Joshua Bell News

NYO-USA Will Be Featured on NPR's FROM THE TOP This FallNYO-USA Will Be Featured on NPR's FROM THE TOP This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Marin Alsop and the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) will be featured on an upcoming broadcast of NPR's From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians. (more...)

Opera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season LineupOpera Exposures Announces 1st Recital of Fall Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Opera Exposures,, Inc, a local 501(C3) created in 2004 by Edna Greenwich as a nonprofit arts organization supporting young and emerging musical artists that is dedicated to developing a diverse audience by performing in affordable venues, has announced its first recital of the Fall season. (more...)

Anoushka Shankar to Tour New 'Land of Gold' Album Across Australia Next MarchAnoushka Shankar to Tour New 'Land of Gold' Album Across Australia Next March
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Next March the 'queen of the sitar' Anoushka Shankar will perform her spellbinding Land of Gold album and show live on stage at WOMADelaide ( 9-12 March, Adelaide's Botanic Park) at the Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House (Sunday, March 11) and then on to Hamer Hall, Arts Centre (Tuesday, March 13). (more...)

Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Makes Debut at The Soraya, 11/2Moscow State Symphony Orchestra Makes Debut at The Soraya, 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The internationally celebrated Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Pavel Kogen, Music Director and Chief Conductor, will make their debut on the stage of the Great Hall of Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) on Thursday, November 2 at 8pm. The all-Russian program which honors the traditions and romantic history of Russia includes Rachmaninov's The Rock, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, and Scriabin's Symphony No. 2. This concert is the first of the season's SOARING performances that will feature several of the world's greatest orchestras during the 2017-2018 season at VPAC (The Soraya). It also marks the debut of the fourth of the largest Russian orchestras to appear on the VPAC stage the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra in 2011, the Russian National Orchestra in 2016 and The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra in 2017. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music Announces New Lineup for Miles Electric Band ConcertThe Royal Conservatory of Music Announces New Lineup for Miles Electric Band Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced that there have been some updates to the line-up of the musicians slated to perform in the upcoming Miles Electric Band concert on October 14. (more...)

Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends to Bring NEW WORLDS to Palo AltoBill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends to Bring NEW WORLDS to Palo Alto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Hollywood actor Bill Murray teams up with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler in Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends: New Worlds, a spirited one-night-only celebration of music and literature presented by the OFJCC in Palo Alto. (more...)

CSO to Savor the Many Flavors of the Iberian Peninsula in the SPANISH FLAMENCO FESTIVALCSO to Savor the Many Flavors of the Iberian Peninsula in the SPANISH FLAMENCO FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux and flamenco dancer Griset Damas join the Columbus Symphony and Music Director Rossen Milanov in an all-Spanish evening teeming with passion and exoticism. (more...)

NOT SO CLASSICAL, Featuring Ken Jeong, Premieres This Week in GreensboroNOT SO CLASSICAL, Featuring Ken Jeong, Premieres This Week in Greensboro
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

The internationally renowned Greensboro Symphony (Music Director, Dmitry Sitkovetsky) launches their 58th season with an entirely new concept of experiencing classical music: Not So Classical - a hybrid film/live concert performance produced & directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker David Donnelly. (more...)

Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia BarrettoHarris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)

NJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String QuartetNJSO Chamber Players Perform Aaron Jay Kernis String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Members of the NJSO Chamber Players will perform the Aaron Jay Kernis string quartet that the composer later orchestrated as Musica celestis in a special NJSO Accent event with Kernis on Friday, October 13, at 6:45 pm at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 8 pm concert includes the NJSO premiere of Kernis' ethereal work for string orchestra. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline 2017 Gala at Axelrod Performing Arts CenterKelli O'Hara to Headline 2017 Gala at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will host six-time Tony nominee and winner Kelli O'Hara for its annual gala on Saturday evening, October 28, 2017. (more...)

Elton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall GalaElton John AIDS Foundation to Commemorate Its 25th Year and Honor Founder Sir Elton John During Annual New York Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. President Bill Clinton, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Sharon Stone, and others will pay tribute to Elton John's achievements as a philanthropist and humanitarian. The legendary Aretha Franklin will be the special musical guest, along with performances by violinist Joshua Bell and Broadway's The Lion King, featuring Heather Headley. Neil Patrick Harris will host the event. (more...)

Barbara Hannigan, Joshua Bell and More Set for November at The Royal Conservatory of MusicBarbara Hannigan, Joshua Bell and More Set for November at The Royal Conservatory of Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its November lineup. (more...)

Bill Murray And Jan Vogler Bring NEW WORLDS To The McCallum TheatreBill Murray And Jan Vogler Bring NEW WORLDS To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Sep 12, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends in New Worlds on Saturday, October 7, at 8:00pm. Bill Murray became friends with cellist Jan Vogler in New York. Curious about each other's artistic world and interests, they decided to work together on New Worlds, a project that showcases the core of American values in literature and music. Along with Mira Wang (violin) and Vanessa Perez (piano), Bill Murray and virtuoso cellist Jan Vogler perform a program that celebrates Bill's love for classical music and the strong artistic voices that have influenced generations of artists. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform!Neil Patrick Harris to Host Elton John AIDS Foundation's Fall Gala; THE LION KING Cast to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. This year's gala commemorates the Foundation's 25th year and honors Founder Sir Elton John. (more...)

Columbus Symphony's BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL SYMPHONY to Feature Guest Violinist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Caroline ShawColumbus Symphony's BEETHOVEN: PASTORAL SYMPHONY to Feature Guest Violinist and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Caroline Shaw
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Even though they are two centuries apart, composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw both speak with a provocative voice that is raw, earthy, and dug deep from the soul. Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, the full program will include Haydn's Symphony No. 59 ("The Fire"), an original Caroline Shaw composition for violin and orchestra titled Lo, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 ("Pastoral"). Shaw will be the featured guest violinist in Lo. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTYWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalmandiscuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. Following the world premiere at Jacob's Pillow and before the New York premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Heginbotham and members of The Knights orchestra will perform highlights set to a score composed, curated, and arranged by the orchestra's artistic director Colin Jacobsen. (more...)

John Heginbotham and Maira Kalman to Talk THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY at the GuggenheimJohn Heginbotham and Maira Kalman to Talk THE PRINCIPLES OF UNCERTAINTY at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Choreographer John Heginbotham and author/illustrator Maira Kalmandiscuss their newest collaboration featuring imaginative production design and whimsical dance theater inspired by Kalman's written work and visual art. (more...)

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Launches 50th Anniversary Joined by Joshua BellL.A. Chamber Orchestra Launches 50th Anniversary Joined by Joshua Bell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) launches its milestone 50th anniversary with three back-to-back weeks of unique programs spanning L.A. County that culminate in the ensemble's first 2017-18 Season Orchestral concerts featuring internationally acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell on Saturday, September 30, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  In performances led by guest conductor Jaime Martin that help kick off Leonard Bernstein's centennial, Bell performs Bernstein's lyrical Serenade (after Plato's Symposium) for violin and orchestra inspired by Plato's text on love.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will present Bernstein's Philharmonic: A Centennial Festival, October 25-November 14, 2017,celebrating the former Philharmonic Music Director and Laureate Conductor on the centennial of his birth. The festival - which is part of the worldwide salute to the legacy of the renowned composer, conductor, pianist, and educator - will center on Bernstein's symphonic cycle, conducted by Alan Gilbert and Leonard Slatkin, complemented by other Bernstein works as well as by music by composers he admired and championed. In addition, the Philharmonic will present a Young People's Concert - the series that Bernstein famously brought to national attention through the television broadcasts - titled Inspirations and Tributes: "Celebrating Leonard Bernstein," conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Makoto Ozone on November 11. A number of other events - ranging from a marathon of Bernstein's Mahler recordings to a partnership with Harvard and University of Michigan to explore Bernstein as an educator and conductor - complement the concerts throughout the centennial season. Bernstein served as the Philharmonic's Music Director from 1958 to 1969, when he was named Laureate Conductor, a title he held until his death in 1990. (more...)

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