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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' Concert
Photos: N'Kenge Joins Indianapolis Symphony for 'CLASSIC FM' Concert
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'
Alina Pogostkina Replaces Hilary Hahn in August Performance with the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl
Alina Pogostkina Replaces Hilary Hahn in August Concert with the LA Phil
Lincoln Center's 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival Kicks Off Today
Lincoln Center's 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival Kicks Off Today
BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF SymphonyBWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony Jackie Evancho and the PARMA Orchestra Come to Portsmouth, 8/6Jackie Evancho and the PARMA Orchestra Come to Portsmouth, 8/6 2014 FESTIVAL LATINO to Be Held in Bicentennial Park, 8/9-102014 FESTIVAL LATINO to Be Held in Bicentennial Park, 8/9-10

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...)


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...)


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...)


2014 FESTIVAL LATINO to Be Held in Bicentennial Park, 8/9-102014 FESTIVAL LATINO to Be Held in Bicentennial Park, 8/9-10
July 22, 2014

Festival Latino, the two-day, family-friendly, free celebration of family, community, and Latin American culture, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 11 am-8 pm each day. Due to City construction in Genoa Park, the 2014 Festival Latino will shift across the river to Bicentennial Park. (more...)


MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS Comes to Detroit's Fox Theatre, 12/7; Tickets on Sale 7/25MANHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS Comes to Detroit's Fox Theatre, 12/7; Tickets on Sale 7/25
July 21, 2014

Mannheim Steamroller will present the best the holiday has to offer this season. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, a classic holiday tradition for many, returns to the Fox Theatre for one performance only on Sunday, December 7 at 7 p.m.; as part of the Fifth Third Bank Fox Theatre Series. (more...)


Jackie Evancho and the PARMA Orchestra Come to Portsmouth, 8/6Jackie Evancho and the PARMA Orchestra Come to Portsmouth, 8/6
July 21, 2014

The line up at The Music Hall continues to heat up this summer with America's Got Talent breakout star Jackie Evancho backed by the PARMA Orchestra. Jackie Evancho, 2011's biggest selling breakout artist, will be performing songs from her newest album Awakening. Awakening is a mix of new songs, new arrangements of cover songs plus classical repertoire that only Jackie can sing. (more...)


Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23Jazz Legend Kenny G to Perform at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival, 8/23
July 21, 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. (more...)


The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale NowThe Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale Now
July 21, 2014

Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth that is your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. From André Watts, who teams up with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, to a resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Season subscriptions are also still available to experience great, live music. Reserve your seats today. Your seat is waiting. (more...)


BWW Reviews: The Trumpet Shall Sound - Håkan Hardenberger Conquers TanglewoodBWW Reviews: The Trumpet Shall Sound - Håkan Hardenberger Conquers Tanglewood
by Erica Miner - July 21, 2014

The Boston Symphony Orchestra's Saturday, July 19 offering at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, as Latvian-born Music Director designate Andris Nelsons helmed Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson's Bridge, Trumpet Concerto No. 1, with Swedish trumpet soloist Hakan Hardenberger (more...)


New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail 7/18-25New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail 7/18-25
July 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic begins its 12th annual Bravo! Vail residency on Friday, July 18 with renowned pianist Yefim Bronfman playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto. (more...)


Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9
July 18, 2014

Pianists & Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF SymphonyBWW Reviews: PIXAR in Concert at SF Symphony
by Harmony Wheeler - July 18, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony plays Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, WALL-E, Cars, Up, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. and Brave through Sunday July 20 at the building with perfect acoustics, Davies Symphony Hall. Film clips accompany their counterparts, and even the few Pixar films that disappointed find new life and movement when highlighted with their scores. Two hours of Pixar music is pure magic. (more...)


The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 'AT THE MOVIES' Celebrity Series for Its 2014-15 Season, 10/28-2/13The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 'AT THE MOVIES' Celebrity Series for Its 2014-15 Season, 10/28-2/13
July 18, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra announces a three-concert "At the Movies" Celebrity Series for the 2014-15 season. With the popularity of film showings with live accompaniment the past three seasons, the Orchestra continues the tradition with "Phantom of the Opera," "Disney's Fantasia," and "Vertigo." All three movies will be projected on a giant screen above the Severance Hall stage, with musical accompaniment performed live. The Cleveland Orchestra's 2014-15 Celebrity Series is sponsored by PNC Bank. (more...)


WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Classical Talks to Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's David BernardWHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Classical Talks to Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's David Bernard
by Peter Danish - July 18, 2014

Since its founding in 1999, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has built a loyal following, both in New York City and worldwide through its extensive catalog of recordings on iTunes, Naxos/ClassicsOnline, Amazon and Spotify. Its founder, conductor and musical director David Bernard recently sat down with BWW Classical to tell us what he's been listening to lately. The results were wonderfully eclectic! (more...)


Music Mountain to Welcome Spuyten Duyvil, St. Petersburg Quartet with Ricardo Cavalcante de Oliveira, 8/9-10Music Mountain to Welcome Spuyten Duyvil, St. Petersburg Quartet with Ricardo Cavalcante de Oliveira, 8/9-10
July 17, 2014

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, continues its 85th Anniversary Season with the folk band Spuyten Duyvil in their first visit to Music Mountain on Saturday, August 9 (6:30PM) followed by the prestigious St. Petersburg String Quartet, with guest artist Ricardo Cavalcante de Oliveira, viola on Sunday, August 10 (3PM). (more...)


The Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4 Million to Arts Groups - Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony & More!The Kentucky Arts Council Awards $1.4 Million to Arts Groups - Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony & More!
July 17, 2014

The Kentucky Arts Council has awarded more than $1.4 million in operating support to 96 arts organizations across the Commonwealth for the 2015 fiscal year through its Kentucky Arts Partnership (KAP) program. (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Closes Summer Season with SYMPHONIC CELEBRATION and TRIPLE PLAY, 7/25 and 8/2
July 17, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season with two one-night-only classical concerts on July 25, “Symphonic Celebration,” and August 2, “Triple Play.” (more...)


Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2014 Airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 8/22
July 17, 2014

Led for the first time by a guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic returns for their 11th open-air concert in the magnificent gardens of Austria's Imperial Schnbrunn Palace (more...)


Australian Brandenburg Orchestra Welcomes Banking Chief to Board of DirectorsAustralian Brandenburg Orchestra Welcomes Banking Chief to Board of Directors
July 17, 2014

Mr Bruce Applebaum, General Manager of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, announced this week that Mr Greg Ward, Deputy Managing Director of The Macquarie Group, has taken up the role of Chairman of the Orchestra. He replaces Mr Rowan Ross AM who was Chairman of the company for the past 8 years. (more...)


Pianist Ilya Yakushev to Perform RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Deer Valley; Jose Feghali Withdraws Due to IllnessPianist Ilya Yakushev to Perform RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Deer Valley; Jose Feghali Withdraws Due to Illness
July 16, 2014

Pianist Ilya Yakushev will replace guest pianist Jose Feghali, who had to withdraw due to illness, for the Utah Symphony performance on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Park City. He will perform George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Utah Symphony. (more...)


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