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Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes NOTES FROM MEXICO, CANDIDE and MoreOakland East Bay Symphony Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes NOTES FROM MEXICO, CANDIDE and More
April 15, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony continue to set a high standard of innovative and engaging programming as they announce details of their 2014—2015 season.... (more...)


BPO Nation Presents IL VOLO, 6/11BPO Nation Presents IL VOLO, 6/11
April 01, 2014

BPO Nation proudly welcomes worldwide musical sensation ll Volo to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday June 11. ll Volo will be performing with members of your Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Tic... (more...)


First Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy AwardsFirst Episode of Gerard Schwarz's ALL-STAR ORCHESTRA Wins Two Emmy Awards
March 31, 2014

All-Star Orchestra took home two Emmy Awards yesterday at the 57th Annual New York Emmy Awards, which took place at the Marriott Marquis' Broadway Ballroom in New York City. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 5/1-3The Pacific Symphony Presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 5/1-3
March 21, 2014

Music soars to stunning new heights along with aerial fliers and acrobats, when they (plus contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen) perform their death- and gravity-defying Cirque feats to pop... (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents Their 2014 SUMMER FESTIVAL, 7/4-8/30The Pacific Symphony Presents Their 2014 SUMMER FESTIVAL, 7/4-8/30
March 14, 2014

Summer is just around the corner and families are already thinking about packing picnics and heading out to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine for five music-infused evenings under the stars with... (more...)


PRISM Quartet Announces Release of PEOPLE'S EMERGENCY CENTERPRISM Quartet Announces Release of PEOPLE'S EMERGENCY CENTER
March 12, 2014

In tandem with the recently announced Heritage/Evolution, PRISM Quartet announces the release of their new 2-disc recording People's Emergency Center, Music for Saxophones by Matthew Levy. Street Date... (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN'S “EROICA” SYMPHONY, 3/27-30The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN'S “EROICA” SYMPHONY, 3/27-30
March 07, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart continue the 2014 Beethoven Festival with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” on March 27-30, 2014 at the Pabst Theater. The performa... (more...)


PRISM Quartet Presents HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, 4/11-6/12PRISM Quartet Presents HERITAGE/EVOLUTION, 4/11-6/12
March 06, 2014

PRISM Quartet Turns 30 and the saxophone quartet announces an ambitious three-part concert series in NYC and Philadelphia that charts fresh musical territory: “HERITAGE/EVOLUTION.”The classical PRISM ... (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents CHOPIN'S PIANO CONCERTO NO.  1, 3/27-29The Pacific Symphony Presents CHOPIN'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1, 3/27-29
March 03, 2014

Sweet, singing lines stem from the fingertips of Russian pianist Yulianna Avdeeva as she joins Pacific Symphony to perform the compelling melodies of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, led by Music Direct... (more...)


April at the Houston Symphony Includes ROMEO AND JULIET, BELLE OF THE BALL and MoreApril at the Houston Symphony Includes ROMEO AND JULIET, BELLE OF THE BALL and More
February 28, 2014

The Houston Symphony's April calendar provides several unique treats that are sure to excite Houston audiences. Conductor Laureate Hans Graf will return to the podium to lead the orchestra in Tchaikov... (more...)


YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Available 4/29YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Available 4/29
February 25, 2014

The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more b... (more...)


Pacific Symphony Pops Presents Michael McDonald, 3/13-15Pacific Symphony Pops Presents Michael McDonald, 3/13-15
February 24, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald lends his husky, soulful baritone to Pacific Symphony Pops for a concert featuring hits from his chart-topping career... (more...)


San Francisco Symphony Launches Online Education Website, SFSKids.orgSan Francisco Symphony Launches Online Education Website, SFSKids.org
February 21, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) continues its mission of providing broad access to music and music education with the release of a new version of its free online music education resource, SFSKids.org... (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents RAVEL'S PIANO CONCERTO, 3/6-8The Pacific Symphony Presents RAVEL'S PIANO CONCERTO, 3/6-8
February 20, 2014

Surging with energy, spontaneity and diversity, Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert—“Ravel's Piano Concerto”—is devoted to music from 19th-century France. Guest conductor Thierry Fischer leads the orc... (more...)


Michael Christie Leads Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts This WeekendMichael Christie Leads Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts This Weekend
February 20, 2014

Conductor Michael Christie will lead the opening concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra's classical season subscription series today, February 20 at 11am; Friday, February 21 at 8pm; and Saturday, Februa... (more...)


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This WeekendMilwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops Presents VALENTINE ROMANCE This Weekend
February 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Valentine Romance this weekend, February 14-16, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts with guest conductor John Morris Russell, vocalist Lis... (more...)


Detroit Symphony's 'Live From Orchestra Hall' to Stream on PBS' WebsiteDetroit Symphony's 'Live From Orchestra Hall' to Stream on PBS' Website
February 13, 2014

Thanks to an innovative partnership between PBS.org, Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), music from the Woodward corridor will have a larger stage than ever. The DSO... (more...)


Celebrity Series of Boston Presents POEMJAZZ with Vijay Iyer Trio and Robert Pinsky, 3/14Celebrity Series of Boston Presents POEMJAZZ with Vijay Iyer Trio and Robert Pinsky, 3/14
February 13, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present a duet performance of poetry and jazz by the Vijay Iyer Trio and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky in POEMJAZZ on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 8:00pm at San... (more...)


Pacific Symphony Presents VALENTINES DAY WITH MATTHEW MORRISON, Now thru 2/15Pacific Symphony Presents VALENTINES DAY WITH MATTHEW MORRISON, Now thru 2/15
February 13, 2014

Television celebrity and Broadway sensation Matthew Morrison joins Pacific Symphony Pops for a Valentine's Day spectacular of romantic show tunes and jazz standards. Best known for his popular role as... (more...)


The Richmond Symphony and Anne Akiko Meyers to Perform the Virginia Debut of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto, 3/1-2The Richmond Symphony and Anne Akiko Meyers to Perform the Virginia Debut of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto, 3/1-2
February 05, 2014

Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony and Guest Artist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform the Virginia debut of contemporary composer Mason Bates' Violin Concerto during the weekend of Shostakovich Sym... (more...)


15-Year-Old Organist Michael Jon Bennett Featured on NPR's FROM THE TOP15-Year-Old Organist Michael Jon Bennett Featured on NPR's FROM THE TOP
February 01, 2014

15-year-old organist Michael Jon Bennett from New York City will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit NPR radio program featuring America's best young classical musicians and hosted ... (more...)


Michael Christie to Lead Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts, 2/20-22Michael Christie to Lead Minnesota Orchestra's Classical Series Opening Concerts, 2/20-22
January 30, 2014

Conductor Michael Christie will lead the opening concerts of the Minnesota Orchestra's classical season subscription series on Thursday, February 20 at 11am; Friday, February 21 at 8pm; and Saturday, ... (more...)


Cincinnati Symphony to Present Verdi's REQUIEM, 2/28-3/1Cincinnati Symphony to Present Verdi's REQUIEM, 2/28-3/1
January 30, 2014

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back revered conductor, and former CSO Creative Director, Rafael Fru?hbeck de Burgos for his second engagement of the 2013- 14 season. On February 28 and Mar... (more...)


VIDEO: First Look at PBS's TV Broadcast Premiere of JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC; Airs 2/28VIDEO: First Look at PBS's TV Broadcast Premiere of JAZZ AND THE PHILHARMONIC; Airs 2/28
January 29, 2014

Coming up on Friday, February 28 at 9:00PM EST, PBS will present the national, TV broadcast premiere of Jazz and the Philharmonic, a co-production by the National YoungArts Foundation-a national organ... (more...)


Pacific Symphony Presents VALENTINES DAY WITH MATTHEW MORRISON, 2/13-15Pacific Symphony Presents VALENTINES DAY WITH MATTHEW MORRISON, 2/13-15
January 24, 2014

Television celebrity and Broadway sensation Matthew Morrison joins Pacific Symphony Pops for a Valentine's Day spectacular of romantic show tunes and jazz standards. Best known for his popular role as... (more...)





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