Yo-Yo Ma News

The PAC Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonThe PAC Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a step into the future and a nod to the past, with a curatorial eye towards honoring our history and prominently featuring the latest cutting-edge performances from artists who have been critical to our 40 years of success. (more...)

2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers2017-2018 Season Highlights Announced for Boosey & Hawkes Composers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

This season ushers in a host of premieres by Boosey & Hawkes composers, including John Adams's new opera Girls of the Golden West in San Francisco, Sebastian Currier's RE-FORMATION in Minneapolis, Christopher Rouse's Berceuse Infinie in Baltimore, and a new orchestral work by Sean Shepherd in Boston. (more...)

Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma Record BRAHMS: THE PIANO TRIOSEmanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma Record BRAHMS: THE PIANO TRIOS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his longtime collaborator, pianist Emanuel Ax, are joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos in their first recording together for Sony Classical, of the piano trios of Johannes Brahms. Ax and Ma have collaborated in a distinguished catalog of Brahms recordings for Sony Classical, but this is their first recording together of the Piano Trios – and their first collaboration with Kavakos. Sony Classical will release the recording of Brahms: The Piano Trios on September 15, 2017. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale for Wharton Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD, THE LION KING & MoreSingle Tickets on Sale for Wharton Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring THE BODYGUARD, THE LION KING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Individual tickets for most shows in Wharton Center's 2017- 2018 season go on sale to the general public today, August 21, at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVEViola Davis and Julius Tennon to Produce EIF PRESENTS: XQ SUPER SCHOOL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon will executive-produce 'EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,' a special one-hour telecast event which will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. (more...)

Grammy-Winner Lady Rizo's Indigo Out Today + Tour DatesGrammy-Winner Lady Rizo's Indigo Out Today + Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

With the support of her fans and critics, the wildly creative, Grammy award winning Lady Rizo released her second studio album, Indigo, with Culture Collide. (more...)

Wharton Center's Single Tickets for 2017-18 Season On Sale Next WeekWharton Center's Single Tickets for 2017-18 Season On Sale Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Individual tickets for most shows in Wharton Center's 2017-2018 season go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 21, at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel CollaborationChan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm, welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner to the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Matthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAMMatthew Aucoin's Opera CROSSING, Helmed by Diane Paulus, to Make New York Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

BAM presents the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin's acclaimed opera Crossing, an American Repertory Theater production directed by Diane Paulus, running October 3-8, 2017 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave). (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 SeasonSweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows. (more...)

Columbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONYColumbus Symphony Opens 2017-18 with AN ALPINE SYMPHONY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony in a performance of two of the world's most iconic symphonic landscapes-Respighi's The Pines of Rome and Strauss' An Alpine Symphony. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that Latin Grammy Award nominee Quattrosound, singer/trumpeter Johnny Britt, and comic Michael Colyar will be special guests when Grammy Award-winning recording artist and Motown legend Thelma Houston brings her show My Motown Memories & More! to the Ford Theatres in Hollywood for one show only on Sunday, August 27, at 8pm. (more...)

Electric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer ConcertElectric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer Concert
by Charles Shubow - Aug 11, 2017

Huge crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD appreciates film composer Hans Zimmer. (more...)

McGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille RecordsMcGill/McHale Trio Makes Recording Debut With 'Portraits' on Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The McGill/McHale Trio, whose members are Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra; his brother Anthony McGill, principal clarinet of the New York Philharmonic; and Irish pianist Michael McHale, makes its recording debut with 'Portraits - Works for Flute, Clarinet & Piano' on Cedille Records. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces 26th Annual SeasonKravis Center Announces 26th Annual Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Responding directly to audience requests for "more Broadway, more comedy, more music superstars from Bach to rock," the 26th annual season of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts promises a dynamic playbill of award-winning shows, world-class talents and powerful performances that will generate enthusiastic standing ovations from our discerning audience members of every age and demographic. (more...)

The Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty Close Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary SeasonThe Washington Ballet and The Principles of Uncertainty Close Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator and author Maira Kalman join forces in the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty, closing the Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre, August 23-27. Co-commissioned by the Pillow and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and developed during multiple Pillow Creative Development Residencies, The Principles of Uncertainty is an evening-length dance theatre work choreographed and directed by Heginbotham, designed by Kalman and inspired by her written and visual art, and set to a score composed, arranged, and curated by Brooklyn Rider and Silk Road Ensemble's Colin Jacobsen. Members of The Knights, Jacobsen's innovative chamber orchestra, will perform live, and Maira Kalman herself is also featured in the performance. (more...)

Entry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPACEntry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete online for a coveted spot in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

25th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's Death Inspires 'THAT'S NOT TANGO' at Joe's Pub25th Anniversary of Astor Piazzolla's Death Inspires 'THAT'S NOT TANGO' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

A more revealing, soul-searching look into the life of Astor Piazzolla, considered the father of the Nuevo Tango, is at the heart of 'That's Not Tango - AstorPiazzolla, A Life In Music,' the critically-acclaimed show which makes its return Aug. 5 and 6th at New York's Joe's Pub. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Cellists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a rare musical event that will allow them to play alongside cellist Yo-Yo Ma as well as cellists from The Philadelphia Orchestra for a one-hour PlayIN event, taking place on August 9th at 1:30 p.m. at Saratoga Performing Arts Center's amphitheatre stage.    (more...)

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