Dmitri Shostakovich News

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre To Present THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN at the Alex TheatrePacific Ballet Dance Theatre To Present THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN at the Alex Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre (PBDT), Natasha Middleton, Artistic Director, will present "THE BEST OF KHACHATURIAN," an evening of ballet and instrumental music written by iconic Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian. (more...)

Camerata Pacifica to Open 28th Season with John Harbison's String Trio and MoreCamerata Pacifica to Open 28th Season with John Harbison's String Trio and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Critically acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season with a program that combines Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison's String Trio with a pair of mid-20th century Russian gems - Sergei Prokofiev's striking Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major and Dmitri Shostakovich's elegiac Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor. Performances will take place at 3 pm on September 10 (Ventura), 7:30 pm on September 12 (San Marino), 8 pm on September 14 (Los Angeles), and 7:30 pm on September 15 (Santa Barbara). (more...)

BWW Review: The Bolshoi's Inscrutable Retelling of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREWBWW Review: The Bolshoi's Inscrutable Retelling of Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Sondra Forsyth - Jul 31, 2017

On the evening of Wednesday, July 26th 2017 at Lincoln Center's Koch Theater, the most exciting moment during the Bolshoi Ballet's performance of choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's ham-handed retelling of the plot of Shakespeare's rollicking comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, was a false fire alarm that sent many audience members scrambling for the exits. The dancers gamely carried on, as noted later in an excellent curtain speech by Lincoln Center Festival Director Nigel Redden, who congratulated them for dancing “impeccably” in spite of the scare. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Today for Miami City Ballet's 2017-18 SeasonSingle Tickets on Sale Today for Miami City Ballet's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Single tickets for Miami City Ballet's 2017-2018 season will go on sale on July 10 for all of the company's Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach performances. (more...)

Camerata Pacifica Unveils New SeasonCamerata Pacifica Unveils New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Acclaimed chamber music ensemble Camerata Pacifica will open its 28th season in September with a remarkable trio of works by Pulitzer Prize winner John Harbison and Russian composing titans Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich. (more...)

World Premiere of Emerson String Quartet's SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONKWorld Premiere of Emerson String Quartet's SHOSTAKOVICH AND THE BLACK MONK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

On Saturday, June 17 at 8 PM, the world renowned Emerson String Quartet is joined with a cast of seven actors for the world premiere of Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy at the Detroit Film Theatre,  as part of the Black Monk Festival organized by the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and The Wayne State University Russian Program.  “This is by far the most ambitious artistic project that the Festival has ever undertaken,” said Maury Okun, President of the Great Lakes Chamber music Festival.  Co-commissioned by the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival and Princeton University Concerts, Shostakovich and The Black Monk: A Russian Fantasy comes from the minds of acclaimed writer-director, James Glossman, and Emerson String Quartet member,Philip Setzer. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. PetersburgPittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 SeasonAmerican Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra today announced the 56th season of its Vanguard series, running from October 11, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Music director Leon Botstein will conduct all concerts in the series, which this year includes a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner AuditoriumVladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to Perform at Lisner Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Eminent maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the acclaimed Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform at Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University on Saturday, June 3 at 7:30 PM as a part of their seven-city North American tour. Joining them are the brilliant soprano and Metropolitan Opera star Hibla Gerzmava - last heard at the Met in 2016 as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, and who recently made her La Scala Opera debut in the title role in Donizetti's Anna Bolena - and 14-year-old Israeli prodigy, cellist Danielle Akta.  (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Finds Inspiration in GLORIOUS EARTH for 2017-18 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Finds Inspiration in GLORIOUS EARTH for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic presents a unique and diverse offering of symphonic concerts across the Chicago area in its new season, Glorious Earth. (more...)

Emerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie HallEmerson String Quartet Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The world-renowned Emerson String Quartet returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on May 7 at 3 PM for a performance of Ravel and Berg Quartets and the Brahms Quintet with internationally acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman.  Presented by Carnegie Hall, this marks the final celebration of Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine. The Emerson Quartet continues to perform with the same benchmark integrity, energy and commitment that it has demonstrated since it was formed in 1976, and its 40th-Anniversary season reflects all aspects of the Quartet's venerable artistry with high-profile projects and collaborations, commissions and recordings. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Artist Recital With Delana Thomsen And Elena Belli Rescheduled For June 17Hoff Barthelson Artist Recital With Delana Thomsen And Elena Belli Rescheduled For June 17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Duo pianists Elena Belli and Delana Thomsen perform “Suite Songs,” a program of works for two pianos by Franz Liszt and Dmitri Shostakovich on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 1:30 pm at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and More!Princeton Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season - Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announces its 2017-2018 season, the biggest yet with a six-concert classical series including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and its life-affirming “Ode to Joy,” symphonies by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, an entire program of Mozart, and exciting PSO co-commissions by Philip Glass and Saad Haddad. The PSO continues to attract quality solo artists with an all-star line-up of pianists Simone Dinnerstein and Shai Wosner, violinist Ilya Kaler, and cellist Joshua Roman performing his own work, Awakening. Collaborations with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the LARK Quartet set the bar early on for quality performances throughout the season. Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct all but the March concert, which will be led by guest conductor Teddy Abrams. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents Artist Series SUITE SONGS With Elena Belli And Delena Thomsen, 4/6Hoff Barthelson Music School Presents Artist Series SUITE SONGS With Elena Belli And Delena Thomsen, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Duo pianists Elena Belli and Delana Thomsen perform "Suite Songs," a program of works for two pianos by Franz Liszt and Dmitri Shostakovich on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale. (more...)

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonBirmingham Royal Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Birmingham Royal Ballet announce an exciting and diverse season for 2017/2018 Birmingham Royal Ballet is delighted to announce its 2017-18 season - 12 months of world-class dance and music in productions that range from traditional classical ballet, to works that celebrate some of the best choreographers of the 20th century, and to new ballets created for the Company. (more...)

Pacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records AlbumPacifica Quartet and Menahem Pressler Play Brahms's Piano Quintet, Op. 34, on New Cedille Records Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

In a generation-crossing collaboration, the Pacifica Quartet partners with revered pianist Menahem Pressler in Johannes Brahms's Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, on a new Cedille Records album. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Comes Harris Center, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Considered to be one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU) was entrusted with the premier performances of works by Prokofiev and Shostakovich, and joined by soloists like Artur Rubinstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, and many more. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This FebruaryNational Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center today, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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