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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird on March 6-8. (more...)

VBC to Perform Mendelssohn's ELIJAH at Orpheum, 3/28VBC to Perform Mendelssohn's ELIJAH at Orpheum, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Vancouver Bach Choir concludes its successful 2014/15 season with Felix Mendelssohn's epic oratorio Elijah, on Saturday, March 28 at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre. Gathered under the baton of Music Director Leslie Dala, the choir will be accompanied by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and four outstanding Canadian guest soloists for this magnificent work - composed in the spirit of Baroque greats Bach and Handel. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Present Mendelssohn's ST. PAUL, 1/25 at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Present Mendelssohn's ST. PAUL, 1/25 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) and Orchestra and Music Director David Hayes, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Carnegie Hall, will present the rarely heard St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn. Soloists will include soprano Sarah Shafer, mezzo-soprano Haejung Shin, tenor Vale Rideout, baritone Mark Delavan and the Princeton Girlchoir. David Hayes will conduct. This performance will be sung in the original German with English supertitles. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Passion, fascination, intrigue and romance await you at Heinz Hall during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: A Night in Russia on January 30 through February 1. Guest conductor Krzysztof Urba?ski, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this subscription weekend. He leads a program that includes the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture, a solo by Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley in a concerto by Khachaturian, and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” a piece originally written for solo piano that is now one of the great orchestral works. (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...)

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Launch US Tour with Concert Marking Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra to Launch US Tour with Concert Marking Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On Monday, November 3, at 7:30pm, the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a concert tour of the United States in Houston, which is an official sister city of Leipzig, Germany. The concert marks the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (more...)

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Presents a Concert that Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall, 11/3The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Presents a Concert that Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On Monday, November 3, at 7:30pm, the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a concert tour of the United States in Houston, which is an official sister city of Leipzig, Germany. The concert marks the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung will be in attendance, as well as Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker,German Consul General Ricarda Redeker, and the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association. The performance will include the works of Felix Mendelssohn, one of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra's most celebrated music directors. There will also be 600 area students in attendance, including German and orchestral program students underwritten by a generous donor. (more...)

Niki Vasilakis Set for Cocktail Concerts TonightNiki Vasilakis Set for Cocktail Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

One of South Australia's most talented and loved musicians Niki Vasilakis will again engage audiences in the second performance of the Cocktail Concerts series tonight, October 23. (more...)

Dueling Organists to Play Millersville University, 11/2 & 11/9Dueling Organists to Play Millersville University, 11/2 & 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Professors Ross Ellison and Shawn Gingrich will present an interesting and engaging program of organ music, at Millersville University's Biemesderfer Concert Hall in the Winter Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 2 at 2:30 p.m., and again at Messiah College's Parmer Concert Hall in the High Center for Performing Arts on Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Ave, Millersville. (more...)

2014-15 Dudamel Fellows Conduct Los Angeles Philharmonic, Beginning Tonight2014-15 Dudamel Fellows Conduct Los Angeles Philharmonic, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced two conductors who will participate in the 2014/15 Dudamel Fellowship Program - Christian Kluxen and Gemma New. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas HallBWW Reviews: Superb Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Excites Audience at E.J. Thomas Hall
by Roy Berko - Oct 10, 2014

Dance Cleveland opened its 59th season in spectacular style with a performance of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet at E. J. Thomas Hall, on the University of Akron Campus. The company, which was founded in 1996, has two official schools, one in Aspen, one in Santa Fe, and a year-round Mexican outreach program. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, 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...)

Niki Vasilakis Set for Cocktail Concerts, 10/23Niki Vasilakis Set for Cocktail Concerts, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

One of South Australia's most talented and loved musicians Niki Vasilakis will again engage audiences in the second performance of the Cocktail Concerts series on October 23. (more...)

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Out TodayJoshua Bell Presents BACH, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 9/28/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 9/28/2014
by BWW - Sep 28, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/28/2014 for Denver (more...)

Clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs to Play Millersville University, 10/08Clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs to Play Millersville University, 10/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Wenzel Fuchs, principal clarinetist of the Berliner Phillharmoniker, will appear in a program of classical music at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University on Wednesday evening, Oct. 8. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Ave, Millersville. Fuchs is considered to be one of the most exciting clarinetists in the world today. He has appeared with such eminent conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle and Franz Welser-Most. (more...)

The Colorado Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 10/5The Colorado Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Colorado Ballet opens its 54th season with A Midsummer Night's Dream, today, September 26-October 5, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The production features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and a score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Children's Chorale. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins TomorrowColorado Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Colorado Ballet opens its 54th season with A Midsummer Night's Dream, September 26-October 5, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The production features choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and a score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Children's Chorale. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 9/21/2014Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for Denver (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM TonightNevada Ballet Theatre Launches Season with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) will launch its 43nd (2014-2015) main stage performance season and its third year as Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with A Midsummer Night's Dream Act I and Seasons tonight, September 20 at 7:30 pm andSunday, September 21 at 2 pm. (more...)

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