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Kravis Center Adds Singer Storm Large to 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARSKravis Center Adds Singer Storm Large to 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced another major addition to its 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS: musician, actor and author Storm Large, who was a finalist on major TV talent show, has rocked out with Pink Martini and has performed with symphonic orchestras throughout North America. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American PopsLaura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Adds Broadway & TV Star Darren Criss to 25th Annual 'NIGHT OF STARS'Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Adds Broadway & TV Star Darren Criss to 25th Annual 'NIGHT OF STARS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced a major new addition to its 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS, which will be presented on Saturday, February 11, at 7 pm.  Darren Criss, perhaps best known for his years co-starring in the TV hit Glee, is replacing the previously announced Patti LuPone, who is opening on Broadway this spring in the new musical War Paint.   (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND GAmerican Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND G
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, November 17 at 12:15 PM.  (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & MoreAmerican Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEHouston Grand Opera Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

On Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at The Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Houston Grand Opera's upcoming world premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIESAmerican Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera To Preview IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE In NYHouston Grand Opera To Preview IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE In NY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will offer New Yorkers a preview performance of excerpts from a new opera based on the classic story and Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life on Sunday, November 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Guggenheim Museum, as part of the museum's Works & Process program. The evening will include a discussion with the composer/librettist team of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, moderated by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIESAmerican Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Begins Casting For 2016-2017 SeasonFlorida Grand Opera Begins Casting For 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO), with its new artistic vision, is proud to announce the casting choices for the four productions of its 2016-17 Season, which include Georges Bizet's Carmen, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Jorge Martin's Before Night Falls, and Giuseppe Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera). (more...)

Kennedy Center & WNO Seek Nominations for 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardKennedy Center & WNO Seek Nominations for 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera seek nominations for the 2017 Marian Anderson Vocal Award, which celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the area of opera, oratorio, or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Appoints New Artistic StaffThe Glimmerglass Festival Appoints New Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival has appointed Allen Perriello as the new Director of the Young Artists Program, and current Glimmerglass principal coach/accompanist Christopher Devlin has accepted the position of Head of Music Staff, effective immediately. (more...)

Harris Theatre Presents BEYOND THE ARIA, 10/17Harris Theatre Presents BEYOND THE ARIA, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato Honored with 2016 Maria Callas AwardJoyce DiDonato Honored with 2016 Maria Callas Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award: transcendent American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival's Brian Zeger Returns with Imani, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents Brian Zeger Returns with Imani in two concerts on Monday, August 1, 7:30 pm, at Church of the Holy Spirit, 204 Monument Road, Orleans, and on August 2, 7 pm at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium today, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Soprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardSoprano Janai Brugger Wins 2016 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced that soprano Janai Brugger is the 2016 winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award. The Award, which honors trailblazing contralto Marian Anderson's personal and humanitarian achievements, celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the vocal arts and who exhibits promise for a significant career. In addition to receiving a $10,000 cash prize, Ms. Brugger will perform a recital on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater and will establish an educational residency at the opera workshop program of Washington's Duke Ellington School of the Arts. (more...)

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