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Molly Ringwald, Maxine Linehan & More Set for Birdland in MarchMolly Ringwald, Maxine Linehan & More Set for Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Birdland will kick-off March's programming with the following acts: (more...)

ShowBiz After Hours with Megan Hilty, Brazilian Greats & More Coming Up at BirdlandShowBiz After Hours with Megan Hilty, Brazilian Greats & More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 22-28, featuring Delta Air Lines Presents: A Rare Meeting of Brazilian Greats, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella featuring Special Guest Megan Hilty, Birdland Big Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

California Symphony to Join Cirque de la Symphonie for Special Event, 6/18California Symphony to Join Cirque de la Symphonie for Special Event, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (February 9, 2016) - The aerialists, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, strongmen and acrobats of Cirque de la Symphonie join the California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera in the Orchestra's annual fundraising special event, Cirque du Symphonie Presented by Steadauto.com, Saturday, June 18 at 7:30 pm at the historic and beautiful Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. For this performance, the Cirque production team and California Symphony have developed a unique program specifically for the Orchestra and the special characteristics of the Scottish Rite Center. The artists of Cirque de la Symphonie will execute their spectacular feats to music ranging from Bizet's Carmen to John Williams (music from Indiana Jones and Superman), Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture, Arturo Marquez's Danzon No. 2, Debussy's Clair du lune, Offenbach's Can-Can No. 4, and Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 6, and the orchestra plays music from Aaron Copland (Rodeo from Hoe-Down), Richard Rodgers (Carousel Waltz), and Strauss (Emperor Waltz). All proceeds from the event, presented by steadauto.com, support the California Symphony and its music education programs, including Sound Minds, Music in the Schools, and the organization's respected Young American Composer-in-Residence Program. (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at BirdlandNUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion, John Pizzarelli Quartet and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 15-21, including the John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert, Marcus Elliott Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Phoenix Chorale to Present 'American Folk'Phoenix Chorale to Present 'American Folk'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Drawing on the country's folk roots and pop power, the GRAMMY-winning Phoenix Chorale invites you to celebrate 'American Folk,' in concerts around the Valley, March 4th through 6th. (more...)

Lisa Hansen and Eddie Venegas to Join North/South Chamber Orchestra on Valentine's DayLisa Hansen and Eddie Venegas to Join North/South Chamber Orchestra on Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The North/South Chamber Orchestra continues its series of free-admission concerts on Sunday afternoon February 14, 2016. Flutist Lisa Hansen and trombonist Eddie Venegas will join conductor Max Lifchitz and the Grammy nominated ensemble for an eclectic program featuring first performances of action-packed works by Joel Feigin and Eddie Venegas as well as two other invigorating pieces performed previously penned by Max Lifchitz and Robert Martin. (more...)

Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company to Perform with Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill at Meany Hall, 3/3-5Cuba's Malpaso Dance Company to Perform with Grammy Winner Arturo O'Farrill at Meany Hall, 3/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The UW World Series presents the Seattle debut of one of Cuba's leading contemporary dance troupes, Malpaso Dance Company, performing at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus from March 3-5. The program features live music by Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble. (more...)

Announcing the Co-Directors of OpenICE and Launching the Second SeasonAnnouncing the Co-Directors of OpenICE and Launching the Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

With the launch of the second season of OpenICE, a multi-year program to engage new listeners for contemporary music through an outpouring of programming that is free and open to the public, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces the appointment of Ryan Muncy (ICE saxophonist) and Alice Teyssier (ICE flutist/vocalist) as the new Co-Directors of OpenICE. Muncy and Teyssier have been members of ICE since 2014 and, in addition to their musical roles, serve in the capacities of Director of Institutional Giving and Artistic Operations Associate, respectively. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Announces Programming for 90th Anniversary Season at NY City CenterMartha Graham Dance Company Announces Programming for 90th Anniversary Season at NY City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company celebrates its 90th anniversary season April 14?18, 2016, at New York City Center. The season will feature several of Martha Graham's most important masterworks, including Chronicle (1936), Appalachian Spring (1944), Cave of the Heart (1946), Lamentation (1930), and Night Journey (1947). (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

have been and where we are going? Or how certain kinds of music fit into this diverse universe of sound? These are some of the important questions that music raises, and each year, Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, attempts to shed light on the answers by exploring a different facet of American music through the American Composers Festival (ACF). This year's ACF spotlights organ music through four highly acclaimed organists and the splendor of the king of instruments—in this case, the one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, located in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber, the astounding instrument found in the Symphony's concert hall required three years and 42,000 hours of labor by a team of organ builders at C.B Fisk in Gloucester, Mass., before making its debut with Pacific Symphony in 2008. (more...)

PSO to Host 'Behind the Music' with Composer Jing Jing Luo, 1/30PSO to Host 'Behind the Music' with Composer Jing Jing Luo, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Behind the Music with Jing Jing Luo on Saturday, January 30 at 4 pm at the Arts Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center. A native of China, Ms. Luo talks about Chinese culture and its impact on her life and music and provides insights into the creative process behind her composition Tsao Shu. PSO board member and composer Julian Grant, a former resident of Bejing, offers his own impressions of Chinese culture and its distinctive aesthetic. There is an opportunity for audience members to participate during a question and answer period. (more...)

Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Present Concert of Aaron Copland and Bon Iver for Fuse@PSO Series, 1/27Pittsburgh Symphony to Present Concert of Aaron Copland and Bon Iver for Fuse@PSO Series, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH – FUSE@PSO, the genre-bending early evening concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns Wednesday, January 27 to Heinz Hall with “Copland + Bon Iver with Special Guest Beauty Slap.”  (more...)

The New England Philharmonic Calls for Scores for 2016 CompetitionThe New England Philharmonic Calls for Scores for 2016 Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The New England Philharmonic under the direction of Richard Pittman is now accepting scores for their 31st Annual Call for Scores Competition. The winning score will be performed by the NEP during the 2016-17 season. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Frank DiLella & Jonathan Groff, Stacey Sullivan and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandFrank DiLella & Jonathan Groff, Stacey Sullivan and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for January 11-24, 2016, including Stacy Sullivan, Merman's Apprentice, Stacey Kent, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Semyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This FebruarySemyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Semyon Bychkov will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 6, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Present SOUNDTRACKS: CALLIGRAPHY AS ART AND INSPIRATION, 1/20Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Present SOUNDTRACKS: CALLIGRAPHY AS ART AND INSPIRATION, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

On Wednesday, January 20 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Soundtracks: Calligraphy as Art and Inspiration in the library's Community Room. (more...)

Conductor Gerard Schwarz's All-Star Orchestra to Return to THIRTEEN Next MonthConductor Gerard Schwarz's All-Star Orchestra to Return to THIRTEEN Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

The three-time Emmy Award-winning All-Star Orchestra, under the direction of renowned conductor Gerard Schwarz, returns to public television with a new season of four episodes featuring Mr. Schwarz's 'all-star' team of top orchestral musicians, including prominent principal players from over 30 major U.S. orchestras (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

San Francisco, CA, December 18, 2015 – San Francisco's Opera Parallčle (OP) has announced its first main stage opera commission, the creation of a new opera by American composer Laura Kaminsky inspired by the life of Georgia O'Keeffe at the time she left New York to embark on her iconic and influential experiences in New Mexico. The company has been awarded a prestigious Repertoire Development Grant from Opera America in the amount of $35,000 to support the work's initial stages of creation and workshopping, and is set for an April 2019 premiere. The opera will feature a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed. The production team will be led by Opera Parallčle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, will be conducted by OP Artistic Director and founder Nicole Paiement and will feature a cast of ten, details will be announced. The production is being undertaken by Opera Parallčle in consortium with American Opera Projects and Cornish College of the Arts, and all three co-commissioners will present performances and other activities to be announced. For more information about Opera Parallčle, visit www.operaparallele.org  (more...)

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