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The New York Philharmonic’s Way Forward – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Photo The audience at the renovated Music Hall in Cincinnati on Oct. 6. Credit Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times To the Editor: Bravo to the Cincinnati Symphony, and the local government that supported most of the cost, for their successful hall project (Arts pages, Oct. 18). Kudos for good all-around planning! But is it fair for your online headline to say the David Geffen Hall project “stumbles”? In…

The New York Philharmonic’s Way Forward – New York Times

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Photo The audience at the renovated Music Hall in Cincinnati on Oct. 6. Credit Maddie McGarvey for The New York Times To the Editor: Bravo to the Cincinnati Symphony, and the local government that supported most of the cost, for their successful hall project (Arts pages, Oct. 18). Kudos for good all-around planning! But is it fair for your online headline to say the David Geffen Hall project “stumbles”? In…

Theatre Bizarre Orchestra showcasing new album – Detroit Free Press

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra performing at Otus Supply in Ferndale. “We like to tumble down rabbit holes whenever we can,” says leader Joshua James. “Last year our presentation was more dark carnival, but this year, we’re focusing more on music written for and inspired by burlesque artists.” (Photo: Chuck Anderson) Theatre Bizarre transports you to another world. Enter the Masonic Temple for this weekend’s festivities and you’ll find a masquerade ball adorned by macabre…

‘Boy are we alive right now.’ How the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra makes sweet music – Island Packet

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Late afternoon light bathes the sanctuary of the Sea Island Presbyterian Church while Beethoven’s crescendos echo off the wood paneling. The former is atmospheric and naturally occurring; the latter is provided courtesy of the Beaufort Symphony Orchestra. Last Sunday’s concert — which followed a Thursday evening performance — was the first of the orchestra’s 2017-2018 schedule. While it featured young New York-based pianist Reed Tetzloff, it also highlighted the efforts…

Joburg orchestra makes welcome return – Business Day

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The soundtrack of Johannesburg is about to be complete again. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra (JPO) will once again add its sounds to the buzz and the urban choreography of “Africa’s world-class city”. The orchestra disappeared into obscurity in 2012, when it experienced a financial meltdown. It relied mostly on lottery funding. With the help of new government and corporate funders, the orchestra is ready to claim its place as one…

University Philharmonia Orchestra presents a refreshingly singular repertoire – The Michigan Daily

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

The University Philharmonia Orchestra is back at it again, this time with a highly unusual musical repertoire. Tonight, students are prepared to whisk audiences away to a world filled with conflict, charisma and passion. The repertoire for this concert starts with three movements of Grieg’s “Sigurd Jorsalfar,” lively incidental music composed originally for plays. This is followed by Ravel, a composer known for his use of dissonance, who doesn’t disappoint…

Zubin Mehta, Israel Philharmonic to start tour at Carnegie Hall – The Times of Israel

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

NEW YORK — Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The October 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro.” The orchestra will then visit Toronto, California and Florida before returning to Carnegie Hall on November 7 through November 9. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email…

Prelude to fall: Alton Symphony Orchestra opens 73rd season – Alton Telegraph

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

ALTON — Alton Symphony Orchestra begins its new season Saturday with a concert filled with famous overtures. “These are the songs that most people first heard while watching the Bugs Bunny cartoons on Saturday mornings,” said Alton Symphony Orchestra President Steve McCann. “You may not know them by name, but everyone will recognize something that they will hear that evening.” “The Overture to Your Evening” will be presented with Maestro…

Danville Symphony Orchestra returns for 26th season Saturday – GoDanRiver.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Danville Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 26th season Saturday with the Greensboro Philharmonia joining for a celebration of composers Tchaikovsky and Brahms. The free concert featuring more than 70 musicians will begin at 8 p.m. at George Washington High School. The audience will be treated to the featured violin soloist, Matvey Lapin, who hails from Russia, according to a news release. Lapin holds the concertmaster…

Akron Symphony Orchestra to perform ‘Video Games Live’ Oct. 28 – cleveland.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

AKRON, Ohio – Akron Symphony Orchestra will combine live orchestral music with video game clips at a special multimedia performance Saturday, Oct. 28, at E.J. Thomas Hall. “Video Games Live” begins at 7:30 p.m. and will include visuals from popular video games synchronized with arranged music, lighting, solo performances, special effects and interactive segments. The concert will include modern music pieces and blockbuster video game footage, as well as segments dedicated to…

Sedalia Symphony Orchestra begins 83rd season Monday – Sedalia Democrat

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

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Mehta, Israel Philharmonic to start tour at Carnegie Hall – SFGate

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Caption Close NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra are starting a two-week North American tour at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The Oct. 25 opening-night concert will feature an all-Mozart program including the overture to “The Marriage of Figaro.” The orchestra will visit Toronto, California and Florida before returning to Carnegie Hall on Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. The tour will celebrate the legacy of…

Santa Clarita Philharmonic moves to the Performing Arts Center and announces its 4th Annual Student Concerto … – Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Dr. Mark Elfont, Santa Clarita Contributor   For the 2017-2018 season, the Santa Clarita Philharmonic will be performing at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center of the College of the Canyons. After four seasons at the Hart High School Auditorium, the orchestra is moving to the magnificent Performing Arts Center with its large stage and accommodations for close to 1000 music lovers. The PAC…

Conductor relieved of orchestra duties – The Brown Daily Herald

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Updated Oct. 18 at 9:32 a.m. The mood changed in Sayles Hall Tuesday night when orchestra students learned that Conductor Brandon Keith Brown, who was hired by the University for the 2017-18 academic year in May 2017, will no longer serve as their director. With a concert set Friday, one may expect a sudden transition in leadership to bring panic, but orchestra students described a different feeling — relief. “We’re…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece … – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…

Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra stages opera performance in West Hartford – Torrington Register Citizen

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Caption Close WEST HARTFORD — The Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a concert staging of Sir Arthur Sullivan’s first comic opera, “Cox and Box,” at its opening concert of the 2017-18 season, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., the Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford. Featuring three experienced Gilbert and Sullivan singers from Broadway, Daniel Greenwood, tenor, James Mills, baritone and Matthew Wages, bass-baritone, “Cox and…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra at LA’s Greek Theatre – Variety

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…

Concert Review: Evanescence Amp Up the Drama With 20-Piece Orchestra at LA’s Greek Theatre – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Evanescence lead singer Amy Lee made the leap from goth-rocker to opera diva last night, as she and the band led a 20-piece orchestra through a sold-out performance at the Greek Theatre Sunday night, previewing the group’s fourth album, “Synthesis,” which comes out November 10. Both the concert and the album — Evanescence’s first since its self-titled 2011 effort — offer a reimagining of the group’s catalog with a full…

Binghamton Philharmonic uses Harry Potter-themed concert to attract new audience – NewYorkUpstate.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Binghamton and Ithaca will be filled with the sounds of magic and wizardry, as the Binghamton Philharmonic takes on the music of Harry Potter the weekend before Halloween. The Binghamton Philharmonic will perform the works of famed composer John Williams at 7:30 p.m. at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton on Oct. 27 and the State Theatre of Ithaca on Oct. 28. Williams conducted and composed the score for the first three Harry Potter…

Boston Philharmonic Kicks Off Season With John Harbison’s Evocative Symphony No. 3 – WBUR

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Benjamin Zander, the charismatic music director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, is also a master craftsman of concert programming, and his first concert of the season sounds like one of his most delicious concoctions. Two of the three pieces are by American composers — but written two-thirds of a century apart. American composer John Harbison’s Symphony No. 3 is the highlight of the Boston Philharmonic’s season opener. (Courtesy Boston Philharmonic)…