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David Bernard to Conduct Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra David Bernard to Conduct Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

 Noted American conductor David Bernard will lead the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra in two concerts; one, a free outdoor Summer concert “Opera Goes Pop” at Newburgh's historic Downing Park on Saturday afternoon, July 25, 2015,  a program featuring operatic selections including favorites by Biz... (more...)
The Britt Classical Festival Pairs Contemporary and New Music with Core Classical Repertoire in 2015 Summer Season, 7/31-8/15 The Britt Classical Festival Pairs Contemporary and New Music with Core Classical Repertoire in 2015 Summer Season, 7/31-8/15
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

 The Britt Classical Festival, led by Music Director and Conductor Teddy Abrams, has announced a wide-ranging, adventurous series of concerts of contemporary and new music paired with core classical repertoire for its three-week 2015 season, beginning July 31. The programs include the world premiere... (more...)
SUNY system Awards BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta with Distinction, 5/26 SUNY system Awards BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta with Distinction, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Buffalo, NY - JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic Music Director, will become the fourth recipient of the statewide SUNY Distinguished Academy's Medallion of Distinction.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5 Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.” ... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal Bassoon Chicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal Bassoon
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of Keith Buncke as the new Principal Bassoon of the CSO, effective July 6, 2015.... (more...)
Jeffrey Biegel to Perform at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 5/30 Jeffrey Biegel to Perform at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

American pianist Jeffrey Biegel will be in concert on Saturday, May 30 presenting Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin as the sixth program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11 Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 20, 2015—A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony's final concert of his 25th anniversary season, “Fire and Water,” a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. F... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Extends Contract with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Announces Agreement with Musicians Minnesota Orchestra Extends Contract with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and Announces Agreement with Musicians
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Minnesota Orchestra announced today that it has extended contract agreements with both Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Orchestra's musicians—the latter 21 months in advance of the current contract's expiration.   The Board approved the new agreements at a meeting earlier today, and musicians—... (more...)
DCINY to Present 'Requiem a deux' at Carnegie Hall, 6/7 DCINY to Present 'Requiem a deux' at Carnegie Hall, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Requiem à deux, a pairing of two exquisite French choral masterworks: the Requiems by composers Gabriel Fauré, conducted by Craig Jessop, and by Maurice Duruflé, conducted by DCINY Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Jonathan Griff... (more...)
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

(Annapolis, MD – May 15, 2015) Season tickets for new and renewing subscribers are now on sale for the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ASO) 2015-16 Season.  The programs chosen by Music Director José-Luis Novo feature a stellar group of guest soloists and an intriguing selection of symphonic showpie... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6 The Pacific Symphony Presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL, 6/4-6
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Legendary trumpet-and-voice duo Herb Alpert and Lani Hall bring their unique mix of jazz, world and American pop music to Pacific Symphony for the final concert of the 2014-15 Pops Series. Joining musical forces in 2006, each half of this musical power couple brings an impressive résumé to the table... (more...)
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Grant for a Digital Archive Portal The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Grant for a Digital Archive Portal
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Through its grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity.... (more...)
Richmond Symphony Presents a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park, 5/30 Richmond Symphony Presents a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Richmond Symphony invites you to enjoy a free outdoor concert on Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 pm. Bring a blanket, picnic basket and family and friends, and enjoy the sounds of a live orchestra at the beautiful Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA. The evening will be led by Associate Conductor... (more...)
N.C. Symphony's Rex Healthcare Summerfest Begins 5/23 N.C. Symphony's Rex Healthcare Summerfest Begins 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony launches its 2015 Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series at Cary's Booth Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m., with a concert program that features pianist Timo Andres performing Gershwin's incomparable Rhapsody in Blue, the orchestra's performance of Dvo?ák's New Wor... (more...)
Pacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINOR Pacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINOR
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Pacific Symphony has reunited with Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal to release the world-premiere recording of his “Symphony in G# Minor” on the Zarathustra Music label Tuesday, May 12. Goldenthal wrote the 22-minute work for Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair as part ... (more...)
The University Musical Society Announces Scott Hanoian as new Music Director and Conductor of the UMS Choral Union The University Musical Society Announces Scott Hanoian as new Music Director and Conductor of the UMS Choral Union
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces that Scott Hanoian has been named as the new Music Director and Conductor of the UMS Choral Union, a Grammy Award-winning Ann Arbor-based community choir managed by UMS. This appointment is effective July 1, 2015.... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28 Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 11, 2015—One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began ... (more...)
Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets! Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) concludes its 2014-15 season with its Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 concerts at historic Music Hall. Music Director Louis Langrée will lead the orchestra in an exotic program that features Austrian multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger in his CSO debut.... (more...)
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Presents Their Final Concert, A DAY IN THE MOVIES, 5/17 The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras Presents Their Final Concert, A DAY IN THE MOVIES, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presents their final concert of the season, titled “A Day at the Movies,” Sunday May 17 at 3pm at Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College. The concert features the top-level Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, Repert... (more...)
BWW Reviews Italy, Part II: Singers Battle Production - and Win - in JENUFA at Bologna Teatro Comunale BWW Reviews Italy, Part II: Singers Battle Production - and Win - in JENUFA at Bologna Teatro Comunale
by Richard Sasanow - May 11, 2015

After I read that the new production of Janacek's JENUFA at the beautiful Teatro Comunale opera house in Bologna originated at the Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels--home of some of the most over-the-top conceits in the opera world--I thought I was ready for anything. I was wrong.... (more...)
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of Upcoming Performances Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule of Upcoming Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2015

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra celebrates its' next season of uncommonly exceptional music and exciting performances. Classical, Family, and Chamber Recital season subscriptions are now on sale to experience outstanding performances by Michigan's premier regional orchestra and renowned guest soloi... (more...)
N.C. Symphony to Perform POPS GOES VEGAS, 5/15-16 N.C. Symphony to Perform POPS GOES VEGAS, 5/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will pay tribute to iconic music and lavish shows in the finale of its 2014-15 Pops series, Pops Goes Vegas, Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concert program, which features such classic numbers as 'Luck Be ... (more...)
BPO Announces Dates for International Guitar Concerto Competition BPO Announces Dates for International Guitar Concerto Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. -WNED - WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.   The competition will be taking place on June 8, 9 and 11, 2016.    ... (more...)
Koerner Quartet to Welcome Young Prodigies for SUMMER SERENADE, June 7 Koerner Quartet to Welcome Young Prodigies for SUMMER SERENADE, June 7
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2015

The Koerner Quartet, along with special guest prodigies, close their 2014/15 season and welcome the change of season with Summer Serenade, taking place on Sunday, June 7 at 7pm in the Vancouver Academy of Music's (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall. The concert's dramatic program promises to captivate with w... (more...)
N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9 N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - April 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William ... (more...)



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