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Ordway Center President Patricia A. Mitchell to RetireOrdway Center President Patricia A. Mitchell to Retire
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Patricia A. Mitchell, president and CEO of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, today announced her retirement at the end of 2015. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29Jason Graae to Perform at Encompass New Opera Theatre's 2015 Gala, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Nancy Rhodes, artistic director of Encompass New Opera Theatre, announced today that cabaret and Broadway star Jason Graae will be the featured performer at the Encompass Jazz Cabaret Gala in Manhattan on June 29th, 2015.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in BrooklynBWW Interviews: Elliot Goldenthal - A Composer Grows in Brooklyn
by Erica Miner - May 18, 2015

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in classical music, he has won Oscar, Golden Globe and World Soundtrack Awards (more...)

LA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts AwardsLA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Chorale was previously honored with the organization's ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming three times in 1995, 2003 and 2010, the Education and Community Engagement Award twice in 2000 and 2008, and also earned Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2012. (more...)

Tony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie HallTony Winner Audra McDonald Performs Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Audra McDonald performs tonight, April 29, 2015 in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She will be joined by music director and pianist Andy Einhorn, bassist Mark Vanderpoel, and drummer Gene Lewin. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Building Opera Audiences GrantsOPERA America Awards Building Opera Audiences Grants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

OPERA America, the national nonprofit service organization for opera, is pleased to announce it has awarded $300,000 in grants to nine opera companies through the third year of its Building Opera Audiences program, generously funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation. This grant program seeks to support the efforts of North American opera companies to build informed, enthusiastic audiences for opera through innovative marketing projects. Fifty-four applications totaling over $2 million in requests were submitted, demonstrating the intense level of audience development activity across North America. (more...)

DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Verdi's Messa da Requiem, a monumental work for chorus, soloists and orchestra, replete with intense drama and gloriously beautiful melodies. The composer's only large-scale work not written for the stage, the Requiem stands in stature and artistry alongside Verdi's great operatic masterpieces. (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a record-breaking year for the number of prizes and total cash awarded, Lauren Michelle, of Los Angeles, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 18, 2015, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Robin Bailey, of London, U.K., and Jordan Davidson, of Philadelphia, N.Y., both won Second Prizes of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Adam Fieldson, of Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Maliakel, of New York. (more...)

Patti LuPone to be Honored at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's GalaPatti LuPone to be Honored at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Patti LuPone will receive the Ellis Island Family Heritage Award at The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation's 'Gala in the Great Hall' on Tuesday, May 19th at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as artistic director. “With a beloved masterwork, a virtuoso soloist, and a 21st century composer represented on every concert, the Chicago Philharmonic continues its adventures in direct, urgent, truly relevant music-making,” said Speck. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor StagesHouston Grand Opera's THE MAGIC FLUTE to Return This May at Outdoor Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present performances of Mozart's The Magic Flute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. and at Miller Outdoor Theatre on Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. The Magic Flute matches a comic yet wise fairy tale with some of the most stunningly beautiful music ever written. HGO's performances on the outdoor stages offer free admission and access for new audiences to experience the acclaimed production, which the company presented to full houses earlier this season. (more...)

Eli Tokash to Join Collegiate Chorale for US Premiere of THE ROAD TO PROMISEEli Tokash to Join Collegiate Chorale for US Premiere of THE ROAD TO PROMISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces that Eli Tokash will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise. (more...)

Patti LuPone Tactfully Silences Rowdy Audience Member at 54 Below PerformancePatti LuPone Tactfully Silences Rowdy Audience Member at 54 Below Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Broadway legend Patti LuPone was not afraid to call out a rude audience member during her recent performance at New York's 54 Below. (more...)

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA AND PAGLIACCIE Opens at the Met, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

The Met's first new production in 45 years of the enduringly popular verismo double bill, Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, will open April 14. (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19The Dallas Opera Presents the DALLAS OPERA GUILD VOCAL COMPETITION, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Nineteen of the best young opera singers in the country will be competing in The Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition presented by The Dallas Opera and The Dallas Opera Guild. The talented performers are competing for thousands of dollars in prize money and prestigious honors including the “People's Choice” award selected by audience ballot. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This SummerNew York Philharmonic Set for Residencies in Shanghai, Santa Barbara This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

In the summer of 2015 the New York Philharmonic will undertake its first performance residencies in Shanghai, as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26The Pacific Symphony Presents AN AMERICAN MUSICAL JOURNEY, a Free Concert in Fullerton, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

A brass quintet from Pacific Symphony is heading to Fullerton to perform a free concert titled “An American Musical Journey” in celebration of Music Director Carl St.Clair's 25th anniversary season. Presented in partnership with the North Orange County Community Concerts, the afternoon of music takes place on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. at Fullerton First United Methodist Church (114 N. Pomona Ave. at Commonwealth). “An American Musical Journey” includes favorites by Gershwin, Bernstein and other American music icons. The brass quintet is led by Principal Trombonist Michael Hoffman and includes Symphony musicians Russell Dicey on horn, Tony Ellis and David Wailes on trumpet, and Fred Greene on tuba. For this concert, admission is free with no reserved seating. The church is providing free child care during the concert, and the audience is invited to stay for a reception and chance to meet the performers. For more information and directions visit www.northocconcerts.org. (more...)

Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

There is still some casting that is yet to be announced, but much of the cast has now signed on to take part in the much-anticipated film. Below, get to know the company and the roles that they will be playing! (more...)

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