Chris Botti News

Joshua Bell to Join Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO for One Night Only, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program on Friday, 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...)

Houston Symphony Features Tchaikovsky's ROMEO AND JULIET, BRONFMAN PLAY BEETHOVEN 4 and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Houston Symphony's April calendar provides several unique treats that are sure to excite Houston audiences. Conductor Laureate Hans Graf will return to the podium to lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet today, April 10 and April 12 and 13, followed directly by Music Director Designate Andres Orozco-Estrada's return to conduct Bronfman Play Beethoven 4 on April 17, 18 and 19. (more...)

Richard Jay-Alexander to Receive LGBT Unity Coalition Award Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Richard Jay-Alexander, known for helming concerts for Broadway superstars Barbra Streisand and Kristin Chenoweth among others, will be honored tomorrow, Wednesday, April 9 with a Legends Honor arts award from Unity Coalition, at the LGBT group's annual Leaders, Legends & Lovelies Ball, according to the Miami Herald. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Backstage at 54 Below with Roslyn Kind!
by Walter McBride - Apr 07, 2014

54 Below welcomed Roslyn Kind back to the New York club scene last night, where she hasn't been seen solo in 20 years. Having recently toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel performing with her sister, Barbra Streisand, and nephew, Jason Gould, It's Been a While, which returns on April 20, features both new material & vintage 'Rozzie' tunes. (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski to Launch New Video 'Not So Different' with Concert for Autism Awareness Month, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Cassandra Kubinski will launch her newest video 'Not So Different,' with a family friendly concert at St. John's Lutheran Church (81 Christopher St, NYC) on Sunday, April 6 at 6PM. Tickets are FREE but donations will be accepted for Autism related charities, this event's featured charity is Music For Autism (www.musicforautism.org). The evening will consist of a screening of 'Not So Different' and Q&A with the creators, followed by a short concert with singer/songwriter Cassandra Kibinski. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Roslyn Kind Talks 'It's Been A While' at 54 Below
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 02, 2014

There's strong buzz for Roslyn Kind's debut this Sunday night, April 6th, at 7pm at 54 Below. She is also playing the famed venue on April 20th at 9:30 pm and she is near sell-out. (more...)

Chris Botti to Bring Jazz-Pop Favorites to Abravanel Hall, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Top-selling American instrumental artist and composer Chris Botti comes to Abravanel Hall for a special performance on April 2 at 8 PM. Experience the pure sounds and clear tones of the trumpet played by a master. Botti has four number one jazz albums and has received multiple Grammy Awards. Most recently, his latest album Impressions won the Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. (more...)

Michael McDonald Performs in Concert With Pacific Symphony Pops, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald lends his husky, soulful baritone to Pacific Symphony Pops for a concert featuring hits from his chart-topping career spanning more than four decades. From his 1970s beginnings singing back-up vocals with American rock band Steely Dan on songs including 'Black Friday,' to enhancing the funky R&B sound of The Doobie Brothers, to his award-winning solo career, McDonald has established himself as a timeless yet distinctive artist in pops music. One of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the '70s rock scene, McDonald commands the stage with his distinctive interpretations of classics like 'What a Fool Believes,' 'On My Own,' 'Sweet Freedom,' 'I Keep Forgettin',' 'Minute by Minute' and 'Yah Mo B There.' His more recent album, 'Soul Speak,' has been acclaimed as an 'impeccable' crossover by BBC Radio since its release in 2008, when it also hit three different charts simultaneously. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Presents Michael McDonald, Now thru 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald lends his husky, soulful baritone to Pacific Symphony Pops for a concert featuring hits from his chart-topping career spanning more than four decades. From his 1970s beginnings singing back-up vocals with American rock band Steely Dan on songs including “Black Friday,” to enhancing the funky R&B sound of The Doobie Brothers, to his award-winning solo career, McDonald has established himself as a timeless yet distinctive artist in pops music. One of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the '70s rock scene, McDonald commands the stage with his distinctive interpretations of classics like “What a Fool Believes,” “On My Own,” “Sweet Freedom,” “I Keep Forgettin',” “Minute by Minute” and “Yah Mo B There.” His more recent album, “Soul Speak,” has been acclaimed as an “impeccable” crossover by BBC Radio since its release in 2008, when it also hit three different charts simultaneously. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's Pops Season Includes Disney, Sci-Fi, Cowboys and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Familiar friends and new sensations take their turns on the Heinz Hall stage during the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's 2014-2015 PNC Pops season, one that promises an eclectic mix of favorites and surprises. (more...)

Richmond Symphony and Anne Akiko Meyers Perform Mason Bates' Violin Concerto This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony and Guest Artist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform the Virginia debut of contemporary composer Mason Bates' Violin Concerto during the weekend of Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 concerts tonight, March 1st at 8pm and March 2nd at 3pm. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Feature Tchaikovsky's ROMEO AND JULIET, BRONFMAN PLAY BEETHOVEN 4 and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Houston Symphony's April calendar provides several unique treats that are sure to excite Houston audiences. Conductor Laureate Hans Graf will return to the podium to lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet on April 10, 12 and 13, followed directly by Music Director Designate Andres Orozco-Estrada's return to conduct Bronfman Play Beethoven 4 on April 17, 18 and 19. (more...)

April at the Houston Symphony Includes ROMEO AND JULIET, BELLE OF THE BALL and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Houston Symphony's April calendar provides several unique treats that are sure to excite Houston audiences. Conductor Laureate Hans Graf will return to the podium to lead the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet on April 10, 12 and 13, followed directly by Music Director Designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada's return to conduct Bronfman Play Beethoven 4 onApril 17, 18 and 19. (more...)

YANNI Releases New Album, INSPIRATO, Available 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The beautiful instrumental melodies of internationally renowned composer YANNI have gained him over 40 platinum and gold albums throughout the world. Now his popularity looks set to cross even more borders. Working in partnership with the legendary operatic superstar Placido Domingo and Ric Wake, YANNI has assembled a stellar line-up of the greatest singers to perform on his new album, INSPIRATO, available April 29(th) on Sony Music Masterworks. His timeless compositions have been transformed by the addition of lyrics and tell the story of the loves of YANNI's life. (more...)

Michael McDonald to Perform in Concert With Pacific Symphony Pops, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald lends his husky, soulful baritone to Pacific Symphony Pops for a concert featuring hits from his chart-topping career spanning more than four decades. From his 1970s beginnings singing back-up vocals with American rock band Steely Dan on songs including "Black Friday," to enhancing the funky R&B sound of The Doobie Brothers, to his award-winning solo career, McDonald has established himself as a timeless yet distinctive artist in pops music. One of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the '70s rock scene, McDonald commands the stage with his distinctive interpretations of classics like "What a Fool Believes," "On My Own," "Sweet Freedom," "I Keep Forgettin'," "Minute by Minute" and "Yah Mo B There." His more recent album, "Soul Speak," has been acclaimed as an "impeccable" crossover by BBC Radio since its release in 2008, when it also hit three different charts simultaneously. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Presents Michael McDonald, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and keyboardist Michael McDonald lends his husky, soulful baritone to Pacific Symphony Pops for a concert featuring hits from his chart-topping career spanning more than four decades. From his 1970s beginnings singing back-up vocals with American rock band Steely Dan on songs including “Black Friday,” to enhancing the funky R&B sound of The Doobie Brothers, to his award-winning solo career, McDonald has established himself as a timeless yet distinctive artist in pops music. One of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the '70s rock scene, McDonald commands the stage with his distinctive interpretations of classics like “What a Fool Believes,” “On My Own,” “Sweet Freedom,” “I Keep Forgettin',” “Minute by Minute” and “Yah Mo B There.” His more recent album, “Soul Speak,” has been acclaimed as an “impeccable” crossover by BBC Radio since its release in 2008, when it also hit three different charts simultaneously. (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for Tonight in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and Framerunner NYC have released the official music video for 'Avalanche,' the second single from Kubinski's album 'Just Being Myself.' Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

Cassandra Kubinski Releases 'Avalanche' Music Video; Concert Set for 2/21 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Singer/songwriter Cassandra Kubinski and Framerunner NYC have released the official music video for 'Avalanche,' the second single from Kubinski's album 'Just Being Myself.' Scroll down to watch the video! (more...)

The Richmond Symphony and Anne Akiko Meyers to Perform the Virginia Debut of Mason Bates' Violin Concerto, 3/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony and Guest Artist Anne Akiko Meyers will perform the Virginia debut of contemporary composer Mason Bates' Violin Concerto during the weekend of Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 concerts on March 1st at 8pm and March 2nd at 3pm. (more...)

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