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BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
New York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory Board
New York Philharmonic Forms International Advisory Board
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
New York Philharmonic Launches Global Academy
New York Philharmonic Launches Global Academy
LA Chamber Orchestra Welcomes New Board President, Members
LA Chamber Orchestra Welcomes New Board President, Members
BYUtv Broadcast of James Taylor, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony Wins 2014 EmmyBYUtv Broadcast of James Taylor, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Utah Symphony Wins 2014 Emmy Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyInterview: Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with Park Avenue Symphony The Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at This Winter

Millersville Music Department Announces Nov 2014 Concert LineupMillersville Music Department Announces Nov 2014 Concert Lineup
October 31, 2014

The public is invited to a series of concerts at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University located at 60 West Cottage Avenue, Millersville, starting with two choral ensemble concerts on Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 2014. The concert on Nov 7 will feature Cantilena and the Men's Glee Club, titled "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus". On Nov. 8, the Chorale and University Choir will present "Music of the British Isles". Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm. (more...)


Ildar Abdrazakov to Make American Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall in JanuaryIldar Abdrazakov to Make American Solo Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall in January
October 31, 2014

It has just been announced that Ildar Abdrazakov - "one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world" (Vanity Fair) - will make his American solo recital debut on January 29, on the main stage of New York's Carnegie Hall. (more...)


Chicago Symphonic Winds to Perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 11/21Chicago Symphonic Winds to Perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 11/21
October 31, 2014

Chicago Symphonic Winds will present its first formal concert on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. (more...)


Enlow Recital Hall to Welcome Arco Ensemble, 11/23Enlow Recital Hall to Welcome Arco Ensemble, 11/23
October 31, 2014

Gerard Schwarz, internationally renowned Music Director of public television's All-Star Orchestra, will conduct the Arco Ensemble in masterpieces for string orchestra at Kean University's Enlow Recital Hall on Sunday, November 23 at 3 p.m. The program will include Grieg's Holberg Suite, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, and Maestro Schwarz's own arrangement of the String Sextet from Richard Strauss's opera Capriccio. This exciting hour of music will be followed by refreshments and lively discussion with Maestro Schwarz and the musicians of Arco. (more...)


Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, 11/13 & 11/16Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony, 11/13 & 11/16
October 31, 2014

Music Director Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 on Thursday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Sunday, November 16 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the program are Tchaikovsky's tone poem Marche slave and Rachmaninoff's virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Boris Giltburg, winner of the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21
October 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 10/30/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Michelle DeYoungon November 21-22, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Asher Fisch, the performances feature Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Strauss's Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Both concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion held one hour prior to concert start time in Uihlein Hall on Friday and in Anello Atrium on Saturday. Friday's performance offers a post-concert Meet the Artist Luncheon in the Bradley Pavilion. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Join Forces with PNC Pops for 'Sci-Fi Spectacular', 11/14
October 31, 2014

PITTSBURGH – Captain's Log, Stardate November 2014. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jack Everly and host George Takei take audiences to galaxies far, far away to explore new worlds with lights, music and lots of action during PNC Pops “Sci-Fi Spectacular” at Heinz Hall on November 14-16. (more...)


CSO's ConverZations Launches New Program from McKinley Museum, 11/10CSO's ConverZations Launches New Program from McKinley Museum, 11/10
October 31, 2014

The November 10th free lecture at noon in the Canton Symphony Orchestra's ConverZations series, will feature a new program developed by Kim Kenney and Chris Kenney of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum. ConverZations are public discussions featuring a variety of musicians and music-lovers alike. The series, sponsored by T. K. and Faye A. Heston, takes place at noon on the second Monday of every month from September 2014 to May 2015 in the Zimmermann Symphony Center (The Z), 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. (more...)


Rhode Island Philharmonic to Perform THE FOUR SEASONS, 11/14Rhode Island Philharmonic to Perform THE FOUR SEASONS, 11/14
October 31, 2014

October 30, 2014 – E. Providence – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 70th Anniversary seasoncontinues Saturday November 15 at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence. The Philharmonic welcomes music director LARRY RACHLEFF back to the podium for a program including the overture to Rossini's Semiramide, Beethoven's Eighth Symphony and Vivaldi's immortal Four Seasons, featuring violinist JENNIFER KOH. Resident Conductor FRANCISCO NOYA presents an informal talk about the program in the auditorium before the concert from 7:00?7:25 p.m. Tickets (starting at $15) are available at tickets.riphil.org, and the RIPO box office at 401.248.7000. The Amica Rush Hour Concert takes place Friday November 14 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SHOSTAKOVICH: NOTES FOR STALIN, 11/14-15
October 31, 2014

Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in the BSO premiere ofShostakovich: Notes for Stalin, a Symphonic Play by Playwright in Residence Didi Balle. This special Off the Cuff performance onFriday, November 14 at 8:15 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall dramatizes Shostakovich's harrowing life during Stalin's murderous reign in 1930s Russia, and features actors Jered McLenigan, Richard Poe and Tony Tsendeas. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)


The Richmond Symphony to Participate in MUSIC ALIVE: NEW PARTNERSHIPSThe Richmond Symphony to Participate in MUSIC ALIVE: NEW PARTNERSHIPS
October 31, 2014

Twelve orchestras and composers have been selected to receive Music Alive: New Partnerships grants of $7,500 each, the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA announced today. Matching composers and orchestras who have not previously worked together, the program will support a series of one-week residencies between 2014 and 2016, each culminating in the performance of an orchestral work from the composer's catalog. Orchestras with operating budgets of approximately $7 million and below were eligible to apply. (more...)


Kimberly Valerio to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in BEETHOVEN EROICA, 11/14-15Kimberly Valerio to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in BEETHOVEN EROICA, 11/14-15
October 31, 2014

Kimberly Valerio will perform as flute soloist with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) on November 14 and 15 in a program titled Beethoven “Eroica.” Music Director José-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra in these Lexus Classic Series concerts beginning at 8:00pm in the newly renovated auditorium of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. (more...)


Spanish Guitarist Angel Romero Announces 2014-15 ConcertsSpanish Guitarist Angel Romero Announces 2014-15 Concerts
October 30, 2014

On Saturday, November 15, Angel Romero will perform Joaquín Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez with the Flint Symphony Orchestra. The following month, on Friday, December 12, Maestro Romero shares the stage with The Aeolus Quartet, one of the finest young ensembles performing today and Graduate String Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, in a program of classical and holiday music at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center. Then on Saturday, January 24, he is hosted by the St. Louis Classical Guitar Society for a recital featuring Spanish solo repertoire by Gaspar Sanz, Isaac Albeniz, and Rodrigo. (more...)


New York Philharmonic to Present 'Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival', 12/4-13New York Philharmonic to Present 'Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival', 12/4-13
October 30, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present Dohnanyi / Dvorak: A Philharmonic Festival, December 4-13, 2014, featuring two all-Dvorak programs conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi, acclaimed for his interpretations of the Czech composer. (more...)


Pianist Alexander Beridze to Perform at Weill Recital Hall, 11/12Pianist Alexander Beridze to Perform at Weill Recital Hall, 11/12
October 30, 2014

Pianist Alexander Beridze will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8 PM. The program, which includes Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op. 101, Brahms' Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79 and Schumann's Kreisleriana, Op. 16, is also featured on his soon to be released debut solo recording. (more...)


The BSO Returning to Titusville, 11/9The BSO Returning to Titusville, 11/9
October 30, 2014

Fresh off their 2014-2015 subscription season opener, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra heads to Titusville for a special fall concert on Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Titusville High School Performing Arts Center. (more...)


New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15New York Philharmonic Cellist Wei Yu Takes Over Principal Cello of Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 1/5/15
October 30, 2014

Detroit, (October 30, 2014) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome Wei Yu, currently a member of the New York Philharmonic cello section, as DSO Principal Cello on Jan. 5, 2015. DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin announced the news Wednesdayevening at a special event at New York's SubCulture celebrating his 70th birthday where Yu was in attendance. Slatkin will conduct the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend in a program featuring Copland, Rouse and Ravel. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Michigan Phil Triumphs with Twilight of a Dark Knight Halloween PopsBWW Reviews: Michigan Phil Triumphs with Twilight of a Dark Knight Halloween Pops
by Anton Anderssen - October 30, 2014

Every year, the Michigan Philharmonic presents a Halloween pops concert, and this year's was a triumphal success. Held at Steppingstone School for the Gifted, the symphony played in a 'haunted garage,' i.e. a large warehouse decorated by the gifted children. Patrons were invited to wear costumes, as were the symphony musicians. Music Director Nan Washburn arrived in style, wearing a brightly colored clown outfit, riding to the podium on a decorative clown bicycle. (more...)


Longy School of Music of Bard College Announces New York Training OrchestraLongy School of Music of Bard College Announces New York Training Orchestra
October 29, 2014

Longy School of Music of Bard College today announced the formation of a unique training orchestra that provides a Master of Music degree, newly approved by the State of New York and is designed to prepare them for the mounting challenges facing today's orchestra players. The training orchestra, recruited from the finest postgraduate musicians, will offer advanced orchestral and leadership training and grant a Master of Music degree in Curatorial, Critical and Performance Studies. All applicants accepted into the three-year degree program will receive a fellowship, which includes the full expense of tuition as well as an annual stipend. Applications are now being accepted. The orchestra will begin performing during the 2015-16 academic year. (more...)


Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Met Opera Rising Stars Come to NJPAC, 11/8-9Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Met Opera Rising Stars Come to NJPAC, 11/8-9
October 29, 2014

A giant in the symphonic musical tradition, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra -- Mendelssohn's orchestra -- presents an all-Mendelssohn program under the baton of the dynamic Riccardo Chailly, La Scala's next Music Director on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). (more...)


Epic Fifth Symphony to Open Andrés Orozco-Estrada's 3 WEEKS OF BEETHOVEN, 11/13Epic Fifth Symphony to Open Andrés Orozco-Estrada's 3 WEEKS OF BEETHOVEN, 11/13
October 29, 2014

HOUSTON (October 29, 2014) – On November 13-16, Houston audiences will experience a powerful opening to the 3 Weeks of Beethoven, a multi-weekend celebration of Beethoven's music, led by new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Andrés lends his unique blend of passion and electricity to 11 thrilling performances over three weeks, which begin a larger three-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies between the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons. (more...)


Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Present Music of Heinrich Schütz for All Saints Sunday, 11/2Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Present Music of Heinrich Schütz for All Saints Sunday, 11/2
October 29, 2014

On Sunday, November 2nd, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity music director Donald Meineke direct the multiple Grammy-nominated Bach Choir and Players in a performance of Heinrich Schutz's Musikalische Exequien. (more...)


Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Celebrate Holidays with Bach's MAGNIFICAT, 12/14Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to Celebrate Holidays with Bach's MAGNIFICAT, 12/14
October 29, 2014

On December 14th at 5:00 PM, music director Donald Meineke and the multiple Grammy-nominated Bach Choir and Players present Bach's much-loved Magnificat in D Major BWV 243 alongside the lesser-known Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren of Heinrich Schütz. (more...)


Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31
October 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Penderecki and Graz?yna Bacewicz. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein makes his Center debut performing Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 and Dvor?a?k's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 8. There will be a free Preview Talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass at 7:15 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)


Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015
October 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Penderecki and Graz?yna Bacewicz. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein makes his Center debut performing Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 and Dvor?a?k's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 8. There will be a free Preview Talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass at 7:15 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)


Andres Orozco-Estrada's 3 Weeks Of Beethoven Opens with Fifth Symphony, 11/13-16Andres Orozco-Estrada's 3 Weeks Of Beethoven Opens with Fifth Symphony, 11/13-16
October 29, 2014

On November 13-16, Houston audiences will experience a powerful opening to the 3 Weeks of Beethoven, a multi-weekend celebration of Beethoven's music, led by new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Andrés lends his unique blend of passion and electricity to 11 thrilling performances over three weeks, which begin a larger three-year cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies between the 2014-15 and 2016-17 seasons. (more...)


Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents Chamber Concert, 11/21Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents Chamber Concert, 11/21
October 29, 2014

Join the A2SO on November 21th at 1:30 pm at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor for the next in our continuing chamber recital series. This hour-long chamber concert features works by Mozart and Schumann played by Arie Lipsky our Music Director and Conductor, Aaron Berofsky, Concert Master, Kathryn Votapek, A2SO Associate Concert Master and Kathryn's father Ralph Votapek, Piano Professor of Piano at Michigan State University. With such talented musicians this will a concert you won't want to miss. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish - October 29, 2014

If Gioacchino Rossini had written no music in his career other than his overtures, he would still hold a great place in the pantheon of music history. Despite the fact that they tend to follow a formulaic pattern - invariably beginning slowly, frequently just a solo cello, then slowly adding instruments, leading to a great crescendo. The primary motif generally gets repeated numerous times, each time further developed, adding more and more instruments. In spite of all this, they are mini masterpieces. The 'Guillaume Tell' is possibly his greatest and certainly his most famous overture, and with its four clearly defined and brilliantly contrasting parts it is practically a full symphony in microcosm. (more...)


BWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyBWW Interviews: The Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker Appears with David Bernard and the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
October 29, 2014

The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony will be kicking off its 15th anniversary season with a pair of concerts featuring the world renowned clarinetist Stanley Drucker in a performance of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto. The concerts will be held on Saturday, November 8th at 8PM and Sunday, November 9th at 3PM at All Saints Church, 230 East 60th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in New York City. (more...)


Interview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber SymphonyInterview: Legendary Clarinetist Stanley Drucker to Appear with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony
October 28, 2014

Recently, David Bernard, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's music director, sat down with Stanley Drucker to discuss his illustrious career, Mozart and life after 60 years with the New York Philharmonic. (more...)


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