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Max Lifchitz to Direct RUMBLES OF SPRING, 3/16Max Lifchitz to Direct RUMBLES OF SPRING, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

On Monday evening March 16, the North/South Consonance Ensemble under the direction of Max Lifchitz celebrates the arrival of spring performing five nature-inspired works by composers from Israel, Hong Kong and the Americas. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/13-15The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

For more than 60 years, audiences have fallen in love with "Singin' in the Rain" and its award-winning on-screen performances by Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. On March 13-15, audiences can experience the film in a new way with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as part of the PNC Pops series. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28Alan Gilbert to Conduct John Adams World Premiere, 3/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of John Adams's Scheherazade.2 - Dramatic symphony for violin and orchestra - a Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam; the Royal Concertgebouw; and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, David Robertson, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director - performed by Leila Josefowicz, for whom it is written and dedicated. The concerts - which also include two early 20th-century Russian works, Stravinsky's Petrushka (original 1911 version) and Lyadov's The Enchanted Lake - take place Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, March 28 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird on March 6-8. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of MaterialNY Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives Completes Fourth Release of Material
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The fourth release of material in the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives - the multi-year initiative to digitize the Orchestra's extensive archives, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation - has been completed, with all existing Philharmonic printed programs, from the first concert in 1842 to the present, now available online, and current printed programs being added every concert week. (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28Vancouver Opera to Present DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Are you ready to waltz? Rehearsals are underway for VO's rollicking production of Die Fledermaus, onstage for four performances only at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouverites are in for a treat as the all-Canadian cast gets ready to make audiences laugh with mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch, plenty of bubbly, and of course, the delightful music of Johann Strauss Jr. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY AND PROKOFIEV, 2/27-3/1The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents BNY MELLON GRAND CLASSICS: TCHAIKOVSKY AND PROKOFIEV, 2/27-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Let your mind dance and your heart swell with symphonic suites from two of the world's most famous ballet scores during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev on February 27 through March 1 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera's One Act Festival Set for 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18Heartbeat Opera Launches ONE ACT FESTIVAL Featuring New Works, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Host Wicked Divas in Concert, 2/28Richmond Symphony Orchestra to Host Wicked Divas in Concert, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

February 11, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Diva showstoppers from Broadway, opera and popular music join the Richmond Symphony for a wicked good time on Saturday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Wicked Divas presents music from the Tony Award-winning musical along with other favorites! Enjoy selections from Gypsy, Ragtime, of course, Wicked for an unforgettable night of the best from the Great White Way. The concert also includes popular music from Chicago, Diana Ross and more and will be led by Associate Conductor, Keitaro Harada. Tickets start at $10 online at richmondsymphony.com or 1.800.514 ETIX. College student tickets are $7 at the Richmond CenterStage box office with valid student ID. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli's The Complete Pop Albums Catalog Remastered and Reissued DigitallyAndrea Bocelli's The Complete Pop Albums Catalog Remastered and Reissued Digitally
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Globally renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is the most successful classical solo artist ever and one of the best-selling performers in any genre, having sold more than 80 million albums worldwide of both his classical and pop albums. (more...)

DanceWorks to Welcome Sylvain Emard Danse, 2/28DanceWorks to Welcome Sylvain Emard Danse, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

DanceWorks, Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, proudly presents Montreal's acclaimed Sylvain Emard Danse in the Toronto premiere of Ce n'est pas la fin du monde (It's not the end of the world). This stunning full-length work by the award-winning choreographer Sylvain Emard runs one night only on February 28 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre's Fleck Dance Theatre as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Continue BeethovenFest, 2/20Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Continue BeethovenFest, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BeethovenFest triumphantly returns on February 20 & 22 with its second weekend, “BeethovenFest: The Hero.” Part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra and guest pianist Lars Vogt in a diverse program of works by the great composer. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8The Vancouver Opera Presents DIE FLEDERMAUS, 2/28-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Break out the champagne! Every night will be party night when VO's intoxicating Die Fledermaus hits the Queen Elizabeth. Be prepared to laugh as the all-Canadian cast transports audiences to high society Vienna, complete with costume swaps, mistaken identities, hypnosis by pocket watch and plenty of bubbly. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings to Release BRUCKNER 4, 2/10The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings to Release BRUCKNER 4, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

On February 10, the latest collaboration between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Reference Recordings, "Bruckner 4," will be released on the FRESH! label. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of AriasHouston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Houston, TX – February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents JACKIE EVANCHO, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Jackie Evancho, the pint-sized diva who won hearts - and a second-place finish - on NBC's "America's Got Talent, returns to her hometown on February 13 to perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents CHRIS BOTTI, 2/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Love is in the air this February as trumpet phenomenon and one of the bestselling jazz instrumental artists in the United States today, Chris Botti, shares his love for romantic melodies at Heinz Hall February 6-8. With a Grammy victory for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" and four #1 albums on Billboard's Jazz Albums listings, Botti joins the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for this PNC Pops performance under the direction of Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present A NIGHT IN RUSSIA, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

PITTSBURGH — Passion, fascination, intrigue and romance await you at Heinz Hall during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: A Night in Russia on January 30 through February 1. Guest conductor Krzysztof Urba?ski, music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, makes his debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra during this subscription weekend. He leads a program that includes the Pittsburgh premiere of Prokofiev's Russian Overture, a solo by Concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley in a concerto by Khachaturian, and Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition,” a piece originally written for solo piano that is now one of the great orchestral works. (more...)

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