Two Women, Violin Soloist And Conductor, Lead Grand Rapids Symphony In Extraordinary ConcertsTwo Women, Violin Soloist And Conductor, Lead Grand Rapids Symphony In Extraordinary Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Extraordinary occurrences like this don't happen every day. (more...)

Glenn Dicterow To Appear With Pegasus Orchestra At Merkin HallGlenn Dicterow To Appear With Pegasus Orchestra At Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

Pegasus: The Orchestra will make their Merkin Hall debut on Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm led by conductor Karén! Hakobyan. Glenn Dicterow, the legendary former concertmaster of New York Philharmonic, will join Pegasus concertmaster Eiko Kano for Bach's Double Violin Concerto. Opening the program will be the world premiere of Hakobyan's Contempo: Bach Recombinant and to close, Tchaikovsky's beloved Serenade for Strings.  (more...)

Lucas Meachem to Replace Ildar Abdrazakov in Lyric's DON GIOVANNILucas Meachem to Replace Ildar Abdrazakov in Lyric's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that American baritone Lucas Meachem will portray the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni November 14 - 30. Due to a family situation in Europe, Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov has had to withdraw from Lyric's production in order to be closer to home in the coming months. (more...)

Chamber Music Society Announces November ScheduleChamber Music Society Announces November Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

During its 50th anniversary season of milestones, CMS begins November with the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Food of Love for Oboe and Celloa?"one of several trailblazing composers highlighted in this concert, including John Cage, Elliott Carter, and Ruth Crawford Seegera?"whose works from the past century have set the stage for composers today (Nov. 7). The piece was commissioned by Corigliano's friends Michèle and Larry Corash for their 50th wedding anniversary. The same day, a free master class will be given by soprano Tony Arnold, who performs in Berg's Lyric Suite for String Quartet the following night, with the Schumann Quartet. The work's hidden musical and numerical codes, and a vocal part, revealed Berg's secret love affair with a married woman (Nov. 8).    (more...)

Grammy Award-Winning Composer John Corigliano Speaks In Community Forums Friday And SaturdayGrammy Award-Winning Composer John Corigliano Speaks In Community Forums Friday And Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

5-time Grammy Award-winning composer John Corigliano visits Roosevelt High School and speaks in community forums ahead of Saturday concert (more...)

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 Season Continues With Ailyn Pérez And Joshua Guerrero In RecitalSan Diego Opera's 2019-2020 Season Continues With Ailyn Pérez And Joshua Guerrero In Recital
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 season continues with a special one-night-only event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM when soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Joshua Guerrero perform in concert at the Balboa Theatre. (more...)

Tesla Quartet and Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein Release Joy & Desolation On Orchid ClassicsTesla Quartet and Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein Release Joy & Desolation On Orchid Classics
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

On Friday, October 18, 2019, the award-winning Tesla Quartet (Ross Snyder & Michelle Lie, violins; Edwin Kaplan, viola; Serafim Smigelskiy, cello) releases its second album, Joy & Desolation, on Orchid Classics. The record features performances of Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K581; Gerald Finzi's Five Bagatelles arranged by Christian Alexander; John Corigliano's Soliloquy (1995); and Carolina Heredia's Ius in Bello (2014) with acclaimed clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. The program on Joy & Desolation is all about contrasts: the duality of light and darkness, joy and despair, isolation and inclusion. Recorded at idyllic Wyastone, a retired concert hall nestled along the River Wye in England, the Tesla Quartet and Alexander Fiterstein used this recording as an opportunity to dive deeper into their art and to explore how they make music together. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces 40th SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE) returns for its 40th- anniversary season with four unique concert programs in three historic venues: Christ Church Cathedral, St. Rose Church, and Memorial Hall, the VAE's permanent home.  (more...)

Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Begins 50th Anniversary SeasonChamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center Begins 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center opens the fall season of its 50th anniversary year in Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday October 15, 2019. The program will highlight Dvorák's “American” quintet—a work inspired by the plains of Spillville, Iowa, and the music of Native and African-Americans—along with works by African-American composer Harry Burleigh, and iconic American composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Anne Akiko Meyers Performs European Debut Of American Work At George Enescu FestivalAnne Akiko Meyers Performs European Debut Of American Work At George Enescu Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, one of the most internationally renowned and respected classical musicians today, will perform the European debut of American composer Adam Schoenberg's Orchard in Fog at the world-renowned George Enescu Music Festival in September. She premieres the concerto with the Romanian orchestra, 'Mihail Jora' Philharmonic Orchestra Bac?u and American conductor Jayce Ogren in two special performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Am I BLUE at Glimmerglass? You Bet. But There Are Also Some Guilty GHOSTS, and, Oh that Notorious RBG!BWW Review: Am I BLUE at Glimmerglass? You Bet. But There Are Also Some Guilty GHOSTS, and, Oh that Notorious RBG!
by Richard Sasanow - Aug 2, 2019

A summer's trip to Cooperstown, NY, is for two distinct audiences: Those who come for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those, like me, who come for the opera--the Glimmerglass Festival, under General Director Francesca Zambello, where i caught up with the John Corigliano-William Hoffman THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, the brand-new BLUE by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson and a program with Supreme Court Justice (and opera buff) Ginsburg commenting on some of her favorite works. (more...)

Eastern Music Festival Announces New Contract with Music Director Gerard SchwarzEastern Music Festival Announces New Contract with Music Director Gerard Schwarz
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Eastern Music Festival (EMF), a nationally recognized music festival and summer educational program based in the heart of North Carolina, is pleased to announce a new four-year contract with music director Gerard Schwarz securing his role with the Festival through the 2023 season. (more...)

THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Comes to the Glimmerglass FestivalTHE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES Comes to the Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2019

John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles delighted operagoers at The Glimmerglass Festival July 13 in the company's new production of the work. (more...)

SHOW BOAT Opens The Glimmerglass FestivalSHOW BOAT Opens The Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat opened at The Glimmerglass Festival July 6 in the company's first-ever production of America's original "musical play." (more...)

BWW Preview: Summertime and the Singing is Easy at Opera and Vocal Festivals in the NortheastBWW Preview: Summertime and the Singing is Easy at Opera and Vocal Festivals in the Northeast
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 28, 2019

Something old, something new…there's still plenty going on for fans of opera and classical vocal music in the Northeast now that summer is upon us. Here's a taste of what to look for. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst To Perform In SHOW BOAT, Merman Tribute At Glimmerglass FestivalKlea Blackhurst To Perform In SHOW BOAT, Merman Tribute At Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019

Klea Blackhurst will perform her one-woman show featuring tunes made famous by Ethel Merman at The Glimmerglass Festival on Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Blackhurst will portray Parthy Ann Hawks in the Festival's performances of Show Boat, running July 6 through August 24. Blackhurst replaces Christine Ebersole, whose commitments have changed this summer due to professional reasons, including her role in the new CBS comedy series Bob Hearts Abishola. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Enters Week Two of their Three-Week Exploration of MUISC OF CONSCIENCENew York Philharmonic Enters Week Two of their Three-Week Exploration of MUISC OF CONSCIENCE
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

In the second week of Music of Conscience — three weeks exploring the ways in which composers have used music to respond to the social and political issues of their times — Music Director Jaap van Zweden will conduct John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1, his “personal response to the AIDS crisis,” May 30 and June 1. (more...)

Albany Symphony And David Alan Miller Presents The American Music Festival, Sing Out! New YorkAlbany Symphony And David Alan Miller Presents The American Music Festival, Sing Out! New York
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

The Albany Symphony's American Music Festival will return to Troy with performances and happenings at EMPAC, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, the Tiffany-adorned St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Troy's Monumental Square starting Thursday, May 30, 2019 through Sunday, June 9, 2019. (more...)

The Santa Fe Opera Announces 2020 SeasonThe Santa Fe Opera Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

General Director Robert K. Meya today announced two new world premiere operas commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera. Huang Ruo and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly will open on August 1, 2020.  (more...)

HK Phil Presents Two Weeks Of Immortal Piano Classics With Music Director Jaap Van Zweden, Khatia Buniatishvili And Rachel CheungHK Phil Presents Two Weeks Of Immortal Piano Classics With Music Director Jaap Van Zweden, Khatia Buniatishvili And Rachel Cheung
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) and Music Director Jaap van Zweden are excited to bring two award-winning pianists, Khatia Buniatishvili (3 & 4 May) and Rachel Cheung (10 & 11 May), to the stage of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in two glorious concerts over two consecutive weeks.. (more...)

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