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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...)
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...)
Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Unveils New Album CHROMATIC DIALOGUES Guitar Virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil Unveils New Album CHROMATIC DIALOGUES
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2016

Much to the anticipation of guitarists worldwide, guitar virtuoso Gustavo Assis-Brasil has released a new album 'Chromatic Dialogues'!... (more...)
Bridge Street Theatre to Host Catskill High Peaks Festival's MUSIC FROM HIGH PEAKS Bridge Street Theatre to Host Catskill High Peaks Festival's MUSIC FROM HIGH PEAKS
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2016

Renowned faculty and international rising young artists from the Catskill High Peaks Festival fill Bridge Street Theatre's newly refurbished performance space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent. Various chamber music combinations and crossover repertoire include cello chorus, solo an... (more...)
Cleveland POPS to Hold 20th Anniversary Celebration at Hilton Cleveland, 8/20 Cleveland POPS to Hold 20th Anniversary Celebration at Hilton Cleveland, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio – June 17, 2016: The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will be among the first to hold a major fundraising event at the brand new 32-story Hilton Cleveland which opened officially on June 1st.  The Cleveland Pops 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in the Ho... (more...)
Annapolis Symphony Announces Full Schedule for 2016-2017 Season Annapolis Symphony Announces Full Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

The Annapolis Symphony is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, entitled 'The Triumph of Music.' The season will open on September 30 and October 1 with a celebration before and after the pair of concerts featuring superstar violinist MIDORI.?... (more...)
Cleveland POPS Announces Annual Music Scholarship Competition, 11/20 Cleveland POPS Announces Annual Music Scholarship Competition, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

Cleveland, OH – June 22, 2016 -- The Cleveland POPS Orchestra announces the eighteenth annual competition for its Jean L. Petitt Memorial Music Scholarship. This year's competition will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Cleveland Institute of Music, 11021 East Boule... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24 San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28— The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The... (more...)
Billy Childs Named President of Chamber Music America Billy Childs Named President of Chamber Music America
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2016

Chamber Music America (CMA) today announced the appointment of pianist and composer Billy Childs as president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Childs is the organization's ninth board president, and the first jazz musician elected to the position. The CMA board of directors unanimously a... (more...)
BWW Review: BRAD MEHLDAU Improvises at Zankel Hall BWW Review: BRAD MEHLDAU Improvises at Zankel Hall
by Matt Hanson - November 18, 2015

After nearly 300 years, with all of the epochal invention and revolutionary soundscapes to emerge from Western music, Bach is still heard with increasing relevance. Brad Mehldau, known foremost as an improviser, is the first jazz artist to serve as Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's... (more...)
THE JOHN SCOFIELD & JOE LOVANO QUARTET Burn at Blue Note THE JOHN SCOFIELD & JOE LOVANO QUARTET Burn at Blue Note
by Matt Hanson - November 18, 2015

Jazz education is America's oral history, and the composers of jazz, contemporary and classic, are as the wise, sagely men and women who have carried the sacred knowledge of the people since time immemorial.... (more...)
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to Present SIMPLY SINATRA CHRISTMAS, Featuring Steve Lippia, 12/18 Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to Present SIMPLY SINATRA CHRISTMAS, Featuring Steve Lippia, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Friday December 18, at 8:00pm, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of José-Luis Novo, performs our Holiday Pops concert, entitled Simply Sinatra Christmas, featuring Steve Lippia, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  The performance is presented by PN... (more...)
RI Philharmonic Presents WEST SIDE STORY SYMPHONIC DANCES Tonight RI Philharmonic Presents WEST SIDE STORY SYMPHONIC DANCES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

Tonight, November 14, Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Leonard Bernstein's beloved West Side Story Symphonic Dances. Electric violinist TRACY SILVERMAN will make his Philharmonic debut with Seeing is Believing by Nico Muhly, a Providence native. ... (more...)
Youth Orchestra Joins Forces with RI Philharmonic for VETS Concert Tonight Youth Orchestra Joins Forces with RI Philharmonic for VETS Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2015

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth SYMPHONY Orchestra (RIPYO) performs on stage with the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in their annual Side-by-Side concert tonight, November 13 at 6:30pm at The VETS in Providence as part of the evening's AMICA RUSH HOUR program. The concert, conducted by Musi... (more...)
LA Philharmonic to Kick Off Season with Raúl Prieto Ramírez's Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut, 11/22 LA Philharmonic to Kick Off Season with Raúl Prieto Ramírez's Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

Los Angeles, CA (November 11, 2015) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2015/16 organ recital series begins with a performance from organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez on Sunday, November 22 at 7:30pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall.   Making his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, Prieto Ramírez will perform a wi... (more...)
BMOP & Odyssey Opera to Join Forces to Present Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert, 11/22 BMOP & Odyssey Opera to Join Forces to Present Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2015

Boston, MA — Two of Boston's leading musical ensembles—the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera—unite onstage for a special concert honoring the great Pulitzer­winning composer Gunther Schuller (1925-­ 2015). Between them, these two organizations have a repertoire spanning a wide... (more...)
Violinist Tim Fain and Google Introduce New Virtual Reality Video for YouTube Violinist Tim Fain and Google Introduce New Virtual Reality Video for YouTube
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

To offer fans a more immersive experience, violinist Tim Fain today released a new virtual reality (VR) video for YouTube based on his original composition Resonance. In a close collaboration with Google, the VR video was filmed using Jump (g.co/Jump), which not only gives fans a vivid 360° experien... (more...)
Youth Orchestra to Join Forces with RI Philharmonic for VETS Concert, 11/13 Youth Orchestra to Join Forces with RI Philharmonic for VETS Concert, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2015

     The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth SYMPHONY Orchestra (RIPYO) performs on stage with the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in their annual Side-by-Side concert on Friday November 13 at 6:30pm at The VETS in Providence as part of the evening's AMICA RUSH HOUR program. The concert, conducted b... (more...)
RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony to Perform Schubert, Strauss & More at Fall Concert, 11/15 RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony to Perform Schubert, Strauss & More at Fall Concert, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2015

       The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presents their first concert of the season on Sunday November 15 at 3pm at The VETS in Providence. The concert features the top-level Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, Repertory Orchestra under the direction ... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Two New Violinists Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Two New Violinists
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2015

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and CSO Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of two new viola section members: Sunghee Choi and Youming Chen.... (more...)
Odyssey Opera and BMOP to Present Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert, 11/22 Odyssey Opera and BMOP to Present Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

Boston, MA — Two of Boston's leading musical ensembles—the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) and Odyssey Opera—unite onstage for a special concert honoring the great Pulitzer­winning composer Gunther Schuller (1925-­ 2015). Between them, these two organizations have a repertoire spanning a wide... (more...)
RI Philharmonic to Present WEST SIDE STORY SYMPHONIC DANCES, 11/14 RI Philharmonic to Present WEST SIDE STORY SYMPHONIC DANCES, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2015

10/29/15 – East Providence, RI ? On Saturday, November 14, Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Leonard Bernstein's beloved West Side Story Symphonic Dances. Electric violinist TRACY SILVERMAN will make his Philharmonic debut with Seeing is Believing... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Retirement of Second Flute Louise Dixon Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Retirement of Second Flute Louise Dixon
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2015

CHICAGO—Louise Dixon, second flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), has retired from her position with the Orchestra after 42 years.... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Extend Creative Consultant Contract with Yo-Yo Ma Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Extend Creative Consultant Contract with Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

(CHICAGO)—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announce a two-year contract extension for world-renowned cellist and educator, Yo-Yo Ma, who has served as the organization's Judson and Joyce Gree... (more...)




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