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American Lyric Theater Partners With Army Week Association to Present Concert Reading of THE LONG WALK, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater, in conjunction with Christopher Page, CEO and Founder of Army Week Association, announced today a partnership between the two organizations for an upcoming concert reading of The Long Walk, a new opera with music by Jeremy Howard Beck and libretto by Stephanie Fleischmann. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Norfolk - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Norfolk (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/26/2014 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/19/2014 for Austin (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Austin (more...)

Portuguese Water Dog 'Matisse' Wins Best in Show At Thirteenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and $50,000 in prize money went to GCH CH Claircreek Impression de Matisse, a Portuguese Water Dog known as "Matisse" owned by Milan Lint, Peggy Helming and Donna Gottdenker of New York, New York. Before an enthusiastic crowd at the Orange County Convention Center Sunday night, "Matisse" was crowned "National Champion" by Best in Show judge Mrs. Barbara Dempsey Alderman after a weekend of exciting competition. (more...)

David Hayes to Conduct New York Choral Society Concert at Carnegie Hall, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of Maestro David Hayes on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 to present an inspiring mix of Christmas favorites, old and new. (more...)

TWILIGHT OF THE HIMALAYAS and More Set for New York Choral Society's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

Music Director David Hayes has announced the New York Choral Society's (NYCS) 56th concert season. The season opens on September 22, 2013, when the New York Choral Society will make a guest appearance with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Yongyan Hu in a performance of a new piece by Xaiogang Ye, Twilight of the Himalayas at Avery Fisher Hall. On November 17, NYCS will appear as guest performers for the 20th time at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Avery Fisher Hall. The NYCS make its 11th appearance with Andrea Bocelli at the Barclays Center on December 11. For the holiday season the New York Choral Society will present Christmas at Carnegie Hall on December 17 with a program of classical, contemporary and traditional Christmas music featuring mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson. The season concludes on April 29 at Carnegie Hall with Gustav Holst's The Hymn of Jesus and the New York Premiere of Pulitzer prize-winning Jennifer Higdon's The Singing Rooms with Jennifer Koh, violin. (more...)

TWILIGHT OF THE HIMALAYAS and More Set for New York Choral Society's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2013

Music Director David Hayes has announced the New York Choral Society's (NYCS) 56th concert season. The season opens on September 22, 2013, when the New York Choral Society will make a guest appearance with the Detroit Symphony under the direction of Yongyan Hu in a performance of a new piece by Xaiogang Ye, Twilight of the Himalayas at Avery Fisher Hall. On November 17, NYCS will appear as guest performers for the 20th time at the Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala at Avery Fisher Hall. The NYCS make its 11th appearance with Andrea Bocelli at the Barclays Center on December 11. For the holiday season the New York Choral Society will present Christmas at Carnegie Hall on December 17 with a program of classical, contemporary and traditional Christmas music featuring mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson. The season concludes on April 29 at Carnegie Hall with Gustav Holst's The Hymn of Jesus and the New York Premiere of Pulitzer prize-winning Jennifer Higdon's The Singing Rooms with Jennifer Koh, violin. (more...)

American Lyric Theatre's InsightALT Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

Starting tonight, Tuesday May 28th at 7pm EST, operamusicbroadcast.com will present a live webcast of InsightALT, a week-long festival that offers an intimate, inside look into American Lyric Theater's process of creating new operas at all stages of their development. (more...)

Opera Music Broadcast Webcasts the InsightALT Festival, Live from NYC May 28 - June 3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Starting May 28th at 7PM EST, operamusicbroadcast.com will present a live webcast ofInsightALT, a new festival that offers an intimate, inside look into American Lyric Theater's process of creating new creating new operas at all stages of their development. (more...)

Catherine Malfitano Opens InsightALT Festival This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

A champion of contemporary opera, internationally acclaimed soprano and stage director Catherine Malfitano has sung in the world premieres of Carlisle Floyd's Bilby's Doll, Conrad Susa's Transformations, Thomas Pasatieri's Washington Square and The Seagull and William Bolcom's A View from the Bridge, McTeague, A Wedding, and Medusa. (more...)

Complete Casting for InsightALT Festival, Opening May 28, Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

American Lyric Theater (ALT) today announced complete casting forInsightALT, the company's upcoming festival dedicated to providing an intimate, up-close look at its process of creating new operas. (more...)

Catherine Malfitano, Brian Castner and More to Participate in InsightALT, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

American Lyric Theater (ALT) today announced details of InsightALT, the company's first festival dedicated to providing an intimate, up-close look at its process of creating new operas. Taking place between May 28 and June 3, 2013 at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium of the The JCC in Manhattan, a state-of-the-art theater on Manhattan's Upper West Side, the festival kicks-off with a special public master class by world-renown soprano Catherine Malfitano. At the center of the festival are concert readings of three new operas in different stages of their development at ALT: The Turing Project by composer Justine F. Chen and librettist David Simpatico; The Long Walk by composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann (based on the book 'The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows' by Brian Castner); and La Reina by composer Jorge Sosa and librettist Laura Sosa Pedroza. All three operas will feature leading singers and rising-stars from the country's preeminent opera houses. Themes behind these works will be explored in two symposia led by ALT and Glyndebourne dramaturg Cori Ellison, one of the leading creative figures in the opera world today. (more...)

MPG Launches Its 'My Performance, My Lifestyle' Collection for Spring 2013
by BWW News Desk - Mar 08, 2013

Canadian activewear apparel label, MPG Sport, has launched its 2013 Spring 'My Performance, My Lifestyle' Collection that continues to convey the brand's original philosophy of always pushing the envelope in melding fashion forward designs with technical, performance-enhancing fabrications and detailing. Each season presents an opportunity for the MPG designers to find ever more creative methods of uniting the seemingly opposite worlds of sport and fashion in perfect harmony with the result being a complete line of garments that transcend the gym or yoga studio to be worn dressed up in casual environs, especially important to individuals unwilling to sacrifice style for comfort. (more...)

New York Choral Society Presents L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST and O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, making his debut as Music Director tonight, December 18th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sing for Hope's AIDS Quilt Songbook @ TWENTY on World AIDS Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

On World AIDS Day, December 1, 2012, Sing for Hope marked the twentieth anniversary of the classical music world's first organized response to the AIDS crisis with the celebratory concert 'AIDS Quilt Songbook @ TWENTY.' The evening featured impassioned performances by many of the country's leading classical vocalists, including Amy Burton, Adrienne Danrich, Heather Johnson, Suzanne Mentzer, Sidney Outlaw, Randall Scarlata, Michael Slattery, Monica Yunus, Camille Zamora, and two of the baritones of the 1992 premiere, Kurt Ollmann and William Sharp. Scroll below for photos from the concert! (more...)

Sing for Hope Presents AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK @ TWENTY Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2012

Sing for Hope will present AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK @ TWENTY at the Great Hall at Cooper Union today, December 1st, 2012, in observance of World AIDS Day and to mark the 20th anniversary of the first AIDS Quilt Songbook performance, which took place on June 4th 1992 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. (more...)

New York Choral Society Presents L'ENFANCE DU CHRIST and O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM at Carnegie Hall, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of David Hayes, making his debut as Music Director on Tuesday, December 18th at 8pm for a presentation of two choral works. The concert will open with O magnum mysterium by Pulitzer-prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. Written for chorus accompanied by a small, novel musical ensemble, O magnum mysterium is an innovative, harmonically rich work that marvels at the mystery of Jesus' birth, setting the stage perfectly for the Berlioz oratorio that follows. In L'Enfance du Christ, Berlioz tells a dramatic and moving story of Mary, Joseph, and the newborn Jesus in the days following his birth. It's a story about their flight to save their baby from King Herod's murderous plot, the rejection they meet with along their way, and the kind but unlikely stranger who finally offers them a refuge in his home. Berlioz masterfully combines soloists, orchestra and chorus in this composition. Soloists are Heather Johnson, mezzo-soprano; William Burden, tenor; Alan Held, bass-baritone, and Richard Bernstein, bass. This concert will be presented with English supertitles. (more...)

Sing for Hope Presents AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK @ TWENTY, Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Sing for Hope will present AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK @ TWENTY at the Great Hall at Cooper Union on December 1st, 2012, in observance of World AIDS Day and to mark the 20th anniversary of the first AIDS Quilt Songbook performance, which took place on June 4th 1992 at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. (more...)

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