Dmitri Shostakovich News

PSO Expands Classical Subscription Series to Include THE SEASONSPSO Expands Classical Subscription Series to Include THE SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is offering a sixth concert addition to its Classical Series at Richardson Auditorium with a special prelude-The Seasons on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

Composer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th BirthdayComposer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The American composer Kenneth Fuchs celebrates his 60th birthday tomorrow, July 1. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

Second Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring SeasonSecond Round of Casting Announced for American Ballet Theatre's 2016 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century ChoreographersBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Shows 21st Century Choreographers
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 9, 2016

New York City Ballet, home to George Balanchine's vision of dance in America, is well known for commissioning new work. This devotion to innovation can result in work that runs the gamut from zestful to appalling. Case in point, the '21st Century Choreographers II' program on May 7th, 2016, which presented a hodgepodge of brilliant, ill conceived, entertaining, and 'not suited to house style'. (more...)

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...)

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