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BRASS Festival Reveals 2015 Headliners BRASS Festival Reveals 2015 Headliners
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2015

Headline acts of BRASS 2015 announced today as Fun Lovin' Criminals , the world's shiniest brass bands and a top dollar tribute to Swing's Kings.... (more...)
Pacific Chorale Sets Season Finale Concert Pacific Chorale Sets Season Finale Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2015

Pacific Chorale, the internationally acclaimed resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting a powerful finale concert on May 17 at 5:30 p.m., featuring works by Verdi, Howells and Poulenc. Uniquely, the concert will feature two conductors: the current Artistic Director, John ... (more...)
New Yorker Classical Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies at 86 New Yorker Classical Music Critic Andrew Porter Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2015

Music critic Andrew Porter died either Thursday night or early Friday in London. He was 86. He died from complications of pneumonia, and it was confirmed by Sheila Porter, his sister and only immediate survivor.... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26 The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - April 02, 2015

A brass quintet from Pacific Symphony is heading to Fullerton to perform a free concert titled “An American Musical Journey” in celebration of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary season. Presented in partnership with the North Orange County Community Concerts, the afternoon of music take... (more...)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the J... (more...)
Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19 Pacific Symphony and Chapman University to Explore 'Shakespeare Reimagined', Thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 6, 2015—The world's most brilliant playwright—William Shakespeare—is reimagined in unexpected ways when Pacific Symphony partners with Chapman University to present “Shakespeare Reimagined,” a festival that explores how The Bard's plays have inspired not only other playwr... (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...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents FRESH SQUEEZED MUSIC The Pacific Symphony Presents FRESH SQUEEZED MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - February 11, 2015

Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair has spent 25 years championing music in the community, and it shows in Pacific Symphony's commitment to access, willingness to experiment and openness to sharing the stage. The Symphony celebrates Maestro St.Clair's 25th anniversary at the helm by sendin... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Continue BeethovenFest, 2/20 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Continue BeethovenFest, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BeethovenFest triumphantly returns on February 20 & 22 with its second weekend, “BeethovenFest: The Hero.” Part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra and guest pianist Lars Vogt in a diverse program of works b... (more...)
Oakland University Students to Join Oakland Symphony Orchestra, 2/15 Oakland University Students to Join Oakland Symphony Orchestra, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, five of OU's most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in the 18th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert. They are the winners of the 2014-2015 Oakland University Concerto Competition.... (more...)
MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14 MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - February 03, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/02/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance celebrates four decades of his magnificent contributions to music. Hamlisch... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Premiere New Cinderella Opera, 1/31 Pacific Symphony to Premiere New Cinderella Opera, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 20, 2015—Rossini's sparkling and humorous operatic retelling of the timeless rags-to-riches tale “Cinderella” is brought to life by Pacific Symphony as part of Family Musical Mornings, presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. “Cinderella: Opera for Kids!” is an enchanting ... (more...)
Town Hall Theater to Host Waltz Night with the Champlain Philharmonic, 2/7 Town Hall Theater to Host Waltz Night with the Champlain Philharmonic, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - January 21, 2015

Town Hall Theater will be hosting an evening of waltzing and live music February 7th with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra. Free waltz lessons start at 6:15 for anyone who wants to waltz, but doesn't know how or for those who want to brush up their steps. The live music starts at 7 pm with Champ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY This Weekend The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2014

With her angelic voice and heart-warming spirit, Sandi Patty, one of the most highly acclaimed performers of recent times, delivers an uplifting and joyous Christmas concert, complete with the lush, holiday sounds of Pacific Symphony.... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, Now thru 12/13 The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, Now thru 12/13
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2014

Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony's first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven's masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called “one of my best works.” Then, the program turns to perhaps the world's most lyrical, popular and critically ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY, 12/18-20 The Pacific Symphony Presents CHRISTMAS WITH SANDI PATTY, 12/18-20
by BWW News Desk - November 26, 2014

With her angelic voice and heart-warming spirit, Sandi Patty, one of the most highly acclaimed performers of recent times, delivers an uplifting and joyous Christmas concert, complete with the lush, holiday sounds of Pacific Symphony. Praised for her expressive vocal range and flexibility, Patty is ... (more...)
Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14 Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - November 25, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) presents its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, honoring Grammy Award-winning violinist and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari. AICF has nurtured more than 17,000 Israeli artists since 1939. A highlight of New Y... (more...)
Buffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season Schedule Buffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - November 24, 2014

As the holidays approach, this is the time of year when everyone's thoughts turn towards creating lasting family memories and enjoying traditions. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is offering four chances to experience the joy of music and magic of the holidays with exciting, high-quality ... (more...)
The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, 12/11-13 The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, 12/11-13
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony's first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven's masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called “one of my best works.” Then, the program turns to perhaps the world's most lyrical, popular and critically ... (more...)
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Presents a Masterclass with Violinist Tai Murray The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Presents a Masterclass with Violinist Tai Murray
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

When violinist Tai Murray comes to town during the week of Nov. 10, she will not only entertain, but will educate.... (more...)
Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31 Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Pendereck... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow - October 20, 2014

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga memorably stepped into one of the lead roles in the revival of Rossini's... (more...)





BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Has Last OFF THE CUFF Concert Featuring a Short Play about Tchaikovsky: 'Mad But for Music, a Symphonic Play.'BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Has Last OFF THE CUFF Concert Featuring a Short Play about Tchaikovsky: 'Mad But for Music, a Symphonic Play.'

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SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series ProgramsSPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series Programs
by Peter Danish