Chris Botti News

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents OPENING NIGHT WITH JOSHUA BELL, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony on September 20, 2014 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for Opening Night with Joshua Bell a special concert featuring the internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra. In addition, the orchestra will be performing three of the greatest works in the classical music cannon: Smetana's The Moldau and Respighi's powerful Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Fantasia, Philip Bailey, Chris Botti & More Set for Moody Jazz Festival; Passes on Sale at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Enjoy a full week of concerts with the FULL FESTIVAL PASS starting at $169. Or get a MAIN STAGE PASS starting at $119. Plus, add on any of the MOODY ENCORE performances for an additional 15% off with the purchase of one of the passes listed here. Click here to purchase your Moody Festival Passes today. (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

Billy Childs to Open Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Jazz Season, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

When composer/arranger/pianist Billy Childs was introduced to the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Laura Nyro at the age of 11, he was left with a powerful and lasting impression of Nyro's unique blend of Broadway-inspired melodies, jazz improvisations and socially conscious lyrics. Childs returned to that early experience for his latest project, creating and orchestrating his newest album, Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. Orange County jazz fans will have the opportunity to hear Childs' loving homage to the late great Nyro at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

Chris Botti Announces 10th Annual Holiday Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, has announced world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's milestone 10th Annual Holiday Residency. The three-week engagement at the club will run Monday, December 15, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with two shows each evening (including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve performances). (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...)

Earth, Wind & Fire, GUYS & DOLLS and More Just Announced at the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts just announced four new shows this season, including Marc Antoine, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary Chapin Carpenter and GUYS & DOLLS. Details below! (more...)

Chris Isaak and Chris Botti to Perform Together for the First Time at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Two suave and sophisticated stars -- Chris Isaak and Chris Botti -- share the stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a romantic evening of beautiful ballads and enchanting melodies, Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, at 8 pm. (more...)

Alex Malone Appointed Managing Producer of Symphony Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced the appointment of Alex Malone as the Orchestra's Managing Producer of Symphony Pops, effective June 16, 2014. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Launches Jazz Roots Series Featuring GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, An Evening with Chris Botti & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces the highly acclaimed JAZZ ROOTS - A Larry Rosen Jazz Series to play in the Walt Disney Theater for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. The concert and educational Jazz series includes GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating Ray Charles, PINK PANTHER 50: Tribute to Henry Mancini, AN EVENING WITH Chris Botti and A NIGHT IN RIO. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW, NEWSIES & more!
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 13, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced additional programming for the inaugural 2014-2015 season. With a wide range of shows that include performances of theater, dance, popular music and family entertainment, the Dr. Phillips Center brings the best of national and international talent to Central Florida, which reflects the vision of Arts For Every Life. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, with Milwaukee County Parks, Presents Two Free Outdoor Concerts, 6/8 and 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

As a thank you to the Milwaukee community for its support during the season, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Milwaukee County Parks presents a free outdoor concert on Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Cathedral Square Park, led by Associate Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong. The MSO will also perform a free outdoor concert on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Boerner Botanical Gardens, led by guest conductor Jeff Tyzik. Concerts are free and open to the public. (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Joshua Bell Joins Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program tonight, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams and More Headline Scottsdale Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Tickets for Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' new 2014-15 season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Among the offerings are more than 50 live performances of dance, music, theater, comedy and more. Additional events will be announced at a later date. (more...)

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