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EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11EarShot & BPO Select Composers for Buffalo Philharmonic New Music Readings, 2/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

From February 10-12, 2015, EarShot (the National Orchestral Composition Discovery Network) and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), JoAnn Falletta, Music Director, will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra New Music Readings at Kleinhans Music Hall (3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo). On Wednesday, February 11 at 7pm at Kleinhans Hall, the public will have the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing brand new orchestral works to life, as music by the four selected composers is read by the BPO under the baton of associate conductor, Stefan Sanders. The composers – Cody Forrest, Jay Hurst, Yuan-Chen Li, and Scott Ordway – were selected through a national call for scores, and during the Readings will receive feedback from BPO Musicians, Sanders, and mentor composers Robert Beaser of The Juilliard School and artistic director laureate of American Composers Orchestra, Rob Deemer from SUNY Fredonia, and Pulitzer Prize winner Melinda Wagner. Afterwards, the audience is invited to be a part of a discussion Q&A with the young composers, the conductor, and mentor composers. (more...)

Thomas Hampson Coming to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Wolfram RiegerThomas Hampson Coming to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Wolfram Rieger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

On Monday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall presents celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson in recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger in a program that features the world premiere of Civil Words by Jennifer Higdon, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The program also includes works by Strauss, Hindemith, Vaughan Williams, Ives, and more. Please see below for full program details. Mr. Hampson, considered one of the most important interpreters of German Romantic song, has become known as the "Ambassador of American song" after his collaborative project with the Library of Congress called Song of America. Comprising more than 150 albums, Mr. Hampson's discography includes winners of a Grammy Award, five Edison Awards, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He was most recently featured on the album Christmas at Downton Abbey, released by Warner Bros. in November. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Tributes Charlie Chaplin as Part of 'THE ART OF THE SCORE', Now thru 9/20New York Philharmonic Tributes Charlie Chaplin as Part of 'THE ART OF THE SCORE', Now thru 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the birth of film legend and auteur Charlie Chaplin, as well as to the 100th birthday of his most famous character, The Little Tramp, in 'Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100,' September 19-20, 2014, conducted by Timothy Brock in his Philharmonic debut. The program is part of the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic, which opens with the previously announced La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, led by Music Director Alan Gilbert (today and tomorrow, September 16-17). (more...)

THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic to Run 9/16-20
by Movies News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic September 16-20, 2014, offering two concert programs of film music - La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema and Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 - that highlight some of the genre's most distinctive uses of music. Music Director Alan Gilbert opens the New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 season on September 16 with the Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, with special guest Martin Scorsese, Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, who will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks. Award-winning actor, Philharmonic Board Member, and Philharmonic Radio Host Alec Baldwin returns as Artistic Advisor of THE ART OF THE SCORE. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Tribute Charlie Chaplin as Part of 'THE ART OF THE SCORE', 9/16-20New York Philharmonic to Tribute Charlie Chaplin as Part of 'THE ART OF THE SCORE', 9/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the birth of film legend and auteur Charlie Chaplin, as well as to the 100th birthday of his most famous character, The Little Tramp, in 'Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times: The Tramp at 100,' September 19-20, 2014, conducted by Timothy Brock in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity Presents Live Music & Silent Films TonightZurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity Presents Live Music & Silent Films Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity presents Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Films tonight, May 16, 7 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Featuring music by Carola Baukholt, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie, and Iris ter Schiphorst. (more...)

Sphinx Theatre Brings A BERLIN KABARET to Brighton Fringe, Now thru May 16Sphinx Theatre Brings A BERLIN KABARET to Brighton Fringe, Now thru May 16
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Lady Gaga meets Brecht in Sphinx Theatre's A Berlin Kabaret at the Warren today, 13th and 14th & 16th May, a must-see at this year's Brighton Fringe. This walk on the wild side of the twentieth century avant-garde is a vibrant presentation of lyrical anti-war songs. Rediscover long lost gay rights anthems and American propaganda songs in a fun and interactive night out for audiences. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents WAR REQUIEM, Led by Music Director Robert Spano This WeekendAtlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents WAR REQUIEM, Led by Music Director Robert Spano This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in Britten's War Requiem tonight, April 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity to Present Live Music & Silent Films, 5/16Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity to Present Live Music & Silent Films, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity presents Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Films on Friday, May 16, 7 p.m. at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. Featuring music by Carola Baukholt, Hanns Eisler, Erik Satie, and Iris ter Schiphorst. (more...)

Sphinx Theatre to Bring A BERLIN KABARET to Brighton Fringe, May 13-16Sphinx Theatre to Bring A BERLIN KABARET to Brighton Fringe, May 13-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Lady Gaga meets Brecht in Sphinx Theatre's A Berlin Kabaret at the Warren 13th, 14th and 16th May, a must-see at this year's Brighton Fringe. This walk on the wild side of the twentieth century avant-garde is a vibrant presentation of lyrical anti-war songs. Rediscover long lost gay rights anthems and American propaganda songs in a fun and interactive night out for audiences. (more...)

Ben Mingay, Spanky, Debora Krizak, THE BOLD AND THE MUSICAL and More Set for 2014 Slide Cabaret Festival, May 19-31Ben Mingay, Spanky, Debora Krizak, THE BOLD AND THE MUSICAL and More Set for 2014 Slide Cabaret Festival, May 19-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The THIRD ANNUAL SLIDE CABARET FESTIVAL is the biggest and best yet with the addition of a new venue, a late night piano bar, an exciting variety of supporting artists and of course, the stellar line up of award winning local, national and international artists that Slide has proven can deliver to Sydney time and time again. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents WAR REQUIEM, Led by Music Director Robert Spano, 4/24-26Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Presents WAR REQUIEM, Led by Music Director Robert Spano, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Music Director Robert Spano will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Chorus in Britten's War Requiem April 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. and April 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center. (more...)

CCM's Starling Chamber Orchestra to be Featured on NPR's 'From the Top'CCM's Starling Chamber Orchestra to be Featured on NPR's 'From the Top'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) has announced that From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, will come to UC's Corbett Auditorium to record a radio broadcast on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album 'Arabesque'Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album 'Arabesque'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko's newest album, Arabesque, which was recorded with the NDR Sinfonieorchester (more...)

EPIC ENCOUNTERS to Run 22 Feb - 12 April at Birmingham Repertory TheatreEPIC ENCOUNTERS to Run 22 Feb - 12 April at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Leading playwright Mark Ravenhill curates an exciting and diverse programme of events themed around the plays of Bertolt Brecht at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre this spring. (more...)

Karyn Levitt to Perform ERIC BENTLEY'S BRECHT-EISLER SONG BOOK, 2/3Karyn Levitt to Perform ERIC BENTLEY'S BRECHT-EISLER SONG BOOK, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Singer Karyn Levitt, with pianist Eric Ostling, will perform Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book, a unique evening that features the songs of Austrian composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), set to poetry by Bertolt Brecht and other noted writers, in English versions by Eric Bentley, Monday February 3 at 7:30 PM at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (entrance on 95th Street). Eric Bentley, now 97 years old, is the first translator into English of Brecht's plays and poems, introducing Brecht's work to American stages in the 1940's and 50's. Bentley has now unlocked Hanns Eisler's starkly beautiful songs, many set to poems by Brecht, to be performed by soprano Karyn Levitt, with whom he has worked closely since 2011. (more...)

Karyn Levitt & Eric Ostling to Perfrom Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book at Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space, 2/3Karyn Levitt & Eric Ostling to Perfrom Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book at Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Singer Karyn Levitt, with pianist Eric Ostling, will perform Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book, a unique evening that features the songs of Austrian composer Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), set to poetry by Bertolt Brecht and other noted writers, in English versions by Eric Bentley, Monday February 3 at 7:30 PM at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia/Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway (entrance on 95th Street). Eric Bentley is the first translator into English of Brecht's plays and poems, introducing Brecht's work to American stages in the 1940's and 50's. Now 97 years old, Bentley has searched for years to find the artist who could unlock Hanns Eisler's starkly beautiful songs for American audiences. He has found her in soprano Karyn Levitt, with whom he has worked closely since 2011. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Nov 9, 2013

Am 21. November feiert die rasante Ballettproduktion des Gartnerplatztheaters im Cuvilliestheater Premiere. Ballettdirektor Karl Alfred Schreiner erarbeitet mit seiner Company und dem Orchester des Staatstheaters am Gartnerplatz die Ballett-Burleske mit Evergreens aus den 20er Jahren. Nadine Zeintl, die in der vergangenen Spielzeit als Sally Bowles in CABARET fur Furore sorgte, ist als Chansonette zu erleben. Die Musikalische Leitung hat Michael Brandstatter. (more...)

Eric Bentley to Bring BRECHT-EISLER SONG BOOK to Symphony Space, Feb 3Eric Bentley to Bring BRECHT-EISLER SONG BOOK to Symphony Space, Feb 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

Eric Bentley -- playwright, poet, drama critic, teacher, cabaret performer, and foremost authority on and translator of the works of Bertolt Brecht -- has been working with Soprano Karyn Levitt on his current creative venture: 'Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book', which is set for Symphony Space on February 3, 2014. Karyn Levitt first met Eric Bentley in September of 2011, just before his 95th birthday. (more...)

Bard Music Festival Presents STRAVINSKY RE-INVENTED: FROM PARIS to LA TonightBard Music Festival Presents STRAVINSKY RE-INVENTED: FROM PARIS to LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

'Stravinsky Re-invented: From Paris to Los Angeles,' the second and final weekend of the 24th annual Bard Music Festival in New York'sAnnandale-on-Hudson, follows Igor Stravinsky from Europe to post-war Hollywood, investigating his subsequent shift in style from neoclassicism to serialism. The weekend opens tonight, August 16, with a screening of film clips that document the great Russian innovator, with commentary by Professor Charles M. Joseph, author of Stravinsky Inside Out. This special session is followed by the weekend's first concert, 'Against Interpretation and Expression: The Aesthetics of Mechanization,' a program of postmodernist ensemble classics by Stravinsky, Bartók, Varčse, Hindemith, and Messiaen; soloists include Grammy-nominated pianist Peter Serkin and So Percussion's Eric Beach. (more...)

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