New York Philharmonic News

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Clive Davis, Patti LuPone, Billy Joel Band and More to Be Inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter to Make Columbus Orchestral Debut, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

With 13 albums and more than 13 million records sold, Mary Chapin Carpenter has developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base. She has won five Grammy Awards, two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal and universal of life's details. Her debut orchestral album, Songs from the Movie, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, reprises ten of Carpenter's songs in Mendoza's distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements including 'Come On Come On,' 'On and On It Goes,' 'I Am a Town,' and 'Goodnight, America.' (more...)

Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Licia Albanese was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. She passed away at the age of 105. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Julianna Di Giacomo to Take Over Lead Role in San Francisco Opera's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for the Company's revival of Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), presented October 4 -22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. Bulgarian soprano Krassimira Stoyanova, who was to have made her Company debut as Amelia for the first six performances of the run, has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. American soprano Julianna Di Giacomo, originally scheduled to sing Amelia on October 22, will now sing the role for all seven performances. She makes her San Francisco Opera debut and role debut with this production. (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents the BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL WITH ANDRE WATTS, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

On Saturday, September 13 at 8:00pmat Hill Auditorium the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014-2015 season with an all-Beethoven celebration featuring renowned pianist André Watts. The concert will provide a memorable experience for both the life-long lover of classical music as well as the first-time music trialist. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto, 9/23-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will launch the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 subscription season with the U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto -- a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Symphony, Philharmonia, and Barcelona Symphony orchestras -- performed by Kari Kriikku in his Philharmonic subscription debut, as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The September 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 - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera's 2014-15 Season to Feature COMEDY ON THE BRIDGE & PUSS IN BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Gotham Chamber Opera announces the 2014/2015 season, which begins with Alexandre bis/Comedy on the Bridge, both by Bohuslav Martinu, from October 14 - 18, 2014, followed by the revival of Gotham's 2010 production El gato con botas (Puss in Boots) in December at El Museo del Barrio. (more...)

Broadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to Return to Central Park, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center world-renowned musicians: pianist Gloria Chien; violinists Bella Hristova and Ani Kavafian; violist Pierre LaPointe; cellist Sophie Shao; and clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester present an open morning rehearsal of this world-class chamber music ensemble, as they prepare for that evening's performance of selected works by Haydn, Schoenfield, and Weber. (more...)

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Returns to Central Park 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Chamber Music Society has announced its eagerly-awaited return to the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series in Central Park on Tuesday, August 12, at 7:30 PM in the Naumburg Bandshell. Last summer's debut concert, attended by an overflow crowd, met with a rousing response likened to a rock concert (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre's A CHORUS LINE Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Rehearsals start today at The 5th Avenue Theatre for one singular sensation: the celebrated Broadway triumph, A Chorus Line. Kicking off the company's 2014/15 season, this thrilling 5th Avenue production has plucked fabulously talented dancers from many of Seattle's chorus lines and is putting them center stage, including Greg McCormick Allen, Taryn Darr, Gabriel Corey, Trina Mills, Mallory King, Connor Russell, Sarah Rose Davis, Taylor Niemeyer, Eric Esteb, and many others. The 5th is also pleased to welcome back Los Angeles triple-threat Chryssie Whitehead in the role of Cassie. Whitehead turned heads and shook audiences with her smoking performance of Lola in Damn Yankees. Broadway's Andrew Palermo makes his 5th Avenue debut as Zach. (more...)

The Houston Symphony's September and October 2014 Calendar Features Jason Alexander, Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

The Houston Symphony's 2014-15 Classical and POPS concert series will kick-off in September with an exceptional line up of orchestral repertoire, world-class soloists and comedic fun. Following a laugh-filled weekend of POPS performances with Tony Award-winning actor and Seinfeld star Jason Alexander, the inaugural season of conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada will feature three concerts in a "ˇBienvenido, Andres!" weekend including Opening Night and Gala along with two free performances. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Hints at Serious Health Issue; Asks Fans to Keep Her in Their Prayers
by TV News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth has turned to Twitter to share news that she may be facing a serious health issue and asks her fans to keep her in their prayers this week. (more...)

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