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New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CARMENLyric Opera of Chicago Presents CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the thrilling story of a deadly love triangle set to Georges Bizet's most vivid, exciting, and popular music. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production. (more...)

Chicago Voices Concert Announces Kurt Elling and Lupe FiascoChicago Voices Concert Announces Kurt Elling and Lupe Fiasco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Lyric Opera announced today that world-renowned jazz vocalist and composer Kurt Elling, along with Grammy Award-winning rapper and record producer Lupe Fiasco, have joined the star-studded lineup of performers who will come together for the biggest night in Chicago music. (more...)

The TSO Unveils 2017/18 Programming And Celebrates Peter Oundjian's Final SeasonThe TSO Unveils 2017/18 Programming And Celebrates Peter Oundjian's Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Today, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) proudly unveils its 96th performance season. From awe-inspiring music by legendary composers to dance-all-night Pops, and bold and experimental works to educational concerts and Hollywood films with live orchestra, the TSO has something for everyone. (more...)

Kate Flannery, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett Join Chicago Voices Concert at Lyric Opera, 2/4Kate Flannery, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett Join Chicago Voices Concert at Lyric Opera, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lyric Opera announced today that Kate Flannery (NBC's The Office), Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett (both from FOX's Empire), and The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir are joining the Chicago Voices Concert line-up. Flannery, Howard, and Smollett will serve as special guest presenters, while The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir will perform in the celebratory event that pays tribute to the city's diverse vocal heritage. The one-night only concert takes place February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Stars of THE OFFICE, EMPIRE Sign on for the Lyric's CHICAGO VOICES ConcertStars of THE OFFICE, EMPIRE Sign on for the Lyric's CHICAGO VOICES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lyric Opera announced today that Kate Flannery (NBC's The Office), Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett (both from FOX's Empire), and The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir are joining the Chicago Voices Concert line-up. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/26Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents EUGENE ONEGIN, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an unforgettable romantic tragedy about unrequited love and its unintended consequences. Tchaikovsky's glorious music plus Pushkin's poetic tale come alive in a beautiful production with a terrific international cast. Eugene Onegin is a musical wonder and revelation, especially for those familiar only with his Nutcracker ballet. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

 Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March 2017 for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

Jeffrey Siegel Brings THE MIRACLE OF MOZART To The McCallum TheatreJeffrey Siegel Brings THE MIRACLE OF MOZART To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 11, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Jeffrey Siegel and Keyboard Conversations® in "The Miracle of Mozart" on Monday, January 23, at 7:00pm. In this special program, Mr. Siegel will be joined by the McCallum Theatre Chamber Orchestra, 36 of the best Los Angeles-based musicians. In addition to playing and speaking about Mozart and his music, Mr. Siegel will also conduct the Orchestra. The evening's program features two of Mozart's most-loved works, the C Major Concert, No. 21, K. 467 for Piano and Orchestra (Elvira Madigan) and the D Minor Concerto, No. 20, K.466 for Piano and Orchestra. (more...)

Obsession and Passion Take the Stage in CARMEN at the Lyric OperaObsession and Passion Take the Stage in CARMEN at the Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the thrilling story of a deadly love triangle set to Georges Bizet's most vivid and exciting music. No wonder it's so popular! Carmen heats up this winter in a new Lyric coproduction with two smoking-hot casts. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CHICAGO VOICES CONCERT And EXPERT PANELS & MASTER CLASSES, 2/2-4Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CHICAGO VOICES CONCERT And EXPERT PANELS & MASTER CLASSES, 2/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Through Lyric's groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, the music of Chicago past and present will be in the spotlight in a star-studded weekend of vocal artistry! During the weekend of February 2 - 4, Lyric will present a series of Expert Panels and Master Classes in conjunction with the Chicago Voices Concert, a one-night only, multi-genre concert celebrating Chicago's diverse vocal music heritage with performances by iconic Chicago singers. (more...)

Applications Now Open For CHICAGO VOICES COMMUNITY CREATEDApplications Now Open For CHICAGO VOICES COMMUNITY CREATED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Last year through Lyric Unlimited's groundbreaking Chicago Voicesinitiative, three incredibly unique groups were  selected for a "once-in-a-lifetime" experience to bring their community's stories to life through song. Now, Lyric is excited to announce the second round of Community Created Performances! (more...)

Applications Open for Chicago Voices' Community Created PerformancesApplications Open for Chicago Voices' Community Created Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Last year through Lyric Unlimited's groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, three incredibly unique groups were selected for a 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience to bring their community's stories to life through song. Now, Lyric is excited to announce the second round of Community Created Performances! Groups of Chicagoans are invited to share their untold, compelling stories that may not typically appear in the paper or in mainstream media. Applications for Community Created Performances are now available at chicagovoices.org and will be accepted through Friday, January 27. (more...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Bel Canto the Opera from Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The world premiere production of Bel Canto the Opera - recorded in Chicago last January - airs on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (more...)

Lisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera of ChicagoLisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that film star Richard E. Grant and Broadway standout Lisa O'Hare will star as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in Lyric Opera's grand-scale production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady, April 28-May 21, 2017 (press opening April 29). (more...)

BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13BEL CANTO To Premiere Nationally On GREAT PERFORMANCES PBS, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Lyric's world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto - recorded in Chicago last January - will air nationally on Great Performances Friday, January 13 at 9pm CST on PBS (Check local listings). B (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Perform with Violinist Vadim Gluzman at Carnegie HallOrpheus Chamber Orchestra to Perform with Violinist Vadim Gluzman at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents a concert joined by Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman on Saturday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES GalaBroadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21Marilyn Horne To Lead THE SONG CONTINUES, Master Classes And Recitals At Carnegie Hall, 1/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

From January 16-21, 2017, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by revered mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne that explores song repertoire through master classes and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. (more...)

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