Isaac Stern News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1920
Date of Death: September 22, 2001 (81)
Birth Place: Kremenets, RUSSIA
Gender: Male
YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra to Offer Seven Concerts Featuring World's Best Young Classical MusiciansYPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra to Offer Seven Concerts Featuring World's Best Young Classical Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, including a concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall, New York during United Nations week. A unique opportunity, the participating young musicians will perform on the same day their countries are represented at the United Nations during the General Assembly meetings. Presented by TURKEN Foundation with Jose Luis Gomez, Conductor, and Alexander Markov, Violin. (more...)

Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This FallBaratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez to Host First Ever TED TALKS LIVE at Town Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

TED, the nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and PBS are thrilled to announce the first ever TED TALKS LIVE, a six?night speaker event featuring TED Talks, short films and performances at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) in New York's famed Theater District. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Launches New 'Our History: Your Stories' Web PortalCarnegie Hall Launches New 'Our History: Your Stories' Web Portal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Artists enrich Carnegie Hall's history every time they step out on stage, but the Hall's lore also comes from behind the scenes and from its audiences. Since Carnegie Hall opened on May 5, 1891, it has played host to millions of visitors looking to share an exceptional performing arts experience. Now, as it approaches its 125th anniversary during the 2015-2016 season, Carnegie Hall is looking to its audience and fans around the world to uncover those unique and personal stories that make the Hall what it is today. (more...)

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 SeasonPark Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

After completing a 15th anniversary season which featured a critically heralded performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, David Bernard, Music Director of the award-winning Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, has announced the ensemble's 2015-16 season of concerts.  Highlights include a roster of superb soloists (pianist Jeffrey Biegel, jazz pianist  Ted Rosenthal, and cellist Inbal Segev,) insightful programs spanning music from Beethoven through Bartók, and a new concert format where the audience sits among the players of the orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's  Fifth Symphony. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Hosts 40th Anniversary GalaOrchestra of St. Luke's Hosts 40th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) raised $800,000 at its 40th Anniversary Gift of Music gala, held at The Plaza Hotel on April 20th. Funds raised at the gala benefit OSL's artistic and Community & Education programs, as well as The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York City's first and only space dedicated to classical music rehearsal, recording, and education. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.-May 11, 2015-One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, Andre Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began his remarkable career as a Hollywood "wunderkind" and a best-selling jazz pianist. Now 86, Previn has received four Academy Awards for his work in film, 10 Grammy Awards for his recordings (plus one more for his Lifetime Achievement), and he is also an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He's held a series of major conducting posts, including the L.A. Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, but now exclusively composes. The concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, whose great admiration for the legend shaped this year's ACF to reveal the scope of Previn's prowess as a composer.  (more...)

SFCM to Honor Terry Riley at CommencementSFCM to Honor Terry Riley at Commencement
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music will grant Terry Riley, one of America's most influential living composers and a former Conservatory student, the honorary degree of Doctor of Music at this year's commencement ceremonies. With his landmark minimalist work In C, Riley pioneered a compositional style that has influenced everything from chamber and orchestral music to rock and roll. An artist who continues to inspire new generations of musicians, Riley was honored at SFCM last January with a concert of premieres written for his 80th birthday and at the recent Switchboard Music Festival with a rendition of In C rewritten as a tribute and performed by numerous Conservatory alumni. Riley will help send off the class of 2015 in ceremonies held at 10:30 a.m. on May 22 in the Conservatory's Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 SeasonCelebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2015-2016 season today, marking 77 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with author and speaker David Sedaris. In total, the 2015-2016 season will include 48 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2015-16 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as artistic director. “With a beloved masterwork, a virtuoso soloist, and a 21st century composer represented on every concert, the Chicago Philharmonic continues its adventures in direct, urgent, truly relevant music-making,” said Speck. (more...)

Australian Conductor to Lead Stellar ASO Leadership TeamAustralian Conductor to Lead Stellar ASO Leadership Team
by Barry Lenny - Apr 17, 2015

For the first time in almost 30 years, an Australian conductor is to lead a major Australian symphony orchestra. (more...)

Sanford I. Weill to Receive Carnegie Hall Medal of ExcellenceSanford I. Weill to Receive Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Carnegie Hall announced today that Sanford I. Weill will receive the Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence at a gala benefit on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Carnegie Hall's Weill Terrace and Terrace Room. (more...)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Members to Perform Romantic Piano QuartetsChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Members to Perform Romantic Piano Quartets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit presents an all-star cast of four distinguished musicians – violinist Daniel Hope, violist Paul Newbauer, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han – coming together for an evening of piano quartets Saturday, April 11 at 8 PM. The concert is part of a twelve-concert U.S. tour featuring artist members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and includes quartets by three Romantic masters, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The evening also includes a pre-concert recital by duo pianists Yuki and Tomoko Mack beginning at 6:45 PM which is open to ticket-holders free of charge. The Mack sisters will perform music of Dvo?ák, Liszt, Piazzolla, Smetana and Gravilin. (more...)

Cooperstown Festival to Host 'Three Faces of Romanticism' Concert, 4/26Cooperstown Festival to Host 'Three Faces of Romanticism' Concert, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Celebrate 85 Years at Annual Gala in MayMusic Institute of Chicago to Celebrate 85 Years at Annual Gala in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

?Music Institute of Chicago, now in its 85th year, hosts its annual gala Monday, May 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Deborah F. Rutter. (more...)

LA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of MusicLA Philharmonic's Tom Hooten to Join Faculty at San Francisco Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA. - The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hooten, principal trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to its collegiate faculty. The former principal trumpet of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and an experienced teacher, Hooten joins a distinguished faculty of brass instructors, many of whom hold principal positions with the San Francisco Symphony, Ballet and Opera orchestras. Hooten will assume his appointment in the fall of 2015, maintaining an active teaching studio in San Francisco while retaining his position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

Vadim Gluzman to Perform Violin Concerto No. 2, 3/27Vadim Gluzman to Perform Violin Concerto No. 2, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Vadim Gluzman will perform Violin Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev in concerts with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8pm. Music Director José-Luis Novo will also conduct the orchestra in The Sanguine Fan by Sir Edward Elgar and Symphony No. 9 by Dmitri Shostakovich. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Jeffrey Kahane to Lead LA Chamber Orchestra in Haydn, Prokofiev & Norman's Gran Turismo, 3/14-15Jeffrey Kahane to Lead LA Chamber Orchestra in Haydn, Prokofiev & Norman's Gran Turismo, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents Prokofiev's virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring special guest violinist Joseph Swensen, and Mozart's resplendent Flute Concerto No. 1, highlighting LACO Principal Flute David Shostac, on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Kahane also conducts Haydn's Symphony No. 64 in A major, 'Times Change,' and LACO Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman's Gran Turismo for eight solo violins, which the composer describes as a 'creative joyride' named for 'an addictive car racing video game.' (more...)

Carnegie Hall Elects New Chairman of Board of Trustees; Sanford I. Weill to Serve as PresidentCarnegie Hall Elects New Chairman of Board of Trustees; Sanford I. Weill to Serve as President
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Carnegie Hall today announced that Sanford I. Weill, Chairman of Carnegie Hall's Board of Trustees since 1991, will retire from this post after 24 remarkable years of service and a total of 32 years as a Carnegie Hall trustee. Mr. Weill will continue to serve as a member of Carnegie Hall's board, transitioning to a new role as President, a title formerly held by the late violinist Isaac Stern. Mr. Weill is only the second person to hold the title of President since Carnegie Hall was established as a non-profit in 1960. (more...)

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