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BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts
by Peter Danish

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BWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through RussiaBWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through Russia
by Itai Yasur

From Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Shostakovich, the BSO treated the Music Center at Strathmore to a musical journey that bridged romantic and contemporary Russian music. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
by Herbert Paine

Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, directed by Fenlon Lamb, is a noble and well-constructed effort in portraying the ironic misjudgments of its main characters. It is gifted with notable perform... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at CastletonBWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at Castleton
by Andrew White

The Castleton Festival, a longtime fixture on the classical music scene located a comfortable hour and a half from Washington, DC, recently celebrated Debussy's playful side with a full performance of... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'
by Steve Callahan

Winter Opera kicks off its eighth season with a simply heavenly production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. It's the perfect thing for one's first introduction to opera, or for turning a tentative love of o... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Trades Pyrotechnics for Mood on A JOURNEY THROUGH VENICE at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: DiDonato Trades Pyrotechnics for Mood on A JOURNEY THROUGH VENICE at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow

With a pair of soulful arias by Vivaldi, mezzo Joyce DiDonato and her pianist David Zobel let the audience know right away that they were in for a different part of her artistry than we heard at her c... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOATBWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
by Stephen Raskauskas

All aboard! The Cotton Blossom has docked at Lincoln Center for this week only. Wednesday night, the New York Philharmonic opened its semi-staged production of Show Boat. Featuring a star-studded cast... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light FestivalBWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
by Richard Sasanow

“Ideas of darkness and light, obscurity and illumination” are at the heart of the Benjamin Britten-William Plomer CURLEW RIVER. Called “a parable for church performance,” it was performed in New York ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New Jersey Symphony Performs STRAVINSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV at Bergen PACBWW Reviews: New Jersey Symphony Performs STRAVINSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV at Bergen PAC
by Peter Danish

Petrouchka is an often performed piece that can sometimes feel tired and perfunctory. Along with The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's other two big ballets from the same period (all of wh... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOZART's THE MAGIC FLUTE: IMPEMPE YOMLINGO at the New Victory Theater supplies charm and creativity but lacks true resonanceBWW Reviews: MOZART's THE MAGIC FLUTE: IMPEMPE YOMLINGO at the New Victory Theater supplies charm and creativity but lacks true resonance
by Rachel Weinberg

The South African Isango Ensemble's production of 'The Magic Flute: Impepe Yomlingo,' strips away some of the glossy sheen of Mozart's master work, leaving a show that is more down to earth and yet st... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
by Richard Sasanow

The great mezzo Joyce DiDonato stripped for her art at Sunday's wonderful performance of Handel's ALCINA with the English Concert under conductor Harry Bicket. For the first act, when she was still at... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly VibrantBWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
by David Clarke

Well-Strung is impressing audiences with their brilliant mash-ups of classical hits and modern pop standards. Touring their latest show POPSSICAL, Well-Strung visited New York City's 54 BELOW last nig... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish

If Gioacchino Rossini had written no music in his career other than his overtures, he would still hold a great place in the pantheon of music history. Despite the fact that they tend to follow a formu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDEBWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano f... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall
by Richard Sasanow

Soprano Anna Netrebko was AWOL. Tenor Marcello Giordani wasn't there. Mezzo Isabel Leonard didn't make it either. At least tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975) had the best excuse for not being at Avery F... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore SymphonyBWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore Symphony
by Peter Danish

As birthday celebrations go, Saturday night's concert at the Madison Theater of Molloy College has to be close to the top of the list. Rock Music legend Keith Emerson celebrated his 70th birthday with... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz CenterBWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz Center
by Matt Hanson

Uruguayan tango pianist Polly Ferman invited a warm audience to her neighborhood of Washington Heights for the second night of the “Shall We Tango?” festival, titled Viva Piazzolla, a special concert ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony SpaceBWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony Space
by Matt Hanson

After one hundred years, Anibal Troilo is remembered ever so fondly as the late Argentinean master musician. He lived from 1914-1975, though his music continues to enlighten as delicately and pointedl... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre MemoriesBWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre Memories
by Heather Nadolny

To celebrate Strathmore's 10th Anniversary Season, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has created an enjoyable, albeit predictable collection of Broadway favorites, with a cast that brings new life to s... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Premieres Spectacular New ConcertoBWW Reviews: NY Philharmonic Premieres Spectacular New Concerto
by Peter Danish

NY PHILHARMONIC PREMIERS SPECTACULAR NEW CONCERTO (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San DiegoBWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San Diego
by Erica Miner

Jessie Chang is known for her virtuosity, lovely tone, and unique, distinctive piano style. (more...)
BWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: TAN DUN - NÜ SHU: THE SECRET SONGS OF WOMEN Took Us into An Unexpected WorldBWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: TAN DUN - NÜ SHU: THE SECRET SONGS OF WOMEN Took Us into An Unexpected World
by Barry Lenny

The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra was conducted by the composer, Tan Dun, in a new work, Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women. (more...)
BWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 2 Showed Many Facets of Beethoven's OeuvreBWW Reviews: BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL 2 Showed Many Facets of Beethoven's Oeuvre
by Barry Lenny

Bravo maestro, bravo soloist, bravo orchestra. Such excitement, such a memorable night. (more...)
BWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening NightBWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening Night
by Amanda Etchison

From the first bombastic notes of Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin" to the last pieces of gold confetti raining down onto the stage after the show-stopping finale, "Twisted: A Trio ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANABWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANA
by Herbert Paine

On the occasion of his debut as Phoenix Symphony's new Music Director, Tito Muñoz regaled his audience with a rich and robust performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Among the coterie of young cond... (more...)

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BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts

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BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Elmwood PlayhouseBWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Elmwood Playhouse
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