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Gustavo Dudamel Awarded The Glenn Gould Prize Photo Gustavo Dudamel Awarded The Glenn Gould Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

One of the world's foremost conductors, renowned for his dynamic presence on the podium and his unwavering belief that music has the power to transform lives and change the world, Venezuelan-born conductor, violinist and music education activist Gustavo Dudamel has been chosen as the fourteenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.

Gustavo Dudamel Awarded the Glenn Gould Prize Photo Gustavo Dudamel Awarded the Glenn Gould Prize
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 25, 2022

One of the world’s foremost conductors, renowned for his dynamic presence on the podium and his unwavering belief that music has the power to transform lives and change the world, Venezuelan-born conductor, violinist and music education activist Gustavo Dudamel has been chosen as the fourteenth Glenn Gould Prize Laureate.

Renée Fleming & Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yo-Yo Ma, and More to be Featured in The LA Phi Photo Renée Fleming & Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yo-Yo Ma, and More to be Featured in The LA Phil's Colburn Celebrity Recital Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022

This season, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2022/23 Colburn Celebrity Recital series at Walt Disney Concert Hall will present 10 one-night-only performances from world class instrumental virtuosi to stellar operatic voices, from across the globe.

Interview: Gabriela Lena Frank of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO Photo Interview: Gabriela Lena Frank of SAN DIEGO OPERA'S THE LAST DREAM OF FRIDA AND DIEGO at San Diego Civic Center
by Ron Bierman - Sep 21, 2022

The opera El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) premieres in October at the San Diego Civic Center. I spoke with the work's composer Gabriela Lena Frank for more than an hour via Zoom while she was in Booneville, the rural area North of San Francisco where she lives. Although the opera is her first, her orchestral music has been performed by an impressive number of major orchestras including those of Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston. And despite the challenge of a serious hearing deficiency from birth, she's produced music the New York Times described as 'brilliantly effective,' while the Los Angeles Times chimed in with 'glorious.'

Classical Meets Jazz in Unique Project Uniting Terence Blanchard and Turtle Island Qu Photo Classical Meets Jazz in Unique Project Uniting Terence Blanchard and Turtle Island Quartet at NJPAC
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Kick-starting the 11th annual TD James Moody Jazz Festival is trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard joined by his electric ensemble The E-Collective and acclaimed neo-classical string ensemble Turtle Island Quartet with their 2021 Blue Note release Absence—a powerful tribute to the great Wayne Shorter. 

The Richmond County Orchestra Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month Photo The Richmond County Orchestra Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022

The Richmond County Orchestra's 25th season on Staten Island, New York, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. 

Boston Baroque Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman Awarded Yale's Sanford Medal Photo Boston Baroque Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman Awarded Yale's Sanford Medal
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

Boston Baroque Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman was awarded the Samuel Simons Sanford Medal by the Yale School of Music on September 8, 2022. In his remarks upon receiving the award, Mr. Pearlman noted, “I'm grateful to receive this honor from the Yale School of Music, which was so important in my evolution as an artist.”

Soho Rep to Present the World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG in October Photo Soho Rep to Present the World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022

Soho Rep will present Montag, written by Kate Tarker, directed by Dustin Wills and with original opera music by Daniel Schlosberg. The world premiere production of Montag runs October 12–November 13 at Soho Rep.

Kennedy Center Unveils New Permanent John F. Kennedy Exhibit Photo Kennedy Center Unveils New Permanent John F. Kennedy Exhibit
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2022

On its 51st birthday, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrated its namesake with the opening of Art and Ideals: President John F. Kennedy—a new permanent exhibit exploring Kennedy's presidency and his commitment to the arts.

Silkroad & University Of Limerick Announce Partnership + Event At Harvard ArtLab Photo Silkroad & University Of Limerick Announce Partnership + Event At Harvard ArtLab
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 1, 2022

​​​​​​​Silkroad, the global musical ensemble founded by cellist and cultural ambassador Yo-Yo Ma, announced today a partnership with the University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland. The artistic and educational collaboration will provide UL students with the unique opportunity to participate in the creation of a theater work exploring the history, cultures, and music of the immigrant communities who built the American Transcontinental Railroad.

World Premiere Of EL ÚLTIMO SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season I Photo World Premiere Of EL ÚLTIMO SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season In October
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022

San Diego Opera will present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

American Classical Orchestra Opens Its 2022-23 Season At Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Photo American Classical Orchestra Opens Its 2022-23 Season At Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall On September 22
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

The American Classical Orchestra (ACO), New York City's foremost period instrument orchestra, opens its 2022-23 season on Thursday, September 22 at Alice Tully Hall, with the first of four orchestral performances. Conducted by Founder and Artistic Director Thomas Crawford, the concert offers symphonies by Schubert and C.P.E. Bach, in addition to showcasing the dazzling pianist Petra Somlai in one of Beethoven's most demanding concertos.

Chris Botti Partners With Jazz Cruises, LLC To Launch CHRIS BOTTI AT SEA Photo Chris Botti Partners With Jazz Cruises, LLC To Launch CHRIS BOTTI AT SEA
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 29, 2022

Chris Botti announces the debut of Chris Botti at Sea, a luxury cruise personally curated by the incomparable musician. Scheduled to sail from February 8 – 15, 2024 from Miami to Aruba and Curacao on Celebrity Cruises' Summit, the voyage will bring the very best in music, accommodations, and destinations together. 

Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts Announces Fall/Winter Programming Photo Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts Announces Fall/Winter Programming
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2022

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced its fall/winter programming, reflective of its artistic vision, featuring a mix of collaborations with constituents across Lincoln Center and a focus on genres historically underrepresented on campus.

Tony-Winner AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Launches The Encore's Season 14 Photo Tony-Winner AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Launches The Encore's Season 14
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2022

The Encore's first offering of Season 14 bursts onto The Maas stage September 15 – October 2. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' will feature direction and choreography by “The Mayor of Broadway” GERRY MCINTYRE, whose energetic choreography was last seen at The Encore in the Season 13 opener, Smokey Joe's Café.

Special Offer: IT'S ONLY LIFE- The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Photo Special Offer: IT'S ONLY LIFE- The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol
by BWW Special Offer - Aug 22, 2022

Special Offer: NOW OPEN-It's Only Life- The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol- The Villages FL

Cast Announced For THE BAND'S VISIT at Donmar Warehouse Photo Cast Announced For THE BAND'S VISIT at Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

The Donmar Warehouse has announced the cast for the European première of David Yazbek and Itamar Moses' multi-Tony award-winning musical The Band's Visit, directed in a new production by Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst.Cast and onstage band: Alon Moni Aboutboul, Sharif Afifi, Jason Alder, Marc Antolin, Harel Glazer, Levi Goldmeier, Ido Gonen, Michal Horowicz, Emma Kingston, Shira Kravitz, Nitai Levi, Yali Topol Margalith, Ashley Margolis, Carlos Mendoza de Hevia, Miri Mesika, Peter Polycarpou, Ant Romero, Idlir Shyti, Maya Kristal Tenenbaum, Sargon Yelda, Baha Yetkin.

Meadowmount School of Music Awards Inaugural $50,000 Gurrena Fellowship to Cellist Sy Photo Meadowmount School of Music Awards Inaugural $50,000 Gurrena Fellowship to Cellist Sydney Lee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Meadowmount School of Music has awarded its inaugural Gurrena Fellowship, worth $50,000, to 25-year-old cellist Sydney Lee. The announcement was made at the final student concert of this year’s session, on August 10, at which Lee performed Schumann’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105.

Chris Botti & The Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Air on PBS Photo Chris Botti & The Dallas Symphony Orchestra to Air on PBS
by Michael Major - Aug 10, 2022

Recorded live at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, Botti and the DSO, conducted by Albert-George Schram, are joined by vocalists Veronica Swift and Sy Smith, violinist Caroline Campbell, guitarist Leo Amuedo and saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown.

Appalachian Road Show Covers Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Honoring the Resilience of Appa Photo Appalachian Road Show Covers Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Honoring the Resilience of Appalachia on 'Jubilation'
by Michael Major - Aug 9, 2022

‘Jubilation’ features 13-tracks of instrumental runs, songs inspired by the Civil War and America’s barn dance eras, and music influenced by greats from Tony Rice, Flatt and Scruggs, and 8-string fiddle pioneer Benny Martin to Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin. The album’s first single “Blue Ridge Mountain Baby” is out now. Plus, check out tour dates!

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