San Diego Symphony Announces Rafael Payare's First Season As Music DirectorSan Diego Symphony Announces Rafael Payare's First Season As Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

San Diego Symphony Announces Rafael Payare's First Season As Music Director 2019-2020 season celebrates Beethoven at 250 with 12 works across eight months (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra Presents WEIMAR BERLIN: BITTERSWEET METROPOLIS At Southbank CentrePhilharmonia Orchestra Presents WEIMAR BERLIN: BITTERSWEET METROPOLIS At Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

In June and September 2019, the Philharmonia Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen present Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis at Southbank Centre, where it is Resident Orchestra. This new series is an ambitious journey through the music, science and culture of a period of intense political turbulence and explosive creativity in Germany and beyond. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra Announces 2019/20 London SeasonPhilharmonia Orchestra Announces 2019/20 London Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2019

The Philharmonia Orchestra opens its 75th birthday celebrations in January 2020 with the opening weekend of Philharmonia at 75, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The weekend features a programme centred on the year 1945 (16 Jan 2020), when the Philharmonia was founded, and the world premiere of a horn concerto by Mark-Anthony Turnage, commissioned by the Philharmonia, in a programme inspired by famous French Horn players linked to the Orchestra, including Dennis Brain, Richard Watkins (soloist on this occasion) and Esa-Pekka Salonen himself. (more...)

San Diego Symphony Announces Annual January FestivalSan Diego Symphony Announces Annual January Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

The San Diego Symphony's annual January Festival returns in its fourth year entitled, Hearing the Future. Throughout the festival, which runs January 9 - 27, 2019, the organization explores and celebrates the power of music and art to give voice to the evolution and revolutions in the world at large. The festival, curated by composer-conductor Matthew Aucoin (b.1990), will shine a spotlight on the music being made today - from composers and performers who are still in high school, to a 90-year-old jazz master. The festival will also explore the way music from the past - from Haydn, Beethoven and Berlioz to the creators of African-American spirituals - engaged with the most urgent issues of their time. (more...)

CONTACT! The New-Music Series, To Feature Music By Emerging Russian ComposersCONTACT! The New-Music Series, To Feature Music By Emerging Russian Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The ninth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, concludes with a co-presentation by the Philharmonic and National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing works by emerging Russian composers: Dmitri Kourliandski's Voice-off, with vocalist Ethan Hayden in his Philharmonic debut, and the U.S. Premieres of Denis Khorov's Barcarolle, Marina Khorkova's VORderGRENZE, Alexander Khubeev's Ghost of Dystopia, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, and Nikolay Popov's Nibiru 20/13. Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the concert will take place on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at National Sawdust. (more...)

The Art Of The Score To Return With New York Premiere Of AMADEUS: LIVEThe Art Of The Score To Return With New York Premiere Of AMADEUS: LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

The Art of the Score, exploring some of the most distinctive uses of music in film, will return for its fifth season with Amadeus: Live, the New York Premiere screening of Amadeus with the Mozart-centered score performed live to the complete film. Conducted by Richard Kaufman in his Philharmonic debut and featuring Musica Sacra, directed by Kent Tritle, Amadeus: Live will take place Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, April l4 at 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. On April 11 actor Alec Baldwin - Philharmonic Board Member and Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score - and special guest F. Murray Abraham - who won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Salieri - will introduce the film. (more...)

Keitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in BulgariaKeitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in Bulgaria
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

On November 3, Japanese conductor Keitaro Harada makes his European opera debut with Sophia Opera in Bulgaria. He takes the podium to lead Bizet's Carmen in a production that will also tour Japan in 2018. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo JarviNew York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo Jarvi
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes will both launch their 2017-18 Philharmonic residencies in a Scandinavian-themed program led by Paavo Jarvi. (more...)

Keitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in BulgariaKeitaro Harada Makes European Opera Conducting Debut Next Month Leading Carmen for Sophia Opera in Bulgaria
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

On November 3, Japanese conductor Keitaro Harada makes his European opera debut with Sophia Opera in Bulgaria. He takes the podium to lead Bizet's Carmen in a production that will also tour Japan in 2018. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2017-18 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'New York Philharmonic Sets 2017-18 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2017-18 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2017-18 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'New York Philharmonic Sets 2017-18 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2017-18 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. (more...)

New York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo JarviNew York Philharmonic's 2017-18 Artistic Partnerships Begin in Program Led by Paavo Jarvi
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leif Ove Andsnes will both launch their 2017-18 Philharmonic residencies in a Scandinavian-themed program led by Paavo Jarvi. (more...)

May Festival Concludes This Weekend with Ethereal Dream Project, BACH MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Fans are still buzzing this Monday morning after opening weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival. The second and final weekend of the Festival will take place this weekend--Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27--at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. (more...)

Annual MAY FESTIVAL Kicks Off 5/19 with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The annual Cincinnati May Festival kicks off next week on Friday, May 19 at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. The choral festival, the oldest of its kind on the continent, will incorporate choral masterpieces performed by the May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) alongside world-renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as an immersive new concert experience dubbed "The Dream Project" curated by 2017 May Festival Creative Partner Gerard McBurney. [Dream Project Online Trailer] (more...)

The Adelphi Orchestra to Perform Ravel in AT THE BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Sunday April 2nd, the Adelphi Orchestra will share the stage with the Roxey Ballet company and the Studio 691 Dance company in 'At the Ballet' an afternoon program of classical music and dance, where dancers and musicians alike pay homage to classical music's finest works created for the dance. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2017 Detailed Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, the 69th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence will present an exceptional collection of artists from around the globe in five major opera productions and 16 recital, chamber music and orchestral concerts from July 3 through 22, plus more than 60 events from the Academie du Festival d'Aix. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents FRENCH REVERIES & PASSIONS FESTIVAL, 5/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in three weeks of programs that focus on symphonic and operatic repertoire by Ravel, Debussy and Messiaen, as part of the French Reveries & Passions festival, which begins May 3. In addition to three CSO programs, the three-week festival also includes recitals by two young French pianists, an evening of jazz by French artists, chamber music performed by CSO musicians and the CSO's Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant Yo-Yo Ma, a performance by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and a public discussion between the CSO's Creative Director of Beyond The Score® Gerard McBurney and the Art Institute of Chicago's David and Mary Winton Green curator and Impressionist expert Gloria Groom. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Celebrates PIERRE BOULEZ's 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the 90th birthday of its Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez this month with several concerts that pay tribute to his life and work as a composer, conductor and mentor. The revolutionary and visionary musician turns 90 on March 26, 2015. (more...)

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Presents Its Spring Festival, TRUTH TO POWER, 5/19-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) presents its annual spring festival from May 19 to June 8, 2014, which this year is entitled Truth to Power. Inspired by the phrase "speaking truth to power"-part of a 1955 Quaker treatise that outlined alternatives to violence and served as a cornerstone for the pacifist movement-the Truth to Power Festival highlights the works of Dmitri Shostakovich, Benjamin Britten and Sergei Prokofiev, three composers who believed in music's ability to connect people and thus harness the power of shared experience. (more...)

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