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Jason Tramm's 2nd Peace Trilogy Concert 'Grace and Peace' Set for 8/23Jason Tramm's 2nd Peace Trilogy Concert 'Grace and Peace' Set for 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Inspired by Leonard Bernstein's artistic mandate 'This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before, ' Grace and Peace, the second concert in Tramm's 2015 Peace Trilogy performances underscoring humanity's universal desire for peace and connection through music, will take place Sunday August 23 at 7PM at the Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove. (more...)

Tramm to Conduct the Adelphi Orchestra in Ocean Grove's 'Grace and Peace'Tramm to Conduct the Adelphi Orchestra in Ocean Grove's 'Grace and Peace'
by Nora Dominick - Aug 13, 2015

Jason C. Tramm will conduct New Jersey's Adelphi Orchestra, organ virtuoso Gordon Turk, featured soloists Soprano Monica Ziglar, Mezzo-Soprano Martha Bartz, Tenor Ronald Naldi and Bass Justin Beck with the 100 member Great Auditorium Choir in works by Leonard Bernstein, Felix Mendelssohn, and Antonio Vivaldi on Sunday August 23 at 7PM at The Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. (more...)

ONCE THE MUSICAL at the Kennedy Center - Seeing it Once is not enough!ONCE THE MUSICAL at the Kennedy Center - Seeing it Once is not enough!
by Charles Shubow - Jul 13, 2015

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2012 is a must see. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Lead Ocean Grove's 61st Annual Choir Festival PRINCE OF PEACEJason C. Tramm to Lead Ocean Grove's 61st Annual Choir Festival PRINCE OF PEACE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

The 61st Ocean Grove Choir Festival, the largest sacred music choral event on the East Coast, will take place Sunday July 12, 2015 under the baton of Jason C. Tramm. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQs to Bring Summer to Heinz Hall, 7/11 & 8/2Pittsburgh Symphony's Classical BBQs to Bring Summer to Heinz Hall, 7/11 & 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

?A night for the entire family, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is hosting two Classical BBQ events in the Heinz Hall Summer Garden on July 11 and August 2.  Each Classical BBQ is filled with orchestral favorites in a fun-filled atmosphere, including pre- and post-concert entertainment and a chance to mingle with Pittsburgh Symphony musicians. (more...)

BWW Previews: ACADEMY OF MUSIC SUMMER FESTIVAL at Grace Church NyackBWW Previews: ACADEMY OF MUSIC SUMMER FESTIVAL at Grace Church Nyack
by Peter Danish - Jun 5, 2015

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Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Begins 6/21Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Begins 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The 21st annual Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bartholomew's Church begins on Sunday, June 21 at 11 am with a performance of Josef Gabriel Rheinberger's Cantus Missae, Op. 109 for double choir. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

 Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning July 15 thru August 26, 2015.  Neighborhood concerts and youth engagement residencies featuring Brazilian composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad continue throughout the summer beginning on July 12 (6 p.m.) at Pinebank Promontory in Jamaica Plain and through August 14 at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. For more information and schedule visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Sets Free Summer 2015 ConcertsBoston Landmarks Orchestra Sets Free Summer 2015 Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, announces the 2015 summer's free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell. Free concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) beginning July 15 thru August 26, 2015. Neighborhood concerts and youth engagement residencies featuring Brazilian composer, pianist and vocalist Clarice Assad continue throughout the summer beginning on July 12 (6 p.m.) at Pinebank Promontory in Jamaica Plain and through August 14 at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester. For more information and schedule visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9N.C. Symphony to Perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn will lead the orchestra, members of UNC-Chapel Hill's Carolina Choir, and an outstanding cast of actors, directed by University of North Carolina School of the Arts Dean of Drama Carl Forsman, in a theatrical / symphonic presentation of William Shakespeare's most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. The performances will take place Thursday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and again on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9, at 8 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

'SARA LEVY'S WORLD' Event Set for Center for Jewish History, 5/19'SARA LEVY'S WORLD' Event Set for Center for Jewish History, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Step into the world of Sara Levy (1761-1854), a Jewish salonniere, patron, and performing musician who shaped the cultural ideals of her time. Levy, the great aunt of Felix Mendelssohn, was well connected with members of the Bach family, and was instrumental in perpetuating the legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach in the years leading up to the revival of his music. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening in Tennessee This Weekend?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening in Tennessee This Weekend?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2015

Looking for something fun to do in Nashville - say, in the next few days or so? That doesn't involve running in the Country Music Marathon? Have no fear, gentle BWW Nashville readers, our team of writers have done the necessary legwork - we're all about saving you time, keeping you out of the marathon traffic and helping you make informed decisions about how to spend your entertainment dollar, after all - and we are delighted to present you with our very first, official Critic's Choice column, filled to the veritable brim with suggestions for great stuff going on around our fair state. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM to Present 8th Annual Festival Concert, 5/16Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM to Present 8th Annual Festival Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?For the young students of PRYSM, the premier Philadelphia Youth Orchestra ensemble for beginner and intermediate string students ages 6-17, there is a palpable feeling of excitement in the air. These young musicians are hard at work preparing to present their 8th Annual Festival Concert on Saturday, May 16, at 3 p.m., in Centennial Hall at The Haverford School, 750 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN'S 'EMPEROR,' 5/7-9The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN'S 'EMPEROR,' 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

From simple beauty to dazzling grandeur, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” requires extreme virtuosity from its soloist, making it an ideal centerpiece for Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert, “Beethoven's 'Emperor.'” Pianist Barry Douglas, gold medal winner at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, travels from Ireland to tackle this famous concerto under the direction of Grammy-winning guest conductor John Nelson. Nelson, a Costa Rican native, also leads the orchestra in a performance of Schumann's alternately broody and ebullient Symphony No. 2 in C Major, which was premiered in October 1846 under the direction of another well-known composer, Felix Mendelssohn. The Symphony opens the concert with Carl Maria von Weber's imaginative Overture to “Oberon,” an opera of magic and elves. (more...)

Nashville Ballet to Welcome Spring with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at TPAC, 4/24-26Nashville Ballet to Welcome Spring with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at TPAC, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Nashville Ballet is welcoming spring with the return of the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night's Dream featuring the Nashville Symphony at TPAC's Jackson Hall April 24-26, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCEBWW Reviews: Manhattan Youth Ballet Presents STORIES THAT DANCE
by Rose Marija - Mar 20, 2015

The final performance of Manhattan Youth Ballet's spring production, Stories that Dance: Shakespeare and his Legacy, was full of joy. Four story ballets were performed with the young dancers involved in the story telling, rather than just going through the movements. (more...)

Paul Anka to Perform Concert with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/9Paul Anka to Perform Concert with Pacific Symphony Orchestra, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—March 18, 2015—Bursting onto the music scene at age 15 with his hit song “Diana,” Paul Anka took his teenage stardom and turned it into a seven-decade career, penning over 500 songs for the great singers of the day and remaining a consummate entertainer for years to come. Backed by the lush sounds of a full orchestra, Anka brings his talents to Pacific Symphony Pops for a high-energy concert filled with songs that have transcended generations. These include such hits as “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “You Are My Destiny,” “Puppy Love,” “Lonely Boy” and the illustrious “My Way,” which became Frank Sinatra's signature song, and is the title of Anka's autobiography. The ultimate showman, Anka has achieved unprecedented success on the stage, screen and television. His songs have been performed more than 90 million times, and he's released more than 120 albums. His talent for songwriting has been delivered through the voices of Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Holly, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Tom Jones, and even Michael Jackson through the posthumous release of “This Is It” in 2009. (more...)

Paul Anka Performs with the Pacific Symphony Pops, 4/9-11Paul Anka Performs with the Pacific Symphony Pops, 4/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Backed by the lush sounds of a full orchestra, Anka brings his talents to Pacific Symphony Pops for a high-energy concert filled with songs that have transcended generations. These include such hits as "Put Your Head on My Shoulder," "You Are My Destiny," "Puppy Love," "Lonely Boy" and the illustrious "My Way," which became Frank Sinatra's signature song, and is the title of Anka's autobiography. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16Inland Pacific Ballet to Present BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 4/25-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Southern California's premiere professional ballet company, Inland Pacific Ballet (IPB), celebrating its 20th season, presents Beauty and the Beast, a breathtaking full-length ballet based on the time honored fairy tale with 10 performances taking place from April 25 through May 16, 2015 in theaters within the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. A creative interpretation of this universal story of inner beauty, IPB's encore presentation promises a visual feast full of romance and drama. Stunning sets, brilliant dancing, gorgeous costumes and a stirring musical score that will transport audiences to an enchanted fairy tale world filled with fanciful characters, a charming village, an enchanted forest and the Beast's magnificent castle, all vividly illustrating the drama and romance of this beloved story and the transformative power of love. (more...)

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