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The Boston Pops to Perform at Van Wezel, 2/6The Boston Pops to Perform at Van Wezel, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra" the Boston Pops bring their, The Very Best of the Boston Pops Tour to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8 pm. (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...)

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...)

Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary SeasonGlendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Announce Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Glendale Philharmonic Association and Positive Motions Foundation proudly present The Fifth Anniversary Season of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra and Positive Motions Concert Series, founded five years ago by renowned and critically acclaimed Russian cellist, Ruslan Biryukov. (more...)

James Montgomery Band Plays Bridge Street Live TonightJames Montgomery Band Plays Bridge Street Live Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

New England blues legend James Montgomery and his Band will be appearing in a Holiday show at Bridge Street Live tonight, December 18 in a special early evening event which begins at 7:00 PM. (more...)

James Montgomery Band to Play Bridge Street Live, 12/18James Montgomery Band to Play Bridge Street Live, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

New England blues legend James Montgomery and his Band will be appearing in a Holiday show at Bridge Street Live Thursday December 18 in a special early evening event which begins at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday PopsBWW Interview: Keith Lockhart Discusses Flaherty and Ahrens and the Holiday Pops
by Joseph F. Panarello - Dec 4, 2014

Maestro Lockhart talks about the Holiday Pops concerts and the new work Flaherty and Ahrens have written for the Pops (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8Brian Stokes Mitchell to Join the Cincinnati Pops at the Broward Center, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

One of the concert world's most popular ensembles performs its "Holiday Pops" program featuring Broadway superstar Brian Stokes Mitchell when the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conducted by John Morris Russell takes the stage on Monday, December 8 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Presented as part of the 2014-2015 Broward Center Classical Series, the concert is underwritten by Jacquelyn and Bruce Rogow. (more...)

Brevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark WeinsteinBrevard Music Center Extends Contract for President Mark Weinstein
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Brevard, NC: The Brevard Music Center (BMC) Board of Trustees and President Mark Weinstein have agreed to a five year contract extension that will keep Weinstein at the helm of the renowned institution through its 80th anniversary season in 2016, and beyond. Weinstein will continue to work with the board, staff, and Artistic Director Keith Lockhart to implement a long-term vision and strategy for the 78-year-old summer institute and festival. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 SeasonAudra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 20-Labor Day Weekend, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop rock, dance, and film, as well as performances spotlighting special anniversaries, thematic programming, and theatrical presentations. (more...)

Byron Stripling Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concerts This WeekendByron Stripling Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concerts This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This weekend, October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. (more...)

Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

On October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own. (more...)

Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

On October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own. (more...)

The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015The Brevard Music Center and Asheville Lyric Opera Partner to Co-Produce Verdi's RIGOLETTO in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Brevard Music Center (BMC) and Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) announce a new partnership to co-produce Giuseppe Verdi's masterful opera Rigoletto in 2015. Performances will take place in Brevard, at the Porter Center on the campus of Brevard College, on June 25 and June 27, 2015, and in Asheville, at the Diana Wortham Theatre, on July 2 and July 5, 2015. All performances will occur during ALO's 2015 season and BMC's 2015 Summer Institute and Festival. (more...)

Byron Stripling to Be Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concert, 10/31Byron Stripling to Be Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

HOUSTON (October 15, 2014) On October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Returns to the Segerstrom in SIMPLY BROADWAY TonightBrian Stokes Mitchell Returns to the Segerstrom in SIMPLY BROADWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Broadway's favorite leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell, opens Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Cabaret Season with his one-man-show Simply Broadway tonight, October 10 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer SeasonLA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Singer / Songwriter / Actress / Dancer!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Oct 6, 2014

I'm happy to confess that this piece was a total, happy accident. (more...)

THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11THE MAC/GMTWP Songwriters Showcase: 'New from NYU - Songs for Cabaret Artists' Set for 10/11
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

The event will be on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway in the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program ("GMTWP") Black Box Theatre, 2nd floor, followed by a meet-and-greet with the writers and performers. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse TonightMarin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Today night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

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