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Violinist Sarah Chang Joins the Houston Symphony for a Performance of Barber's VIOLIN CONCERTO, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

On October 2, 4 and 5, global violin sensation Sarah Chang joins the Houston Symphony for a performance of Barber's intensely lyrical Violin Concerto. The Korean-American violinist has been touted by The New York Times as “technically brilliant, lively and characterful' and has been captivating audiences since her New York Philharmonic debut at age eight. (more...)


Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan to Lead CSO's BAROQUE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The internationally revered Baroque-era master Nicholas McGegan conducts a superlative banquet of eighteenth-century delights featuring CSO Concert Master Jean-Sébastien Roy and CSO flutists Randall Hester and Genevieve Briggs. The menu includes three great works associated with London, including Haydn's final symphony, plus Bach's enchanting Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. (more...)


Apollo's Fire Launches Its 24th Season With BACH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: ORCHESTRAL FIREWORKS, 10/9-12
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra kicks off the 2014-15 Season with a festive celebration of J.S. Bach's "Orchestral Fireworks," launching a season that will celebrate Bach's 330th birthday throughout the year. In these opening concerts, the group will unveil three great Bach pieces never yet played by Apollo's Fire: Concerto in C minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060 (featuring Jeannette Sorrell and Joe Gascho on harpsichord), Violin Concerto in E Major (featuring AF concertmaster Olivier Brault), and Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Flute & Strings (featuring Kathie Stewart on flute). Select biographies are found at the end of the press release. (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BRAHMS's REQUIEM, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms's Requiem on October 10-12, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by conductor Robert Spano and featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Nmon Ford, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the concerts include Brahms's German Requiem and Jennifer Higdon's “river sings a song to trees” from City Scape. (more...)


Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present Regina Carter's Southern Comfort on Friday, October 17, 2014, at 8:00pm at Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge. This performance is sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan. Additional support is provided by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England start art agencies. (more...)


Sony Masterworks Announces New US Classical Releases
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Last Symphonies: Mozart's Instrumental Oratorium Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2-CD Set Now Available Preview: https://soundcloud.com/nikolaus-harnoncourt/sets/nikolaus-harnoncourt-mozart On The Last Symphonies, Nikolaus Harnoncourt explores his fascinating new interpretation of the composer's last three symphonies; that they are one whole work which he calls Mozart's “Instrumental Oratorium.” Harnoncourt argues that, in terms of structure, the first movement of Symphony No. 39 is the Prelude of the “Instrumental Oratorium,” while the last movement of Symphony No. 41 is the Finale. (more...)


Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)


The Miller Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with HEART & BREATH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's 'wildly imaginative' (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)


Bowerbird Presents Luciano Berio's Complete SEQUENZAS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Bowerbird is excited to present 14 SEQUENZAS, the Philadelphia premiere of the complete Sequenzas, one of the seminal compositions of the influential Italian modern composer Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003) at the First Unitarian Church, today, September 18 to 20, 2014 as part of the 2014 FringeFestival. (more...)


LACO A LA CARTE Pairs Chamber Music and Global Cuisine in Fall 2014 Fundraiser Series, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

'LACO a la carte,' five intimate, elegant fundraising events presented by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, pair exclusive musical performances with delectable international cuisine in the spectacular private homes of the Consuls General of Australia, Austria, Finland, France and Germany. (more...)


Riccardo Muti Returns to Chicago Tonight for His 5th Season as Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in September for the start of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2014/15 concert season-his fifth season as music director. Muti's three-week residency begins with performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 tonight, September 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center in downtown Chicago. (more...)


Pinchas Zukerman Joins the BSO in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to muscle strain, Hilary Hahn has cancelled her engagement with the Orchestra slated for tonight, September 18 at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In her place, the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop welcome Pinchas Zukerman, internationally acclaimed Israeli violinist, violist and conductor. (more...)


Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Severance Hall, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

For the first time in their 91-year history, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, “one of the leading European orchestras” (The Independent), will tour the U.S., visiting four major markets in October. The Orchestra, under the direction of its Chief Conductor Muhai Tang, will appear first at Symphony Hall in Chicago on October 6th, then at Severance Hall in Cleveland on October 7th, at Strathmore Music Center in North Bethesda, MD on October 8th, and at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium in New York City on October 9th. The ensemble will bring two programs on tour, performing repertoire ranging from Khachaturian to Tchaikovsky to Sibelius. At Severance Hall and the Strathmore Center, the Orchestra will add a ballet suite by Stevan Hristi?, a founder and first principal conductor of the Orchestra (1923-1934). At Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Orchestra will add arias from Verdi's Rigoletto and Macbeth, to be sung by the Serbian baritone Željko Lu?i?, a Met Opera sensation. Tickets for the tour, on sale now, have been set at family-friendly prices and can be obtained on venue websites. (more...)


'Castleton in Performance' Opens 10/26
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 4 p.m., a concert titled Bach – A Three Part Invention will open “Castleton in Performance,” the 2014 fall series presented by the Castleton Festival in Virginia. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Lorin Maazel, one of the great conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, who was the founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival. (more...)


Edvin Marton to Unveil Diamond Violin at Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theater, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

Edvin Marton, a violin virtuoso and Emmy Award winning composer, debuts the Diamond Violin in his classical-pop-rock show, Prince of the Violin, Thursday October 2, 7:30 p.m. in Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theatre. Tickets are available now at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, mesaartscenter.com, or at 480-644-6500. (more...)


SFCM Announces New Program in Technology and Applied Composition
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) announces a new Technology and Applied Composition program ('TAC'), an undergraduate degree offering an unparalleled foundation for success in the diverse and evolving music industry. A unique curriculum integrating compositional craft with music technology will launch a new generation of composers adept in the fields of concert music, sound design and film and game scoring. Now accepting applications for the inaugural class of 2015, the Conservatory will produce versatile graduates who thrive as individual artists and as members of a creative team. (more...)


Columbus Symphony to Bring Carnegie Hall's LINK UP Music Education Program to Columbus
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI), the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) introduces the nationally acclaimed Link Up program. Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom then perform with the CSO from their seats at a culminating concert at the Ohio Theatre on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, conducted by the orchestra's Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson. (more...)


Millersville University's Music Department to Perform at Clair Performance Hall, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, music lovers are invited to join the students of Millersville University's Music Department for an evening of talent. The choral concert will be held in Clair Performance Hall at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center on campus. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)


Amphion String Quartet to Open The New School's Schneider Concerts Series, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

The engaging young Amphion String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, will open The New School of Music's Schneider Concerts Series on Sunday afternoon, October 12th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The New School's Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., New York, NY. The concert will include works by Barber, Carter, and Dvorak. (more...)


LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel Fellows
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced two conductors who will participate in the 2014/15 Dudamel Fellowship Program - Christian Kluxen and Gemma New. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)


Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Yale in New York opens its 2014-15 season with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano Quartet in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Sunday October 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. (more...)


Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music's eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting theYale Philharmonia. (more...)


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Receives a Leadership Gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta That Will Endow the Music Director's Position
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Following the wonderful music with guest artist Renee Fleming and the excitement of the BPO's Opening Night Gala at Kleinhans Music Hall on Saturday, September 13, BPO Board of Trustees Chair Louis P. Ciminelli announced that the orchestra has received a leadership gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta.This generous gift will endow the Music Director's position, held by Maestro JoAnn Falletta. (more...)


Cantata Singers Sets 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2014

Cantata Singers has announced its 51st concert season. (more...)



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