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Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18 Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The ... (more...)
Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music.... (more...)
California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 1, 2016) – California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra's respected, intensely competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020. The Young Ame... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony's David Pratt Named Queensland Symphony Chief Executive Santa Barbara Symphony's David Pratt Named Queensland Symphony Chief Executive
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2016

?David Pratt, who spearheaded a remarkable turnaround as executive director of the Santa Barbara Symphony, positioning the organization for a new era of fiscal wellbeing, has been appointed chief executive of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia. He will assume his new position i... (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...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Adds Trio to Board of Directors Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Adds Trio to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2016

Dean Axelrod, Dawn Long, and Kristan O'Donnell have been elected to the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Board of Directors. Each will serve a three-year term.... (more...)
SBCO Subscriptions Now on Sale SBCO Subscriptions Now on Sale
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...)
Cynthia Ellis to Perform in THE INEXTINGUISHABLE PROJECT with PSO, 6/27 Cynthia Ellis to Perform in THE INEXTINGUISHABLE PROJECT with PSO, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—June 1, 2016—Cynthia Ellis designed “The Inextinguishable Project” as an opportunity for concert listeners to discover some of the masterful music written in spite of the conflict and oppression of World War II. Ellis, Pacific Symphony's flute and piccolo player, and a resident... (more...)
Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Pianist Shai Wosner's eclectic new recording pairs concertos and solo pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and György Ligeti (1923-2006), exploring their quirky humor and other connections across centuries. Performing with conductor Nicholas Collon and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mr.... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Announces Gold Baton Recipient League of American Orchestras Announces Gold Baton Recipient
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2016

Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO) executive director Kris Sinclair will be presented with the League of American Orchestras' highest honor, the Gold Baton, at the League's National Conference in Baltimore, June 9-11. Sinclair, who is retiring this year after thirty-one years at AC... (more...)
Maestro David Zinman to Lead FAURE REQUIEM with Houston Symphony, 4/28 Maestro David Zinman to Lead FAURE REQUIEM with Houston Symphony, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

?HOUSTON (April 20, 2016) – Renowned maestro David Zinman will appear with the Houston Symphony and Chorus to conduct the Fauré Requiem at 8 p.m. April 28 and 30 and at 2:30 p.m. May 1. Zinman is the only American conductor to appear on this season's classical series.... (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...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2016

PITTSBURGH - Be part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2016 European Tour from the comfort of a seat at Heinz Hall! On May 22 at 2 p.m. EST, Pittsburghers can cheer on their home orchestra while watching a concert with a simulcast live from Berlin, Germany.... (more...)
Oakland Symphony to Conclude Season with Tracy Silverman & More, 5/20 Oakland Symphony to Conclude Season with Tracy Silverman & More, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2016

Oakland, March 23, 2016 – The Oakland Symphony, Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan, the Oakland Symphony Chorus and guest artists Tracy Silverman, electric violin, and soprano Nicole Joseph will conclude the Symphony's 2015-2016 season with a concert of music by John Adams, Stravinsky, Barb... (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...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE 03/16/2016 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart announced plans today for the 2016.17 Classics season, de Waart's eighth and final as music director. The MSO will spend de Waart's valedictory season honoring his contributions to the orchestra and the tremendo... (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...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform Two Mozart Concerts, 3/31 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform Two Mozart Concerts, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/08/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announces two concerts performed on back to back weekends at the Pabst Theater highlighting the works of Mozart. Mozart + More features guest conductor Ben Gernon and cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan on March 31, April 1, and 2. Mozart's “Jupite... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19 Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - February 29, 2016

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart will present two performances of William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario on March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Perfor... (more...)
The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, 4/10 The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2016

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts concludes its 2015-2016 Recital Series with a special performance by the internationally award-winning cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. ... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony to Celebrate Maestro Nir Kabaretti's 10th Anniversary Santa Barbara Symphony to Celebrate Maestro Nir Kabaretti's 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony will mark the 10th anniversary of Maestro Nir Kabaretti's appointment as music director with a celebratory program of works by Wagner, Hummel, and Brahms at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara on March 12 and 13.... (more...)
Oakland Symphony to Premiere Martin Rokeach's Piccolo Concerto, 3/18 Oakland Symphony to Premiere Martin Rokeach's Piccolo Concerto, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2016

Oakland, CA, February 1, 2016 – The world premiere of a new piccolo concerto by Bay Area composer Martin Rokeach highlights the Oakland Symphony's concert scheduled Friday, March 18, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Music Director Michael Morgan will conduct and the program also includes... (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...)
Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More! Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2016

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony today unveil the 2016-17 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical and Sunday Casual Connections series and special events. This season celebrates the orchestra's 38th season and its 10th year in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert H... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Present Performances of Tchaikovsky's PATHETIQUE, 1/30 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Present Performances of Tchaikovsky's PATHETIQUE, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 01/13/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Hans Graf, presents two performances of Tchaikovsky's passionate Symphony No. 6 “Pathètique” on January 30 at 8:00 p.m. and January 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Tchaikovsky's symphon... (more...)



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