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Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10Philip Glass & Angelique Kidjo's Orchestral Collaboration U.S. Premiere Set for 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Angélique Kidjo and Philip Glass's orchestral collaboration, Ifé: Three Yorùbá Songs for Orchestra, is set to take place July 10 with the San Francisco Symphony at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, conducted by Edwin Outwater. A short excerpt of the work's world premiere with the Luxembourg Philharmonic may be found here, and a clip of Glass discussing the work on the eve of its premiere may be found here. Tickets and full information on the program, which also includes selections from Kidjo's recent orchestral album, Sings (out now on 429 Records and winning raves around the world) may be found here. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy HarperHighlights In Jazz to End 43rd Season with 'PAST & PRESENT', Featuring Randy Weston and Billy Harper
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, concludes its 43rd season on Thursday June 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM in the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NY, 10007 with Jazz Past & Present, a multigenerational double bill featuring the incomparable duo of, pianist Randy Weston and tenor saxophonist Billy Harper, performing a program including selections from their critically acclaimed album The Roots of the Blues.  (more...)

Chan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & MoreChan Centre's 2015-16 Season to Feature Legends, Legacies & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces its spectacular 2015/16 concert series, bringing a staggering array of virtuosic musicians, spirited vocal wonders, thrilling débuts, and anticipated returns to the acoustically exquisite Chan Shun Concert Hall. From passionate flamenco to cherished American folk, from energized West African pop to stirring Indian sitar music, the season's performances defy standards and transcend genres, promising to inspire and amaze. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28Sun Soul Orchestra to Release Full-Length CD Debut 'What Matters Most', 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Sun Soul Orchestra is an inspired project that features a rotating collection of artists performing original music and covers arranged by Stevo Théard and Ginger Murphy. (more...)

Jason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

?The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are delighted to announce the Pops' 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Music Hall, the fifth under the direction of Mr. Russell. The season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, features exciting guest artist debuts, alongside the return of the best genres and artists that have built the Pops into an American icon. (more...)

Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Grammy; New Album 'Sings' Out 3/31Angelique Kidjo Wins World Music Grammy; New Album 'Sings' Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Angelique Kidjo, the Benin born singer/songwriter is celebrating the win last night of her second 'Best World Music Album' Grammy Award for her #1 charting 2014 album Eve, as well as the announcement of her new 429 Records album Sings. (more...)

Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17Drummer/Composer Reggie Quinerly's New CD 'Invictus' to Be Released 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

For his second CD, 'Invictus,' which will be released by the drummer's Redefinition Music label on March 17, Quinerly takes inspiration—and the CD's title—from the 1875 poem by William Ernest Henley (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & MoreNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2015-16 Concert Season to Feature Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) today announced its programs for the 2015–16 concert season, Jacques Lacombe's sixth and final season as the Orchestra's music director. Fulfilling its mission as a statewide orchestra, the NJSO brings subscription programs to venues in Newark, New Brunswick, Princeton, Morristown, Red Bank and Englewood, with 14 weeks of subscription classical programs, five pops programs and three family concerts, as well as several special concerts. (more...)

San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22San Antonio Symphony Announces 2015 Strauss Festival Lineup; Runs 1/4-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

The San Antonio Symphony along with numerous festival partners is poised to begin its fifth annual city-wide winter composer festival, this year focusing on the late-Romantic German composer Richard Strauss. Opening in January, the Festival features a wealth of music by Strauss, including a collaboration with OPERA San Antonio for an undertaking of his epic opera Salome. (more...)

Mark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre TonightMark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage tonight, December 17th, 2014. The concert performance will begin at 9pm. (more...)

Trustus Presents JINGLE BELL JAZZ TonightTrustus Presents JINGLE BELL JAZZ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage tonight, December 17th, 2014. The concert performance will begin at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from ?www.trustus.org. (more...)

Tickets to Harry Connick, Jr.'s Show at Dr. Phillips Center Now On SaleTickets to Harry Connick, Jr.'s Show at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces that tickets for Harry Connick, Jr. will go on sale December 12, 2014. The Dr. Phillips Center will be the Valentine's Day stop for Harry Connick, Jr.'s Winter Tour. Connick will perform at the Walt Disney Theater in a 8:00 p.m. show with tickets starting at $49.50. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online at drphillipscenter.org. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

Mark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre, 12/17Mark Rapp Quartet and More Set for JINGLE BELL JAZZ at Trustus Theatre, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage on December 17th, 2014. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr. Announces 2015 Winter Tour DatesHarry Connick Jr. Announces 2015 Winter Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Dates have been announced for Harry Connick Jr.'s 2015 Winter Tour . The shows will feature music from Harry's vast musical catalog, including songs from his most recent releases "Smokey Mary" and "Every Man Should Know." (more...)

Harry Connick, Jr. to Play Van Wezel in FebruaryHarry Connick, Jr. to Play Van Wezel in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The exuberant jack of all trades, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence across multiple genres, mediums and industries since he was a boy, earning numerous accolades and awards along the way. His dynamic talent will light up the Van Wezel Performing Arts stage on February 10, 2015 at 8pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 21. (more...)

Trustus to Present JINGLE BELL JAZZ, 12/17Trustus to Present JINGLE BELL JAZZ, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage on December 17th, 2014. The concert performance will begin at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from ?www.trustus.org. (more...)

Georgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown's 'Waiting for Wings' Featured on Cincinnati Pops' Album CARNIVAL OF ANIMALSGeorgia Stitt and Jason Robert Brown's 'Waiting for Wings' Featured on Cincinnati Pops' Album CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra announces the release of its latest album, Carnival of the Animals, under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell. The recording marks the 93rd Pops recording in its history (adding to an abundant legacy including a Grammy-winner) and the third under Mr. Russell. Carnival of the Animals will appear on the Orchestra's own label, Fanfare Cincinnati, and be distributed by Naxos. (more...)

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