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ETHEL Announces Winter/Spring 2015 SeasonETHEL Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

ETHEL, America's Groundbreaking Indie-Classical String Quartet, Announces Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

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 Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival TonightLincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 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 Toure-Raichel Collective Releases New Album THE PARIS SESSION TodayThe Toure-Raichel Collective Releases New Album THE PARIS SESSION Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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-is a reminder of the unique power of music to bridge geographic, ethnic, political and religious differences. As a follow up to their acclaimed 2012 debut, The Tel Aviv Session, the group will release a new album, The Paris Session, today, September 30 on the Cumbancha label. The Touré-Raichel Collective will tour the U.S. this fall; please see below for an itinerary. (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...)

Composer Jerome Kitzke Unveils First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years TodayComposer Jerome Kitzke Unveils First All-Kitzke Album in 15 Years Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

American composer/storyteller JEROME KITZKE celebrates today's 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. (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...)

Lincoln Center Hosts MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, Now thru 8/23Lincoln Center Hosts MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL 2014, Now thru 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 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 today, July 25-August 23, 2014. (more...)

WNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA Hosts Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts TodayWNYC's Soundcheck and Latino USA Hosts Latin Alternative Music Conference Acts Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 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...)

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...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & More Take Part in RadioLoveFest, Beg. TodayLin-Manuel Miranda & More Take Part in RadioLoveFest, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

From today, 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. For this five day festival, WNYC takes-up residence at BAM venues to reimagine some of public radio's most treasured programs as live, contemporary theatrical engagements. Passionate WNYC fans and curious newcomers can revel in their 'love' of favorite radio and podcast hosts at this unprecedented event. (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...)

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