Pierre Boulez News

Date of Birth: March 26, 1925 (92)
Birth Place: Montbrison, FRANCE
Gender: Male
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...)

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...)

Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15Music Institute of Chicago Hosts Gala to Celebrate Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago hosts its annual gala Monday, May 15 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine. (more...)

Sigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging ArtistsSigourney Weaver, Danny Burstein, Laura Osnes and More Will Honor Lincoln Center's 2017 Emerging Artists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 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...)

Becky Ann Baker and David Costabile to Join Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE at Park Avenue ArmoryBecky Ann Baker and David Costabile to Join Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE at Park Avenue Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O'Neill's iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. (more...)

Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian),  tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.  The Orchestra performs in renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and at the University of Georgia, Wake Forest University, and others. Special guest artists at Carnegie Hall include two of classical music's most treasured American voices, soprano Renée Fleming and baritone Thomas Hampson.  The New York program will feature debut performances of Guillaume Connesson's Celephaïs and a new Ravel arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Antar with text by Amin Maalouf. (more...)

Thomas Lauriot dit Prevost et Ruth Mackenzie Prennent la Direction du Theatre du ChateletThomas Lauriot dit Prevost et Ruth Mackenzie Prennent la Direction du Theatre du Chatelet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Le binome compose de Ruth Mackenzie et Thomas Lauriot dit Prevost prend aujourd'hui mercredi 1er fevrier la direction du Theatre du Chatelet. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Announces Year Three Of FIFTY FOR THE FUTUREKronos Quartet Announces Year Three Of FIFTY FOR THE FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to announce the third group of composers for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Fifty for the Future is an exciting partnership with Carnegie Hall and others to create 50 new works - by 25 women and 25 men - expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most Announce Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD; Now Available!The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most Announce Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD; Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most have announced details of their latest DVD recording project: the Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD set, featuring the four Symphonies, both Piano Concertos, the Violin Concerto, and three other orchestral works. Beginning on December 1, 2015, the DVD set is exclusively available in the Cleveland Orchestra Store, located at Severance Hall. Starting January 8, 2016, it will be available in the United States via Amazon.com, where it is currently available for pre-order. This DVD project is the culmination of a series of live recordings by Music Director Franz Welser-Most and the Orchestra with guest artists Julia Fischer on violin and Yefim Bronfman on piano. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most have announced details of their latest DVD recording project: Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, featuring the Wiener Singverein, soprano Hanna Elisabeth-Muller, and baritone Simon Keenlyside, recorded live at Austria's Abbey of Saint Florian in August 2016. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates NY Philharmonic's 175th Season With CD Release, 4/7Sony Classical Celebrates NY Philharmonic's 175th Season With CD Release, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Sony Classical will celebrate the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season with New York Philharmonic - 175th Anniversary Edition, a 65-CD compilation of the Orchestra's recordings from 1917 to 1995, to be released on April 7, 2017. (more...)

Cellist Michael Finckel to Perform in Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital SeriesCellist Michael Finckel to Perform in Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Cellist Michael Finckel is the featured artist at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Friday, February 3, 2017, at 8:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Joining Mr. Finckel on the concert are fellow HBMS faculty members Gary Kosloski, violin and Gerald Robbins, piano. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel Brings THE MIRACLE OF MOZART To The McCallum TheatreJeffrey Siegel Brings THE MIRACLE OF MOZART To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Jeffrey Siegel and Keyboard Conversations® in "The Miracle of Mozart" on Monday, January 23, at 7:00pm. In this special program, Mr. Siegel will be joined by the McCallum Theatre Chamber Orchestra, 36 of the best Los Angeles-based musicians. In addition to playing and speaking about Mozart and his music, Mr. Siegel will also conduct the Orchestra. The evening's program features two of Mozart's most-loved works, the C Major Concert, No. 21, K. 467 for Piano and Orchestra (Elvira Madigan) and the D Minor Concerto, No. 20, K.466 for Piano and Orchestra. (more...)

A Concert with Commentary; Jeffrey Siegel to Perform SchubertA Concert with Commentary; Jeffrey Siegel to Perform Schubert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 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. A lively Q&A concludes the concert. His presentations enrich the listening experience for the avid music lover as well as provide an inviting, instantly accessible introduction to great music for those new to classical music. 'An achievement of a sort seldom heard' (New York Times). (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players Present The Best Of Gershwin And Bernstein, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) explore iconic Broadway classics and early cinema hits by Gershwin, Bernstein, Kerns, Rogers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and more at City Winery Chicago (1200 W Randolph St, Chicago.) An accomplished, inventive cp2 quintet performs selections from the beloved American hits such as "Porgy and Bess" and "West Side Story." (more...)

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1. (more...)

CONTACT! To Return To National Sawdust In Brooklyn, 1/23CONTACT! To Return To National Sawdust In Brooklyn, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Entering its eighth season in 2016-17, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will return to National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for two chamber programs featuring New York-area composers. This season of CONTACT!complements the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season celebrations, which highlight the Orchestra's rich history of commissioning and premiering important works and salute its hometown of New York City. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is in the second year of his three-year tenure as the Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence, continues his advisory role on CONTACT!. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2017 SeasonBobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Park Avenue Armory today announced its 2017 season, deepening the institution's commitment to presenting groundbreaking unconventional programs that take full advantage of its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and intimate historic rooms. (more...)

THE SECRET TRIO Performs Concert, 12/3THE SECRET TRIO Performs Concert, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Secret Trio is composed of three extraordinary musicians rooted in Turkish, Balkan Roma (Gypsy) and Armenian music who came together to create a new type of chamber music. Not bound by a single tradition, they perform original pieces and traditional melodies that incorporate the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, and classical music. The trio features Ismail Lumanovski, a master clarinetist and member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars, who was lauded in the New York Times as a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” and has launched a major career as a soloist and a chamber musician in both the classical and cross-over repertoires; Tamer Pinarbasi, a leading kanun (zither) player and a member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars; and Ara Dinkjian, one of the world's top oud (fretless lute) players, who is best known as the founder of the highly influential and groundbreaking instrumental group Night Ark. (more...)

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