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James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA OperaJames Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

LA Opera to Stage Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO This WinterLA Opera to Stage Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

General Director Placido Domingo announced that LA Opera's next production-Mozart's sparkling comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, conducted by Music Director James Conlon-will take audiences on a delightful journey aboard the fabled Orient Express, thanks to a cleverly updated staging by director James Robinson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LA Opera's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIOPhoto Flash: First Look at LA Opera's THE ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

General Director Placido Domingo announced that LA Opera's next production-Mozart's sparkling comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, conducted by Music Director James Conlon-will take audiences on a delightful journey aboard the fabled Orient Express, thanks to a cleverly updated staging by director James Robinson.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Celebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth SymphonyCelebrate New Beginnings with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony - a joyful celebration of music, community and hope - on Thursday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m. Maestro JoAnn Falletta leads the HSO, performing with the O?ahu Choral Society and Artistic Director Dr. Esther S. Yoo, and nationally noted guest soloists Rachel Schutz, soprano; Charlene Chi, mezzo-soprano; Kip Wilborn, tenor; and Jeremy M. Wong, baritone. Considered by many to be the greatest piece of music ever written, Beethoven's final symphony has become a universal anthem of humankind, with a message of optimism and faith at the dawn of the New Year. Its majestic closing movement featuring Friedrich Schiller's poem "An die Freude" ("Ode to Joy"), with additions made by the composer himself, is a breathtaking experience.  (more...)

Christopher Walker Elected to L.A. Opera Board of DirectorsChristopher Walker Elected to L.A. Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Marc Stern, chairman of LA Opera's board of directors, announced today that Christopher Walker was elected to the board at a meeting held today. Mr. Walker previously served on the LA Opera board from 2003 through 2013.  (more...)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for GrammyWUTHERING HEIGHTS Opera Makes Opera News' Top 10; Blanton Alspaugh Nominated for Grammy
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

 The Florentine Opera's original recording of Wuthering Heights makes Opera News' 10 Best in Opera recordings of the Year in 2016. Read more at OperaNews.com. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy AwardSan Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

Stravinsky Funeral Song: US Premiere and More AnnouncedStravinsky Funeral Song: US Premiere and More Announced
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Following its rediscovery last year and performance in St. Petersburg in December, Stravinsky's Funeral Song receives premieres in 15 countries around the world, programmed by leading orchestras and conductors. (more...)

The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5The Goldman Sonnenfeldt Auditorium to Present PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

'PREformances with Allison Charney" December 5th Concert to feature violinist Laura Goldberg, composer Moshe Knoll, soprano, Indira Mahajan, mezzo-soprano Sara Murphy and Russian-born American pianist Julia Zilberquit. (more...)

Robert Trevino Appointed Basque National Orchestra's New Music DirectorRobert Trevino Appointed Basque National Orchestra's New Music Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Robert Trevino, one of the most highly-rated young American conductors, appointed Music Director of the Basque National OrchestraThe much-praised David Zinman protege promises 'intense music-making' from the new partnership, to begin in the 2017-18 season. (more...)

United Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERSUnited Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents Soul of Pulchritude: A Night with Stephen Salters a one night only Benefit Boston concert from an internationally renowned baritone. Stephen Salters and Randolph Fuller are proud to partner with Union United Methodist Church for their 'Called to Serve' Campaign!  The updated program will be as follows: (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra President Trey Devey Headed to InterlochenCincinnati Symphony Orchestra President Trey Devey Headed to Interlochen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following eight extraordinary years leading the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO), the Orchestra announced today that President Trey Devey will be stepping down in six months to assume the presidency of the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan's largest arts institution. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Music StaffFlorida Grand Opera Announces New Music Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the promotion and addition of new members to its music staff. Katherine Kozak, continuing in the position of Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera and celebrating 20 years in the opera industry, will be promoted to also serve as Head Coach of the company's Young Artist Program. Howard Lubin will serve as Senior Coach, and Paul Schwartz and Paul Kovacovic will fill the roles of staff accompanists. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Juanjo Mena will Serve Principal ConductorCincinnati May Festival Announces Acclaimed Artist Juanjo Mena will Serve Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal ConductorCincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Present Bach-Focused HEROES AND DRAGONS This DecemberMusica Viva NY to Present Bach-Focused HEROES AND DRAGONS This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir of thirty professionals and highly skilled volunteers dedicated to creating imaginative programs that offer joy, solace, renewal and inspiration in a busy world-presents Heroes and Dragons: J.S. Bach and the Epic Cantata on Sunday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church.  (more...)

LA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa MonicaLA Opera Sets Live Simulcasts of MACBETH in South Gate and Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that the company's third season of annual live simulcasts will expand to two locations this year. (more...)

Pittance Chamber Music Announces 2016/17 Season with Three Unique Concerts featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra?Pittance Chamber Music Announces 2016/17 Season with Three Unique Concerts featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Pittance Chamber Music announces 2016/17 season with three unique concerts featuring members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Opera Orchestra: October 9, 2016, 3pm at the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion; February 3, 2017, 8pm at Zipper Hall, The Colburn School; and March 26, 2017, 3pm, returning to the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall. Special guests include Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artists Summer Hassan, soprano and Theo Hoffman, baritone, and Los Angeles Opera Richard Seaver Music Director, conductor James Conlon. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Marc Stern, chairman of LA Opera's board of directors, announced today that Placido Domingo has renewed his contract as the company's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director through the end of the 2021/22 season. (more...)

New World Symphony Announces 2016-17 WALLCAST Concert SeriesNew World Symphony Announces 2016-17 WALLCAST Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Led by Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), launches the fifth season of its WALLCAST concert series, presented by Citi, onOctober 15. The series features 11 concerts projected on the 7,000 square-foot eastern facade of the New World Center for audiences in adjacent SoundScape Park, which is equipped with over 160 Meyer Sound speakers for an immersive sound experience. (more...)

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