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BWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET Reinvigorated the Classics
BWW Reviews: BOUNDLESS: AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET
Eric Idle, Victoria Clark, Marc Kudisch in 'NOT THE MESSIAH' and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's 2014-15 Season
Idle, Clark, Kudisch in 'NOT THE MESSIAH' & More Set for Collegiate Chorale in '14-15
Jay Ansill and Christopher Colucci to Perform at People's Light, 8/28
Jay Ansill and Christopher Colucci to Perform at People's Light, 8/28
2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner Shen Lu to Play Carnegie Hall, 11/8
2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition Winner Shen Lu to Play Carnegie Hall, 11/8
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents 6th Season, Featuring MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, ROSSINI IN PARIS and More
Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents 6th Season, Featuring MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, ROSSINI IN PARIS and More
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC TOUR - 120 Shows, 71 Cities, 52 Days!Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC TOUR Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3 The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory “BIENVENIDO” Weekend, 9/12-14The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory “BIENVENIDO” Weekend, 9/12-14

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Replaces Previous Multimedia Presentation with Edgard Varèse's AMERIQUES, 11/6-9The Los Angeles Philharmonic Replaces Previous Multimedia Presentation with Edgard Varèse's AMERIQUES, 11/6-9
August 21, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's multimedia presentation of Edgard Varese's Ameriques, will replace the previously announced presentation of Berlioz' Romeo & Juliet at Walt Disney Concert Hall, November 6, 7 and 9. The Berlioz presentation was to have featured a newly-commissioned video by Refik Anadol to accompany a complete performance led by LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, however, technical elements relating to the production have required its postponement. Varese's Ameriques, conducted by Salonen, will feature a new video created by Anadol for the piece. The new program explores the works of European composers, such as Igor Stravinsky and Edgard Varese, who emigrated to the U.S. during the turbulent years of the early 20th century, and how their "new world" inspired them. (more...)


Cleveland Orchestra Reveals 'Frequent Fan Cards'Cleveland Orchestra Reveals 'Frequent Fan Cards'
August 21, 2014

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced a special sales discount for area students on Frequent Fan Cards for the 2014-15 season. With the purchase of a Frequent Fan Card, full-time students can attend as many Cleveland Orchestra Classical concerts as they choose, for free. To welcome students to the new school year, the Orchestra is offering Frequent Fan Cards (regularly $50 per card) for a special discounted rate of $35, if purchased between August 25 and 30. The special price represents a 30% discount off the regular price. (more...)


Turning Point Ensemble's Season to Open with IMAGINARY WORLDS at Vancouver Playhouse, 9/19Turning Point Ensemble's Season to Open with IMAGINARY WORLDS at Vancouver Playhouse, 9/19
August 21, 2014

Turning Point Ensemble launches its season with a colourful and engaging concert, 'Imaginary Worlds' on Friday, September 19th at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Dunsmuir St. (more...)


Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season with the Houston Symphony to Open with Weekend Celebration, 9/12-14Andrés Orozco-Estrada's Inaugural Season with the Houston Symphony to Open with Weekend Celebration, 9/12-14
August 20, 2014

The entire community is invited as the Houston Symphony welcomes its 15th music director, Andres Orozco-Estrada, for the start of his inaugural season with a weekend celebration of music. Launching his tenure in Houston with three nights of exciting programming, Andres will take the podium for performances on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. This milestone moment in the Symphony's history is not to be missed! (more...)


Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
August 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)


The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21
August 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


The Deadline is Approaching for the Deadline for Student Applications for the CSO's YO-YO MA SCHOLARSHIPS Concert TicketsThe Deadline is Approaching for the Deadline for Student Applications for the CSO's YO-YO MA SCHOLARSHIPS Concert Tickets
August 20, 2014

The CSO will be presenting Yo-Yo Ma in a gala concert on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. Thanks to the generous support of the UnFoundation and two anonymous donors, the CSO is able to offer 50 ticket scholarships (valued at $75.00) for full time high school and college students, allowing the student to attend for free. (more...)


The Pacific Symphony to Collaborate on New Projects with Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental DisordersThe Pacific Symphony to Collaborate on New Projects with Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
August 20, 2014

Pacific Symphony has embraced the power music has on health and wellness by collaborating on new projects with three community partners, all members of Heartstrings (see end of release for more on this): Age Well Senior Services, Orange County Rescue Mission and The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Inspired by recent scientific research and studies offering evidence that music can have a profound impact on a person's health in numerous ways, the Symphony recently launched two multi-week pilot programs, with one more taking place this fall. Research has shown that music improves the quality of life in individuals (infants to senior citizens) by encouraging social bonds, recalling positive memories and being an outlet for emotional expression, among many other benefits. The Symphony's pilot programs have received support from the William and Nancy Thompson Family Foundation, The Ahmanson Foundation and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. For more information on these programs and “Heartstrings,” contact Symphony Vice President of Education and Community Engagement Pam Blaine at (714) 876-2360 or [email protected] (more...)


The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory “BIENVENIDO” Weekend, 9/12-14The Houston Symphony Welcomes Its New Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada with a Celebratory “BIENVENIDO” Weekend, 9/12-14
August 20, 2014

The entire community is invited as the Houston Symphony welcomes its 15thmusic director, Andres Orozco-Estrada, for the start of his inaugural season with a weekend celebration of music. Launching his tenure in Houston with three nights of exciting programming, Andres will take the podium for performances on Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 14. This milestone moment in the Symphony's history is not to be missed! (more...)


Koerner Quartet to Kick Off First Ever Public Concert Season on 9/28Koerner Quartet to Kick Off First Ever Public Concert Season on 9/28
August 20, 2014

The Koerner Quartet has announced its first public season, launching this fall with the brilliant program - From Spillville to St. Petersburg - on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2pm in the Koerner Recital Hall at the Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM). The Vancouver-based ensemble in-residence at VAM has expanded beyond its successful academic concentration to present a public series of four breathtaking classical concerts in the Koerner Recital Hall. Since its founding in 2012, the quartet has been in-demand by enthusiasts - captivated by their impeccable technique, unparalleled musicianship, and bold programming. (more...)


Pianist Carlo Grante to Play Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, 10/31Pianist Carlo Grante to Play Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, 10/31
August 20, 2014

Italian pianist Carlo Grante will launch his three-concert series, “Masters of High Romanticism,” on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City. He will devote the first concert to the Ballades and Scherzos of Frédéric Chopin. Future programs will feature music by Robert Schumann (Monday, December 15, 2014) and Johannes Brahms (Tuesday, February 10, 2015). (more...)


Music Mountain to Welcome Cassatt String Quartet with Ursula Oppens, 9/13-14Music Mountain to Welcome Cassatt String Quartet with Ursula Oppens, 9/13-14
August 20, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, draws to a close with a special musical guest -- Tater Patch marks the end of the Twilight Series on Saturday, September 13 (6:30PM) and Cassatt String Quartet, with guest artist Ursula Oppens, piano, concludes the chamber music series on Sunday, September 14 (3PM) performing Beethoven, Dvorak, and Franck. This summer's milestone 85th Anniversary has been nothing short of a 'milestone'. With the longest running season in 75 years, Music Mountain has welcomed a remarkable assemblage of chamber musicians, jazz bands, country and folk groups. Post and pre-show discussions, pre-concert dinners, and afternoon receptions have made this a summer season for the record books! (more...)


Mary Chapin Carpenter to Make Columbus Orchestral Debut, 9/21Mary Chapin Carpenter to Make Columbus Orchestral Debut, 9/21
August 20, 2014

With 13 albums and more than 13 million records sold, Mary Chapin Carpenter has developed a remarkably loyal and devoted international fan base. She has won five Grammy Awards, two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, and in 2012, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Her songs speak to the most personal and universal of life's details. Her debut orchestral album, Songs from the Movie, arranged and conducted by Vince Mendoza, reprises ten of Carpenter's songs in Mendoza's distinctively beautiful and cinematic arrangements including 'Come On Come On,' 'On and On It Goes,' 'I Am a Town,' and 'Goodnight, America.' (more...)


LA Philharmonic Kicks Off Season with A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION at Walt Disney Hall, 9/30LA Philharmonic Kicks Off Season with A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION at Walt Disney Hall, 9/30
August 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, kicks off its 2014/15 season in grand fashion with a celebration of the greatest film composer of all time at the Opening Night Concert & Gala: A John Williams Celebration, Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm, atWalt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)


Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues with Mozart's CORONATION on 9/7Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues with Mozart's CORONATION on 9/7
August 19, 2014

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, September 7 at 11 am with a service featuring Mozart's 'Coronation' Mass with the combined choirs of St. Bartholomew's Church and an orchestra of period instruments. (more...)


Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education ProgramsFall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education Programs
August 19, 2014

Recognizing the powerful role music can play in a person's life at any age, the Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to enhance their lives through musical instruction and performance in a fun, relaxed setting. Registration for Adult Studies and Adult Enrichment Programs is open, with classes beginning September 10 in Evanston, Winnetka and Lake Forest. Private instruction is available at any of the Music Institute's six campuses: Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Winnetka. NEW Adult Enrichment Program (more...)


Sherman Chamber Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky and Bach for Labor Day Weekend Performance on 8/29Sherman Chamber Ensemble Plays Tchaikovsky and Bach for Labor Day Weekend Performance on 8/29
August 19, 2014

The Sherman Chamber Ensemble concludes its 2014 Summer Concert Series on Friday, August 29th at St. Andrew's Church in Kent and Saturday, August 30th at the Lake Mauweehoo Club in Sherman with a program including a flute concerto by CPE Bach, Tchaikovsky's "Souvenir de Florence" and a new work for string sextet by SCE Artistic Director Eliot Bailen. (more...)


'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
August 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)


Symphony Space Announces Andrew Byrne as New Artistic Director, 9/15Symphony Space Announces Andrew Byrne as New Artistic Director, 9/15
August 18, 2014

Symphony Space has announced that Andrew Byrne will be joining Symphony Space as Artistic Director on September 15, 2014. Australian-born Byrne moved to New York in the 90s on a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a doctorate in music at Columbia University. He is assuming this leadership role after 10 years at Carnegie Hall, 8 of which were spent as Director of Festivals and Special Projects. (more...)


Salute to Vienna Presents New Year's Concert, 12/28Salute to Vienna Presents New Year's Concert, 12/28
August 18, 2014

Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert will take place at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center on Sunday, December 28, 2014, 2:30 PM. (more...)


Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season in SeptemberAtlanta Symphony Orchestra to Open 2014-15 Season in September
August 18, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will open the 2014-15 season on September 25, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Additional performances will take place September 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. and September 28, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. These concerts will mark the beginning of the Orchestra's 70th season and the 14th year of artistic partnership between Mr. Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles. (more...)


BWW Reviews: OUR DON: ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unveiled a Brand New WorkBWW Reviews: OUR DON: ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Unveiled a Brand New Work
by Barry Lenny - August 18, 2014

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra today world premiered a new work by ex-patriot South Australian composer, Natalie Williams, Our Don - A Symphonic Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman. (more...)


RUACH to Present Philomusica String Quartet in 'UNDERSTANDING STRUGGLE THROUGH MUSIC', 9/2RUACH to Present Philomusica String Quartet in 'UNDERSTANDING STRUGGLE THROUGH MUSIC', 9/2
August 15, 2014

RUACH, the Jewish arts and music organization serving Greater Milwaukee, will present a concert performed by the Philomusica String Quartet, featuring works of Shostakovich and others, on Tuesday, September 2nd at 7:45 p.m. in Youth Arts Hall of the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut Street. The performance, titled 'Understanding Struggle through Music: A Jewish Perspective,' will also feature works by Hans Krasa and Sholom Secunda, in addition to Shostakovich's famed String Quartet No. 8. In addition, there will be a 7 p.m. pre-concert talk by Philomusica violinist, Alexander Mandl, and RUACH founder/executive director, Joshua Richman. (more...)


The University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and MoreThe University Musical Society Presents Its October Events, Featuring KISS & CRY and More
August 15, 2014

The University Musical Society (UMS) continues its 2014-2015 season in October with six must-see performances. The month opens with Kiss & Cry, a stage work by Belgian dance company Charleroi Danses, in the Power Center Friday-Sunday, October 10-12. Two sets of hands serve as the main characters of this narrative, colliding and intertwining in a series of “nano-dances” amidst a delicate, miniature set. The action is filmed live and projected onto a large cinema screen to tell a touching story of love and loss. (more...)


LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31LA Phil to Present BIG PICTURE: HITCHCOCK!, 8/31
August 15, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents The Big Picture: Hitchcock!, a thrilling tribute to the groundbreaking films of Alfred Hitchcock, at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Hosted by Academy award-winning actress Eva Marie Saint (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), the evening will feature mesmerizing, haunting and psychologically gripping scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, Miklos Rozsa and more. Iconic scenes from such Hitchcock classics as Vertigo, Psycho, Dial M for Murder, Rebecca, Spellbound, North by Northwest and more will be projected in HD on the Hollywood Bowl's big screens while the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by David Newman, performs selections from the films' magnificent scores. (more...)


Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC TOUR - 120 Shows, 71 Cities, 52 Days!Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announces THE CHRISTMAS ATTIC TOUR - 120 Shows, 71 Cities, 52 Days!
August 15, 2014

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has just announced their Christmas Attic Tour: (more...)


Hagen Quartet to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 10/28Hagen Quartet to Make Segerstrom Center Debut, 10/28
August 14, 2014

Following the highly successful and internationally celebrated milestone of its 30th anniversary, the critically acclaimed Hagen Quartet makes its Segerstrom Center debut on Tuesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)


Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10Music of Conrad Cummings Set for TWO PREMIERES AND A REUNION at The National Opera Center, 9/10
August 14, 2014

American Opera Projects and LivelyWorks present Two Premieres and a Reunion, a special evening of music by composer Conrad Cummings Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan. (more...)


Atlanta Opera Chorus to Present Program Representing 300 Years of Repertoire, 9/12-16Atlanta Opera Chorus to Present Program Representing 300 Years of Repertoire, 9/12-16
August 14, 2014

In celebration of Chorus Master Walter Huff's 25 years with the company, The Atlanta Opera presents a concert of masterpieces spanning 300 years of operatic choral repertoire, including well-known selections by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Britten, and Glass, among others. Each performance features the powerfully moving voice of the acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus, conducted by Maestro Huff and accompanied by pianist Brian Eads. (more...)


Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs in SacramentoPhoto Flash: Anthony Kearns Performs in Sacramento
August 14, 2014

World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns, of The Irish Tenors, recently performed two back-to-back concerts, on July 24th and 25th, in Sacramento, CA. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


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