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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...)
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present TCHAIKOVSKY: MAD BUT FOR MUSIC, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - April 06, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (April 6, 2015) — Music Director Marin Alsop leads her final Off the Cuff concert of the 2014-2015 season in collaboration with playwright in residence and director Didi Balle for a symphonic play exploring the life of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as he wrote his Fifth Symphony. The semi-... (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...)
The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7 The Collegiate Chorale to Present US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall... (more...)
Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra  at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24 Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

WHAT: Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) makes his second stop of the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he returns to lead the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), one of the world's great orchestras, and powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang, Tuesday, March 24, at 8 pm.... (more...)
Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12 Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg('The Mastersinger of Nuremberg') in its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast.... (more...)
David Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic, 3/21 David Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2015

The noted American conductor David Bernard will lead an exciting program of Weber, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius with the Massapequa Philharmonic on Saturday evening, March 21, 2014, 8 pm at the Berner Auditorium, 50 Carman Mill Road, Massapequa, NY 11758. The following is the complete program:... (more...)
Edo de Waart to CONDUCT RACHMANINOFF with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 4/3 Edo de Waart to CONDUCT RACHMANINOFF with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/12/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present de Waart Conducts Rachmaninoff on April 3-4, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature Barber's Essay No. 2, Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, and Shost... (more...)
Andrés Orozco-estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony,  Soloists & Houston Symphony Chorus In Verdi's Requiem Andrés Orozco-estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony, Soloists & Houston Symphony Chorus In Verdi's Requiem
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic s... (more...)
Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20 Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphoni... (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...)
Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14 Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - March 06, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30... (more...)
Pianist Fazil Say to Perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 4/11 Pianist Fazil Say to Perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2015)—In the final concert of its annual series at Carnegie Hall this season, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by Turkish pianist-composer Faz?l Say for the New York premiere of his new Chamber Symphony, Op. 62, commissioned by Orpheus as part of its American Notes ini... (more...)
Complete Brahms and Szymanowski Symphonies Out Now on DigitalTheatre.com Complete Brahms and Szymanowski Symphonies Out Now on DigitalTheatre.com
by BWW News Desk - February 24, 2015

Today DigitalTheatre.com is excited to release the next instalment of the London Symphony Orchestra Collection, which features Valery Gergiev conducting five thrilling concerts of Johannes Brahms and Karol Szymanowski.... (more...)
London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28 London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les Misérables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford... (more...)
London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28 London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les Misérables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford... (more...)
Edo De Waart to Conduct Strauss Concert at MSO, 2/27 Edo De Waart to Conduct Strauss Concert at MSO, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - February 04, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/04/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present de Waart Conducts Strauss on February 27-28, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature Strauss's Metamorphosenfor 23 Solo Strings, Oboe Concerto in D major, and Don... (more...)
Pacific Symphony to Perform CARMEN, 2/19 Pacific Symphony to Perform CARMEN, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 29, 2015—Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, Pacific Symphony's opera-vocal initiative, “Symphonic Voices,” continues with what is often called the world's most popular opera: “Carmen,” Bizet's riveting tale of love and lust about the downfall of Don José, a naïve soldier... (more...)
Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More! Pacific Symphony Announces Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series Featuring Midori, Andre Watts, Conrad Tao & More!
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2015

Now enjoying near-record subscription numbers and unparalleled community appreciation during Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th-anniversary season, Pacific Symphony today announces the 2015-16 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series—packed with familiar favorites, exciting wo... (more...)
EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11 EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2015

From February 10-12, 2015, EarShot (the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network) and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Readings at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo). On Wednesd... (more...)
Riverside Symphony's Second Alice Tully Hall Concert Set for 2/7 Riverside Symphony's Second Alice Tully Hall Concert Set for 2/7
by BWW News Desk - January 15, 2015

On Saturday evening, February 7, George Rothman and Riverside Symphony will present the second installment of the orchestra's Alice Tully Hall season.... (more...)
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents TCHAIKOVSKY & LISZT, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2015

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Tchaikovsky & Liszt on January 30-31, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor James Feddeck, the performances feature Sibelius's “Valse Triste” fromKuolema, Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Todd Levy, Tcha... (more...)
Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections b... (more...)
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart Present GOODE PLAYS MOZART, 1/24-25 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart Present GOODE PLAYS MOZART, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2015

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Goode Plays Mozart on January 24-25, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature pianist Richard Goode performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 18 along with Schubert's Symphony No. 8.... (more...)



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