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Grafton Music Festival to Welcome A Far Cry, 7/11
June 25, 2015

A Far Cry, the Grammy-nominated 18-member young chamber orchestra from Boston, will return to Grafton, Vt. on Saturday, July 11 for a performance in the acoustically splendid, recently renovated White... (more...)

Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10
June 24, 2015

The highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass's orchestral collaboration, Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs for Orchestra, is set to take place July 10 with the San Francisco Symphony... (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Sets 53rd Season
June 24, 2015

The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), composed of orchestra, chamber, jazz, conducting, and composition programs-heads into the 2015/16 season having provided over 5,000 music students between ages 12 a... (more...)

Mezzo-Soprano Susan Graham to Perform with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, 11-22 July
June 22, 2015

The Australian Chamber Orchestra will present 'A French Celebration with Susan Graham' running 11-22 July 2015. (more...)

PHANTOM's Elizabeth Southard and Gary Mauer to Perform with Utah Symphony at Thanksgiving Point, 7/1
June 18, 2015

The Utah Symphony visits Thanksgiving Point on July 1st at 8:30 p.m. to jumpstart your 4th of July with performances of patriotic pop favorites under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Jerry St... (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces Composers of 2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
June 18, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the four composers of the 2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
June 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July... (more...)

BSO to Partner with Andris Nelsons to Launch CLASSICAL LIVE on Google Play
June 16, 2015

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons have entered into a new partnership to create Classical Live, a unique initiative that offers a new paradigm for the distribution of liv... (more...)

Alan Gilbert Heads from NYC to Shanghai, Set for Santa Fe Residency & More This Summer
June 08, 2015

Alan Gilbert -- recently recognized with a Foreign Policy Association Medal for his extraordinary commitment to cultural diplomacy -- completes his sixth season at the helm of the New York Philharmoni... (more...)

Manfred Honeck to Conduct Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra European Tour, 5/17
June 08, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on a 14-concert European Tour from May 17 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

Temple University Appoints Andreas Delfs as Artistic Director, Conductor of TUSO
June 03, 2015

Robert T. Stroker, Dean and Vice Provost for the Arts at Temple University announced today that Andreas Delfs has been appointed to the position of Artistic Director and Conductor of the Temple Univer... (more...)

Bard College's Longy School of Music Calls for 100-Second Compositions in Honor of Centennial Celebration
May 27, 2015

On September 25, the Longy School of Music of Bard College will kick off its centennial a full academic year of more than 100 events in honor of 100 years as a bold conservatory with a social imperati... (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's vi... (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Celebrate Bach's Birthday with FAMILY FROLIC Concert Series, 1/22
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 intimat... (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck Conducts Tonight at the Vatican
December 24, 2014

For the first time, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica tonight, D... (more...)

Arizona Musicfest to Kick Off Jan 29; Roseanne Cash Headlines
December 22, 2014

Phoenix -- Arizona Musicfest, the premier Winter Music Festival, kicks off January 29 and will run throughout the month of February, concluding March 5th. (more...)

Music for Life International to Present THE SCHEHERAZADE INITIATIVE at Carnegie Hall, 1/26
December 22, 2014

Music for Life International Inc. presents The Scheherazade Initiative, a benefit concert of the great Scheherazade-inspired pieces by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Maurice Ravel, organized and led by S... (more...)

Cellist Ruslan Biryukov To Appear as Soloist with Cal State LA Symphony Orchestra and Olympia Youth Orchestra, 1/11
December 21, 2014

Ruslan Biryukov, renowned cellist, mentor and pedagogue will appear as the Cello Soloist in the World Premiere Performance of composer Masatoshi Mitsumoto's 2nd Cello Concerto, Jan. 11, which will be ... (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight
December 20, 2014

Tonight, December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic direct... (more...)

BWW Reviews: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Opens 'The Christmas Attic' at Consol Energy Center
by Greg Kerestan - December 17, 2014

The legendary hard rock Christmas spectacular brings two shows for the price of one, plus lasers, dragons and real fake snow. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie Hall
December 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, tonight and tomorrow, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephanie Blythe Channels Kate Smith - with Heart
by Erica Miner - December 12, 2014

Those who were fortunate, and prescient, enough to avail themselves of tickets to Stephanie Blythe's glorious San Diego Opera concert presentation, We'll meet again:?The Songs of Kate Smith, were trea... (more...)

BSO to Perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 1/2-4
December 11, 2014

Maestro Nicholas McGegan and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will ring in the New Year with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on Friday, January 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 4 at 3... (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Conduct at the Vatican, 12/24
December 11, 2014

For the first time, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on Decembe... (more...)

Four Harpsichords Showcased in LA Chamber Orchestra's Performances of Vivaldi & Bach Tonight
December 11, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) highlights the beauty and majesty of the harpsichord with an unusual program featuring four harpsichords and chamber orchestra in the first of its Baroque Conversa... (more...)

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