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American Symphony Orchestra Opens 2016-2017 Season With Troubled Days of PeaceAmerican Symphony Orchestra Opens 2016-2017 Season With Troubled Days of Peace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Leon Botstein, will open its 55th season at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.  The four-concert Vanguard series begins with a program titled Troubled Days of Peacein which Botstein will lead the Orchestra and the Bard Festival Chorale in concert versions of two one-act operas that examine the turbulent period between the First and Second World Wars: Ernst Krenek's Der Diktator ('The Dictator') and Richard Strauss' Friedenstag ('Days of Peace'). (more...)

Photo Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Launches Eighth SeasonPhoto Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Launches Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side. Billed as 'presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages' 'PREformances with Allison Charney' does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. Scroll down for photos from the eighth season kick-off concert! (more...)

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Present The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst QuartetOrdway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Present The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Schubert Club and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are pleased to present The Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 30 in the Ordway Concert Hall. Tickets for the special performance start at $22 and can be purchased online at ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS, 10/25American Classical Orchestra Presents VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra, comprised of some of the world's leading period violinists, will present Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinists Judson Griffin, Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts and Jorg-Michael Schwarz will perform on 1610 and 1615 Giovanni Maginni and 1668 and 1671 Jacob Stainer masterpiece violins. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Works by Albicastro, Handel & GeminianiAmerican Classical Orchestra Presents Vivaldi's Four Seasons & Works by Albicastro, Handel & Geminiani
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, The American Classical Orchestra, comprised of some of the world's leading period violinists, will present Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Violinists Judson Griffin, Lisa Rautenberg, Cynthia Roberts and Jorg-Michael Schwarz will perform on 1610 and 1615 Giovanni Maginni and 1668 and 1671 Jacob Stainer masterpiece violins. Also featured on the program are Handel's Concerto Grosso Opus 3, No. 2, Geminiani's "La Follia' Concerto and Albicastro's Concerto a Quattro Opus 7 excerpts. This concert will be conducted by Thomas Crawford.  Maestro Thomas Crawford will present a Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00PM on October 25. (more...)

The Crypt Sessions to Celebrate Halloween with Gregg Kallor's THE TELL-TALE HEARTThe Crypt Sessions to Celebrate Halloween with Gregg Kallor's THE TELL-TALE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

On October 26th and 28th, Unison Media's performance series The Crypt Sessions will celebrate Halloween early with the world premiere of pianist/composer Gregg Kallor's dramatic canata based on Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell-Tale Heart, featuring mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Pojanowski, cellist Joshua Roman, and Kallor himself at the piano. (more...)

Justin Vivan Bond to Kick Off Teatro ZinZanni's 'Joe's Pub Seattle' SeriesJustin Vivan Bond to Kick Off Teatro ZinZanni's 'Joe's Pub Seattle' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New York City's best cabaret venue has found a home in Seattle. In an all-new producing partnership, Teatro ZinZanni and Joe's Pub at The Public, one of New York City's most celebrated institutions for emerging and accomplished performance artists, present a brand new late night series, 'Joe's Pub Seattle.' (more...)

Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26Season Eight of PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that, in an intimate concert experience where the relationship between artist and audience is heightened and reimagined. (more...)

Season Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26thSeason Eight PREformances with Allison Charney Begins Monday September 26th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

For the better part of a decade founder, curator and host soprano Allison Charney has presented one of NYC's most compelling concert series in collaboration with the JCC Manhattan's Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas in New York's Upper West Side.  Billed as "presenting celebrated classical musicians just before they take on the worlds' most prestigious stages" "PREformances with Allison Charney" does just that.   (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma Joins Long-Time Colleague Jeffrey Kahane on LA Chamber Orchestra ProgramYo-Yo Ma Joins Long-Time Colleague Jeffrey Kahane on LA Chamber Orchestra Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who has introduced new generations to the vitality and timelessness of classical music, joins Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) on Haydn's Cello Concerto in C, a tour de force showcasing the instrument's full range of color, to celebrate Music Director Jeffrey Kahane's final season with the Orchestra on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 7:30 pm, at USC's Bovard Auditorium. (more...)

CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this passionate and spectacular piece touches every emotion from stark terror to soothing beauty to an uplifting sense of spirituality. Although composed as a sacred work, its deep theatricality has led to it being frequently described as "Verdi's greatest opera." To adequately convey the breadth of his vision, Verdi called for the combined forces of a full orchestra, chorus, and four solo vocalists. As such, the Columbus Symphony will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Evan Johnson, and bass Burak Bilgili. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROESThe John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents DEMO: HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Following the success of last season's new DEMO series, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in a performance on October 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate their heroes and artistic inspirations. The cast of Heroes features soprano Jacqueline Bolier, singer/songwriter Kate Davis, Broadway and New York City Ballet star Robert Fairchild, tap dance powerhouse Jared Grimes, acclaimed ballerina Carla Korbes, visual art curator, author, and historian Sarah Lewis, Memphis jookin' dance pioneer Lil Buck (last seen as part of DEMO: Place), the MusiCorps Wounded Warrior Band, and jazz prodigy Matthew Whitaker. (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This FallSir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Esteemed conductor Sir Simon Rattle concludes his two-season Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this fall, leading four concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Maestro Rattle launched his Perspectives series last November, leading the Berliner Philharmoniker in a Beethoven symphony cycle over five consecutive days. (more...)

2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring 'Legendary Lovers' as depicted in music. Couples including Romeo & Juliet, Ruslan & Ludmila, and Tristan & Isolde all feature. Emily Birsan and John Irvin, Ryan Opera Center alumni recently heard at the Lyric Opera, sing duets by Verdi, Bernstein, and Gounod, and the orchestra performs symphonic works by Ravel, Wagner, Glinka, and Diamond. The Belle Harmonie harp duo, featuring Krista Hagglund and Anna Hirons of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, will perform in the foyer before the concert. (more...)

The NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation Celebrate The Genius of Philip GlassThe NAC Orchestra and The Glenn Gould Foundation Celebrate The Genius of Philip Glass
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

On Saturday, November 26, iconic American composer Philip Glass will be awarded The Eleventh Glenn Gould Prize at an exclusive concert in his honour, presented by The Glenn Gould Foundation and the NAC Orchestra.  The Genius of Philip Glass features the NAC Orchestra led by guest conductor Dennis Russell Davies performing a concert of music spanning the legendary composer's career. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin HallFour Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

MCCC's WWFM The Classical Network Introduces New Concert SeriesMCCC's WWFM The Classical Network Introduces New Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

WWFM The Classical Network, located on Mercer County Community College's West Windsor Campus, is pleased to announce the launch of IRIS Wired, a new monthly concert broadcast series featuring performances by the IRIS Orchestra, part of WWFM's Celebrating Our Musical Community series. (more...)

Vancouver Academy of Music Announces Newly Formed Koerner Piano Trio & $1-Million Recital Hall RenovationVancouver Academy of Music Announces Newly Formed Koerner Piano Trio & $1-Million Recital Hall Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) is thrilled to announce its new ensemble-in-residence, Koerner Piano Trio (KPT), alongside plans for an extraordinary $1-million renovation of the Academy's beloved Koerner Recital Hall- the largest fundraising effort undertaken by VAM in 40 years. Comprised of acclaimed musicians & VAM faculty leadersNicholas Wright (violin), Joseph Elworthy (cello), and Amanda Chan (piano), KPT's first public season will run November 2016 to June 2017. The trio will then continue VAM's tradition of musical excellence at the revitalized Koerner Recital Hall, which begins construction in July 2017 with an anticipated completion date of November that same year. (more...)

CSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next WeekCSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre. (more...)

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