Joshua Bell News

The Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO, Featuring Shai Wosner and Guest Conductor Jahja Ling, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Pasadena Symphony celebrates the best of the best Russian music with international piano star Shai Wosner guest conductor Jahja Ling. The 86thseason concert finale explodes with Tchaikovsky's dazzling Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony on Saturday May 10, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ASO with Violinist Joshua Bell to Perform BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO, 5/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell will join Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto May 29 and 30, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., and May 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Bell's most recent performance with the ASO took place in fall 2011. (more...)

San Antonio Symphony to Celebrate 75th Anniversary with Joshua Bell, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

One of the city's most venerable cultural institutions, the San Antonio Symphony, will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a classical concert and post-concert celebration on Saturday, June 14. The concert will feature international violin sensation Joshua Bell at the Majestic Theatre, beginning at 8 p.m. From the stunningly powerful violin concerto of Sibelius to the sultry sounds of Bolero, showcasing the entire orchestra, Bell joins San Antonio Symphony Music Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing and the San Antonio Symphony in a program that will include musical selections performed during the June 1939 inaugural concert to include works from Wagner and Strauss. (more...)

Joshua Bell to Join Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO for One Night Only, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program on Friday, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the BNY Mellon Grand Classics MOZART FESTIVAL, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Each of Wolfgang Amade Mozart's vast number of compositions is considered a musical gem. Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate Mozart's extensive catalog of masterpieces during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Mozart Festival, a two-week exploration of the five pillars of Mozart's music - symphony, concerto, chamber music, opera and sacred music. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, 7/25-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced the 48th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, which runs from July 25-August 23, 2014. This year's Festival will feature more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works. The Festival kicks off with two free events: the world premiere of a new work by John Luther Adams, performed July 25 and 26 for free on Hearst Plaza, in a joint presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and continuing an annual tradition, the free preview concert by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall on July 26. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree returns for his 12th season to conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, which will perform a wide range of works anchored by the Festival's featured namesake. Mostly Mozart will also present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, such as violinist Joshua Bell, Mark Morris Dance Group, Emerson String Quartet and Artists-in-Residence International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as 14 Festival debuts, including pianists Yuja Wang and Steven Osborne, and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York this evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Memphis (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct 2014 New York Philharmonic CONCERTS IN THE PARK, 7/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The 2014 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 49th season with five free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (July 9); Cunningham Park, Queens (July 10); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (July 11 and 14); and Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (July 15). In addition, New York Philharmonic musicians will perform a Free Indoor Concert at the Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island, CUNY (July 13). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. A special orchestra-the Cape Cod Gala Orchestra, conducted by Liam Burke-has been assembled for this occasion. Noted WQXR radio announcer Jeff Spurgeon will host the evening and Nancy B. Barry, First President of the Festival, as well as Honorary Artistic Chair Charles Hamlen, V.P. of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Co-Founder of IMG Artists, will be on hand for the event. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Starring Bernadette Peters Ordered To Series By Amazon
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 11, 2014

A first look at legendary two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway icon Bernadette Peters on the new Amazon pilot MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is now available to view. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Musicians of 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the USA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 120 outstanding young musicians from across America who have been selected to come together this summer as the second annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Kansas City (more...)

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with 'Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!', Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Todays. Details below! (more...)

DiMenna Center for Classical Music Screens Essie Jain's Film Album ALL BECAME GOLDEN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Tonight, February 28 at 8:00 PM, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music will host the premiere screening of Essie Jain's film album, All Became Golden, a visual 5.1 surround-sound version of the album conceived by Jain and director Natalie Johns with music arranged by Nico Muhly. The project was recorded at The DiMenna Center in February 2012. Together with its first public screening, Jain will give a live performance with members of Orchestra of St. Luke's, followed by a conversation with the artist and filmmaker. (more...)

PSO & BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Runs Now thru 3/2 at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with one of the world's most celebrated violinists, Joshua Bell, and Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program inspired by dramatic tales and far off lands tonight, February 28 to March 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

ROMEO AND JULIET in Three Incarnations, Works of Lerner & Loewe and Much More Set for Ravinia's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Ravinia's 2014 season, dubbed 'Summer of Love/Season of Stars,' was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. Brimming with talent and romance, the festival's 2014 schedule brings some the biggest names in the world of music as well as repertoire that explores the theme of great love in its various manifestations. No fewer than three musical incarnations of the most famous love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet, will be featured, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Overture-Fantasy (July 27), a suite from Prokofiev's ballet setting of the story (July 16) and the score of West Side Story as the classic film is shown (July 17-18). In other examples of love, soprano Deborah Voigt describes it as 'Something Wonderful' on a Broadway evening (July 13), the legendary Broadway team of Lerner and Loewe will be celebrated (July 20), and Chanticleer even jabs at the battle of the sexes in an evening titled 'She Said/He Said' (July 6). In fact, love lurks, longs and lingers across genres in most of the more than 130 events that Ravinia will present in 2014, its 110th year and its 78th as the summer residence of the CSO. (more...)

Courtney Lewis Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Courtney Lewis, age 29, has been named New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor beginning in September 2014. Current Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione, age 31, will be promoted to Associate Conductor, also to begin in September 2014. They will assist Music Director Alan Gilbert and all guest conductors throughout the season, and will lead educational events, including School Day Concerts and Young People's Concerts. Joshua Weilerstein, who has been Assistant Conductor along with Mr. Scaglione since September 2011, will conclude his tenure as Assistant Conductor at the end of the 2013-14 season. (more...)

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