Franz Schubert News

Date Of Birth:
January 31, 1797
Date Of Death:
November 19, 1828 (31)
Birth Place:
Lichtental, AUSTRIA
Gender:
Male
Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio Welcomes Four New Performers for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes four talented new Canadian artists for the 2014/2015 season. Soprano Karine Boucher, tenor Jean-Philippe Fortier-Lazure and bass-baritone Iain MacNeil were among the nine finalists featured in the third annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2013. Boucher, Fortier-Lazure andMacNeil were top prize winners at the competitive vocal showcase which was the feature event of the COC's inaugural Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. In addition to the three opera singers, the 14/15 Ensemble Studio welcomes pianist Jennifer Szeto. (more...)

Dallas Opera Launches New Art Song Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of “art song.” The series launch will take place tonight, January 4, 2014 in Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Paula Cole, Johnny Winter, HAIR and More Set for SOPAC's 2014 Performance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the ambitious performance schedule for January - May 2014. From Grammy Award- winners such as Paula Cole to guitar legends including Johnny Winter to a night of comedy with Jay Mohr, SOPAC's 2014 season sates every artistic appetite. With a nod to sounds of Americana, SOPAC serves a heaping of national folk treasures in a robust singer/songwriter concert series. As always, SOPAC welcomes its ongoing Juilliard @ SOPAC classical concert series as well as the Jazz in the LOFT and the Blues in the LOFT series. (more...)

James Feddeck and Augustin Hadelich to Join Atlanta Symphony on Feb 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Guest conductor James Feddeck will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in Schubert's Third Symphony February 6, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and February 8, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. Mr. Feddeck will also lead the ASO in Elgar's captivating musical portrait of his closest friends, Enigma Variations. (more...)

Announcing CCM's Spring 2014 Performance Schedule - Nearly 150 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is delighted to announce its spring schedule of major events. The largest single source of performing arts events in the state of Ohio, CCM presents nearly 150 major public performances from Jan. 12 through May 18, ranging from faculty and guest artist concerts to fully supported opera, musical theatre, drama and dance productions. (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Announces 2014 Season Highlights, July 2-23, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The 66th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present the world premiere productions of operas by Handel and Rossini, a multi-media version of Schubert's Winterreise with video by the award-winning South African artist William Kentridge, as well as Trauernacht, a unique staging of Bach's sacred cantatas by British director Katie Mitchell. Also on the roster is a new Festival production of Die Zauberflote, directed by Complicite's Artistic Director Simon McBurney. In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death, a concert version of the composer's Les Boreades, featuring young singers selected by the Academie Europeenne de Musique, will round out the Festival's major vocal presentations. (more...)

Austrian Guest Conductor Hans Graf Leads Utah Symphony in 19th Century Masters Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Romantic and dreamy music takes center stage at Abravanel Hall on December 6 and 7 as highly-acclaimed Austrian guest conductor Hans Graf leads Utah Symphony in pieces by two 19th Century masters. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS Festival Lineup, 2/21-3/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

From February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events, all inviting audiences to discover the extraordinary artistic legacy of Vienna. The festival features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as new sounds emerging from this historic cultural capital. In addition to music, Vienna: City of Dreams shines a spotlight on Vienna's visual art, film, architecture, politics, science, and history, creating an extensive look at a city that for centuries has drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the world to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents JUDAS MACCABAEUS Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

Emotional arias and powerful choruses have the audience rejoicing in the victory of 'Judas Maccabaeus,' as Pacific Symphony opens the holiday season with the rare opportunity to hear Handel's jubilant oratorio. With all of the drama and flair of his operas, the Baroque composer masterfully tells of the Israelites' rich journey from hardship to triumph. One of peace, harmony and faith, the story of Judas Maccabees forms the basis for the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, and is often defined as history's first war for religious freedom. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Opens Its Holiday Season With JUDAS MACCABAEUS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2013—Emotional arias and powerful choruses have the audience rejoicing in the victory of “Judas Maccabaeus,” as Pacific Symphony opens the holiday season with the rare opportunity to hear Handel's jubilant oratorio. With all of the drama and flair of his operas, the Baroque composer masterfully tells of the Israelites' rich journey from hardship to triumph. One of peace, harmony and faith, the story of Judas Maccabees forms the basis for the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, and is often defined as history's first war for religious freedom. For this performance, Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director John Alexander leads the orchestra, chorale and esteemed vocal soloists Lauren Snouffer, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; I-Chin Feinblatt, alto; Thomas Cooley, tenor; William Berger, baritone; and The All American Boys Chorus for an inspiring and rousing musical experience. (more...)

Austrian Guest Conductor Hans Graf Leads Utah Symphony in 19th Century Masters Concert, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Romantic and dreamy music takes center stage at Abravanel Hall on December 6 and 7 as highly-acclaimed Austrian guest conductor Hans Graf leads Utah Symphony in pieces by two 19th Century masters. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present JUDAS MACCABAEUS, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Emotional arias and powerful choruses have the audience rejoicing in the victory of 'Judas Maccabaeus,' as Pacific Symphony opens the holiday season with the rare opportunity to hear Handel's jubilant oratorio. With all of the drama and flair of his operas, the Baroque composer masterfully tells of the Israelites' rich journey from hardship to triumph. One of peace, harmony and faith, the story of Judas Maccabees forms the basis for the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, and is often defined as history's first war for religious freedom. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Opens Its Holiday Season With JUDAS MACCABAEUS, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Orange County, Calif.—Nov. 21, 2013—Emotional arias and powerful choruses have the audience rejoicing in the victory of “Judas Maccabaeus,” as Pacific Symphony opens the holiday season with the rare opportunity to hear Handel's jubilant oratorio. With all of the drama and flair of his operas, the Baroque composer masterfully tells of the Israelites' rich journey from hardship to triumph. One of peace, harmony and faith, the story of Judas Maccabees forms the basis for the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah, and is often defined as history's first war for religious freedom. For this performance, Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director John Alexander leads the orchestra, chorale and esteemed vocal soloists Lauren Snouffer, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; I-Chin Feinblatt, alto; Thomas Cooley, tenor; William Berger, baritone; and The All American Boys Chorus for an inspiring and rousing musical experience. (more...)

Portland Ovations to Welcome Richard Stoltzman, David Deveau & Sarah Shafer to Hannaford Hall, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Portland Ovations presents two-time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman, pianist David Deveau and soprano Sarah Shafer at Hannaford Hall, USM Portland campus for an afternoon concert Saturday, December 7th at 3pm. (more...)

Paula Cole, Johnny Winter, HAIR and More Set for SOPAC's 2014 Performance Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the ambitious performance schedule for January - May 2014. From Grammy Award- winners such as Paula Cole to guitar legends including Johnny Winter to a night of comedy with Jay Mohr, SOPAC's 2014 season sates every artistic appetite. With a nod to sounds of Americana, SOPAC serves a heaping of national folk treasures in a robust singer/songwriter concert series. As always, SOPAC welcomes its ongoing Juilliard @ SOPAC classical concert series as well as the Jazz in the LOFT and the Blues in the LOFT series. (more...)

The OMNI Ensemble Begins its 31st Season November 7 & 9, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

The OMNI Ensemble will begin its 31st season of concerts in the recital hall at the Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard on Thursday afternoon, November 7th at 2:30 pm and at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music today evening, November 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Continues to Celebrate Benjamin Britten Centennial Throughout 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Throughout its 2013-2014 season, Carnegie Hall pays tribute to composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. (more...)

The OMNI Ensemble Begins 31st Season Tonght
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The OMNI Ensemble will begin its 31st season of concerts in the recital hall at the Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard this afternoon, November 7th at 2:30 pm and at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Saturday evening, November 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Continues to Celebrate Benjamin Britten Centennial Throughout 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Throughout its 2013-2014 season, Carnegie Hall pays tribute to composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Launch New Art Song Recital Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

The Dallas Opera is thrilled and honored to announce that, through the generosity of The Titus Family, a brand-new recital series has been created to showcase well-established singers in programs dedicated to preserving the fine art of "art song." (more...)

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