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BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethov... (more...)
Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premi... (more...)
Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda Leads Youth Musicians, Violinist Karen Ferry, and the Utah Symphony in an ALL-STAR EVENING Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda Leads Youth Musicians, Violinist Karen Ferry, and the Utah Symphony in an ALL-STAR EVENING
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

On May 23 at 7 PM, Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda leads the Utah Symphony, 16-year-old guest violinist Karen Ferry, and musicians selected from ten area youth orchestras who will play side by side with Utah Symphony musicians in the annual “All-Star Evening” concert. The night will include Smetana's... (more...)
Yolanda Kondonassis Performs Premieres of Jennifer Higdon Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Yolanda Kondonassis Performs Premieres of Jennifer Higdon Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2017

Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis announces the premiere performance series of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, written for and to be premiered by Kondonassis with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Ward... (more...)
SONY Pays Tribute to Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with 40-CD Box SONY Pays Tribute to Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with 40-CD Box
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2017

SONY pays tribute to the legacy of 'pied piper' clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with a fascinating 40-CD box set that illustrates the impact this 'magical' artist has had on the world of music.... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2017

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic (photo: Chris Lee) In 2009, the year Alan Gilbert took over as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross wrote in the New Yorker: “Simply put, the orchestra is playing better than it has in the seventeen years that I've been a critic in New Yor... (more...)
Houston Symphony Honors Local Educators Houston Symphony Honors Local Educators
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The Houston Symphony honored two deserving music educators Wednesdayevening at Jones Hall during the annual Spec's Charitable Foundation Salute to Educators concert, which featured the talented musicians of the Houston Youth Symphony performing side-by-side with the Houston Symphony.... (more...)
Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland Featured On BRIDGING THE GAP, 6/4 Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland Featured On BRIDGING THE GAP, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland will be featured on Robert Sirota's National Sawdust series, Bridging the Gap, on Sunday, June 4 at 7pm. A season-long series, the concerts and conversations explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers.... (more...)
PYAO Presents 22nd Annual Festival Concert, 5/21 PYAO Presents 22nd Annual Festival Concert, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) members, ages 12 to 18, will present its 22nd Annual Festival Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Conducted by Maestra Rosalind Erwin, the musica... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony to Feature Neil Sedaka in PNC Pops Concert, 5/12 Pittsburgh Symphony to Feature Neil Sedaka in PNC Pops Concert, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Since first achieving fame as a teen pop sensation in the 1950s, Neil Sedaka has kept America singing for six decades. He brings the timeless hits of his storied career to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during the PNC Pops weekend May 12-14.... (more...)
SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6 SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

The Conservatory Orchestra closes out the year with a program of 20th-century masterpieces, highlighting SFCM's spring focus on folk influences. Ruth Crawford Seeger's Rissolty, Rossolty explores heavy use of folk tunes, and the score to the iconic ballet, Petrushka, is ripe with Russian songs, expr... (more...)
Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Final Concert, CABRERA CONDUCTS BRUCKNER, 5/27 Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Final Concert, CABRERA CONDUCTS BRUCKNER, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents its final concert of the 2016 – 2017 concert season, Cabrera Conducts Bruckner on Saturday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation at 6:30 p.m. for patrons to learn more about... (more...)
Houston Symphony Announces Details of Summer Concerts Houston Symphony Announces Details of Summer Concerts
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today the details of its free family-friendly summer concerts during the months of June and July. A Houston tradition, these evening concerts are held in various casual venues across Greater Houston, including the iconic Miller Outdoor Theatre, making these performance... (more...)
LACO Music Director To Conduct World Premiere Of WILL THERE BE SINGING, 5/20-21 LACO Music Director To Conduct World Premiere Of WILL THERE BE SINGING, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - April 26, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, conducts the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone's Will There Be Singing, commissioned by the Orchestra, as part of his final concert with the Orchestra on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7 pm... (more...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review Funding Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review Funding
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

In an effort to gauge the extent of financial support from the community, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization's prospects beyond its current season. A specially formed committee ... (more...)
Utah Symphony Announces GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP Tour Utah Symphony Announces GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state's landscape and the country's Native Americ... (more...)
Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5/11 Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas presents the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in their final concert of the season featuring a rare performance of George Shearing's Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare.... (more...)
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces PRYSM Festival Concert, 5/13 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Announces PRYSM Festival Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) ensembles will showcase their talents at the 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School, located... (more...)
Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23 Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform John Corigliano's Troubadours: Variations for Guitar & Orchestra, written for Isbin,  with the American Composers Orchestra on May 23at Symphony Space at 8 pm. ... (more...)
Portland Youth Philharmonic To Premiere Debra Kaye's IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, 5/7 Portland Youth Philharmonic To Premiere Debra Kaye's IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Composer Debra Kaye's Ikarus Among the Stars will premiere with the Portland Youth Philharmonic at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR. ... (more...)
Celebrate Mother's Day With The Hawaii Symphony, 5/13-14 Celebrate Mother's Day With The Hawaii Symphony, 5/13-14
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2017

Love is in the air on Mother's Day weekend as the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) presents concerts fit for a queen, showcasing popular works by Vaughan Williams, Respighi and Prokofiev. An annual tradition, Mother's Day weekend concerts offer the perfect activity for families who want to treat mom... (more...)
Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as so... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1 Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), ... (more...)
Jakub Hr?ša To Make New York Philharmonic Debut, 5/25 Jakub Hr?ša To Make New York Philharmonic Debut, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

Czech conductor Jakub Hr?ša will make his New York Philharmonic debut leading an all-Czech program featuring Dvo?ák's Violin Concerto, with Augustin Hadelich as soloist; three of Dvo?ák's Slavonic Dances (Op. 46, No. 1; Op. 72, No. 2; and Op. 72, No. 7); and Janá?ek's Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orche... (more...)
Mannes School of Music Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/25 Mannes School of Music Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary With Concert at Carnegie Hall, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Mannes School of Music's centennial culminates in Mannes' Centennial Celebration, a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history and the next 100 years ahead. This concert features live performances by past and present esteemed alumni, faculty, and students including Michel Camilo, Si... (more...)



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