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New York Youth Symphony Announces New Music Director Photo New York Youth Symphony Announces New Music Director
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2022

​​​​​​​ The New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Jinhong Kim as Music Director of the Orchestra beginning in the 2023/2024 season. The position is currently held by Michael Repper, who completing his tenure at the end of this season after six years. Mr. Kim is joining an illustrious roster of prior NYYS Music Directors, including Leonard Slatkin, David Alan Miller, Samuel Wong, and Miguel-Bedoya.

After 44 Years, Keyboard Conversations Still Helping Arizonans To Love Classical Musi Photo After 44 Years, Keyboard Conversations Still Helping Arizonans To Love Classical Music
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2022

Watching Jeffrey Siegel's Keyboard Conversations is like going to a lecture from your favorite professor, except this classical music historian also provides captivating entertainment.

The Clarion Choir Releases Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil' On Pentatone Photo The Clarion Choir Releases Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil' On Pentatone
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

The Clarion Choir and its Artistic Director Steven Fox make their PENTATONE debut with a recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff's choral masterpiece, the All-Night Vigil, demonstrating their exceptional proficiency in Slavic repertoire.

HK Phil's Annual Outdoor Extravaganza Swire SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS Presented In-Per Photo HK Phil's Annual Outdoor Extravaganza Swire SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS Presented In-Person and Virtually
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) successfully wrapped up Swire Symphony Under The Stars, its free annual outdoor mega-concert, attracting an audience of nearly 12,000 at the Central Harbourfront 12 November.

Oratorio Society Of New York Presents 148th Performance Of Handel's Messiah At Carneg Photo Oratorio Society Of New York Presents 148th Performance Of Handel's Messiah At Carnegie Hall, December 19
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

The Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY), led by Music Director Kent Tritle, continues its 2022–23 season with its 148th performance of Handel's Messiah on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. This year's performance includes soloists soprano Maria Brea, contralto Heather Petrie, tenor Joshua Blue, and baritone Jesse Blumberg, together with the Orchestra of the Society.

Out Now: Mason Bates' PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE, A New Animated Film By Gary Rydstrom  Photo Out Now: Mason Bates' PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE, A New Animated Film By Gary Rydstrom And Jim Capobianco
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

Platoon has released the new animated film for composer Mason Bates' Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra, a 25-minute concerto for orchestra and animated film, for rent or purchase in 4K and surround sound audio on the AppleTV app and to stream on Apple Music.

Mason Bates' PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE to be Released With Animated Film By Gary Rydst Photo Mason Bates' PHILHARMONIA FANTASTIQUE to be Released With Animated Film By Gary Rydstrom And Jim Capobianco
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2022

On Friday, November 4, 2022, Platoon will release the new animated film for composer Mason Bates' Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra, a 25-minute concerto for orchestra and animated film described by John Williams 'the biggest step forward since Fantasia itself. A truly magnificent achievement.'

The Orchestra Now Presents 'The Lost Generation' With Premiere Of Kauder's Symphony N Photo The Orchestra Now Presents 'The Lost Generation' With Premiere Of Kauder's Symphony No. 1
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Music Director Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now in the first concert of its annual Carnegie Hall series on Thursday, November 3 at 7 PM. The program offers rarely performed works by four early 20th century German and Austrian composers from The Lost Generation, whose music was unfairly ignored or suppressed during and following World War II.

Out Today: New Focus Recordings Releases Michael Hersch's 'The Script Of Storms' Photo Out Today: New Focus Recordings Releases Michael Hersch's 'The Script Of Storms'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2022

New Focus Recordings today releases composer Michael Hersch's the script of storms. The album (digital only) features two works by Hersch: cortex and ankle based on texts by Christopher Middleton, and the script of storms based on texts by Fawzi Karim.

RI Philharmonic Orchestra's 2022/2023 Season Dedicated to Bramwell Tovey Photo RI Philharmonic Orchestra's 2022/2023 Season Dedicated to Bramwell Tovey
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents its 2022-2023 Season at The VETS, programmed by and dedicated to beloved late Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Bramwell Tovey. Interim Principal Conductor Tania Miller will lead three Season 78 concert weeks and assume off-stage duties as well.

Leonard Slatkin Videos

STAGE TUBE: Detroit Symphony Featured in Special May the 4th Video by Fiat Chrysler
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2015

Happy Star Wars Day from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra! Check out the DSO featured in this special #MayThe4th video by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Tchaikovsky Festival
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2015

Following last night's Super Bowl advertising blitz, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has released a commercial of its own. The following trailer touting the orchestra's Tchaikovsky Festival is meant to drive ticket sales, as well as build awareness around the festival's six free live webcasts on dso.org/live.

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings On The Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2009

Brian Stokes Mitchell visited The Today Show to sing a selection from his new CD/DVD 'Ring Christmas Bells.' Mitchell also discussed his 'Lights on Broadway With brian Stokes Mitchell' children's book, a benefit for The Actors Fund. Each book comes with a CD single of 'I was Here.'