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There's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand OperaThere's a New CARMEN in Town at Florida Grand Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fresh off her debut at London's Royal Opera House and just before her Met debut, Daniela Mack joins Florida Grand Opera's (FGO) cast of George's Bizet's Carmen. Ms. Mack will perform the title role from December 1 through December 3, 2016 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (more...)

Today Only: Your Donation DOUBLED in Support of American Lyric TheaterToday Only: Your Donation DOUBLED in Support of American Lyric Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Make 2x the impact with your gift from now until midnight (more...)

Third Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable ComposersThird Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Third Coast Percussion, the acclaimed young ensemble from Chicago, joins forces with Glasgow's Cathie Boyd and her arts organization, Cryptic, for 'See You Later', an evening of new music presented visually as a staged concert. 'See You Later' asks the question, what if you could see music? Where else but the fertile soil of Peak Performance could such a daring enterprise bloom? (more...)

Christopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS NextChristopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

NYFOS Next-the "invaluable contemporary-music series" from the 'indefatigable art-song devotees' (The New Yorker) at New York Festival of Song-continues Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a showcase of new music and poetry explored by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE & FRIENDS.  (more...)

NYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena FrankNYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena Frank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A new season of NYFOS Next opens Today, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with GABRIELA LENA FRANK. Frank curates and hosts an hour-long evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues Avner Dorman and Derek Bermel. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, TodayCarnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Music Director George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) on Today, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the first of two concerts in Zankel Hall this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary. The concert, a Halloween-themed program titled Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music, includes two world premieres: Paul Moravec's "The Overlook Hotel Suite" from The Shining, featuring music from his new opera based on the classic Stephen King horror novel, and Judith Shatin's Black Moon for Orchestra and Conductor-Controlled Electronics, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The program also features electrifying music from Bernard Herrmann's Psycho Suite-from Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film-and David Del Tredici's Dracula. Guest artists include soprano and narrator Nancy Lundy and electronic engineer Maxwell Tfirn. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season today, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Third Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable ComposersThird Coast Percussion and Cathie Boyd Team Up For SEE YOU LATER Featuring Three Remarkable Composers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Third Coast Percussion, the acclaimed young ensemble from Chicago, joins forces with Glasgow's Cathie Boyd and her arts organization, Cryptic, for 'See You Later', an evening of new music presented visually as a staged concert. 'See You Later' asks the question, what if you could see music? Where else but the fertile soil of Peak Performance could such a daring enterprise bloom? (more...)

BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'BWW Interview: Gordon plus Vavrek (plus Stein and Toklas) Equal '27'
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 18, 2016

Although '27'--the opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek about the lives of Stein, Alice B. Toklas, and their circle of friends--had its world premiere at the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) in 2014, its upcoming performances at City Center in New York, on October 20-21, are a debut of a different color. As part of the 75th anniversary season of MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, 27 has had some interesting changes since the performances seen in St. Louis. (more...)

Sky-Pony Presents Halloween Show, 10/30Sky-Pony Presents Halloween Show, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The other night we played the Park Avenue Armory Gala... on a bill with Patti LuPone! A pic from the event, to the right. Now we're gearing up for our big Halloween extravaganza on Sunday October 30th! Expect costumes, surprises, and a healthy dose of our lush and theatrical indie pop. Plus we'll be joined by backup singer emeritas Lizzie O'Hara Marx, returning from California to join us for this show only. (more...)

National Sawdust to Present 10 Opera Events This SeasonNational Sawdust to Present 10 Opera Events This Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

National Sawdust embarks on its sophomore season with a fresh commitment to being a leading incubator of new work. This season National Sawdust presents or produces ten operatic projects. (more...)

NYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena FrankNYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena Frank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A new season of NYFOS Next opens Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with GABRIELA LENA FRANK. Frank curates and hosts an hour-long evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues Avner Dorman and Derek Bermel. (more...)

America Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, TodayAmerica Opera Projects to Present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

This fall, contemporary opera producer AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) will present COMPOSERS & THE VOICE: SIX SCENES 2016, a concert of opera scenes from ten artists emerging in the world of contemporary opera. Audiences will get a first look at six wildly different new works that range from imagining moments in the lives of famous people such as Sigmund Freud and Mabel Dodge Luhan or events taking place in a spaceship, an asylum, and a uterus. The composers Matthew Barnson, Carlos R. Carrillo, Nell Shaw Cohen, Marc LeMay, Cecilia Livingston, and Sky Macklay and librettists Edward Einhorn, Duncan McFarlane, Emily Roller, and Mark Sonnenblick, were chosen by AOP to spend a year creating new works in its bi-annual fellowship program Composers & the Voice (C&V). (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

BWW Preview: Inside BREAKING THE WAVES, 'A Fever Dream of an Opera,' by Mazzoli and Vavrek, at the Guggenheim's Works & ProcessBWW Preview: Inside BREAKING THE WAVES, 'A Fever Dream of an Opera,' by Mazzoli and Vavrek, at the Guggenheim's Works & Process
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 20, 2016

Quick: What film won the Golden Globe for Best Movie in 1997? It was THE ENGLISH PATIENT. But more important for composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, the question is “What film didn't win the Golden Globe in 1997?” The answer (for them, at least) is Lars von Trier's BREAKING THE WAVES, which they've transformed into an opera of the same name, premiering at Opera Philadelphia, September 22. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New OperasAmerican Lyric Theater Launches 2016-17 Season Featuring Three New Operas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) - founded by Lawrence Edelson in 2005 to build a new body of operatic repertoire by nurturing composers and librettists and providing an incubator for their collaborations - announces its 2016-2017 Season. The season begins with the InsightALT series, providing an insider's look at how new operas are made, featuring concert readings of operas in development at ALT, including The Halloween Tree, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant. The season concludes with the return of the critically acclaimed ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert, celebrating the success of prominent alumni of American Lyric Theater's innovative Composer Librettist Development Program. Tickets are available at www.altnyc.org. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, 10/28Carnegie Hall Presents George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents Music Director George Manahan and the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) on Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the first of two concerts in Zankel Hall this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary. The concert, a Halloween-themed program titled Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music, includes two world premieres: Paul Moravec's "The Overlook Hotel Suite" from The Shining, featuring music from his new opera based on the classic Stephen King horror novel, and Judith Shatin's Black Moon for Orchestra and Conductor-Controlled Electronics, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project. The program also features electrifying music from Bernard Herrmann's Psycho Suite-from Alfred Hitchcock's legendary film-and David Del Tredici's Dracula. Guest artists include soprano and narrator Nancy Lundy and electronic engineer Maxwell Tfirn. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now AvailableAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 40th Season - Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for American Composers Orchestra's (ACO) 40th Anniversary Season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan. This season includes eight world premieres by a diverse set of composers performed by ACO at Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space, and continues the orchestra's commitment to serve as a catalyst for the creation of new orchestral music, providing unprecedented opportunities for American composers to create new work and for audiences to discover it. Founded in 1977, ACO remains the only orchestra in the world dedicated exclusively to the creation, performance, preservation, and promulgation of music by American composers. To date, ACO has performed music by 800 American composers, including 350 world premieres and newly commissioned works. ACO takes its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings for emerging composers, now in its 26th year in New York, and through its program EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country in partnership with American Composers Forum, the League of American Orchestras, and New Music USA. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of ConcertsSan Francisco Symphony to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday with Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) celebrate the 80th birthday of Steve Reich with a diverse week of concerts highlighting the seminal composer's works September 7-11, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages SeriesDes Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

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