Hector Berlioz News

Violinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony OrchestraViolinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Superstar violinist Midori joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for the first concerts of the 2016-2017 season,September 30 and October 1.  Entitled "Lovers and Dreamers," Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra's first performance of the season at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.). The Summer Night Concerts are presented free each year in the gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and Mr. Bychkov—conducting the event for the first time—led the Vienna Philharmonic in front of its largest Summer Night Concert audience ever (102,000 spectators). The performance reached an additional 585,000 people through TV and radio, having been broadcast by 83 stations on five continents. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016. (more...)

On Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in SeptemberOn Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera begins their sixth annual season on September 29-30 with an evening of powerful monodramas including Dominick Argento's Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and Hector Berlioz's La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) in the exquisite grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening stars soprano Leah Partridge as Miss Havisham and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert as Cleopatra and features the string quintet SYBARITE5 at the center of a chamber orchestra. Conducted by OSO's Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald, and directed by the company's General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the site-specific production features lighting design by Shawn Kaufman and costume design by Fay Leshner. OSO invites audiences to join as Miss Havisham's wedding guests for the evening – there's champagne and cake for all! (more...)

FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opera de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis' stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Montero to Perform with Houston Symphony, 5/21Pianist Gabriela Montero to Perform with Houston Symphony, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

HOUSTON (May 10, 2016) – Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andrés Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Venezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero to Join Houston Symphony in ConcertVenezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero to Join Houston Symphony in Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

?Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andres Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' ConcertThe Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)

Houston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular WorksHouston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Three of Houston's most talented youth orchestras will participate in the Houston Symphony's third annual Youth Orchestra Festival with free performances of popular concert works on the Jones Hall stage starting at 3 p.m. April 9. (more...)

Toronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of MarchToronto Symphony's New Creations Festival to Brighten Up the Month of March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings avant-garde, contemporary music to Toronto this March. Revered Australian composer, conductor, and violist Brett Dean joins festival conductor and host Peter Oundjian to curate the TSO's 12th annual New Creations Festival, taking place March 5-12, 2016. (more...)

Free Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public LibraryFree Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

  On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 BASS returns to the Brooklyn Public Library to present a program featuring songs on texts by William Shakespeare.  (more...)

RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony to Perform Schubert, Strauss & More at Fall Concert, 11/15RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony to Perform Schubert, Strauss & More at Fall Concert, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

       The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presents their first concert of the season on Sunday November 15 at 3pm at The VETS in Providence. The concert features the top-level Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Vincent Mattera, and String Orchestra under the direction of Irina Naryshkova. Tickets are $11 adult, $6 student and senior citizen, and are available at the door on the day of the performance. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/31/2015
by - Oct 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/31/2015. (more...)

NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SONG RECITAL Set for The New York Society Library, 11/1NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SONG RECITAL Set for The New York Society Library, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Join two gifted young musicians as they explore the influence of night and dreams on poetry and song, through the music of Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Hector Berlioz, and more in NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SONG RECITAL on Sunday, November 1, 2015. (more...)

Maurizio Pollini Joins New York Philharmonic in One-Night-Only Concert TonightMaurizio Pollini Joins New York Philharmonic in One-Night-Only Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Pianist Maurizio Pollini will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since 1994 to join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra for a one-night-only performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, tonight, October 16, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program also includes Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. (more...)

Maurizio Pollini to Join New York Philharmonic in One-Night-Only Concert This OctoberMaurizio Pollini to Join New York Philharmonic in One-Night-Only Concert This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Pianist Maurizio Pollini will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since 1994 to join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra for a one-night-only performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, Friday, October 16, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program also includes Berlioz's Le Corsaire Overture and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents THE TROJANSSan Francisco Opera Presents THE TROJANS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

San Francisco Opera's Summer 2015 Season opens June 7 with the long-awaited return of one of the most significant pieces in the operatic repertoire-The Trojans (Les Troyens). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting UpdatesSan Francisco Opera Announces LES TROYENS Casting Updates
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will make her San Francisco Opera debut as the prophetess Cassandra in the Company's upcoming production of Hector Berlioz's grand-scale opera Les Troyens (The Trojans) on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 20. San Francisco Opera today announced that Martens replaces mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the physically demanding role due to pregnancy. (more...)

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