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Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash concludes her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a performance on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring songs from her Grammy-Awarding winning album The River & The Thread. The record, a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal, musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically explores the American South. For the second half of the program, Cash is joined by acclaimed musician Jeff Tweedy--founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco--to perform songs from her storied musical catalogue with an emphasis on songs from her critically acclaimed 2009 album The List. (more...)

Carol Lipnik Set for Debut Residency at Joe's Pub Ahead of New Album ReleaseCarol Lipnik Set for Debut Residency at Joe's Pub Ahead of New Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, darkly-humorous singer and songwriter recently called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will mark her debut solo residency at Joe's Pub at The Public with Thursday evening shows on March 3, March 10 and March 17 at 7:00 PM. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 19 at JoesPub.org. Lipnik, who blends folk music and art song with the classic nightclub tradition, will perform a concert celebrating her latest album 'Almost Back To Normal' with an expanded musical palette featuring strings and percussion. In addition, she will premiere original musical compositions. Her music director and pianist Matt Kanelos will lead the band. The show is produced by TWEED TheaterWorks (Lypsinka) and DAX MGMT (Weimar New York, Joey Arias). (more...)

PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents an afternoon of violin with sung and spoken word with PSO principal second violinist Alexander Chaleff, soprano Winnie Nieh, and poet Alexandra Zelman-Doring at the Institute for Advanced Study. The concert features works by composers Anna Clyne, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Gustav Holst interspersed with Ms. Zelman-Doring's multi-lingual recitation of poetry related to the orchestra's season. (more...)

New Dennehy/Walsh Opera THE LAST HOTEL to Play St. Anne's WarehouseNew Dennehy/Walsh Opera THE LAST HOTEL to Play St. Anne's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera Show Comes to the New St. Ann's Warehouse Steinberg Theater January 8-17, 2016 for Seven Performances Only, Following Highly Acclaimed Engagements at Edinburgh International Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival and London's Royal Opera House (more...)

Opera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDSOpera News Announces Winners for 2016 OPERA NEWS AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

New York, NY (December 10, 2015) – OPERA NEWS Editor in Chief F. Paul Driscoll today announced the recipients of the 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards. This year's honorees — Joseph Calleja, El?na Garan?a, Waltraud Meier, Anna Netrebko, and José van Dam — will be feted at a black tie gala celebration on April 10th at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.  (more...)

Carol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC ManhattanCarol Wincenc and More Set for PREformances with Allison Charney, 12/14 at JCC Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents the fall season finale of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 14th at 12:30pm. In this unique concert series, you will hear celebrated classical musicians just before their performances on the world's most prestigious stages removing traditional barriers between performer and audience. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16St. Ann's Warehouse to Present American Premiere of THE LAST HOTEL, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse will continue the inaugural season in its new waterfront theater with the American Premiere of Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer-director Enda Walsh's thrilling new opera The Last Hotel, in a Landmark Productions / Wide Open Opera production. Singers Claudia Boyle, Robin Adams and Katherine Manley, actor Mikel Murfi, and an ensemble of New York's finest contemporary players, conducted alternately by André de Ridder and Alan Pierson, will deliver this “searingly powerful new chamber work” (The Guardian). Presented by St. Ann's Warehouse and co-presented withPROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now andIrish Arts Center, The Last Hotel comes to New York after tremendously acclaimed engagements at the Edinburgh International Festival, the Dublin Theatre Festival and the Royal Opera House in London. (more...)

Carol Lipnik Continues Residency at Pangea Through January 2016Carol Lipnik Continues Residency at Pangea Through January 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

CAROL LIPNIK -- the spellbinding, darkly-humorous singer and songwriter who blends folk music and art song with the classic nightclub tradition -- continues her acclaimed weekly residency after rave reviews. In addition, she recently earned two BroadwayWorld.com Award nominations for "Best Female Vocalist" and "Alt Cabaret Show." Performances are at Pangea (178 Second Avenue in New York) on Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM through January 31, 2016. The concert engagement is produced by TWEED TheaterWorks (Lypsinka), DAX MGMT (Weimar New York, Joey Arias) and Pangea. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12San Francisco Opera to Conclude 2015 Adler Fellowship Season with 'THE FUTURE IS NOW' Gala, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

San Francisco Performances Founder and President  Announces RetirementSan Francisco Performances Founder and President Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

San Francisco, November 11, 2015 - Ruth A. Felt, founder and President of San Francisco Performances--one of the country's most respected performing arts presenting organizations--has announced that she will retire from the nonprofit she created and has led for 36 years in the fall of 2016. Ms. Felt, who is 76, makes this announcement at a time when San Francisco Performances is at a particularly strong place artistically, administratively and financially and with artists and programming details already in place for two upcoming seasons, according to Patrick McCabe, Chair of the Board of Trustees. Since 1980 San Francisco Performances annually has presented the world's leading artists in genres and series including vocal music, piano, chamber music, jazz, guitar, contemporary dance, young masters, virtuosi and special events. Hallmarks of the organization, considered a national leader in the field, include presentation of top-name performers in intimate venues including the Herbst Theatre, an award-winning education program, long-standing annual relationships with artists and artists-in-residence and support of in-depth, thematic programming that fosters artists and audiences to explore ideas and ideals behind the creative spirit. A gala benefit honoring Ms. Felt and San Francisco Performances is being planned for September 30, 2016, with details and artists to be announced. A search for a new San Francisco Performances President is underway led by a Board search committee. For more information about San Francisco Performances, visit www.sfperformances.org . (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Extends Music Director Rossen Milanov's Contract Through 2022Princeton Symphony Orchestra Extends Music Director Rossen Milanov's Contract Through 2022
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) announced the extension of Rossen Milanov's contract as Music Director for another five years. Mr. Milanov signed the agreement over the weekend, and PSO Executive Director Marc Uys shared the news with patrons at the outset of the orchestra's concert Sunday afternoon at Richardson Auditorium. (more...)

Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?Named "Best Female Singer" at the 2014 International Opera Awards, German soprano Diana Damrau appears in recital with pianist Craig Rutenberg at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. Damrau and Mr. Rutenberg perform German lieder by Schubert and R. Strauss, French songs by Poulenc and Manuel Rosenthal, and Dvo?ak's Zigeunermelodien. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston to Present 'What Makes It Great?' with Rob Kapilow, TodayCelebrity Series of Boston to Present 'What Makes It Great?' with Rob Kapilow, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Celebrity Series of Boston will present What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow and soprano Emily Albrink in All the Things You Are, American song from Kern to Copland and beyond today, November 6, 2015 at 8pm at NEC's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger, and the D.L. Saunders Real Estate & Hotel Investors Group, AMO. (more...)

Rosanne Cash Is Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist for 2015-16Rosanne Cash Is Carnegie Hall's 'Perspectives' Artist for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 season announcement, Carnegie Hall recently shared that singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash will curate a four-concert Perspectives series at the Hall beginning this month.  (more...)

N.C. Symphony Performs with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane This WeekendN.C. Symphony Performs with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Symphony's Raleigh and Chapel Hill Classical seasons continue tonight, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, and in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in 'An Evening with Jeffrey & Gabriel Kahane,' a program that features father and son, pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, and songwriter/composer/vocalist Gabriel Kahane. (more...)

Dawn Upshaw Opens Hartt's Seventh Garmany Season TonightDawn Upshaw Opens Hartt's Seventh Garmany Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The University of Hartford's The Hartt School kicks off its seventh season of the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series with five-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw tonight, October 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Ms. Upshaw will perform in recital with her longtime pianist, Gilbert Kalish. Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today, and in 2007 was the first vocalist to be awarded the McArthur Genius Grant. (more...)

Carol Lipnik Announces New Guests for Pangea ResidencyCarol Lipnik Announces New Guests for Pangea Residency
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, darkly-humorous singer and songwriter who blends folk music and art song with the classic nightclub tradition - has announced a new lineup of guest stars for her weekly residency that runs through January 31, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler FellowshipSan Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. This prestigious training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane This OctoberN.C. Symphony to Perform with Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Symphony's Raleigh and Chapel Hill Classical seasons continue on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, and in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m., in “An Evening with Jeffrey & Gabriel Kahane,” a program that features father and son, pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane, and songwriter/composer/vocalist Gabriel Kahane. (more...)

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