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Manford Honeck and the PSO Return to Europe for Music Festivals, August-September Manford Honeck and the PSO Return to Europe for Music Festivals, August-September
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra return to Europe to perform at prominent music festivals from August 25 to September 9, 2017.... (more...)
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents YE OLDE BRASS Concert, 3/4 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents YE OLDE BRASS Concert, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2017

Returning to the beautiful St. Mark's Church in Center City Philadelphia, the talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass ensemble will present a concert titled “Ye Olde Brass” on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features music of English Elizabethan composers Willia... (more...)
Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003 Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2017

Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian),  tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.  The Orchestra performs in renowned venues such as... (more...)
MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9 MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The pro... (more...)
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert, 2/4 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2017

After months of practice, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) will showcase their skills at the tenth annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford... (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...)
League and New Music USA Announce New Music Alive Residencies League and New Music USA Announce New Music Alive Residencies
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2016

Five composer and orchestra pairs have been selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA.... (more...)
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes New CEO American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra Welcomes New CEO
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2016

David Hirsch, President of the Board of the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO), announced today that the Board, following a unanimous recommendation of a search committee, has appointed Naomi Grabel as the AFIPO's first Chief Executive Officer effective December 12, 2016.... (more...)
New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16 New Jersey Symphony Presents HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2016

Members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra perform Handel's Messiah with the Montclair State University Singers and a quartet of vocal soloists December 16 and 18 in Princeton and Newark, respectively. George Manahan, the NJSO's interim Music Director from 1983–85, returns to conduct Handel's mast... (more...)
Comcast and The Philly POPS Partner to Present 'Salute Series' to Honor Vets Comcast and The Philly POPS Partner to Present 'Salute Series' to Honor Vets
by BWW News Desk - November 02, 2016

The Philly POPS Salute Series recognizes those who dedicate themselves to a life of service and commitment by celebrating their service on holidays of American tradition. The Salute Series includes large-scale, free performances on Memorial Day, July 3 on Independence Mall, July 4 at Philadelphia's ... (more...)
Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPAC Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2016

Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields will return to Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to perform two concert programs on 26 and 27 April 2017.... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony to Present Piano Masterpieces Santa Barbara Symphony to Present Piano Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will perform two of the world's most cherished piano masterworks with the help of German-born virtuoso Markus Groh at the Granada Theatre on November 19 and 20. Mr. Groh will join Symphony Principal Natasha Kislenko for Mozart's e... (more...)
Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert Announces Line-Up for 10/30 Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert Announces Line-Up for 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 18, 2016

Fifteen of the state's brightest and most-talented young musicians will display their impressive virtuosity and remarkable musicianship at the 2016 Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets... (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...)
“Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season “Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 07, 2016

In its earliest days, jazz was the music of brothels and bars in the “red-light” districts of cities such as New Orleans.... (more...)
Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18 Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The ... (more...)
Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall Mike Mills of R.E.M.'s 'Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and Orchestra' Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2016

Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra, the first-ever classical work composed and performed by R.E.M. bassist and songwriter Mike Mills, is set for its recorded release October 14 on Orange Mountain Music.... (more...)