Marilyn Horne News

CARMEN, Jonathan Biss, eighth blackbird, Deborah Voigt, Alan Gilbert and More Set for Music Academy of the West's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Music Academy of the West will inaugurate an unprecedented partnership with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic and present a new production of Georges Bizet's popular opera Carmen in honor of Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday as part of the Academy's 67th annual Summer Festival. The Music Academy will present some 200 events over the course of its coming season, which begins June 16 and concludes August 9. (more...)

Jennie Litt and David Alpher to Celebrate Release of TWO APPLES at Metropolitan Room, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Jennie Litt and David Alpher, Brooklyn's own married songwriting duo, celebrate the May release of their debut recording, TWO APPLES, with an appearance at New York's Metropolitan Room on Thursday, June 5 at 7pm. TWO APPLES is a collection of eleven original songs covering topics ranging from lingerie to gym addiction to the random miracle of existence. Ms. Litt describes Alpher&Litt as "eclectic writers inspired by American popular song and most comfortable in an idiom that's equal parts musical theatre, Tin Pan Alley, and Allan Sherman." Additionally, Litt is an award-winning fiction writer and Alpher a world-renowned composer. (more...)

Paquito D'Rivera to Lead Worksop, Concert for Young Jazz Musicians, 5/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

From May 12 to 16, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute will present a workshop for young jazz instrumentalists led by renowned Latin jazz artist Paquito D'Rivera. The prolific composer, conductor, clarinetist, and saxophonist teams up with members of his ensemble to mentor these young jazz musicians during an intensive weeklong workshop, co-designed by acclaimed bassist and educator Oscar Stagnaro, that culminates with a concert in Zankel Hall on Friday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. During the concert, the young musicians will perform music composed by D'Rivera and other Latin jazz works alongside D'Rivera himself, Stagnaro, and other members of the Paquito D'Rivera Ensemble including pianist Alex Brown, percussionist Pernell Satuemino, trumpeter Diego Urcola, and drummer Mark Walker. See below for program information. (more...)

NYFOS Announces Its 2014 Spring Gala, REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG has announced its star-studded 2014 spring gala, Remembering Lenny, celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein with a performance on Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, followed by supper at the '21' Club. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's brash rebellion. With formidable orchestral forces, a massive chorus and a powerhouse international cast, VO's final – and biggest – production of 2013-2014promises to be this season's most explosive experience yet! (more...)

Renowned Choral Conductor Paul Salamunovich Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Acclaimed Grammy-nominated choral conductor and Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) Music Director Emeritus Paul Salamunovich, whose artistry touched millions of people around the world through recordings, live performances, college and university clinics, and the numerous film scores on which he conducted and sang, has died at age 86 from multiple complications due to West Nile virus. (more...)

Tenor Mario Frangoulis Makes San Francisco Debut Tonight at Nourse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The San Francisco debut of world-renowned powerhouse tenor Mario Frangoulis is set for tonight April 4, 2014 at Nourse Theatre (275 Hayes Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Tony Winner Jack O'Brien Directs GUYS AND DOLLS in Concert at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Carnegie Hall's gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls is set for tonight, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

New York Philharmonic and Music Academy of the West Launch Four-Year Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and the Music Academy of the West have entered into a four-year partnership that will create unique and intensive opportunities for selected Music Academy Fellows to train with New York Philharmonic musicians and Music Director Alan Gilbert in Santa Barbara and New York. Alan Gilbert, the New York Philharmonic, its Assistant Conductors, and musicians will have a presence at the Music Academy Summer Festival for training and performances each summer for four years beginning in 2014, culminating in a joint concert with the New York Philharmonic and Academy Festival Orchestra celebrating the Music Academy's 70th anniversary in 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the MOTHERS AND SONS Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2014

Four-time Tony® Award winning playwright Terrence McNally just celebrated two milestones on The Great White Way-his 20th Broadway production and the 50th Anniversary of his Broadway debut-with the opening night of his newest play, Mothers and Sons, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street) last night, March 24, 2014. Over the course of five decades, Mr. McNally has chronicled the human experience with a wide range of works including Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Full Monty, Ragtime, Master Class, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Kiss of the Spider Woman,The Rink, The Ritz, and Bad Habits. BroadwayWorld was there for McNally's big opening night and below you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet. Guests included Bernadette Peters, Victor Garber, Chita Rivera, Doris Riberts and more! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tenor Mario Frangoulis - International Superstar to Perform in NYC
by Peter Danish - Mar 18, 2014

With a dozen gold and platinum releases under his belt, two hit PBS Specials and a decade of sold-out concerts world-wide, international superstar Mario Frangoulis returns to New York for two shows this weekend at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Riverside Opera Opens Season with Performance at SI Library, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Riverside Opera Company, under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia announces a performance of 'PoPera' a mix of Opera and Broadway favorites featuring long time Riverside Opera piano accompanist Ming Kwong and sopranos Jessica Sandidge and Manna Knjoi who are winners of open public auditions, held in New York City by the Riverside Opera Company. They will sing selections of their choosing. The performance is free and open to the public as part Music @NYPL on Saturday, April 19, 2 p.m. at the RichmondTown branch of the New York Public Library located at 200 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island. For information contact: riversideoperacompany@gmail or call Riverside Opera Company at 212-729-4792. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Marilyn Horne, Hal Prince and More Set for NYFOS Gala, Celebrating Leonard Bernstein, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

New York Festival of Song announces 'Remembering Lenny', A Gala Celebration of Leonard Bernstein (Founding Advisor NYFOS). NYFOS Artistic Directors and pianists STEVEN BLIER and MICHAEL BARRETT host an extraordinary lineup of special guests. (more...)

The New York Festival of Song Presents REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG announces its star-studded 2014 spring gala, Remembering Lenny, celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein with a performance on Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, followed by supper at the '21' Club. (more...)

Judy Kaye Replaces Jayne Houdyshell in Carnegie Hall's All-Star GUYS AND DOLLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced that two-time Tony Award winner Judy Kaye will now play the role of General Matilda B. Cartwright, replacing previously announced actress Jayne Houdyshell, for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Kaye's career highlights include Tony Awards for her performances as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in The Phantom of the Opera and Nice Work If You Can Get It and Tony Award nominations for her roles in Mamma Mia! and Souvenir. (more...)

Thomas Hampson Makes Role Debut in Berg's WOZZECK at the Met, Now thru 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Following an extensive European tour with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Hampson returns to the U.S. to make his role debut as the eponymous antihero of Alban Berg's Wozzeck, opening tonight, March 6 at New York's Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

Len Cariou & Lee Wilkof Join Cast of Carnegie Hall's GUYS AND DOLLS Concert; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Carnegie Hall today announced the complete cast for its gala benefit performance of Guys and Dolls on Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, Applause, A Little Night Music) joins the cast as Arvide Abernathy along with Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate) as Harry the Horse. Members of the Mission Band joining Allison Blackwell (Agatha) are J.D. Webster (Calvin), Linda Mugleston (Martha), and Joseph Torello (Joseph). (more...)

ERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Krajewski, the nationally recognized Pops conductor who performs with orchestras throughout the country, brings back his innovative programming and lighthearted approach with the 2014-2015 concert season of The Philly POPS. Encore Series, Inc, the presenter of The Philly POPS, is pleased to introduce this exciting series of concerts which begins in October, 2014 with the Era of ABBA, followed by Classic Soul. It continues with a salute to the American Songbook Then and Now and a visit to the movies with Epic Hollywood Soundtracks. The season ends with the Legends of Rock. (more...)

John Brancy and Mario Antonio Marra Present World Premiere of FORCE at Hahn Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Acclaimed young baritone John Brancy and pianist Mario Antonio Marra, winners of the 2013 Music Academy of the West Marilyn Horne Song Competition, will perform the world premiere of Force by up-and-coming composer Chris Kapica, as well as the famous Schumann song cycle Dichterliebe, works by Dvorak, and a trio of American standards at 7:30 pm in Hahn Hall tonight, March 4. (more...)

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Announces 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ First Lady Susan Corbett today announced that the 2014 Governor's Awards for the Arts will be held Sept. 28 at Fisher Auditorium of the IUP Performing Arts Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. This will be the first time the state arts event has been held on a university campus. (more...)

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