Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 8/10/2014 - 8/17/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Composer Lera Auerbach to Launch Bold New Commissioning Project for Upcoming 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra'
by Peter Danish - August 14, 2014

Since she burst onto the scene while still a student a Juilliard, pianist and composer, Lera Auerbach, has always been a bit of a trend setter and rule breaker and her exciting and audacious new project appears to be no exception. It is a global collaborative commissioning project for her new 'Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.' The global aspect of the project will kick off with the composer herself performing the World Premiere, with the Stuttgart Philharmoniker under the baton of Maestro Dan Ettinger on November 24th, of next year. (more...)

2) Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2014

The board of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity is pleased to announce the inaugural season of its new artistic director Donald Meineke. Only the fourth director in Bach Vesper's 47-year history, Meineke has planned the largest and most ambitious season to date, placing newly discovered works and North American premiers alongside longstanding favorites. Repertoire for the season has been meticulously chosen to showcase the tremendous talent of the Bach Choir and Players and follows a theme of lineage and new beginnings. Already a standout in New York City's thriving early music scene, this new leadership and exciting season promises to take the Bach Choir and Players of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to new heights. (more...)

3) New York Philharmonic Announces Weekly Worldwide Broadcast Details
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

The September broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begins with Music Director Alan Gilbert launching the Philharmonic's 2014 Bravo! Vail residency with Nielsen's Maskarade Overture; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, with the 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist; selections from Grieg's Peer Gynt; and Liszt's Les Preludes. The second week, Alan Gilbert conducts the Orchestra in a performance of R. Strauss's Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks; The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto, with Principal Oboe Liang Wang as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy. The following week, Bramwell Tovey conducts the New York Philharmonic at Bravo! Vail in Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band" from Strike Up the Band; Copland's Clarinet Concerto, with Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio as soloist; and Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite. In the final week of September, Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's final three symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter -recorded in November 2013. (more...)

4) Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2014 Week Three Features Beethoven, Gluck, Handel, Mozart and More
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

The third week of this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, kicks off with a pair of all-Beethoven concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra leading one of the great works in the classical repertoire, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, today and tomorrow, August 12 and 13, at Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

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6) Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Phil in U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto, 9/23-30
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will launch the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 subscription season with the U.S. Premiere of Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto -- a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Symphony, Philharmonia, and Barcelona Symphony orchestras -- performed by Kari Kriikku in his Philharmonic subscription debut, as well as Mahler's Symphony No. 1, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 26 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, September 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

7) STAGE TUBE: OSU President Michael Drake Speaks at Luncheon - Says Jon Waters Will Not Get His Job Back
by Stage Tube - August 13, 2014

Ohio State University President Michael Drake spoke this afternoon at a Columbus Metropolitan Club luncheon, saying that he stands behind the decision to fire marching band director, Jon Waters. (more...)

8) Montreal Symphony Kicks Off 2014 OSM Classical Spree Today
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2014

The Orchestre symphonique de Montreal has announced details of the 2014 edition of its popular three-day Festival, 'La Viree Classique' (OSM Classical Spree), which takes place today, August 14 to 16, 2014. (more...)

9) Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo Appointed New Chorus Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra has appointed Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo as Chorus Director. He succeeds Robert De Cormier who retired following a 20 year tenure and whose timeless dedication and endless passion allowed the VSO Chorus to grow and become recognized for its merits and outstanding music presentation. "I am thrilled to be the new Director of the VSO Chorus. It is a great honor, indeed, following the footsteps of a major figure of the choral world, Robert DeCormier," comments Flores. The search yielded nearly 60 applicants from all over the globe with finalists coming to Vermont to audition with the Chorus. (more...)

10) Leonard Slatkin Leads LA Phil in TCHAIKOVSKY SPECTACULAR at the Hollywood Bowl This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's annual tradition at the Hollywood Bowl -Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks, will take place this weekend, August 15 and 16, at 8 pm. (more...)

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