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Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL Will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion. Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre on March 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th SeasonLos Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February SeriesChamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents February Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces a special music panel event "Composing Music in the 21st Century: Music Panel Discussion: How modern composers navigate the ever-changing economy of music." (more...)

Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film ScoresMinnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Minnesota Symphony is moving toward featuring live soundtracks to popular films, which has been a big draw for audiences.  This season, they are performing live to five films, among some are 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille', and 'ET'. (more...)

South Sound Choruses to Deliver Two Christmas Concerts This Holiday SeasonSouth Sound Choruses to Deliver Two Christmas Concerts This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

On December 10 & 11, two of the ensembles of Northwest Associated Arts will present their annual Christmas programs at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New Recording, Featuring Kleinhan ConcertsBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New Recording, Featuring Kleinhan Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and music is a major part of the celebration. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHEROakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Chorus will share the stage with a host of guest artists in celebration of the holidays and a tribute to Oakland's tradition of activism and the arts as part of the annual Let Us Break Bread Together concert Sunday, December 11, at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers Presents O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM: RENAISSANCE AND CONTEMPORARY MEDITATIONS OF THE SEASON, 12/16New Amsterdam Singers Presents O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM: RENAISSANCE AND CONTEMPORARY MEDITATIONS OF THE SEASON, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New Amsterdam Singers, led by music director Clara Longstreth, will present O Magnum Mysterium: Renaissance and Contemporary Meditations on the Season, a program of mostly a cappella sacred choral music, including works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Jacob Handl, William Byrd, J.S. Bach, and contemporary composers Abbie Betinis, Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, and Morten Lauridsen. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic To Present World Premiere At Canisius College, 11/15Buffalo Philharmonic To Present World Premiere At Canisius College, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The newest work commissioned for a Buffalo Philharmonic musician will receive its world premiere on Nov. 15. (more...)

Columbia University to Present A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS Featuring The Tallis Singers 12/10Columbia University to Present A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS Featuring The Tallis Singers 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Britain's lauded Renaissance choir returns with a seasonal program focused on classic texts about the Christmas story, as interpreted and set to music by some of the lesser-known masters of early music. Josquin, Victoria, and Taverner mingle with Franco-Flemish and Mexican contemporaries, in a program that celebrates the wonder and magic of the season. (more...)

The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

World music choral ensemble The Halalisa Singers present Stars of Wonder, a concert of contemporary choral classics for the holiday season, on Saturday, December 3, 8 pm, at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington and Sunday December 4, 3 pm at First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.  The ensemble is led by Artistic Director Mary Cunningham and accompanied by Trevor Berens, piano. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Choir to Present Choral-Festival-in-One-Night This NovemberVancouver Chamber Choir to Present Choral-Festival-in-One-Night This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Vancouver Chamber Choir and its family of associated choirs present a Choral-Festival-in-One-Night at 8pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016. (more...)

Apollo Chorus of Chicago Announces its 2016-2017 SeasonApollo Chorus of Chicago Announces its 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

One of the most legendary musical organizations in the nation, The Apollo Chorus, celebrates 145 years of making music with its 2016-2017 milestone season featuring an exhilarating lineup of classical and contemporary concerts. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

San Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWSSan Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Shadows, a special, one-night-only choral concert featuring the acclaimed 48-member San Francisco Opera Chorus on Saturday, November 19. Company Chorus Director Ian Robertson conducts the uplifting program of a cappella and accompanied choral works by Brahms, Debussy, Part, Whitacre and a set of spirituals, in the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Announces CHRISTMAS IN LOS ANGELES EventsLA Master Chorale Announces CHRISTMAS IN LOS ANGELES Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale brings the gift of music to Walt Disney Concert Hall in December with a series of festive "Christmas in Los Angeles" concerts. The varied programs blend traditional carols, Baroque-era madrigals, and new works alongside the popular annual opportunity for the audience to sing-along to Handel's majestic oratorio, Messiah. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in Rebecca Spigelman: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, tonight, October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKYVancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces.  The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain - the many moods of the natural world.   (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 37th season, the fourth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson. (more...)

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