Check out a preview for actress and classically trained singer Kristin Chenoweth's forthcoming solo album, 'The Art of Elegance.' The new CD from the Tony Award-winning chanteuse displays the 'Bewitched' star's operatic soprano voice in a broad range of classic styles.
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is turning 100 this February, and they are bringing back famed American violinist, Joshua Bell, to help them celebrate. Bell, alongside conductor Marin Alsop, will be performing sections from Gershwin, Bernstein and many more at their centennial anniversary concert. Electronica composer Mason Bates will also perform his signature piece, 'Mothership.'
Alas, we are closing in on the final weeks of this summer's Mostly Mozart Festival. Fear not, though, Classicalites. The home stretch of Mostly Mozarts past there at Lincoln Center have always been filled with must-hear performers in don't-miss programming, and this 2015 iteration is hardly going out with a whimper. Case in point: the much-awaited American stage premiere of British composer George Benjamin's love-hate opera, 'Written on Skin.' Starring Barbara Hannigan and Christopher Purves in the viscerally erotic roles they, themselves, originated, outgoing New York Philharmonic music director Alan Gilbert leads the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in what's fast becoming the most revered English-language opera in some two decades.
Josh Groban, Renée Fleming and Joshua Bell will all be a part of Thirteen’s Great Performance’s concert “La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema.”
As Joshua Bell has proven to us already, a venue is merely a concept. In the case of the Manchester Camerata, Bob Riley writes that the orchestra is "constantly challenging" how they engage with audiences. Thus, he concludes, "if that means we perform in a grand concert hall one day, and a car park the next, so be it." One can imagine that, with any major metropolis like Manchester, there are a plethora of venues and outlets to cater to a notion such as Riley's. Sure, but the term "venue" needs to be redefined to capture what is between the gridlock and cobblestone. Earlier this season, Joshua Bell took to Washington, D.C.'s Union Station to perform with some of his YoungArts masterclass alumni among the passersby in the metro. Too their surprise, an audience grew out from the hype and congregated over a program of Mendelssohn.
With his Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority mulligan miles behind him, Joshua Bell is Skyping with me from his suite at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai. As per usual when talking to the press, the world's greatest living violinist is in between rehearsals. Yes, Bell has traveled to the United Arab Emirates to perform Felix Mendelssohn's 'Violin Concerto' in E minor, Op. 64 at the Royal Opera House Muscat with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields--the storied British band, founded by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, that Bell remains the only American to have led as both music director and conductor.
While watching HBO's Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass, it is easy to see that it's all about the kids. The world-renowned violinist checks his ego at the door, focusing his efforts on Mendelssohn, Bach and his youthful ritornello, who clearly idolize their enthusiastic coach.
World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell recently took to the D.C. catacombs to perform for a busy crowd who stopped to hear Bach. Now, on Tuesday, October 14, Bell will be paid tribute by HBO with a new documentary, Joshua Bell: A YoungArts Masterclass.
Director/writer David Donnelly is set to release "Maestro," a documentary on the world of classical music conductors during a time of decline.
Just seven years after his D.C. metro debut, Joshua Bell took to the Union Station stop for a similar social experiment--however, this time he would be far from ignored.
Joshua Bell may have signed his name to the wrong idea — that is, he will always go down as "that famous violinist who played in the Metro and no one paid attention to."
With more tact and grace than most, 11-year-old Dylan Hamme frequents New York's 5th avenue tourism district (because where else is more fitting to busk?) with his violin and a sign that cites his all-time favorite player: Joshua Bell. To his surprise, he finally was granted the opportunity to meet the Bell.
Since 1965, the New York Philharmonic's Concerts in the Parks have been a must-do for all Gotham residents. But in light of the recent death of former NY Phil music director Lorin Maazel, tonight's concert in Central Park will be a bit more somber.
The Ravinia Festival recently announced its 2014 season, “Summer of Love/Season of Stars,” featuring music that expresses the theme of love in all its various manifestations.
The long-awaited pilot episode of 'Mozart in the Jungle' is finally available on Amazon Prime's Instant Video. It's based on Blair Tindall's novel of the same name, a story of "la vie bohème" in New York City, where young musicians scramble for better-paying gigs while diverting themselves with sex and drugs until the day when the Philharmonic comes calling.