Dmitri Shostakovich News

Camerata Pacifica Unveils New SeasonCamerata Pacifica Unveils New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season in September with a remarkable trio of works by Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison and Russian composing titans Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. (more...)

World Premiere of Emerson String Quartet's SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONKWorld Premiere of Emerson String Quartet's SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On Saturday, June 17 at 8 PM, the world renowned Emerson String Quartet is joined with a cast of seven actors for the world premiere of Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy at the Detroit Film Theatre,  as part of the Black Monk Festival organized by the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and The Wayne State University Russian Program.  “This is by far the most ambitious artistic project that the Festival has ever undertaken,” said Maury Okun, President of the Great Lakes Chamber music Festival.  Co-commissioned by the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival and Princeton University Concerts, Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy comes from the minds of acclaimed writer-director, James Glossman, and Emerson String Quartet member,Philip Setzer. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. PetersburgPittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 SeasonAmerican Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra today announced the 56th season of its Vanguard series, running from October 11, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Music director Leon Botstein will conduct all concerts in the series, which this year includes a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner AuditoriumVladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Finds Inspiration in GLORIOUS EARTH for 2017-18 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Finds Inspiration in GLORIOUS EARTH for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic presents a unique and diverse offering of symphonic concerts across the Chicago area in its new season, Glorious Earth. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie HallEmerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on May 7 at 3 PM for a performance of Ravel and Berg Quartets and the Brahms Quintet with internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman.  Presented by Carnegie Hall, this marks the final celebration of Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine. The Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976, and its 40th-Anniversary season reflects all aspects of the Quartet's venerable artistry with high-profile projects and collaborations, commissions and recordings. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Artist Recital With Delana Thomsen And Elena Belli Rescheduled For June 17Hoff Barthelson Artist Recital With Delana Thomsen And Elena Belli Rescheduled For June 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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 Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

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...)

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 - Feb 23, 2017

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

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 27, 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 today, 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...)

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