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Bang on a Can All-Stars to Perform at UHart, 2/20Bang on a Can All-Stars to Perform at UHart, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, in partnership with Real Art Ways, is pleased to present New York's electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars on (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More!Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony today unveil the 2016-17 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical and Sunday Casual Connections series and special events. This season celebrates the orchestra's 38th season and its 10th year in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Inaugurated by the Symphony in September 2006, this magnificent venue—with its exceptional acoustics and beautiful architecture—changed the world of symphonic music forever in Orange County. Both the orchestra and its audiences suddenly felt the ceiling to their musical opportunities open up to limitless possibilities. The trajectory of the orchestra sped up, allowing for broader choices in repertoire, greater ensemble excellence and immersive audience experiences—culminating, 10 years later, in this momentous season.  (more...)

New York City Lunar New Year Celebration Sets Program & ActivitiesNew York City Lunar New Year Celebration Sets Program & Activities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The New York City Lunar New Year 2016 'Year of the Monkey Celebration,' a five-day-long festival marking the lunar new year holiday, will be held Feb. 6-10 at iconic locations across the city and headlined by the Fantastic Art China exhibition at Javits Center North (11 Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets). The festival programs, events and activities - all free and open to the public - will not only highlight Chinese arts and culture but also environmental conservation for monkeys in China. Partner organizations include the US-China Cultural Institute, Committee of 100, New York Philharmonic, National Dance Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Columbia University Teachers College, New York School of Interior Design, Museum of Chinese in America, and the China Institute. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Perform Arvo Part & Beethoven at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The New York Choral Society (NYChoral) and NYChoral Orchestra under the baton of Music Director David Hayes will perform celebrated Estonian composer Arvo Part's 1985 composition Te Deum in conjunction with Beethoven's Mass in C on Friday evening, February 5, 2016, 8 p.m. at Stern Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's 5th Annual Chinese New Year Concert and Gala to be Held 2/9NY Philharmonic's 5th Annual Chinese New Year Concert and Gala to be Held 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The New York Philharmonic, in collaboration with CAMI Music, will celebrate the Chinese New Year for the fifth consecutive year, this time welcoming the Year of the Monkey with a program of music by Chinese composers and a work inspired by China, celebrating the cultural heritage of China and honoring the Chinese-American community, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Long Yu - music director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, artistic director and chief conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, artistic director of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, and founding artistic director of the Beijing Music Festival - will return to the Philharmonic to conduct the Chinese New Year Concert for the fifth consecutive season. (more...)

NJSO Music Director Xian Zhang named Principal Guest Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of WalesNJSO Music Director Xian Zhang named Principal Guest Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales (BBC NOW) today announced that internationally renowned Chinese-American conductor Xian Zhang-the NJSO's next music director-has been appointed BBC NOW's Principal Guest Conductor, effective September 1, 2016 (more...)

Hans Abrahamsen Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music CompositionHans Abrahamsen Wins Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

let me tell you, a song cycle for soprano and orchestra, has earned Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen the 2016 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition. (more...)

Alan Gilbert, Kajsa William-Olsson and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 11/23Alan Gilbert, Kajsa William-Olsson and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 23rd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani Opens LA Chamber Orchestra's Baroque Conversations Series TonightHarpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani Opens LA Chamber Orchestra's Baroque Conversations Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opens its five-concert Baroque Conversations series with an evening led by Iranian-born harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani featuring works by Bach, Telemann and Erlebach tonight, November 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

VPAC's Diva Series Continues with Michelle DeYoung TonightVPAC's Diva Series Continues with Michelle DeYoung Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

'Everyone at CSUN is always delighted to welcome back our alums who have risen to the top of their professions,' said VPAC Executive Director, Thor Steingraber. 'Michelle has conquered the stages at La Scala, the Met, Salzburg and LA Opera, and we welcome this great diva and look forward to her conquering the VPAC stage.' (more...)

Kent Tritle, New Chair of Manhattan School of Music Organ Department, to Perform Annual Recital, 11/18Kent Tritle, New Chair of Manhattan School of Music Organ Department, to Perform Annual Recital, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Manhattan School of Music (MSM) recently announced the appointment of Kent Tritle, also the School's Director of Choral Activities, as Chair of its historic Organ Department. Tritle, who the New York Times has hailed as "the brightest star in New York's choral music world," is organist for both the New York Philharmonic (since 1994) and American Symphony Orchestra (since 1993), as well as serving as Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is also Music Director of both Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York, and the acclaimed Oratorio Society of New York. (more...)

VPAC's Diva Series to Continue with Michelle DeYoung, 11/12VPAC's Diva Series to Continue with Michelle DeYoung, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

'Everyone at CSUN is always delighted to welcome back our alums who have risen to the top of their professions,' said VPAC Executive Director, Thor Steingraber. 'Michelle has conquered the stages at La Scala, the Met, Salzburg and LA Opera, and we welcome this great diva and look forward to her conquering the VPAC stage.' (more...)

Harlem Chamber Players & ChamberMusicNY Receive GrantHarlem Chamber Players & ChamberMusicNY Receive Grant
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Harlem Chamber Players and ChamberMusicNY are pleased to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded a grant for the commissioning of composer Jeffrey Scott's A Hug For Harlem. (more...)

Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani to Open LA Chamber Orchestra's Baroque Conversations Series, 11/12Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani to Open LA Chamber Orchestra's Baroque Conversations Series, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opens its five-concert Baroque Conversations series with an evening led by Iranian-born harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani featuring works by Bach, Telemann and Erlebach on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Interview: Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa FeBWW Interview: Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa Fe
by Erica Miner - Oct 12, 2015

For the past 30 years, he has written about classical music locally and throughout the US and Canada (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Launch 2015-16 Season with Opening Gala TonightAlan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Launch 2015-16 Season with Opening Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's 2015-16 season reflects Music Director Alan Gilbert's and the organization's belief in the rich rewards of collaboration with artistic and institutional leaders, and in expanding the idea of what a symphony orchestra can be through a range of diverse programming and educational activities. Artistic partnerships will grow through enhanced curatorial influences, and national and international collaborations will continue to further cement the Orchestra's role as a resource in New York City and around the world. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting TonightSan Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

SSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly Concert TonightSSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

In one of the largest concerts ever held at the General Assembly of the United Nations, August 28 will see Maestro Long Yu assemble his Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to represent China in a musical celebration to mark 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN itself. (more...)

SSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly ConcertSSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

In one of the largest concerts ever held at the General Assembly of the United Nations, August 28 will see Maestro Long Yu assemble his Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to represent China in a musical celebration to mark 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN itself. (more...)

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