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Sir Simon Rattle Unveils Plans for New London Symphony Orchestra Venue Sir Simon Rattle Unveils Plans for New London Symphony Orchestra Venue
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2017

Sir Simon Rattle says the London Symphony Orchestra's current home in the Barbican is not sufficient enough for its current repertoire and is planning a new venue.... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27 Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) embark on their sixth trip to Europe together in January 2017, marking the Orchestra's 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international tour in its distinguished history.... (more...)
KODO Returns to U.S. in 22-City Tour, 1/26-3/25
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2017

Kodo — the  world's most celebrated masters of Japanese percussion, who played a singular role in popularizing modern taiko drumming — will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017.  Forging new directions for the traditi... (more...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Present Violinist Paul Huang Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Present Violinist Paul Huang
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2017

Paul Huang, whose intensely eloquent interpretations and effortless virtuosity have enthralled audiences and critics the world over, will join the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's expansive and groundbreaking Violin Concerto in D at the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, Janu... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Leads the NY Phil with Wynton Marsalis in World Premiere of THE JUNGLE Alan Gilbert Leads the NY Phil with Wynton Marsalis in World Premiere of THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2016

Last night Music Director Alan Gilbert led the Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the World Premiere of The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), the jazz legend's depiction of New York as super highway.... (more...)
Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Oltenia Philharmonic Symphony, Featuring Soloist Veronica Iovan, Dec. 21-23 Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Oltenia Philharmonic Symphony, Featuring Soloist Veronica Iovan, Dec. 21-23
by BWW News Desk - December 19, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will guest conduct “Concert extraordinary de Cr?ciun” with the Oltenia Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and Academic Choir with featured soloist, Romanian- American soprano Veronica Iovan, December 21st through 23rd in Craiova, Romania.... (more...)
Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2016

The Minnesota Symphony is moving toward featuring live soundtracks to popular films, which has been a big draw for audiences.  This season, they are performing live to five films, among some are 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille', and 'ET'.... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today.... (more...)
Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 18 Musical Events in January and February 2017 Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 18 Musical Events in January and February 2017
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 18 musical performances during January and February 2017.... (more...)
ACO and BIS Records Co-Commission New Piano Concerto from José Serebrier ACO and BIS Records Co-Commission New Piano Concerto from José Serebrier
by BWW News Desk - December 05, 2016

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces a new co-commission in cooperation with the record label BIS, for Symphonic B A C H Variations for Piano and Orchestra, a piano concerto by composer and conductor José Serebrier.... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program f... (more...)
The Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Line Up The Dessoff Choirs Announces Holiday Line Up
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2016

Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs celebrates the holidays as part of its 92nd season. This year, it presents a trio of concerts featuring seasonal repertoire and contemporary a... (more...)
New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16 New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2016

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists December 16 and 18 in Princeton and Newark, respectively. George Manahan, the NJSO's interim Music Director from 1983–85, returns to conduct Handel's mast... (more...)
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRISTMAS FIESTA WITH SULTANS OF STRING, 12/16 Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRISTMAS FIESTA WITH SULTANS OF STRING, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

On Friday December 16, at 8:00pm, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of José-Luis Novo, performs our Holiday Pops concert, entitledChristmas Fiesta with Sultans of String, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts... (more...)
Full Casting Announced for Pacific Symphony's HANDEL'S GLORIOUS MESSIAH, 12/4 Full Casting Announced for Pacific Symphony's HANDEL'S GLORIOUS MESSIAH, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2016

Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets, “Handel's Glorious Messiah” energizes its audience and leaves them singing, “Hallelujah!” This beloved holiday tradition of Handel's celebrated oratorio provides the perfect respite during the busy season to experience joy, re... (more...)
Forge Music Venue to Present LONDON IRISH REFLECTIONS 11/14 Forge Music Venue to Present LONDON IRISH REFLECTIONS 11/14
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2016

Forge Music Venue in Camden, London on Monday 14th November 2016 at 7.30pm for the World Premiere of London Irish Reflections, which seeks to contextualise the experience of the Irish of several generations working and living in London. Daire Halpin (soprano) and Jean Kelly (harpist) - our Joint Art... (more...)
Groupmuse Social Network Brings Together Classical Music Lovers Groupmuse Social Network Brings Together Classical Music Lovers
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2016

Groupmuse is a platform enabling communities to come together around great art; an online social network that connects young classical musicians to local audiences through concert house parties. Share the great masterpieces of music with old and new friends — in your living room and throughout your ... (more...)
Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the Santa Rosa Symphony Present A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CONCERT Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the Santa Rosa Symphony Present A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2016

Luther Burbank Center for the Artsand the Santa Rosa Symphony present a special holiday treat as a part of the2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series on Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. with A Charlie Brown Christmas Concert. Quickly becoming a favorite on everyone's holiday “must-do” list, this festive afterno... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29 American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra presents a program of J.S Bach's cantatas; Es wartet alles auf dich, opening chorus BWV 187; Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, opening chorus BWV 62; Christ lag in Todesband... (more...)
Music Director Thierry Fischer Leads Utah Symphony in 'Alexander Nevsky', 11/18-19 Music Director Thierry Fischer Leads Utah Symphony in 'Alexander Nevsky', 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2016

Music Director Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and Utah Symphony Chorus prepared by Dr. Barlow Bradford in Prokofiev's remarkable cantata, “Alexander Nevsky” with the help of Russian mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova and the University of Utah Choirs on November 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel ... (more...)
The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3 The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2016

World music choral ensemble The Halalisa Singers present Stars of Wonder, a concert of contemporary choral classics for the holiday season, on Saturday, December 3, 8 pm, at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington and Sunday December 4, 3 pm at First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbur... (more...)
Lynn University Hosts Musical Events Lynn University Hosts Musical Events
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 18 musical performances during December 2016 and January 2017.... (more...)
Canton Symphony Orchestra Launches THE BEAT Canton Symphony Orchestra Launches THE BEAT
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2016

A new membership group is being developed by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO).  The BEAT is a dynamic group of young patrons with a passion for the arts and a desire to make new connections.  Members receive exclusive invitations to social events, discounted concert tickets and special backstage ... (more...)
The Dessoff Choirs Opens 92nd Season With New Music Director, Malcolm J. Merriweather, 11/7 The Dessoff Choirs Opens 92nd Season With New Music Director, Malcolm J. Merriweather, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2016

 Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs, with soloists and orchestra, opens its 92nd season at Alice Tully Hall. For one night only, Dessoff presents We Remember including Mozart's ... (more...)
Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPAC Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2016

Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields will return to Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to perform two concert programs on 26 and 27 April 2017.... (more...)