Dawn Upshaw News

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...)

Winners of 45th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition AnnouncedWinners of 45th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition Announced
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

The winners of the 45th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Kick Off Solo Residency at Joe's Pub This MarchCarol Lipnik to Kick Off Solo Residency at Joe's Pub This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Carol Lipnik - the spellbinding, darkly-humorous singer and songwriter - will introduce 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. (more...)

Kaija Saariaho's L'AMOUR DE LOIN Will Be First Woman-Composed Opera At The Met Since 1903Kaija Saariaho's L'AMOUR DE LOIN Will Be First Woman-Composed Opera At The Met Since 1903
by Michael Dale - Feb 19, 2016

The 2000 opera by the Finnish composer is inspired by the he legend of 12th Century troubadour Jaufre Rudel. (more...)

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...)

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