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The Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 SeasonThe Dallas Opera to Present Contemporary Work, SUNKEN GARDEN, During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa's critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, "a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping" (New York Times headline) during the Texas company's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis AndriessenNew York Philharmonic To Give World Premiere of New Orchestral Work by Louis Andriessen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Marie-Josee Kravis Prize for New Music at the New York Philharmonic, which recognizes a composer for extraordinary artistic endeavor in the field of new music, has been awarded to Dutch composer Louis Andriessen. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Present U.S. Premiere of SUNKEN GARDEN by Michel van der AaDallas Opera to Present U.S. Premiere of SUNKEN GARDEN by Michel van der Aa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dallas Opera is privileged to announce that TDO will present the United States Premiere of composer Michel van der Aa's critically acclaimed contemporary masterpiece, SUNKEN GARDEN, "a fantastical tale to set the ears and eyes popping" (New York Times headline) during the Texas company's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24Semyon Bychkov Conducts the NY Phil in BELOVED FRIEND, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Conceived, curated, and conducted by Semyon Bychkov, the New York Philharmonic presents Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, a three-week festival featuring orchestral, chamber, and vocal programs that explore music by Tchaikovsky and composers who influenced or were influenced by him, from January 24 to February 11. Beloved Friend continues the Philharmonic's recent tradition of annual, multi-week festivals, with Mr. Bychkov focusing this year's festival on Tchaikovsky as part of his international, multi-season Tchaikovsky project, Beloved Friend, which also includes recordings and additional concert series. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRAChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Rodney Glen Roberts, THE WIZARD OF OZ began previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15Joyce Didonato Brings Multimedia Recital IN WAR AND PEACE - HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC To Carnegie Hall, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonatooffers her latest project, In War & Peace: Harmony through Music, on Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. DiDonato is joined by early music orchestra Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Maxim Emelyanychev from the harpsichord. (more...)

Canada's Honens Piano Announces Rules For 2018 CompetitionCanada's Honens Piano Announces Rules For 2018 Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Calgary-based Honens today announced details of its 2018 Piano Competition.  Pianists of all nationalities, aged 20 to 30 on August 30, 2018, with the exception of past Honens Laureates and professionally managed artists, may apply starting February 1, 2017.  The application deadline is October 31, 2017.  The Competition's Quarterfinals take place in Berlin and New York in March 2018.  Semifinals and Finals take place in Calgary from August 30 to September 8, 2018. (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 - Nov 4, 2016

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

Russian Pianist Alexander Ghindin to Perform Mussorgsky for Chamber Music Society of Detroit DebutRussian Pianist Alexander Ghindin to Perform Mussorgsky for Chamber Music Society of Detroit Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin makes his Chamber Music Society of Detroit series debut with a blockbuster recital program highlighted by Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Bryce Dessner Featured in NSO DECLASSIFIEDBryce Dessner Featured in NSO DECLASSIFIED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The National Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Jacomo Bairos, launches its second season of DECLASSIFIED at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on Friday, November 18, with composer/performer Bryce Dessner, the multifaceted guitarist of the indie rock band The National. This season builds on the momentum of last year's inaugural season of DECLASSIFIED concerts, with integrated activities and aesthetics in the Kennedy Center Grand Foyer, pre- and post- concert. All tickets are $39. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZWalnut Street Theatre Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with an exciting stage adaptation of the all-time classic musical THE WIZARD OF OZ. Directed by Glenn Casale, with choreography by Patti Colombo, THE WIZARD OF OZ begins previews on November 8th, opens on November 16th and runs through January 8th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Cardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This AutumnCardboard Citizens' CATHY Set to Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 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...)

POLICA and s t a r g a z e to Continue Liquid Music Series in Saint PaulPOLICA and s t a r g a z e to Continue Liquid Music Series in Saint Paul
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

On Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00pm at The Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series and The Current present POLIÇA and s t a r g a z e: Music for the Long Emergency, the culmination of Liquid Music's first Virtual Residency. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALFinborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of 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, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

Photo Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at The Armory on FridayPhoto Flash: HOLD THESE TRUTHS Opens at The Armory on Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Portland Center Stage at The Armory debuts its new Northwest Stories series with Jeanne Sakata's Hold These Truths, a play inspired by the life of civil rights hero Gordon Hirabayashi, a Seattle native who was posthumously awarded the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. Hold These Truths opens in the Ellyn Bye Studio on October 7, with previews beginning October 1 and performances running through November 13. Hold These Truths will be directed by Jessica Kubzansky, who directed the world premiere at East West Players in Los Angeles. Actor Ryun Yu, who originated the role of Hirabayashi at East West Players, will once again play the role in Portland. (more...)

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...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public TheaterMOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Opens Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Public Theater's MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet officially opens at the The Public Theater's Shiva Theater tonight, September 22, for a run through Sunday, October 9.  (more...)

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