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Osmo Vänskä Leads The Curtis Symphony Orchestra For Its First-Ever West Coast Tour

GRAMMY Award-winning conductor Osmo Vänskä teams up with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra for the school's first-ever West Coast tour of the United States, May 12–22, 2023.


GHOSTS, an opera Nicolas Reveles completed shortly before his recent death, premieres on Friday, April 14. He was visibly ill when I interviewed him in January, but excited and enthusiastic about the coming production. Part 1 of my interview described how the new opera came to be written. This concluding part covers the fascinating background and career of the man who his many saddened friends called 'Nic.'.

Micah McLaurin Launches his 'Rhapsody in Gaga' in Honor of Lady Gaga's Birthday

Micah’s medley of Lady Gaga’s smash hits 'Bad Romance' and 'Paparazzi' redefines the role of the modern pianist, arranging popular music in a classical style, while maintaining artistic integrity. The video also showcases Micah in looks from fashion designer Zaldy, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, RuPaul, and more.

Chicago Philharmonic to Present FANFARE CHICAGO

The Chicago Philharmonic Society will present its third of four concerts of its 32nd Season, Fanfare Chicago on March 27, 2022 at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph, Chicago).

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Six Musician Appointments During 2021-22 Severance Season

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced updates to musician personnel with the appointment of five new members and one member in an assistant principal position.

Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala to Feature Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yuja Wang

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m., adding a celebratory Opening Night Gala performance to its fall concert schedule. The festive evening will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra joined by renowned pianist Yuja Wang under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The Gilmore Announces 2020"21 Virtual Concert Season

Gilmore Director Pierre van der Westhuizen today announced plans for The Gilmore's 2020a?'21 virtual concert season, webcast from September 20 to May 16.

Pianist Haochen Zhang Will Make New York Philharmonic Debut At Lunar New Year Concert And Gala

Pianist Haochen Zhang will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic on January 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM in its Lunar New Year Concert and Gala, conducted by Maestro Long Yu. Shanghai-born Zhang launched into the international spotlight in 2009 after becoming one of the youngest Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalists and has since also been awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017.

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Young Scholars Program. The Young Scholars program is a music education initiative designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development. Every two years, Lang Lang and his teacher Gary Graffman, select a limited number of exceptionally talented young pianists from the United States to join the program. The selected scholars receive mentorship, tutelage, unique performance opportunities, and become part of the Lang Lang Young Scholars Network. As a Scholar, students participate in masterclasses from some of the most prominent teachers around the world, and perform on internationally renowned stages.

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu to Play Solo Concert at the Kimmel Center August 2

World-renowned pianist Ching-Yun Hu, the founder and director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), will have her solo debut performance in the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia on August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) Celebrates its 7th Year as an International Event

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its 7th year as an international event from August 2 through August 11, 2019. For the first time, the Festival will be launched at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, in the Perelman Theater.

7th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival Announces 10 Days of Concerts and More

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its 7th year as an international event from August 2 through August 11, 2019. For the first time, the Festival will be launched at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, in the Perelman Theater, with a concert by world-renowned pianist and founder of PYPA, Ching-Yun Hu on August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Inna Faliks Performs World Premiere By Richard Danielpour At The Wallis

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, May 12, 2019, 7 pm, in The Wallis' Bram Goldsmith Theater. The Ukrainian-born American pianist gives the world premiere of Iranian-American composer Danielpour's Eleven Bagatelles for Piano, Shchedrin's Basso Ostinato, Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie, Op 61, and Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Op 13, with posthumous variations. Faliks, Head of Piano at UCLA, performs on leading stages around the globe, garnering acclaim for her musical "poetry and panoramic vision" (The Washington Post) and "riveting passion" (The Baltimore Sun). Grammy winner Danielpour is "an outstanding composer" (New York Daily News) and one of the most recorded composers of his generation with a list of commissions from Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman, Dawn Upshaw, Emanuel Ax, the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Guarneri and Emerson string quartets, among many others. Like Faliks, he also teaches at UCLA, as Co-Area Head, Composition.

Michael Tilson Thomas and Yuja Wang Collaborate with New World Symphony for Performances This May

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas concludes his season-long Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall leading two performances by the New World Symphony, both featuring fellow Perspectivesartist and longtime collaborator pianist Yuja Wang. The first program on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage includes the New York premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fountain of Youth (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project), Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5, with Ms. Wang.

Yuja Wang To Replace Maurizio Pollini in One-Night-Only Performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto

Yuja Wang will replace Maurizio Pollini, who has cancelled in order to fully recover from a brief illness, in the one-night-only performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The program will also include Johan Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

ASPECT Presents Archduke Rudolph: Beethoven's Pupil And Patron, Feat. Illustrated Talk By Ignat Solzhenitsyn

The ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts continues its third New York City season of illuminating performances with Archduke Rudolf: Beethoven's Pupil and Patron on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at Bohemian National Hall. Russian-American pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn is joined by violinist Korbinian Altenberger and cellist Na-Young Baek for a program of works Beethoven dedicated to his most significant patron and composition student, Archduke Rudolf of Austria: the Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96 and Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 “Archduke.”

Carnegie Hall Notables Presents The 15th Annual NOTABLE OCCASION

On Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-will host the 15th Annual Notable Occasion. This private performance in Zankel Hall for Carnegie Hall Notables and special guests features Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist pianist Yuja Wang in recital with Andreas Ottensamer, principal clarinetist of the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker. After the exclusive concert, Notables gather at Brasserie 8 ½ for a cocktail reception. The 15th Annual Notable Occasion is generously underwritten by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari.

Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season

Internationally-acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang continues her season-long Perspectives series this February, launching into performances that offer creative collaborations, reunions with recital partners and artists who have influenced her career, and a night of classical music comedy-all displaying the pianist's eclectic interests and musical versatility.

Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season

An artist with breathtaking talent and charismatic stage presence, Grammy Award-nominated pianist Yuja Wang curates a six-concert Perspectives series during Carnegie Hall's 2018-2019 season, demonstrating the singular blend of technical prowess, keen musical insight, and quicksilver versatility that has established her as one of the world's finest performers. Ms. Wang's series offers creative collaborations, reunions with recital partners and artists who have influenced her career, and a night of classical music comedy-all displaying the pianist's eclectic interests and versatility.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night Today

The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its 20th anniversary season today, September 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a program celebrating the works of Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed that evening.  Following the concert, the Philharmonic will celebrate its 20th anniversary at a special reception with wine, coffee and dessert on Reynolds Hall stage ($50 per person, tickets separate from concert).

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