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Kirill Gerstein Performs N.Y. Premiere Of Thomas Ad S's Piano Concerto With Boston Symphony,Kirill Gerstein Performs N.Y. Premiere Of Thomas Ad S's Piano Concerto With Boston Symphony,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

In addition to performing masterworks from past centuries at major halls and with leading ensembles worldwide, pianist Kirill Gerstein has a deep interest in the music of our time, including that of composer Thomas Ad s, with whom he has formed a close artistic relationship and performs together twice next month at Carnegie Hall. On Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Gerstein gives the New York premiere of a new piano concerto composed for him by Mr. Ad s on commission from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which performs the work under the baton of the composer, who is the BSO's Artistic Partner. The concerto is the second work on the program, which opens with Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1 (orchestral version) and closes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Its 2019 SeasonThe Sydney Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Its 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The opening bars of Richard Strauss' Thus Spake Zarathustra will signal the start of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Season as Australia's premier orchestra returns to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Stage with its Season Opening Gala concert on 8 and 9 February. (more...)

World Premiere Of Bach's Goldberg Variations To Be Performed By Orli Shaham And Pacific Symphony MusiciansWorld Premiere Of Bach's Goldberg Variations To Be Performed By Orli Shaham And Pacific Symphony Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

Pacific Symphony musicians Dennis Kim, Bridget Dolkas, Meredith Crawford and Timothy Landauer will join Cafe Ludwig host and pianist Orli Shaham to perform another unique chamber music concert; the "Bachanalia" program features the world premiere of "A Goldberg Conjecture," conductor David Robertson's arrangement of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." The program will also include "Classic Suite" by Perle, Mozart's "Five Fugues, Transcribed for String Quartet" from Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," and Liszt's arrangement of Bach's "Prelude and Fugue in A minor."  (more...)

Pegasus Opera Company Present the UK Premiere of SHAW GOES WILDEPegasus Opera Company Present the UK Premiere of SHAW GOES WILDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Following last year's successful run of Ruth and The Dark Lady of the Sonnet, Pegasus Opera Company presents another outstanding opera double bill titled Shaw Goes Wilde. The productions are based on Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale and The Rose and George Bernard Shaw's The Music Cure. The two one act shows will be performed on Friday 12, Saturday 13 at 7.30pm and Sunday 14 April at 2.30pm at the new Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, NW1 5HT. (more...)

Australia And New Zealand Brightest Young Musicians Join The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Fellowship ProgramAustralia And New Zealand Brightest Young Musicians Join The Sydney Symphony Orchestra's 2019 Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra welcomes 12 of the brightest young musicians to its internationally-renowned Fellowship program in 2019. The year-long Fellowship program offers emerging artists the opportunity to work closely with Australia's premier orchestra, mentoring by permanent members of the different sections through technical and practical experience, and crucial training to secure positions in professional orchestras around the world. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Its 2019-2020 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces Its 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2019?2020 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's sixth year as music director. This season is characterized by in-depth explorations of the works of some of the greatest composers with the superb musicians of the Houston Symphony, crowned by a two-week-long Schumann Festival, the likes of which is seldom seen in the United States. This is a unique opportunity to experience the scope of Robert Schumann's music, and to get a glimpse inside the mind of a creative genius. (more...)

Barbara Hannigan Makes Her New York Conducting Debut With The Juilliard OrchestraBarbara Hannigan Makes Her New York Conducting Debut With The Juilliard Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Singer/conductor Barbara Hannigan makes her New York conducting debut with the Juilliard Orchestra in works by Strauss, Haydn, Debussy, Sibelius, and Bartok on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. The program features Strauss' "Salome's Dance" from Salome, Op. 54; Haydn's Symphony No. 96 in D Major, Hob. I:96, ("The Miracle"); Debussy's Syrinx (flute soloist to be announced); Sibelius' Luonnatar, Op. 70, with Juilliard soprano Meghan Kasanders; and Bartok's Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin. Hannigan made her debut as a conductor in 2011 at the Chatelet in Paris with Stravinsky's Renard; the soprano has been dividing her time between singing and conducting ever since. (more...)

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Programming For Fifth Annual Soluna International Music & Arts FestivalDallas Symphony Orchestra Announces Programming For Fifth Annual Soluna International Music & Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is pleased to announce programming for the 2019 Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival. Opening on April 4 and running through April 28, 2019, the festival will take place at venues in the Dallas Arts District and throughout the city. Tickets for SOLUNA events go on sale on January 18, 2019, at mydso.com/soluna. (more...)

Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 SeasonYuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

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. (more...)

CSO Announces ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF On January 4 And 5CSO Announces ROMANTIC RACHMANINOFF On January 4 And 5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

On January 4 and January 5, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) heats-up wintertime with dramatic works by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Benjamin Britten, and Edward Elgar. Guest conductor Karina Canellakis leads the CSO in performing three pieces, including Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with guest pianist Kirill Gerstein (more...)

TSO Announces January 2019 EventsTSO Announces January 2019 Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018

Launching the new year with epic music, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) features renowned guest artists like Leila Josefowiczand Pinchas Zukerman; timeless masterpieces by Stravinsky, Mozart, Sibelius, and Wagner; and the anticipated presentation of Star Wars: A New Hope-In Concert. (more...)

CSO's RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL II To Feature Tchaikovsky's Piano ConcertoCSO's RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL II To Feature Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The celebration of Russian composers continues as CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and the musicians of the Columbus Symphony present a program that juxtaposes Tchaikovsky's passionate, romantic music against Prokofiev's bold symphonic tableaux. The program includes the Suite from Tchaikovsky's The Sleeping Beauty as well as his Piano Concerto No. 1 featuring special guest pianist Sergei Babayan. The performance will conclude with Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5. (more...)

VIDEO: Kravis Prize Winner Unsuk Chin's Clarinet ConcertoVIDEO: Kravis Prize Winner Unsuk Chin's Clarinet Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

On October 11, 2018, The Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic was awarded to South Korean composer Unsuk Chin. The Prize consists of $200,000 and a commission for the New York Philharmonic. Listen to her clarinet concerto in the video below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to South Korean composer Unsuk Chin. One of the world's largest new-music prizes, the Kravis Prize includes $200,000 and a commission to write a work for the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Chin's new orchestral work will receive its World Premiere by the Philharmonic in a future season. Funding for the Kravis Prize comes from a $10 million gift to the New York Philharmonic in 2009 by Henry R. Kravis in honor of his wife, Marie-Josee, for whom the Prize is named. Past Prize winners include Henri Dutilleux, Per Norgard, and Louis Andriessen. (more...)

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows Embark On First Ever International Fellows TourSydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows Embark On First Ever International Fellows Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

By invitation of the Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting, Television, Press and Publication, the 2018 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will embark on the first international Fellows tour in the Orchestra's Fellowship history from 13-19 October to China as part of the annual 2018 Nanjing Art Festival in Nanjing. (more...)

Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 SeasonYuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

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. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Presents THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN This OctoberNY Philharmonic Presents THE ART OF ANDRIESSEN This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018

The New York Philharmonic will present The Art of Andriessen, October 4-14, 2018, celebrating Music Director Jaap van Zweden's Dutch compatriot Louis Andriessen, the third recipient of The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Get ready to indulge in the Viennese torte known as Franz Lehar's comedic operetta The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe). Set in the heart of vibrant fin de siecle Paris, the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo. A scandalous caper ensues while suitors conspire to obtain the widow's fortune. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Launch Carnegie Hall's Season With Audra McDonald and MoreMichael Tilson Thomas And The San Francisco Symphony Launch Carnegie Hall's Season With Audra McDonald and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Carnegie Hall launches its 2018-2019 season on Wednesday, October 3 at 7:00 p.m. with a festive Opening Night Gala concert by the San Francisco Symphony under the baton of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, with a program to include Gershwin's Cuban Overture and An American in Paris as well as Liszt's Mephisto Waltz No. 1. Mr. Tilson Thomas and the orchestra will be joined on this celebratory occasion by renowned vocalists Renee Fleming and Audra McDonald offering vocal selections by Gershwin, Rodgers, Villa-Lobos, Stephen Sondheim, and others. (more...)

Single Tickets Now On Sale For Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2018/19 SeasonSingle Tickets Now On Sale For Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2018/19 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)

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