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SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Conservatory Orchestra closes out the year with a program of 20th-century masterpieces, highlighting SFCM's spring focus on folk influences. Ruth Crawford Seeger's Rissolty, Rossolty explores heavy use of folk tunes, and the score to the iconic ballet, Petrushka, is ripe with Russian songs, expressed in a way that can only be termed 'Stravinskian.' Graduating voice student and concerto competition winner Natalie Image '17 joins the orchestra mid-concert for Samuel Barber's luscious Knoxville: Summer of 1915. (more...)

Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On April 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Jun Märkl leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Karen Gomyo in Barber's Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Barber's “Adagio for Strings” and Arnold Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Make Music Day 2017 Returns to Major Cities Across The U.S. This JuneMake Music Day 2017 Returns to Major Cities Across The U.S. This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in the United States, returns this year on Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season FinalePacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its season finale - and Artistic Director John Alexander's final performance with the organization - on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Public Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 OpensPublic Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Public booking for the highly acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera opens on Saturday, 15 April at 9.30 a.m.  Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival, once again nominated for 'Best Festival' in the forthcoming International Opera Awards, will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November.  (more...)

Sylvan Winds Announce Final Concert of 2016-17 SeasonSylvan Winds Announce Final Concert of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the final concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space.    (more...)

California Symphony Announces 2017-18 SeasonCalifornia Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The California Symphony today announced its 2017-18 season, its thirty-first, and its fifth with Music Director Donato Cabrera. The season includes a world premiere and a West Coast premiere, first performances of Mozart's Requiem and Sibelius's Third Symphony, the first performances in more than 20 years of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the first performance of a work of Mahler's since the Orchestra's 1997-98 season. The Orchestra also welcomes guest soloists Haochen Zhang in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2; soprano Maria Valdes in Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and in Mahler's Symphony No. 4; and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Alexi Kenney. The Orchestra gives the world premiere of new Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch's newest work, a California Symphony commission; and performs two works by Bay Area-based composer Nathaniel Stookey: the West Coast premiere of YTTE (Yield to Total Elation), and The Composer is Dead, the popular orchestral whodunit by Stookey and author Lemony Snicket, with Broadway star Manoel Felciano as narrator. Other highlights include performances with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and conductor Ragnar Bohlin of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Arvo Pärt's Te Deum, as part of the Mozart Requiem concert, and a performance of Smetana's Vltava (Die Moldau). (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...)

New Season of the History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik Launches on 4/3New Season of the History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik Launches on 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

A new season of The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik  begins on Monday, April 3, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, with a look at the triumphant 1966 performance by Leontyne Price in the title role in the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, the opera by Samuel Barber commissioned for the opening of the Metropolitan Opera's new home at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Masterworks SeriesCanton Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Masterworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This year marks the beginning of the 80th season for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  For our 2017-2018 season, we plan to bring concerts full of color and life to the audience.  This season brings back favorite guests of seasons past, and features some of our own musicians soloing with the orchestra.  Some concerts include favorite standards in the classical repertoire, and others expose concert-goers to new music or lesser-known masterpieces for the orchestra.  We hope to see you at our concerts, and maybe even become a subscriber to the Canton Symphony Orchestra! (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Desoff Choirs To Celebrate Spring With Bach, Buxtehude, And Barber In One Night Only Concert, 4/1Desoff Choirs To Celebrate Spring With Bach, Buxtehude, And Barber In One Night Only Concert, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Dessoff Choirs continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. (more...)

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In ConcertCatskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Rostropovich, Piatigorsky, the great Casals himself. These are the names invoked by critics in attempting to describe the artistry of cellist Garfield Moore, appearing in an afternoon recital with pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa on Sunday April 2 at 2:00pm at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 ProgrammeWexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Today, Wexford Festival Opera announced the programme and principal casting details for the forthcoming 2017 festival. Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November. (more...)

Grammy Winning Violinist, James Ehnes to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony in Masterworks Concert, 3/24-25Grammy Winning Violinist, James Ehnes to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony in Masterworks Concert, 3/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Grammy Award winning violinist James Ehnes joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for their Masterworks concert, "A Symphony of Colors," at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8pm.  Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Ehnes in Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto.  The concert will also feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Richard Wagner's Prelude and Lovedeath from Tristan and Isolde, and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Nominated For World's Best Opera FestivalWexford Festival Opera Nominated For World's Best Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Wexford Festival Opera has once again been nominated in the highly coveted Best Festival category in the upcoming International Opera Awards.  This is the third time Wexford has been nominated in this category since the awards were established in 2012.  (more...)

North Carolina Opera's Artistic And Music Director To Step DownNorth Carolina Opera's Artistic And Music Director To Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

North Carolina Opera's Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers is stepping down from his post at the end of September. (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the BronxQuintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the Bronx
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble will present Music and Mimosas - A Concert Celebrating Nature on Saturday, February 11 @ 1:00 PM at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY. (more...)

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