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BWW Review: Mesmerizing, Tantalizing PARADISE at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Review: Mesmerizing, Tantalizing PARADISE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 18, 2016

“The word and genre 'opera' is much broader and more inclusive in the 21st century than it was in the past,” says Huang Ruo, composer/co-librettist of PARADISE INTERRUPTED, his mesmerizing, tantalizing opera that was one of the opening selections of this year's Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Summer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This SummerSummer Stages: No Rest for the Opera Crowd in the Northeast This Summer
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 21, 2016

Although the solstice doesn't officially appear for another week or so, the summer opera clock is already ticking. There's a plethora of performances going on all over New York City, in addition to interesting, entertaining and fascinating productions that are just a hop, skip and jump away. Among them: Lincoln Center's Lincoln Center Festival and Mostly Mozart and On Site Opera's West Village venue, to the more bucolic realms of Bard SummerScape in Dutchess County (NY) for Mascagni and Caramoor in Katonah (NY) for Rossini and Beethoven. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival ProgramOpera Saratoga Sets 2016 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28 through July 17, 2016. The season will feature three new productions at The Spa Little Theater in Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, New York, along with a diverse slate of recitals and concerts at multiple locations in Saratoga Springs, Glens Falls, and Albany. (more...)

A Fresh Musical Scale on Jennifer Castellano's New Solo Piano AlbumA Fresh Musical Scale on Jennifer Castellano's New Solo Piano Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Composer and pianist Jennifer Castellano doesn't stick to the conventional major and minor key systems of classical music. (more...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Premiere FIRST TOUCH at NJPAC, 6/3Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Premiere FIRST TOUCH at NJPAC, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The critically-acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center(NJPAC) on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 7:30pm. The dances of choreographer Nai-Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American modern dance with the elegant splendor of Asian art. Enjoy a full evening of her work which The New York Times calls 'endlessly proliferating forces of cosmic energy.' An extraordinary cast of dancers and musicians takes you on a fantastic journey that blossoms with color, energy, and motion. NJPAC audiences have experienced the Chinese Lunar New Year spectacles that Nai-Ni Chen produces each year and have witnessed the power and grace of her work alongside traditional dances. This summer performance is a presentation not to be missed! (more...)

Tickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on SaleTickets for Lincoln Center Festival 2016 Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Single tickets to Lincoln Center Festival shows-highlights this year include legendary stars of Japan's all-female musical troupe, Takarazuka, in Takarazuka CHICAGO; Jonathan Pryce as Shylock in Shakespeare'sGlobe production of The Merchant of Venice; Balkan superstar Goran Bregovic and his raucous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra; and the National Ballet of Canada performances of Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale-will go on sale to Friends of Lincoln Center on April 1 and to the general public on April 11. The festival runs from Wednesday, July 13 through Sunday, July 31, 2016, with 49 performances by artists and ensembles from seven countries taking place in seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

Three New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer FestivalThree New Productions Slated for Opera Saratoga's 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced the program for the 2016 Summer Festival, which will run from May 28th through July 17, 2016. (more...)

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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