When you are the nation’s oldest continuing musical organization, you have to celebrate with a bang! This is exactly what the Musical Fund Society is planning to do with a once-in-a-lifetime performance, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society on April 26, 2020 at the Mary Louise Curtis branch of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia.
The first-ever concert season pops youth orchestra has been created in Cleveland, Ohio, with 50 young musicians forming the Cleveland Pops Youth Orchestra (CPYO). This invention is an educational and performing ensemble under the Cleveland Pops Orchestra founded by Pops Conductor Carl Topilow and President and CEO Shirley Morgenstern.
The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) embarks upon its Valletta 2018 Tour, its first-ever American performances celebrating the orchestra’s 50th anniversary and the naming of Malta’s capital city, Valletta, as a European Capital of Culture 2018. The tour commences in Philadelphia on November 27 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, continues to North Bethesda on November 29 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and culminates in New York City on December 1 at Carnegie Hall.
What started off as a small YouTube series has flourished into a nonprofit media empire that inspires classical musicians around the globe to achieve more, create, and find healing in their art. Living the Classical Life is directed by award-winning cinematographer Peter Hobbs with host Zsolt Bognár. While over 50 episodes exist, we wanted to highlight our top 10 pianist episodes featuring Daniil Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Emanuel Ax, Stephen Hough, Gary Graffman, and five other star pianists.
Known as the “master of the miniature,” Hungarian composer György Kurtág has taken on a big task. The now 92-year-old world-renowned artist will have his first opera open on November 15 at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.