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ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. The program features music by ACME members Timo Andres (solo piano piece TBA), Caleb Burhans (Jahrzeit for string quartet), and燩ulitzer Prize winner燙aroline Shaw (Gustave Le Grey), as well as Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the world premiere of񂽽,燼 suite of five movements commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring musical contributions by each of the five composer-performers on the program - Shaw, Andres, and Burhans plus violinist Ben Russell and cellist/ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen. ACME players for this concert are Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Caleb Burhans and Caitlin Lynch, violas; Clarice Jensen, cello; and Timo Andres, piano. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

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Miller Theatre's Fall 2015 Pop-Up Concerts Season to Kick Off Next MonthMiller Theatre's Fall 2015 Pop-Up Concerts Season to Kick Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts爇icks off an ambitious fall爏eason of free燩OP-UP CONCERTS -- a爉usical happy hour爓ith the audience onstage at the Miller Theatre. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Musicians Selected for NY Philharmonic 2016 Global Academy Fellowship ProgramMusic Academy of the West Musicians Selected for NY Philharmonic 2016 Global Academy Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Ten outstanding Music Academy of the West musicians have been selected to travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the second year of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, which offers opportunities to train and play with Philharmonic musicians, representing a new approach to training the next generation of world-class musicians for successful careers. (more...)

Karyn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in OctoberKaryn Levitt to Release ERIC BENTLEY'S BREECHT-EISLER SONGBOOK Recording in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Songbook,' the debut CD from soprano actress Karyn Levitt, will be available from Roven Records on October 30. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents 揘eighborhood Week, an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh's most beloved locales. Beginning on燤onday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through燜riday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations and ticket information, can be found at爌ittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhood. (more...)

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.牋 (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 Tak醕s and JACK quartets, cellist Alban Gerhardt, and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, as well as orchestra concerts led by Christoph von Dohn醤yi, Courtney Lewis, Nicholas McGegan, Larry Rachleff, and Osmo V鋘sk. 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 Ad鑣, 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 B閘a Bart髃'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 B閘a Bart髃'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梡roductions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of Gy鰎gy Kurt醙's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chlo, 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 揳 stylish early music ensemble, will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

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