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Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box SetSony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat ParkArdea Arts to Showcase BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. (more...)

GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29GREAT MOMENTS AT CARNEGIE HALL Album Out 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Ever since its opening night in May 1891, Carnegie Hall has held sway as the undisputed shrine of classical music in America. It was and remains the essential venue for all great artists. To celebrate Carnegie Hall's 125(th) anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall is proud to present an extraordinary new 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings from many of the world's greatest musicians. Available April 29, this unique deluxe edition contains a complete previously unreleased piano recital by Sviatoslav Richter and is accompanied by a 104-page coffee table book, which includes notes by Director of Carnegie Hall's Archives Gino Francesconi as well as many facsimile documents and photographs. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 4/3/2016 - 4/10/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

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Kathleen Battle to Return to Metropolitan Opera in NovemberKathleen Battle to Return to Metropolitan Opera in November
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle, who starred in more than 220 Met performances over the course of her career, will make her first appearance at the Met in more than 20 years with the recital Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad – A Spiritual Journey on Sunday, November 13 at 4 p.m. Battle will sing a recital of spirituals inspired by the journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad, the 19th-century network of safe houses that allowed African-Americans to escape from slavery. She will be joined by pianist Joel Martin and by a choir under the direction of James Davis, Jr., Director of Music Ministries and Fine Arts at Harlem's famous Abyssinian Baptist Church. (more...)

Kathleen Battle Returns to the Met After 22 YearsKathleen Battle Returns to the Met After 22 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

After being fired from the Met more than twenty years ago, Kathleen Battle will return for a recital of spirituals entitled, 'Kathleen Battle Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey.'  General Manager Peter Gelb said in an interview, 'I think great artists should be on the stage of the Me.  There aren't enough of them.” (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck10 ON TUESDAY with Doug Peck
by M. William Panek - Mar 8, 2016

10 On Tuesday with Doug Peck (more...)

BWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison SemmesBWW Interview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL with Allison Semmes
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 19, 2016

Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross. All are Motown artists that we will get to meet when the national tour of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL hits New Orleans tonight! (more...)

Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Come to NJPAC TonightDianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Come to NJPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a superb evening of jazz , funk and soul is in store for music lovers when Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and bassist Christian McBride, host and special guest, perform in Prudential Hall. Tonight, November 14, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Announces Holiday Schedule - Handel's MESSIAH, CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) celebrates the 2015 holiday season with a wide variety of concert programming, from the traditional annual performances of Handel's Messiah with the Concert Artists of Baltimore to a one-of-a-kind experience that pairs world-class acrobats and gymnasts with music by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, in an exciting program titled Cirque de la Symphonie. (more...)

Christian McBride and Bruce Hornsby Lead ONE ON ONE at NJPACChristian McBride and Bruce Hornsby Lead ONE ON ONE at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Multi-Grammy-nominated singer and pianist Bruce Hornsby ("The Way It Is," "Mandolin Rain") appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. (more...)

Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Coming to NJPAC, 11/14Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Coming to NJPAC, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a superb evening of jazz , funk and soul is in store for music lovers when Dianne Reeves, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, and bassist Christian McBride, host and special guest, perform in Prudential Hall. Saturday, November 14, 2015 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Come to NJPAC TonightChristian McBride & Pat Metheny Come to NJPAC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a must-see event for music fans! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (“Last Train Home”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. Today, September 17, 2015 7:30 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

Turtle Island String Quartet with Special Guest Cyrus Chestnut Set for McCullough Theatre, 9/27Turtle Island String Quartet with Special Guest Cyrus Chestnut Set for McCullough Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet are joined by jazz pianist extraordinaire Cyrus Chestnut for this brand new program that embraces a range of composers­—from Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonious Monk. Displaying their formidable collective virtuosity, the quintet makes soulful and sweet connections that delve deeply into the jazz and classical traditions. (more...)

NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14NJPAC & Concord Music Group Accepting Entries for 4th Annual Sarah Vaughan Competition Through 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is the world's most visible jazz vocal competition of its kind and provides a platform for one outstanding female singer to launch a career in the music industry. The competition started in 2012 and was co-produced by NJPAC and JAZZ ROOTS, a Larry Rosen Production. Jazz fans are invited to review and vote for entries online; then five finalists are selected for a live performance at NJPAC as part of the TD James Moody Jazz Festival, where a panel of expert judges decides the recipient of the SASSY Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!Photo Flash: Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields & More Original Cast Members from THE WIZ Reunite in Central Park!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Several original cast members from the iconic Broadway premiere production of THE WIZ convened last night in honor of the show's 40th anniversary in a series of special performances. Phylicia Rashad, Andre De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more will joined to celebrate the musical in Central Park and Marcus Garvey Park with a series of special outdoor celebrations featuring song, story and dance titled THE WIZ: A CELEBRATION IN DANCE & MUSIC. Check out photos below! (more...)

The Frick Collection Sets 2015-16 Concert SeriesThe Frick Collection Sets 2015-16 Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

This fall, The Frick Collection presents its seventy-seventh season of classical music concerts. Debuting in 1938—just three years after the museum opened to the public—the concert series is one of the most celebrated in New York and over the years has delighted tens of thousands of visitors with a wide range of world-class performances by soloists, chamber music groups, and early music ensembles. Throughout its distinguished history, the concert program has been recognized for the special niche it fills in the highly competitive and rich world of music performance in New York. (more...)

Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a must-see event for music fans! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (“Last Train Home”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:30 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

2015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Set for This Weekend2015 Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is proud to present the fifth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival (PJLIF) this weekend, June 19 - 21, 2015. (more...)

Parkening International Guitar Competition Hosts 4th Annual Contest This WeekendParkening International Guitar Competition Hosts 4th Annual Contest This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The world's preeminent classical guitar competition, the Parkening International Guitar Competition, has selected 15 standout competitors for its fourth triennial competition. Representing 11 countries, they will vie for the largest prize purse among guitar competitions, competing at Pepperdine University from today, May 28, through Saturday, May 30, 2015, on the University's campus in Malibu, California. (more...)

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