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Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th BirthdayCarnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the 2016-2017 season, Carnegie Hall has appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas ZukermanPittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: OTSL and Alarm Will Sound Present Harrowing THE HUNGER at the TouhillBWW Review: OTSL and Alarm Will Sound Present Harrowing THE HUNGER at the Touhill
by Chris Gibson - Sep 21, 2016

I attended the world premiere of THE HUNGER, a new operatic work by Donnacha Dennehy in collaboration with the group Alarm Will Sound, and co-produced by Opera Theatre of St. Louis this weekend, and I was blown away by how affecting and compelling this 90 minute piece is. It's a multi-media exercise that attempts to convey a sense of the seven year famine that Ireland suffered through from 1845 - 1852. It was a time of starvation and widespread disease that saw many families emigrate to other countries, cutting the overall population by a nearly a quarter. This production at the Touhill (September 17, 2016) is both harrowing and invigorating in equal measure, and an absolute must-see for people interested in modern opera. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma Joins Long-Time Colleague Jeffrey Kahane on LA Chamber Orchestra ProgramYo-Yo Ma Joins Long-Time Colleague Jeffrey Kahane on LA Chamber Orchestra Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who has introduced new generations to the vitality and timelessness of classical music, joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) on Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, a tour de force showcasing the instrument's full range of color, to celebrate Music Director Jeffrey Kahane's final season with the Orchestra on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:30 pm, at USC's Bovard Auditorium. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Begin New Season of Young People's Concerts in OctoberNew York Philharmonic To Begin New Season of Young People's Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Pittsburgh Symphony Begins POP Season With THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMSPittsburgh Symphony Begins POP Season With THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

U-M Orchestra to Perform New Editions of Gershwin MasterpiecesU-M Orchestra to Perform New Editions of Gershwin Masterpieces
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces—'An American in Paris' (1928) and 'Concerto in F' (1925)—in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer's original intent for the works.  (more...)

TD Jazz, Deborah Voigt and More Set for The Royal Conservatory of Music's November 2016 LineupTD Jazz, Deborah Voigt and More Set for The Royal Conservatory of Music's November 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its November 2016 concerts, including: TD Jazz: The Art of the Trio continues with Stefano Bollani Trio & Roberto Occhipinti Trio; Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage features Noa and Aviva Chernick; Chucho Valdes and Joe Lovano return to Koerner Hall; Generation Next introduces the rising stars of tomorrow; and debuts by Deborah Voigt and Viktoria Mullova with Accademia Bizantina. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMSPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Safier in RidgefieldBWW Interview: Alan Safier in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 14, 2016

Say Goodnight Gracie @RPlayhouse. (more...)

New Hearing Loop System Iinstalled in Heinz HallNew Hearing Loop System Iinstalled in Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. (more...)

Miller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORNMiller Theatre Opens 2016-17 Composer Portraits with JOHN ZORN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

As prolific as he is provocative, John Zorn returns to Composer Portraits with five new works, all slated to receive their world premiere performances. A dream team of new music superstars comes together to give voice to Zorn's newest creations, affirming once more the depth and breadth of his musical palette, which draws on punk, jazz, klezmer, classical, and other genres-spanning continents and centuries. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Adds New Hearing Loop In Heinz HallPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Adds New Hearing Loop In Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Patrons who use hearing aids or cochlear implants will have an improved listening experience at Heinz Hall concerts and events. The facility has become the first theater in western Pennsylvania to install an electromagnetic hearing loop in its auditorium. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Appoint New Director Of Orchestra And Hall OperationsBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Appoint New Director Of Orchestra And Hall Operations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Alison Bolton has joined the staff of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as Director of Orchestra and Hall Operations. (more...)

Anne Sofie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider Perform New Music on October 13 in Zankel HallAnne Sofie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider Perform New Music on October 13 in Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The progressive New York City-based string quartet Brooklyn Rider celebrates the release of its new collaborative album with Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter in a concert on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. The album, So Many Things-to be released by Naive Records on September 30-features new works by the quartet's violinist and founding member Colin Jacobsen ("For 60 Cents") and by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw ("Cant voi l'aube"). Both were commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project and will receive their New York premieres at the October 13 concert. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal VideoSTAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINEThe Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

Esprit Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres and MoreEsprit Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Esprit Orchestra celebrates Canadian contemporary music in an international context throughout its upcoming 2016/17 Subscription Concert Series. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season LineupKelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Jamie Laverdiere, David Studwell and More to Star in 1776 at the Engeman TheaterJamie Laverdiere, David Studwell and More to Star in 1776 at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for 1776. Performances begin on Thursday, September 22 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

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