New York Philharmonic News

Berkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of DevelopmentBerkshire Opera Festival Names First Director of Development
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl E. Held as its first Director of Development. He begins his role with BOF on September 1, 2015. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

Music Mountain to Present Amernet String Quartet with Vivek Kamath & More, 9/27Music Mountain to Present Amernet String Quartet with Vivek Kamath & More, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, concludes its 86th Anniversary Season on Sunday, September 27 (3pm) with Amernet String Quartet performing Haydn, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky with guest artists Vivek Kamath, Viola and Edward Arron, Cello. This remarkable season was one of Music Mountain's longest, featuring over a dozen string quartets, multiple guest artists, favorite local jazz bands, and the first season of the Distinguished Artist Recital Series. (more...)

SSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly ConcertSSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

In one of the largest concerts ever held at the General Assembly of the United Nations, August 28 will see Maestro Long Yu assemble his Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to represent China in a musical celebration to mark 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN itself. (more...)

Arts & Crafts, Jazz and More Set for Boro-Linc Programs in Staten Island & Queens This FallArts & Crafts, Jazz and More Set for Boro-Linc Programs in Staten Island & Queens This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Lincoln Center, the world's largest performing arts center, announces upcoming dates and details for Boro-Linc, a program that presents free family events from Lincoln Center's resident organizations to neighborhoods across New York City through partnerships with cultural and community organizations. The Boro-Linc initiative commenced last year with several Lincoln Center programs at the Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in the Bronx, and continues this fall with a series in both Staten Island (Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden) and Queens (Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning). The program will continue in the spring in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx; details to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

Tony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZTony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Warren Carlyle, who worked with Jackman on Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will direct and choreograph the special concert event. He writes on Twitter: 'So excited to direct and choreograph @therealhughjackman #liveinconcert #broadwaytooz #lucky' (more...)

International Philharmonic Orchestra to PLAY FOR PEACE, Sept 10International Philharmonic Orchestra to PLAY FOR PEACE, Sept 10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off Seven Epic Concerts with the Play for Peace Concert at Peter Norton Symphony Space on September 10, 2015 at 7pm. (more...)

Foster, Dicterow, Rosen & Robbins to Perform Beethoven Triple with YMF Orchestra, 10/4Foster, Dicterow, Rosen & Robbins to Perform Beethoven Triple with YMF Orchestra, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra opens the 2015-16 Season with a tribute concert in memory of its founder, Sylvia Kunin (1913-2015). (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Thomas Cooley Replaces Andrew Staples This Weekend in Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART CloserThomas Cooley Replaces Andrew Staples This Weekend in Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART Closer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for this weekend's closing Mostly Mozart Festival program on August 21 and 22. Thomas Cooley will replace Andrew Staples (who was to make his Festival debut) in singing the tenor part of Haydn's The Creation with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra to Present 'Play For Peace Concert,' 9/10YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra to Present 'Play For Peace Concert,' 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra presents the first of Seven Epic Concerts Play For Peace Concert Featuring the World Premiere of Faruk Kanca's Ornament Overture And the American Premiere of Nimrod Borenstein's Concerto for Violoncello and String Orchestra, Op. 56B At Peter Norton Symphony Space September 10, 2015 at 7pm (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENSChicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 26th Fall Festival, 130 events which will explore the theme of Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Long Yu and the China Philharmonic Travel the Silk RoadLong Yu and the China Philharmonic Travel the Silk Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

From Athens to Tehran, the China Philharmonic 'builds a cultural bridge' across six countries that recreates the famous Silk Road trade route from China - and plays Dvorak's New World Symphony in Tehran. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic Launch 174th SeasoAlan Gilbert & New York Philharmonic Launch 174th Seaso
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2015-16 season with two programs marking major moments for the Orchestra. Mr. Gilbert will conduct the Philharmonic's inaugural performance in its home under its new name, David Geffen Hall, with an Opening Gala Concert featuring Grieg's Piano Concerto, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Wednesday, September 24, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be nationally telecast that night on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) and broadcast live on WQXR, New York's classical station, at 105.9 FM and wqxr.org at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Enjoys Renaissance Under New LeadershipSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra Enjoys Renaissance Under New Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Poised to embark on a new season of outstanding classical music events, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra is enjoying renewed momentum in the form of fiscal vigor, a freshly augmented professional staff, and the growing sense of an organization coming into its own. (more...)

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