CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE


Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces PRYSM Festival Concert, 5/13 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces PRYSM Festival Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) ensembles will showcase their talents at the 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School, located... (more...)
Houston Symphony Celebrates Dr. Seuss With 'Green Eggs and Ham' Concert, 4/29 Houston Symphony Celebrates Dr. Seuss With 'Green Eggs and Ham' Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony celebrates the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss with a semi-staged, orchestral version of “Green Eggs and Ham” at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017.Led by Associate Conductor Robert Franz, the animated, fun-filled celebration of Dr. Seuss at the Symphony will also feature f... (more...)
NYU Symphony to Premiere Fabled Composer Sheldon Harnick's THE TORTOISE AND THE TWO DUCKS NYU Symphony to Premiere Fabled Composer Sheldon Harnick's THE TORTOISE AND THE TWO DUCKS
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

The NYU Symphony will perform a three-part celebration of new and classic works at the Frederick Loewe Theatre on Monday, May 8 at 8 pm. The program will be conducted by Eduardo Leandro in his NYU debut.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony
by Courtney Symes - April 24, 2017

When an icon is as approachable, affable and humble as Ben Vereen is, it is easy to see why he has been so successful. The winner of a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his role in Pippin, Vereen is, at the age of 70, showing no signs of slowing down. Luckily for us, he is bringing his energy and ... (more...)
Ann Arbor Symphony Shares Letter of Recognition Ann Arbor Symphony Shares Letter of Recognition
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

“ I have never heard any composition performed with better technique or greater passion, or conducted with greater zeal, than the Finale of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 which the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performed at Skyline High School on January 31.  It was simply magnificent.  Bravo to you an... (more...)
Amor Artis Chorus and New York Baroque Incorporated to Perform HANDEL IN ITALY Amor Artis Chorus and New York Baroque Incorporated to Perform HANDEL IN ITALY
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

Amor Artis Chorus and New York Baroque Incorporated will perform a concert of bold and boisterous works from Handel's early years in Italy. Conducted by Artistic Director Ryan James Brandau, the program will feature Dixit Dominus, selections from solo vocal cantatas, and the Concerto Grosso Op. 6, N... (more...)
Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23 Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform John Corigliano's Troubadours: Variations for Guitar & Orchestra, written for Isbin,  with the American Composers Orchestra on May 23at Symphony Space at 8 pm. ... (more...)
Houston Symphony Celebrates Legacy of Prince Houston Symphony Celebrates Legacy of Prince
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2017

The Houston Symphony celebrates the life and musical contributions of pop culture icon Prince on July 15 with an exceptional symphonic tribute to the artist's eclectic music, complete with orchestra, live band and featured vocalist Marshall Charloff.... (more...)
The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m.... (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are re... (more...)
Portland Youth Philharmonic To Premiere Debra Kaye's IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, 5/7 Portland Youth Philharmonic To Premiere Debra Kaye's IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Composer Debra Kaye's Ikarus Among the Stars will premiere with the Portland Youth Philharmonic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR. ... (more...)
Paquito D'Rivera And Students From Celia Cruz High School Of Music Present LOS SUENOS DEL CARIBE, 5/13 Paquito D'Rivera And Students From Celia Cruz High School Of Music Present LOS SUENOS DEL CARIBE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Grammy-winning Cuban-American jazz legend Paquito D'Rivera and students from the Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music will premiere a new work of poetry and music celebrating the natural and cultural diversity of the Caribbean.... (more...)
Celebrate Mother's Day With The Hawaii Symphony, 5/13-14 Celebrate Mother's Day With The Hawaii Symphony, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Love is in the air on Mother's Day weekend as the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) presents concerts fit for a queen, showcasing popular works by Vaughan Williams, Respighi and Prokofiev. An annual tradition, Mother's Day weekend concerts offer the perfect activity for families who want to treat mom... (more...)
Symphony Space Presents FUSE PROJECT Symphony Space Presents FUSE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Symphony Space's FUSE PROJECT returns this year to conclude the 16/17 season with a blast of creative energy. Launched last year by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne as a weeklong showcase for artistic and intellectual innovation, it has grown to become Symphony Space's most expansive and ambitious Pro... (more...)
Houston Symphony Presents World Premiere of CONQUEST REQUIEM, 5/5 Houston Symphony Presents World Premiere of CONQUEST REQUIEM, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

The Houston Symphony will perform the world premiere of Conquest Requiem from Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena Frank at 8 p.m. May 5-6 and 2:30 p.m. May 7 at Jones Hall. Considered Frank's most ambitious project to date, the requiem is the composer's musical interpretation of the Spanish conquest... (more...)
New Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAM New Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season titled "Life Is But a Dream," featuring premieres of works by American composers Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, and Ben Moore inspired by poetry and folk melodies, and a World-Premiere ... (more...)
Da Camera Presents RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI Da Camera Presents RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Da Camera of Houston presents RADHE RADHE: RITES OF HOLI, scored and performed by Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Vijay Iyer with the International Contemporary Ensemble and conductor Steven Schick, on Friday, May 5, 2017, at 8 p.m. at the Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center.... (more...)
The American Pops Orchestra and DC Youth Orchestra Program to Honor ELLA AT 100 at DC Parks The American Pops Orchestra and DC Youth Orchestra Program to Honor ELLA AT 100 at DC Parks
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald is turning 100 and to celebrate her life and legacy, the DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) and The American Pops Orchestra (APO) are partnering once again. The two organizations will bring some of Fitzgerald's greatest hits to the DC community with free outdoor performances in two i... (more...)
Early Music New York to Present BACH BROTHERHOOD: SEBASTIAN'S PEERS Early Music New York to Present BACH BROTHERHOOD: SEBASTIAN'S PEERS
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

A baroque 'Band of Brothers' will be celebrated at the closing concert of Early Music New York's 42nd season.... (more...)
Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music.... (more...)
Composer/Violist Jessica Meyer Presents Two Premieres in NYC, 4/30 Composer/Violist Jessica Meyer Presents Two Premieres in NYC, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Continuing a flurry of activity, composer/violist Jessica Meyer looks ahead to two premieres in NYC. On April 30, the well-regarded new music collective counter)induction premieres Sagrada Familia at the Brooklyn Public Library. And, in her largest-scale work to date, NOVUS NY premieres Through whic... (more...)
Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as so... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1 Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), ... (more...)
The Bickford Theatre presents A Four Hand Stride Piano Blockbuster The Bickford Theatre presents A Four Hand Stride Piano Blockbuster
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

Fats Waller, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and James P. Johnson created a jazz piano style known as stride that is both musically and visually exciting and has been a fan favorite for decades. The Bickford Theatre is proud to present the next generation of  stride pianists in concert with critically-accl... (more...)
The Next Festival of Emerging Artists Returns to NYC with Guest Jennifer Koh The Next Festival of Emerging Artists Returns to NYC with Guest Jennifer Koh
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Peter Askim, TheNext Festival of Emerging Artists is an immersive residency for young (20-30 years old) professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking, and contemporary performance practice. This year's fifth anniversary fest... (more...)