New York Philharmonic News

Fiona Kelly and Sabine Ducrot Announce Recital at Cit Cork School of MusicFiona Kelly and Sabine Ducrot Announce Recital at Cit Cork School of Music
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Irish flautist Fiona Kelly, hailed by the New York Times as a player with “impressive technique and elegant musicianship”, is principal flute of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra. In this recital, Fiona will be accompanied by pianist Sabine Ducrot for a programme featuring famous works by Debussy and Franck, plus a selection of delightful pieces for flute by three lesser known French composers. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS FansVIDEO: Will Swenson Shakes Off His Bad Guy Image with WAITRESS Fans
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2017

Tony Award nominee Will Swenson is playing the 'bad guy,' Earl, in Waitress every night at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, and he's determined to prove to fans that he is not as mean and scary as the character he plays. Watch below as he wins over the stage door crowd with what else, but pie! (more...)

CHORALFEST USA to Celebrate the Diversity of Choral Music in AmericaCHORALFEST USA to Celebrate the Diversity of Choral Music in America
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The third annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 3 from 3 PM to 10 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

The BIG SING 2017: New York Choral Consortium's Annual Free Sing 6/12The BIG SING 2017: New York Choral Consortium's Annual Free Sing 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Seventh Annual Free Singing Event Features a 'Mosaic Mass' of Schubert, Puccini, Gounod, Mozart, Bach, 'My Lord, What a Mornin',' 'Now I Walk in Beauty,' and Sufi Chant 'Adinu' (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck HappyBWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTIONPittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist ProgramAdelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

For those who question the future of classical music and young musicians rest assured, the Adelphi Orchestra will surprise and delight in a sumptuous concert of French masterworks on June 11th at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufmann Music Center in New York City. "Une Fete en France " will honor winners and finalists of the Adelphi Orchestra's Young Artist Program as well as generate funds to support future outstanding musicians. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Announces Season Finale with Andre WattsHawaii Symphony Announces Season Finale with Andre Watts
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) concludes its 2016-17 Halekulani Masterworks season with a stellar evening of keyboard fireworks starring world-renowned pianist Andre Watts in performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, June 11 at 4 pm at Honolulu's Blaisdell Concert Hall. Regarded as one of the greatest works in the piano repertoire, Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 embodies the composer's signature style with its unabashed Romanticism and the virtuosity demanded of the soloist. Watts, who chose to perform the Concerto for the New York Philharmonic's 100th anniversary, is described by The Huffington Post as having "a generosity and opulence that we associate with times of the past," and who "plays unstintingly, every little passage crafted with love and attention," will hold the audience spellbound.   (more...)

Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 ConcertNoted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premiered in 1808 in in lieu of Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, who is indisposed. (more...)

Casting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center FestivalCasting Announced for Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet's JEWELS at Lincoln Center Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden today announced casting for the unprecedented, international presentation of George Balanchine's Jewels . The Bolshoi Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Paris Opera Ballet will share the stage where the masterpiece first premiered on April 13, 1967, for five historic performances celebrating one of the greatest creative artists of the 20th century and the global recognition the work has received. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2017, 7/26-8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Concerts including Angelique Kidjo's Remain in Light, Rumer with special guest Dionne Warwick, Nick Lowe's Quality Rock 'n' Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson's Suite for Ma Dukes, Natalia Lafourcade, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble in a Tribute to Pauline Oliveros (more...)

Melbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years While Discovering New WorldsMelbourne Youth Orchestras Celebrates 50 Years While Discovering New Worlds
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This year Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) celebrates a milestone fiftieth birthday with its premiere ensemble, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, presenting an exhilarating concert, New Worlds, at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday, 2 July 2017. (more...)

Maestro Fischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Violinist Simone Porter in THE RITE OF SPRINGMaestro Fischer Leads Utah Symphony and Guest Violinist Simone Porter in THE RITE OF SPRING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On May 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM, Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Simone Porter in the final Masterworks performance of the 2016-17 season featuring Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring." Also on the concert repertoire are works by Tchaikovsky and Varese. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating InnovationLeague of American Orchestras Awards Grants to 21 U.S. Orchestras Incubating Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The League of American Orchestras has announced the award of grants to 21 U.S. orchestras. The grants, in the amount of $80,000-$150,000 each, focus on an array of programs incubating organizational innovation and experimentation. The two-year innovation grants, part of the recently launched American Orchestras' Future Fund, are made possible by the generous support of the Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Holds 26th Underwood New Music Readings Next MonthAmerican Composers Orchestra Holds 26th Underwood New Music Readings Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) continues its 40th anniversary season and its commitment to serving as a catalyst for the creation and development of new orchestral music with the 26th Annual Underwood New Music Readings on Thursday, June 22 and Friday, June 23, 2017 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th St., NYC). (more...)

Joshua Gersen Conducts His Final Concert with NYYSJoshua Gersen Conducts His Final Concert with NYYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Conductor Joshua Gersen will lead the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) orchestra for the last time as Music Director for its 54th season finale on Sunday, May 28th at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Names Lisa A. Mantone New Senior VP of DevelopmentNew Jersey Performing Arts Center Names Lisa A. Mantone New Senior VP of Development
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Following a comprehensive nationwide search for a new Senior Vice President of Development, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to name Lisa A. Mantone, a former top executive for the New York Philharmonic, to the senior leadership position. The announcement was made by NJPAC President and CEO John Schreiber and is effective immediately.  (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT Adds Second Show in RaleighHARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE IN CONCERT Adds Second Show in Raleigh
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts announced today that the North Carolina Symphony will perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on September 15 & 16, 2017 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra to Present FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS FinaleHoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra to Present FROM NEW YORK TO PARIS Finale
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra Finale Concert, "From New York to Paris," takes place Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Theatres Around the World Will Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100Photo Coverage: Theatres Around the World Will Celebrate Leonard Bernstein at 100
by Jennifer Broski - May 10, 2017

The Leonard Bernstein Office today announced "Leonard Bernstein at 100," a two-year global celebration of the life and career of the 20th century cultural giant, featuring more than 1,000 events on six continents. A kickoff at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 22, 2017 will officially launch the celebrations which continue worldwide through the end of August 2019. (more...)

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