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Pianist Carlo Grante Plays Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall TonightPianist Carlo Grante Plays Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

Italian pianist Carlo Grante will launch his three-concert series, “Masters of High Romanticism,” tonight, October 31, 2014 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. He will devote the first concert to the Ballades and Scherzos of Frédéric Chopin. Future programs will feature music by Robert Schumann (Monday, December 15, 2014) and Johannes Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015). (more...)


Apollo's Fire Presents VESPERS OF 1610, Now thru 11/7Apollo's Fire Presents VESPERS OF 1610, Now thru 11/7
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

The exoticism of the East meets the structure of the West in this masterpiece. When AF introduced it to Northeast Ohio, THE PLAIN DEALER called it 'the smash hit of the classical music season.' Sorrell's interpretation has won international praise thanks to the European release of AF's CD recording, which debuted on the Billboard Classical Top 10 Chart. A national tour follows local concerts. Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the E. Nakamichi Foundation. (more...)


The Philadelphia Orchestra Kicks Off Four-Concert Season at Carnegie Hall TonightThe Philadelphia Orchestra Kicks Off Four-Concert Season at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

Tonight, October 31 at 8:00 p.m., Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in its first of four Carnegie Hall concerts this season in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The orchestra performs Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, 'Resurrection' with soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joe Miller. (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ISLE OF THE DEAD, Featuring Violinist Nicola Benedetti, This WeekendThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ISLE OF THE DEAD, Featuring Violinist Nicola Benedetti, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will feature renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti in 'Isle of the Dead,' a BNY Mellon Grand Classics subscription weekend on October 31-November 2. (more...)


Byron Stripling Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concerts This WeekendByron Stripling Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concerts This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014

This weekend, October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. (more...)


Spanish Guitarist Angel Romero Announces 2014-15 ConcertsSpanish Guitarist Angel Romero Announces 2014-15 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, Angel Romero will perform Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. The following month, on Friday, December 12, Maestro Romero shares the stage with The Aeolus Quartet, one of the finest young ensembles performing today and Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, in a program of classical and holiday music at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center. Then on Saturday, January 24, he is hosted by the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society for a recital featuring Spanish solo repertoire by Gaspar Sanz, Isaac Albeniz, and Rodrigo. (more...)


New York Philharmonic to Present 'Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival', 12/4-13New York Philharmonic to Present 'Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival', 12/4-13
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival, December 4-13, 2014, featuring two all-Dvorak programs conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, acclaimed for his interpretations of the Czech composer. (more...)


Pianist Alexander Beridze to Perform at Weill Recital Hall, 11/12Pianist Alexander Beridze to Perform at Weill Recital Hall, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Pianist Alexander Beridze will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 PM. The program, which includes Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101, Brahms' Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 and Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16, is also featured on his soon to be released debut solo recording. (more...)


The BSO Returning to Titusville, 11/9The BSO Returning to Titusville, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Fresh off their 2014-2015 subscription season opener, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra heads to Titusville for a special fall concert on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Titusville High School Performing Arts Center. (more...)


New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Detroit, (October 30, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome Wei Yu, currently a member of the New York Philharmonic cello section, as DSO Principal Cello on Jan. 5, 2015. DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the news Wednesdayevening at a special event at New York's SubCulture celebrating his 70th birthday where Yu was in attendance. Slatkin will conduct the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend in a program featuring Copland, Rouse and Ravel. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Michigan Phil Triumphs with Twilight of a Dark Knight Halloween PopsBWW Reviews: Michigan Phil Triumphs with Twilight of a Dark Knight Halloween Pops
by Anton Anderssen - October 30, 2014

Every year, the Michigan Philharmonic presents a Halloween pops concert, and this year's was a triumphal success. Held at Steppingstone School for the Gifted, the symphony played in a 'haunted garage,' i.e. a large warehouse decorated by the gifted children. Patrons were invited to wear costumes, as were the symphony musicians. Music Director Nan Washburn arrived in style, wearing a brightly colored clown outfit, riding to the podium on a decorative clown bicycle. (more...)


Ben Frost Brings 'A U R O R A' to St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar & Hall TonightBen Frost Brings 'A U R O R A' to St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar & Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

'Best Independent Producer' Kate Nordstrum and 'Best New Venue for Classical Music' Amsterdam Bar & Hall (Star Tribune, Best of Minnesota 2014) team to bring Reykjavik-based electronic musician and composer Ben Frost to Saint Paul on the heels of his recently released, acclaimed album A U R O R A, out now on Mute / Bedroom Community. Already a critics' favorite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in the 'Albums of the Year (So Far)' lists and is described by The Wire as 'Frost's most fully realized work to date.' Resident Advisor called A U R O R A 'the darkest and most powerful recording of his career.' (more...)


American Modern Ensemble Celebrates 10th Season With GHOSTS AND GHOULS TonightAmerican Modern Ensemble Celebrates 10th Season With GHOSTS AND GHOULS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

American Modern Ensemble celebrates its 10th anniversary in macabre style with 'Ghosts and Ghouls'. The cutting-edge ensemble presents works by George Crumb, Robert Paterson and David Del Tredici in a free performance at Merkin Concert Hall, tonight, October 30, 2014. (more...)


CSO's Seasonal Program ANGELS & DEMONS Set for This WeekendCSO's Seasonal Program ANGELS & DEMONS Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Colorful and intriguing music depicting saints and sinners (and several characters that combine those roles) makes up this exhilarating program. You'll enjoy everything from the haunting "Chaconne" from John Corigliano's Oscar-winning music for the movie The Red Violin to a cheeky mini-concerto for bassoon that pays homage to the "King of Rock and Roll" to the angelic strains of Pulitzer Prize-winner Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis. Led by guest conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, the program will feature guest violinist Liza Ferschtman and the CSO's principal bassoonist Betsy Sturdevant. (more...)


Hannu Lintu Leads Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony No. 2 This WeekendHannu Lintu Leads Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Brahms' Symphony No. 2 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) welcomes the return of internationally renowned conductor Hannu Lintu for performances of Brahms' Second Symphony, tonight, October 30 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by 20-year-old piano sensation Conrad Tao and BSO Principal Trumpet Andrew Balio. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


World Music Institute & Met Museum Welcome Ngoni Master Bassekou Kouyate TonightWorld Music Institute & Met Museum Welcome Ngoni Master Bassekou Kouyate Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

?World Music Institute, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presents Mali's Bassekou Kouyate tonight, October 30, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Met's Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. (more...)


JACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy TonightJACK Quartet, Miranda Cuckson, Vox n Plux and More Perform World Premieres at The Italian Academy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of *The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe, Matthew Greenbaum and William Anderson tonight, October 30th at 8pm. Also on the program, a New York premiere for string sextet by Charles Wuorinen. Featured artists: JACK Quartet, pianist Steven Beck, Vox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell. This concert was produced by Zaidee Parkinson and Alanna Maharajh Stone with generous support from *The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music. (more...)


World Renowned Pianist Frederic Chiu Celebrates 25 Years with Yamaha TonightWorld Renowned Pianist Frederic Chiu Celebrates 25 Years with Yamaha Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Frederic Chiu, recognized as one of the most eclectic and imaginative pianists performing today, will present a special concert tonight, October 30th at Miller Theatre, located on the campus of Columbia University in Manhattan. (more...)


Piano Virtuoso Emily Bear Plays Mesa Arts Center TonightPiano Virtuoso Emily Bear Plays Mesa Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Thirteen-year-old piano super talent Emily Bear, who has performed internationally in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, will perform live with Zuill Bailey in Mesa Arts Center's Piper Theater tonight, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available now at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, mesaartscenter.com, or at 480-644-6500. (more...)


Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble to Perform 11/4 at Manhattan's Christ & St. Stephen's Church in NYCCanta Libre Chamber Ensemble to Perform 11/4 at Manhattan's Christ & St. Stephen's Church in NYC
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Tuesday, November 4 at 8:00 PM at Christ and St. Stephen's Church, 120 West 69th St. (between Columbus Avenue & Broadway) in Manhattan. (more...)


Longy School of Music of Bard College Announces New York Training OrchestraLongy School of Music of Bard College Announces New York Training Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Longy School of Music of Bard College today announced the formation of a unique training orchestra that provides a Master of Music degree, newly approved by the State of New York and is designed to prepare them for the mounting challenges facing today's orchestra players. The training orchestra, recruited from the finest postgraduate musicians, will offer advanced orchestral and leadership training and grant a Master of Music degree in Curatorial, Critical and Performance Studies. All applicants accepted into the three-year degree program will receive a fellowship, which includes the full expense of tuition as well as an annual stipend. Applications are now being accepted. The orchestra will begin performing during the 2015-16 academic year. (more...)


Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Met Opera Rising Stars Come to NJPAC, 11/8-9Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Met Opera Rising Stars Come to NJPAC, 11/8-9
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

A giant in the symphonic musical tradition, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra -- Mendelssohn's orchestra -- presents an all-Mendelssohn program under the baton of the dynamic Riccardo Chailly, La Scala's next Music Director on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). (more...)


New York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory BoardNew York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has established an International Advisory Board (IAB) to develop relationships beyond the United States in order to support the Philharmonic's activities abroad, including regular Philharmonic residencies, educational and entrepreneurial projects, and the launch of the newly formed New York Philharmonic Global Academy. The International Advisory Board will serve as an international network of advocates and ambassadors who will connect with individuals and institutions in their home cities and countries to cultivate the Philharmonic's long-term reach and influence worldwide. IAB members will work with the Philharmonic to secure engagements, activities, and funding sources in a variety of international locations. (more...)


New York Philharmonic Launches Global AcademyNew York Philharmonic Launches Global Academy
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has launched the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, a series of long-term, immersive partnerships with select cultural and music education institutions in New York, the United States, and worldwide. Building on its renowned history of international touring and cultural diplomacy, as well as its longstanding commitment to education, the Philharmonic is collaborating with partners to offer intensive training of pre- professional musicians by Philharmonic members, often alongside regular performance residencies by the full Orchestra. (more...)


Epic Fifth Symphony to Open Andrés Orozco-Estrada's 3 WEEKS OF BEETHOVEN, 11/13Epic Fifth Symphony to Open Andrés Orozco-Estrada's 3 WEEKS OF BEETHOVEN, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

HOUSTON (October 29, 2014) – On November 13-16, Houston audiences will experience a powerful opening to the 3 Weeks of Beethoven, a multi-weekend celebration of Beethoven's music, led by new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Andrés lends his unique blend of passion and electricity to 11 thrilling performances over three weeks, which begin a larger three-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies between the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons. (more...)




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