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The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most Announce Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD; Now Available!The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most Announce Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD; Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Most have announced details of their latest DVD recording project: the Johannes Brahms Cycle DVD set, featuring the four Symphonies, both Piano Concertos, the Violin Concerto, and three other orchestral works. Beginning on December 1, 2015, the DVD set is exclusively available in the Cleveland Orchestra Store, located at Severance Hall. Starting January 8, 2016, it will be available in the United States via Amazon.com, where it is currently available for pre-order. This DVD project is the culmination of a series of live recordings by Music Director Franz Welser-Most and the Orchestra with guest artists Julia Fischer on violin and Yefim Bronfman on piano. (more...)

The TSO Unveils 2017/18 Programming And Celebrates Peter Oundjian's Final SeasonThe TSO Unveils 2017/18 Programming And Celebrates Peter Oundjian's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Today, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) proudly unveils its 96th performance season. From awe-inspiring music by legendary composers to dance-all-night Pops, and bold and experimental works to educational concerts and Hollywood films with live orchestra, the TSO has something for everyone. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, TodaySemyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Conceived, curated, and conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the New York Philharmonic presents Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, a three-week festival featuring orchestral, chamber, and vocal programs that explore music by Tchaikovsky and composers who influenced or were influenced by him, from January 24 to February 11. Beloved Friend continues the Philharmonic's recent tradition of annual, multi-week festivals, with Mr. Bychkov focusing this year's festival on Tchaikovsky as part of his international, multi-season Tchaikovsky project, Beloved Friend, which also includes recordings and additional concert series. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23New Jersey Symphony Presents Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations Led by Xian Zhang, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Acclaimed Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto and Elgar's Enigma Variations, February 23-26 in Englewood, Newark, Red Bank and Morristown. Pianist Kirill Gerstein-hailed as "alarmingly gifted" by Classical Review-returns to perform the Rachmaninoff concerto, one of the most enduring works in the canon. (more...)

2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

fCelebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman opens the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's three-concert 2017 Winter Festival with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, January 13-15 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Zukerman-the festival's Artistic Director-both leads the Orchestra and solos in Tchaikovsky's Serenade Melancolique and "Melodie" from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher. The program also features Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian." (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, TodayAlan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Today, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, TodayCellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona. (more...)

2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky2017 NJSO Winter Festival to Launch with Pinchas Zukerman Performing Tchaikovsky
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

fCelebrated violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman opens the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's three-concert 2017 Winter Festival with a program of works by Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, January 13-15 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Zukerman-the festival's Artistic Director-both leads the Orchestra and solos in Tchaikovsky's Serenade Melancolique and "Melodie" from Souvenir d'un Lieu Cher. The program also features Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian." (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBSCynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax on December 3 at 8 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be lead by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will be held at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5; Facebook Live Broadcast 1/14Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5; Facebook Live Broadcast 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Brahms's Symphony No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, with Stephen Hough as soloist, Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 14 at 8:00 p.m. The January 14 performance will be broadcast on Facebook Live, the Philharmonic's second live concert broadcast on Facebook, following the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight and directed by Habib Azar, the live, online broadcast - available at facebook.com/nyphilharmonic - will also feature live interviews with the evening's artists. The concert will be available for on-demand viewing on the Philharmonic's website, YouTube, and Facebook through August 31, 2017. (more...)

Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9Cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and Pianist Shai Wosner to Release All-Beethoven Disc, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Internationally-renowned cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianist Shai Wosner release an all-Beethoven disc on the Onyx Classics label on December 9, 2016.  The duo's album, which was recorded live in London's Wigmore Hall, consists of the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, to be released as a two-disc set.  Last season, Kirshbaum and Wosner performed Beethoven cycles extensively throughout the United States and Europe; the tour culminated with a performance of the complete cycle in London, recorded for Onyx Classics.  Mr. Kirshbaum and Mr. Wosner continue their performances of Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano in March, with a two-concert series at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, followed by a performance with Chamber Music Sedona in Arizona. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (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...)

Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Conceived, curated, and conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the New York Philharmonic presents Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, a three-week festival featuring orchestral, chamber, and vocal programs that explore music by Tchaikovsky and composers who influenced or were influenced by him, from January 24 to February 11. Beloved Friend continues the Philharmonic's recent tradition of annual, multi-week festivals, with Mr. Bychkov focusing this year's festival on Tchaikovsky as part of his international, multi-season Tchaikovsky project, Beloved Friend, which also includes recordings and additional concert series. (more...)

Guest Conductor Hans Graf To Lead Utah Symphony In Repertoire Of Beethoven And RachmanioffGuest Conductor Hans Graf To Lead Utah Symphony In Repertoire Of Beethoven And Rachmanioff
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On December 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM guest conductor Hans Graf returns to conduct a dramatic and emotional repertoire of classical favorites on the stage of Abravanel Hall. Beethoven's soulful Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed with internationally acclaimed guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane. (more...)

Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax on December 3 at 8 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be lead by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will be held at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida. (more...)

Renowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music DirectorRenowned Conductor Xian Zhang to Debut as NJSO Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Internationally renowned conductor Xian Zhang makes her debut as the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 14th Music Director at venues throughout the state across two weekends, October 27-November 6 in Newark, Princeton, New Brunswick, Morristown and Englewood. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas ZukermanPittsburgh Symphony to Open 'Grand Classics' Season with Pinchas Zukerman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Music Director Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra open the 2016-2017 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman and Composer of the Year James MacMillan on October 7 and 9 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

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