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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BRAHMS's REQUIEM, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms's Requiem on October 10-12, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by conductor Robert Spano and featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Nmon Ford, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the concerts include Brahms's German Requiem and Jennifer Higdon's “river sings a song to trees” from City Scape. (more...)

Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Yale in New York opens its 2014-15 season with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano Quartet in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Sunday October 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents an Opportunity to Meet Placido Domingo, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

MEET LIVING LEGEND PLÁCIDO DOMINGO Special autograph signing following the performance (more...)

Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music's eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting theYale Philharmonia. (more...)

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet with Jon Nakamatsu to Perform at Bates Recital Hall, 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Texas Performing Arts welcomes back the ensemble that has virtually redefined the sound of the classic wind quintet, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. For this performance, Van Cliburn Gold Medal-winning pianist Jon Nakamatsu joins the quintet. The concert is set for Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Bates Recital Hall (2350 Robert Dedman Dr.). (more...)

Opera at the Beach Presents Free Live Broadcast of LA Opera's LA TRAVIATA, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Plácido Domingo has announced that LA Opera will inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi's La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier onWednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm. The performance will star Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mr. Domingo, and will be conducted by James Conlon. (more...)

LA Opera to Broadcast LA TRAVIATA at the Santa Monica Pier, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Plácido Domingo has announced that LA Opera will inaugurate a new biannual series of free live video broadcasts sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. The inaugural presentation, Verdi's La Traviata, will be broadcast live in high-definition from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to the big screen at the Santa Monica Pier on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30pm. The performance will star Nino Machaidze, Arturo Chacón-Cruz and Mr. Domingo, and will be conducted by James Conlon. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)

James Conlon Steps Down as Ravinia Festival's Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

According to the New York Times, Ravinia Festival music director James Conlon announced that he will depart his position after the 2015 season. He told NYT: "I have worked year-round, including every summer, since 1974. There are things I wish to accomplish, both musical and personal, and I need dedicated time to realize these projects." (more...)

The LA Opera Celebrates the Opening of Its New Season with the OPERA BALL, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

On Saturday, September 13, La Traviata, one of opera's greatest romances, will launch our highly anticipated 2014-15 Season. It will feature an incomparable cast led by our own Plácido Domingo in his first Los Angeles performance as Giorgio Germont, the dazzling Nino Machaidze in her role debut as Violetta and the dashing Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Alfredo Germont. The 1920s come roaring to life in Marta Domingo's updated Art Deco-inspired production under the inspired baton of James Conlon. (more...)

The LA Opera Adds Extra Performance of LA TRAVIATA, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

LA Opera's Adds 9/19 Performance of LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Due to exceptional ticket demand, LA Opera has added a seventh performance of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, the opening production of the 2014/15 season. The added performance will take place at 8pm on Friday, September 19, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. (more...)

The San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens the 2014-2015 Season with ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will open its first season of concerts curated under the artistic directorship of Lisa Bielawawith guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of Romantic Lieder arranged for treble voices and other works October 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. The concerts will be conducted by San Francisco Girls Chorus Music Director and Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

Marin Alsop & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Kick Off 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kick off the 2014-2015 concert season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) kick off the 2014-2015 concert season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Thursday, September 18 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Baltimore native and Grammy award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn joins the BSO to perform Beethoven's Violin Concerto, which is widely considered the pinnacle of the violin literature. Also on the program is Mahler's Fourth Symphony, for which soprano Tamara Wilson will join the BSO for its final movement, "Das himmlische Leben." Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, Costello and Pe?rez will perform songs, arias, and duets from popular works by Verdi, Puccini, Hahn, Tosti, Falla, Heggie, and more. (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

James Conlon to Give Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY', 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School announced today that James Conlon, artistic adviser to the Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day, public symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,” on August 9, 2014, at the Colburn School. The event is open to interested students, musicians, teachers and members of the public at no cost. (more...)

Ailyn Pérez Will Return Home to Chicago for DON GIOVANNI at Ravinia, 8/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Ailyn Perez, born and bred in Chicago, returns to her hometown's famous Ravinia Festival for two performances (Aug 14 & 16) as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni - a role that the Dallas Morning News has said shows her to be "a singer of considerable nuance." LA Opera Music Director James Conlon leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the run, which also features baritone Christopher Maltman in the title role, baritone David Bizi? as Leporello, soprano Tamara Wilson as Donna Anna and tenor Saimir Pirgu as Don Ottavio. The Chicago Tribune praised Perez's 2012 appearance at Ravinia, as Pamina in Die Zauberflote, as "show-stopping…all floating pianissimos and diminuendos and delicate pathos, which roused the sold-out crowd to a long, well-deserved ovation." (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)

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