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Date Of Birth:
December 21, 1944 (70)
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
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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...)

STAGE TUBE: Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber Sing from WEST SIDE STORY at Grammy Premiere CeremonySTAGE TUBE: Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber Sing from WEST SIDE STORY at Grammy Premiere Ceremony
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2015

Broadway vets Cheyenne Jackson and Alexandra Silber, 2015 Grammy nominee for the recording of the San Francisco concert presentation of West Side Story, which was up for Best Musical Theater Album, performed from the show earlier this month at the GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony. Check out their performance of 'Tonight' below! (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature 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...)

Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections with special guests and close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Music from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan and L'elisir d'amore, Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Rossini's Zelmira will be performed, along with other pieces. (more...)

Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald to Host Next Month's GalaSheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald to Host Next Month's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 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 on March 2. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Wins Best Musical Theatre Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards!BEAUTIFUL Wins Best Musical Theatre Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album! (more...)

Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra to Play Carnegie Hall This MonthPianist Leif Ove Andsnes & Mahler Chamber Orchestra to Play Carnegie Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents pianist Leif Ove Andsnes leading the Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard in a two-night series of Beethoven's five piano concertos in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Monday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m., they perform Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 19; 3 in C Minor, Op. 37; and 4 in G Major, Op. 58. On Wednesday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m., they play Piano Concertos Nos. 1 in C Major, Op. 15; and 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73, "Emperor." (more...)

Artist Zhang Huan's SEMELE to Bring 450-Year-Old Ming Dynasty Temple to BAM's Stage, 3/4-10Artist Zhang Huan's SEMELE to Bring 450-Year-Old Ming Dynasty Temple to BAM's Stage, 3/4-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Semele by George Frideric Handel will be presented by the Canadian Opera Company at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave), conducted by Christopher Moulds and directed by Zhang Huan on March 4, 6 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 3 p.m. (more...)

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