Music Mountain Announces Artist And Program Change For June 9 ConcertMusic Mountain Announces Artist And Program Change For June 9 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Music Mountain announced that pianist Benjamin Hochman will replace pianist Peter Serkin in the opening concert of the Music Mountain Chamber Music Festival on Sunday, June 9 at 3:00 pm. Mr. Serkin is unable to perform due to illness. (more...)

Richard O'Neill Concludes Residency at The Broad StageRichard O'Neill Concludes Residency at The Broad Stage
by Sarah Hookey - May 15, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the final concert of the 2018-2019 season with violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, its artist in residence. On Sunday, May 26 at 2:00 pm, O'Neill performs a program called L.A. Masters with works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Jesse Mills (violin), Fred Sherry (cello), and Orion Weiss (piano). (more...)

Inna Faliks Performs World Premiere By Richard Danielpour At The WallisInna Faliks Performs World Premiere By Richard Danielpour At The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

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. (more...)

Peter Serkin Replaces Murray Perahia During The Royal Conservatory Of Music's Season Finale FestivalPeter Serkin Replaces Murray Perahia During The Royal Conservatory Of Music's Season Finale Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

The Royal Conservatory regrets to announce that American pianist Murray Perahia has had to cancel what would have been his Koerner Hall debut on May 1, during Koerner Hall's 10th anniversary season finale festival. A statement from his management reads, It is with great regret that Mr. Perahia has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming solo recitals in North America as a sudden medical setback has prevented him from performing publicly. Besides his date in Koerner Hall, Perahia has withdrawn from concerts at Carnegie Hall and Chicago's Symphony Center. (more...)

Music Mountain Announces 90th SeasonMusic Mountain Announces 90th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

The venerable, Connecticut-based Music Mountain concert series has announced its full 2019 summer season comprising two distinct series. Marking 90 continuous years of presenting outstanding artists and beloved repertoire to East Coast concertgoers, Music Mountain is now the oldest running chamber music series in the nation, which now features the Chamber Music Concerts series and Twilight Series. (more...)

Richard O'Neill Continues Residency At The Broad Stage, 3/3Richard O'Neill Continues Residency At The Broad Stage, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents concerts with violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, its artist in residence.  On Sunday, March 3, O'Neill performs a program of British composers -- Britten, Bowen, Bridge, Carter and Clarke with pianist Steven Lin; he closes on Sunday, May 26 with a program called L.A. Masters with works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Jesse Mills (violin), Fred Sherry (cello), and Orion Weiss (piano). (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...)

American Composers Orchestra Honors PHENOMENAL WOMEN at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra Honors PHENOMENAL WOMEN at Carnegie Hall
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will open its 2018-2019 season with a concert honoring Phenomenal Women presented by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30pm. The performance, conducted by ACO Music Director George Manahan, will feature the world premiere of Valerie Coleman's Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO; as well as the world premiere of Alex Temple's Three Principles of Noir with singer Meaghan Burke, director Amber Treadway, and costumes by Storm Garner. Grammy and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Joan Tower's Chamber Dance from 2006, which treats the orchestra as a chamber ensemble, completes the program. (more...)

New Orchestral Piece at Carnegie Hall Honors Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama and MoreNew Orchestral Piece at Carnegie Hall Honors Maya Angelou, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) will open its 2018-2019 season with a concert honoring Phenomenal Women presented by Carnegie Hall in Zankel Hall on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 7:30pm. The performance, conducted by ACO Music Director George Manahan, will feature the world premiere of Valerie Coleman's Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO; as well as the world premiere of Alex Temple's Three Principles of Noir with singer Meaghan Burke, director Amber Treadway, and costumes by Storm Garner. Grammy and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Joan Tower's Chamber Dance from 2006, which treats the orchestra as a chamber ensemble, completes the program. (more...)

Violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Artist In Residence to Perform At The Broad StageViolist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, Artist In Residence to Perform At The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents three concerts with violist Richard Yongjae O'Neill, its artist in residence.  O'Neill will lead three programs - on Saturday September 8, he performs Schubert and Beethoven in a program title Homage with the Ehnes Quartet; on Sunday, March 3 he performs a program of British composers -- Britten, Bowen, Bridge, Carter and Clarke with pianist Steven Lin; and he closes with a program called L.A. Masters with works by Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Brahms with Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Jesse Mills (violin), Fred Sherry (cello), and Orion Weiss (piano). (more...)

Copland House Names 2018 Cultivate FellowsCopland House Names 2018 Cultivate Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Copland House announces six Fellows selected to participate in CULTIVATE 2018, its acclaimed, annual emerging composers institute. The composers chosen areCarlos Bandera, 25 (Baltimore, MD); Ethan Braun, 30 (Tarzana, CA); Theo Chandler, 25 (Hillsborough, NC); Annika Socolofsky, 27 (Princeton, NJ); Phil Taylor, 28 (Boulder, CO); Liliya Ugay, 27 (New Haven, CT). Ugay was named CULTIVATE's Nashville Symphony ComposerLab Fellow, in connection with Copland House's collaboration with the orchestra's young composer initiative. Bret Bohman, 35 (Columbia, MO) was selected as an Alternate. (more...)

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2018 Announces 35th Anniversary SeasonBridgehampton Chamber Music Festival 2018 Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, called 'the crown jewel of chamber music festivals on Long Island – arguably anywhere on the East Coast” by Newsday last year, celebrates its 35th anniversary. A pre-festival ramp-up of five free pop-up concerts around the Hamptons sets the stage, Alan Alda returns to launch the season, hosting a musical portrait of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn, and the festival features the world premieres of BCMF-commissioned works by Kenji Bunch and Paul Moravec. (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...)

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's Spring Series Presents Three Concerts March-MayBridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's Spring Series Presents Three Concerts March-May
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

The fourth year of BCMF Spring, the spring series of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, presents three concerts featuring favorite BCMF musicians, both veteran and recent, and the acclaimed Pacifica Quartet performing some treasures of the chamber music repertoire. Introduced in 2015 as a two-concert series, BCMF Spring has proved a successful expansion of Long Island's longest-running summer classical music festival, and a welcomed addition to the cultural offerings of the East End. (more...)

Argus Quartet, Pianist Dominic Cheli Share Joint First Prize in CAG CompetitionArgus Quartet, Pianist Dominic Cheli Share Joint First Prize in CAG Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

The 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition culminated Wednesday evening, October 18, at CAG's Winners Showcase Concert, featuring performances by the winners of the annual international competition. (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...)

Alan Alda-Narrated BRAHMS AND THE SCHUMANNS Adds Performance at BCMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A second performance of 'Brahms and the Schumanns,' narrated by Alan Alda, has been added to the schedule of the 2017 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival. This program, which opens the festival, will now be performed on July 30 and 31. (more...)

Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)

Cellist Mariel Roberts to Launch CATOGRAPHY Solo Album, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Cartography, the second solo album by intrepid cellist Mariel Roberts, comes out Friday, May 19 on New Focus Recordings, with a 10 pm release show that evening at National Sawdust. Cartography features first recordings of dauntingly virtuosic pieces written for Roberts by four New York-based composers: Cenk Ergün, Davi? Brynjar Franzson,George Lewis, and Eric Wubbels, who joins her on piano for his gretchen am spinnrade. Inspired by Roberts' technical wizardry and interpretive élan, her collaborators have created music that takes the cello into uncharted realms, requiring intense concentration, razor-sharp precision, and almost superhuman endurance. Yet in Roberts' hands, the works transcend their technical demands to emerge as deeply moving meditations on time – the cartography of subjective human experience.  (more...)

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