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by BWW - August 31, 2014

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Music Mountain Welcomes Shanghai String Quartet This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th Anniversary Season with the Shanghai String Quartet. Tonight, August 30 (6:30PM) the quartet performs Beethoven and Verdi and return tomorrow, August 31 (3PM) for Music Mountain's End of Season Benefit Concert & Reception with guest Haochen Zhang, piano. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR, Today
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2014

Heart-pounding cannons, dazzling fireworks and rich, expressive music by Russian Romantics combine to create an exhilarating "Tchaikovsky Spectacular," bringing "Mercedes-Benz presents Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2014" to a dramatic close. Russia's powerhouse pianist Rachmaninoff-known for composing thundering piano concertos to show off his own virtuosity-lends his "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" to the talents of Jon Nakamatsu, a California native and 10th gold medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Mussorgsky's vivid "Pictures at an Exhibition," a musical evocation of the paintings by his late friend Viktor Hartmann, is performed in Ravel's colorful orchestration with visual cues on the screen. Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, the concert opens with some of Tchaikovsky's incomparable dance music, the Waltz and Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin." The evening concludes in grand tradition with the dramatic finale of fireworks and 16 cannon shots in Tchaikovsky's victorious "1812" Overture, featuring the Huntington Beach Concert Band, which also provides pre-concert entertainment. (more...)


Utah Symphony to Launch Season With Performance of Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 1, 9/12-13
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The Utah Symphony returns to Abravanel Hall on Sept. 12 & 13 to launch the 2014-15 season with Music Director Thierry Fischer leading the orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan" along with works by Beethoven and Mosolov. (more...)


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Feature Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 08/28/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar on September 19-20, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The concerts feature Ms. Weilerstein performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor along with Britten's “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8. (more...)


November at The Houston Symphony Features AFRICAN SAFARI, BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH and More
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The Houston Symphony's November calendar features an exciting lineup of concerts including a musical exploration of one of the world's most diverse and fascinating continents with Family Series concert AFRICAN SAFARIwith Music from The Lion King on November 1. Followed by a historic concert from Houston's sister city Leipzig, Germany'sLeipzig Gewandhouse Orchestra performing the work of German masters Bach and Mendelssohn and marking the 25th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (more...)


Sherman Chamber Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky and Bach for Labor Day Weekend Performance
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble concludes its 2014 Summer Concert Series today, August 29th at St. Andrew's Church in Kent and tomorrow, August 30th at the Lake Mauweehoo Club in Sherman with a program including a flute concerto by CPE Bach, Tchaikovsky's 'Souvenir de Florence' and a new work for string sextet by SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen. Performers are Jill Levy and Ming Hsin (violin), Sarah Adams and Mary Hammann (viola), Eliot Bailen and Lindy Clarke (cello) and Susan Rotholz (flute). (more...)


Seth MacFarlane Joins John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen this weekend, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)


Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Conductor Ludovic Morlot ushers in the month of September by leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two classical performances, Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, both at 8 pm. (more...)


Canton Symphony Orchestra Debuts ConverZations Lecture Series, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The Canton Symphony Orchestra's free lecture series, ConverZations, premieres atnoon on September 8th, 2014. ConverZations are public discussions with members of the CSO community on topics relating to music and the orchestra. The series continues at noon on the second Monday of every month from October 2014 to May 2015 in the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW-Canton. (more...)


Vermont Symphony Orchestra Honors 2014 Advertising Supporters
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra announced today that more than $10,000 was raised through advertising in the 2014 Program Supplement, a publication produced for the past 22 years by the Southwest Vermont Friends of the VSO. (more...)


Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)


Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivities fit for the grand occasion. Bell returns for his fifth performance with the Symphony (he last performed with the Symphony in May 2010) to celebrate the maestro and captivate audiences with the exciting, breakneck theme and stunning Romanticism of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Interview Magazine may have summed up the remarkable violinist's playing best by saying, Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” The violinist's artistry is exemplified in his new music directorship of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his release of 40 CDs since the age of 18, multiple television appearances and countless accolades. (more...)


Japan Society to Welcome Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Akiko Yano, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists Hiromitsu Agatsuma (on tsugaru-shamisen) and Akiko Yano (on piano) perform together for one night only on September 27 in the first show of Japan Society's 2014-15 Performing Arts Season's multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. While Yano's 'unpredictable' (Japan Times) sold-out New York shows generally feature her with New York musician friends; for this show she brings her inimitable talents to bear in symphony with Agatsuma, acknowledged as a 'fierce virtuoso' (Billboard) and 'Japan's leader in the shamisen trend' (Baltimore Sun). United by their ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool, pop-jazz tunes, these renowned, Japanese-born musicians share a stage for the first time to improvise, explore and engage with Japan's musical past, present and future. (more...)


STAGE TUBE: New Trailer Released for OSU's THE BEST DAMN BAND IN THE LAND
by Stage Tube - August 28, 2014

As Ohio State Marching Band prepares for the new season under different leadership, check out the new trailer for TBDBITL's upcoming 2014 Season below! (more...)


'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs Tonight on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES
by TV News Desk - August 28, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing tonight, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)


Jay Ansill and Christopher Colucci Performs Tonight at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2014

People's Light & Theatre presents a free one-night only classical concert tonight, August 28 at 7:30 pm on the Steinbright Stage. Guest artists Jay Ansill, mandolin and celtic harp and Christopher Colucci, classical guitar will perform an evening of classical works by Bach, Satie and others. (more...)


Seth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)


Princeton Symphony Partners with Princeton Public Library for 'PSO GOES TO THE MOVIES', 9/15
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

On Monday, September 15, at 7 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the Princeton Public Library partner to kick off the 2014-2015 PSO Soundtracks Series with 'PSO Goes to the Movies: Music from the Inside Out,' a cinematic presentation of the magic and mystery of music through the stories, passions, and artistry of the 105 musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. (more...)


Percussionist Cyro Baptista to Perform at Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

One of the planet's premier percussionists, Cyro Baptista, leads a quartet of some of the most exciting musicians from the New York world music scene, in a unique, colorful performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday October 5. (more...)


Get to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SO
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. (more...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens 2014-2015 Season with THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will open its first season of concerts curated under the artistic directorship of Lisa Bielawa with guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of Romantic Lieder arranged for treble voices and other works October 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. The concerts will be conducted by San Francisco Girls Chorus Music Director and Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host 'O Say Can You See' Gala, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - August 27, 2014

Signaling the start of the social season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will hold its annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This year's Gala concert will be led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. On the heels of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem, the evening will showcase American music and artists, beginning with a revival of Ferde Grofe's Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner, brought back to the stage for its first public performance in 80 years. The program also features celebrated blind American jazz pianist Marcus Roberts with the Marcus Roberts Trio performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Center Stage's visionary Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah narrating Copland's Lincoln Portrait; and the Morgan State University Choir lending their voices to selections from the composer's Old American Songs. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


Brian Zeger to Chair Judges Panel for April 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)



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