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Saint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of MusicSaint Thomas Church Appoints Daniel Hyde New Organist & Director of Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Daniel Hyde as the 22nd Organist and Director of Music of Saint Thomas Church. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Victoria Clark to Star in MasterVoices' Two-Night Presentation of DIDO AND AENEAS at New York City CenterKelli O'Hara & Victoria Clark to Star in MasterVoices' Two-Night Presentation of DIDO AND AENEAS at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, Dido and Aeneas,on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Opera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 SeasonOpera Atelier Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Toronto, ON (January 26, 2016) – Opera Atelier's founding co-artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company's 2016-2017 season, featuring Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's Medea. Both operas are derived from ancient myth and feature a powerful, complex female protagonist. The season begins in October with Dido and Aeneas (Oct. 20-29, 2016), featuring Wallis Giunta and Christopher Enns, and continues with Medea (Apr. 22-29, 2017), featuring Peggy Kriha Dye and Colin Ainsworth. Following its Toronto run, Medea will tour to the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles as part of Opera Atelier's engagement to perform there every two years. (more...)

Parthenia Viol Consort to Perform 'Through the Labyrinth Concert,' 2/2Parthenia Viol Consort to Perform 'Through the Labyrinth Concert,' 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

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Finnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto to Lead ACO Collective in Beethoven & the 21st Century in FebruaryFinnish Violinist Pekka Kuusisto to Lead ACO Collective in Beethoven & the 21st Century in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Finnish violinist, Pekka Kuusisto, kicks off the ACO's 2016 national season in his new role as Artistic Director of ACO Collective (formerly known as ACO2). (more...)

THE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN to Play Park TheatreTHE RESTORATION OF NELL GWYN to Play Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Ensemble and York Theatre Royal present the London premiere of The Restoration of Nell Gwyn by Steve Trafford, with songs by Henry Purcell, at Park Theatre (PARK90) from 26 January - 20 February. This two-hander stars Olivier Award nominee Elizabeth Mansfield and Angela Curran from ITV's hit series 'The Job Lot'. Press Night is Wednesday 27 January, 7pm. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, TodayNational Portrait Gallery's Portrait Choir, Made Up of Visitors and Staff, to Perform Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

For the first time, National Portrait Gallery visitors and staff will form a choir and perform in a free concert alongside members of Gallery's professional Portrait Choir at the Gallery's Late Shift on today 4 December. It will be the first public performance by the Gallery's Staff Choir. (more...)

Saint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree LightingSaint Thomas Boy Choristers to Perform with Sting at Tonight's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Saint Thomas Boy Choristers of the world-renowned Choir of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue perform with Sting The Coventry Carol tonight, December 2, 2015 during the NBC regional telecast of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting from 7- 8PM on NBC. (more...)

Patricia Racette to Headline Chicago Opera Theater's February Double BillPatricia Racette to Headline Chicago Opera Theater's February Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) continues its 2015/16 season with a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's emotional and passionate 'La Voix Humaine' and Giacomo Puccini's delightful 'Gianni Schicchi' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph St.) on Feb. 6 and 14. The operas will be directed by COT's Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by Ari Pelto. (more...)

Vienna Boys Choir Coming to Carnegie Hall, 12/13Vienna Boys Choir Coming to Carnegie Hall, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

One of the world's oldest and most revered choral groups, the Vienna Boys Choir, will perform Christmas in Vienna at Carnegie Hall- Isaac Stern Auditorium on December 13, 2015 at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling 212-247-7800 or click here for more information.  (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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Park Theatre Announces Complete Schedule for 2016 SeasonPark Theatre Announces Complete Schedule for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

As Park Theatre enters its third year, Artistic Director Jez Bond today announces its new season of work, including seven new writing world premieres alongside a number of exciting revivals, and a brand new British musical. (more...)

THE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival LineupTHE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces additional projects for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival today, October 9 - 11, featuring more than 20 immersive and site-based works taking place simultaneously in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, UC San Diego campus and the surrounding neighborhood. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Kicks Off Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Kicks Off Over 20 Events as Part of 2015 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

?La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the projects and collaborators for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival taking place this weekend, October 9 - 11. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company, Jessica Lang Dance, Miami City Ballet and More Set for Harris Theater's 2015-16 Dance SeriesAXIS Dance Company, Jessica Lang Dance, Miami City Ballet and More Set for Harris Theater's 2015-16 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

President and Managing Director of The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Michael Tiknis, recently announced the dance performances for the 2015-16 Harris Theater Presents season. High wattage stars and accomplished masters comprise one of the most highly anticipated dance seasons to date. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society to Highlight John Dowland and Henry Purcell in 'BRITANNICA I', TodayBrooklyn Art Song Society to Highlight John Dowland and Henry Purcell in 'BRITANNICA I', Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Brooklyn Art Song Society launces into its sixth season with part one of Britannica, its ambitious six-concert survey of British song. (more...)

BRITANNICA, Staniland's CANADIAN SONGBOOK and More Set for Brooklyn Art Song Society's 2015-16 SeasonBRITANNICA, Staniland's CANADIAN SONGBOOK and More Set for Brooklyn Art Song Society's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

The 2015-2016 season has everything audiences have come to expect from Brooklyn Art Song Society- first-rate performances from the finest young interpreters of song, innovative and ambitious programing, and intimate, unique venues in Brooklyn and beyond. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26Chicago Opera Theater's LUCIO SILLA Begins 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) kicks its 2015/16 season off with the Chicago premiere of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's passionate story of love, power, bloody conspiracies and revenge, 'Lucio Silla' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205. E. Randolph Drive) Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2015. Directed and designed by COT General Director Andreas Mitisek and conducted by the acclaimed Francesco Milioto, the opera, was written by the musical prodigy as a teenager for Milan's Teatro Regio Ducal in 1772. (more...)

THE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival LineupTHE SPHERES, THE BITTER GAME, HEAVEN ON EARTH and More Join 2015 Without Walls Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse announces additional projects for its second Without Walls (WoW) Festival on October 9 - 11, featuring more than 20 immersive and site-based works taking place simultaneously in and around the Playhouse Theatre District, UC San Diego campus and the surrounding neighborhood. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society to Highlight John Dowland and Henry Purcell in 'BRITANNICA I', 9/18Brooklyn Art Song Society to Highlight John Dowland and Henry Purcell in 'BRITANNICA I', 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Brooklyn Art Song Society launces into its sixth season with part one of Britannica, its ambitious six-concert survey of British song. (more...)

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