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Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart Set for Mainly Mozart's Mozart & The Mind SeriesGrateful Dead's Mickey Hart Set for Mainly Mozart's Mozart & The Mind Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

Expanding on the success of its inaugural season last summer, Mainly Mozart's innovative Mozart & The Mind (MATM) series, led by Mainly Mozart Artistic Partner Tim Mullen, expands its programming to include two full-length performances and an affiliated public symposium at the University of California, San Diego this season. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE...More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, today, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. (more...)

David Lang's Six-Concert Series COLLECTED STORIES Runs 4/22-29 at Zankel HallDavid Lang's Six-Concert Series COLLECTED STORIES Runs 4/22-29 at Zankel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

From April 22 to April 29, David Lang, holder of Carnegie Hall's 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, guides concertgoers through collected stories, a series in which six distinct themes are explored over six Zankel Hall performances, all at 6:00 p.m. and all curated by Mr. Lang. These multi-genre concerts-entitled hero, spirit, love/loss, travel, (post)folk, and memoir-showcase different modes of storytelling across a wide variety of music, from medieval Beowulf to conceptual John Cage, and include world premieres of new music by Lang, Kate Moore, and Kaki King, all commissioned by Carnegie Hall. (more...)

S.E.M. Ensemble to Celebrate Christian Wolff's 80th Birthday with Concerts in NYC this MonthS.E.M. Ensemble to Celebrate Christian Wolff's 80th Birthday with Concerts in NYC this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2014

The S.E.M. Ensemble, under the direction of Petr Kotik, presents three concerts celebrating composer Christian Wolff's 80th birthday and his unique contribution to the Ostrava Days Institute and Festival. Mostly self-taught and working along such figures as John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Morton Feldman and Frederic Rzewski, Christian Wolff made an important mark on the music of our time. Since Ostrava Days' inception in 2001, Wolff has participated in all but one of the festivals, and some of his most ambitious orchestral works were composed for or performed there. Selected by Artforum as one of the Best of 2013 in Music, Ostrava Days is one of the largest international summer new-music events, combining a three-week institute with a 10-day, 17-event festival and focusing on music for large ensembles. It includes 35 resident-students from around the world, two resident orchestras, and resident composers and musicians who participate in public performances. Besides Christian Wolff, Ostrava Days 2013 included, among others, Philip Glass, Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Lang, Petr Kotik, Carola Bauckholt, Jon Gibson, Charlemagne Palestine, and Petr Cigler. (more...)

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with 'Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!', Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Todays. Details below! (more...)

Callithumpian Consort to Perform at Roulette, 3/28-29Callithumpian Consort to Perform at Roulette, 3/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Roulette presents the music of exceptional, experimental composer Alvin Lucier performed by the Callithumpian Consort, Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29. This unique performance event will feature New York premieres, tickets are $25/20 and can be purchased at: http://roulette.org/events/the-music-of-alvin-lucier-with-the-callithumpian-consort/ (more...)

2014 Avant Music Festival, SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru April 20142014 Avant Music Festival, SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

What's on at The Wild Project? (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 3/14-23Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, 3/14-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE…More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at just $28 and may be purchased by calling the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, online at PNB.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street. (more...)

Massive Mid-Century Masterpieces Link Two Modern Composers in Jacaranda Concert TonightMassive Mid-Century Masterpieces Link Two Modern Composers in Jacaranda Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

Jacaranda's 10th anniversary season continues tonight, February 22, 2014 with a dinner break - a break that separates the performances of two 20-movement mid-twentieth-century masterworks by John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. Each cycle is played by an American pianist with whom the music has become synonymous: Adam Tendler and Christopher Taylor, respectively. The consecutive concerts (Tendler at 5:00 p.m. and Taylor at 7:30 p.m.) will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (more...)

Utah Symphony's Valentine's Day Concert Features Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and More This WeekendUtah Symphony's Valentine's Day Concert Features Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and More This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Flowers, hearts and marriage are showcased in the sounds of love and affection in the Utah Symphony's Valentine's Day performance this weekend, Feb. 14 - 15 at Abravanel Hall. (more...)

Kronos Quartet and Friends to Perform in 40th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall, 3/28Kronos Quartet and Friends to Perform in 40th Anniversary Celebration at Carnegie Hall, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Carnegie Hall celebrates the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking contemporary music ensemble Kronos Quartet with a one-night-only concert in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage featuring collaborations with some of the group's close colleagues and longtime artistic partners on Friday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. The program includes the world premiere of Terry Riley's The Serquent Risadome, commissioned by Carnegie Hall and written for the anniversary, which marks the 27th new work for Kronos by the acclaimed California maverick composer. (more...)

The Wild Project Announces POETIC LICENSE 2014: SHADES OF LOVE and 2014 Avant Music FestivalThe Wild Project Announces POETIC LICENSE 2014: SHADES OF LOVE and 2014 Avant Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The Wild Project has announced some new and exciting events as part of their calender, including Poetic License 2014: Shades of Love and the 2014 Avant Music Festival. (more...)

Meredith Monk Announces National and International Performances, Releases, ResidenciesMeredith Monk Announces National and International Performances, Releases, Residencies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Five decades later and still blazing new trails, Meredith Monk began preparation for her Fiftieth Year celebration with the January 29 announcement of her appointment as the 2014/15 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. Her spring calendar, a prelude to her 50th anniversary events, is crammed with New York, national and international performances, record and CD releases, workshops and residencies designed to showcase Monk's groundbreaking work past and present. (more...)

LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014LA Philharmonic, Norm Lewis, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, Emerson String Quartet and More Set for Lincoln Center, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

This March, Lincoln Center presents American Songbook with 'Jim Caruso's Cast Party Goes to the Movies!', Great Performers concerts by pianist Murray Perahia, the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel, and the Emerson String Quartet, plus Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Saturdays. Details below! (more...)

Utah Symphony's Valentine's Day Concert to Feature Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and More, 2/14-15Utah Symphony's Valentine's Day Concert to Feature Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and More, 2/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Flowers, hearts and marriage are showcased in the sounds of love and affection in the Utah Symphony's Valentine's Day performance on Feb. 14 - 15 at Abravanel Hall. Fall in love with Maestro Thierry Fischer as he leads guest Violinist Itamar Zorman through Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D Major." Composed in 1878, this concerto is one of the best known and is considered to be one of the most technically difficult. (more...)

Massive Mid-Century Masterpieces to Link Two Modern Composers in Jacaranda Concert, 2/22Massive Mid-Century Masterpieces to Link Two Modern Composers in Jacaranda Concert, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Jacaranda's 10th anniversary season continues on Saturday, February 22, 2014 with a dinner break - a break that separates the performances of two 20-movement mid-twentieth-century masterworks by John Cage and Olivier Messiaen. Each cycle is played by an American pianist with whom the music has become synonymous: Adam Tendler and Christopher Taylor, respectively. The consecutive concerts (Tendler at 5:00 p.m. and Taylor at 7:30 p.m.) will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, 1220 Second Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. (more...)

Miller Theatre at Columbia University Presents STEVEN SCHICK: SOLO, TodayMiller Theatre at Columbia University Presents STEVEN SCHICK: SOLO, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

On Today, January 30 and Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:00pm, Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents STEVEN SCHICK: SOLO, a two-night percussion extravaganza that will encompass the world of solo percussion composition from its beginnings in the 1950's avant-garde, to the current day. (more...)

Rachel Rosenthal Company's INSTANT FAIR TALES Adds 2/8-9 ShowsRachel Rosenthal Company's INSTANT FAIR TALES Adds 2/8-9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held on Saturdays, January 25 and February 8, as well as Sundays, January 26 and February 9, 2014. The performances, by Rachel Rosenthal Company's TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble, begin at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturdays, as well as at 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Sundays. Instant Fairy Tales are particularly well suited for children and families. Seating in the intimate performance space is limited to 35 patrons per show. Tickets cost $5. Reservations are necessary to insure seats and can be made online via Brown Paper Tickets at instantfairytales.brownpapertickets.com. The Rachel Rosenthal Company's venue, Espace DbD, is located at 2847 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310-839-0661). Street parking is available. For more information, please see www.rachelrosenthal.org. (more...)

Roulette to Present Neil Rolnick's DYNAMIC RAM & CONCERT GRAND, 2/17Roulette to Present Neil Rolnick's DYNAMIC RAM & CONCERT GRAND, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Roulette presents the world premiere of Neil Rolnick's Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for Bang On A Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow. (more...)

INSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER Debuts This Weekend at Espace DbDINSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER Debuts This Weekend at Espace DbD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held today, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)

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