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Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Mivos Quartet to Play Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish MuseumMivos Quartet to Play Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

?On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Unorthodox, a concert featuring the acclaimed Mivos Quartet that will celebrate composers who defy conventional forms and genres. (more...)

National Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in WilliamsburgNational Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in Williamsburg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of the National Sawdust (NS), announces the initial programming for the non-profit's winter 2016 season in its acclaimed new home -- a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

Met Museum to Feature Chiara String Quartet as Part of MET MUSEUM PRESENTS, TodayMet Museum to Feature Chiara String Quartet as Part of MET MUSEUM PRESENTS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 2015-2016 Quartet in Residence, theChiara String Quartet, in its second Met Museum Presents concert of the season on Today,November 13, 2015 at 7pm in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave). A concert of music made by and for old friends, the program, titled Piano Quintets with Simone Dinnerstein,features the New York premiere of Jefferson Friedman's new piano quintet The Heart Wakes Into for the Chiara and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, paired with Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor. The Chiara Quartet's residency will continue on Today, March 18, 2016 with Bartók and Frank and on May 6, 2016 with Death of the Maiden. (more...)

Met Museum to Feature Chiara String Quartet as Part of MET MUSEUM PRESENTS, 11/13Met Museum to Feature Chiara String Quartet as Part of MET MUSEUM PRESENTS, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

New York, NY – The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents 2015-2016 Quartet in Residence, theChiara String Quartet, in its second Met Museum Presents concert of the season on Friday,November 13, 2015 at 7pm in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium (1000 Fifth Ave). A concert of music made by and for old friends, the program, titled Piano Quintets with Simone Dinnerstein,features the New York premiere of Jefferson Friedman's new piano quintet The Heart Wakes Into for the Chiara and pianist Simone Dinnerstein, paired with Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor. The Chiara Quartet's residency will continue on Friday, March 18, 2016 with Bartók and Frank and on May 6, 2016 with Death of the Maiden. (more...)

BWW Interview: Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa FeBWW Interview: Craig A. Smith Channels John Crosby in Santa Fe
by Erica Miner - Oct 12, 2015

For the past 30 years, he has written about classical music locally and throughout the US and Canada (more...)

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora to Close Season with THE SOUND OF A VOICEMediaRites' Theatre Diaspora to Close Season with THE SOUND OF A VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

MediaRites' Theatre Diaspora, presents the last play of the 2015 season The Sound of a Voice by noted playwright, David Henry Hwang (best known for M. Butterfly, which received the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play and for Chinglish produced at Portland Center Stage)  on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m at PCS. Playwright David Henry Hwang will join the audience for a Skype talk at the October 17th  2pm performance. (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, TodayMimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Mimesis Ensemble presents "All Roads Do Not Lead Forward," a program featuring the NYC Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sadat, a Ballet in 5 Scenes for Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26Mimesis Ensemble to Present ALL ROADS DO NOT LEAD FORWARD, Featuring Fairouz's SADAT, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Mimesis Ensemble presents "All Roads Do Not Lead Forward," a program featuring the NYC Premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sadat, a Ballet in 5 Scenes for Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

The Costume Institute to Display CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Exhibit, TodayThe Costume Institute to Display CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Exhibit, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Costume Institute's spring 2015 exhibition, China: Through the Looking Glass, will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 7 through August 16, 2015 (preceded on May 4 by The Costume Institute Benefit). Presented in the Museum's Chinese Galleries and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, resulting in highly creative distortions of cultural realities and mythologies. In this collaboration between The Costume Institute and the Department of Asian Art, high fashion will be juxtaposed with Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other art, as well as films, to reveal enchanting reflections of Chinese imagery. (more...)

American Opera Projects to Select Composers, Librettists for Two Years of Free TrainingAmerican Opera Projects to Select Composers, Librettists for Two Years of Free Training
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

American Opera Projects (AOP) announces the return of its popular Composers & the Voice program for its 2015-17 seasons. (more...)

SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series ProgramsSPOLETO FESTIVAL USA Announces 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series Programs
by Peter Danish - Apr 3, 2015

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Spoleto Festival USA Sets 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music SeriesSpoleto Festival USA Sets 2015 Bank of America Chamber Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Geoff Nuttall, The Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director for Chamber Music for the Bank of America Chamber Music series, today announced details of the 11 programs for the 33 concerts that will be performed at this year's Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, June 7. (more...)

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council WinnersThe Metropolitan Opera Announces 2015 National Council Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

After a months-long series of competitions at the district, regional, and national levels, five young singers have been named the winners of the nation's most prestigious vocal competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

Excerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED Performed at the Met Museum TodayExcerpts from PARADISE INTERRUPTED Performed at the Met Museum Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Excerpts from Paradise Interrupted, a new installation opera by artist Jennifer Wen Ma and composer Huang Ruo, will be performed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing today, March 21. The Met Museum Presents performances offer a special preview of this work in progress before the world premiere at the 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in May. There will be two Metropolitan Museum performances at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets start at $54 and are available online atmetmuseum.org/tickets or by phone (212) 570-3949. Tickets include Museum admission and are part of the Museum's 'Bring the Kids for $1' program. (more...)

The Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 ExhibitionsThe Met Museum Celebrates Asian Art With 19 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

2015 marks the centennial of the Metropolitan Museum's Department of Asian Art. In the Year of the Ram, which officially began during Lunar New Year in February 2015, the department will present 19 exhibitions and installations organized for a one-year celebration of its formidable holdings of art from across Asia. The department today oversees more than 50 galleries and one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art anywhere in the world. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, Now thru 3/22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Kicks Off March Events TonightMET MUSEUM PRESENTS Kicks Off March Events Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Civilians: The End and The Beginning Today, March 6, 7:00 p.m. at The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing A theatrical investigation of dying, death, and the afterlife, from ancient Egypt to tomorrow. This performance is staged at the incomparable Temple of Dendur. (more...)

Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Conductor Long Yu announces 'the creation of an entire canon of new music, one of the most important projects in my life' - Compose 20:20 (more...)

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