Edgar Meyer News

DIRTY DANCING, EVITA and More Make Up Texas Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to the University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2014-2015 season. This season highlights talent from around the world in a diverse mix of music, theatre, dance, and conversation. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2014-2015 season today, marking 76 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Sunday, October 5, 2014 with Italian pianist Maurizio Pollini in recital. In total, the 2014-2015 season will include 46 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2014-15 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

YO-YO MA to Join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra in a Grand Gala Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

World-renowned cellist YO-YO MA will join Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF and the RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA in a grand gala concert to launch the Philharmonic's 70th anniversary season. Mr. Ma will play Elgar's Cello Concerto with the orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Stravinsky's Firebird Suiteand Berlioz's Béatrice et Bénédict Overture. The concert takes place Sunday June 1 at 7:00pm at The Vets in Providence, presented by Nortek and sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation, the Carter Family Charitable Trust, AmicaInsurance, Capital Properties and Roger Williams University. Media sponsors are the Providence Journal, NBC 10, News Talk 630 and 99.7FM WPRO, Lite Rock 105, and Full Channel. Ticket reservations are available by phone at 401.248.7000 and in person at the RIPO box office, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence, Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. (more...)

The Lone Bellow and Guest Aoife O'Donovan Perform at the Capitol Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

CapLive and the historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York welcome The Lone Bellow, with Special Guest Aoife O'Donovan, to the Capitol Theatre tonight, April 3, at 8:00 p.m. The Lone Bellow is the newest addition to CapLive's eclectic 2013-14 season lineup of nationally-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn to Play Chan Centre, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents two of America's finest banjo players - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn - on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8pm. The husband and wife team - touring as a duo - will present music developed together, featuring an eclectic mix of bluegrass, traditional, and original compositions. (more...)

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge to Play Bridge Street Live, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) wtith special guest Aoife O'Donovan will perform at Bridge Street Live on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $22 GA, $32 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/368556. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman With the New York Philharmonic Rescheduled for 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

The chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y featuring The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Yefim Bronfman, originally scheduled for March 30, has been postponed to Friday, May 23, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y at Mr. Bronfman's request, due to an unforeseen scheduling issue. Tickets originally issued for March 30 will be honored on May 23. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & The Masters Of Percussion Play the Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Indian music is one of the jewels of the world's cultural heritage, and there is nothing like a Masters of Percussion tour to bring that point home. Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion bring their special talents to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only. The San Jose Mercury exclaims, 'It is hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain; a phenomenal player with unimpeachable music credentials!' (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents BELA FLECK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, many opine he's the premiere banjo player in the world. Most experts claim he reinvented the image and sound of the banjo (with no apologies to Susanna). His remarkable performing and recording career has taken him all over the musical map on a range of solo projects and collaborations. His latest stop brings him to Canton to perform two concerts with the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO). (more...)

Punch Brothers Coming to Jorgensen, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, Punch Brothers, the astonishing, otherworldly string band quintet featured on the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis, will play Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. (more...)

UW World Series to Feature Works from Israel, Mali, Ukraine & More in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The UW World Series brings Seattle audiences some of the most exciting artists and companies from around the globe. The tradition continues into the 2014-15 season with a stellar line-up of living masters and emerging talents curated by Artistic Director Michelle Witt in her third year of programming the Series. 23 artists and companies from over 21 countries will be represented, including Israel, Mali, Ukraine, Great Britain, Spain, France, Canada, Russia, Hungary, the USA, and the eleven countries that make up the Nile basin. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman Set for Chamber Music Concert with New York Philharmonic Musicians, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Yefim Bronfman, the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will be spotlighted in a chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y. Mr. Bronfman will be joined by Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Associate Principal Clarinet Mark Nuccio, replacing Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson; Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, Lisa Kim; Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young; and cellist Maria Kitsopoulos for the program, featuring Schubert's Sonatina in A minor; Bartok's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; and Brahms's Piano Quintet, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Zakir Hussain & The Masters Of Percussion to Play the Harris Center, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2014

Indian music is one of the jewels of the world's cultural heritage, and there is nothing like a Masters of Percussion tour to bring that point home. Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion bring their special talents to Harris Center for the Arts for one performance only. The San Jose Mercury exclaims, 'It is hard to imagine a better champion for Indian classical music in the West than Zakir Hussain; a phenomenal player with unimpeachable music credentials!' (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra Presents BELA FLECK, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Just in case you aren't familiar with Béla Fleck, many opine he's the premiere banjo player in the world. Most experts claim he reinvented the image and sound of the banjo (with no apologies to Susanna). His remarkable performing and recording career has taken him all over the musical map on a range of solo projects and collaborations. His latest stop brings him to Canton to perform two concerts with the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO). (more...)

Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs with the New York Philharmonic, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in Mary Chapin Carpenter with the New York Philharmonic and Special Guests, a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career, some newly arranged for orchestra. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert Features 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present a Winter Concert collaboration highlighting the schools' Jazz and Contemporary Trainees and the Joffrey Concert Group. The celebrated fusion of performers will take place tonight, February 22, 8:30 p.m. and tomorrow, February 23, 4:00 p.m. at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. (more...)

Yefim Bronfman Set for Chamber Music Concert with NY Philharmonic Musicians, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Yefim Bronfman, the New York Philharmonic's 2013-14 Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence, will be spotlighted in a chamber music concert co-presented with 92nd Street Y. Mr. Bronfman will be joined by Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow; Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson; Associate Principal, Second Violin Group, Lisa Kim; Associate Principal Viola Rebecca Young; and cellist Maria Kitsopoulos for the program, featuring Schubert's Sonatina in A minor; Bartok's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano; and Brahms's Piano Quintet, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at 92nd Street Y. (more...)

The Lone Bellow and Guest Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at the Capitol Theatre, 4/3; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

CapLive and the historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York welcome The Lone Bellow, with Special Guest Aoife O'Donovan, to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, April 3, at 8:00 p.m. The Lone Bellow is the newest addition to CapLive's eclectic 2013-14 season lineup of nationally-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Tickets go on sale to the general public today, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

The Lone Bellow with Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Capitol Theatre, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

CapLive and the historic Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in downtown York welcome The Lone Bellow, with Special Guest Aoife O'Donovan, to the Capitol Theatre on Thursday, April 3, at 8:00 p.m. The Lone Bellow is the newest addition to CapLive's eclectic 2013-14 season lineup of nationally-known acts and up-and-coming performers. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet School Winter Concert to Feature 100 Dancers, 2 Debuts and 5 Restaged Works, 2/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Joffrey Ballet School, a world-renowned dance center offering the most versatile and highest quality training, will present a Winter Concert collaboration highlighting the schools' Jazz and Contemporary Trainees and the Joffrey Concert Group. The celebrated fusion of performers will take place February 22, 8:30 p.m. and February 23, 4:00 p.m. at the Salvatore Capezio Theater. The program will feature seven new and restaged works from legendary choreographers Jennifer Archibald, Donald Byrd, Daniel Gwirtzman, Brian McSween, Davis Robertson, Margo Sappington and Chet Walker. (more...)

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