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Bravo! Vail Music Festival Opens With The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra And Joshu Photo Bravo! Vail Music Festival Opens With The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra And Joshua Bell
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 17, 2021 in Classical Music

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra joins Bravo! Vail's other world-class resident orchestras - Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.
MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK to Feature Exciting Lineup of Free Music-Making Programs Cit Photo MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK to Feature Exciting Lineup of Free Music-Making Programs Citywide
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 17, 2021 in Classical Music

Make Music New York, the unique, live, free citywide musical celebration held each June 21, is returning for its 15th consecutive year with a schedule of exciting and diverse in-person outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions and other music making events. This year's celebration  is returning to a mostly in-person event after last year's shifted to a largely virtual format due to COVID. 
DSM to Present Musicians Of The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Photo DSM to Present Musicians Of The Dallas Symphony Orchestra
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 17, 2021 in Classical Music

Dallas Summer Musicals and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra have announced an intimate string quartet performance by members of the DSO on Saturday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Hall at Fair Park. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m.
Festival De Lanaudière's Announces Upcoming Live Performances Photo Festival De Lanaudière's Announces Upcoming Live Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 17, 2021 in Classical Music

Consolidating tradition and renewal, the Festival de Lanaudière has announced its programming under the theme The Thrill of Enchantment, and joyfully reconnects with its audiences this summer from July 17 to August 8.
Honens International Piano Competition Announces Dates For 2022 Edition Photo Honens International Piano Competition Announces Dates For 2022 Edition
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 17, 2021 in Classical Music

The Honens International Piano Competition has announced the 2022 edition schedule, which was postponed from 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 50 Quarterfinalists chosen to participate in the Competition remain in place for 2022, as will the juries and collaborating artists, where possible. Quarterfinalists hail from 18 different countries.
Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces New Executive Director and Expands Board of Tru Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Announces New Executive Director and Expands Board of Trustees
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Las Vegas Philharmonic announces a new Executive Director following a nationwide executive search by the organization that began in November 2020.  Anne Berquist was selected and assumed her new role as of May 3, 2021; relocating to Las Vegas from Grand Rapids, MI. 
Nicholas Tzavaras Returns To The Morris Museum With Three Of Bach's Cello Suites Photo Nicholas Tzavaras Returns To The Morris Museum With Three Of Bach's Cello Suites
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Nicholas Tzavaras returns to play the second half of the Bach Cello Suites which he began in April.
Spoleto Festival Celebrates Successful 2021 Season Photo Spoleto Festival Celebrates Successful 2021 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Ushering a jubilant return to live performance, Spoleto Festival USA's 45th season was marked by change, big names, and bold ideas. “I am proud of my staff's commitment to making this season a reality,” says General Director Nigel Redden. “While it may have differed from our original hopes in terms of scale, I am immeasurably pleased with our outcome.'
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langree to Depart Following 2 Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langree to Depart Following 2023-24 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced that Louis Langrée will  not seek to renew his contract beyond the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, his eleventh as the Orchestra's Music Director.
Madison Square Park Conservancy and Carnegie Hall Citywide Present Free Concerts Photo Madison Square Park Conservancy and Carnegie Hall Citywide Present Free Concerts in The Park This Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Madison Square Park Conservancy today announced the program and lineup for Music on the Green, a series of free performances curated by Carnegie Hall and presented within and in response to the Conservancy's current public art installation, Maya Lin's Ghost Forest . Designed to complement the themes of the installation—which focuses on climate change, its effects, and nature-based solutions—the concerts feature a nature-inspired repertoire of works by Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, Duke Ellington, Reena Esmail, and more, curated and performed by musicians from Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect. Part of the Carnegie Hall Citywide free concert series, Music on the Green takes place on the park's Oval Lawn every Wednesday at 6 PM from July 7 through August 11, 2021. 
Houston Symphony Announces 2021–22 Season Program Details For Andrés Orozco-Estr Photo Houston Symphony Announces 2021–22 Season Program Details For Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Final Concerts as Music Director
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

The Houston Symphony is announcing program details for Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada’s final season as music director, including the five 2021–22 concert weeks he will conduct, and the full Bank of American POPS Series lineup under the direction of Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke.
Rhiannon Giddens and Yo-Yo Ma to Take Part in JUNETEENTH: FROM THE PAST TO THE L Photo Rhiannon Giddens and Yo-Yo Ma to Take Part in JUNETEENTH: FROM THE PAST TO THE LIVING PRESENT
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Artpark & Company will present Juneteenth: From the Past to the Living Present with Rhiannon Giddens featuring Yo-Yo Ma as part of the outdoor season of the SONIC TRAILS festival curated and co-produced by Sozo Creative, from May 15 - September 30, 2021.
VIDEO: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Musicians Perform for Hospital Workers Photo VIDEO: Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Musicians Perform for Hospital Workers
by Alan Henry on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Watch a special concert performance, streamed live from NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Comprised of members of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, this string trio and brass trio provide the perfect music for a summer's day.
Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces PlayUSA Grants to Community Musi Photo Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces PlayUSA Grants to Community Music Education Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute today announced the 2021–2022 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports community partner organizations across the country to help ensure equitable access for instrumental music education programs that serve K–12 students.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 2021/22 Season Photo Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 2021/22 Season
by Stephi Wild on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

The long-awaited reunion between the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and its patrons is scheduled for November 10, 2021, with 30 dynamic programs running through June of 2022. The return to live performances will be defined by the leadership of Music Director Gustavo Gimeno, who will mark his first complete season on the podium, conducting 11 subscription programs.
Sydney Opera House Announces 2021 Utzon Music Season Photo Sydney Opera House Announces 2021 Utzon Music Season
by Stephi Wild on June 16, 2021 in Classical Music

 The Sydney Opera House today announced Utzon Music will return for a triumphant 14th season in 2021. From Beethoven’s revolutionary sonatas to new music by First Nations composers and the next generation of cutting-edge chamber musicians, the 2021 program will feature some of the country’s most dazzling home-grown musicians up-close and personal.
Hoff-Barthelson Music School To Host Suzuki Violin Summer Playdowns Thursdays In Photo Hoff-Barthelson Music School To Host Suzuki Violin Summer Playdowns Thursdays In July
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 15, 2021 in Classical Music

Hoff-Barthelson Music School invites Suzuki violin students in Books 1-4 to join us on Thursdays in July from 5:00-6:00 pm for our Suzuki Summer Playdowns! Each Summer Playdown includes 45-minutes of playing together in-person and 15-minutes of social time. Students who have advanced beyond Book 4 may attend and play complimentary parts from the Suzuki Duet Book 
New York Philharmonic Announces 2021–22 Season Photo New York Philharmonic Announces 2021–22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 15, 2021 in Classical Music

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2021–22 season, marking the Orchestra’s long-awaited return to subscription performances following an 18-month period of cancellations due to the pandemic. For the first time in modern history the Philharmonic will be performing outside its home for an entire season. 
American Composers Orchestra Presents two Composer Spotlights on Toulmin Orchest Photo American Composers Orchestra Presents two Composer Spotlights on Toulmin Orchestral Commissions Program
by Stephi Wild on June 15, 2021 in Classical Music

On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 6pm, ACO will host an online Listening Party via Zoom with ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel and special guest composers John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Eugene Moye, and Melinda Wagner.
A BACH KEYBOARD EXTRAVAGANZA Celebrates 300th Anniversary From Coast To Coast Photo A BACH KEYBOARD EXTRAVAGANZA Celebrates 300th Anniversary From Coast To Coast
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 14, 2021 in Classical Music

Ars Lyrica Houston’s harpsichordist and conductor Matthew Dirst collaborates with The Baroque Music Festival, Corona del Mar and The San Francisco Early Music Society (co-presenter) to offer an immersive concert experience to an international audience through an online program.
Live Bard Music Festival Explores NADIA BOULANGER & HER WORLD Photo Live Bard Music Festival Explores NADIA BOULANGER & HER WORLD
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 14, 2021 in Classical Music

The Bard Music Festival returns for its 31st season this August, with a rare and intensive two-week exploration of “Nadia Boulanger and Her World.” In twelve themed concert programs, performed live with limited in-person audiences, Bard examines Nadia Boulanger (1887–1979), the pioneering Parisian pedagogue, composer, conductor, pianist, organist and indomitable personality who shaped more than a generation of American musicians.
Oakland Symphony Announces Michael Morgan's 30th Anniversary Celebration Season Photo Oakland Symphony Announces Michael Morgan's 30th Anniversary Celebration Season
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 14, 2021 in Classical Music

The Oakland Symphony announces its 2021-2002 concert season that will celebrate the 30-year-anniversary of Conductor and Music Director Michael Morgan leading. The season will run October 15, 2021 to May 20, 2022 and will present eight performances at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. Since 1991, Michael Morgan has led the Oakland Symphony and has transformed the organization's international presence, personified the City Of Oakland's diversity, and become a trailblazer and pioneer in modern music.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada Presents 2021 Season 'Metamorphosis' Photo National Youth Orchestra of Canada Presents 2021 Season 'Metamorphosis'
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 14, 2021 in Classical Music

NYO Canada is introducing a varied, flexible, and innovative online training institute. The exceptional program makes this season a true Metamorphosis, as today’s best young instrumentalists prepare to meet the future.
San Diego Symphony Presents TO THE EARTH FESTIVAL Photo San Diego Symphony Presents TO THE EARTH FESTIVAL
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 11, 2021 in Classical Music

The San Diego Symphony's 'To The Earth' festival takes place June 16 - 25.
Kitt Wakeley's SYMPHONY OF SINNERS AND SAINTS Hits #1 on Billboard's Classical a Photo Kitt Wakeley's SYMPHONY OF SINNERS AND SAINTS Hits #1 on Billboard's Classical and Classical Crossover Charts
by Chloe Rabinowitz on June 11, 2021 in Classical Music

Multi-award-winning producer/composer Kitt Wakeley celebrates his latest album, “Symphony of Sinners and Saints,” hitting #1 on Billboard’s “Classical” and “Classical Crossover” charts. The album, which was released on May 21, features three singles that also hit #1 on Billboard, on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales charts.