#Orchestra Music

Conductor making debut for Chicago Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to helping war-torn Ukraine

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Conducting orchestras is Dalia Stasevska's passion, but she frequently moves from the podium to the front lines of war in Ukraine – helping the war-torn country where she was born.The Finnish-Ukrainian director sat down Wednesday with CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov.Stasevska's zeal for the music she conducts is obvious the instant she picks up the baton. Her whole body is consumed by the score.The 37-year-old conductor is preparing for her Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut."Of course, it's a dream come true," Stasevska said.Only about a third of all orchestral conductors are women. Seeing one of them when...
Picture for Conductor making debut for Chicago Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to helping war-torn Ukraine

Kamuela Philharmonic conducting 12th annual Youth Concerto Competition

The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra is now accepting applications and video files for its 12th annual Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition for 2022-23. This season’s competition will be held virtually via recorded auditions, focusing on the winds, brass, percussion and piano families of instruments. Applications and video files must be...
Picture for Kamuela Philharmonic conducting 12th annual Youth Concerto Competition
Lima News

Bells, Brass & Bows to return to VMCCC

LIMA —A popular holiday show is set to make its return to Veterans Memorial Civic Center and all parties involved seem to be excited. “Bells, Brass & Bows,” the Lima Symphony Orchestra’s annual holiday performance will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and will feature a diverse array of arrangements performed by the orchestra and the Lima Symphony Chorus.
Picture for Bells, Brass & Bows to return to VMCCC

An event-filled December with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Looking for some entertainment this holiday season? The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has an event-filled December for the whole family to enjoy. "We're in the holiday spirit here at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and so thrilled to invite concertgoers to the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to enjoy lively music, family films and festival decorations," BSO President and CEO, Mark Hanson said.

Baroque Orchestra makes its choice

Conductor and keyboard virtuoso Julian Perkins will be the next artistic director of Portland Baroque Orchestra, the company announced Wednesday. Perkins, who is also artistic director of the Cambridge Handel Opera Company and founder-director of Sounds Baroque, will succeed Monica Huggett as artistic leader of the 38-year-old orchestra, one of the leading Baroque ensembles in the United States.

Ukraine calls on western allies to boycott Russian culture

Ukraine’s culture minister has called on the country’s western allies to boycott Russian culture, urging a halt to performances of the music of Tchaikovsky and other Russian composers until the end of the war. Writing in the Guardian, Oleksandr Tkachenko argues that such a “cultural boycott” would not...

Orchestra students kick off the WVHS holiday concert series

On Tuesday night, the WVHS Orchestra Winter Concert marked the official start of the WVHS Winter Concert Series. The program of nine songs included holiday themed pieces, two senior features, and a collaborative performance by the high school and eighth grade orchestra. The evening was under the direction of WVHS teacher Ms. Elissa Maynard.

Allen Philharmonic Presents Annual Merry TubaChristmas Concert

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus is welcoming any tuba, sousaphone, euphonium, and baritone horn players to join the group for its Merry TubaChristmas Concert. On Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m., the annual musical celebration will take place at Watters Creek Village, located at 970 Garden Park Dr....

At 12, talented violinist becomes Santa Rosa Youth Symphony's youngest concertmaster

SANTA ROSA (KPIX) - A talented 12-year-old is the concertmaster of the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra making him the youngest in the organization's history spanning several decades, according to orchestra staff. His family and instructors hope it's an early accomplishment in a long career of music. "I saw my friend playing and it was really beautiful, and I thought I just want to be like that," said Henry Miller, a student at Herbert Slater Middle School. "I've just been brought so much joy while listening to music."Miller asked his mother, a music teacher, to give him piano lessons when he...
Napa Valley Register

Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra is 'Going for Baroque'

The Napa Valley Chamber Orchestra is “Going for Baroque” at their next concert Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at the Justin Siena High School’s Siena Hall, 4026 Maher St., Napa. This Baroque festival will feature four violin soloists — Matthew Vincent, Cody Alves, Kyle Croft, and...

#1StudentNWI: A change of seasons at John Adams

With three weeks left of the first semester of the 2022 school year, end of the year grades and finals are slowly taking over at John Adams High School. Fall sports have officially concluded, leaving the players eager for their next season. The Girls Volleyball team ended its season with a 6-8 record, with three seniors graduating before the next season. The Boys Soccer team ended its season 11-5-1, with a loss in the Championship Sectionals game against Penn High School.

PREVIEW: At the Linde Center, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra play Ginastera, Waley-Cohen, Dvořák

Lenox — December is a busy month for members of the Boston Symphony. With few exceptions, all but the orchestra’s first-chair players are members of the Boston Pops, which means they have almost 30 performances during the month of December. So it could be a real challenge for the orchestra to find two violinists, a violist, a cellist, and a bassist who can be persuaded to travel all the way from Boston to Lenox in December. (On the other hand, maybe they’re eager to take a break from holiday music and looking for an excuse to dine at the Red Lion Inn?)