Carnegie Hall will be featuring a free concert by the critically acclaimed Cracow Duo in celebration of Chopin’s 205th Birthday. The duo will perform works by the legendary Polish composer along with works by Alexandre Tansman.
The Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association, in partnership with Carnegie Hall, has announced “Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire.” Beginning with the 2015-16 season, the project will commission a collection of 50 new works, 10 per year over five years, devoted to the most recent approaches to the string quartet.
Björk fans rejoice! The Icelandic singer is returning to New York after an early release of her 2015 album "Vulnicura," performing at Carnegie Hall and City Center. Her new album, which has been widely praised, has also stirred up talk for including a 10-minute diss track Björk directed at ex Matthew Barney.
American Composers Orchestra's 38th season will continue with “Orchestra Underground: Sins & Songs” at Carnegie Hall. Shara Worden and her pop “alter-ego,” My Brightest Diamond, will headline the show.
The New York Choral Society is presenting a symposium on Felix Mendelssohn titled “Mendelssohn: A Conversation. His Life, His Music His Passion” on Jan. 11.
The Collegiate Chorale has been announced as one of 919 nonprofits nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts grant. The Collegiate Chorale will receive $30,000 in support of its May 2015 concert and CD recording of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's musical epic "The Road of Promise." NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu said, "I'm pleased to be able to share the news of our support through Art Works including the award to The Collegiate Chorale. The arts foster value, connection, creativity and innovation for the American people, and these recommended grants demonstrate those attributes and affirm that the arts are part of our everyday lives." "The Road of Promise" is a new concert adaptation of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's 1937 epic musical spectacle "The Eternal Road." The performance will feature a dramatic mix of opera, musical theater and pageant play. "The Road of Promise" tells the story of a young boy left in the care of a rabbi and his congregation in the wake of a pogrom. To calm the boy's fears and help him understand his faith and heritage, the rabbi recounts ancient biblical tales, and as he does the stories of Abraham, Sarah, Jacob, Rachel, Moses, Ruth, Saul and David come to life.
The New York Choral Society and Orchestra with Music Director David Hayes will present the rarely heard St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn at Carnegie Hall.
The Warner Music Prize, in association with the Blavatnik Family Foundation, is a new concept and features a cash prize of $100,000 to be given to a "classical musician aged 18-35 who demonstrates exceptional talent and promise, regardless of any label affiliation."
The Collegiate Chorale and the Orchestra of St. Luke's along with Broadway stars and Eric Idle himself perform the oratorio at Carnegie Hall December 15-16.
Zorman used his Distinctive Debuts concert to establish his bona fides as a musician dedicated to the full expanse of classical and modern classical music.
Israeli violinist Itamar Zorman, winner of the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, has been furthering his stellar young career with new recordings, prestigious bookings, and recognition, having received a 2014 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award and a 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As he prepares for his "Distinctive Debut" concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on November 5, he took some time to speak with us about his background and career.
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.
Leon Botstein and the American Symphony Orchestra will explore music of Richard Strauss in their season-opening concert, "Marriage Actually," at Carnegie Hall on October 15.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter as Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 Perspectives artist has curated a six-night concert series. Beginning on October 1, the Opening Night Gala will feature Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The series will also include the U.S. Premiere of Sebastian Currier’s Ringtone Variations & Sir André Previn’s Violin Concerto No. 2.
The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15. Australian-born, Byrne is a Fulbright scholar who matriculated through Columbia University for his doctorate in music. The leadership role comes after his ten years with Carnegie Hall, eight of which were spent as Director of Festivals and Special Projects.