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SDCF's One-on-One Conversation Series to Continue with Anne Bogart & Lear deBessonetSDCF's One-on-One Conversation Series to Continue with Anne Bogart & Lear deBessonet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's (SDCF) next One-on-One Conversation features directors Anne Bogart and Lear deBessonet. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNIAlan Gilbert to Return to the Met Opera Next Week to Lead DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Following the final performances in his celebrated Nielsen Project and his triumphant Verdi Requiem with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the first time in seven years to conduct ten performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, from February 4 to March 6, leading Mozart's retelling of the Don Juan legend in Michael Grandage's production. (more...)

Concerts from LA Phil's 2013-14 Season to Air on Shanghai Classical 94.7 FMConcerts from LA Phil's 2013-14 Season to Air on Shanghai Classical 94.7 FM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Select concerts from the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall will be broadcast in China via WFMT Radio Network's historic agreement with Shanghai East Radio Company, marking the first time in history that American orchestras will be heard on a regular basis in China. (more...)

Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18Dallas Opera Guild Announces Semifinalists for Vocal Competition, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

DALLAS, JANUARY 22, 2014 –The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild are proud to announce historic levels of participation in the first phase of the newly expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 in the acoustically acclaimed setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21Lyric Opera of Kansas City's SILENT NIGHT Begins 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its exhilarating 57th season with the Kansas City premiere of composer Kevin Puts' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night, February 21, 25 and 27 and March 1 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in English, German, French, Italian and Latin with English titles. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20 - 2-time Tony and 2-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti LuPone brings her new concert Far Away Places to San Francisco on Monday, February 23 at Davies Symphony Hall. Joined by her five-piece band, LuPone's performance features renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and the Bee Gees. The original live show of Far Away Places opened the Manhattan music venue 54 Below in 2012, a live recording of which was released in 2013. (more...)

OPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition AwardOPERA America Announces the Recipients of Its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective opera companies. (more...)

OPERA America Reveals 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award RecipientsOPERA America Reveals 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. Now in its eighth year, this award honors outstanding trustees of U.S. opera companies for exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts on behalf of their respective opera companies. (more...)

FRANK'S HOUSE Set for LACO Westside Connections Concert, 2/5FRANK'S HOUSE Set for LACO Westside Connections Concert, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Frank Gehry and the world premiere of Frank's House by LACO Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman inspired by the celebrated architect's extraordinary Santa Monica home are spotlighted at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) Westside Connections concert on Thursday, February, 5, 2015, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater, Santa Monica. (more...)

Houston Symphony To Perform Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SYMPHONY, 1/23Houston Symphony To Perform Mozart's ABDUCTION FROM THE SYMPHONY, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

HOUSTON (January 8, 2014) – On January 23 and 25, the Houston Symphony will present a semi-staged production of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, under the baton of Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Directed by Lloyd Wood, whose opera credits include the revival production of Don Giovanniconducted by Orozco-Estrada at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the program will feature international soloists as well as a chorus drawn from the vocal program at The University of Houston's Moores School of Music, prepared by Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, Director of Choral Studies at the Moores School. The Symphony's first Opera in Concert under the leadership of Orozco-Estrada will be the first of many large-scale productions that will become a hallmark of Orozco-Estrada's tenure. (more...)

Cellist Ruslan Biryukov To Appear as Soloist with Cal State LA Symphony Orchestra and Olympia Youth Orchestra, 1/11Cellist Ruslan Biryukov To Appear as Soloist with Cal State LA Symphony Orchestra and Olympia Youth Orchestra, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Ruslan Biryukov, renowned cellist, mentor and pedagogue will appear as the Cello Soloist in the World Premiere Performance of composer Masatoshi Mitsumoto's 2nd Cello Concerto, Jan. 11, which will be the centerpiece of a program presented by the Cal State LA Department of Music, Theatre and Dance and the Olympia Philharmonic Society in a concert entitled, "FROM BEETHOVEN TO MITSUMOTO," featuring the CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra and Olympia Youth Orchestra performing together in concert under the baton of Fung Ho, Music Director and Conductor. (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...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The January broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program: the Mass in C minor, Great, and Piano Concerto No. 22, featuring Emanuel Ax as soloist. The Mass features soprano Jennifer Zetlan, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix TheatreSERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This WeekendThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free 'Music for the Spirit' concerts tonight, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Caruth Auditorium (an intimate 490-seat venue located in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX 75205). The two o'clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani's frequent recording partner, pianistJulius Drake. (more...)

Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15Last Call for Entries to the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition; Deadline 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The November 15th deadline is rapidly approaching, as the Dallas Opera Guild prepares for the most exciting vocal competition in its history! For the very first time, the 27th Annual Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition is accepting applicants from all fifty states and U.S. territories, aged 21 to 32. (more...)

SF Opera Presents LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) Opening TodaySF Opera Presents LA CENERENTOLA (CINDERELLA) Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) in six performances November 9-26. French mezzo-soprano Karine Deshayes makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the title role of Angelina (Cinderella), the gentle servant girl who catches the eye of a handsome prince. (more...)

Acclaimed Soprano Yulia Van Doren Accompanies Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston SymphonyAcclaimed Soprano Yulia Van Doren Accompanies Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Whether it's your first or hundredth time to hear Mozart's Requiem, this dramatic composition, featured in the famed 1984 movie, Amadeus, never fails to evoke strong emotions. On November 20, 22 and 23, the Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony Chorus will perform this masterwork, which also marks the second installment of Music Director Andres Orozco Estrada's 3 Weeks of Beethoven. (more...)

Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project to Perform FANTASTIC MR. FOXOdyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project to Perform FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Boston, MA (For Release 11.06.14) – At the vanguard of Boston's classical music scene, Odyssey Opera and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) present a co-production of the comedic, family opera Fantastic Mr. Fox. For one performance only, Fantastic Mr. Fox unites Odyssey Opera (a new, Boston-based opera company dedicated to exploring the full spectrum of adventurous repertoire), BMOP (the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music), the Boston Children's Chorus, and some of today's top vocal performers including baritone John Brancy and mezzo-soprano Krista River. (See below for complete cast.) (more...)

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