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Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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N.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 SeasonN.C. Symphony Announces 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn and Sandi Macdonald, President and CEO of the North Carolina Symphony today announced programming for its 2015/16 season, the orchestra's 83rd season and Llewellyn's 12th season as Music Director. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present ITZHAK PERLMAN IN CONCERT, 3/24FSCJ Artist Series to Present ITZHAK PERLMAN IN CONCERT, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Itzhak Perlman will perform at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater on Tuesday, March 24 , 2015 at 7:30PM for one night only! Tickets are on sale now through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. (more...)

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 SeasonDetroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced programming today for its 2015-16 Orchestra Hall Classical, Pops, and Young People's Family Subscription Series. The new season reflects absolutely no increases in individual ticket prices. (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

Guy Klucevsek to Perform in Weeklong Residency at THE STONE, 3/17Guy Klucevsek to Perform in Weeklong Residency at THE STONE, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 1.13.15) --- John Zorn's renowned THE STONE presents Guy Klucevsek | A 40 Year Composer Retrospective — a weeklong residency performed and curated by composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek. For six consecutive nights, some of today's top artists from both the jazz and new music scene join Klucevsek in performing his pieces written over the past four decades (1972-2014), including three world premieres and seven New York premieres. (more...)

Soundtrack to Psychological Thriller THE BOY NEXT DOOR to Be Released 2/17Soundtrack to Psychological Thriller THE BOY NEXT DOOR to Be Released 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Back Lot Musichasreleasedthe digital soundtrackalbum forThe Boy Next Door, Universal Pictures'psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, it was announced today. (more...)

Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva to Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1/21Itzhak Perlman and Rohan De Silva to Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

WHAT: Renowned celebrity violinist Itzhak Perlman graces the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage with his talented recital partner, pianist Rohan De Silva, Wednesday, January 21, at 8 pm. The performance is part of the LA Phil's 2014/15Colburn Celebrity Recitals series and one of many joint appearances by Perlman and De Silva this season. (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Set for New BRETT GELMAN Special on Adult Swim, 2/13Patti LuPone & More Set for New BRETT GELMAN Special on Adult Swim, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Join Brett Gelman (Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends) for his new special Dinner With Family With Brett Gelman And Brett Gelman's Family. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Perform Music from Movies, 2/7Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Perform Music from Movies, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

On Saturday, February 7, at 8 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents PSO Saturday Evening POPS!, recasting its annual mid-winter pops concert into A Silver Screen Salute. Hosted by NPR film critic Bob Mondello, conducted by PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, and featuring a special guest appearance by the American Boychoir, the program spotlights the award-winning works of John Williams, composed for the popular box office films Star Wars, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones. The voices of the American Boychoir join in on Amistad's "Dry Your Tears, Afrika," Saving Private Ryan's "Hymn to the Fallen," and Empire of the Sun's "Cadillac of the Skies" and "Exsultate Justi." Many other movie scores will be represented, including music from The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind, Cinema Paradiso, Laura, The Magnificent Seven, Sunset Boulevard, Lawrence of Arabia, and Vertigo. (more...)

Boston Pops Will Tour Florida Next MonthBoston Pops Will Tour Florida Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart will showcase the extraordinary range of 'America's Orchestra' in five Florida cities from February 3-9, presenting a program focused on our country's most celebrated composers, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin, as well as film music favorites from the incomparable Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams. The orchestra will also perform crowd-pleasing orchestrations of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody and ABBA's Dancing Queen, and a new Beatles sing-along including 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' 'Twist and Shout,' and 'Hey Jude.' (more...)

March at the Houston Symphony Features BLOCKBUSTER FILM SCORES, VERDI'S REQUIEM and MoreMarch at the Houston Symphony Features BLOCKBUSTER FILM SCORES, VERDI'S REQUIEM and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Houston Symphony will treat audiences to a month of iconic movie scores, acclaimed guest artists, riveting performances by the Houston Symphony Chorus and Musically Speaking concerts. (more...)

Das 1. Berliner Konzert der Filmmusik von Hans ZimmerDas 1. Berliner Konzert der Filmmusik von Hans Zimmer
by Marcel Konrath - Jan 12, 2015

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Gareth Edwards' STAR WARS Standalone Film Loses WriterGareth Edwards' STAR WARS Standalone Film Loses Writer
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gary Whitta, who was tapped to pen the script for the film, to be directed by GODZILLA's Gareth Edwards. Whitta completed the spinoff's first draft, and will now move on to the impending film adaptation of STARLIGHT. A new writer is expected to complete the project. (more...)

Violinist Amadéus Leopold to Make Houston Debut, 1/23Violinist Amadéus Leopold to Make Houston Debut, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Violinist Amadeus Leopold will make his Houston debut Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Violinist Amadeus Leopold Comes to Houston This MonthViolinist Amadeus Leopold Comes to Houston This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Violinist Amadeus Leopold will make his Houston debut Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Present LOUIS AND ELLA: ALL THAT JAZZ, 1/16-17N.C. Symphony to Present LOUIS AND ELLA: ALL THAT JAZZ, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will pay tribute to two of the most beloved performers of the 20th century with Louis and Ella: All That Jazz, which will feature the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald performed by trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling and vocalist Marva Hicks, with drummer Robert Breithaupt. The Symphony concerts, which will be led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. each night. (more...)

MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL Named Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014MY LIFE IN A NUTSHELL Named Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Hosts the Return of CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 1/31The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Hosts the Return of CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

On January 31, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra hosts the returns of Cirque de la Symphonie: the magic of the circus combined with a live orchestra for a totally unique performance experience. With a family-friendly curtain time of 7:00 p.m., Cirque de la Symphonie is a spectacular evening the generations can enjoy together. Resident conductor Francisco Noya will be on the podium at the Vets in Providence. (more...)

Photo: First Close Up Look at STAR WARS Millennium Falcon!Photo: First Close Up Look at STAR WARS Millennium Falcon!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

In today's Fortune Magazine, readers can learn more about Disney's empire of tech and get the first close-up look of the new Star Wars 'Millennium Falcon' from J.J. Abrams' upcoming STAR WARS film, The Force Awakens, hitting theaters in December 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: STAR WARS Team Says 'Thank You' to Fans EverywhereVIDEO: STAR WARS Team Says 'Thank You' to Fans Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

The STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS team recently took some time to thank fans for their support. Below, watch this video featuring everyone from the crew to R2D2! (more...)

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