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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...)
Composer Wlad Marhulets Wins Inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music Composer Wlad Marhulets Wins Inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

The Azrieli Music Project (AMP) is proud to announce that composer Wlad Marhulets is the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music for his Klezmer Clarinet Concerto. Marhulets, who submitted a completed orchestral work on a Jewish theme or subject – along with applicants from around the ... (more...)
California Symphony Announces 30th Season California Symphony Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2016

The California Symphony celebrates its 30th season in 2016-17 and its fourth season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, with a year of special programming that highlights the music by a Young American Composer-in-Residence program alumnus on each of its six concerts at the Lesher Center for the Arts... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5 Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2016

BERKELEY, CA (March 22, 2016) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphonyclose their 2015-16 season Thursday, May 5 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall with the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein Symphony, which the Orchestra co-commissioned with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Violinist S... (more...)
Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16 Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2015

Oakland, CA, December 10, 2015—Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their annual exploration of world orchestral music traditions this season with Notes from Vietnam, Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Featured will be Emmy Award-winning composer ... (more...)
Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil & Labeque Sisters' Debut Performance of Philip Glass' Double Concerto to be Released Digitally Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil & Labeque Sisters' Debut Performance of Philip Glass' Double Concerto to be Released Digitally
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2015

Grammy winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, along with pianists Katia and Marielle Labéque, will release the world-premiere recording of Philip Glass' newest concert work, his Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra on Orange Mountain Music on December 11 exclusively on iTu... (more...)
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...)
Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More! Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More!
by BWW News Desk - September 01, 2015

BERKELEY, CA (UPDATED September 1, 2015) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony have announced programming for the 2015-2016 season, including the West Coast premiere of Laterna Magica by Kaija Saariaho, who will be a visiting music professor at UC Berkeley this fall; the West Coast p... (more...)
Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday Tonight Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday Tonight
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion.... (more...)
Rahim Alhaj Receives NEA National Heritage Fellowship Rahim Alhaj Receives NEA National Heritage Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

 It was announced today that Iraqi oud virtuoso and composer Rahim AlHaj is a 2015 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts 2015 Heritage Fellowship, the country's highest honor bestow on Folk and Traditional Artists.  The 2015 National Heritage Fellows will be honored in Washington, DC, at ... (more...)
Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14 Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens June 11th at the ACFNY, with perfor... (more...)
California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (April 21, 2015) – The California Symphony, entering its third season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, is expanding its regional profile in Northern California, performing concerts in three new venues beginning in June. The orchestra, based in Walnut Creek, will perform three con... (more...)
Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 14 Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 14
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens June 11th at the ACFNY, with perfor... (more...)
Lukas Ligeti to Celebrate 50th Birthday with Host of Musical Events Lukas Ligeti to Celebrate 50th Birthday with Host of Musical Events
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 2.24.15) — Composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti today announced a robust 2015 season in anticipation of his 50th birthday (6.13.15). A champion of intercultural music and arguably one of the world's most ingenious composers, Lukas is celebrating with world premieres at ... (more...)
Guy Klucevsek Begins Weeklong Residency at THE STONE Tonight Guy Klucevsek Begins Weeklong Residency at THE STONE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2015

John Zorn's renowned THE STONE presents Guy Klucevsek | A 40 Year Composer Retrospective - a weeklong residency performed and curated by composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. For six consecutive nights, some of today's top artists from both the jazz and new music scene join Klucevsek in performing hi... (more...)
Composer Lukas Ligeti Announces Schedule of Events in Honor of 50th Birthday Composer Lukas Ligeti Announces Schedule of Events in Honor of 50th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 2.24.15) — Composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti today announced a robust 2015 season in anticipation of his 50th birthday (6.13.15). A champion of intercultural music and arguably one of the world's most ingenious composers, Lukas is celebrating with world premieres at ... (more...)
Theatre of Voices to Perform at Zankel Hall, 2/21 Theatre of Voices to Perform at Zankel Hall, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents a rare performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's powerful and influential 1968 modern vocal work Stimmung by the ensemble Theatre of Voices in Zankel Hall on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Theatre of Voices-comprised of singers Else Torp, Louise Skovbaech, Randi Pontoppidan, ... (more...)
Guy Klucevsek to Perform in Weeklong Residency at THE STONE, 3/17 Guy Klucevsek to Perform in Weeklong Residency at THE STONE, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 1.13.15) --- John Zorn's renowned THE STONE presents Guy Klucevsek | A 40 Year Composer Retrospective — a weeklong residency performed and curated by composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. For six consecutive nights, some of today's top artists from both the jazz and ne... (more...)
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2014

Tonight, December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's MESSIAH.... (more...)
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20 The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2014

December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's MESSIAH. Soloists include soprano DEBORAH... (more...)
Scott Johnson Premieres MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound Tonight Scott Johnson Premieres MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 04, 2014

The much-anticipated world premiere of Scott Johnson's 'Mind Out of Matter'--the composer's largest work to-date--will be performed by Alarm Will Sound at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ, tonight and tomorrow, October 4 and 5. Alan Pierson is conducting. The work is a Peak Performances... (more...)
Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4 Scott Johnson to Premiere MIND OUT OF MATTER with Alarm Will Sound, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2014

The much-anticipated world premiere of Scott Johnson's 'Mind Out of Matter'--the composer's largest work to-date--will be performed by Alarm Will Sound at the Alexander Kasser Theater in Montclair, NJ, October 4 and 5. Alan Pierson is conducting. The work is a Peak Performances commission.... (more...)
University of Texas at Austin Receives $400,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Classical Music Programming University of Texas at Austin Receives $400,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Classical Music Programming
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2014

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $400,000 to Texas Performing Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. This funding will allow Texas Performing Arts to further develop classical music programming and participation activities that have been underwritten by The Mellon Foundation since the... (more...)
VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
by BWW News Desk - August 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten ye... (more...)
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents SEASON FINALE: BEETHOVEN WITH ALON GOLDSTEIN Tonight Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents SEASON FINALE: BEETHOVEN WITH ALON GOLDSTEIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and music director LARRY RACHLEFF celebrate the finale of the Philharmonic's 69th season tonight, May 10.... (more...)



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