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AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Opens With Mendelssohn, Berlioz and More, 9/22; Full Season Announced!AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Opens With Mendelssohn, Berlioz and More, 9/22; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program will include Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony, Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. In Mendelssohn's stormy Scottish Symphony, period instruments enliven the thrilling orchestration and memorable tunes for which the composer is so beloved. In Berlioz's evocative Les nuits d'ete, the ACO proudly introduces the extraordinary young American mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau. A rarely heard Symphony No. 10 by British composer Cipriani Potter completes a concert that takes the audience back into the luxurious sonorities of the Romantic Era. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallHuntington Theatre Company to Open Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2016-2017 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim's stunning masterpiece about love, inspiration, and "the art of making art." Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (A Little Night Music) will direct. Performances will run September 9 - October 16, 2016 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Tickets are now on sale to the general public. (more...)

Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This SummerSummer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among them: Lincoln Center's Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart and On Site Opera's West Village venue, to the more bucolic realms of Bard SummerScape in Dutchess County (NY) for Mascagni and Caramoor in Katonah (NY) for Rossini and Beethoven. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as NarratorRIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

George London Foundation Announces 2016-17 SeasonGeorge London Foundation Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Upon the conclusion of the 20th year of its celebrated recital series, which was marked with a gala in April featuring some of opera's most prominent American and Canadian stars, the Foundation announces its 2016-17 season of events. (more...)

Six-Hour Guitar Marathon to Take Over The Met Cloisters' Stunning SpacesSix-Hour Guitar Marathon to Take Over The Met Cloisters' Stunning Spaces
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Met teams up with the New York Guitar Festival for an unprecedented six-hour guitar marathon exploring the stunning sonic possibilities of The Met Cloisters' interior spaces and outdoor gardens. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

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...)

Glimmer Glass Festival's Premiere of New Jeanine Tesori Work Among OPERA America's Grant RecipientsGlimmer Glass Festival's Premiere of New Jeanine Tesori Work Among OPERA America's Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

? OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Discovery Grants and Commissioning Grants from the Opera Grants for Female Composers program, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at PangeaCarol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will welcome special guests for her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea running Sunday nights at 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30Riverside Opera to Celebrate 20th Anniversary, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Riverside Opera Company Turns 20 and celebrates with a performance that features music from iconic operas as well as some tunes from favorite artists and a special Orchestra arrangement. ROC Turns 20 is under the direction of its founder Maestro Alan Aurelia on Saturday,  April  30, 8 p.m.  at The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, New York. For information contact:  http://rocturningtwenty.brownpapertickets.com/ or call Riverside Opera Company at 718-876-7945.  For tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2534774   $15 general admission(at the door); $15 advance tickets (brown paper tix);$15 Seniors and Veterans; Children and students free. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in AprilCarol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, June 26. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as Chan Parker for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater. Ms. Sterrenberg, who made her professional debut in the role in June's World Premiere in Philadelphia, has withdrawn from the New York production for personal reasons. (more...)

Soprano Emily Pogorelc Steps in as 'Chan Parker' in New York Debut of YARDBIRDSoprano Emily Pogorelc Steps in as 'Chan Parker' in New York Debut of YARDBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Opera Philadelphia General Director & President David B. Devan today announced that soprano Emily Pogorelc will replace Rachel Sterrenberg as 'Chan Parker' for the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD, April 1 and 3 at the Apollo Theater. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra to Host 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz SeriesMinnesota Orchestra to Host 2016-17 Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday and Jazz Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for the 2016-17 seasons of three widely varied series: Live at Orchestra Hall, Holiday Concerts, and Jazz in the Target Atrium. Live at Orchestra Hall, a series of popular music, jazz, Broadway classics, movie scores, world music and other genres, is led by Sarah Hicks, principal conductor of Live at Orchestra Hall. She conducts many of the series' concerts, including the Minnesota Orchestra debut of Twin Cities rapper-vocalist Dessa, R&B group Boyz II Men, and screenings of the films Ratatouille and Star Trek (2009), with scores performed live. Assistant Conductor Roderick Cox conducts several programs during the 2016-17 season, including two specially-designed matinee family concerts for audience members of all ages. (more...)

The Wallis to Host An Evening with Peter Sellars in Conversation with Alex Ross, 5/16The Wallis to Host An Evening with Peter Sellars in Conversation with Alex Ross, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts joins forces with the Ojai Music Festival for the first time to present a lively Arts & Ideas conversation between groundbreaking opera and theater director Peter Sellars and The New Yorker music critic Alex Ross. The conversation will take placeon the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater on Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Columbus Symphony to Present UPSHAW SINGS MAHLER & GOLIJOV at Ohio Theatre, 4/15-16Columbus Symphony to Present UPSHAW SINGS MAHLER & GOLIJOV at Ohio Theatre, 4/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

In this first installment of the CSO's Festival: Vienna 1900, five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will demonstrate her unsurpassed versatility with songs created especially for her by Argentinian master composer, Grammy Award winner, and Musical America's Composer of the Year, Osvaldo Golijov. Upshaw will also perform the role of a young angel praising the delights of heaven in the radiant finale of Mahler's sweetest symphony. Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, the full program will include Strauss' Voices of Spring Waltzes, Golijov's Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Aleksandra Kurzak & Vittorio Grigolo to Star in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMOREAleksandra Kurzak & Vittorio Grigolo to Star in Met Opera's L'ELISIR D'AMORE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore returns to the Met stage on March 10 starring Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the two young lovers, Adina and Nemorino. Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola makes his company debut leading performances of Bartlett Sher's 2012 staging. Alessandro Corbelli sings the role of Dulcamara, the loveable con man who sells the “magic elixir” of love, along with Adam Plachetka as the sergeant Belcore, who attempts to court Adina. Mario Chang and Pietro Spagnoli sing the last two performances on April 2 and 7 as Nemorino and Dulcamara respectively. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Marc Uys Perform at March 20th Chamber ConcertPrinceton Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Marc Uys Perform at March 20th Chamber Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Executive Director Marc Uys returns to his musician roots at the PSO's Spring Chamber Concert Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 pm at the Institute for Advanced Study. Mr. Uys, harpist Bridget Kibbey, and soprano Mary Mackenzie will perform works by composer and former Princeton University professor Edward T. Cone, the Institute's Artist-in-Residence Sebastian Currier, Camille Saint-Saens, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. (more...)

Schwabacher Debut Recital Series to Continue in March with Daniel Okulitch and John ChurchwellSchwabacher Debut Recital Series to Continue in March with Daniel Okulitch and John Churchwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 6 at the new Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch and pianist John Churchwell. (more...)

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