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Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history and its vision for the future. The concert will feature live performances by esteemed alumni, past and present faculty, and students. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Mahler Symphony No. 2 RESURRECTIONOrlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Mahler Symphony No. 2 RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 FAIRWINDS Classics Series, Mahler 2: Resurrection on Saturday, April 8, conducted by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Performance is at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 8 p.m. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Guest conductor Christian Reif will lead Berkeley Symphony in Shostakovich's evening-long, epic Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” on Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall. The Orchestra is joined for the Berkeley Symphony's season finale performance by bass Denis Sedov and a men's chorus comprised of alumni of the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the Pacific Boychoir Academy, and members of the St. John of San Francisco Russian Orthodox Chorale, led by chorusmaster Marika Kuzma. Reif is stepping in for Berkeley Symphony Music Director Joana Carneiro, who recently gave birth to triplets. (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Present AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY at All Souls ChurchMusica Viva NY to Present AN ELEGY FOR ALL HUMANITY at All Souls Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Musica Viva NY, led by Artistic Director Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, closes its 2016-2017 season on Sunday, May 7 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church with An Elegy for All Humanity, featuring a performance of Brahms' German-language masterpiece, Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) in a rarely heard chamber ensemble arrangement by Joachim Linckelmann with the Musica Viva NY choir and soloists soprano Devony Smith and bass-baritone Joseph Beutel. (more...)

Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay to Star in Ziegfeld Society's THOU SWELL! THOU WITTY!Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay to Star in Ziegfeld Society's THOU SWELL! THOU WITTY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay headline The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart, written and hosted by Aaron Gandy with musical direction and special arrangements by Mark York, at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College (69th between Park and Lexington) on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, at 2pm.  (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis ArmstrongNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Famous Duets and Solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents famous duets and solos of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Just One of Those Things" and highlights from Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, April 21-23 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Vocalist Marva Hicks and trumpeter Byron Stripling bring Armstrong and Fitzgerald's legendary partnership to life; Lee Musiker conducts. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas CrawfordAmerican Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings. The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings.  The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Adds Second Performance, 3/7Kronos Quartet Adds Second Performance, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Having sold out its first Ecstatic Music Festival show at WNYC's Greene Space on Tuesday, March 7 (7:30 pm), Kronos Quartet has just added a second performance at 9:30 pm that evening, featuring additional new selections from Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The education and legacy project is commissioning – and distributing for free – the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet.    (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIC SYMPOSIUM, 3/13American Classical Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIC SYMPOSIUM, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8:00-9:30pm at St. Michael's Church Sanctuary, Amsterdam Avenue between W 99th and W 100th Street. Conductor Thomas Crawford will lead The Making of the Beethoven 9th Symphony, a symphonic symposium on classical music's most iconic masterpiece,Beethoven's 9th Symphony. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are AnnouncedWinners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Finalists Announced for Friday's George London Awards Competition for SingersFinalists Announced for Friday's George London Awards Competition for Singers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Tomorrow afternoon, 18 young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at New York's Morgan Library & Museum, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

92Y Announces 2017/18 Classical Concerts92Y Announces 2017/18 Classical Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

92nd Street Y (92Y) and Tisch Center for the Arts Director Hanna Arie-Gaifman today announced concert programming for the 2017/18 season, which brings both the world's rising talent and most renowned artists to 92Y's intimate and acoustically rich Kaufmann Concert Hall. (more...)

Allegro Guitar Series Presents Brazilian Duo: The Assad BrothersAllegro Guitar Series Presents Brazilian Duo: The Assad Brothers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Assad Brothers Duo is the World's premier guitar duo having established their place in the broader classical world through performances with Yo Yo Ma, Nadja Solerno-Sonnenberg, Gidon Kremer, Dawn Upshaw, and many others. (more...)

Larry Marshall Performs A Lincoln Portrait with Downtown Music Productions 2/12Larry Marshall Performs A Lincoln Portrait with Downtown Music Productions 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Downtown Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mimi Stern-Wolfe, presents, on the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, a performance of Aaron Copland's A Lincoln Portrait, with Broadway's Larry Marshall as narrator; Creation du Monde by Darius Milhaud, and Flower of the Mountain by Pulitzer-prize winning composer Stephen Albert, inspired by the writings of James Joyce, with Alissa Grimaldi, soprano.    Sunday February 12, 3:30 PM at St. Mark's in the Bowery, 131 West 10th Street (Second Avenue). (more...)

American Classical Orchestra to Perform Works by Jean Phillip RameauAmerican Classical Orchestra to Perform Works by Jean Phillip Rameau
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra will present an evening of the music by Jean Phillip Rameau. (more...)

Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17Who Will Win a 2017 George London Award? The 46th Annual Competition Presents Public Finals 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Friday, February 17, 2017, 24 of the best young American and Canadian opera singers will perform with pianist Craig Rutenberg before a panel of judges and an enthusiastic audience at The Morgan Library & Museum, hoping to win a George London Award, an honor that has been conferred upon hundreds of the best young singers since 1971. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

American Classical Orchestra on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will present a program of works written by some of the greatest composers of the late 18th century during their youth: Mozart, Haydn, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Performs MASON BATES CELLO CONCERTO, BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 4, 1/26Berkeley Symphony Performs MASON BATES CELLO CONCERTO, BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 4, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Berkeley Symphony announced today that Music Director Joana Carneiro has withdrawn from the Berkeley Symphony concert on Thursday, January 26 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall. Carneiro is pregnant and is under doctor's advice not to conduct or travel. The concert will be conducted by Christian Reif. The Orchestra will perform the Bay Area premiere of Mason Bates' Cello Concerto with Joshua Roman, to whom the work is dedicated, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Laura Schwendinger's Opera ARTEMISIA to Make New York Premiere at St Paul's ChapelLaura Schwendinger's Opera ARTEMISIA to Make New York Premiere at St Paul's Chapel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Laura Schwendinger's new opera, Artemisia, will be given its New York Premiere on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM at St Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway in Manhattan. (more...)

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