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New York Philharmonic Celebrates 175 Years as well as Alan Gilbert's Farewell during the 2016-2017 SeasonNew York Philharmonic Celebrates 175 Years as well as Alan Gilbert's Farewell during the 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's 2016-17 season celebrates two major milestones: the Orchestra's 175th anniversary and Alan Gilbert's valedictory season as Music Director. The season will honor the Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert's shared hometown of New York City, and celebrate the myriad initiatives Alan Gilbert has introduced throughout his tenure that have become part of the fabric of today's New York Philharmonic.  (more...)

Christoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This FebChristoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct a program of works by Eastern European composers with folk influences: Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring violinist Baiba Skride in her Philharmonic debut and first New York City orchestral appearance, and Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 8, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Broadway-bound new musical, Come From Away, presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre, wins four Gypsys, tying with another new musical, Lizard Boy, also produced by Seattle Repertory Theatreand also with four Gypsys, a company that has been known for years as a powerhouse dramatic straight-play playhouse!  (more...)

Zwilich, Shostakovich & Brahms to Launch NY Philharmonic Ensembles Series This FebZwilich, Shostakovich & Brahms to Launch NY Philharmonic Ensembles Series This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The spring season of the New York Philharmonic Ensembles series, chamber concerts showcasing Musicians from the Orchestra performing classical masterpieces and modern compositions in an intimate setting, will begin on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. The concert will include Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's Piano Quintet, Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 14, and Brahms's Horn Trio. (more...)

Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the nomination slate of the fifth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

BWW Review: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Breaks the Fourth Wall at Signature TheatreBWW Review: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Breaks the Fourth Wall at Signature Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Jan 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, directed by Eric Schaeffer and written by Ed Dixon, is a powerful and passionate production that isn't the typical story of a mentor and mentee. (more...)

HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) to Debut Across All Digital Platforms, 2l2HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) to Debut Across All Digital Platforms, 2l2
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) debuts Feb 2, 2016 across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com, and will also be available same date on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers. (more...)

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First NightNashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play. (more...)

Semyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This FebruarySemyon Bychkov to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Mahler This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Semyon Bychkov will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mahler's Symphony No. 6, Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Set for SING, AMERICA! at Carnegie Hall, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe returns to Carnegie Hall with pianist Alan Louis Smith to lead an audience sing-slong concert, Sing, America!, on Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage as part of Carnegie Hall's annual series The Song Continues. Audience members have the opportunity to join in and sing along to some of America's most popular songs from the early 1900s including "Oh, You Beautiful Doll," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "By the Beautiful Sea," and many more. (more...)

International Drama HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS Coming to DVD/VOD 2/2International Drama HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS Coming to DVD/VOD 2/2
by Movies News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Wolfe Video's acclaimed international drama HOW TO WIN AT CHECKERS (EVERY TIME) will be released on DVD and VOD on February 2, 2016. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato & Mitsuko Uchida to Lead Young Musician Programs in Early 2016Joyce DiDonato & Mitsuko Uchida to Lead Young Musician Programs in Early 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

  Following last season's acclaimed series of master classes, open to the public and reaching viewers around the world online at medici.tv, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato returns to Carnegie Hall's Resnick Education Wing for three additional master classes focusing on opera arias on January 8-10, 2016. Four young professional singers-soprano Amalia Avilan Castillo, mezzo-soprano Miya Higashiyama, countertenor Daniel Moody, and bass Anthony Robin Schneider-have been selected to participate, along with pianists Justina Lee and Adam Nielsen. In addition to being open to the public (see ticket information below), the master classes will be available for free on medici.tv, where they will be streamed live and will remain available on-demand for one year following the classes. Additional private sessions on breathing, movement, and career development complete the program. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next MonthMusic Academy of the West Fellows to Kick Off Immersion with NY Philharmonic Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

In the second year of a four-year partnership between Music Academy of the West and the New York Philharmonic, ten Academy musicians will travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program (Jan 2-12), developing their career skills through what President and CEO of the Music Academy of the West Scott Reed called "an extraordinary opportunity to gain valuable experience alongside the musicians of one of the world's greatest orchestras." (more...)

BWW Preview: New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet Holiday ConcertBWW Preview: New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet Holiday Concert
by Peter Danish - Dec 3, 2015

The Principal Brass has performed an annual Christmas Holiday Concert at Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall every year since 1995. If you happen to be in NYC during the holiday season this year, make the time to see it. You won't be disappointed! If however, you don't feel like making the trek down to Manhattan, they will be performing this weekend in Nyack! (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil with Soloists Eric Owens & Heidi Melton in JanuaryAlan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil with Soloists Eric Owens & Heidi Melton in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Bass-baritone Eric Owens will continue his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence with performances, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert, of Richard Strauss songs - "Ruhe, meine Seele," Op. 27, No. 1; "Ca?cilie," Op. 27, No. 2; "Pilgers Morgenlied," Op. 33, No. 4 - and the Final Scene from Act III of Die Walku?re, alongside soprano Heidi Melton in her Philharmonic debut. The program also includes Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries and Sibelius's En saga, one of several programs this season honoring the 150th anniversary of Sibelius's birth. The performances take place Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, January 9 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

RACHMANINOFF: A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL, Featuring Daniil Trifonov, Begins TonightRACHMANINOFF: A PHILHARMONIC FESTIVAL, Featuring Daniil Trifonov, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present Rachmaninoff: A Philharmonic Festival, tonight, November 10-28, 2015, featuring 24-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov performing three of the composer's piano concertos and the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini over the course of three consecutive all-Rachmaninoff programs, each led by a different conductor: Cristian Macelaru (in his Philharmonic debut), Neeme Jarvi, and Ludovic Morlot. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces 2015-16 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'NY Philharmonic Announces 2015-16 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2015-16 season's free Insights at the Atrium series. All held at the David Rubenstein Atrium and beginning at 7:30 p.m., these events combine discussion, often with live performance and video, to explore themes of the season. (more...)

Principal Horn Philip Myers Solos During New York Philharmonic's All-Mozart Program This WeekPrincipal Horn Philip Myers Solos During New York Philharmonic's All-Mozart Program This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in an all-Mozart program: his Divertimento in D major, K.136/125a; Horn Concerto No. 2, with Principal Horn Philip Myers; and Serenade for 13 Winds, Gran partita. The concerts take place tonight, November 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads New York Philharmonic in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 This WeekendJaap van Zweden Leads New York Philharmonic in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Jaap van Zweden will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, with Artist-in-Association Inon Barnatan as soloist; Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. The performances take place tonight, October 29, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 31 at 8:00 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: Electrifying ELEKTRA from Goerke, Nelsons and the Boston Symphony at Carnegie HallBWW Review: Electrifying ELEKTRA from Goerke, Nelsons and the Boston Symphony at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 26, 2015

One thing you should know about Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA: When it's done right, the audience works itself into a fever pitch and—after the orchestra has played the final notes—it stands and screams its head off. I've seen this before and it happened again the other night, with sopranos Christine Goerke in the title role and Gun-Brit Barkmin as her sister Chrysothemis, in an exhilarating performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under its music director Andris Nelsons. (more...)

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