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Lyric Opera Premieres Much Anticipated LES TORYENS, 11/13Lyric Opera Premieres Much Anticipated LES TORYENS, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated company premiere of Les Troyens, a rarely performed masterpiece by French composer Hector Berlioz, as the third opera of the 2016/2017 season. The new production Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances through December 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge SuccessBWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge Success
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 24, 2016

The Michigan Philharmonic performed its annual Phright Night concert last Saturday at the PARC in Plymouth; as always, it was a huge success. The symphony harvested some scary tunes at its beloved Halloween POPS concert.  Maestro Nan Washburn entered the building on her motorized scooter, drawing thunderous applause from patrons. She opened the concert using a large wooden spoon as her conductor's baton, then quickly switched it out with a professional one.  The selections were wonderful, and very much a treat for the ears. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13LES TROYENS Premieres at Lyric on Sunday, November 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

In a new production, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the much-anticipated Midwest premiere of Les Troyens by French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz (1803-1869). Les Troyens opens Sunday, November 13, with only five performances throughDecember 3 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets are available at lyricopera.org/Troyens or at 312-827-5600. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, TodayVienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Today, September 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.). The Summer Night Concerts are presented free each year in the gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and Mr. Bychkov—conducting the event for the first time—led the Vienna Philharmonic in front of its largest Summer Night Concert audience ever (102,000 spectators). The performance reached an additional 585,000 people through TV and radio, having been broadcast by 83 stations on five continents. (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Today, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSICGuest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSIC
by Guest Blogger: Philip Miller - Sep 27, 2016

The long collaboration between the South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge is celebrated in a new song-and-film cycle at the Print Room next month, featuring Kentridge's charcoal and ink drawings and animated films, and live musical performances. Miller explains the project's genesis. (more...)

Violinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony OrchestraViolinist Midori Joins Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Superstar violinist Midori joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra (ASO) for the first concerts of the 2016-2017 season,September 30 and October 1.  Entitled "Lovers and Dreamers," Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will lead the orchestra's first performance of the season at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  (more...)

Magdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This FallMagdalena Kozena to Make New York Philharmonic Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30Vienna Philharmonic to Release SUMMER NIGHT Concert on CD, DVD & More, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 25, 2016)—Conducted by Semyon Bychkov in May 2016, the 13th annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn will be released on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital platforms by Sony Classical on August 12 and broadcast on PBS's Great Performances on Friday, September 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings.). The Summer Night Concerts are presented free each year in the gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, and Mr. Bychkov—conducting the event for the first time—led the Vienna Philharmonic in front of its largest Summer Night Concert audience ever (102,000 spectators). The performance reached an additional 585,000 people through TV and radio, having been broadcast by 83 stations on five continents. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 7/10/2016 - 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

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On Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in SeptemberOn Site Opera Begins A DOUBLE BILL OF MONODRAMAS at the Harmonie Club in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera begins their sixth annual season on September 29-30 with an evening of powerful monodramas including Dominick Argento's Miss Havisham's Wedding Night and Hector Berlioz's La Mort de Cléopâtre (The Death of Cleopatra) in the exquisite grand ballroom at The Harmonie Club. The evening stars soprano Leah Partridge as Miss Havisham and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert as Cleopatra and features the string quintet SYBARITE5 at the center of a chamber orchestra. Conducted by OSO's Music Director, Geoffrey McDonald, and directed by the company's General & Artistic Director, Eric Einhorn, the site-specific production features lighting design by Shawn Kaufman and costume design by Fay Leshner. OSO invites audiences to join as Miss Havisham's wedding guests for the evening – there's champagne and cake for all! (more...)

FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9FIAF to Screen Opera de Paris' THE DAMNATION OF FAUST, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) is thrilled to present an HD Opera screening straight from the Opera de Paris, capturing every detail of Alvis Hermanis' stunning production of The Damnation of Faust, on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, betw. Madison and Park. (more...)

Venezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero Joins Houston Symphony in Concert This WeekendVenezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero Joins Houston Symphony in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

?Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andres Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. tonight, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 22. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Montero Performs with Houston Symphony This WeekendPianist Gabriela Montero Performs with Houston Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andrés Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. tonight, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 22. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Montero to Perform with Houston Symphony, 5/21Pianist Gabriela Montero to Perform with Houston Symphony, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

HOUSTON (May 10, 2016) – Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andrés Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Venezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero to Join Houston Symphony in ConcertVenezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero to Join Houston Symphony in Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

?Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andres Conducts Symphonie fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

The Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' ConcertThe Mariinsky Orchestra Performs 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On May 5, at 17:00 Moscow time [14:00 GMT], the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, conducted by People's Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, held the 'Pray for Palmyra. Music Revives Ancient Ruins' concert on the stage of Palmyra's world-famous amphitheater. (more...)

Houston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular WorksHouston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Three of Houston's most talented youth orchestras will participate in the Houston Symphony's third annual Youth Orchestra Festival with free performances of popular concert works on the Jones Hall stage starting at 3 p.m. April 9. (more...)

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