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American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - 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, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Names Two Musicians to Serve as 'Rosemary and David Good Fellows' Minnesota Orchestra Names Two Musicians to Serve as 'Rosemary and David Good Fellows'
by BWW News Desk - June 28, 2017

Myles Blakemore, a trombone player from Dallas, Texas, and Jason Tanksley, a tuba player from Eastpointe, Michigan, have won positions as the Minnesota Orchestra's first-ever Rosemary and David Good Fellows. The newly created fellowship is designed to encourage greater diversity in the orchestral fi... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony Minnesota Orchestra Releases New Recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - June 06, 2017

The Swedish label BIS Records is releasing its newest collaboration with Music Director Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra—a recording of Mahler's Fifth Symphony. The album will receive its U.S. release on August 4, but will be available at Orchestra Hall and through the Minnesota Orchestra's w... (more...)
2017 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award Winners Announced 2017 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - June 01, 2017

Penny Van Horn, Board Chair of The Solti Foundation U.S. and Elizabeth Buccheri, Artistic and Awards Committee Chair, today announced the names of the recipients of the 2017 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Awards, bringing the number of such grants given by the Foundation to 55, and the amount aw... (more...)
Yolanda Kondonassis Performs Premieres of Jennifer Higdon Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Yolanda Kondonassis Performs Premieres of Jennifer Higdon Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2017

Grammy-nominated harpist Yolanda Kondonassis announces the premiere performance series of Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, written for and to be premiered by Kondonassis with The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Ward... (more...)
Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13 Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury present Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater for the 2016-2017 season finale. A must-see for any music lover, Mozart's final composition is a profoundly moving work, brimming with drama, hopefulness and re... (more...)
Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland Featured On BRIDGING THE GAP, 6/4 Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland Featured On BRIDGING THE GAP, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

Composer Jonathan Bailey Holland will be featured on Robert Sirota's National Sawdust series, Bridging the Gap, on Sunday, June 4 at 7pm. A season-long series, the concerts and conversations explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers.... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1 Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), ... (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Rapper Dessa Rehearse With the Minnesota Orchestra VIDEO: Watch Rapper Dessa Rehearse With the Minnesota Orchestra
by Stage Tube - April 14, 2017

Minnesota Orchestra concerts on April 14 and 15 showcase the Twin Cities' own multi-talented rapper-vocalist-essayist Dessa, a member of the indie hip-hop collective Doomtree.... (more...)
Chamber Music Society of Detroit Present French Pianist Lise de la Salle, 5/5 Chamber Music Society of Detroit Present French Pianist Lise de la Salle, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

The Chamber Music Society of Detroit will present one of today's most exciting young artists, 26-year-old French pianist Lise de la Salle, in her Detroit recital debut Friday, May 5 at 8 PM.  The concert, featuring music of Liszt, Schumann and Prokofiev, takes place at Schaver Music Recital Hall, wh... (more...)
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein to Embark on Tour with Havana Lyceum Orchestra Pianist Simone Dinnerstein to Embark on Tour with Havana Lyceum Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

This June, acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein embarks on a tour with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra in their American debut to perform works from her new album, Mozart in Havana. Recorded with the orchestra in Cuba last June, it may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability ... (more...)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Chiara String Quartet, 5/11 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Presents Chiara String Quartet, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - April 03, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents the Chiara String Quartet in an encore performance on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7pm in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave) following their lauded 2015-2016 season MetLiveArts residency. The concert will include the New York premiere of Rome Pri... (more...)
American Modern Ensemble Presents VOICE OF AMERICA, 6/15-18 American Modern Ensemble Presents VOICE OF AMERICA, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

The acclaimed American Modern Ensemble (AME), that spotlights American music via lively thematic programming, presents Voice of America – a program of vocal music written in the past five years. Also featuring works by Robert Maggio and Luna Pearl Woolf, the program is highlighted by two collaborati... (more...)
Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25 Mannes School To Celebrate Centennial At Carnegie Hall, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history and its vision for the future. The concert will feature live performances by esteemed alumni, past and present faculty, and students.... (more...)
California Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season California Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2017

The California Symphony today announced its 2017-18 season, its thirty-first, and its fifth with Music Director Donato Cabrera. The season includes a world premiere and a West Coast premiere, first performances of Mozart's Requiem and Sibelius's Third Symphony, the first performances in more than 20... (more...)
Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4 Berkeley Symphony Performs Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - March 23, 2017

Guest conductor Christian Reif will lead Berkeley Symphony in Shostakovich's evening-long, epic Symphony No. 13, “Babi Yar,” on Thursday, May 4 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall. The Orchestra is joined for the Berkeley Symphony's season finale performance by bass Denis Sedov and a men's chorus comprised o... (more...)
Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the mes... (more...)
Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9 Chicago Philharmonic Finishes 2016-17 With Compilation of Masterpieces and New Works, 4/9
by Molly Tracy - March 20, 2017

The final concert in Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-2017 season explores the infinite diversity of love in all its forms. With guest conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Paths of Passion features the technical and lyrical mastery of Robert Hanford in both Frank Waxman's Carmen Fantasy and Dvorak's Romance in... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts Minnesota Orchestra Announces Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Concerts
by BWW News Desk - March 17, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the 2017-18 seasons of its Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday Concerts and Jazz in the Target Atrium series. Live at Orchestra Hall, a series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, world music and other genres, is led by Principal Cond... (more...)
Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra announces plans today for Sommerfest 2017, unveiling a celebratory summer festival in which the Orchestra salutes two of its artistic leaders: Doc Severinsen on his 90th birthday, and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton, who has announced that this summer will mark his... (more...)
Orchestra Hall Receives Objections to Renaming After Late Conductor Orchestra Hall Receives Objections to Renaming After Late Conductor
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2017

In the Star Tribune's Letter to the Editor page, an objection was made to a name change proposal of Orchestra Hall after Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, the conductor laureate who died last month at 93.... (more...)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music, Walker Art Center and Schubert Club Mix present ROOMFUL OF TEETH The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music, Walker Art Center and Schubert Club Mix present ROOMFUL OF TEETH
by BWW News Desk - February 13, 2017

Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth and sonic experimentalist Nick Zammuto (The Books) assemble a custom-built evening of sound explorations in a world premiere collaboration commissioned by the SPCO's Liquid Music, Walker Art Center and Schubert Club Mix. In addition, the vocal ens... (more...)
Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003 Music Director Leonard Slatkin Conducts Orchestre National de Lyon First American Tour Since 2003
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2017

Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian),  tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.  The Orchestra performs in renowned venues such as... (more...)
MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9 MasterVoices Celebrates 75 Years With St. John Passion by Bach, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - January 26, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The pro... (more...)
Vänskä Conducts FUTURE CLASSICS Concert of New Music by Emerging Composers at 2016-17 Composer Institute Vänskä Conducts FUTURE CLASSICS Concert of New Music by Emerging Composers at 2016-17 Composer Institute
by BWW News Desk - January 12, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra performs new orchestral works by seven of today's top emerging composers in its annual Future Classics concert, played under the baton of Music Director Osmo Vänskä. The concert, held on Friday, February 3, is the capstone of the 14th Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, c... (more...)