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Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F in his New York Philharmonic debut, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The concert launches the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season and Music Director Alan Gilbert's farewell season with a program honoring the Philharmonic's legacy of premiering important works, particularly music connected to New York City. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the New York Premiere of John Corigliano's Stomp for Orchestra and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. (more...)

ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9ENO Presents TRISTAN AND ISOLDE, June 9
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

World-famous sculptor Anish Kapoor will design the sets for ENO's unmissable new production of Tristan and Isolde. Directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by former ENO Music Director Edward Gardner, Tristan and Isolde is one of the most hotly-anticipated arts events of 2016.   (more...)

Itzhak Perlman to Conduct, Perform with NY Philharmonic, 11/15Itzhak Perlman to Conduct, Perform with NY Philharmonic, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Itzhak Perlman will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform Beethoven's Romances Nos. 1 and 2 for Violin and Orchestra, and to conduct Brahms's Symphony No. 4 and Academic Festival Overture, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Pianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National SymphonyPianist Shai Wosner Announces Upcoming Recording Featuring Danish National Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Pianist Shai Wosner's eclectic new recording pairs concertos and solo pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and György Ligeti (1923-2006), exploring their quirky humor and other connections across centuries. Performing with conductor Nicholas Collon and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Wosner plays Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Haydn's Piano Concerto No. 11 in D, and Ligeti's Piano Concerto, one of the most challenging piano works of the late 20th century.  The concertos are interspersed with solo works including Haydn's Capriccio (Fantasia) in C, Haydn's Capriccio in G, “Acht Sauschnider mussen sein” (It takes eight to castrate a boar), and Ligeti's rarely heard Capriccios Nos. 1 and 2. The recording will be available from iTunes, Amazon.com and other music retailers on Friday, May 20 in the U.K. and Friday, June 3 in the U.S. (more...)

Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York PhilharmonicMichelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens, who has withdrawn due to illness, on advisement from his doctor, in selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, led by John Storga?rds in his Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Concertmaster Frank Huang to Make NY Philharmonic Solo Debut in JuneConcertmaster Frank Huang to Make NY Philharmonic Solo Debut in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

New York Philharmonic Concertmaster Frank Huang will make his Philharmonic solo debut leading and performing Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, as well as leading Grieg's The Last Spring, Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL Announces Webcasts, Broadcasts, and Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

A range of performances and events from the 2016 NY PHIL BIENNIAL will be made available through live video webcasts, live audio streams, and on-demand video and audio, several in partnership with WQXR's Q2 Music, which will also feature a 24-hour biennial marathon on May 24. Biennial highlights will later be featured on a radio broadcast on WFMT's Relevant Tones with Seth Boustead, and on a release of biennial highlights on the Philharmonic's digital recording series Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents Emanuel Ax, 4/26Carnegie Hall Presents Emanuel Ax, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Emanuel Ax, Wednesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: SF vs. NY, Tilson Thomas vs. Gilbert, Mezzo vs. Baritone, But Audiences Take the LIEDBWW Opera Review: SF vs. NY, Tilson Thomas vs. Gilbert, Mezzo vs. Baritone, But Audiences Take the LIED
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 25, 2016

Earth Day has come and gone in 2016, but symphonic orchestra audiences in New York have lots to remember from this year's celebration, with performances of Mahler's DAS LIED VON DER ERDE (SONG OF THE EARTH). In less than a week, we had two different versions of the piece, with differing pluses and minuses: First, the San Francisco Symphony, under its music director, Michael Tilson Thomas performed the work at Carnegie Hall, then Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic had the home court advantage at Lincoln Center's Geffen Hall. (more...)

Met Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall in MayMet Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Music Director James Levine Conducts Concerts with Pianist Evgeny Kissin on May 19 and an All-Wagner Program with Soprano Christine Goerke and Tenor Stefan Vinke on May 26; (more...)

Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership Set for New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship ProgramShanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership Set for New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership continues this summer when students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy travel to New York City to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program as the first international Zarin Mehta Fellows, June 11-17, 2016, and the New York Philharmonic travels to Shanghai for its second annual performance residency, July 2-8, 2016. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic's Tribute to Kurt Masur, 5/30Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic's Tribute to Kurt Masur, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a Tribute to Kurt Masur, taking place at the 25th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, a tradition inaugurated in 1992 by the late Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur (1927-2015) as a gift to the people of New York City. The concert will feature a performance of Brahms's Symphony No. 2, as well as addresses from Music Director Alan Gilbert; trumpet player and Jazz at Lincoln Center artistic and managing director Wynton Marsalis, who will also perform; and baritone Thomas Hampson, who will also perform. The free concert will take place on Monday, May 30, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. (more...)

JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

JCC Manhattan proudly presents PREformances with Allison Charney featuring violinists Laura Jean Goldberg, Ani Bukujian and Alexandros Martino Petrin, violist Lisa Heffter, cellist Roberta Cooper, pianists Alexei Tartakovsky and Moshe Knoll as well as actor, Jordan Charney, on Monday, April 11th at 12:30pm. The program will feature world premieres by American composers Kim D. Sherman and Moshe S. Knoll, along with Debussy's beautiful 'Arpeggio Etude' and Liszt's thrilling 'Chasse Neige' for virtuoso piano. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces New Albums, Series of Digital RecordingsNew York Philharmonic Announces New Albums, Series of Digital Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The New York Philharmonic announces a new album of works by Christopher Rouse, the Philharmonic's second Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence, and the launch of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic: 2015-16 Season digital recording series - which will feature ten albums of performances from the current season - for download and streaming. (more...)

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble to Present Norgard Retrospective, 6/16-18Lost Dog New Music Ensemble to Present Norgard Retrospective, 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble is pleased to announce the programming for Norgard in New York, a three-day festival dedicated to the music of Per Norgard, the seminal Danish composer. Taking place on June 16-18 (8 PM) at Scandinavia House, these three concerts mark the first retrospective of Norgard's work to occur in the United States, with a staggering eleven U.S premieres.  (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live in Berlin, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH - Be part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2016 European Tour from the comfort of a seat at Heinz Hall! On May 22 at 2 p.m. EST, Pittsburghers can cheer on their home orchestra while watching a concert with a simulcast live from Berlin, Germany. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 'Concerts in the Parks' to Return for 51st Season This JuneNew York Philharmonic's 'Concerts in the Parks' to Return for 51st Season This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2016 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 51st season with five free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, on the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (June 15 and 16); Prospect Park, Brooklyn (June 17); Cunningham Park, Queens (June 20); and Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (June 21). (more...)

YMF Debut Orchestra to Present Beethoven/Kanye West Pairing YEETHOVENYMF Debut Orchestra to Present Beethoven/Kanye West Pairing YEETHOVEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra, under the direction of Yuga Cohler, presents YEETHOVEN, the premiere concert of an innovative programming concept entitled The Great Music Series. Mr. Cohler created the Series in order to "demonstrate the ways in which modern popular music can be fundamentally similar to classical music by highlighting the musical and cultural elements characteristic of all great music." For this, its first installment, the Series will consider the music of Kanye West and Ludwig van Beethoven. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPTThe New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New York Choral Society will present Handel's biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt under the baton of Music Director David Hayes, on Tuesday evening, May 10th, 2016, 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Composed entirely from selected passages from the Bible's Old Testament, Israel in Egypt relates the harshness of the Israelites' captivity in Egypt and their subsequent triumphant escape from the Pharaoh's oppressive regime. Israel in Egypt is atypical in Handel's choral output, as it contains little solo material and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that exhibit Handel's mastery as a musical storyteller. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead World Premiere by Frank Krawczyk at David Geffen Hall, 4/27-30Alan Gilbert to Lead World Premiere by Frank Krawczyk at David Geffen Hall, 4/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Franck Krawczyk's Apre?s, a Philharmonic commission resulting from The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music; Schumann's Cello Concerto, with Principal Cello Carter Brey as soloist; and Brahms's Symphony No. 2, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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