CLASSICAL MUSIC NEWS COVERAGE


Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Houston Symphony will kick off the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series with Ella at 100, a celebration of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald during her 100th birthday year. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke in the first concert of his inaugural season, the program will feature Fitzgerald favori... (more...)
New York Youth Symphony Launches Fellowship Program New York Youth Symphony Launches Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

New York Youth Symphony (NYYS), under the guidance of a new three-year strategic plan, is launching a new fellowship program to identify, train, and mentor students from underrepresented communities who wish to prepare for and attend college. Students in their sophomore and junior years of high scho... (more...)
Wixen Music AUTHENTIC VOICES FESTIVAL Comes to Pepperdine Center for the Arts Wixen Music AUTHENTIC VOICES FESTIVAL Comes to Pepperdine Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Wixen Music Authentic Voices Festival presents some of the best of both established and emerging American songwriting talent, including Andrew Bird and Lucinda Williams, over two days at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 4 p.m. to 8:... (more...)
New York Philharmonic to Premiere STAR WARS Film Concert Series This Fall New York Philharmonic to Premiere STAR WARS Film Concert Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present the World Premiere of Star Wars Film Concert Series, September 15-October 7, 2017, featuring screenings of four complete films from the saga - A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and The Force Awakens - with Oscar-winning composer John Will... (more...)
Music Institute of Chicago to Host Free Open Houses This September Music Institute of Chicago to Host Free Open Houses This September
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago invites musicians of all ages and abilities to consider private instruction and group class opportunities with its highly respected faculty of professionals beginning in September.... (more...)
The Muppets Unveil Details on First Full-Length Live Show at The Hollywood Bowl The Muppets Unveil Details on First Full-Length Live Show at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and The Muppets today revealed the first details about The Muppets' first-ever full-length live show.... (more...)
Australian Chamber Orchestra Announces 2018 Season Australian Chamber Orchestra Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 16, 2017

The Australian Chamber Orchestra's (ACO) Artistic Director Richard Tognetti and Managing Director Richard Evans have today announced the Orchestra's 2018 season. Characteristically bold, ambitious and adventurous, the ACO's 2018 season will take audiences on an immersive journey that traverses from ... (more...)
SSO Appoints Emma E. Dunch as New Chief Executive Officer SSO Appoints Emma E. Dunch as New Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Today the Board of the SSO has announced the appointment of Australian expatriate and New York-based performing arts executive Emma E. Dunch as CEO of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.... (more...)
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Music Study Groups The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Music Study Groups
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

The 2017-18 Cleveland Orchestra Music Study Groups will begin on September 19, 20, and 21, 2017 at convenient community locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area.  The classes will explore music from The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th Season at Severance Hall.  The series is organized into three ... (more...)
Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle to Make Auditorium Theatre Debut Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle to Make Auditorium Theatre Debut
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle makes her debut at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, the Theatre for the People, on Saturday, September 30, with the program Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey.... (more...)
MIC Chorale Announces Season, Hosts Auditions MIC Chorale Announces Season, Hosts Auditions
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, conducted by Daniel Wallenberg, announces its 31st season of three concerts, along with its 2017-18 season auditions.... (more...)
Camerata Pacifica to Open 28th Season with John Harbison's String Trio and More Camerata Pacifica to Open 28th Season with John Harbison's String Trio and More
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season with a program that combines Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison's String Trio with a pair of mid-20th century Russian gems - Sergei Prokofiev's striking Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major and Dmitri... (more...)
Miller Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with BACH + GLASS, Featuring Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry Miller Theatre to Open 2017-18 Season with BACH + GLASS, Featuring Simone Dinnerstein & A Far Cry
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

In Miller's 2017-18 Season Opener, the acclaimed pianist and Bach specialist Simone Dinnerstein and Boston's self-conducted chamber orchestra A Far Cry (in its Miller debut) will perform the New York premiere of a new piano concerto that Glass has written especially for them. As a follow up to Bach ... (more...)
The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

As The Royal Conservatory of Music's 2017-18 concert season is set to begin, five of the upcoming Koerner Hall concerts are already sold out, including the Season Gala concert with Hollywood star Bill Murray and his friends Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin), and Vanessa Perez (piano).... (more...)
League of American Orchestras Unveils 'Of and For the Community' Report on Education & Engagement League of American Orchestras Unveils 'Of and For the Community' Report on Education & Engagement
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

For the first time, the League of American Orchestras has issued a detailed report on the scope and scale of orchestras' education and community engagement (EdCE) work.... (more...)
Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multid... (more...)
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Concerts Highlight Instruments, Voices Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Concerts Highlight Instruments, Voices
by BWW News Desk - August 15, 2017

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival 37th season presents four remaining concerts through August 25 culminating in an intriguing collection of vocal and instrumental performances, featuring Chatham Chorale Chamber Singers and celebrity chamber music ensemble The Ying Quartet, amongst others.... (more...)
Time for Three, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Cooperstown, NY Time for Three, Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Cooperstown, NY
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

From ABC's “Dancing with the Stars” to Carnegie Hall, audiences have been delighted by the high-energy virtuosity of Time for Three. The trio will offer a blend of jazz, folk, classical, and pop in a concert at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hote... (more...)
SLSO Usher Dreams of Becoming a Conductor SLSO Usher Dreams of Becoming a Conductor
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Terrence Abernathy, 24, works as an usher for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, but   his dream is to become a conductor.... (more...)
Greensboro Symphony to Welcome Ken Jeong for NOT SO CLASSICAL at Carolina Theatre Greensboro Symphony to Welcome Ken Jeong for NOT SO CLASSICAL at Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

The internationally renowned Greensboro Symphony launches their 58th season with an entirely new concept of experiencing classical music: Not So Classical - a hybrid film/live concert performance produced & directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Donnelly. Greensboro native, Ken Jeong ... (more...)
Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 Season to Showcase 29 Premieres Across Disciplines Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 Season to Showcase 29 Premieres Across Disciplines
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 season, the first season to be curated by new Artistic Director Craig Peterson, celebrates the idea that a community is a place of intersecting ideas and action. Peterson believes that artists push society forward in ways that challenge our assumptions, politics and soci... (more...)
Composer Scott Wollschleger to Release Debut Portrait Album SOFT ABERRATION Composer Scott Wollschleger to Release Debut Portrait Album SOFT ABERRATION
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, composer Scott Wollschleger releases his debut portrait album, Soft Aberration, on New Focus Recordings.... (more...)
Shanghai String Quartet and Qing Jiang Set for Music Mountain's Labor Day Benefit Shanghai String Quartet and Qing Jiang Set for Music Mountain's Labor Day Benefit
by BWW News Desk - August 14, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival, continues its 88th season with a holiday weekend of music on September 2 & 3 by the outstanding Shanghai String Quartet!... (more...)
Summer Festival of Sacred Music Continues with Haydn Missa Sancti Joanne de Deo Summer Festival of Sacred Music Continues with Haydn Missa Sancti Joanne de Deo
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2017

The 23rd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, August 27, at 11 am with a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn's Missa Sancti Joanne de Deo. ... (more...)
MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2017

MusicaNova Orchestra announces its 2017/18 Season, the 15th year of performing distinctive and exceptional works of classical music.  In addition to its four symphonic concerts, the Orchestra also presents free community concerts and showcases young musicians throughout the season.... (more...)