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GRAMMY-Winning Bassist Robert Hurst Signs with Dot Time RecordsGRAMMY-Winning Bassist Robert Hurst Signs with Dot Time Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the signing of multiple GRAMMY and EMMY Award bassist, Robert Hurst. Robert, a Detroit native, has enjoyed a stellar career spanning over 30 years, and is a well respected and highly recognized composer, electric and acoustic bassist, educator, and recording artist. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Initial Lineup of The Barns at Wolf Trap's 2016-2017 SeasonWolf Trap Announces Initial Lineup of The Barns at Wolf Trap's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first 66 performances of the 2016-2017 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap, its historic 382-seat indoor venue. See below for a complete calendar of events and ticketing information. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Pops 2016-17 Tickets on Sale MondayCincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Pops 2016-17 Tickets on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Single tickets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre go on sale Monday, August 1 through the CSO and Pops Box Office at the Taft Theatre (513) 381-3300 and online at cincinnatisymphony.org and cincinnatipops.org. (more...)

Broadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This SeasonBroadway, Cabaret, Jazz and More Coming to The Smith Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Smith Center is ushering in a dazzling fall-winter lineup featuring the world's favorite Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals, seasonal concerts and world-renowned shows. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24San Francisco Symphony to Offer Free Concert, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28— The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The Orchestra performs a concert of Russian music, including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Makoto Ozone. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy during the performance. Valet bike parking will be available. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Perform a Free Community Concert at Pier 27, 7/24San Francisco Symphony to Perform a Free Community Concert at Pier 27, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony and Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater perform a free outdoor concert on Sunday, July 24 at 12 noon on the grassy plaza in front of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27, located on the Embarcadero at the foot of Lombard Street. The Orchestra performs a concert of Russian music, including Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Makoto Ozone. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets and picnics to enjoy during the performance. Valet bike parking will be available. (more...)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Concert, 6/30Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Concert, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Rock 'n roll icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on stage for a night of symphonic rock at Heinz Hall on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming FUSE@PSOPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Upcoming FUSE@PSO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

PITTSBURGH – FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's genre-bending early evening concert series, returns for its second season with three concerts featuring the music of Tchaikovsky, Bartók, Björk and Drake, and a performance by guest artists Time for Three. The 2016-2017 season goes on sale June 1. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. Headlines Loyola University New Orleans' Commencement 2016Harry Connick Jr. Headlines Loyola University New Orleans' Commencement 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Legendary entertainer Harry Connick Jr. addressed graduates of Loyola University New Orleans at Loyola's Commencement 2016, held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

? LA's popular concert series featuring the latest songs in new musical theater is making a big move to the Catalina Bar & Grill in the heart of Hollywood.  In this classic and charming venue, A Little New Music (ALNM) will be able to accommodate a growing audience and build on its success over the past three years.  (more...)

Tickets to 59th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/9Tickets to 59th Monterey Jazz Festival on Sale 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 16–18 go on sale Monday, May 9. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare GalaPhoto Flash: Kathryn Hunter, Julie Taymor, Jonathan Cake and More Attend Theatre for a New Audience's Shakespeare Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Kathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring GalaKathryn Hunter Receives Samuel H. Scripps Award at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Acclaimed classical actor Kathryn Hunter received the Samuel H. Scripps Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Promoting the Power of Language in Classical and Contemporary Theatre at Theatre for a New Audience's Spring Gala Celebrating Shakespeare's 452nd Birthday, last night at Capitale on the Lower East Side. (more...)

Tickets to Smith Center's Summer Season, Feat. Alan Cumming, Chris Botti & More, on Sale 4/15Tickets to Smith Center's Summer Season, Feat. Alan Cumming, Chris Botti & More, on Sale 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The Smith Center's sizzling Summer Season lineup is here! Tickets for all performances go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. PT. The lineup boasts GRAMMY-winning musicians, stage and film stars, returning favorites and more. (more...)

Symphony Space to Celebrate Afro-Cuban Culture with Block Party, Concerts, Films and More This MaySymphony Space to Celebrate Afro-Cuban Culture with Block Party, Concerts, Films and More This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Symphony Space is pleased to announce the first installment of The Source Project, a weeklong celebration tracing the influence of Africa on New World cultures. This inaugural year focuses on Afro-Cuban culture, with an enticing mix of music, documentaries, cocktails, and a talk on the island's undersea marvels. (more...)

Tickets to Harry Connick, Jr. Concert at State Theatre on Sale 3/11Tickets to Harry Connick, Jr. Concert at State Theatre on Sale 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust presents pianist, vocalist, composer and star of stage and screen, HARRY CONNICK, JR. for one night only with his band in AN EVENING WITH HARRY CONNICK, JR. at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Connick will be performing songs from his new album "That Would Be Me." (more...)

ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Rarely does a discerning lover of the pipe organ have the opportunity to hear three full-scale organ concerti in a single program. On Sunday, April 10th, at 5:00pm, graduate students from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester will present a program of works by three composers, spanning almost 200 years.  (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Classical Roots Celebration Concert to Be Streamed Live Tonight!Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 2016 Classical Roots Celebration Concert to Be Streamed Live Tonight!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

Classical Roots is an important Detroit Symphony Orchestra tradition.  For 37 years, the Classical Roots concert has celebrated African-American contributions to classical music.  Tonight, guest conductor Roderick Cox leads NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis and soprano Laquita Mitchell in paying tribute to Jessye Norman and the late Dr. Silas Norman Jr, with a program featuring Gershwin, Marsalis' own composition, and more. (more...)

Resonance Records Present Two Never-Before-Released Instant ClassicsResonance Records Present Two Never-Before-Released Instant Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Just over 50 years after the release of João Gilberto's and Stan Getz's classic Grammy-winning album Getz/Gilberto (1964), and its sequel Getz/Gilberto #2 (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Wins 3rd World Music Grammy For 'Sings'Angelique Kidjo Wins 3rd World Music Grammy For 'Sings'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win of her third 'Best World Music Album' Grammy Award for her 429 Records album Sings. It's the artist's second consecutive win in that category as her 2014 album Eve won last year. Produced by Kidjo and long-time production partner Jean Hebrail, Sings showcases Kidjo's collaboration with the 110 piece Orchestre Philharmonique Du Luxembourg, led by renowned conductor and composer Gast Waltzing. Kidjo reimagines nine classic songs from her 24 year repertoire and two new songs ('Otishe' and 'Mamae' from the Eve sessions), blending European classical traditions with the powerful rhythmic sounds of her native West Africa. Along with the orchestra, Kidjo's additional players include Christian McBride and Massimo Biolcati on upright basses; Lionel Loueke, Dominic James and David Laborier on guitars; Magatte Sow, Crespin Tpikiti and Benoit Avihoue on percussion; Tuelo Kgobokoe Tsholofetso and Mokubung, background vocals; and Gast Waltzing, flugelhorn solo on 'Samba Pa Ti.' Angelique Kidjo's Sings was released on 429 Records. (more...)

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