Barbican Centre News

Soundstreams to Open 2014-15 Season with The Seasons, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Soundstreams launches its 2014/2015 season with The Seasons at Koerner Hall on September 30 at 8:00 pm. An evening of "seasons" inspired music, the concert features the Toronto premiere of Max Richter's The Four Seasons Recomposed performed by acclaimed violinist Daniel Hope, as well as Pultizer-Prize winner John Luther Adams' Dream in White on White and the world premiere of Canadian composer Paul Frehner's Mojave Dreaming. (more...)

Roger Moore To Kick Off Tour of AN EVENING WITH SIR ROGER MOORE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Legendary film actor, SIR Roger Moore will be starting his tour of 'An Evening With Sir Roger Moore' at the Marlowe Theatre on Sunday, September 14th. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

Visionintoart Launches Record Label with Three New Releases
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

Soprano Ailyn Perez to Crown 2014-15 with Debuts at The Met and Houston Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Described by Opera News as the “lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all,” Ailyn Pérez takes the stage at leading opera houses on both sides of the Atlantic in 2014-15 for an exciting new season that features house debuts at both the Metropolitan Opera and Houston Grand Opera, the latter also serving as a role debut for Pérez as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Presents AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Pe?rez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Accompanied on piano by Danielle Orlando, Costello and Pe?rez will perform songs, arias, and duets from popular works by Verdi, Puccini, Hahn, Tosti, Falla, Heggie, and more. (more...)

WNO to Present AN EVENING WITH STEPHEN COSTELLO AND AILYN PEREZ, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents An Evening with Stephen Costello and Ailyn Perez, featuring the celebrated husband-and-wife stars of last season's production of The Elixir of Love, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

Kerry Ellis and Summer Strallen Perform THE SOUND OF MUSICALS, December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

On 27-30 December 2014, Kerry Ellis and Summer Strallen perform together in a new concert of show-stopping music and songs from the greatest West End and Broadway musicals, including: (more...)

Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall to its Weill Recital and Stern Auditorium to BAM's Harvey Theater—over the next year. (more...)

Reathel Bean Joins Karen Mason and More in A WOMAN ON TOP Industry Reading, 7/9; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, has announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) will join the previously announced star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis). (more...)

The Florida Orchestra Names Michael Francis as Its New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Florida Orchestra (TFO) has announced the appointment of Michael Francis as its new Music Director starting with the 2015/2016 season, serving as Music Director Designate for the upcoming 2014/2015 season. Appointed as part of an initial three-year contract, his duties include being the primary conductor and providing the artistic leadership for concert programming and related artistic decisions. Although his primary role is with the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series, he will also be conducting one concert each season for the Raymond James Pops and the morning Coffee Concert series. This reflects Francis' personal desire to be fully-integrated artistically with the orchestra and the organization. (more...)

National 2014 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL to Feature WWI Concert, Dads Dancing, Big Draw and More, Oct 17-Nov 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following on from the huge success of the 2013 national Family Arts Festival in which over 500,000 people took part across the UK, the 2014 Family Arts Festival will run its second year from 17 October to 2 November with Michael Morpurgo announced as patron and Center Parcs as a major new partner. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Commission by Composer Nico Muhly to Write Music Inspired by Southern Utah
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Utah Symphony is pleased to announce it has commissioned preeminent contemporary American composer Nico Muhly to write a piece of music for the Utah Symphony to be inspired by Southern Utah's national parks and landscapes. The commission will be performed during the 2015-16 season, coinciding with the 75th anniversary celebrations of the orchestra. (more...)

Karen Mason and Marni Nixon to Star in Reading of New Musical A WOMAN ON TOP, 7/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by the current political climate, will have a special industry reading next month. The reading will star Karen Mason -- Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as a prolific concert and recording artist -- and be directed by Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Tony Award nominee for Xanadu choreography). The show has music by Rhonda Kess, and lyrics by Rhonda Kess and Dale Kiken and a book by Dale Kiken. The reading will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 PM and Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street). Industry members interested in attending should email AWOTrsvp@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

Jewish Museum & Bang on a Can Form New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can are launching a new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015. Inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions, the five programs will take place throughout the year across the Museum at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, Manhattan. The partnership kicks off with Asphalt Orchestra performing during the Museum Mile Festival on June 10, followed by a July 10 concert featuring works by Minimalist composers such as Philip Glass and Louis Andriessen in conjunction with Other Primary Structures, an exhibition of global sculpture from the 1960s. (more...)

The Frist Announces Expanded Programming for WATCH ME MOVE: THE ANIMATION SHOW, 6/6-9/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

This summer the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer a dynamic schedule of public programming including workshops, a film series, a beer tasting, lectures and camps in conjunction with Watch Me Move: The Animation Show. Organized by the Barbican Centre, London, Watch Me Move is the most extensive exhibition ever mounted to present a wide range of animated imagery produced in the last 120 years. (more...)

ECM Releases Meredith Monk's PIANO SONGS Today
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Piano Songs, a newly released ECM CD containing some of Meredith Monk's most beloved compositions for the instrument, features new music pianists Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker. Marking one of the rare times others have recorded the celebrated composer's work, Piano Songs underscores the music's vibrant and independent life. (more...)

ECM to Release Meredith Monk's PIANO SONGS, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Piano Songs, a newly released ECM CD containing some of Meredith Monk's most beloved compositions for the instrument, features new music pianists Ursula Oppens and Bruce Brubaker. Marking one of the rare times others have recorded the celebrated composer's work, Piano Songs underscores the music's vibrant and independent life. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)

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