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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...)

Kent Tritle Announces Spring 2017 SeasonKent Tritle Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

To launch his 2016-17 season, Kent Tritle made his conducting debut in Asia with a program of Beethoven and Bellini at South Korea's Great Mountains Music Festival and School in August, and in November led the New York premiere at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine of the recently deceased Einojuhani Rautavaara's Vigilia. Opera News, praising Tritle's “profoundly musical direction,” said, “Truly, this was a choral concert for the ages. … For those of us who love choral music, and for those of us who particularly love choral music connected to the Eastern Orthodox tradition, this concert was possibly the finest event of the 2016-17 season.” (more...)

SPCO's Liquid Music to Present Sarah Kirkland Snider's UNREMEMBEREDSPCO's Liquid Music to Present Sarah Kirkland Snider's UNREMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered, "one of the most significant and harrowing releases of [2015]" (Thought Catalog), explores the fragility and nuance of memories and emotions in an hour-long, 13-part song cycle inspired by poems and illustrations by Nathaniel Bellows. (more...)

Jessica Lang To Perform at The Music Center, 2/17-19Jessica Lang To Perform at The Music Center, 2/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Music Center continues its 2016-2017 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center with performances by Jessica Lang Dance (February 17-19, 2017) at The Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre, including the West Coast premiere of Tesseracts of Time, created in collaboration with world renowned architect Steven Holl. The three-day engagement also includes Thousand Yard Stare, a new work created by choreographer Jessica Lang in 2015, audience favorite, Droplet, and Lang's iconic gem, The Calling. The program highlights Lang's keen ability to create emotionally accessible work using modern themes. From incorporating architecture, shapes and patterns into her work, to developing pieces based on veterans' battle experiences, Lang offers a fresh perspective on contemporary dance for the 21st century. (more...)

Bang on a Can to Present Florent Ghys' BONJOUR at The Jewish MuseumBang on a Can to Present Florent Ghys' BONJOUR at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the third concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring Bonjour, a low string quartet with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys. (more...)

SO Percussion to Perform with University of Utah Music StudentsSO Percussion to Perform with University of Utah Music Students
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

As part of the UtahPresents 2016-17 season, SO Percussion will perform Steven Reich's Drumming, featuring five students from the University of Utah's School of Music, at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on Friday, February 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Maxamoo Checks in for a January 2017 Theatre Festival Final ReportMaxamoo Checks in for a January 2017 Theatre Festival Final Report
by Maxamoo - Jan 18, 2017

We spent two weeks seeing a ton of theater. This is our final report from the 2017 January NYC theater festivals. (more...)

NYCB To Feature Choreography by Justin Peck and Music By Dan Deacon in Winter 2017 LineupNYCB To Feature Choreography by Justin Peck and Music By Dan Deacon in Winter 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As "the world's most creatively prodigious ballet troupe" (The New York Times), each winter the NYC Ballet honors their mission in a program featuring a new work. This season they feature two premieres alongside a vibrant Peter Martins ballet. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25San Francisco Symphony To Celebrate Composer John Adam's Birthday With Three Weekend Celebration, 2/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25. (more...)

Voices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This MonthVoices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Voices and guitars take center stage in 'Resurrectio' - a wide-ranging program featuring world premieres by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe and Anthony Korf, specially commissioned for the occasion. (more...)

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