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Carnegie Hall Recital by Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Be Broadcast Live on medici.tvCarnegie Hall Recital by Pianist Daniil Trifonov to Be Broadcast Live on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that the recital by pianist Daniil Trifonov on Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to the Hall's continued collaboration with medici.tv. (more...)

Stravinsky Funeral Song: US Premiere and More AnnouncedStravinsky Funeral Song: US Premiere and More Announced
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Following its rediscovery last year and performance in St. Petersburg in December, Stravinsky's Funeral Song receives premieres in 15 countries around the world, programmed by leading orchestras and conductors. (more...)

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona. (more...)

Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonatooffers her latest project, In War & Peace: Harmony through Music, on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. DiDonato is joined by early music orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev from the harpsichord. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Gears Up for Most Important Year in its History & Re-Appoints Velo For Digital StrategyLondon Symphony Orchestra Gears Up for Most Important Year in its History & Re-Appoints Velo For Digital Strategy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

As the London Symphony Orchestra announces its new 2016/17 season of events and gears up for one of the most important years in its history - with Sir Simon Rattle taking over as Music Director in September 2017 - it has re-appointed Velo to look after its paid digital media. (more...)

The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys presents Handel's Messiah on Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 P.M.at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street New York, NY.   Daniel Hyde conducts Concert Royal with soloists Maria Valdes, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor and Thomas Meglioranza, bass.  (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This NovemberJoyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)

Daniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATIONDaniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATIONSaint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert presents Spain's pre-eminent pianist Joaquin Achucarro, performing Grieg's sweepingly dramatic Piano Concerto. Sir Simon Rattle said: "There is something special with Joaquin Achucarro. Very few musicians can extract this kind of sound from the piano," while Zubin Mehta remarked, "I have only heard this sound from Rubinstein." This not-to-be-missed Symphony debut by one of today's most talented pianists is part of a program that includes selections from Grieg's ever-popular "Peer Gynt," fairy-tale music from Stravinsky's iconic "Firebird" ballet, and a magical, mystical concerto by Rautavaara infused with bird songs. On the podium is the highly acclaimed, dynamic young Norwegian guest conductor, Rune Bergmann. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy Performs Solo RecitalMetropolitan Opera Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy Performs Solo Recital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, who sang major roles with the Metropolitan Opera for almost 25 years, returns to theChamber Music Society of Detroit series for a recital with pianist Kevin Murphy Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3:00 PM.  The concert takes place at Oakland University's Varner Recital Hall, located on the Oakland University campus at 2200 N. Squirrel Road in Rochester.  The program includes songs and arias by Schumann, Debussy, Strauss, Puccini, Copland and Obradors.  Tickets are priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, and may be purchased by phone at248-855-6070 or online at www.CMSDetroit.org. (more...)

 Print all In new window Carnegie Hall Concert by Ensemble Connect to be Webcast Live on medici.tv Print all In new window Carnegie Hall Concert by Ensemble Connect to be Webcast Live on medici.tv
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that the performance by Ensemble Connect conducted by Sir Simon Rattle on Sunday, October 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST in Zankel Hall, will be webcast free of charge to a worldwide audience, thanks to a continued partnership with medici.tv. The concert program consists of Schubert's Winterreise - A Composed Interpretation for Tenor and Small Orchestra by Hans Zender with tenor Mark Padmore. Following the live webcast, free replay of this concert will be available to online audiences on medici.tv for another 90 days, playable worldwide on all internet-enabled devices, including smart phones, tablets, Chromecast, computers, and smart TVs. (more...)

BWW Review: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Met's New TRISTAN UND ISOLDEBWW Review: The Agony and Ecstasy of the Met's New TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 6, 2016

For the sheer magnitude of its singing, there hasn't been anything like the Met's ecstatic new production of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE--seen a week after it opened the season on September 26--in a very long time. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Launches Season with Opening Night Gala Concert by Dudamel and SBSOV on October 6Carnegie Hall Launches Season with Opening Night Gala Concert by Dudamel and SBSOV on October 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Carnegie Hall opens its 2016-2017 season today, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. with a gala concert featuring exquisite dance music performed by the dynamic Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. The program features Ravel's La valse and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps as well as selected dances from around the world. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin returns this season to Carnegie Hall to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, beginning on Tuesday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. ViolinistBenjamin Beilman joins the orchestra for Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19, on a program that also includes Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin and Daphnis et Chloe(complete) with the Westminster Symphonic Choir. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/02/2016Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Connecticut (more...)

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 - Oct 1, 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...)

Australian World Orchestra Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Sydney Opera HouseAustralian World Orchestra Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Sydney Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) has announced its five-year anniversary celebrations in 2016, performing two stellar concerts co-presented by the Sydney Opera House today 28 and Thursday 29 September. (more...)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATIONSaint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

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