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Germany And The United States Take Home Medals In The American Vocal Arts 2019 Intern Photo Germany And The United States Take Home Medals In The American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing Championship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

The winners of the American Vocal Arts 2019 International Collegiate Singing ChampionshipTM have been announced! The winners have been chosen from all over the world. The competition, sponsored by American Vocal Arts, emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. The goal of the competition is to award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled or have recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program in music. The winners were selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation.

Una Obra Maestra De Hector Berlioz, En El Marco Del 150 Aniversario Luctuoso Del Comp Photo Una Obra Maestra De Hector Berlioz, En El Marco Del 150 Aniversario Luctuoso Del Compositor
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

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Nashville Symphony Announces 2019/20 Season Photo Nashville Symphony Announces 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

The Nashville Symphony has announced the lineup for its 2019/20 season, which kicks off in September and features an extensive variety of classical, pops, jazz and family concerts, including top-flight guest artists, film favorites with live orchestral accompaniment, unique speaker events and much more. At the heart of this concert programming, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero will lead the orchestra in its flagship Classical Series, which includes everything from masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Berlioz and Beethoven to boundary-pushing contemporary American works.

Thierry Fischer Leads The Utah Symphony In Two Consecutive Weekends Photo Thierry Fischer Leads The Utah Symphony In Two Consecutive Weekends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Accompany Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer in two consecutive Masterworks weekends as the Utah Symphony completes the cycle of J.S. Bach's renowned Brandenburg Concertos at 7:30 PM in Abravanel Hall. In combination with the beloved, Baroque classics, the performances also include works of influential French composers Boulez and Berlioz, which the orchestra is recording live for later release on Hyperion Records. Maestro Fischer worked alongside Boulez and included his work 'Initiale' as an homage to the late composer. Tickets, priced from $18 to $69 ($10 for students), are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.

BWW Review: MICHAEL FRANCIS CONDUCTS THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY IN A PROGAM OF THE YOUNG  Photo BWW Review: MICHAEL FRANCIS CONDUCTS THE SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY IN A PROGAM OF THE YOUNG ROMANTICS at The Jacobs Music Center
by Ron Bierman - Jan 22, 2019

British conductor Michael Francis is known to San Diego concert goers as the music director of the city's Mainly Mozart Festival. Since taking the job four years ago he has embarked on an ambitious chronological survey of the music of the composer who inspired the festival's name. On this evening he traveled a few blocks north and half a musical century forward to appear as guest conductor of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in a program of works by 'The Young Romantics.' The enthusiastic reaction he received after the performance may increase the chances he will be called on again in future Symphony seasons.

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

San Diego Symphony Kicks Off The New Year With Festival + Must-See Performances Photo San Diego Symphony Kicks Off The New Year With Festival + Must-See Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

The Symphony has an exciting line-up to kick-off the New Year-starting with its annual January festival entitled, "Hearing the Future." Returning for its fourth year, the month-long festival explores the concept of "creation" and the artistic expression that springs from youthful composers and artists. The festival is curated by composer-conductor and 2018 MacArthur Fellow and Genius Award recipient Matthew Aucoin, a passionate futurist at the age of 28. His ideas on music, theater, poetry, and the world stage reflect his youthful perspective with fervor and an infectious enthusiasm as to what is possible. 

Thierry Fischer And Utah Symphony Continue 2018-19 Season With Cycle Of All Six Of J. Photo Thierry Fischer And Utah Symphony Continue 2018-19 Season With Cycle Of All Six Of J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

In three separate Masterworks evenings beginning in November, Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer will lead the Utah Symphony through a complete cycle devoted to J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos featuring several of the orchestra's principal players in prominent solo roles. Works by late French composer Pierre Boulez are also featured on each of the three programs. Tickets are priced from $15-$66 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

BWW Review: Mendelssohn's ITALIAN SYMPHONY Upstaged by Epic Paganini Concerto Photo BWW Review: Mendelssohn's ITALIAN SYMPHONY Upstaged by Epic Paganini Concerto
by Perry Tannenbaum - Nov 6, 2018

Charlotte Symphony's celebration of Italy with music by Berio, Berlioz, Paganini, and Mendelssohn's ITALIAN SYMPHONY actually peaked with Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1, thanks to the spectacular virtuosity of Sergej Krylov.

La Orquesta Mariinsky Tocará Por Segunda Ocasión En El Palacio De Bellas Artes Photo La Orquesta Mariinsky Tocará Por Segunda Ocasión En El Palacio De Bellas Artes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

La Sala Principal del Palacio de Bellas Artes será el escenario de la presentación, por segunda ocasión, de una de las orquestas más importantes a nivel mundial, la del Teatro Mariinsky, dirigida por Valery Gergiev.

Valery Gergiev and the Illustrious Mariinsky Orchestra Return to The Soraya for a Rar Photo Valery Gergiev and the Illustrious Mariinsky Orchestra Return to The Soraya for a Rare All-Stravinsky Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Continuing its mission to bring the best of the world's symphonic orchestras to Los Angeles, the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts will present the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Valery Gergiev today, October 25, 2018 at 8pm. Hailed as "Russia's musical crown Jewel" by The New York Times, the Orchestra will perform a complete Stravinsky program that includes the composer's most iconic works, including his scintillating prodigy piece, Fireworks, his strikingly original Symphony in C, and the rapturous ballet score that launched the young composer to international fame, The Firebird Suite. Young violinist Kristof Barati will join the orchestra for Violin Concerto in D Major.

Valery Gergiev And The Mariinsky Orchestra Return To Carnegie Hall With Two Performan Photo Valery Gergiev And The Mariinsky Orchestra Return To Carnegie Hall With Two Performances This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

This fall, Music Director and Conductor Valery Gergiev and St. Petersburg's legendary Mariinsky Orchestra return to Carnegie Hall with two performances in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Wednesday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m., the program features Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker (complete concert version). The following evening, Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 p.m., Mr. Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky in Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 83, featuring pianist Nelson Freire, as well as Strauss's epic tone poem Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40.

Valery Gergiev and the Illustrious Mariinsky Orchestra Return to The Soraya for a Rar Photo Valery Gergiev and the Illustrious Mariinsky Orchestra Return to The Soraya for a Rare All-Stravinsky Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Continuing its mission to bring the best of the world's symphonic orchestras to Los Angeles, the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts will present the Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Grammy Award-winning Music Director Valery Gergiev on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8pm. Hailed as "Russia's musical crown Jewel" by The New York Times, the Orchestra will perform a complete Stravinsky program that includes the composer's most iconic works, including his scintillating prodigy piece, Fireworks, his strikingly original Symphony in C, and the rapturous ballet score that launched the young composer to international fame, The Firebird Suite. Young violinist Kristof Barati will join the orchestra for Violin Concerto in D Major.

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 BWW News Desk - 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.

San Diego Symphony Announces Annual January Festival Photo San 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.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique To Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts In Octob Photo Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique To Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts In October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

This October, Artistic Director and Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR) return to Carnegie Hall with two all-Berlioz concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m., the program features the overture to Le Corsaire; La mort de Cleopatre and selections from Les Troyens, Part II, Op. 5, with mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot as soloist; and Harold in Italy, Op. 16, with violist Antoine Tamestit as soloist.

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique to Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts in Octob Photo Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique to Perform Two All-Berlioz Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

This October, Artistic Director and Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR) return to Carnegie Hall with two all-Berlioz concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. On Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 p.m., the program features the overture to Le Corsaire; La mort de Cléopâtre and selections from Les Troyens, Part II, Op. 5, with mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardotas soloist; and Harold in Italy, Op. 16, with violist Antoine Tamestit as soloist.

Hungarian State Opera To Make U.S. Debut At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater Photo Hungarian State Opera To Make U.S. Debut At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The Hungarian State Opera (HSO), one of the world's busiest opera companies, comes to the United States this fall for the first time ever, presenting four operas by Hungarian composers, including two U.S. premieres, at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, October 30 to November 3. This week of opera is followed by another week of performances presented by the Hungarian National Ballet, November 6 to 11, as well as an opera and ballet gala on November 4 and the Carnegie Hall debut of the HSO Orchestra on November 5. These U.S. performances build upon the HSO's rich history of touring, which stretches back 100 years and includes performances in numerous European capitals including Amsterdam, Helsinki, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Vienna, and in countries including Canada, China, Egypt, Japan (ten times), Mexico, Taiwan, and Peru. Ongoing renovations to the Hungarian State Opera House have presented an opportunity for increased touring this season, including the chance to introduce American audiences to the company and its repertoire, much of it rarely seen or heard.

Basil Twist Joins SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE in Select Performances Photo Basil Twist Joins SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE in Select Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Beginning tomorrow, July 28, designer, director, master puppeteer, and MacArthur "genius" Basil Twist will perform in his singular creation, Symphonie Fantastique, during all Saturdayevening performances. The 20th-anniversary production, which has received near universal acclaim and is scheduled to close on September 2, will include Twist on July 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 and September 1 at 8:30pm. Set to Hector Berlioz's revolutionary 1830 score, Symphonie Fantastique, for the first time in New York, features live piano accompaniment by Christopher O'Riley. Hailed as a creative masterpiece when it debuted in 1998, the production, which opened on April 4, is a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program and a centerpiece of HERE's 25th anniversary season.

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestras To Perform Verdi's Requiem At Westminster Cathedral I Photo Monteverdi Choir And Orchestras To Perform Verdi's Requiem At Westminster Cathedral In Support Of Cancer Research UK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner will stage a special one-off performance of Giuseppe Verdi's legendary Messa da Requiem at London's Westminster Cathedral on 18 September at 7.30pm. This unique concert will be in support of Cancer Research UK and dedicated to the memory of Richard Fitzgerald, Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras' long-standing stage manager who sadly passed away from lung cancer in August 2016.

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