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BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
by Richard Sasanow

The great mezzo Joyce DiDonato stripped for her art at Sunday's wonderful performance of Handel's ALCINA with the English Concert under conductor Harry Bicket. For the first act, when she was still at... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly VibrantBWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
by David Clarke

Well-Strung is impressing audiences with their brilliant mash-ups of classical hits and modern pop standards. Touring their latest show POPSSICAL, Well-Strung visited New York City's 54 BELOW last nig... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish

If Gioacchino Rossini had written no music in his career other than his overtures, he would still hold a great place in the pantheon of music history. Despite the fact that they tend to follow a formu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDEBWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano f... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall
by Richard Sasanow

Soprano Anna Netrebko was AWOL. Tenor Marcello Giordani wasn't there. Mezzo Isabel Leonard didn't make it either. At least tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975) had the best excuse for not being at Avery F... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore SymphonyBWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore Symphony
by Peter Danish

As birthday celebrations go, Saturday night's concert at the Madison Theater of Molloy College has to be close to the top of the list. Rock Music legend Keith Emerson celebrated his 70th birthday with... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz CenterBWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz Center
by Matt Hanson

Uruguayan tango pianist Polly Ferman invited a warm audience to her neighborhood of Washington Heights for the second night of the “Shall We Tango?” festival, titled Viva Piazzolla, a special concert ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony SpaceBWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony Space
by Matt Hanson

After one hundred years, Anibal Troilo is remembered ever so fondly as the late Argentinean master musician. He lived from 1914-1975, though his music continues to enlighten as delicately and pointedl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre MemoriesBWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre Memories
by Heather Nadolny

To celebrate Strathmore's 10th Anniversary Season, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has created an enjoyable, albeit predictable collection of Broadway favorites, with a cast that brings new life to s... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Premieres Spectacular New ConcertoBWW 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 DiegoBWW 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 WorldBWW 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 OeuvreBWW 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 NightBWW 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 BURANABWW 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 FLUTEBWW 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 OrchestrasBWW 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 StageBWW 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 ClassicsBWW 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 WorkBWW 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 CostanziBWW 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 TanglewoodBWW 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 TanglewoodBWW 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 SymphonyBWW 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 TrapBWW 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: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA

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BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish