CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE


Houston Symphony Opens 2018-19 POPS Season With Viva Las Vegas Houston Symphony Opens 2018-19 POPS Season With Viva Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018

Las Vegas headliner Frankie Moreno joins Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke for the 2018-19 POPS Series opener Viva Las Vegas at 8 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at Jones Hall.... (more...)
Paul Lewis's North American Concerts In 2018-19 To Include Virée Classique, Chicago Symphony, Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut, Recitals With Mark Padmore Paul Lewis's North American Concerts In 2018-19 To Include Virée Classique, Chicago Symphony, Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut, Recitals With Mark Padmore
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018

Paul Lewis's Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms project enters second season with two compelling new programmes. North American engagements in 2018-19 include dates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Beethoven at Carnegie Hall and Mozart in Montreal, and song recitals with regular duo part... (more...)
Paul Lewis's North American Concerts In 2018-19 To Include Viree Classique, Chicago Symphony, Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut, Recitals With Mark Padmore Paul Lewis's North American Concerts In 2018-19 To Include Viree Classique, Chicago Symphony, Carnegie Hall Concerto Debut, Recitals With Mark Padmore
by BWW News Desk - August 17, 2018

Paul Lewis's Haydn-Beethoven-Brahms project enters second season with two compelling new programmes. North American engagements in 2018-19 include dates with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink, Beethoven at Carnegie Hall and Mozart in Montreal, and song recitals with regular duo part... (more...)
Bard Conservatory Celebrates Composer Joan Tower's 80th Birthday With Special Concert Bard Conservatory Celebrates Composer Joan Tower's 80th Birthday With Special Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

Joan Tower, the Asher Edelman Professor in the Arts at Bard College, is renowned as one of America's most important living composers. This September, The Bard College Conservatory of Music celebrates Tower's 80th birthday with a concert program of featuring world premieres of Towers' recent composit... (more...)
Tenri Cultural Institute Presents The Chamber Music of Dana Dimitri Richardson Tenri Cultural Institute Presents The Chamber Music of Dana Dimitri Richardson
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

Tenri Cultural Institute proudly presents The Chamber Music of Dana Dimitri Richardson on Sunday, October 14th at 3pm. The program features world premieres and recent works performed by pianists Craig Ketter, Simon Mulligan, and Cathy Callis, soprano Jacqueline Milena Thompson, saxophonist Mark Enge... (more...)
Van Morrison's Masterpieces Come to Life with Vince Jones And The Astral Orchestra Van Morrison's Masterpieces Come to Life with Vince Jones And The Astral Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

???????For one night only at the Adelaide Festival Centre this January, beloved Australian jazz singer Vince Jones will pay homage to two of Van Morrison's most seminal albums, Astral Weeks - a poetic, mercurial blend of jazz, folk and blues - and the soul/jazz influenced Moondance.... (more...)
Solera Quartet Announces First Recording And Carnegie Debut Solera Quartet Announces First Recording And Carnegie Debut
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

???????The Solera Quartet, embarking on its fourth season, has already accumulated a remarkable and unique list of accolades, garnered for their fiery musical expression, poetic sensibility, entrepreneurial acumen, and exceptional dedication to outreach initiatives.... (more...)
Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night 9/15 Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night 9/15
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

???????The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a program celebrating the works of Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-... (more...)
The Dryden Ensemble Announces Its 2018-19 Season The Dryden Ensemble Announces Its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2018

???????The Dryden Ensemble announces its upcoming season, including an autumn benefit, a three-concert series and organ recital at Miller Chapel on the Theological Seminary campus, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, and three concerts at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury... (more...)
BWW Review: I Like MOZART. Does That Make Me a Bad Person? BWW Review: I Like MOZART. Does That Make Me a Bad Person?
by Richard Sasanow - August 16, 2018

Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL is over for the season and finished up with a program that was an oddity because it wasn't mostly Mozart (or no Mozart) but all Mozart. Well, hooray for the 18th century. I was happy to be back in the bosom of the festival's namesake. Does that make me a bad p... (more...)
Pasadena POPS Season Finale Brings Two Tony Winners For The Best Of Hit Shows That Traveled From Broadway To Hollywood Pasadena POPS Season Finale Brings Two Tony Winners For The Best Of Hit Shows That Traveled From Broadway To Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

???????Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS close out their popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, September 8 with Broadway Goes to the Movies. The POPS season finale will provide a quintessential Feinstein experience with some of Broadway's greate... (more...)
The Adelphi Orchestra Opens Its 2018-19 Season With A Young  Person's Concert The Adelphi Orchestra Opens Its 2018-19 Season With A Young Person's Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

The Adelphi Orchestra now in its 65th season of Music for All presents A Young Person's Concert under the baton of Guest Conductor Jason Tramm on Saturday, September 29th at River Dell Middle School Auditorium in River Edge, New Jersey.... (more...)
Dallas Chamber Symphony Announces 2018/19 Season Dallas Chamber Symphony Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

Dallas Chamber Symphony (DCS), under the direction of Artistic Director and Conductor Richard McKay, announces an exciting season of world premieres, internationally-renowned guest artists, and UnSilent Films during its 2018/19 season. Moody Performance Hall will come alive with classical favorites ... (more...)
Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Announces 12 Semi-Finalists Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition Announces 12 Semi-Finalists
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

Shanghai, China, August 14, 2018 - After a grueling Quarter-Final round that had some dubbing the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition (SISIVC) the 'most difficult competition in the world,' organisers today announced the 12 competitors who will move on and compete in the Semi-Final... (more...)
Susan Graham Tours Europe with Boston Symphony, Makes Role Debut at LA Opera, Returns to Carnegie Hall, and More Susan Graham Tours Europe with Boston Symphony, Makes Role Debut at LA Opera, Returns to Carnegie Hall, and More
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2018

Grammy Award-winning mezzo Susan Graham launches her 2018-19 season in the company of Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with whom she reprises her celebrated account of Mahler's Third Symphony on a high-profile European tour that kicks off at London's BBC Proms and takes in Berlin, L... (more...)
The Australian Chamber Orchestra Unveils Their 2019 Season The Australian Chamber Orchestra Unveils Their 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2018

???????In 2019 the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) will present A New Light: a transformative adventure that will challenge, illuminate, embolden and inspire. With Artistic Director Richard Tognetti at the helm, the ACO will push the concept of 'chamber orchestra' to new heights through embarking... (more...)
American Classical Orchestra Opens Lincoln Center Season With All-Mozart Program American Classical Orchestra Opens Lincoln Center Season With All-Mozart Program
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2018

???????American Classical Orchestra (ACO) kicks off its 2018-19 season on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 8:00pm in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center with Mozart Serenade, a concert of festive music by Mozart. ACO is joined by acclaimed period violinist Krista Bennion Feeney in Mozart's Haffner Se... (more...)
Pittance Chamber Music Announces 5th Anniversary Season Pittance Chamber Music Announces 5th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2018

Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, is thrilled to announce its Fifth Anniversary Season with three exciting programs taking place in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music. The season consists of An After... (more...)
Florentine Opera Launches Season with Live Recording of PRINCE OF PLAYERS Florentine Opera Launches Season with Live Recording of PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2018

The Florentine Opera Company is kicking off its 2018-19 season with Prince of Players by American composer Carlisle Floyd, October 12 & 14, 2018 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the Midwest premiere of Floyd's latest opera. The Florentine's production will also be recorded ... (more...)
PUBLIQuartet Announces Nat'l Sawdust Residency & PUBLIQ Access Composers PUBLIQuartet Announces Nat'l Sawdust Residency & PUBLIQ Access Composers
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

???????PUBLIQuartet has named the recipients of the 2018-19 PUBLIQ Access award (PQA), three composers with whom they will collaborate for the 2018-19 season, Vahid Jahandari, Gemma Peacocke and Niloufar Nourbakhsh. They will each receive a commission to write for PUBLIQuartet and get the chance to ... (more...)
Jason Tramm To Lead Collaborations, Commissions And Premieres In 2018 Tri State Summer Performances Jason Tramm To Lead Collaborations, Commissions And Premieres In 2018 Tri State Summer Performances
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

???????Nearly a decade ago a story ran in NJ's most widely circulated print newspaper which opened with the statement "New Jersey doesn't have a state music director, but it would seem that Jason Tramm is out to create the position… as he leads opera, choral and orchestral concerts from Morris Count... (more...)
BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY at Bayside Amphitheater BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY WITH THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY at Bayside Amphitheater
by Ron Bierman - August 13, 2018

In 1962 West Side Story won 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Musical. Is it still worth seeing more than half a century later? Sure is! Jerome Robbins' energetic choreography remains riveting, and Leonard Bernstein's marvelous score is a perfect frame for Sondheim's affecting lyrics... (more...)
Peak Performances Presents THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS, Performed By The Crossing Peak Performances Presents THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS, Performed By The Crossing
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

Peak Performances Presents the national anthems (New York Area Premiere). The Crossing (Donald Nally, Conductor) With the Strings of International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) Music by David Lang, Caroline Shaw, and Ted Hearne... (more...)
St. Charles Singers To Open 35th Season With Mozart Festival Weekend St. Charles Singers To Open 35th Season With Mozart Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

Professional chamber choir St. Charles Singers, conducted by Jeffrey Hunt, will open its 35th concert season with a three-day Mozart Festival Weekend August 24-26, 2018, joined by the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra and guest soloist, soprano Michelle Areyzaga.... (more...)
Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year
by BWW News Desk - August 13, 2018

In April 2018, the New World Symphony joined The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras in announcing their new partnership, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), which is a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. ... (more...)