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Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer ProgrammingBoston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas CrawfordAmerican Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 50-piece period instrument American Classical Orchestra opens its 33rd season with Berwald's Symphony Singulaire, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ('Italian'), and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring as soloist 12-year-old piano prodigy Adrian Romoff. (more...)

The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie HallThe New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Final Concert, 5/11American Classical Orchestra Presents Final Concert, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The closing concert of the season on Thursday, May 11, at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will be featuring two of Rossini's famous overtures, The Barber of Seville and William Tell; Clementi's Symphony No. 4; Paganini's 'La Campanella' from Concerto No. 2and Nardini's Violin Concerto in e minor with violinist Krista Bennion Feeney. Italian music of the Classical Era continued a long tradition of virtuosity in stringed instruments. By the beginning of the 19th century, Italian violins, violinist-composers and the violin repertoire had advanced to levels of flamboyance unrivaled anywhere else in Europe. Muzio Clementi's rarely heard symphony features virtuoso string passages unlike those of his contemporaries. Rossini's ebullient overtures complement the sentimental NardiniViolin Concerto in e minor and the fiery Paganini La Campanella.  This concert will be conducted by Thomas Crawford. (more...)

Houston Symphony Revives Long-Lost Cello Concerto with Historic PerformanceHouston Symphony Revives Long-Lost Cello Concerto with Historic Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith will perform Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Cello Concerto for the first time in more than 80 years at 8 p.m. April 13-15 at Jones Hall. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Chiara String Quartet, 5/11The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Chiara String Quartet, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the Chiara String Quartet in an encore performance on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave) following their lauded 2015-2016 season MetLiveArts residency. The concert will include the New York premiere of Rome Prize-winner Pierre Jalbert's Canticle String Quartet No. 6 and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet with clarinetist Todd Palmer. (more...)

Houston Symphony Revives Concerto With Performance With BRINTON AVERIL SMITH, 4/13-15Houston Symphony Revives Concerto With Performance With BRINTON AVERIL SMITH, 4/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Principal Cello Brinton Averil Smith will perform Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Cello Concerto for the first time in more than 80 years at 8 p.m. April 13-15 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Broadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 SeasonBroadway's Leslie Odom, Jr., Audra McDonald, Ashley Brown and More to Headline Milwaukee Symphony Pops' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra announced plans today for the 2017.18 Pops Season. The season includes six subscription concerts: Under the Streetlamp with the cast of Chicago's Jersey Boys; Holiday Pops with Andreas Delfs; a semi-staged production of the beloved musical My Fair Lady; Great Balls of Fire! with pianist Tony DeSare; Patriotic Pops with Stuart Chafetz and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins; and Great American Songbook with Jeff Tyzik and vocalist Ashley Brown. (more...)

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...)

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