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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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Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11Pacific Symphony to Present Final Concert of the Season, FIRE AND WATER, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 20, 2015—A grand, meaningful and operatic evening of music awaits, as Music Director Carl St.Clair leads Pacific Symphony's final concert of his 25th anniversary season, “Fire and Water,” a program representing the innovative and defining characteristics of the orchestra. Furthering St.Clair's commitment to new music, the evening includes the world premiere of “Siren Songs” by Laura Karpman, accompanied by video and animation by Tempe Hale, who has used footage from Gregory MacGillivray, Academy-Award nominated cinematographer of films such as “The Living Sea” and “Dolphins.” Karpman's piece explores women and the ocean and is based on a set of poems by internationally known poet, Amy Gerstler, who is also a professor at UC Irvine. For the fiery finale, St.Clair leads the orchestra in selections from Wagner's epic “Götterdämmerung,” (“Twilight of the Gods”), featuring Metropolitan Opera superstar, Deborah Voigt, who brings her beautiful and powerful voice to Brünnhilde's famous “Immolation Scene.”  (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The final recording and complete box set of The Nielsen Project - the New York Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - will be released June 9, 2015, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. The final recording features Nielsen's complete concertos: the Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin, Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and Violin Concerto with Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider. (more...)

BWW Reviews: At Don't Tell Mama, SUSAN WINTER Proves She's a Jazzy Steward for the American Songbook During Any SeasonBWW Reviews: At Don't Tell Mama, SUSAN WINTER Proves She's a Jazzy Steward for the American Songbook During Any Season
by Alix Cohen - May 19, 2015

One might easily call Susan Winter's Monday night show at Don't Tell Mama, A Woman for All Seasons: Part Two as half its numbers were in the first show by this name she performed during a run starting last September at the Metropolitan Room. Winter is the kind of class act that would've been lauded in nightclubs way back when, as she's a steward of the American Songbook at its most genuine but with a side of jazz influence. (more...)

The Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSOThe Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its 2015 summer programs. The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Tony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate DegreeTony Winner Angela Lansbury to Receive Honorary AFI Doctorate Degree
by Movies News Desk - May 14, 2015

Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury will be the recipient of an honorary degree from The American Film Institute. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 5/29Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Announces Guest Conductor Juanjo Mena for BNY Mellon Grand Classics, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Elevate your senses and your heart rate with a BNY Mellon Grand Classics concert that takes you from high above the quiet world to a pulse-pounding turn on the dance floor on May 29 and 31 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28Pacific Symphony to Celebrate André Previn as Part of 15th American Composers Festival, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—May 11, 2015—One of America's most versatile and prolific living composers, André Previn, joins Pacific Symphony as the honored guest and focus of the 15th American Composers Festival (ACF). Previn, who has been called one of America's least easily categorized musicians, began his remarkable career as a Hollywood “wunderkind” and a best-selling jazz pianist. Now 86, Previn has received four Academy Awards for his work in film, 10 Grammy Awards for his recordings (plus one more for his Lifetime Achievement), and he is also an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He's held a series of major conducting posts, including the L.A. Philharmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra, but now exclusively composes. The concert is led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, whose great admiration for the legend shaped this year's ACF to reveal the scope of Previn's prowess as a composer.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart talks Bernadette Peters and Audra MacDonald at the Boston PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart talks Bernadette Peters and Audra MacDonald at the Boston Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 11, 2015

Maestro Keith Lockhart chats about the 2015 season of the Boston Pops, Benadette Peters, Audra MacDonald and many other performers from the Great White Way (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces New Location for 2015 Star-Spangled SpectacularThe Cleveland Orchestra Announces New Location for 2015 Star-Spangled Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The Cleveland Orchestra's annual free community concert takes place this year on Mall B in downtown Cleveland, due to construction on Public Square. Located between the Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Public Auditorium on St. Clair Avenue, Mall B is a grassy area that is an ideal location to bring a blanket for the concert. This year's concert is performed on Wednesday, July 1 at 9:00 p. m. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Release Individual Tickets for Blossom Music Festival, 5/12Cleveland Orchestra to Release Individual Tickets for Blossom Music Festival, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

CLEVELAND – Individual tickets for The Cleveland Orchestra's 2015 Blossom Music Festival and for the Summers@Severance series of three concerts go on sale Tuesday, May 12, online atclevelandorchestra.com, by telephone (216-231-1111), and in person at the Severance Hall Ticket Office.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pops and Peters - Oh, What a Night!BWW Reviews: Pops and Peters - Oh, What a Night!
by Nancy Grossman - May 7, 2015

The 130th season of the Boston Pops Orchestra is a celebration of Conductor Keith Lockhart's 20th anniversary, and the opening night festivities included balloons, cupcakes, and an exquisite cake, with sizzle provided by Tony Award-winning vocalist and actress Bernadette Peters. Music ranged from Williams to Rossini, Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, selections from the voluminous canon of Old Blue Eyes, and, of course, John Philip Sousa. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Summer SeasonBuffalo Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - The BPO is planning a summer season that sees them travel to 12 Western New York venues and perform 14 concerts in a month's time. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Gets Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at STAR WARS SetVIDEO: GMA Gets Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at STAR WARS Set
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ABC News' Nick Watt got an exclusive first look when he toured the set of the highly anticipated next chapter of the famed space saga STAR WARS. Check it out below! (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - New STAR WARS Villain 'Captain Phasma' Revealed!PHOTO: First Look - New STAR WARS Villain 'Captain Phasma' Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

French fansite Star Wars Universe has shared a new Leibovitz photo from the shoot featuring “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie's character, who will serve as the First Order villain known as Captain Phasma (more...)

Photo Flash: Vanity Fair Releases Exclusive STAR WARS Character Photos by Annie LeibovitzPhoto Flash: Vanity Fair Releases Exclusive STAR WARS Character Photos by Annie Leibovitz
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vanity Fair has released exclusive photos from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The photos feature Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Lupita N'yongo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you. That's right, it's a special day in the Star Wars fandom. Below, we celebrate May 4th with a Broadway-style flashback to Bea Arthur's big number in the 1978 Star Wars Christmas special. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo: FIRST LOOK - New Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSPhoto: FIRST LOOK - New Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vanity Fair has shared six new photos from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS,  taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAR WARS' Harrison Ford Poses With Chewbacca and More on Vanity Fair CoverPhoto Flash: STAR WARS' Harrison Ford Poses With Chewbacca and More on Vanity Fair Cover
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2015

Vanity Fair just released a first look at their June issue, featuring cast members from the upcoming STAR WARS sequel. Below, check out the cover photo of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, with Chewbacca, as well as new characters, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and a new droid named BB-8. (more...)

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