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Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
August 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus tw... (more...)


VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA RecordsVisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
August 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. ... (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
July 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Declan McGovern as New Vice President of Orchestra OperationsThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Declan McGovern as New Vice President of Orchestra Operations
July 15, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that Declan McGovern will join the organization as vice president of orchestra operations and general manager in September. (more...)


Photo Flash: A Look Back on Prolific Career of Maestro Lorin MaazelPhoto 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...)


Renowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues StatementRenowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues Statement
July 14, 2014

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel passed away yesterday, July 13th at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26
July 11, 2014

On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, ... (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Senior Vice President Michael Bielski to Retire in 2015Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Senior Vice President Michael Bielski to Retire in 2015
July 07, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced today that Senior Vice President and COO Michael Bielski will retire at the end of the 2014-2015 season after 25 years with the organization. (more...)


The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music DirectorThe Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
June 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/201... (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & WQED-FM 89.3 to Offer Concert Live Stream, 7/6Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra & WQED-FM 89.3 to Offer Concert Live Stream, 7/6
June 25, 2014

If a customized concert experience with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has been on your wish list, your wish has come true. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform at Hartwood Acres as part ... (more...)


Pianist Rudolph Buchbinder Cancels Appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Due to IllnessPianist Rudolph Buchbinder Cancels Appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Due to Illness
June 09, 2014

Due to acute bronchitis, Austrian pianist Rudolph Buchbinder has canceled his scheduled appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the final subscription concert of the 2013-2014 season on ... (more...)


Pianist Rudolph Buchbinder Cancels Upcoming Performance with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 6/13-15Pianist Rudolph Buchbinder Cancels Upcoming Performance with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 6/13-15
June 09, 2014

Due to acute bronchitis, Austrian pianist Rudolph Buchbinder has canceled his scheduled appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the final subscription concert of the 2013-2014 season on ... (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, with Milwaukee County Parks, Presents Two Free Outdoor Concerts, 6/8 and 6/12The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, with Milwaukee County Parks, Presents Two Free Outdoor Concerts, 6/8 and 6/12
June 03, 2014

As a thank you to the Milwaukee community for its support during the season, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks presents a free outdoor concert on Sunday, June... (more...)


Lawrence Loh Becomes Music Director of Symphoria, 2015-16 SeasonLawrence Loh Becomes Music Director of Symphoria, 2015-16 Season
May 27, 2014

Lawrence Loh, resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, was named music director of Symphoria, a not-for-profit professional symphony orchestra located in Syracuse, N.Y, the organizatio... (more...)


Acclaimed Oboist David Weiss DiesAcclaimed Oboist David Weiss Dies
May 25, 2014

“David Weiss was a man of formidable musical gifts who exuded magisterial charm on stage and off,” said Mr. Reed. “Ever the consummate professional, David reveled in all the details and challenges of ... (more...)


Leonard Slatkin Extends Contract with ONL Through 2016-17 SeasonLeonard Slatkin Extends Contract with ONL Through 2016-17 Season
May 23, 2014

The Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL) announced at a press conference today that Leonard Slatkin has signed a three-year extension to his contract as music director, committing to the Orchestra through... (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 6/6-8Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 6/6-8
May 22, 2014

The 2013-2014 BNY Mellon Grand Classics series penultimate weekend on June 6-8 brings Music Director Manfred Honeck back to Heinz Hall to conduct a split weekend of programming featuring Mahler's monu... (more...)


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces the 2014/15 Season of its MusicNOW SeriesThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Announces the 2014/15 Season of its MusicNOW Series
May 21, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announces the 2014/15 season programming for its acclaimed MusicNOW contemporary music series—dedicated to showcasing contemporary music through an innovativ... (more...)


Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO TonihgtPasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO Tonihgt
May 10, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the best of the best Russian music with international piano star Shai Wosner guest conductor Jahja Ling. The 86thseason concert finale explodes with Tchaikovsky's dazz... (more...)


The New York Phil and ACO Announce 13 Composers Whose Original Scores Have Been Chosen as a Part of NY PHIL BIENNIALThe New York Phil and ACO Announce 13 Composers Whose Original Scores Have Been Chosen as a Part of NY PHIL BIENNIAL
April 25, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and American Composers Orchestra (ACO), in collaboration with ACO's EarShot: the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, announce the selection of 13 emerging compo... (more...)


The Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO, Featuring Shai Wosner and Guest Conductor Jahja Ling, 5/10The Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO, Featuring Shai Wosner and Guest Conductor Jahja Ling, 5/10
April 18, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the best of the best Russian music with international piano star Shai Wosner guest conductor Jahja Ling. The 86thseason concert finale explodes with Tchaikovsky's dazz... (more...)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program Receives a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works GrantBaltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids Program Receives a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant
April 17, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's OrchKids program has received a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts Art Wor... (more...)


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This WeekendMilwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This Weekend
April 12, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents The Wizard of Oz led by guest conductor Sarah Hicks this weekend, April 12-13, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The film will be screened w... (more...)


First Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy AwardsFirst Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy Awards
March 31, 2014

All-Star Orchestra took home two Emmy Awards yesterday at the 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards, which took place at the Marriott Marquis' Broadway Ballroom in New York City. (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, 4/12-13The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, 4/12-13
March 26, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents The Wizard of Oz led by guest conductor Sarah Hicks on April 12-13, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The film will be screened with origina... (more...)



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