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Benjamin Britten News

Date Of Birth:
November 22, 1913
Date Of Death:
December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender:
Male
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The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform at St. Bart's, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Apple Hill String Quartet to Perform World-Renowned Composer Meredith Monk's only String Quartet, Stringsongs, as part of Meredith Monk's 50th Year Celebrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Northern Kentucky University's LES MISERABLES Starring Professor Jason VestPhoto Flash: First Look at the Northern Kentucky University's LES MISERABLES Starring Professor Jason Vest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Jason Vest, Northern Kentucky University Professor, will play the role of Jean Valjean in the Department of Theatre and Dance's upcoming production of the smash-hit musical, LES MISERABLES, directed by Department Chair, Ken Jones. Vest, an accomplished tenor, is on faculty in the Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet's 2015-16 Season to Feature Final 'NUTCRACKER,' World Premieres & MoreJoffrey Ballet's 2015-16 Season to Feature Final 'NUTCRACKER,' World Premieres & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, announces an epic 60th Anniversary Season of Celebration in 2015-16 including three World Premieres, the North American Premiere of Sylvia by John Neumeier, the Joffrey Premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Fool's Paradise, and the return of Frederick Ashton's lavish Cinderella. Notably, 2015 will mark the farewell season of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker. The Joffrey has commissioned Christopher Wheeldon, whose An American in Paris is Broadway-bound this spring, to re-envision a major new Nutcracker to receive its World Premiere here in December 2016. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch, plenty of bubbly, and of course, the delightful music of Johann Strauss Jr. (more...)

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2015 Season, Running July 2-21Festival D'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2015 Season, Running July 2-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2015, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Mozart; the return of director Robert Carsen's acclaimed 1991 Festival production of Benjamin Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream; and the French premiere of Jonathan Dove's children's opera, The Monster in the Maze, led by Sir Simon Rattle with the London Symphony Orchestra. Major vocal presentations in 2015 will also include a new production of Serbian composer Ana Sokolovi?'s uncommonly original one-act a cappella opera Svadba (Marriage), and a double bill of Persephone-Stravinsky's hybrid musical work for speaker, singers, dancers, and orchestra-with Tchaikovsky's last opera, Iolanta. (more...)

LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6LA Opera to Perform NOAH'S FLOOD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Los Angeles) January 10, 2015 — LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, the performances will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, March 6, and at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7. (more...)

LA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale TomorrowLA Opera's NOAH'S FLOOD on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

LA Opera professional artists will once again collaborate with more than 300 amateur members of the Los Angeles musical community to present two performances of Benjamin Britten's Noah's Flood this spring at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, the performances will take place at 7:30pm on Friday, March 6, and at 7:30pm on Saturday, March 7. (more...)

Tom Allen's BROOKLYN BOHEMIANS Set for Hudson Village Theatre, 2/22Tom Allen's BROOKLYN BOHEMIANS Set for Hudson Village Theatre, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

CBC's Shift host Tom Allen has created a unique cabaret show that will make a special stop at the Hudson Village Theatre on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2pm. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of bubbly. (more...)

NKU Professor to Star as 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES, 2/19-3/1NKU Professor to Star as 'Jean Valjean' in LES MISERABLES, 2/19-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Jason Vest, Northern Kentucky University Professor, will play the role of Jean Valjean in the Department of Theatre and Dance's upcoming production of the smash-hit musical, LES MISERABLES, directed by Department Chair, Ken Jones. Vest, an accomplished tenor, is on faculty in the Department of Music as an Assistant Professor of Voice (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

Orion String Quartet, MACE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More Set for The New School's Spring 2015 LineupOrion String Quartet, MACE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More Set for The New School's Spring 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The New School presents its 2015 spring semester public programming in the Performing Arts. Since its founding in 1919, The New School has been a fixture in New York City's performing arts scene, showcasing work in music, drama, and dance by its talented students, visiting scholars, and faculty. (more...)

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

From February 12 to 21, 2015, the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), one of Switzerland's leading orchestras, tours to California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC to perform its signature interpretations of early 20th-century French and Russian repertoire. Conductor Charles Dutoit, born in Lausanne in the Suisse romande, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, leads the OSR in Debussy's “Ibéria”, Ravel's La valse and Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 in separate programs, and Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale. Russian pianist Nikolaï Lugansky joins the OSR in performances of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. With these programs, Mr. Dutoit pays tribute to the flagship repertoire and spirit of his mentor Ernest Ansermet, the founder and longstanding music director of the OSR. (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

Koerner Quartet to Present NOTES OF LOVE & PROTEST 2/15 at Vancouver Academy of MusicKoerner Quartet to Present NOTES OF LOVE & PROTEST 2/15 at Vancouver Academy of Music
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

What do respected Canadian composer Jocelyn Morlock, famed singer/songwriter Elvis Costello, and 20th Century classical giant Benjamin Britten have in common? The Koerner Quartet will delight Vancouver audiences with the answer as it interprets the work of these diverse talents in Notes of Love & Protest, Sunday, February 15 at 2pm in the Vancouver Academy of Music's (VAM). Koerner Recital Hall The third concert in the Quartet's 2014/15 season serves up a musical valentine that is "more zeitgeist than saccharine," promises Quartet cellist and VAM Executive Director, Joseph Elworthy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FESTIVAL OF MEDIÆVAL LESSONS AND CAROLS Presented Carols from the 14th and 15th CenturiesBWW Reviews: FESTIVAL OF MEDIÆVAL LESSONS AND CAROLS Presented Carols from the 14th and 15th Centuries
by Barry Lenny - Jan 3, 2015

The Lumina Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Anna Pope, presented their concert, Festival of Mediaeval Lessons and Carols. (more...)

Bronx Opera to Ring in the New Year with ALBERT HERRING, 1/10Bronx Opera to Ring in the New Year with ALBERT HERRING, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The Bronx Opera – now in its 48th year – presents Benjamin Britten's comic opera about a town's discovery that their hunt for a virtuous soul amongst the masses provides only one name - the title character, ALBERT HERRING (more...)

Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary SeasonGlendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Glendale Philharmonic Association and Positive Motions Foundation proudly present The Fifth Anniversary Season of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Concert Series, founded five years ago by renowned and critically acclaimed Russian cellist, Ruslan Biryukov. (more...)

Calder Quartet to Perform World Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 3/11Calder Quartet to Perform World Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Southern California's esteemed Calder Quartet, hailed as 'outstanding' and 'superb' by The New York Times, returns to Segerstrom Center on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in Samueli Theater. For their return visit to the Center, violinists Benjamin Jacobson and Andrew Bulbrook, violist Jonathan Moerschel and cellist Eric Byers will premiere a new work by Andrew Norman that was co-commissioned by long-time supporters of the Center's Chamber Series Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting and Segerstrom Center to honor the 25th anniversary of the series. Their program will also include works by Benjamin Britten and Ludwig van Beethoven. (more...)

Songs of the Season at Met Museum Features Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More TonightSongs of the Season at Met Museum Features Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Music for the holidays by composer Robert Sirota will be featured in a special holiday concert, Songs of the Season, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue) in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium tonight, December 19, 2014 at 7pm. The Met Museum Presents concert will include performances by The Choristers of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine led by conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather, soprano Mellissa Hughes, violist Nadia Sirota, and harpist Victoria Drake. (more...)

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