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Micah McLaurin Launches his 'Rhapsody in Gaga' in Honor of Lady Gaga's Birthday Photo Micah McLaurin Launches his 'Rhapsody in Gaga' in Honor of Lady Gaga's Birthday
by Michael Major - Mar 28, 2022

Micah’s medley of Lady Gaga’s smash hits 'Bad Romance' and 'Paparazzi' redefines the role of the modern pianist, arranging popular music in a classical style, while maintaining artistic integrity. The video also showcases Micah in looks from fashion designer Zaldy, who has worked with Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, RuPaul, and more.

Chicago Philharmonic to Present FANFARE CHICAGO Photo Chicago Philharmonic to Present FANFARE CHICAGO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2022

The Chicago Philharmonic Society will present its third of four concerts of its 32nd Season, Fanfare Chicago on March 27, 2022 at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E Randolph, Chicago).

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Six Musician Appointments During 2021-22 Severance  Photo The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Six Musician Appointments During 2021-22 Severance Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst have announced updates to musician personnel with the appointment of five new members and one member in an assistant principal position.

Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala to Feature Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia  Photo Carnegie Hall Opening Night Gala to Feature Yannick Nézet-Séguin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Yuja Wang
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2021

Carnegie Hall today announced that it will reopen its doors to the public on Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m., adding a celebratory Opening Night Gala performance to its fall concert schedule. The festive evening will feature The Philadelphia Orchestra joined by renowned pianist Yuja Wang under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

The Gilmore Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Virtual Concert Season Photo The Gilmore Announces 2020‚Ä"21 Virtual Concert Season
by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

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