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Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Collaborates with Immigrant Musicians for Free ConcertStavanger Symphony Orchestra Collaborates with Immigrant Musicians for Free Concert
September 18, 2017

Last Friday, on the evening of September 15, immigrant musicians joined legendary Norwegian orchestra Stavanger Symphony Orchestra which has collaborated with Stewart Copeland, Faith No More side proj... (more...)


Sphinx Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season With Two Performances at Carnegie HallSphinx Celebrates 20th Anniversary Season With Two Performances at Carnegie Hall
September 15, 2017

The Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, celebrates its 20th anniversary with two exciting programs at C... (more...)


Sergei Babayan Comes to Bates Recital Hall in Classical Piano RecitalSergei Babayan Comes to Bates Recital Hall in Classical Piano Recital
September 14, 2017

Hailed for his emotional intensity, bold energy and remarkable levels of color, Sergei Babayan brings a deep understanding and insight to a stylistically diverse repertoire, which includes a pe... (more...)


Andre Previn Cancels October Appearance with Pacific SymphonyAndre Previn Cancels October Appearance with Pacific Symphony
September 12, 2017

Pacific Symphony regrets to announce that Andr Previn scheduled to conduct concerts on October 19, 20 and 21 in the Ren e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at 8 p.m. has canceled due to injury. He is... (more...)


Toronto Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Members; RBC Resident Conductor & TSYO Conductor Earl Lee to Act as TSYO Artistic DirectorToronto Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Members; RBC Resident Conductor & TSYO Conductor Earl Lee to Act as TSYO Artistic Director
September 12, 2017

As the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) opens its 96th season on September 19 at Roy Thomson Hall, eight new musicians join the ensemble: Kelly Zimba, Principal Flute; Charles Settle, Principal Percus... (more...)


Jay Armstrong Johnson, Davis Gaines, and More Join Fall MUNY MAGIC at The SheldonJay Armstrong Johnson, Davis Gaines, and More Join Fall MUNY MAGIC at The Sheldon
September 12, 2017

The fifth installment of Muny Magic at The Sheldon, The Muny's bi-annual showcase of favorite Muny artists, will be October 18 & 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Sheldon Concert Hall. (more...)


Rameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall OperaRameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall Opera
September 11, 2017

Victory Hall Opera will present the American Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Sympathy (1751, original title: Acante et Cephise ou La Sympathie), performed in French with English supertitles at The ... (more...)


Columbus Symphony's BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL SYMPHONY to Feature Guest Violinist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Caroline ShawColumbus Symphony's BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL SYMPHONY to Feature Guest Violinist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw
September 11, 2017

Even though they are two centuries apart, composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw both speak with a provocative voice that is raw, earthy, and dug deep from the soul. C... (more...)


Cellist Robert deMaine Opens CMSDetroit 2017-18 SeasonCellist Robert deMaine Opens CMSDetroit 2017-18 Season
September 08, 2017

Robert deMaine, the former DSO principal cellist who has gone on to distinguished himself as one of the finest and most versatile instrumentalists of his generation, makes his Chamber Music Society of... (more...)


Bernstein's Philharmonic Celebrates Centennial Festival, 10/25–11/14Bernstein's Philharmonic Celebrates Centennial Festival, 10/25–11/14
September 06, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the ce... (more...)


Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'
September 05, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Cafe Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Op... (more...)


CONTACT the New York Philharmonic's New-Music Series Returns this JanuaryCONTACT the New York Philharmonic's New-Music Series Returns this January
August 31, 2017

CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will return on Monday, January 8, 2018, with a concert at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The program of chamber works performed by New York ... (more...)


Meet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle RepMeet the 100-Person Cast of THE ODYSSEY at Seattle Rep
August 28, 2017

It's nearly here! An initiative and production years in the making comes to the Seattle Repertory Theatre Bagley Wright Theatre stage in just two short weeks in the form of a musical adaptation of The... (more...)


Hannu Lintu Returns to the US to Conduct in Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington D.C. in 2017-18Hannu Lintu Returns to the US to Conduct in Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis and Washington D.C. in 2017-18
August 24, 2017

Hannu Lintu's 2017-18 season comprises prestigious guest engagements and compelling concert programmes in North America, including the world premiere of Matthew Whittall's new piano concerto for Angel... (more...)


Broadway's Next H!T Musical, Dance, Magic, Festivals and More Set for The Berman's 2017-18 SeasonBroadway's Next H!T Musical, Dance, Magic, Festivals and More Set for The Berman's 2017-18 Season
August 23, 2017

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts announces its seventh season with an exceptional series of shows, including Broadway and dance performances, music, magic, live shows, festivals, fairs, and p... (more...)


League of American Orchestras Announces Douglas M. Hagerman as New Board ChairLeague of American Orchestras Announces Douglas M. Hagerman as New Board Chair
August 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' Board of Directors has named Douglas M. Hagerman Chair. Hagerman, retired senior vice president and general counsel of Rockwell Automation and immediate past chair o... (more...)


Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONYColumbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
August 14, 2017

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)


N'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIESN'Kenge Makes Debut with Philadelphia Orchestra in SOPHISTICATED LADIES
August 12, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Symphony Siren and Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) makes her debut with the Sophisticated Ladies concert at the Saraso... (more...)


HGOco Commissions New 'Song of Houston' OperasHGOco Commissions New 'Song of Houston' Operas
August 07, 2017

HGOco, Houston Grand Opera's community collaboration and education arm, has launched the next phase of itsSong of Houston initiative with commissions from two rising composer/librettist teams. Home of... (more...)


Oakland University Unveils School of Music, Theatre and DanceOakland University Unveils School of Music, Theatre and Dance
August 07, 2017

This afternoon, August 7, 2017, the Oakland University Board of Trustees voted to approve the creation of the Oakland University School of Music, Theatre and Dance This move follows a consistent expan... (more...)


Jack DeJohnette Celebrates Historic 75th Birthday on 8/9Jack DeJohnette Celebrates Historic 75th Birthday on 8/9
August 01, 2017

Celebrating his historic 75th birthday on August 9, 2017, music legend Jack DeJohnette will continue year-long birthday festivities with extensive touring, limited edition product releases, and more. ... (more...)


American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
August 01, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim... (more...)


August Performances Announced at Blue Note HawaiiAugust Performances Announced at Blue Note Hawaii
July 31, 2017

An eclectic lineup is featured this month at Blue Note Hawaii with an array of iconic national artists, local favorites and hilarious comedians. The Henry Kapono Artist to Artist Series continues with... (more...)


Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young ArtistsWashington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
July 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)


From Motown to Mandarin: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concludes Asian Tour in Chongqing and ShanghaiFrom Motown to Mandarin: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Concludes Asian Tour in Chongqing and Shanghai
July 27, 2017

Ford Motor Company is playing host to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this week as the musicians wrap up their first-ever tour of China with performances that include a special concert for Ford employe... (more...)