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Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30 Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - July 03, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4 Houston Symphony to Offer STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

HOUSTON (July 2, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will continue its tradition of helping Houstonians celebrate Independence Day at Miller Outdoor Theatre with its Star-Spangled Salute concert at 8:30 p.m. on July 4. The celebration, which will feature patriotic cannons and a thrilling fireworks display,... (more...)
Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26 Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 86th season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 25th (6:30pm) playing the best music of the Swing Era! Plus pre-concert dinner at Falls Village Inn (5pm). The weekend continues on Sunday, July 26th (3pm) w... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & More Pacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & More
by BWW News Desk - July 01, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—June 30, 2015—A shining jewel among the most popular piano repertoire, Beethoven's “Emperor” concerto bursts to life at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival in the hands of internationally renowned pianist Rueiben Chen. The Boston Globe has said: “He plays with the white-hot ener... (more...)
Basel Symphony Orchestra Appoints Ivor Bolton as New Music Director Basel Symphony Orchestra Appoints Ivor Bolton as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Commencing with the 2016/17 concert season, British conductor Ivor Bolton will take the helm in a four-year contract running till the end of the 2019/20 season. Polish Conductor Micha? Nesterowicz has also been named as the orchestra's new Principal Guest Conductor.... (more...)
N.C. Symphony to Welcome The Hot Sardines for Summerfest Finale, 7/9 N.C. Symphony to Welcome The Hot Sardines for Summerfest Finale, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - June 29, 2015

Cary's Booth Amphitheatre will come alive with the hot sounds of the New York City-based band the Hot Sardines on Thursday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the season finale of the 2015  Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series.  Gates open for the concert series at 5:30 p.m.  Children 12 and under are free on the... (more...)
Grammy Winner Diana Krall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7/23 Grammy Winner Diana Krall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall joins musical forces with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for the Thursday Night Icons at Heinz Hall on July 23 at 7:30 p.m.... (more...)
Russian Choral Group Slavyanka to Perform ALL-NIGHT VIGIL, 8/21 Russian Choral Group Slavyanka to Perform ALL-NIGHT VIGIL, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - June 26, 2015

San Francisco, CA (June 25, 2015) – The 100th anniversary of the premiere of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil (Vespers) will be celebrated with three performances of the choral work by Bay Area Russian choral ensemble Slavyanka on Friday, August 21 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Palo Alto, Saturday... (more...)
Music Mountain to Welcome Enso String Quartet & More, 7/18-19 Music Mountain to Welcome Enso String Quartet & More, 7/18-19
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues its 86th anniversary season on Sunday, July 19th (3pm) with Enso String Quartet and Soyeon Kate Lee, piano performing Moravec, Schumann, and Dohnanyi. Also, the weekend welcomes The New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Satu... (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...)
Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10 Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10
by BWW News Desk - June 24, 2015

The highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass's orchestral collaboration, Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs for Orchestra, is set to take place July 10 with the San Francisco Symphony at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, conducted by Edwin Outwater. A short excerpt of the work's... (more...)
Andrés Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong to Join PSO as New Asst. Conductors Andrés Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong to Join PSO as New Asst. Conductors
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will welcome two new staff conductors at the start of the 2015-2016 season. Andrés Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong both will join the symphony staff as assistant conductors.... (more...)
Pasadena POPS to Celebrate The Beatles with CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR, 7/11 Pasadena POPS to Celebrate The Beatles with CLASSICAL MYSTERY TOUR, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

The Pasadena POPS celebrates the best of the music of The Beatles with Classical Mystery Tour on Saturday, July 11 at the Los Angeles Arboretum. Back by Popular demand, Classical Mystery Tour brings the timeless hits of The Beatles to life with a fresh set list of favorites. Spanning The Beatles' va... (more...)
Apollo's Fire Presents TANGLEWOOD and BBC PROMS Send-Off Concerts, 6/29-30 and 8/11-12 Apollo's Fire Presents TANGLEWOOD and BBC PROMS Send-Off Concerts, 6/29-30 and 8/11-12
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

This summer, Apollo's Fire embarks on its fourth international tour, performing with world-renowned violinist, Alina Ibragimova, at the BBC Proms in London (Aug. 15), The Aldeburgh Music/Snape Proms in the UK (Aug. 16), and performing a separate chamber program at the Tuscany Musical Landscapes Fest... (more...)
Houston Symphony to Present Symphony Nights Summer Series, Today Houston Symphony to Present Symphony Nights Summer Series, Today
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2015

HOUSTON (June 18, 2015) – The Houston Symphony ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights series will continue at 8:30 p.m. on June 20, featuring the Houston Symphony debuts of guest conductor Karina Canellakis and guest artist Charlie Albright.... (more...)
e-Piano Junior Competition Winner Announced e-Piano Junior Competition Winner Announced
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Nathan Lee, 13, from Sammamish, Washington, earned First Place in this year's e-Piano Junior Competition, capturing the top prize of $8,000 in the international event held in Minnesota over the past six days that showcased the talent of some of the world's best classical pianists ages 17 and under.... (more...)
Buffalo Philharmonic to Take On Massive Fundraising Challenge Buffalo Philharmonic to Take On Massive Fundraising Challenge
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - When JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract as BPO music director, it inspired one board member to issue a challenge to the community.... (more...)
GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24 GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

By any standard, John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time; his 49 Academy Award nominations are second only to Walt Disney himself.  And Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall have gone hand in hand since Williams opened the Hall's inaugural gala in 2003 with the world premiere... (more...)
Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24 Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24
by TV News Desk - June 16, 2015

This gala opening night performance, hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
Festival Set for Menuhin Competition London 2016 Festival Set for Menuhin Competition London 2016
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

The MENUHIN COMPETITION LONDON 2016 has announced that JOHN RUTTER is to compose his first work for violin and voice, as one of the three new compositions to be premiered during the eleven day Festival (Thursday 7 April 2016 – Sunday 17 April 2016).... (more...)
BSO to Partner with Andris Nelsons to Launch CLASSICAL LIVE on Google Play BSO to Partner with Andris Nelsons to Launch CLASSICAL LIVE on Google Play
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons have entered into a new partnership to create Classical Live, a unique initiative that offers a new paradigm for the distribution of live recordings of classical music available only on Google Play Music. Classical Live will offer parti... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Classic BBQs in Heinz Hall Summer Garden, 7/11 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Hosts Classic BBQs in Heinz Hall Summer Garden, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A night for the entire family, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting two Classical BBQ events in the Heinz Hall Summer Garden on July 11 and August 2.  Each Classical BBQ is filled with orchestral favorites in a fun-filled atmosphere, including pre- and post-concert entertainment... (more...)
Five Major Orchestras Partner With Google to Launch 'Classical Live' on Google Play Five Major Orchestras Partner With Google to Launch 'Classical Live' on Google Play
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2015

Five of today's leading orchestras have joined forces in an unprecedented new collaboration to launch the inaugural phase of Classical Live, the first and only initiative offering current recordings exclusively on Google Play Music. Through Classical Live, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Clevelan... (more...)
Buffalo Philharmonic to Perform SOUNDWAVE, with The Albrights and Babik, 9/24 Buffalo Philharmonic to Perform SOUNDWAVE, with The Albrights and Babik, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2015

BUFFALO, NY -Buffalo musicians of all types will unite on the Kleinhans stage for one night in September. On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Buffalo Philharmonic will present 'Soundwave,' featuring Buffalo bands The Albrights and Babik and works by contemporary rock-inspired composers and songwriters Mas... (more...)
Cleveland POPS Orchestra to Hold Auditions for Chorus, 8/27 Cleveland POPS Orchestra to Hold Auditions for Chorus, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2015

Auditions will be held one day only – Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room G-17 of the Music and Communications Building, Cleveland State University, downtown campus.... (more...)



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