Joshua Bell News

Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2017 Baroque Chamber Music SeriesOrchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2017 Baroque Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble is adding a two-program Baroque Series to its winter and spring 2017 season. These concerts will be presented at Brooklyn Museum and The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, the acoustically and architecturally notable Greenwich Village church where St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble first performed in 1974 and from which the Ensemble derives its name. (more...)

Columbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share RootsColumbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share Roots
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest clarinetist David Krakauer, this intriguing, genre-bending program celebrates the origins and influences of klezmer music, the lively and soulful dance tunes played by Jewish folk musicians as they traveled throughout eastern Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Program selections range from folk-flavored classical pieces by Liszt and Johann Strauss to recent works with similarly mixed roots. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!Fulton Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Held Over!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce the extension of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

The CSO Collaborates with BalletMet to Present the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL 1/6- 1/7The CSO Collaborates with BalletMet to Present the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL 1/6- 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In this first installment of the CSO's Russian Winter Festival, Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct this exciting collaboration featuring the musicians of the CSO and principal dancers of BalletMet in unparalleled performances of Stravinsky's fascinating Petrouchka and selections from Prokofiev's romantic Romeo and Juliet. BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste will also perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, providing a perfect complement to this not-to-be-missed evening of Russian music. The Russian Winter Festival will be enhanced by educational and interactive offerings throughout the week prior to the concerts. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater ComposersFolksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

Karney to Release Her New Singles Vol. 2: Restless Wind w/ Same SongtKarney to Release Her New Singles Vol. 2: Restless Wind w/ Same Songt
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Karney is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter that has been making great music for many years, performing across the US and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. (more...)

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona. (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna PlayhouseM*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit Leads ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY, Starting Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Laguna Playhouse welcomes 'M*A*S*H' star Loretta Swit starring in Eleanor Roosevelt, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell to Join Chamber Orchestra of Havana in SEASONS OF CUBA at Lincoln CenterViolinist Joshua Bell to Join Chamber Orchestra of Havana in SEASONS OF CUBA at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Lincoln Center announces a special concert event featuring the Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell, bridging cultural divides in a performance with the Chamber Orchestra of Havana and some of Cuba's most renowned artists. (more...)

CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this passionate and spectacular piece touches every emotion from stark terror to soothing beauty to an uplifting sense of spirituality. Although composed as a sacred work, its deep theatricality has led to it being frequently described as "Verdi's greatest opera." To adequately convey the breadth of his vision, Verdi called for the combined forces of a full orchestra, chorus, and four solo vocalists. As such, the Columbus Symphony will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Evan Johnson, and bass Burak Bilgili. (more...)

Variation String Trio To Make New York Debut at The 92nd Street Y On Wednesday 11/30Variation String Trio To Make New York Debut at The 92nd Street Y On Wednesday 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Variation String Trio, comprising violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Hsin-Yun Huang, and cellist Wilhelmina Smith, makes its New York City debut performing works by living composers including Kaija Saariaho's Cloud Trio, selections from Gyorgy Kurtag's Signs, Games and Messages, and Andrew Norman's The Companion Guide to Rome. The concert opens the 92nd Street Y's Soundspace series this season in Buttenwieser Hall on Wednesday, November 30 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets, priced at $25, are available at 92Y.org/concerts or by calling (212) 415-5500. (more...)

Daniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATIONDaniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATIONSaint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase CollegeBWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar: violinist, cultural ambassador, and all-around inspiration. Musical Director of The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, television performer (Mozart in the Jungle!), and subway station busker-provocateur, he's a deep and unique talent. (more...)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields to Tour Nationally in AprilAcademy of St Martin in the Fields to Tour Nationally in April
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields will tour Australia in April 2017, their first national tour in nearly three decades, performing at Melbourne Recital Centre, the Sydney Opera House and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane. (more...)

Joshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPACJoshua Bell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Return to QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Led by virtuoso violinist Joshua Bell, Academy of St Martin in the Fields will return to Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) to perform two concert programs on 26 and 27 April 2017. (more...)

Oh Land Releases 'Delicate, Melancholy' Video via NPROh Land Releases 'Delicate, Melancholy' Video via NPR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Acclaimed Danish musician Oh Land, born Nanna Øland Fabricus, and director Kristian Levring (The Salvation) have teamed up with NPR for an exclusive look at the gorgeously haunting video for her song “Love You Better,” off her 2013 Federal Prism release, Wishbone. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet teams up with Cuban piano virtuoso and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Today, October 21, 8 PM for a program of jazz standards plus original jazz compositions by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.  The concert takes place at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) on the campus of Wayne State University.  Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, are available online atwww.CMSDetroit.org or by phone at 248-855-6070. (more...)

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