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NY Philharmonic to Launch 'Philharmonic Free Fridays' with THUNDERSTUCK World Premiere, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will launch Philharmonic Free Fridays, offering 100 free tickets for young people ages 13-26 to each of the 18 Friday evening subscription concerts during the 2014-15 season. Philharmonic Free Fridays will launch October 10, 2014 - featuring Alan Gilbert conducting the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Thunderstuck, commissioned by the Philharmonic; Haydn's Symphony No. 103, Drumroll; and Brahms's Violin Concerto, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist- in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili. (more...)

Mark H. Dold to Star in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE, 7/17-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code are from July 17 through August 2, with a press opening on Sunday, July 20 at 5pm. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Presents a Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced programming for the Free Indoor Concert at the Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island, CUNY, on July 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2014-15 Season of Ensembles at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles chamber music series will feature musicians from the Orchestra in a series of six concerts at Merkin Concert Hall during the 2014-15 season. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents THE GLENN DICTEROW COLLECTION, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will mark Glenn Dicterow's farewell - following 34 years as Concertmaster, the longest tenure of any concertmaster in Philharmonic history - with the release of New York Philharmonic Presents: The Glenn Dicterow Collection, three albums on the New York Philharmonic label featuring Mr. Dicterow's favorite solo performances from 1982 to 2012. The first album will be available on CD, which comes with a 90-page commemorative booklet that includes program notes with Mr. Dicterow's comments, essays about Mr. Dicterow by Alan Gilbert and Archivist/Historian Barbara Haws, photographs, and a complete list of Mr. Dicterow's solo performances. It will also be available as a download on iTunes and Amazon.com. The second and third albums will be available as downloads only. The CD and booklet are $16.99; the downloads are $9.99 each or $24.99 for all three downloadable albums. The collection, distributed by Naxos, is now available for pre-order; it will be available for purchase and download on nyphil.org/DicterowCollection beginning June 3. (more...)

BWW Previews: NJ PAC Announces Their 2014-2014 Season
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2014

New Jersey Performing Arts Center has announced a thrilling 2014-2015 season that includes audience favorites, a star-studded line-up, new programming and exciting collaborations. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman With the New York Philharmonic Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, originally scheduled for March 30, will now be performed tonight, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. Tickets originally issued for March 30 will be honored on May 23. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)

NY Phil's 'Insights Series' Explores Beethoven's Piano Concertos with Yefim Bronfman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series will continue tonight, May 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with 'The Pinnacle of Cycles: Pianist Yefim Bronfman Speaks on Beethoven's Piano Concertos,' when The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman discusses Beethoven's piano concertos, which he will perform during The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, June 11-28, 2014. Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja will moderate. (more...)

NY Philharmonic to Conclude 2013-14 Season with Beethoven Concerto Farewell to Glenn Dicterow, 6/18-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will conclude its 2013-14 subscription season with the final program in The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, when Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman as soloist, and Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with Mr. Bronfman, Principal Cello Carter Brey, and Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in his final appearances before concluding his 34-year tenure, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

NY Philharmonic's Staged Production of SWEENEY TODD to be Telecast Nationally, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations on Friday, September 26, 2014, 9:00-11:30 p.m. ET[check local listings]. Audra McDonald serves as host. (more...)

Third Man Theatre's MUGS ARROWS to Play the Old Red Lion Theatre, June 3-21
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

Critically acclaimed theatre company Third Man Theatre are working at the Old Red Lion for the first time, with the London transfer of their brand new full-length show, Mugs Arrows, which was developed and premiered at the Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter as part of their Residency programme in 2013 receiving rave reviews. The show will run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington from 3rd - 21s June 2014. Press night is set for Thursday 5th June, 7.30pm. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 2014-15 CONTACT! Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Entering its sixth season in 2014-15, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will include five programs featuring World, U.S., and New York Premieres, four of which explore the new-music scene from four different countries, and a fifth curated and hosted by composer John Adams. CONTACT! will return for three programs at SubCulture, co-presented with 92nd Street Y: John's Playlist, featuring works by five composers selected by John Adams; a concert of works by Israeli composers, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Lisa Batiashvili alongside Philharmonic musicians; and a performance of works by Italian composers. Two CONTACT! programs will take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art with Met Museum Presents: a concert of works by Nordic composers conducted in part by Music Director Alan Gilbert; and a program featuring works from Japan, conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman to Perform The Beethoven Piano Concertos with the NY Phil, Beg. 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will conclude its 2013-14 subscription season with The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in- Residence Yefim Bronfman and conducted by Alan Gilbert, June 11-28, 2014. (more...)

Makoto Ozone Performs with Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Following his acclaimed New York Philharmonic debut on the ASIA / WINTER 2014 tour, jazz pianist Makoto Ozone will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in a newly added concert tonight, April 22, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

NY Phil's 'Insights Series' to Explore Beethoven's Piano Concertos with Yefim Bronfman, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The 2013-14 season of the New York Philharmonic's Insights Series will continue Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. with "The Pinnacle of Cycles: Pianist Yefim Bronfman Speaks on Beethoven's Piano Concertos," when The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman discusses Beethoven's piano concertos, which he will perform during The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival, June 11-28, 2014. Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence Carol J. Oja will moderate. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Conduct NY Premiere of Requiem at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Premiere of Christopher Rouse's REQUIEM at 'Spring For Music' at Carnegie Hall, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Requiem with baritone Jacques Imbrailo, the Westminster Symphonic Choir directed by Joe Miller, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. The concert, Monday, May 5, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., will open the Spring For Music festival at Carnegie Hall, for which North American orchestras are invited to present one-night-only performances of unusual programming. (more...)

En Masse Entertainment Announces Action-Packed Third Person Shooter Zombies Monsters Robots (ZMR)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

“We are excited because ZMR brings a fresh and thrilling experience to PC shooters. Playing the huge variety of co-op missions, facing crazy monsters and boss battles, and the intense PvP is going to keep gamers coming back for more,” said Chris Lee, CEO of En Masse Entertainment. “And in keeping with our philosophy of delivering great games and great service, we can't wait to let players jump into the awesome action of ZMR, while we will provide our trademark level of player support and a continuous stream of monthly updates.” (more...)

Yefim Bronfman With the New York Philharmonic Rescheduled for 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, originally scheduled for March 30, has been postponed to Friday, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y at Mr. Bronfman's request, due to an unforeseen scheduling issue. Tickets originally issued for March 30 will be honored on May 23. (more...)

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