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San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts
BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
Met Guild Salutes Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon Today
Brevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark Weinstein
Brevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark Weinstein
Igudesman & Joo to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 11/28Igudesman & Joo to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 11/28 Manfred Honeck to Trade Pittsburgh for Chicago, 12/11Manfred Honeck to Trade Pittsburgh for Chicago, 12/11 Photo Coverage: Even More Pictures from The New York Pops' AN EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRAPhoto Coverage: Even More Pictures from The New York Pops' AN EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRA

WindSync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met Museum, 12/14WindSync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met Museum, 12/14
November 21, 2014

This holiday season, the acclaimed wind quintet, WindSync, known for adventurous programs, fiery performances, and unique stage presence, will premiere an interactive and unforgettable version of The Nutcracker for children and adults alike.? (more...)


The Pacific Symphony Receives Two New Principal Chair EndowmentsThe Pacific Symphony Receives Two New Principal Chair Endowments
November 21, 2014

Pacific Symphony recently became the recipient of two new principal chair endowments. The significant and exemplary gifts were received from longtime Symphony supporters Catherine and James Emmi and Elizabeth and John Stahr. The Principal Second Violin Chair has been endowed by the Stahrs, while the Emmis, who have been subscribers and donors of the Symphony since 1987, endowed the orchestra's Principal Cello Chair, held for the past 22 years by Timothy Landauer. Landauer's chair is the second chair endowed by the Emmis, who have also underwritten Symphony musician Robert Becker's Principal Viola Chair with a generous gift in 2001. In speaking to the Emmis, while relaying a sentiment of other principal musicians, Landauer said: “The chair endowment is a trust and honor bestowed on us by wonderfully generous donors. It challenges us to make more beautiful music to show our gratitude and appreciation.” (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BEETHOVENFEST: THE REVOLUTIONARY, 12/5-7
November 20, 2014

The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven is so universally beloved today that it's hard to imagine that when it was written, his revolutionary approach agitated and excited those who heard his music. He changed the music world forever. In the first of three weekends devoted to Beethoven's life and works, Maestro Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrate his revolutionary effect on music during "BeethovenFest: The Revolutionary" on December 5-7. (more...)


Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22Oratorio Society of New York to Present Handel's MESSIAH, 12/22
November 20, 2014

'Annual performances of Handel's Messiah have been a New York tradition from the time New York culture began to assert itself,' says Oratorio Society of New York Music Director Kent Tritle. English choral societies, inspired by grand performances of Messiah at Westminster Abbey at the turn of the 19th century, would perform the work periodically, but the Oratorio Society of New York made it an annual tradition in New York City - in 1874, the year after the Society was founded. (more...)


TSO Pops to Welcome Donnell Leahy & Family for CELTIC CHRISTMAS, 12/9-10TSO Pops to Welcome Donnell Leahy & Family for CELTIC CHRISTMAS, 12/9-10
November 20, 2014

On December 9 and 10, the TSO Pops series welcomes JUNO Award-winning fiddler Donnell Leahy and his family for a traditional Celtic Christmas with singing, dancing and storytelling! Featuring special guest fiddler Natalie MacMaster, this Celtic holiday music party, under the baton of TSO Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke, will also spotlight the Etobicoke School of the Arts Holiday Chorus in a high-energy performance. (more...)


Dan Knight to Perform at CCPA, 12/4Dan Knight to Perform at CCPA, 12/4
November 20, 2014

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts will present Dan Knight and Friends: A Jazz Christmas on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)


Orchestra of St. Luke's 3rd Annual HOLIDAY SING Set for DiMenna Center, 12/17Orchestra of St. Luke's 3rd Annual HOLIDAY SING Set for DiMenna Center, 12/17
November 20, 2014

Holiday cheer will fill The DiMenna Center for Classical Music when Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) presents its third annual Holiday Sing on December 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM. The DiMenna Center's largest hall will be filled with neighbors from Hell's Kitchen and across the five boroughs, joining their voices together in a celebration of the season. The Holiday Sing is presented as part of OSL@DMC, Orchestra of St. Luke's series of free, interactive music events at its home. (more...)


Snowstorm Delays BPO's Performance of RITE OF SPRINGSnowstorm Delays BPO's Performance of RITE OF SPRING
November 19, 2014

Buffalo, NY- The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo regrets to announce that the performance of 'The Rite of Spring' featuring the Richmond Ballet and Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014 has been postponed. (more...)


Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28
November 19, 2014

HOUSTON (November 19, 2014) – After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)


'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays'RUDOLPH', Handel's MESSIAH, HIP HOP NUTCRACKER and More Come to NJPAC for the Holidays
November 19, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark is your destination for world-class, affordable holiday shows -- whether you are purchasing tickets as a gift or taking the family to a holiday experience, NJPAC has a versatile selection of shows including classics like Rudolph-The Musical -- celebrating 50 years of the television production, New Jersey's Best production of Handel's Messiah and children's annual event Holiday Swingin.' (more...)


Andres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony's Beethoven Performances, 11/28-30Andres Orozco-Estrada to Conduct Houston Symphony's Beethoven Performances, 11/28-30
November 19, 2014

After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)


DSO & Tod Machover to Create Collaborative Symphony Inspired by DetroitDSO & Tod Machover to Create Collaborative Symphony Inspired by Detroit
November 19, 2014

What does Detroit sound like? The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and composer Tod Machover will ask every Detroiter that question in the coming year as they work with the community to create a collaborative symphony with sound submissions and conceptual contributions from the public. The work, entitled Symphony in D, will premiere at Orchestra Hall on Nov. 16, 2015. The project is made possible by a $315,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. (more...)


BWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through RussiaBWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through Russia
by Itai Yasur - November 19, 2014

From Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Shostakovich, the BSO treated the Music Center at Strathmore to a musical journey that bridged romantic and contemporary Russian music. (more...)


Los Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUMLos Angeles Master Chorale's REJOICE: A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM
November 19, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale's holiday offerings continue with "Rejoice! A Cappella Christmas," showcasing the Chorale's astonishingly pure sound and exquisite balance in an all a cappella program that celebrates the 20th anniversary of former composer-in-residence/National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen's monumental O Magnum Mysterium, on Sunday, December 14, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)


Kick-Off Holiday Season with Utah Symphony's Annual Performance of Handel's MESSIAHKick-Off Holiday Season with Utah Symphony's Annual Performance of Handel's MESSIAH
November 19, 2014

Holiday tradition continues with the Utah Symphony's annual performance of Handel's "Messiah" on Saturday, Nov. 29, and Sunday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. Maestro Thierry Fischer conducts the Utah Symphony, the Utah Symphony Chorus and the 2000-voice Abravanel Hall audience in this traditional kick- off to the Salt Lake City holiday season. Bring your score so you can sing along to the music that, last year, Fischer called "a masterpiece that is truly inspiring." Tickets, priced from $18 to $69, ($10 for students) are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. (more...)


Japan Society to Welcome Okinawan Duo SAKISHIMA MEETING, 12/12Japan Society to Welcome Okinawan Duo SAKISHIMA MEETING, 12/12
November 19, 2014

As the fourth and culminating performance in The Shamisen Sessions, a multi-month celebration of the music and history of the distinctively Japanese instrument, Japan Society presents Okinawan folk-pop duo SAKISHIMA meeting with Yukito Ara on vocals and sanshin (Okinawan shamisen) and Isamu Shimoji on guitar and vocals. The band will perform a live, cabaret-style show in Japan Society's Murase room. Susan Hamaker, founder of the website JapanCultureNYC.com and the president of the Okinawa American Association of New York, will lead an informal pre-performance talk on Okinawan culture and history at 7:30pm. Okinawan food and drink will be available for purchase and dance is both welcome and encouraged. (more...)


St. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for 12/16St. Bartholomew's Choir's Annual Holiday Concert Set for 12/16
November 19, 2014

An annual St. Bart's tradition, St. Bartholomew's Choir will join forces with St. Bartholomew's Boy and Girl Choristers and St. Bartholomew's Festival Orchestra for a concert of sacred and secular music of the season in the candlelit splendor of St. Bartholomew's Church. This concert features a blend of treasured classics, compelling new works and delightful arrangements of beloved carols. (more...)


Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Bruno Walter Auditorium, 11/22Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Bruno Walter Auditorium, 11/22
November 19, 2014

In a one-time only free public event, acclaimed Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams returns to present works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Debussy and Liszt on Saturday, November 22 at 2:30 pm at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 111 Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is on a first-come first served basis. (more...)


The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15The NYFOS Presents A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!, 12/15
November 18, 2014

The New York Festival of Song's annual tradition, "A Goyishe Christmas to You!" returns Monday, December 15, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. at HENRY's Restaurant as part of the 2014-15 NYFOS After Hours cabaret series. (more...)


Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Celebrate Advent with Mix of Classics and Rare WorksBach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Celebrate Advent with Mix of Classics and Rare Works
November 18, 2014

?Every Sunday from November 30th through December 28th, the multiple Grammy-nominated Choir and Players of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity will present works of Bach and his North-German contemporaries in celebration of the Advent season. (more...)


Juanjo Mena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in 2015Juanjo Mena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut in 2015
November 18, 2014

Juanjo Mena will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting an all-Russian program featuring Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnole; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1, with pianist Daniil Trifonov as soloist; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, Pathe?tique, Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


Canton Symphony Orchestra to Hold Annual Holiday Pops Concert, 12/7Canton Symphony Orchestra to Hold Annual Holiday Pops Concert, 12/7
November 18, 2014

CANTON, OHIO (November 18, 2014) - The Canton Symphony Orchestra's Annual Holiday Pops Concert returns Sunday December 7 at 3pm. Feel the excitement as a combined chorus of over 150 voices joins Assistant Conductor Rachel Waddell and the Canton Symphony Orchestra for a festive holiday performance on stage at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, 2323 17th Street NW. This cherished tradition, sponsored by CSE Federal Credit Union, the Repository and Motter and Meadows Architects, is for all ages and promises to fill you with the spirit of the season. (more...)


Four Harpsichords Showcased in LA Chamber Orchestra's Performances of Vivaldi & Bach, 12/11 & 13Four Harpsichords Showcased in LA Chamber Orchestra's Performances of Vivaldi & Bach, 12/11 & 13
November 18, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) highlights the beauty and majesty of the harpsichord with an unusual program featuring four harpsichords and chamber orchestra in the first of its Baroque Conversations series on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles, which repeats on Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7:30 pm, when the Orchestra makes its debut at the Valley Performing Arts Center in Northridge. (more...)


Mads Toling to Perform with Oakland East Bay Symphony, 2/20/15Mads Toling to Perform with Oakland East Bay Symphony, 2/20/15
November 18, 2014

Oakland, CA, November 18, 2014 - The world premiere of a new violin concerto entitled Begejstring ('Excitement') by popular jazz composer/violinist Mads Tolling will headline the Oakland East Bay Symphony's February 20, 2015 concert with Tolling as soloist at the Paramount Theatre conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan. The evening will also include Haydn's Mass in Time of War with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1 (Symphony in One Movement), conducted by Assistant Conductor Brian Nies. A pre-concert talk with John Kendall Bailey will be given at 7 pm and is free to ticket-holders. Tickets and information: $20-$70 www.oebs.org or 510-444-0802. (more...)


York Symphony Orchestra to Present Christmas Pops Spectacular, 11/29York Symphony Orchestra to Present Christmas Pops Spectacular, 11/29
November 18, 2014

The York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will bring a new holiday tradition to York when they perform their Christmas Pops Spectacular on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 4:00 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. This heart-warming event will kick off the holidays with Christmas favorites, as YSO welcomes the York Symphony Chorus and special guest the Hershey Handbell Ensemble. (more...)


Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present Holiday Spectacular 2014, 12/5Hershey Symphony Orchestra to Present Holiday Spectacular 2014, 12/5
November 18, 2014

Hershey Symphony Orchestra presents its annual holiday concert, Holiday Spectacular 2014, Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Hershey Theatre. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
by Herbert Paine - November 18, 2014

Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, directed by Fenlon Lamb, is a noble and well-constructed effort in portraying the ironic misjudgments of its main characters. It is gifted with notable performances by Peter Volpe as Sparafucile, the assassin; Joseph Barron as Count Monterone; Beth Lytwynec as the assassin's sister; and Michael Corvino as Rigoletto. It is, however, Sarah Coburn, who defines and gives glory to this production in her sterling tour de force performance as Gilda. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS, 12/13The Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre Present NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS, 12/13
November 18, 2014

Pacific Symphony and Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT) entice audiences of all ages with the sweet melodies, magical celebration and excitement of one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets during the holiday concert, "Nutcracker for Kids," part of Family Musical Mornings presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutierrez, the orchestra shares the stage with the enchanted ballerinas from FBT, led by Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, who bring this beloved Christmas tale of the prince and Clara to life. The classic battle between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker has children on the edge of their seats as Tchaikovsky's memorable music, performed live, fills the air with wonder. Then the dancers twirl and glide across the stage to the renowned "Waltz of the Flowers" and the enchanting "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Created especially for children ages 5-11, this 45-minute version of the ballet is adapted by Bree Burgess Rosen, and features narrator Charlotte Rubino, age 11, making it perfect for the whole family to enjoy. (more...)


Make Music New York Presents the Fourth Annual MAKE MUSIC WINTER, 12/21Make Music New York Presents the Fourth Annual MAKE MUSIC WINTER, 12/21
November 17, 2014

Make Music New York has announced the fourth annual Make Music Winter, taking place on Sunday, December 21, 2014, the shortest day of the year. From The Bronx to Williamsburg, thirteen participatory musical parades will enliven streets, parks, and other public spaces throughout four of the city's five boroughs. (more...)


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Launch of Sixth Annual BSO Academy Week, 6/20-27The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Launch of Sixth Annual BSO Academy Week, 6/20-27
November 17, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is pleased to announce the launch of its sixth annual BSO Academy Week. From Saturday, June 20 through Saturday, June 27, 2015, instrumentalists from across the country are invited to rehearse and perform side-by-side with BSO musicians and under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop in an intensive music "fantasy camp." The BSO's Academy Week was notably featured in The New York Times and has become a popular destination for amateur musicians from across the country. The Academy provides an immersive experience for participants who desire a comprehensive learning experience through four distinct tracks for performers, educators and administrators: Orchestral Track, Chamber Music Track, Music Educator Track and the Arts Administrator Track. Please see below for complete registration details. (more...)


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