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Carnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 SeasonCarnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as wide-ranging education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The upcoming season includes performances by many of the world's greatest artists and ensembles representing classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with events presented on Carnegie Hall's three stages, in the Hall's new Resnick Education Wing, and throughout New York City. (more...)

Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

On February 24, Avital will release Vivaldi, his third album on DG that returns the instrument to its origins-the Venetian Baroque and master composer Antonio Vivaldi. On this release, Avital captures the mystical spirit of Venice, shedding new light on Vivaldi's musical genius by performing his own transcriptions of the composer's works, demonstrating the rock star status that he cultivated in his own time. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Announces Acquisition of Rare Sir Simon Photo, 1/19National Portrait Gallery Announces Acquisition of Rare Sir Simon Photo, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The National Portrait Gallery has acquired an unpublished photograph of the British conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Rory Coonan took the portrait in 1982 on film, using a 150-year-old plate camera. The acquisition is announced to mark Sir Simon's 60th birthday, today, Monday 19 January 2015, and ahead of his concerts in London with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, of which Liverpool-born Rattle is Principal Conductor. (more...)

Violinist Karina Canellakis to Conduct and Perform with the LA Chamber Orchestra, 1/24-25Violinist Karina Canellakis to Conduct and Perform with the LA Chamber Orchestra, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Karina Canellakis, hailed as a 'masterful' violinist and recognized as one of America's most promising young conductors, makes her Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut showcasing her dual talents performing and leading Vivaldi's vivid Violin Concerto, 'La tempesta di mare' ('Storm') and conducting Schubert's Symphony No. 5 on Saturday, January 24, 2015, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, January 25, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & MoreFestival d'Aix-en-Provence's 67th Season to Feature World Premieres, French Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The 67th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart; the French premiere of Jonathan Dove's children's opera The Monster in the Maze led by Sir Simon Rattle with the London Symphony Orchestra; and a revival of director Robert Carsen's acclaimed 1991 Festival production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Festival's major vocal presentations this season will also include Serbian composer Ana Sokolovi?'s unconventional one-act a capella opera Svadba (Marriage), and a double bill presenting Persephone,Stravinsky's melodrama for tenor, female narrator, choir, children's choir, dancers and orchestra, with Tchaikovsky's last opera, Iolanta. (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell Comes to Jones Hall TonightViolinist Joshua Bell Comes to Jones Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Houston for a recital performance tonight, Nov. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Joining Bell on stage will be pianist Alessio Bax. (more...)

Isango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE Begins Today at the New VicIsango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE Begins Today at the New Vic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

g its Off-Broadway debut at The New Victory Theater from today, November 1 - November 9, Isango Ensemble's Young Vic production of The Magic Flute: Impempe Yomlingo reimagines Mozart's masterpiece opera with a South African context. Featuring township percussion, an orchestra of marimbas and a cast of more than thirty vibrant voices from the townships surrounding Cape Town, and winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera, this Magic Flute dazzles with drama, comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love. (more...)

Jazz Artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter Head to Segerstrom Center, 1/16Jazz Artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter Head to Segerstrom Center, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Two superb jazz singers will share the stage at Segerstrom Center as four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and rising vocalist and Grammy winner Gregory Porter perform on January 16 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Violinist Joshua Bell Coming to Jones Hall, 11/5Violinist Joshua Bell Coming to Jones Hall, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell returns to Houston for a recital performance on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Joining Bell on stage will be pianist Alessio Bax. (more...)

Prague Philharmonic Choir Coming to Harris Center, 11/10Prague Philharmonic Choir Coming to Harris Center, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Since its inception Harris Center for the Arts has prided itself on bringing some of the world's best talent to Folsom. The Prague Philharmonic Choir, led by principal conductor Lukaš Vasilek, is a professional choral ensemble of almost 70 members which has been performing and recording all over the world for 79 years. It collaborates with renowned orchestras and conductors of the international music scene, and is considered one of the most popular choirs in Europe. (more...)

Großes Eröffnungskonzert des neuen Mehr! Theater in Hamburg mit dem London Symphony OrchestraGroßes Eröffnungskonzert des neuen Mehr! Theater in Hamburg mit dem London Symphony Orchestra
by Iris Moebius - Oct 8, 2014

Nach 15 Monaten Bauzeit wird Mehr! Entertainment mit einem Highlight der besonderen Art im Fruhjahr 2015 das neue Mehr! Theater am Großmarkt eroffnen: Das London Symphony Orchestra, eines der weltweit renommiertesten Orchester, wird vor den allerersten 2.400 Gasten in Hamburgs neuer Kulturstatte spielen. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Launches Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series TonightViolinist Anne-Sophie Mutter Launches Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter--widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists--presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014-2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and Andre Previn. (more...)

Deborah Voigt, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for WQXR & Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 CARNEGIE HALL LIVE Series, Beginning TonightDeborah Voigt, David Hyde Pierce and More Set for WQXR & Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 CARNEGIE HALL LIVE Series, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This fall, WQXR, New York City's classical music station and CARNEGIE HALL will once again bring concerts from the renowned concert hall to national and international audiences through live and recorded broadcasts and webcasts of 12 concerts from the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Launches 2014-15 Season with Opening Night Gala TonightCarnegie Hall Launches 2014-15 Season with Opening Night Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Carnegie Hall launches its 2014-2015 season tonight, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. with an Opening Night Gala concert featuring the Berliner Philharmoniker and Music Director Sir Simon Rattle. The program includes Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist Anne-Sophie Mutter as well as Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances and Stravinsky's closing scenes from The Firebird. (more...)

Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014-15 season sees one of Deborah Voigt's most personal projects come to fruition, with the HarperCollins publication of her candid, funny, and soul-baring memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. She also returns to the opera house, reprising her star turn in Francesca Zambello's Salome for her Dallas Opera debut; making her title role debut in a new staging of The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theater; and undertaking the roles of Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera – her first time singing both roles in the same production. To launch her new appointment as WQXR's inaugural Susan W. Rose Artist-in-Residence, Voigt co-hosts the opening-night broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live, joining WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to present the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter live in concert from the New York venue. She herself headlines the season-opening concert of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and season-closing events at both the Pacific Symphony and the USM Symphony, which she joins for “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.” Meanwhile, as returning Artist-in-Residence at the Washington National Opera, the beloved soprano continues mentoring young singers in the company's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program throughout the season. (more...)

Isango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Play New Vic, 11/1-9Isango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Play New Vic, 11/1-9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Making its Off-Broadway debut at The New Victory Theater from November 1 - November 9, Isango Ensemble's Young Vic production of The Magic Flute: Impempe Yomlingo reimagines Mozart's masterpiece opera with a South African context. Featuring township percussion, an orchestra of marimbas and a cast of more than thirty vibrant voices from the townships surrounding Cape Town, and winner of the 2008 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and a Globes de Cristal for Best Opera, this Magic Flute dazzles with drama, comedy and the sublime joy of finding true love. (more...)

Berliner Philharmoniker Releases Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray TodayBerliner Philharmoniker Releases Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Berliner Philharmoniker releases its live recording of Bach's spiritual and dramatic St John Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and staged by Peter Sellars, in a box set comprising both DVD and Blu-Ray, today, September 19. (more...)

Pianist Yefim Bronfman Joins Utah Symphony to Perform Brahms This WeekendPianist Yefim Bronfman Joins Utah Symphony to Perform Brahms This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer are joined by renowned piano soloist Yefim Bronfman at Abravanel Hall today and tomorrow, September 19 and 20 at 8 PM. Mr. Bronfman, a regular soloist with orchestras all around the world, will play Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. (more...)

Berliner Philharmoniker to Release Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray, 9/19Berliner Philharmoniker to Release Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Berliner Philharmoniker releases its live recording of Bach's spiritual and dramatic St John Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and staged by Peter Sellars, in a box set comprising both DVD and Blu-Ray, on Friday, September 19. The linen-bound hardcover edition from the orchestra's new in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, features St John Passion in the best possible picture and sound quality with extensive bonus material, including an interview with Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars, an introduction to the work by Chorus Master Simon Halsey, and a comprehensive booklet with photos. The set is available from www.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com and Arkiv Music. (more...)

Renowned Piano Soloist Yefim Bronfman Joins The Utah Symphony for a Performance of Brahms' PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2, 9/19-20Renowned Piano Soloist Yefim Bronfman Joins The Utah Symphony for a Performance of Brahms' PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer are joined by renowned piano soloist Yefim Bronfman at Abravanel Hall on September 19 and 20 at 8 PM. Mr. Bronfman, a regular soloist with orchestras all around the world, will play Johannes Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2. (more...)

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