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André Previn News

Date Of Birth:
April 06, 1929 (85)
Birth Place:
Berlin, GERMANY
Gender:
Male
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'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters'BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS' to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

59E59 Theaters welcomes Pegasus Theatre with the US premiere of BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS: KATE DIMBLEBY SINGS THE DORY PREVIN STORY, created and performed by Kate Dimbleby, accompanied by Naadia Sheriff on piano. Written with Amy Rosenthal, and directed by Cal McCrystal, BEWARE OF YOUNG GIRLS begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Press opening is Thursday, December 18 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 5:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Please note, there is no performance on December 25; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21Vocalist Michelle DeYoung to Sing with MSO, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 10/30/2014 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Michelle DeYoungon November 21-22, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor Asher Fisch, the performances feature Schumann's Symphony No. 2, Berg's Seven Early Songs, and Strauss's Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration) with mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung. Both concerts include Meet the Music, a free, interactive pre-concert discussion held one hour prior to concert start time in Uihlein Hall on Friday and in Anello Atrium on Saturday. Friday's performance offers a post-concert Meet the Artist Luncheon in the Bradley Pavilion. (more...)

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series Presents the Szymanowski Quartet, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Penderecki and Graz?yna Bacewicz. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein makes his Center debut performing Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 and Dvor?a?k's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 8. There will be a free Preview Talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass at 7:15 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015Szymanowski Quartet to Return to Segerstrom Center with Joseph Kalichstein in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Segerstrom Center's Chamber Music Series continues on Saturday, January 31, 2015 with the acclaimed Szymanowski Quartet. For its third appearance, the Warsaw-based ensemble will perform traditional, popular and rare works by Polish composers Marcin Leopolita, Wac?aw of Szamotu?y, Krzysztof Penderecki and Graz?yna Bacewicz. Pianist Joseph Kalichstein makes his Center debut performing Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 and Dvor?a?k's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 8. There will be a free Preview Talk by musicologist and author Herbert Glass at 7:15 p.m. in Samueli Theater. (more...)

NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY to Present 'Christmas Around New York'NEW YORK CHORAL SOCIETY to Present 'Christmas Around New York'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The New York Choral Society (NYCS), under the direction of Music Director David Hayes, is taking Christmas Around New York, a festive and unique Christmas program, to new audiences across New York City. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Present CHRISTMAS AROUND NEW YORK, 12/10 & 12/14New York Choral Society to Present CHRISTMAS AROUND NEW YORK, 12/10 & 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The New York Choral Society (NYCS), under the direction of Music Director David Hayes, is taking Christmas Around New York, a festive and unique Christmas program, to new audiences across New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ELMER GANTRY at Signature is Just Plain HeavenlyBWW Reviews: ELMER GANTRY at Signature is Just Plain Heavenly
by Charles Shubow - Oct 23, 2014

Charlie Pollock and Bayla Whitten are compelling in a 'new edition' of ELMER GANTRY. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Presents RAVEL AND DEBUSSY with Conductor Laureate Hans Graf, 10/23-26The Houston Symphony Presents RAVEL AND DEBUSSY with Conductor Laureate Hans Graf, 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

On October 23, 25, and 26, the Symphony welcomes back Conductor Laureate Hans Graf in his 2014-15 Season debut with the Houston Symphony in Ravel and Debussy. A program mixing French artistic imagery, evocative melodies and jazzy piano sounds, Ravel and Debussy promises a unique take on the two prominent Impressionist composers. Mr. Graf pairs the whimsical style of Ravel's Mother Goose with Debussy's famously nostalgic Images trilogy. The Symphony will also join forces with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) on Images, enhancing the musical landscapes with imagery from their upcoming Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River exhibit. Local favorite and Professor of Piano at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music, Jon Kimura Parker will delight audiences with Ravel's jazzy Piano Concerto. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN THE USA, 10/11The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN THE USA, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra presents Made in the USA at Ann Arbor's historic Michigan Theater on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm. The A2SO is proud to announce that Made in the USA co-sponsored by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Brings Its Magic To Movie TheatersFLASH SPECIAL: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Brings Its Magic To Movie Theaters
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 15, 2014

Today we are shining a light on this week's Fathom Events presentation of the new West End revival of Tennessee Williams's classic drama A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Launch Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/1Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Launch Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter--widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists--presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014-2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and Andre Previn. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Issues Statement on Passing of Maestro Lorin MaazelPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Issues Statement on Passing of Maestro Lorin Maazel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The entire Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra organization was saddened to learn of the passing Maestro Lorin Maazel, who served as the orchestra's music director from 1984 to 1996. Maazel, age 84, died on July 13, 2014 in Virginia from complications following pneumonia. (more...)

The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music DirectorThe Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Brad Mehldau Replaces Andre Previn at Blue Note Jazz Club, 6/6-8Brad Mehldau Replaces Andre Previn at Blue Note Jazz Club, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Pianist Brad Mehldau will replace pianist Andre Previn at Blue Note Jazz Club, Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, as part of the 2014 Blue Note Jazz Festival. Previn was initially scheduled to perform with bassist Christian McBride during that time frame and has had to postpone the engagement due to unforeseen circumstances. (more...)

Renée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Tonight's Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRERenée Fleming to Meet with Fans After Tonight's Performance of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Imagine this… you see a fantastic performance of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renée Fleming as Blanche DuBois, a role written especially for her by the great composer Andre Previn. Still abuzz with the night's energy, you walk into the Grand Hall and there she is. Best of all, she's waiting to meet you! It's not a fantasy! (more...)

Placido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, TonightPlacido Domingo Returns in LA Opera's THAIS, Starring Nino Machaidze, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

General Director Plácido Domingo returns to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage in the final production of LA Opera's 2013/14 season, Jules Massenet's Thaïs,starring soprano Nino Machaidze in the title role. Mr. Domingo will perform the baritone role of Athanaël, a monk whose determination to save the soul of a beautiful courtesan transforms into an unholy obsession. With these performances of Athanaël, Mr. Domingo will have sung 25 leading roles at LA Opera. (more...)

Cabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to SubjectCabaret Life NYC: KAREN OBERLIN Performing the Songs of Doris Day Is One of Cabaret's Most Ideal Matches of Singer to Subject
by Stephen Hanks - May 7, 2014

I was just a little more than a year into my new side career as a cabaret show reviewer when I first saw a Karen Oberlin show. It was Valentine's Day night 2012 and Oberlin—with guitarist Sean Harkness and guest violinist Aaron Weinstein—would be performing her romance-laced set, Stringing Along With Love, at the Metropolitan Room. At the time, all I knew about Oberlin was that she was considered among New York's best female cabaret singers, and I hadn't researched her performing history pre-show. About a third of the way into her set I leaned over to my wife (it was Valentine's Day after all) and whispered, “You know, she has a real Doris Day quality in her voice and in the way she delivers some lyrics.” This immediately ratcheted up my appreciation for Oberlin since there are four passions I inherited from my Dad—baseball, reading the morning papers, sports writing and Doris Day (well, also Sophia Loren, but that's for another column). Since Dad had grown up during the prime of the Big Band Era of the 1940s, I heard the sultry sounds of a young Doris Day singing songs like “Sentimental Journey” on the family stereo more than a few times. Once I saw Day's strikingly adorable blondness on a record cover and her rocking body in one of her films, I knew what Dad was talking about. As popular, famous, and near iconic as Doris Day became, in my book, as a singer and screen beauty she's always been vastly underrated. Little did I know that Karen Oberlin had been doing a Doris Day tribute show so since 2001 at places like Firebird, Iridium, and the late Danny's Skylight Room, and produced a CD, Secret Love: The Music of Doris Day, in 2002. Karen Oberlin had instantly become my secret love. (more...)

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