John Adams News

The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie HallThe New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more...)

NAKED LUNCH: THE MUSICAL Comes to St. Sebastian Players TheatreNAKED LUNCH: THE MUSICAL Comes to St. Sebastian Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Like many undergraduates at Yale University in the mid-1960s, Bill Hannay was fond of avant garde literature, especially if it tested people's commitment to the constitutional principle of freedom of expression. He followed, for example, the obscenity trials over the publication of the novel Naked Lunch underway in Los Angeles and Boston. The latter turned out to one of the last landmark decisions on obscenity in the 20th Century. Hannay's passion for the law led him to a career as an attorney, and he has been a partner at Chicago's Schiff Hardin LLP for 30 years, but another life-long passion - for the theater - never waned, either. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy-Award Winner William Daniels Talks Playing Mr. Feeny, KITT & Dr. CraigBWW Interview: Emmy-Award Winner William Daniels Talks Playing Mr. Feeny, KITT & Dr. Craig
by Kevin Pollack - Apr 20, 2017

Many fans may remember William Daniels from TV on shows like Boy Meets World (Mr. George Feeny), St. Elsewhere (Dr. Craig), Night Rider (KITT) and the Broadway cast and film of the first historical musical of our founding fathers, 1776 (John Adams). (more...)

Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13Long Beach Opera Presents AS ONE, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On May 13, 20. & 21, 2017, Long Beach Opera (LBO) will present the highly anticipated Southern California premiere of As One, an inspiring story about identity, authenticity and compassion by composer Laura Kaminsky with librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed.  (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, 5/4Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of John Adams' two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven for its Westside Connections series on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Santa Monica's Moss Theater.  The program features Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, as beloved for his insightful introductions and versatility as for his artistry as a pianist and conductor, doing double-duty as piano soloist and commentator for the Beethoven-themed program.  Also showcased is Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat major, “Archduke,” composed in 1811, which takes fragments of two late Beethoven piano works and processes them in his own transformative musical language that pays homage to the electric vitality of Beethoven's musical forms.  Joining Kahane are LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who curates Westside Connections; special guest Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; and LACO Principal Cello Andrew Shulman.  NPR's Renée Montagne interviews the special guests and moderates a short Q&A at the conclusion of each program.  The 2017 Westside Connections series, Music: The Mirror of Time, features explorations of musical masterworks that emerged from times of triumph and tragedy in England, Russia and Germany. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony SeriesPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Summer With The Symphony Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony returns for its third season in June, offering a diverse selection of concerts - from classics to hip-hop and everything in between. There are so many ways to add the perfect musical spark to summer in Pittsburgh! (more...)

LV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed WorksLV Philharmonic's 2017-18 Season Features 15 Never-Performed Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic and Music Director Donato Cabrera announced the 2017 - 2018 concert season today, which will include 13 performances from September 9, 2017 - May 19, 2018 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICESBAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAMBrooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 SeasonSan Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Buchbinder's Birthday With Concert, 4/28Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Buchbinder's Birthday With Concert, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are celebrating legendary pianist Rudolf Buchbinder's birthday at the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Buchbinder Birthday Concert on April 28 at Heinz Hall, as part of the two-week Spring Viennese Festival. (more...)

Random Access Music Presents RANDOM TRAVEL MUSIC at Art Share LARandom Access Music Presents RANDOM TRAVEL MUSIC at Art Share LA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

In a new production titled Random Travel Music, members of the New York City based composer/performer collective, Random Access Music (RAM), will be presented on the West Coast on Wednesday, April 19th at Art Share L.A. at 7:30pm. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, 5/4Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of John Adams' two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven for its Westside Connections series on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Santa Monica's Moss Theater.  The program features Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, as beloved for his insightful introductions and versatility as for his artistry as a pianist and conductor, doing double-duty as piano soloist and commentator for the Beethoven-themed program.  Also showcased is Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat major, “Archduke,” composed in 1811, which takes fragments of two late Beethoven piano works and processes them in his own transformative musical language that pays homage to the electric vitality of Beethoven's musical forms.  Joining Kahane are LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who curates Westside Connections; special guest Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; and LACO Principal Cello Andrew Shulman.  NPR's Renée Montagne interviews the special guests and moderates a short Q&A at the conclusion of each program.  The 2017 Westside Connections series, Music: The Mirror of Time, features explorations of musical masterworks that emerged from times of triumph and tragedy in England, Russia and Germany. (more...)

Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29Alan Gilbert To Lead 26th Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with soprano Ying Fang as soloist, at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 29, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 26th Annual Free Memorial Day Concert offered by the New York Philharmonic, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City. (more...)

Music and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th SeasonMusic and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is delighted to announce Soundstreams' 35th season. The main stage series features five sensational shows: Northern Encounters, with music and dance from Canada and Finland performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra; Musik fur das Ende, which is an immersive experience of iconic Quebecois composer Claude Vivier's transformative work; Tan Dun's Water Passion after St. Matthew, a contemporary reimagining of Bach's masterpiece; Freddy's Tune, featuring cross-genre inspirations from the famous theme King Frederick gifted to Bach; and The Little Match Girl Passion, the provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning work by David Lang. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKSNew York Philharmonic Presents The Second Of Four Week Event, ALAN GILBERT'S FINAL WEEKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

In the second of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead the Orchestra in a program that highlights important artistic relationships he has cultivated during his tenure. (more...)

Review Roundup: David Robertson Conducting the St. Louis Symphony in John Adam's TributeReview Roundup: David Robertson Conducting the St. Louis Symphony in John Adam's Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Music Director David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in a concert performance of John Adams's critically acclaimed oratorio,The Gospel According to the Other Mary, on Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program featured mezzo-sopranos Kelley O'Connor as Mary Magdalene and Michaela Martens as Martha, with tenor Jay Hunter Morris as Lazarus. The cast also includes countertenorsDaniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, and Nathan Medley, and the St. Louis Symphony Chorus, directed by Amy Kaiser. (more...)

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