Classical en Alias Chamber Ensemble Announces New Season <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:640px;" width="640"><tbody><tr><td><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:650px;" width="650"><tbody><tr><td><p align="center"><a href=""><img border="0" height="374" id="_x0000_i1025" src="" style="border-bottom-width:0in;border-left-width:0in;border-right-width:0in;border-top-width:0in;" width="640" /></a></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:01:40 +0000 41105 at Florida Orchestra Appoints Michael Francis as Music Director <p>– The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season.&nbsp;&nbsp; Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions.&nbsp; Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffe Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:43:02 +0000 40338 at Gil Shaham Plays Britten on Tour with NYO-USA at Carnegie, Disney, and More <p>This summer, Avery Fisher Prize-winner <strong>Gil Shaham</strong> is the guest soloist on <strong>Carnegie Hall’s</strong> <strong>National Youth Orchestra of the USA</strong> (NYO-USA) inaugural U.S. tour playing <strong>Britten’s Violin Concerto</strong> under <strong>David Robertson</strong>’s leadership, at venues including Carnegie Hall (July 22), the Tanglewood Music Festival (July 24), Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival (July 28), and L.A.’s Disney Hall (Aug 4). Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:58:55 +0000 40335 at Upcoming Nashville Symphony Events <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100.0%;" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td style="height:31px;"><p><strong>Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture: A Star Spangled Evening with the Nashville Symphony</strong></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:43:45 +0000 39896 at Pierre-Laurent Aimard Launches Ligeti Project at Ruhr Piano Festival <p><strong>Pierre-Laurent Aimard </strong>returns to the concert stage this summer, launching the <strong>Ligeti Project</strong> at Germany’s <strong>Ruhr Piano Festival</strong> and England’s <strong>Aldeburgh Music</strong>. A major new online resource, the project is designed to disseminate his exclusive insights into the late Hungarian composer’s piano music, as gained over the course of their long and uniquely close working partnership. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:36:02 +0000 39748 at