Hector Berlioz News

Soli Deo Gloria to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Season in New York, 5/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The esteemed classical sacred music foundation Soli Deo Gloria-'to God alone be the Glory'-named for the Latin inscription frequently used by Johann Sebastian Bach on his manuscripts, has chosen to celebrate its 20th anniversary in early May in New York City with major performances of two significant commissions. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Conduct NY Premiere of Requiem at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Premiere of Christopher Rouse's REQUIEM at 'Spring For Music' at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. The concert, Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., will open the Spring For Music festival at Carnegie Hall, for which North American orchestras are invited to present one-night-only performances of unusual programming. (more...)

Official: Norm Lewis to Star in Industry Reading of MANDELA: A NEW MUSICAL, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Norm Lewis - the Tony Award nominated leading man who will soon make history as the first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway- will play the title role in a special industry reading of Mandela: A New Musical with book, music and lyrics by Steven M. Fisher on Monday, March 31 at 3:00 PM. It will be directed by David Glenn Armstrong with Music Direction by Micah Young. (more...)

ST. MATTHEW PASSION Now Available on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Soli Deo Gloria, Inc., the nonprofit organization that funded production of the recent DVD of John Nelson conducting J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion, has announced that a Blu-ray disc version will be released in the U.S. on March 25, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need Apply
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 17, 2014

'I'm not a warhorse kind of singer,' mezzo Susan Graham states matter-of-factly. 'A. I'm a mezzo. B. I'm not a character mezzo. C. I'm not a contralto. The iconic opera repertoire for mezzos, Amneris (AIDA), Azucena (IL TROVATORE), even Eboli (DON CARLO)--those kinds of roles aren't my stock and trade because my voice sits high and has a different timbre.' Well, what then is her milieu? It's the likes of Handel, who composed several of the arias she has been singing this winter at the Met, as one of the stars of THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, a kind of Baroque 'jukebox opera.' But it's also Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, which she is doing this June at the Chatelet in Paris. (more...)

Little Orchestra Society Invites NYC to Craft Its New Name; Ideas Accepted thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

The Little Orchestra Society is reaching out to fellow New Yorkers to help craft its new name. Long time fans of the Orchestra and new enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to submit their favorite names for an institution beloved by generations of concert-goers. Today through March 9th, music lovers are invited to visit the Orchestra's website: littleorchestra.org, and recommend a new name for an Orchestra known for its audience engagement, inclusive educational mission and commitment to innovative music and multi-disciplinary performances. The Orchestra's new name will be announced later this year. (more...)

Opera Atelier Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes ALCINA and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Opera Atelier's founding co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company's 2014-2015 season, featuring the Canadian premiere of a fully staged period production of Handel's Alcina. Handel's magic opera will kick off the season (Oct. 23 – Nov. 1, 2014), followed by Opera Atelier's first exploration of the Berlioz version of Gluck'sOrpheus and Eurydice (April 9-18, 2015). (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW, 12/7 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! On Saturday, December 7 - 8:00pm and Today, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! Tonight, December 7 - 8:00pm and Sunday, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to Perform WINTER DREAMS Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The world of music is a vast place indeed, with room for what seems to be an endless mix of styles – everything from aboriginal drum melodies to esoteric computer scores. After about four decades of the musical avant-garde, in the late 1960s and early 1970s a style known as “minimalism” emerged in which the continuous repetition of simple musical elements (or one basic phrase) became the basis for a complete score. New names soon arrived on the scene, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, among others. Also, a single overriding idea managed to prevail, at least for a time: it seems they all sought to escape from the spectacular, ultra-modern din (some say “noise”), reaching for a kinder, gentler manner of serious music. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to Perform WINTER DREAMS Concert, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

The world of music is a vast place indeed, with room for what seems to be an endless mix of styles – everything from aboriginal drum melodies to esoteric computer scores. After about four decades of the musical avant-garde, in the late 1960s and early 1970s a style known as “minimalism” emerged in which the continuous repetition of simple musical elements (or one basic phrase) became the basis for a complete score. New names soon arrived on the scene, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, among others. Also, a single overriding idea managed to prevail, at least for a time: it seems they all sought to escape from the spectacular, ultra-modern din (some say “noise”), reaching for a kinder, gentler manner of serious music. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Presents LET IT SNOW, 12/7 - 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Richmond, Virginia Kick off the holidays with sounds of the season! On Saturday, December 7 - 8:00pm and Sunday, December 8 - 3:00pm, the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage will be transformed into a wonderland of music and song! (more...)

Frohnmayer Memorial Recital and More Set for Loyola University New Orleans, Nov 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

The Loyola Faculty Brass Quintet will kick off a series of concerts, including a memorial recital dedicated to the late Phil Frohnmayer, by Loyola University New Orleans' leading musical ensembles as part of the Montage Fine and Performing Arts Series. All performances are free and open to the public. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Sets Final List of Musical Pieces for COME & PLAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

Tune your strings and oil your keys! The much- loved community event Come & Play returns to Virginia Commonwealth University's Stuart C. Siegel Center as part of the Richmond Symphony's 2013-2014 concert season! (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents 'Romantic Serenade' November 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Chicago Philharmonic continues its season with Romantic Serenade on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society and Grant Llewellyn Reunite In Spirited Program of Classical Masters on October 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

On November 1 and 3, 2013, the Handel and Haydn Society (H&H) welcomes conductor and former Music Director Grant Llewellyn to Symphony Hall in Llewellyn's first Boston appearance since 2008. A dynamic conductor who built a reputation as a superb interpreter of Baroque and Classical repertoire during his five years leading H&H, Llewellyn will conduct the H&H Period Orchestra in music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Haydn. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Sets Final List of Musical Pieces for COME & PLAY, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

Tune your strings and oil your keys! The much- loved community event Come & Play returns to Virginia Commonwealth University's Stuart C. Siegel Center as part of the Richmond Symphony's 2013-2014 concert season! (more...)

Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called 'one of today's finest tenors' by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony tonight and tomorrow, September 27 and 28 at Abravanel Hall in Hector Berlioz's dramatic interpretation of Goethe's tale of Faust and his fateful deal with the devil, The Damnation of Faust. (more...)

Kate Lindsey and Michael Spyres Join Utah Symphony in DAMNATION OF FAUST, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Mezzo Soprano Kate Lindsey, a veteran of the Metropolitan Opera, and Michael Spyres, called “one of today's finest tenors” by French Opera magazine join the Utah Symphony on September 27 and 28 at Abravanel Hall in Hector Berlioz's dramatic interpretation of Goethe's tale of Faust and his fateful deal with the devil, The Damnation of Faust. (more...)

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