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Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th YearComposer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
July 30, 2014

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, one of America's most honored and sought-after composers, marked her 75th birthday on April 30, 2014, and her 2014-15 season is bracketed by the premieres of two major works. It ... (more...)


Thomas Adès to Conduct Academy Season Finale at Granada Theatre, 8/9Thomas Adès to Conduct Academy Season Finale at Granada Theatre, 8/9
July 30, 2014

Thomas Adès, the brilliant British pianist, conductor, and composer who has been hailed as among “the most imposing figures in contemporary music” (The New Yorker), will lead the Academy Festival Orch... (more...)


Music Academy to Live Stream World Premiere by Cellist Joshua Roman, 8/2Music Academy to Live Stream World Premiere by Cellist Joshua Roman, 8/2
July 29, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will live stream the world premiere of we do it to one another, cellist extraordinaire Joshua Roman's new setting of verse from Tracy K. Smith's Pulitzer Prize-winning co... (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets  On-Sale Date, 7/28The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets On-Sale Date, 7/28
July 24, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014/15 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will go on sale Monday, July 28 at 10:00am. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night/Beethoven's 9th, Cl... (more...)


Gerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber OrchestraGerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber Orchestra
July 23, 2014

The Rochester Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce that Gerard Floriano has been named as Artistic Director for the 2014/2015 season, and he will become the orchestra's Music Director in August, 2... (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
July 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-Geo... (more...)


The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale NowThe Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale Now
July 21, 2014

Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth that is your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. From André Watts, who teams up with our resident, professional orchestra... (more...)


The Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4 Million to Arts Groups - Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony & More!The Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4 Million to Arts Groups - Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony & More!
July 17, 2014

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.4 million in operating support to 96 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2015 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) ... (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
July 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)


Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22
July 17, 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schnbr... (more...)


Andrew Lunsford to Join Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program During 2014 Summer SeasonAndrew Lunsford to Join Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program During 2014 Summer Season
July 15, 2014

Andrew Lunsford, dubbed the “Accidental Tenor” by CNN during a primetime news story, will be performing as a Young Artist with the Chautauqua Opera Young Artist Program during the festival's 2014 summ... (more...)


Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet with Geoffrey Burleson, 8/2-3Music Mountain to Welcome Penderecki String Quartet with Geoffrey Burleson, 8/2-3
July 15, 2014

American's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, Music Mountain, continues its milestone 85th anniversary season with the return of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Saturday, August 2nd (6:... (more...)


The Buffalo Philharmonic Offers Early Access to Six of Its ConcertsThe Buffalo Philharmonic Offers Early Access to Six of Its Concerts
July 14, 2014

On Thursday, July 17, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will offer the public a chance to lock in their favorite seats to six of the season's highlights. (more...)


Renowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues StatementRenowned Conductor Lorin Maazel Dies at Age 84; Recording Academy Issues Statement
July 14, 2014

Renowned conductor Lorin Maazel passed away yesterday, July 13th at the age of 84 due to complications of pneumonia. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Make Debut at the Tanglewood Music Center, 7/25-26
July 11, 2014

On July 25 and 26, at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, ... (more...)


Internationally-Acclaimed Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to Make His Brevard Music Center Premiere, 7/18-19Internationally-Acclaimed Conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya to Make His Brevard Music Center Premiere, 7/18-19
July 10, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya makes his Brevard Music Center premiere with a weekend of unforgettable performances. On Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., Harth-Bedoya leads the Br... (more...)


Philip Mann Extends Contract with the Arkansas Symphony OrchestraPhilip Mann Extends Contract with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
July 10, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces a three-year extension of Philip Mann's tenure as Music Director. Mann first took to the podium as ASO Music Director at Robinson Center Music Hall on October... (more...)


The Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Craneway Pavilion, and the City of Richmond Present TARGET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 7/3The Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Craneway Pavilion, and the City of Richmond Present TARGET INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION, 7/3
May 28, 2014

The Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Craneway Pavilion, located inside the historic Ford Point Building on the waterfront in Richmond, and the City of Richmond will again join forces to host a family-fr... (more...)


Pablo Heras-Casado Extends Contract with Orchestra of St. Luke's Through 2017Pablo Heras-Casado Extends Contract with Orchestra of St. Luke's Through 2017
May 27, 2014

Approaching its 40th anniversary season, Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) is thrilled to announce its continued relationship with Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, formalized in a two-year contract... (more...)


The Arvo Pärt Project Performs Series of Shows in NYC & D.C., Now thru 6/2The Arvo Pärt Project Performs Series of Shows in NYC & D.C., Now thru 6/2
May 27, 2014

The Arvo Pärt Project at St. Vladimir's Seminary presents four concerts from today, May 27 to June 2 devoted to the music of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The concerts take place in Washington, D.C. at... (more...)


Acclaimed Oboist David Weiss DiesAcclaimed Oboist David Weiss Dies
May 25, 2014

“David Weiss was a man of formidable musical gifts who exuded magisterial charm on stage and off,” said Mr. Reed. “Ever the consummate professional, David reveled in all the details and challenges of ... (more...)


The BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Present STAR SPANGLED POPS This WeekendThe BPO and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus Present STAR SPANGLED POPS This Weekend
May 23, 2014

The Buffalo Philharmonic's Memorial Day tradition will get an updated twist this year. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 6/6-8Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Split Program for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 6/6-8
May 22, 2014

The 2013-2014 BNY Mellon Grand Classics series penultimate weekend on June 6-8 brings Music Director Manfred Honeck back to Heinz Hall to conduct a split weekend of programming featuring Mahler's monu... (more...)


Pacific Symphony Pops Presents AMERICA, 6/12-14Pacific Symphony Pops Presents AMERICA, 6/12-14
May 22, 2014

One of the most iconic rock-and-roll bands to come out of London during the 1970s—Grammy Award-winning “America”—joins Pacific Symphony Pops to rock the house with hot hits, soulful ballads and rock c... (more...)


Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Names Stefan Sanders Associate ConductorBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Names Stefan Sanders Associate Conductor
May 21, 2014

Former BPO trombonist Stefan Sanders will move to the front of the orchestra in his new role as Associate Conductor. (more...)





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