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21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music 21C Media Group Previews 2017-18 Season of Opera, Choral and Vocal Music
by BWW News Desk - July 18, 2017

21C Media Group has announced highlights from its 2017-18 selection of opera, vocal and choral music, featuring concerts, special events, broadcasts and recordings. Scroll down for details!... (more...)
May the 4th Be With You! NY Philharmonic Celebrates STAR WARS DAY with Film Concert, 5/4 May the 4th Be With You! NY Philharmonic Celebrates STAR WARS DAY with Film Concert, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2017

The New York Philharmonic is celebrating Star Wars Day by giving Star Wars fans who come to the David Geffen Hall Box Office early access to tickets for the Star Wars Film Concert Series on May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., before tickets go on sale widely to the public online at noon. Fans who arrive by ... (more...)
The New York Philharmonic Presents NY Premiere of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL in Concert Live, 5/12 The New York Philharmonic Presents NY Premiere of E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL in Concert Live, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - March 30, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present the New York Premiere of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert, with the Orchestra performing John Williams's Academy Award®–winning score live to the complete film, conducted by David Newman, Friday, May 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 p.m.; a... (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...)
California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7 California Symphony Presents the World Premiere of TANGLE EYE, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - March 22, 2017

 Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the California Symphony in the world premiere of the newly-commissioned cello concerto, Tangle Eye, by its current Young American Composer-in-Residence, Dan Visconti, with soloist Inbal Segev on Sunday, May 7 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Cr... (more...)
California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18 California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - August 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Yo... (more...)
California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program California Symphony Now Accepting Applications for Composer-in-Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - August 02, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 1, 2016) – California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera are now accepting composer applications for the orchestra's respected, intensely competitive Young American Composer-in-Residence program, for the period from August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020. The Young Ame... (more...)
California Symphony Announces 30th Season California Symphony Announces 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2016

The California Symphony celebrates its 30th season in 2016-17 and its fourth season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, with a year of special programming that highlights the music by a Young American Composer-in-Residence program alumnus on each of its six concerts at the Lesher Center for the Arts... (more...)
American Symphony Orchestra Announces New Season American Symphony Orchestra Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2016

The American Symphony Orchestra and music director Leon Botstein return to Carnegie Hall for the ensemble's 55th season of concerts, the Vanguard Series, on October 19, 2016, and continue through May 12, 2017. Four programs of wide-ranging and distinct repertoire will explore notable topics, includi... (more...)
California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20 California Symphony to Perform BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 7, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 4, 2016) – Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, and a performance by California Symphony Principal Clarinetist Jerome Simas and Principal Bassoonist Douglas Brown in R. Strauss's rarely-heard double concerto Duett-Concertino, highlight the California Symphony's “Textbook Classics” ... (more...)
Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50 Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - February 05, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defen... (more...)
California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24 California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (December 15, 2015) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera perform a program of music inspired by American jazz of the 1920s on Sunday, January 24, with pianist Charlie Albright joining the Orchestra for the original jazz band version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in B... (more...)
The Library of Congress Awards the Koussevitzky Grant to the California Symphony and Composer in Residence Dan Visconti The Library of Congress Awards the Koussevitzky Grant to the California Symphony and Composer in Residence Dan Visconti
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2015

 Dan Visconti, the California Symphony's Young American Composer in Residence through 2017, has been awarded the prestigious Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundationcommission by the Library of Congress. Visconti was recognized and commissioned for his concerto for guitar and orchestra, Living Language. ... (more...)
California Symphony Orchestra Musicians Sign New Three-Year Contracts California Symphony Orchestra Musicians Sign New Three-Year Contracts
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (September 30, 2015) - The California Symphony Orchestra and Musicians Union Local 6 of the American Federation of Musicians have announced the ratification of a new, three-year musicians' contract. California Symphony Music Director Donato Cabrera has also signed a new three-year c... (more...)
MusicaNova Sets 2015-16 Season MusicaNova Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - September 04, 2015

MusicaNova begins its thirteenth season in September 2015 with an expanded lineup of events, continuing its mission to play great new, neglected, and traditional music and introduce the finest young musicians to audiences in the Valley of the Sun. It's MusicaNova's goal to give each audience member ... (more...)
California Symphony Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ with Live Orchestra Accompaniment Tonight California Symphony Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ with Live Orchestra Accompaniment Tonight
by BWW News Desk - August 21, 2015

The California Symphony presents the beloved classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and performs the complete, live orchestral accompaniment as the movie is shown on a giant screen at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, tonight, August 21 at 8:30 pm. Conductor Sarah Hicks leads the orchestra in some of th... (more...)
California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera to Open Season with 'Passport to the World', 9/20 California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera to Open Season with 'Passport to the World', 9/20
by BWW News Desk - August 04, 2015

The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open their 2015-16 seasonSunday, September 20 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek with “Passport to the World,” a musical tour of work by composers including Dvo?ák, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, Debussy, Elgar, Falla, Vaughan... (more...)
California Symphony to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ with Live Orchestra Accompaniment, 8/21 California Symphony to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ with Live Orchestra Accompaniment, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - July 08, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (July 7, 2015) – The California Symphony presents the beloved classic 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, and performs the complete, live orchestral accompaniment as the movie is shown on a giant screen at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, Friday, August 21 at 8:30 pm. Conductor Sarah Hicks ... (more...)
Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More
by BWW News Desk - April 27, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert ... (more...)
California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - April 22, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (April 21, 2015) – The California Symphony, entering its third season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, is expanding its regional profile in Northern California, performing concerts in three new venues beginning in June. The orchestra, based in Walnut Creek, will perform three con... (more...)
Wolf Trap Announces 53 Summer Performances; Tickets Go On Sale 3/21 Wolf Trap Announces 53 Summer Performances; Tickets Go On Sale 3/21
by BWW News Desk - March 02, 2015

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first 53 Summer 2015 performances at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Tickets for these performances go on sale to the general public beginning at 10:00 a.m. March 21; Wolf Trap members (donors of $... (more...)
Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28 Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2014

HOUSTON (November 19, 2014) – After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith.... (more...)
New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15 New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15
by BWW News Desk - October 30, 2014

Detroit, (October 30, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome Wei Yu, currently a member of the New York Philharmonic cello section, as DSO Principal Cello on Jan. 5, 2015. DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the news Wednesdayevening at a special event at New York's SubCu... (more...)
The PKF – Prague Philharmonia Announces Appointment of Conductor Emmanuel Villaume as Music Director and Chief Conductor The PKF – Prague Philharmonia Announces Appointment of Conductor Emmanuel Villaume as Music Director and Chief Conductor
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the position of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia for a three-year term, effective September 1, 2015.... (more...)
Emmanuel Villaume Appointed New Director of Prague Philharmonic Emmanuel Villaume Appointed New Director of Prague Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2014

PRAGUE (Czech Republic), OCTOBER 15, 2014 —The PKF – Prague Philharmonia is pleased to announce the appointment of internationally renowned conductor Emmanuel Villaume to the position of Music Director and Chief Conductor of the PKF – Prague Philharmonia for a three-year term, effective September 1,... (more...)