Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Gershwin World Premiere Recording Out NowCincinnati Symphony Orchestra's Gershwin World Premiere Recording Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langrée announce the release of the Orchestra's latest recording, Transatlantic. The album showcasing American composer George Gershwin's take on bustling Paris, French composer Edgar Varèse's take on New York's soundscape, and Igor Stravinsky composing the same work across two continents became available on Friday, August 30 for streaming and purchase digitally. A two-compact disc physical release of Transatlantic will be available September 13, 2019. This album includes the highly anticipated world premiere recording of the critical edition of George Gershwin's An American in Paris. The CSO also gave the world premiere performance of this new edition at La Seine Musicale in Paris in 2017. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Eighth Fellow In Training Program For African American MusiciansPittsburgh Symphony Announces Eighth Fellow In Training Program For African American Musicians
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment Shantanique Moore, flutist, as the next recipient of the symphony's two-year fellowship designed to enable one young African American musician the ability to dedicate him or herself to the pursuit of an orchestral career. Ms. Moore will be the eighth recipient of a fellowship from the symphony's EQT Orchestra Training Program for African American Musicians (OTPAAM). (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Program Change For Season FinaleCincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Program Change For Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced a program change for the performances at Music Hall on Friday, May 10, at 11 AM and Saturday, May 11, at 8 PM. The program will now open with Music Director Louis Langree conducting Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 with Associate Concertmaster Stefani Matsuo as the soloist. The Mozart concerto takes the place of the previously announced Schubert Symphony No. 8. The second half of the program with Mahler's Symphony No. 5 is unchanged. (more...)

Julie Goetz Appointed Director Of Communications Of The Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraJulie Goetz Appointed Director Of Communications Of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has appointed Julie Goetz as its new Director of Communications. In her new role, Goetz will lead the Pittsburgh Symphony's local, national, and international communications efforts, as well as oversee public relations and social media activities. Goetz began her tenure with the Pittsburgh Symphony on January 14, 2019. (more...)

Concert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS TodayConcert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Concert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS December 11 (more...)

Concert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS December 11Concert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS December 11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Concert to Honor Tree of Life Synagogue Victims on PBS December 11 (more...)

New Release from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony OrchestraNew Release from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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BWW Review:  Angelina Fiordellisi and Michael O'Keefe Are Charming As Older Leftists in Charles Mee's FIRST LOVEBWW Review: Angelina Fiordellisi and Michael O'Keefe Are Charming As Older Leftists in Charles Mee's FIRST LOVE
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2018

Is there anything more charming than watching two older people falling in love? Well, perhaps. Like when the romance occurs, as instructed by playwright Charles Mee in his 2001 one-act, FIRST LOVE, in 'the world of Magritte.' (more...)

Edward Gardner To Make NY Philharmonic Debut With Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove AndsnesEdward Gardner To Make NY Philharmonic Debut With Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Edward Gardner will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Debussy's Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes in his final appearances with the Orchestra in that role. The program will also include Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra and Sibelius's Pohjola's Daughter. The performances will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m.; they will perform the same program at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Haydn's THE CREATION Through Modern-Day LensPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Haydn's THE CREATION Through Modern-Day Lens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Opera and theater director Sam Helfrich joins Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for the third in a series of collaborations bringing to life great musical masterpieces through a provocative and modern-day lens. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Haydn's THE CREATION Through Modern-Day LensPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Haydn's THE CREATION Through Modern-Day Lens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Opera and theater director Sam Helfrich joins Music Director Manfred Honeck, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for the third in a series of collaborations bringing to life great musical masterpieces through a provocative and modern-day lens. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN SAN DIEGO at the Jacobs Music CenterBWW Review: CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA IN SAN DIEGO at the Jacobs Music Center
by Ron Bierman - Oct 21, 2017

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is thought by many to be the best in the United States and among the top five in the world. The orchestra's performance at San Diego's Jacob's Music Center provided absolutely no support for a contrary view. The program consisted of Schubert's 'Unfinished' eighth symphony, the Mozart clarinet concerto and Schumann's second symphony. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera's production of Richard Strauss'Elektra opens in a new staging by acclaimed English director Keith Warner at the War Memorial Opera House on Saturday, September 9. Absent from the Company's repertory for two decades, Strauss' 1909 opera, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles, returns with a powerful cast headlined by soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. Hungarian conductor Henrik Nanasi makes his Company debut leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!VIDEO: On This Day, August 25: Happy Birthday, Leonard Bernstein!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2017

Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He took piano lessons as a boy and attended the Garrison and Boston Latin Schools. At Harvard University, he studied with Walter Piston, Edward Burlingame-Hill, and A. Tillman Merritt, among others. Before graduating in 1939, he made an unofficial conducting debut with his own incidental music to 'The Birds,' and directed and performed in Marc Blitzstein's 'The Cradle Will Rock.' Then at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he studied piano with Isabella Vengerova, conducting with Fritz Reiner, and orchestration with Randall Thompson.  (more...)

Michaela Martens Replaces Stephanie Blythe in SFO's ELEKTRAMichaela Martens Replaces Stephanie Blythe in SFO's ELEKTRA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

San Francisco Opera announced today a cast change for Richard Strauss' Elektra, which opens on Saturday, September 9, in English director Keith Warner's new staging at the War Memorial Opera House. American mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens will sing the role of Klytemnestra, replacing mezzo-sopranoStephanie Blythe who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Johnny Mathis to Join Pittsburgh Symphony at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Celebrating his 61st year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis returns to Heinz Hall to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra today, July 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Andres Franco, Francesco Lecce-Chong Promoted to Associate Conductors with Pittsburgh Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Andres Franco and Francesco Lecce-Chong, who have served as assistant conductors with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since September 2015, will be renewing their contracts and also be promoted to associate conductors. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Classical Mystery Tour to Bring the Beatles to Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Celebrate 50 years of the groundbreaking Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Classical Mystery Tour today, July 21 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

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