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Jeffrey Kahane to Lead World Premiere by Ted Hearne for LA Chamber OrchestraJeffrey Kahane to Lead World Premiere by Ted Hearne for LA Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, concludes its 46th season with a world premiere by Ted Hearne, a composer hailed for his 'off beat imagination' (New Music Box) whose new work, Respirator, culminates the Orchestra's unique 'Sound Investment' commissioning program on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. The concert also features Jonathan Biss, 'one of the most accomplished pianists of the younger generation' (BBC Music Magazine), who performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major. In addition, Kahane conducts Mendelssohn's Nocturne & Scherzo, evocative incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream; as well as Mendelssohn's exuberant Symphony No. 4 in A major, 'Italian.' Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks providing insights into the program's music and artists held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, feature Kahane in conversation with Hearne. After the performance, ticket holders are invited to mingle with friends and musicians at an after-party in the lobby with complimentary drinks and appetizers. (more...)

BRIC Sets 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! LineupBRIC Sets 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

BRIC is pleased to announce the lineup for its 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, which will comprise 29 performances, June 3 - August 12. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn's eclecticism and diversity, will feature a wide array of free, world-class performances in the singular environs of the Prospect Park Bandshell. (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie HallTony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Audra McDonald performs tonight, April 29, 2015 in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She will be joined by music director and pianist Andy Einhorn, bassist Mark Vanderpoel, and drummer Gene Lewin. (more...)

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/21-6/14Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/21-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Tickets are already flying like loaded dice, as theater fans snatch up seats for Guys and Dolls, which will run May 21-June 14 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. (more...)

New York Phil to Present CONTACT! as Part of 'Focus on Japan'New York Phil to Present CONTACT! as Part of 'Focus on Japan'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The sixth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, concludes with "Focus on Japan," Friday, June 5, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, led by Jeffrey Milarsky in his Philharmonic debut. The program co-presented with Met Museum Presents, the live arts series at the Metropolitan Museum, will feature modern and contemporary works by Japanese composers and a work influenced by Japan: Takemitsu's Archipelago S for 21 players; Messiaen's Japan-inspired Sept Haikai, with Stephen Gosling as piano soloist; the U.S. Premiere of Misato Mochizuki's Si bleu, si calme; and the World Premiere-New York Philharmonic Commission of Dai Fujikura's Infinite String. (more...)

Viola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBOViola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Deadline writes that VIOLA Davis will portray the iconic Harriet Tubman in an upcoming film for HBO. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to End Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD, 6/5San Francisco Girls Chorus to End Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Friday, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa has announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and featuring guest composer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her Hold my own with the composer as soloist, John Cage's iconic Living Room Music, Meredith Monk's Panda Chant, selections from Lou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Viatonten Valsi and John Adams' Desert Chorus—both with Kihlstedt on violin, William Schuman's Requiescat and To Thy Love, Lisa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and The Andrews Sisters' “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Beat Me Daddy”. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Eric & Mr. Feeney Return on Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD!VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Eric & Mr. Feeney Return on Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD!
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

On all new episode of Disney Channel's GIRL MEETS WORLD, Riley's met some outrageous things, but you won't believe what she'll meet next, including the return of Mr. Feeney! (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 SeasonCalifornia Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (April 21, 2015) – The California Symphony, entering its third season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, is expanding its regional profile in Northern California, performing concerts in three new venues beginning in June. The orchestra, based in Walnut Creek, will perform three concerts in summer 2015 and eight concerts during its 2015-16 season, including at its home at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek as well as at Oakland's Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden, the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center's Lincoln Theater in Yountville, and at the Concord Pavilion in Concord. The orchestra is focused on American repertoire, nurturing new American composers as part of its Young American Composer in Residence program, and bringing music to people in new and unconventional settings as well as performing the most revered core classical repertoire. In May 2016, the orchestra and guitarist Jason Vieaux perform the world premiere of the new concerto commission by Dan Visconti, current Young American Composer in Residence, in concert in Walnut Creek and Yountville. Other season highlights include an American Roots program with pianist Charlie Albright performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a showcase of two California Symphony principal musicians in a little-heard R. Strauss double concerto, a rooftop outdoor performance with Postmodern Jukebox, performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms' Symphony No. 2, the orchestra's first performance accompanying the live classic film The Wizard of Oz, and holiday music with Pacific Boychoir. Season subscription ticket packages go on sale today, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 am. (more...)

Oakland East Bay Symphony Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonOakland East Bay Symphony Releases Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Oakland, CA, April 21, 2015 – Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony have announced an unusually eclectic season for 2015-2016 including premieres, guest artists and music spanning 300 years from Bach to today in seven concerts at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Highlights of the 27th season include guest artists Kenneth Renshaw, Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ, Tracy Silverman And Amy Likar Plus Toland Vocal Arts Competition And Young Artist Competition Winners. In keeping with its programming philosophy of presenting an insightful and innovative palette of music that represents a variety of traditions—and creating a few—Maestro Morgan and the Symphony will perform music by Mason Bates, John Adams, Martin Rokeach, David Conte, Bendix, Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Bernstein, Cherubini, Stravinsky, Ravel and Frank Sinatra. Of special note are thematic programs including Notes From Vietnam, which will introduce audiences to music and guest artists from symphonic traditions other than the mainstream, a new annual “Lost Romantics” series in which Morgan will conduct gorgeous and compelling but somewhat forgotten music by composers who were better known in their time than ours and vocal soloists who have won the Oakland-based James Toland Vocal Competition in their debuts. All concerts will be preceded by a pre-performance talk one hour before curtain, free to all ticket-holders. For complete season information, visit www.oebs.org and follow the Symphony at www.facebook.com/OEBSymphony , Twitter@OakSym and Youtube: oebsym   (more...)

Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jeffrey Kahane will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform an all-Mozart program featuring Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 and Symphony No. 38, Prague, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Revival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the MetRevival of Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Opens 5/1 at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Stravinsky's twentieth-century operatic masterpiece The Rake's Progress will return to the Met stage for a revival of three performances only, opening May 1 and continuing through May 9. Music Director James Levine leads the performances, with rising stars Paul Appleby and Layla Claire in the central roles of the carefree Tom Rakewell and his faithful sweetheart, Anne Trulove; Stephanie Blythe as Baba the Turk, the hot-tempered bearded lady whose life becomes entangled with Tom's; English bass Brindley Sherratt in his Met debut as Anne's father, Trulove; and Gerald Finley as Nick Shadow, the mysterious man who encourages Tom to trade respectability for a life of aimless pleasure. (more...)

John Adams, Frank Gehry and Lucinda Childs to Talk AVAILABLE LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 6/5John Adams, Frank Gehry and Lucinda Childs to Talk AVAILABLE LIGHT at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

In a collaboration between the LA Phil and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, "Available Light -- Creators in Conversation" reunites choreographer Lucinda Childs, composer John Adams, and architect Frank Gehry, in a post-performance discussion about the evolution of Available Light, the production that opened the Temporary Contemporary (Geffen/MOCA) 31 years ago. This conversation is open to ticket holders for the Available Light performance on Friday, June 5. (more...)

The Indigo Girls Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a One-Night-Only Concert, 4/30The Indigo Girls Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a One-Night-Only Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - better known as The Indigo Girls - for a one-night-only concert featuring their greatest hits - with an orchestral twist - on April 30 at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'SThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'S
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2015-2016 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy's series. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2015 –The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Friday, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa has announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director Valérie Sainte-Agathe and featuring guest composer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her Hold my own with the composer as soloist, John Cage's iconic Living Room Music, Meredith Monk's Panda Chant, selections from Lou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Viatonten Valsi and John Adams' Desert Chorus—both with Kihlstedt on violin, William Schuman's Requiescat and To Thy Love, Lisa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and The Andrews Sisters' “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Beat Me Daddy”. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

Review Roundup: English National Opera's 9/11 Opera BETWEEN WORLDSReview Roundup: English National Opera's 9/11 Opera BETWEEN WORLDS
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2015

Between Worlds is the highly anticipated operatic debut from composer Tansy Davies, who collaborates with director Deborah Warner and librettist Nick Drake on this world premiere from the English National Opera. (more...)

Medici.tv to Stream Live Webcast of NY Philharmonic at Philharmonie de Paris, 4/25Medici.tv to Stream Live Webcast of NY Philharmonic at Philharmonie de Paris, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

On Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m., EDT, medici.tv (www.medici.tv) will present a free, live webcast of the New York Philharmonic's concert, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, of 20th- and 21st-century music at the newly opened Philharmonie de Paris, marking the first time an American orchestra is performing at the venue. (more...)

Mamie Gummer Set for Recurring Role on WGN's America's MANHATTANMamie Gummer Set for Recurring Role on WGN's America's MANHATTAN
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Mamie Gummer has signed on for a recurring role on the second season of WGN America's MANHATTAN. (more...)

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