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The Canton Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series Opens With AMERICAN MOSAIC, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

October 5, 2014 is opening night for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's (CSO) 2014-2015 MasterWorks Series. The concert, titled “American Mosaic”, features music by American composers John Corigliano, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson and Dudley Buck. The night also marks the first time audience members will be able to access Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, where the performance will be held, through the Zimmermann Symphony Center entrance. The pre-concert lecture, free to all ticket concert ticket holders, begins at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 (Ed. Nowak, 1890), Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Composer Mason Bates Joins San Francisco Conservatory of Music Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has announced the appointment of composer Mason Bates to its composition faculty. One of the most widely-performed symphonic composers of his generation, Bates is known for writing innovative, classically-conceived orchestral works that incorporate techniques derived from his career as a DJ and techno artist, such as electronic sounds and samples performed on drumpad and laptop. SFCM welcomes Bates as it expands its curriculum in traditional composition to encompass music technology and composing for film, games and other media. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents OPENING NIGHT WITH JOSHUA BELL, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Join the Richmond Symphony on September 20, 2014 – 8pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for Opening Night with Joshua Bell — a special concert featuring the internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performing Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin and Orchestra. In addition, the orchestra will be performing three of the greatest works in the classical music cannon: Smetana's The Moldau and Respighi's powerful Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome. (more...)

The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. (more...)

Shanghai Orchestra Academy Opens Inaugural Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The inaugural class of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) -- founded by the New York Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music -- begins studies with two weeks of coaching and master classes in Shanghai by nine New York Philharmonic musicians, September 4-12. (more...)

James Levine Leads the MET Orchestra in Five Carnegie Hall Performances, Beg. 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

In the upcoming season, James Levine leads musicians from The MET Orchestra in five programs at Carnegie Hall with a wide array of acclaimed soloists as guest artists. The series begins with The MET Orchestra on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 9 as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 with soloist Maurizio Pollini (more...)

Meet Fantastic Mrs. Fox Renée Rapier with Opera San Antonio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

While singing in the cast of Tobias Picker's most recent opera, Dolores Claiborne, which premiered last fall at San Francisco Opera - mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier was impressed by what she witnessed behind the scenes as well as onstage. 'Seeing Tobias's passion and involvement backstage to get things just right was a great experience,' she says. 'He's a composer who really cares about individual voices and how the singers feel about his music.' (more...)

American Opera Projects to Debut New Works at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, 9/12 & 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

A Stonewall-era drag queen and the cop entranced by her. A princess manipulates her captor during the Crusades. A man's literal vacation from Hell. On­­­­ Friday, September 12 and Sunday, September 14 at 7:30 PM, AOP (American Opera Projects) will present these and other excerpts of new operas at COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2014, the culmination of this season's Composers & the Voice (C&V) opera training program. Audiences will see scenes by five emerging composers - Guy Barash, Avner Finberg, Jeremy Gill, Andreia Pinto-Correia, Gity Razaz - and one composer/librettist team, Joseph Rubinstein and Jason Kim, who were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works focusing on the operatic voice. The performances will be held at South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, home of AOP. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for students/seniors and are available at www.operaprojects.org. (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

Patti LuPone Set to Lead LA Opera's THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES; Darko Tresnjak to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

LA Opera will soon present the first full-scale production in this century of John Corigliano's grand opera buffa, one of the most acclaimed operas of our time. Extravagantly scaled, gloriously tuneful, supremely touching and yet uproariously entertaining, The Ghosts of Versailles turns history on its head as love attempts to alter the course of destiny. Running February 7- March 1, 2015, the production will feature direction by Tony winner Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Philip Mann Extends Contract with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces a three-year extension of Philip Mann's tenure as Music Director. Mann first took to the podium as ASO Music Director at Robinson Center Music Hall on October 2, 2010. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Commission by Composer Nico Muhly to Write Music Inspired by Southern Utah
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Utah Symphony is pleased to announce it has commissioned preeminent contemporary American composer Nico Muhly to write a piece of music for the Utah Symphony to be inspired by Southern Utah's national parks and landscapes. The commission will be performed during the 2015-16 season, coinciding with the 75th anniversary celebrations of the orchestra. (more...)

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014-15 Season to Go On General Sale on 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tickets for LA Opera's 2014/15 six mainstage productions, plus two eagerly anticipated Off Grand special events, will go on sale to the general public this Sunday, June 22, at 10:00am. Tickets may be purchased online atwww.LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001 or in person, from10am to 6pm, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012. (more...)

EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES Set for MITF, 7/15-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The 15th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents Eddie and the Palaceades, a new rock and roll musical with book and lyrics by Roy O'Neil and music by Stephen Feigenbaum. (more...)

Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Today June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we celebrate the city that never sleeps with an evening of American songs by New Yorkers spanning this century and the last, curated by tenor Paul Sperry. Featured composers will include Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Tom Cipullo, John Corigliano, Vernon Duke, William Flanagan, Richard Hundley, Tom Lehrer, John Musto, New Rorem, William Schmann, David Sisco, Warren Michael Swenson, Virgil Thomson, and Hugo Weisgall, with New Brew's own Christopher Berg on the ivories. (more...)

Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Friday June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we celebrate the city that never sleeps with an evening of American songs by New Yorkers spanning this century and the last, curated by tenor Paul Sperry. Featured composers will include Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Tom Cipullo, John Corigliano, Vernon Duke, William Flanagan, Richard Hundley, Tom Lehrer, John Musto, New Rorem, William Schmann, David Sisco, Warren Michael Swenson, Virgil Thomson, and Hugo Weisgall, with New Brew's own Christopher Berg on the ivories. (more...)

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