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Long Beach Symphony Announces Season Finale: Beethoven's Ninth Photo Long Beach Symphony Announces Season Finale: Beethoven's Ninth
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

On June 8 at 8:00 PM, the Long Beach Symphony wraps up its classical series season with enduring music of pomp and unity: Handel's Royal Fireworks Music and Beethoven's epic 9th Symphony. The concert will take place in the Terrace Theater of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center (300 E. Ocean Boulev...
BWW Interview: Master Musician Hershey Felder LOVEs STORYtelling Photo BWW Interview: Master Musician Hershey Felder LOVEs STORYtelling
by Gil Kaan - May 13, 2019

Musician extraordinaire Hershey Felder will be presenting HERSHEY FELDER: A PARIS LOVE STORY at the Wallis Annenberg beginning May 24, 2019. A PARIS LOVE STORY will focus on Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, known for his masterpieces La Mer, Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, of course, Claire...
Tribute In Honor Of The Passing Of Pacific Symphony's Principal Cellist, Timothy Land Photo Tribute In Honor Of The Passing Of Pacific Symphony's Principal Cellist, Timothy Landauer Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

Pacific Symphony is saddened to announce the recent passing of its Principal Cellist Timothy Landauer. In Landauer's honor, Pacific Symphony will perform a selection of music on the first half of the classical program, May 16, 17 and 18, that will provide a stirring atmosphere to contemplate his man...
Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PI Photo Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PIETRO
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2019

The prestigious honor of performing the opening concerts of the 2019 Salzburg Festival in Austria on July 20 and 21 will be one highlight of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Spring/Summer tour of its acclaimed production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars. The tour...
LA Philharmonic Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of KCRW World Festival Series Photo LA Philharmonic Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of KCRW World Festival Series
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2019

The Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates 20 years of its popular KCRW's World Festival series during the Hollywood Bowl 2019 season. A partnership between LA Phil and KCRW that began in 2000, KCRW's World Festival series continues to feature a diverse array of cutting-edge artists making music on a g...
Chamber Music Society Presents 75th Anniversary Season Finale At Orchestra Hall Photo Chamber Music Society Presents 75th Anniversary Season Finale At Orchestra Hall
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2019

In a fitting conclusion to an historic season, on Sunday, May 12 at 3 PM, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit returns to Orchestra Hall, its home for more than 20 of its 75 years. Four of America's most exciting young string quartets the Attacca, Catalyst, Dover and Harlem Quartets are joined by ma...
Pacific Symphony Welcomes Hector Olivera To Perform Interpretations Of Classical And Photo Pacific Symphony Welcomes Hector Olivera To Perform Interpretations Of Classical And Popular Music
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2019

Pacific Symphony brings "Organ Superstar" Hector Olivera to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall to perform on the iconic William J. Gillespie pipe organ on Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Olivera will perform a selection of classical organ favorites such as Franck's Choral No 1 in E Major and Bach's...
LA Chamber Orchestra Presents Program Of Bach, Handel, Mozart And Haydn With Guest Co Photo LA Chamber Orchestra Presents Program Of Bach, Handel, Mozart And Haydn With Guest Conductor Bernard Labadie
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) 2018-19 season concludes with guest conductor Bernard Labadie leading a program of Bach, Handel, Mozart and Haydn featuring noted German lyric soprano Lydia Teuscher on Saturday, May 18, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall. ...
MYS Brings 1st Symphony By An African-American Woman Ever Performed In US To Portland Photo MYS Brings 1st Symphony By An African-American Woman Ever Performed In US To Portland
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2019

This May, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony illuminates the diversity of our nation's rich cultural tapestry with the program "America's Florence."...
Verdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESS Photo Verdi Chorus Presents The Walter Fox Singers In LOVE IS TIMELESS
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2019

The 36th season of the Verdi Chorus continues with the Walter Fox Singers in Love is Timeless for one night only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on May 4, at 7:30pm.  Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Walter Fox Singers comprise the professional ensemble ...
Pacific Symphony Pops Will Rock You With MUSIC OF QUEEN Concert, April 26-27 Photo Pacific Symphony Pops Will Rock You With MUSIC OF QUEEN Concert, April 26-27
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2019

Epic rock riffs and majestic symphonic strings will come together in perfect harmony as Pacific Symphony pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Joined by high energy band and vocalists Windborne, the Symphony performs hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Are the Champions," "Killer ...
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces Violinist Selected For LA Phil Residen Photo Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Announces Violinist Selected For LA Phil Resident Fellows Program
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2019

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announces that violinist Gabriela Pe a-Kim has been selected for the LA Phil Resident Fellows program. The program was launched during the 2018/19 season as a centerpiece initiative of the LA Phil's Centennial, with the purpose of creating a pathway towards a...
Pacific Symphony's 2019-20 Pops Season Announced Photo Pacific Symphony's 2019-20 Pops Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2019

Megawatt stars light up the stage for Pacific Symphony's highly anticipated 2019-20 Pops series featuring seven not-to-be-missed concerts that include romance, Broadway, nostalgia, festive holiday cheer, classic rock and favorite film music-all enhanced by the "Hollywood" sound of the orchestra. Led...
The Wallis Presents INNA FALIKS, PIANO Performing World Premiere By Richard Danielpou Photo The Wallis Presents INNA FALIKS, PIANO Performing World Premiere By Richard Danielpour
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Inna Faliks, piano, one of the most "adventurous and passionate" (The New Yorker) artists of her generation, performing a world premiere by Richard Danielpour and works by Rodion Shchedrin, Schumann and Chopin in her Wallis debut on Sunday...
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Honors Concertmaster Margaret Batjer At Annual Concert Photo Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Honors Concertmaster Margaret Batjer At Annual Concert Gala Benefit
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) rolls out the red carpet for Music Director Designate Jaime Martin, welcoming him to the LACO family prior to the launch of his tenure next fall, and honors Margaret Batjer on her 20th anniversary as LACO Concertmaster with its annual Concert Gala on Thursday, Ma...
Award-Winning Composers Create Original Compositions For Silent Classics At SILENT FI Photo Award-Winning Composers Create Original Compositions For Silent Classics At SILENT FILMS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - April 01, 2019

Angel Velez, Conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member, presents Silent Films Live 2. Sponsored by BMI, this star-studded event brings together highly-acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers to reimagine and create new scores for classic silent films. Ad...
DUET FOR ONE By Tom Kempinski Directed By Allen Barton at the Beverly Hills Playhouse Photo DUET FOR ONE By Tom Kempinski Directed By Allen Barton at the Beverly Hills Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2019

Caroline Gottlieb, Visible Ink Productions, and the Beverly Hills Playhouse have announced a new production of Tom Kempinski's critically-acclaimed drama Duet for One, set for a five-week run at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Under the direction of Allen Barton, the cast will feature Mia Christou and ...
Jaime Martín Conducts West Coast Premiere Of VOY A DORMIR Photo Jaime Martín Conducts West Coast Premiere Of VOY A DORMIR
by BWW News Desk - March 25, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Designate Jaime Martin makes his only appearance this season on LACO's Orchestral Series when he conducts the West Coast premiere of the LACO-co-commissioned song cycle Voy a Dormir by Bryce Dessner, known to many as a guitarist with Grammy Award-w...
Violinist Ray Chen and the LA Phil Announce 'Play with Ray' Competition Photo Violinist Ray Chen and the LA Phil Announce 'Play with Ray' Competition
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2019

World-renowned violinist Ray Chen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have announced the "Play with Ray" competition. The international skills-based talent search aims to find a violinist to perform Bach's Double Concerto with Ray and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Ben Gernon, at the iconic Holly...
Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April Photo Verdi Chorus To Present Spring Concert In April
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2019

This Spring marks the start of the 36th season of the Verdi Chorus, who will present their Spring Concert, L'Amore e la Vita (Love and Life) for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on April 6 and 7. Led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum, the Verd...
World Premiere Of Michael Daugherty's TO THE NEW WORLD To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Photo World Premiere Of Michael Daugherty's TO THE NEW WORLD To Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing
by BWW News Desk - March 20, 2019

In a program for the ages, Pacific Symphony is joined by returning guest conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni and pianist Juho Pohjonen, who will be making his debut with the orchestra, for "A Space Odyssey." This space-themed concert will feature the world premiere of composer Michael Daugherty's "To the ...
Spring Quartet Featuring DeJohnette, Lovano, Spalding & Genovese Announced At The For Photo Spring Quartet Featuring DeJohnette, Lovano, Spalding & Genovese Announced At The Ford
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2019

Ford Theatres presents The Spring Quartet -- Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese -- on Saturday, April 27 at 8:00 pm as part of its IGNITE @ the FORD! series.  The Arts Desk said, "An expansive, freewheeling rampage, ideas flying out like sparks from a roaring fire, as S...
Seven Participants Announced For LA Phil's National Composers Intensive 2019 Photo Seven Participants Announced For LA Phil's National Composers Intensive 2019
by BWW News Desk - March 04, 2019

In its Centennial year, the Los Angeles Philharmonic continues to grow in its commitment to supporting the creation of new music and nurturing young composers through two programs: National Composers Intensive (NCI), for composers ages 18 to 30, and the Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Pr...
BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood Photo BWW Review: THE MAGIC FLUTE at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood
by Maria Nockin - March 04, 2019

On March 3, 2019, Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented its more-than-a-little-bit-zany version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) at Los Angeles's El Portal Theatre. POP Director and Designer Josh Shaw and Baritone E. Scott Levin premiered a new English version of Emanue...
YooJin Jang Announced At The Center For The Arts Photo YooJin Jang Announced At The Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - March 01, 2019

Violinist YooJin Jang comes to Pepperdine University's Raitt Recital Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts as the final Recital Series performer of the 2018-2019 season. She will be accompanied by pianist Renana Gutman....