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Dorian Baroque Orchestra to Present IN DRURY LANE: MUSIC OF THE ENGLISH THEATER, 4/26Dorian Baroque Orchestra to Present IN DRURY LANE: MUSIC OF THE ENGLISH THEATER, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Dorian Baroque presents an orchestral concert titled: 'In Drury Lane: Music of the English Theater' featuring baroque incidental stage music written during the Restoration Period in England. At a time when most composers were employed in courts and churches, the late 17th century gave way to the new trend of public concerts where composers could write music for the amusement and pleasure of a paying audience. The orchestra will perform music by Purcell, Locke, Handel, Avison, and Boyce and there will be a Meet & Greet Tea reception immediately following the concert. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Continue Chamber Series with 'Soprello', 4/12Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Continue Chamber Series with 'Soprello', 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 pm -- The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents Soprello, a duo of soprano Allison Pohl and cellist Alistair MacRae at the Institute for Advanced Study. The concert features music written for or inventively repurposed for the soprano voice and the cello with original arrangements of songs by Henry Purcell, Robert Schumann, and Gilbert and Sullivan, plus new music by Steven Gerber, David Dzubay, and Rick Sowash. Composer John Tavener's complete Akhmatova Songs will also be performed. (more...)

Parthenia Viol Consort Presents HARPS & VIOLS - EARLY WORKS; World Premiere by Eleonor Sandresky, 3/22Parthenia Viol Consort Presents HARPS & VIOLS - EARLY WORKS; World Premiere by Eleonor Sandresky, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Parthenia, New York's premiere viol consort, will present Harp & Viols - Early Works, Plus a World Premiere by Eleonor Sandresky on Sunday, March 22 - 4:00 PM at Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch April 2015 BEFORE BACH SeriesCarnegie Hall to Launch April 2015 BEFORE BACH Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This spring, Carnegie Hall celebrates the resurgence in interest in recent decades of the performance of the music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: HOUSE OF DREAMS Was About More Than The MusicBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: HOUSE OF DREAMS Was About More Than The Music
by Barry Lenny - Mar 5, 2015

Their playing is of such a standard, their commitment to memorising every note is so impressive. (more...)

Bourbon Baroque's DIDO & AENEAS Comes to the Kentucky Center, 3/14Bourbon Baroque's DIDO & AENEAS Comes to the Kentucky Center, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Bourbon Baroque's DIDO & AENEAS to combine classical and contemporary music and dance on Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Kentucky Center's Bomhard Theater. (more...)

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera InitiativeLincoln Center and New York Philharmonic Launch New Modern Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the New York Philharmonic today announced plans for the two organizations to collaborate on a new, multi-year opera initiative to present fully-staged productions of significant modern operas not yet seen in New York. (more...)

DANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln CenterDANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Two short films from DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be screened on Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center's annual DANCE ON CAMERA film festival. (more...)

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert Presents THE STORY OF BABAR: THE LITTLE ELEPHANT, 2/7Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert Presents THE STORY OF BABAR: THE LITTLE ELEPHANT, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Pack your trunks and come along to Babar's coronation at the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Family Concert on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00pm and 3:30pm at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Jean de Brunhoff's classic children's book The Story of Babar: The Little Elephant will come to life in music by Francis Poulenc with narration by Theatrical Storyteller Sara Valentine, the co-founder and creative director of Really Inventive Stuff. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29Gotham Chamber Opera to Present THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera presents the final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Presents Jan-Mar SeasonLos Angeles Philharmonic Association Presents Jan-Mar Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Anthony Newman, John Adams, Kremer & Trifonov in Recital, and more January-March 2015 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Peak Performances Announces 2015 Lineup of Music, Theater and DancePeak Performances Announces 2015 Lineup of Music, Theater and Dance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

A potent mix of international and American music, theater and dance premieres highlight the second half of the Kasser Theater's 10th anniversary celebration, which begins January 24 with the American premiere of Robyn Orlin's extravagantly titled “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves...” performed by the Senegalese dance troupe Compagnie Jant-Bi. (more...)

Tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera's THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK Now On SaleTickets to Gotham Chamber Opera's THE TEMPEST SONGBOOK Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Gotham Chamber Opera's final production of the 2014/2015 season, The Tempest Songbook, comprised of incidental music for The Tempest composed in 1695 and attributed to Henry Purcell and Kaija Saariaho's 2004 Tempest Songbook for soprano, baritone and period instrument ensemble, in its U.S. and World Stage Premieres.A co-production with The Martha Graham Dance Company, The Tempest Songbook will be performed in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with three performances from March 27 - 29, 2015. Performances: Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $30 to $175 and are available at metmuseum.org/tickets. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' SeasonOpera Saratoga Releases Schedule for 2015 Summer 'Festival' Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

(Saratoga Springs, NY) -- Opera Saratoga announces subscriptions are now on sale for the 2015 Summer Festival, which will include three operas featuring guest artists from around the globe, and a wide-range of additional live performances and arts experiences. The three operas will take place over a three-and-a-half week period, from July 2nd to the 26th. (more...)

UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir Present Brahms' German Requiem TonightUMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir Present Brahms' German Requiem Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The UMD Symphony Orchestra and UMD Concert Choir, under the direction of Edward Maclary, explore the meaning of life and loss in Brahms' German Requiem tonight, November 14 at 8pm in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Dekelboum Concert Hall. (more...)

Gulfshore Opera Presents Inaugural SeasonGulfshore Opera Presents Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties, Gulfshore Opera promises to present the highest quality of opera theater and classical vocal music performances while maximizing accessibility for diverse audiences of all ages. Their Educational Outreach program is committed to community building through a youth development program that empowers at- risk children to strive for excellence through music. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Returns to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning TonightOrchestra of St. Luke's Returns to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall tonight, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

General Director Placido Domingo announced updated casting details for LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill for six performances from October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Now thru 11/15LA Opera Presents Double Bill of DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill, running for six performances from today, October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Now thru 11/15The LA Opera Presents DIDO AND AENEAS and BLUEBEARD'S CASTLE, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

LA Opera's production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Bela Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle, two riveting stagings of two disparate operas written more than two centuries apart that come together in a unique double bill, runs for six performances from today, October 25 through November 15, 2014. (more...)

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