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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...)

American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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. Works performed will be Haydn Symphony No. 31 in D Major, 'Hornsignal'; Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major, K 16, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 4, K. 41 in G Major and  Mozart Piano Concerto K. 107, No. 2 in G Major with pianist Audrey Axinn and Vanhal Symphony in d minor. (more...)

Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

From January 16-21, 2017, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by revered mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne that explores song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. (more...)

Columbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share RootsColumbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share Roots
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest clarinetist David Krakauer, this intriguing, genre-bending program celebrates the origins and influences of klezmer music, the lively and soulful dance tunes played by Jewish folk musicians as they traveled throughout eastern Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Program selections range from folk-flavored classical pieces by Liszt and Johann Strauss to recent works with similarly mixed roots. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National SawdustJeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

For one night only, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld's Iron & Coal will make its U.S. debut at Brooklyn's National Sawdust. The original concept album will be presented in concert with vibrant multimedia content on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249). (more...)

Concert Artists Guild to Celebrate 65 Years with Alumni Concert at Carnegie HallConcert Artists Guild to Celebrate 65 Years with Alumni Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Concert Artists Guild is celebrating 65 years in 2016-17. In honor of this birthday, CAG Presents a special Alumni Concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall on Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra presents a program of J.S Bach's cantatas; Es wartet alles auf dich, opening chorus BWV 187; Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, opening chorus BWV 62; Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4;  Cantata: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, BWV 131;  Cantata: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150 ,  Meine  Seel erhebt den Herren, opening chorus BWV 10 and  Sinfonia from Cantata: Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188. Cantatas were the daily work of the master composer. A selection of Bach's most uplifting cantatas will be sung by the acclaimed American Classical Orchestra Chorus with selected soloists in the ideal acoustic hall of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. This concert is conducted by Thomas Crawford. (more...)

Variation String Trio To Make New York Debut at The 92nd Street Y On Wednesday 11/30Variation String Trio To Make New York Debut at The 92nd Street Y On Wednesday 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Variation String Trio, comprising violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith, makes its New York City debut performing works by living composers including Kaija Saariaho's Cloud Trio, selections from Gyorgy Kurtag's Signs, Games and Messages, and Andrew Norman's The Companion Guide to Rome. The concert opens the 92nd Street Y's Soundspace series this season in Buttenwieser Hall on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at 92Y.org/concerts or by calling (212) 415-5500. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Works by Albicastro, Handel & GeminianiAmerican Classical Orchestra Presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Works by Albicastro, Handel & Geminiani
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

On Today, October 25 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra, comprised of some of the world's leading period violinists, will present Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinists Judson Griffin, Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts and Jorg-Michael Schwarz will perform on 1610 and 1615 Giovanni Maginni and 1668 and 1671 Jacob Stainer masterpiece violins. Also featured on the program are Handel's Concerto Grosso Opus 3, No. 2, Geminiani's "La Follia' Concerto and Albicastro's Concerto a Quattro Opus 7 excerpts. This concert will be conducted by Thomas Crawford.  Maestro Thomas Crawford will present a Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00PM on October 25. (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City CenterMasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

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