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The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31The Crypt Sessions presents ELIZABETH CREE in the Crypt 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Unison Media's acclaimed concert series continues its second season on May 31, with a special preview of Opera Philadelphia's hotly-anticipated new opera Elizabeth Cree, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Puts and Campbell (more...)

MCCC Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts Next WeekMCCC Chorus, Jazz Band to Present Free Concerts Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The MCCC Chorus will present its spring concert on Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m., with the MCCC Jazz Band performing on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Both performances will take place in Kelsey Theatre on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13Mercury Presents Mozart's REQUIEM, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Artistic Director Antoine Plante and Mercury present Mozart's Requiem, on Saturday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater for the 2016-2017 season finale. A must-see for any music lover, Mozart's final composition is a profoundly moving work, brimming with drama, hopefulness and redemption. Audiences will experience this unforgettable masterpiece on period instruments. Joining Mercury are vocalists Yulia Van Doren (soprano), Sarah Mesko (alto), Aaron Sheehan (tenor) and Stephen Hegedus (bass), along with select members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber. The evening also includes Henry Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary. Major support for this concert comes from Haynes & Boone, LLP; The Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation; Houston Arts Alliance; Houston First; and the Houston Endowment, Inc. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080. (more...)

SFCM Opera Presents Double BillSFCM Opera Presents Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The short, one-act opera, Mavra, highlights Igor Stravinsky's early flirtations with neoclassicism, a period which saw the composer produce other popular works such as Pulcinella and Symphony of Psalms. As Mavra looks to the past in both music and narrative, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas  does the same. A Russian iconoclast reflects on his heritage and an English master takes on Greco-Roman mythology. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Returns to Sadler's WellsRichard Alston Dance Company Returns to Sadler's Wells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Following a successful World premiere in the US and a Spring tour, one of the UK's leading contemporary dance companies returns to Sadler's Wells to present two London premieres; Chacony and Tangent. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Momentum Dance Company To Celebrate 35 Years, 4/22-23Momentum Dance Company To Celebrate 35 Years, 4/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Momentum Dance Company will celebrate its 35th Anniversary this year with a weekend of performances on April 22 – 23, 2017. The company's Founder & Artistic Director, Delma Iles, will showcase a total of five works to commemorate the company's prestigious accomplishment. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLANDStage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life. (more...)

The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017The 1975, Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes to Headline Latitude 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Latitude Festival has announced the line up for their twelfth edition, which takes  place on Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th July 2017 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, TodayChicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "The Invention of Morel," a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel "La invencion de Morel," Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. "The Invention of Morel" features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m. (more...)

St John's Feast of Music 2017 Presents Three Summer Evening ConcertsSt John's Feast of Music 2017 Presents Three Summer Evening Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

St. John's Feast of Music 2017 presents three glorious concerts on beautiful summer evenings in the delightful surroundings of St John's Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide. Tickets are $40 per person per concert; wine and bruchetta, served in the garden, are complimentary.  (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak PerformancesRichard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Over the last few years, Peak Performances has become a New York / New Jersey home for the work of Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC), one of Britain's foremost contemporary dance companies. (more...)

Marin Baroque to Enthrall and Captivate with WELCOME TO ALL PLEASURESMarin Baroque to Enthrall and Captivate with WELCOME TO ALL PLEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Marin Baroque Chamber Choir, Soloists, period instrument Orchestra, Music Director Daniel Canosa, and Stage Director Marla Volovna join forces to enthrall with a magical performance. Joyous music by Henry Purcell, including Come, Ye Sons of Art, Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, and the Orchestral Suite from The Fairy Queen will be on the program along with the delights of poetry, costumes, wine, and delicacies to savor. Queen Mary will be present as the royal guest of honor and commentator. (more...)

Long Beach Opera, the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach to Co-Sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASHLong Beach Opera, the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach to Co-Sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Thursday evening, January 12, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO), the Office of Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, and the Arts Council of Long Beach will co-sponsor THE BARD, THE QUEEN AND THE CLASH: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM THROUGH THE PRISM OF CHICANO ART,  a discussion with the California-based performance troupe Culture Clash about the Chicano Theater movement, artistic collaboration, satirical comedy, and everything in between.  The presentation will be held at 7:00 PM in the new Michelle Obama Library, Long Beach, California. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 TourRichard Alston Dance Company Presents Spring 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

One of the UK's most widely celebrated contemporary dance companies is presenting eight works to tour throughout 2017, including a world premiere of brand new piece Chacony in the US, accompanied by a live string quartet. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEENLong Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

Richard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak PerformancesRichard Alston Dance Company to Premiere Music-Inspired Works at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Over the last few years, Peak Performances has become a New York / New Jersey home for the work of Richard Alston Dance Company (RADC), one of Britain's foremost contemporary dance companies. (more...)

BWW Review: Gabrielle Lamb Presents her ChoreographyBWW Review: Gabrielle Lamb Presents her Choreography
by Rose Marija - Nov 29, 2016

On November 18, 2016, at the Baruch Arts Center's Mason Hall, Gabrielle Lamb presented two of her numerous works, via two dance groups, The Joffrey Ensemble and her own company, Pigeonwing Dance. Lamb is a New York based choreographer who was a long time soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and in 2009 was invited by Christopher Wheeldon to join his company Morphoses in New York City. Her choreography is contemporary with a flair offered by her own personality and point of view. (more...)

 Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Invention of Morel,' a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel 'La invencion de Morel,' Copeland's new adaptation examines the triumph of time-bending love over convention in a story of adoration and desire. 'The Invention of Morel' features London-based actor, director and writer Jonathan Moore as Stage Director/Librettist together with COT's Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek as Conductor. The press performance will be February 18 at 7:30 p.m. Subsequent performances will be February 24 at 7:30 p.m.and February 26 at 3 p.m.   (more...)

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