


New York Pops Opens 2014-15 Season with Rajaton TonightNew York Pops Opens 2014-15 Season with Rajaton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Tonight, October 24, 2014 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 32nd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with All You Need is Love: The Music of The Beatles. Music Director Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a 'polished, welcoming host' who is 'young and vigorous, with a playful attitude' - will lead the orchestra in an opening night celebration of The Beatles' greatest hits recreated by the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton. The concert will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's arrival in America. Concertgoers can expect to hear fresh renditions of Beatles songs including 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,' 'Yesterday,' 'She Loves You,' and 'Let It Be,' among others. (more...)


Principal Flute of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs DIVINE TRAVEL TonightPrincipal Flute of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs DIVINE TRAVEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Principal Flute Lorna McGhee headlines 'Divine Travel,' part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics series, this weekend, October 24 and 26 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


5BMF Presents Baroque Specialists AERIS in Three Boroughs This Weekend5BMF Presents Baroque Specialists AERIS in Three Boroughs This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

Five Boroughs Music Festival's 2014-2015 Season continues in late October with baroque specialists AERIS (www.aerismusic.com), to be presented in three different boroughs over three days. (more...)


New York Composers Circle Presents MUSIC FOR CLARINET, PIANO AND ELECTRONICS TonightNew York Composers Circle Presents MUSIC FOR CLARINET, PIANO AND ELECTRONICS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

New York Composers Circle will present Music for Clarinet, Piano and Electronics, a concert of new works by NYCC members tonight, October 24 at 7:30 PM at Benzaquen Hall of the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th St. in Manhattan. (more...)


LA Phil Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall's Famous Pipe Organ This WeekendLA Phil Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall's Famous Pipe Organ This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the orchestra in the first program celebrating the 10th anniversary of the venue's famous pipe organ, tonight and Saturday, October 24 and 25, at 8 pm, and Sunday, October 26, at 2 pm. The dramatic concert includes a performance from world-renowned French organist Olivier Latry (pictured, left) in the U.S. premiere of Kajia Saariaho's Maan varjot (Earth's Shadow). (more...)


The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents CHAMBER CONCERTS- MUSIC WITH FRIENDS TonightThe Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents CHAMBER CONCERTS- MUSIC WITH FRIENDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The finest chamber recital music is played by A2SO musicians and guests. These hour-long concerts are open to listeners of all ages. Wind, string and brass soloists and ensembles combine programs to include freshly minted pieces along with time-honored classics. All concerts are preceded by dessert and coffee at 1:00 p.m. and concerts begin at 1:30 p.m. (more...)


Neighborhood Classics to Present Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 11/18; 'Violin Invasion' Set for 11/17Neighborhood Classics to Present Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 11/18; 'Violin Invasion' Set for 11/17
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

?Neighborhood Classics presents celebrated violinist Rachel Barton Pine in concert on Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm at P.S. 321 in Brooklyn (180 Seventh Ave.). Pine will perform Bach's Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini's 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from New York composers Mohammed Fairouz (“For Egypt” from Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin Native Informant, from 2011) and Earl Maneein (Be12(OH)12(BTB)4 Metal Organic Framework, from 2014). The concert will be hosted by Neighborhood Classics Founder and Artistic Director Simone Dinnerstein. All ticket sales for this one-hour, family-friendly concert benefit P.S. 321. (more...)


VIA Records to Release Albums by Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Zeigler and Anna ClyneVIA Records to Release Albums by Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Zeigler and Anna Clyne
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini's work has been deemed "radiant [and] amorously evocative" by The New York Times, which has also hailed "her gift for bringing together disparate artists, technicians and other creative professionals to produce cross-disciplinary works greater than the sum of their parts." Her multimedia opera Oceanic Verses perfectly reveals her sensibility as a composer, a creator of multimedia productions, and a wholeheartedly entrepreneurially artist. She commissioned the work through her non-profit company, VisionIntoArt (VIA), whose new label, VIA Records, will release Prestini's music and collaborator Ali Hossaini's visuals as a beautifully designed CD/DVD package on November 18. (more...)


Pianist Carlo Grante Set for 'Masters of High Romanticism' Series 10/31 at Lincoln CenterPianist Carlo Grante Set for 'Masters of High Romanticism' Series 10/31 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2014

The first in a three-concert series, 'Masters of High Romanticism,' with each program devoted to a single Romantic-era composer. In this concert, Carlo Grante focuses on 'the narrative, dancing, dreaming sound-world of Chopin, who virtually invented the Ballade as a musical genre and emancipated the Scherzo from its origins in dance.' Later concerts will feature the complete piano sonatas of Schumann (Monday, December 15, 2014) and the complete solo piano variations of Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015). (more...)


Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Launch US Tour with Concert Marking Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Launch US Tour with Concert Marking Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

On Monday, November 3, at 7:30pm, the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a concert tour of the United States in Houston, which is an official sister city of Leipzig, Germany. The concert marks the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (more...)


ECCE to Kick Off 7th Season with 'EVOLUTIONS' at NYC's DiMenna Center, 11/20ECCE to Kick Off 7th Season with 'EVOLUTIONS' at NYC's DiMenna Center, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

ECCE kicks of its 7th season with a concert encompassing works by seven noted contemporary composers at New York City's The DiMenna Center on Thursday, November 20, 2014. (more...)


Las Vegas Philharmonic to Present GREAT EUROPEAN MASTERY Concert, 11/22Las Vegas Philharmonic to Present GREAT EUROPEAN MASTERY Concert, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014

The Las Vegas Philharmonic will present its second Masterworks Series performance, "Great European Mastery," on Saturday, 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...)




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