CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE


Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus Celebrates 50 Years Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus Celebrates 50 Years
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus (COCC) is celebrating 50 years of music- making in the 2016-17 season. All alumni of the Cleveland Orchestra Children's Chorus are invited to participate in a special COCC Alumni Choir, assembled just for this occasion. This SATB ensemble will perform at the... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4 Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Guest conductor Christian Reif will lead Berkeley Symphony in Shostakovich's evening-long, epic Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” on Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall. The Orchestra is joined for the Berkeley Symphony's season finale performance by bass Denis Sedov and a men's chorus comprised o... (more...)
Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29 Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL C... (more...)
Tafelmusik Concludes US Tour Tafelmusik Concludes US Tour
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Canada's internationally lauded Baroque orchestra Tafelmusik has just concluded its 2017 U.S. tour.  Travelling to eight cities across the country and in Puerto Rico, Tafelmusik performed a revelatory program titled 'J.S. Bach: Circle of Creation.' This interactive presentation combines text, music,... (more...)
The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKS PASSION, 4/8 The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKS PASSION, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) under the direction of its Music Director David Hayes will give the New York Premiere of celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion. NYCHORAL will be joined by organist Jason Roberts as well as the remarkable Brooklyn Youth Chorus under Art... (more...)
Hoff-Barthelson's Spring Benefit to Feature World-renowned fFutist Carol Wincenc, 4/23 Hoff-Barthelson's Spring Benefit to Feature World-renowned fFutist Carol Wincenc, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Annual Benefit Recital and Reception, the School's largest fundraising event of the year, takes place on Sunday, April 23, 2017, and features a recital by Carol Wincenc, one of today's greatest flutists, accompanied by the brilliant, young pianist Bryan Wagorn. Wincenc... (more...)
Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12 Orchestra of St. Luke's to Honor Pablo Heras-Casado and David Bury 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) will honor its Principal Conductor, Pablo Heras-Casado, and the Chairman of The Bay & Paul Foundations, David Bury, at its annual Gift of Music Gala on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at The Plaza Hotel. The event will feature a special performance by 2016 Grammy Award-wi... (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Concludes 12th Season, 4/30 The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts Concludes 12th Season, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, will conclude its 12th season Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, May 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled “Woodwinds,” is the final of t... (more...)
Review Roundup: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani at 92Y Review Roundup: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Appearing in his 92Y debut was Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani. Named BBC Music magazine's 2015 Newcomer of the Year, Mr. Esfahani has traveled the globe, from Boston to Beijing, working tirelessly to prove that harpsichord is an instrument for today, not only relevant but even revolu... (more...)
Richmond Symphony Announces Altria Masterworks Concert, 4/8 Richmond Symphony Announces Altria Masterworks Concert, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Richmond, Virginia Music Director Steven Smith will lead the Richmond Symphony for the seventh Altria Masterworks concert of the season on Saturday, April 8 at 8pm and Sunday, April 9 at 3pm. The Symphony's Rennolds Memorial Concert will take place at the Dominion Arts Center's Carpenter Theatre and... (more...)
South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017 Winners of the Young Musician Concerto Competition South Dakota Symphony Announces 2017 Winners of the Young Musician Concerto Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Maestro Delta David Gier and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce the winners of the Young Musician Concerto Competition held on March 18 & 19, 2017. First place was awarded to Naomi Powers, violin; second place to Robert Hwang, violin; third place to Sarah Tindall, cello; and... (more...)
TIDAL To Livestream COMMON & National Symphony Orchestra TIDAL To Livestream COMMON & National Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, TIDAL in partnership with Okayplayer will livestream a special performance by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Common, led by NSO Pops Principal Conductor Steven Reineke live from Kennedy Center in Washington DC.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Launches New Digital Archive Portal Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Launches New Digital Archive Portal
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts has given an award to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, which allows them to debut a new digital archive portal.... (more...)
California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7 California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

 Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in the world premiere of the newly-commissioned cello concerto, Tangle Eye, by its current Young American Composer-in-Residence, Dan Visconti, with soloist Inbal Segev on Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Cr... (more...)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the ... (more...)
Lincoln Center Festival to 'Cross Borders' with 2017 Lineup Lincoln Center Festival to 'Cross Borders' with 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Nigel Redden, Lincoln Center Festival Director, today announced the lineup for the 2017 Festival, which runs from July 10 to 30.  This summer, in its 22nd season, the Festival continues to accentuate its mission of globalism by inviting to Lincoln Center artists and companies from many parts of the ... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the mes... (more...)
Digital Theatre Releases London Symphony Orchestra's 'Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream' Digital Theatre Releases London Symphony Orchestra's 'Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream'
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Digital Theatre is thrilled to announce the release of London Symphony Orchestra's Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (cond. Sir John Eliot Gardiner), and Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (cond. Sir Simon Rattle).... (more...)
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie Hall Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Each summer, the country's most gifted young musicians are chosen by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA) of America. This year, seven Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) students have been selected to participate in the prestigious... (more...)
Gabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, Today Gabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, Today
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Contemporary and soundtrack composer, Gabriele Ciampi, is releasing a new album world-wide entitled 'In Dreams Awake' by Universal Music Italy.... (more...)
VIDEO: Thai Blind Orchestra of Young Musicians Perform 'Through the Heart' VIDEO: Thai Blind Orchestra of Young Musicians Perform 'Through the Heart'
by Stage Tube - March 22, 2017

'Music has nothing to do with the eyes. It's perceived through the heart,' says one of the children from the Thai Blind Orchestra.  Watch the video below of these hearing impaired young musicians as they perform.... (more...)
Boise State Music Department & Morrison Center Bring Dominic Armstrong to Boise Boise State Music Department & Morrison Center Bring Dominic Armstrong to Boise
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 9th, at 7:30 pm, the Boise State University Choirs and Orchestras will present an all-Mozart celebration, featuring Mozart's stunning Requiem. Also featured on this concert will be two Mozart arias performed by the celebrated tenor Dominic Armstrong.... (more...)
VIDEO: The Queen's Cartoonists Play Dvorak's 9th Symphony VIDEO: The Queen's Cartoonists Play Dvorak's 9th Symphony
by Stage Tube - March 21, 2017

If you haven't heard the Largo from Dvořák's Ninth Symphony played on kazoos, see this extremely clever and fun video below!... (more...)
Cellist Nicole Johnson Performs  at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series, 4/21 Cellist Nicole Johnson Performs at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Cellist Nicole Johnson performs a recital of Impressionistic, contemporary and traditional works on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 8:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Included on the program are Claude Debuss... (more...)
Gustavo Dudamel Conducts TANGOS UNDER THE STARS With the LA Phil Gustavo Dudamel Conducts TANGOS UNDER THE STARS With the LA Phil
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

Gustavo Dudamel accents the colors, rhythms, and passion of music by leading composers from Argentina in this invigorating evening under the stars on Dudamel Conducts Tangos Under the Stars with the LA Phil -- recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in August - coming to Great Performances Friday, March 31 a... (more...)