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Daniel Ezralow Coming to Ford Amphitheatre, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Winding up the Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series and bringing the Ford Theatres 2014 summer season to a close, Ezralow Dance takes the stage at the Ford Amphitheatre on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

ETHEL Presents 10th Anniversary NACAP Events, 8/14-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

The nationally acclaimed string quartet ETHEL commemorates a decade serving as the Ensemble-in-Residence of the Grand Canyon Music Festival's Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP). Since 2005, ETHEL has been extending the gift of music to the underserved and rural communities of the Navajo and Hopi Indian reservations. To date, ETHEL's residency has impacted almost 18,000 students, premiered over 150 works by Native American children, and touched more than 15 schools throughout Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. (See below for more details.) (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Lincoln Center Extends Contract of Music Director Louis Langrée Through the 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director of Lincoln Center and the Mostly Mozart Festival, announced today that Lincoln Center has extended the contract for Louis Langree, the Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival and Orchestra through 2017. Maestro Langree made his Mostly Mozart Festival debut with the Festival Orchestra in 1998, and was named Music Director in 2002. The artistic partnership between Langree and the musicians of the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra has been an exceptionally inspired and 2017 will mark his 15th year as Music Director of the ensemble and the Festival. Under his musical leadership, the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra's stature and recognition as an outstanding ensemble has received extensive critical acclaim, and the orchestra's concerts are an annual highlight for summertime classical music lovers in New York City. In addition to its focus on the classical repertoire, concerts by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra now regularly feature works from musical periods following Mozart including the 20th century and beyond. (more...)

ACF Names 2014 National Composition Contest Winner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

American Composers Forum (ACF) has named Todd Lerew (CalArts) the winner of the 2014 National Composition Contest for his work, flagging entrainment of ultradian rhythms and the consequences thereof. As a reward, Lerew has been given a cash prize of $2,000 and his piece will be toured by So Percussion in future seasons. The piece was commissioned by ACF along with the works of two other competition finalists -- Michael Laurello (Yale School of Music) and Kristina Warren (University of Virginia) -- which were workshopped by So Percussion as part of the the group's Summer Institute at Princeton University and premiered on July 20. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season to Feature Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Dance Center to Open Season with BalletX, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company BalletX as the opening performance series of its 2014-15 season. Performances are September 18-20, 2014 at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Rite of Summer to Present AMERICAN AND ARGENTINE SOUNDS FROM BERNSTEIN TO PIAZZOLLA, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Pianists & Artistic Directors Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg are thrilled to present the busiest season yet of the Rite of Summer Music Festival, taking place Summer 2014 at Colonels' Row on Governors Island, New York City. (more...)

NewsCred To Host The 2nd Annual Content Marketing Summit In New York City On September 18, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

2014 has been the year of Content Marketing. From cutting-edge social strategies to creative lead generation campaigns, one thing is clear: Great content is the connective thread of all marketing. In 2014, 58% of businesses plan to increase their content marketing budget. In order to get ahead in today's always-on, connected world, brands need to function like 24-hour newsrooms and create content with creativity, speed and scale. NewsCred's Content Marketing Summit will arm marketing leaders with everything they need to put content at the heart of their brand. (more...)

My Brightest Diamond's New EP 'None More Than You' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

My Brightest Diamond's new EP, None More Than You, is out today on Asthmatic Kitty Records and can now be heard in full exclusively at Consequence of Sound. (more...)

The Jewish Museum Announces July Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Continuing the Jewish Museum's slate of lectures, discussions, and events, July 2014 programs include a performance of Minimalist music in partnership with Bang on a Can, inspired by the exhibition Other Primary Structures; a screening of Sign Painters, a 2012 documentary; and the next event in the popular after-hours series, The Wind Up. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform at the 2014 Verbier Festival, 7/21-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale will make its seventh appearance at the Verbier Festival from July 21-27, 2014, in concerts with Charles Dutoit, Yuri Temirkanov, Marc Minkowski, and Daniel Harding. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present First Concert in New Series, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bang on a Can: Other Primary Structures, a concert featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm. This program is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Long Beach Opera Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announces the company's 2015 season featuring works by contemporary North American and English composers: the US premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever, the Los Angeles premiere of Tobias Picker's Therese Raquin, and a new production of Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox. Kicking off the season, LBO will perform the Southern California premiere of John Adams' I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky. (more...)

UBUNTU: MUSIC AND ARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Joyce DiDonato, Audra McDonald and More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 Classical Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and we are looking ahead in anticipation to the start of Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 season! Listed below are classical music highlights at Carnegie Hall, including details on UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, featuring an exciting array of events to be presented at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. (more...)

LBO to Present THE DIFFICULTY OF CROSSING A FIELD, 6/22-29
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Based on American writer Ambrose Bierce's short story, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field is a tale about a farmer in pre-Civil War Alabama who takes a walk across his field in full view of his family, neighbors, and slaves, then suddenly vanishes from sight. Lang and Obie Award-winning playwright Mac Wellman explore the implications of unresolved disappearances and human perception. Hauntingly powerful, the work mixes arias with spoken text and emotional melodies with intense drama, all intimately accompanied by a lone string quartet. (more...)

Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Liquid Music Series
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's pioneering Liquid Music series announces today the full schedule of events for its 2014-15 season. Liquid Music, which begins its third season this fall, expands the world of classical music through innovative new projects, boundary-defying artists, and unique presentation formats. Each program features new works, world or regional premieres, and new collaborations including many artists working together for the first time. For the past two seasons, Liquid Music has seen sold-out shows filled with adventurous audiences of all ages. Mpls.St.Paul Magazine extols: “This is as cool as classical music gets.” (more...)

Mindshare Entertainment To Bring 'The Rise of Superman' Storyline To Life
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Mindshare Entertainment announced today it has optioned The New York Times best-selling book The Rise of Superman from its author Steven Kotler. The team of Mindshare's chief content officer David Lang, filmmaker Dirk Collins, business manager Johnny Alamo and Kotler will be developing RISE into a multimedia series that includes television, a feature documentary film, as well as a digital experience. (more...)

LAMC to Conclude 50th Anniversary Season with TODAY, TOMORROW & BEYOND, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) concludes its year long 50th Anniversary Season celebration on Sunday, June 8, 2014, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with 'Today, Tomorrow & Beyond,' a forward-looking program conducted by Music Director Grant Gershon featuring the world premieres of three works commissioned by the acclaimed choir in honor of its 50th jubilee. (more...)

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