John Schaefer News

Frank London's Theatre-Concert MARKETPLACE Jolts to Life in MayFrank London's Theatre-Concert MARKETPLACE Jolts to Life in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

After being presented by John Schaefer and WNYC's New Sounds Live at the Merkin Concert Hall, and then traveling the world, the iconoclastic post-modern musical oratorio, "A Night at the Old Marketplace," returns to New York for the premiere of an enhanced full-length version fusing music, projections and storytelling.  (more...)

New York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of EventsNew York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Resuming its status as an annual event after several seasons as a biennial, the New York Guitar Festival returns in Spring 2017 with cross-cultural concert programming in celebration of works for guitar. (more...)

Charles Wuorinen's ELECTRIC QUARTET to Premiere at Tenri Cultural Institute's NAFTA ConcertCharles Wuorinen's ELECTRIC QUARTET to Premiere at Tenri Cultural Institute's NAFTA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Composers and performers from all of the signatories of the North American Free Trade Agreement are represented in a concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on March 13, 2017. (more...)

Great American Canyon Band Announces US TourGreat American Canyon Band Announces US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Today, Great American Canyon Band announces the 'Only You Remain US Tour.' The run of Winter/Spring US tour dates includes shows in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Portland, San Diego, and more. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17American Classical Orchestra Present Works By 18th Century Composers, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

American Classical Orchestra on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will present a program of works written by some of the greatest composers of the late 18th century during their youth: Mozart, Haydn, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. (more...)

Voices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This MonthVoices and Guitars to Take the Stage in RESURRECTIO at Carnegie Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Voices and guitars take center stage in 'Resurrectio' - a wide-ranging program featuring world premieres by William Anderson, Jonathan Dawe and Anthony Korf, specially commissioned for the occasion. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17American Classical Orchestra To Perform MUSIC OF HADYN, MOZART, AND VANHAL, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

American Classical Orchestra on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall will present a program of works written by some of the greatest composers of the late 18th century during their youth: Mozart, Haydn, and Johann Baptist Vanhal. Works performed will be Haydn Symphony No. 31 in D Major, 'Hornsignal'; Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E Flat Major, K 16, Mozart Piano Concerto No. 4, K. 41 in G Major and  Mozart Piano Concerto K. 107, No. 2 in G Major with pianist Audrey Axinn and Vanhal Symphony in d minor. (more...)

LiveConnections to Present String Innovations with Nicholas Photinos and Florent Ghys at World Cafe LiveLiveConnections to Present String Innovations with Nicholas Photinos and Florent Ghys at World Cafe Live
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

LiveConnections rings in the new year on Friday, January 27 as two critically-acclaimed string artists perform an evening of innovative works at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live. (more...)

5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/115th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert to Launch 30 Years CelebrationBang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert to Launch 30 Years Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2017 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall (Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St.). (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. Nuñez 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...)

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 - Sep 20, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez 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 Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Ailey Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education WingAiley Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education Wing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Leaders of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today celebrated the expansion of Ailey's permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, with a ceremonial roof-breaking to mark the company's upward growth. (more...)

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 Season AnnouncedBang on a Can's 2016-2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 season continues the "relentlessly inventive" (New York Magazine) new music collective's mission to create an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found, with performances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. (more...)

PTC Joins IoT M2M Council to Expand Computing at the Network's EdgePTC Joins IoT M2M Council to Expand Computing at the Network's Edge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

Howard Fishman to Perform in Concert at Dorset Theatre FestivalHoward Fishman to Perform in Concert at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

?Tuesday, July 19, 8:00 PM - Enjoy singer-songwriter extraordinaire Howard Fishman in an evening of New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, and blues. Proceeds support Dorset Theatre Festival's Giving Back program, which subsidizes tickets for members of our community who serve us every day. (more...)

Samuel Beckett's Radio Play ALL THAT FALL Among Lincoln Center's 2016 White Light Festival LineupSamuel Beckett's Radio Play ALL THAT FALL Among Lincoln Center's 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

The Crossing Premieres Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC TodayThe Crossing Premieres Gavin Bryars' THE FIFTH CENTURY in NYC Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

In its tenth anniversary season, THE CROSSING -- the extraordinary chamber choir from Philadelphia, dedicated to new music and conducted by Donald Nally -- comes to New York beginning today, June 16, 2016 to perform the NY premiere of THE FIFTH CENTURY, a large-scale work for the rare combination of choir and saxophone quartet by the iconic avant-garde English composer GAVIN BRYARS. The event, which will also feature the brilliant sax quartet PRISM and will have Bryars in the audience, takes place at7:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, Wall Street (75 Broadway). (more...)

PRISM Quartet, So Percussion & PARTCH to Premiere COLOR THEORY in Philly and BrooklynPRISM Quartet, So Percussion & PARTCH to Premiere COLOR THEORY in Philly and Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

From June 1-15 in both Philadelphia (Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts) and New York (Roulette in Brooklyn), PRISM-dubbed 'one of America's finest saxophone quartets for three decades' by The New Yorker -- will partner with the PARTCH Ensemble and So Percussion, and composers Ken Ueno, Steven Mackey and Stratis Minakakis to perform, explore, and record a new body of music combining saxophones with a breathtaking range of percussion instruments in COLOR THEORY. (more...)

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