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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 Joćo 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...)

Time for Three Trio to Celebrate Community Music School's 90th Anniversary, 3/31Time for Three Trio to Celebrate Community Music School's 90th Anniversary, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

 Nationally acclaimed trio Time For Three (Tf3) will help the Community Music School of Webster University (CMS) celebrate 90 years of music education with a concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31st. This will be the first time the group will perform in St. Louis. (more...)

Oregon Bach Festival Welcomes New Director Janelle McCoyOregon Bach Festival Welcomes New Director Janelle McCoy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Janelle McCoy, a former opera singer and longtime orchestra and choral manager, has been chosen as the new executive director of the Oregon Bach Festival, the UO's internationally recognized classical music celebration. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins and More Set for I'M EVERY WOMAN with the Cincinnati Pops This WeekendCapathia Jenkins and More Set for I'M EVERY WOMAN with the Cincinnati Pops This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra under the direction of Pops Conductor John Morris Russell presents two concerts January 9-10 at Cincinnati Music Hall, dubbed I'M EVERY WOMAN, starring three powerhouse vocalists. (more...)

Chan Centre to Welcome Branford Marsalis for Vancouver PremiereChan Centre to Welcome Branford Marsalis for Vancouver Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The Branford Marsalis Quartet was formed in 1986 and quickly raised the bar for other ensembles of its kind. The New York Times praised the group's most recent album release, Four MF's Playin' Tunes (2012), as "a knockout: hard-nosed and hyperacute, tradition-minded but modern." For this Chan Centre appearance, Branford is joined by his stellar, musically adventurous quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums. (more...)

Nathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert TonightNathan Lane Narrates New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television Nathan Lane joins this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, LA VIE PARISIENNE, narrating Saint-Saens's CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Perform with The Seattle Symphony in 2016Seth MacFarlane to Perform with The Seattle Symphony in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Live @ Benaroya Hall jumps into 2016 with new shows and big names including three very different types of Seattle Symphony collaborations. Creator, writer, director and singer Seth MacFarlane swings into Seattle wearing his 'crooner hat' to perform with the Seattle Symphony on April 8, 2016. (more...)

Nathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve ConcertNathan Lane to Narrate New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Tony Award-winning star of theater, film, and television - will join this year's edition of the New York Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve celebration, La Vie Parisienne, narrating Saint-Sae?ns's Carnival of the Animals. Conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, the performance will also feature pianists Inon Barnatan, the Philharmonic's Artist-in-Association, and Makoto Ozone. (more...)

Mark Rapp Quartet and More to Play Trustus Main StageMark Rapp Quartet and More to Play Trustus Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2015

Jingle Bell Jazz brings the Mark Rapp Quartet and special guests to the Trustus Main Stage on December 15th, 2015. The concert performance will begin at 7:30pm, and the house and bar open one hour prior. (more...)

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