Yo-Yo Ma News

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

YO-YO MA to Join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in a Grand Gala Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma will join Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in a grand gala concert to launch the Philharmonic's 70th anniversary season. Mr. Ma will play Elgar's Cello Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Stravinsky's Firebird Suiteand Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict Overture. The concert takes place Sunday June 1 at 7:00pm at The Vets in Providence, presented by Nortek and sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation, the Carter Family Charitable Trust, AmicaInsurance, Capital Properties and Roger Williams University. Media sponsors are the Providence Journal, NBC 10, News Talk 630 and 99.7FM WPRO, Lite Rock 105, and Full Channel. Ticket reservations are available by phone at 401.248.7000 and in person at the RIPO box office, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge to Perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The League of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) will celebrate its 25th annual Corporate Night on Monday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Melissa Etheridge performing with members of the CSO, led by conductor Sean O'Loughlin. Over the course of more than two decades as a performer and songwriter, Melissa Etheridge has earned her post as one of rock 'n' roll's most respected artists with numerous hits, such as 'I'm the Only One,' 'Come to My Window' and 'I Want to Come Over.' (more...)

Joshua Bell to Join Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO for One Night Only, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program on Friday, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the BNY Mellon Grand Classics MOZART FESTIVAL, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Each of Wolfgang Amade Mozart's vast number of compositions is considered a musical gem. Join Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as they celebrate Mozart's extensive catalog of masterpieces during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Mozart Festival, a two-week exploration of the five pillars of Mozart's music - symphony, concerto, chamber music, opera and sacred music. (more...)

Bill Gates, Yo Yo Ma, Geena Davis among guests on new talk show from CCTV America
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014


Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival Continues for 14th Year with FROM SCREEN TO SCORE, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Pacific Symphony's critically-acclaimed American Composers Festival (ACF) continues for the 14th year with "From Screen to Score: New Concert Music by Famous Film Composers"-who happen to be four of today's biggest Hollywood heavy-hitters: John Williams ("Star Wars," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T., the Extra Terrestrial"), Howard Shore ("Lord of the Rings," "The Hobbit," "Hugo"), James Horner ("Titanic," "Star Trek," "Apollo 13") and Elliot Goldenthal ("Alien 3," "Batman Forever" and "Batman and Robin"). Together, these iconic composers boast 11 Oscars and countless billions of box office dollars. They also hold the ironic position of simultaneously being the most-heard orchestral composers ever (the soundtrack for "Titanic" sold 30 million copies), yet their music is the least performed. (more...)

Visual/Theater and Film Artist Janie Geiser Set for Arts Learning Residency at FirstWorks, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

FirstWorks brings internationally recognized visual/theater artist and experimental filmmaker Janie Geiser to Providence April 6-12 for a week-long FirstWorks Arts Learning residency to include a series of workshops, artist talks and screenings designed to engage Providence-area K-12 and university students. As part of a FirstWorks co-commissioned project, Geiser and a cross-disciplinary group of students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will combine puppetry and video during a week-long developmental workshop for Geiser's new multidisciplinary work "Fugitive Time". (more...)

Aquila Theatre to Stage Reading of A FEMALE PHILOCTETES, 4/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

The Aquila Theatre Company is proud to announce the launch of it's new You|Stories program with a staged reading of "A Female Philoctetes" (based on Sophocles' classic "Philoctetes",) running at BAM Fisher's Hillman Studio from April 16 to April 19, with performances at 7 pm. You|Stories in an innovative national program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that uses arts and humanities to explore the ancient and modern narratives of war. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JERSEY BOYS's John Lloyd Young
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 07, 2014

John Lloyd Young is very happy to be in London, once more playing the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys as it settles into its new home at the Piccadilly Theatre - and later this year he'll be seen as the same character but on the big screen! (more...)

NJSO to Host 'Saturday Night Out' LGBT Event 5/3 Featuring Brahms and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Saturday Night Out-an LGBT event-on Saturday, May 3, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The NJSO will host a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends. The event follows the success of the Orchestra's Friday Night Out LGBT event at NJPAC in April 2013. (more...)

Usdan Center Summer Camp and More Among Bethpage 'Micro' Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Bethpage Federal Credit Union announces the recipients of its first 'micro' grant program to assist music students from the North Babylon school district who will be attending Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts (www.usdan.com), the renowned summer arts day camp. The Bethpage 'micro' grants will pay for the students' many additional expenses normally associated with year-round music study that can become a stumbling block for underserved families. As part of the grant program, Bethpage will also provide full 2014 summer program scholarships for Usdan Center's 47th season, which begins June 30. More than 70 North Babylon High School students are beneficiaries of the grant. (more...)

Bobby McFerrin to Bring SPIRITYOUALL Tour to Bass Concert Hall, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Texas Performing Arts presents ten-time GRAMMY Award-winner Bobby McFerrin in his 'spirityouall' tour at Bass Concert Hall on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Beyond the Score Performance of Schoenberg's PIERROT LUNAIRE is Released Online
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Modernist composer Arnold Schoenberg's landmark work, Pierrot lunaire, was recently the focus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's award-winning Beyond the Score® series. That performance has been added to a selection of other Beyond the Score® presentations which can be streamed at no cost at the CSO's online magazine, Sounds & Stories (www.cso.org/sas). (more...)

Golden Thread to Stage THE FIFTH STRING: ZIRYAB'S PASSAGE TO CORDOBA as Part of 'Islam 101' Initiative, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Golden Thread Productions presents The Fifth String: Ziryab's Passage to Cordoba, the second play to come out of its innovative 'Islam 101' initiative, which is dedicated to creating dynamic plays inspired by Islamic art and philosophy. Written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian with original music by Faraz Minooei and production design by Mokhtar Paki, The Fifth String is a multifaceted performance created collaboratively with an ensemble of actors, clowns, and musicians. The piece is commissioned by the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and presented in partnership with San Francisco's Brava Theatre Center with presentations in Oakland and San Francisco in May 2014. It will also have a third engagement at San Francisco's ODC in December 2014. (more...)

Cornish College to Honor Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter at 2014 Commencement, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

President Nancy J. Uscher has announced that Cornish College of the Arts will award honorary degrees at this year's commencement to ground-breaking American playwright Tony Kushner and to Deborah F. Rutter, president-elect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Kushner is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony and Emmy Awards, and a recipient of the National Medal for Arts. One of the nation's leading arts administrators, Ms. Rutter assumes leadership of the Kennedy Center in September. Most recently she has served as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and, prior to that, she was the executive director of the Seattle Symphony. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony to Present BRAHMS' FIRST SYMPHONY, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Brahms' First Symphony in concerts May 1-4 in Englewood, Princeton and Newark. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill joins the Orchestra for Richard Danielpour's Clarinet Concerto, an NJSO co-commission written for McGill. On Saturday, May 3, the NJSO hosts Saturday Night Out-a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends-at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Presents EAST MEETS WEST with Wu Man, 3/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Festive red Chinese lanterns and elaborate knots decorate Kleinhans Music Hall in honor of pipa virtuoso Wu Man's debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, taking place at 8 p.m. today, March 29 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo in an M&T Bank Classics Series concert titled 'East Meets West.' (more...)

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge to Play Bridge Street Live, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) wtith special guest Aoife O'Donovan will perform at Bridge Street Live on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $22 GA, $32 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/368556. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman With the New York Philharmonic Rescheduled for 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, originally scheduled for March 30, has been postponed to Friday, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y at Mr. Bronfman's request, due to an unforeseen scheduling issue. Tickets originally issued for March 30 will be honored on May 23. (more...)

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