Hector Berlioz News

Tenor John Osborn Makess Solo Recording DebutTenor John Osborn Makess Solo Recording Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

On September 8, 2017, Delos Records will release the debut solo recording of American tenor John Osborn, whose “exquisite singing” (Opera Wire) has been widely sought by presenters and audiences throughout Europe and North America since winning the 1994 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at the age of 21. (more...)

New San Diego Symphony Festival AnnouncedNew San Diego Symphony Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????In January 2018, the San Diego Symphony will hold its third annual festival and will explore the world of rhythm, sound and place through percussion in a month-long celebration entitled "It's About Time," which is curated by percussionist, conductor, author and University of California San Diego professor Steven Schick. Working with several of San Diego's performing arts organizations, the festival is about the myriad of ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature. Planning is underway for the festival to move beyond the concert hall including an outdoor performance at the US/Mexico border of John Luther Adams's Inuksuit. (more...)

Basil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks OnlyBasil Twist's Mega-Hit SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE Returns to HERE for 12 Weeks Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE - the singularly inspired creation by the designer, director and performer, master puppeteer Basil Twist, set to the revolutionary 1830 score by composer Hector Berlioz - will return to New York City on the occasion of the ground-breaking work's 20th anniversary starting March 29, 2018 prior to opening night on April 3 at HERE (145 Sixth Ave.), it is announced by HERE's Artistic and Producing Directors Kristin Marting and Kim Whitener, and Barbara Busackino, HERE's Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tandem Otter Productions, Mr. Twist's production company. HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE's return to HERE, its original home, on the occasion of HERE's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents National Day Celebration with an East meets West Dizi ConcertoHong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents National Day Celebration with an East meets West Dizi Concerto
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's (HK Phil) Principal Guest Conductor Yu Long sets off an awesome display of musical fireworks for the National Day Celebration Concerts with Berlioz's action-packed Symphonie fantastique and Guo Wenjing's Chou Kong Shan, a rare concerto for dizi and orchestra featuring renowned dizi virtuoso, Tang Junqiao. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents Announces La France Concert SeriesBrooklyn Art Song Society Presents Announces La France Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Brooklyn Art Song Society presents five concerts exploring all things French, from masterpieces by Hector Berlioz to American premieres by Jean Barraque. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/02/2017Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Santa Barbara (more...)

Courtney Lewis To Make Debut With Jonathan Biss As Soloist, 4/20-25Courtney Lewis To Make Debut With Jonathan Biss As Soloist, 4/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Courtney Lewis, former Assistant Conductor, will make his New York Philharmonic subscription debut leading Jonathan Biss as soloist in Timo Andres's Piano Concerto No. 3, The Blind Banister, and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2; the program also includes selections from Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet and Elgar's In the South (Alassio).  (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre, and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. (more...)

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, 2/19Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) will embark on a thrilling musical journey with Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, February 19, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Opera is for everyone-and so is Seattle Opera's 2017/18 season! There's a new bilingual performance for elementary-school students, new performance venues such as Georgetown Steam Plant, a new mainstage collaboration with ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony leaders, and even an outdoor performance offered free of charge. Regardless of background or socioeconomic status, this season offers ways for a broad audience to be able to experience opera; it's an open invitation for the Pacific Northwest.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, TodaySan Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

Lyric Opera Premieres Much Anticipated LES TORYENS, 11/13Lyric Opera Premieres Much Anticipated LES TORYENS, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated company premiere of Les Troyens, a rarely performed masterpiece by French composer Hector Berlioz, as the third opera of the 2016/2017 season. The new production Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances through December 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge SuccessBWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge Success
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 24, 2016

The Michigan Philharmonic performed its annual Phright Night concert last Saturday at the PARC in Plymouth; as always, it was a huge success. The symphony harvested some scary tunes at its beloved Halloween POPS concert.  Maestro Nan Washburn entered the building on her motorized scooter, drawing thunderous applause from patrons. She opened the concert using a large wooden spoon as her conductor's baton, then quickly switched it out with a professional one.  The selections were wonderful, and very much a treat for the ears. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In a new production, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated Midwest premiere of Les Troyens by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances throughDecember 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available at lyricopera.org/Troyens or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, TodayVienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Today, September 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.). The Summer Night Concerts are presented free each year in the gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and Mr. Bychkov—conducting the event for the first time—led the Vienna Philharmonic in front of its largest Summer Night Concert audience ever (102,000 spectators). The performance reached an additional 585,000 people through TV and radio, having been broadcast by 83 stations on five continents. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Today, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSICGuest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSIC
by Guest Blogger: Philip Miller - Sep 27, 2016

The long collaboration between the South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge is celebrated in a new song-and-film cycle at the Print Room next month, featuring Kentridge's charcoal and ink drawings and animated films, and live musical performances. Miller explains the project's genesis. (more...)

Violinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony OrchestraViolinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Superstar violinist Midori joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for the first concerts of the 2016-2017 season,September 30 and October 1.  Entitled "Lovers and Dreamers," Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra's first performance of the season at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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