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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...)
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...)
Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7 Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Conduct the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2016

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago in April for three weeks of concerts and activities April 7-26 during the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 125th anniversary season.  Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) explore music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Verdi inspired by the works of Wil... (more...)
League of American Orchestras' 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview Set for 5/11 League of American Orchestras' 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview Set for 5/11
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2016

Five conductors have been selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras' 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview. On Wednesday, May 11 in Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center, they will lead the GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony and receive guidance and mentoring from M... (more...)
Richmond Symphony to Present CELEBRATE JACKSON WARD Festival, 5/20 Richmond Symphony to Present CELEBRATE JACKSON WARD Festival, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia: the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe; The Honorable Dwight C. Jones, Mayor, City of Richmond; The Honorable Charles R. Samuels, Councilman, Richmond City Council, Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District; Marilyn H. West, Chair of... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony to Celebrate Maestro Nir Kabaretti's 10th Anniversary Santa Barbara Symphony to Celebrate Maestro Nir Kabaretti's 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony will mark the 10th anniversary of Maestro Nir Kabaretti's appointment as music director with a celebratory program of works by Wagner, Hummel, and Brahms at the Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara on March 12 and 13.... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Music Video 'Valse Triste' Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas STAGE TUBE: Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Music Video 'Valse Triste' Featuring Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas
by Stage Tube - February 15, 2016

Chicago-based Big Foot Media (www.bigfootcreates.com) released a new music video today titled "Valse Triste," starring violinist Philippe Quint and The Joffrey Ballet's Christine Rocas. Set to a nearly forgotten Romantic gem, "Valse Triste" by Hungarian violinist and composer Ferenc von Vecsey, the ... (more...)
Vermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Commissioned World Premiere, 3/20 Vermont Symphony Orchestra to Perform Commissioned World Premiere, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2016

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra continues its season with two concerts and a pair of Ludwigs. The first performance will be held at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington on March 19, 8:00 pm. This concert represents the fourth in a series of five finalizing on April 30. The second, w... (more...)
Canton Youth Symphony Announces Schedule for Spring 2016 Canton Youth Symphony Announces Schedule for Spring 2016
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

CANTON, OHIO (February 4, 2016) – The Canton Youth Symphonies, under the direction of Canton Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Rachel L. Waddell, will be very busy in the second half of their season.  The Canton Youth Symphonies consist of three groups – The Canton Youth Strings, Canton Youth S... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH - Give your loved one the gift of music at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Valentine's Day weekend concert, "Romeo and Juliet and Carmen," on February 12 and 14 at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony to Perform Two 'Fantastical' Fairy Tales, 1/22 Milwaukee Symphony to Perform Two 'Fantastical' Fairy Tales, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 01/06/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Christopher Seaman, presents two performances of Stravinsky's musical masterpiece The Firebird on January 22 and January 23 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Paired with The Firebird is Duka... (more...)
Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4 Apollo's Fire to Perform SEPHARDIC JOURNEY, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2016

Back by popular demand - Apollo's Fire reprises its latest creative crossover program by Artistic Director Jeannette Sorrell, in collaboration with guest co-director Nell Snaidas.  “Sephardic Journey: Wanderings of the Spanish Jews” premiered in five sold-out concerts in February 2014.  The program ... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony Perform Beethoven's 'Emperor' With Soloist Conrad Tao, 2/4 Berkeley Symphony Perform Beethoven's 'Emperor' With Soloist Conrad Tao, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2015

Music Director Joana Carneiro, Berkeley Symphony and composer and pianist Conrad Tao perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor,” together onThursday, February 4 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. Carneiro also leads the Orchestra in Lutos?awski's Concerto for Orchestra, an orchestral s... (more...)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Third Consecutive Surplus and More Detroit Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Third Consecutive Surplus and More
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2015

Phillip Wm. Fisher, Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Board Chairman since December 2012, closed the 2015 Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Annual Meeting of the Governing Members today as his last official order of business as Chairman. Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner at Deloitte LLP, was el... (more...)
Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December Six Women Conductors to Showcase Talent with The Dallas Opera This December
by BWW News Desk - November 30, 2015

The Dallas Opera is thrilled to present six women conductors of international stature making music with The Dallas Opera Orchestra and a host of outstanding young artists in one great evening designed to showcase the work of the inaugural Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Da... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016 Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2015

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Riccardo Muti take their first trip to Asia together in January 2016, marking the Orchestra's eighth trip to the Far East in its distinguished history.... (more...)
Manfred Honeck to Perform A WALTZ TRADITION with Pittsburgh Symphony, 11/27 Manfred Honeck to Perform A WALTZ TRADITION with Pittsburgh Symphony, 11/27
by BWW News Desk - November 17, 2015

PITTSBURGH - The annual tradition returns! The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck perform waltzes and polkas from his home country of Austria on November 27 and 29 at Heinz Hall as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season.... (more...)
Montrose Trio Set for CMSDetroit Series Tonight Montrose Trio Set for CMSDetroit Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2015

The Montrose Trio, a major new piano trio that made its international debut as an ensemble on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series in 2013-14, will return to the CMSDetroit Signature Chamber Series tonight, November 14, 2015 at 8 PM.  The concert takes place at Seligman Performing Arts Center... (more...)
PIANIST STEVEN LIN AT ZANKEL HALL NOVEMBER 18 PIANIST STEVEN LIN AT ZANKEL HALL NOVEMBER 18
by BWW News Desk - November 06, 2015

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Canton Symphony to Commemorate ADA's 25th Anniversary with Series of Events Canton Symphony to Commemorate ADA's 25th Anniversary with Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2015

CANTON, OHIO (November 2, 2015) – On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), opening the doors of equality to those with disabilities.  In commemoration of the 25th Anniversary of ADA, the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is hosting free informativ... (more...)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Extend Creative Consultant Contract with Yo-Yo Ma Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Extend Creative Consultant Contract with Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2015

(CHICAGO)—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announce a two-year contract extension for world-renowned cellist and educator, Yo-Yo Ma, who has served as the organization's Judson and Joyce Gree... (more...)
Natya Dance Theatre Premieres New Piece, VARNA - COLORS OF WHITE Tonight Natya Dance Theatre Premieres New Piece, VARNA - COLORS OF WHITE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - October 22, 2015

Natya Dance Theatre, Chicago's pre-eminent dance company dedicated to the dance-theatre art of Bharata Natyam, celebrates its 40th anniversary with the World Premiere of Varna – Colors of White, a full-evening work exploring universal emotions through words, music, dance and drama created by Founder... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony to Debut the U.S. Premiere of Russian Composer Sofia Gubaidulina's FACHWERK, 12/3 Berkeley Symphony to Debut the U.S. Premiere of Russian Composer Sofia Gubaidulina's FACHWERK, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony perform the U.S. premiere of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina's Fachwerk on Thursday, December 3 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, with world-renowned Norwegian bayan pioneer Geir Draugsvoll in his Bay Area debut. Fachwerk was written for b... (more...)
Montrose Trio Set for CMSDetroit Series, 11/14 Montrose Trio Set for CMSDetroit Series, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2015

The Montrose Trio, a major new piano trio that made its international debut as an ensemble on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series in 2013-14, will return to the CMSDetroit Signature Chamber Series Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 8 PM.  The concert takes place at Seligman Performing Arts Cente... (more...)
Chan Centre to Present Portugal's Innovative Voices in Double Bill Chan Centre to Present Portugal's Innovative Voices in Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents a double bill featuring two Portuguese stars, both innovative artists of their generation: singer-guitarist Sara Tavares and fado vocalist Carminho, Saturday, November 21 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall... (more...)




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