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Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Adès to Make His NY Phil Conducting Debut with His TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Mark Stone; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Presents 60th Anniversary Gala Concert With Joyce DiDonato, 3/19The Houston Grand Opera Presents 60th Anniversary Gala Concert With Joyce DiDonato, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) invites patrons to celebrate 60 years of producing and performing world-class opera in Houston at a gala anniversary concert featuring renowned mezzo-soprano and HGO Studio alumna Joyce DiDonato at the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater on Thursday, March 19. Tickets to the anniversary concert start at $40, on sale now at HGO.org. (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle Named Music Director of the London Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle Named Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music DirectorLondon Symphony Orchestra Announces Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The London Symphony Orchestra announced today the appointment of Sir Simon Rattle as its Music Director. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Corinthia Hotel London Sets Opera as Theme for Artist in Residence 2015Corinthia Hotel London Sets Opera as Theme for Artist in Residence 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Corinthia Hotel London has announced that its fourth annual Artist in Residence programme is opera. Also announced today is the prestigious panel of judges who will choose a winning idea from a range of artist applications. The selected artist will be awarded a month residency at the hotel, over which time they will develop and realise their vision. The finished project will launch in September. A selection of artists have been approached to submit ideas for the project, with one final 'wild card' position still remaining. Corinthia Hotel London's General Manager Renaud Gregoire will select one final applicant from open submissions to join the other artists. (more...)

Corinthia Hotel London Names Opera as Fourth Annual Artist-in-Residence ProgrammeCorinthia Hotel London Names Opera as Fourth Annual Artist-in-Residence Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Corinthia Hotel London has announced that its fourth annual Artist in Residence programme is opera. Also announced today is the prestigious panel of judges who will choose a winning idea from a range of artist applications. The selected artist will be awarded a month residency at the hotel, over which time they will develop and realise their vision. The finished project will launch in September. A selection of artists have been approached to submit ideas for the project, with one final 'wild card' position still remaining. Corinthia Hotel London's General Manager Renaud Gregoire will select one final applicant from open submissions to join the other artists. (more...)

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich to Perform at Zankel Hall, 3/16Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich to Perform at Zankel Hall, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

On Monday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich performing Pierre Boulez's works for piano in celebration of the composer's 90th birthday, which falls ten days later on March 26. The program will range from Boulez's early post-war serial works Douze notations (1945) and Piano Sonata No. 1 (1946), to Piano Sonata No. 2 (1948) and Constellation-Miroir and Trope from Piano Sonata No. 3 (1957, rev. 1963), to the late works Incises (1994) and une page d'ephemeride (2005), before concluding with a performance of 1961's Structures, livre II for two pianos by both Mr. Aimard and Ms. Stefanovich. (more...)

Walid AlBeshti at Regen Projects Opens TodayWalid AlBeshti at Regen Projects Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Regen Projects presents Walid AlBeshti, an exhibition of recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty. This is the artist's third solo presentation at the gallery. (more...)

LIFEBOAT Runs 3/13-22 at The WallisLIFEBOAT Runs 3/13-22 at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents Catherine Wheels Theatre Company of Scotland's production of Lifeboat by Nicola McCartney and directed by Gill Robertson. The show will run for eight performances only, March 13 through 22, 2015 in the Lovelace Studio Theater, and is recommended for ages 9 and up. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic's European Spring TourAlan Gilbert to Lead New York Philharmonic's European Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2015 tour, April 16-May 1, 2015. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

After eight seasons with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert will step down as music director in 2017, the orchestra said. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!Alan Gilbert Returns to the Met Opera to Lead DON GIOVANNI, Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)

Thomas Ades Will Make NY Phil Debuting Conudcting TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14Thomas Ades Will Make NY Phil Debuting Conudcting TOTENTANZ, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Composer-conductor Thomas Ade?s will make his New York Philharmonic conducting debut leading the U.S. Premiere of his Totentanz, featuring mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn and baritone Simon Keenlyside, both in their Philharmonic debuts; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1; and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNIAlan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)

Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Youth is the underlying theme of the Handel and Haydn Society's next series of concerts as it presents the early compositions of two giants of the Classical era, Mozart and Beethoven. In addition, the program will feature the young singers of H+H's Collaborative Youth Concert (CYC) initiative. (more...)

Theatre of Voices to Perform at Zankel Hall, 2/21Theatre of Voices to Perform at Zankel Hall, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents a rare performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's powerful and influential 1968 modern vocal work Stimmung by the ensemble Theatre of Voices in Zankel Hall on Saturday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. Theatre of Voices—comprised of singers Else Torp, Louise Skovbæch, Randi Pontoppidan, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Chris Watson, and Jakob Bloch Jespersen—perform Stockhausen's seminal work for six amplified voices, the first major Western piece of music to utilize overtone singing, in which the note being sung is manipulated by the singer to produce more than one pitch at once. The technique is commonly found in Eastern singing styles, such as Mongolian and Tuvan throat singing. (more...)

Sian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield TheatresSian Phillips to Lead PLAYING FOR TIME at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

To mark the Centenary of Arthur Miller's birth and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, Richard Beecham will direct a revival of Miller'sPlaying for Time in the Crucible. Beecham directs Kate Adams (Helene), Noa Bodner (Esther), Pascale Burgess (Elzvieta), Imogen Daines (Etalina),Emma Darlow (Liesl), Holly De Jong (Schmidt), James Duke (Mengele / Kapo / Cellist / Paul), Amanda Hadingue (Alma Rose), Melanie Heslop(Marianne), Rebecca Jenkins (Varya), Kate Lynn-Evans (Mandel), Maeve O'Sullivan (Greta / Olga), Sian Phillips (Fania), Danny Scheinmann (Schmuel / Captain Heinz / Second Chess Player / First Trooper), Augustina Seymour (Paulette/ Music Captain), Christopher Staines (Commandant Kramer / 1st Chess Player / SS Guard / Kapo / Pianist) and Alexia Traverse-Healy (Mala / Tchaikowska). Completing the cast are 17 members of Sheffield People's Theatre - the theatre's intergenerational acting company from across the region. (more...)

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