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Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Season - James Levine, John Williams, Yo Yo Ma, and More!
Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Season - James Levine, Yo Yo Ma, and More!
2014 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition to Launch National Recital Tour
2014 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition to Launch National Recital Tour
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival to Inaugurate 'BCMF Spring' with Two Concerts
Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival to Inaugurate 'BCMF Spring' with Two Concerts
2CELLOS Coming to Smothers Theatre, 3/11
2CELLOS Coming to Smothers Theatre, 3/11
Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
Pacific Symphony Partners with Bowers Museum for FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
New York Pops to Welcome Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Montego Glover & More During 2015-16 SeasonNew York Pops to Welcome Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Montego Glover & More During 2015-16 Season Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24Mandolinist Avi Avital to Release New Album VIVALDI on Feb 24 The Miller Theatre Continues Its 2014-15 Early Music Series with FROM THE IMPERIAL COURT featuring Stile Antico, 2/28The Miller Theatre Continues Its 2014-15 Early Music Series with FROM THE IMPERIAL COURT featuring Stile Antico, 2/28

Marni Raab and John Cudia to Bring Broadway to Sioux Falls with the SDSO, 2/7Marni Raab and John Cudia to Bring Broadway to Sioux Falls with the SDSO, 2/7
January 29, 2015

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is bringing the magic of Broadway to Sioux Falls in February! In their upcoming concerts of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and More!, they will host an array of music from hit Broadway productions, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, and many more. Joining the SDSO for these performances are current Broadway stars Marni Raab and John Cudia. (more...)


Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble to Perform 2/19 at Salmagundi Center for American ArtCanta Libre Chamber Ensemble to Perform 2/19 at Salmagundi Center for American Art
January 29, 2015

?The acclaimed Canta Libre Chamber Ensemble will be in concert, performing music for flute, harp and strings on Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at the Salmagundi Center for American Art, 47 Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. (more...)


Wu Man to Perfrom at Asia Society, with the Silk Road Ensemble & NY Phil in FebruaryWu Man to Perfrom at Asia Society, with the Silk Road Ensemble & NY Phil in February
January 29, 2015

Grammy Award-nominated pipa player Wu Man, named Musical America's Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, joins the foremost ambassadors of music and instrumental traditions from across the world to perform in two major anniversary celebrations, one for Music From Japan and the other with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. (more...)


Richard Goode Returning to Carnegie Hall for Series of Concerts & Master ClassRichard Goode Returning to Carnegie Hall for Series of Concerts & Master Class
January 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents the esteemed pianist Richard Goode in four concerts this winter and spring, beginning with two programs of chamber music in Zankel Hall, featuring performances with young musicians mentored by Mr. Goode at the Marlboro Music Festival. On Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Goode is joined by soprano Sarah Shafer, violinist Itamar Zorman, violist Kyle Armbrust, and cellist Brook Speltz for a program to include Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 and Schumann's Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80. Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute joins Mr. Goode, Mr. Zorman, Mr. Armbrust, and Ms. Speltz on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. for an all-French program with works by Debussy, Faure, and Ravel. (more...)


DCINY to Present TWO CULTURES - ONE DREAM at Carnegie Hall, 2/16DCINY to Present TWO CULTURES - ONE DREAM at Carnegie Hall, 2/16
January 29, 2015

On President's Day, Monday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present Two Cultures—One Dream at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. (more...)


Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and Friends to Treat Audiences to a Classical Afternoon in Langley, 3/1Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and Friends to Treat Audiences to a Classical Afternoon in Langley, 3/1
January 29, 2015

Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and members of Island Consort will immerse audiences in an afternoon of exquisite classical music from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. (more...)


Duke Ellington Orchestra Coming to Van Wezel, 2/9Duke Ellington Orchestra Coming to Van Wezel, 2/9
January 29, 2015

One of the most influential figures in jazz, if not all American music, Duke Ellington produced an astoundingly rich body of music. His band still tours to this day and will perform at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, February 9 at 8pm. (more...)


Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents IL DOLCE SUONO: MUSIC OF DONATELLO'S FLORENCE, 2/28-3/12Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents IL DOLCE SUONO: MUSIC OF DONATELLO'S FLORENCE, 2/28-3/12
January 29, 2015

A globally acclaimed countertenor, a celebrated medieval specialist, an organist of the Duomo of Florence, and an art historian of that city's treasures offer a compelling schedule of concerts, lectures, and a private gallery tour. Please join us in welcoming four guests from across the Atlantic for a celebration of music and art both sacred and secular, Jewish and Christian, from the halcyon days of the Tuscan capital. (more...)


Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7Pacific Symphony, Bowers Museum Team for A FEAST FOR THE SENSES, 2/7
January 28, 2015

Pacific Symphony, in partnership with Bowers Museum, presents 'A Feast for the Senses,' an enchanting evening of Chinese music, dining and discovery surrounding the Bowers' current special exhibition, 'China's Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui.' (more...)


Tony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next MonthTony Winner Bernadette Peters to Perform with the Houston Symphony Next Month
January 28, 2015

Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters, known for her decades-long career on the Broadway and television stage, will make her Houston Symphony debut on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


Union County PAC to Host Kids' Music Workshops with Jazz Stars, 2/21 & 3/14Union County PAC to Host Kids' Music Workshops with Jazz Stars, 2/21 & 3/14
January 28, 2015

Union County Performing Arts Center is sponsoring 2 music education workshops in Basics of Rhythm & Melody for children ages 5-10 presented by international jazz stars Ms. Reut Regev and Mr. Igal Foni. (more...)


Alan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNIAlan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNI
January 28, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)


Rosanne Cash Will Be Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist in 2015-16Rosanne Cash Will Be Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist in 2015-16
January 28, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 season announcement, Carnegie Hall today shared that singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will curate a four-concert Perspectives series at the Hall beginning in October 2015. (more...)


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & MoreNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More
January 28, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) today announced its programs for the 2015–16 concert season, Jacques Lacombe's sixth and final season as the Orchestra's music director. Fulfilling its mission as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO brings subscription programs to venues in Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Red Bank and Englewood, with 14 weeks of subscription classical programs, five pops programs and three family concerts, as well as several special concerts. (more...)


Organist Jason Roberts to Accompany Silent Film STEAMBOAT BILL JR. as Part of Great Music at St. Bart's Series, 2/13Organist Jason Roberts to Accompany Silent Film STEAMBOAT BILL JR. as Part of Great Music at St. Bart's Series, 2/13
January 28, 2015

Organist Jason Roberts will accompany the silent film 'Steamboat Bill Jr.', as part of the Great Music at St. Bart's Series on Friday, February 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)


AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12
January 28, 2015

?On Thursday, March 12 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted byMaestro Thomas Crawford, presents Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation' (more...)


Red Hot Chilli Pipers Returning to the State Theatre, 2/27Red Hot Chilli Pipers Returning to the State Theatre, 2/27
January 28, 2015

Back by popular demand: Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! The Red Hot Chilli Pipers bring their Scottish Rock back to the State Theatre on Friday, February 27th. (more...)


LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
January 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)


NJPAC's 2015–16 Bank of America Classical Music Series to Feature London Symphony, Joshua Bell & MoreNJPAC's 2015–16 Bank of America Classical Music Series to Feature London Symphony, Joshua Bell & More
January 28, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the premier presenter of classical music in the State of New Jersey since its inaugural season in 1997, today announced its 2015-16 Bank of America Classical Music Series, a unique season of exhilarating performances including a pair of Europe's most distinguished orchestras - the London Symphony under the baton of Valery Gergiev joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman and the Paris' Orchestre National de France conducted by Daniele Gatti with violinist Julian Rachlin. Two of the classical world's most eminent violinists will assume the role of both conductor and soloist with esteemed European orchestras - Joshua Bell returns to Prudential Hall to perform the Tchaikovsky concerto and conduct the Academy of St Martin in the Fields; and Pinchas Zukerman leads the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and performs the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5. Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony also perform with pianist Inon Barnatan playing Copland's Piano Concerto. And, the virtuoso pianist Lang Lang returns to NJPAC after four seasons to perform an exclusive New Jersey recital in Prudential Hall. (more...)


North Carolina Symphony to Perform Beethoven & Mozart Program, 2/6-7North Carolina Symphony to Perform Beethoven & Mozart Program, 2/6-7
January 28, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will perform a program titled Beethoven & Mozart on Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, led by Christoph König, will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3, featuring Alina Ibragimova, and Con brio, a work by Jörg Widmann that is a tribute to Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth Symphonies. (more...)


Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Spring Hinsdale Season in MarchChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Spring Hinsdale Season in March
January 28, 2015

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) begin their Spring 2015 series at Union Church of Hinsdale (137 S Garfield, Hinsdale, IL) on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm. (more...)


Carnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 SeasonCarnegie Hall to Welcome Alan Gilbert, Marin Alsop & More During 2015-16 Season
January 28, 2015

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2015-2016 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as wide-ranging education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The upcoming season includes performances by many of the world's greatest artists and ensembles representing classical, pop, jazz, and world music, with events presented on Carnegie Hall's three stages, in the Hall's new Resnick Education Wing, and throughout New York City. (more...)


Gourmet Symphony to Play Atlas Performing Arts Center on Valentin's DayGourmet Symphony to Play Atlas Performing Arts Center on Valentin's Day
January 28, 2015

Gourmet Symphony announces its first full-scale event to be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002) on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 7 pm. The four-course culinary inspired concert features a 30-piece orchestra led by conductor John Devlin, performing masterpieces by beloved composers in an all-inclusive evening that celebrates the synergy between food, drink, and classical music. Tickets are $125 and currently on sale at atlasarts.org. (more...)


New York Pops to Welcome Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Montego Glover & More During 2015-16 SeasonNew York Pops to Welcome Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block, Montego Glover & More During 2015-16 Season
January 28, 2015

On October 9, 2015, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 33rd season, a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. (more...)


Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Set for Residency with Violinist Lindsay DeutschColumbus Symphony Youth Orchestra Set for Residency with Violinist Lindsay Deutsch
January 28, 2015

The 2014-15 Columbus Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO), comprised of 100 students from 35 Ohio school districts, has been selected as one of four US youth orchestras to win a residency with American violinist Lindsay Deutsch through the Classics Alive Foundation. Selection was based on the educational potential for the youth orchestras and the larger community, and will be completely underwritten by the foundation. (more...)


Mark Bebbington Set for Central Synagogue's International Concerts Series, 2/4Mark Bebbington Set for Central Synagogue's International Concerts Series, 2/4
January 28, 2015

Mark Bebbington has a knack for finding and bringing to the spotlight either lost or forgotten pieces by important musical personalities - having already premiered (and recorded) the Vaughan Williams Fantasy For Piano and Orchestra, a complete John Ireland CD cycle and the piano music of Mario Castelnuovo-Tadesco. Most recently he opened the American Symphony Orchestra's Carnegie Hall season with Richard Strauss's little-known left-had piano concerto, Parergon. That's in addition to all the expected Rach 2's and Griegs and Schumanns. But his latest discovery should hold particular fascination, especially for Londoners. (more...)


Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Play Merrill Auditorium, 2/11Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Play Merrill Auditorium, 2/11
January 28, 2015

Right in time for Mardi Gras, Portland Ovations brings the sounds of the French Quarter to Portland when they present the Preservation Hall Jazz Band live in concert at Merrill Auditorium on February 11th at 7:30pm. (more...)


Ildar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall TomorrowIldar Abdrazakov Plays Carnegie Hall Tomorrow
January 28, 2015

Russian-born bass Ildar Abdrazakov makes his U.S. solo recital debut tomorrow, Thursday Jan 29, on the main stage of Carnegie Hall at 8pm. Joined by pianist Mzia Bakhtouridze, the singer will perform a program pairing works by Faure, Liszt and Ravel with Russian art songs by Glinka, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. The New York Times has described Abdrazakov's voice as "sturdy, dark and rich," adding that the "refinement and clarity" of his singing is what ultimately makes it "so moving." (more...)


BWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Flexes Its Operatic Muscles with Verdi REQUIEMBWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Flexes Its Operatic Muscles with Verdi REQUIEM
by Richard Sasanow - January 28, 2015

With all its money problems, why hasn't the Met thought about doing some lesser known works in concert? Or, for that matter, marshalled some of its glamorous resources to put on the Verdi REQUIEM? For the time being, we have to be grateful for the New York Philharmonic and its Music Director Alan Gilbert for reminding us how powerful this music can be. (more...)


BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston!BWW Previews: Mozart to Rock Houston!
by Katricia Lang - January 27, 2015

On January 30, Houston's two major opera houses will begin performances of Mozart's final two completed operas - LA CLEMENZA DI TITO and THE MAGIC FLUTE. Opera in the Heights will open LA CLEMENZA DI TITO for the first time in Houston since 1991, and Houston Grand Opera will open THE MAGIC FLUTE. (more...)


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