Hottest Articles on BWWClassical for 11/9/2014 - 11/16/2014

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Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 11/9/2014 - 11/16/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Igudesman & Joo to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Often compared to luminaries such as Victor Borge and Dudley Moore, Igudesman & Joo (Aleksey Igudesman, violin, and Hyung-ki Joo, piano) have shaken up the classical music world with their unique and hilarious performances. For the first time, they're bringing their uproarious and virtuosic sketch show, BIG Nightmare Music, to Pittsburgh when they perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on November 28 and 30 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

2) Manfred Honeck to Trade Pittsburgh for Chicago, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH-Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck returns to Chicago to lead the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on December 11-13 and 16 in a program featuring Beethoven's beloved Symphony No. 7. Honeck's last appearance with the Chicago Symphony was in 2012 in a program of Strauss, Beethoven and Dvo?ak. (more...)

3) BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'
by Steve Callahan - November 12, 2014

Winter Opera kicks off its eighth season with a simply heavenly production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. It's the perfect thing for one's first introduction to opera, or for turning a tentative love of opera into a deep and true commitment. (more...)

4) The Richmond Symphony Remembers the Late Dr. James Erb
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

The Richmond Symphony, its Board of Directors, Musicians, Chorus and Staff are saddened to learn of the passing of James Erb, founder and former director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus, and life-long friend to the organization. Erb organized the all-volunteer Richmond Symphony Chorus in 1971 for a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, under guest conductor Robert Shaw. For 36 years, Erb continued to direct and build the Chorus to reflect the Symphony's high standards. He will be deeply missed by the RSO family as it reflects on his immeasurable positive impact on the Symphony, the Chorus and their ability to present world-class performances in Richmond and beyond. A testament to his lasting legacy is the Richmond Symphony Foundation's James Erb Choral Chair endowment fund of $400,000 that supports its Choral Director position in perpetuity. (more...)

5) The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents SCHEHERAZADE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra performs Scheherazade this weekend, November 14-15, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Marcelo Lehninger, the performances feature Stravinsky's Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra, Saint-Saens's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Sean Chen, and Rimsky-Korsakov's iconic Scheherazade. (more...)

6) The Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents REMEMBRANCE, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2014

The year 2014 marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th Anniversary of World War II. In commemoration of both events, the Canton Symphony will perform a concert, titled Remembrance, on November 23 at 7:30pm at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The program features Westwater Arts Photochoreography that includes historic photos from both time periods masterfully choreographed to the music and projected above the stage. (more...)

7) The Richmond Symphony Presents the 8th Annual Come & Play Concert, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Tune your strings and oil your keys! The Richmond Symphony is inviting musicians of all ages and abilities to grab their instruments and play alongside the Richmond Symphony musicians for the 8th annual Come & Play. This annual concert at the Stuart C. Siegel Center has become a popular RVA tradition. (more...)

8) The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, 12/11-13
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony's first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven's masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called "one of my best works." Then, the program turns to perhaps the world's most lyrical, popular and critically admired piano concerto-Rachmaninoff's Second-performed by keyboard wonder and longtime Symphony friend, Alain Lefevre. The concert, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, opens with a world premiere by the Symphony's Composer-in-Residence Narong Prangcharoen, who offers a musical tribute to the maestro with his piece, "Illuminating Journey," which honors St.Clair's 25th anniversary with the orchestra, as well as his commitment to new music. (more...)

9) JOYFUL NOISE: A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS Featuring Salem Baptist Church to be Held at Holland Center
by BWW News Desk - November 10, 2014

Omaha Performing Arts presents Joyful Noise: A Gospel Christmas featuring Salem Baptist Church in the Kiewit Hall at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Sunday, December 7, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and are available at, 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha Office inside the Holland Center, 1200 Douglas St. Tickets will be $20 the day of the performances. (more...)

10) Kimberly Valerio Performs with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in BEETHOVEN EROICA This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014

Kimberly Valerio will perform as flute soloist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) this weekend, November 14 and 15 in a program titled Beethoven 'Eroica.' Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra in these Lexus Classic Series concerts beginning at 8:00pm in the newly renovated auditorium of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. (more...)

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