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Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13 Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury present Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater for the 2016-2017 season finale. A must-see for any music lover, Mozart's final composition is a profoundly moving work, brimming with drama, hopefulness and re... (more...)
The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Ends Season with AROUND THE WORLD!, 5/13 The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Ends Season with AROUND THE WORLD!, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series wraps up the 2017-2018 season with “Around the World!,” a celebration of the music created in different countries  on Saturday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1 Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), ... (more...)
New York Pops to Feature John Williams Summer Concert New York Pops to Feature John Williams Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

On June 8, 2017, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program of music by legendary film composer John Williams. After two successful seasons at the open-air venue, The New York Pops is proud to return to the stadium for an evening featuring the... (more...)
Toronto Symphony to Tour Israel and Europe Toronto Symphony to Tour Israel and Europe
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

After a couple of preview concerts at home on May 3 and 4, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and its Music Director, Peter Oundjian, embark on a momentous Tour of Israel & Europe. The Canadian orchestra—touring Israel for the very first time—performs in Jerusalem at Sherover Hall, Jerusalem Theat... (more...)
NY Philharmonic Presents Concerts in the Parks NY Philharmonic Presents Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2017

The 2017 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 52nd season with four free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 13); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 14); Cunningha... (more...)
Pianist Jon Kimura Parker Becomes Artistic Director of Canada's Honens International Piano Competition Pianist Jon Kimura Parker Becomes Artistic Director of Canada's Honens International Piano Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2017

Canada's Honens International Piano Competition is pleased to announce the appointment of pianist Jon Kimura Parker as Artistic Director. Mr. Parker assumes his new role in January 2018.... (more...)
Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29 Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL C... (more...)
The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKE PASSION, 4/8 The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKE PASSION, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) under the direction of its Music Director David Hayes will give the New York Premiere of celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion. NYCHORAL will be joined by organist Jason Roberts as well as the remarkable Brooklyn Youth Chorus under Art... (more...)
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

What is the importance of classical music in today's world? This is a concern of Kent Nagano's, in his 12th year at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. And that question is at the source of the programming offered by the OSM for its 2017-2018 season, with the 375th anniversary of the ... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the mes... (more...)
Chicago And New York Lead Historic First Performances Of STRAVINSKY's Long Lost Work Chicago And New York Lead Historic First Performances Of STRAVINSKY's Long Lost Work
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

Stravinsky's early orchestral work Funeral Song—rediscovered in November 2015 after having been lost for 107 years—is celebrating its rebirth into the world with a packed debut tour, which so far includes more than 70 planned performances across the globe this season and next. ... (more...)
Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9 Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9
by Molly Tracy - March 20, 2017

The final concert in Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season explores the infinite diversity of love in all its forms. With guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Paths of Passion features the technical and lyrical mastery of Robert Hanford in both Frank Waxman's Carmen Fantasy and Dvorak's Romance in... (more...)
Tafelmusik Celebrates Bach With U.S. Tour Tafelmusik Celebrates Bach With U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - February 08, 2017

Tafelmusik, Canada's renowned and internationally lauded Baroque orchestra, will tour the United States with J.S Bach: The Circle of Creation, a multi-media celebration of the genius of Bach. Created by Alison Mackay, J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, and projected video and im... (more...)
Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003 Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2017

Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian),  tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.  The Orchestra performs in renowned venues such as... (more...)
MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9 MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The pro... (more...)
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces Christmas Events Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces Christmas Events
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2016

The month of December casts a magic spell on the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), as the films with live orchestra series continues, followed by a Tchaikovsky extravaganza. The TSO then welcomes the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal as a guest before launching into the sparkling, uplifting Christma... (more...)
Oakland Symphony to Feature Broadway's Kelly Hall-Tompkins in Violin Concerto and More, 11/18 Oakland Symphony to Feature Broadway's Kelly Hall-Tompkins in Violin Concerto and More, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - October 19, 2016

The Oakland Symphony, Michael Morgan Music Director and conductor, will be joined by guest violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins—currently on Broadway as the Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof-- and members of its acclaimed Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra for Lost Romantic Symphonies Friday, November 18, at 8 ... (more...)
Hannu Lintu returns to the US to conduct in St Louis, Baltimore and Detroit Hannu Lintu returns to the US to conduct in St Louis, Baltimore and Detroit
by BWW News Desk - October 14, 2016

Hannu Lintu travels to the United States for intense period of performances with St. Louis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony and Detroit Symphony orchestras (14-30 October) Finnish conductor dedicates Baltimore performances of Cantus Arcticus to memory of Einojuhani Rautavaara '[Lintu] conducted with s... (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...)
Matt Haimovitz's OVERTURES TO BACH Set for Release This Month with PENTATONE Oxingale Matt Haimovitz's OVERTURES TO BACH Set for Release This Month with PENTATONE Oxingale
by BWW News Desk - August 01, 2016

?Matt Haimovitz's continuously-evolving and intense engagement with the Bach Cello Suites reaches a new zenith with Overtures to Bach, six new commissions that anticipate and reflect each of the cello suites.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A feast for the eyes and ears, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra pairs a majestic look at our planet with glorious music of John Adams and Richard Strauss during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on June 10 and 12. ... (more...)