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BWW Preview: Shrek Meets Fantasia in New Take on CINDERELLA at PASABWW Preview: Shrek Meets Fantasia in New Take on CINDERELLA at PASA
by Backstage Bunny - May 24, 2016

Cinderella's Makeover, which has its world premiere at Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) opening June 10, presents a Shrek-like version of the Cinderella story with music from some of the world's greatest classical composers. (more...)

Koerner Quartet to Welcome Rolston Quartet to VAM's Koerner Recital HallKoerner Quartet to Welcome Rolston Quartet to VAM's Koerner Recital Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Koerner Quartet closes its 2015/16 season with up-and-coming Houston-based ensemble, The Rolston String Quartet, June 5, 7:30pm at the Vancouver Academy of Music's (VAM) Koerner Recital Hall. (more...)

Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6Kansas City Ballet to Conclude Season with RITE OF SPRING, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

KANSAS CITY, MO (April 15, 2016) — The 58th season of Kansas City Ballet closes with a mixed–repertory program of four bold and electrifying works in one performance: Viktor Plotnikov's WORLD PREMIERE, Vesna, featuring the music of Antonín Dvorák, Yuri Possokhov's Diving into the Lilacs including music by Boris Tchaikovsky, Helen Pickett's Petal with music of Thomas Newman and Philip Glass and closing the program with Adam Hougland's Rite of Spring with the brilliant masterpiece score by Igor Stravinsky. The production will be accompanied by Kansas City Symphony conducted by Kansas City Ballet Music Director Ramona Pansegrau and runs May 6 through 15 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2016-17 season: Love. Throughout five concerts, the season explores orchestral favorites and lesser known offerings representing varying expressions of love. Guest performers include conductor Gerhardt Zimmermann, Visceral Dance Chicago, and a range of renowned vocalists and instrumental soloists. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his fourth season as artistic director. (more...)

Max Reger Anniversary 2016 in LeipzigMax Reger Anniversary 2016 in Leipzig
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

LEIPZIG, Germany, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

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by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

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Photo Flash: MCB's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Features Michele Oka Doner's Ocean-Inspired CostumesPhoto Flash: MCB's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Features Michele Oka Doner's Ocean-Inspired Costumes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Miami City Ballet's landmark 30th Anniversary Season culminates with an unprecedented reimagining of George Balanchine's magical full-evening ballet, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Balanchine's classic choreography is the vehicle for Shakespeare's timeless tale of love, magic and illusion, with ravishing music by Felix Mendelssohn (including the famous 'Wedding March'). This reimagining includes all-new sets and costumes by artist Michele Oka Doner, and dramatic direction by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. BroadwayWorld has photos of Doner's stunning costumes in action below! (more...)

Ignat Solzhenitsyn to Conduct Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, 4/3-4Ignat Solzhenitsyn to Conduct Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, 4/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

 April 3 & 4, Ignat Solzhenitsyn will conduct The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia in two works: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste(1936) by Bela Bartok and Symphony No. 3 in A minor ('Scottish') (1842) by Felix Mendelssohn. (more...)

Phillipa Soo & Bradley Whitford Set for Juilliard Gala A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhillipa Soo & Bradley Whitford Set for Juilliard Gala A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

On Monday, April 25, 2016, faculty member and alumnus Alan Gilbert (Juilliard Pre-College '85, MM '94) conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in an evening weaving together the words of William Shakespeare with the music of Felix Mendelssohn in A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring actors Phillipa Soo (Hamilton on Broadway) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing and Amazon's Transparent). Joining them will be current students and distinguished alumni. (more...)

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by BWW - Mar 13, 2016

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Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Welcome Alan Chapman for Music & DialogueSanta Barbara Chamber Orchestra to Welcome Alan Chapman for Music & Dialogue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Popular radio host Alan Chapman will join several members of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for an intimate evening of chamber music and related discussion at the University Club of Santa Barbara on Tuesday, April 5. Featuring a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's brilliant String Quintet No. 2, Op. 87, the program will begin at 7:30 pm. Wine and dessert will be served. Tickets cost $100. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet to Offer A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Pre-show Children's ActivityAmerican Repertory Ballet to Offer A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Pre-show Children's Activity
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

American Repertory Ballet is pleased to announce it has scheduled a pre-show activity for children prior to its performance of A Midsummer night's Dream at Raritan Valley Community College on March 19. The activity will begin at 2 p.m., one hour prior to the start of the performance. Children can enjoy our dress-up and photo station in the lobby, trying on real costumes that range from wands to wings to elf hats! We'll have everything a woodland creature or fairy needs! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Miami City Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: First Look at the Cast of Miami City Ballet's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Miami City Ballet's landmark 30th Anniversary Season culminates with an unprecedented reimagining of George Balanchine's magical full-evening ballet, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Miami City Ballet to Present Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Adrienne Arsht CenterMiami City Ballet to Present Reimagined A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Adrienne Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

On March 18th, the Adrienne Arsht Center's curtains will open to the highly anticipated reimagined production of Miami City Ballet's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Including all-new sets and costumes by famed artist Michele Oka Doner and dramatic direction by playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, the unprecedented performance will bring Miami City Ballet's landmark 30th Anniversary Season to a close. (more...)

Gulfshore Opera to Present SAINT MATTHEW PASSION This EasterGulfshore Opera to Present SAINT MATTHEW PASSION This Easter
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016

Gulfshore Opera will present Johann Sebastian Bach's Saint Matthew Passion for three performances on March 18-20, at venues in Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties during Lent, in anticipation of the Easter season. The production is in collaboration with the Florida Gulf Coast University Chamber Choir, The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus, a core ensemble of eight soloists, and the Gulfshore Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Present Spring Concert at Metropolitan PlayhouseIris String Quartet to Present Spring Concert at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Metropolitan Playhouse is pleased to present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a spring concert on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's IOLANTHE Opens TonightWagner College Theatre's IOLANTHE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

The award-winning Wagner College Theatre presents a reimagined production of Gilbert & Sullivan's topsy-turvy musical Iolanthe from February 24-March 6, 2016 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Music Director David Lockington to Take the Stage as Soloist, 3/19Pasadena Symphony Music Director David Lockington to Take the Stage as Soloist, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

On the heels of yet another sold-out performance at Ambassador Auditorium, the Pasadena Symphony brings you Mozart's Symphony No. 40 on Saturday, March 19 with both matinee and evening performances. (more...)

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by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

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Kansas City Ballet's 2016-17 Season to Feature A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & MoreKansas City Ballet's 2016-17 Season to Feature A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the 2016-2017 season. The 59th season will open with the full length, lighthearted Shakespearian frolic, A Midsummer Night's Dream, choreography by Bruce Wells with music by Felix Mendelssohn. (more...)

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