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by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2016

Subscription sales are underway for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra's 2016-17 season, which will open October 8 at the Lobero Theatre with a performance of Dvorák's 'New World' Symphony and Gershwin's Concerto in F featuring acclaimed pianist Wendy Chen.... (more...)
SBCO to Welcome Italian Pianist Alessio Bax for Season Finale, 5/17 SBCO to Welcome Italian Pianist Alessio Bax for Season Finale, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2016

Dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax, who has headlined a succession of memorable concerts with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra in recent years, will rejoin the ensemble for a season-ending performance of Beethoven's monumental “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5 at the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, May... (more...)
Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7 Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2016

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in April for three weeks of concerts and activities April 7-26 during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 125th anniversary season.  Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) explore music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Verdi inspired by the works of Wil... (more...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Welcome Alan Chapman for Music & Dialogue Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Welcome Alan Chapman for Music & Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

Popular radio host Alan Chapman will join several members of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for an intimate evening of chamber music and related discussion at the University Club of Santa Barbara on Tuesday, April 5. Featuring a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's brilliant String Quintet No. 2,... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Music Video 'Valse Triste' Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas STAGE TUBE: Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Music Video 'Valse Triste' Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2016

Chicago-based Big Foot Media (www.bigfootcreates.com) released a new music video today titled "Valse Triste," starring violinist Philippe Quint and The Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas. Set to a nearly forgotten Romantic gem, "Valse Triste" by Hungarian violinist and composer Ferenc von Vecsey, the ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH - Give your loved one the gift of music at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Valentine's Day weekend concert, "Romeo and Juliet and Carmen," on February 12 and 14 at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Announces Commissions for Female Composers League of American Orchestras Announces Commissions for Female Composers
by BWW News Desk - December 01, 2015

Andreia Pinto-Correia and Xi Wang have been selected to receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 each as part of the League of American Orchestras' Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, administered with the American Composers Orchestra and EarShot and supported by the Virginia B. Toulm... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016 Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2015

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Riccardo Muti take their first trip to Asia together in January 2016, marking the Orchestra's eighth trip to the Far East in its distinguished history.... (more...)
PIANIST STEVEN LIN AT ZANKEL HALL NOVEMBER 18 PIANIST STEVEN LIN AT ZANKEL HALL NOVEMBER 18
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

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Berkeley Symphony to Debut the U.S. Premiere of Russian Composer Sofia Gubaidulina's FACHWERK, 12/3 Berkeley Symphony to Debut the U.S. Premiere of Russian Composer Sofia Gubaidulina's FACHWERK, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony perform the U.S. premiere of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Fachwerk on Thursday, December 3 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, with world-renowned Norwegian bayan pioneer Geir Draugsvoll in his Bay Area debut. Fachwerk was written for b... (more...)
Chan Centre to Present Portugal's Innovative Voices in Double Bill Chan Centre to Present Portugal's Innovative Voices in Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents a double bill featuring two Portuguese stars, both innovative artists of their generation: singer-guitarist Sara Tavares and fado vocalist Carminho, Saturday, November 21 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall... (more...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Launch Season with FIREBIRD SUITE, 10/3 Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Launch Season with FIREBIRD SUITE, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA — The Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra will open its 37th season with a compelling program of works by Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Stravinsky, including the latter's incandescent Firebird Suite (1919 version), at Santa Barbara's historic Lobero Theatre on October 3. Also featuring Sc... (more...)
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Sets 2015-16 Season The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 26, 2015

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem has announced its 2015/16 season, Bach At The Heart, which will culminate in the 109th Bethlehem Bach Festival in May 2016. In a milestone programming endeavor, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will mount performances of four major choral works this season: in addition to the ... (more...)
Lynn University Conservatory of Music Sets 2015-16 Season Lynn University Conservatory of Music Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2015

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the Conservatory's ambitious 2015-2016 season.... (more...)
Lynn University Conservatory of Music Announces 2015-16 Season Lynn University Conservatory of Music Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2015

BOCA RATON, Fla., August 14, 2015 - Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today announced the Conservatory's ambitious 2015-2016 season. "Our talented students and extraordinary faculty look forward to sharing the beautiful world of music... (more...)
James Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps In James Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps In
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2015

The Verbier Festival is sorry to announce that James Levine will not be able to conduct the opening concert on 17 July due to a serious ear infection which prevents him from flying.... (more...)
Honens International Piano Competition 2015 Semifinalists Revealed Honens International Piano Competition 2015 Semifinalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

Ten pianists have been chosen to advance to the Semifinals of Canada's Honens Piano Competition. The musicians (ages 22 to 30) come from six countries: Italy, Russia, South Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. One pianist will be named the Honens Prize Laureate and win the world's large... (more...)
Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13 Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition, an annual classical piano competition featuring top performers from across the globe since 1956, welcomes 24 competitors from nine different countries from June 7-13. At stake is over $45,000 in prize money and a debut recital in New York.... (more...)
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...)
Reflections Series International Performs NATURE'S BOUNTY Tonight Reflections Series International Performs NATURE'S BOUNTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — Tonight, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern ... (more...)
The Brevard Music Center with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Present SUNDAYS WITH BREVARD MUSIC CENTER, 5/3 The Brevard Music Center with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Present SUNDAYS WITH BREVARD MUSIC CENTER, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - April 24, 2015

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents itsSundays with Brevard Music Center concert on May 3, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville. The program will feature Brevard Music Center artist faculty member Steve ... (more...)
Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21 Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenst... (more...)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the J... (more...)
The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7 The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall... (more...)
Cooperstown Festival to Host 'Three Faces of Romanticism' Concert, 4/26 Cooperstown Festival to Host 'Three Faces of Romanticism' Concert, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2015

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works... (more...)




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