Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 12/15/2013 - 12/22/2013

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 12/15/2013 - 12/22/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) National YoungArts Foundation Announces 2014 Winners in Literary, Performing, Visual and Design Arts
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2013

The National YoungArts Foundation today announced its 2014 YoungArts Winners. Out of approximately 11,000 applications, 687 young artists from 46 states have been recognized for their outstanding work and accomplishments in one of ten disciplines across the literary, performing, visual and design arts fields. A complete list of the Winners is available online at this link. (more...)

2) BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Talks Hosting A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and More
by Jessica Showers - December 18, 2013

John Tartaglia, Tony-nominated actor who has appeared on Broadway in Shrek, Avenue Q, Hair and Beauty and the Beast, as well as TV's Sesame Street, has a long history of collaborating with The New York Pops. He will reunite with the Pops' Music Director Steven Reineke this Saturday to narrate a brand new family concert version of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Tartaglia recently chatted with BWW about guiding the audience through what he hopes will become a new holiday tradition, using his family programming background to his advantage, and directing the new musical Because of Winn Dixie, currently running in Little Rock. (more...)

3) BWW Interview: Steven Reineke Talks A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS with NY Pops, NY Theatre Ballet and TADA! Youth Theater
by Jessica Showers - December 18, 2013

Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, is hoping to bring the true meaning of Christmas to Carnegie Hall this Saturday with a brand new family concert version of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, based on the beloved TV special by Charles M. Schulz. Reineke recently spoke with BWW about adapting A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS for the stage and the collaborative power behind it. (more...)

4) Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic ASIA / WINTER 2014 Tour, 2/6-19
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, February 6-19, 2014. The two-week tour - the Philharmonic's seventh international concert tour under Alan Gilbert's leadership - will feature ten concerts in three countries, with performances in Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, and Yokohama, Japan; and Taipei, Taiwan. (more...)

5) NYIPC Winner Mackenzie Melemed Performs at Temple Emanu-El Today
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

The accomplished young pianist Mackenzie Melemed, winner of The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation's 2012 New York International Piano Competition (NYIPC) will be heard in recital this afternoon, December 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Temple Emanu-El, 1 East 65th St., New York, NY. (more...)

6) Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Toronto Symphony's MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2013

An annual holiday tradition with the TSO for over 80 years, Handel's powerful and passionate Messiah will fill Roy Thomson Hall for five stirring performances tonight, December 17, 18, 20, 21 and 22. Scroll down for photos of the orchestra and singers in rehearsal! (more...)

7) BWW Interviews: Brian Stokes Mitchell Celebrates Holidays with New York Philharmonic
by Jena Tesse Fox - December 20, 2013

The Tony-winning star will sing holiday classics (and some new pieces) with the New York Philharmonic this weekend. (more...)

8) Tenor Andrea Bocelli Performs with Atlanta Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 15, 2013

Tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra tonight, December 15, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at Philips Arena. (more...)

9) VIDEO: Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' THE 12 ROCKIN' DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - December 21, 2013

Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles' sold-out 'Holiday Spectacular: Festival of Carols,' which was held at the Alex Theatre on December 14th and 15th, included several show-stopping performances; including 'The 12 Rockin' Days of Christmas!' Check out the number below! (more...)

10) Pierre Boulez Withdraws from Chicago Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - December 20, 2013

With great regret, Pierre Boulez, the Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has informed the CSO that that he will not be able to come to Chicago to conduct in February 2014 due to health issues. With three young conductors hand-picked by Maestro Boulez to substitute for him, the CSO will proceed with the planned programs-during two subscription weeks, beginning on February 20 and ending on March 1, 2014-as a celebration of Boulez's innovative musicianship and mentorship. (more...)

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