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Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17Susan Graham Sings Octavian with BSO, New Dead Man Walking, Met Gala & More in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Following her summer role debut in Santa Fe as Clairon in Richard Strauss's Capriccio, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham - hailed by Gramophone as 'America's favorite mezzo' - launched the 2016-17 season with Renée Fleming and Michael Tilson Thomas performing Rossini songs in the San Francisco Symphony's opening night gala. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKYVancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces.  The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain - the many moods of the natural world.   (more...)

Emerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary SeasonEmerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine, which has earned its place in the pantheon of the classical music world. (more...)

Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Announces 2016-2017 Season.Leonia Chamber Musicians Society Announces 2016-2017 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, launches the 2016-2017 season performing three special concerts from November 6, 2016 to April 23, 2017 in Leonia, New Jersey. The 2016-2017 series presents these concerts: (more...)

Musica Viva to Open 39th Season with COLLA VOCE at All Souls ChurchMusica Viva to Open 39th Season with COLLA VOCE at All Souls Church
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Soloists from Musica Viva, the Aeolus String Quartet and Musica Viva Artistic Director and pianist Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez are featured in Colla Voce, a program of vocal chamber music, on Sunday, September 25 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church, opening Musica Viva's 39th season. (more...)

Copland House Announces 2016-17 SeasonCopland House Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

An appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito d'Rivera; a world premiere by Rome Prize-winner Derek Bermel; a concert haunted by Bach, Schubert, and musical ghosts of past centuries; song settings of the mystical, powerful poetry of celebrated Austro-German author Rainer Maria Rilke; and music inspired by the American West highlight the 8th season of Copland House concerts at Westchester County's majestic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now AvailableAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER to Take Show On The Road This SeptemberLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER to Take Show On The Road This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

For the first time in its series history LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER takes its show on the road presenting The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a broadcast from Kentucky's Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Shatters Fundraising Record with $560,133Fire Island Dance Festival Shatters Fundraising Record with $560,133
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

On a picturesque waterfront stage overlooking the Great South Bay, this year's Fire Island Dance Festival welcomed ballet, modern and contemporary dance powerhouses on July 15-17, 2016.  (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 SeasonPRIDE AND PREJUDICE and More Set for American Repertory Ballet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 performance season. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Perform Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY, 7/23Pacific Symphony to Perform Beethoven's NINTH SYMPHONY, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Perhaps the most epic choral work ever composed, Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, which includes the famous last movement, “Ode to Joy,” has filled concert venues around the world for close to two centuries, yet has never lost its ability to thrill. A musical wonder considered by many to be Beethoven's greatest work, his massive and majestic Ninth fills Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre with pure radiance during Pacific Symphony's second concert of Summer Festival 2016. Led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, this crown jewel of the season boasts a huge orchestra, full chorus and a spine-tingling vocal quartet. The heart-welling program also includes a number of other beloved and moving pieces including Aaron Copland's “Fanfare for the Common Man,” Samuel Barber's “Adagio for Strings,” John Williams' “Liberty Fanfare” and his “Hymn to the Fallen” from the film “Saving Private Ryan.” (more...)

Composer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th BirthdayComposer Kenneth Fuchs to Celebrate 60th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The American composer Kenneth Fuchs celebrates his 60th birthday tomorrow, July 1. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Sets 2016-17 SeasonMartha Graham Dance Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Martha Graham Dance Company is pleased to announce its 2016–17 season. The Company's tour kicks off in August and includes performances in 12 cities across the U.S., a performance residency in Madrid, and a weeklong engagement in Cuba, where the Company will perform as part of the renowned Havana International Ballet Festival. The Company's New York season will take place at the Joyce Theater in February 2017. The season also includes six events as part of the Company's popular Graham Studio Series, which offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the Company at work in the intimate setting of the Martha Graham Studio Theater. (more...)

The Puzzle Theatre Festival Announces 2016 LineupThe Puzzle Theatre Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 6th Annual The Puzzle, a theatre festival at the historic Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, has announced its 2016 line-up which begins Monday, June 20th and runs until Saturday, June 25th.  (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Sets 76th Annual Festival ConcertPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Sets 76th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

After a truly inspiring year of music education and performance, the curtain will soon rise on the final concert of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2015-16 season, marking the organization's 76th Anniversary. The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra 76th Annual Festival Concert will feature performances by PYO's students, ages 14-21, and special guest performances by Philadelphia's foremost organist Peter Richard Conte and Bravo Brass Alum and Euphonium soloist Joel Collier. The concert will take place on Sunday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m., in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Richmond Symphony to Close Season with DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, 5/14Richmond Symphony to Close Season with DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

May 3, 2016 – Richmond Virginia The Richmond Symphony will close the 2015-16 Season with Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm and Sunday, May 15 at 3pm. The music, composed for a three-part ballet, is based on the mythological Greek love story of Daphnis and Chloé and is considered some of the most beautiful and evocative of the twentieth century. Joining the Symphony will be the Richmond Symphony Chorus under the direction of Erin R. Freeman. The Altria Masterworks concerts will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Ever since its opening night in May 1891, Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125(th) anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world's greatest musicians. Available April 29, this unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-page coffee table book, which includes notes by Director of Carnegie Hall's Archives Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs. (more...)

JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

JCC Manhattan proudly presents PREformances with Allison Charney featuring violinists Laura Jean Goldberg, Ani Bukujian and Alexandros Martino Petrin, violist Lisa Heffter, cellist Roberta Cooper, pianists Alexei Tartakovsky and Moshe Knoll as well as actor, Jordan Charney, on Monday, April 11th at 12:30pm. The program will feature world premieres by American composers Kim D. Sherman and Moshe S. Knoll, along with Debussy's beautiful 'Arpeggio Etude' and Liszt's thrilling 'Chasse Neige' for virtuoso piano. (more...)

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