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Vermont Symphony Orchestra Honors 2014 Advertising SupportersVermont Symphony Orchestra Honors 2014 Advertising Supporters Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6 Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18

Utah Symphony to Launch Season With Performance of Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 1, 9/12-13Utah Symphony to Launch Season With Performance of Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 1, 9/12-13
August 29, 2014

The Utah Symphony returns to Abravanel Hall on Sept. 12 & 13 to launch the 2014-15 season with Music Director Thierry Fischer leading the orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan" along with works by Beethoven and Mosolov. (more...)


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Feature Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 9/19Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Feature Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, 9/19
August 29, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 08/28/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present Alisa Weilerstein Plays Elgar on September 19-20, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The concerts feature Ms. Weilerstein performing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor along with Britten's “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Dvorák's Symphony No. 8. (more...)


November at The Houston Symphony Features AFRICAN SAFARI, BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH and MoreNovember at The Houston Symphony Features AFRICAN SAFARI, BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH and More
August 29, 2014

The Houston Symphony's November calendar features an exciting lineup of concerts including a musical exploration of one of the world's most diverse and fascinating continents with Family Series concert AFRICAN SAFARIwith Music from The Lion King on November 1. Followed by a historic concert from Houston's sister city Leipzig, Germany'sLeipzig Gewandhouse Orchestra performing the work of German masters Bach and Mendelssohn and marking the 25th anniversary year of the fall of the Berlin Wall. (more...)


Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4
August 28, 2014

Conductor Ludovic Morlot ushers in the month of September by leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two classical performances, Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, both at 8 pm. (more...)


Canton Symphony Orchestra Debuts ConverZations Lecture Series, 9/8Canton Symphony Orchestra Debuts ConverZations Lecture Series, 9/8
August 28, 2014

The Canton Symphony Orchestra's free lecture series, ConverZations, premieres atnoon on September 8th, 2014. ConverZations are public discussions with members of the CSO community on topics relating to music and the orchestra. The series continues at noon on the second Monday of every month from October 2014 to May 2015 in the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW-Canton. (more...)


Vermont Symphony Orchestra Honors 2014 Advertising SupportersVermont Symphony Orchestra Honors 2014 Advertising Supporters
August 28, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra announced today that more than $10,000 was raised through advertising in the 2014 Program Supplement, a publication produced for the past 22 years by the Southwest Vermont Friends of the VSO. (more...)


Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season; BROTHERS IN ARTS to Premiere, 11/7
August 28, 2014

Oakland, CA, August 28, 2014 – The West Coast Premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' jazz-orchestral work Brothers in Arts will highlight the 2014-2015 season opening of the Oakland East Bay Symphony November 7 conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan, who celebrates his 25th year with the Symphony. Brothers in Arts and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony will be performed in one concert only, Friday November 7, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. The concert is sponsored by Wells Fargo and the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation,For information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)


Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25Pacific Symphony Orchestra to Mark 25th Anniversary with Violinist Joshua Bell & More, 9/25
August 28, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Aug. 28, 2014—Pacific Symphony launches Music Director Carl St.Clair's landmark 25th-anniversary “season of giants” with classical music superstar, violinist Joshua Bell, plus two orchestral showpieces, a West Coast premiere and festivities fit for the grand occasion. Bell returns for his fifth performance with the Symphony (he last performed with the Symphony in May 2010) to celebrate the maestro and captivate audiences with the exciting, breakneck theme and stunning Romanticism of Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto. Interview Magazine may have summed up the remarkable violinist's playing best by saying, Bell “does nothing less than tell human beings why they bother to live.” The violinist's artistry is exemplified in his new music directorship of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, his release of 40 CDs since the age of 18, multiple television appearances and countless accolades. (more...)


Japan Society to Welcome Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Akiko Yano, 9/27Japan Society to Welcome Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Akiko Yano, 9/27
August 28, 2014

Internationally acclaimed instrumentalists Hiromitsu Agatsuma (on tsugaru-shamisen) and Akiko Yano (on piano) perform together for one night only on September 27 in the first show of Japan Society's 2014-15 Performing Arts Season's multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. While Yano's 'unpredictable' (Japan Times) sold-out New York shows generally feature her with New York musician friends; for this show she brings her inimitable talents to bear in symphony with Agatsuma, acknowledged as a 'fierce virtuoso' (Billboard) and 'Japan's leader in the shamisen trend' (Baltimore Sun). United by their ability to transform the sentimental strains of Japan's beloved folk songs (min'yo) into cool, pop-jazz tunes, these renowned, Japanese-born musicians share a stage for the first time to improvise, explore and engage with Japan's musical past, present and future. (more...)


Seth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This WeekendSeth MacFarlane to Join John Williams and the LA Phil for MAESTRO OF THE MOVIES This Weekend
August 27, 2014

Legendary film composer John Williams returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an exciting weekend of music from the silver screen, Friday and Saturday, August 29 and 30, at 8 pm. (more...)


Princeton Symphony Partners with Princeton Public Library for 'PSO GOES TO THE MOVIES', 9/15Princeton Symphony Partners with Princeton Public Library for 'PSO GOES TO THE MOVIES', 9/15
August 27, 2014

On Monday, September 15, at 7 pm, The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) and the Princeton Public Library partner to kick off the 2014-2015 PSO Soundtracks Series with 'PSO Goes to the Movies: Music from the Inside Out,' a cinematic presentation of the magic and mystery of music through the stories, passions, and artistry of the 105 musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. (more...)


Percussionist Cyro Baptista to Perform at Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, 10/5Percussionist Cyro Baptista to Perform at Pepperdine's Smothers Theatre, 10/5
August 27, 2014

One of the planet's premier percussionists, Cyro Baptista, leads a quartet of some of the most exciting musicians from the New York world music scene, in a unique, colorful performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday October 5. (more...)


Get to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SOGet to Know André Watts, Appearing in the Beethoven Festival with the A2SO
August 27, 2014

André Watts burst upon the music world at the age of 16 when Leonard Bernstein chose him to make his debut with the New York Philharmonic in their Young People's Concerts, broadcast nationwide on CBS-TV. Only two weeks later, Bernstein asked him to substitute at the last minute for the ailing Glenn Gould in performances of Liszt's E-flat Concerto with the New York Philharmonic, thus launching his career in storybook fashion. More than 50 years later, André Watts remains one of today's most celebrated and beloved superstars. (more...)


San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens 2014-2015 Season with THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5San Francisco Girls Chorus Opens 2014-2015 Season with THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, 10/4-5
August 27, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will open its first season of concerts curated under the artistic directorship of Lisa Bielawa with guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a program of Romantic Lieder arranged for treble voices and other works October 4 and 5 in San Francisco and Berkeley. The concerts will be conducted by San Francisco Girls Chorus Music Director and Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe. For more information, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Opens the 2014-15 Classics Series with DON GIOVANNI, 9/13-16
August 27, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra opens the 2014.15 Classics series with Don Giovanni on September 13-14 & 16, 2014, led by Music Director Edo de Waart. This concert production features an international cast alongside the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable operatic event. (more...)


Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host 'O Say Can You See' Gala, 9/20Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host 'O Say Can You See' Gala, 9/20
August 27, 2014

Signaling the start of the social season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will hold its annual Gala Celebration on Saturday, September 20 at 8:30 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. This year's Gala concert will be led by BSO Music Director Marin Alsop. On the heels of the 200th birthday of the National Anthem, the evening will showcase American music and artists, beginning with a revival of Ferde Grofe's Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner, brought back to the stage for its first public performance in 80 years. The program also features celebrated blind American jazz pianist Marcus Roberts with the Marcus Roberts Trio performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; Center Stage's visionary Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah narrating Copland's Lincoln Portrait; and the Morgan State University Choir lending their voices to selections from the composer's Old American Songs. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


Brian Zeger to Chair Judges Panel for April 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal CompetitionBrian Zeger to Chair Judges Panel for April 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
August 26, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)


Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6Utah Symphony to End Summer With VIDEO GAMES LIVE Concerts, 9/6
August 26, 2014

Transport yourself into the world of 8-bit and CGI with music straight from the world of computer and video games in Video Games Live. The Utah Symphony hosts two spectacular performances on Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall with Emmanuel Fratianni conducting. (more...)


Violist Jennifer Marlas Departs The Orion EnsembleViolist Jennifer Marlas Departs The Orion Ensemble
August 26, 2014

The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, announces that violist Jennifer Marlas, who has been on sabbatical due to health issues, will not be returning to the Ensemble. (more...)


LACO to Open 2014-15 Season with World Premiere, Beethoven and Saint-Saens, 9/20-21LACO to Open 2014-15 Season with World Premiere, Beethoven and Saint-Saens, 9/20-21
August 26, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, launches its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of a work for strings and percussion by young Australian-born composer Cameron Patrick, Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5, and Saint-Saens' seldom-performed Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Egyptian,' on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Saint-Saens' concerto features the LACO debut of Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, proclaimed an 'exciting new talent' (The New York Times), who has been hailed for his 'dazzling keyboard technique and broad and varied textural palette' (San Francisco Chronicle). (more...)


Cellist Rachael Lander and More to Be Featured on ADDICTS' SYMPHONYCellist Rachael Lander and More to Be Featured on ADDICTS' SYMPHONY
August 26, 2014

On August 27 at 11pm on Channel 4, Addicts' Symphony will air, which discusses the highly respectable world of classical musicians linked to addictive behaviour. Composer, musician and recovering alcoholic James McConnel brings together ten classical musicians whose lives have been blighted by addiction for a spectacular one-off musical performance. (more...)


Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert HallChris Thile and Edgar Meyer to Cross Music Boundaries 9/27 at Bass Concert Hall
August 25, 2014

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer team up to perform a program of largely original music that crosses traditional boundaries (more...)


98.7WFMT to Broadcast the Lyric Opera's 2014-15 Season, Beginning 9/698.7WFMT to Broadcast the Lyric Opera's 2014-15 Season, Beginning 9/6
August 25, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts kick off the 2014-15 season on Sat., Sept. 6 with the live broadcast of the “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. The classical station's afternoon drive host Suzanne Nance and Lyric's dramaturg Roger Pines will serve as host and commentator respectively of this season's Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts. (more...)


Bowerbird to Present Luciano Berio's Complete SEQUENZAS, 9/18-20Bowerbird to Present Luciano Berio's Complete SEQUENZAS, 9/18-20
August 25, 2014

Bowerbird is excited to present 14 SEQUENZAS, the Philadelphia premiere of the complete Sequenzas, one of the seminal compositions of the influential Italian modern composer Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003) at the First Unitarian Church, September 18 to 20, 2014 as part of the 2014 FringeFestival. (more...)


Steve Elmer, Carolann Sanita, North Carolina Symphony and More Set for William Peace University's 2014-15 Manning Chamber Music SeriesSteve Elmer, Carolann Sanita, North Carolina Symphony and More Set for William Peace University's 2014-15 Manning Chamber Music Series
August 25, 2014

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the 2014-2015 Manning Chamber Music Concert Season schedule. The eighth annual series is in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony, and will feature five shows throughout the academic year held on the William Peace University campus. (more...)


Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series UpdatesLincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
August 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)


Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Music Study GroupsCleveland Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Music Study Groups
August 25, 2014

The 2014-15 Music Study Groups will begin on September 30, October 1, and 2 at convenient community locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area. (more...)


Apollo's Fire to Open Houston Early Music's Season, 11/10Apollo's Fire to Open Houston Early Music's Season, 11/10
August 25, 2014

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will open the Houston Early Music season on Nov. 10 with a performance of Claudio Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610 in one of Houston's most dramatic concert settings, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, co-sponsor of the event. (more...)


VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA RecordsVisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
August 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)


Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18
August 25, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre announced last night during Pink Martini's concert at the Oregon Zoo that Nicolo Fonte's world premiere in the upcoming OBT 25 program will feature Portland's favorite "little orchestra" sharing the stage with the dancers in the first ever full-scale collaboration between the two groups. The ballet, titled Everywhere, was inspired by Fonte's eagerness to create an unforgettable experience for the audience that will reveal new facets of both groups and the performers in them. In celebration of the Ballet's 25th Anniversary Season, this entirely new creation will feature China Forbes, who has been the lead singer for the band since its inception. Opening Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT 25 will continue for five performances through October 18. (more...)


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