Dmitri Shostakovich News

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...)

BWW CD Review: Boston's Nelsons Shows his Love for ShostakovichBWW CD Review: Boston's Nelsons Shows his Love for Shostakovich
by Erica Miner - Sep 16, 2015

Reasons for his close link to the 20th century Russian composer (more...)

Boston Modern Orchestra Project Releases Full Schedule for 20th Anniversary SeasonBoston Modern Orchestra Project Releases Full Schedule for 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Boston, MA — The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, today announced its 20th anniversary season, opening October 18th at Jordan Hall. For the past two decades, BMOP has been one of the country's leading orchestras, with a mission of disseminating exceptional orchestral music of the present and recent past via performances and recordings of the highest caliber. (more...)

CU Presents' 2015-16 Season to Feature Twyla Tharp, Soweto Gospel Choir & MoreCU Presents' 2015-16 Season to Feature Twyla Tharp, Soweto Gospel Choir & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

CU Presents' 2015-16 lineup offers incomparable entertainment, including a special Christmas program by the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir, the first Boulder performance by Twyla Tharp Dance since 1979 and alt-folk superstars Indigo Girls performing with the CU Symphony Orchestra. Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 at cupresents.org, or call 303-492-8008. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Dominates 2015 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition for ViolinMusic Institute of Chicago Dominates 2015 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition for Violin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Music Institute of Chicago, one of the nation's leading community schools, and its Academy Program, a top training center for advanced pre-conservatory students, dominated the prestigious 2015 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Competition for Violin. After a rigorous audition process, the competition chose nine of the 21 international competitors from the Music Institute-an unprecedented number from one institution-with two placing at the top of the competition, which was presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Orchestra in late July in Oberlin, Ohio. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre Sets Dancers for 2015 Fall Season at Koch TheatreAmerican Ballet Theatre Sets Dancers for 2015 Fall Season at Koch Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

American Ballet Theatre opens its Fall season on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 P.M. with a special opening night Gala performance, highlighted by the New York City premiere of a new work by Mark Morris, with music by Johann Nepomuk Hummel (Septet in C Major, No. 2 'Military') and costumes by Issac Mizrahi, and the Company Premiere of Frederick Ashton's Monotones I and II set to music by Erik Satie with costumes by Ashton. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQ Brings Summer to Heinz Hall TonightPittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQ Brings Summer to Heinz Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

A night for the entire family, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting two Classical BBQ events in the Heinz Hall Summer Garden tonight, July 11, and August 2. Each Classical BBQ is filled with orchestral favorites in a fun-filled atmosphere, including pre- and post-concert entertainment and a chance to mingle with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. (more...)

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