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The Town Hall to Open New Season with Mariza, Diego El Cigala and TomatitoThe Town Hall to Open New Season with Mariza, Diego El Cigala and Tomatito
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Portuguese fado singer Mariza, flamenco/jazz singer Diego El Cigala and flamenco guitarist Tomatito headline a unique series of shows at The Town Hall this October. (more...)

San Francisco Presents Donzetti's DON PASQUALE, 9/28San Francisco Presents Donzetti's DON PASQUALE, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti'sDon Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and young love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. Maestro Giuseppe Finzi conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and a cast including bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro in the title role, soprano Heidi Stober as Norina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his Company debut as Ernesto and baritones Lucas Meachem and Edward Nelson as Dr. Malatesta. (more...)

CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at BirdlandCHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION and More Set for September at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2016 schedule, featuring CHARLIE PARKER'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!, John Pizzarelli, Ron Carter Big Band, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, The Cookers, Coltrane Revisited, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, Julie Halston, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Today, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) announced new events for their 2016-2017 Arts & Ideas series, featuring dynamic conversations with thought-provoking leaders, acclaimed authors and entertainers, as well as performances from locally and internationally recognized artists. The lineup will continue to expand as new events are announced throughout the series. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renee Fleming VOICES, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favorite Megan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensation Lawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. (more...)

Writing a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre WorkshopWriting a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The application deadline is end of day on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016St. James Studio to Host EFG London Jazz Festival Once Again in November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

?The St. James Studio is delighted to once again be a host venue for the EFG London Jazz Festival. Eight events will take place at the St. James over the course of the festival, which will run from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Newly Appointed Director of HGOco Carleen Graham Talks Her Plans for the FutureBWW Interview: Newly Appointed Director of HGOco Carleen Graham Talks Her Plans for the Future
by Katricia Lang - Jul 15, 2016

On August 22, award-winning opera educator, administrator, researcher and stage director Carleen Graham assumes the position of Director of HGOco, the Houston Grand Opera's community outreach program. (more...)

Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Set for August at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its August 2016 schedule, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Steve Kuhn Trio, Renee Rosnes, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Rolando Morales-Matos Sextet, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Eric Comstock and Jay Leonhart, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Richard Goode & More, 7/30-31Music Mountain to Welcome Richard Goode & More, 7/30-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with a Mid-Summer Benefit Concert on Sunday, July 31 (3PM) featuring the exquisite pianist Richard Goode performing an unforgettable program of Haydn; Janacek; Schumann; and Debussy. Also this weekend, The Catskill Jazz Factory presents the talented Will and Peter Anderson Quintet performing Sax Squared on Saturday, July 30 (6:30PM). Special benefit concerts help make each Music Mountain summer season possible -- there are still many opportunities to hear returning chamber ensembles and musicians, first-time guests, and an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians. See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Vince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92YVince Giordano Documentary to Make New York Debut at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

How crazy do you have to be to keep a Jazz Age enterprise going in the 21st Century? 92Y presents the New York premiere of the film that attempts to answer that question. (more...)

BREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 SeasonBREAKING THE WAVES Premiere to Launch Opera Philadelphia's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Opera Philadelphia looks forward to launching the 2016-17 season with the world premiere of a new company co-commission, Breaking the Waves (Sep 22-Oct 1). (more...)

BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Showcase Concert Set for 6/22BMI Jazz Composers Workshop Showcase Concert Set for 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, a prestigious creative forum for musical exploration and development, will highlight the best new big band and jazz orchestra compositions created during the past year, culminating in a performance at the 28th Annual Summer Showcase Concert. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June LineupBlue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1Never Before Released Charlie Parker Sessions on 'Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes' Out 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On July 1, Verve/UMe brings a thrill to jazz lovers worldwide with the release of Unheard Bird: The Unissued Takes (more...)

Hezron Chetty Brings TALES FROM A VIOLIN to Alexander UpstairsHezron Chetty Brings TALES FROM A VIOLIN to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

World-renowned violinist Hezron Chetty will be doing a unique show of live music and storytelling at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this May. TALES FROM THE VIOLIN is an hour-long new age instrumental show, during which Chetty will be joined on stage by Jeanre Leo on drums and CJ Duckitt on bass. (more...)

Apollo Theater Appoints New Executive ProducerApollo Theater Appoints New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater's new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. (more...)

Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!Rory Kinnear to Helm THE WINTER'S TALE as Part of ENO's 2016-17 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The English National Opera has announced its 2016/17 season, showcasing an extraordinary range of work -- from the return of beloved classics to exciting new productions and a world premiere. (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's PubWOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, May 4-15. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Apollo Theater to Present JAZZ AND SPIRIT, 5/21Apollo Theater to Present JAZZ AND SPIRIT, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Apollo Theater will present Jazz and Spirit, an evening featuring new jazz works that explore the connections between jazz, spirituality, national politics, and activism on Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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