Hottest Articles on BWWClassical from 9/15/2013 - 9/22/2013

Below are BWWClassical's most popular articles from 9/15/2013 - 9/22/2013. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) BAM Kicks Off 34 Events in Opera, Theater, Music and Dance for 2013 Next Wave Festival
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2013

Joseph V. Melillo, executive producer of the Brooklyn Academy Of Music, presents the 2013 Next Wave Festival. The festival runs from today, September 17 through December 22 and comprises opera, theater, music, and dance productions in the institution's three mainstage venues: the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, the BAM Harvey Theater, and the BAM Richard B. Fisher Building. (more...)

2) Australian World Orchestra to Welcome Katie Yap in Concert, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2013

Twenty three year old violist, Katie Yap, joins 105 of Australia's finest classical musicians under the baton of Zubin Mehta when she performs with the Australian World Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House and Hamer Hall next month. A student at the National Academy of Music (ANAM), Yap has been selected as the AWO Academy student which offers musicians on the cusp of a professional career an opportunity to perform with the AWO 'super-group'. (more...)

3) LA Phil and Local 47 Announce New Four Year Agreement
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2013

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (LA Phil) and Professional Musicians, Local 47, today jointly announced an agreement on a new four-year labor contract, effective immediately. (more...)

4) Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra of Mexico to Perform at St. Peter's Church, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - September 16, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25, the Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra of Mexico, a development program that actively teaches values with music to at-risk teens, will make its U.S. debut in New York City. (more...)

5) Matthew Polenzani & Corinne Winters to Open George London Foundation for Singers' 2013-14 Season, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2013

Tenor Matthew Polenzani, who has been praised as "perhaps the finest tenor voice of his generation" (Boston Phoenix), and fast-rising young star soprano Corinne Winters will launch the 2013-14 season of events of The George London Foundation for Singers with a recital at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 4:30 PM. The George London Foundation Recital Series presents pairs of outstanding opera singers, many of whom were winners of a George London prize early in their careers or are recent George London Award recipients. Mr. Polenzani is a 1998 George London Award winner, and Ms. Winters won a George London Award in 2012 (watch Corinne Winters's George London Award-winning performance of Meyerbeer's "Robert, toi que j'aime"here). (more...)

6) Marin Alsop to Lead BSO, Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in AGE OF ANXIETY, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Music Director Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein's Symphony No. 2, "Age of Anxiety" on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, September 27, 2013 and Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Also on the program are Gershwin's Cuban Overture and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major and Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No. 2. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

7) Carnegie Hall Presents Three New York Premieres Performed by Jessica Rivera, Kelley O'Connor, and Robert Spano, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - September 17, 2013

On Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m., sopranoJessica Rivera and mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor are joined by pianist Robert Spanoon a program featuring three New York premieres, two of which are Carnegie Hall co-commissions. Ms. O'Connor and Ms. Rivera have collaborated in concert halls and on modern operatic masterpieces including Osvaldo Golijov's Ainadamar and John Adams's El Niño. This unique program features Ms. O'Connor performing the New York premiere of David Bruce's That Time With You, a four-song cycle that she co-commissioned with Carnegie Hall. Ms. Rivera sings the New York premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff's Monica Songs, another Carnegie Hall co-commission. Two selections from The Kitchen Songbook by Gabriela Lena Frank will also have their New York debuts, sung by both Ms. O'Connor and Ms. Rivera. Completing this diverse program, the artists present vocal duets by Saint-Saens, Mendelssohn, and Gounod, as well as Debussy's erotically charged Chansons de Bilitis and Mompou's haunting "Combat del Somni." (more...)

8) 2CELLOS, Forbidden Broadway, Alvin Ailey American Dance and More Set for SPA's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2013

As Houston's leading performing arts presenter, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) has announced its 2013-2014 season filled with music, dance and family entertainment from the world's best artists and companies. (more...)

9) STAGE TUBE: First Look at CSO's Part One of LumenoCity Video Series
by Stage Tube - September 19, 2013

Part 1 of 5 of the official CSO LumenoCity video series, featuring Strauss' epic 'Also Sprach Zarathustra.' The next video featuring the final movement from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 will be released September 24 and three additional videos will be released the following three weeks. Check out the video below! (more...)

10) Boston Philharmonic to Open 2013-14 Season with BEETHOVEN 9th, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2013

Scheduled for the final concert of last season, but cancelled because of the Marathon lock-down, the BEETHOVEN 9th will open the Boston Philharmonic 2013-14 season on October 4th in Symphony Hall. Benjamin Zander will conduct, with the Chorus Pro Musica and soloists Michele Johnson, Sarah Heltzel, Yeghishe Manucharyan and Robert Honeysucker. (more...)

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