Pierre Boulez News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1925 (90)
Birth Place: Montbrison, FRANCE
Gender: Male
Utah Symphony to Mark 75th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall with Andrew Norman's SWITCHUtah Symphony to Mark 75th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall with Andrew Norman's SWITCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The Utah Symphony and music director Thierry Fischer perform at Carnegie Hall in April 2016-in a concert celebrating the orchestra's 75th anniversary. (more...)

Christoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This FebChristoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct a program of works by Eastern European composers with folk influences: Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring violinist Baiba Skride in her Philharmonic debut and first New York City orchestral appearance, and Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 8, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash concludes her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a performance on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring songs from her Grammy-Awarding winning album The River & The Thread. The record, a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal, musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically explores the American South. For the second half of the program, Cash is joined by acclaimed musician Jeff Tweedy--founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco--to perform songs from her storied musical catalogue with an emphasis on songs from her critically acclaimed 2009 album The List. (more...)

LA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-ResidenceLA Opera Appoints Matthew Aucoin as First Ever Artist-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

(Los Angeles) January 14, 2016 — Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced today that Matthew Aucoin—the composer, conductor, pianist and writer recently hailed by The New York Times Magazine  as 'opera's great 25-year-old hope'—will join the company as its first ever Artist in Residence. The three-year appointment, which will begin in the company's forthcoming 2016/17 season, represents a major step forward in LA Opera's longstanding commitment to the development of music and composers of our time. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Plays All Beethoven Concert with Yefim BronfmanBWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Plays All Beethoven Concert with Yefim Bronfman
by Roy Berko - Jan 11, 2016

A recent trip to New York included a tour of Carnegie Hall. As we entered the famous auditorium someone asked, 'How are the acoustics?' The seasoned tour guide answered, 'they are good, but not as good as Cleveland's Severance Hall.' He went on to say, 'Though this is a beautiful setting, it doesn't compare to Cleveland's Severance Hall. This was followed, about ten minutes later by the comment, 'The orchestras that play here are top-notch, especially the Cleveland Orchestra.' Following the tour I asked if he was a northern Ohio native. He responded that he wasn't, but came to Cleveland at least twice a year to hear the orchestra and always attended their performances in the Big Apple. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016. (more...)

Recording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Pierre BoulezRecording Academy Issues Statement on Passing of Pierre Boulez
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The New York Times reports that French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, a dominant figure in classical music for over fifty years, passed away on Tuesday, January 5th at his home in Baden-Baden, Germany. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall for Concerts in January & FebruaryThe Cleveland Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall for Concerts in January & February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time since 2012 with two concerts this winter. On Sunday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m., Music Director Franz Welser-Most leads the orchestra and soprano Barbara Hannigan in the New York premiere of Hans Abrahamsen's let me tell you. The work, recently awarded the 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, features texts from writer and critic Paul Griffiths's novella of the same name, in which the character of Ophelia delivers a first-person account of her life using only the words Shakespeare wrote for her in Hamlet. Also on the program is Shostakovich's monumental Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 43. (more...)

Poway OnStage to Present Jeremy Denk and More in UPRIGHT & GRAND PIANO FESTIVAL, 1/15Poway OnStage to Present Jeremy Denk and More in UPRIGHT & GRAND PIANO FESTIVAL, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Poway OnStage is elated to participate as a featured stop in the Upright & Grand Piano Festival presented by The San Diego Symphony on January 15th, 2016 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (15498 Espola Rd Poway, California). The evening will include a presentation of Liszt's Black Gondola, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5: Emperor, led by conductor Cristian Macelaru. The performance will feature renowned and award-winning pianist Jeremy Denk. (more...)

Performance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall ShowPerformance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

  Carnegie Hall today announced an updated program and artist listing for The Met Chamber Ensemble's concert on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall led by Artistic Director and Conductor James Levine. Pierre Boulez's Derive 1 replaces the previously announced Boulez work sur Incises on the program. In addition, Poulenc's Le Bal masque has been added to the program and will be sung by baritone John Moore. Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps concludes the program as previously announced. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Lauch Eighth Tour to Far East in January 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Riccardo Muti take their first trip to Asia together in January 2016, marking the Orchestra's eighth trip to the Far East in its distinguished history. (more...)

Vienna Boys Choir Performs Christmas Concert in Omaha TonightVienna Boys Choir Performs Christmas Concert in Omaha Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts presents a concert featuring one of the oldest boys choirs in the world singing classical masterpieces and holiday favorites: Vienna Boys Choir - Christmas in Vienna. (more...)

VPAC's Diva Series Continues with Michelle DeYoung TonightVPAC's Diva Series Continues with Michelle DeYoung Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

'Everyone at CSUN is always delighted to welcome back our alums who have risen to the top of their professions,' said VPAC Executive Director, Thor Steingraber. 'Michelle has conquered the stages at La Scala, the Met, Salzburg and LA Opera, and we welcome this great diva and look forward to her conquering the VPAC stage.' (more...)

Martin Chalifour Joins Hollywood Chamber Orchestra's Professional DebutMartin Chalifour Joins Hollywood Chamber Orchestra's Professional Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Violinist Martin Chalifour, the Principal Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be the featured soloist at the professional debut of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra on Friday, December 11, 2015, at 8pm at the Ricardo Montalban Theater. Mr. Chalifour will be the guest conductor and soloist for Vivaldi's famous Four Seasons collection of concerti. (more...)

YASO to Feature Eduardo Rios on Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 12/6YASO to Feature Eduardo Rios on Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Young Artists Symphony Orchestra (YASO), led by Artistic Director Alexander Treger, continues its inaugural season with a free concert spotlighting two remarkable artists from its own ranks on Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Entering its seventh season in 2015-16, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will extend its reach across New York City through a new partnership with National Sawdust (formerly Original Music Workshop), a new, non-profit, state-of-the-art music venue opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in October 2015. (more...)

Principal Horn Philip Myers Solos During New York Philharmonic's All-Mozart Program This WeekPrincipal Horn Philip Myers Solos During New York Philharmonic's All-Mozart Program This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in an all-Mozart program: his Divertimento in D major, K.136/125a; Horn Concerto No. 2, with Principal Horn Philip Myers; and Serenade for 13 Winds, Gran partita. The concerts take place tonight, November 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Two New ViolinistsChicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Two New Violinists
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and CSO Association (CSOA) President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of two new viola section members: Sunghee Choi and Youming Chen. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Retirement of Second Flute Louise DixonChicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Retirement of Second Flute Louise Dixon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

CHICAGO—Louise Dixon, second flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), has retired from her position with the Orchestra after 42 years. (more...)

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