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BWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Premieres Spectacular New Concerto
by Peter Danish

NY PHILHARMONIC PREMIERS SPECTACULAR NEW CONCERTO (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San Diego
by Erica Miner

Jessie Chang is known for her virtuosity, lovely tone, and unique, distinctive piano style. (more...)
BWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: TAN DUN - NÜ SHU: THE SECRET SONGS OF WOMEN Took Us into An Unexpected World
by Barry Lenny

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was conducted by the composer, Tan Dun, in a new work, Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women. (more...)
BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 2 Showed Many Facets of Beethoven's Oeuvre
by Barry Lenny

Bravo maestro, bravo soloist, bravo orchestra. Such excitement, such a memorable night. (more...)
BWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening Night
by Amanda Etchison

From the first bombastic notes of Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin" to the last pieces of gold confetti raining down onto the stage after the show-stopping finale, "Twisted: A Trio ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANA
by Herbert Paine

On the occasion of his debut as Phoenix Symphony's new Music Director, Tito Muñoz regaled his audience with a rich and robust performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Among the coterie of young cond... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Isango Ensemble Brings Magical Stagecraft to Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE
by Jeffrey Walker

Offering a South African spin on Mozart's beloved opera, the Isango Ensemble brings simple stagecraft and a unique musical flair to Washington for a limited run. Performing in repertory with Shakespea... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE YOUTH ORCHESTRAS GALA CONCERT: YOUTH REVOLUTION Presented 240 Young Musicians in Four Orchestras
by Barry Lenny

The Adelaide Youth Orchestras give hundreds of musicians a chance to play the great repertoire to the highest possible standard at a crucial part of their musical lives. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Pérez and Costello Heat Up San Diego Opera's Stage
by Erica Miner

The 'red hot' Ailyn Perez-Stephen Costello duo, having been likened to rock star couples, rarely perform together. (more...)
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...)


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by Peter Danish