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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...)

The Valley of the Moon Music Festival Celebrates SCHUMANN'S WORLDThe Valley of the Moon Music Festival Celebrates SCHUMANN'S WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

After the final concert of their Green Music Center concert series on May 13, the musicians of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival will return to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma for their annual summer event. This year the Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann over three consecutive weekends, July 16 - 30, juxtaposing the composer's own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed.  (more...)

Dayton Ballet Celebrates Women Choreographers With THE FEMALE FACTORDayton Ballet Celebrates Women Choreographers With THE FEMALE FACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Dayton Ballet presents The Female Factor, the fourth ballet of the 2016–2017 Excite Season, now on stage through April 2 at the Victoria Theatre.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 3/26/2017Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Dayton (more...)

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...)

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 - Mar 4, 2017

The legendary St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia's oldest musical ensemble, returns to New York today, 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...)

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