Isaac Stern News

Date of Birth: July 21, 1920
Date of Death: September 22, 2001 (81)
Birth Place: Kremenets, RUSSIA
Gender: Male
California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in the world premiere of the newly-commissioned cello concerto, Tangle Eye, by its current Young American Composer-in-Residence, Dan Visconti, with soloist Inbal Segev on Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. The Israeli-American cellist, now based in New York, is a champion of contemporary music, and performs as a soloist with a Bay Area orchestra for the first time in the Orchestra's May 7 season finale. This is Visconti's final work as a Young American Composer-in-Residence with the Orchestra; his residency ends this year. The California Symphony also performs Bruckner's Symphony No. 6 for the first time in its 30-year history, and the program opens with Beethoven's Coriolan Overture. (more...)

Violin and Cello Greats Inspire Collection of Romantic, Playful Virtuoso Miniatures in Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock SessionsViolin and Cello Greats Inspire Collection of Romantic, Playful Virtuoso Miniatures in Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Inspired by vintage recordings of strings giants Pablo Casals, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and more, Grammy-nominated cellist Bion Tsang presents eighteen virtuoso miniatures for cello and piano on Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock Sessions, now available oniTunes and Amazon.com, a culmination of Tsang's lifelong fascination with the violin repertoire and the musicality and intimacy of miniature compositions such as Tchaikovsky's “Melodié in E Flat” and Giovanni Sgambati's “Serenata Napoletana.” (more...)

Violin And Cello Greats Play BION TSANG: THE BLUE ROCK SESSIONS One Night Only, 3/30Violin And Cello Greats Play BION TSANG: THE BLUE ROCK SESSIONS One Night Only, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Inspired by vintage recordings of strings giants Pablo Casals, Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and more, Grammy-nominated cellist Bion Tsang presents eighteen virtuoso miniatures for cello and piano on Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock Sessions, now available on iTunes and Amazon.com. (more...)

Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!Boston Lyric Opera Announces 2017/18 Season - Elena Stikhina in TOSCA, World Premiere of THE NEFARIOUS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Boston Lyric Opera's Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director Esther Nelson announced today an eclectic 2017/18 Season designed to please die-hard opera fans as well as newcomers to the art form.  Each of the Company's productions will be presented on a different area stage, starting October 13-22, 2017 with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca featuring the American debut of award-winning rising global star Elena Stikhina in the title role. The World Premiere of The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare (a.k.a. Burke & Hare) by composer Julian Grant and librettist Mark Campbell follows November 8-12, 2017.  From March 16-25, 2018, BLO presents Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's pivotal early-20th century work The Threepenny Opera.  BLO closes its Season in May with Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti, paired with his Arias and Barcarolles, to mark the Lawrence, Mass.-born composer's centennial. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Kay Stern To FacultySan Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Kay Stern To Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of violinist Kay Stern to its faculty. Stern is currently the concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, a position she has held since 1994. She will begin her own studio at SFCM in Fall 2017, in addition to continuing her role at San Francisco Opera. (more...)

Cellist Inbal Sege Opens First Night of Roulette's String Theory
Festival, March 29Cellist Inbal Sege Opens First Night of Roulette's String Theory Festival, March 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Israeli-American cellist Inbal Segev, known for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine), will open The Music of Anna Clyne, a concert marking the first night of Roulette's (509 Atlantic Ave) third annual String Theory Festival. Segev will perform Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne's Rest These Hands for solo cello. The concert also includes performances of Clyne's music by The String Orchestra of Brooklyn and Mivos Quartet. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents   Sarah Chang And The Elisabeth Morrow School OrchestraBergen Performing Arts Center Presents Sarah Chang And The Elisabeth Morrow School Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Sarah Change sponsored by the Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation-Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Rosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at BirdlandRosenwinkel & Caipi CD Release Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 13-March 19, including Kurt Rosenwinkel and Caipi CD Release Celebration, "Songwriter Circle" featuring Paul Scott Goodman, Neil Berg, Gabe Violett, Rita Harvey, Selda Said & Derek Gregor, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

League of American Orchestras To Honor Ann Hobson Pilot With Gold BatonLeague of American Orchestras To Honor Ann Hobson Pilot With Gold Baton
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Esteemed musician Ann Hobson Pilot will receive the League of American Orchestras' highest honor, the Gold Baton, at the League's 72nd National Conference in Detroit,June 6-8, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of guitarist Judicael Perroy to its faculty. Perroy comes to SFCM from France, where he has taught at the National Academy of Aulnay-sous-Bois and at the Pole d'Enseignement Superieur de la Musique en Seine-Saint-Denis-Île-de-France, among other institutions. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) was entrusted with the premier performances of works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and joined by soloists like Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, and many more. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of NY Returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie HallChamber Orchestra of NY Returns to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director and Conductor, will be in concert on Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 pm, performing Chamber Orchestra of New York Presents Dvorak's Serenade, Bach, and Vivaldi's Seasons with Oliveira International Violin Competition-winning violinist Sirena Huang, the second concert of their 2016-2017 Masterworks series at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its annual gala Monday, May 15 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 acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. (more...)

Birdland Anounces March 2017 ScheduleBirdland Anounces March 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Cellist Peter Seidenburg To Perform On Hoff-Barthelson Recital Series, 3/5Cellist Peter Seidenburg To Perform On Hoff-Barthelson Recital Series, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Cellist Peter Seidenberg performs a program of Beethoven, Tuur and Rachmaninoff with pianist Helene Jeanney on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. (more...)

Sirena Huang First Prize Winner of Inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin CompetitionSirena Huang First Prize Winner of Inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Sirena Huang (age 22 from the United States) has been named the First Prize Winner of the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. As first prize winner, Sirena Huang, receives a cash prize of $30,000 as well as a new violin, crafted by celebrated violin makers Feng Jiang, Jeffrey Phillips, Andrew Ryan and John Young; a Silver-mounted bow from Eric Lane; a coveted Musafia Case donated by Reuning and Son Violins, Inc.; a signed copy of "The American Violin" provided by Tucker Densley, Christopher Germain, Philip J. Kass, Darcy Kuronen, John Montgomery and P. Dameron Midgett, IV; and a $250 gift certificate given by International Violin Company. Additionally, the first prize winner will receive public relations and artist management support, with future performances with the following orchestras and festivals: Atlantic Classical Orchestra, Fort Pierce, FL; Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society, Brookline, MA; Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne, FL; Music in the Mountains, Durango, CO; and Newport Music Festival, Newport, RI, among others (more...)

Violinist And Conductor Joseph Swensen Joins Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra For MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3Violinist And Conductor Joseph Swensen Joins Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra For MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will welcome acclaimed violinist and conductor Joseph Swensen on February 18 and 19 in a dazzling program featuring masterworks by Schubert and Mozart. The concert titled "Schubert 'The Great'" has been updated to reflect a change in program; Maestro Swensen, who will conduct from the violin spotlight, will replace Maestro Rune Bergmann, who has withdrawn due to an illness in the family. (more...)

DRUMLINE LIVE Parades into the Capitol Center for the Arts 3/7DRUMLINE LIVE Parades into the Capitol Center for the Arts 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox's hit movies "Drumline" and "Drumline: A New Beat," parades onto the Capitol Center for the Arts mainstage on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30PM. This show is one of several William H. Giles Series performances during the CCA's 2016-17 season. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This FebruaryNational Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

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