Gabriela Martinez, Piano, Brings A Diverse Program To The Edye At The Broad StageGabriela Martinez, Piano, Brings A Diverse Program To The Edye At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing a reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist who combines poetic vivacity with graceful definition.  She brings her diverse program, featuring Beethoven, Granados, Dan Visconti, Adam Schoenberg and Ginastera to The Edye at The Broad Stage on Saturday, April 7 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Harlem Quartet With CSUN's Samuel Goldberg Honors String Quartet At The Soraya, 3/14Harlem Quartet With CSUN's Samuel Goldberg Honors String Quartet At The Soraya, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Praised for its "panache" by The New York Times, the Harlem Quartet is "bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent," says the Cincinnati Enquirer.  That new attitude will be on display when the Harlem Quartet returns to the Soraya and Younes Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) and teams up with honor students from CSUN's Samuel Goldberg Honors String Quartet. This free concert will be performed on Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30pm in the intimate 500-seat Plaza del Sol Performance Hall situated alongside The Soraya on the CSUN campus. (more...)

Sang-Eun Lee Comes to The Center For The Arts, 4/8Sang-Eun Lee Comes to The Center For The Arts, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Cellist Sang-Eun Lee comes to Pepperdine University's Raitt Recital Hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts as the final artist of the 2017-2018 Recital Series. Tickets, starting at $28 for adults and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or visiting arts.pepperdine.edu. (more...)

MacArthur Genius Basil Twist's SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Opens 3/29MacArthur Genius Basil Twist's SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Opens 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Symphonie Fantastique - the singular creation by designer, director, master puppeteer, and MacArthur "Genius" Basil Twist - returns to its original home at HERE in a 20th anniversary production for 12 weeks only, March 29-June 17. Set to Hector Berlioz's revolutionary 1830 score, Symphonie Fantastique, for the first time in New York, features live piano accompaniment by Christopher O'Riley. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it debuted in 1998, the production is set to open on April 4 and a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program and a centerpiece of HERE's 25th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Review: No 'Ho-yo-to-ho' but Van Zweden Brings God-like WALKURE to NY Phil with Melton and O'NeillBWW Review: No 'Ho-yo-to-ho' but Van Zweden Brings God-like WALKURE to NY Phil with Melton and O'Neill
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 19, 2018

Wagner aplenty, Wagner galore. After starting the week off with the Met's PARSIFAL under the exciting Nezet-Seguin, I ended it with another Wagner, DIE WALKURE, in a sweeping account of Act I from the New York Philharmonic under its music director designate, Jaap van Zweden. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Cellist Plays 'Homage To Pablo Casals'Grammy-Nominated Cellist Plays 'Homage To Pablo Casals'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Music won and the NBA lost when Amit Peled chose the cello over basketball. Peled, who stands 6-foot-5, says that as a young man he had to decide between a future dribbling basketballs and a future bowing four strings. He chose the life of a musician, although today at 44 he continues to follow his favorite b-ball teams and shoot hoops with his children. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail Featuring Laura Osnes and MoreNew York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail Featuring Laura Osnes and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 16th annual summer residency there, performing six orchestral concerts July 20-27, 2018. (more...)

92nd Street Y Announces 2018-19 Classical Concert Season92nd Street Y Announces 2018-19 Classical Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

92nd Street Y inaugurates three engaging new series - Chamber Orchestras, a Vocal Series, and Garrick Ohlsson: Brahms Exploration - ushering in a host of original concepts, artists, compositions, and collaborations, in keeping with 92Y's enduring traditions of cultural discovery, intellectual curiosity, and artistic experimentation.  Additionally, 92Y commences Inflection, its first interdisciplinary festival, a six-concert exploration of music in relation to other art forms, including spoken word, photography, sculpture, and dance.  This season also features the World Premieres of Phyllis's Portrait by Sergio Assad and Jonathan Berger's new opera Leonardo, the US premiere of a symphony by Hans Rott, the New York premieres of Wynton Marsalis's new work for solo violin, a new string quartet by Martin Bresnick, and Andreia Pinto Correia's String Quartet No. 1 "Unvanquished Space"; five major international artists making their 92Y performance debuts: Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, German cellist Alban Gerhardt, Bulgarian violinist Gergana Gergova, the Danish String Quartet, and the Artemis String Quartet; several young musicians also give their 92Y debut performances in the pristine acoustics of Buttenwieser Hall for the Soundspace Series: Jessica Xylina Osborne, Einav Yarden, Conrad Tao (with violinist Stefan Jackiw), the Horszowski Trio, Juho Pohjonen, and Orion Weiss. (more...)

NY Phil's New Music Series CONTACT! to Launch with Two NY PremieresNY Phil's New Music Series CONTACT! to Launch with Two NY Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The ninth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, begins with Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing two New York Premieres, Du Yun's Tattooed in Snow, for String Quartet (2015), and Fernanda Aoki Navarro's Parthenogenesis (2012). (more...)

Music Academy of the West Selects Ten Zarin Mehta FellowsMusic Academy of the West Selects Ten Zarin Mehta Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

On January 18, the ten outstanding musicians from Music Academy of the West who have been named as this year's Zarin Mehta Fellows will arrive in New York to take part in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program's fourth season. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival at New York PhilharmonicReview Roundup: Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival at New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival will be performed again on Tuesday, November 14. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

Harlem In Detroit: Harlem Quartet Offers Mix Of Jazz, Classical In Midtown Nov. 3Harlem In Detroit: Harlem Quartet Offers Mix Of Jazz, Classical In Midtown Nov. 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The Harlem Quartet returns to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit Midtown Series Friday, November 3, 8 PM, following an enthusiastically received, sold-out debut on the series last fall. (more...)

Harlem Quartet to Offer Mix of Jazz and Classical in Midtown DetroitHarlem Quartet to Offer Mix of Jazz and Classical in Midtown Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The Harlem Quartet returns to the Chamber Music Society of Detroit Midtown Series Friday, November 3, 8 PM, following an enthusiastically received, sold-out debut on the series last fall. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo JarviNew York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo Jarvi
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes will both launch their 2017-18 Philharmonic residencies in a Scandinavian-themed program led by Paavo Jarvi. (more...)

David Bernard Offers Unique Halloween Experience with InsideOut ConcertDavid Bernard Offers Unique Halloween Experience with InsideOut Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Music Director David Bernard will conduct with the audience seated amongst the musicians, continuing his trailblazing 'InsideOut' concept, at New York's DiMenna Center for Classical Music (more...)

New York Philharmonic String Quartet To Make NY Recital Debut at 92nd Street Y, 11/12New York Philharmonic String Quartet To Make NY Recital Debut at 92nd Street Y, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

The New York Philharmonic String Quartet will make its New York recital debut at 92nd Street Y performing Beethoven's String Quartet No. 4; Dvo? k's String Quartet in F major, American; and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F minor on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. The performance will be co-presented by the New York Philharmonic and 92nd Street Y. Formed in January 2017, the New York Philharmonic String Quartet comprises Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Launches Podcast, “Listening Through Time”New York Philharmonic Launches Podcast, “Listening Through Time”
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has launched the podcast Listening Through Time, an intimate conversation about how performances have evolved from one generation of Philharmonic players to the next. In each episode, a Philharmonic musician (current or retired) joins Philharmonic Archivist / Historian Barbara Haws in listening to and comparing the Orchestra's perfor mances from different eras. (more...)

NJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String QuartetNJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Members of the NJSO Chamber Players will perform the Aaron Jay Kernis string quartet that the composer later orchestrated as Musica celestis in a special NJSO Accent event with Kernis on Friday, October 13, at 6:45 pm at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 8 pm concert includes the NJSO premiere of Kernis' ethereal work for string orchestra. (more...)

Actor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing ConcertActor Jeremy Irons to Speak at New York Philharmonic's UMS Closing Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) announces that British actor Jeremy Irons will be the Speaker for the Hill Auditorium performance of Bernstein's Symphony No. 3 ('Kaddish') that closes the 2017 New York Philharmonic residency on Sunday, November 19. (more...)

Bernstein's Philharmonic Celebrates Centennial Festival, 10/25"11/14Bernstein's Philharmonic Celebrates Centennial Festival, 10/25"11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)

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