Lorin Maazel News

Jeffrey Siegel to Conclude MISTRESSES AND MASTERPIECES Series on 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations are brilliantly polished concerts-with-commentary format in which captivating remarks precede virtuoso performances of piano masterpieces. The Los Angeles Times acclaims "Jeffrey Siegel has everything: massive technique, musical sensitivity and character, wide tonal resources, immense reserves of power, and the ability to communicate." These talents will be displayed at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom as Mr. Siegel concludes this season's series of concerts with Mistresses and Masterpieces on May 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Karita Mattila Shimmers in Strauss's FOUR LAST SONGS at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 16, 2014

Of all the music that Richard Strauss wrote during his long career—and he'd composed almost 60 songs and more than 40 piano works by the time he was 18—perhaps none are more gorgeous and moving than his FOUR LAST SONGS (VIER LETZTE LIEDER). Finnish soprano Karita Mattila's performance on Saturday night at Carnegie Hall with the Munich Philharmonic under Fabio Luisi was gleaming and full bodied, and she held the audience in her thrall. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Mighty 5 Open-Air Concert Tour, 8/11-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Utah Symphony led by Music Director Thierry Fischer will tour Utah's red rock country, home to the state's five iconic national parks, in August 2014 with free outdoor performances surrounded by the landscape of Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. Presented by the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, The Mighty 5® Tour represents a collaboration between two of Utah's great treasures, the state's leading arts organization, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, and the unparalleled natural beauty of Utah's red rock country preserved within the five national parks, collectively known as "The Mighty 5." (more...)

Conductor Vladimir Jurowski to Make NY Philharmonic Debut, 5/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Vladimir Jurowski will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1, featuring Janine Jansen as soloist, and selections from Prokofiev's Cinderella, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Fabio Luisi Steps in for Lorin Maazel, Conducting Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Carnegie Hall previously announced that conductor Fabio Luisi has agreed to step in for Lorin Maazel tonight, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., leading the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in the second of two all-Richard Strauss programs this week at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Due to illness, Maestro Maazel with deep regret has cancelled his professional engagements in Munich and New York this week. The April 12 program is unchanged, with soprano Karita Mattila singing Strauss's Four Last Songs on a program that also includes Ein Heldenleben and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. (more...)

Munich Philharmonic and Lorin Maazel to Perform Richard Strauss Programs 4/11-12 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

This April, Lorin Maazel conducts the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in two concerts of works by Richard Strauss at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Today, April 11 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra performs Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28, and is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax for Burleske. The following evening, Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., soprano Karita Mattila sings the composer's Four Last Songs. Also on the program is Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, and the Der Rosenkavalier Suite. The Munich Philharmonic Orchestra last performed at Carnegie Hall in 2002. (more...)

Christoph Von Dohnanyi Returns and Paul Lewis Makes Debut With BRAHM'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 at the New York Philharmonic, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Christoph von Dohnanyi will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring Paul Lewis in his Philharmonic debut, and Schumann's Symphony No. 2, tonight, April 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents ALL RACHMANINOFF with Joyce Yang, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents All Rachmaninoff with Music Director Edo de Waart on April 25-27, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The program includes Rachmaninoff's Prince Rostislav, Symphony No. 3 in A minor, and Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor featuring pianist Joyce Yang. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

Valery Gergiev to Conduct Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that conductor Valery Gergiev will step in for Lorin Maazel on Friday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m., leading the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in the first of two all-Richard Strauss programs this week at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Due to illness, Maestro Maazel with deep regret has cancelled his professional engagements in Munich and New York this week. As previously announced, Fabio Luisi will conduct the orchestra on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Fabio Luisi to Step in for Lorin Maazel, Conducting Munich Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that conductor Fabio Luisi has agreed to step in for Lorin Maazel on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m., leading the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in the second of two all-Richard Strauss programs this week at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Due to illness, Maestro Maazel with deep regret has cancelled his professional engagements in Munich and New York this week. The April 12 program is unchanged, with soprano Karita Mattila singing Strauss's Four Last Songs on a program that also includes Ein Heldenleben and Der Rosenkavalier Suite. (more...)

Bernard Haitink to Conduct Two Programs With NY Phil to Celebrate 60th Conducting Season & 85th Birthday, 5/8-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Bernard Haitink will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct two weeks of performances highlighting works by Austrian composers - Berg, Webern, and Mahler - and Beethoven, who spent much of his career in Austria. In the first program, Mr. Haitink will conduct Webern's Im Sommerwind, Berg's Violin Concerto with Leonidas Kavakos, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica, on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 9 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 p.m. Bernard Haitink's appearances are part of an international, season-wide celebration of the 60th anniversary of his conducting debut with the Netherlands Radio Union Orchestra (now the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) and his 85th birthday. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, Munich Philharmonic, Michael Feinstein and More Set for Carnegie Hall, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Carnegie Hall has announced its April 2014 calendar. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pablo Heras-Casado Makes His NY Philharmonic Debut, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Pablo Heras-Casado will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Barto?k's Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring pianist Peter Serkin; Britten's Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes; and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, today, April 2, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Free Community Concert at Severance Hall, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a free community concert in which the Orchestra performs “side-by-side” with members of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO). The concert will be given in Severance Hall on Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Brett Mitchell, who is in his first season as assistant conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and music director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Musical selections to be performed by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra are Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Michael Torke's Bright Blue Music, and two movements from Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique. Violinist James Thompson, currently a student of Cleveland Orchestra Concertmaster William Preucil at the Cleveland Institute of Music, will perform with The Cleveland Orchestra as soloist in Saint-Saëns's Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for violin and orchestra. Mr. Thompson was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra from 2005 to 2012. His positions in COYO included principal second violin, followed by concertmaster. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Conduct NY Premiere of Requiem at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Premiere of Christopher Rouse's REQUIEM at 'Spring For Music' at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. The concert, Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., will open the Spring For Music festival at Carnegie Hall, for which North American orchestras are invited to present one-night-only performances of unusual programming. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Offers Weekly Radio Broadcasts - Alec Baldwin, Alan Gilbert & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The April 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 Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestra in Beethoven's Coriolan Overture; Korngold's Violin Concerto, with soloist Leonidas Kavakos; Nielsen's Symphony No. 3, Sinfonia espansiva, with soprano Erin Morley and baritone Joshua Hopkins; and Nielsen's Symphony No. 2, The Four Temperaments. This recording of the two Nielsen symphonies was selected by The New York Times as one of the Best Classical Music Recordings of 2012. The following week Alan Gilbert leads the Philharmonic in Nielsen's Flute Concerto, with Principal Flute Robert Langevin as soloist, and Violin Concerto, featuring Nikolaj Znaider, as well as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, Little Russian. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli to Receive Achievement Award @ Billboard Latin Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to Billboard.com, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. (more...)

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