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Date Of Birth:
December 21, 1944 (70)
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 SeasonCalifornia Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (April 21, 2015) – The California Symphony, entering its third season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, is expanding its regional profile in Northern California, performing concerts in three new venues beginning in June. The orchestra, based in Walnut Creek, will perform three concerts in summer 2015 and eight concerts during its 2015-16 season, including at its home at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek as well as at Oakland's Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden, the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center's Lincoln Theater in Yountville, and at the Concord Pavilion in Concord. The orchestra is focused on American repertoire, nurturing new American composers as part of its Young American Composer in Residence program, and bringing music to people in new and unconventional settings as well as performing the most revered core classical repertoire. In May 2016, the orchestra and guitarist Jason Vieaux perform the world premiere of the new concerto commission by Dan Visconti, current Young American Composer in Residence, in concert in Walnut Creek and Yountville. Other season highlights include an American Roots program with pianist Charlie Albright performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a showcase of two California Symphony principal musicians in a little-heard R. Strauss double concerto, a rooftop outdoor performance with Postmodern Jukebox, performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms' Symphony No. 2, the orchestra's first performance accompanying the live classic film The Wizard of Oz, and holiday music with Pacific Boychoir. Season subscription ticket packages go on sale today, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 am. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Welcomes AZ Opera's Keitaro Harada as Associate ConductorCincinnati Symphony Welcomes AZ Opera's Keitaro Harada as Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra announced that Keitaro Harada will join the CSO staff as Associate Conductor beginning in September 2015. Mr. Harada's duties will include assisting the conductors of the CSO, Cincinnati Pops and May Festival, conducting for all Young People's Concerts, the World Piano Competition, as well as select Lollipops, Pops subscription concerts and other local/regional performances, and representing the Orchestra in community engagement initiatives. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes MitchellLincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Lincoln Center Education announces "A Conversation With Brian Stokes Mitchell," a new event in its Next Stage series which explores the role of education in an artist's creative and commercial work. Equally comfortable in front of TV cameras, a symphony orchestra, and Broadway footlights, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins moderator Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein in the intimate Clark Studio Theater for a candid conversation about his career and the importance of arts education in his work. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keitaro Harada as New Associate ConductorRichmond Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keitaro Harada as New Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (April 10, 2015) – The Richmond Symphony is proud to announce that Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada has been appointed as the new Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19The Richmond Symphony Presents ELGAR AND SIBELIUS, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The Richmond Symphony invites you to experience Elgar and Sibelius on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Carpenter Theatre. The concert will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and features the World Premiere of Benjamin Broening's Sea Surface Full of Clouds, commissioned by the Richmond Symphony. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This SummerNew York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the summer of 2015 the New York Philharmonic will undertake its first performance residencies in Shanghai, as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Brothers Honeck in BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 4/17Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Brothers Honeck in BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck and his brother, Rainer Honeck, keep it in the family as Rainer makes his Heinz Hall debut during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Brothers Honeck April 17-19. This weekend marks the first time the two have performed together professionally. (more...)

Scottish Ballet to Bring A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Harris Theater This MayScottish Ballet to Bring A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE to Harris Theater This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Harris Theater welcomes the Scottish Ballet as they perform for the first time in Chicago bringing their award-winning, high-profile production of A Streetcar Named Desire. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra  at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

WHAT: Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) makes his second stop of the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he returns to lead the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), one of the world's great orchestras, and powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang, Tuesday, March 24, at 8 pm. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to Serenade at Free City Hall Concert, 5/28San Francisco Girls Chorus to Serenade at Free City Hall Concert, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

San Francisco, CA March 16, 2015 - The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will give a free public performance Thursday, May 28, in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to celebrate the legacy of Elizabeth "Beth" Avakian, who will retire after 32 years as a beloved teacher and SF Girls Chorus School Director in June. During the course of more than three decades, Avakian has been responsible for the music education of thousands of girls and young women. The dedication, inspiration, professional values and joy of music she has inspired in them and their families and friends have influenced their careers in music and other fields and the community. The 40+ voices of the San Francisco Girls Chorus will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org (more...)

Laura Claycomb to Replace Nicole Cabell in Philadelphia Orchestra's Performance at Stern AuditoriumLaura Claycomb to Replace Nicole Cabell in Philadelphia Orchestra's Performance at Stern Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Acclaimed soprano Laura Claycomb has agreed to step in for soprano Nicole Cabell, performing this Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini. This concert is the final event in mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato's season-long Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Claycomb will join Ms. DiDonato and tenor Lawrence Brownlee for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections. Donizetti's 'Havvi un Dio che in sua clemenza' from Maria di Rohan has been removed from the program. The full updated program is below. Ms. Cabell has cancelled Wednesday's appearance due to illness. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel to Bring 'KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS' to Harris Center, 4/16Jeffrey Siegel to Bring 'KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS' to Harris Center, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 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...)

Anne-Sophie Mutter to Round Out Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 4/14 & 28Anne-Sophie Mutter to Round Out Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 4/14 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her residency as one of this season's Carnegie Hall Perspectives artists with two April concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell for a chamber program featuring Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, 'Archduke' and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 on Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle Named Music Director of the London Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle Named Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music DirectorLondon Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director. (more...)

Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's GalaSheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall tonight, March 2. The Martin E. Segal Awards were established in 1986 when the late philanthropist and arts leader retired as Lincoln Center Chairman. (more...)

Joshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 SeasonJoshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Joshua Gersen, age 30, has been named New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor beginning in September 2015. He will assist Music Director Alan Gilbert and all guest conductors throughout the season, and will lead educational events, including Young People's Concerts and Young People's Concerts for Schools. (more...)

BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh Replaces Yan Pascal Tortelier for 2/27-28 ConcertsBSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh Replaces Yan Pascal Tortelier for 2/27-28 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to illness, guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier is unable to conduct this week's performances of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, February 27 (Meyerhoff) and 28 (Strathmore). Replacing Maestro Tortelier, will be BSO Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh. The program will otherwise remain as scheduled with no changes. (more...)

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