Yo-Yo Ma News

Jane Rutter and John Huie Unite on New Album After 30 YearsJane Rutter and John Huie Unite on New Album After 30 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Third Culture: Music of the New World from Jane Rutter and John Huie is on sale nationally Friday July 7, 2017 distributed by MGM Distribution. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiangHong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society would like to express deepest condolences to the family of Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang, who passed away peacefully on 15 June 2017 in Melbourne. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERTPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Cutting Edge Talent Slated for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Dance SeasonCutting Edge Talent Slated for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 dance season kicks off on September 15 with a FREE immersive dance party by the unconventional dance company AUNTS, and continues with the American premiere of Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula's In Search of Dinozord, a heart-wrenching look at the consequences of war, on September 22 and 23. The season, the first curated by Skirball's new director, Jay Wegman, will showcase diverse and cutting-edge international talent from Brussels, Denmark, France, Germany, Republic of Congo, the U.K. and the United States. (more...)

NJPAC Announces the 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival Line-UpNJPAC Announces the 2017 TD James Moody Jazz Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The sixth annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival (November 4-12) is packed with performances by today's most listened-to luminaries on the jazz scene. (more...)

BWW Feature: MEET MARY BENSEL at Van Wezel Performing Arts HallBWW Feature: MEET MARY BENSEL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 12, 2017

New Weekly Series Starting By BWW Sarasota Highlighting Performance Venues and Who's Who At the Helm (more...)

HBO  Celebrates July 4th with Debut of THE WORDS THAT BUILT AMERICAHBO Celebrates July 4th with Debut of THE WORDS THAT BUILT AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution and The Bill of Rights are the words that built this country. Written by America's founding fathers, they provide a blueprint for our democracy. (more...)

Music Mountain Continues 88th Season with Peter Serkin and Anna PolonskyMusic Mountain Continues 88th Season with Peter Serkin and Anna Polonsky
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, continues its 88th season with a very special program featuring renowned pianist Peter Serkin with Anna Polonsky performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert for Piano 4 Hands on Sunday, July 2nd (3pm). The weekend gets off to a swinging start on Saturday, July 1st (6:30pm) with Swingtime Big Band! Concerts are scheduled thru September 17th.   (more...)

NJPAC Announces New Season of Classical Performances for 2017-18NJPAC Announces New Season of Classical Performances for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Classical Shows at NJPAC. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of FamePhoto Flash: Hal Prince, Audra McDonald, and More Inducted Into Lincoln Center Performing Arts Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Last night at Alice Tully Hall, The Performing Arts Hall of Fame at Lincoln Center held its first-ever induction ceremony and gala. The inaugural class of honorees included legendary artists Plácido Domingo, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald, Leontyne Price, Harold Prince, and Louis Armstrong. The event also honored Lincoln Center's founding members, whose spirit of innovation made Lincoln Center possible. Hosted by CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the-one-night only exclusive celebration raised $1.1 million for the 10 arts organizations of Lincoln Center. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced the appointment of Stéphane Denève as its next Music Director. Denève, who will serve as the St. Louis Symphony's 13th Music Director, has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003.  His initial three-year term as Music Director begins with the 2019-2020 season. He will serve as Music Director Designate during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced the appointment of Stephane Deneve as its next Music Director. Deneve, who will serve as the St. Louis Symphony's 13th Music Director, has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003.  His initial three-year term as Music Director begins with the 2019-2020 season. He will serve as Music Director Designate during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Kenneth Cole Fragrances Teams With Aloe Blacc to Discover Next Bold Musical TalentKenneth Cole Fragrances Teams With Aloe Blacc to Discover Next Bold Musical Talent
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Kenneth Cole Fragrances proudly announces singer Brielle Marie as the winner of its “FIND YOUR BOLD” talent contest. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in ConcertHong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is delighted to announce an additional performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert. Due to the overwhelming response, the subscription quota for Friday and Saturday performances (4 & 5 May 2018) is already full. (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day ConcertAoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

???????Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in its annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday, September 3, at 8 p.m. Guest conductor John Morris Russell leads the NSO and O'Donovan in a program of Americana featuring marches, folk music, and bluegrass-inspired songs, including O'Donovan-penned songs, "Red & White & Blue & Gold", "Magic Hour" and "The King of All Birds," plus the Bob Dylan song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol." (more...)

AN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE Slated for Swarthmore College This FallAN EVENING WITH CHRIS THILE Slated for Swarthmore College This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College presents a solo performance by multi-Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. The performance will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM in the intimate 450-seat Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore College campus.   (more...)

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACYThe Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Get ready for American composer Andy Akiho's jaw-dropping Ricochet: Ping Pong Concerto, a high-intensity tour de force for violin, percussion and ping pong “virtuosos”, with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Maestro Yu Long keeping everyone in play. (more...)

John Bucchino to Play & Collaborate on Opening Weekend of IT'S ONLY LIFE at Chromolume TheatreJohn Bucchino to Play & Collaborate on Opening Weekend of IT'S ONLY LIFE at Chromolume Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Art-In-Relation (A.I.R.), is pleased to confirm that brilliant composer and pianist, John Bucchino, will be playing and collaborating on "IT'S ONLY LIFE" opening weekend June 9th & 10th at 8:00PM and June 11th at 2:00PM.  (more...)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover ChartMormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today announced that their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, marking the 12th time that an album from 'America's Choir' has earned the top honor. The album also took the no. 2 spot on the Classical Overall chart. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal ConcertsCrested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the picturesque mountains of Colorado kicks off its 21st season with the first performances of the summer. CBMF's season, entitled “Identity Unmasked,” will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Opera Studio vocalists showcase their artistry in a recital on June 23; Famed NYC DJ and club impresario Johnny Dynell  leads a night of masked dancing on June 24; Members of the Crested Butte Opera Studio will present Cabaret Bleu, an evening of music from the American Songbook on June 27; Mark O'Connor – perhaps the greatest fiddler of all time – offers two concerts with his family on June 28 and 29; and the Swallow Hill Bluegrass Kids Camp offers five days of immersive music instruction. (more...)

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