Gergiev’s Russia is roaring and overwhelming

Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival. Heard: 16, 17 and 18/9 De Doelen, Rotterdam. Listen back via radio 4: 16/9. Broadcast 18/9 on 19/9, 8 pm via More Gergiev: next Monday with the Münchner Philharmoniker in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. After last year’s canceled corona edition, the Gergjev Festival of the Rotterdam...
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Amarillo Globe-Times

Amarillo entertainment in brief

Forever Golden! A Celebration of the Golden Girls comes to the big screen for the first time. Celebrate The Golden Girls with a special screening of some of the most memorable episodes from the series. The special screening is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Cinemark Hollywood 16...
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What to Watch: 6 classical music concerts and films to stream this month

The ALL ARTS broadcast channel and streaming app have plenty of arts-related shows and films to choose from, including original productions and archival content. September is Classical Music Month, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting some of the classical music performances and films in our archive. As always, you can watch...
Paducah Sun

Paducah Symphony Orchestra concert season kicks off Saturday

The full Paducah Symphony Orchestra will take the stage Saturday at The Carson Center for the first time since February 2020, as the symphony celebrates its opening night of the 2021-22 concert season. Raffaele Livio Ponti, the PSO’s artistic director and conductor, is happy about the new concert season starting...

The New York Philharmonic's Season of Change

“Our musicians are so ready to be back!” says Deborah Borda, the New York Philharmonic's Linda and Mitch Hart President and CEO, following the 18-month intermission since Music Director Jaap van Zweden and the Orchestra last performed for their subscribers. While there has been a smattering of outdoor and socially distanced concerts, the arrival of the new season is more meaningful than ever.

Go Triad: Calendar of events

F—Greensboro Library: Kathleen Clay Mystery Book Club: 2 p.m. Virtual book discussion of “May Day” by Jess Lourey. F—Benjamin Bards: A Poetry Workshop: 7 p.m. Benjamin Branch Library, 1530 Benjamin Parkway, GB. Scuppernong Books Online Event: 7 p.m. “Graceland At Last” by Margaret Renkl. Scuppernong Books: 7...
Yes Weekly

UNCSA resumes live performances this weekend

After a year-long hiatus in live performance, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) Symphony Orchestra will be performing — live and in-person — this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Stevens Center, 405 N. Fourth Street, Winston-Salem. The program will be Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and...

Kallos Finds The Sound For The Times

Without warning, pianist Min Young Kang laid into the keys to declare the opening figure to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor. The players in the Ulysses Quartet — sharing the stage with her at First Presbyterian Church on Whitney Avenue Tuesday evening — followed with choral declarations of their own. Ideas flowed one into the other from there, passed from instrument to instrument until it all came together in a sweeping, heroic theme that fell into an aching fugue.

Boston Symphony Orchestra kicks off new Boston season

Many of us in Western Massachusetts like to think of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as “our” orchestra in the Berkshires, thanks to their glorious outdoor concerts every summer at Tanglewood. But you don’t have to wait until next July to hear one of the world’s greatest orchestras. For a fraction...

Montreal Symphony’s Banner 2021-22 Season Launches Today (Sep 14) with Opening Night Concert Led by Music Director Designate Rafael Payare

The only Canadian nominee for Gramophone’s 2021 Orchestra of the Year, and the first in that award’s history to date, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (OSM) looks forward to a banner 2021-22 season. This marks its eleventh season at home in the acoustically optimized Montreal Symphony House and its first under Music Director Designate Rafael Payare. Known for his innate musicianship, gift for communication, charismatic energy and irresistibly joyous spirit, the Venezuelan conductor leads no fewer than eight OSM programs this season, starting with tonight’s Opening Night Concert (Sep 14–18), which will be filmed for subsequent streaming at the orchestra’s website and on the Mezzo and Medici platforms. OSM also welcomes back Conductors Emeritus Kent Nagano and Zubin Mehta, as well as performing under the leadership of 16 guest conductors, Vasily Petrenko, Gemma New, Hervé Niquet and OSM Artist-in-Residence Michael Tilson Thomas among them. Guest soloists include Yefim Bronfman, Measha Brueggergosman, Christine Goerke, Hilary Hahn, Christian Tetzlaff and Daniil Trifonov, while the orchestra’s diverse lineup features the world premieres of four new commissions from Canadian composers, including OSM Composer-in-Residence Ana Sokolović. The orchestra also continues to serve families and young children – including those with autism spectrum disorder – through a range of thoughtfully curated educational programs. All told, the Montreal Symphony’s 88th season confirms its standing as “the best Gallic orchestra in the world” (Chicago Tribune).
Winston-Salem Journal

Arts briefs: Stage plays, concerts and art exhibits this week

Kernersville Little Theatre will present “Almost, Maine” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17-18, 24-25 and 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and 26 at Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kernersville Elementary School, 512 W. Mountain St., Kernersville. On a cold night, residents of Almost, Maine, “find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and...
Amarillo Globe-Times

Amarillo entertainment news in brief

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, is hosting a Music in the Gardens Summer Concert Series sponsored by Rick Looby Homes. Tickets are $10 at the gate or $5 for members. Special screening marks 35th anniversary of 'Labyrinth'. Cinemark theaters are hosting a special 35th anniversary screening of "Labyrinth."
Winston-Salem Journal

Arts briefs

The last Summer Parks Concert Series of 2021 will feature The Martha Bassett Show at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St., Kernersville. Known for her rich alto voice and musical breadth, Martha Bassett is one of North Carolina’s most acclaimed performing artists with 11 albums to date and countless performance credits.

UW Chamber Orchestra to Perform ‘Russian Strings’

The University of Wyoming Chamber Orchestra will present an all-Russian music program at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students not attending UW, plus a $1 ticket handling fee....

Proms Festival Orch/Wigglesworth review – freelance orchestra’s Mahler brings hope and celebration

‘There won’t be a dry eye anywhere, certainly not on stage,” said one of the musicians before this, the first – and probably the last – performance by the Proms Festival Orchestra. UK musicians have had a relentlessly hard time during the pandemic, but freelance orchestral players have had some of the worst of it, and many have been forced to find other ways of making a living: one of the double bassists on stage, for example, is currently working as an undertaker. The Proms put together an orchestra of around 80 of these freelancers for this one-off concert, and the result was indeed an emotionally charged occasion.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Letters: Mick Murray shares the response he got from the director of English Touring Opera on the need for the public to connect with artists. Lockdown culture The week in classical: Classical Vauxhall; L'Heure Espagnole – review. Fresh performances of Shostakovich and Beethoven open Classical Vauxhall’s mini-festival, while GPO turns...