Clearly among the most remarkable young pianists now before the public” (Gramophone), Alessio Bax participates in a jaw-dropping 14 festivals across three continents this summer. Having kicked off the summer season in Cyprus, he makes his Minnesota Orchestra debut in a pair of Andrew Litton-led programs at Sommerfest (July 17 & 18) and reunites with Anne-Marie McDermott, Jaap van Zweden and the Dallas Symphony at the Bravo! Vail Music Festival (July 6 & 7).

Spanish guitarist Pablo Villegas, who made debuts with seven American orchestras this season, has signed an agreement to record for the Harmonia Mundi label. His solo debut album, Americano, scheduled for international release by the label in September, is a musical journey through different countries, aesthetics, composers, and styles of the Americas.

Britten's War Requiem
with the Nashville Symphony & Chorus
Friday, May 29, at 8 pm | Happy Hour at 6 pm
Saturday, May 30, at 8 pm

ARRIVE EARLY - There will be no late seating for this concert. Please plan your travels accordingly. Run time is 90 minutes, with no intermission.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) – continuing its mission to be “the most accessible orchestra on the planet” – will offer unprecedented global access to its creative process by offering a free live webcast of a rehearsal on Wednesday May 20 at 10am EST. Music director Leonard Slatkin and the DSO will be preparing Mahler’s Symphony No.