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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...)
Robert Sirota Curates New Bridging the Gap Series at National Sawdust Robert Sirota Curates New Bridging the Gap Series at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2016

Composer Robert Sirota is curating a new season-long series at National Sawdust (80 N 6th St). Titled Bridging the Gap, the series will feature concerts of chamber, choral, and solo works which Sirota has crafted to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of comp... (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...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A feast for the eyes and ears, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra pairs a majestic look at our planet with glorious music of John Adams and Richard Strauss during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on June 10 and 12. ... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4 Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2016

have been and where we are going? Or how certain kinds of music fit into this diverse universe of sound? These are some of the important questions that music raises, and each year, Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, attempts to shed light on the answers by exploring a different f... (more...)
Reflections Series International Performs NATURE'S BOUNTY Tonight Reflections Series International Performs NATURE'S BOUNTY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — Tonight, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern ... (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, Andre 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...)
Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21 Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenst... (more...)
Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections b... (more...)
Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
by BWW News Desk - 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 begins in September at the ninth quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, with ... (more...)
Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, 3/25 Naxos to Release Recording of Richard Danielpour's TOWARD A SEASON OF PEACE Performed by the Pacific Symphony, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2014

Pacific Symphony's newest recording of a three-part oratorio crafted by one of the most sought-after composers of his generation, Richard Danielpour, is set to be released by Naxos on March 25. Written for the Persian holiday of Nowruz in 2012, “Toward a Season a Peace” was premiered by Pacific Symp... (more...)
Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announce the 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announce the 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2014

Today, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced the 2014-2015 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season, the orchestra's 119th year since its founding and its seventh season under the leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck.... (more...)
The Pittsburgh Symhony Orchestra Receives an Art Works Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts The Pittsburgh Symhony Orchestra Receives an Art Works Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - January 03, 2014

In December, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced that The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of 895 nonprofit organizations to receive an Art Works grant. The $50,000 grant supports the 2013-2014 Composer of the Year residency program.... (more...)