Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
Sadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This AutumnSadie Frost to Lead BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN World Premiere This Autumn
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Based on true events, the World Premiere of Zoe Lewis's passionate and thought-provoking play BRITTEN IN BROOKLYN will be staged at Wilton's Music Hall, starring Sadie Frost and directed by Oli Rose, for 21 performances, 31st August to 17th September 2016. (more...)

ATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This FallATC and The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh Present THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN Tour, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Actors Touring Company, together with the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, is delighted to present the British premiere of Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women in a new version by internationally-renowned playwright David Greig. As the anticipated incoming Artistic Director of The Lyceum, Greig is also collaborating with ATC to reunite the world-class creative team behind the hugely acclaimedThe Events - director Ramin Gray and composer John Browne. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra Presents WAGNER MASTERWORKS: A GRAND MOTHER'S DAY PERFORMANCE on 5/8Adelphi Orchestra Presents WAGNER MASTERWORKS: A GRAND MOTHER'S DAY PERFORMANCE on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

The Adelphi Orchestra, celebrating its 62nd season of "Music for All"  presents a Grand Mother's Day concert Sunday May 8th in New Jersey. "Wagner Masterworks: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod and Die Walkure : Act 1." The Wagner Masterworks Mother's Day concert will be the first of two performances, held on consecutive weekends, the second performance to take place in NYC at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music.  The Adelphi Orchestra's special  Mother's Day performance of Wagner Masterworks is free and open to the public -  the first 50 individuals to reserve their seats through Eventbrite will receive a complimentary long stem rose at the concert for their Mother. (more...)

BWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 SeasonBWW Feature: Louisville Orchestra 2016-17 Season
by Keith Waits - Apr 25, 2016

Louisville Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season And Teddy Abrams Is An Unstoppable Force (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Opera singer, Brian Asawa has died following a long illness on April 18, 2016, at the age of 49.  He was a Japanese-American countertenor. 'In his prime', according to Opera News, 'Asawa was an electric performer, his fearless performing style supported by a voice of arresting beauty and expressivity'.  (more...)

Dallas Opera's Women Conductors Institute Deadline Coming Up Next FridayDallas Opera's Women Conductors Institute Deadline Coming Up Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Working to address a long-standing career issue in the opera world, The Dallas Opera is accepting applications through 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, April 22, 2016 for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors: The Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera.  (more...)

Sensual New Cape Town City Ballet Season for ArtscapeSensual New Cape Town City Ballet Season for Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

With an all-time family favourite like COPPELIA plus a triple bill of exquisite neo-classical ballets by Ashley Killar in SHADES OF LOVE, Cape Town City Ballet's upcoming season promises to be an absolute feast for the senses. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016. (more...)

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall in October 2016Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall in October 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will make its return to New York City's Carnegie Hall in October 2016 for the first time since 1978. Tickets will go on sale in August and will be available for purchase at www.indychoir.org or through the Carnegie Hall website. (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to Present ORCHESTRAL BRILLIANCE, 5/6Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to Present ORCHESTRAL BRILLIANCE, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents the last concert in the Lexus Classic Series at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts onFriday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra in Bed?ich Smetana's The Moldau, Vivian Fung's Dust Devils, Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, and César Franck's Symphony in D Minor.   (more...)

St. Charles Singers to Traverse Seven Centuries of Song in CHORAL ECLECTIC ConcertsSt. Charles Singers to Traverse Seven Centuries of Song in CHORAL ECLECTIC Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The St. Charles Singers, conducted by founder Jeffrey Hunt, will perform choral works from every century from the 1400s to the 2000s in its 'Choral Eclectic' concerts 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Grace Lutheran Church, 7300 Division St., River Forest, Ill.; and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, Ill. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke to Welcome Susan Graham and Nicholas McGeganOrchestra of St. Luke to Welcome Susan Graham and Nicholas McGegan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Orchestra of St. Luke's welcomes superstar mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, as soloist on its final Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series concert of the season. Lauded "America's favorite mezzo," Graham will sing Britten's Phaedra and three works by Purcell in her only Carnegie Hall appearance this season.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & MoreCleveland Play House's 2016 New Ground Theatre Festival to Feature World Premiere & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival (NGTF) is breaking new ground once again, with four extraordinary works by some of America's hottest playwrights. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Welcome Superheroes to Jones Hall This MonthHouston Symphony to Welcome Superheroes to Jones Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Associate Conductor Robert Franz will lead the Houston Symphony in Superheroes at the Symphony!, a musically adventurous family concert revealing the superpowers of the orchestra's instruments at 10 and 11:30 a.m. March 26. (more...)

THE HABIT OF ART to Play Old Mill TheatreTHE HABIT OF ART to Play Old Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

AN IMAGINED meeting between English composer Benjamin Britten and poet WH Auden form the basis of the Old Mill Theatre's latest play. (more...)

Pianist Michael Roll to Perform with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 4/1Pianist Michael Roll to Perform with Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, MD – British pianist Michael Roll returns to the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra after his 2012 debut, in the next set of Lexus Classic Series concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8pm.  Music Director José-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Roll in Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor.  The concert will also feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, Charles Ives' The Unanswered Question and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major.     (more...)

Paulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro RealPaulo Szot en concierto tributo a Frank Sinatra en el Teatro Real
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 14, 2016

El ganador de un Tony en 2008 por SOUTH PACIFIC, Paulo Szot, ofrecera un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra el proximo 22 de octubre en el Teatro Real. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society to Conclude Britannica Series with Benjamin Britten ProgramBrooklyn Art Song Society to Conclude Britannica Series with Benjamin Britten Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Brooklyn Art Song Society concludes its ambitious six-concert survey of British song with a program featuring the works of Benjamin Britten. (more...)

Timo Andres & Gabriel Kahane to Perform at Zankel Hall, 4/7Timo Andres & Gabriel Kahane to Perform at Zankel Hall, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents a joint concert by Timo Andres and Gabriel Kahane-composers, performers, and long-time friends-on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The program encompasses music from the past four centuries with vocal and piano works by J.S. Bach, Charles Ives, Benjamin Britten, Jerome Kern, Thomas Ades, and Andrew Norman, along with the New York premieres of new works the composers have written for each other. A pre-concert talk will be held in Zankel Hall with Kahane, Andres, and Jeremy Geffen, Director of Artistic Planning at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Three Weeks of Beethoven Series to Return to Houston Symphony This MarchThree Weeks of Beethoven Series to Return to Houston Symphony This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Three Weeks of Beethoven returns for a second year at the Houston Symphony this March, featuring Beethoven's second, third, eighth and ninth symphonies. In musical contrast, Superheroes at the Symphony!, and An Evening with Matthew Morrison will round out the last weekend of the month. (more...)

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