News : Classical


Classical (17/10/2013)
Lang Lang Releases New Studio Recording Piano Concertos By Prokofiev And Bartok
The world's best-selling pianist, Lang Lang , joins one of the most renowned orchestras for two of the 20th century's landmark piano concertos. Lang Lang teams up with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle in Berlin's Philharmonie for a studio recording of Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto ...

Classical (16/10/2013)
The Piano Guys Release New Music Video "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends" Filmed On The Great Wall of China
Utah's favorite dads, The Piano Guys , release their latest self-made music video "Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends." Fulfilling a long time dream, The Piano Guys received unprecedented special permission from the Chinese government to film their new video on The Great Wall of China. Check out the video ...

Classical (14/10/2013)
CMMB's Season Opener To Include West Coast Premiere Of Jesse Jones' Commission For The Juilliard String Quartet
Composer Jesse Jones is a fan of the Juilliard String Quartet. And apparently the feeling is mutual as Jones' latest work, String Quartet No. 3, "Whereof man cannot speak..." was commissioned by the quartet specifically for inclusion in their 2013/14 season performances. "I am thrilled and honored ...

Classical (14/10/2013)
Toledo Symphony Presents Three Spooky Concerts In October
The Toledo Symphony presents spooky concerts for both adults and kids in October. First up, on October 18 & 19, the TSO brings a wide range of Halloween-themed classics to the Peristyle. Audiences will enjoy Weber's "Ruler of the Spirits," Franck's "The Accursed Huntsman," and Arnold's "Tam O'Shanter ...

Classical (11/10/2013)
Marin Alsop Leads The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra In The Centerpiece Of The BSO's 2013-2014 Season: Britten's War Requiem, Nov. 14-16
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Music Director Marin Alsop leads the BSO and the University of Maryland Concert Choir in the centerpiece of the BSO's 2013-2014 season, Britten's War Requiem on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 8 p.m. and Friday, November 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony ...

Classical (10/10/2013)
Sennheiser To Power World's First Large Scale Opera For Wireless Headphones, Invisible Cities, Premiering At Los Angeles' Union Station This Month
Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that its world-class professional and consumer technology will play an integral part of Invisible Cities: the world's first large scale opera for wireless headphones. The landmark production, a collaboration among The Industry, L.A. Dance Project and Sennheiser, ...

Classical (09/10/2013)
Sergey Antonov Concert. Benefits Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
BOSTON , Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Join Tchaikovsky Gold Medalist, Sergey Antonov ; Rubinstein International Competition winner, pianist, Ilya Kazantsev , and guest artists from the Borromeo String Quartet and Boston Chamber Orchestra for our third annual concert to benefit cancer care and ...

Classical (04/10/2013)
New Age Piano Legend David Lanz Releases Movements Of The Heart Album On Shanachie Records
Some musicians have the ability to transform your very being with the gifts of their artistry. Master pianist and composer, David Lanz, is that kind of force. A wizard at painting a lush tapestry of cascading melodies that simmer into graceful refrains, and meld rhythmically fueled dancing harmonies ...

Classical (02/10/2013)
Sandy Tepper To Make His New York Debut At Weill Recital Hall At Carnegie Hall On October 27th
Sandy Tepper announced today that he will make his New York debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Tepper is a nationally accomplished solo concert artist who has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Charles Dutoit. He ...

Classical (01/10/2013)
"America's Got Talent" Finalist Forte Signs With Syco/Columbia Records
Forte, the multicultural, operatic tenor trio whose performances on America's Got Talent captivated millions and launched the group into the national spotlight, has signed with Syco/Columbia Records. Forte is pleased to announce the release of their self-titled debut album, available everywhere ...

Classical (30/09/2013)
Orpheus Makes U.S. Debut Of New Work At Lafayette College
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's U.S. premiere of a new concerto by pianist Brad Mehldau will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 8 in Lafayette College's Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, Pa. Performed with Mehldau at keyboard, the program will also include Beethoven's Third Symphony, "Eroica." Lafayette ...

Classical (30/09/2013)
Preeminent Los Angeles Violinmaking Family, Benning, Are Subject Of Celebrated LA Times Columnist Steve Lopez
Setting his discerning eye on the next generation of violinmakers to produce fine violins , violas and cellos in LA's most storied violin shop, Steve Lopez has featured Benning Violins in his September 25 column. Entitled "Stradivari of Studio City", the story covers the exploits of the three generations ...

Classical (30/09/2013)
Jackie Evancho, Prodigy and Finalist from NBC's America's Got Talent to Perform at The Hanover Theatre on October 11
JACKIE EVANCHO , prodigy and finalist from NBC's "America's Got Talent" will mesmerize audiences at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester for one night only on Friday, October 11 at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now. The young soprano from Pittsburgh with the stunning voice won ...

Classical (26/09/2013)
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Opens Its 22nd Season With A Birthday Party For Joe Green
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra opens its 22nd season with a 200th birthday party for Joe Green ( Giuseppi Verdi , who's actual birthday is October 10). Verdi wrote 30 operas, and the universal appeal of his popular melodies (and the fact that they are in the public domain) have allowed advertisers ...

Classical (25/09/2013)
The Piano Guys Release New Album Of Holiday Classics
With the success of The Piano Guys' first two major label releases, The Piano Guys and The Piano Guys 2, Portrait/Sony Masterworks will release the Utah -based classical-pop group's new holiday album, A Family Christmas on October 22. Just in time for the holiday season, A Family Christmas will also ...

Classical (18/09/2013)
Sony Classical Celebrates The 85th Birthday Of Gary Graffman With Release Of The Complete Album Collection
Sony Classical celebrates the 85 th birthday of Gary Graffman - American pianist, music administrator and piano teacher - with the first ever release of Mr. Graffman's complete recordings in a limited original jacket collection available September 24, 2013 . Gary Graffman - The Complete Album Collection ...

Classical (13/09/2013)
Richard Wagner's Masterpiece Opera "Parsifal" Finally Explained
"Parsifal," the epic, final opera by Richard Wagner, stunned audiences and set the stage for the arrival of the First World War. "The year 1914 will always be a memorable date among the remarkable dates of this humanity, because of the explosion of the First World War and the simultaneous debut ...

Classical (09/09/2013)
Jessye Norman To Be Special Guest Host On WBGO Tuesday, 9/10, Noon
Jessye Norman is known the world over as one of the most celebrated opera singers of all time, but that doesn't stop her from being a devoted jazz fan. Ms. Norman will participate in the ultimate jazz lover's experience when she hosts an hour of her favorite music on Mid-Day Jazz with Announcer Rhonda ...

Classical (06/09/2013)
Il Divo Releases "A Musical Affair," Their First Album Of Broadway Songs, On November 5, 2013
Il Divo, the record-breaking classical crossover group who has sold more than 26 million albums worldwide, is set to release their 6 th studio album A Musical Affair, on Syco/Columbia Records on November 5 th . The album release will raise the curtains on a limited run of live Broadway performances ...

Classical (05/09/2013)
Conductor Gerard Schwarz And His All-Star Orchestra Of Top Musicians From Across The Country Star In An Unprecedented Eight-Part Musical Series Premiering In September Nationwide On Public Television
Renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz and his hand-picked team of "all-star" classical musicians from across the United States come together to form a new made-for-television concert series. All-Star Orchestra premieres nationwide in September on public television (check local listings), and airs in New ...

Classical (05/09/2013)
Aida Garifullina Won The Hearts Of The Jury In One Of The Most Prestigious Opera Contests On The Planet
Annual worldwide opera contest "Operalia" ended last week in Verona, Italy . Of the thousands of young singers who applied for the competition, only twelve most talented performed in the finals. The voice of Aida Garifullina of Kazan was recognized as the best soprano. "Operalia" is the brainchild ...

Classical (30/08/2013)
Richard Lennox Unveils Classical Solo Album
Virtuoso pianist Richard Lennox has announced that his new self-titled album, a collection of 10 classic piano pieces, will be released on 21st October. The classical pianist has been a fast emerging artist within the classical and crossover scenes. Hailed for both his incredible talents and his ...

Classical (22/08/2013)
Sony Masterworks Joins With Turner Classic Movies (TCM) To Present New Mario Lanza Collection The Toast Of Hollywood
2-CD Set Compiles The Legendary Tenor's Movie Hits, Opera Arias and More, Including Six Previously Unreleased Tracks available August 27, 2013. TCM to Celebrate with All-Night Marathon of Lanza Classics on September 18 In conjunction with Turner Classic Movies (TCM), Sony Masterworks is proud ...

Classical (16/08/2013)
Asu's Bass Virtuoso, Catalin Rotaru, Joins Arizona Pro Arte August 24 At Tempe Center For The Arts
Arizona Pro Arte's Cool Classics series was an experiment, admits Artistic Director and Conductor Timothy Verville, noting that most performing arts groups go dark in June, July and August. "We wanted to know if we kept playing during the summer months, would the audiences would keep coming," Verville ...

Classical (15/08/2013)
Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan Returns To The Hanover Theatre On October 27
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and Spectacle Management proudly present Irish Tenor, RONAN TYNAN live in concert on Sunday, October 27 at 2pm. Tickets are currently on sale to members of The Hanover Theatre before going on sale to the public this Friday, August 16 at 10am. RONAN ...

Classical (12/08/2013)
Placido Domingo Celebrates Verdi's 200th Birthday With His First Recording Of Baritone Arias
Since the beginning of Placido Domingo 's career, which now spans 52 years, Giuseppe Verdi has been one of the most important composers for him. Following countless performances as a tenor, Domingo has now recorded an album of Verdi's baritone arias. Available August 27 th , the new recording entitled ...

Classical (08/08/2013)
Piano Phenoms "The 5 Browns" To Release New Live Album "The Rite Of Spring" On October 29, 2013
A revolutionary force in classical music and an ongoing global phenomenon since the release of their self-titled debut album, The 5 Browns will realize a lifelong dream this year with the release of their new live album on October 29 titled The Rite of Spring - The 5 Browns: Live at Arthur Zankel Music ...

Classical (31/07/2013)
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013, Led By Lorin Maazel, Premieres On Thirteen's Great Performances On August 2, 2013
Distinguished conductor Lorin Maazel leads the fifth annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013 concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 2 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year's gala concert revolves around the works of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, both ...

Classical (25/07/2013)
Maria Stuarda Starring Joyce Didonato As Mary, Queen Of Scots Premieres On Thirteen's Great Performances On August 18, 2013
Riccardo Zandonai's masterpiece Francesca da Rimini , staged by the Met for the first time in more than a quarter of a century, airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 18 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings) . (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m. ) Piero ...

Classical (23/07/2013)
First-Ever 'Rowdy Classical Guitar Album' Hits No 8 On Billboard's Top Classical Albums Chart - Annalisa Ewald
Guitarist Annalisa Ewald has earned her first-ever Billboard Charting album, with her spirited 'Live at the Factory Underground' - likely the first 'rowdy Classical guitar album' to ever hit the Top Ten of Billboard's Top Classical Album Chart! Ewald is gaining popularity, bringing classical guitar ...

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