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Alan Gilbert to Conduct World Premiere of Christopher Rouse's THUNDERSTRUCK, 8/9 - 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of Thunderstuck, a Philharmonic commission by The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse; Haydn's Symphony No. 103, Drumroll; and Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring Lisa Batiashvili in her first appearance as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 11 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto, 9/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will launch the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 subscription season with the U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto -- a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Symphony, Philharmonia, and Barcelona Symphony orchestras -- performed by Kari Kriikku in his Philharmonic subscription debut, as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The September 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 - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The August 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 Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to Headline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which will take place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Music Academy of the West to Present CARMEN in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne on 8/1 & 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will present a new, fully staged production of Georges Bizet's timeless operaCarmen in honor of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. Directed by David Paul and conducted by James Gaffigan, the performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 1, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, August 3. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic begins its 12th annual Bravo! Vail residency on Friday, July 18 with renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 201415 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include: (more...)

Music Academy of the West Announces 2014 Concerto Night Soloists; Concert Set for 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Having bested the field at this year's Concerto Competition Finals, three accomplished instrumentalists will take featured turns as soloists with the Academy Festival Orchestra under the baton of New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor Joshua Weilerstein at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, July 19. Beginning at 8 pm, the concert will conclude with a performance of Tchaikovsky's soaring Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

Tonight's NY Philharmonic Concert in Van Cortlandt Park Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in consultation with the NYPD, the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic in Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx. The concert will not be rescheduled. (more...)

Tonight's NY Philharmonic Concert in Central Park Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Due to the weather forecast for thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, and out of concern for the safety of the audience and the musicians, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, in consultation with the NYPD, the Central Park Conservancy, and the New York Philharmonic, has made the decision to cancel this evening's performance of the New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn of Central Park. The concert will not be rescheduled. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

NY Philharmonic to Launch 'Philharmonic Free Fridays' with THUNDERSTUCK World Premiere, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will launch Philharmonic Free Fridays, offering 100 free tickets for young people ages 13-26 to each of the 18 Friday evening subscription concerts during the 2014-15 season. Philharmonic Free Fridays will launch October 10, 2014 - featuring Alan Gilbert conducting the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Thunderstuck, commissioned by the Philharmonic; Haydn's Symphony No. 103, Drumroll; and Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist- in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

Pianist Jeremy Denk to Perform Beethoven with the Academy Festival Orchestra, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 05, 2014

Gifted pianist Jeremy Denk - the recipient of a 2013 MacArthur "Genius" Grant and this year's Avery Fisher Prize - will perform Beethoven's elegant and soulful First Piano Concerto with the Music Academy of the West's Academy Festival Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Edward Gardner at the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara on Saturday, July 12. Also featuring Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra and Suite No. 2 of Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe, the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

Colorado Public Radio Classical to Broadcast Bravo! Vail Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Bravo! Vail today announced that Colorado Public Radio Classical (CPR Classical) will broadcast six concerts from their 2014 "SummerFest" concert series to listeners across Colorado, including concerts featuring pianist Helene Grimaud and The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin on July 12, and pianist Yefim Bronfman and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert on July 19. (more...)

NY Philharmonic to Give First Performance of Toscanini's 1951 Arrangement of STAR SPANGLED BANNER, 7/4 - 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will give the first performances of a new edition of Arturo Toscanini's 1951 arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during several summer concerts taking place throughout July. (more...)

Violinist Daniel Hope to Perform at Hahn Hall, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Virtuoso violinist Daniel Hope - described as 'adventurous and brilliant' by The New York Times and 'a force to be reckoned with' by Gramophone - will lead a chamber orchestra of Academy faculty and Fellows in a program of works by Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Alfred Schnittke, Erwin Schulhoff, and Max Richter beginning at 8 pm on Saturday, July 5, in Hahn Hall. Mr. Hope will lead from the violin in performances of Biber's Passacaglia, Schnittke's A Paganini, Schulhoff's Solo Sonata, and Mr. Richter's enthralling Recomposed: Vivaldi's Four Seasons - a reimagining of the well-known Baroque masterpiece. Tickets cost $50. (more...)

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