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Bang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More to Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival This WinterBang on a Can, Kaki King, Julia Holter and More to Celebrate 5 Years of Ecstatic Music Festival This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series UpdatesLincoln Center Announces 2014-15 White Light Festival and 'Great Performers' Series Updates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

The Revivalists Share 'Navigate Below' Video; Add Additional Tour DatesThe Revivalists Share 'Navigate Below' Video; Add Additional Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

The Revivalists craft a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its members with the humid, funky undercurrents of their New Orleans home. (more...)

The Toure-Raichel Collective to Release New Album 'The Paris Session' 9/30The Toure-Raichel Collective to Release New Album 'The Paris Session' 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré—icons in their own countries and abroad (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACKComposer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album, THE PAHA SAPA GIVE-BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album TodayComposer Jerome Kitzke Releases New Album Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré Announce New Album 'The Paris Session'Idan Raichel & Vieux Farka Touré Announce New Album 'The Paris Session'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The formation and success of The Touré-Raichel Collective, the band led by Israeli keyboardist and songwriter Idan Raichel and Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré (more...)

WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA to Host Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts, 7/11WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA to Host Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Latin Alternative Music Conference has come to New York this month and WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA are continuing the celebration in The Greene Space at WNYC. (more...)

Lincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Opening Week HighlightsLincoln Center's MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014 Opening Week Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

The 2014 Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, gets underway with an opening week of performances featuring the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, late night recitals and contemporary music, including two free events. (more...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils His First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years, 7/29Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils His First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE today announces the July 29th release of his new album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova Records). Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice in a new recording featuring some of his best work composed over the past 15 years. The composer's convictions are remarkably interwoven within the music and text of three intensely theatrical pieces that collectively take listeners on a piercing journey brimming with ceremonial power and beauty. (more...)

Music At First Presents THE MUSIC OF JEROME KITZKE TonightMusic At First Presents THE MUSIC OF JEROME KITZKE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Music at First presents the music of American composer/storyteller Jerome Kitzke in a concert celebrating his upcoming album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova - tbr 7/29/14) and the New York City premiere of an excerpt from Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) (2012), a theatrical musical historical survey of the bison in North America. Known for creating works inspired by American life, politics and literature, the program also includes The Character of American Sunlight (1996) featuring Kitzke's ensemble The Mad Coyote, and Winter Count (2008) performed by premier string quartet, ETHEL, and actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall. (See below for program details.) (more...)

Alex Timbers on Broadway in Modern America and How it 'Feels Irrelevant'Alex Timbers on Broadway in Modern America and How it 'Feels Irrelevant'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

ROCKY's director Alex Timbers believes Broadway has a while to go before its adequately connecting to the modern American audience member. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10Lincoln Center Announces OUT OF DOORS 2014 Summer Festival Lineup; Runs 7/20-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

The schedule for this summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, which runs from July 20 to August 10, was announced today by Bill Bragin, Lincoln Center's Director of Public Programming. Nearly 100 free performances will take place across the plazas of Lincoln Center during three weeks. A special Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger on July 20 will be followed by the official opening concert on July 23 with Larry Harlow's Hommy: A Latin Opera, the landmark work's first performance in 40 years. Complete festival details and a chronological listing of events follow. (more...)

Local Companies Support Project Bread's 46th Annual Walk for Hunger, 5/4Local Companies Support Project Bread's 46th Annual Walk for Hunger, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

BOSTON, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ More than a dozen local companies are stepping up to support Project Bread's Walk for Hunger on Sunday, May 4, 2014. This year's major sponsors for the 46 th annual Walk are Freihofer's Baking Company, Arbella Insurance Foundation, Raytheon Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Citizens Bank of Massachusetts, State Street Corporation, Bay State Milling Company, Eastern Bank and Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates. (more...)

Transient Glory Hosts Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli TonightTransient Glory Hosts Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Transient Glory, the Young People's Chorus of New York City's groundbreaking, 21st-century commissioning series of choral music for young people, returns with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli tonight, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More to Take Part in RadioLoveFest, June 4-8Lin-Manuel Miranda & More to Take Part in RadioLoveFest, June 4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From June 4 to June 8, two iconic New York City institutions join to celebrate an ever evolving medium that was born more than 100 years ago-radio. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, 7/25-8/23Lincoln Center Announces MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, 7/25-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director, today announced the 48th season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, New York's acclaimed annual summer celebration of classical music, which runs from July 25-August 23, 2014. This year's Festival will feature more than 35 events across several venues including concerts, opera, dance, pre-concert recitals and lectures, late-night performances, contemporary music, and premieres of two commissioned works. The Festival kicks off with two free events: the world premiere of a new work by John Luther Adams, performed July 25 and 26 for free on Hearst Plaza, in a joint presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, and continuing an annual tradition, the free preview concert by the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall on July 26. Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langree returns for his 12th season to conduct the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, which will perform a wide range of works anchored by the Festival's featured namesake. Mostly Mozart will also present world-renowned artists and returning Festival favorites, such as violinist Joshua Bell, Mark Morris Dance Group, Emerson String Quartet and Artists-in-Residence International Contemporary Ensemble, as well as 14 Festival debuts, including pianists Yuja Wang and Steven Osborne, and violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja. (more...)

Music At First Presents THE MUSIC OF JEROME KITZKE, 5/23Music At First Presents THE MUSIC OF JEROME KITZKE, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Music at First presents the music of American composer/storyteller Jerome Kitzke in a concert celebrating his upcoming album The Paha Sapa Give-Back (Innova - tbr 7/29/14) and the New York City premiere of an excerpt from Buffalo Nation (Bison bison) (2012), a theatrical musical historical survey of the bison in North America. Known for creating works inspired by American life, politics and literature, the program also includes The Character of American Sunlight (1996) featuring Kitzke's ensemble The Mad Coyote, and Winter Count (2008) performed by premier string quartet, ETHEL, and actor Jennifer Kathryn Marshall. (See below for program details.) (more...)

Transient Glory to Host Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli, 4/25Transient Glory to Host Spotlight on Composer Missy Mazzoli, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Transient Glory, the Young People's Chorus of New York City's groundbreaking, 21st-century commissioning series of choral music for young people, returns with a Composer Spotlight on Missy Mazzoli on Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the 92nd Street Y. Conducted by YPC Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez, the evening focuses on a musical world of Missy Mazzoli. It encompasses an entire evening of premieres of specially selected music from Missy's acclaimed collection of genre-bending works interpreted, set, and adapted for the first time for an ensemble of young voices and Victoire, Missy's all-female band. It also includes the world premiere of a new YPC Transient Glory commission, New New York Songs. (more...)

Tucson, Phoenix, and Scottsdale Artists Selected For 33RD ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS TodayTucson, Phoenix, and Scottsdale Artists Selected For 33RD ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Seven artists from Phoenix, Tucson and Scottsdale have created awards for each of the Governor's Arts Awards six categories and the Shelley Award to be presented at the 33rd annual event today, March 25 at The Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street in Mesa. (more...)

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