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BWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET Reinvigorated the Classics
by Barry Lenny

The Australian String Quartet have chosen three sensational pieces for their Boundless Australian national tour. (more...)


BWW Reviews: OUR DON: ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unveiled a Brand New Work
by Barry Lenny

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra today world premiered a new work by ex-patriot South Australian composer, Natalie Williams, Our Don - A Symphonic Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A SCORE TO SETTLE with Rita Costanzi
by Brett Considine

The harp is a unique musical instrument that can elicit so many emotions. Rita Costanzi's journey as a harpist reflects this array of emotions and shows how she has managed a career that has produced... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner

Few vocal performers of our day are as closely identified with American classical music as this renowned artist. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Trumpet Shall Sound - Håkan Hardenberger Conquers Tanglewood
by Erica Miner

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Saturday, July 19 offering at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, as Latvian-born Music Director designate Andris Nelsons helmed Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson's Bridge, Tru... (more...)


BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler

The San Francisco Symphony plays Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, WALL-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. and Brave through Sunday July 20 at the building with perfect acou... (more...)


BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Rain Doesn't Cool off the Legends of Classic Rock with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
by Paul Batterson

Don't tell John Elefante that violins don't belong in rock and roll. The former Kansas front man came from a rock band where the violin was essential to the band's sound. Elefante and the Legends o... (more...)


BWW Reviews: An Odd Pairing Makes for a Unique Night for Ben Folds and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
by Paul Batterson

At first glance, Ben Folds and Albert-George Schram would appear to have nothing in common. Schram, a white-haired maestro with a greying mustache and a soft smile, is the Resident Staff Conductor of ... (more...)


BWW CD Review: San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY is a Triumph
by David Clarke

When it comes to contemporary classics in American musical theatre, just the sheer mention of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY is enough to get any fan of the medium listening. His clever orchestra... (more...)


BWW Reviews: OTSL's DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES Grandly Rewards Your Patience
by Steve Callahan

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened the fourth production in its June festival season--'The Dialogues of the Carmelites', by Francis Poulenc. The cast features some St. Louis favorites: Kelly... (more...)


BWW Reviews: OTSL's '27' Opens to Ovations
by Steve Callahan

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has just opened a new commissioned work entitled simply '27'. With music by Ricky Ian Gordon and libretto by Royce Vavrek, it brings us into the world of Gertrude Stein and... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Opera Philadelphia's A COFFIN IN EGYPT -- Von Stade is Wonderful, But It's Otherwise Mummified
by Marakay Rogers

Von Stade out of retirement is cause for celebration, but there's no other purpose to the vehicle for it (more...)


BWW Reviews: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN a Tribute to the Gershwin Brothers Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson

Rhapsody in Gershwin currently plays at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Mo. The musical tribute to George and Ira Gershwin runs through July 6. The Gershwin brothers wrote songs for Broad... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony and Folger Theatre Combine for a MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Charles Shubow

The Baltimore Symphony, Folger Theatre Company, and Baltimore Choral Arts Society Women's Chorus combine for a musical delight. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Arvo Pärt Triumphant at Carnegie Hall
by Peter Danish

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform music of Arvo Part at Carnegie Hall to enthusiastic crowd. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FANTASIA at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler

Classical music and drawn animation might be considered things of the past, but they had glorious relevance at the Davies Symphony Hall this past weekend. The Disney cartoons of 1940's revolutionary F... (more...)


BWW Reviews: OTSL's MAGIC FLUTE Delights St. Louis
by Steve Callahan

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened its thirty-ninth season with a bang. Their production of The Magic Flute is unlike any other you've seen (or ever will see). (more...)


BWW Reviews: Philadelphia's Piffaro Scores A Hit With Its PRISONERS AND PENITENTS Season Close
by Marakay Rogers

The internationally noted Renaissance ensemble performed music to lament one's fate by, inside one of Pennsylvania's most historic prisons. It's worth performing anywhere. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Bernard Haitink Conquers the NY Philharmonic in Mahler's 3rd Symphony
by Peter Danish

Bernard Haitink conducts the NY Philharmonic in Mahler's 3rd Symphony (more...)


BWW Reviews: Michael Pink Conjures A Majestic Masterpiece in MIRROR, MIRROR
by Peggy Sue Dunigan

Michael Pink's World Premiere Mirror, Mirror conjures a spell that leaves the audience speechless except for the applause of a standing ovation in Uhlien Hall at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Perf... (more...)


BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pays Tribute to Kander and Ebb with ALL THAT JAZZ at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry

Stellar vocalists and instrumentalists deliver a fine and worthy tribute to John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)


BWW Reviews: WNO's THE MAGIC FLUTE is a Magical Experience, Musically and Visually
by Audrey Liebross

THE MAGIC FLUTE (Die Zauberflote), Mozart's last great work, is sometimes viewed as the precursor to musical theater. Mozart's friend, actor-producer Emanuel Schikaneder, wrote the original libretto i... (more...)


BWW Reviews: NICHOLAS PARNELL VIBES VIRTUOSO Is a Wide Ranging Collection of Fine Music
by Barry Lenny

Nicholas Parnell has taken the vibraphone as his own, developing an impressive technique and a significant following as a soloist. (more...)


BWW Reviews: WNO's Eye-Popping MAGIC FLUTE Casts a Musical Spell
by Jeffrey Walker

A winner from start to finish, THE MAGIC FLUTE features Mozart's score, a delightful new translation, superb casting, and the stunning design work of Jun Kaneko. Perfect for fans and novices, this MAG... (more...)



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