New American Works: Anthony Marwood

Known for his searing performances of contemporary works, including Thomas Àdes’s Concentric Circles (written for and premiered by Marwood),  violinist Anthony Marwood is also a noted advocate of a number of American composers and new works, including: Steven Mackey:…

New American Works: Paul Jacobs

John Harbison: What Do We Make of Bach? for Orchestra and Obbligato Organ World Premiere: Friday, October 12, 2018 with the Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänska, conductor Wayne Oquin: Resilience World Premiere: October 6, 2017 with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor…

Yolanda Kondonassis, Harpist
Yolanda Kondonassis with Jennifer Higdon. Photo by Amanda Sachs.

New American Works: Yolanda Kondonassis

Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra Premiered on May 10, 2018 with the Rochester Philharmonic led by Ward Stare, Commissioned by The premiere series of performances will continue with Yolanda Kondonassis as soloist throughout 2018…

Daniel Meyer, conductor. Photo by Kristi Hedberg.

Daniel Meyer with the Pittsburgh Symphony

As much of the world feels the inexorable pull of the Force, Maestro Daniel Meyer leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in a special live performance of John Williams’s iconic scores for the Star Wars films.

Tafelmusik - photo by Sian Richards.

Tafelmusik’s Safe Haven

US Touring Period: March 4 – 15, 2020 In March 2020, Tafelmusik will bring their latest multimedia project on tour to the U.S.: In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, refugee communities such as French Huguenots…

The Heath Quartet - photo by Simon Way
The Heath Quartet - photo by Simon Way. L to R: Chris Murray, cello; Oliver Heath, violin; Sara Wolstenholme, violin; Gary Pomeroy, violia.

Heath Quartet returns to Lincoln Center March 22, 2018

On Thursday March 22, the HEATH QUARTET returns to Great Performers at Lincoln Center for a program of Haydn and Tchaikovsky and appears with the Treetops Chamber Music Society in Stamford, Connecticut on March 25. Next season they will make return…

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Jacques Lacombe, conductor. Photo by Philippe Champoux.

Vive Ravel, Daphnis et Chloé – and Jacques Lacombe!

“…Lacombe treated Symphony Hall to the most engrossing and dynamic rendition of Ravel’s ‘Daphnis et Chloé’ that I’ve ever seen performed… “Lacombe’s direction gave unique form to each figure, with the conductor stepping lightly and…

Jacques Lacombe, conductor
Jacques Lacombe, conductor. Photo by Hilary Scott.

Operas, Orchestras, Jacques Lacombe

Currently Principal Conductor of the Bonn Opera in Germany, Jacques Lacombe keeps his hand in the orchestral scene in North America when he leads the Boston Symphony February 15-17 in a subscription week at Symphony…

Adam Golka, piano
Adam Golka, piano. Photo by Jürgen Frank.

Adam Golka Releases a Schumann Disc!

Adam Golka releases SCHUMANN: Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 11 etc with First Hand Records. For more information, click here. “These are performances of poetry and sensitivity, with the reading of the piano sonata rivalling…

Jayce Ogren, conductor
Jayce Ogren, conductor. Photo by Rebecca Fay.

Jayce Ogren – In and Out of the Box

Conductor Jayce Ogren leads subscription weeks this season with the Columbus, Edmonton, Louisville and Asheville Symphonies in straight-ahead classical repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn and Beethoven to Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Copland – all dear familiars and…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

Marc-André Hamelin recently completed his week at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where he participated in the Jury.  Hamelin evaluated competitors on his own composition, commissioned specially for the competition, in addition to several other…

Adam Golka, piano
Adam Golka, piano. Photo by Jürgen Frank.

Catching up with Adam Golka

Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto and Chopin’s Piano Cto. No. 1 figured into Adam Golka’s winter season, with performances with the Riverside County Phil. in CA and the Knoxville Symphony, respectively: “Golka’s playing was light and full of the…

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord. Photo by Kaja Smith.

In recitals and with orchestras with Mahan Esfahani

Highlights of Mahan Esfahani’s busy winter and spring included the world premiere of Francisco Coll’s harpsichord Concerto with the Britten Sinfonia in February. His US recital tour in March included dates at the McCarter Theater…

Marc-André Hamelin, piano
Marc-André Hamelin, piano. Photo by Sim Cannety-Clarke.

Marc-André Hamelin with orchestra and in solo and duo concerts

Marc-André Hamelin‘s winter/spring highlights included Ravel and Shostakovich concerti with the Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano, Medtner’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsorcheter as well as with the Atlanta Symphony and Michael…

Paul Jacobs, organ
Paul Jacobs, organ. Photo by Ficarri.

Rouse Concerto heard across the states with Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs‘ season has been shaped by the Christopher Rouse Organ Concerto, which he premiered with the Philadelphia Orchestra led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin on November 17 last year, and has continued performing this spring with dates…

Soyeon Kate Lee, piano
Soyeon Kate Lee, piano

Soyeon Kate Lee with orchestras and in recital

Soyeon Kate Lee had a year full of orchestral performances, playing Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 3 at the Erie Philharmonic led by Daniel Meyer in January and later with the Eugene Symphony in March.  She also performed Chopin’s…