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Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival to Inaugurate 'BCMF Spring' with Two ConcertsBridgehampton Chamber Music Festival to Inaugurate 'BCMF Spring' with Two Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Long Island's longest-running classical music festival launches a new spring series this year. The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, which since 1984 has taken place every summer in the beautiful seaside setting of the island's East End, will inaugurate BCMF Spring with two Sunday concerts, on March 22 and April 26, 2015. (more...)

Jessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's DayJessye Norman to Perform at Carnegie Hall with Pianist Mark Markham on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Grammy-Award winning soprano Jessye Normanreturns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. with pianist Mark Markham for a special Valentine's Day program entitled Hooray for Love! The concert features classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook including selections by Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Duke Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others. This performance marks Miss Norman's first solo recital in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage since May 2008. (more...)

Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center, 1/28Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

On Wednesday, January 28, banjo legend Béla Fleck will join Brooklyn's own innovative chamber orchestra, The Knights, at Schimmel Center at Pace University to kick off a seven-state East Coast tour. The concert features the title track of the orchestra's brand new album, being released on January 26 on Warner Classics, The Ground Beneath Our Feet, a group composition that was written collaboratively by the members of the ensemble and is named after the Baroque ground bass that inspired it. Additional repertoire includes Rossini (overture and Se il mio nome spaer voi bramate, both from The Barber of Seville) and John Adams (Chamber Symphony). (more...)

The World Music Institute Appoints Par Neiburger Artistic Director and Cynthia McVay as Acting Executive DirectorThe World Music Institute Appoints Par Neiburger Artistic Director and Cynthia McVay as Acting Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

The World Music Institute is pleased to announce Par Neiburger as newly appointed Artistic Director. Neiburger brings with him a rich and diverse background in music presenting, innovative multidisciplinary programming, and non-profit arts management. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider TonightNJPAC Welcomes Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for All Strings Attached, an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) tonight, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Noam Pikelny Plays CAPA TonightNoam Pikelny Plays CAPA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Arguably two of the most celebrated roots musicians of their generation, Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still) and Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) have been crossing paths at venues and festivals for the last decade. (more...)

'Yale in New York' Series to Present Songs from the Koch Collection with Yale Opera Singers, 12/7'Yale in New York' Series to Present Songs from the Koch Collection with Yale Opera Singers, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

? The Yale School of Music continues its acclaimed Yale in New York series when singers of Yale Opera bring manuscripts to life in a concert on Sunday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell Comes to Jones Hall TonightViolinist Joshua Bell Comes to Jones Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Houston for a recital performance tonight, Nov. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Joining Bell on stage will be pianist Alessio Bax. (more...)

Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center in JanuaryBela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University announces the addition of Béla Fleck to the previously announced performance of The Knights, New York City's innovative chamber orchestra, taking place on January 28, 2015. Known for transforming the concert experience and driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie, the evening's innovative programming and outstanding virtuosity will bring you to your feet with delight. (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider, 11/22NJPAC to Welcome Bela Fleck, Christian McBride & Brooklyn Rider, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Premier banjo player Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider join bassist Christian McBride for All Strings Attached, an eclectic array of musical stylings, from bluegrass and classical crossover to jazz and world beat presented by New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell Coming to Jones Hall, 11/5Violinist Joshua Bell Coming to Jones Hall, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Houston for a recital performance on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Joining Bell on stage will be pianist Alessio Bax. (more...)

UW World Series Presents Mark O'Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas at Meany Hall 12/21UW World Series Presents Mark O'Connor & Friends: An Appalachian Christmas at Meany Hall 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor returns to his hometown of Seattle for an evening of music from his album, An Appalachian Christmas, Dec. 21. In describing this program of music, O'Connor says: 'Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. Growing up in the O'Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. And that is the spirit of An Appalachian Christmas.' (more...)

Noam Pikelny to Play CAPA, 11/8Noam Pikelny to Play CAPA, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Arguably two of the most celebrated roots musicians of their generation, Aoife O'Donovan (Crooked Still) and Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers) have been crossing paths at venues and festivals for the last decade. (more...)

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert HallChris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer team up to perform a program of largely original music that crosses traditional boundaries (more...)

Amphion String Quartet to Open The New School's Schneider Concerts Series, 10/12Amphion String Quartet to Open The New School's Schneider Concerts Series, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The engaging young Amphion String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, will open The New School of Music's Schneider Concerts Series on Sunday afternoon, October 12th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The New School's Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., New York, NY. The concert will include works by Barber, Carter, and Dvorak. (more...)

Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert HallChris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer team up to perform a program of largely original music that crosses traditional boundaries (more...)

The University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and MoreThe University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) continues its 2014-2015 season in October with six must-see performances. The month opens with Kiss & Cry, a stage work by Belgian dance company Charleroi Danses, in the Power Center Friday-Sunday, October 10-12. Two sets of hands serve as the main characters of this narrative, colliding and intertwining in a series of “nano-dances” amidst a delicate, miniature set. The action is filmed live and projected onto a large cinema screen to tell a touching story of love and loss. (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan & Noam Pikelny to Perform at the Fox Theatre, 11/3Aoife O'Donovan & Noam Pikelny to Perform at the Fox Theatre, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

KUNC and Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Aoife O'Donovan & Noam Pikelny at the Fox Theatre on Monday, November 3rd, 2014. (more...)

Musical Duo Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to Open Chan Centre Season, 9/16Musical Duo Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to Open Chan Centre Season, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to open its 2014/15 Chan Centre Presents series with renowned musician/composers Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The award-winning MacArthur “Genius” Fellows and longtime collaborators will present a high-flying, fast-picking evening of largely original music that blurs boundaries between bluegrass, classical, and pop lyricism. (more...)

MacArthur Fellows Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to Play Meany Hall this FallMacArthur Fellows Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer to Play Meany Hall this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer will team up again in Fall 2014. These two MacArthur Fellows will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music. The duo has collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects, including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions, a 2008 recording of original compositions (Nonesuch Records) and, most recently, Chris Thile's 2013 solo recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Meyer. Their new album, Bass & Mandolin, will be released by Nonesuch on September 9, just prior to the launch of the duo's North American tour. (more...)

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