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3 hrs ago | National Public Radio
The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.
3 hrs ago | Examiner.com
These thoroughly accessible "pops" concerts are the perfect vehicle for introducing the uninitiated to classical music . The Marin Symphony is exceptionally good at community outreach.
3 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun
Hilary Hahn has canceled her scheduled season-opening performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and music director Marin Alsop this weekend due to muscle strain. In mid-July, Hahn announced that she would cancel all engagements for six weeks due to an inflamed muscle.
4 hrs ago | CultureMap
As if the rounds of standing ovations in Jones Hall were not enough to convince Andrs Orozco-Estrada that the welcome mat was out for the Houston Symphony 's new music director, the young Colombian and his wife, Julia, received yet another standing ovation as they descended the grand staircase into The Corinthian for the post-concert dinner, their first official black-tie evening in the city. "This is a very special evening," Orozco-Estrada noted as he charmed the tony gathering.
8 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic leads the Utah Symphony and seven special youth musical soloists in the 55th Annual Salute to Youth concert on Tuesday, September 30 at 7 PM at Abravanel Hall. Sponsored by the Deseret News, Salute to Youth is an annual tradition that dates back to the days of Maestro Maurice Abravanel .
12 hrs ago | The Paducah Sun Online Edition
Bravisimo! The Paducah Symphony Orchestra, under the inspired talent of conductor Raffaele Ponti, has again outdone itself with a breathtaking performance to rival anything you would hear at Carnegie Hall.
The Kansas Symphony opened its 2014 - 2015 season Friday night at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Kansas City mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato , singing songs of Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss . The program began with Bacchanale, a five minute piece by Amnerican composer, Charles Tomlinson Griffes .
The HSO is made up of musicians of all ages from Hastings, the rest of the tri-cities, and even the region. "Let's face it, there's hundreds of communities this size in the United States, but very few of them have a symphony orchestra," says conductor Byron Jensen.
Musicians with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra perform with guest pianist Conrad Tao during a concert for their Halekulani Masterworks Spring 2014, at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. Hawaii Symphony Orchestra opened its first full season on Saturday, September 13th, exactly fifty years to the day after the Formal Dedication Ceremonies for what is now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall.
Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who received a MacArthur Foundation genius grant in 2011 before she turned 30, will make her Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra debut this weekend playing Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor. Music director Edo de Waart will also lead the MSO in Britten's Four Sea Interludes from "Peter Grimes" and Dvorak's Symphony No.
And 13 is clearly a lucky number for the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, which launched its 2014-15 season Saturday evening at Hill Auditorium with a roof-raising Beethoven Festival. On the bill were three of Beethoven's greatest hits: The Symphony No.
Program: Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Falla: Selections from The Three-Cornered Hat Suites, Gershwin: An American in Paris MOBILE, Alabama -- Saturday's opening night of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 season was the first concert to be played within the Saenger's brand new $373,000 acoustical shell.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's classical season opened Saturday evening with a riveting, less-is-more production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The character-driven opera, a tale of love, deception, betrayal, loss and fury, is dependent not on a setting in time and place, but on music and characters.
On a Thursday evening in May, a couple hundred patrons dressed in jeans or formal wear filed into the ornate lobby of Heinz Hall. They weren't there for a concert.
The West Michigan Symphony is back for its 75th season, and the performers bring with them a lineup of music, performances and tributes that will highlight the symphony's past and celebrate its future. The symphony kicks off its season on Friday, Sept.
Music director Devin Patrick Hughes plans to continue to push the envelope with the Boulder Symphony Orchestra this season. Devin Patrick Hughes, music director of the Boulder Symphony Orchestra, is known for pushing the limits in challenging his community musicians, most of whom are unpaid.
Mother Nature decided to cooperate with the Houston Symphony after all, so Friday's rains died out around the Miller Outdoor Theatre about two hours before Andres Orozco-Estrada conducted his first concert as the orchestra's 15th music director. An audience of about 8,000 people filled the theater's seated area and much of the grassy slope beyond it.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:50 pm
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