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Board of Governors of the TBDBITL Alumni Club Releases Statement on Firing of Jon Waters - Calls for Continued Investigation
Board of Governors of the TBDBITL Alumni Club Releases Statement
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 9/18-21
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season with Beethoven's Violin Concerto, 9/18-21
Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present PIANO MEN: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL, 8/16
Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present PIANO MEN: THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN & BILLY JOEL, 8/16
Lincoln Center Extends Contract of Music Director Louis Langrée Through the 2017 Season
Lincoln Center Extends Contract of Music Director Louis Langrée Through the 2017 Season
BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?BWW Exclusive: OSU Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal Photo Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' ConcertPhotos: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert Petition Launches to Reinstate Fired OSU Band Director, Jon Waters - Over 4,800 Signatures in 48 HoursPetition Launches to Reinstate Fired OSU Band Director, Jon Waters

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra Announces Karen Paquin as the Development DirectorThe Vermont Symphony Orchestra Announces Karen Paquin as the Development Director
July 31, 2014

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) is proud to announce and welcome Karen Paquin as the Development Director. Paquin will be responsible for the VSO's development activities, building relationships, organizational support and developing strategic and innovative approaches to achieving fundraising goals. (more...)


Thomas Adès to Conduct Academy Season Finale at Granada Theatre, 8/9Thomas Adès to Conduct Academy Season Finale at Granada Theatre, 8/9
July 30, 2014

Thomas Adès, the brilliant British pianist, conductor, and composer who has been hailed as among “the most imposing figures in contemporary music” (The New Yorker), will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2014 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre on Saturday, August 9. Featuring Stravinsky's dramatic and innovative ballet Petrushka (1947 version) as well as Ives' Variations on “America,” Mr. Adès' own work Polaris: Voyage for Orchestra, and “Four Sea Interludes” from Britten's Peter Grimes, the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)


St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble to Perform in East Hampton, 8/10St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble to Perform in East Hampton, 8/10
July 30, 2014

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble returns for a second summer to Guild Hall for a concert of Baroque and Classical favorites on Sunday, August 10. Works by Vivaldi, Bach, and Mozart will make for a delightful summer evening performance in the beautiful town of East Hampton. (more...)


Skirball Center's 'Sunset Concerts' Season to Feature Yiddish Tango Club, 8/21Skirball Center's 'Sunset Concerts' Season to Feature Yiddish Tango Club, 8/21
July 29, 2014

On Thursday, August 21, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., the Skirball Cultural Center's eighteenth annual Sunset Concerts season continues with the Yiddish Tango Club. (more...)


12 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/612 Miles North to Kick Off 8th Annual 'Take Me to the River' Festival, 9/6
July 29, 2014

12 Miles North today announced the lineup for its 8th Annual Take Me to the River Festival Music and Arts Festival, which will comprise 21 live concerts, two dance performances, over a dozen local food and beverage trucks, new art installations, and a plethora of fun, workshops and outdoor children's activities, September 6th 12:00 - 10:00pm. More than 2,000 people will gather to celebrate one of the final Festivals of the summer season. See below for complete program and ticket information. (more...)


Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACKComposer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACK
July 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)


Music Academy to Live Stream World Premiere by Cellist Joshua Roman, 8/2Music Academy to Live Stream World Premiere by Cellist Joshua Roman, 8/2
July 29, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will live stream the world premiere of we do it to one another, cellist extraordinaire Joshua Roman's new setting of verse from Tracy K. Smith's Pulitzer Prize-winning collection Life on Mars, at 8 pm on Saturday, August 2. Also featuring works by exciting young composers Sean Friar and Christopher Cerrone, the performance will take place in the Music Academy's Hahn Hall, with streaming viewable at www.musicacademy.org. (more...)


The Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and MoreThe Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and More
July 28, 2014

The Music Hall has announced seven new shows coming to its already robust and diverse 2014-2015 season of performances, cinema, and literary events on stage and on screen in two theaters. Tickets for the season go on sale first to Music Hall members Saturday, August 7 and are on sale to non-members starting Saturday August 16. (more...)


2014 Music Mountain to Continue with St. Petersburg String Quartet, The Galvanized Jazz Band & More, 8/16-172014 Music Mountain to Continue with St. Petersburg String Quartet, The Galvanized Jazz Band & More, 8/16-17
July 28, 2014

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival continues its 85th Anniversary Season with the dynamic Galvanized Jazz Band on Saturday, August 16 (6:30PM) performing an energetic evening of Dixieland, blues, jazz, and more followed by an encore appearance by the St. Petersburg String Quartet with guest artists Michelle LaCourse, viola, and Rhonda Rider, cello on Sunday, August 17 (3PM). For the first season in over 75 years, Music Mountain is offering an extended season filled with Music Mountain debuts and returning favorites! Chamber, country, and jazz concerts run thru September 14. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents DISNEY 'FANTASIA': LIVE IN CONCERT, 8/9The Pacific Symphony Presents DISNEY 'FANTASIA': LIVE IN CONCERT, 8/9
July 28, 2014

Bewitched broomsticks, dancing hippos and one magical mouse! Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and “Fantasia 2000,” including “The Sorcerer's Apprentice,” Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Tchaikovsky's “Nutcracker” Suite, is performed live while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. (more...)


ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest WinnerACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner
July 28, 2014

American Composers Forum (ACF) has named Todd Lerew (CalArts) the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof. As a reward, Lerew has been given a cash prize of $2,000 and his piece will be toured by So Percussion in future seasons. The piece was commissioned by ACF along with the works of two other competition finalists -- Michael Laurello (Yale School of Music) and Kristina Warren (University of Virginia) -- which were workshopped by So Percussion as part of the the group's Summer Institute at Princeton University and premiered on July 20. (more...)


Petition Launches to Reinstate Fired OSU Band Director, Jon Waters - Over 4,800 Signatures in 48 HoursPetition Launches to Reinstate Fired OSU Band Director, Jon Waters - Over 4,800 Signatures in 48 Hours
July 28, 2014

The controvery surrounding the quick decision to fire OSU Marching Band Director, Jon Waters, based on generations of a 'sexualized culture' has resulted in the launch of a petition to reinstate TBDBITL's leader. In less than 24 hours after launching the petition, over 2,000 signatures were gathered with more than 37 states represented, including the Armed Forces, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. (more...)


INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 LineupINCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
July 25, 2014

There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value. (more...)


The New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio BroadcastsThe New York Philharmonic Sets August 2014 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
July 25, 2014

The August broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin -- begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert conducting the New York Philharmonic in the opening program of The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring the 2014-14 season Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Over the course of the three-week festival Mr. Bronfman performs the complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle as well as the Triple Concerto with Principal Cello Carter Brey and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the final Philharmonic appearance of his 34-year tenure. The festival also features the World Premieres of Lyra by Anthony Cheung and Songs by Sean Shepherd, both commissioned by the New York Philharmonic as part of The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Prize for New Music, pairing the master composer's concertos with new commissions now entering the repertoire. (more...)


Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season to Feature Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and MoreKent Tritle's 2014-15 Season to Feature Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
July 25, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)


BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?
by Christina Mancuso - July 25, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The findings showed that conduct of the band and staff 'is inconsistent with the University's values and Title IX requirements.' (more...)


James Conlon to Give Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY', 8/9James Conlon to Give Keynote Address at the Colburn School's 'MUSIC, CENSORSHIP AND MEANING IN NAZY GERMANY', 8/9
July 24, 2014

Sel Kardan, President and CEO of the Colburn School announced today that James Conlon, artistic adviser to the Colburn School's Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day, public symposium “Music, Censorship and Meaning in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union: Echoes and Consequences,” on August 9, 2014, at the Colburn School. The event is open to interested students, musicians, teachers and members of the public at no cost. (more...)


Decade Bash to Kick Off FirstWorks' 2014-15 SeasonDecade Bash to Kick Off FirstWorks' 2014-15 Season
July 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)


Apollo's Fire Announces 2014-15 Season, Which Includes THE MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610, Handel's MESSIAH and MoreApollo's Fire Announces 2014-15 Season, Which Includes THE MONTEVERDI VESPERS OF 1610, Handel's MESSIAH and More
July 24, 2014

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, proudly announces its 23rd season under Music Director Jeannette Sorrell. Recently praised for its "European stylishness combined with 'can-do' American entrepreneurism" (THE TELEGRAPH, LONDON), and described as "American bohemian chic…exuberant…flamboyant and fun." (THE BIRMINGHAM POST, U.K.), Apollo's Fire plays to sold-out houses around the world - from London and Madrid to New York, Boston, Toronto and Los Angeles. The ensemble strives to revive the true spirit of baroque performances-not only with period instruments, but with the emotional impact the music was intended to convey. In addition to being in high demand for international touring, Apollo's Fire also enjoys one of the largest baroque subscription audiences in the nation, and its subscription programs in Northeast Ohio have repeatedly been chosen by GRAMOPHONE and BBC MAGAZINE as among the "Top 20 Concerts in North America." (more...)


Alina Pogostkina Replaces Hilary Hahn in August Performance with the LA Phil at The Hollywood BowlAlina Pogostkina Replaces Hilary Hahn in August Performance with the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl
July 24, 2014

Violinist Alina Pogostkina has been confirmed to replace Hilary Hahn in her performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, Thursday, August 7, at 8 pm. Following medical advice Hahn very much regrets that she must withdraw from her professional engagements for the next six weeks due to an inflamed muscle. She looks forward to resuming her concert schedule in September. (more...)


Photo Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' ConcertPhoto Flash: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert
July 24, 2014

N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical, Sondheim on Sondheim), reunited with Pops Conductor Jack Everly to perform as a soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony in a new concert CLASSIC FM: RADIO HITS FROM THE DECADES. Below, BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from opening night! (more...)


O-H..OH NO! 'The Best Damn Band In The Land's Director Fired Over 'Sexualized Culture' - Report, Reactions & More!O-H..OH NO! 'The Best Damn Band In The Land's Director Fired Over 'Sexualized Culture' - Report, Reactions & More!
July 24, 2014

The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The complaints have been investigated for the past two months because of a parent's complaint. Since then, more students have revealed various incidents. (more...)


The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets  On-Sale Date, 7/28The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets On-Sale Date, 7/28
July 24, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014/15 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will go on sale Monday, July 28 at 10:00am. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night/Beethoven's 9th, Classical's Top Hits, Pirates of Penzance, Home for the Holidays, Big Band Fever, Tchaikovsky's 6th, Broadway's Golden Age and Beyond, Rachmaninoff's 2nd, and many more. Ticket prices start at $21. There are student discounts available. Complete schedule and concert details are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org. (more...)


Gerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber OrchestraGerard Floriano Named New Artistic Director of Rochester Chamber Orchestra
July 23, 2014

The Rochester Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce that Gerard Floriano has been named as Artistic Director for the 2014/2015 season, and he will become the orchestra's Music Director in August, 2015. David Fetler will continue in his role as Music Director for the upcoming season. The Rochester community has been very fortunate to experience the high quality of the RCO under Dr. Fetler's innovative and strong leadership. When Gerard Floriano becomes Music Director at the conclusion of the upcoming season, David Fetler will become Conductor Laureate, whereby he will direct the annual performance of Handel's Messiah (more...)


Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10
July 23, 2014

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 10 at 11 am with a service featuring Josquin's Missa L'Homme Arme Sexti Toni. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) is regarded to be the central figure in the Franco-Flemish school and the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal composition. He served as music director for the chapel of the Duke of Ferrara in Italy and the collegiate church of Notre Dame in Conde-sur-l'Escaut on the border between France and Belgium near his birthplace. (more...)


The New York Choral Society Presents 54th Annual SUMMER SINGS on Wednesdays, Beg. TodayThe New York Choral Society Presents 54th Annual SUMMER SINGS on Wednesdays, Beg. Today
July 23, 2014

The New York Choral Society produces six Summer Sings that feature the most popular masterworks of the choral literature. The 54th annual Summer Sings takes place on consecutive Wednesdays at 7:30pm from tonight, July 23rd through August 27th at Symphony Space in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York. (more...)


American Classical Orchestra's 2014-15 Season to Kick Off 9/23 With Mendelssohn; Full Lineup Announced!American Classical Orchestra's 2014-15 Season to Kick Off 9/23 With Mendelssohn; Full Lineup Announced!
July 22, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra presents its opening night concert of its 30th Anniversary season with music that includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney; Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Mozart Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'. Krista Bennion Feeney will perform the legendary Mendelssohn Concerto on a historic violin with the same configuration as that of Mendelssohn's concertmaster Ferdinand David. (more...)


The University Musical Society Choral Union Announces Auditions For Its 2014-2015 Season, 8/25 and 9/8The University Musical Society Choral Union Announces Auditions For Its 2014-2015 Season, 8/25 and 9/8
July 22, 2014

The University Musical Society Choral Union announces auditions for membership during the 2014-2015 season. Auditions will be held Monday, August 25 and Monday, September 8, from 6-10 p.m. in the Great Lakes Room of Palmer Commons (located at the intersection of Washtenaw and Palmer Drive). Singers must schedule an audition time in advance by contacting Choral Union Manager Kathy Operhall, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (734) 763-8997. Auditions are open to singers ages 18 years and older. The 175-voice Choral Union performs choral music of every genre in historic performance venues in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Members of the UMS Choral Union believe in sharing the joy and hard work of music-making, a moving and memorable activity with rewards that last a lifetime. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at TanglewoodBWW Reviews: Thomas Hampson: An American Hero at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner - July 22, 2014

Few vocal performers of our day are as closely identified with American classical music as this renowned artist. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23The Pacific Symphony Presents KENNY G, 8/23
July 22, 2014

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G mellifluously meld with the full orchestra, when Pacific Symphony delivers a jazz-infused summer evening of music, led by guest conductor Albert-George Schram. In a recording career that spans three decades and 23 albums, the Grammy Award-winning Kenny G has sold more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and enjoyed more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard's contemporary jazz chart. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G has solidified his reputation as the premier artist in contemporary jazz. Having made his debut with Pacific Symphony in February 2013 for a romantic Valentine's Day weekend celebration, Kenny G returns to Orange County on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., to perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine as part of Mercedes-Benz presents Summer Festival 2014. (more...)


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