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Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29 Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL C... (more...)
Chicago And New York Lead Historic First Performances Of STRAVINSKY's Long Lost Work Chicago And New York Lead Historic First Performances Of STRAVINSKY's Long Lost Work
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2017

Stravinsky's early orchestral work Funeral Song—rediscovered in November 2015 after having been lost for 107 years—is celebrating its rebirth into the world with a packed debut tour, which so far includes more than 70 planned performances across the globe this season and next. ... (more...)
MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9 MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The pro... (more...)
CSO's Brahms Fest Continues Next Weekend with Limited Edition Beer CSO's Brahms Fest Continues Next Weekend with Limited Edition Beer
by BWW News Desk - December 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will kick off 2017 with the continuation of its two-year Brahms Fest. The CSO and Music Director Louis Langrée will perform the composer's Fourth Symphony Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 5 (7:30 p.m.) & 7 (8 p.m.) at the Taft Theatre, in a program that also features the... (more...)
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces MusicNOW Festival 2017, 1/12 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces MusicNOW Festival 2017, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

The MusicNOW Festival continues to present adventurous new music, exciting collaborations and US premieres January 12 - 14, 2017 at the Aronoff Center and Taft Theatre. The 2017 MusicNOW Festival kicks off on Thursday, January 12 (7:30 p.m.) at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as Bob Weir (of the leg... (more...)
California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18 California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Yo... (more...)
Cleveland Orchestra Names Wesley Collins as Principal Viola Cleveland Orchestra Names Wesley Collins as Principal Viola
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce that Wesley Collins will join the Orchestra as principal viola beginning with the start of the 2016-17 Severance Hall season, with the first weekend of performances September 29 to October 1, 2016.  He will sit in the Orchestra's ... (more...)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present THE EARTH: AN HD ODYSSEY, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - June 03, 2016

PITTSBURGH – A feast for the eyes and ears, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra pairs a majestic look at our planet with glorious music of John Adams and Richard Strauss during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on June 10 and 12. ... (more...)
Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13 Chris Botti to Return to Pacific Symphony, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 19, 2016—The world's most popular trumpeter— Chris Botti—returns to Pacific Symphony for a concert overflowing with his astute mastery, as he effortlessly crosses the boundaries of jazz, classical, rock and pop. With polished charm and mesmerizing trumpeting skills, th... (more...)
A2SO Presents First Annual Middle School Youth Concert Tonight A2SO Presents First Annual Middle School Youth Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2016

Ann Arbor— Tonight, April 12 at 10:30 pm at Hill Auditorium the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents its first ever Middle School Youth Concert conducted by Arie Lipsky. This concert features violinist, Hannah White and is hosted by Evan Chambers. The concert is sponsored by Domino's and the Worthi... (more...)
The Canton Symphony Orchestra's 'ConverZations' Features Dr. David Kienzle, 4/11 The Canton Symphony Orchestra's 'ConverZations' Features Dr. David Kienzle, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2016

The Canton Symphony Orchestra's free ConverZations lecture series concludes its season on Monday April 11 at 12:00p.m. with Dr. David Kienzle presenting “Contemporary Choral Music”.  ConverZations are free public discussions featuring a variety of musicians and music-lovers alike. The series, sponso... (more...)
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...)
A2SO to Present First Annual Middle School Youth Concert, 4/12 A2SO to Present First Annual Middle School Youth Concert, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - March 26, 2016

Ann Arbor— Tuesday, April 12 at 10:30 pm at Hill Auditorium the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents its first ever Middle School Youth Concert conducted by Arie Lipsky. This concert features violinist, Hannah White and is hosted by Evan Chambers. The concert is sponsored by Domino's and the Worthi... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Releases Full Schedule for Edo de Waart's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2016

MILWAUKEE 03/16/2016 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart announced plans today for the 2016.17 Classics season, de Waart's eighth and final as music director. The MSO will spend de Waart's valedictory season honoring his contributions to the orchestra and the tremendo... (more...)
A2SO to Present THE PLANETS, 4/9 A2SO to Present THE PLANETS, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2016

Ann Arbor— Saturday, April 9 at 8:00 pm at the Michigan Theater the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents The Planets conducted by Arie Lipsky. This concert features violinist, Jinjoo Cho, and the UMS Choral Union. The concert is sponsored by the Ray and Eleanor Cross Foundation.... (more...)
Santa Barbara Symphony Performs Rachmaninoff Program This Weekend Santa Barbara Symphony Performs Rachmaninoff Program This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor James Judd, perform a pair of beloved masterworks by the famed Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara this weekend, February 13 and 14. Also featuring captivati... (more...)
Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4 Cincinnati Pops Celebrates John Williams's Birthday With All-Williams First Half of Concert Featuring Jason Alexander, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - February 09, 2016

Happy Birthday, John Williams! The Cincinnati Pops be celebrating his FIFTIETH Academy Award Nomination March 4-6 with an all-Williams first half as part of An Evening of Comedy & Song with Jason Alexander. For more information, visit: cincinnatipops.org... (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...)
Violinist Midori Joins IRIS Orchestra This Weekend Violinist Midori Joins IRIS Orchestra This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2016

Beloved and brilliant violinist Midori will be joining IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern, on stage at GPAC tonight, January 23, and at the new Sunday matinee tomorrow, January 24, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners. A violin powerhouse since her teenage years, Midori reunites wi... (more...)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Present Performances of Tchaikovsky's PATHETIQUE, 1/30 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Present Performances of Tchaikovsky's PATHETIQUE, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - January 14, 2016

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 01/13/2016– The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Hans Graf, presents two performances of Tchaikovsky's passionate Symphony No. 6 “Pathètique” on January 30 at 8:00 p.m. and January 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Tchaikovsky's symphon... (more...)
The Santa Barbara Symphony to Play Rachmaninoff Program This February The Santa Barbara Symphony to Play Rachmaninoff Program This February
by BWW News Desk - January 13, 2016

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor James Judd, will perform a pair of beloved masterworks by the famed Russian composer and virtuoso pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff at the historic Granada Theatre in downtown Santa Barbara on February 13 and 14.... (more...)
Richmond Symphony to Perform GREEN EGGS AND HAM Concert, 1/30 Richmond Symphony to Perform GREEN EGGS AND HAM Concert, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2016

Pre-concert activities including a musical instrument petting zoo begin at 10am. Concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome. Tickets are $12 for children and $17 for adults online at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514 ETIX. The LolliPop... (more...)
Violinist Midori to Join IRIS Orchestra, 1/23 Violinist Midori to Join IRIS Orchestra, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - January 05, 2016

Beloved and brilliant violinist Midori will be joining IRIS Orchestra, under the baton of Michael Stern, on stage at GPAC January 23 and at the new Sunday matinee onJanuary 24, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners. A violin powerhouse since her teenage years, Midori reunites with Michael Stern a... (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...)
Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil & Labeque Sisters' Debut Performance of Philip Glass' Double Concerto to be Released Digitally Gustavo Dudamel, LA Phil & Labeque Sisters' Debut Performance of Philip Glass' Double Concerto to be Released Digitally
by BWW News Desk - December 02, 2015

Grammy winners Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, along with pianists Katia and Marielle Labéque, will release the world-premiere recording of Philip Glass' newest concert work, his Double Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra on Orange Mountain Music on December 11 exclusively on iTu... (more...)