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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...)

Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns, of The Irish Tenors, recently performed two back-to-back concerts, on July 24th and 25th, in Sacramento, CA. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Composer Lera Auerbach to Launch Bold New Commissioning Project for Upcoming 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra'
by Peter Danish - August 14, 2014

Since she burst onto the scene while still a student a Juilliard, pianist and composer, Lera Auerbach, has always been a bit of a trend setter and rule breaker and her exciting and audacious new project appears to be no exception. It is a global collaborative commissioning project for her new 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.' The global aspect of the project will kick off with the composer herself performing the World Premiere, with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker under the baton of Maestro Dan Ettinger on November 24th, of next year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Conducter Steven Reineke Weds Eric Gabbard in Star-Studded Ceremony
by Stephen Sorokoff - August 05, 2014

Leonard Bernstein titled a book 'The Joy Of Music'. The first time I attended a New York Pops concert with Steven Reineke at the helm that's the first thing I thought of. By the time the last note was played I realized the Pops new music director was much more than that. Steven also represents The Joy Of Life. Then, Steven met Eric, an equivalently matched person with whom to travel on life's journey. (more...)

Photo Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert
by BWW News Desk - July 24, 2014

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunited with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. Below, BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: A Look Back on Prolific Career of Maestro Lorin Maazel
by BWW Special Coverage - July 14, 2014

As BWW reported earlier today, renowned conductor, violinist and composer Lorin Maazel passed away yesterday, July 13th at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. (more...)

Photo Flash: Washington Times Honors America's Veterans with Help of Anthony Kearns and More
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Washington Times honored America's veterans, with an emphasis on the dozens of veterans serving in Congress, in a gala celebration just before Memorial Day on May 21, 2014. The ticketed event took place at the Capitol Hill Club from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening's entertainment was provided by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns, who also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra during the 2014 Memorial Day Concert on PBS. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Montreal Symphony Orchestra Inaugurates Pipe Organ at Maison Symphonique
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra tonight inaugurates the pipe organ at Maison Symphonique. The 6,489-pipe colossus is a design collaboration between Jack Diamond, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects and Quebec-based organ manufacturer Casavant Freres. Below, hear a preview of the organ as performed by MSO resident organist Jean Willy Kuntz and check out photos of the instrument! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus Rehearsal at Carnegie Hall
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 11, 2014

James Conlon, Music Director of the Cincinnati May Festival since 1979, conducted the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on Friday, May 9 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium during the fourth and final installment of the Spring For Music festival. The centerpiece of the Carnegie Hall program is the New York premiere of The Ordering of Moses, a work by Robert Nathaniel Dett that received its world premiere at the 1937 May Festival, performed by a chorus of 350 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra led by Eugene Goosens. Mr. Conlon opened the program with John Adams' Harmonium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' KIDS ON STAGE Finalists Attend Talkback
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - March 24, 2014

In collaboration with the NYC Department of Education's Borough-Wide Band and Orchestra program, KIDS ON STAGE allows middleschool students the opportunity to experience the professional performance process from the first audition to the final note. This year's finalists included: Sophia Atlas-Ruggirello, Isabel Bruschi, Kaitlyn Cao, Matthew Cuji, Marvin Carter, Zachary Davis, Melissa Dookie, Olivi Dul, John Fabrizio, Christopher Ferdinand, Magdalena Garandza, Chelsea Jordan, Miles Keingstei, Justin Laurenceau, Christopher Rush, Joshua Sipson, Liuxi Sun, David Valderrama, Jason Whitelaw and Margaret Wu. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis - International Superstar to Perform in NYC
by Peter Danish - March 18, 2014

With a dozen gold and platinum releases under his belt, two hit PBS Specials and a decade of sold-out concerts world-wide, international superstar Mario Frangoulis returns to New York for two shows this weekend at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danish String Quartet Gives Pop-Up Performance at Manderley Bar
by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2014

Last night the Danish String Quartet, the hottest young classical music group, were welcomed to New York in preparation for their upcoming Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center concerts this Sunday at Alice Tully Hall and Monday at the Rose Studio, the Danish String Quartet enjoyed a night on the town. They began the evening by attending Broadway's After Midnight, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center All Stars. Following the performance, they went backstage to congratulate the orchestra on their performance before heading to the McKittrick Hotel. They got to experience the end of Sleep No More before their pop-up performance at the Manderley Bar, where they played a brief 15-minute set of Beethoven quartets and Scandinavian folk songs. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at their performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People's Concerts
by Alan Henry - January 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld has a sneak peak at rehearsals for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People Concert titled 'Once Upon a Time,' where fairytales will spring to life through music and dance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Toronto Symphony's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

An annual holiday tradition with the TSO for over 80 years, Handel's powerful and passionate Messiah will fill Roy Thomson Hall for five stirring performances tonight, December 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22. Scroll down for photos of the orchestra and singers in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brad Paisley and More at Nashville Symphony's 'Midwinter Night's Dream' Ball
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2013

Chairs Jane Anne Pilkinton and Jennifer Puryear created 'A Midwinter Night's Dream,' a winter oasis at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, for more than 350 guests at the 29th annual Symphony Ball. Nashville's preeminent winter social event, the Symphony Ball raises funds to support the Nashville Symphony and assist in bringing great music to the entire Middle Tennessee community through concerts and free education and engagement programs. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shirley Ritenour Conquers Valhalla for Cancer
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2013

Shirley Ritenour performed Wagner, Puccini, Albeniz, Granados, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Styne, Lane and Holdridge on December 6, 2013 in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Lights Up Brunswick Christmas
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - December 09, 2013

In 1961 at the 41st Street Theatre in New York City, African-American poet-playwright Langston Hughes premiered a work called Black Nativity, a collection of gospel songs punctuated by Hughes's own verse narrating the birth of Jesus. After a very short run, the only souvenir of that historic event was a rare LP recording. More than a half century later, Maine musicologist Aaron Robinson has collaborated with Bowdoin College conductor and choral director Anthony Antolini to mount a revised version of Hughes' original work. Entitled Black Nativity In Concert - A Gospel Celebration, Robinson has utilized Hughes' original texts, adding a few plus some Biblical verse, as well. For the musical settings he relied on transcribing the recording and arranging several songs himself. Performed yesterday by the seventy-five person Bowdoin Chorus, conducted by Antolini, with Roy Partridge as narrator, Jennifer McIvor on piano, and Sean Fleming on the Hammond organ, the concert in Studzkinski Recital Hall drew an overflowing crowd, many of whom were relegated to watching on lobby monitors. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Yo-Yo Ma with ASP Gala X 10th Anniversary Event
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2013

A beautiful evening of Shakespeare's words performed by ASP's Resident Acting Company and Youth and music by the incomparable cellist Yo-Yo Ma honored 10 Luminaries, 10 years and raised a remarkable $100,000 for Actors' Shakespeare Project. A sold-out crowd filled Cambridge's Royal Sonesta Grand Ballroom for Bidding for Good auction, reception and sit-down dinner. with rapturous applause and standing ovations throughout the evening on Monday December 2. Emceeing the tributes were Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Executive Producer Sara Stackhouse. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico, Matt Polenzani, and More at Sing for Hope's 2013 ART FOR ALL Gala
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2013

On Monday, October 28, 2013, Sing for Hope celebrated its 7th annual gala in New York City in a multi-level Chelsea loft space punctuated by brilliantly colored Sing for Hope Pianos and vivid art photographs. Nearly 400 guests gathered to support Sing for Hope's arts outreach programs that democratize the arts and ignite the spark of creative innovation in all people. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo Flash: David Bernard and 11-Year-Old Pianist Daniela Liebman with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2013

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony ( under the direction of David Bernard, performed works by Dvorak, Brahms, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall in NYC on Sunday, October 27th at 2PM. This performance featured 11 year old pianist/prodigy Daniela Liebman making her Carnegie Hall debut in a performance of Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2, as well as violinist Jourdan Urbach performing Brahms Violin Concerto. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Pianist Yula Wang Debuting in Boston Recital, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Celebrity Series of Boston will present pianist Yuja Wang on Friday, October 18, 2013, at 8pm at NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. This performance is an Aaron Richmond Recital, endowed by Nancy Richmond Winsten and the late Dr. Joseph Winsten in memory of Aaron Richmond, who founded Celebrity Series in 1938. Media Partner is 99.5 Classical New England. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CSO to Open Season with Mahler's RESURRECTION, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2013

In Mahler's mighty "Resurrection" symphony, he dramatically addresses life-and-death issues as only he could-"one is battered to the ground and then raised on angels' wings to the highest heights." CSO Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni opens the 2013-14 season by leading the Columbus Symphony Chorus, featured guest vocalists Dominique Labelle (soprano) and Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, including an off-stage brass ensemble echoing the last judgement from another world. This will also be the official debut of Jean-Sebastien Roy as the CSO's new concertmaster. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Beth Leavel, Ted Keegan, Jessica Rush & More Cast in ISO's KANDER & EBB Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2013

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra today announced the cast for On Broadway with Kander & Ebb: Celebrating Chicago, Cabaret and All That Jazz, a world premiere pops production of music from legendary and award-winning composers, John Kander (b. 1927) and Fred Ebb (1928-2004). Created by ISO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, On Broadway with Kander & Ebb opens the Indianapolis Symphony's Printing Partners Pops Series for the 2013-2014 season on Friday andSaturday, Oct. 4 and 5, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Check out a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cleveland Orchestra Superb, Joffrey Ballet Disappoints
by Roy Berko - August 19, 2013

What happens when The Cleveland Orchestra, considered to be one of the world's great ensemble of musical performers, couples with the Joffrey Ballet, hailed as 'America's Ballet Company of Firsts?' After their well-received five sold-out performance of THE NUTCRACER last winter at PlayhouseSquare, and their past linking at Blossom, the very large opening night audience was filled with high expectations. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jourdan Urbach to be Featured with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony at Carnegie Hall, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2013

On October 27th at 2PM, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony led by music director David Bernard returns to the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall for a program of Dvorak, Brahms, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky. Featured in the Brahms Violin Concerto is 21 year old Jourdan Urbach, making his third appearance at Carnegie Hall with Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony. We sat down with Jourdan to find out more about his rise as a classical artist. (more...)


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