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Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50Brevard Music Center Stages 'Music Rivalry' for Super Bowl 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Brevard, NC and Aspen, Colo.—Lady Gaga won't be the only one in the musical spotlight at Super Bowl 50. This Sunday, Brevard Music Center and Aspen Music Festival -- two of the country's most prestigious music institutions and summer festivals -- are putting their batons down, and fists up, to defend the honor of their respective football teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos.  (more...)

Brevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary EventsBrevard Music Center Sets 2016 Summer Music Festival, 80th Anniversary Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

This summer, over a ten-week period spanning June to August, Brevard Music Center (BMC) celebrates a historic 80th Anniversary with over eighty performances in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. BMC's 2016 Summer Music Festival features a number of firsts—the operatic world-premiere of Falling Angel, an inaugural Jazz Institute, and a Dvo?ák in America Festival—in addition to an array of world-class artists including Grammy-winning banjo legend Béla Fleck, acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and esteemed BMC alumni. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonUtah Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Music Director Thierry Fischer and Interim President and CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced the Utah Symphony's 2016-17 masterworks season programs and events for its 76th season. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert HallBrian Stokes Mitchell to Bring 'In Character' to Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The LA Phil's 2015/16 Songbook Series continues with Brian Stokes Mitchell at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 8:00 PM. The Tony®-winning singer, actor, arranger and musician joins long-time pianist and collaborator,Tedd Firth, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Kevin Stites, for 'In Character,' an evening of Broadway tunes filled with beauty, joy, whimsy, romance, and Stokes' signature, inspired vocal interpretations. Expanding on his most recent album, Simply Broadway (which USA Todaydeemed as 'one of the best albums of 2012'), Stokes will perform such Broadway classics as 'I, Don Quixote,' 'Feeling Good,' 'Wheels of a Dream' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So,' among many others. (more...)

California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24California Symphony Presents Pianist Charlie Albright in Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE and More, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (December 15, 2015) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera perform a program of music inspired by American jazz of the 1920s on Sunday, January 24, with pianist Charlie Albright joining the Orchestra for the original jazz band version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. A suite of songs from Kurt Weill's The Threepenny Opera, Bernstein's little-heard Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs, Stravinsky's Scherzo à la russe, and Milhaud's Le création du monde complete the “American Roots” program. The concert is at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with a free pre-concert talk with Cabrera beginning at 3 pm. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Previous Olivier Award winners Michael Ball, Katie Brayben, John Dagleish, Elaine Paige and Clive Rowe are the latest performers to join the star-studded cast in The Oliviers In Concert, with the BBC Concert Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!BWW Exclusive: Listen to SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Sing 'Mean to You' on Jonathan Reid Gealt's New Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 2, 2015

Songwriter Jonathan Reid Gealt just released his third studio album, 'Whatever I Want It To Be'- a fun and eclectic album of songs with influences ranging from jazz to big band, soul to pop, rock and roll to singer/songwriter, Motown and beyond. The album is currently available on iTunes and we've got an exclusive track. Below, check out 'Mean to You', featuring SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman! (more...)

BWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Talks Christmas at the Boston PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Talks Christmas at the Boston Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Dec 2, 2015

At this time of the year children all over the world are in a state of excitement. Of course they're all eager for Santa to visit leaving them toys and other gifts, but there are the lights, the animated store windows, the promise of ice skating and the wonderful sounds of Christmas carols in the air. It all puts the wonder in the eyes of the younger ones. (more...)

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Bring Holiday Tour to PPAC, 12/6Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Bring Holiday Tour to PPAC, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of their 2015 Holiday Pops Tour on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:30P. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is conducted by Keith Lockhart.  (more...)

Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Perform Songs from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS at Barnes & Noble, 12/1Ann Hampton Callaway to Perform Songs from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS at Barnes & Noble, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On December 1st at 7 pm at at Barnes & Noble located at 150 East 86th Street, Ann Hampton Callaway will perform selections from THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS, a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by the multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, with lyrics by two-time Emmy Award winner William Schermerhorn. Schermerhorn will join Callaway in the discussion, with Alex Rybeck on piano. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Perform at City Winery, 10/25Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Perform at City Winery, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Following the success of its first series at City Winery in the 2014-15 season, cp2 (Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players) returns to the venue for a fall series pairing unique mixed instrumental groups with vocalists. Three one-hour programs at noon on October 25, November 22, and December 20 each feature a different singer showcasing styles including classical, soul, and jazz. Brunch will be available for purchase before and during the performances, and patrons are encouraged to dress casually. (more...)

Vienna Hosts 'Hollywood in Vienna' Gala Tonight - Brian McKnight, Keith Lockhart, Richard Bellis and More!Vienna Hosts 'Hollywood in Vienna' Gala Tonight - Brian McKnight, Keith Lockhart, Richard Bellis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Vienna, the music capital of the world, will once again be in the spotlight with the Hollywood in Vienna gala, taking place at the historic Vienna Concert Hall tonight, October 16, 2015. (more...)

HUNGER GAMES Composer James Newton Howard Honored at HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA TonightHUNGER GAMES Composer James Newton Howard Honored at HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Founder and CEO of 'Hollywood in Vienna' Sandra Tomek is excited to welcome distinguished composer James Newton Howard as the guest of honor and recipient of the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award. The annual film music gala 'Hollywood in Vienna,' now in its eighth year, will take place tonight and tomorrow, October 15th and 16th, 2015 at the historic Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall) in Vienna, Austria. (more...)

Jonathan Reid Gealt to Launch WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE Album at St James Studio This OctJonathan Reid Gealt to Launch WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE Album at St James Studio This Oct
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

American composer Jonathan Reid Gealt is back in London to launch his third studio album WHATEVER I WANT IT TO BE on Sunday 11th October at St James Studio before its official worldwide release on 29th November. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightStephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Tonight, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in 'A Cabaret Evening' at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

Guest Line-Up Announced for Hollywood in Vienna Including Brian McKnightGuest Line-Up Announced for Hollywood in Vienna Including Brian McKnight
by Reilly Hickey - Sep 23, 2015

Vienna, the music capital of the world, will once again be in the spotlight with the Hollywood in Vienna gala, taking place at the historic Vienna Concert Hall on October 16, 2015. (more...)

Vienna to Host 'Hollywood in Vienna' Gala, Oct. 16 - Brian McKnight, Keith Lockhart, Richard Bellis and More!Vienna to Host 'Hollywood in Vienna' Gala, Oct. 16 - Brian McKnight, Keith Lockhart, Richard Bellis and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Vienna, Austria Sept 22nd, 2015 - Vienna, the music capital of the world, will once again be in the spotlight with the Hollywood in Vienna gala, taking place at the historic Vienna Concert Hall on October 16, 2015. Many Hollywood & Broadway Stars will attend and perform at the red-carpet event. Apart from Oscar-nominated and Grammy-winning Guest of Honor James Newton Howard ('The Hunger Games', 'Maleficent', 'The Dark Knight'), Hollywood in Vienna is excited to welcome composer Richard Bellis (Stephen Kings 'IT') plus another thirty Hollywood guests and international media representatives. ORF (Austrian Radio Broadcasting) will broadcast the gala, for the third time, in 35 countries worldwide. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Groundbreaking Series at City Winery, 10/25Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Groundbreaking Series at City Winery, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

Following the success of its first series at City Winery in the 2014-15 season, cp2 (Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players) returns to the venue for a fall series pairing unique mixed instrumental groups with vocalists. Three one-hour programs at noon on October 25, November 22, and December 20 each feature a different singer showcasing styles including classical, soul, and jazz. Brunch will be available for purchase before and during the performances, and patrons are encouraged to dress casually. (more...)

Linda Eder Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/20-22Linda Eder Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 11/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Due to popular demand, Broadway and pop star Linda Eder returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, November 20 (8 p.m.); Saturday, November 21 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, November 22 (3 p.m.). Eder will perform songs from her diverse repertoire - including some of her greatest hits - as well as holiday favorites from her critically acclaimed album, "Christmas Where You Are."  Tickets for Linda Eder range in price from $80-$95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

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