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The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)

Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schnbrunn Palace (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Rising Stars 2014 Take The Stage at Town Hall!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 15, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes just presented Broadway Rising Stars, the annual revue giving recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Directed by Scott Coulter, Broadway Rising Stars is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel and features the brightest talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, Marymount, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch, Pace University, and more. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

BROADWAY RISING STARS with Special Guest Bill Irwin Set for The Town Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Broadway Rising Stars, the annual revue giving recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Directed by Scott Coulter, Broadway Rising Stars is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel and features the brightest talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, Marymount, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch, Pace University, and more. The event will feature a special guest appearance by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Fool Moon). Broadway Rising Stars plays one night only, tonight, July 14 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.) (more...)

BROADWAY RISING STARS with Special Guest Bill Irwin Set for The Town Hall, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Broadway Rising Stars, the annual revue giving recent graduates from the nation's leading performing arts schools a chance to showcase their talents and perform on the legendary stage. Directed by Scott Coulter, Broadway Rising Stars is created, hosted and written by Scott Siegel and features the brightest talent from AMDA, CAP 21, Circle in the Square, Juilliard, Marymount, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt and Tisch, Pace University, and more. The event will feature a special guest appearance by Tony Award winner Bill Irwin (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Fool Moon). Broadway Rising Stars plays one night only, Monday, July 14 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.) (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Long Yu 50th Birthday Celebrations, Proms and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music has an almost unmatched potential to inspire, to move, on occasion to lift an entire society in a cultural exploration, in the pursuit of cultural ideals. And there are great figures, teachers, performers - artists who show us the way. Sometimes their impact is so great that their work reaches people who have never even heard of them, nor dream that they have somehow impacted their life. One such figure is Long Yu, the preeminent Chinese conductor, who led the drive to establish a hunger for classical music in his country coming out of a time when it was forbidden to so much as hum anything other than a prescribed list of patriotic songs and building its great institutions, among them the China Philharmonic (which he founded in 2000), the Shanghai Symphony, the Guangzhou Symphony and the Beijing Music Festival (of all of which he is music director). Fittingly, Long Yu will mark his 50th birthday next month with a concert to mark the opening of the MISA Festival a new event that Long Yu co-directs with Charles Dutoit geared towards bringing young people towards classical music. (more...)

From China to the BBC Proms, Summer Events Surround Maestro Long Yu's 50th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music has an almost unmatched potential to inspire, to move, on occasion to lift an entire society in a cultural exploration, in the pursuit of cultural ideals. And there are great figures, teachers, performers - artists - who show us the way. Sometimes their impact is so great that their work reaches people who have never even heard of them, nor dream that they have somehow impacted their life. One such figure is Long Yu, the preeminent Chinese conductor, who led the drive to establish a hunger for classical music in his country. (more...)

The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Closes Season with TCHAIKOVSKY PIANO CONCERTO Tonihgt
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 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 tonight, May 10, 2014 at Ambassador Auditorium with matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents Three Free Performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Today, May 9-11 at 8 p.m., Houston Ballet will present three free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. These performances will showcase Houston Ballet's extraordinary versatility, featuring an excerpt from a great 19th century classic alongside two 21st century works choreographed by artistic director Stanton Welch. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival Continues for 14th Year with FROM SCREEN TO SCORE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

Pacific Symphony's critically-acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF) continues for the 14th year with 'From Screen to Score: New Concert Music by Famous Film Composers'-who happen to be four of today's biggest Hollywood heavy-hitters: John Williams ('Star Wars,' 'Raiders of the Lost Ark,' 'E.T., the Extra Terrestrial'), Howard Shore ('Lord of the Rings,' 'The Hobbit,' 'Hugo'), James Horner ('Titanic,' 'Star Trek,' 'Apollo 13') and Elliot Goldenthal ('Alien 3,' 'Batman Forever' and 'Batman and Robin'). Together, these iconic composers boast 11 Oscars and countless billions of box office dollars. They also hold the ironic position of simultaneously being the most-heard orchestral composers ever (the soundtrack for 'Titanic' sold 30 million copies), yet their music is the least performed. (more...)

Steinway & Sons Welcomes Markus Gottschlich to Roster
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Steinway & Sons has announced that Markus Gottschlich has been added to the roster of Steinway Artists, a select and prestigious group of pianists who have chosen to perform exclusively on The Family of Steinway-Designed pianos. (more...)

NJSO Hosts 'Today Night Out' LGBT Event Tonight Featuring Brahms and More
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Saturday Night Out-an LGBT event-on tonight, May 3, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The NJSO will host a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends. The event follows the success of the Orchestra's Friday Night Out LGBT event at NJPAC in April 2013. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents BRAHMS' FIRST SYMPHONY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Brahms' First Symphony in concerts this weekend, May 1-4 in Englewood, Princeton and Newark. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill joins the Orchestra for Richard Danielpour's Clarinet Concerto, an NJSO co-commission written for McGill. On Saturday, May 3, the NJSO hosts Saturday Night Out-a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends-at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

Houston Ballet to Perform Series of Free Performances at Miller Outdoor Theater in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

May 9-11 at 8 p.m., Houston Ballet will present three free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. These performances will showcase Houston Ballet's extraordinary versatility, featuring an excerpt from a great 19th century classic alongside two 21st century works choreographed by artistic director Stanton Welch. (more...)

The Houston Ballet Presents Three Free Performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

May 9-11 at 8 p.m., Houston Ballet will present three free performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. These performances will showcase Houston Ballet's extraordinary versatility, featuring an excerpt from a great 19th century classic alongside two 21st century works choreographed by artistic director Stanton Welch. (more...)

Jeremy Denk to Join LA Chamber Orch for PIANO FEST, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO)'s 45th season concludes with a veritable piano 'festival' as Jeremy Denk, 'a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs' (The New York Times), returns for a command performance on Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 18, 2014, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Denk, artistic director of the 2014 Ojai Music Festival, is featured on selections from Ligeti's Etudes for Piano, Book I & II, as well as Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major. From the keyboard, LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, an acclaimed pianist, conducts Bach's Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Keyboards, and Mozart's Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for Two Pianos. He is joined by 12-year-old prodigy Ray Ushikubo for the Bach and LA Phil Keyboardist Joanne Pearce Martin for the Mozart. (more...)

Iowa's Own Pianist Jim McDonough and His Orchestra Appear in 2014 SPRING TOUR Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Spring is in the air, as are the sounds of a nationally-acclaimed Iowa pianist in concert halls across the state. International Steinway Artist Jim McDonough and his orchestra are currently touring Iowa with his '2014 SPRING TOUR.' McDonough has sold a quarter- million CDs, and has performed breathtaking concerts for tens of thousands of Iowans. (more...)

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