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The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Jackie Evancho, the pint-sized diva who won hearts - and a second-place finish - on NBC's "America's Got Talent, returns to her hometown on February 13 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Love is in the air this February as trumpet phenomenon and one of the bestselling jazz instrumental artists in the United States today, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies at Heinz Hall February 6-8. With a Grammy victory for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, Botti joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this PNC Pops performance under the direction of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Passion, fascination, intrigue and romance await you at Heinz Hall during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: A Night in Russia on January 30 through February 1. Guest conductor Krzysztof Urba?ski, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this subscription weekend. He leads a program that includes the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture, a solo by Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley in a concerto by Khachaturian, and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” a piece originally written for solo piano that is now one of the great orchestral works. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5Brian Jagde to Portray Mario Cavaradossi in TOSCA at Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/24-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Brian Jagde, one of the outstanding tenors of his generation with a burgeoning international career, will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the role of the painter/revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's fiery melodrama Tosca Jan. 24-Feb. 5, Lyric's general director Anthony Freudannounced today. Jagde replaces the previously announced Ukrainian tenor Misha Didyk, who withdrew from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

Brian Jagde to Play 'Cavaradossi' in TOSCA, 1/24-2/5 at the Lyric Opera of ChicagoBrian Jagde to Play 'Cavaradossi' in TOSCA, 1/24-2/5 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Brian Jagde, one of the outstanding tenors of his generation with a burgeoning international career, will make his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut performing the role of the painter/revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini's fiery melodrama ?Tosca Jan. 24-Feb. 5, Lyric's general director Anthony Freud announced today. Jagde replaces the previously announced Ukrainian tenor Misha Didyk, who withdrew from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Inbal Segev to Play BACH CELLO SUITES Album Wrap Party at Lincoln Center, 2/25Inbal Segev to Play BACH CELLO SUITES Album Wrap Party at Lincoln Center, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7pm, cellist Inbal Segev, known for her "warm, pure and beautiful tone" (Strings Magazine) will celebrate completing her recording of J.S. Bach's monumental Cello Suites with an Album Wrap Party & Concert at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center (Samuel B. & David Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 165 W. 65th St.). (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Presents GOOD FRIDAY SPELL with Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero, 1/23-25The Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Presents GOOD FRIDAY SPELL with Conductor James Gaffigan and Pianist Gabriela Montero, 1/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra kicks off the New Year with a debut by rising American conductor James Gaffigan and the return of crowd favorite pianist Gabriela Montero on January 23 & 25 during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Wagner's "Good Friday Spell" at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pianist Jeffrey Siegel to Bring KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS to Harris Center, 1/25Pianist Jeffrey Siegel to Bring KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS to Harris Center, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Internationally celebrated pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been soloist with the world's great orchestras, collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time, and his ongoing series of Keyboard Conversations flourish in numerous American cities. Harris Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome Mr. Siegel back for yet another of his Keyboard Conversations, concerts with lively commentary. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Perform POKéMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, 1/17Pittsburgh Symphony to Perform POKéMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Fans and newcomers to the Pokémon phenomenon will want to catch every moment of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions at Heinz Hall with the Pittsburgh Symphony on January 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES New Year's Eve Celebration, 1/1Julie Andrews to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES New Year's Eve Celebration, 1/1
by TV News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmoni (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Clarinetist Franklin Cohen to Retire in 2015Cleveland Orchestra's Principal Clarinetist Franklin Cohen to Retire in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra today announced that Franklin Cohen, Principal Clarinet since 1976, will retire from the ensemble in the summer of 2015. After 39 seasons, Mr. Cohen will have had the longest tenure of any solo clarinetist in the orchestra's history. The title of Principal Clarinet Emeritus will be bestowed on Mr. Cohen next summer upon retiring. He will be the first Cleveland Orchestra musician officially recognized with this honor. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH TonightThe Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

For generations, RVA has been delighted by the holiday classic Handel's Messiah. Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus, tonight, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for this timeless favorite. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitaro Harada. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Art Works GrantThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Receive an NEA Art Works Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced this month that the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is one of 919 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015'Julie Andrews to Host of GREAT PERFORMANCES 'Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2015'
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna's Musikverein. (more...)

Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, TodayWorldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

HOUSTON (November 19, 2014) - After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andres Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13The Richmond Symphony Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

For generations, RVA has been delighted by the holiday classic Handel's Messiah. Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus, on Saturday, December 13 at 7:30pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage for this timeless favorite. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitaro Harada. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This WeekJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

This week, Mr. van Zweden will lead the Orchestra in Korngold's Violin Concerto, with Hilary Hahn as soloist; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7; and J. Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the work, tonight, November 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Vocalist Michelle DeYoung Sings with MSO This WeekendVocalist Michelle DeYoung Sings with MSO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Michelle DeYoung this weekend, November 21-22, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Asher Fisch, the performances feature Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Strauss's Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Both concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion held one hour prior to concert start time in Uihlein Hall today and in Anello Atrium on Saturday. Today's performance offers a post-concert Meet the Artist Luncheon in the Bradley Pavilion. (more...)

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