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Chinese Composer/Conductor TAN DUN Joins the SSO for Final Night of Sydney Chinese New Year FestivalChinese Composer/Conductor TAN DUN Joins the SSO for Final Night of Sydney Chinese New Year Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

???????Grammy- and Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero) will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra next month to conduct a one-night only special event - Music under the Moon - to mark the final night of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival celebrations. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Hauser & Wirth Announces Winter-Spring 2017 ExhibitionsHauser & Wirth Announces Winter-Spring 2017 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

For his first exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, American artist Jack Whitten will present new paintings from the series Spatial Dialogues, Quantum Wall, and Portals, as well as new works on paper. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYSAbingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS by Caroline V. McGraw, author of Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Danya Taymor is set to direct. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 SeasonBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Spring 2017 performance and residency series, which runs January 7 through June 17. Tickets for BAC Presents performances in theater, music, and dance can be purchased now at bacnyc.org and 866 811 4111. Throughout the season, BAC Residencies will provide critical support to eleven artists across disciplines to develop new work in BAC's studios. (more...)

Columbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share RootsColumbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share Roots
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest clarinetist David Krakauer, this intriguing, genre-bending program celebrates the origins and influences of klezmer music, the lively and soulful dance tunes played by Jewish folk musicians as they traveled throughout eastern Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Program selections range from folk-flavored classical pieces by Liszt and Johann Strauss to recent works with similarly mixed roots. (more...)

Indie Rock Icon Gary Wilson Releases His First Ever Christmas AlbumIndie Rock Icon Gary Wilson Releases His First Ever Christmas Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The King of Weird, the Master of Low-Fi Funk, Gary Wilson is out to make Christmas a little kookier this year! (more...)

James Welling Selects 65 Works For Foundation Of Contemporary Arts ExhibitionsJames Welling Selects 65 Works For Foundation Of Contemporary Arts Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

James Welling has selected 65 works for an exhibition and sale at David Zwirner in New York to benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA). (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at AbingdonAustin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Art of Elan Announces 2016-17 Season featuring NOW EnsembleArt of Elan Announces 2016-17 Season featuring NOW Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

New Amsterdam is excited to partner with Art of Elan, a pioneering chamber music series which seeks to bring unique music events and the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. For their 10th Anniversary season, Art of Elan has named NewAm's own NOW Ensemble as their ensemble-in-residence, which involves performance opportunities, commissioning opportunities, and possible recording support for the ensemble. (more...)

THE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team UpdatesTHE CALL at the White Bear Theatre Makes Cast and Team Updates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A woman alone in a Samaritan helpline centre takes a call. A voice in the distance. A bomb warning. Or is it a cry for help? (more...)

Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents So Percussion, 12/15Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents So Percussion, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

On Thursday, December 15 at 8:30 p.m., the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-presents S? Percussion in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members featuring the acclaimed percussion quartet alongside special guests Steven Mackey on electric guitar and drummer Bobby Previte. (more...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This FallCharles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

The Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New InitiativesThe Poetry Project Announces 50th Anniversary and New Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The Poetry Project, the legendary downtown mecca for working poets and experimental artists since the days of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with two landmark events. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A2SO Behind the Scenes With Violinist Aaron BerofskySTAGE TUBE: A2SO Behind the Scenes With Violinist Aaron Berofsky
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2016

A2SO goes behind the scenes with special guest violinist Aaron Berofsky.  Check out the video below! (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLERSkirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the L.A. debut of the 'live documentary' The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Today, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. In a one-night-only engagement, taking place in an intimate 300-seat venue, the screening will feature Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrating the film in person while the acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score. Described by author and Harper's Magazine contributing editor Rebecca Solnit as 'a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music,' the documentary traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who experimented for fifty years to find out what a single person can do on behalf of humanity. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - John Cage, Performance Art, and Sound DesignBWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - John Cage, Performance Art, and Sound Design
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Nov 8, 2016

John Cage, an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist, was interested in finding and collecting ordinary sounds to use; he wanted to capture and control them to use them as musical instruments. His pieces included normal objects as the instruments, something previously rejected in terms of art and in terms of sound. Most of the people who are interested in sound, then and now, would use the things he recorded in the field as sound effects: a car driving at 50 miles per hour, rain, or the static between radio stations. But instead, he used them to create music. A Chicago critic wrote about one of his concerts and the musicians' use of "beer bottles, flowerpots, cowbells, and automobile brake drums" to create a musical piece some might call noise, but one that John Cage called music. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish MuseumTovah Feldshuh and More Among November Lineup at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Jewish Museum continues its fall 2016 slate of lectures, discussions, and events in November with Wish You Were Here: Golda Meir portrayed by award-winning actress Tovah Feldshuh, in conversation with the Jewish Museum's Jens Hoffmann; and noted architect and critic Kenneth Frampton discussing the Maison de Verre (The Glass House), Pierre Chareau's signature building in Paris.  (more...)

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Presents a Lecture by Laurie Anderson, 11/6The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum Presents a Lecture by Laurie Anderson, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University, the Smithsonian Affiliate in Miami, announces the 2016 Steven & Dorothea Green Critics' Lecture Series: Laurie Anderson onSunday, November 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the museum located on the campus of Florida International University, 10975 S.W. 17 Street in Miami (directions). (more...)

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