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Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass to Perform at 14th Annual Festival Concert, 5/13 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass to Perform at 14th Annual Festival Concert, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 28, 2017

The talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass ensemble will hold their 14th Annual Festival Concert on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The all-brass ensemble consists of promising high school and college-aged instrumentalists.  The performance will take place at St. Mark... (more...)
Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13 Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury present Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater for the 2016-2017 season finale. A must-see for any music lover, Mozart's final composition is a profoundly moving work, brimming with drama, hopefulness and re... (more...)
Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6 Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6
by Molly Tracy - April 25, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonín Dvo?ák's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this ... (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...)
Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1 Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), ... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2 Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, ... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30 Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Hear the mighty, one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie organ in all its acoustic wonder, when outstanding virtuoso Monte Maxwell performs an eclectic program of organ favorites including something for everyone during Pacific Symphony's final “Pedals and Pipes” concert this season. The renowned organist... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29 Pacific Symphony Presents CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, brings a zoo magically to life through enchanting music, adorable Bob Brown Puppets and a compelling narrator to tell the story of Camille Saint-Saëns' “Carnival of the Animals.” Performed with charming, oversized puppets on a full-scale thea... (more...)
First Listen to Cleveland Orchestra's Newest 5-DVD Box Set Featuring Bruckner Symphonies First Listen to Cleveland Orchestra's Newest 5-DVD Box Set Featuring Bruckner Symphonies
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced details of their latest DVD release, a 5-DVD Box Set of previously issued recordings: Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 recorded live at Severance Hall and Austria's Musikverein and Abbey of Saint Florian from 2006 ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Buchbinder's Birthday With Concert, 4/28 Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Buchbinder's Birthday With Concert, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are celebrating legendary pianist Rudolf Buchbinder's birthday at the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Buchbinder Birthday Concert on April 28 at Heinz Hall, as part of the two-week Spring Viennese Festival.... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra's Choruses Announce Auditions for 2017-18 Season Cleveland Orchestra's Choruses Announce Auditions for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra's Choruses announce that auditions for the 2017-18 season will take place this spring. The season will be The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th year of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century. The Cleveland Orchestra holds a long-standing commitment to choral music in w... (more...)
Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29 Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with soprano Ying Fang as soloist, at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 26th Annual Free Memorial Day ... (more...)
Oratorio Society of New York Presents Bach's Mass in B Minor, 5/8 Oratorio Society of New York Presents Bach's Mass in B Minor, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The Oratorio Society of New York, the city's standard of choral grandeur will conclude its 144th season with Bach's Mass in B Minor, the composer's masterpiece and his greatest contribution to Baroque sacred music. Music Director Kent Tritle will marshal his nimble 200-voice chorus for this performa... (more...)
New York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKS New York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKS
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

In the second of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead the Orchestra in a program that highlights important artistic relationships he has cultivated during his tenure.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Presents MOZART: THE LAST THREE SYMPHONIES, 4/21-23 Pittsburgh Symphony Presents MOZART: THE LAST THREE SYMPHONIES, 4/21-23
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are giving audiences the unique opportunity to “choose their Mozart” during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics “Mozart: The Last Three Symphonies” concerts on April 21-23 at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
NY Philharmonic Presents Concerts in the Parks NY Philharmonic Presents Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2017

The 2017 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 52nd season with four free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, at Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 13); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 14); Cunningha... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the mes... (more...)
Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. The winners' films, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner, will be screened during PONY's Symph... (more...)
Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances.... (more...)
LA Phil's Gustavo Dudamel to Lead Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Glassics Concert, 4/7-9 LA Phil's Gustavo Dudamel to Lead Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Glassics Concert, 4/7-9
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Gustavo Dudamel, music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a luminary in the classical music world, will step in to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BNY Mellon Grand Classics concerts on April 7 & 9 at Heinz Hall.... (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...)
Fabio Luisi to Tour With the Danish National Symphony Fabio Luisi to Tour With the Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Marking their first U.S. performances together, this spring Grammy and ECHO Klassik Award-winning conductor Fabio Luisi tours five California cities with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra (DNSO), where he launched his tenure as Principal Conductor this season. At concerts in Santa Barbara (Marc... (more...)
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...)
The National Philharmonic Features Chinese Gold Medal Pianist Haochen Zhang, 1/28 The National Philharmonic Features Chinese Gold Medal Pianist Haochen Zhang, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2017

The National Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season at The Music Center at Strathmore continues on the Chinese New Year with Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Chinese gold medal pianist Haochen Zhang and Antonín Dvo?ák's Symphony No. 8 in G Major. Both will be led by Philharmonic Music Director and ... (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...)