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Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
Concerts at Kent Town Announce Robert Dawe will Perform Again 19 October 2016Concerts at Kent Town Announce Robert Dawe will Perform Again 19 October 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Concerts at Kent Town say its with 'great joy and affection' that they welcome Robert Dawe back to their popular concert series.   Last year, after many years of battling illness, Robert returned to performing on stage. His appearance at Concerts at Kent Town relaunched his career as a concert performer. Since then he has given several successful concerts and recitals throughout Adelaide.  And, his career now spans in excess of its 50+ years and looks like continuing for many years to come.   (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Joshua Schmidt On ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALGuest Blog: Composer Joshua Schmidt On ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by Guest Blogger: Joshua Schmidt - Sep 21, 2016

One could say that the Machine chose me first, then I chose it. Adapting Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist juggernaut was the long-time dream of librettist Jason Loewith. Apparently he had approached other composers with the project to no avail. When he finally inquired as to my interest in the project in January of 2004, I was working as a sound designer on a show he was producing at the Next Theatre Company in Evanston, Illinois, where he served as Artistic Director. Up to that point, I had never written a musical, nor did envision myself writing one and I had never read, seen or even heard of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine. (more...)

The Canadian Music Centre in BC Unveils New Performance Space & Signature Concert SeriesThe Canadian Music Centre in BC Unveils New Performance Space & Signature Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Canadian Music Centre in British Columbia (CMC BC) proudly reveals its renovated home, the Vancouver Creative Hub (837 Davie Street) with 40-seat black box theatre, the Murray Adaskin Salon, an urban cultural hotspot for Canadian music & the local arts community. The newly upgraded CMC branch will open October 14, 2016 with the first performance of CMC BC's inaugural Murray Adaskin Salon Concert Series - four recitals dedicated to iconic Canadian composers. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKYVancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces.  The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain - the many moods of the natural world.   (more...)

Sony Classical Releases FOR THE LOVE OF BRAHMS By Joshua BellSony Classical Releases FOR THE LOVE OF BRAHMS By Joshua Bell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director - in a landmark joint recording, For the Love of Brahms (Sony Classical).  Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls “music about love and friendship.” (more...)

ODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBITODC/Dance Celebrates 30 Years of THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

ODC is pleased to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of its much-loved holiday tradition, The Velveteen Rabbit. Created and choreographed by ODC's Co-Artistic Director KT Nelson, The Velveteen Rabbit is a warm, witty interpretation of Margery Williams' time-honored children's tale. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season LineupKelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016BWW Review: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN, Wilton's Music Hall, 2 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 3, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a play that promises more than it delivers in a venue that looks great but provides unique challenges to cast and creatives. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin HallFour Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Opens Tonight in the East EndPhoto Flash: BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Opens Tonight in the East End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Directed by Oli Rose, Britten in Brooklyn will play for a strictly limited season of 21 performances from 31 August - 17 September.  (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages SeriesDes Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

Music About Love And Friendship Inspires Joshua Bell And Steven Isserlis On New AlbumMusic About Love And Friendship Inspires Joshua Bell And Steven Isserlis On New Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis are joined by two acclaimed musical forces - pianist Jeremy Denk and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, of which Bell is Music Director - in a landmark joint recording,For the Love of Brahms(Sony Classical).  Available September 30, 2016, the new album is a unique project that features works of Brahms and Schumann that Bell calls 'music about love and friendship.' (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

SILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary SeasonSILENT VOICES at Center of Brooklyn Youth Chorus's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus has announced that Silent Voices, a multimedia, multi-composer stage work conceived, co-commissioned, produced and performed by the Chorus, will be the centerpiece of the Chorus' 25th anniversary season. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICESBrooklyn Youth Chorus Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Multimedia Project SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

2016-17 Programming Expands the Chorus' Pioneering Role as a Powerful Lead Performer, a Bold Commissioner of New Music and a Producer of Innovative Stage Works. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Sadie Frost For BRITTEN IN BROOKLYNPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal With Sadie Frost For BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN
by Marianka Swain - Aug 12, 2016

Rehearsal photos have been released for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's  BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN at Wilton's Music Hall. The play, based on true events, stars Sadie Frost as Gypsy Rose Lee, alongside Ruby Bentall, David Burnett, John Hollingworth and Ryan Sampson. Directed by Oli Rose, Britten in Brooklyn will play for a strictly limited season of 21 performances from 31 August to 17 September. Press night is 2 September. (more...)

Final Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music HallFinal Cast, Creatives Set for BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN Premiere at Wilton's Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Final casting and creatives have been announced for the world premiere of Zoe Lewis's 'Britten in Brooklyn' at Wilton's Music Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 SeasonSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the details of its 2016-17 season. Continuing the trend set in recent years by SFCM's intrepid approach to programming and curricular focus, this season offers events devoted to interlinking themes that stretch from academics to performance. The fall semester covers music, politics, and social justice, investigating aspects of social and political change in musical commentary from Beethoven's political influences to nineteenth-century French opera to the activism of Lou Harrison. The spring semester concentrates on folk elements and regional traditions in music and literature throughout the repertoire. These domains are explored in the contexts of history, theory, the humanities, and performance. (more...)

Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonAcrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)

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