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Period Bassoonist Nate Helgeson to Join Mercury for Mozart Concerto Period Bassoonist Nate Helgeson to Join Mercury for Mozart Concerto
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

On Friday, March 13 at 8 PM, period bassoonist Nate Helgeson and Mercury bring one of classical music's most well-loved bassoon works, Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, to the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Center.... (more...)
LA Phil President Deborah Borda Named Hauser Leader-in-Residence at HKS LA Phil President Deborah Borda Named Hauser Leader-in-Residence at HKS
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today that Los Angeles Philharmonic President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda will join the Center for Public Leadership community as a Hauser Leader-in-Residence. Borda is the first arts executive to hold the... (more...)
Baryshnikov Arts Center to Kick Off Anniversary Season with Three Concerts, 4/6 Baryshnikov Arts Center to Kick Off Anniversary Season with Three Concerts, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon... (more...)
Annenberg Center to Welcome African Children's Choir, 3/27 Annenberg Center to Welcome African Children's Choir, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2015

The African Children's Choir uses music and dance to give survivors of the devastation of war, famine, and disease a new lease on life and new hope. On Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. these inspirational youngsters take center stage at Annenberg Center's Zellerbach Theatre for an uplifting evening of ... (more...)
Houston Symphony Invests Over $4.5 Million in Education, Community Programs Houston Symphony Invests Over $4.5 Million in Education, Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

The Houston Symphony announced today that it has invested more than $4.5 million in education and community programs during the current 2014-15 season, an investment that will continue to grow into the 2015-16 season and beyond as the orchestra aims to become the most accessible of the nation's top ... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Renews Women Composers Initiative League of American Orchestras Renews Women Composers Initiative
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

The League of American Orchestras' program supporting women composers will be renewed for a second year, the League and EarShot, the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network, announced today. Administered by New York's American Composers Orchestra and made possible by the Virginia B. Toulmi... (more...)
Pianist Mirian Conti to Perform at DiMenna, 3/14 Pianist Mirian Conti to Perform at DiMenna, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

Internationally renowned pianist Mirian Conti will be in concert on Saturday, March 14, as the inaugural program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a new solo piano performance series curated by Ms. Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan.... (more...)
BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh Replaces Yan Pascal Tortelier for 2/27-28 Concerts BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh Replaces Yan Pascal Tortelier for 2/27-28 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - February 25, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to illness, guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier is unable to conduct this week's performances of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, February 27 (Meyerhoff) and 28 (Strathmore). Replacing Maestro Tortelier, will be BSO Assistant Conductor... (more...)
The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8 The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2015

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform World-Renowned Composer Meredith Monk's only String Quartet, Stringsongs, as part of Meredith Monk's 50th Year Celebrations.... (more...)
Honens Piano Competition Reveals 2015 Quarterfinalists Honens Piano Competition Reveals 2015 Quarterfinalists
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2015

The Quarterfinals / International Audition Round takes place in New York (March 25 and 26 at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center), Berlin (April 10 and 11 at the Konzerthaus) and London (April 15 and 16 at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama). Each pianist performs a 40-minute solo recital... (more...)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present MR. SMITH'S COMPOSTION, 3/21 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present MR. SMITH'S COMPOSTION, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (February 23, 2015) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop present the Family Concert Series program “Mr. Smith's Composition” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The concert will also include selections from B... (more...)
Quintet Attacca to Play OU's Varner Recital Hall, 3/15 Quintet Attacca to Play OU's Varner Recital Hall, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - February 23, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will cap its 2014-2015 Oakland University series on Sunday, March 15 at 3 PM with Quintet Attacca, a Chicago-based wind quintet, joined by pianist Panayis Lyras.... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents ORGAN RECITAL: HECTOR OLIVERA, 3/8 The Pacific Symphony Presents ORGAN RECITAL: HECTOR OLIVERA, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2015

The spectacular William J. Gillespie Concert Organ meets its match with this year's soloist, Hector Olivera, who returns for his second recital with Pacific Symphony's Pedals and Pipes series. Known for his passionate musicianship and interpretations of both classical and popular music, organ virtuo... (more...)
Richmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season Richmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Richmond, Virginia Music Director Steven Smith and Executive Director David Fisk announced the 2015-16 season of the Richmond Symphony (RSO). The season features new series, a change of location, world-renowned guest artists and concerts designed to appeal to diverse audiences t... (more...)
Trio Latitude 41 Release New Album Trio Latitude 41 Release New Album
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

Internationally acclaimed Trio Latitude 41 - Bernadene Blaha, piano; Livia Sohn, violin; and Luigi Piovano, cello - is releasing its second CD on the French label Eloquentia: the two Piano Trios of Camille Saint-Saëns (EL 1547).... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird on March 6-8.... (more...)
Kansas City, Phoenix Chorales to Release RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL Recording, 3/10 Kansas City, Phoenix Chorales to Release RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL Recording, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

The GRAMMY Award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy brings together his two professional choirs, the Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale, for this recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-night Vigil (www.RACHparty.com). The scheduled release date on the Chandos label marks the 100th anniversary of ... (more...)
The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents  ROCK THE 5TH PUB CRAWL, 3/5 The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents ROCK THE 5TH PUB CRAWL, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - February 19, 2015

“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes,” said Ludwig van Beethoven. In celebrating the inspiring work of Beethoven, the Canton Symphony Orchestra kicks off its two month long Beethoven Festival with a “Rock the 5th” pub crawl on March 5 beginning at5:30pm.... (more...)
Pianist Jeni Slotchiver Releases BUSONI THE VISIONARY III Recording Pianist Jeni Slotchiver Releases BUSONI THE VISIONARY III Recording
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Centaur Records has released the third volume of pianist Jeni Slotchiver's CD series devoted to the music of one of history's greatest composer/pianists, Ferruccio Busoni. Busoni the Visionary III (CRC 3396) offers a cross-section of works from his mature period, plus one of his monumental transcrip... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Presents Free Concerts, 3/1 The Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Presents Free Concerts, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - February 18, 2015

Youthful musicality soars as both Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra (PSYO) perform a phenomenal range of music for their spring concerts. Both ensembles return to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at their prime after bonding at their annual ... (more...)
Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22 Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - December 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire reprises its popular “Fireside” series – intimate 90-minute concerts followed by coffee, hot cider and conversation with the artists. In a tribute to Bach's 330th Birthday, this intimate concert tells the musical story of a day at the Bach Family Household and features AF veteran musi... (more...)
MusicaNova Orchestra & Paradise Winds to Perform New Work with Martin Goldsmith, 1/11 MusicaNova Orchestra & Paradise Winds to Perform New Work with Martin Goldsmith, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

MusicaNova Orchestra and Arizona-based Paradise Winds will perform a new work composed by Graham Cohen, a 15 year old prodigy, currently studying at the Julliard pre-college division and the youngest winner of the Morton Gould Young Composer Competition. The piece, 'Unexpected Affinities' was commis... (more...)
Polish Conductor, Jerzy Semkow, Dies at Age 86 Polish Conductor, Jerzy Semkow, Dies at Age 86
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

Polish conductor, Jerzy Semkow has died today, December 23, 2014, near Lausanne, Switzerland. He has served as music director of the Saint Louis Symphony, principal conductor of the Royal Danish Opera and the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen, Music Advisor and Principal Conductor of the Rochest... (more...)
Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Present PULCINELLA SUITE Rush-Hour Concert, 1/8 Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Present PULCINELLA SUITE Rush-Hour Concert, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2014

December 22, 2014 – Richmond, Virginia One-hour long Rush Hour concerts are a great way to experience live music in an informal and relaxed smaller setting. Rush Hour concerts are perfect for those new to the orchestra, as well as for the most die-hard listeners.... (more...)
FirstWorks to Welcomg Philip Glass and Tim Fain in February FirstWorks to Welcomg Philip Glass and Tim Fain in February
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2014

FirstWorks announced today that Philip Glass, the history-making American master composer, will perform his own compositions in 'An Evening of Chamber Music' featuring violinist Tim Fain. The performance, taking place on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 P.M. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The ... (more...)





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