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Hong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang Hong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society would like to express deepest condolences to the family of Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang, who passed away peacefully on 15 June 2017 in Melbourne.... (more...)
Stéphane Denève Named New Music Director of St. Louis Symphony Stéphane Denève Named New Music Director of St. Louis Symphony
by BWW News Desk - June 07, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced the appointment of Stéphane Denève as its next Music Director. Denève, who will serve as the St. Louis Symphony's 13th Music Director, has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003.  His initial three-year term as Music Director begins with... (more...)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is delighted to announce an additional performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert. Due to the overwhelming response, the subscription quota for Friday and Saturday performances (4 & 5 May 2018) is already full.... (more...)
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACY The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Get ready for American composer Andy Akiho's jaw-dropping Ricochet: Ping Pong Concerto, a high-intensity tour de force for violin, percussion and ping pong “virtuosos”, with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Maestro Yu Long keeping everyone in play.... (more...)
SONY Pays Tribute to Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with 40-CD Box SONY Pays Tribute to Clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with 40-CD Box
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2017

SONY pays tribute to the legacy of 'pied piper' clarinetist Richard Stoltzman with a fascinating 40-CD box set that illustrates the impact this 'magical' artist has had on the world of music.... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere Alan Gilbert Leads SALONEN New York Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2017

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic (photo: Chris Lee) In 2009, the year Alan Gilbert took over as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Alex Ross wrote in the New Yorker: “Simply put, the orchestra is playing better than it has in the seventeen years that I've been a critic in New Yor... (more...)
American Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston American Ballet Theatre and St. Louis Symphony Collaborate for FIREBIRD Performance With Misty Copeland and Isabella Boylston
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

One of the world's greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre (Kevin McKenzie, Artistic Director), will unite with the seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musicians of the St. Louis Symphony in February 2018, at the University of Nebraska's Lied Center for Performing Arts. The collaboration was ... (more...)
Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts Riccardo Muti Conducts the Chicago Symphony in Three Weeks of Subscription Concerts
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in April to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of subscription concerts.  Muti and the CSO conclude the CSO's season-long presentation of Beethoven's piano concertos in a performance of the Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) with Radu Lupu as so... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Presents Final Concert, 5/11 American Classical Orchestra Presents Final Concert, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The closing concert of the season on Thursday, May 11, at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will be featuring two of Rossini's famous overtures, The Barber of Seville and William Tell; Clementi's Symphony No. 4; Paganini's 'La Campanella' from Concerto No. 2and Nardini's Violin Concerto in e minor with vio... (more...)
Stacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Symphony Stacie Frank Named Vice President and CFO of the Chicago Symphony
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announces the appointment of Stacie Frank as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective today.... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at NY Philharmonic Performing in London for EUROPE/SPRING 2017 TOUR Photo Flash: First Look at NY Philharmonic Performing in London for EUROPE/SPRING 2017 TOUR
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2017

The New York Philharmonic returned to London, its every-other-year home and the seventh stop on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour. There, the Orchestra performed adventurous concerts as part of its third residency at the Barbican Centre under the auspices of its International Associates initiative. High... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And More Pacific Symphony Enters 17th American Composers Festival with ELLIS ISLAND, Tribute To John Adams, And More
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Pacific Symphony's critically acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF), led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, enters its 17th year with “Ellis Island”—a meaningful nod to the past, with lessons for the present, fortified by hope for the future.... (more...)
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Stefan Jackiw Performing Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto, 4/27-30 New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Presents Stefan Jackiw Performing Prokofiev Second Violin Concerto, 4/27-30
by BWW News Desk - March 28, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents a trio of works including Dvo?ak's Eighth Symphony, April 27-30 in Englewood and Newark. Violinist Stefan Jackiw, who earned critical acclaim for his 2015 NJSO debut, performs Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto.... (more...)
Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine  University, 4/26 Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

Masters of the acoustic, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan join forces for a virtuosic performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.... (more...)
Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the U.S. Premiere of Tansy Davies's Forest, the New York Premiere of Stravinsky's recently rediscovered Funeral Song; and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra. ... (more...)
Review Roundup: NY Philharmonic With Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Review Roundup: NY Philharmonic With Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma joined forces with Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic for the New York Premiere of a Cello Concerto by Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen, whose music has been described as “exquisite” and “thrilling” by The New York Times. Berlioz's passion-inspired blockbuster Symphonie fantastique da... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018 Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year ... (more...)
The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates the arrival of its brilliant new Music Director and Conductor, Cristian M?celaru, with a sensational series of commissioned works that continue the Festival's forward-looking tradition... (more...)
The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8 The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band, under the baton of its recently appointed ... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11 American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos... (more...)
Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial Tour Pianist Sarah Cahill Performs Nationwide Lou Harrison Centennial Tour
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2017

In celebration of composer Lou Harrison's 2017 centennial, “sterling pianist and intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” (The New York Times) Sarah Cahill will perform concerts of his music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27 Chicago Symphony Orchestra To Embark On Sixth European Tour, 1/13-27
by BWW News Desk - January 10, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) embark on their sixth trip to Europe together in January 2017, marking the Orchestra's 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international tour in its distinguished history.... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - December 07, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today.... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29 American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - November 03, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra presents a program of J.S Bach's cantatas; Es wartet alles auf dich, opening chorus BWV 187; Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, opening chorus BWV 62; Christ lag in Todesband... (more...)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces Line-Up for Happy Hour Concert 11/17 Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces Line-Up for Happy Hour Concert 11/17
by BWW News Desk - October 17, 2016

The CSO's Happy Hour concerts offer free, informal, after-work concerts performed preceded by complimentary appetizers, a DJ in the theatre lobby, and a cash bar. Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, Eclectic Mix, the first Happy Hour concert of the 2016-17 season, will feature violinist Anthon... (more...)