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Composer Robert Sirota Continues 'Bridging the Gap' Series at National SawdustComposer Robert Sirota Continues 'Bridging the Gap' Series at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Composer Robert Sirota is curating a new season-long series at National Sawdust (80 N 6th St). Titled Bridging the Gap, the series features concerts of chamber, choral, and solo works which Sirota has crafted to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. The concerts, all held on Sundays, include performances of works by both younger composers and the teachers who have influenced their development. Each concert is preceded by a discussion with composer mentors, mentees, and performers, led by a distinguished thought leader. (more...)

Ain Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BACAin Gordon & Josh Quillen's RADICALS IN MINIATURE to Premiere at BAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) presents a World Premiere from playwright and director Ain Gordon, written and directed in partnership with percussionist and composer Josh Quillen. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present THREE GENERATIONS Curated by Steve ReichCarnegie Hall to Present THREE GENERATIONS Curated by Steve Reich
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:30pm in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall will present Three Generations: Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, curated by Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday season celebration as Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, featuring music by Bang on a Can co-founders Gordon (Yo Shakespeare, 1992), Lang (cheating, lying, stealing, 1993/95), and Wolfe (Lick, 1994; Early That Summer, 1993). (more...)

Maya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This MonthMaya Beiser to Play Two Shows at Big Ears This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

"Cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser will perform two shows at this year's Big Ears Festival. On Friday, March 24, at 10:30am she opens the day with Morning Trance, a solo show at The Mill & Mine, and on Saturday, March 25 at 6:30pm she takes the stage at the Bijou Theatre for Uncovered, classic rock reimagined with Glenn Kotche, drums and Gyan Riley, bass. (more...)

Steve Reich To Curate THREE GENERATIONS At Carnegie Hall, 4/6Steve Reich To Curate THREE GENERATIONS At Carnegie Hall, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

This spring, Steve Reich, holder of the 2016-2017 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer Chair, returns to Carnegie Hall to curate Three Generations-a four-concert series in Zankel Hall. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

UMS To Offer Free Livestream Of MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS, 3/18UMS To Offer Free Livestream Of MUSIC FOR 18 MUSICIANS, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) will offer a free online livestream of Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion's performance of Steve Reich's Sextet and Music for 18 Musicians on Saturday, March 18. (more...)

Louis Langree To Lead Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Through 2021Louis Langree To Lead Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Through 2021
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced today an agreement with current Music Director Louis Langree that extends the conductor's contract through the 2021-2022 season (more...)

OMNI Ensemble Continues Season with Concert for Flute, Violin, Cello and HarpsichordOMNI Ensemble Continues Season with Concert for Flute, Violin, Cello and Harpsichord
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The OMNI Ensemble will continue its 34th season of concerts in the recital hall of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday evening, March 11 at 8:00 pm. Music Director/Flutist David Wechsler, will be joined by violinist Dan Auerbach, cellist David Bakamjian and harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky for an evening of music for flute, violin, cello and harpsichordWorks to be performed are J.S. Bach's Sonata for flute and harpsichord in B minor, George Phillip Telemann's Paris Quartet in D major, Jacques Ibert's Deux Interludes for flute, violin and harpsichord, Milos Raickovich's Passacaglia and Double Fugue on B-A-C-H and B-A-G-D-A-D, and the World Premiere of David Wechsler's Sonata for flute, cello and harpsichord. Continuing as the chamber music group in residence at the Brooklyn Conservatory, the OMNI Ensemble will continue to perform concerts of enormous variety all designed to provide their audience with a musical diversity not ordinarily encountered by one chamber music group. Throughout the season they perform in the recital hall at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. (more...)

Charles Wuorinen's ELECTRIC QUARTET to Premiere at Tenri Cultural Institute's NAFTA ConcertCharles Wuorinen's ELECTRIC QUARTET to Premiere at Tenri Cultural Institute's NAFTA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Composers and performers from all of the signatories of the North American Free Trade Agreement are represented in a concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on March 13, 2017. (more...)

JC Fridays Celebrates the Holiday Season with A Full Lineup of Arts Events Taking Place Across Jersey CityJC Fridays Celebrates the Holiday Season with A Full Lineup of Arts Events Taking Place Across Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Spring is coming, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 39 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, March 3, 2017. Restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces throughout Jersey City will showcase a variety of art-related happenings including visual exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. (more...)

Composer Robert Sirota Continues Bridging the Gap Series at National SawdustComposer Robert Sirota Continues Bridging the Gap Series at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Composer Robert Sirota is curating a new season-long series at National Sawdust (80 N 6th St). Titled Bridging the Gap, the series features concerts of chamber, choral, and solo works which Sirota has crafted to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. The concerts, all held on Sundays, include performances of works by both younger composers and the teachers who have influenced their development. Each concert is preceded by a discussion with composer mentors, mentees, and performers, led by a distinguished thought leader. (more...)

Music and Conversation with Glass, Prestini, and Zorn at National Sawdust's Bridging the GapMusic and Conversation with Glass, Prestini, and Zorn at National Sawdust's Bridging the Gap
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Composer Robert Sirota is curating a new season-long series at National Sawdust (80 N 6th St). Titled Bridging the Gap, the series features concerts of chamber, choral, and solo works which Sirota has crafted to explore the student/teacher, mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. (more...)

The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

21C Music Festival - five days of newly-minted music during which audiences have an opportunity to experience fresh new sounds and ideas from the greatest musical minds of today - returns for a fourth year to The Royal Conservatory of Music from May 24 to May 28, 2017. (more...)

Jasper String Quartet's UNBOUND Releases 3/17Jasper String Quartet's UNBOUND Releases 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet will release its new album, Unbound, March 17 on New Amsterdam Records in partnership with Sono Luminus. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th SeasonLos Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's New Combinations 2017
by Wesley Doucette - Feb 6, 2017

A review of three works presented at the New York City Ballet's 'New Works' program. (more...)

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn MuseumAnnouncing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Bang on a Can announces its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's most pioneering young artists. The Marathon is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong project that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art through ten diverse exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs. Bang on a Can Marathon artists include Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Joan La Barbara, and many more. (more...)

THE FIVE IRISH TENORS Come to Harris Center in First North American TourTHE FIVE IRISH TENORS Come to Harris Center in First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following in the footsteps of the great John McCormack, these five exquisitely trained singers-David Martin, Morgan Crowly, Ciaran Kelly, George Hutton, and Alan Leech- fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. (more...)

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