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Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13Jacob's Pillow to Kick Off 2015 Festival with Performances, Classes, Exhibits, & More, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015 – (Becket, MA) Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. Highlights of Festival 2015 include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a special dance and radio stage production starring Ira Glass, host of This American Life; the return of Nederlands Dans Theater 2; the world premiere of American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin's INTENSIO; Cuban contemporary ensemble Malpaso Dance Company, performing with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble; and the launch of Martha Graham Dance Company's 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek.  (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free LineupJacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015 Announces Full Free Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 2015 season in June. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

 Ensemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program entitled "Balancing Act" includes music by Jennifer Higdon, Dvo?ak, Barber, Piazzolla, Webern, Poulenc, and David Lang - works that typify writing for winds, strings, and a delicate balance of those forces combined, and exemplify the collaborative elements inherent in Ensemble ACJW. The concert is their last performance of the season. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive DirectorGotham Chamber Opera Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces Edward Barnes as the company's new Executive Director, effective June 1, 2015. Mr. Barnes will succeed Gotham's previous executive director, David Bennett, who will become general director of the San Diego Opera. In addition, David Rubeo has been promoted to Associate Director. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale's Spring 2015 Benefit Raises More Than $300,000Collegiate Chorale's Spring 2015 Benefit Raises More Than $300,000
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale raised more than $300,000 at its annual Spring Benefit featuring the U.S. premiere of Kurt Weill and Franz Werfel's The Road of Promise at Carnegie Hall on May 7, 2015. Proceeds will go toward The Chorale's artistic and education initiatives. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15The LA Opera Presents the West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of DOG DAYS, 6/11-15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

LA Opera concludes its 2014/15 season with the west coast premiere of Dog Days, a shocking work by composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek that incorporates elements of opera, musical theater and rock. Based on a powerful short story by Judy Budnitz, Dog Days is set in the aftermath of an unimaginable catastrophe as a family struggles to survive. The teenage daughter clings to hope, unwilling to accept their dire situation, until a disturbing stranger shows up at the doorstep. (more...)

Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets!Percussionist Martin Grubinger Joins CSO Season Finale; Get $10 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) concludes its 2014-15 season with its Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 concerts at historic Music Hall. Music Director Louis Langrée will lead the orchestra in an exotic program that features Austrian multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger in his CSO debut. (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Mimesis Ensemble presents "All Roads Do Not Lead Forward," a program featuring the NYC Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sadat, a Ballet in 5 Scenes for Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Pontus Lidberg Dance Company Performance, 6/6Joyce Theater Foundation to Present Pontus Lidberg Dance Company Performance, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. is proud to present two companies each having its first full engagements at The Joyce this June: Brian Brooks Moving Company, from June 2 – 4, with a mixed program that includes a world premiere; and Pontus Lidberg Dance, June 6 – 7, with the New York premieres of Snow and Written on Water. Tickets for both companies range in price from $10 to $30 and can be purchased through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org, or by calling 212-242-0800.  Please note: ticket prices are subject to change.  The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

LA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts AwardsLA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Chorale was previously honored with the organization's ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming three times in 1995, 2003 and 2010, the Education and Community Engagement Award twice in 2000 and 2008, and also earned Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2012. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Sets 'REVOLUTION OF THE EYE' Summer ProgramsThe Jewish Museum Sets 'REVOLUTION OF THE EYE' Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

In conjunction with the Jewish Museum's exhibition, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, on view from May 1 through September 20, 2015, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Cooper Union are co-presenting a series of programs from May to July. (more...)

The Canticum Novum Singers to Perform 'The Unknown Region' Concert, 5/9The Canticum Novum Singers to Perform 'The Unknown Region' Concert, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director will present The Unknown Region concert on Saturday, May 9 - 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 87th St. between Broadway and West End Ave., New York, NY. (more...)

New York Phil to Present CONTACT! as Part of 'Focus on Japan'New York Phil to Present CONTACT! as Part of 'Focus on Japan'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, concludes with "Focus on Japan," Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Jeffrey Milarsky in his Philharmonic debut. The program co-presented with Met Museum Presents, the live arts series at the Metropolitan Museum, will feature modern and contemporary works by Japanese composers and a work influenced by Japan: Takemitsu's Archipelago S for 21 players; Messiaen's Japan-inspired Sept Haikai, with Stephen Gosling as piano soloist; the U.S. Premiere of Misato Mochizuki's Si bleu, si calme; and the World Premiere-New York Philharmonic Commission of Dai Fujikura's Infinite String. (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

World & LA Premieres Set for LA Children's Chorus Spring Concerts in MayWorld & LA Premieres Set for LA Children's Chorus Spring Concerts in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Children's voices raised in glorious song may just be the ultimate Mother's Day gift. The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), considered one of the world's preeminent children's choirs, presents the world premiere of Peter Knell's The Vowel Owl (Roger) set to John Hollander's poem, and the Los Angeles premiere of composer/sound engineer Mark Grey's The Plentiful Peach, based on a beloved Persian children's story with libretto by Niloufar Talebi, at its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May 3, and Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. Both works were commissioned by LACC, which is noted for its key role in championing new works for treble choir. The program also features a vibrant mix of mostly American songs both contemporary and traditional, including Stephen Sametz's I Cannot Dance, O Lord; David Lang's i want to live; Kelley Lange's Llamame Cuando Puedas; Randall Thompson's antiphonal a capella work Pueri Hebraeorum; and the Korean folksong Nodle Kangbyon. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2015, Running 7/25-8/22Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2015, Running 7/25-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Jane Moss, Lincoln Center's Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced details of the 49th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's annual summer celebration of the genius of Mozart and his enduring impact, with vibrant performances running from July 25-August 22, 2015. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Concludes Its 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH, 5/8The Miller Theatre Concludes Its 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents the 2014-15 Bach, Revisited series finale SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH on Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 p.m., featuring: (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory TheaterBWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory Theater
by Karen Bovard - Mar 30, 2015

Yale Rep's production of Bertolt Brecht's classic CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE is very faithful to his intentions as a politically motivated playwright and theorist. (more...)

Ron Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This MayRon Rifkin Joins The Collegiate Chorale's THE ROAD OF PROMISE This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces that Ron Rifkin will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. (more...)

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