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Opera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALKOpera Saratoga Announces Receipt of Two Grants to Support World Premiere of THE LONG WALK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today that the company has received two important new grants to help support the world premiere of The Long Walk, a new opera by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, based on the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Present Salt Lake City's BALLET WEST, 3/25-29The Joyce Theater to Present Salt Lake City's BALLET WEST, 3/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, presents the Salt Lake City-based ballet company Ballet West, currently in its 51st Anniversary Season, from March 25-29. Ballet West, making its Joyce debut with this engagement, will perform a mixed program of premieres by Val Caniparoli, Nicolo Fonte, Matthew Neenan and Helen Pickett. Tickets range in price from $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge online at www.Joyce.org, by calling 212-242-0800, or at The Joyce Theater box office at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Richard Goode Returning to Carnegie Hall for Series of Concerts & Master ClassRichard Goode Returning to Carnegie Hall for Series of Concerts & Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents the esteemed pianist Richard Goode in four concerts this winter and spring, beginning with two programs of chamber music in Zankel Hall, featuring performances with young musicians mentored by Mr. Goode at the Marlboro Music Festival. On Sunday, February 22 at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Goode is joined by soprano Sarah Shafer, violinist Itamar Zorman, violist Kyle Armbrust, and cellist Brook Speltz for a program to include Brahms's Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26 and Schumann's Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, Op. 80. Pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute joins Mr. Goode, Mr. Zorman, Mr. Armbrust, and Ms. Speltz on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. for an all-French program with works by Debussy, Faure, and Ravel. (more...)

Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26Gil Morgenstern's 'Reflections Series International' to Present COUPLED PERCEPTIONS, 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-2015 season, 'Coupled Perceptions,' at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). (more...)

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande to Launch US Tour, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

From February 12 to 21, 2015, the Geneva-based Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR), one of Switzerland's leading orchestras, tours to California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC to perform its signature interpretations of early 20th-century French and Russian repertoire. Conductor Charles Dutoit, born in Lausanne in the Suisse romande, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, leads the OSR in Debussy's “Ibéria”, Ravel's La valse and Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 in separate programs, and Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale. Russian pianist Nikolaï Lugansky joins the OSR in performances of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. With these programs, Mr. Dutoit pays tribute to the flagship repertoire and spirit of his mentor Ernest Ansermet, the founder and longstanding music director of the OSR. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

PSO Chamber Concert to Feature OSPA Wind Ensemble, 1/11PSO Chamber Concert to Feature OSPA Wind Ensemble, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents Spanish Winds showcasing the Ventart-OSPA wind ensemble from PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov's orchestra in Oviedo, Spain, Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA). The concert highlights the sounds of Spain through works by Granados, Albeniz, Medaglia, and Piazzolla. Pieces by Claude Debussy and Paul Hindemith complete the program. The concert will be held at Wolfensohn Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study which partners with the PSO to present this chamber music series. (more...)

Miami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next MonthMiami's Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre to Make Philadelphia Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Known for its larger-than life theatricality and surreal aesthetic based on Miami's unique subculture, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre premieres two full-length dance theatre works that fuse contemporary dance, theatre, opera, music, performance art and drag. (more...)

Donna Lewis Announces New Album, 'Brand New Day'Donna Lewis Announces New Album, 'Brand New Day'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Welsh-born singer Donna Lewis is one of those rare artists whose immense success on the pop radio charts disguises an exceptional and serious musicianship and breadth of repertoire. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

The Most Extraordinary Collection Of Musical Manuscripts, Leaflets, Signed Letters And Prints Amassed By One Private Collector Are To Be Offered At Profiles In History'sThe Most Extraordinary Collection Of Musical Manuscripts, Leaflets, Signed Letters And Prints Amassed By One Private Collector Are To Be Offered At Profiles In History's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Amassed over a thirty-year period by one single collector, Profiles in History's The Celebration of Music: Property of a Private Collector auction taking place on December 17, 2014 is a rare compilation of the finest musical pieces, prints, letters, manuscripts and leaflets written by some of the world's most celebrated and glorious composers. Lots from Bellini, Bizet, Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms, Gershwin, Ponchielli, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and so many more are just a few of the highly anticipated offerings available to ardent music collectors. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center Presents THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT TonightSan Francisco Opera Center Presents THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2014 Adler Fellowship season, The Future is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, tonight, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco. (more...)

'Soñando el carnaval de los animales' llenará de títeres, música y fantasía la navidad madrileña'Soñando el carnaval de los animales' llenará de títeres, música y fantasía la navidad madrileña
by Roberto Rodríguez - Dec 3, 2014

Basado en las obras musicales 'Preludio a la siesta de un fauno' de Claude Debussy y 'El carnaval de los animales' de Camile Saint-Saëns, este espectáculo creado por la compañía Títeres Etcétera se representará del 19 de diciembre al 4 de enero en el Fernán Gómez C.C. de la Villa. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Center Presents THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT, 12/04San Francisco Opera Center Presents THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT, 12/04
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2014 Adler Fellowship season, The Future is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at CastletonBWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at Castleton
by Andrew White - Nov 13, 2014

The Castleton Festival, a longtime fixture on the classical music scene located a comfortable hour and a half from Washington, DC, recently celebrated Debussy's playful side with a full performance of his piece for piano, La Boite a Joujoux ('The Toy Box'). Pianist Orion Weiss, working with Director Hinrich Horstkotte of the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, was inspired to bring the music, scenario and images to life through a puppet show that incorporated all the toys from the original. (more...)

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