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ALT Developed Operas Set for Fort Worth Opera's 2016 SeasonALT Developed Operas Set for Fort Worth Opera's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

American Lyric Theater (ALT) has announced that three operas programmed in Forth Worth Opera's 2016 Season, announced earlier today by the company, are works commissioned and developed by ALT in New York City. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17Opera Philadelphia Presents a MASTER CLASS Lead by Dawn Upshaw, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Opera Philadelphia is inviting the public to witness the artistic development of its three Composers in Residence as they participate in a Master Class conducted by acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw. This unique, “opera in the making” event, spotlighting new music being written composers Missy Mazzoli, Andrew Norman, and David T. Little, takes place on Tuesday, March 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 CompaniesOPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development activities associated with a specific work being produced by an OPERA America Professional Company Member. (more...)

Atlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MoreAtlanta Opera's 2015-16 Season to Include LA BOHEME, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Atlanta Opera will take audiences on a journey of adventure, romance and an exploration of the human condition in its 2015-16 season. This season features five productions including one of the most popular operas of all time and a contemporary American opera never before seen in the Southeast. (more...)

OPERA America's Spring 2015 Season to Launch 1/27 with Sherrill MilnesOPERA America's Spring 2015 Season to Launch 1/27 with Sherrill Milnes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

OPERA America will open its spring 2015 Onstage at the Opera Center season with a special conversation on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. featuring celebrated baritone Sherrill Milnes, who will discuss his illustrious career at the organization's intimate National Opera Center in New York City. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Now Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence ProgramOpera Philadelphia Now Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to offer a fifth track in the nation's first comprehensive, operatic Composer in Residence program. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides professional development opportunities for today's most promising opera composers, selected on a competitive basis. Applications are being accepted from January 12 through January 30, 2015. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program, 1/12Opera Philadelphia Accepting Applications for Composer in Residence Program, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group in New York, is proud to offer a fifth track in the nation's first comprehensive, operatic Composer in Residence program. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program provides professional development opportunities for today's most promising opera composers, selected on a competitive basis. Applications are being accepted from January 12 through January 30, 2015. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season TonightAmerican Composers Orchestra Opens Carnegie Hall Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Under the leadership of Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) returns to Carnegie Hall for the 11th season of its Orchestra Underground series, which explores the orchestra as an elastic ensemble that can respond to composers' unhindered creativity. ACO's first performance this season, titled Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere, tonight, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall is part of Meredith Monk's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

BalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball CenterBalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

BalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, TodayBalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

New York, NY, October 23, 2014– UPDATE: Troy Schumacher, Artistic Director of BalletCollective, will now be performing with the company on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center. Mr. Schumacher is replacing Harrison Coll, who has sustained a minor injury and is unable to perform. (more...)

VIA Records to Release Albums by Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Zeigler and Anna ClyneVIA Records to Release Albums by Paola Prestini, Jeffrey Zeigler and Anna Clyne
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini's work has been deemed "radiant [and] amorously evocative" by The New York Times, which has also hailed "her gift for bringing together disparate artists, technicians and other creative professionals to produce cross-disciplinary works greater than the sum of their parts." Her multimedia opera Oceanic Verses perfectly reveals her sensibility as a composer, a creator of multimedia productions, and a wholeheartedly entrepreneurially artist. She commissioned the work through her non-profit company, VisionIntoArt (VIA), whose new label, VIA Records, will release Prestini's music and collaborator Ali Hossaini's visuals as a beautifully designed CD/DVD package on November 18. (more...)

BalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, 10/29BalletCollective's Troy Schumacher to Dance with Company, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

New York, NY, October 23, 2014– UPDATE: Troy Schumacher, Artistic Director of BalletCollective, will now be performing with the company on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center. Mr. Schumacher is replacing Harrison Coll, who has sustained a minor injury and is unable to perform. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Carnegie Hall Season, 11/21American Composers Orchestra to Open Carnegie Hall Season, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Under the leadership of Music Director George Manahan, American Composers Orchestra (ACO) returns to Carnegie Hall for the 11th season of its Orchestra Underground series, which explores the orchestra as an elastic ensemble that can respond to composers' unhindered creativity. ACO's first performance this season, titled Orchestra Underground: Monk's Sphere, on Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall is part of Meredith Monk's season-long residency as holder of Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. The program will include a performance of Monk's Night as well as world premieres of Clear Image by experimental rock-guitarist Ian Williams, Motormouth by A.J. McCaffrey, and My Brightest Garment by Theo Bleckmann (commissioned by Carnegie Hall). The concert will also include the New York premiere of Stalks, Hounds by Loren Loiacono. Theo Bleckmann and Ian Williams will join members of Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble as special guests for this exhilarating concert. (more...)

Tenth Intervention to Present SUBVERSION: MUSIC ABOUT CONFLICTS, POLITICS AND WAR, 11/3Tenth Intervention to Present SUBVERSION: MUSIC ABOUT CONFLICTS, POLITICS AND WAR, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

'Subversion: music about conflicts, politics, and war' is a chamber music program presented by TENTH INTERVENTION consisting of four pieces by different, living composers, inspired by the tragedy, the drama, and the irony of conflict. Each work represents a different perspective of the human experience touched by war: a soldier in troubled Vietnam, the melancholy of American civilian life, identities fractured by centuries of intolerance, and the capacity of individuals for aggression and violence. (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The Mimesis Ensemble presents 'Beyond Boundaries,' a program featuring vocal works with a social commentary. The concert will explore songs from the 20th and 21st centuries which examine topics ranging from the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Americanization of Japan in the 1850's to the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. (more...)

BalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball CenterBalletCollective to Present Two World Premiere Ballets, 10/29-30 at NYU's Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

BalletCollective will present two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration on October 29 and 30 at NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square. The program will also include The Impulse Wants Company (2013). All three works will be accompanied by live music performed by the ensemble Hotel Elefant and feature lighting design by Brandon Stirling Baker. (more...)

Cellist Maya Beiser Releases New Album UNCOVERED TodayCellist Maya Beiser Releases New Album UNCOVERED Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Cello goddess' (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser releases her next album Uncovered today, August 26, 2014 on the Innova label, followed by aUS tour in September 2014 to cities including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. (more...)

VisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA RecordsVisionIntoArt Announces Launch of VIA Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

Visionintoart Launches Record Label with Three New ReleasesVisionintoart Launches Record Label with Three New Releases
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

VisionIntoArt (VIA), the non-profit company founded by Brooklyn-based composer Paola Prestini, is pleased to announce the launch of a record label, VIA Records, with three inaugural albums this fall. The formation of the label expands upon VIA's already vast body of work, which, over the last ten years, has included commissioning and producing new music by a wide range of artists. VIA Records will help to broaden the canon of new multimedia works through the commissioning and recording of artists on VIA's roster. (more...)

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