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BWW Previews: MYSTICAL NIGHT by Philomusica in North BrunswickBWW Previews: MYSTICAL NIGHT by Philomusica in North Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 24, 2014

Philomusica Concert Choir will present 'Mystical Night' at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Brunswick on Saturday 12/6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday 12/7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Houston Chamber Choir to Perform WWI Reflection, 11/8Houston Chamber Choir to Perform WWI Reflection, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, often called 'The War to End All Wars.' Yet in recent years, the world has seen many conflicts and struggles, witnessed numerous wars, and experienced much loss of life as a result. With a program that is keenly relevant to our own turbulent time, the Houston Chamber Choir offers a poignant reflection on the tragic cost of armed conflict, as well as a renewed call for world peace and understanding. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Joy In Singing to Present 2014 Artist Award Recital for Tami Petty, 10/29Joy In Singing to Present 2014 Artist Award Recital for Tami Petty, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Joy In Singing proudly presents the debut recital of soprano Tami Petty, winner of its 2014 Artist Award, on Wednesday, October 29th at 8 at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Houston Chamber Choir to Perform FAREWELL TO ARMS, 11/8Houston Chamber Choir to Perform FAREWELL TO ARMS, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, often called 'The War to End All Wars.' Yet in recent years, the world has seen many conflicts and struggles, witnessed numerous wars, and experienced much loss of life as a result. With a program that is keenly relevant to our own turbulent time, the Houston Chamber Choir offers a poignant reflection on the tragic cost of armed conflict, as well as a renewed call for world peace and understanding. (more...)

Eighteen Musicians to Join Ensemble ACJW for Two-Year Fellowship ProgramEighteen Musicians to Join Ensemble ACJW for Two-Year Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

This season, a new group of eighteen musicians -- some of the finest professional players in the world -- will join Ensemble ACJW, a two-year fellowship program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Ensemble ACJW is designed to prepare young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. It offers performance opportunities, year-long partnerships within New York City public schools, and intensive professional development. (more...)

BWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the VoiceBWW Interviews: FIGARO's Isabel Leonard -- The Girl, the Boy and the Voice
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 29, 2014

'Cherubino is crazy in some ways, in good ways,' says Isabel Leonard, who is singing the role of the young male page in the Almaviva household in the Metropolitan Opera's new Richard Eyre production of LE NOZZE DI FIGARO. 'He sees everything in Technicolor, eyes wide open, taking everything in, not missing a second that he could possibly enjoy in his life.”' (more...)

Winter Center to Hold Pianist Conversations, 10/04Winter Center to Hold Pianist Conversations, 10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Millersville University faculty members Drs. Anita Renfroe and Xun Pan will perform together in a concert of music written for two pianos on Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., at the Ware Center of Millersville University in Lancaster. The Ware Center is located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. The concert, "Fantastic Conversations," will include music by Mozart (the Sonata in D, K. 448), Schubert (Fantasie in F Mino), and Bach, and 20th-century composers Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and William Elden Bolcom. (more...)

Clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs to Play Millersville University, 10/08Clarinetist Wenzel Fuchs to Play Millersville University, 10/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Wenzel Fuchs, principal clarinetist of the Berliner Phillharmoniker, will appear in a program of classical music at the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center at Millersville University on Wednesday evening, Oct. 8. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Ave, Millersville. Fuchs is considered to be one of the most exciting clarinetists in the world today. He has appeared with such eminent conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Simon Rattle and Franz Welser-Most. (more...)

Schimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & MoreSchimmel Center to Present VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL, Feat. Julia Bullock, Joseph Kaiser & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

On Sunday, September 3, Steven Blier, Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) will present an afternoon with two powerhouse musicians, Julia Bullock (soprano) ano Joseph Kaisef (tenor). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En PointeBWW Reviews: Dance Theatre Of Harlem is Soul En Pointe
by Katricia Lang - Jul 28, 2014

Last week, The Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) presented a classic but eclectic program of four ballets at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. To my surprise, they gave me something I could feel. The performance reminded me that ballet can be fun, art should be communal and a coloratura soprano singing 'Domine Deus, Rex caelestis' is just as electrifying as James Brown singing 'Mother Popcorn.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTSL's DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES Grandly Rewards Your PatienceBWW Reviews: OTSL's DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES Grandly Rewards Your Patience
by Steve Callahan - Jun 20, 2014

The Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened the fourth production in its June festival season--'The Dialogues of the Carmelites', by Francis Poulenc. The cast features some St. Louis favorites: Kelly Kaduce, who gave us that jaw-dropping Salome five years ago, now plays a much timider leading lady-Sr. Blanche of the Agony of Jesus. And the wonderful Christine Brewer sings the role of the New Prioress. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Appoints Maestra Nicole Paiement as Principal Guest ConductorThe Dallas Opera Appoints Maestra Nicole Paiement as Principal Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of a critically acclaimed, San Francisco-based Artistic Director and contemporary music specialist to serve as the company's first “Principal Guest Conductor” in our 57-year history. (more...)

Dallas Opera Names Nicole Paiement Principal Guest ConductorDallas Opera Names Nicole Paiement Principal Guest Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the appointment of a critically acclaimed, San Francisco-based Artistic Director and contemporary music specialist to serve as the company's first “Principal Guest Conductor” in our 57-year history. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Sets 2014-15 SeasonPacific Chorale Sets 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts (SCFTA), has announced its 47th season under the banner “A Season of Exploration.” Six concerts are offered in a variety of subscription packages. (more...)

Houston Chamber Choir Announces 19th Season, THE VOICES OF HOUSTONHouston Chamber Choir Announces 19th Season, THE VOICES OF HOUSTON
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Robert Simpson, Artistic Director and Founder of the Houston Chamber Choir is pleased to announce the Chamber Choir's 19th season: The Voices of Houston. Each of this season's offerings highlights the Houston Chamber Choir's multi-talented musicians in a wide range of diverse choral repertoire. 'The Voices of Houston' is a season of thrilling firsts as the Houston Chamber Choir welcomes Grammy Award-winning conductor Paul Hillier to Houston for the first time, celebrates its inaugural performance with the Houston Ballet, and makes its Miller Outdoor Theatre debut. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dance Against Cancer Raises Over $200,000 for the American Cancer SocietyPhoto Flash: Dance Against Cancer Raises Over $200,000 for the American Cancer Society
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Dance Against Cancer raised more than $200,000 for the American Cancer Society on Monday, May 5, 2014. Proceeds from the evening will benefit research initiatives and patient and family service programs. More than 500 guests attended the fourth annual Dance Against Cancer. VIP guests enjoyed cocktails, preferred seating, and a gift bag in addition to the performance and post-event reception. The performance featured new work by Brian Reeder created for American Ballet Theatre's Isabella Boylston with New York City Ballet's Chase Finlay and Amar Ramasar, Paul Taylor Dance Company in its first appearance at the benefit, Charles 'Lil Buck' Riley performed with students from National Dance Institute, and included the NYC premiere of Justin Peck's Sea Change. Scroll down for photos from the performances! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, TodayPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

One of America's finest orchestra's will take the stage in one of its most fabled and historic halls when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performs the final concert of the 2014 Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall in New York today, May 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Looks Forward to the FutureBWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Looks Forward to the Future
by Jessica Abejar - May 8, 2014

To jumpstart their 50th anniversary at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet began their Spring season not looking back but rather looking forward, presenting works from 21st century choreographers and showcasing the Company's ever-evolving mastery of their art. (more...)

Opera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and MoreOpera San Antonino Announces Its 2014-2015 Inaugural Season, Which Includes FANTASTIC MR. FOX, SALOME, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Interim General Director Plato Karayanis and Artistic Director Tobias Picker announce OPERA San Antonio's inaugural season as the Resident Opera Company of the new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. OPERA San Antonio will present three new productions for the 2014-15 season: Tobias Picker's Fantastic Mr. Fox, Richard Strauss's Salome and a double bill of Ermanno Wolf- Ferrari's Il segreto di Susanna and La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc. (more...)

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