Matthew VanBesien News

UMS Announces No Safety Net Theater Festival with Focus on Contemporary Social IssuesUMS Announces No Safety Net Theater Festival with Focus on Contemporary Social Issues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The University Musical Society of the University of Michigan (UMS) announces No Safety Net, a three-week theater festival of four productions that foster timely conversations around slavery, terrorism, transgender identity, and radical wellness and healing. (more...)

UMS Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Artists in Residence ProgramUMS Accepting Applications for 2017-18 Artists in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces the fourth consecutive season of the UMS Artists in Residence Program, whereby five artists (including visual, literary, and performing artists) will be selected to take residence at UMS performances, using these experiences as a resource to support the creation of new work or to fuel an artistic journey. (more...)

Ken Fischer Named UMS President Emeritus at UMS Annual Board MeetingKen Fischer Named UMS President Emeritus at UMS Annual Board Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) hosted its annual meeting of the UMS Board of Directors on Tuesday, June 27, electing five new Board members and four officers. The Board also named Kenneth C. Fischer as president emeritus. (more...)

Lincoln Center Urges Continued Support for Federal Arts FundingLincoln Center Urges Continued Support for Federal Arts Funding
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Lincoln Center offers the following statement on the proposed elimination of funding for the NEA, NEH, and IMLS. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Names Deborah Borda President and CEO and Bill Thomas Executive DirectorNY Philharmonic Names Deborah Borda President and CEO and Bill Thomas Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

New York Philharmonic Board Chairman Oscar S. Schafer, on behalf of the Board of Directors and Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden, today announced that Deborah Borda has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Philharmonic, to begin on September 15, 2017. Bill Thomas, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York Philharmonic, will become Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. Ms. Borda succeeds Matthew VanBesien, who has held the Orchestra's chief administrative post since 2012. She has served as president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2000, having previously served in the same capacity at the New York Philharmonic during the 1990s. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World, 6/8-10Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World, 6/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world in concerts celebrating the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders. Those invited to participate include members of orchestras from Australia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The program, taking place Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., will include Mahler's Symphony No. 7. Special guest artists will include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, on June 8, and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, on June 9. (more...)

Lincoln Center Releases Statement in Support of the NEA: 'Art Anchors Communities'Lincoln Center Releases Statement in Support of the NEA: 'Art Anchors Communities'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

With the nation's budget deadline looming, the National Endowment for the Arts is still at risk. Lincoln Center has just released the following statement in support of the NEA. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 SeasonNY Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 SeasonNew York Philharmonic Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Philharmonic welcomes Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden in 2017-18, a season that celebrates the Philharmonic's greatest strengths and essential commitments while looking to the future as an innovative, global ensemble, spotlighting its musicians and partners, dedication to new music, wide-ranging repertoire, education programs, and accessibility. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 TourAlan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String QuartetNew York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the formation of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, comprising Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. (more...)

Matthew VanBeisen Becomes Seventh University Musical Society PresidentMatthew VanBeisen Becomes Seventh University Musical Society President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

 Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July 2017. (more...)

NY Philharmonic President, Matthew VanBesien, To Step Down This SpringNY Philharmonic President, Matthew VanBesien, To Step Down This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Matthew VanBesien, President of the NY Philharmonic, has announced that he will step down this spring. Its music director, Alan Gilbert, is also stepping down at the end of this season. Dutch maestro Jaap van Zweden, will become the new music director next season, replacing Gilbert. (more...)

University Musical Society Announces Matthew VanBesien as New PresidentUniversity Musical Society Announces Matthew VanBesien as New President
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Matthew VanBesien, president of the New York Philharmonic, will become president of the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan in July 2017. (more...)

CONTACT! To Return To National Sawdust In Brooklyn, 1/23CONTACT! To Return To National Sawdust In Brooklyn, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Entering its eighth season in 2016-17, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will return to National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for two chamber programs featuring New York-area composers. This season of CONTACT!complements the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season celebrations, which highlight the Orchestra's rich history of commissioning and premiering important works and salute its hometown of New York City. Esa-Pekka Salonen, who is in the second year of his three-year tenure as the Philharmonic's Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence, continues his advisory role on CONTACT!. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis AndriessenNew York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis Andriessen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. (more...)

New York Phil to Stream First-Ever Live Concert on Facebook for Season Opener, TodayNew York Phil to Stream First-Ever Live Concert on Facebook for Season Opener, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present its first-ever live concert broadcast on Facebook with the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, Today, September 21, 2016, launching its 175th anniversary season and The New World Initiative, a season-long, citywide project revolving around Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and its theme of "home." Throughout the 2016-17 season, The New World Initiative will explore the New World Symphony through performances, community outreach, and education projects on the occasion of the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season, honoring the Orchestra's hometown and its role as an adopted home for many. (more...)

New York Phil to Stream First-Ever Live Concert on Facebook for Season Opener, 9/21New York Phil to Stream First-Ever Live Concert on Facebook for Season Opener, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present its first-ever live concert broadcast on Facebook with the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, launching its 175th anniversary season and The New World Initiative, a season-long, citywide project revolving around Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and its theme of "home." Throughout the 2016-17 season, The New World Initiative will explore the New World Symphony through performances, community outreach, and education projects on the occasion of the Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season, honoring the Orchestra's hometown and its role as an adopted home for many. (more...)

New York Philharmonic And Jaap Van Zweden To Open Mahler Festival 2020 in AmsterdamNew York Philharmonic And Jaap Van Zweden To Open Mahler Festival 2020 in Amsterdam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden, who becomes Music Director in 2018, will open the Mahler Festival in Amsterdam in May 2020, presented by The Royal Concertgebouw. The New York Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in the opening concert of the festival in the Concertgebouw. The appearance will be part of the Orchestra's first European tour with Mr. van Zweden in spring 2020, the first in the Netherlands under the new Music Director, and the first performance at the Concertgebouw's Mahler Festival. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium EventsNew York Philharmonic Announces Free Insights at the Atrium Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2016-17 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. Expanding to eight events this season, Insights at the Atrium has gained in popularity since its inception in 2011, helping thousands of audience members delve more deeply into the music, musicians, and ideas featured in the Philharmonic's season through a dynamic and accessible forum. All events are held at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center and begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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