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“Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season “Rhapsody in Blue” Opens Grand Rapids Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 07, 2016

In its earliest days, jazz was the music of brothels and bars in the “red-light” districts of cities such as New Orleans.... (more...)
'Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert' Coming to Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 9/30 'Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert' Coming to Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES, 9/30
by TV News Desk - August 23, 2016

The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2016 airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS.... (more...)
Composer Wlad Marhulets Wins Inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music Composer Wlad Marhulets Wins Inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

The Azrieli Music Project (AMP) is proud to announce that composer Wlad Marhulets is the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music for his Klezmer Clarinet Concerto. Marhulets, who submitted a completed orchestral work on a Jewish theme or subject – along with applicants from around the ... (more...)
National Endowment for the Arts Awards CSO $15,000 National Endowment for the Arts Awards CSO $15,000
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

[Chattanooga, TN ]—National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $15,000 to the Chattanooga... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Violinist to Receive Ford Musician Award Pittsburgh Symphony Violinist to Receive Ford Musician Award
by BWW News Desk - April 23, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Penny Anderson Brill, violist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, is one of only five exemplary musicians selected by The League of American Orchestras to receive The Ford Musician Award for Excellence in Community Service. A new program made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, the... (more...)
Utah Symphony Returning to Carnegie Hall for First Time in More Than 40 Years Utah Symphony Returning to Carnegie Hall for First Time in More Than 40 Years
by BWW News Desk - April 21, 2016

As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the Utah Symphony will return to New York City on April 29 to perform at Carnegie Hall, marking its first performance in the esteemed concert venue in more than 40 years. Tickets are available starting at $25 directly for purchase through Carnegie Hall a... (more...)
Brooklyn Art Song Society to Feature Scott Wheeler in IN CONTEXT Series, 4/2 Brooklyn Art Song Society to Feature Scott Wheeler in IN CONTEXT Series, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2016

BASS continues its innovative new music series In Context at the Tenri Cultural Center on SaturdayApril 2nd, 2016. This year's featured composer is Scott Wheeler, hailed by Fanfare as “one of the freshest American voices.” The program features Mr. Wheeler's work alongside those by colleagues and men... (more...)
Osmo Vanska to Conduct Minnesota Orchestra's Future Classics Concert, 1/29 Osmo Vanska to Conduct Minnesota Orchestra's Future Classics Concert, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra performs new orchestral works by seven of today's top emerging composers in its eighth annual Future Classics concert, played under the baton of Music Director Osmo Vänskä. The concert, held on Friday, January 29, is the capstone of the 13th Minnesota Orchestra Composer Insti... (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...)
Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16 Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12/16
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2015

Oakland, CA, December 10, 2015—Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their annual exploration of world orchestral music traditions this season with Notes from Vietnam, Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Featured will be Emmy Award-winning composer ... (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...)
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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Soul Sensation N'Kenge to Perform Show with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 10/8 Soul Sensation N'Kenge to Perform Show with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2015

New York, NY (October, 2015) - Hailed by the New York Times as “a classically trained diva that can stretch from Broadway, Pop, Soul to Opera, this Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in Classic FM's Four Decades of Radio Hits... (more...)
Phoenix Boys Choir to Host 2015 Gala, 10/17 Phoenix Boys Choir to Host 2015 Gala, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2015

'The gala is our opportunity to celebrate the decades of excellent artistic education the Phoenix Boys Choir has provided countless young men,' said Maestro Georg Stangelberger, The Harvey K Smith Artistic Director of the Phoenix Boys Choir.  'Both longtime patrons and those new to the Phoenix Boys ... (more...)
Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Enjoys Renaissance Under New Leadership Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Enjoys Renaissance Under New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Poised to embark on a new season of outstanding classical music events, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is enjoying renewed momentum in the form of fiscal vigor, a freshly augmented professional staff, and the growing sense of an organization coming into its own.... (more...)
Leslie Velez Named Director of Development for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Leslie Velez Named Director of Development for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - August 18, 2015

Leslie Velez, an accomplished fundraising and retail sales professional, has been named director of development for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. Her appointment was effective August 3.... (more...)
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Offers Free Concerts This Summer, Starting Today Boston Landmarks Orchestra Offers Free Concerts This Summer, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - July 15, 2015

Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning today, Ju... (more...)
James Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps In James Levine Withdraws from Verbier Festival Due to Ear Infection; Esa-Pekka Salonen Steps In
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2015

The Verbier Festival is sorry to announce that James Levine will not be able to conduct the opening concert on 17 July due to a serious ear infection which prevents him from flying.... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Sensory-Friendly Concert Today Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Performs Sensory-Friendly Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Celebrate Pittsburgh,” today, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2 Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flrez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.)... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sensory-Friendly Concert, 6/27 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Sensory-Friendly Concert, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - June 11, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents a sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Celebrate Pittsburgh,” on Saturday, June 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall.... (more...)
Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

After completing a 15th anniversary season which featured a critically heralded performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, David Bernard, Music Director of the award-winning Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, has announced the ensemble's 2015-16 season of concerts.  Highlights include a roster of superb... (more...)
Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15 Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2015

 Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning July 15 ... (more...)
Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13 Cincinnati World Piano Competition to Welcome 24 Musicians, 6/7-13
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2015

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition, an annual classical piano competition featuring top performers from across the globe since 1956, welcomes 24 competitors from nine different countries from June 7-13. At stake is over $45,000 in prize money and a debut recital in New York.... (more...)
Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as ar... (more...)




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