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2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

fCelebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman opens the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's three-concert 2017 Winter Festival with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, January 13-15 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Zukerman-the festival's Artistic Director-both leads the Orchestra and solos in Tchaikovsky's Serenade Melancolique and "Melodie" from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher. The program also features Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian." (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBSCynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5; Facebook Live Broadcast 1/14Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5; Facebook Live Broadcast 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, with Stephen Hough as soloist, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. The January 14 performance will be broadcast on Facebook Live, the Philharmonic's second live concert broadcast on Facebook, following the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and directed by Habib Azar, the live, online broadcast - available at facebook.com/nyphilharmonic - will also feature live interviews with the evening's artists. The concert will be available for on-demand viewing on the Philharmonic's website, YouTube, and Facebook through August 31, 2017. (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...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis AndriessenNew York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis Andriessen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Conceived, curated, and conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the New York Philharmonic presents Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, a three-week festival featuring orchestral, chamber, and vocal programs that explore music by Tchaikovsky and composers who influenced or were influenced by him, from January 24 to February 11. Beloved Friend continues the Philharmonic's recent tradition of annual, multi-week festivals, with Mr. Bychkov focusing this year's festival on Tchaikovsky as part of his international, multi-season Tchaikovsky project, Beloved Friend, which also includes recordings and additional concert series. (more...)

Guest Conductor Hans Graf To Lead Utah Symphony In Repertoire Of Beethoven And RachmanioffGuest Conductor Hans Graf To Lead Utah Symphony In Repertoire Of Beethoven And Rachmanioff
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On December 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM guest conductor Hans Graf returns to conduct a dramatic and emotional repertoire of classical favorites on the stage of Abravanel Hall. Beethoven's soulful Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed with internationally acclaimed guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane. (more...)

Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax on December 3 at 8 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be lead by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will be held at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida. (more...)

Renowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music DirectorRenowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Internationally renowned conductor Xian Zhang makes her debut as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 14th Music Director at venues throughout the state across two weekends, October 27-November 6 in Newark, Princeton, New Brunswick, Morristown and Englewood. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas ZukermanPittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Principal Trumpeter Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York PhilharmonicPrincipal Trumpeter Christopher Martin to Make Solo Debut with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Symphony No. 5; Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta; and Ligeti's Mysteries of the Macabre, for Trumpet and Orchestra, featuring Principal Trumpet Christopher Martin in his Philharmonic solo debut, Today, October 5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music to Offer 15 Events This FallLynn University's Conservatory of Music to Offer 15 Events This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 15 musical performances during October and November 2016. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 13 Musical Events in November and DecemberLynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 13 Musical Events in November and December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University's Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia guest conductor, today invited the public to attend 13 musical performances during November and December 2016. (more...)

New York City Celebrates Israel's Philharmonic 80th AnniversaryNew York City Celebrates Israel's Philharmonic 80th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Rochelle and David A. Hirsch, Linda and Michael G. Jesselson, andRuth and Theodore N. Mirvis, along with host Paula Zahn, are proud to announce this year's Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) New York Gala will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at the The Plaza Hotel- in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Today, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas ZukermanPittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Welcomes New Music Director Xian ZhangNew Jersey Symphony Welcomes New Music Director Xian Zhang
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Internationally renowned conductor Xian Zhang makes her debut as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 14th Music Director at venues throughout the state across two weekends, October 27-November 6 in Newark, Princeton, New Brunswick, Morristown and Englewood. The NJSO hosts a special gala celebration to welcome its new artistic leader on Saturday, November 5, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. (more...)

Renowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music DirectorRenowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Internationally renowned conductor Xian Zhang makes her debut as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 14th Music Director at venues throughout the state across two weekends, October 27-November 6 in Newark, Princeton, New Brunswick, Morristown and Englewood. (more...)

Emerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary SeasonEmerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine, which has earned its place in the pantheon of the classical music world. (more...)

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