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Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

GYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonGYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mama Rose, Billy Elliot, Atticus Finch, Eddie Birdlace, and John Adams. Five names, each encapsulating what The Media Theatre's 2015-16 season promises--people who tried their hardest to change the world, to leave an indelible impression so that their lives and the lives touched by their presence and innovation would recognize excellence, courage, and passion. (more...)

Joshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 SeasonJoshua Gersen Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Joshua Gersen, age 30, has been named New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor beginning in September 2015. He will assist Music Director Alan Gilbert and all guest conductors throughout the season, and will lead educational events, including Young People's Concerts and Young People's Concerts for Schools. (more...)

Jeffrey Kahane to Lead LA Chamber Orchestra in Haydn, Prokofiev & Norman's Gran Turismo, 3/14-15Jeffrey Kahane to Lead LA Chamber Orchestra in Haydn, Prokofiev & Norman's Gran Turismo, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents Prokofiev's virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring special guest violinist Joseph Swensen, and Mozart's resplendent Flute Concerto No. 1, highlighting LACO Principal Flute David Shostac, on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, March 15, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Kahane also conducts Haydn's Symphony No. 64 in A major, 'Times Change,' and LACO Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman's Gran Turismo for eight solo violins, which the composer describes as a 'creative joyride' named for 'an addictive car racing video game.' (more...)

New York Choral Society to Present 'For Those We've Loved,' 4/8New York Choral Society to Present 'For Those We've Loved,' 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The New York Choral Society and Music Director David Hayes will continue its season on April 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm at Carnegie Hall with a program titled For Those We've Loved. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of John Adams's Scheherazade.2 - Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra - a Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts - which also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake - take place Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonRichmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Richmond, Virginia Music Director Steven Smith and Executive Director David Fisk announced the 2015-16 season of the Richmond Symphony (RSO). The season features new series, a change of location, world-renowned guest artists and concerts designed to appeal to diverse audiences throughout the Richmond region. The season will again be led by the artistic team of Steven Smith, Lewis T. Booker Music Director Chair, Keitaro Harada, Associate Conductor and Dr. Erin R. Freeman, Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and James Erb Choral Chair. (more...)

AN AFTERNOON WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Set for This Spring at NJPACAN AFTERNOON WITH AUDRA MCDONALD Set for This Spring at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an afternoon with six-time Tony Award and two Grammys winner Audra McDonald Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3PM in Prudential Hall. (more...)

Sonic Boom Music Festival 2015 to Kick Off March 25 in VancouverSonic Boom Music Festival 2015 to Kick Off March 25 in Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Sonic Boom Festival returns for its 28th year of contemporary classical music (new music). This truly unique musical experience will run for only 5 days, from March 25-29th, in two acoustically beautiful venues on Seymour Street in downtown Vancouver - the Orpheum Annex and Pyatt Hall. (more...)

Gillian Alexy to Co-Star in WGN America's OUTSIDERSGillian Alexy to Co-Star in WGN America's OUTSIDERS
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

According to Deadline, Gillian Alexy (ROYAL PAINS, THE AMERICANS) has signed on for the female lead in WGN America's upcoming series OUTSIDERS, created by playwright Peter Mattei. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The 110-member Los Angeles Master Chorale continues its vital role of expanding the choral music repertoire when Artistic Director Grant Gershon conducts two highly anticipated world premieres based on the theme of ascension by Swan Family Composer in Residence Shawn Kirchner and distinguished Korean-American composer Nackkum Paik on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 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. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announces Music Director Edo de Waart as Conductor Laureate, September 2017Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Announces Music Director Edo de Waart as Conductor Laureate, September 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra has announced that Music Director Edo de Waart will become its conductor laureate in September 2017. De Waart has led the orchestra since the 2009.10 season and has raised the artistic profile of the MSO to the highest levels. Highlights of his remarkable tenure include a critically acclaimed appearance at Carnegie Hall as part of the Spring for Music Festival; a fully-staged production of Mozart's Don Giovanni with a renowned international cast; a celebrated Rachmaninoff cycle; a festival featuring the works of composer John Adams; and numerous recording releases on the MSO's digital label. In the conductor laureate role, Edo de Waart will continue to appear annually with the MSO from the 2017.18 season onward. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 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 andEthan 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 Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6MET MUSEUM PRESENTS Releases Schedule of March Events, Beg. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Civilians: The End and The Beginning Friday, 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...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

BNY Mellon Grand Classics Season Highlights: Itzhak Perlman in Cinema Serenade — The season begins with the return of perennial favorite violinist Itzhak Perlman performing music from the golden age of the Silver Screen as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony Gala, Cinema Serenade. The Performer-Composer — Forget one Composer of the Year; instead Heinz Hall will host four performer-composers — Daniil Trifonov, Conrad Tao, Stewart Copeland and Cameron Carpenter — who will present their own works with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra this year. Conductor Debuts — The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra welcomes four outstanding international conductors to the podium this season — Spain's Gustavo Gimeno, Czech Republic's Ji?í B?lohlávek, Brazil's Marcelo Lehninger and Costa Rica's Giancarlo Guerrero. “The Earth” — Following the success of “The Planets” in the 2013-2014 season, the Pittsburgh Symphony offers a stunning musical and visual journey around our home planet. Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. John Passion — Handel's much adored oratorio returns to the Heinz Hall stage for one night only this December, and Bach's St. John Passion makes its debut in Heinz Hall in a newly designed, semi-staged production in March. (more...)

Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, featuring a concert of music from iconic moments throughout the history of the free concert series, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces the start of its 2015 series BACH, REVISITED. The "enticing," "alluring," and "intriguing" (The New York Times) series returns, pairing contemporary composers with Bach. (more...)

BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

After eight seasons with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert will step down as music director in 2017, the orchestra said. (more...)

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