Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013

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1) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 BWW Reviews: Langston Hughes' BLACK NATIVITY Lights Up Brunswick Christmas
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold - December 09, 2013

In 1961 at the 41st Street Theatre in New York City, African-American poet-playwright Langston Hughes premiered a work called Black Nativity, a collection of gospel songs punctuated by Hughes's own verse narrating the birth of Jesus. After a very short run, the only souvenir of that historic event was a rare LP recording. More than a half century later, Maine musicologist Aaron Robinson has collaborated with Bowdoin College conductor and choral director Anthony Antolini to mount a revised version of Hughes' original work. Entitled Black Nativity In Concert - A Gospel Celebration, Robinson has utilizEd Hughes' original texts, adding a few plus some Biblical verse, as well. For the musical settings he relied on transcribing the recording and arranging several songs himself. Performed yesterday by the seventy-five person Bowdoin Chorus, conducted by Antolini, with Roy Partridge as narrator, Jennifer McIvor on piano, and Sean Fleming on the Hammond organ, the concert in Studzkinski Recital Hall drew an overflowing crowd, many of whom were relegated to watching on lobby monitors. (more...)


2) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Distinguished Concerts International New York Unveils 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2013

Distinguished Concerts International New York unveils its 2014 season of joyful, inspiring and moving music, featuring numerous world and US premieres, world-class musicians at New York's most prestigious venues, and singers from across America and the globe. A unique success story in a challenging arts and economic environment, DCINY, now entering its 7th season, is commissioning new works, mentoring young conductors, and breaking new ground-including a tour to Turkey this past spring-and giving talented artists the opportunity to realize their dreams. Founded by Iris Derke (General Director) and Jonathan Griffith (Artistic Director and Principal Conductor), DCINY continues to be driven by passion and unwavering commitment to create unforgettable audience and performer experiences. (more...)


3) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Judith Clurman's 'Composer Speaks' Series Features Sheldon Harnick and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2013

Judith Clurman conducts The Composer Speaks: Reason To Be Thankful at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450. 37th St (between 9th and 10th Avenues), New York City, at 8:00 PM tonight, December 10, 2013. (more...)


4) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 BWW Reviews: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings 'Happy Holidays' with NSO - What a Performance!
by Charles Shubow - December 13, 2013

NSO presents a wonderful holiday celebration. (more...)


5) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Tenor Joseph Calleja Featured at Last Night's 2013 Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW News Desk - December 09, 2013

Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja gave a very special surprise performance at last night's presentation of the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. (more...)


6) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 BWW Reviews: VOICES FOR RELIEF Typhoon Haiyan Fundraiser From Academy of Vocal Arts Alumni and Residents
by Marakay Rogers - December 12, 2013

Tenor Jeffrey Halili and fellow graduates and resident artists of Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts performed November 30 (and again on December 14) at Philadelphia's First Presbyterian for American Red Cross typhoon relief (more...)


7) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Mary Chapin Carpenter to Perform with the New York Philharmonic, 2/28-3/1
by BWW News Desk - December 11, 2013

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in Mary Chapin Carpenter with the New York Philharmonic and Special Guests, a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career, some newly arranged for orchestra. (more...)


8) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Plays Final LOST CHRISTMAS EVE Show at Giant Center Today
by BWW News Desk - December 08, 2013

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will celebrate their first 15 years of touring with an encore and final performance of their multi-platinum rock opera, 'The Lost Christmas Eve' at Giant Center today, December 8 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. (more...)


9) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 Well-Strung to Make West Coast Debut with Series of California Concerts
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2013

When they made their anticipated London debut this fall, BBC Radio host Jo Good called Well-Strung 'absolutely amazing' after their on-air performance and interview for her show. In the States, they've also recently been called the 'hottest thing with a bow since Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games' by the New York Daily News. Well-Strung: the Singing String Quartet will make their West Coast debut with a series of concerts in four cities over the holiday season. The quartet will appear at Feinstein's in San Francisco on December 27 at 8pm and December 28 at 7pm; at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles on December 30 at 8pm; at Martini's Above Fourth in San Diego on New Year's Eve, December 31 at 7pm; and at The Copa in Palm Springs on January 3 and 4 at 8pm. The group has been on a hot streak: in addition to their recent London debut, they've just wrapped a three-month run at the prestigious Art House in Provincetown, two recent hit New York productions Off-Broadway in the past year, their first album just released in spring, and a new music video that has caught the eye of the national press. The new show will feature new arrangements of songs by Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift and Third Eye Blind among others as well as new material written by Jeffery Roberson (aka Varla Jean Merman). For tickets please visit www.well-strung.com. (more...)


10) Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 12/8/2013 - 12/15/2013 JoAnn Falletta Makes Debut with Orchestra of St Lukes at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 10, 2013

JoAnn Falletta will be making her debut with the Orchestra of St Lukes at Carnegie Hall tonight, December 10 in a program that features the music of the 'Canadian Mozart', Andre Mathieu, performed by Alain Lefevre. (more...)





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