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2010-11-18 06:32:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The legacy of Leonard Bernstein - as a conductor, composer, and music advocate - in the history of twentieth-century American music can hardly be overstated. In this anniversary year, Sony Classical presents Leonard Bernstein: the Symphony Edition - specially created to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his death, available November 22, 2010. "My brother, sister and I grew up surrounded by the sounds of the music our father performed and...

2010-09-08 15:10:00

Orchestra Itinerary Packed With Exotic Musical Destinations DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When arts patrons from the Dayton region step into the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on September 23rd, 2010, they will experience a program comprised of works by Sibelius, Debussy and Beethoven and featuring Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman. It will be the very first port-of-call for a season that promises to range far and wide over a varied musical...

2010-08-31 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concerts are the world's most watched classical events. Starting in January 2012, the concert recordings will appear on Sony Classical. The contract, signed last week in Salzburg, encompasses releases on CD, DVD and Blu-ray. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100831/NY57142 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100831/NY57142 ) The New Year's Concert is broadcast from Vienna's Musikverein to over...

2010-06-23 13:30:00

DPO and WSU's Hank Dahlman to direct performance of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms DAYTON, Ohio, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Distinguished Concerts International of New York City (DCINY) has announced that the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus and its director, Dr. Hank Dahlman, will participate in a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms on June 27, 2010, in Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100623/DC25602) (Photo:...

2010-06-21 09:31:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 7, 2010 Fenway Park will be seeing a different kind of lineup starring Beethoven, Bernstein, Anderson, and Copland. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Red Sox, and the City of Boston have finalized event details for the Orchestra's "Home Run" concert. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Charles Ansbacher, conductor, has selected an all-star repertoire that ranges from the classics to a fitting celebration of Jackie Robinson to start its...

2010-02-12 06:00:00

DETROIT, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced today programming for its 2010-11 Classical Subscription Series and an extension of Music Director Leonard Slatkin's contract another two years through the 2012-13 season. Thus demonstrating his commitment to the orchestra, its audiences and the communities of metro Detroit, Slatkin made adjustments in compensation and will contribute conducting and community weeks without pay. He emphasized that...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The final song selections for Love Is The Answer, the eagerly awaited new studio collection of intimate jazz standards performed by Barbra Streisand, are being revealed in anticipation of the album's release on Tuesday, September 29. The first full-length collection of new studio recordings from eight-time Grammy award winner Barbra Streisand since 2005's Guilty Pleasures, Love Is The Answer showcases the artist as a singer of emotional clarity, depth...

2009-06-25 07:20:00

Maestro George Manos Recounts His Time with Truman and Compelling Musical Career NAPLES, Fla., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As one of the few people still living who enjoyed day-to-day contact with President Harry S. Truman during his executive term, Maestro George Manos recounts becoming the personal White House Pianist to President Truman and his life in music in "The President's Pianist: My Term with Truman and My Life in Music" (published by iUniverse). "The President's Pianist" follows...

2009-06-04 07:07:00

CD AVAILABLE NOW NATIONWIDE MUSIC BY LEONARD BERNSTEIN, LYRICS BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM DIRECTED BY THE SHOW'S LEGENDARY AUTHOR ARTHUR LAURENTS WEST SIDE STORY NOMINATED FOR 4 TONY(R) AWARDS CAST APPEARANCE AT BARNES & NOBLE LINCOLN CENTER, NYC - 6/11 AT 4:30 PM "The irresistible score, gloriously rendered here, remains a ravishment, with some of the most gorgeous love songs ever. It's hard not to melt into sweet agony." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times. NEW YORK, June 4 /PRNewswire/...

2009-04-24 09:05:00

Remixed and Remastered From the Original Tapes for the First Time Featuring The Long-Unavailable Audio Documentary 'Gustav Mahler Remembered' as a Special Bonus To Coincide With Carnegie Hall's Presentation of 'Mahler: The Symphonies In Sequence' From May 6 to 17 '... Leonard Bernstein's role in propelling Mahler's music from cult status into the mainstream can never be underestimated... These original Bernstein Mahler disks were landmarks in the history of recorded sound...' -The New...