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Date Of Birth:
November 22, 1913
Date Of Death:
December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
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Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music HallThe 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Tickets to 2016 Princeton Festival Now on SaleTickets to 2016 Princeton Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Texas Music Festival Trumpets 2016 Summer Concerts with Musical FirstsTexas Music Festival Trumpets 2016 Summer Concerts with Musical Firsts
by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016

This summer the 27th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) will chart several musical firsts, including the TMF debut of distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf, who holds the distinction of having been the longest serving Music Director in Houston Symphony history. The June 3 - July 2 international music residency, based at the University of Houston (UH) Moores School of Music, attracts classical music's rising stars from top tier music conservatories worldwide to study and perform in concert with world-class soloists, conductors and faculty artists at the UH Moores Opera House and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Of THE GO-BETWEEN!BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Of THE GO-BETWEEN!
by Carrie Dunn - May 19, 2016

We caught up with Gemma Sutton as she rehearses new show The Go-Between. She stars alongside Michael Crawford and Issy van Randwyck. (more...)

BWW Review: Soloists Shine, but Ambitious SHADES OF LOVE is Undercut by Whitewashing and Poor DesignBWW Review: Soloists Shine, but Ambitious SHADES OF LOVE is Undercut by Whitewashing and Poor Design
by David Fick - May 13, 2016

Cape Town City Ballet is nothing if not ambitious. SHADES OF LOVE sees the company's featured artists dancing superbly, but the production never coheres into a fully-realised evening of ballet. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Present WAGNER MASTERWORKS This Sunday at the DiMenna CenterAdelphi Orchestra to Present WAGNER MASTERWORKS This Sunday at the DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Adelphi Orchestra presents 'Wagner Masterworks: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod and Die Walkure : Act 1' on Sunday May 15 at 7:30 PM at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City in collaboration with the Wagner Society of New York. (more...)

Mercury In-School Music Workshops Receive NEA FundingMercury In-School Music Workshops Receive NEA Funding
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

 National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 in support of Mercury's innovative cross-disciplinary, bilingual musical education workshops performed in Houston Independent School District.  (more...)

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...)

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