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Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Why the Saxophone?', 10/5 Princeton Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Why the Saxophone?', 10/5
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2016

On Wednesday, October 5 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents the first event in its annual Soundtracks series: “Why the Saxophone?” in the library's Community Room. PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and Manager of Operations Bryan... (more...)
Bis Records to Release Final Recording of Minnesota Orchestra's SIBELIUS Series, Today Bis Records to Release Final Recording of Minnesota Orchestra's SIBELIUS Series, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 09, 2016

  The Swedish label BIS Records releases the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra's celebrated Sibelius symphonies series. Conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, who is known for his Sibelius interpretations, the album features the Finnish composer's Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies. The ... (more...)
“Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season “Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 07, 2016

In its earliest days, jazz was the music of brothels and bars in the “red-light” districts of cities such as New Orleans.... (more...)
27 Year Old Piano Competition Winner to be CSO's Guest Artist 27 Year Old Piano Competition Winner to be CSO's Guest Artist
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2016

On August 6, 2016, Nikita Mndoyants, a 27-year old from Russia, won the Mixon First Prize at the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition after a tight race over the course of nearly two weeks.  The Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will be one of the first local orchestras to engage Mndoyants a... (more...)
Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2016

World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Performs at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park STAGE TUBE: Mariposa Symphony Orchestra Performs at Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
by Stage Tube - August 23, 2016

Fulfilling its Music Director/Founder's dream of uniting the Yosemite National Park Gateway communities and also celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service in a truly special way, the Mariposa Symphony Orchestra (MSO) embarked on an historic five-county tour of those gateway comm... (more...)
Violinist Shunske Sato to Make Australian Debut with Brandenburg Orchestra, 9/7 Violinist Shunske Sato to Make Australian Debut with Brandenburg Orchestra, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2016

From 7 September, Japanese/American violin star Shunske Sato will lead the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra into some rarely visited territory - historically informed Romantic music, performed on gut strings.... (more...)
Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18 Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The ... (more...)
Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22 Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, wh... (more...)
California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18 California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Yo... (more...)
Tickets on Sale This Weekend for Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016-17 Season Tickets on Sale This Weekend for Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

Individual tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra season will be available on Saturday, Aug. 13. After a well-received summer season, the BPO is looking forward to a regular season full of highlights.... (more...)
Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music.... (more...)
Richmond Symphony to Join Chester Community Association  for 15th Annual ChesterFest, 9/17 Richmond Symphony to Join Chester Community Association for 15th Annual ChesterFest, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2016

August 3, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony's Big Tent is moving to Chester Village Green for the 15th Annual ChesterFest. This will be the first collaboration between The Chester Community Association and the Richmond Symphony for the free, all-day event. Festivities begin at 10:00am ... (more...)
California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 1, 2016) – California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra's respected, intensely competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020. The Young Ame... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Perform TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR, 9/3 Pacific Symphony to Perform TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR, 9/3
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

   Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 1, 2016—Labor Day weekend has never sounded so good! It's time to celebrate and commemorate nearly three decades of Pacific Symphony concerts at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre during the very last concert before the venue's scheduled closure. Replete with booming cannons, ... (more...)
Matt Haimovitz's OVERTURES TO BACH Set for Release This Month with PENTATONE Oxingale Matt Haimovitz's OVERTURES TO BACH Set for Release This Month with PENTATONE Oxingale
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

?Matt Haimovitz's continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites.... (more...)
Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30 Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Friday, September 30... (more...)
Bis Records to Release Final Recording of Minnesota Orchestra's SIBELIUS Series, 9/9 Bis Records to Release Final Recording of Minnesota Orchestra's SIBELIUS Series, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

  The Swedish label BIS Records releases the final recording of the Minnesota Orchestra's celebrated Sibelius symphonies series. Conducted by Music Director Osmo Vänskä, who is known for his Sibelius interpretations, the album features the Finnish composer's Third, Sixth and Seventh Symphonies. The ... (more...)
American Composers Orchestra Releases Sixth Digital Album, SONiC Double Live American Composers Orchestra Releases Sixth Digital Album, SONiC Double Live
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces the release of its sixth digital album, SONiC Double Live, streaming now, free of charge, on SoundCloud and InstantEncore.... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Features Sheena Easton in the Music of James Bond, 8/21 Pacific Symphony Features Sheena Easton in the Music of James Bond, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - July 29, 2016

For the second to last concert of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre—the audience is sure to hear these words ringing in their ears: The name is Bond…James Bond. Dashing and debonair, Bond's movie themes are instantly recognizable, evoking international intrigue, ... (more...)
Houston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for September 2016 Houston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for September 2016
by BWW News Desk - July 28, 2016

HOUSTON (July 25, 2016) – September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony's 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season's first month of concerts will span several decades and ... (more...)
New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS, out on digital Sept. 2 and physical CD on Sept. 9, 2016.... (more...)
James Levine Returns to the Ravinia Festival After Two Decades, 7/23 James Levine Returns to the Ravinia Festival After Two Decades, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

Ravinia's longtime music director James Levine (1973-93) returns for the first time in more than two decades to lead the orchestra in Mahler's 'Resurrection' Symphony, the first piece he played when he made his Ravinia debut 45 years ago as a last-minute replacement for that season's gala, this Satu... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13 Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - July 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and c... (more...)
Manfred Honeck to Perform A WALTZ TRADITION with Pittsburgh Symphony, 11/27 Manfred Honeck to Perform A WALTZ TRADITION with Pittsburgh Symphony, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH - The annual tradition returns! The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck perform waltzes and polkas from his home country of Austria on November 27 and 29 at Heinz Hall as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season.... (more...)



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