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MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The New School's Mannes School of Music is pleased to announce that the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) will perform on Wednesday, May 11, at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall (55 West 13th Street, New York, New York). Conducted by Alan Pierson, the program will feature selections by Steve Reich, Thomas Weaver, and Caleb Burhans. True to the mission of MACE, the program exemplifies the ensemble's commitment to the work of living American composers. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant ConductorLA Master Chorale Welcomes Award-Winning Assistant Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Following a national search, the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) has appointed Hong Kong native Jenny Wong assistant conductor for a two-year period beginning in May 2016. Wong, who has served as a conducting fellow for the Oregon Bach Festival, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Distinguished Concerts International New York and Hong Kong SingFest, is one of the youngest conductors to win two consecutive World Champion titles at the World Choir Games (China, 2010) and the International Johannes Brahms Choral Competition (Germany, 2011). Currently a D.M.A. candidate in choral conducting at USC Thornton School of Music, where she also completed her M.M. and has taught choral conducting, she has served as Visiting Director of Choral Activities at University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music for the past year. (more...)

PSO Concerts to Feature Works by Sarah Kirkland Snider in MayPSO Concerts to Feature Works by Sarah Kirkland Snider in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Sunday, May 15 at 4 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents its Passion & Affection concert performed in honor of Arnold H. Snider, III and featuring Sarah Kirkland Snider's Hiraeth, a multi-media work co-commissioned by the PSO with the North Carolina Symphony. (more...)

The Crossing Joins ICE and Quicksilver for Epic 'SEVEN RESPONSES' ProjectThe Crossing Joins ICE and Quicksilver for Epic 'SEVEN RESPONSES' Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- has commissioned seven of the world's foremost composers to compose fifteen-minute musical responses to Dietrich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri (translated as 'The Limbs of our Jesus'), a monumental seven-part cantata cycle composed in 1680 and known as the first Lutheran oratorio. (more...)

Jim Findlay's VINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog, 5/26-28Jim Findlay's VINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog, 5/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Vine of the Dead explores the place and meaning of ritual in the 21st century by attempting to communicate across the divide between life and death. In a series of 11 rituals, the performance channels personal experiences of death and transcendence while exploring the spirituality of skepticism. (more...)

The Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance SeasonThe Music Center Sets 2016-17 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Reinforcing the role of The Music Center as a major hub for dance in Los Angeles, The Music Center's powerful new dance season will engage both dance lovers and those new to the art form by challenging preconceived notions of classical ballet and exploring the realm of contemporary expression. The 2016-2017 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) will provide the platform for some of the finest U.S. dance companies and artists along with internationally renowned companies who are among the most requested by Music Center audiences. This coming season opens with Celebrate Forsythe (October 21-23, 2016) as three American ballet companies - San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Houston Ballet - perform in one program in a never-before-seen approach to salute one of America's top choreographers, William Forsythe. The season continues with the distinctive contemporary work of Jessica Lang Dance (February 17-19, 2017); the return of the much-in-demand Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 8-12, 2017); the west coast premiere of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire (May 19-21, 2017); Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg's exploration of the passions of Tchaikovsky (June 23-25, 2017); and an original program curated by New York City principal ballerina Tiler Peck with the return of The Music Center's BalletNow (July 28-30, 2017). A number of the engagements will be integrated with arts education programs including high school performances and teacher workshops. Center Dance Arts is the founding supporter of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center. (more...)

Michael Gordon Set for Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series, 5/11-12Michael Gordon Set for Miller Theatre's Composer Portraits Series, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts will conclude its 2015-2016 Composer Portraits series with Michael Gordon featuring Yarn / Wire Jim Findlay, director and designer. All four performances slated for May 11-12, 2016 at Miller Theatre are sold out. (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on SaleTickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Aaron Landsman's EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY to Play Abrons Arts CenterAaron Landsman's EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY to Play Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Abrons Arts Center presents the New York City premieres of EMPATHY SCHOOL / LOVE STORY, a program of two monologues, with video and original music, written and directed by Aaron Landsman. (more...)

Joan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 SeasonJoan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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Pair of CAG Winners Awarded Avery Fisher Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Two Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition winners have been awarded Avery Fisher career grants, a cash prize given to young artists on the verge of major careers. This year grants of $25,000 are presented to violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark, and Sean Lee, cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist George Li. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Present Two World Premieres in Hannah Lash Composer PortraitMiller Theatre to Present Two World Premieres in Hannah Lash Composer Portrait
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Hannah Lash, featuring JACK Quartet, loadbang, and pianist Lisa Moore, on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert HallLA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson announce the 2016-17 season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world's foremost professional choruses noted for its adventurous programming and artistic excellence, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Under the artistic leadership of Gershon, the choir's 53rd season includes an ambitious blend of choral masterworks, engaging premieres, a cappella offerings and collaborations with some of today's leading artistic visionaries to create immersive musical experiences. The programming embraces the LA Master Chorale's distinguished history, while building upon its legacy of expanding the choral repertoire by commissioning new works and championing rising and established composers. (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVALOver 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes Win OSCAR for Best Original Song for 'Writing's on the Wall'Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes Win OSCAR for Best Original Song for 'Writing's on the Wall'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 28, 2016

Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith, who co-wrote the music and lyrics to 'Writing's on the Wall' from SPECTRE, have won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. (more...)

Visceral Dance Chicago to Present New Premieres by Pupillo & DonlonVisceral Dance Chicago to Present New Premieres by Pupillo & Donlon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Visceral Dance Chicago will continue its third season offerings with a Spring engagement at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, the second mainstage Chicago performance of the company's third season. SPRINGTHREE, as the program is titled, will include world premieres by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo and Marguerite Donlon, as well as exciting works gleaned in the company's past seasons. (more...)

Visceral Dance Chicago to Launch Third Season of SPRINGTHREE, 4/9Visceral Dance Chicago to Launch Third Season of SPRINGTHREE, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

CHICAGO-February 22, 2015-Visceral Dance Chicago will continue its third season offerings with a Spring engagement at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park, the second mainstage Chicago performance of the company's third season. SPRINGTHREE, as the program is titled, will include world premieres by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo and Marguerite Donlon, as well as exciting works gleaned in the company's past seasons. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Present Composer Portrait of Hans Abrahamsen This SpringMiller Theatre to Present Composer Portrait of Hans Abrahamsen This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Hans Abrahamsen featuring Ensemble Signal (Brad Lubman, conductor) on Thursday, March 24, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2016, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm - 8pm.   (more...)

BRIC's Spring 2016 Season to Feature More Than 30 Free EventsBRIC's Spring 2016 Season to Feature More Than 30 Free Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

BRIC is pleased to announce free programming for its spring 2016 season at BRIC Arts | Media House, the organization's 40,000SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. The season includes over 30 free events including dance, film, music and spoken word BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. With offerings ranging from evening concerts to daytime family programming, BRIC House has quickly become one of New York City's most inviting and accessible spaces to experience the arts. More info can be found at bricartsmedia.org. (more...)

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