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The Gilmore Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Virtual Concert Season Photo The Gilmore Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Virtual Concert Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 13, 2020

Gilmore Director Pierre van der Westhuizen today announced plans for The Gilmore's 2020a?'21 virtual concert season, webcast from September 20 to May 16.

Pianist Haochen Zhang Will Make New York Philharmonic Debut At Lunar New Year Concert Photo Pianist Haochen Zhang Will Make New York Philharmonic Debut At Lunar New Year Concert And Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020

Pianist Haochen Zhang will make his debut with the New York Philharmonic on January 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM in its Lunar New Year Concert and Gala, conducted by Maestro Long Yu. Shanghai-born Zhang launched into the international spotlight in 2009 after becoming one of the youngest Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalists and has since also been awarded a prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2017.

Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open Photo Lang Lang International Music Foundation Young Scholar Applications Now Open
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2019

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Young Scholars Program. The Young Scholars program is a music education initiative designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development. Every two years, Lang Lang and his teacher Gary Graffman, select a limited number of exceptionally talented young pianists from the United States to join the program. The selected scholars receive mentorship, tutelage, unique performance opportunities, and become part of the Lang Lang Young Scholars Network. As a Scholar, students participate in masterclasses from some of the most prominent teachers around the world, and perform on internationally renowned stages.

Pianist Ching-Yun Hu to Play Solo Concert at the Kimmel Center August 2 Photo Pianist Ching-Yun Hu to Play Solo Concert at the Kimmel Center August 2
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2019

World-renowned pianist Ching-Yun Hu, the founder and director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), will have her solo debut performance in the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia on August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) Celebrates its 7th Year as an Interna Photo The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) Celebrates its 7th Year as an International Event
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 9, 2019

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its 7th year as an international event from August 2 through August 11, 2019. For the first time, the Festival will be launched at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, in the Perelman Theater.

7th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival Announces 10 Days of Concert Photo 7th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival Announces 10 Days of Concerts and More
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 19, 2019

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its 7th year as an international event from August 2 through August 11, 2019. For the first time, the Festival will be launched at The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, in the Perelman Theater, with a concert by world-renowned pianist and founder of PYPA, Ching-Yun Hu on August 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Inna Faliks Performs World Premiere By Richard Danielpour At The Wallis Photo Inna Faliks Performs World Premiere By Richard Danielpour At The Wallis
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Michael Tilson Thomas and Yuja Wang Collaborate with New World Symphony for Performan Photo Michael Tilson Thomas and Yuja Wang Collaborate with New World Symphony for Performances This May
by Julie Musbach - Mar 25, 2019

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas concludes his season-long Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall leading two performances by the New World Symphony, both featuring fellow Perspectivesartist and longtime collaborator pianist Yuja Wang. The first program on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage includes the New York premiere of Julia Wolfe's Fountain of Youth (co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project), Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5, with Ms. Wang.

Yuja Wang To Replace Maurizio Pollini in One-Night-Only Performance of Schumann's Pia Photo Yuja Wang To Replace Maurizio Pollini in One-Night-Only Performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 21, 2019

Yuja Wang will replace Maurizio Pollini, who has cancelled in order to fully recover from a brief illness, in the one-night-only performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The program will also include Johan Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

ASPECT Presents Archduke Rudolph: Beethoven's Pupil And Patron, Feat. Illustrated Tal Photo ASPECT Presents Archduke Rudolph: Beethoven's Pupil And Patron, Feat. Illustrated Talk By Ignat Solzhenitsyn
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2019

The ASPECT Foundation for Music & Arts continues its third New York City season of illuminating performances with Archduke Rudolf: Beethoven's Pupil and Patron on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 7:30pm at Bohemian National Hall. Russian-American pianist and conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn is joined by violinist Korbinian Altenberger and cellist Na-Young Baek for a program of works Beethoven dedicated to his most significant patron and composition student, Archduke Rudolf of Austria: the Violin Sonata No.10 in G major, Op.96 and Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 97 ‚ÄúArchduke.‚ÄĚ

Carnegie Hall Notables Presents The 15th Annual NOTABLE OCCASION Photo Carnegie Hall Notables Presents The 15th Annual NOTABLE OCCASION
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2019

On Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m., Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari and the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-will host the 15th Annual Notable Occasion. This private performance in Zankel Hall for Carnegie Hall Notables and special guests features Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist pianist Yuja Wang in recital with Andreas Ottensamer, principal clarinetist of the legendary Berliner Philharmoniker. After the exclusive concert, Notables gather at Brasserie 8 ¬Ĺ for a cocktail reception. The 15th Annual Notable Occasion is generously underwritten by Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari.

Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Sea Photo Yuja Wang Continues Season-Long Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Seaso Photo Yuja Wang Curates Six-Concert Perspectives Series At Carnegie Hall In 2018-2019 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night Today Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its 20th anniversary season today, September 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a program celebrating the works of Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed that evening.  Following the concert, the Philharmonic will celebrate its 20th anniversary at a special reception with wine, coffee and dessert on Reynolds Hall stage ($50 per person, tickets separate from concert).

Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night 9/15 Photo Las Vegas Philharmonic Celebrates Opening Night 9/15
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 16, 2018

The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts with a program celebrating the works of Bernstein, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation in Reynolds Hall one hour prior to the performance (6:30 PM) for patrons who want to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music to be performed that evening.  Following the concert, the Philharmonic will celebrate its 20th anniversary at a special reception with wine, coffee and dessert on Reynolds Hall stage ($50 per person, tickets separate from concert).

Sony Classical Releases GEORGE SZELL: THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA A Photo Sony Classical Releases GEORGE SZELL: THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 13, 2018

The first ever collection of George Szell's Complete Recordings for Columbia Masterworks on 106 CDs is now available thanks to Sony Classical. The collection features symphonies, overtures and other orchestral works, concertos and chamber music, recorded from 1946 to 1969, 92 recordings remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit / 192 kHz technology.

6th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Festival Launches New Speaker & Masterclass S Photo 6th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Festival Launches New Speaker & Masterclass Series
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2018

Introducing more education opportunities students, this year Ching-Yun Hu, Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), has created a series of lectures with special guests that are open to the public. A highlight of the series is the return of the highly revered pianist Gary Graffman who will instruct three classes and industry professionals Jonathan Eifert and Pierre van der Westhuizen will focus on career planning, programming choices, using technology for publicity and more.

6th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Festival Concert Dates and Times Announced Photo 6th Annual Philadelphia Young Pianists' Festival Concert Dates and Times Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 9, 2018

Ching-Yun Hu, Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), announced the dates of their sixth annual artist and student concerts that are open to the public. Throughout the eight-day event, highly respected pianists such as Ching-Yun Hu, Simone Dinnerstein, Charles Abramovic, and Jerome Lowenthal will be performing. The festival will be held at the Academy of Vocal Arts, which is located at 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia from August 4 to August 12. There will be 20 outstanding PYPA youth pianists varying in age from 12 to 26 that will be participating and receiving the amazing opportunity to learn from numerous, world-renowned pianists and speakers. General admission for each concert is $25. For more information, please visit www.pypa.info.

6th Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival Announced for 8/5 - 8/12 Photo 6th Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Festival Announced for 8/5 - 8/12
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2018

The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA) will be celebrating its sixth year as an international event from August 5 through August 12, 2018. They are inaugurating a new home for the experience at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts located at 1920 Spruce St in Philadelphia. There will be eight days of concerts by world-class pianists, master classes by some of the most highly respected pianists and professors and student concerts. Founder Ching-Yun Hu is pleased to expand the program this year with more concerts and a speaker series.

Music Director Franz Welser-Most And Pianist Lang Lang Perform Special Cleveland Orch Photo Music Director Franz Welser-Most And Pianist Lang Lang Perform Special Cleveland Orchestra 100th Anniversary Gala
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2018

The Cleveland Orchestra announces additional details of its annual Gala Evening at Severance Hall on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., with Music Director Franz Welser-Most and pianist Lang Lang. This year's special 100th Anniversary Gala, a benefit event comprising a concert and dinner, is chaired by Norma Lerner; co-chair Nancy W. McCann; corporate co-chair, KeyBank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Beth Mooney; and corporate co-chair, Cleveland Orchestra Board President Richard K. Smucker. As the Orchestra enters its Second Century, the Gala Evening provides essential funding for The Cleveland Orchestra's engaging education and community programs, which share the value and joy of music with people throughout Northeast Ohio.

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