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Works showcasing the BSO’s strings, winds, brass, and percussion – BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

Works showcasing the BSO’s strings, winds, brass, and percussion – BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
Event on 2018-10-12 13:30:00
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With a "scrupulous ear for instrumental color and blend" (Washington Post) and bringing "a distinctive dynamism to the podium" (Baltimore Sun), the 2017/18 season marks Hannu Lintu's fifth year as Chief Conductor of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Last season's highlights include a concert tour to Russia, with performances at the Moscow Conservatory, Vyborg's House of Culture and St Petersburg's Philharmonic Grand Hall, and a performance of Väin??Raitio's opera Princess Cecilia (the first in 80 years) at the Helsinki Festival – both part of celebrations marking 100 years of Finnish independence. On Independence Day (6 December 2017) the orchestra honours its 90th anniversary and 100-year-old Finland, premiering newly commissioned works by longtime FRSO collaborator Magnus Lindberg and Lotta Wennäkoski. Seven more premieres are scheduled throughout the season, along with performances of Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Beethoven's Fidelio among others. In March 2018 the FRSO tours Spain and Germany with cellist Sol Gabetta, taking in such venues as the Berlin Philharmonie and the Cologne Philharmonie.

Highlights of Lintu's 2017/18 season include returns to the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, and the Dallas Symphony and Detroit Symphony orchestras. Lintu also makes his debut with the Naples Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony and Hiroshima Symphony orchestras. Recent engagements include the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and the St Louis Symphony, Baltimore and Toronto Symphony orchestras, as well as three acclaimed European debuts: Staatsorchester Stuttgart Opera, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.

A regular in the pit, Lintu returns to the Savonlinna Opera Festival in July 2018 to conduct Verdi's Otello – in 2017 he conducted Aulis Sallinen's Kullervo as part of Finland's centenary celebrations. The Finnish National Opera and Ballet also honoured 100 years of independence in a special collaborative project with director/choreographer Tero Saarinen of Sibelius's Kullervo, with Lintu receiving rave reviews: "No other conductor – including several distinguished Sibelians – I have heard in this music has been quite so willing to show what makes [Kullervo] so original" (Opera Magazine, May 2017). Previous productions with Finnish National Opera include ParsifalCarmen, Sallinen's King Lear, and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde in spring 2016. Lintu has also worked with Tampere Opera and Estonian National Opera.

Hannu Lintu has made several recordings for Ondine, Naxos, Avie and Hyperion. His recording of selected works by Erkki-Sven Tüür (with Christoffer Sundqvist, Pekka Kuusisto and the FRSO) was released in February 2017; Prokofiev's Piano Concertos with Olli Mustonen, Mahler's Symphony No.1, and Messiaen's Turangalîla Symphony with Angela Hewitt and Valerie Hartmann-Claverie are among other recent releases. Lintu has received several accolades for his recordings, including a 2011 Grammy nomination for Best Opera CD, plus Gramophone Award nominations for his recordings of Enescu's Symphony No.2 with the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and the Violin Concertos of Sibelius and Thomas Adès with Augustin Hadelich and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Hannu Lintu studied cello and piano at the Sibelius Academy, where he later studied conducting with Jorma Panula. He participated in masterclasses with Myung-Whun Chung at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, and took first prize at the Nordic Conducting Competition in Bergen in 1994.

at Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, United States

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Lone Star Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Season Auditions

Lone Star Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Season Auditions
Event on 2017-08-12 10:30:00
The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra’s 2017-2018 Season on Saturday, August 12th and Saturday, August 26th from 10:30am-4:30pm at the Irving Arts Center.

Based in Irving, TX, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only tuition-free youth orchestra in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to all middle and high school students residing in the Dallas Metroplex. These talented youths are given the opportunity to supplement and enhance their music education by learning symphonic literature through high-quality orchestral and ensemble training with the very best in the field. Students have the opportunity to perform with the Garland Symphony Orchestra and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra through our side-by-side concerts, and students may also compete for scholarship opportunities and guest artist spots through our annual concerto competition.

Each year, the Lone Star Youth Orchestra provides our community with multiple breath taking concerts. Through master classes with distinguished professors and building connections with professional musicians, 98% of our students go on to higher education. In fact, many students who have graduated concurrently with the LSYO have been granted scholarships at prestigious music institutions such as Julliard (New York), the Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia), and the Royal College of Music (London). Likewise, LSYO alumni include an abundance of community leaders, professionals, and educators.

Auditions are by appointment only. All audition information can be found at www.lascolinassymphony.org/lsyo. Students can expect to perform two scales, a solo of their choice, and 2-3 excerpts that have been preselected for their instrument.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our growing and diverse community by inspiring, entertaining and involving citizens and organizations through music concerts of superior cultural and educational value. The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is an education initiative of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra.

Entering into his third year as conductor of the Lone Star Youth Orchestra, Kevin Pearce brings a unique combination of a world-class musical background and an unending commitment to education. Pearce recently completed coursework for his Doctor of Musical Arts in Orchestral Conducting at the University of North Texas, in the studio of David Itkin. Prior to his move to North Texas, he served from 2008-2013 as the inaugural Director of Orchestras at Cypress Lakes High School in the western suburbs of Houston. During his tenure, the Cypress Lakes Orchestras won multiple UIL Sweepstakes awards, as well as top honors in local and national festivals. Kevin received a Bachelor of Music Education from Indiana University, and a Master of Arts in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Iowa. His other conducting teachers include Clay Couturiaux, William LaRue Jones, Myron Welch, Stephen Pratt, and Douglas Stotter.

Auditions will take place Saturday, August 12th and Saturday, August 26th from 10:30am-4:30pm at the Irving Arts Center.

at Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, United States

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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Evelyn Glennie!

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Evelyn Glennie!
Event on 2017-10-28 00:00:00
Saturday, October 28 and Monday, October 30, 2017 at 8:00pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 2:00pm

Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver

A prolific recording artist and champion of new works for percussion and orchestra, Dame Evelyn Glennie performs American composer Jennifer Higdon's fascinating Percussion Concerto, a work that was written in 2005 for percussionist Colin Currie, and dedicated to him. The piece was commissioned by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and was first performed in 2005, with Colin Currie as the soloist. It is an incredibly diverse, musically rich and exciting exploration of the various sonic possibilities of percussion with orchestra.

Maestro Tovey conducts in a program that also features one of the great symphonies of the 20th century, Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10. This work is filled with tragedy, fear, violence and emotion, but, finally, marked by the triumph of the human spirit over a crushing and oppressive regime.

For tickets and more information please visit vancouversymphony.ca

at Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver)
884 Granville St
Vancouver, Canada

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Jaap Van Zweden – Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony

Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Jaap Van Zweden – Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony
Event on 2017-06-03 19:30:00

at Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora Street, Suite 100
Dallas, United States

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Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Young Talent

Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra presents Young Talent
Event on 2017-05-21 14:00:00

This concert will feature GDYO’s young string orchestras and the second full orchestra! Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) are seventh graders and younger. This ensemble consists of 40 string players and is the first ensemble experience for many of its members, and is under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Dallas String Ensemble (DSE) consists of approximately 60 string players all ninth graders or younger, under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Sinfonietta, under the direction of James Frank, allows members to experience a heightened sense of importance of each part and each individual musician because of the unique size of this ensemble. Comprised of approximately 100 members, high school seniors or younger, the Philharmonic is a full symphony orchestra, under the direction of James Frank.

Ticket Price: – Buy Online

More Info: http://www.gdyo.org

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Vivaldi Four Seasons and Beethoven 6

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Vivaldi Four Seasons and Beethoven 6
Event on 2017-04-27 19:30:00

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Mambo Kings

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Mambo Kings
Event on 2017-05-07 14:30:00

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Rachmaninoff + Rachmaninoff
Event on 2017-03-04 19:30:00

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Music of Journey

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Music of Journey
Event on 2017-04-21 19:30:00

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Shostakovich and Beethoven

Dallas Symphony Orchestra – Shostakovich and Beethoven
Event on 2017-04-06 19:30:00

at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St
Dallas, United States

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