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Pittsburgh Symphony Opens Season With Russian Pianist Danill Trifonov, 9/18Pittsburgh Symphony Opens Season With Russian Pianist Danill Trifonov, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Pittsburgh Symphony Music Director Manfred Honeck opens the 2015-2016 BNY Mellon Grand Classics season with the return of phenomenal Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov on September 18 & 20 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a 'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

TWITTER UPDATE: William Daniels 'All For Creative Interpretation' in HAMILTON'S Treatment of John AdamsTWITTER UPDATE: William Daniels 'All For Creative Interpretation' in HAMILTON'S Treatment of John Adams
by Michael Dale - Sep 2, 2015

1776's original John Adams doesn't mind if the Founding Father he played is presented differently in HAMILTON. (more...)

'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Explore Great African American Singers with the NY Phil, 10/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Eric Owens will begin his tenure as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence by curating, hosting, and performing in In Their Footsteps: Great African American Singers and Their Legacy, conducted by Thomas Wilkins in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More!Berkeley Symphony Announces New Season - Two West Coast Premieres, Beethoven, Berlioz and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

BERKELEY, CA (UPDATED September 1, 2015) – Music Director Joana Carneiro and Berkeley Symphony have announced programming for the 2015-2016 season, including the West Coast premiere of Laterna Magica by Kaija Saariaho, who will be a visiting music professor at UC Berkeley this fall; the West Coast premiere of Mark Grey's new Frankenstein Symphony, co-commissioned with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and the U.S. premiere of Fachwerk by Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, featuring the Bay Area debut of Geir Draugsvoll, a pioneer of the bayan, or classical accordion, for whom the work was written. The Orchestra also welcomes soprano Simone Osborne, and violinist Simone Porter, both making their Bay Area debuts, in addition to a first-time Berkeley Symphony appearance by pianist Conrad Tao. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board ChairPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Appoints Devin McGranahan as New Board Chair
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Devin McGranahan as Chair of the Board, succeeding Richard P. Simmons.  McGranahan's appointment will become effective September 21, 2015, at the Pittsburgh Symphony's Annual Meeting.  The Board also honored Simmons, naming him Board Chair Emeritus. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/1/2015 - A New Valjean, LES MIZ Remembers Kyle and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Broadway welcomes Alfie Boe as its new 'Jean Valjean' and LES MIZ remembers Kyle Jean-Baptiste after curtain call! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTONTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda Reacts to 1776's William Daniels' Plans To See HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2015

Broadway's original John Adams looking forward to seeing the biggest hit musical about the Founding Fathers since 1776. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Closes With New RecordsEdinburgh International Festival Closes With New Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The 2015 Edinburgh International Festival comes to a close today after a hugely successful programme, featuring some of the world's greatest artists, which has extended its reach to audiences both at the Festival and across the world. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda compares Alexander Hamilton vs. Thomas Jefferson to Drake vs. Meek MillLin-Manuel Miranda compares Alexander Hamilton vs. Thomas Jefferson to Drake vs. Meek Mill
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

Hamilton's author/star shows once again how the Founding Fathers were like today's hip-hop artists. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Thomas Cooley Replaces Andrew Staples This Weekend in Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART CloserThomas Cooley Replaces Andrew Staples This Weekend in Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART Closer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for this weekend's closing Mostly Mozart Festival program on August 21 and 22. Thomas Cooley will replace Andrew Staples (who was to make his Festival debut) in singing the tenor part of Haydn's The Creation with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. The program features music by ACME members Timo Andres (solo piano piece TBA), Caleb Burhans (Jahrzeit for string quartet), and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw (Gustave Le Grey), as well as Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the world premiere of 5×5, a suite of five movements commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring musical contributions by each of the five composer-performers on the program - Shaw, Andres, and Burhans plus violinist Ben Russell and cellist/ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen. ACME players for this concert are Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Caleb Burhans and Caitlin Lynch, violas; Clarice Jensen, cello; and Timo Andres, piano. (more...)

John Relyea Replaces Brindley Sherratt in MOSTLY MOZART Closing Concert, 8/21-22John Relyea Replaces Brindley Sherratt in MOSTLY MOZART Closing Concert, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Lincoln Center announces an artist update for this weekend's closing Mostly Mozart Festival program on August 21 and 22. John Relyea will replace Brindley Sherratt (who was to make his Festival debut, and has to cancel for personal reasons) in singing the bass part of Haydn's The Creation with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

CU Presents' 2015-16 Season to Feature Twyla Tharp, Soweto Gospel Choir & MoreCU Presents' 2015-16 Season to Feature Twyla Tharp, Soweto Gospel Choir & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

CU Presents' 2015-16 lineup offers incomparable entertainment, including a special Christmas program by the world-famous Soweto Gospel Choir, the first Boulder performance by Twyla Tharp Dance since 1979 and alt-folk superstars Indigo Girls performing with the CU Symphony Orchestra. Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 at cupresents.org, or call 303-492-8008. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/14/15- 1776STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/14/15- 1776
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Today in 1997, the first Broadway revival of 1776 opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 333 performances. 1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It focuses on, and partly fictionalizes, the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical was made into a film of the same name in 1972. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Musicians Selected for NY Philharmonic 2016 Global Academy Fellowship ProgramMusic Academy of the West Musicians Selected for NY Philharmonic 2016 Global Academy Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Ten outstanding Music Academy of the West musicians have been selected to travel to New York in January 2016 to participate in the second year of the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, which offers opportunities to train and play with Philharmonic musicians, representing a new approach to training the next generation of world-class musicians for successful careers. (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Powerful New Drama Series BILLIONSVIDEO: Showtime Releases Trailer for Powerful New Drama Series BILLIONS
by - Aug 11, 2015

Today, SHOWTIME unveiled the official trailer for its powerful new drama series BILLIONS, premiering Sunday, January 17th (more...)

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