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Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Sets New Performances, Talks for Spring 2016 SeasonMetropolitan Museum of Art Announces Sets New Performances, Talks for Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum recently announced new performances and talks as part of the spring 2016 season. Leading with live arts by visionary artists, the 2015-16 season has presented unexpected and adventurous offerings in new spaces, and this spring, that line of singular programming will continue with newly added events. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

Full Cast Set for The Greene Space's Kathleen Turner-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROLFull Cast Set for The Greene Space's Kathleen Turner-Led A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Performances of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a radio drama inspired by the Charles Dickens classic, have become a beloved holiday tradition at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC and WQXR. This year, for the first time, the legendary role of Scrooge will be played by a woman -- acclaimed Golden Globe-winning actress Kathleen Turner. And BroadwayWorld is excited to report the full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Jerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, TodayJerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

New York City, NY --- Marking the commencement of the 2015-16 Tribeca New Music festival, AN AMERICAN MAVERICK | JEROME KITZKE AT 60 celebrates composer-storyteller JEROME KITZKE in a two-night concert series November 13-14, 2015, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice and the human condition in this special program comprised of a dozen of his works composed between 1987 and 2015, including the world premiere of For Pte Tokahewin Ska. From the premier string quartet ETHEL and pianist Anthony de Mare to Hammond B-3 rising star Wil Smith and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, 26 of today's top contemporary artists will come together to perform and honor the inimitable musical language of Jerome Kitzke. (more...)

Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL LineupsLincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: 'Darkest Hour' from THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Album, Out TodayFIRST LISTEN: 'Darkest Hour' from THE LIGHT PRINCESS Cast Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Below, get a first listen to Tori Amos' performance of 'Darkest Hour' from the Original Cast Recording of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, a musical by Tori Amos and Samuel Adamson. (more...)

Jerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, 11/13Jerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

New York City, NY --- Marking the commencement of the 2015-16 Tribeca New Music festival, AN AMERICAN MAVERICK | JEROME KITZKE AT 60 celebrates composer-storyteller JEROME KITZKE in a two-night concert series November 13-14, 2015, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice and the human condition in this special program comprised of a dozen of his works composed between 1987 and 2015, including the world premiere of For Pte Tokahewin Ska. From the premier string quartet ETHEL and pianist Anthony de Mare to Hammond B-3 rising star Wil Smith and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, 26 of today's top contemporary artists will come together to perform and honor the inimitable musical language of Jerome Kitzke. (more...)

Bang on a Can Sets 2015-16 SeasonBang on a Can Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

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Lincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL LineupsLincoln Center Updates 2015-16 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series and the sixth season of its White Light Festival commence on October 14 with tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Paul Lewis in the first of three highly-anticipated Schubert song recitals. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete ScheduleAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit GalaPhoto Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

The League of Composers/ISCM Presents Season Finale at Miller Theater TonightThe League of Composers/ISCM Presents Season Finale at Miller Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The League of Composers/ISCM presents The Orchestra of the League of Composers' Season Finale concert tonight, June 11th at 8pm at Miller Theater. Featured on this program will be the world premiere of a commissioned work, A League of Notions, by Morris Rosenzweig and the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho's Leino Songs, her 2008 settings of Eino Leino's poetry, with soprano Heather Buck as soloist. (more...)

The League of Composers/ISCM to Present Season Finale at Miller Theater, 6/11The League of Composers/ISCM to Present Season Finale at Miller Theater, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The League of Composers/ISCM presents The Orchestra of the League of Composers' Season Finale concert on Thursday, June 11th at 8pm at Miller Theater. Featured on this program will be the world premiere of a commissioned work, A League of Notions, by Morris Rosenzweig and the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho's Leino Songs, her 2008 settings of Eino Leino's poetry, with soprano Heather Buck as soloist. (more...)

Works Commissioned by YPC for Radio Radiance to Premiere This MonthWorks Commissioned by YPC for Radio Radiance to Premiere This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

On Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m., SubCulture, New York City's intimate new downtown performing arts venue, will be transformed into a radio recording studio, when the Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuñez sings the world premieres of five compositions commissioned for its Radio Radiance broadcast/digital new music series. The music is being recorded that evening for later broadcast by WWFM, The Classical Network, other public radio stations, and digitally through podcasts. (more...)

The Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING TonightThe Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Three of today's top contemporary composer/performers join forces to build on previous collaborations and premiere a new work. It's a trio unlike any other - a combination of the effusive, white-hot power of America's premier string quartet ETHEL raw, emotionally charged picking and pounding of guitarist Kaki King; and complex harmonies and structures of composer/guitarist/violist John King. This eclectic program includes world premieres written both individually and collaboratively, as well as some existing pieces, peppered by guitars, dobros, banjos and ouds. (more...)

The Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING, 3/21The Kaufman Music Center at Merkin Concert Hall Presents ETHEL, KAKI KING & JOHN KING, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Three of today's top contemporary composer/performers join forces to build on previous collaborations and premiere a new work. It's a trio unlike any other - a combination of the effusive, white-hot power of America's premier string quartet ETHEL raw, emotionally charged picking and pounding of guitarist Kaki King; and complex harmonies and structures of composer/guitarist/violist John King. This eclectic program includes world premieres written both individually and collaboratively, as well as some existing pieces, peppered by guitars, dobros, banjos and ouds. (more...)

Meredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This SpringMeredith Monk Continues Season-Long Carnegie Hall Residency This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Carnegie Hall presents acclaimed composer and singer Meredith Monk in four concerts this winter and spring, continuing her season-long residency as holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16Meredith Monk to Premiere BACKLIGHT at Carnegie Hall, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Legendary composer, performer, vocalist, director and choreographer Meredith Monk continues the celebration of her landmark 50th season on February 16 at Carnegie Hall with the New York City premiere of a new work, Backlight, performed by the acclaimed Ensemble ACJW, for whom the piece was composed. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall-where Monk is honored to hold the 2014-2015 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair-the piece, which plays sonically with ideas of shadow and light, will have received its world premiere by the group just days earlier at the Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York on February 13. Tickets and information available here. (more...)

Composer-Performer Alfonso Vilallonga Books Four-Day NYC Concert TourComposer-Performer Alfonso Vilallonga Books Four-Day NYC Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Moscow 57 has announced the return of the internationally acclaimed Barcelona-based performer and composer, Alfonso Vilallonga, to New York City. (more...)

Bang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival TonightBang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum. This winter, nearly 100 composers and performers will premiere collaborative works that give audiences an unparalleled opportunity to experience music that is fresh, unexpected and utterly unique. (more...)

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