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The World Music Institute's 2014-15 Masters of Indian Music & Dance Series Presents KAUSHIKI CHAKRABORTY, 11/14The World Music Institute's 2014-15 Masters of Indian Music & Dance Series Presents KAUSHIKI CHAKRABORTY, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

World Music Institute, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents Kaushiki Chakraborty on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Met's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)


The Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Its Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Concert, 11/15 and 11/17The Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Its Annual DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Concert, 11/15 and 11/17
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

The Chicago Sinfoniettacaptures the duality of grief and joy intrinsic to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead in its annual Dia de los Muertosconcert, where the orchestra is joined by Brazil-born, Chicago area-based guest conductor Lucia Matos, making her Sinfonietta podium debut, and Redmoon theater, bringing the music to life through spectacular visual accompaniments. The Chicago Sinfonietta performs Dia de los Muertos twice: first, in Naperville at Wentz Concert Hall of North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Avenue, Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm, and then again in downtown Chicago at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Avenue, Monday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)


The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA SPOTLIGHT, 11/2The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA SPOTLIGHT, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

Members of the Canton Symphony Orchestra will be featured as soloists on the concert titled “Orchestra Spotlight”, Sunday, November 2 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall (2323 17th Street NW, Canton). The program of classical standards includes Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in a minor, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds. The soloists will host a question and answer session, known as “Back Talk”, with audience members immediately following the concert. (more...)


DSO Welcomes New Assistant ConductorDSO Welcomes New Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

Following a nationwide search, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has selected Michelle Merrill, 30, as Assistant Conductor. She will relocate to Detroit from Jacksonville, Fla. where she guest conducts the Jacksonville Symphony, in addition to her role as Assistant Conductor of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Merrill fills the position vacated earlier this year by Teddy Abrams, who has recently begun his inaugural season as Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra. Contracted through the end of the season, Merrill's first appearance onstage with the DSO will be an Education Concert Series performance on Nov. 12. (more...)


Pianist Shai Wosner Joins Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center TonightPianist Shai Wosner Joins Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

Pianist Shai Wosner, recognized for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight, returns to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to perform in a program of Brahms's late solo and chamber works. (more...)


Lang Lang Performs Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic TonightLang Lang Performs Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, tonight, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


BSO Opens Doors as Part of Citywide Free Fall TodayBSO Opens Doors as Part of Citywide Free Fall Today
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) welcomes the public to experience a live orchestra rehearsal firsthand today, October 21 at 10 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for Free Fall Baltimore. The community is invited to observe Music Director Marin Alsop as she leads the orchestra in rehearsal of Strauss's tone poem, Ein Heldenleben: A Hero's Life. This unique opportunity is offered through the BSO's participation in Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide initiative which aims to expose the community to the area's plentiful and diverse arts scene. The event is free and interested attendees must register in advance at BSOmusic.org/freefall by Monday, October 20 at 12 p.m. Please see below for complete event details. (more...)


Met Museum's Cloisters Concerts in 2014-15 to Feature Expanded Range, New LocationsMet Museum's Cloisters Concerts in 2014-15 to Feature Expanded Range, New Locations
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

The pioneering early music series Concerts at The Cloisters will expand its offerings in winter and spring 2014-15 to include musical performances from the Latin and Byzantine traditions; songs from northeastern France; a scholarly reconstruction of a Palm Sunday procession; and a mesmerizing concert of medieval, Baroque, and contemporary music set to the text of Psalm 116. Concerts will take place within the historic apse of the 12th-century church of San Martin from Fuentidueña near Segovia, Spain, or -- new this season -- in galleries at The Cloisters. The unique settings and superb acoustics at The Cloisters provide audiences with an unforgettable concert experience. (more...)


Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) on November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)


Discount Tickets Available for Rosa Antonelli's 10/22 Carnegie Hall PerformanceDiscount Tickets Available for Rosa Antonelli's 10/22 Carnegie Hall Performance
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

A special 50 percent discount is now available for Rosa Antonelli's benefit performance at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. (more...)


Inon Barnatan to Perform Chopin with the NJ Symphony, 11/28-30Inon Barnatan to Perform Chopin with the NJ Symphony, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Chopin's First Piano Concerto and Brahms' Fourth Symphony, November 28-30 in Princeton, Newark and New Brunswick. Pianist Inon Barnatan makes his NJSO debut performing Chopin's concerto. Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling conducts. On Saturday, November 29, the NJSO hosts Saturday Night Out -- a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends -- at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig Chamber Series Opens With BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY AND MENDELSSOHN, 11/2The Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig Chamber Series Opens With BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY AND MENDELSSOHN, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

Discover the evolving genius and unique musical voices of “Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn” during the first concert of Pacific Symphony's 2014-15 Café Ludwig chamber series, which this season explores music written at the early, middle and late periods of a composer's life. As an anchor, the three-concert series features three of Beethoven's cello sonatas, each written at a different stage of his musical development, performed by the Symphony's Principal Cellist Timothy Landauer. For the seventh season, charming and sensational pianist Orli Shaham serves as host, leading this afternoon of music on Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. in the intimate Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Tickets are $56 and $73, and include coffee, tea and desserts. Subscriptions for all three concerts are still available for $168 and $219. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)


Carnegie Hall to Welcome Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Pianist Yuja Wang, 11/22Carnegie Hall to Welcome Violinist Leonidas Kavakos and Pianist Yuja Wang, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2014

On Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, violinist Leonidas Kavakos collaborates with pianist Yuja Wangon a recital program including Brahms's Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; Schumann's Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121; Ravel's Violin Sonata (posthumous); and Respighi's Violin Sonata. (more...)


The CSO to Perform BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE, 11/21-22The CSO to Perform BEETHOVEN & DON QUIXOTE, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 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...)


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by Richard Sasanow - October 20, 2014

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga memorably stepped into one of the lead roles in the revival of Rossini's LE COMTE ORY (opposite, no less, star tenor Juan Diego Florez) on short notice. (more...)


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The Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS, 11/22-23The Verdi Chorus Presents DISTANT LANDS, 11/22-23
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2014

THE VERDI CHORUS presents DISTANT LANDS, Nov. 22-23. A concert of magnificent arias and ensembles from Idomeneo, The Pearl Fishers, Lakme, Prince Igor, Rusalka and The Merry Widow. Starring Soprano Shana Blake Hill, Tenor Mathew Edwardsen, Baritone Gregorio Gonzalez. Accompanied by Laraine Ann Madden and conducted by Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. (more...)


Kaushiki Chakrabarty to Play Met Museum, 11/14Kaushiki Chakrabarty to Play Met Museum, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2014

(New York, October 16)— In a rare New York appearance, the virtuoso Indian vocalist Kaushiki Chakrabarty performs a lyrical program displaying the exquisitely rich vocal traditions of South and North India at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, November 14. (more...)


Wonderbound Presents ENDURING GRACE With the Colorado Symphony, Now thru 10/26Wonderbound Presents ENDURING GRACE With the Colorado Symphony, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

Denver's Wonderbound is gaining national attention this October as Artistic Director Garrett Ammon's 'Serenade for Strings' premieres with San Francisco's Smuin Ballet. In addition, the work will be a part of Wonderbound's season opening production of 'Enduring Grace' with musicians of the Colorado Symphony. 'Enduring Grace' also features a world premiere work by Company Artist Sarah Tallman. (more...)


FirstWorks Welcomes Regina Carter to RISD Auditorium TonightFirstWorks Welcomes Regina Carter to RISD Auditorium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

Considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, violin virtuoso Regina Carter and her quintet are coming to Providence for the first time. FirstWorks, Providence's premiere performing arts curator, announced that tonight, October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm at the RISD Auditorium, Carter will perform a special open-to-the-public concert after her multi-day FirstWorks' Arts Learning Residency, engaging with students across Rhode Island. Known for her soulful and rooted blending of musical genres, Carter will perform tracks from her latest Southern Comfort album, a continuation of her quest to explore her family roots through the sounds of the violin. (more...)


MusicaNova Showcases Ten of AZ's Brightest Talents in 2014-15 Young Artists Series, Beginning TodayMusicaNova Showcases Ten of AZ's Brightest Talents in 2014-15 Young Artists Series, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

MusicaNova Orchestra and Arizona Piano will showcase ten of Arizona's brightest musicians with its Young Artists Series for the 2014-15 Season. Selected by MusicaNova's Young Artists Coordinators Hong Zhu, Fei Xu, and Elizabeth McKinnon, the Series provides an opportunity for young talent to perform for live audiences in the recital hall of Arizona Piano. (more...)


Cellist Steven Isserlis Performs Haydn with the LA Chamber Orchestra This WeekendCellist Steven Isserlis Performs Haydn with the LA Chamber Orchestra This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) showcases the virtuosic skills of Steven Isserlis, 'one of the world's leading cellists' (The Guardian), performing Haydn's radiant Cello Concerto No. 2 under the baton of sought-after Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd, making his LACO debut, tonight, October 18, 2014, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, October 19, 2014, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Boyd also conducts Mozart's stately 'Haffner' Serenade and opens the program with At First Light by George Benjamin, considered among Britain's greatest living composers. (more...)


Maestro Arild Remmereit & BSO Perform Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony This WeekendMaestro Arild Remmereit & BSO Perform Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

Maestro Arild Remmereit and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) present a program of Tchaikovsky and Mozart tonight, October 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 19 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The concert includes Tchaikovsky's rarely heard Symphony No. 3, 'Polish,' Mozart's Flute Concerto in G Major, performed by BSO Principal Flute Emily Skala, and the BSO premiere of 19th century female composer Elfrida Andree's Concert Overture in D Major. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


The LitCrawl 2014 Presents WORD PERFORMANCES at the Incline Gallery TonightThe LitCrawl 2014 Presents WORD PERFORMANCES at the Incline Gallery Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

Word Performances will be part of the Lit Crawl 2014 tonight, October 18th in Phase 2 at 7:15pm-8:15pm, at the Incline Gallery at 766 Valencia b/t 18th and 19th St. (more...)


David Bernard Conducts Massapequa Philharmonic's Season Opener TonightDavid Bernard Conducts Massapequa Philharmonic's Season Opener Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2014

The Massapequa Philharmonic will begin its 2014-2015 season with a performance led by guest conductor David Bernard at Berner Auditorium in Massapequa tonight, October 18 at 8 pm. (more...)




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