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Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 LineupAlan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)

Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Perform at the Pantages this FridayZakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma Perform at the Pantages this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

One of the world's greatest percussionists, the wizardly Indian tabla player and composer Zakir Hussain is a virtuoso improviser who is at home in the realms of ancient North Indian music and also explores new veins of expression with major artists as varied as guitarist John McLaughlin, drummer Mickey Hart, banjoist Bela Fleck, and bassist Edgar Meyer. (more...)

Garrison Keillor is Back with the Prairie Home Love & Comedy TourGarrison Keillor is Back with the Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Monday, August 7 Garrison Keillor, celebrates his 75th birthday—the next morning, Tuesday, August 8 “The Old Scout,” boards the bus and kicks off a 28-city (in 39 days) Coast-to-Coast Prairie Home Love & Comedy Tour—2017! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Santa Barbara (more...)

LA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnectionsLA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff and double bassist Xavier Foley both have serious classical chops: Zharoff's recent appearances include Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Seattle Opera and Violetta in La Traviata on an international simulcast with English National Opera. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Premiere banjo player Bela Fleck joins musical forces with mandolinist, composer, and vocalist Chris Thile in this one-night-only Columbus performance. Celebrated for their refreshing approaches to bluegrass, jazz, pop, and classical music, these multi-Grammy Award®-winning musicians use their technical mastery to enter uncharted musical territory, taking bluegrass to astounding new heights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Hosts Annual Gala To Honor Robert F. Arning, 5/4Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Hosts Annual Gala To Honor Robert F. Arning, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra hosts its Annual Gala on Thursday, May 4 at the Metropolitan Club. The evening honors Robert F. Arning, Vice Chair of Market Development at KPMG, the fastest-growing “Big Four” professional services firm worldwide. (more...)

Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine  University, 4/26Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Masters of the acoustic, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan join forces for a virtuosic performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Aoife O'Donovan to Close 2016-17 'Women in Song Series' at The Plaza LiveSinger-Songwriter Aoife O'Donovan to Close 2016-17 'Women in Song Series' at The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The third concert in the Women in Song Series featuring folk singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan takes place today, March 1, 2017 at The Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. The concert begins at 8 p.m. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Aoife O'Donovan to Close 2016-17 'Women in Song Series' at The Plaza LiveSinger-Songwriter Aoife O'Donovan to Close 2016-17 'Women in Song Series' at The Plaza Live
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The third concert in the Women in Song Series featuring folk singer-songwriter Aoife O'Donovan takes place on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at The Plaza Live at 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando. The concert begins at 8 p.m. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February SeriesChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces a special music panel event "Composing Music in the 21st Century: Music Panel Discussion: How modern composers navigate the ever-changing economy of music." (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, TodayAlan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Today, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This DecemberA PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Chris Thile will be loading up the bus and heading east to the city that doesn't sleep, for back-to-back broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion live from The Town Hall in New York City on December 3 and 10. (more...)

Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax on December 3 at 8 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be lead by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will be held at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

World-Renowned Percussionist Zakir Hussain Returns to Minneapolis 4/28World-Renowned Percussionist Zakir Hussain Returns to Minneapolis 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that ZAKIR HUSSAIN, one of the world's greatest percussionists, the wizardly Indian tabla player and composer, returns to Minneapolis to perform at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8 p.m. Zakir will be joined on stage by Indian classical, fusion and experimental performer RAHUL SHARMA. Sharma has written music for several Bollywood films. In 2002, he was one of the youngest music directors for whom the nightingale of Inida Lata mangeshkar sang all the songs for Yash chopra's 'Mujhase Dosti karoge' starring Hritik Roshan-Kareena Kapoor. (more...)

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