Auerbach/Pierce Du Performs Brahms, Mozart, Ravel, Currier, And MoreAuerbach/Pierce Du Performs Brahms, Mozart, Ravel, Currier, And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Violinist Dan Auerbach and pianist Joshua Pierce, two exceptional players will share the stage in a joint debut performance on February 6, 8 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Together they present an exclusive program featuring great classics: Mozart's Sonata No. 18 in G Major, K. 301, Brahms's Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 108 and Ravel's Sonata No. 2. in G Major, Op. 77. The Mozart, Ravel and Brahms sonatas are paired with the Currier's modern Aftersong and Bloch's Nigun from the Baal Shem Suite. Sarasate's Introduction and Tarantella is added to showcase violinistic display. (more...)

Bang on a Can, The Jewish Museum Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed by ETHELBang on a Can, The Jewish Museum Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed by ETHEL
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2018-2019 concert season, pairing innovative music with the Museum's exhibitions and showcasing leading female performers and composers, continues on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, Early that Summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress. This is the first performance of all of Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage.   (more...)

The Jewish Museum And Bang On A Can Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed By ETHELThe Jewish Museum And Bang On A Can Present Julia Wolfe's String Quartets Performed By ETHEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2018-2019 concert season, pairing innovative music with the Museum's exhibitions and showcasing leading female performers and composers, continues on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30pm. The acclaimed string quartet ETHEL performs the complete string quartets of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe: Dig Deep, Early that Summer, Four Marys, and Blue Dress. This is the first performance of all of Wolfe's string quartets at one time, on one stage. (more...)

Boston Philharmonic Performs All-Beethoven Concert Continuing Maestro Zander's LegacyBoston Philharmonic Performs All-Beethoven Concert Continuing Maestro Zander's Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), led by founder and conductor Benjamin Zander, presents an all-Beethoven program with three performances on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:00pm and Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 3:00pm at Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, and on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 8:00pm at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary season and in honor of Mr. Zander's 80th birthday year. (more...)

Leon Fleisher Announces Updated Program For 90th Birthday Celebration At Carnegie HallLeon Fleisher Announces Updated Program For 90th Birthday Celebration At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Renowned pianist and pedagogue Leon Fleisher has updated the program for his celebratory 90th birthday recital at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall to include works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mozart, along with two selections by Leon Kirchner. Joining Mr. Fleisher on stage are notable friends and colleagues, Jonathan Biss and Yefim Bronfman, whom Mr. Fleisher has mentored throughout his illustrious career. Mr. Fleisher will also be joined by special guests the Dover Quartet and Rachel Calin on bass. The evening's revised program reflects the repertoire that Mr. Fleisher wished to put forth for this celebratory occasion. Full program information is listed below. (more...)

VIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In ConcertVIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street).  (more...)

Tan Dun Named Dean Of Bard College Conservatory Of MusicTan Dun Named Dean Of Bard College Conservatory Of Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Bard College announces the appointment of world-renowned composer, conductor, and artist Tan Dun as Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. As dean, Tan Dun will guide the Conservatory in fulfilling its mission of teaching young musicians both new music and music history, while deepening an understanding of its connection to history, art and culture, and society. He will also help to build the synergy between Eastern and Western studies at the Conservatory, including its recently founded US-China Music Institute. (more...)

NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In ConcertNY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street).  (more...)

Sony Artist Baritone Benjamin Appl Embarks on First U.S. Recital TourSony Artist Baritone Benjamin Appl Embarks on First U.S. Recital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

German baritone Benjamin Appl, hailed as "the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers," by Gramophone magazine, will embark on his first U.S. recital tour with pianist James Baillieu from January 6-20, 2019, performing in New York, NY (January 6, 8, 10; Park Avenue Armory); Portland, OR (January 13, Portland Friends of Chamber Music); New Orleans, LA (January 15, 16; New Orleans Friends of Music); Cleveland, OH (January 18, Art Song Festival at CIM; and Washington, DC (January 20, The Phillips Collection). Benjamin Appl was mentored by one of the greatest singers of the twentieth century, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and records exclusively for Sony Classical. His U.S. tour follows his second Sony album featuring the music of J.S. Bach, which was released in September 2018. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents HOMEWARD SOUNDS With Pianist Javier PerianesOrpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents HOMEWARD SOUNDS With Pianist Javier Perianes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents Homeward Sounds, a program delving into the sounds of Mozart and Dvo?ak's rich lives in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. The concert features the New York premiere of Dvo?ak's Bagatelles, Op. 47 arranged for chamber orchestra by conductor/arranger Dennis Russell Davies, as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 with Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, and Mozart's Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319. These works will provide a springboard for New York composer James Matheson's Still Life, which opens this program and reflects contemporary American sensibilities. This piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents Homeward Sounds With Pianist Javier PerianesOrpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents Homeward Sounds With Pianist Javier Perianes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents Homeward Sounds, a program delving into the sounds of Mozart and Dvorak's rich lives in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Celebrates The Holidays With ConcertsPacific Chorale Celebrates The Holidays With Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

December 2018 will see Orange County's Pacific Chorale give voice to the holiday spirit with two contrasting concerts: "Carols by Candlelight" at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Newport Beach and "Tis the Season!" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts' Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. The first of the two "Tis the Season!" performances will be followed by the Chorale's annual Holiday Gala fundraising dinner, "Imagine, Inspire, Create," at The Center Club, located just across the Argyros Plaza from the concert hall. (more...)

92Y Presents Cellist Steven Isserlis In Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Debut92Y Presents Cellist Steven Isserlis In Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Kaufmann Concert Hall, 92nd Street Y presents Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with 2017 Grammy-nominated British cellist Steven Isserlis in C.P.E. Bach's Cello Concerto in A Major, H. 439, part of a growing partnership between Orpheus and 92Y. The concert marks Isserlis's long-awaited Orpheus debut. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Acclaimed Mandolinist Avi Avital to Headline Free Community ConcertLos Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Acclaimed Mandolinist Avi Avital to Headline Free Community Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) of Santa Barbara will present a free community concert featuring renowned mandolin soloist Avi Avital and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing works by Italian Baroque master Antonio Vivaldi at The Granada Theatre on Tuesday, December 11. Beginning at 8 pm, the performance will include Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Violins in G Minor, his Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, and The Four Seasons, his beloved collection of violin concerti. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknight'Kaufman Music Center Launches New Concert Series 'Only At Merkin With Terrance Mcknight'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

In early 2019, Kaufman Music Center will launch a new classical concert series at Merkin Hall, 'Only at Merkin with Terrance McKnight.' Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and showcasing some of the classical world's most acclaimed and celebrated artists, these evenings of insightful conversation and virtuosic performances will enlighten and inspire, deepening the audience's understanding and appreciation of the music, the composers, and the artists' creative process. (more...)

Rob And Friends: A Little Night Music Comes to Segerstrom Center For The ArtsRob And Friends: A Little Night Music Comes to Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Rob and Friends - A Little Night Music, an evening of songs from Broadway and film musicals featuring Pacific Chorale Artistic Director Rob Istad, eight Pacific Chorale singers and an instrumental ensemble in three performances November 8-10, 2018 at 7:30pm. Rob and Friends - A Little Night Music follows last season's triumphant performances of 100 Years of Bernstein. (more...)

Bang On A Can All-Stars Perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-Winning ANTHRACITE FIELDSBang On A Can All-Stars Perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-Winning ANTHRACITE FIELDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Bang on a Can All-Stars-joined by the Grammy Award-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, led by Julian Wachner-will perform Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields on Saturday, December 1 at 9:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall. (more...)

Verdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa MonicaVerdi Chorus To Receive Honors At Fall Concert In Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Verdi Chorus 35th anniversary season culminates with its Fall 2018 concert Passione! Opera! for two performances only at the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica on November 10 and 11 led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. As the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus, this program, which marks the end of a landmark year for the company, will feature selections from three Verdi operas - Aida, Don Carlo, and the famed chorus "Va, pensiero," from Nabucco, as well as operatic sequences from Boito's Mefistofele, Saint-Saens' Samson and Delilah, Catalani's La Wally and Offenbach's The Tales of Hoffmann. (more...)

Tucker Gala Brings Host of Opera Stars to Carnegie HallTucker Gala Brings Host of Opera Stars to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

On Sunday, October 21, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation's annual gala concert - one of the most highly anticipated operatic events of the season - will bring a galaxy of opera stars to the stage of Carnegie Hall. And opera-lovers around the world unable to make it in person will still have the opportunity to watch the performance live. Thanks to the foundation's partnership with medici.tv, the gala concert will be webcast live (6pm ET/3pm PT), free of charge, both on medici.tv and on medici.tv's Facebook page; the stream will subsequently be available for on-demand viewing for a limited period. In addition, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation continues its collaboration with WQXR 105.9 FM, New York's sole dedicated classical radio station, which will broadcast the performance to listeners in the New York metropolitan region and online at www.wqxr.org on November 10 at 1pm ET/10am PT. (more...)

Darrah Carr Dance Comes to Irish Arts CenterDarrah Carr Dance Comes to Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

The Bessie-award nominated Darrah Carr Dance returns to Irish Arts Center with the premiere of Dancing the Great Arc, a groundbreaking collaboration with trad music duo Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna.  Performances run from Fri, Oct 26 - Sat, Oct 27 at 8pm, with a matinee on Sat, Oct 27 at 2pm.  Tickets are $30 General; $24 for IAC members; and $15 for children 14 and under for the matinee.  To purchase, call 866-811-4111 or visit www.irishartscenter.org (more...)

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