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Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

Florian Boesch Withdraws from Recital at Carnegie Hall, 3/22Florian Boesch Withdraws from Recital at Carnegie Hall, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that baritone Florian Boesch must regrettably withdraw from his upcoming duo-recital with soprano Miah Persson scheduled for this Wednesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall due to illness. Ms. Persson has agreed to instead offer a solo recital joined by pianist Malcolm Martineau, who was already scheduled to perform this concert. The updated program will include previously announced Robert Schumann lieder, alongside works by Grieg and Clara Schumann. A complete program is listed below.  (more...)

Lincoln Center Moments, a Free Program for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Set to Launch on 3/17Lincoln Center Moments, a Free Program for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers, Set to Launch on 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments, a program for individuals with dementia and their caregivers, launches on Friday, March 17, with a performance of a Schumann piano trio featuring musicians of the New York Philharmonic. Created to bring Lincoln Center's unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supportive setting, the free performance series is designed to address the needs of the rapidly growing population affected by dementia and provide meaningful connections to the arts for an audience that may be unable to attend mainstream performances. The spring 2017 season features six performances representing genres across the Lincoln Center's campus. Participants enjoy one-hour-long chamber music, jazz, and theater performances, each followed by a one-hour, interactive workshop to share their experience with their fellow concertgoers. All programs start at 1 pm and take place at The Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Frederick P. Rose Building, 10th floor, 165 West 65th Street, between Amsterdam and Broadway. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer SeasonRavina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Music Director Riccardo Muti To Lead CSO In World Premiere Of NEW WORK BY CSOMusic Director Riccardo Muti To Lead CSO In World Premiere Of NEW WORK BY CSO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Music Director Riccardo Muti returns in March to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in subscription concerts on Thursday, March 16, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 18, at 8:00 p.m. , Sunday, March 19, at 3:00 p.m., and Tuesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Muti's March program features works by Rossini and Schumann, as well as Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto with internationally celebrated pianist Mitsuko Uchida as soloist. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records AlbumPacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

In a generation-crossing collaboration, the Pacifica Quartet partners with revered pianist Menahem Pressler in Johannes Brahms's Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, on a new Cedille Records album. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Jacob Shaw, CelloThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Jacob Shaw, Cello
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts concludes its 2016-2017 Recital Series with a performance by international award-winning British cellist Jacob Shaw in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017.  (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27Juilliard Dances Repertory To Show Three Masterworks In March, 3/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, continues its season with Juilliard Dances Repertory featuring Richard Alston's Sheer Bravado; Nacho Duato'sPor Vos Muero; and Mark Morris's V.  (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 19 Musical Events in March and AprilLynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 19 Musical Events in March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 19 musical performances during February and March 2017. (more...)

Russell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City BalletRussell Janzen and More Promoted at New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

New York City Ballet announced today the promotion of eight of the Company's dancers. Soloist Russell Janzen has been promoted to the rank of principal dancer, and corps de ballet members Sara Adams, Harrison Ball, Emilie Gerrity, Joseph Gordon, Unity Phelan, Troy Schumacher, and Indiana Woodward have been promoted to Soloist. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Choir Presents THE ESSENCE OF MUSIC this WeekendVancouver Chamber Choir Presents THE ESSENCE OF MUSIC this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

This Saturday's concert will be the final event of our 37th annual National Conductors' Symposium.  (more...)

SBCO Releases Music Study Results on Cognitive Benefits of Classical MusicSBCO Releases Music Study Results on Cognitive Benefits of Classical Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Live classical music performances offer greater therapeutic value for individuals suffering cognitive or neurological impairment than do classical music recordings, according to the results of an innovative study recently undertaken by the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra (SBCO). Titled "Classical Connections," the effort involved chamber music performances for elderly dementia patients by SBCO musicians over a four-week period at Santa Barbara's Friendship Center Adult Day Care, a project collaborator. According to lead researcher Lori Sunshine, some 95 percent of study participants evinced positive emotional, social, and physical responses to the performances, whereas observable responses to recordings were both less evident and less expressive. The SBCO plans to launch a follow-up study this spring. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Present ROMANCE AT THE MUSEUMSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Present ROMANCE AT THE MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Heiichiro Ohyama, music director and conductor of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, will be the featured violist in a unique performance of Robert Schumann's famed Dichterliebe ('A Poet's Love') at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Fleischmann Auditorium on Tuesday, February 14. (more...)

National Conductors' Symposium Presents RENAISSANCE, ROMANTIC RUSTICNational Conductors' Symposium Presents RENAISSANCE, ROMANTIC RUSTIC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

This concert will be the final event of the 37th annual National Conductors' Symposium.  (more...)

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul's 'Victorian Passions'Celebrate Valentine's Day with Lantz and Kargul's 'Victorian Passions'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Violinist Ronald Lantz and pianist Laura Kargul will present another of their popular Valentine's Day concerts at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Violinist And Conductor Joseph Swensen Joins Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra For MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3Violinist And Conductor Joseph Swensen Joins Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra For MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will welcome acclaimed violinist and conductor Joseph Swensen on February 18 and 19 in a dazzling program featuring masterworks by Schubert and Mozart. The concert titled "Schubert 'The Great'" has been updated to reflect a change in program; Maestro Swensen, who will conduct from the violin spotlight, will replace Maestro Rune Bergmann, who has withdrawn due to an illness in the family. (more...)

MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated. (more...)

St. Petersburg Philharmonic to Perform Shostakovich and Brahms at Cherry Orchard FestivalSt. Petersburg Philharmonic to Perform Shostakovich and Brahms at Cherry Orchard Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest musical ensemble, returns to New York on Saturday, March 4 to celebrate its 135th anniversary with a concert at Carnegie Hall, led by its esteemed Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Yuri Temirkanov. (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Features Principal Oboist Fatma Daglar, 3/3-4Annapolis Symphony Features Principal Oboist Fatma Daglar, 3/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Principal Oboist Fatma Daglar joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the role of soloist under the musical direction of Jose-Luis Novo, for the third Masterworks Concert of the 2016-2017 season, March 3 and 4, at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  This concert is a marvelous example of composers finding inspiration in the culture and vibrant life of three major European cities.  Mozart enjoyed a "love-at-first-sight" relationship with his Prague audience; Martin? flourished as an artist in Paris where he lived for 17 years, and Schumann found one of his most poignant musical depictions evoking the majestic architectural wonders of Cologne's Cathedral in his Rhenish Symphony. (more...)

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