Dmitri Shostakovich News

American Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the MetAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces First Round of Casting for 2016 Spring Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Casting for the first two weeks of American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 SeasonBWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 Season
by Keith Waits - Apr 25, 2016

Louisville Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season And Teddy Abrams Is An Unstoppable Force (more...)

Joyce Unleased to Showcase Works of Three ChoreographersJoyce Unleased to Showcase Works of Three Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc., moves beyond its historic Chelsea home to present groundbreaking performances in intimate spaces through Joyce Unleashed, a series of experimental work presented off-site. One of Finland's most talented young choreographers, Elina Pirinen will make her U.S. debut with her award-winning trio, Personal Symphonic Moment, performed at New York Live Arts (May 31-June 1). Brooklyn-based artist Anna Sperber's latest creation, Prize, will also be performed at New York Live Arts (June 3 & 4). Performance-based artist Vanessa Anspaugh will present The End of Men; An Ode to Ocean at Abrons Arts Center (June 8-11). Both Pirinen and Anspaugh are making their Joyce debut. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2016-17 season: Love. Throughout five concerts, the season explores orchestral favorites and lesser known offerings representing varying expressions of love. Guest performers include conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Visceral Dance Chicago, and a range of renowned vocalists and instrumental soloists. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his fourth season as artistic director. (more...)

Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko Set for Talk Before The Dallas Opera Orchestra's Shostakovich ConcertPoet Yevgeny Yevtushenko Set for Talk Before The Dallas Opera Orchestra's Shostakovich Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and The Dallas Opera announced today that poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Russian Nobel Prize-nominated poet and author of the acclaimed poem, Babi Yar (1961), upon which the Shostakovich symphony is based, will participate in a pre-opera talk at 12:30 p.m. prior to The Dallas Opera Orchestra's 2 p.m. performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Mariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony to Perform at Carnegie HallMariss Jansons and Bavarian Radio Symphony to Perform at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Chief Conductor Mariss Jansons returns with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in April for two concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

MusicaNova Postpones Shostakovich's LENINGRAD Until 2016-17 OpenerMusicaNova Postpones Shostakovich's LENINGRAD Until 2016-17 Opener
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

MusicaNova Orchestra will postpone its April 10th performance of Dmitri Shostakovich's grand Symphony No. 7 'Leningrad' until the opening of its 2016-17 season in October 2016, replacing it in the current season with a free concert featuring the world premiere of two vocal works.  Production issues with the Shostakovich work necessitate the change.   (more...)

Baritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADYBaritone Paulo Szot to Play 'Henry Higgins' in Brazil's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Baritone Paulo Szot is set to play Henry Higgins in MY FAIR LADY with Jorge Takla directing.  It will debut in Brazil where Szot became popular as an opera singer.  (more...)

Orchestre National de France and Daniele Gatti Concert at Carnegie Hall to be Webcast Live on medici.tvOrchestre National de France and Daniele Gatti Concert at Carnegie Hall to be Webcast Live on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that the concert by Orchestre National de France conducted by Music Director Daniele Gatti this Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. EST will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to a continued partnership with medici.tv. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Returning to Carnegie Hall, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The legendary Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three consecutive concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage conducted by Valery Gergiev. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Richard Wagner, beginning with the Overture to Der fliegende Hollander on the first program on Friday, February 26 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Debussy's La mer and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel). (more...)

Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – World renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell, joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in the next set of Lexus Classic Series concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Harrell in Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107.  The concert will also feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”     (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award WinnersAmerican Library Association Announces 2016 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Boston. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Orchestre National de France. Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Maestro Milanov Continues New Access Concert Series with SHOSTAKOVICH NO. 5: MUSIC & POLITICSMaestro Milanov Continues New Access Concert Series with SHOSTAKOVICH NO. 5: MUSIC & POLITICS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New in 2015-16, the CSO's innovative Access Series offers audiences a deeper connection with great works of classical music and the musicians of the CSO. Designed and hosted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, these budget-friendly concerts will feature a single work that will be examined bit-by-bit with the CSO playing a few measures at a time. After intermission, the entire piece will be played without interruption, providing audiences with a new appreciation of its meaning and context beyond mere beauty. (more...)

New Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 SeasonNew Work by Mark Morris, Balanchine's VALSE-FANTAISIE and More Highlight ABT's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Programming for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. Highlighting the season will be the New York City Premiere of a new work by Mark Morris and the Company Premieres of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II, George Balanchine's Valse-Fantaisie and AfterEffect by Marcelo Gomes. The 2015 Fall season at the David H. Koch Theater, October 21 through November 1, marks the conclusion of ABT's 75th Anniversary celebration. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Open Friday Favorites Noontime Series, 10/16N.C. Symphony to Open Friday Favorites Noontime Series, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony, led by Associate Conductor David Glover will a program of music from two great Russian composers Friday, Oct. 16, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the opening concert of its popular “Friday Favorites” lunchtime series. (more...)

BMOP Launches 20th Anniversary Season With Armenian Tribute, 10/18BMOP Launches 20th Anniversary Season With Armenian Tribute, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Boston, MA - The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, opens its 20th anniversary season with Resilient Voices: 1915-­2015, a concert commemorating the centennial of the Armenian genocide, in collaboration with Friends of Armenian Culture Society. The program includes 20th century works by Komitas/Aslamazyan, Alan Hovhaness, and Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as the Boston premiere of Tigran Mansurian's 2009 Requiem. Joining BMOP on the Jordan Hall stage are guests artists Nareh Arghamanyan (piano), Terry Everon (trumpet), the Harvard-­Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and Boston University's Marsh Chapel Choir. (more...)

Smuin Ballet's Dance Series One Program Begins TodaySmuin Ballet's Dance Series One Program Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Smuin Ballet kicks off its 22nd Season with the Bay Area tour of a vibrant new program, Dance Series One, performing September 18 - October 4 in Walnut Creek, Mountain View, and San Francisco. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Launch 22nd Season This Fall with Two World PremieresSmuin Ballet to Launch 22nd Season This Fall with Two World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Smuin Ballet will kick off its 22nd Season September 18-October 4 with the Bay Area tour of Dance Series One. (more...)

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