Francis Poulenc News

BWW Reviews: Poulenc's DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES is Timely, Compelling, at Aurora Chamber Opera Series
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 25, 2014

Poulenc's work about martyred nuns shows its modern relevance on stage at the Perelman Theatre in Philadelphia (more...)

BWW Interviews: For Mezzo SUSAN GRAHAM, No Warhorses Need Apply
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 17, 2014

'I'm not a warhorse kind of singer,' mezzo Susan Graham states matter-of-factly. 'A. I'm a mezzo. B. I'm not a character mezzo. C. I'm not a contralto. The iconic opera repertoire for mezzos, Amneris (AIDA), Azucena (IL TROVATORE), even Eboli (DON CARLO)--those kinds of roles aren't my stock and trade because my voice sits high and has a different timbre.' Well, what then is her milieu? It's the likes of Handel, who composed several of the arias she has been singing this winter at the Met, as one of the stars of THE ENCHANTED ISLAND, a kind of Baroque 'jukebox opera.' But it's also Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, which she is doing this June at the Chatelet in Paris. (more...)

The 2014 ROCO Chamber Series Presents FRENCH SALON, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

River Oaks Chamber Orchestra concludes its 2013 – 2014 ROCO Chamber Series on Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. with a concert titled French Salonat Gremillion &Co. Fine Art Annex located at 2504 Nottingham. The performance, which showcases several French composers, incorporates works written for the oboe, bassoon and piano. The concert includes a co-commissioned premiere by John Steinmetz and music by Francis Poulenc, Theodore Lalliet and Stanislas Verroust. The performance features ROCO Founder, Artistic Director and Principal Oboist Alecia Lawyer, Principal Bassoonist Kristin Wolfe Jensen and PianistRodney Waters. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Perform 'TYRANNOSAURUS SUE,' 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Dinosaurs will seem to roam the stage at Abravanel Hall during two special performances of 'Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto' on March 15. (more...)

The Hugo Concert Series Presents Piano Duo, Genova & Dimitrov, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

On Sunday 2 March, the highly acclaimed international piano duo, Genova & Dimitrov, will dazzle Cape Town with virtuoso four hands/one piano playing. (more...)

The School of Music to Present Performances by Faculty Artists Michael Murray and Katherine Borst Jones
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Michael Murray, organ, will perform a recital Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2151 Dorset Rd. (more...)

Natalie Dessay Makes New York Debut at Carnegie Hall, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

French soprano Natalie Dessay makes her highly anticipated New York recital debut onWednesday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by pianist and frequent collaborator Philippe Cassard. Ms. Dessay and Mr. Cassard recently released an acclaimed recording of Debussy's works in 2012 (Virgin Classics), two of which are featured in this program—“Apparition,” and 'La romance d'Ariel.' The program also features German works by Brahms, Clara Schumann, and Richard Strauss, and French works by Duparc, Poulenc, and Fauré. Full program information is below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Dance Theatre of Harlem's MLK Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration today, January 17th in Prudential Hall. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Headlines NJPAC's Martin Luther King Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration today, January 17th in Prudential Hall. The renowned ballet company was co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook as a positive and uplifting way to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Mitchell was the first African-American principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, had been the first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet. Mitchell began by founding a dance school and later a company that would bring new opportunity to the lives of young people in the Harlem neighborhood in which he grew up. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King Celebration, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Experience the poetry-in-motion of the legendary Dance Theatre of Harlem, as they headline NJPAC's Martin Luther King celebration on Friday, January 17th in Prudential Hall. The renowned ballet company was co-founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and the late Karel Shook as a positive and uplifting way to turn despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. Mitchell was the first African-American principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, and Karel Shook, had been the first teacher and ballet master of the Dutch National Ballet. Mitchell began by founding a dance school and later a company that would bring new opportunity to the lives of young people in the Harlem neighborhood in which he grew up. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Appear in Carnegie Hall's SPRING FOR MUSIC Festival, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

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 on Saturday, May 10, 2014. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Mozart's Three Final Symphonies This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in a program of Mozart's three final symphonies - Nos. 39, 40, and 41, Jupiter - tonight, November 29, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30 at 8:00 p.m. Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York will broadcast the November 30 concert live at 8:00 p.m. as part of a month-long festival on the music and life of Mozart. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces 2013-14 Winter Holiday Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

The holidays are upon us with plenty to celebrate at the Kimmel Center's campus of events and performances. (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery's New Display Features Rare Photographs of Benjamin Britten
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Rare photographs of Benjamin Britten including family and personal snapshots from his boyhood and professional life, are included from today in a new display at the National Portrait Gallery, ahead of the composer's centenary this weekend. (more...)

FOLKSONGS, RITUALS AND RITES OF PASSAGE Kicks Off Santa Clara University's Fall 2013 Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

SCU•PRESENTS will feature the Faculty, Staff and Students at Santa Clara University in the Fall 2013 Music Season, which includes FOLKSONGS, RITUALS AND RITES OF PASSAGE, featuring SCU faculty member, Teresa McCollough on the piano with special guest artist, Michael Boyd. SCU•PRESENTS is also proud to announce three new Music Directors and Conductors joining the Department of Music; John Kennedy, Music Director & Conductor, of the Santa Clara University Orchestra, Dr. Douglas Harris, Director of Bands, Santa Clara University Wind Symphony and Jazz Band and Scot Hanna-Weir, Music Director and Conductor, Santa Clara University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. (more...)

NYFOS to Tour NED IS NINETY Birthday Tribute to Ned Rorem, 11/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG, Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, opens its 2013-14 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center with 'NED IS NINETY', a musical 90th birthday for American icon (and guest of honor) Ned Rorem. (more...)

New World Symphony & Parsons to Partner on New Multimedia Performance, Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

The New World Symphony (NWS), America's Orchestral Academy, and Parsons The New School for Design (Parsons) have collaborated on a multimedia project designed to illustrate the physical and aural dynamics of live performance through HD imagery and musician-generated multimedia effects. Presented as part of a concert at New World Center in Miami Beach on Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 PM, breath sensors, accelerometers and cameras will be strategically placed on and around NWS Fellows and their instruments during select works. These sensors will trigger a series of interactive cinematic pieces that move and change based on the gestures and motions of the musicians, creating a visually stimulating and immersive environment for audience members. Moreover, this innovative approach illustrates the physical requirements of performance, while visually expressing and supporting the music. (more...)

TOSCA, NABUCCO and More Set for Lyric Opera Baltimore's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

The Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric's Artistic Director James Harp has announced the third annual opera season at the new Modell Lyric. Two grand operas will be featured-Puccini's Tosca and Verdi's Nabucco-and Toujours L'Amour, the third in our gala concert series celebrating French grand opera. (more...)

NYFOS Tours NED IS NINETY Birthday Tribute to Ned Rorem, Now thru 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG, Steven Blier, Artistic Director • Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director, opens its 2013-14 Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center with 'NED IS NINETY', a musical 90th birthday for American icon (and guest of honor) Ned Rorem. (more...)

FOLKSONGS, RITUALS AND RITES OF PASSAGE to Kick Off Santa Clara University's Fall 2013 Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

SCU•PRESENTS will feature the Faculty, Staff and Students at Santa Clara University in the Fall 2013 Music Season, which includes FOLKSONGS, RITUALS AND RITES OF PASSAGE, featuring SCU faculty member, Teresa McCollough on the piano with special guest artist, Michael Boyd. SCU•PRESENTS is also proud to announce three new Music Directors and Conductors joining the Department of Music; John Kennedy, Music Director & Conductor, of the Santa Clara University Orchestra, Dr. Douglas Harris, Director of Bands, Santa Clara University Wind Symphony and Jazz Band and Scot Hanna-Weir, Music Director and Conductor, Santa Clara University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. (more...)

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