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James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA OperaJames Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINTWorks & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN AMERICAHawaii Symphony Orchestra Presents MADE IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Here's one New Year's resolution that's easy to keep: Make plans to enjoy beautiful live symphonic music with your ohana and the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO). The HSO opens 2017 with "Made In America" - a stellar afternoon of American music led by HSO Artistic Advisor Maestro JoAnn Falletta and featuring pianist William Wolfram on Sunday, January 8 at 4 pm. This matinee concert showcases great American composers of today such John Corigliano, as well as icons Gershwin and Bernstein. The centerpiece of the afternoon is Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F major. "Made In America" also features Barber's The School for Scandal Overture and John Corigliano's Phantasmagoria Suite from his opera The Ghosts of Versailles, which was first performed at the Metropolitan Opera in 1991.  (more...)

Composers Chen-Hui, Wang Jie, And Hannah Lash To Receive Commissions From League Of American OrchestraComposers Chen-Hui, Wang Jie, And Hannah Lash To Receive Commissions From League Of American Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Three composers -- Chen-Hui Jen, Wang Jie, and Hannah Lash -- will each receive orchestral commissions of $15,000 as part of the League of American Orchestras' 2016 Women Composers Readings and Commissions program, which is administered by the American Composers Orchestra and EarShot and supported by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. (more...)

Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film ScoresMinnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Minnesota Symphony is moving toward featuring live soundtracks to popular films, which has been a big draw for audiences.  This season, they are performing live to five films, among some are 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille', and 'ET'. (more...)

MUSIQA Presents 'The White Album' in at The Hobby CenterMUSIQA Presents 'The White Album' in at The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents 'The White Album,' the second in its series of major concert series in its 15th Anniversary Season. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy AwardSan Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Holiday Concert in the RotundaWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Holiday Concert in the Rotunda
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Sunday, December 18 and Monday, December 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the annual Holiday Concert featuring New York composers and a World Premiere Commission by Grawemeyer Award-winning Composer Sebastian Currier.  Celebrate the season with the joyous sounds of holiday music in the museum's iconic rotunda. George Steel conducts the Vox Vocal Ensemble in what has become a revered annual tradition. (more...)

YPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert HallYPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuńez continue their groundbreaking Transient Glory new music series with the world premieres of six choral works for young voices in concerts at National Sawdust on Today, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Colburn School Honors Violinist Akiko Meyers At TASTE OF COLBURN, 3/18/17Colburn School Honors Violinist Akiko Meyers At TASTE OF COLBURN, 3/18/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On March 18, 2017, the Colburn School will honor alumna Anne Akiko Meyers at Taste of Colburn, an annual benefit event held on the school's Grand Avenue campus to support scholarship funds for the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. Ms. Meyers will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. In recognition of their philanthropy and contributions to the Colburn School community, Alice and Joe Coulombe will be recognized as civic honorees. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season today, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces New Music StaffFlorida Grand Opera Announces New Music Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is pleased to announce the promotion and addition of new members to its music staff. Katherine Kozak, continuing in the position of Chorus Master at Florida Grand Opera and celebrating 20 years in the opera industry, will be promoted to also serve as Head Coach of the company's Young Artist Program. Howard Lubin will serve as Senior Coach, and Paul Schwartz and Paul Kovacovic will fill the roles of staff accompanists. (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Is Joined by Duo Scorpio for the Opening of Its 2016-17 Season at Chelsea's The CellAmerican Modern Ensemble Is Joined by Duo Scorpio for the Opening of Its 2016-17 Season at Chelsea's The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

American Modern Ensemble, the critically-acclaimed new music group praised by The New York Times as "simply first-rate," opens its 2016-17 season joined by the harp duo Duo Scorpio at The Cell in Chelsea on Friday, November 18: a concert of harp-centric music ranging from a 1949 piece by the maverick Lou Harrison to three works written in the past five years by two young leading-edge composers, Robert Paterson and Andy Akiho. The concert is AME's annual fundraising event, featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOKOrlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'FlynnCherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra to Present West Coast Debut of Schoenberg's SCATTERLA Chamber Orchestra to Present West Coast Debut of Schoenberg's SCATTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Rising French conductor Alexandre Bloch, principal guest conductor of Dusseldorf Symphoniker, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut conducting the West Coast premiere of Adam Schoenberg's Scatter, a triple concerto written for and featuring genre-defying PROJECT Trio, on Saturday, November 12, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, November 13, 2016, 7 pm, Royce Hall. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOKOrlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Barber of Seville is one of the most sparkling, effervescent comedies ever created and Opera San Jose is pleased to observe the 200th anniversary of this richly entertaining comedy by making it our second production of the 2016-17 season. This joke-a-minute masterpiece spread across the world like wildfire from its 1816 premiere, and it remains among one of the most popular works for the stage today. Charged with vocal fireworks, Rossini's Barber of Seville received 989 performances in 227 productions at 154 cities across the globe in the past two years alone. It made Rossini world famous and has become the most popular comic opera of all time. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Jazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, TodayJazz Pianist Aaron Diehl to Join Alan Gilbert and the NY Phil for Opening Gala Concert, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl will join Music Director Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for the 2016-17 season Opening Gala Concert, performing Gershwin's Concerto in F in his New York Philharmonic debut, Today, September 21, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. The concert launches the New York Philharmonic's 175th anniversary season and Music Director Alan Gilbert's farewell season with a program honoring the Philharmonic's legacy of premiering important works, particularly music connected to New York City. As previously announced, the concert will also feature the New York Premiere of John Corigliano's Stomp for Orchestra and Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9, From the New World. (more...)

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