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Lisa Batiashvili to Perform Barber in February at Carnegie HallLisa Batiashvili to Perform Barber in February at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili will continue her tenure with performances of Barber's Violin Concerto, and The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse's tenure concludes with performances of Iscariot, the final work by Mr. Rouse to performed during his three-year tenure. David Zinman will conduct the program, which also includes Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Leonard Slatkin To Conduct NY Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert LangevinLeonard Slatkin To Conduct NY Premiere of Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Leonard Slatkin will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto, with Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist; Copland's El Salon Mexico; Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit (orchestrated by Marius Constant), marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the complete work; and Ravel's Bolero, Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. (performed without intermission); and Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Nitzan Haroz Appointed Principal Trombone for Philadelphia OrchestraNitzan Haroz Appointed Principal Trombone for Philadelphia Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra announces the appointment of Nitzan Haroz as principal trombone, effective immediately. Haroz returns to The Philadelphia Orchestra, where he was principal trombone from 1995 to 2012, after serving for two years in the same position with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. (more...)

All-American Program and More Set for NY Philharmonic's Worldwide Radio Broadcasts, July 2014All-American Program and More Set for NY Philharmonic's Worldwide Radio Broadcasts, July 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The July broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week -- the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Bramwell Tovey leading the Orchestra in an all-American program. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)

SFCM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State's Green Music Center Launch THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE PROJECTSFCM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State's Green Music Center Launch THE NATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Sonoma State University's Green Music Center today announced The National Brass Ensemble Project, a partnership formed to present a newly created group, the National Brass Ensemble, in a week-long residency taking place June 9 - 14, 2014 in Rohnert Park and San Rafael, California. The Ensemble, a singular collection of musicians from across the United States, features 24 leading brass players and two percussionists from the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia and San Francisco Symphony orchestras. (more...)

CARMEN, Jonathan Biss, eighth blackbird, Deborah Voigt, Alan Gilbert and More Set for Music Academy of the West's 2014 SeasonCARMEN, Jonathan Biss, eighth blackbird, Deborah Voigt, Alan Gilbert and More Set for Music Academy of the West's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will inaugurate an unprecedented partnership with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic and present a new production of Georges Bizet's popular opera Carmen in honor of Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday as part of the Academy's 67th annual Summer Festival. The Music Academy will present some 200 events over the course of its coming season, which begins June 16 and concludes August 9. (more...)

Very Young People's Concerts to Continue with AT HOME WITH PHILHARMONIC FAMILIES: 'BRASS', 1/5-6Very Young People's Concerts to Continue with AT HOME WITH PHILHARMONIC FAMILIES: 'BRASS', 1/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts (VYPCs), for children ages 3 to 6, continue Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, January 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. (more...)

ArtsRock Presents The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Tonight!ArtsRock Presents The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

ArtsRock brings The New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet back to Rockland County for a very special, joyous holiday concert. The quintet, arguably the best brass players on the planet, is comprised of Trumpet, Joseph Burgstaller, Principal Horn, Philip Myers, Principal Trombone, Joseph Alessi, Principal Tuba, Alan Baer and Trumpet, Ethan Bensdorf. Both Alessi and Baer are Hudson Valley residents. The Quintet's uncompromising standards demand an acoustic environment that assures unfaltering clarity and richness in tone. And surprising to some, it was Temple Beth Torah that satisfied their search for aural perfection in an intimate setting. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see and hear these peerless, world renowned musicians in a small venue, wonderfully convenient to all Rockland and Bergen County residents. (more...)

CD REVIEW: The Principal Brass - Debut CD 'New York'CD REVIEW: The Principal Brass - Debut CD 'New York'
by Peter Danish - Sep 4, 2013

Who says classical music can't be fun? (more...)

NY Phil Presents SUMMERTIME CLASSICS Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, Now thru 7/7NY Phil Presents SUMMERTIME CLASSICS Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

The New York Philharmonic will present its tenth season of Summertime Classics, today, July 3-7, 2013, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Concludes 'Very Young People's Concerts' with BRASS, 3/17-18New York Philharmonic Concludes 'Very Young People's Concerts' with BRASS, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2013

The New York Philharmonic Very Young People's Concerts, for children ages 3 to 6, will conclude today, March 17, 2013, at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled Philharmonic Families: 'Brass,' is the final installment in a season of concerts presenting an overview of the sections of the symphony orchestra. (more...)

NY Phil to Present SUMMERTIME CLASSICS Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, 7/37NY Phil to Present SUMMERTIME CLASSICS Conducted by Bramwell Tovey, 7/37
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

The New York Philharmonic will present its tenth season of Summertime Classics, July 3-7, 2013, featuring five themed concerts with Bramwell Tovey, who has been the host and conductor of the series since its founding in 2004. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Conclude 'Very Young People's Concerts' with BRASS, 3/17-18New York Philharmonic to Conclude 'Very Young People's Concerts' with BRASS, 3/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

harmonic Very Young People's Concerts, for children ages 3 to 6, will conclude Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 12:30 and 3:00 p.m. and Monday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m. at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street. The program, titled Philharmonic Families: 'Brass,' is the final installment in a season of concerts presenting an overview of the sections of the symphony orchestra. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Makes Her Carnegie Hall Recital Debut, 3/11Stephanie Blythe Makes Her Carnegie Hall Recital Debut, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

On Monday, March 11, at 8:00 p.m., the versatile and commanding mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, joined by frequent collaborator, pianist Warren Jones, makes her Carnegie Hall recital debut in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a deeply personal program of American song. Ms. Blythe's program features Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson, a set of songs written for her by the late composer James Legg, and Samuel Barber's Three Songs, Op. 10, powerful settings of three poems by James Joyce. Also featured are songs by Tin Pan Alley songwriters Ray Henderson, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. (more...)

Bach, Beethoven, et al. Featured at New York Philharmonic Concert, 3/27Bach, Beethoven, et al. Featured at New York Philharmonic Concert, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

The 2010-11 season of New York Philharmonic Ensembles, which spotlights Musicians from the Orchestra, continues on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall with a program that features J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; Philharmonic bassist David J. Grossman's Mood Swings; Beethoven's Sextet in E-flat major, Op. 81b; and Brahms's String Quintet in G major. (more...)

Bach, Beethoven, et al. Featured at New York Philharmonic Concert, 3/27Bach, Beethoven, et al. Featured at New York Philharmonic Concert, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

The 2010-11 season of New York Philharmonic Ensembles, which spotlights Musicians from the Orchestra, continues on Sunday, March 27, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall with a program that features J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen; Philharmonic bassist David J. Grossman's Mood Swings; Beethoven's Sextet in E-flat major, Op. 81b; and Brahms's String Quintet in G major. (more...)

BWW TV Closing Night Flashback: Brief EncounterBWW TV Closing Night Flashback: Brief Encounter
by Broadway Beat - Jan 2, 2011

In honor of the show's closing on January 2, BroadwayWorld.com brings you a look back at opening night! Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) in association with David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Cineworld opened the Kneehigh Theatre's production of Nol Coward's Brief Encounter, adapted and directed by Emma Rice on September 28, on Broadway. Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld were on hand to bring you interviews with the cast and creative - plus highlights from the show! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show ClosingsBroadwayWorld.com's Guide to January 2011 Show Closings
by BWW - Jan 1, 2011

BroadwayWorld offers highlights of the several productions which will complete their Broadway runs in January. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Celebrate 2010 Holiday Season With Holiday Brass, Handel's Messiah, And MoreNew York Philharmonic Celebrate 2010 Holiday Season With Holiday Brass, Handel's Messiah, And More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2010

New_York_Philharmonic_20010101 The New York Philharmonic will celebrate the 2010 holiday season with perennial favorites: the annual Holiday Brass concerts; Handel's Messiah, led by Bernard Labadie; and a nationally telecast All-Tchaikovsky New Year's Eve Concert, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert and featuring pianist Lang Lang as soloist. (more...)

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