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Neuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta RecordsNeuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

These companion releases of Soldier's solo piano (In Black & White) and quartet music (In Four Color) dissect and explore the two classic forms of the classical tradition. Together they encompass five hours of compositions spanning thirty years. (more...)

1,000 Performers to Bring R. Murray Schafer's APOCALYPSIS to Life at Luminato Festival, June 26-281,000 Performers to Bring R. Murray Schafer's APOCALYPSIS to Life at Luminato Festival, June 26-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2015

This June, Luminato Festival presents Apocalypsis, the epic musical voyage written by acclaimed Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, in one of the largest performance events Toronto has ever seen. 1,000 performers from across Ontario create an empire of sound and movement under the direction of Lemi Ponifasio of MAU, with musical direction by Toronto conductor David Fallis (The Toronto Consort, Opera Atelier) and light by Helen Todd (MAU). Featuring solo performances from multi-disciplinary artist Nina Arsenault, Tony Award-winner Brent Carver, dancer Denise Fujiwara, Polaris Prize-winner Tanya Tagaq, rising New Zealand opera star Kawiti Waetford, and the voice of renowned performance artist Laurie Anderson, the Luminato-commissioned production is on stage at the Sony Centre (1 Front St. E.) from June 26 to 28.   (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive DirectorGotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall & More, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Ensemble. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA GrantGotham Chamber Opera Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Through it's grant-making to thousands of nonprofits each year, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) promotes opportunities for people in communities across America to experience the arts and exercise their creativity. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2015 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Autumn / Winter 2015 Season at Sadler's Wells has just been announced. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary SeasonGotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a concert at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, featuring a new work by David Hertzberg, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music. The season concludes with the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a co-production of the Apollo Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia, at the world famous Apollo Theater in May/June 2016. (more...)

Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22Graham Dancers to Perform Works by Zall, Topping, 5/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Deborah Zall Project presents both current and former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company in 'In the Company of Women, and Guests,' an evening of dances by Zall, along with the solo Robot Man choreographed by guest Kenneth Topping, former principal dancer and director of the Graham Dance Company. (more...)

Music Academy Announces 2015 Summer SeasonMusic Academy Announces 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Music Academy of the West will present the world-renowned New York Philharmonic in its first-ever performance at the historic Santa Barbara Bowl as well as a new production of Gioachino Rossini's comic opera Cinderella as part of the Academy's 68th annual Summer Festival. The Music Academy will present some 200 events, including more than 80 that are free, over the course of its coming season, which begins June 15 and concludes August 8. Additional highlights will include performances by pianists Jeremy Denk and Leon Fleisher, the Takács and JACK quartets, cellist Alban Gerhardt, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, as well as orchestra concerts led by Christoph von Dohnányi, Courtney Lewis, Nicholas McGegan, Larry Rachleff, and Osmo Vänskä. Throughout its 2015 Summer Festival, the Academy will highlight the music of living composers, including Carter Pann, Mason Bates, Kalevi Aho, Pierre Jalbert, Steve Reich, Thomas Adčs, Caroline Shaw, and Pierre Boulez. Featuring the Academy's exceptionally talented fellows, together with distinguished guest performers and faculty, the events will be presented at the Academy's scenic Miraflores campus and in venues throughout Santa Barbara. Subscription sales have begun; individual tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 25. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Eifman Ballet in UP AND DOWN West Coast Premiere, 6/5-7Segerstrom Center to Welcome Eifman Ballet in UP AND DOWN West Coast Premiere, 6/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the West Coast Premiere of Up and Down, the newest work by the renowned Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg. Performances are June 5 - 7, 2015 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the MetTickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6Canadian Opera Company to Present BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartungreturns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castleis sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

COC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-BillCOC to Stage BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE & ERWARTUNG Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company's iconic double-bill of Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung returns to the company's mainstage to close its 2014/2015 season. COC Music Director Johannes Debus conducts both operas for the first time, leading the COC Orchestra through these visceral and haunting scores, all brought to life in a mind-bending and gravity-defying production by world-renowned Canadian artistic visionary Robert Lepage. Bluebeard's Castle is sung in Hungarian and Erwartung is sung in German, both with English SURTITLESTM, and runs for only seven performances on May 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 23, 2015 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents The 11th ANNUAL READING SESSION, 3/21The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents The 11th ANNUAL READING SESSION, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra continues its commitment to nurture new work and young composers with its 11th Annual Reading Session on Saturday, March 21 at 11 a.m. in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Echo Theatre Company Premieres FUGUEPhoto Flash: First Look- Echo Theatre Company Premieres FUGUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

How can composers Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season's Firemen, named one of the "Best Stage Plays of 2014" by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale of intrigue, jealousy and music. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Fugue, opening on Feb. 14 (Valentines Day) at the Echo's Atwater Village Theatre home. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new show! (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8Bridget Everett, Molly Ringwald, Benjamin Walker and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances from January 29 - February 8, 2015. Details below! (more...)

Echo Theater Company's FUGUE to Run 2/14-3/22Echo Theater Company's FUGUE to Run 2/14-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

How can composers Arnold Schoenberg, Piotr Tchaikovsky and Carlo Gesualdo balance the chaos of their creativity with their need for love? Playwright Tommy Smith and director Chris Fields (the team behind last season's Firemen, named one of the "Best Stage Plays of 2014" by Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty) trace three real-life love triangles in a passionate tale of intrigue, jealousy and music. The Echo Theater Company presents the world premiere of Fugue, opening on Feb. 14 (Valentines Day) at the Echo's Atwater Village Theatre home. (more...)

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