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Joyce DiDonato Leads Young Musicians In Weill Music Institute Master ClassesJoyce DiDonato Leads Young Musicians In Weill Music Institute Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing for a third straight season of master classes onOctober 29-31, 2016, working with four young professional singers in public sessions that will reach viewers around the globe via medici.tv. Soprano Suzannah Waddington, mezzo-sopranos Sophia Hunt and Raphaella Medina, and tenor Hao Ting have been selected to participate, along with pianists Justina Lee andDjordje Nesic. (more...)

Frist Center to Present Ragnar Kjartansson's Video Installation THE VISITORSFrist Center to Present Ragnar Kjartansson's Video Installation THE VISITORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors, a hypnotic and immersive multichannel video installation of musicians performing in a historic mansion in New York's Hudson River Valley. (more...)

Violinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National SawdustViolinist Yevgeny Kutik, and Pianist and Composer Timo Andres Perform at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm, Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his 'dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique' (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres, will perform a concert at National Sawdust (80 North 6th St.). The performance is part of Andres' engagement as a National Sawdust curator for the 2016-2017 season, and will include a selection of works from Kutik's new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics, including two of Mendelssohn's Songs without Words (arr. Friedrich Hermann), the New York premiere of Andres' Words Fail, and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi's Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, both of which Kutik commissioned for the album. The duo will also perform Nico Muhly's Compare Notes, Stravinsky's Suite Italienne, and the world premiere of Andres' arrangement of a short work by Janacek titled Words Fail.  (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This NovemberJoyce DiDonato to Release 'IN WAR AND PEACE' Album This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato to Release Album, IN WAR AND PEACE: HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, 11/4Internationally Acclaimed Opera Singer Joyce DiDonato to Release Album, IN WAR AND PEACE: HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The multiple GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is widely recognized as one of the world's great opera singers. The New Yorker has proclaimed her “perhaps the most potent female singer of her generation,” and The New York Times has described her as “the perfect 21st-century diva—an effortless combination of glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent.” She is known not only for her extraordinary virtuosity, but also for her impassioned social engagement. Perhaps more than any project in her career to date, DiDonato's new album, In War and Peace: Harmony through Music, epitomizes this combination of qualities. The collection of Baroque arias arose from her pondering the question, in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attacks on Paris and Brussels, “In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?” DiDonato hopes the album, out November 4 on Erato / Warner Classics, and concert presentation, with which she will tour 12 countries between November 2016 and June 2017, will help listeners answer the same question. Please see below for an itinerary of live performances. (more...)

Emerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary SeasonEmerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine, which has earned its place in the pantheon of the classical music world. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Barbican Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 14, 2016

Gary Naylor sees plenty of relevant stuff and controversial material in a new version of Marlowe's influential classic. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public TheaterMOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

L'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowL'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now AvailableAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

CSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next WeekCSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre. (more...)

Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This FallOpera Star Joyce DiDonato Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Just announced, Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, presented by Maberry Theatricals. (more...)

Richard Tognetti and Polina Leschenko in Recital Together For Two Shows OnlyRichard Tognetti and Polina Leschenko in Recital Together For Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

ACO Artistic Director Richard Tognetti plays in recital with one of his favourite performance partners, the "young, brilliant, and vivacious Russian pianist", Polina Leschenko for two performances only -  Monday 12 September in Sydney, and Tuesday 13 September in Canberra. (more...)

Elders in Residence on Governors IslandElders in Residence on Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Join Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches in their new performance.  Lois and Peggy have been in residence at the Barbican Centre, in London, researching and developing a new performance about the risks of unexplored potential buried within us; often Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) more deeply as we age. (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...)

Chukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This FallChukwudi Iwuji to Lead the Public's Free MOBILE UNIT Production of HAMLET This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Continuing its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts, The Public Theater will mount its MOBILE UNIT again this fall with a free three-week tour to the five boroughs of Shakespeare's HAMLET, directed by Patricia McGregor. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present MAME This AugustLight Opera Works to Present MAME This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jerry Herman's Broadway classic MAME, with 26-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 20 through 28. (more...)

World Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old VicWorld Premiere of NO'S KNIFE Set at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Vic is pleased to present the world premiere of No's Knife. Conceived and performed by Lisa Dwan and co-directed with The Old Vic's Season 2 Baylis Director Joe Murphy, No's Knife opens on 3 October with previews from 29 September 2016. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This AutumnCardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Cardboard Citizens announces a new tour inspired by Cathy Come Home. Fifty years on from the original Ken Loach film highlighting homelessness, the production marks the 25th anniversary of the theatre company that works making theatre with and for homeless people. The production will tour  theatres, prisons and hostels across the UK from October 2016-February 2017. (more...)

UK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough TheatreUK Premiere of ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Set for Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday, 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

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