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VIDEO: Project 19 Video Series Launches with Nina C. Young Photo VIDEO: Project 19 Video Series Launches with Nina C. Young
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2020

The first in a series of video profiles of Project 19  composers created by women filmmakers has been released today. Veena Rao's profile of Nina C. Young a?" the first composer whose work the New York Philharmonic is premiering as part of Project 19, the Orchestra's celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment through 19 commissions by women composers a?" is available here.

HADESTOWN, A STAR IS BORN, Beyonce, & More Among Winners at the Grammy Premiere Cerem Photo HADESTOWN, A STAR IS BORN, Beyonce, & More Among Winners at the Grammy Premiere Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2020

The GRAMMY AWARDS Premiere Ceremony took place at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. PT. Preceding the 62nd Annual GRAMMY AWARDS telecast, the Premiere Ceremony was hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Imogen Heap and featured a number of performances by current GRAMMY nominees. Performers included classical violinist Nicola Benedetti, jazz legend Chick Corea, folk music supergroup I'm With Her, West African sensation Angélique Kidjo and Best New Artist nominee Yola.

New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov To Perform All��"J.S. Bach  Photo New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov To Perform All��"J.S. Bach Recital
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Pianist Daniil Trifonov, the New York Philharmonic's 2019-20 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will perform an all-J.S. Bach recital, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall. The recital is presented by the New York Philharmonic in association with Lincoln Center's Great Performers.

HK Phil Presents Two Premieres Plus A 20th Century Classic With Music Director Jaap V Photo HK Phil Presents Two Premieres Plus A 20th Century Classic With Music Director Jaap Van Zweden
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) Music Director Jaap van Zweden will lead the orchestra in a concert featuring the World Premiere of A Madman's Diary by Hong Kong composer Alvin Tam Lok-hei, the Asia Premiere of Christopher Rouse's Symphony no. 5, and Prokofiev's Symphony no. 5, one of the great orchestral works of the 20th century. The concert will take place on 23 January 2020 (Thursday, ONE performance only) at 8pm in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

'An Enchanting Evening With Lang Lang' Fundraising Dinner Will Be Held In Support Of  Photo 'An Enchanting Evening With Lang Lang' Fundraising Dinner Will Be Held In Support Of The HK Phil's Long Term Development
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) held a?oeAn Enchanting Evening with Lang Lang Fundraising Dinnera?? on 17 January 2020 (Friday) at the Salisbury Room of The Peninsula Hong Kong. It is with great honour to have the star of the night, world renowned pianist Lang Lang, together with his wife (Ms Gina Alice Redlinger), joining as our distinguished guests at the Dinner, with the presence of Maestro Jaap van Zweden, the HK Phil's Music Director and Conductor of the concerts with Lang Lang. A total of HK$3.4 million was raised at the Dinner in supporting the future development of the HK Phil.

Pianist Lang Lang Returns To The HK Phil Stage To Launch The 'Beethoven 250th' Series Photo Pianist Lang Lang Returns To The HK Phil Stage To Launch The 'Beethoven 250th' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) launches a special a?oeBeethoven 250tha?? series. Superstar pianist Lang Lang, returns to the stage of the HK Phil after four years, to present the first programme with the HK Phil's Music Director Jaap van Zweden. He will play Beethoven's Piano Concerto no. 2, which the composer himself played as his public debut in Vienna. This programme also features Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Symphony no. 1, Beethoven's tribute to his teacher Haydn. HK Phil's celebration of Beethoven's 250th Anniversary starts on 16 & 18 January 2020 (Thursday & Saturday) at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

Soka Performing Arts Center to Present Pianist Yefim Bronfman Photo Soka Performing Arts Center to Present Pianist Yefim Bronfman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Soka Performing Arts Center presents internationally-acclaimed pianist Yefim Bronfman in a solo piano recital on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 3pm. 'Listening to Bronfman play... is like being in a crowded room when suddenly a profound conversationalist begins to speak and everyone just steps back to listen with rapt attention.' (Chicago Sun Times). What more needs to be said about this titan of the piano whose playing exhibits all the elements - humor, playfulness, roguishness, nobility, and passion - of Beethoven's sonatas. The all-Beethoven program includes: Piano Sonata No.5 in C minor, Op. 10, No.1; Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2; Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3; Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57, Appassionata

The HK Phil and Music Director Jaap Van Zweden Will Tour Japan and Korea in March 202 Photo The HK Phil and Music Director Jaap Van Zweden Will Tour Japan and Korea in March 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019

Following the great success of their five-city tour in 2017 to Seoul, Osaka, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney and recent performances in the Mainland China, cities such as Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Foshan and Shanghai, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and its Music Director Jaap van Zweden will embark on a six-concert tour to Japan and Korea in March 2020.

Renée Fleming and More to Perform at The New York Philharmonic's PROJECT 19 Photo Renée Fleming and More to Perform at The New York Philharmonic's PROJECT 19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the World Premiere of 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid's When the World as You've Known It Doesn't Exist - featuring sopranos Eliza Bagg (Philharmonic subscription debut), Martha Cluver (debut), and Estelí Gomez - commissioned by the Philharmonic as part of Project 19, marking the centennial of the 19th Amendment through commissions by 19 women composers; soprano Renée Fleming in Björk's Virus and All Is Full of Love as well as Dark Harbor XXXV and Dark Harbor XI from Anders Hillborg's The Strand Settings; and Bruckner's Symphony No. 4. The program will take place Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m.

Jaap Van Zweden Will Conduct The HK Phil In Mahler 10 And Shostakovich 10 Photo Jaap Van Zweden Will Conduct The HK Phil In Mahler 10 And Shostakovich 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

The a?oeCurse of the Nintha?? is always a myth in the history of classical music - a ninth symphony seems to be destined as the last of a composer's life. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and Music Director Jaap van Zweden will perform two a?oeTentha?? symphonies: Mahler's Symphony no. 10 and Shostakovich's Symphony no. 10. Both were written during a time of emotional turmoil for their composers, resulting in two powerful and emotionally charged symphonies. Two big symphonies in the evening of 13 & 14 December (Friday & Saturday) in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, don't miss it!

12 Year Old Vocal Phenomenon Paloma Dineli Chesky to Debut At NYC's Zinc Bar Nov 26th Photo 12 Year Old Vocal Phenomenon Paloma Dineli Chesky to Debut At NYC's Zinc Bar Nov 26th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Paloma Dineli Chesky the twelve-year-old singing phenomenon-already a veteran of the New York Philharmonic and Jazz at Lincoln Center debuts her new jazz/ soul/ funk extravaganza at Zinc on November 26th at 6:00PM.

Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Acclaimed Pianist Daniil Trifonov Photo Soka Performing Arts Center Presents Acclaimed Pianist Daniil Trifonov
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Soka Performing Arts Center presents Grammy Award-winning pianist Daniil Trifonov in a solo piano recital on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3pm. The program includes: BACH/BRAHMS: Chaconne; BACH/RACHMANINOV: Prelude, Gavotte and Gigue; BACH/LISZT: Fantasia & Fugue in G minor; BACH: The Art of Fugue.

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List! Photo Lizzo, Billie Eilish, & Lil Nas X Lead GRAMMY Nominations - See Full List!
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Recording Academy® President/CEO Deborah Dugan alongside Academy Chair of the Board of Trustees and renowned record producer Harvey Mason Jr., as well as GRAMMY Awards® host Alicia Keys and past two-time GRAMMY® nominee Bebe Rexha, today revealed nominees for the 62nd GRAMMY Awards in select categories. This year's nominees reflect a melting pot of artistic innovation that defined the year in music, showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of established artists and the industry-shifting impact of rising music creators. Leading nominees Lizzo (8), Billie Eilish (6) and Lil Nas X (6) not only topped the charts but ignited a cultural conversation around their genre-bending hits. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by the Recoding Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers and engineers.

Music Director Jaap Van Zweden Leads The HK Phil, World Renowned Duo-piano Team The L Photo Music Director Jaap Van Zweden Leads The HK Phil, World Renowned Duo-piano Team The Labeque Sisters, and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

A star duo-piano team The Labèque Sisters and two premieres, together with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) will bring inspiration and innovation to Hong Kong's musical landscape in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall on 22 and 23 November in concerts led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

Jaap Van Zweden To Conduct His First Young People's Concert, December 7 Photo Jaap Van Zweden To Conduct His First Young People's Concert, December 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct his first New York Philharmonic Young People's Concert on December 7, 2019, A Composer's Toolkit, about how composers write their music using traditional tools and new concepts.

Project 19 Launches With Six World Premieres Photo Project 19 Launches With Six World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic will mark the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted equal voting rights to women, by commissioning and premiering works by 19 women composers. The multi-season initiative a?" the single largest women-only commissioning initiative in history a?" will launch in February 2020 with the first six World Premieres. Two more World Premieres will follow in Maya?"June 2020. The eleven remaining commissions will be premiered in future seasons. The commissioned composers are Unsuk Chin, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Joan La Barbara, Tania León, Nicole Lizée, Caroline Mallonee, Jessie Montgomery, Angélica Negrón, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Ellen Reid, Maria Schneider, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Joan Tower, Melinda Wagner, Nina C. Young, and Du Yun.

Renée Fleming Will Perform With The HK Phil Photo Renée Fleming Will Perform With The HK Phil
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

In what is sure to be a highlight of this concert season, superstar soprano Renée Fleming will return to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) stage for the first time in 12 years, performing alongside Maestro Jaap van Zweden in a programme full of joyfulness and melody, on 8 and 9 November at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.

Jaap van Zweden to Conduct NY Phil in NY Premiere of Steve Reich's Music for Ensemble Photo Jaap van Zweden to Conduct NY Phil in NY Premiere of Steve Reich's Music for Ensemble and Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of Steve Reich's Music for Ensemble and Orchestra — a Philharmonic co-commission with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and Baltic Sea Philharmonic. The program will also feature Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, with Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 and will take place Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m.

Daniil Trifonov To Make First Appearance as Artist-in-Residence with NY Phil Photo Daniil Trifonov To Make First Appearance as Artist-in-Residence with NY Phil
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Daniil Trifonov will make his first appearance as the New York Philharmonic's 2019–20 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, performing Scriabin's Piano Concerto led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden. The program will also include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and will take place Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Wins Gramophone Orchestra Of The Year Award Photo Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Wins Gramophone Orchestra Of The Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) was named Orchestra of the Year at the 2019 Gramophone Classical Music Awards ceremony a?" regarded as the a?oeOscars of classical musica?? a?" in London on Wednesday (16 October 2019) for its outstanding contribution to recorded music in the past year. The HK Phil is the first Asian orchestra to receive this prestigious international award.

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