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California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18 California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Yo... (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...)
California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 1, 2016) – California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra's respected, intensely competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020. The Young Ame... (more...)
New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall New CD OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - July 25, 2016

A century's worth of treasures emerge from the shadows of both memory and history in this new CD, OUT OF THE SHADOWS: REDISCOVERED AMERICAN ART SONGS, out on digital Sept. 2 and physical CD on Sept. 9, 2016.... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24 San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - July 06, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28— The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The... (more...)
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Concert, 6/30 Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Concert, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Rock 'n roll icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on stage for a night of symphonic rock at Heinz Hall on June 30 at 7:30 p.m.... (more...)
Cynthia Ellis to Perform in THE INEXTINGUISHABLE PROJECT with PSO, 6/27 Cynthia Ellis to Perform in THE INEXTINGUISHABLE PROJECT with PSO, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—June 1, 2016—Cynthia Ellis designed “The Inextinguishable Project” as an opportunity for concert listeners to discover some of the masterful music written in spite of the conflict and oppression of World War II. Ellis, Pacific Symphony's flute and piccolo player, and a resident... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming FUSE@PSO Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming FUSE@PSO
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

PITTSBURGH – FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's genre-bending early evening concert series, returns for its second season with three concerts featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Björk and Drake, and a performance by guest artists Time for Three. The 2016-2017 season goes on sale J... (more...)
Oakland Symphony to Present Independence Eve Celebration, 7/3 Oakland Symphony to Present Independence Eve Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - June 02, 2016

Richmond, CA, May 31, 2016–The Oakland 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-friendly Independence Eve Celebration led by the Oakland Symphony and Music Director... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony Adds Updates, Guest Appearances, to Summer Concert Series San Francisco Symphony Adds Updates, Guest Appearances, to Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (May 25) – The San Francisco Symphony announces new updates to its annual Summer with the Symphony series, which runs July 4–29at Davies Symphony Hall and at other outdoor locations throughout the Bay Area. Led by Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater, Summer with the Symphony fea... (more...)
JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition Announces Semi-Finalists JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition Announces Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

BUFFALO, NY -- Eight semi-finalists have been selected from a global pool of applicants to come to Buffalo on June 8 to compete in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, co-sponsored by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and WNED | WBFO.... (more...)
Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Pianist Shai Wosner's eclectic new recording pairs concertos and solo pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and György Ligeti (1923-2006), exploring their quirky humor and other connections across centuries. Performing with conductor Nicholas Collon and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mr.... (more...)
The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater.... (more...)
Maestro David Zinman to Lead FAURE REQUIEM with Houston Symphony, 4/28 Maestro David Zinman to Lead FAURE REQUIEM with Houston Symphony, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

?HOUSTON (April 20, 2016) – Renowned maestro David Zinman will appear with the Houston Symphony and Chorus to conduct the Fauré Requiem at 8 p.m. April 28 and 30 and at 2:30 p.m. May 1. Zinman is the only American conductor to appear on this season's classical series.... (more...)
San Francisco Symphony to Launch SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY Series, 7/4 San Francisco Symphony to Launch SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY Series, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 – The San Francisco Symphony announces its annual Summer with the Symphony series, which runs July 4-29 at Davies Symphony Hall and at other outdoor locations throughout the Bay Area. Led by Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater, Summer with the Symphony features a festi... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Perform THE MARK OF ZORRO, 5/1 Pacific Symphony to Perform THE MARK OF ZORRO, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - April 10, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 7, 2016—Swashbuckling musical adventures and exciting swordfights explode on screen when acclaimed organist Dennis James returns to Pacific Symphony to recreate the soundtrack to the 1920 silent-film masterpiece, “The Mark of Zorro.” Starring the legendary Douglas Fairban... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2016

PITTSBURGH - Be part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2016 European Tour from the comfort of a seat at Heinz Hall! On May 22 at 2 p.m. EST, Pittsburghers can cheer on their home orchestra while watching a concert with a simulcast live from Berlin, Germany.... (more...)
California Symphony Announces 30th Season California Symphony Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2016

The California Symphony celebrates its 30th season in 2016-17 and its fourth season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, with a year of special programming that highlights the music by a Young American Composer-in-Residence program alumnus on each of its six concerts at the Lesher Center for the Arts... (more...)
American Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music Award American Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music Award
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2016

The American Composers Forum (ACF) Board of Directors has voted to present its 2016 “Champion of New Music” award to four outstanding recipients: Pianist and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble founding member Gilbert Kalish; Opera Parallèle's artistic director, conductor, and founder Nicole Paiement; new... (more...)
Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra to Present NIGHT OUT: FIRE AND ICE, 5/7 Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra to Present NIGHT OUT: FIRE AND ICE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2016

Oakland, CA, March 30, 2016 – The acclaimed Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra partners with the industrial-chic performing artists of The Crucible in Oakland for Night Out: Fire and Ice – an evening of live music, fire dancers, stilt walkers, interactive booths, food and drink, games, an auction and ... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5 Berkeley Symphony to Close Season with FRANKENSTEIN SYMPHONY, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2016

BERKELEY, CA (March 22, 2016) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphonyclose their 2015-16 season Thursday, May 5 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall with the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's Frankenstein Symphony, which the Orchestra co-commissioned with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Violinist S... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE 03/16/2016 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart announced plans today for the 2016.17 Classics season, de Waart's eighth and final as music director. The MSO will spend de Waart's valedictory season honoring his contributions to the orchestra and the tremendo... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19 Milwaukee Symphony Presents William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - February 29, 2016

Marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart will present two performances of William Walton's Henry V: A Shakespeare Scenario on March 19 at 8:00 p.m. and March 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Perfor... (more...)
Ute Lemper and Paulo Coelho Release New Album, THE 9 SECRETS Ute Lemper and Paulo Coelho Release New Album, THE 9 SECRETS
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2016

song cycle composed and sung by Lemper, set to words by Coelho from his 2012 novel Manuscript Found in Accra, the thematic content of which may be encapsulated in the lines, “After lying undiscovered for over 700 years, a manuscript holding the answers to questions about life and humanity is unearth... (more...)
California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20 California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 4, 2016) – Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, and a performance by California Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jerome Simas and Principal Bassoonist Douglas Brown in R. Strauss's rarely-heard double concerto Duett-Concertino, highlight the California Symphony's “Textbook Classics” ... (more...)



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