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BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site OperaBWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by Mozart (instead, Marcos Portugal). This week, the whip-smart company presented the American premiere, in partnership with the Darius Milhaud Society, of Milhaud's LA MERE COUPABLE (THE GUILTY MOTHER), based on the least known and, to some, the unknown, among the Beaumarchais plays. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Joshua Bell - The Classical CollectionSony Classical Releases Joshua Bell - The Classical Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sony Classical announces the release of Joshua Bell - The Classical Collection, a 14-CD set of albums of classical repertoire that the internationally acclaimed, Grammy® Award winning violinist has recorded for the label over the past twenty years. The collection is available worldwide on August 18th, 2017. (more...)

Kathryn Posin To Create World Premiere For Milwaukee Ballet IIKathryn Posin To Create World Premiere For Milwaukee Ballet II
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

KATHRYN POSIN will create a world premiere for Milwaukee Ballet II Program during the 2017-18 season. The ballet will receive its premiere as part of the MOMENTUM Series on February 10, 2018 at the historic Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory-Friendly Performance of MUSIC OF FLIGHT AND FANTASYPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents Sensory-Friendly Performance of MUSIC OF FLIGHT AND FANTASY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra third sensory-friendly orchestra performance, “Music of Flight and Fantasy,” Saturday, June 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the StringsBWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

American Composers Orchestra at Symphony Space presents Carlos Simon's PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN & MoreAmerican Composers Orchestra at Symphony Space presents Carlos Simon's PORTRAIT OF A QUEEN & More
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8pm with ACO Parables at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The concert inaugurates a new partnership between American Composers Orchestra and Symphony Space, and is part of Symphony Space's FUSE Project. ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov, explores music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz and More to Tribute Tyler Clementi with TYLER'S SUITE at Lincoln CenterStephen Schwartz and More to Tribute Tyler Clementi with TYLER'S SUITE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On June 4 at 2PM, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present Tyler's Suite at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in commemoration to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a young musician who died by suicide shortly after being bullied online by his roommate for being gay. (more...)

Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform John Corigliano's Troubadours: Variations for Guitar & Orchestra, written for Isbin,  with the American Composers Orchestra on May 23at Symphony Space at 8 pm.  (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony Announces 2017-18 SeasonSanta Barbara Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Subscription sales have begun for the Santa Barbara Symphony's 2017-18 season, which will open October 14 with an extraordinary all-Mozart program accentuated by a ballet world premiere. The orchestra will present a total of nine enthralling programs at the Granada Theatre over the course of the season, including a pair of non-subscription concerts. Series packages start at $62. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8pmwith ACO Parables at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The concert inaugurates a new partnership between American Composers Orchestra and Symphony Space, and is part of Symphony Space's FUSE Project. ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov, explores music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Acclaimed Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä will make her Houston Symphony at 8 p.m. April 20 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. April 23 in a program of works by Verdi, Respighi and celebrated American living composer John Corigliano . (more...)

Random Access Music presents Queens New Music Festival 2017 FundraiserRandom Access Music presents Queens New Music Festival 2017 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Random Access Music (RAM) presents the Queens New Music Festival 2017 Fundraiser on Tuesday, April 4th at 6:30pm at LIC Beer Project in Queens, NY.  Silent Auction items include original scores signed by famous composers, including 'The Red Violin' by John Corigliano, original artwork by Dina Helal and Klara Golitsyna, and a sunset dinner cruise on Long Island Sound on a 40 foot yacht and much more. The featured performer is guitarist, Nadav Lev.  The online component for donations is via this Indiegogo campaign: (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Presents VOICE OF AMERICA, 6/15-18American Modern Ensemble Presents VOICE OF AMERICA, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The acclaimed American Modern Ensemble (AME), that spotlights American music via lively thematic programming, presents Voice of America – a program of vocal music written in the past five years. Also featuring works by Robert Maggio and Luna Pearl Woolf, the program is highlighted by two collaborations between composer (and AME founder) Robert Paterson and writer David Cote: the New York premiere of their song cycle about online dating, In Real Life; and a selection of arias from Three Way, a trio of one-act comic operas that will have its New York premiere engagement June 15-18 at BAM. (more...)

New York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of EventsNew York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Resuming its status as an annual event after several seasons as a biennial, the New York Guitar Festival returns in Spring 2017 with cross-cultural concert programming in celebration of works for guitar. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, 3/31-4/2Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, 3/31-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents master works from Mussorgsky, Ravel and Paganini during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, "Pictures at an Exhibition," March 31 and April 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

Vasily Petrenko to Make Carnegie Hall Debut, 6/12Vasily Petrenko to Make Carnegie Hall Debut, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Audiences across the United States have the chance to experience the full power and passion of Vasily Petrenko's acclaimed artistry over the next four months. The Russian conductor's schedule of guest engagements, which extends from Georgia to California, Pennsylvania to New York City, includes reappearances with major orchestras and significant North American debuts. His US concert itinerary also spans a striking repertoire range, embracing everything from works by Mendelssohn, Glinka and Lalo to Corigliano, Respighi and Shostakovich. The diversity of his programmes reflects many of the interests Petrenko has pursued with distinction in concert and on record as Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5Vocal Arts Ensemble To Perform CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD, 3/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, will perform the regional premiere of the nationally acclaimed concert-length oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard under the direction of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson, who composed the work. (more...)

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