Yo-Yo Ma News

BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, MoCADA, TFANA Launch Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management FellowshipBRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group, MoCADA, TFANA Launch Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

BRIC, Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG), The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) have announced that applications are now open for the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, a newpilot program whose aim is to build long-term equity and diversity in the field of arts management. (more...)

Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine  University, 4/26Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Masters of the acoustic, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan join forces for a virtuosic performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. (more...)

Metzler Violin Shop To Present Exhibition And Sale By 90 Violin & Bow MakersMetzler Violin Shop To Present Exhibition And Sale By 90 Violin & Bow Makers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Founded in 1979, the esteemed Metzler Violin Shop will host a three-day exhibition of exquisite contemporary instruments and bows crafted by leading luthiers from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, starting Friday morning, April 7th, 2017 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's PubLady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This spring, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a lineup of singer-songwriters that redefine the traditional conventions of the title. A Joe's Pub favorite, Lady Rizo is a cabaret star with songwriter chops, who will debut a new show, Red, White & Indigo, all about her love-hate relationship with America, and tease her forthcoming album Indigo from March 23-25. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, 3/31-4/2Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, 3/31-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents master works from Mussorgsky, Ravel and Paganini during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, "Pictures at an Exhibition," March 31 and April 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRAEsa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the U.S. Premiere of Tansy Davies's Forest, the New York Premiere of Stravinsky's recently rediscovered Funeral Song; and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra.  (more...)

Review Roundup: NY Philharmonic With Cellist Yo-Yo MaReview Roundup: NY Philharmonic With Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Yo-Yo Ma joined forces with Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic for the New York Premiere of a Cello Concerto by Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen, whose music has been described as “exquisite” and “thrilling” by The New York Times. Berlioz's passion-inspired blockbuster Symphonie fantastique dazzles with a palette of amazing orchestral colors and effects. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4Peak Performances to Present ALL TERRAIN STRING FESTIVAL: BOLCOM 4X4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the All Terrain String Festival: Bolcom 4x4, a three-day festival in which four of the world's foremost string quartets will perform the work of prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer William Bolcom, along with music by a wide variety of other composers, from Mozart to Dizzy Gillespie. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Jayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates AnnouncedJayme Stone's Folklife Out 4/7; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Stone is the consummate collaborator, unearthing musical artifacts and magnetizing extraordinary artists to help rekindle these understudied sounds. He is a passionate educator and producer. (more...)

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man Concert Inspires Related Events Examining China's Musical and Cultural TraditionsKronos Quartet and Wu Man Concert Inspires Related Events Examining China's Musical and Cultural Traditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man return to the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. A new program weaves together China-focused compositions by Philip Glass, Wu Man, and the reconstruction of A Chinese Home, a 2009 commission by the University of Notre Dame that was conceived of by Wu Man, David Harrington, and Chen Shi-Zheng. (more...)

Harris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2017-18 SeasonHarris Theater Presents Music & Dance 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

 The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is pleased to announce its fourteenth season of Harris Theater Presents performances exploring companies and stories of epic magnitude. Experience the 400-year-old cycle of Monteverdi's last surviving operas sung by the Monteverdi Choir and led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mark Morris Dance Group's staged production of Layla and Majnun; the love story that has been told for centuries, and America's premier ballet company, American Ballet Theatre. Full performance details are outlined below. (more...)

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian MacelaruThe Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates the arrival of its brilliant new Music Director and Conductor, Cristian M?celaru, with a sensational series of commissioned works that continue the Festival's forward-looking tradition and opens creative doors for its dynamic young conductor. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma Returns to the New Jersey PAC, 4/8Yo-Yo Ma Returns to the New Jersey PAC, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns with his Silk Road Ensemble. A celebration of music, crisscrossing centuries, continents and cultures. (more...)

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band Presents NY Premiere of UNITED, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band, under the baton of its recently appointed  (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas CrawfordAmerican Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings. The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

Singing Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan CentreSinging Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany's iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Evoking a bygone age, Raabe and his band will treat audiences to a romantic evening with their inimitable renditions of celebrated classics. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings.  The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

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