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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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.... (more...)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Assistant Conductor Queensland Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) continues to hit the high notes, welcoming exciting young Russian-born pianist and conductor Natalia Raspopova as Assistant Conductor. ... (more...)
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

After completing a 15th anniversary season which featured a critically heralded performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, David Bernard, Music Director of the award-winning Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, has announced the ensemble's 2015-16 season of concerts.  Highlights include a roster of superb... (more...)
Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22 Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire reprises its popular “Fireside” series – intimate 90-minute concerts followed by coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists. In a tribute to Bach's 330th Birthday, this intimate concert tells the musical story of a day at the Bach Family Household and features AF veteran musi... (more...)
MusicaNova Orchestra & Paradise Winds to Perform New Work with Martin Goldsmith, 1/11 MusicaNova Orchestra & Paradise Winds to Perform New Work with Martin Goldsmith, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

MusicaNova Orchestra and Arizona-based Paradise Winds will perform a new work composed by Graham Cohen, a 15 year old prodigy, currently studying at the Julliard pre-college division and the youngest winner of the Morton Gould Young Composer Competition. The piece, 'Unexpected Affinities' was commis... (more...)
Polish Conductor, Jerzy Semkow, Dies at Age 86 Polish Conductor, Jerzy Semkow, Dies at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Polish conductor, Jerzy Semkow has died today, December 23, 2014, near Lausanne, Switzerland. He has served as music director of the Saint Louis Symphony, principal conductor of the Royal Danish Opera and the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen, Music Advisor and Principal Conductor of the Rochest... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Clarinetist Franklin Cohen to Retire in 2015 Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Clarinetist Franklin Cohen to Retire in 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra today announced that Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet since 1976, will retire from the ensemble in the summer of 2015. After 39 seasons, Mr. Cohen will have had the longest tenure of any solo clarinetist in the orchestra's history. The title of Principal Clarinet Emeritus... (more...)
Austrian Composer, Singer, Udo Jürgens Dies at Age 80 Austrian Composer, Singer, Udo Jürgens Dies at Age 80
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2014

Udo Jürgens, Austrian composer and singer of popular music whose career spans over fifty years, has died at the age of 80. He is perhaps best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 1966. But he also wrote more than 800 songs and sold over 100 million records. In 2007 he additionally obtained ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS Today The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS Today
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) entice audiences of all ages with the sweet melodies, magical celebration and excitement of one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets during the holiday concert, 'Nutcracker for Kids,' part of Family Musical Mornings presented by Farmers and Merchant... (more...)
Harpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew Tonight Harpsichordist Andrew Appel Joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

Step into the dusk of the Ancien Regime, as icons tumble, gossips rumble, and musicians hurl their slings. Arrows fly between the fans of French harmony and Italian melody in this site-specific music-theater piece based on the Philosophe's play of opposites.... (more...)
The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 13, 2014

For generations, RVA has been delighted by the holiday classic Handel's Messiah. Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus, tonight, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for this timeless favorite. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitar... (more...)
Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER Tonight Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents THE NUTCRACKER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to host the return engagement of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet'sproduction of the perennial holiday classic The Nutcracker. Due to the success of the production's debut last season at Schimmel Center, this year's production of The Nutcracker will be performed ove... (more...)
Oakland Symphony Orchestra to Perform Concert, 2/8/15 Oakland Symphony Orchestra to Perform Concert, 2/8/15
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Oakland, CA, December 9, 2014 – The Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the baton of new Principal Conductor Omid Zoufonoun, continues its 2014-2015 season with a performance Sunday, February 8, 2015, at 2 pm at the San Leandro High School Performing Arts Center, 2250 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro.... (more...)
The Piano Guys to Perform at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in May 2015 The Piano Guys to Perform at Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in May 2015
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2014

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (50 Mark West Springs Road) announces the addition of the The Piano Guys to the 2015 line-up making their Santa Rosa debut for a one night only performance on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm.... (more...)
Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20 Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season with Pianist Andre Watts in All-Beethoven Program, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and BMC Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program. Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with t... (more...)




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