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Kennedy Center to Present Paul Taylor Dance Company, 5/25-28Kennedy Center to Present Paul Taylor Dance Company, 5/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Paul Taylor Dance Company under the artistic direction of Paul Taylor, May 25-28, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater with the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. (more...)

OSM to Premiere Raphael Mostel's 'THE TRAVELS OF BABAR' Orchestral VersionOSM to Premiere Raphael Mostel's 'THE TRAVELS OF BABAR' Orchestral Version
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The world premiere of the orchestral version of Raphael Mostel's THE TRAVELS OF BABAR: RETURN TO THE LAND OF ELEPHANTS will be presented by the Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, conducted by Dina Gilbert, on Sunday, May 15 at 1:30pm at Maison symphonique de Montreal, and narrated in French by actors Sophie Cadieux and Pierre Brassard. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 3/27/2016 - 4/3/2016. (more...)

American Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music AwardAmerican Composers Forum Announces Recipients of Champion of New Music Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The American Composers Forum (ACF) Board of Directors has voted to present its 2016 “Champion of New Music” award to four outstanding recipients: Pianist and Contemporary Chamber Ensemble founding member Gilbert Kalish; Opera Parallèle's artistic director, conductor, and founder Nicole Paiement; new music writer, blogger and New Yorker magazine columnist Alex Ross; and conductor, pianist, composer and pedagogue Robert Spano at public ceremonies this year. The “Champion of New Music” award was established by ACF in 2005 as a national mark of recognition to honor individuals or ensembles that have made a significant contribution to the work and livelihoods of contemporary composers. ACF President and CEO John Nuechterlein will present the awards at three events in the coming months: (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present LA VOIX HUMAINELong Beach Opera to Present LA VOIX HUMAINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) continues its 2015/16 season with Francis Poulenc's emotional and passionate La Voix Humaine at the Federal Bar's Underground Club, 102 Pine Avenue, Long Beach. The opera will be directed by LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by Krystof Van Grysperre. Seven performances of La Voix Humaine begin April 8 and run through April 17. (more...)

BWW Review: PAUL TAYLOR at Lincoln Center is Stunning and ExcitingBWW Review: PAUL TAYLOR at Lincoln Center is Stunning and Exciting
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 23, 2016

See Paul Taylor American Modern Dance at Lincoln Center through April 3rd. The programs presented this season feature repertory dances, two premieres by Taylor and pieces by Martha Graham, Donald McKayle, Doug Elkins and Larry Keigwin. The show we attended was spectacular. (more...)

ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10ORGANISTS OF EASTMAN Set for Music at Saint Paul's, April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Rarely does a discerning lover of the pipe organ have the opportunity to hear three full-scale organ concerti in a single program. On Sunday, April 10th, at 5:00pm, graduate students from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester will present a program of works by three composers, spanning almost 200 years.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISESan Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

NYFOS to Present 'AT HOME' Song Cycle in NYC, at Caramoor This MarchNYFOS to Present 'AT HOME' Song Cycle in NYC, at Caramoor This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

New York Festival of Song marks its eighth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with AT HOME, to be performed on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Free Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public LibraryFree Concert BRITANNICA V: WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Set for Brooklyn Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

  On Sunday, February 14th, 2016 BASS returns to the Brooklyn Public Library to present a program featuring songs on texts by William Shakespeare.  (more...)

LV Philharmonic to Open Spotlight Series with 'Brahms: First & Foremost'LV Philharmonic to Open Spotlight Series with 'Brahms: First & Foremost'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic opens its new Tuesday Spotlight Series on February 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming for SF Opera Lab 2017 presentations at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Taube Atrium Theater. The Company's 94th Season will also mark Matthew Shilvock's inaugural year as San Francisco Opera's new general director, succeeding his mentor and internationally respected impresario, David Gockley, who will step down on July 31, 2016. (more...)

The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31The Dallas Opera to Present Frederica von Stade in Concert, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

 DALLAS, TX, December 8, 2015 – The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

Frederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song SeriesFrederica Von Stade & Jake Heggie Set for Dallas Opera's Titus Art Song Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Dallas Opera will present opera legend Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano, for another magnificent performance in The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series. The one-time-only recital will be presented Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at City Performance Hall (a 749-seat venue located at 2520 Flora Street in the Arts District, Dallas, TX 75201). Also featured at the exclusive event will be Jake Heggie, composer (Great Scott, Moby-Dick) and accomplished pianist, who has had a long-standing artistic collaboration with Miss von Stade. (more...)

Performance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall ShowPerformance Update Announced for The MET Chamber Ensemble's Zankell Hall Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

  Carnegie Hall today announced an updated program and artist listing for The Met Chamber Ensemble's concert on Sunday, December 13 at 5:00 p.m. in Zankel Hall led by Artistic Director and Conductor James Levine. Pierre Boulez's Derive 1 replaces the previously announced Boulez work sur Incises on the program. In addition, Poulenc's Le Bal masque has been added to the program and will be sung by baritone John Moore. Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du temps concludes the program as previously announced. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Headline Chicago Opera Theater's February Double BillPatricia Racette to Headline Chicago Opera Theater's February Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) continues its 2015/16 season with a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's emotional and passionate 'La Voix Humaine' and Giacomo Puccini's delightful 'Gianni Schicchi' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph St.) on Feb. 6 and 14. The operas will be directed by COT's Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by Ari Pelto. (more...)

Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6Diana Damrau to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

?Named "Best Female Singer" at the 2014 International Opera Awards, German soprano Diana Damrau appears in recital with pianist Craig Rutenberg at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Ms. Damrau and Mr. Rutenberg perform German lieder by Schubert and R. Strauss, French songs by Poulenc and Manuel Rosenthal, and Dvo?ak's Zigeunermelodien. (more...)

Mason Bates' LOUNGE REGIME: 100 YEARS OF AMBIENT MUSIC to Play the Kennedy Center, 11/9Mason Bates' LOUNGE REGIME: 100 YEARS OF AMBIENT MUSIC to Play the Kennedy Center, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced details for LOUNGE REGIME: 100 YEARS OF AMBIENT MUSIC on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Nations Gallery and Atrium. (more...)

THE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary SeasonTHE DAISY THEATRE and More Set for Baryshnikov Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

2015 marks Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC)'s first decade of providing a creative home for performing artists to develop and showcase work in New York City, where artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov's vision for a performing arts center has become a thriving reality. The organization continues celebrating its tenth anniversary this fall with a performance and residency series running tonight, September 17, to December 12. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) kicks its 2015/16 season off with the Chicago premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's passionate story of love, power, bloody conspiracies and revenge, 'Lucio Silla' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205. E. Randolph Drive) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2015. Directed and designed by COT General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by the acclaimed Francesco Milioto, the opera, was written by the musical prodigy as a teenager for Milan's Teatro Regio Ducal in 1772. (more...)

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