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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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ATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTWATC's THE EVENTS Coming to NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Since it premiered at The Traverse Theatre in August 2013, ATC's production of The Events written by David Greig and directed by Ramin Gray has picked up a raft of awards, been selected as The Guardian's Best Theatre Production of 2013, has sold out two runs at The Young Vic, has toured nationally and internationally and has been staged in German and Norwegian at Schauspielhaus Vienna and Brageteatret in Drammen. In 2015 it will take another step on this extraordinary journey, as the production premieres in New York at the prestigious New York Theatre Workshop. Neve McIntosh who created the role of Claire returns to the production of the New York run and will be joined by Clifford Samuel who has played The Boy throughout 2014. (more...)

Hall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAHHall of Fame Playhouse to Present MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Hall of Fame Playhouse of Bronx Community College once again plays host to one of the most powerful and joypops traditions of the borough, HANDEL'S MESSIAH FEATURING ORCHESTRA OF THE BRONX AND THE BRONX OPERA CHORUS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CONDUCTOR AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL SPIERMAN. (more...)

Calder Quartet to Perform at Hartt, 11/20Calder Quartet to Perform at Hartt, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The University of Hartford's Hartt School presents the Calder Quartet, performing the second concert of the 2014-2015 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series, at 7:30 p.m., in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. (more...)

Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 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 on Friday, 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...)

LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ˇFIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ˇFIGARO! (90210)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais and the influential protagonist of three of his stage comedies: Figaro, the wily barber from Seville. LA Opera's programming of three operas based on the Figaro plays—The Barber of Sevilleby Rossini, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and the west coast premiere of The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano, all conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon—is the inspiration for Figaro Unbound, a three-month citywide celebration of the revolutionary spirit. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light FestivalBWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 6, 2014

“Ideas of darkness and light, obscurity and illumination” are at the heart of the Benjamin Britten-William Plomer CURLEW RIVER. Called “a parable for church performance,” it was performed in New York at the Synod of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, as part of Lincoln Center's White Light Festival. This short but potent work is one part Japanese Noh theatre and another part English medieval mystery play, but altogether modern in its spirituality and visions of motherly love. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GREAT BRITTEN Astounds at the Alexander Kasser TheaterBWW Reviews: GREAT BRITTEN Astounds at the Alexander Kasser Theater
by Matt Hanson - Nov 3, 2014

Enlighteningly mystical, compelled by the bleary-eyed madness of religious conviction, the deeply personal and moving testaments to the mysteries of the inner life were embodied magically throughout Great Britten. From the American premiere of Rejoice in the Lamb to Illuminations, the early 20th century music of Benjamin Britten unfolded as a touching four-part series of spiritual devotion and the loftiest of loves. (more...)

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir to PResent Brahms' German Requiem, 11/14UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir to PResent Brahms' German Requiem, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir, under the direction of Edward Maclary, explore the meaning of life and loss in Brahms' German Requiem Friday, November 14 at 8pm in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Alexander Theater at Montclair State University to Celebrate 10th Anniversary, 11/1Alexander Theater at Montclair State University to Celebrate 10th Anniversary, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

?On November 1, 2014, Montclair State University will celebrate a decade of stellar performances at the Alexander Kasser Theater, a cultural institution that has garnered regional, national and international recognition for serving as a home for the world's most visionary talents and an incubator for the next generation of innovative performing artists. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free "Music for the Spirit" concerts on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Coming to Theatre Royal GlasgowRichard Alston Dance Company Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Richard Alston Dance Company is recognised as one of the most inspiring and influential UK-based choreographer-led companies, with a rich repertoire of deeply musical contemporary dance. This autumn Richard Alston is reviving his classic Overdrive, an exhilarating blast of nonstop dance to the pulsating rhythms of Californian minimalist Terry Riley. The ten dancers of Richard Alston Dance Company ride seamlessly across the surging waves of Riley's relentless patterning, in an intricate and mesmeric crescendo of movement and sound. Overdrive is one of 12 prescribed professional works for GCSE Dance on the AQA syllabus. Richard Alston Dance Company has produced a teacher's resource pack to accompany this which can be downloaded from: http://www.richardalstondance.com/resources (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The Mimesis Ensemble presents 'Beyond Boundaries,' a program featuring vocal works with a social commentary. The concert will explore songs from the 20th and 21st centuries which examine topics ranging from the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Americanization of Japan in the 1850's to the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. (more...)

Wilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas SeasonWilton, Allam, Walter And Stevenson All To Feature In Globe's Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

For the first time in its history, Shakespeare's Globe is offering theatre, music and spoken word productions throughout the winter - including a riotous Christmas show, Adele Thomas's much-loved production of The Knight of the Burning Pestle and the 'Winter's Tales' featuring Penelope Wilton, Juliet Stevenson, Harriet Walter and Roger Allam. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Kick Off 2014-15 Friday Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS, 10/17N.C. Symphony to Kick Off 2014-15 Friday Favorites Series with AT THE OSCARS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The North Carolina Symphony will perform “At the Oscars” Friday, Oct. 17, at noon in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh in the opening concert of its popular “Friday Favorites” lunchtime series. Music in the movies has been around since the days of the silent pictures, and the program for “At the Oscars,” led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, features some of the greatest music ever scored for Oscar-winning films. (more...)

The Philharmonia Open Their New Season in Canterbury With a First World War Commemoration ConcertThe Philharmonia Open Their New Season in Canterbury With a First World War Commemoration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Marlowe Theatre's resident orchestra explore the disillusionment and despair of war through the works of Britten, Elgar and Vaughan. (more...)

Encompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDPEncompass New Opera, Treehouse Shakers and More Ste for BAM's 2014-15 PDP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) today announced the participants of the third cycle of the BAM Professional Development Program (BAM PDP), led by BAM and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland. The companies for this session represent mixed disciplines ranging from dance to theater to opera. Chosen by a BAM-convened panel, the organizations taking part in this session are Encompass New Opera Theatre, Satellite Collective, Summation Dance, and Treehouse Shakers. As with the previous sessions, the DeVos Institute extended invitations to a group of organizations to apply for the training portion of the BAM PDP-expanding the program's reach beyond Brooklyn-based companies. These additional organizations taking part in the program areBalletNext, Beth Morrison Projects, S? Percussion, and Zvi Dance. (more...)

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITALPaul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg Coming to Lincoln Center in NovemberThe Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg Coming to Lincoln Center in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Ardani Artist presents for the first time in the United States The Mikhailovsky Ballet of St. Petersburg, Russia for a special two week engagement November 11 - 23, 2014 at the David H. Koch Theatre (Lincoln Center) NYC. There will be four programs for this premiere engagement performed with a live orchestra. The Mikhailovsky Ballet USA engagement is supported by the Russian Miistry of Culture. (more...)

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