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Date of Birth: December 21, 1944 (71)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Male
California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 4, 2016) – Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, and a performance by California Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jerome Simas and Principal Bassoonist Douglas Brown in R. Strauss's rarely-heard double concerto Duett-Concertino, highlight the California Symphony's “Textbook Classics” program on Sunday, March 20. The Orchestra performs the overture from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro to open the concert, led by guest conductor Leif Bjaland. The concert is at 4 pmat the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with a free pre-concert talk with Bjaland beginning at 3 pm. (more...)

Vivek Jayaraman Named Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony OrchestraVivek Jayaraman Named Concertmaster of the Canton Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has named Vivek Jayaraman its latest Concertmaster.  The position became available upon the departure of Justine Lamb-Budge to the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony.  Auditions for CSO Concertmaster were held in September. (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash concludes her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a performance on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring songs from her Grammy-Awarding winning album The River & The Thread. The record, a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal, musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically explores the American South. For the second half of the program, Cash is joined by acclaimed musician Jeff Tweedy--founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco--to perform songs from her storied musical catalogue with an emphasis on songs from her critically acclaimed 2009 album The List. (more...)

Yannick Nezet-Seguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra Set 2016-17 SeasonYannick Nezet-Seguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra Set 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today announce The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2016-17 season. The season underscores the incredible versatility and depth of the ensemble under Nezet-Seguin's leadership, as he embarks on his fifth season and continues shaping a modern definition of the Orchestra's legendary Philadelphia Sound. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert HallBrian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents an afternoon of violin with sung and spoken word with PSO principal second violinist Alexander Chaleff, soprano Winnie Nieh, and poet Alexandra Zelman-Doring at the Institute for Advanced Study. The concert features works by composers Anna Clyne, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Gustav Holst interspersed with Ms. Zelman-Doring's multi-lingual recitation of poetry related to the orchestra's season. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The New York Choral Society (NYChoral) and NYChoral Orchestra under the baton of Music Director David Hayes will perform celebrated Estonian composer Arvo Part's 1985 composition Te Deum in conjunction with Beethoven's Mass in C on Friday evening, February 5, 2016, 8 p.m. at Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St YThe Kathryn Posin Dance Company Returning to 92nd St Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Kathryn Posin Dance Company returns to the 92nd St Y for Feb. 11 & 12 performances.   The performances, originally announced for the Kaufmann Concert Hall, will take place at Buttenweiser on the 2nd floor, which provides more room for the musicians and a better dance floor. (more...)

Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4Cellist Lynn Harrell to Join Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for Concert Series, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – World renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell, joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in the next set of Lexus Classic Series concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Harrell in Dmitri Shostakovich's Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107.  The concert will also feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan.”     (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Back the St. Lawrence String Quartet This SpringSegerstrom Center to Welcome Back the St. Lawrence String Quartet This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

The St. Lawrence String Quartet returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Offer FREE Concert with Houston Baptist University, 1/15Houston Symphony to Offer FREE Concert with Houston Baptist University, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

HOUSTON (January 5, 2015) – Widely acclaimed young conductor, composer and pianist Teddy Abrams will lead the Houston Symphony in a free community concert at the Dunham Theater in Houston Baptist University's Morris Cultural Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 15. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins and More Set for I'M EVERY WOMAN with the Cincinnati Pops This WeekendCapathia Jenkins and More Set for I'M EVERY WOMAN with the Cincinnati Pops This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents two concerts January 9-10 at Cincinnati Music Hall, dubbed I'M EVERY WOMAN, starring three powerhouse vocalists. (more...)

Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31Leading Soloists to Join LA Master Chorale for Verdi's REQUIEM, 1/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two performances of Verdi's towering Requiem, a work National Public Radio calls a "thrilling opera in disguise," with acclaimed guest soloists Amber Wagner, soprano, Michelle DeYoung, mezzo soprano, Issachah Savage, tenor, and Morris Robinson, bass, on Saturday, January 30, 2 pm, and Sunday, January 31, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  A stunningly theatrical staple of the choral repertoire, Verdi's work is a tumultuous, tortured, terrifying spectacle that has thrilled audiences since its debut in 1874.   (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWelcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next MonthMusic Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

In the second year of a four-year partnership between Music Academy of the West and the New York Philharmonic, ten Academy musicians will travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program (Jan 2-12), developing their career skills through what President and CEO of the Music Academy of the West Scott Reed called "an extraordinary opportunity to gain valuable experience alongside the musicians of one of the world's greatest orchestras." (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This SpringNew York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

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