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Wu Man to Perfrom at Asia Society, with the Silk Road Ensemble & NY Phil in FebruaryWu Man to Perfrom at Asia Society, with the Silk Road Ensemble & NY Phil in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Grammy Award-nominated pipa player Wu Man, named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, joins the foremost ambassadors of music and instrumental traditions from across the world to perform in two major anniversary celebrations, one for Music From Japan and the other with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNIAlan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 SeasonCarnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as wide-ranging education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The upcoming season includes performances by many of the world's greatest artists and ensembles representing classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with events presented on Carnegie Hall's three stages, in the Hall's new Resnick Education Wing, and throughout New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Flexes Its Operatic Muscles with Verdi REQUIEMBWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Flexes Its Operatic Muscles with Verdi REQUIEM
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 28, 2015

With all its money problems, why hasn't the Met thought about doing some lesser known works in concert? Or, for that matter, marshalled some of its glamorous resources to put on the Verdi REQUIEM? For the time being, we have to be grateful for the New York Philharmonic and its Music Director Alan Gilbert for reminding us how powerful this music can be. (more...)

NY Phil's CONTACT! New-Music Series Continues 3/7NY Phil's CONTACT! New-Music Series Continues 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, continues with "New Music from Nordic Countries," Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with Met Museum Presents, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert and Assistant Conductor Courtney Lewis. Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Premiere of Per Norga?rd's Cello Concerto No. 2, Momentum, with Philharmonic cellist Eric Bartlett as soloist, and Kalevi Aho's Chamber Symphony No. 2; Courtney Lewis will conduct the U.S. Premiere of the string orchestra version of Kaija Saariaho's Terra Memoria, and the U.S. Premiere of ?uro Z?ivkovic?'s The White Angel. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Announce 2015-16 SeasonAlan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Announce 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's 2015-16 season reflects Music Director Alan Gilbert's and the organization's belief in the rich rewards of collaboration with artistic and institutional leaders, and in expanding the idea of what a symphony orchestra can be through a range of diverse programming and educational activities. Artistic partnerships will grow through enhanced curatorial influences, and national and international collaborations will continue to further cement the Orchestra's role as a resource in New York City and around the world. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center To Collaborate On New Opera InitiativeThe New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center To Collaborate On New Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

Violinist Nicola Benedetti to Perform 1/29 at SubCultureViolinist Nicola Benedetti to Perform 1/29 at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Nicola Benedetti will perform on Thursday, January 29, 2015 (Doors 7PM; Show 8PM) at SubCulture. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Angela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of ConcertsAngela Meade Rings in the New Year with a Trio of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Soprano Angela Meade, the youngest singer ever featured on the cover of the “Diva Issue” of Opera News (November 2014), launches 2015 with a trio of high-profile events in January. She makes her eagerly awaited debut with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert in three performances of Verdi's Requiem at Avery Fisher Hall (Jan 15-17). Later in the month audiences have the opportunity to hear her star turn in the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert on aLive From Lincoln Center broadcast. “Richard Tucker Opera Gala: A New Century”, which was taped last October, airs on PBS on Friday, January 23, 2015. This weekend Meade is performing in a more intimate New York setting at the Morgan Library (Jan 11) where she shares the bill of a George London Recital with baritone Nicholas Pallesen, a fellow winner of the George London prize. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble to Perform with New York Philharmonic & Tour U.S.Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble to Perform with New York Philharmonic & Tour U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Hailed by the Seattle Times for 'its wonderful juxtaposition of cultures, instruments, ancient works and new compositions,' Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble will bring its signature musical encounters between foreign and familiar to audiences across the U.S. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma for 15th Anniversary, 2/19-21Alan Gilbert to Conduct Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma for 15th Anniversary, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma will perform alongside the New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert, for a celebration of the innovative world-music ensemble's 15th anniversary, Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Third Recording in THE NIELSEN PROJECT Set for 2/10 ReleaseNew York Philharmonic's Third Recording in THE NIELSEN PROJECT Set for 2/10 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The third recording of The Nielsen Project -- the Philharmonic's multi-year focus on Carl Nielsen -- is now available for pre-order, and will be released on February 10, 2015, by Denmark's Dacapo label and distributed by the Naxos group. (more...)

Violinist Karina Canellakis to Conduct and Perform with the LA Chamber Orchestra, 1/24-25Violinist Karina Canellakis to Conduct and Perform with the LA Chamber Orchestra, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Karina Canellakis, hailed as a 'masterful' violinist and recognized as one of America's most promising young conductors, makes her Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut showcasing her dual talents performing and leading Vivaldi's vivid Violin Concerto, 'La tempesta di mare' ('Storm') and conducting Schubert's Symphony No. 5 on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, January 25, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Dianne Reeves and the NY Phil Present All-Gershwin New Year's Eve Concert TonightNorm Lewis, Dianne Reeves and the NY Phil Present All-Gershwin New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Live From Lincoln Center-now in its 40th anniversary season-continues an annual tradition with the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Celebration, ringing in 2015 with an all-Gershwin program as jazz great Dianne Reeves, Broadway leading man Norm Lewis, and conductor Bramwell Tovey join the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's CONTACT! New Music Series Continues in February at SubCultureNY Philharmonic's CONTACT! New Music Series Continues in February at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, continues Monday, February 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at SubCulture. (more...)

Lisa Batiashvili to Perform Barber in February at Avery Fisher HallLisa Batiashvili to Perform Barber in February at Avery Fisher Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili will continue her tenure with performances of Barber's Violin Concerto, and The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse's tenure concludes with performances of Iscariot, the final work by Mr. Rouse to performed during his three-year tenure. David Zinman will conduct the program, which also includes Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The January broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program: the Mass in C minor, Great, and Piano Concerto No. 22, featuring Emanuel Ax as soloist. The Mass features soprano Jennifer Zetlan, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. (more...)

Oscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of DirectorsOscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Oscar S. Schafer was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Philharmonic- Symphony Society of New York, Inc., today at a meeting of the organization's Board of Directors. He will hold the title of Chairman Designate until he assumes the Chairmanship in early 2015 as part of a transition, succeeding Gary W. Parr, who has held the post since September 2009. As Chairman, Mr. Schafer - who has been a member of the Philharmonic's Board of Directors since 2007 - will serve as the Society's chief volunteer officer. Mr. Parr will continue to serve as a member of the Philharmonic's Board. (more...)

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