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Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY PhilharmonicAlan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRAEsa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct Davies's FOREST, Stravinsky's FUNERAL SONG & Strauss's ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the U.S. Premiere of Tansy Davies's Forest, the New York Premiere of Stravinsky's recently rediscovered Funeral Song; and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra.  (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Go On Sale One Year EarlyTickets to Lyric Opera's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Go On Sale One Year Early
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

n anticipation of high ticket demand, Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that the initial block of tickets for its Spring 2018 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar will be available for sale a year in advance, starting Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 10 a,m.  (more...)

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...)

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