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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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Present Special Concert for Disney Fanatics, 4/16/16 Chattanooga Symphony & Opera to Present Special Concert for Disney Fanatics, 4/16/16
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

Chattanooga, TN - The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting a special concert in April 2016 perfect for families and Disney lovers. Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies is a symphonic concert featuring the CSO, Music Director Kayoko Dan, projected video clips from iconic Disney ... (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...)
Pacific Symphony Launches New Concert Programs for  Musician Innovation Grant Pacific Symphony Launches New Concert Programs for Musician Innovation Grant
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—June 18, 2015—Inspired by the creative minds and unique backgrounds of its musicians, Pacific Symphony and its Board of Directors awarded four orchestra members with a “Musician Innovation Grant” totaling $20,000 to fund new artistic projects. The grant's purpose is to give mus... (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...)
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...)
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...)
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...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sensory-Friendly Concert, 6/27 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sensory-Friendly Concert, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Celebrate Pittsburgh,” on Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
N.C. Symphony to Present AN EVENING OF BROADWAY Next Friday at Rex Healthcare Summerfest N.C. Symphony to Present AN EVENING OF BROADWAY Next Friday at Rex Healthcare Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

?The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will perform two great evenings of music from stage and screen at the 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series on Friday, June 19 and Saturday June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre. Gates open for the concert series at ... (more...)
'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest' Coming to Long Center, 6/20 'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest' Coming to Long Center, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

The triforce has been completed with the highly-anticipated, global concert tour 'The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses - Master Quest.' The acclaimed concert will visit the Long Center on June 20th and will regale fans with a truly unique experience from one of the most beloved game franch... (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...)
Manfred Honeck to Conduct Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra European Tour, 5/17 Manfred Honeck to Conduct Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra European Tour, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on a 14-concert European Tour from May 17 to June 5, 2016.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Disney Tunes in Concert, 6/19 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Disney Tunes in Concert, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The wonderful world of Disney joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with high-resolution film clips and  beloved music and songs for PNC Pops: Disney in Concert Tale as Old as Time, June 19-21 at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Houston Symphony Holds Annual Ima Hogg Competition, 6/6; Winner Awarded $25,000 Houston Symphony Holds Annual Ima Hogg Competition, 6/6; Winner Awarded $25,000
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2015

WHAT: The Houston Symphony's prestigious Ima Hogg Competition is designed to support and offer performance opportunities for young artists within the ages of 13-30 who play orchestral instruments. Now in its 40th year, it is recognized as one of the foremost instrumental competitions in the world. T... (more...)
Houston Symphony Hosts BROADWAY SING-ALONG Event, 6/13 Houston Symphony Hosts BROADWAY SING-ALONG Event, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - June 04, 2015

HOUSTON (June 4, 2015) – Houston audiences will be treated to an evening of Broadway favorites at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, but this time, unlike traditional Broadway concerts, they will go from being spectators to becoming part of the evening's entertainment when they sing along to some of Br... (more...)



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