The New West Symphony has an exciting season ahead of them with new audience engagement goals and a new Music Director. The symphony celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with the welcome addition of Grammy-winning conductor Michael Christie as the new Music Director. Six programs will be presented October through May on Saturdays at 7:30pm at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, CA, and Sundays at 3pm at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, CA.
Renowned American composer Lowell Liebermann always had a knack for creating his own pieces, even while studying piano at age 8. With his storied career and many accomplishments, Lowell’s most cherished accomplishment is just being able to make a living doing what he does with music.
The Riga Jurmala Music Festival is a new-concept festival that takes place over four powerful weekends, each anchored by a world-class orchestra and a dazzling line-up of soloists. The first year is already set to feature huge classical stars including Yuja Wang, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Appl andMILOŠ.
The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera join to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s “Golden Spike” this May by presenting newly commissioned orchestral work and a variety of 10-minute operas on the theme of the railroad. The Golden Spike was the ceremonial final spike that joined the rails of America’s First Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869.
Composer Viktor Ullmann is one of the most notable of the artists who continued to compose while entrapped in German concentration camps. Although many manuscripts were undoubtedly destroyed as their creators met an untimely fate, some were smuggled out or hidden. Ullmann wrote and premiered music while imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin (Theresienstadt) before he was ultimately murdered in a gas chamber at Auschwitz. Pianofest in the Hamptons will present the New York premiere of one of Viktor Ullmann's works written in the concentration camp, The Tale of the Love and Death of Cornet Christopher Rilke for Narrator and Piano, on Wednesday, April 17, at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery in SoHo (141 Prince St, New York, NY 10012).
Conductor Angel Gil-Ordoñez has always had a passion for music. So much so, that he convinced his parents to let him study music in college at the Madrid Conservatory of Music, as long as he would first study Engineering at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He completed both degrees and then continued with his musical education and career.
Children in New York City have a special opportunity to work with the esteemed musicians of the New York Philharmonic for the fifth consecutive year this May, with many exciting new collaborations added to the roster for 2019.
Everybody knows a Renaissance man or two—people with a lot of knowledge in a few subjects or guys with perfect scores on Buzztime. But the poster child for this term, Leonardo da Vinci, possessed not only what art historian Helen Gardner describes as “feverishly inventive imagination,” which led to his ground-breaking innovations in art, science and engineering, but the rounded approach to education that reflected the ideals of 15th century humanists.
After being away for 3 years, the return of the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) is hosting a North American tour of eight concerts. “The finest chamber orchestra on earth” (The Telegraph)will be joined by internationally renowned pianists Paul Lewis and Inon Barnatanat New York’s Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA and a list of eminent US concert halls.
World-renowned pianist Mitsuko Uchida will be returning to Carnegie Hall for three concerts featuring the works of Mozart and Schubert this spring in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage: Friday, March 29, Tuesday April 30, and Saturday May 4.
The oldest running chamber music series in the nation is Connecticut-based Music Mountain, which has just announced its full 2019 summer season. Celebrate 90 continuous years of Music Mountain in the idyllic Falls Village community in Northern Connecticut on June 9.
The Budapest Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Iván Fischer, is returning to Carnegie Hall in April for two concerts featuring the music of Bartók paired with traditional Hungarian songs that includes a worldwide live broadcast for one of the performances.
“I want real things — live people to take hold of — to see — and talk to — music that makes holes in the sky — I want to love as hard as I can.” — Georgia O'Keeffe
American pianist Lara Downeshas recentlyreleased her new album, Holes in the Sky, a multi-genre collection of music celebrating the contributions of women to the past, present, and future of American music.
The Grammy-nominated orchestral collective The Knights presents a diverse program at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 featuring music from the Baroque era through today, and from East to West.
Joshua Dennis as “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, David Walton as Oscar “Happy” Felsch, Christian Thurston as George “Buck” Weaver and Calvin Griffin as Eddie Cicotte in Minnesota Opera’s world premiere of “The Fix.” (Photo by Cory Weaver)
How much do you know about “No man’s Land?” Or what Bohemians are? Or what a “demi-mondaine” is?
Crucial to the story-lines of Silent Night, La Boheme, and La Traviata, ignorance of these concepts will not spoil your enjoyment of these opera icons. In fact, learning about these terms during a performance or afterwards may increase your appreciation. The same can be said for Joel Puckett (music) and Eric Simonson’s (libretto) The Fix which receives its world-wide premiere by the Minnesota Opera company at the Ordway Theater on Saturday, March 16th (also March 19, 21, 23-24).
The Minnesota Opera is set to premiere The Fix, a new opera by composer Joel Puckett, librettist Eric Simonson, and conducted by Timothy Myers, based on a true story of the “Black Sox” scandal in 1919.