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New York Philharmonic Celebrates 175 Years as well as Alan Gilbert's Farewell during the 2016-2017 SeasonNew York Philharmonic Celebrates 175 Years as well as Alan Gilbert's Farewell during the 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's 2016-17 season celebrates two major milestones: the Orchestra's 175th anniversary and Alan Gilbert's valedictory season as Music Director. The season will honor the Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert's shared hometown of New York City, and celebrate the myriad initiatives Alan Gilbert has introduced throughout his tenure that have become part of the fabric of today's New York Philharmonic.  (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Named New Music Director of the New York PhilharmonicJaap van Zweden Named New Music Director of the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

New York Philharmonic Chairman Oscar S. Schafer and President Matthew VanBesien today announced that conductor Jaap van Zweden will become the Orchestra's next Music Director, beginning in 2018-19, the Orchestra's 177th season. Mr. van Zweden will serve as Music Director Designate in the 2017-18 season. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Present MESSIAEN WEEK This MarchNew York Philharmonic to Present MESSIAEN WEEK This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Messiaen Week, March 7-13, 2016, honoring the legacy of French composer and organist Olivier Messiaen (1908-92) through performances of his works, from the symphonic to solo works, as well as music by those whom he influenced. (more...)

Christoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This FebChristoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct a program of works by Eastern European composers with folk influences: Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring violinist Baiba Skride in her Philharmonic debut and first New York City orchestral appearance, and Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 8, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium Adds Four Series, Featuring Adam Gopnik, Panels, Kids Artists & MoreLincoln Center's David Rubenstein Atrium Adds Four Series, Featuring Adam Gopnik, Panels, Kids Artists & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four series have been newly-added to the programming lineup of free events at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center: The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik, and three series curated and produced by Award-winning theater directors Lonny Price and Matt Cowart: LC Dialogues, LC Originals, and Late Nights at the Atrium. (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Sets New Performances, Talks for Spring 2016 SeasonMetropolitan Museum of Art Announces Sets New Performances, Talks for Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum recently announced new performances and talks as part of the spring 2016 season. Leading with live arts by visionary artists, the 2015-16 season has presented unexpected and adventurous offerings in new spaces, and this spring, that line of singular programming will continue with newly added events. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The legendary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three consecutive concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage conducted by Valery Gergiev. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Richard Wagner, beginning with the Overture to Der fliegende Hollander on the first program on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Debussy's La mer and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel). (more...)

Semyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This FebruarySemyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Semyon Bychkov will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 6, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

BWW Interview: MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Author Blair Tindall on Sex, Drugs, and Classical MusicBWW Interview: MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Author Blair Tindall on Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music
by Jennifer McHugh - Dec 29, 2015

Amazon's hit television show, MOZART IN THE JUNGLE kicks off its second season on December 30, 2015. The show follows a fictional (albeit, based in reality) orchestra in New York led by the exciting and controversial Rodrigo de Souza (Gael Garcia Bernal) loosely based on LA Philharmonic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel. The show is based on Blair Tindall's novel of the same name of her experiences with professional classical music in New York and San Francisco. I had the fortune of speaking with Ms. Tindall about her transition from musician to author to TV consultant. (more...)

NY Phil's CONTACT! Series to Continue with 'Salonen's Floof and Other Delights'NY Phil's CONTACT! Series to Continue with 'Salonen's Floof and Other Delights'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The seventh season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, continues with 'Salonen's Floof and Other Delights,' curated and hosted by The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen, featuring music written by him and composers who influenced him. The program features Lutos?awski's String Quartet, Donatoni's Hot, Castiglioni's Dulce refrigerium, and Esa-Pekka Salonen's Floof (Songs of a Homeostatic Homer). The concert takes place Monday, February 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at National Sawdust, which is co-presenting the program. (more...)

Daniel Harding Leads Emanuel Ax and the LA Phil in Three Performances at Walt Disney Concert HallDaniel Harding Leads Emanuel Ax and the LA Phil in Three Performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2015

Pianist Emanuel Ax joins the LA Phil in three performances led by conductor Daniel Harding at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9, at 8 pm, and Sunday, January 10, at 2 pm. The concerts mark Ax's 40th anniversary performing with the LA Phil, making him one of the longest-term collaborators with the orchestra. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURYVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

A bit of Johnny Mercer's 'Something's Gotta Give' in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. (more...)

Academy Celebrates 10 Years with Concert & Zukerman Master ClassAcademy Celebrates 10 Years with Concert & Zukerman Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Music Institute of Chicago celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Academy program, which has educated and prepared gifted pre-college musicians for professional training and music careers, with several public events in 2016. On Saturday, February 6, renowned violinist/violist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman gives a master class for Academy students, free and open to the public, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Principal Clarinetist Stephen Williamson performs chamber music with Academy students. Both events take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next MonthMusic Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

In the second year of a four-year partnership between Music Academy of the West and the New York Philharmonic, ten Academy musicians will travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program (Jan 2-12), developing their career skills through what President and CEO of the Music Academy of the West Scott Reed called "an extraordinary opportunity to gain valuable experience alongside the musicians of one of the world's greatest orchestras." (more...)

NFL, Under Armour, GE & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Announce Five Winners Of Head Health Challenge IIINFL, Under Armour, GE & National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Announce Five Winners Of Head Health Challenge III
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The National Football League (NFL), Under Armour (NYSE: UA), GE (NYSE:GE), and the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the five winners of Head Health Challenge III, an open innovation competition to support the discovery, design and development of advanced materials that better absorb or dissipate impact. The new materials have the potential to improve the performance of protective gear, playing surfaces, and equipment for athletes, members of the military and others. (more...)

Carol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC ManhattanCarol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents the fall season finale of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 14th at 12:30pm. In this unique concert series, you will hear celebrated classical musicians just before their performances on the world's most prestigious stages removing traditional barriers between performer and audience. (more...)

Architecture Team Set for Reimagined David Geffen Hall at Lincoln CenterArchitecture Team Set for Reimagined David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected as the architecture team that will lead the renovation and reimagination of David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center's largest concert hall, it was announced today by Katherine Farley, chairman of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Oscar S. Schafer, chairman of the New York Philharmonic. This first-ever collaboration brings together two world-class, award-winning firms -- collectively, they bring extensive experience designing innovative public spaces and specialized expertise in the design and execution of world-renowned performing arts halls. (more...)

Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto No. 2 With Frank Peter Zimmermann Set for New York PhilharmonicMagnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto No. 2 With Frank Peter Zimmermann Set for New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the U.S. Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Violin Concerto No. 2 - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra- written for and performed by Frank Peter Zimmermann; Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; and Respighi's Church Windows, Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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