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BWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great Composers
BWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great Composers
Alan Gilbert to Conduct Clarinet Concerto as Part of NIELSEN PROJECT in 2015
Alan Gilbert to Conduct Clarinet Concerto as Part of NIELSEN PROJECT in 2015
Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
Harpsichordist Andrew Appel joins the Cast of Salon/Sanctuary Concerts's Production of Rameau's Nephew, 12/13
The Richmond Symphony Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant for New Mobile Outdoor Performance Space
The Richmond Symphony Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant for New Mobile Outdoor Performance Space
Buffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season Schedule
Buffalo Philharmonic Unveils Holiday Season Schedule
BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts Music Institute of Chicago's Institute for Therapy through the Arts Receives $50,000 GrantMusic Institute of Chicago's Institute for Therapy through the Arts Receives $50,000 Grant

George Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This WeekendGeorge Takei to Narrate ASO's SCI-FI SPECTACULAR This Weekend
November 25, 2014

Actor and social media icon George Takei, known from his starring role as "Mr. Sulu" from the original "Star Trek" television show, will narrate the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's "Sci-Fi Spectacular." The show will feature some of film's most popular scores, including the theme from "Star Wars," "E.T.," "Superman," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and many more. (more...)


Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8
November 25, 2014

One of the concert world's most popular ensembles performs its "Holiday Pops" program featuring Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell when the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell takes the stage on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented as part of the 2014-2015 Broward Center Classical Series, the concert is underwritten by Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow. (more...)


BPO to Premiere Holiday Concert Season at St. Mary's School for the DeafBPO to Premiere Holiday Concert Season at St. Mary's School for the Deaf
November 25, 2014

At this time each year, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off their holiday concert season at St. Mary's School for the Deaf. Before the concert, the musicians share their love of music with our students by allowing them to touch the instruments and feel the vibrations. Joining the BPO during their performance is the Royal Academy of Ballet. The event concludes with a sing along featuring St. Mary's School for the Deaf Sing & Sign Chorus. SMSD has also included an annual food drive this day to benefit a local food pantry. (more...)


Carl Topilow & Cleveland POPS to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Mambo KingsCarl Topilow & Cleveland POPS to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Mambo Kings
November 25, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will welcome 2015 with their 19th annual concert and dance at Severance Hall. The two-hour concert starts at 9:00 p.m. with an exciting and wildly eclectic fusion of audience favorites performed by the Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow, to the hot Latin rhythms of the MAMBO KINGS. Along with traditional New Year's Eve musical fare, the first half of the concert will include “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and a special arrangement of Nino Rota's “Theme from The Godfather,” arranged by Cleveland POPS principle trombonist Paul Ferguson. (more...)


Marilyn Horne to Lead THE SONG CONTINUES Series at Carnegie HallMarilyn Horne to Lead THE SONG CONTINUES Series at Carnegie Hall
November 25, 2014

From January 13 to 17, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, exploring song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. The series concludes with the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration, a recital featuring special guest artists mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Brian Zeger on Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The evening's concert also features performances by soprano Alison King, mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall, tenor Russell Thomas, baritone Edward Parks, and pianists Keun-A Lee, Ken Noda, Renate Rohlfing, and Peter Walsh. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)


Vancouver Bach Choir Set for St. Paul's 'Lights of Hope'Vancouver Bach Choir Set for St. Paul's 'Lights of Hope'
November 25, 2014

The Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC) invites the community to herald the festive season at one of Vancouver's most anticipated holiday events: the Lights of Hope Community Celebration, presented by St. Paul's Hospital Foundation, Thursday, November 27 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (VBC performance at 7:20pm) at St. Paul's Hospital. This singular event offers attendees an opportunity to hear the esteemed choral organization perform a selection of treasured carols in lead-up to the VBC's annual holiday concert, Christmas with the Bach Choir at the Orpheum Theatre on December 7, 2pm. (more...)


MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Perform Free Concerts, 12/9-10MCCC Jazz Band, Chorus to Perform Free Concerts, 12/9-10
November 25, 2014

From jazz standards to the works of classical masters, music lovers will have both traditional and contemporary options with two free concerts by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) students. (more...)


Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14Violinist Itzhak Perlman to Emcee America-Israel Cultural Foundation's 75th Anniversary Gala, 12/14
November 25, 2014

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) presents its 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, honoring Grammy Award-winning violinist and humanitarian Miri Ben-Ari. AICF has nurtured more than 17,000 Israeli artists since 1939. A highlight of New York's fall performance season, AICF's gala is a true celebration of the Israeli arts. Dozens of top artists, ranging from cutting-edge visual artists to top contemporary and classical instrumentalists and singers, celebrate the diversity of Israel's contributions to global culture. Proceeds from the event will be used to sponsor the next generation of talented Israelis in their training and career development, as AICF continues it 75-year history of providing artists with the resources and encouragement that help budding ability to flourish into world-class talent. (more...)


MESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal ProgrammingMESSIAH Concerts to Conclude LA Master Chorale's Seasonal Programming
November 25, 2014

Adding a final flourish to the holiday season, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents two concerts of Handel's Messiah on Wednesday, December 17, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 2014, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. Featuring 40 members of the acclaimed chorus, orchestra and four gifted soloists from the Chorale's ranks, the concert provides the opportunity to hear this riveting oratorio - rich with soaring high notes, powerful bass, majestic brass and lush orchestrations - performed by what many critics consider to be the best chorus in the country. The soloists are Christina Bristow, soprano; Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; and Chung Uk Lee, baritone. Composed in a mere 24 days, Handel's 1741 English-language oratorio continues to be the composer's most popular work and may be the most performed classical work of all time. (more...)


Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15
November 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The ancient Silk Road takes a new route through Heinz Hall on February 25 when cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma and his music collective bring their unique program to Pittsburgh. (more...)


Philadelphia Orchestra to Perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony at NJPAC in JanuaryPhiladelphia Orchestra to Perform Beethoven's Fifth Symphony at NJPAC in January
November 24, 2014

The Fabulous Philadelphians perform Beethoven's powerhouse Fifth Symphony, as well as a pair of works by Shostakovich, in their first New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) appearance in nearly a decade on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM in Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)


Rosie's House Students to Perform Festive Favorites at 'Simple Gifts' Holiday Concert, 12/13Rosie's House Students to Perform Festive Favorites at 'Simple Gifts' Holiday Concert, 12/13
November 24, 2014

Rosie's House opens the 2014-15 Showcase Concert Season with a free holiday performance featuring students from the music academy for children at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N. Central Ave. (more...)


BWW Reviews: RELATIVITY Explores Works By Pairs Of Composers Who Are Related In Some WayBWW Reviews: RELATIVITY Explores Works By Pairs Of Composers Who Are Related In Some Way
by Barry Lenny - November 24, 2014

The change of program necessitated by the new line up was still an impressive evening. (more...)


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Production Verdi's MACBETH to be Broadcast 11/22 and Will Be Available On Demand 11/24The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Production Verdi's MACBETH to be Broadcast 11/22 and Will Be Available On Demand 11/24
November 23, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the WFMT Radio Network announce that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' critically acclaimed performance of Verdi's Macbeth will be broadcast on November 22 and subsequently available for listening online, free and on demand for six weeks beginning November 24. (more...)


The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents The SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, 11/22The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents The SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, 11/22
November 23, 2014

This fall, MTT and the SFS embarked on a seven-city U.S. tour, their 32nd together in two decades. In celebration of their 20th Anniversary season, MTT and the Orchestra return to some of their favorite venues, including New York City's Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall - and a final stop at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center! (more...)


Phil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT Returns for a 23rd Edition in Cities Across the United States This DecemberPhil Kline's UNSILENT NIGHT Returns for a 23rd Edition in Cities Across the United States This December
November 23, 2014

This December, Phil Kline's luminous and shimmering mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT returns for a 23rd edition in cities across the United States and abroad. Since its debut on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1992, Unsilent Night has grown organically as a true word-of-mouth phenomenon; it is now a worldwide annual holiday event and has been presented in over 95 cities and on four continents. (more...)


Windsync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met, 12/14Windsync to Perform A POCKET NUTCRACKER at Met, 12/14
November 23, 2014

(New York, 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...)


Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14Pacific Symphony to Perform HANDEL'S MESSIAH, 12/14
November 23, 2014

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2014—Rejoice in the inspired melodies and theatrical mastery of “Handel's Glorious Messiah” when Pacific Symphony performs the Baroque masterpiece as a festive prelude to Christmas and the celebration of Christ's birth. A holiday tradition across the world, “Messiah” has been performed for more than 250 years, but with each new conductor, orchestra and soloists, it becomes a fresh and newly invigorating experience. Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini leads the Symphony along with Pacific Chorale and a host of globally distinguished soloists including soprano Katherine Whyte, mezzo-soprano Claire Shackleton, tenor Steven Tharp and baritone Richard Zeller. Full of exciting choral writing, thundering timpani and blazing trumpets, “Messiah” energizes its audience and leaves them singing, “Hallelujah!” Handel's popular oratorio takes place at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$99. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)


San Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His DepartureSan Diego Symphony Music Director Announces His Departure
by Erica Miner - November 21, 2014

Ling, the longest serving music director in the orchestra's history, will take his final bow after the 2016-17 season. (more...)


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 Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 12/20
November 21, 2014

December 20 marks the cultural high point of Rhode Island's holiday season as The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with The Providence Singers, CHRISTINE NOEL, artistic director, in their eighth annual performance of George Frideric Handel's MESSIAH. Soloists include soprano DEBORAH SELIG, mezzo-soprano REBECCA RINGLE, tenor CHARLES BLANDY and MATTHEW BURNS, bass-baritone. ANDREW CLARK, Director of Choral Activities at Harvard University and former artistic director of the Providence Singers, conducts. The perennial favorite holiday concert features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday December 20 at The Vets in Providence. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RI Phil box office at 401.248.7000. (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...)


BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts
by Peter Danish - November 20, 2014

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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...)


Brevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark WeinsteinBrevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark Weinstein
November 20, 2014

Brevard, NC: The Brevard Music Center (BMC) Board of Trustees and President Mark Weinstein have agreed to a five year contract extension that will keep Weinstein at the helm of the renowned institution through its 80th anniversary season in 2016, and beyond. Weinstein will continue to work with the board, staff, and Artistic Director Keith Lockhart to implement a long-term vision and strategy for the 78-year-old summer institute and festival. (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...)


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