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Piano Superstar Yuja Wang and Maestro Jaap van Zweden Open the HK Phil 2017-18 SeasonPiano Superstar Yuja Wang and Maestro Jaap van Zweden Open the HK Phil 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) kicks off its 2017/18 Season with its Music Director Jaap van Zweden teaming up with Yuja Wang who returns to perform Tchaikovsky's popular First Piano Concerto (1 & 2 September 2017), and the poetic Piano Concerto no. 2 by Beethoven (8 & 9 September 2017). (more...)

Hotchkiss Summer Piano Portals Program Celebrates Five YearsHotchkiss Summer Piano Portals Program Celebrates Five Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On July 22, 2017, the talented young students of the Hotchkiss School Summer Portals Piano Program will perform a fifth-anniversary gala performance in honor of Hotchkiss School former Chairman and Board Member Frederick Frank (class of 1950) and Mary Tanner Frank.  The concert features celebrated international pianists, Hotchkiss Piano Program Director Fabio Witkowski and Resident Piano Faculty Gisele Nacif Witkowski; joining them are the Fine Arts Quartet, described as a “powerhouse of American chamber music for more than six decades,” (Washington Post) and with “tone… both beguilingly tangy and warm” (The Strad), comprised of violinists Ralph Evans and Efim Boico, violist Gil Sharon, and cellist Niklas Schmidt.  The rich program includes Haydn's The Lark String Quartet in D Major, and Robert Schumann's E-flat Major Piano Quartet and E-flat Major Piano Quintet.   (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...)

Alan Alda-Narrated BRAHMS AND THE SCHUMANNS Adds Performance at BCMFAlan Alda-Narrated BRAHMS AND THE SCHUMANNS Adds Performance at BCMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A second performance of 'Brahms and the Schumanns,' narrated by Alan Alda, has been added to the schedule of the 2017 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. This program, which opens the festival, will now be performed on July 30 and 31. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Instrumentalists Perform With CCCMF Artistic DirectorEmerson String Quartet Instrumentalists Perform With CCCMF Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating its 38th season as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music presents Three Emersons and One Jon performed by members of world renowned Emerson String Quartet and CCCMF Artistic Director, pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Monday, August 7, 7:30 pm at First Congregational Church, 200 Main Street, Wellfleet.  (more...)

OCPA Offers 4 New Plays at Newport Theatre Arts CenterOCPA Offers 4 New Plays at Newport Theatre Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

For several years, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance has presented a summer staged reading event at Newport Theatre Arts Center in Newport Beach. This year's event features four new one-act plays from local dramatists who have produced across the country - an eclectic playbill of one-acts set in America and overseas. (more...)

Dance with Kegelstatt Ensemble Next MonthDance with Kegelstatt Ensemble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Kegelstatt musicians Steph Wake-Dyster, clarinet; Esther Toh, double bass; Renae Stavely, oboe; and Anna Webb, viola, together with Alexandra Castle, flute and Emma Perkins, violin, will guide the audience through 'Dance' with live spoken interludes, emphasizing the connection and dialogue between the performers, the music and the audience. (more...)

Pianist Luca Buratto, Honens Prize Laureate Makes New York Debut 10/11Pianist Luca Buratto, Honens Prize Laureate Makes New York Debut 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Italian pianist Luca Buratto, the Honens International Piano Competition's 2015 Prize Laureate, will make his New York debut at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. His program features works by Ades, Jana?ek, Ligeti, Prokofiev and Schumann. The concert is presented by the Honens International Piano Competition. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Close 2016-17 'Grand Classics' Season with Beethoven & MahlerPittsburgh Symphony to Close 2016-17 'Grand Classics' Season with Beethoven & Mahler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck close the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season in joyous style with Ludwig van Beethoven's beloved 'Pastoral' Symphony and Mahler's Seven Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn on June 23-25 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Great Conductor Jaap van Zweden Conducts Schubert's 'Great' SymphonyGreat Conductor Jaap van Zweden Conducts Schubert's 'Great' Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Robert Schumann said he was “in seventh heaven” after hearing Schubert's Ninth Symphony. From its majestic opening horn call to the finale that salutes Beethoven's “Ode to Joy”, the subtitle “Great” is entirely suited to this marvellous musical feast. (more...)

Cleveland International Piano Competition Winner to Make New York Debut at Carnegie HallCleveland International Piano Competition Winner to Make New York Debut at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Nikita Mndoyants, the electrifying first prize winner of the 2016 Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) will make his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm. He will perform one of his own compositions, plus works by Beethoven, Schumann, and Prokofiev. (more...)

Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 LineupAlan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)

Pianist Yael Weiss Performs Beethoven and Premieres by Schoenfield and Chihara at BargemusicPianist Yael Weiss Performs Beethoven and Premieres by Schoenfield and Chihara at Bargemusic
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

With an eye towards 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, award-winning pianist Yael Weiss has embarked upon 'A Beethoven Odyssey,' a project that combines the complete set of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas with newly commissioned compositions related to them. (more...)

Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review FundingSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra Suspends 2017-18 Season to Review Funding
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In an effort to gauge the extent of financial support from the community, the Board of Directors for the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra has elected to suspend operations for the 2017-18 season, pending a review of the organization's prospects beyond its current season. A specially formed committee will complete a comprehensive assessment of SBCO budget and programming models within 90 days, after which the organization's leadership will decide on a course of action. Options include presenting next season's program in its entirety as planned, offering a reduced number of concerts, or shuttering the venerable ensemble permanently. The orchestra will present its final concert of the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, May 16, at the Lobero Theatre. (more...)

Pianist Glen Kirchoff Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital SeriesPianist Glen Kirchoff Featured on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Pianist Glen Kirchoff performs a recital of chamber music on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. Joining Mr. Kirchoff are guest artists and members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Desiree Elsevier, viola; James Ognibene, clarinet; and Brendan Kane, bass. (more...)

Alessio Bax to Perform Schumann Piano Concerto with the Santa Barbara Chamber OrchestraAlessio Bax to Perform Schumann Piano Concerto with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax will join the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for a season-ending performance of Robert Schumann's intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Boston Ballet 2016-17 Concludes With ROBBINS/THE CONCERT, 5/5-27Boston Ballet 2016-17 Concludes With ROBBINS/THE CONCERT, 5/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Boston Ballet's 2016–2017 season concludes with Robbins/The Concert, a mixed-repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, and Jerome Robbins set to music by several composers: Igor Stravinsky, Frédéric Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage after nearly 20 years to conduct The MET Orchestra in three concerts this May and June. The first concert in the series, on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:00 p.m., features an all-Mahler program with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and tenor Matthew Polenzani singing selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn alongside Symphony No. 1 in D Major. On Saturday, June 3 at 3:00 p.m., Maestro Salonen leads the orchestra in Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97, 'Rhenish' alongside Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, featuring mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill and tenor Stuart Skelton. For the final concert in The MET Orchestra series, on Tuesday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Salonen conducts Mahler'sBlumine and Kindertotenlieder, featuring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter. Also on the program is Sibelius's Symphony No. 7 in C Major, Op. 105 and his Violin Concerto in D Minor, featuring guest soloist Christian Tetzlaff. Mr. Salonen last conducted in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in 1998. (more...)

Orion Ensemble to Conclude Season with WIT AND PASSION in ChicagoOrion Ensemble to Conclude Season with WIT AND PASSION in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, welcomes back guest violist Stephen Boe for a program of 'Wit and Passion' to conclude its 24th season. (more...)

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