Iván Fischer, Photo credit: Marco BorggreveIván Fischer will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, with Nikolaj Znaider as soloist, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 25 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 26 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: Iván Fischer and Violinist Nikolaj Znaider to Return to New York Philharmonic

D’Addario Woodwinds launched their newest campaign – the D’Addario Woodwinds Story, an initiative celebrating D’Addario Woodwinds’ new world innovation as they redefine the word “craftsmanship” for the 21st century. 

Read more: The D’Addario Woodwinds Story

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon’s ten woodwind and brass brands, has announced a realignment of its sales territories and welcomes three new division managers.

Miriam Ward joins Buffet Crampon USA as Division Manager of the new Rocky Mountain territory, encompassing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Miriam previously served as Store Manager of the Music & Arts location in Katy, Texas and has also held retail and management positions with Guitar Center. In addition to her sales and retail experience, Miriam has worked as a music instructor and repair technician and attended the Berklee College of Music. She will be based in the Denver, Colorado metro area.

The new South Central territory will be serviced by Scott Rife. Scott’s territory includes dealers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prior to joining Buffet Crampon USA, Scott served as an Inside Sales & Customer Relations Specialist for KHS America and Senior Sales Associate for Music & Arts. He also has an extensive performance background, earning a performance degree from Middle Tennessee State University (under the tutelage of Buffet Crampon Clarinet Artist Todd Waldecker) and serving as a Regional Performing Artist for Vandoren USA. He was also a student at the 2012 Buffet Crampon USA Summer Clarinet Academy and later served as the Academy Student Assistant. Scott, his wife Amber and their dog Charlie reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jeffrey Smith assumes control of the Mexico territory and is based out of Xalapa, Veracruz. Jeffrey joins Buffet Crampon USA from an extensive performance background, acquiring degrees in trumpet and orchestral performance from the Manhattan School of Music. An avid educator, he has served as Professor of Trumpet at the University of Veracruz and at The Superior Institute of Music of the State of Veracruz. He has also performed as the Principal Trumpet of the Symphony Orchestra of Xalapa since 2008 and is producing his first solo recording.

The three new Division Managers assumed their new positions and territories October 1st and will be calling on dealers in their respective territories in the coming months. For any inquiries about Buffet Crampon USA’s new territories or Division Managers, please contact Al Maniscalco, Director of Sales and Marketing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D’Addario has been selected as a featured New York company for one of a handful of commercials running as a series for Senator Chuck Schumer’s reelection this year. 

Read more: Senator Chuck Schumer Re-Visits D’Addario Headquarters

On the heels of an extended tribute to Wes Montgomery at this year’s Indy Jazz Fest (Sept. 15-24), the spotlight swings to sprouting stars on the region’s jazz family tree. Live jazz performances will take place on the evening of Thursday, November 17, by established pros and top jazz students from area universities.

Read more: Pros and Students to Play at Indianapolis Jazz Foundation's Jazz Legacy Showcase

Jaap van Zwedenwill become music director of the New York Philharmonic beginning in the 2018–19 season, after serving as music director designate in 2017–18 — will make his first appearances with the Philharmonic since his appointment was announced, Thursday, November 17; Friday, November 18; and Saturday, November 19. He will lead the Orchestra in the New York Premiere of Julia Adolphe’s Unearth, Release (Concerto for Viola and Orchestra) — a Philharmonic co-commission with the League of American Orchestras — with principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, for whom the work was written, as soloist; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4; and Wagner’s Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin.

Read more: Future NY Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden To Lead New York Premiere

Buffet Crampon USA, North American distributor of Buffet Crampon student, intermediate, and professional woodwinds, announced a new partnership with Kibo Commerce, the Cloud-based online order commerce platform. 

Read more: Buffet Crampon Partners with Kibo Commerce Online Sales Platform

The first family concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's (BSO) 2016-17 season will spotlight the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), featuring many of Boston’s most talented young musicians ranging in age from 10-18, in a performance of Peter and the Wolf on Saturday, October 29, at 12 noon.

Read more: Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra Presents Peter and the Wolf

Itzhak Perlman performing with the New York Philharmonic Photo: Chris LeeItzhak Perlman will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform Beethoven’s Romances Nos. 1 and 2 for Violin and Orchestra, and to conduct Brahms’s Symphony No. 4 and Academic Festival Overture,Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.

Read more: Itzhak Perlman To Conduct and Perform with NY Philharmonic

Radio Disney and Give a Note Foundation team up for the fourth annual Music In Our Schools Tour. This is part of an ongoing initiative to increase access to music education programs across the country.

Read more: Give a Note Foundation 4th Annual Music In Our Schools Tour Competition for Music Teachers


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