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Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/25Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 25, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. (more...)

Vadim Gluzman to Perform Violin Concerto No. 2, 3/27Vadim Gluzman to Perform Violin Concerto No. 2, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Vadim Gluzman will perform Violin Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev in concerts with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8pm. Music Director José-Luis Novo will also conduct the orchestra in The Sanguine Fan by Sir Edward Elgar and Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich. (more...)

Positive Motions Concert Series to Feature The Glendale Trio, 3/28Positive Motions Concert Series to Feature The Glendale Trio, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Now celebrating their Fifth Anniversary Season, the Glendale Philharmonic Association and Positive Motions Foundation will present Positive Motions Concert Series, Ruslan Biryukov, Artistic Director in a concert performed by THE GLENDALE TRIO, consisting of Roberto Cani, Violinist and Los Angeles Opera Orchestra Concertmaster, Armen Guzelimian, Pianist and Ruslan Biryukov, Cellist. (more...)

Pacific Symphony and wildUp to Perform Joint Warehouse Concert Together, 2/28Pacific Symphony and wildUp to Perform Joint Warehouse Concert Together, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 26, 2015—The next Santa Ana Sites event is the result of what happens when a classical orchestra, Pacific Symphony, teams up with an experimental music ensemble, wild Up, and explores an eclectic mix of contemporary music at a converted warehouse turned art space in Santa Ana, called Logan Creative. Together, a dozen musicians from each ensemble form a string orchestra under the baton of Christopher Rountree, artistic director and conductor of wild Up. The concert takes place on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. and features music by two popular, classically trained musicians of the contemporary rock scene: “Popcorn Superhet Receiver” by Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitar player in Radiohead, and “Lachrimae” by Bryce Dessner, guitar player in the indie band The National. Other pieces on the program include Andrew Norman's “Gran Turismo,” Arvo Pärt's “Summa,” John Dowland's “Flow My Tears” and Dmitri Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a. Before the concert, Logan Creative is opening its doors at 6 p.m. to allow guests to visit the artist studios and galleries housed in the complex. (more...)

Twin Piano Prodigies to Headline Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, 1/17Twin Piano Prodigies to Headline Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HOUSTON (January 6 2015) – On Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18, twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton share the Jones Hall stage to perform Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in their Houston Symphony debut. Witness the young virtuosi “join two hearts and four hands at two grand pianos” to create a unique and unforgettable concert experience. Audiences will also enjoy a rare performance of Shostakovich's intense and expansive Symphony No. 12, The Year 1917. (more...)

Christina and Michelle Naughton to Make Houston Symphony Debut in Mozart's CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS, 1/17-18Christina and Michelle Naughton to Make Houston Symphony Debut in Mozart's CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

On Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18, twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton share the Jones Hall stage to perform Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in their Houston Symphony debut. (more...)

Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary SeasonGlendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Glendale Philharmonic Association and Positive Motions Foundation proudly present The Fifth Anniversary Season of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Concert Series, founded five years ago by renowned and critically acclaimed Russian cellist, Ruslan Biryukov. (more...)

Ensemble Pi Explores Music and Politics at SubCulture TonightEnsemble Pi Explores Music and Politics at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Ensemble Pi's ninth Peace Project concert 'Word Interpretations' will feature world premieres by Laura Kaminsky and Susan Botti and works by Jason Eckardt, Bryant Kong, Penderecki and Shostakovich tonight, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at SubCulture, NYC. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Viennese New Year's Waltzes and Marches, 1/2-3Utah Symphony to Pay Homage to Viennese New Year's Waltzes and Marches, 1/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Utah Symphony rings in the new year with a musical homage to a classical tradition in Vienna, Austria. Maestro Thierry Fischer conducts a program featuring robust dance numbers and upbeat marches from Johann Strauss, Dimitri Shostakovich, Hans Christian Lumbye, and Johannes Brahms that is a rendition of the famed concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic each New Year. (more...)

Ensemble Pi to Explore Music and Politics at SubCulture, 12/17Ensemble Pi to Explore Music and Politics at SubCulture, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Ensemble Pi's ninth Peace Project concert 'Word Interpretations' will feature world premieres by Laura Kaminsky and Susan Botti and works by Jason Eckardt, Bryant Kong, Penderecki and Shostakovich on Wednesday, December 17 at 7:30 p.m. at SubCulture, NYC. (more...)

CCM Ballet Ensemble Performs in Concert This WeekendCCM Ballet Ensemble Performs in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Department of Dance concludes its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with a demanding and impressive Fall Dance Concert, running this weekend, Dec. 5-7 in UC's Patricia Corbett Theater. (more...)

UT Symphony Orchestra Brings THE WORLD AT WAR to Bass Concert Hall TonightUT Symphony Orchestra Brings THE WORLD AT WAR to Bass Concert Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Texas Performing Arts presents an evening of reflection and renewal as The World at War commemorates both the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II through music, images, and words. The concert is set for tonight, December 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall. (more...)

CCM Ballet Ensemble to Perform in Concert, 12/5-7CCM Ballet Ensemble to Perform in Concert, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's (CCM) Department of Dance concludes its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration with a demanding and impressive Fall Dance Concert, running Dec. 5-7 in UC's Patricia Corbett Theater. The concert program features ballets by guest choreographers Michael Bearden and Tong Wang, as well as works by CCM Dance faculty members. Department Chair Jiang Qi and Associate Professor of Dance Deirdre Carberry direct. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This WeekJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

This week, Mr. van Zweden will lead the Orchestra in Korngold's Violin Concerto, with Hilary Hahn as soloist; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7; and J. Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the work, tonight, November 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic TonightJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Jaap van Zweden - music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as former concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since his debut in April 2012 to conduct two weeks of concerts. In the first program, Mr. van Zweden will conduct Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, featuring Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, tonight, November 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad BoyBWW Interviews: Brandon Jovanovich Finds the Humanity in LADY MACBETH's Bad Boy
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 13, 2014

“To be blunt, Sergei is not a nice guy,” says tenor Brandon Jovanovich, talking about his current role at the Metropolitan Opera in Dmitri Shostakovich's LADY MACBETH OF MTENSEK. “He's the kind of fellow who's jovial and friendly one minute…and then you hear he's robbed a store. He uses and abuses people--we all know someone like that, don't we?” he adds, laughing. (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Tchaikovsky This WeekendBainbridge Symphony Orchestra Opens Season with Tchaikovsky This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Indulge yourself with this intoxicating program from Russia and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra's seeason opener this weekend, November 8 and 9. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23 in B-flat minor sits at the top of the concerto repertory, and guest pianist Angelo Rondello will dazzle audiences with his energy and technical flair. Vasily Kalinnikov's life was cut short by illness but not before he wrote his magnificent Symphony No. 1 in G minor. If you are a fan of Tchaikovsky's symphonies then you will love this hidden jewel from the Russian repertory. Dmitri Shostakovich's Festive Overture will open the program with rousing brass fanfares and spectacular color. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Returns to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning TonightOrchestra of St. Luke's Returns to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall tonight, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

UT Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE WORLD AT WAR to Bass Concert Hall, 12/3UT Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE WORLD AT WAR to Bass Concert Hall, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Texas Performing Arts presents an evening of reflection and renewal as The World at War commemorates both the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II through music, images, and words. The concert is set for Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Bass Concert Hall. (more...)

Vladimir Jurowski Leads London Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall TonightVladimir Jurowski Leads London Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Vladimir Jurowski, Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage tonight, Thursday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. to lead the orchestra in a program that includes Magnus Lindberg's Chorale; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65; and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43 featuring pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet. (more...)

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