Pierre Boulez News

 

Pierre Boulez News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1925 (92)
Birth Place: Montbrison, FRANCE
Gender: Male
21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: CEO of  the San Diego Symphony Martha Gilmer, Part 2BWW Interview: CEO of the San Diego Symphony Martha Gilmer, Part 2
by Ron Bierman - Jul 12, 2017

As described in part one of the interview, Martha Gilmer works hard to expand San Diego Symphony audiences. That makes the summer program another priority. 'It's more ambitious than ever. We've really invested in it this year. And the results are spectacular. We already have advanced sales greater than those of past seasons.' Visiting artists include Leslie Odom Junior, Tony Bennett and Herb Alpert. There will also be a special program devoted to Broadway. Gilmer said Rob Fisher, 'Has created a program for San Diego, dedicated to the work of Bock and Harnik. Rob and I share a passion for little known musicals, but, of course, the second half will be Fiddler on the Roof.' Music director, conductor, and arranger Fisher's credits include Chicago, the recent revival of An American in Paris and many other successful productions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This October, Park Avenue Armory honors the visionary work of composer Pierre Boulez in a rare staging of his spatial masterpiece Repons with the Ensemble intercontemporain, its Musical Director Matthias Pintscher, IRCAM, and six soloists from the Ensemble. Utilizing the vast and open space of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall, the Armory will present an unprecedented realization of the work in its demanding configuration, positioning the Ensemble in the center of the audience as they, in turn, are surrounded by soloists and intricate amplification. The composition will also be played twice in succession each evening, with audience members switching seats to hear the work from different locations, changing the sonic dimensions and spatial relationship of their experience. Repons marks the first New York performance of a major work by Boulez since his passing in early 2016, and the first time in over a decade that this masterpiece has been staged as it was originally intended in North America. (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNILincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 to Close with Budapest Festival Orchestra's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival concludes its 51st season with a revival of the acclaimed Budapest Festival Orchestra production of Don Giovanni, directed and conducted by Ivan Fischer, with a cast led by baritone Christopher Maltman; Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree leading two Festival Orchestra programs featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein in his Mostly Mozart debut and violinist Gil Shaham; a special appearance by Langree on piano in a pre-concert recital with Susanna Phillips; and Mostly Mozart artists-in-residence International Contemporary Ensemble performing a nature-inspired program by three pioneering female composers and featuring Wu Wei in his festival debut. (more...)

Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert HighlightsKirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y's 17-18 season opens on October 5 with internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky joining the “amazing precision” (Huffington Post) of the notably conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which returns to 92Y for the first time in 15 years, to celebrate the cellist's 70th birthday season. Together, they open 92Y's illustrious concert season with Schubert's beloved “Arpeggione” Sonata, arranged for cello and string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova, as well as Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  Acclaimed for the sheer intensity and vigor of his performances, Maisky has the distinct honor of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Gregor Piatigorsky and Mlatislav Rostrapovich.  The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is renowned as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the world, with more than 70 albums in its sprawling discography since its founding in 1972. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel Comes to Harris Center in Concert With Commentary 6/25Jeffrey Siegel Comes to Harris Center in Concert With Commentary 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

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Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 SeasonCleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 SeasonThe Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars Return to Park Ave Armory with FLEXN EvolutionReggie Gray and Peter Sellars Return to Park Ave Armory with FLEXN Evolution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Beginning May 18, renowned “flex” dance pioneers Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray and his D.R.E.A.M. Ring dance activists take the Park Avenue Armory stage once again with FLEXN Evolution, launching the international tour of the re-envisioned Armory commission co-directed by Gray and visionary director Peter Sellars.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

American pianist Jeffrey Siegel has been a soloist with the world's great orchestras and has collaborated with many of the pre-eminent conductors of our time. In presenting these "concerts with lively commentary" Mr. Siegel offers comments on the work, the composer, even the times in which the work was composed and then gives a virtuosic performance of a piano masterpiece. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

First Listen to Cleveland Orchestra's Newest 5-DVD Box Set Featuring Bruckner SymphoniesFirst Listen to Cleveland Orchestra's Newest 5-DVD Box Set Featuring Bruckner Symphonies
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced details of their latest DVD release, a 5-DVD Box Set of previously issued recordings: Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 recorded live at Severance Hall and Austria's Musikverein and Abbey of Saint Florian from 2006 to 2012. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents New Music Series, CONTACT!New York Philharmonic Presents New Music Series, CONTACT!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The eighth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, will conclude with two World Premieres of New York Philharmonic Commissions, Sam Pluta's binary/momentary ii: flow state/joy state and David Fulmer's Sky's Acetylene; the program also includes Eric Wubbels's katachi (2011) — featuring conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, Sam Pluta on live electronics, and a vocalist to be announced — and Jacob Druckman's Come Round (1992). The concert, performed by Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, takes place Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at National Sawdust. (more...)

Guest Conductor Andrew Litton to Lead Utah Symphony this WeekendGuest Conductor Andrew Litton to Lead Utah Symphony this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

The Utah Symphony announced today that guest conductor Andrew Litton will replace Thierry Fischer for rehearsals & concerts this weekend. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Music School To Host Master Class With Flutist Guy Eshed, 4/28Hoff Barthelson Music School To Host Master Class With Flutist Guy Eshed, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The 2016-2017 Hoff-Barthelson Music School Master Class Series continues with flutist Guy Eshed on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:00 pm, at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Maestro Thierry Fischer To Lead Utah Symphony In ELGAR'S VIOLIN CONCERTO, 4/7-8Maestro Thierry Fischer To Lead Utah Symphony In ELGAR'S VIOLIN CONCERTO, 4/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

On April 7 and 8 at 7:30 PM, Music Director Thierry Fischer conducts the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Fumiaki Miura in Elgar's Violin Concerto. Also on the repertoire is Pierre Boulez's arrangement of Maurice Ravel's “Frontispice,” and the famed Ravel orchestration of Modest Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” featuring a rare opportunity to hear the original tenor tuba owned by Ravel himself played during the “Bydlo” movement. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY PhilharmonicAlan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And PartnersTenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Hailed as one of the world's leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schadeperforms on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.? (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists TonightSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced today its second class of Emerging Artists, recognizing diverse talents, from a visionary filmmaker to world-class musicians to a singer-songwriter currently starring on Broadway. (more...)

Deutsche Grammophon Honors the Vienna Philharmonic's 175th Anniversary with Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary EditionDeutsche Grammophon Honors the Vienna Philharmonic's 175th Anniversary with Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Deutsche Grammophon celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with the release of Wiener Philharmoniker 175th Anniversary Edition, a deluxe limited edition box set of 44 CDs and one DVD, featuring a selection of the most notable albums the orchestra has released on the label. (more...)

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