Anoushka Shankar News

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...)

World Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To FolsomWorld Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Harris Center proudly presents a singular figure renowned in both classical Indian and world music. Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has garnered five Grammy Award-nominations and the title 'Asian Hero' by Time magazine. She studied sitar under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, making her professional classical debut at the age of 13. With 11 recordings to her credit (including Traces of You, which features Anoushka's half-sister Norah Jones, and Home, from which her Folsom program will be culled), 'her exquisite sitar playing...lives up to the virtuosity that made her the youngest woman ever nominated for a World Music Grammy' (Harper's Bazaar). (more...)

Singing Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan CentreSinging Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany's iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Evoking a bygone age, Raabe and his band will treat audiences to a romantic evening with their inimitable renditions of celebrated classics. (more...)

UK-India Year of Culture Officially LaunchesUK-India Year of Culture Officially Launches
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The British Council, the Indian High Commission and the UK government have officially launched the UK-India Year of Culture, a celebration of the long-standing relationship between the UK and India which will see cultural events, exhibitions and activities taking place in both countries throughout 2017. Audiences will have the chance to experience innovative and exciting creative work from some of the best UK and Indian companies, artists and institutions. (more...)

Anda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian DebutAnda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The nine-member ensemble will captivate with a transcendent fusion of ancient sounds created through haunting throat singing and music performed on such rare instruments as the horse head fiddle and two-stringed lute. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical SeasonPacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek TragedyThe Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, has been invited to perform for the very first time at one of the world's most prestigious venues, Carnegie Hall in New York City, in honor of one of today's leading composers, Philip Glass. Joining them will be Pacific Chorale, also appearing at Carnegie Hall for the first time. One of America's most revered composers, Glass is Carnegie Hall's 2017-18 composer-in-residence, where he holds the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. With this season-long residency by Glass, Carnegie joined a yearlong celebration of the composer's 80th birthday, presenting performances that feature his classics and premieres. As part of the residency, orchestras from across the United States were invited to submit programs featuring important works by Glass in illuminating contexts. Pacific Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra were the two orchestras chosen, in part by Glass himself, to perform during Carnegie's upcoming season. Both orchestras emerged among competitors with what Carnegie called “very compelling programs.” (more...)

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne ReevesThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

World Music Institute Presents Spain's Javer Limon in FLAMENCO ORIGENES at Merkin Hall 2/11World Music Institute Presents Spain's Javer Limon in FLAMENCO ORIGENES at Merkin Hall 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

World Music Institute presents the acclaimed Spanish composer, guitarist and internationally recognized producer JAVIER LIMÓN in Flamenco Ori?genes, a journey back in time that explores the origins of Flamenco music. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Today, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)

HOME|YUVA Premieres at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center TonightHOME|YUVA Premieres at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, located in Long Island City, presents the world premiere of the new play Home|Yuva written by Sami Berat Marcali. Directed by Ellie Heyman, the cast features Michael Cavadias, James Fluhr, Burcak Arya Gocmen, and Pailo Heitz. (more...)

HOME|YUVA to Premiere at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center This FallHOME|YUVA to Premiere at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, located in Long Island City, presents the world premiere of the new play Home|Yuva written by Sami Berat Marcali. Directed by Ellie Heyman, the cast features Michael Cavadias, James Fluhr, Burcak Arya Gocmen, and Pailo Heitz. (more...)

Chan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El CigalaChan Centre Welcomes Back Spellbinding Spanish Singer Diego El Cigala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the hotly anticipated return of Diego El Cigala, charming vocalist and three-time Latin GRAMMY winner, Sunday, November 20, 2016 at7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Known for his uncanny ability to meld sounds of his Spanish Gitano heritage with other treasured genres, El Cigala will showcase the intoxicating rhythms and melodies of salsa with works from Indestructible, his upcoming album slated for release on Oct. 28, 2016. (more...)

Little Angel Theatre to Stage A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS This WinterLittle Angel Theatre to Stage A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

When a strange looking old man falls from the sky and into a quaint fishing village the surprised locals don't know quite what to make of him at all. Add to their surprise a sickly boy being miraculously restored to health and an irresolvable infestation of crabs being suddenly resolved, and we have the beginnings of a very marvellous story. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Brain, a hilarious and heartbreaking monologue about the mind, mental illness, and friendship on November 17 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the Beyond Words series. Written and performed by novelist and slam poet Brendan McLeod, this 2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival Pick of the Fringe has been hailed as "soulful, heartfelt theatre that is moving and challenging, skillfully crafted and entertaining." (Plank Magazine) (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

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