John Schaefer News

BAM and WNYC to Present 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, 7/25-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 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, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 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, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 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. Nuņez, 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 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...)

Tucson, Phoenix, and Scottsdale Artists Selected For 33RD ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 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 on Tuesday, March 25 at The Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street in Mesa. (more...)

Kip Kirby Joins Schaefer Media & Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Kip, a Marine Corps veteran, is a media professional with more than 30 years in Albany, NY's media market. In addition to being a successful Account Executive in both Television and Radio, Kip was the owner of Effective Advertising Seminars from 2003-2010. In that time, he worked with hundreds of TV stations, and more than 16,000 businesses from around the country conducting seminars on advertising more effectively. (more...)

Hospitality and Face the Music, Victoire & Glenn Kotche and More Set for Ecstatic Music Festival 2014, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

This winter, the Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fourth season of adventurous collaborative concerts bringing together performers and composers from across the sonic spectrum for 11 highly unique and utterly original collaborations. At a time when incorporating diverse musical influences is the norm rather than the exception, the EMF gives some of today's most compelling musicians the opportunity to work together in exciting new combinations, branching out in fresh, unexpected directions and exploring new territory. (more...)

John, Helen Schaefer to Receive Shelley Award at 2014 Governor's Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

John P. and Helen S. Schaefer, whose multi-faceted legacy spans arts, culture and education, will receive the 9th annual Shelley Award at the 33rd Governor's Arts Awards on March 25 at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main Street in Mesa. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Matthew Scott and More Set for SING FOR YOUR SUPPER in Brooklyn Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

On Stage at Kingsborough has announced its presentation of Sing For Your Supper, featuring leading Broadway performers, in association with Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Close-Up Series. Sing For Your Supper will perform in an exclusive Brooklyn engagement tonight, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. at On Stage At Kingsborough. (more...)

Alarm Will Sound, Gotham Chamber Opera and More Set for Met Museum Presents, Jan-Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

MET MUSEUM PRESENTS has announced its January and February 2014 lineup. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Matthew Scott and More Set for SING FOR YOUR SUPPER in Brooklyn, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

On Stage at Kingsborough is pleased to announce its presentation of Sing For Your Supper, featuring leading Broadway performers, in association with Merkin Concert Hall's Broadway Close-Up Series. Sing For Your Supper will perform in an exclusive Brooklyn engagement on Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. at On Stage At Kingsborough. (more...)

Hospitality and Face the Music, Victoire & Glenn Kotche and More Set for Ecstatic Music Festival 2014, Beg. 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

This winter, the Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for a fourth season of adventurous collaborative concerts bringing together performers and composers from across the sonic spectrum for 11 highly unique and utterly original collaborations. At a time when incorporating diverse musical influences is the norm rather than the exception, the EMF gives some of today's most compelling musicians the opportunity to work together in exciting new combinations, branching out in fresh, unexpected directions and exploring new territory. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off 2013 White Light Festival Lineup Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the roster for Lincoln Center's fourth multidisciplinary White Light Festival, today October 24 through November 23, 2013. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces Updates to 2013 GREAT PERFORMERS and WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2013

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events presented by Great Performers and the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center this season. Below is a final schedule of events for both series through June 4, 2013. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces November Schedule; from DESH to Era la Notte & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013


World Music Institute Launches AROUND THE WORLD, AROUND THE CITY Series with Christine Salem Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

The World Music Institute launches its 2013-14 season with the New York concert debut of CHRISTINE SALEM tonight, October 4 at 8:00pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space. (more...)

Greene Space to Present Sekou Sundiata's THE 51ST (DREAM) STATE, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

In the shadow of 9/11, the late New York poet, playwright, songwriter and educator SEKOU SUNDIATA spent three years traveling through the U.S. gathering perspectives from ordinary Americans to create what would be his last theater work, "the 51st (dream) state." He sought to understand how he and others felt about being American during a time of terrorism and war and what future we could imagine and make possible. (more...)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Play Four Shows at The Living Room, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Spottiswoode & His Enemies, the cult septet who recently celebrated their 15th anniversary by winning two Independent Music Awards for their recent album Wild Goosechase Expedition, will play a 4-show residency this fall at The Living Room. It will be their first New York performances since April and their last before the release of their sixth album, English Dream, next year (spring 2014). (more...)

Spottiswoode & His Enemies to Play Four Shows at The Living Room, 9/29-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Spottiswoode & His Enemies, the cult septet who recently celebrated their 15th anniversary by winning two Independent Music Awards for their recent album Wild Goosechase Expedition, will play a 4-show residency this fall at The Living Room. It will be their first New York performances since April and their last before the release of their sixth album, English Dream, next year (spring 2014). (more...)

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