George Roth News

BWW Interview: Musical Theater Project Looks Behind the Scenes of 'FIDDLER'
by Roy Berko - Feb 13, 2014

In September, 1964, Broadway welcomed what was to become one of the major musical theatre events. With a score highlighted by 'Sunrise Sunset,' 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'To Life,' and 'Matchmaker,' 'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF' opened to rave reviews, sold out houses, and unbridled praise. The path to that September day was not easy. (more...)

Riverside Symphony to Present Program Featuring Bach & More at Lincoln Center, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a performance of Arthur Honegger's masterful Symphony No. 2, a meditation on the horrors of World War II whose hopeful ending echoes the chorale finale of Bach's heart-stopping Cantata No. 51 featuring soprano sensation Nell Snaidas. Featured in the film classic "Black Rain," Takemitsu's exquisite modern Romantic opus, Death and Resurrection, reveals spiritual concerns similar to those of Honegger over the same cataclysmic event as experienced in the Pacific theater, while the brilliant early 18th century English composer Charles Avison - unsung to this day - is represented by one of 12 luminescent, unique creations fashioned around works for solo keyboard by Bach contemporary Domenico Scarlatti. (more...)

TIMES THEATRE TRIBUTES 2013
by Roy Berko - Dec 30, 2013

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theatre scene. It is the purpose of the TIMES THEATRE TRIBUTES to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

CLEVELAND CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2013
by Roy Berko - Dec 27, 2013

It is the purpose of THE CLEVELAND CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS to recognize outstanding Cleveland area productions, performers, directors and designers who contributed to the professional theatre scene during the 2013 season. For a listing of the theatres considered for 'Best of' and 'Superior Achievement' awards, go to: clevelandtheaterreviews.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIDDLER Highlights All the Emotionally Charged Traditions at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jul 27, 2013

Nothing but admirable praise can be heaped on Eric van Baars and his Porthouse cast of FIDDLER. This absolutely must see production is everything one would want in the creation of the tribute to a way of life destroyed, but lived! L'Chaim! (more...)

Pianist Inon Barnatan Highlights Riverside Symphony Concert at Lincoln Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a program of musical gems reflecting the cross-pollination of jazz and indigenous music with traditional European compositional technique. The orchestra closes its 32nd season with flair this evening, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Pianist Inon Barnatan to Highlight Riverside Symphony Concert at Lincoln Center, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a program of musical gems reflecting the cross-pollination of jazz and indigenous music with traditional European compositional technique. The orchestra closes its 32nd season with flair on Thursday evening, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

Riverside Symphony Concert Will Take Place at Alice Tully Hall on 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in the second concert of the orchestra's 32nd season on Saturday evening, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. This fascinating program for string orchestra, harp and keyboards, will feature violinist Arnaud Sussmann performing Poul Ruder's first violin concerto-recorded by Riverside Symphony to international acclaim in 1995-as well as "Winter" from the The Four Seasons, the iconic work that inspired Ruders' hauntingly beautiful composition. Early Danish master Carl Nielsen is represented his first mature opus, a disarming, seldom-played gem, and Tchaikovsky's widely beloved Romantic showpiece (with a nod to Mozart) brings the program to a rousing finish. (more...)

The Vocal Element, Mainly Strings and Old World/New World Set for Riverside Symphony's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2012

Founding Music Director George Rothman will lead critically acclaimed Riverside Symphony in three fascinating programs at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in 2012-2013. The orchestra's widely admired programming will be on display in stimulating concerts blending old, new, familiar and lesser-known repertory. (more...)

Riverside Symphony Opens Its 32nd Season at Alice Tully Hall with Soprano, Heather Buck Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2012

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in the opening concert of the orchestra's 32nd season on Saturday evening, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The program will feature soprano Heather Buck performing two song sets orchestrated from their original voice and piano versions. (more...)

The Vocal Element, Mainly Strings and Old World/New World Set for Riverside Symphony's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

Founding Music Director George Rothman will lead critically acclaimed Riverside Symphony in three fascinating programs at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in 2012-2013. The orchestra's widely admired programming will be on display in stimulating concerts blending old, new, familiar and lesser-known repertory. (more...)

CBS Leads Broadcast Networks in Primetime Emmy Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

CBS leads the broadcast networks in Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, garnering 60 for the 2011-2012 Season. Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi, Christine Baranski, Martha Plimpton, Dylan Baker and Michael J. Fox all received nods for 'The Good Wife.' (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Joins Riverside Symphony for Season Finale, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2012

Special Guest Cynthia Nixon will join Music Director George Rothman and Riverside Symphony in the orchestra's season finale on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Nixon, one of only 14 artists to win Emmy, Tony and Grammy Awards, will narrate Francis Poulenc's charming musical adaptation of the beloved children's tale The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. (more...)

Cynthia Nixon Joins Riverside Symphony for Season Finale, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

Special Guest Cynthia Nixon will join Music Director George Rothman and Riverside Symphony in the orchestra's season finale on Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. Nixon, one of only 14 artists to win Emmy, Tony and Grammy Awards, will narrate Francis Poulenc's charming musical adaptation of the beloved children's tale The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. (more...)

Riverside Symphony to Feature Works from Four Centuries at Lincoln Center, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2012

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a program bridging the Renaissance to the present day on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The program will open with a rare performance of Vivaldi's Concerto in D for Lute featuring the young Mexican virtuoso Dieter Hennings in his New York concerto debut. (more...)

Riverside Symphony to Feature Works from Four Centuries at Lincoln Center, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2012

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in a program bridging the Renaissance to the present day on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. The program will open with a rare performance of Vivaldi's Concerto in D for Lute featuring the young Mexican virtuoso Dieter Hennings in his New York concerto debut. (more...)

Riverside Symphony's 2011-2012 Alice Tully Hall Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2011

Founding Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in three fascinating programs at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center this season. The orchestra's critically acclaimed programming will be in full view in three stimulating concerts blending old, new, familiar and obscure repertory ranging from Elizabethan song to a newly penned work commissioned by Riverside Symphony. (more...)

Riverside Symphony Principal Musicians Present 'Focus: Riverside'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2011

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in 'Focus: Riverside,' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Riverside Symphony Principal Musicians Present 'Focus: Riverside'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2011

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in 'Focus: Riverside,' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Riverside Symphony Opens its 30th-Anniversary Season at Alice Tully Hall, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 06, 2010

Music Director George Rothman will lead Riverside Symphony in the opening concert of the orchestra's 30th-anniversary season on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall. (more...)

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