The Cleveland Orchestra And George Szell Complete Recordings For Columbia Masterworks CD CollectionThe Cleveland Orchestra And George Szell Complete Recordings For Columbia Masterworks CD Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

“In the heyday of George Szell's tenure as its chief conductor,” declared Gramophone, “The Cleveland Orchestra had few if any peers among the world's great orchestras.” Coinciding with the orchestra's Centennial birthday in December 2018, Sony Classical is excited to announce one of the most ambitious reissue projects of recent times, a comprehensive collection of the Clevelanders' recordings made under the baton of their iconic fourth music director. These span the period between 1947 – a year after Szell inherited a rising national ensemble from Erich Leinsdorf and began transforming it into the elite ensemble it remains to this day – and 1969, a year before his sudden death shocked the musical world. Born in Budapest in 1897, Szell's dream was to create an ensemble that combined “the Americans' purity and beauty of sound and their virtuosity of execution with the European sense of tradition, warmth of expression and sense of style,” in the words of his biographer Michael Charry. That he fulfilled that dream is amply documented in the huge discography that fills Sony's new edition of 106 CDs, “recordings that are prized for their stylistic rightness, clarity of structure, rhythmic tension, and transparency of texture” (The New Yorker). (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka SalonenVIDEO: Get A First Look At 'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a one-night-only multidisciplinary event conducted and hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, concluding his tenure as The Marie-Jos e Kravis Composer-in-Residence. The concert, Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., will feature Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, accompanied by the World Premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner; Dan el Bjarnason's Violin Concerto, with Pekka Kuusisto in his New York Philharmonic debut; and Obsidian Tear, a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor performed by members of the Boston Ballet (Philharmonic debut) and set to Mr. Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt. Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event. (more...)

Fourth Annual Shanghai Orchestra Academy And Residency Partnership AnnouncedFourth Annual Shanghai Orchestra Academy And Residency Partnership Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership continues this summer with activities on two continents. The New York Philharmonic travels to Shanghai for its fourth annual residency, July 1-7, 2018, with concerts conducted by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden and Bramwell Tovey. This follows students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy traveling to New York City for a week-long immersion in the life of an orchestral musician, June 9-16, 2018, as part of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program. Starr International Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. (more...)

CLASSICAL BRIDGE, Inaugural Music Festival, Academy & Conference in NYC This AugustCLASSICAL BRIDGE, Inaugural Music Festival, Academy & Conference in NYC This August
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

This August, New York City will host the first ever Classical Bridge, an international music festival, academy and conference designed to build bridges through the music. Presented by New York Concert Artists & Associates (NYCA), the inaugural event runs August 4 - 11 at Merkin Concert Hall atKaufman Music Center (129 West 67th Street, between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave), Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, at 96th Street), and Steinway Hall (1133 Avenue of the Americas at 44th Street). For tickets. reservations and more information visit www.ClassicalBridge.org. (more...)

Brooklyn Music School Offers Free Masterclass With Concert Pianist George LepauwBrooklyn Music School Offers Free Masterclass With Concert Pianist George Lepauw
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) offers a free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Registration is free and is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/master-class-with-concert-pianist-george-lepauw-tickets-43949276469. (more...)

Brooklyn Music School to Offer Free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw May 8Brooklyn Music School to Offer Free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw May 8
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) offers a free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Registration is free and is available HERE! (more...)

Brooklyn Music School offers Free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George LepauwBrooklyn Music School offers Free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Brooklyn Music School (BMS) offers a free Masterclass with Concert Pianist George Lepauw on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and More Lead May At The TSOLeon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and More Lead May At The TSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The month of May at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings masterful guest soloists including Leon Fleisher, Yefim Bronfman, and James Ehnes performing much-loved repertoire such as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 12, Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, and Brahms's Violin Concerto, while young Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi lends his virtuosity to Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. (more...)

Pianist Emanuel Ax To Perform In Place Of Murray Perahia On April 22Pianist Emanuel Ax To Perform In Place Of Murray Perahia On April 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Pianist Murray Perahia has cancelled his spring tour, including his recital performance with the University Musical Society (UMS) scheduled for Sunday, April 22 at 4 pm at Hill Auditorium, due to illness. (more...)

Manfred Honeck to Conduct NY Phil; Nikolaj Znaider to Make Conducting DebutManfred Honeck to Conduct NY Phil; Nikolaj Znaider to Make Conducting Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Manfred Honeck will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Sibelius's Violin Concerto, with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist; Mr. Honeck's own arrangement of Dvorák's Rusalka Fantasy, orchestrated by Tomáš Ille; and selections from Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 4 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. The following week, Nikolaj Znaider will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading Elgar's Cello Concerto, with Jian Wang in his subscription debut, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams, Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 101st Season For 2018-2019The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 101st Season For 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

As the celebrations, performances, and successes of The Cleveland Orchestra's Centennial Season continue toward its conclusion this spring, the Orchestra has announced details of its 101st season for 2018-2019. Aspects of the celebratory spirit continues - with a 100th Birthday concert in July for the Cleveland community and Centennial Gala in September. The new season also extends the dedicated week-to-week work, creativity, and artistry required to continue being one of the world's best orchestras year after year. (more...)

Colburn School Hosts Tribute To Retired Faculty Member Ron LeonardColburn School Hosts Tribute To Retired Faculty Member Ron Leonard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

After an almost thirty-year tenure, cellist Ronald Leonard has retired from the Colburn School. While his contributions to Colburn have been extraordinary, the impact he has had on his colleagues and generations of young artists worldwide has been beyond measure. The Colburn School will celebrate Leonard's six decades as a distinguished orchestral performer, chamber musician, and educator with a special tribute on April 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in Zipper Hall. (more...)

CONTACT! The New-Music Series, To Feature Music By Emerging Russian ComposersCONTACT! The New-Music Series, To Feature Music By Emerging Russian Composers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The ninth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, concludes with a co-presentation by the Philharmonic and National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, featuring Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing works by emerging Russian composers: Dmitri Kourliandski's Voice-off, with vocalist Ethan Hayden in his Philharmonic debut, and the U.S. Premieres of Denis Khorov's Barcarolle, Marina Khorkova's VORderGRENZE, Alexander Khubeev's Ghost of Dystopia, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky, and Nikolay Popov's Nibiru 20/13. Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the concert will take place on Monday, April 2, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at National Sawdust. (more...)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces 2018/19 SeasonThe Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic DirectorGustavo Dudamel and CEO Simon Woods announce the 2018/19 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall and beyond. The centerpiece of LA Phil 100, the Centennial program forges an exciting future for the orchestra, its music, its city, and audiences around the world with a forward-looking roster of globe-spanning artistic programs, educational and social-impact initiatives and public celebrations for all of L.A., from September 2018 through October 2019. (more...)

92nd Street Y Announces 2018-19 Classical Concert Season92nd Street Y Announces 2018-19 Classical Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

92nd Street Y inaugurates three engaging new series - Chamber Orchestras, a Vocal Series, and Garrick Ohlsson: Brahms Exploration - ushering in a host of original concepts, artists, compositions, and collaborations, in keeping with 92Y's enduring traditions of cultural discovery, intellectual curiosity, and artistic experimentation.  Additionally, 92Y commences Inflection, its first interdisciplinary festival, a six-concert exploration of music in relation to other art forms, including spoken word, photography, sculpture, and dance.  This season also features the World Premieres of Phyllis's Portrait by Sergio Assad and Jonathan Berger's new opera Leonardo, the US premiere of a symphony by Hans Rott, the New York premieres of Wynton Marsalis's new work for solo violin, a new string quartet by Martin Bresnick, and Andreia Pinto Correia's String Quartet No. 1 "Unvanquished Space"; five major international artists making their 92Y performance debuts: Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov, German cellist Alban Gerhardt, Bulgarian violinist Gergana Gergova, the Danish String Quartet, and the Artemis String Quartet; several young musicians also give their 92Y debut performances in the pristine acoustics of Buttenwieser Hall for the Soundspace Series: Jessica Xylina Osborne, Einav Yarden, Conrad Tao (with violinist Stefan Jackiw), the Horszowski Trio, Juho Pohjonen, and Orion Weiss. (more...)

RPO 2018/19 Season to Present Leslie Odom, Jr. and MoreRPO 2018/19 Season to Present Leslie Odom, Jr. and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2018/19 season to a packed house in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre earlier this evening. The Orchestra's fourth-annual, free Season Preview Concert once again featured the entire orchestra onstage performing selected excerpts, with emcees Music Director Ward Stare and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-19 SeasonCincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

 Fresh off a year that saw five weeks of successful international tour dates and two Grammy nominations, t he Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra ( CSO ) and Music Director Louis Langre e announced the Orchestra's highly - anticipated 2018 - 19 season at the recently renovated and widely celebrated Cincinnati Music Hall. In addition to the 20 - concert program subscription s eason, the CSO will present a one - night - only, all - orchestral gala performance on September 22 with Mr. Langree on the conducting podium that kicks off the fall arts season in Cincinnati. This gala concert is an all - French program that includes audience favorites by Ravel, Debussy, and Dukas. The 2018 - 19 season not only showcases great orchestral repertoire, exciting new works, and acclaimed artists from around t h e globe but also features seven CSO musicians as featured soloists. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2018-2019 SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2018 2019 season featuring approximately 170 performances by many of the world's leading artists and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz, and world music, plus a broad range of innovative education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, serving audiences in New York City and beyond. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2018-19 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andr s Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2018-19 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fifth year as music director. Highlights of the season include conducting appearances by world-class violinists Joshua Bell and Itzhak Perlman; the world premiere of Aurora, a violin concerto by Houston Symphony Composer-in-Residence Jimmy L pez; and a semi-staged opera performance of Bart k's Bluebeard's Castle. (more...)

'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen'Foreign Bodies' Multidisciplinary Event Conducted and Hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The New York Philharmonic announces Foreign Bodies, a one-night-only multidisciplinary event conducted and hosted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, concluding his tenure as The Marie-Jos e Kravis Composer-in-Residence. The concert, Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., will feature Esa-Pekka Salonen's Foreign Bodies, accompanied by the World Premiere of a live video installation by Tal Rosner; Dan el Bjarnason's Violin Concerto, with Pekka Kuusisto in his New York Philharmonic debut; and Obsidian Tear, a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor performed by members of the Boston Ballet (Philharmonic debut) and set to Mr. Salonen's Nyx and Lachen verlernt. Foreign Bodies will be casual and multi-sensory; drinks and conversation will flow as attendees mingle with the performers, who will give additional impromptu performances throughout the event. (more...)

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