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Camille A. Brown to Lead THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY Panel at Kravis Center, 2/14Camille A. Brown to Lead THE CREATIVE PROCESS IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY Panel at Kravis Center, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts will be hosting a panel discussion on The Creative Process in the Face of Adversity. Camille A. Brown of Camille A. Brown & Dancers will lead the thought-provoking and admission-free event in the Rinker Playhouse on Saturday, February 14, at 11 a.m. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Season - James Levine, John Williams, Yo Yo Ma, and More!Philadelphia Orchestra Announces New Season - James Levine, John Williams, Yo Yo Ma, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

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San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

Hardwell Releases Debut Album 'United We Are'Hardwell Releases Debut Album 'United We Are'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

After a year that saw him retain his crown of World #1 DJ for a second consecutive year, sweep and dominate the festival landscape with colossal peak time performances the world over, Hardwell now delivers his debut album – United We Are. (more...)

OrchKids & BSYO to Perform on Kennedy Center's Millennium StageOrchKids & BSYO to Perform on Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has announced a special collaborative concert with its flagship community education program, OrchKids and its Youth Orchestra, on the world renowned Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 6th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Collaborates With OrchKids and Youth Orchestra for Special Concert at The Kennedy Center, 2/6Baltimore Symphony Collaborates With OrchKids and Youth Orchestra for Special Concert at The Kennedy Center, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce a special collaborative concert with its flagship community education program, OrchKids and its Youth Orchestra, on the world renowned Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, February 6th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Under leadership of OrchKids Artistic Director Dan Trahey, Bucket Band Director Brian Prechtl, BSYO Conductor Mary Poling and OrchKids Conductor Eli Wirth, 65 children, spanning pre-kindergarten through ninth grade, will perform together for a special concert that will feature a mix of classical, jazz, pop and spiritual-inspired pieces. The ensemble will be accompanied by Chi-chi Nwanoku, Principal Double Bass and a founding member of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Endymion Ensemble, on the orchestral version of Rihanna's "Stay." (more...)

Rdio Launches in 24 New International Markets to Continue Rapid Global ExpansionRdio Launches in 24 New International Markets to Continue Rapid Global Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

In the coming weeks, Digicel will offer all prepaid data customers 30 minutes of free Rdio Internet radio listening per day on their mobile phones without accruing data usage charges – all through the exclusive partnership. Digicel will serve as Rdio's sales and marketing arm in each region while also helping to customize the Rdio streaming experience across Digicel's territories. (more...)

LUNAR NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP Concert and Dinner to Benefit The Wallis, 1/31LUNAR NEW YEAR - THE YEAR OF THE SHEEP Concert and Dinner to Benefit The Wallis, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the Lunar New Year - The Year Of The Sheep - with an immersive and festive welcome with Pre-Concert Cocktails, a Benefit Concert and Imperial Dinner and Chinese Feast. This black-tie extravaganza on Saturday, January 31 will take place in the Bram Goldsmith Theater, the Jim and Eleanor Randall Grand Hall and the Promenade Terrace. The Honorary Chair is Wallis Annenberg; the co-chairs are Linda May and John Bendheim. (more...)

Xu Bing's WRITING BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH to Open 2/21 at Frost Art MuseumXu Bing's WRITING BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH to Open 2/21 at Frost Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Xu Bing: Writing Between Heaven and Earth opens on Saturday, February 21 at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇONThe Canadian Opera Company Announces Commission of New Opera, LA REINE-GARÇON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwrightMichel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

FRIGID New York to Present A SACRILEGIOUS LESBIAN AND HOMOSEXUAL PARADEFRIGID New York to Present A SACRILEGIOUS LESBIAN AND HOMOSEXUAL PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Direct from Ireland and a sell-out run at the 2014 Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival, this solo performance from multi-talented artist Brian Fleming runs from February 19th - March 9th for six shows only at UNDER St. Marks as part of the FRIGID New York Festival. Combining spoken word, costume, projection, live music, and quite bad dance, A Sacrilegious Lesbian and Homosexual Parade takes you on an unforgettable romp through 14 years of Irish LGBT celebration and struggle associated with New York's only all-inclusive St. Pat's For All parade in Queens, New York, an alternative to the city's annual St. Patrick's Day march down 5th Avenue. (more...)

2014 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among Top 5 Theaters in the Country2014 Attendance Rankings Place DPAC Among Top 5 Theaters in the Country
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, DPAC has placed in the top five theaters in the U.S. as tracked by multiple industry-leading trade magazines. In their year-end published attendance rankings, Pollstar, Billboard and Venues Today all placed DPAC among the top five venues in the U.S. among reporting venues of its size and type. DPAC's 2014 calendar year featured 199 events which drew over 412,000 guests and saw a record 93 sellouts. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20Canadian Opera Company to Premiere PYRAMUS AND THISBE, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today that the COC will be presenting the world premiere of Pyramus and Thisbe by Canadian composer Barbara Monk Feldman. Based on the story from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the opera Pyramus and Thisbe was written by Monk Feldman in 2010 and will be presented as part of the COC's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 SeasonCanadian Opera Company Announces Full 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The world premiere of a new Canadian work was one of the many operatic highlights revealed today at the public launch of the Canadian Opera Company's 2015/2016season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The COC's 65th season is once again comprised entirely of company productions, four of which are new to Toronto audiences, and features the COC's first mainstage world premiere since 1999, COC premieres of opera rarities and the revival of classic masterpieces. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana SokolovicCanadian Opera Company to Commission New Opera by Composer Ana Sokolovic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, announced today the commission of a new opera for its mainstage by one of Canada's most important composers, Ana Sokolovi?. Titled La Reine-Garçon, the libretto is by Quebec playwright Michel Marc Bouchard and based on his play of the same name. Inspired by Queen Christina of Sweden who ruled the country in the 17th century before abdicating her throne at the age of 27, La Reine-Garçonis currently in development and is scheduled to have its world premiere in the COC's 2019/2020 season. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising StarsCanadian Opera Company to Welcome Three New Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Toronto – The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio, Canada's premier training program for young opera professionals, welcomes three talented new Canadian artists for the 2015/2016 season. Tenors Charles Syand Aaron Sheppard were among the seven finalists featured in the fourth annual Ensemble Studio Competition in November 2014. Sy and Sheppard were top prize winners at the competitive vocal showcase which was the feature event of the COC's Ensemble Studio Competition Gala, Centre Stage, an evening dedicated to the discovery and celebration of the next generation of opera stars. In addition to the two opera singers, the 15/16 Ensemble Studio also welcomes pianist Hyejin Kwon. (more...)

Southern Cross Soloists to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at QPACSouthern Cross Soloists to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Brisbane's renowned chamber music ensemble, Southern Cross Soloists will mark their 20th anniversary this year with an exquisite celebratory concert series featuring internationally acclaimed guest performers presented at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). (more...)

The Jewish Museum to Present REPETITION AND DIFFERENCE Exhibit, 3/13The Jewish Museum to Present REPETITION AND DIFFERENCE Exhibit, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

New York, NY – Artists throughout history have commonly employed repetition— artworks in series, multiples, and copies— for reasons ranging from the commercial to the subversive, while the value placed on repetitions in comparison with “original” works has varied widely. On view at the Jewish Museum from March 13 to August 9, 2015, Repetition and Difference explores these concepts through over 350 historic objects from the collection and recent works by contemporary artists, demonstrating how subtle disruptions in form, color, or design can reveal intriguing information about their creation and meaning. Large groups of seemingly identical objects, including silver coins struck in ancient Lebanon and 19th-century Iranian marriage contracts, will be juxtaposed with recent works by emerging and established international artists Walead Beshty, Sarah Crowner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, N. Dash, John Houck, Koo Jeong A, Kris Martin, Amalia Pica, and Hank Willis Thomas. (more...)

REPETITION AND DIFFERENCE On View at Jewish Museum, 3/13-8/9REPETITION AND DIFFERENCE On View at Jewish Museum, 3/13-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Artists throughout history have commonly employed repetition - artworks in series, multiples, and copies - for reasons ranging from the commercial to the subversive, while the value placed on repetitions in comparison with 'original' works has varied widely. (more...)

'Repetition and Difference' On View 3/13-8/9'Repetition and Difference' On View 3/13-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Artists throughout history have commonly employed repetition- artworks in series, multiples, and copies- for reasons ranging from the commercial to the subversive, while the value placed on repetitions in comparison with 'original' works has varied widely. On view at the Jewish Museum from March 13 to August 9, 2015, Repetition and Difference explores these concepts through over 350 historic objects from the collection and recent works by contemporary artists, demonstrating how subtle disruptions in form, color, or design can reveal intriguing information about their creation and meaning. Large groups of seemingly identical objects, including silver coins struck in ancient Lebanon and 19th-century Iranian marriage contracts, will be juxtaposed with recent works by emerging and established international artists Walead Beshty, Sarah Crowner, Abraham Cruzvillegas, N. Dash, John Houck, Koo Jeong A, Kris Martin, Amalia Pica, and Hank Willis Thomas. (more...)

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