Dmitri Shostakovich News

Princeton Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and More!Princeton Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announces its 2017-2018 season, the biggest yet with a six-concert classical series including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its life-affirming “Ode to Joy,” symphonies by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, an entire program of Mozart, and exciting PSO co-commissions by Philip Glass and Saad Haddad. The PSO continues to attract quality solo artists with an all-star line-up of pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Shai Wosner, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Joshua Roman performing his own work, Awakening. Collaborations with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the LARK Quartet set the bar early on for quality performances throughout the season. Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct all but the March concert, which will be led by guest conductor Teddy Abrams. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents Artist Series SUITE SONGS With Elena Belli And Delena Thomsen, 4/6Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents Artist Series SUITE SONGS With Elena Belli And Delena Thomsen, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Duo pianists Elena Belli and Delana Thomsen perform "Suite Songs," a program of works for two pianos by Franz Liszt and Dmitri Shostakovich on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonBirmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet announce an exciting and diverse season for 2017/2018 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce its 2017-18 season - 12 months of world-class dance and music in productions that range from traditional classical ballet, to works that celebrate some of the best choreographers of the 20th century, and to new ballets created for the Company. (more...)

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records AlbumPacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

In a generation-crossing collaboration, the Pacifica Quartet partners with revered pianist Menahem Pressler in Johannes Brahms's Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, on a new Cedille Records album. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) was entrusted with the premier performances of works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and joined by soloists like Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, and many more. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. (more...)

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents All String Quartet Program, 2/11Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble Presents All String Quartet Program, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, Inc. (MCCE) continues its 13th Season, Revolution #13, with an All String Quartet Program on Saturday, February 11th at 8pm at the Staten Island Museum. (more...)

 Experience the Music of Change and Rebellion with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Experience the Music of Change and Rebellion with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) present 'Sounds of Change,' a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s, at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times. As some artists protested against war and tyranny, others broke the molds of established forms. The Chamber Players perform an uplifting, entertaining ode to this rebellious era. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic And Visceral Dance Chicago Present Dostoyevsky's THE DREAM, 3/5Chicago Philharmonic And Visceral Dance Chicago Present Dostoyevsky's THE DREAM, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic, Visceral Dance Chicago, and awardwinning choreographer Nick Pupillo will unite on March 5, 2017, at Harris Theater to tell the story of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's 'The Dream of a Ridiculous Man.' (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This FebruaryNational Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Award-Winning Pianist Ani Gogova To Bring Her Program of FANTASIES, FAIRYTALES & NIGHTMARES to New YorkAward-Winning Pianist Ani Gogova To Bring Her Program of FANTASIES, FAIRYTALES & NIGHTMARES to New York
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Award-winning Bulgarian-American Pianist ANI GOGOVA will be bringing her program "Fantasies, Fairytales & Nightmares" - music by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Medtner, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Ligeti and Kostov to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 8pm.  Ms. Gogova, acclaimed for her innovative approach to classical music has been hailed for her "dazzling artistic presence" and "masterful poetic expression."    (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

On Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents a Soundtracks talk by Princeton University Professor Simon Morrison on Music & Cultural Identity. Professor Morrison will examine markers of identity in compositions by Dmitri Shostakovich, including Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a, originally the composer's Eighth String Quartet. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra To Present Un/Restrained Concert Series, 1/29Princeton Symphony Orchestra To Present Un/Restrained Concert Series, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

On Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm, virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) explore expressions of personal and cultural identity in performances of Wlad Marhulets' award-winning Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Osvaldo Golijov's intimate K'vakarat. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Un/Restrained Concert Features Klezmer Clarinetist David KrakauerPrinceton Symphony Orchestra Un/Restrained Concert Features Klezmer Clarinetist David Krakauer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Sunday, January 29 at 4 pm, virtuoso clarinetist David Krakauer and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) explore expressions of personal and cultural identity in performances of Wlad Marhulets' award-winning Concerto for Klezmer Clarinet and Osvaldo Golijov's intimate K'vakarat. Also featured on the Un/Restrained program are guest composer Saad Haddad's captivating fanfare Manarah and Dmitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a. Conducted by Music Director Rossen Milanov at Richardson Auditorium on Princeton University campus. (more...)

Chamber Music Society of Detroit Will Welcome Pacifica Quartet, Christopher O'RileyChamber Music Society of Detroit Will Welcome Pacifica Quartet, Christopher O'Riley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will feature the Pacifica Quartet and pianist Christopher O'Riley, artists known for their exuberant performance style and bold, wide-ranging repertoire, in three concerts in different combinations over a single weekend.  (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 18 Musical Events in January and February 2017Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 18 Musical Events in January and February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 18 musical performances during January and February 2017. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Recital by Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Be Broadcast Live on medici.tvCarnegie Hall Recital by Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Be Broadcast Live on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that the recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov on Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to the Hall's continued collaboration with medici.tv. (more...)

Center City Holiday Concert Presents Bravo Brass's RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS, 12/17Center City Holiday Concert Presents Bravo Brass's RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra presents a "Russian Christmas" with the student brass players of the BRAVO BRASS ensemble. This annual holiday concert takes place on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity located at 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Conducted by Paul Bryan, the Director of Bravo Brass who is the Dean of Faculty and Students of the Curtis Institute of Music, Bravo Brass is the all-brass ensemble of the highly regarded Philadelphia Youth Orchestra-one of the few ensembles of its type in the country. (more...)

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