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Violinist Sarah Chang Joins the Houston Symphony for a Performance of Barber's VIOLIN CONCERTO, 10/2
Violinist Sarah Chang Joins the Houston Symphony, 10/2
Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
Apollo Theater and World Music Institute to Present AFRICA NOW! South Africa Festival, 10/9-12
Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
Yefim Bronfman to Perform with the NY Philharmonic, 10/23-25 & 28
Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12
Berliner Ensemble, Wilson & Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM
Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT, 10/17
Celebrity Series of Boston Presents Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT, 10/17
Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19 Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21 Cantata Singers Sets 2014-15 SeasonCantata Singers Sets 2014-15 Season

Piffaro to Perform Music from Historic Manuscript in HIDDEN TREASURE, 10/17-19Piffaro to Perform Music from Historic Manuscript in HIDDEN TREASURE, 10/17-19
September 19, 2014

On October 17, 18 and 19, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band will perform music from a unique manuscript - one that was hidden inside the case of an organ in Spain for 400 years and not discovered again until 1980. For Renaissance wind players especially, its rediscovery was a soul-stirring windfall. (more...)


Apollo's Fire Presents VESPERS OF 1610, 10/31-11/7Apollo's Fire Presents VESPERS OF 1610, 10/31-11/7
September 19, 2014

The exoticism of the East meets the structure of the West in this masterpiece. When AF introduced it to Northeast Ohio, THE PLAIN DEALER called it "the smash hit of the classical music season." Sorrell's interpretation has won international praise thanks to the European release of AF's CD recording, which debuted on the Billboard Classical Top 10 Chart. A national tour follows local concerts. Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the E. Nakamichi Foundation. (more...)


The Canton Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series Opens With AMERICAN MOSAIC, 10/5The Canton Symphony Orchestra's MasterWorks Series Opens With AMERICAN MOSAIC, 10/5
September 19, 2014

October 5, 2014 is opening night for the Canton Symphony Orchestra's (CSO) 2014-2015 MasterWorks Series. The concert, titled “American Mosaic”, features music by American composers John Corigliano, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Howard Hanson and Dudley Buck. The night also marks the first time audience members will be able to access Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, where the performance will be held, through the Zimmermann Symphony Center entrance. The pre-concert lecture, free to all ticket concert ticket holders, begins at 6:30pm and the concert begins at 7:30pm. (more...)


The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Receives a $2 Million Dollar Pledge from Randy and Melvin BerlinThe Chicago Symphony Orchestra Receives a $2 Million Dollar Pledge from Randy and Melvin Berlin
September 19, 2014

Jay Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA), announced today that CSOA Trustee Randy Berlin and her husband, Melvin, have pledged $2 million to the CSOA to create the Randy and Melvin Berlin Family Fund for the Canon. This gift provides support for artistic excellence in the programming of core orchestral repertoire by German and Austro-Hungarian composers—such as Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert and Schumann—for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO). (more...)


Members of Philadelphia Orchestra to Play for Cultural Ambassadors, 9/22Members of Philadelphia Orchestra to Play for Cultural Ambassadors, 9/22
September 19, 2014

(Philadelphia, September 18, 2014)—The Philadelphia Orchestra continues to break new ground as one of the United States' foremost cultural ambassadors with a Monday, September 22, performance at 7:15 PM at the United Nations on the occasion of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly at the invitation of the Global Sustainable Development Foundation, a new foundation focused on supporting the mission of the United Nations. (more...)


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season With TWO TRIPS This WeekendPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Opens the BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season With TWO TRIPS This Weekend
September 19, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Manfred Honeck and soloist and YouTube sensation Valentina Lisitsa open the BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with 'Two Trips' this weekend, September 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)


Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan to Lead CSO's BAROQUE FESTIVALGuest Conductor Nicholas McGegan to Lead CSO's BAROQUE FESTIVAL
September 18, 2014

The internationally revered Baroque-era master Nicholas McGegan conducts a superlative banquet of eighteenth-century delights featuring CSO Concert Master Jean-Sébastien Roy and CSO flutists Randall Hester and Genevieve Briggs. The menu includes three great works associated with London, including Haydn's final symphony, plus Bach's enchanting Brandenburg Concerto No. 4. (more...)


Apollo's Fire Launches Its 24th Season With BACH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: ORCHESTRAL FIREWORKS, 10/9-12Apollo's Fire Launches Its 24th Season With BACH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: ORCHESTRAL FIREWORKS, 10/9-12
September 18, 2014

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra kicks off the 2014-15 Season with a festive celebration of J.S. Bach's "Orchestral Fireworks," launching a season that will celebrate Bach's 330th birthday throughout the year. In these opening concerts, the group will unveil three great Bach pieces never yet played by Apollo's Fire: Concerto in C minor for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060 (featuring Jeannette Sorrell and Joe Gascho on harpsichord), Violin Concerto in E Major (featuring AF concertmaster Olivier Brault), and Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor for Flute & Strings (featuring Kathie Stewart on flute). Select biographies are found at the end of the press release. (more...)


The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BRAHMS's REQUIEM, 10/10-12The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents BRAHMS's REQUIEM, 10/10-12
September 18, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms's Requiem on October 10-12, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by conductor Robert Spano and featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, baritone Nmon Ford, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the concerts include Brahms's German Requiem and Jennifer Higdon's “river sings a song to trees” from City Scape. (more...)


Sony Masterworks Announces New US Classical ReleasesSony Masterworks Announces New US Classical Releases
September 18, 2014

The Last Symphonies: Mozart's Instrumental Oratorium Nikolaus Harnoncourt 2-CD Set Now Available Preview: https://soundcloud.com/nikolaus-harnoncourt/sets/nikolaus-harnoncourt-mozart On The Last Symphonies, Nikolaus Harnoncourt explores his fascinating new interpretation of the composer's last three symphonies; that they are one whole work which he calls Mozart's “Instrumental Oratorium.” Harnoncourt argues that, in terms of structure, the first movement of Symphony No. 39 is the Prelude of the “Instrumental Oratorium,” while the last movement of Symphony No. 41 is the Finale. (more...)


Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
September 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)


'Castleton in Performance' Opens 10/26'Castleton in Performance' Opens 10/26
September 17, 2014

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, at 4 p.m., a concert titled Bach – A Three Part Invention will open “Castleton in Performance,” the 2014 fall series presented by the Castleton Festival in Virginia. This concert is dedicated to the memory of Lorin Maazel, one of the great conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries, who was the founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival. (more...)


SFCM Announces New Program in Technology and Applied CompositionSFCM Announces New Program in Technology and Applied Composition
September 17, 2014

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) announces a new Technology and Applied Composition program ('TAC'), an undergraduate degree offering an unparalleled foundation for success in the diverse and evolving music industry. A unique curriculum integrating compositional craft with music technology will launch a new generation of composers adept in the fields of concert music, sound design and film and game scoring. Now accepting applications for the inaugural class of 2015, the Conservatory will produce versatile graduates who thrive as individual artists and as members of a creative team. (more...)


Columbus Symphony to Bring Carnegie Hall's LINK UP Music Education Program to ColumbusColumbus Symphony to Bring Carnegie Hall's LINK UP Music Education Program to Columbus
September 17, 2014

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI), the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (CSO) introduces the nationally acclaimed Link Up program. Students in grades 3–5 are given the opportunity to join the orchestra in this highly participatory program in which they learn to sing and play an instrument in the classroom then perform with the CSO from their seats at a culminating concert at the Ohio Theatre on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, conducted by the orchestra's Associate Conductor Peter Stafford Wilson. (more...)


Photo Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison UniversityPhoto Flash: First Look at String Quartet ETHEL at Denison University
September 17, 2014

GRANVILLE, Ohio—Denison University announces the launch of its first Ensemble-in-Residence program, a collaboration between the Department of Music and the Vail Series. The Ensemble-in-Residence program will engage the entire campus and the greater community in an exploration of music and other academic disciplines. The program will host the renowned string quartet ETHEL for the 2014-2015 academic year. (more...)


Amphion String Quartet to Open The New School's Schneider Concerts Series, 10/12Amphion String Quartet to Open The New School's Schneider Concerts Series, 10/12
September 16, 2014

The engaging young Amphion String Quartet, winner of the 2012 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, will open The New School of Music's Schneider Concerts Series on Sunday afternoon, October 12th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at The New School's Auditorium, 66 W 12th St., New York, NY. The concert will include works by Barber, Carter, and Dvorak. (more...)


LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel FellowsLA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel Fellows
September 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced two conductors who will participate in the 2014/15 Dudamel Fellowship Program - Christian Kluxen and Gemma New. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)


Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19Yale in New York to Open 2014-15 Season at Avery Fisher Hall, 10/19
September 16, 2014

Yale in New York opens its 2014-15 season with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano Quartet in concert at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Sunday October 19, 2014 at 5 p.m. (more...)


Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19Yale in New York Opens the 2014-2015 Season with JOHN ADAMS YALE PHILHARMONIA BRENTANO QUARTET, 10/19
September 16, 2014

Sunday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music's eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting theYale Philharmonia. (more...)


The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Receives a Leadership Gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta That Will Endow the Music Director's PositionThe Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Receives a Leadership Gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta That Will Endow the Music Director's Position
September 16, 2014

Following the wonderful music with guest artist Renee Fleming and the excitement of the BPO's Opening Night Gala at Kleinhans Music Hall on Saturday, September 13, BPO Board of Trustees Chair Louis P. Ciminelli announced that the orchestra has received a leadership gift from Angelo and Carol Fatta.This generous gift will endow the Music Director's position, held by Maestro JoAnn Falletta. (more...)


Cantata Singers Sets 2014-15 SeasonCantata Singers Sets 2014-15 Season
September 16, 2014

Cantata Singers has announced its 51st concert season. (more...)


SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Present Third Coast Percussion and Glenn Kotche, 10/5-6SPCO's Liquid Music Series to Present Third Coast Percussion and Glenn Kotche, 10/5-6
September 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5 and Monday, October 6, at the Music Room at the SPCO Center, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents Wilco drummer and experimental composer Glenn Kotche alongside innovative percussion ensemble, Third Coast Percussion, spotlighting one of the first performances of a Liquid Music and University of Notre Dame co-commission. These performances will also mark the opening of the Liquid Music Series' 2014-15 season. (more...)


Ode to Joy Festival at The Hartt School Set for 9/25-28Ode to Joy Festival at The Hartt School Set for 9/25-28
September 16, 2014

Lions Gate Trio, The Hartt School's trio-in-residence, along with Hartt faculty, present Ode to Joy, a festival of Beethoven's chamber music, September 25 through 28. All events take place in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. A reception will follow each concert. All are welcome and there is no admission charge. (more...)


Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Open Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/23Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Open Season at Carnegie Hall, 10/23
September 16, 2014

On Thursday, October 23 at 8 p.m., Orpheus Chamber Orchestra opens its 2014-15 concert series at Carnegie Hall with a program that includes Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, featuring Jonathan Biss, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's 1983 work Prologue and Variations in honor of her 75th birthday season. Written the same year Ms. Zwilich became the first female composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Prologue and Variations has been described by The New York Times as "splendidly crafted and shot through with a distinctly original utterance." The Carnegie program opens with the overture to Rossini's first opera, La cambiale di matrimonio, and closes with Poulenc's Sinfonietta. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Isango Ensemble Brings Magical Stagecraft to Mozart's MAGIC FLUTEBWW Reviews: Isango Ensemble Brings Magical Stagecraft to Mozart's MAGIC FLUTE
by Jeffrey Walker - September 16, 2014

Offering a South African spin on Mozart's beloved opera, the Isango Ensemble brings simple stagecraft and a unique musical flair to Washington for a limited run. Performing in repertory with Shakespeare's VENUS AND ADONIS for a limited run, Isango displays their expert ensemble in a must-see production. THE MAGIC FLUTE - IMPEMPE YOMLINGO distills the characters, story and music from one of the most popular operas in the Western repertoire. (more...)


Music Academy of the West Posts Record Attendance, Revenue Totals in 2014Music Academy of the West Posts Record Attendance, Revenue Totals in 2014
September 15, 2014

Santa Barbara, CA -- The Music Academy of the West has posted its highest attendance and revenue totals in its storied 67-year history, campus officials have announced. Sales revenue for the Music Academy's 2014 season, which concluded August 9, was up 3.5 percent over the previous year, while overall attendance grew to just shy of 35,500. Driving much of the gains were two sold-out performances of Carmen -- presented in honor of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday -- at Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre on August 1 and 3. The 2014 Summer Festival also saw the Music Academy net a record $459,000 for its full-scholarship program through its annual Cabaret gala fundraiser on August 7 at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort. (more...)


MusicaNova to Showcase Ten of AZ's Brightest Talents in 2014-15 Young Artists SeriesMusicaNova to Showcase Ten of AZ's Brightest Talents in 2014-15 Young Artists Series
September 15, 2014

MusicaNova Orchestra and Arizona Piano will showcase ten of Arizona's brightest musicians with its Young Artists Series for the 2014-15 Season. Selected by MusicaNova's Young Artists Coordinators Hong Zhu, Fei Xu, and Elizabeth McKinnon, the Series provides an opportunity for young talent to perform for live audiences in the recital hall of Arizona Piano. (more...)


Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions PostponedAtlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions Postponed
September 15, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) auditions, set for September 20 and 21, 2014, will be postponed indefinitely due to communication from the American Federation of Musicians requesting that their members, including Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) musicians, not participate in any ASYO affiliated events. (more...)


Pinchas Zukerman to Replace Hilary Hahn for BSO Concerts, 9/18-21Pinchas Zukerman to Replace Hilary Hahn for BSO Concerts, 9/18-21
September 15, 2014

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to muscle strain, Hilary Hahn has cancelled her engagement with the Orchestra slated for this Thursday, September 18 at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In her place, the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop welcome Pinchas Zukerman, internationally acclaimed Israeli violinist, violist and conductor. (more...)


Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21Lang Lang to Perform Mozart with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic, 10/21
September 15, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a one-night-only all- Mozart program featuring the Piano Concertos Nos. 17 and 24, with Lang Lang as soloist, and Overture to The Magic Flute, Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


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