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New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!New York Philharmonic Sets 2015-16 Season of New-Music Series CONTACT!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Entering its seventh season in 2015-16, CONTACT!, the Philharmonic's new-music series, will extend its reach across New York City through a new partnership with National Sawdust (formerly Original Music Workshop), a new, non-profit, state-of-the-art music venue opening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in October 2015. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & Loyola Marymount University Launch New PartnershipBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & Loyola Marymount University Launch New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company, today announced the launch of a new partnership with Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The partnership with the Los Angeles based university marks the first of its kind, adding to the Company's existing collegiate education programs. Spanning a total of four years, the partnership will bring the Company's works and their pedagogical and performative philosophy to LMU's campus and the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Sadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2015 SeasonSadler's Wells Announces Autumn/Winter 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Autumn / Winter 2015 Season at Sadler's Wells has just been announced. (more...)

YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMAYOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW, 1960-1971 to Open 5/17 at the MoMA
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Now, over 40 years later, Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 surveys the decisive decade that led up to that unauthorized exhibition at MoMA, bringing together approximately 125 of her early objects, works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, and films, alongside rarely seen archival materials. On view from May 17 to September 7, 2015, this is the first exhibition at MoMA dedicated exclusively to the artist's work. (more...)

New World Symphony Launches New John Cage WebsiteNew World Symphony Launches New John Cage Website
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), today announced the launch of 'Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Celebration,' a free, online resource dedicated to the works of one of the 20th century's most influential, innovative and provocative composers nws.edu/JohnCage/. Content for the website derives from New World Symphony's three-day program Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration (February 8-10, 2013), the most ambitious and comprehensive commemoration of the artist's legacy mounted during the hundredth anniversary of his birth. The site, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, represents works from throughout Cage's career, with performance videos of some of the composer's best-known pieces as well as works that have never before been presented or documented in this way. (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...)

Mariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance SeriesMariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 30th International Dance Series, a season marked with important American, West Coast and Center premieres to be discovered and enjoyed by audiences from throughout Southern California. The distinctive personalities of each company in the Center's 2015 - 2016 International Dance Series come to life, from opulent and classical to daring, bold and contemporary. (more...)

Bill T. Jones to Narrate STORY/TIME at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 10/10Bill T. Jones to Narrate STORY/TIME at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

In a rare stage appearance, Bill T. Jones narrates personal stories in this captivating multidisciplinary work Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 East Atherton Street, Long Beach, California. (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...)

READYMADE CABARET Begins 4/25 at Judson ChurchREADYMADE CABARET Begins 4/25 at Judson Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Readymade Cabaret is helmed by the dynamic female duo of director Erin B. Mee and playwright Jessie Bear. Mee and Bear's last collaboration on A Serious Banquet was heralded by Show Business Weekly as a 'profound immersive theatrical experience where performance and life intertwine effortlessly... collaborators Jessie Bear and Erin Mee are paving the way to a profound immersive theatrical experience where performance and life intertwine effortlessly. Let them begin again, and again, andagain.' (more...)

John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

John King's residency at The Stone is an immersion into works from the past 20 years from his catalogue, including 7 world premieres performed by FLUX and Secret Quartets, TILT Brass, String Noise, Jenny Lin, Jeanann Dara and Carol To. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra  at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead London Symphony Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

WHAT: Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) makes his second stop of the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall when he returns to lead the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), one of the world's great orchestras, and powerhouse pianist Yuja Wang, Tuesday, March 24, at 8 pm. (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble to Present SOUND MAZE FOR MAX Installation, 4/3-5/3The Paul Dresher Ensemble to Present SOUND MAZE FOR MAX Installation, 4/3-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Paul Dresher Ensemble, in co-production with Fort Mason Center Presents and Behavioral Intervention for Autism, proudly announces the World Premiere of Sound Maze for Max, a new sound installation that features ten newly invented musical instruments that have been collaboratively designed and built by Paul Dresher, Alex Vittum and Daniel Schmidt. Sound Maze for Max will be open daily in the Firehouse at Fort Mason Center from April 4th through May 3rd, 2015. (more...)

Seven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 SeasonSeven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Jewish Museum of New York to Open New Modern Art & American TV ExhibitJewish Museum of New York to Open New Modern Art & American TV Exhibit
by Danielle DeSisto - Mar 13, 2015

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced the look and content of network television in its formative years, will be on view at the Jewish Museum from May 1, 2015 through September 20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: MIXED REP - CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET Was An Evening Of Beauty And EmotionBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2015: MIXED REP - CEDAR LAKE CONTEMPORARY BALLET Was An Evening Of Beauty And Emotion
by Barry Lenny - Mar 11, 2015

The first of two performances by Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, from New York, Mixed Rep, featured three short and contrasting pieces. (more...)

The Joyce Theatre Presents the U.S. Debut of CENTRE NATIONAL de DANSE CONTEMPORAINE-ANGERS Directed by Robert Swinston, 3/10-15The Joyce Theatre Presents the U.S. Debut of CENTRE NATIONAL de DANSE CONTEMPORAINE-ANGERS Directed by Robert Swinston, 3/10-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Linda Shelton Executive Director, proudly presents the U.S. debut of Le Centre National de Danse Contemporaine-Angers (CNDC) from March 10 - 15. For this highly anticipated debut, CNDC, under the artistic direction of former Merce Cunningham dancer and prote?ge? Robert Swinston, will perform Event, a compilation of excerpts from pieces choreographed by Cunningham from 1965-1990. Tickets range in price from $10-$49 ($26-$37 for Joyce Theater members), and can be purchased through JoyceCharge online at www.Joyce.org , by calling 212-242-0800, or at The Joyce Theater box office at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 SeasonYo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt today announced the UW World Series 2015-16 Season, featuring internationally acclaimed artists in music and dance from around the globe. (more...)

Pianist Fazil Say to Perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 4/11Pianist Fazil Say to Perform with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (March 3, 2015)—In the final concert of its annual series at Carnegie Hall this season, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra will be joined by Turkish pianist-composer Faz?l Say for the New York premiere of his new Chamber Symphony, Op. 62, commissioned by Orpheus as part of its American Notes initiative. Mr. Say also performs Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major with Orpheus as soloist. Making his Orpheus debut this season, Mr. Say last performed in the US at the Met Museum in April 2012. Orpheus will also perform Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and Haydn's Symphony No. 80 in D minor, both signature works from its Deutsche Grammophon catalog. (more...)

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