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Pacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINORPacific Symphony and Elliot Goldenthal Release SYMPHONY IN G# MINOR
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Pacific Symphony has reunited with Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal to release the world-premiere recording of his “Symphony in G# Minor” on the Zarathustra Music label Tuesday, May 12. Goldenthal wrote the 22-minute work for Pacific Symphony and Music Director Carl St.Clair as part of the orchestra's 2014 American Composers Festival. This collaboration comes 20 years after the orchestra commissioned Goldenthal to write a piece for the 20th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Entitled “Fire Water Paper: A Vietnam Oratorio,” the hour-long work for orchestra and SATB chorus with soloists and a cello obbligato, was premiered in 1995, with the recording released in 1996 on Sony Classical Records, featuring renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Soundtrack from Classic Horror Film POLTERGEIST, 5/19Sony Classical to Release Soundtrack from Classic Horror Film POLTERGEIST, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

British director Gil Kenan proved his atmospheric take on the horror and fantasy genres with his movies Monster House and City of Ember (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Broadcast PostponedLive From Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Broadcast Postponed
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Due to scheduling, the recent Live From Lincoln Center broadcast, featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, announced to air July 31, 2015 will be postponed to air at a future date to be announced.  (more...)

Simone Dinnerstein & Teens to Present THE CIRCLE AND THE CHILD, 6/14Simone Dinnerstein & Teens to Present THE CIRCLE AND THE CHILD, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:30pm acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will give the New York premiere of Philip Lasser's piano concerto The Circle and the Child from her latest Sony album Broadway-Lafayette with the talented teen new music ensemble Face the Music under the direction of founder and director Jenny Undercofler at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.). The program also includes Face the Music members Paris Lavidis's Violin Concerto in D, Michelle David's First Love Experience, and Benjamin Wenzelburg's Air for harp and strings. (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

DEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This SummerDEE DEE'S FEATHERS Set for Release This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Dee Dee's Feathers, a journey through the history of New Orleans as told through song and the collaboration of Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield & The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), is set for release August 11th, 2015, via OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records. Recorded at New Orleans' Esplanade Studios, a studio in a reconverted historical church in the heart of the city that was badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the release of Dee Dee's Feathers will be accompanied by tour dates worldwide including stops at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Barbican in London and New York City's famed Apollo Theatre on Halloween. (more...)

Natalie Imbruglia Releases Music Video for New Single 'Instant Crush'Natalie Imbruglia Releases Music Video for New Single 'Instant Crush'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Three-time Grammy nominee, songwriter, actor and model, Natalie Imbruglia releases a music video for her new single 'Instant Crush' from her highly anticipated forthcoming album Male (Portrait/Sony Masterworks). (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as artistic director. “With a beloved masterwork, a virtuoso soloist, and a 21st century composer represented on every concert, the Chicago Philharmonic continues its adventures in direct, urgent, truly relevant music-making,” said Speck. (more...)

Emily West's New Single 'Bitter' Available Now; Album Due in AugustEmily West's New Single 'Bitter' Available Now; Album Due in August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Singer-songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Emily West releases 'Bitter,' the first single from her debut album All For You, available now (Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks). The album release will follow in August. (more...)

JD Souther Releases New Album 'Tenderness'JD Souther Releases New Album 'Tenderness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, iconic musician and actor JD Souther releases his new album Tenderness via Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This SummerNew York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the summer of 2015 the New York Philharmonic will undertake its first performance residencies in Shanghai, as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Producer Henrik Schwarz to Release New Album Instruments, 4/14Producer Henrik Schwarz to Release New Album Instruments, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Available April 14 via Sony Classical, the album features six acoustic chamber music arrangements of his electronic dance hits, plus an original composition. (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Craig Leon's BACH TO MOOG This MaySony Classical to Release Craig Leon's BACH TO MOOG This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In January 2015, Moog Music, the 60-year-old analogue synthesizer company, announced that for the first time in more than 30 years, it would once again build the large format modular synthesizers that were first introduced by its founder, Dr. Robert Moog in 1964. 2015 also marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Robert 'Bob' Moog (1934-2005), inventor of the Moog synthesizer. (more...)

Dorothea Roschmann and Mitsuko Uchida to Perform Love Songs by Schumann & Berg at Carnegie Hall, 4/22Dorothea Roschmann and Mitsuko Uchida to Perform Love Songs by Schumann & Berg at Carnegie Hall, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The all-star duo of soprano Dorothea Röschmann and pianist Mitsuko Uchida collaborate on a recital program of love songs by Schumann and Berg at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Wednesday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. Ms. Röschmann and Ms. Uchida will perform Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 39 -- the composer's passionate ode to his beloved wife Clara -- and his Frauenliebe und -- leben, Op. 42, a celebration of a woman's devotion to her husband, pairing those song cycles with Berg's fevered view of love in his Seven Early Songs. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Peter & Evynne Hollens Sing A Capella THE LAST FIVE YEARS MontageVIDEO: Peter & Evynne Hollens Sing A Capella THE LAST FIVE YEARS Montage
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2015

One man a cappella vocalist Peter Hollens teams up with his wife Evynne Hollens and Jason Robert Brown himself in a new music video for THE LAST FIVE YEARS in honor of the recent release of the film. Below, check out the montage, featuring completely a capella music! (more...)

HIATUS KAIYOTE Announces North American Spring Tour & SXSW ShowsHIATUS KAIYOTE Announces North American Spring Tour & SXSW Shows
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Hiatus Kaiyote announces their North American tour in support of the highly anticipated new album Choose Your Weapon, out May 4th via Flying Buddha/Sony Music Masterworks. (more...)

IGOR LEVIT: An Evening of Beethoven Sonatas to Play The WallisIGOR LEVIT: An Evening of Beethoven Sonatas to Play The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents pianist Igor Levit for one performance only, April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

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