Barbican Centre News

Cheek By Jowl's THE WINTER'S TALE to be Screened in AprilCheek By Jowl's THE WINTER'S TALE to be Screened in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Following the successful screenings of Measure for Measure and Ubu Roi, Cheek by Jowl today announce the screening of their latest production of The Winter's Tale live from the Barbican Centre on 19 April at 7.30pm. The production is currently on an international tour ahead of performances at the Barbican, where it opens on 6 April, with previews from 5 April, and runs until 22 April. (more...)

World Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To FolsomWorld Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Harris Center proudly presents a singular figure renowned in both classical Indian and world music. Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has garnered five Grammy Award-nominations and the title 'Asian Hero' by Time magazine. She studied sitar under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, making her professional classical debut at the age of 13. With 11 recordings to her credit (including Traces of You, which features Anoushka's half-sister Norah Jones, and Home, from which her Folsom program will be culled), 'her exquisite sitar playing...lives up to the virtuosity that made her the youngest woman ever nominated for a World Music Grammy' (Harper's Bazaar). (more...)

Dawoud Bey To Be Featured Speaker At Arnold And Augusta Newman Lecture SeriesDawoud Bey To Be Featured Speaker At Arnold And Augusta Newman Lecture Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Known for his arresting photographs of Birmingham, AL and Harlem, NY in the 1960s and 70s, artist Dawoud Bey will speak about his latest projects at the Lowe on March 30 at 7 pm. A reception will follow his talk, which is a part of the Museum's Arnold and Augusta Newman Lecture Series in Photography. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces Accenture as 'Partner for Innovation' and Supporter of the NT Immersive Storytelling StudioThe National Theatre Announces Accenture as 'Partner for Innovation' and Supporter of the NT Immersive Storytelling Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The National Theatre is delighted to announce Accenture as their 'Partner for Innovation' and supporter of the National Theatre's Immersive Storytelling Studio. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

India and the UK, bound together through history and shared values of democracy, rule of law and pluralism, share a strong and multi-faceted partnership with deep cooperation across various fields including economics, business, science, and culture. (more...)

Esa Pekka Salonen Leads Two Weeks Of Concerts At Chicago SymphonyEsa Pekka Salonen Leads Two Weeks Of Concerts At Chicago Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) in two subscription concert programs (March 2-11), recognizing Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams on the occasion of his 70th Birthday this year. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February SeriesChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces a special music panel event "Composing Music in the 21st Century: Music Panel Discussion: How modern composers navigate the ever-changing economy of music." (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre, and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. (more...)

Thomas Lauriot dit Prevost et Ruth Mackenzie Prennent la Direction du Theatre du ChateletThomas Lauriot dit Prevost et Ruth Mackenzie Prennent la Direction du Theatre du Chatelet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Le binome compose de Ruth Mackenzie et Thomas Lauriot dit Prevost prend aujourd'hui mercredi 1er fevrier la direction du Theatre du Chatelet. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 TourAlan Gilbert Leads New York Philharmonic Europe Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic on the EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour, March 23-April 7, 2017. The two-week tour - Alan Gilbert's ninth and final international tour as Music Director, the seventh with him to Europe - will feature fourteen concerts in seven countries. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String QuartetNew York Philharmonic Announces The New York Philharmonic String Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the formation of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, comprising Concertmaster Frank Huang, Principal Associate Concertmaster Sheryl Staples, Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Principal Cello Carter Brey. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces 2017-18 Season - U.S. Premiere of Michel van der Aa's SUNKEN GARDEN, KORNGOLD RARITY:
THE RING OF POLYKRATES, Classics and More!Dallas Opera Announces 2017-18 Season - U.S. Premiere of Michel van der Aa's SUNKEN GARDEN, KORNGOLD RARITY: THE RING OF POLYKRATES, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce its ambitious 2017-2018 Season, "Motives Unmasked!" consisting of five entertaining and varied mainstage productions, including a dazzling U.S. premiere and a new Dallas Opera production of a very early opera by Viennese wunderkind Erich Wolfgang Korngold. (more...)

Wordless Music Presents European Live Score Premiere of Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHTWordless Music Presents European Live Score Premiere of Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Following early January's sold-out world premiere in L.A., Wordless Music and the Barbican present the European live score premiere of Barry Jenkins' MOONLIGHT (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADFull Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old VicDavid Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBSNew York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2017 with the New York Philharmonic as international opera star Joyce DiDonato and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot join Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert for an Enchanted Evening. Humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca hosts the broadcast from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This WinterJohann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

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