Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY Still Shows Many Faces
by Erica Miner - January 07, 2014

The day Leonard Bernstein died, a sense of gut-wrenching loss pervaded the musical world. Anyone who had watched and listened to his extraordinary music making could not help but be affected by his passion and reverence for music. Those of us lucky enough to have known and worked with him and availed ourselves of his wisdom, still hold deep affection and respect for him, along with a feeling that we have been blessed many times over. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 BWW Reviews: Modernist Score Releases Trials of Skylight's El Cimarron
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - January 09, 2014

The truth in a story can move an audience to powerful reflection. The Skylight Music Theatre presents a brief production run of El Cimarron in the Studio Theatre to open 2014. A stage where the uncomfortable truth of slavery unfolds through the trials of a runaway Cuban slave, Esteban Montejo, and then comes to poetic life through the contemporary and modernist music of Hans Werner Henze's opera. Directed by Artistic Director Viswa Subbaraman and under the accomplished vision of Stage Director Eugenia Arsenis, El Cimarron mesmerizes the audience with virtuosity on multiple levels. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 Polish Pianist Rafal Blechacz Receives 2014 Gilmore Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2014

Polish pianist Rafa? Blechacz (pronounced Ra-FAW BLEH-hatch) has been named the recipient of the 2014 Gilmore Artist Award, it was announced today by Daniel R. Gustin, Director of the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. One of the most prestigious honors in music, the Gilmore Artist Award is presented every four years on a non-competitive basis to an exceptional pianist who, regardless of age or nationality, has the potential to sustain a career as a major international concert artist. Mr. Blechacz will receive $300,000 in support of his musical and career goals over the next four years. Previous recipients of the Gilmore Artist Award are Kirill Gerstein (2010), Ingrid Fliter (2006), Piotr Anderszewski (2002), Leif Ove Andsnes (1998), Ralf Gothoni (1994) and David Owen Norris (1991). (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to Bring Performances to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Patients
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia has announced a new collaboration with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In continuing to take its performances beyond the concert hall, the partnership allows hospital patients to watch archived Chamber Orchestra concert recordings through the GetWellNetwork - an interactive patient education system available through the televisions in their rooms. Each performance will be available through streaming, on demand to patients and will include video introductions by executive staff from Thomas Jefferson Hospital and The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 MOTOWN's N'Kenge and More Set for DISCO DAYS AND BOOGIE NIGHTS with the Naples Philharmonic thru 1/11
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

Broadway star N'Kenge (Motown) is performing with the Naples Philharmonic, now through January 11, 2014. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014Michael Lawrence Named Executive Director of Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 09, 2014

The Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Artistic Director Marya Martin announced the appointment of Michael Lawrence to the position of Executive Director. Mr. Lawrence, who for the past six and a half years has served as Director of Artistic Planning and Initiatives of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, begins his tenure on January 20, 2014. He succeeds Derek Delaney, who stepped down in November after serving in the position since 2007. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 Vermont Symphony Orchestra Announces Director Robert De Cormier's Retirement
by BWW News Desk - January 06, 2014

Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO), Vermont's only statewide symphony orchestra, announced this week that Robert De Cormier is retiring as founding director and conductor of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus. De Cormier has held this position for twenty years. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 World Music Institute Presents USTAD IMRAT KHAN, 2/8
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 07, 2014

Truly a living legend of Indian classical music, USTAD IMRAT KHAN takes the stage atPeter Norton Symphony Space on Saturday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. as part of the World Music Institute's ongoing Masters of Indian Music series. A master of the sitar as well as the surbahar (a bass version of the sitar, developed by his great-grandfather Sahabdad Kahn), Imrat Khan is recognized worldwide as a consummate performer, musical innovator, and national hero. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents SymphonyLand Series, 1/15, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

While the Common Core curriculum topic continues to be a hot debate around the country, the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) believes there's little to be discussed when it comes to including arts in an educational setting: they know arts education works. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 1/5/2014 - 1/12/2014 Yuri Temirkanov & St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 2/13 & 15
by BWW News Desk - January 07, 2014

This February, Principal Conductor Yuri Temirkanov leads the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in two performances in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Temirkanov leads the orchestra, Russia's oldest symphonic ensemble, in a unique concert featuring Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23, with lauded Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin as soloist. In addition, the program includes excerpts from Rimsky-Korsakov's nationalistic 1907 opera, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh, and Giya Kancheli's 2000 work …al Niente. On Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m., the orchestra and Mr. Temirkanov return, performing Prokofiev's folk music-inspired Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63, featuring acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer. On the second half of the concert, the orchestra plays Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 27. (more...)

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