CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE


May Festival Concludes This Weekend with Ethereal Dream Project, BACH MASTERPIECE May Festival Concludes This Weekend with Ethereal Dream Project, BACH MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Fans are still buzzing this Monday morning after opening weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival. The second and final weekend of the Festival will take place this weekend--Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27--at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati.... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8 League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' 2017 National Conference in Detroit, June 6-8, will focus on the ways forward for orchestras in an uncertain public policy landscape. Using the story of Detroit's revitalization and resurgent creative community as a backdrop, the Conference will include a diverse a... (more...)
The Australian Haydn Ensemble to Bring Classical Paris to Sydney The Australian Haydn Ensemble to Bring Classical Paris to Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the Worlds most experienced interpreters of Mozart on the Fortepiano, Melvyn Tan, will join the Australian Haydn Ensemble to dazzle audiences this June/July for a program inspired by the beauty and romance of Classical Paris.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethov... (more...)
Mercer County Symphonic Band Presents 2017 Spring Concert Mercer County Symphonic Band Presents 2017 Spring Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. The theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  Admission is free.... (more...)
Odyssey Opera Performs Rare Gilbert & Sullivan Work 6/2-3 Odyssey Opera Performs Rare Gilbert & Sullivan Work 6/2-3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Described as “one of the East Coast's most exciting and best opera companies (The Arts Fuse),” Odyssey Opera completes its Wilde Opera Nights series, a season-long exploration of operatic works inspired by the writings and world of Oscar Wilde. For two nights, Odyssey Opera presents a fully-staged p... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second Symphony Pacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

In true fashion, Pacific Symphony ends its 2016-17 season with a concert designed to make a lasting impression. In the spotlight is Mahler's epic Second Symphony, in which the composer ponders nothing less than life, death and transcendence-and in so doing pens some of his most sublime music.... (more...)
The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backst... (more...)
38th Season of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Now on Sale 38th Season of Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF)'s 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music. Twelve compelling concerts will be performed at venues across the Cape from August 1 through 25. Early purchases are recommended for discount tickets (available... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Cuts Ribbon on New Offices in Irvine Pacific Symphony Cuts Ribbon on New Offices in Irvine
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Trumpets played, flags were raised and a giant ribbon was cut to unveil the new Pacific Symphony administrative headquarters in the City of Irvine yesterday. Symphony President John Forsyte revealed the Board of Directors' support in naming the building the Charlie and Ling Zhang Musical Arts & Educ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4.... (more...)
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Featured in Special Engagements at 21C Music Festival Canadian Opera Company Orchestra Featured in Special Engagements at 21C Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Canadian Opera Company Music Director Johannes Debus and the internationally acclaimed COC Orchestra step out of the orchestra pit of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to launch the 'Canadian edition' of the 21C Music Festival, performing the opening concert on May 24, 2017 at Toronto'... (more...)
Adelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist Program Adelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

For those who question the future of classical music and young musicians rest assured, the Adelphi Orchestra will surprise and delight in a sumptuous concert of French masterworks on June 11th at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufmann Music Center in New York City. "Une Fete en France " will honor winn... (more...)
Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premi... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Announces Music and Movement Workshops Pacific Symphony Announces Music and Movement Workshops
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

While the smallest citizens of Orange County might have a difficult time telling you exactly why, they love music and dancing too! And on their behalf, Pacific Symphony and Orange County Music and Dance (OCMD) have teamed up to give babies and toddlers a jumpstart on their own development as well as... (more...)
Las Vegas Philharmonic 2016-17 Performances to Air on NPR Las Vegas Philharmonic 2016-17 Performances to Air on NPR
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic has partnered with  Nevada Public Radio for the second year to broadcast performances from its current 2016-17 season on Classical 89.7 FM Sundays at 2pm, starting June 4. Each broadcast will be 90 minutes to two hours in length and will include conversation with Music Dir... (more...)
John Williams to Conduct Cleveland Orchestra in Program of His Movie Music John Williams to Conduct Cleveland Orchestra in Program of His Movie Music
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that composer John Williams will conduct the Orchestra in a program including music from his celebrated film scores at Severance Hall on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. ... (more...)
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Announces Touring and Recording Plans New Canadian Global Music Orchestra Announces Touring and Recording Plans
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A major initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music, which celebrates the cultural diversity and pluralism of our great country as it turns 150, is the formation of the New Canadian Global Music Orchestra. This project, conceived by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, is led by Ar... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 50-piece period instrument American Classical Orchestra opens its 33rd season with Berwald's Symphony Singulaire, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ('Italian'), and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring as soloist 12-year-old piano prodigy Adrian Romoff.... (more...)
Cincinnati Symphony Slates Upcoming European Festivals Tour Cincinnati Symphony Slates Upcoming European Festivals Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced the details of an extensive, eleven-concert tour across Europe led by Music Director Louis Langree over three weeks in August and September.... (more...)
Houston Symphony Receives Innovation Grant from League of American Orchestras Houston Symphony Receives Innovation Grant from League of American Orchestras
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Houston Symphony is one of just twenty-one orchestras from across the United States to receive a grant from the League of American Orchestras'American Orchestras' Futures Fund. The two-year innovation grant, made possible by the generosity of the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation, will support the H... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating Innovation League of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The League of American Orchestras has announced the award of grants to 21 U.S. orchestras. The grants, in the amount of $80,000-$150,000 each, focus on an array of programs incubating organizational innovation and experimentation. The two-year innovation grants, part of the recently launched America... (more...)
Newport Classical Music Festival's 49th Season Features 56 Performances by 80 Artists Newport Classical Music Festival's 49th Season Features 56 Performances by 80 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

When it comes to covering a lot of ground, Newport's oldest and largest festival gets it done. The Newport Music Festival, now in its 49th season, will host 56 concerts in just over two weeks between July 7 and 23. From dusk to dawn, the festival, in partnership with the Preservation Society of Newp... (more...)
BSO Announces 2017 – 2018 Four-Concert Classical Season BSO Announces 2017 – 2018 Four-Concert Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Wesley Schulz have announced the 2017 - 2018 Season, their annual four-concert classical series featuring a star-studded cast of guest performers, masterworks, beloved favorites, original compositions, and special collaborations held at Bainbridge Performing... (more...)
Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski Concludes Tenure Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski Concludes Tenure
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Michael Krajewski will take his final bows as Principal POPS Conductor of the Houston Symphony during the season finale concert, Classic Broadway, at 8 p.m. May 26-27 and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Jones Hall.... (more...)