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3 hrs ago |

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Stanley E. Romanstein, Ph.D., Music Director Robert Spano, and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles today announced the ASO's 2014-15 season - the Orchestra's 70th season and Mr. Spano's and Mr. Runnicles's 14th as artistic partners.


Related Topix: Arts, Atlanta, GA

3 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Violinist Joshua Bell and Osmo Vanska find heart of Lalo symphony

REVIEW: Appearing with Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra, Joshua Bell proved dazzling in a violin showpiece by Édouard Lalo.


Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment

4 hrs ago | Switched

These Game-Changing Ringtones Bring The Symphony To The Streets

Thanks to an innovative new initiative from the Chicago-based contemporary classical ensemble Spektral Quartet , cell phone users will no longer be limited to a selection of dreary, muzak-esque sound bites or blaring, regrettable Top 40 clips when it comes to choosing their ringtones.


Related Topix: Arts, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Classical

5 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

Florida Orchestra to geek out with rePlay: A Symphony of Heroes video game show

Back in the 1980s, the notion of an orchestra playing music from video games would have been laughable.


Related Topix: Empty Clip Studios, Arts, Video Games, Symphony, University of South Florida, Classical, Luciano Pavarotti, Theater, St. Petersburg, FL

9 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

WSO sponsors who took part in the Adopt-A-Musician program are congratulated onstage Saturday night.

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments, where countless aspiring lead guitarists bought their first axe, is one of hundreds of sponsors of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's Adopt-a-Musician program.


Related Topix: Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WWWV-FM Charlottesville

Megadeatha s Dave Mustaine plans orchestra shows

NEW MUSIC: Megadeath frontman Dave Mustaine is planning to perform more classical music in the future after hailing his one-off turn with the San Diego Symphony orchestra a success.


Related Topix: Dave Mustaine, Metal, Classical, Arts, Oldies, The Four Seasons

Utah Symphony Announces Mighty 5 Open-Air Concert Tour, 8/11-17

The Utah Symphony led by Music Director Thierry Fischer will tour Utah's red rock country, home to the state's five iconic national parks, in August 2014 with free outdoor performances surrounded by the landscape of Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Classical

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble's Season Finale to Feature Bach, Ticheli and More, 5/11

PSYWE's season finale celebrates musical learning with programming that makes connections between classical and contemporary composers.


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Bach, Costa Mesa, CA, Mesa, CA

CBC News

Winnipeg Symphony may be silenced by U.S. ban on ivory imports

The musicians have been practising, practising, practising to get to Carnegie Hall next month.


Related Topix: Arts, Environment, Science


Peninsula Symphony provided sweet music for spring and a challenging ballet in Redondo Beach

Gary Berkson, music director of the Peninsula Symphony, likes to surprise his audiences with novel program lineups and challenge his players with difficult music.


Related Topix: Arts, Ballet, Aaron Copland, Classical


Symphony of SETX executive director resigns

A spokesperson for The Symphony of Southeast Texas Tuesday announced that Executive Director Craig Escamilla will resign his position effective May 31 to accept a position at Lamar University.


Related Topix: Arts, Texas, Lamar University

Torrington Symphony Orchestra to Perform Spring Concert at Warner Theatre, 5/3

On Saturday, May 3 at 7 pm, the Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present "A Spring Concert," in the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre .


Related Topix: Arts

Medford Mail Tribune

Rogue Valley Symphony with Peter Soave

Bandoneon and concert accordion player Peter Soave will join the Rogue Valley Symphony for a performance of Astor Piazzolla's tango concerto "Aconcagua."


Related Topix: Arts, Tango, Piazzolla, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which...

Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony continue to set a high standard of innovative and engaging programming as they announce details of their 2014-2015 season.


Related Topix: Arts, Bernstein, Classical, Leonard Bernstein, Dave Brubeck, Jazz

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces 2014-2015 Season - EMPEROR ...

The Ann Arbor Symphony announces an exhilarating year of classic concertos, symphonies, expressive aria, and contemporary works.


Related Topix: Ann Arbor, MI, Arts, Classical, Beethoven

American Youth Symphony delivers ebuliient finish to 49th season

UCLA 's Royce hall resounded with an evening of Debussy, Chausson, Saint-SaA ns and Strauss on April 13, expertly finessed by the American Youth Symphony , led by Music Director Alexander Treger .


Related Topix: Arts

Lancashire Evening Post

Katherine Jenkins waives admission fee for youngsters at annual hospice concert

Photo: David Hurst Katherine Jenkins and Jose Carreras at Proms in the Park. Part of Preston Guild 2012 in Avenham Park Young music fans will be able to watch a performance from one of the world's biggest classical superstars for free this summer.


Related Topix: Jose Carreras, Classical, Lancashire County, England, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Arts

Alabama Live

'Rock star' violin sensation to solo in next Alabama Symphony Masterworks program

Violinist Stefan Jackiw has been getting sensational reactions from critics and colleagues nearly everywhere he plays, racking up accolades ever since he made the front page of the London Times when he was 14 - the same year he received an Avery Fisher Career Grant .


Related Topix: Arts, Classical, Evgeny Kissin, Entertainment

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Tampa Bay Newspapers

Symphony features young artist winner

The spring concerts of the Tampa Bay Symphony, under Music Director and Conductor Mark Sforzini, will feature Noah Waddell, winner of Tampa Bay Symphony's annual Young Artist Competition, who will play the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.


Related Topix: Arts, Fort Myers, FL, Classical, Tampa, FL, Theater, Opinion

Alaskan Composer Wins Pulitzer For 'Become Ocean'

Alaska-based composer John Luther Adams has won the Pulitzer Prize for music with an homage to the sea called Become Ocean .


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, Houghton, MI