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Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5 Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.” ... (more...)
A2SO Wants YOU to Donate For Days of Giving, Through 6/30 A2SO Wants YOU to Donate For Days of Giving, Through 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

A “Wow!” moment. A musical experience “that really touched me.” “It's where I first tried to play a violin.”   “Momma! I can count using measures!”   That's “Creative Capacity,” an organization's ability to conceive and present programs that engage audiences.  ... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal Bassoon Chicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal Bassoon
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of Keith Buncke as the new Principal Bassoon of the CSO, effective July 6, 2015.... (more...)
Composer Brent Havens and the Houston Symphony Present THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD, 5/30 Composer Brent Havens and the Houston Symphony Present THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Composer and arranger Brent Havens will bring his “rock symphony” collaboration project, The Music of Pink Floyd, to Jones Hall on Saturday, May 30. Designed to narrow the gap between rock and classical music, the program extends the listening experience of Pink Floyd's music by pairing the orchestr... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11 Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 20, 2015—A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony's final concert of his 25th anniversary season, “Fire and Water,” a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. F... (more...)
The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents Its 2015 Fundraiser, UNCORKED!, 5/30 The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents Its 2015 Fundraiser, UNCORKED!, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

 The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will present its 2015 fundraiser, UnCorked!, on Saturday, May 30 from 6:30-10:00pm at Renaissance Park. This event, held along the banks of the Tennessee River, will feature wine tasting, some of Chattanooga's best cuisine, a silent auction, and of course music for ... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Extends Contract with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Announces Agreement with Musicians Minnesota Orchestra Extends Contract with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Announces Agreement with Musicians
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that it has extended contract agreements with both Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Orchestra's musicians—the latter 21 months in advance of the current contract's expiration.   The Board approved the new agreements at a meeting earlier today, and musicians—... (more...)
DCINY to Present 'Requiem a deux' at Carnegie Hall, 6/7 DCINY to Present 'Requiem a deux' at Carnegie Hall, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Requiem à deux, a pairing of two exquisite French choral masterworks: the Requiems by composers Gabriel Fauré, conducted by Craig Jessop, and by Maurice Duruflé, conducted by DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griff... (more...)
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

(Annapolis, MD – May 15, 2015) Season tickets for new and renewing subscribers are now on sale for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ASO) 2015-16 Season.  The programs chosen by Music Director José-Luis Novo feature a stellar group of guest soloists and an intriguing selection of symphonic showpie... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6 The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Legendary trumpet-and-voice duo Herb Alpert and Lani Hall bring their unique mix of jazz, world and American pop music to Pacific Symphony for the final concert of the 2014-15 Pops Series. Joining musical forces in 2006, each half of this musical power couple brings an impressive résumé to the table... (more...)
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Grant for a Digital Archive Portal The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Grant for a Digital Archive Portal
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.... (more...)
Oakland East Bay Symphony to Celebrate Independence Day with Concert, 7/3 Oakland East Bay Symphony to Celebrate Independence Day with Concert, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Richmond, CA, May15, 2015–The Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, and the City of Richmond will again join forces to host a family-friendly Independence Day Celebration led by the Oakland East Bay Symphony a... (more...)
A2SO Crowns Steve Gerber as Winner of the Search for Next Celebrity Conductor A2SO Crowns Steve Gerber as Winner of the Search for Next Celebrity Conductor
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra announces Steve Gerber as the winner of the 2014-2015 Pursuit of the Podium: The Search for Ann Arbor's Next Celebrity Conductor. The fundraiser spanned the entirety of the A2SO's 2014-2015 season, and raised almost $20,000 for our education and outreach programs.... (more...)
Richmond Symphony Presents a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park, 5/30 Richmond Symphony Presents a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Richmond Symphony invites you to enjoy a free outdoor concert on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 pm. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and family and friends, and enjoy the sounds of a live orchestra at the beautiful Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. The evening will be led by Associate Conductor... (more...)
N.C. Symphony's Rex Healthcare Summerfest Begins 5/23 N.C. Symphony's Rex Healthcare Summerfest Begins 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony launches its 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., with a concert program that features pianist Timo Andres performing Gershwin's incomparable Rhapsody in Blue, the orchestra's performance of Dvo?ák's New Wor... (more...)
Pacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINOR Pacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINOR
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Pacific Symphony has reunited with Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal to release the world-premiere recording of his “Symphony in G# Minor” on the Zarathustra Music label Tuesday, May 12. Goldenthal wrote the 22-minute work for Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair as part ... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28 Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 11, 2015—One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began ... (more...)
Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets! Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) concludes its 2014-15 season with its Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 concerts at historic Music Hall. Music Director Louis Langrée will lead the orchestra in an exotic program that features Austrian multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger in his CSO debut.... (more...)
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Presents Their Final Concert, A DAY IN THE MOVIES, 5/17 The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Presents Their Final Concert, A DAY IN THE MOVIES, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presents their final concert of the season, titled “A Day at the Movies,” Sunday May 17 at 3pm at Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College. The concert features the top-level Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, Repert... (more...)
BWW Reviews Italy, Part II: Singers Battle Production - and Win - in JENUFA at Bologna Teatro Comunale BWW Reviews Italy, Part II: Singers Battle Production - and Win - in JENUFA at Bologna Teatro Comunale
by Richard Sasanow - May 11, 2015

After I read that the new production of Janacek's JENUFA at the beautiful Teatro Comunale opera house in Bologna originated at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels--home of some of the most over-the-top conceits in the opera world--I thought I was ready for anything. I was wrong.... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra to Release Individual Tickets for Blossom Music Festival, 5/12 Cleveland Orchestra to Release Individual Tickets for Blossom Music Festival, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

CLEVELAND – Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra's 2015 Blossom Music Festival and for the Summers@Severance series of three concerts go on sale Tuesday, May 12, online atclevelandorchestra.com, by telephone (216-231-1111), and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office.  ... (more...)
Canton Symphony Orchestra and Stark County Park District Present SUMMER SERENADES IN THE PARK Canton Symphony Orchestra and Stark County Park District Present SUMMER SERENADES IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians?  Serenades in the Park happens!  A free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind, and string ensembles performing all over Stark County.  Everyone is invited to bri... (more...)
Canton Symphony Orchestra Offers Four Music Summer Camps Canton Symphony Orchestra Offers Four Music Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

CANTON, OHIO (May 5, 2015) – Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is pleased to offer four summer music camps.   The first three camps are for aspiring student musicians, and the fourth is a special opportunity open to all individuals and families in the Greater Canton area.  These week-long camps will b... (more...)
BPO Announces Dates for International Guitar Concerto Competition BPO Announces Dates for International Guitar Concerto Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. -WNED - WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.   The competition will be taking place on June 8, 9 and 11, 2016.    ... (more...)
Koerner Quartet to Welcome Young Prodigies for SUMMER SERENADE, June 7 Koerner Quartet to Welcome Young Prodigies for SUMMER SERENADE, June 7
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

The Koerner Quartet, along with special guest prodigies, close their 2014/15 season and welcome the change of season with Summer Serenade, taking place on Sunday, June 7 at 7pm in the Vancouver Academy of Music's (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall. The concert's dramatic program promises to captivate with w... (more...)



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