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ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. The program features music by ACME members Timo Andres (solo piano piece TBA), Caleb Burhans (Jahrzeit for string quartet), and燩ulitzer Prize winner燙aroline Shaw (Gustave Le Grey), as well as Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the world premiere of񂽽,燼 suite of five movements commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring musical contributions by each of the five composer-performers on the program - Shaw, Andres, and Burhans plus violinist Ben Russell and cellist/ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen. ACME players for this concert are Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Caleb Burhans and Caitlin Lynch, violas; Clarice Jensen, cello; and Timo Andres, piano. (more...)

ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30ODC Theater to Present RESIDENT ARTISTS UNPLUGGED, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

ODC Theater, one of the West Coast's major centers for contemporary dance and performance, announced today its newest class of resident artists: Gerald Casel, Maurya Kerr, Nicole Klaymoon, and the duo of Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore. The announcement of these five distinguished artists falls on the ten-year anniversary of ODC Dance Commons, whose upstairs Studio B will serve as venue for a one-night-only event offering a rare and candid look into the creative process of the new resident artists. Titled Resident Artists Unplugged, the event takes place Sunday, August 30 at 6pm. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Among 2015 Bessie Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the nominees for the 2014-15 season at its annual press conference. The 37 nominees were selected by the Bessies Selection Committee, an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The list of nominations follows. (more...)

The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16The Kitchen to Present AND THAT'S HOW THE RENT GETS PAID, 7/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

For the first time in two decades, The Kitchen will present a new edition of the acclaimed performance series And That's How the Rent Gets Paid, written by downtown legends Jeff Weiss and Richard C. Martinez. For three nights only (July 14-16), Weiss and Martinez's thrilling serial drama, which follows a charming serial killer through the queer underbelly of New York City, will be brought to life by director and producer Brooke O'Harra with Kate Valk and Nicky Paraiso. The three-day marathon performance features an eclectic group of 50 performers including David Cale, Jennifer Miller, Keith McDermott, Becca Blackwell, Jess Barbagallo, Moe Angelos and Mark Bennett, among others. Weiss will appear in the production, in various cameo performances, throughout the three-day run. (more...)

Open House to Play The Kitchen, 6/25-27Open House to Play The Kitchen, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Using Richard Brautigan's novella In Watermelon Sugar as a guide and the lens through which material is developed, director/choreographer Steven Reker collaborates with Ryan Seaton, Matt Evans, and Eliot Krimsky to form the experimental noise rock band Open House. (more...)

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens燡une 11th燼t the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas' solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas' new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates燡une 14th燼t Roulette featuring Lukas' music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others.燬ee below for program details. (more...)

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective to Present '10: Themes From Our First Ten Years'C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective to Present '10: Themes From Our First Ten Years'
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective will present 10 - Themes from Our First Ten Years, the third and final concerts of its' By the Numbers 2014-15 New York season on Thursday, June 4 at 8 PM at The Church of St. Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street (south of Christopher Street) in Manhattan and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 PM at Engelman Hall of the Baruch College Performing Arts Center, E. 25th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenues), also in Manhattan. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

燛nsemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program entitled "Balancing Act" includes music by Jennifer Higdon, Dvo?ak, Barber, Piazzolla, Webern, Poulenc, and David Lang - works that typify writing for winds, strings, and a delicate balance of those forces combined, and exemplify the collaborative elements inherent in Ensemble ACJW. The concert is their last performance of the season. (more...)

Dance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 SeasonDance Company 10 Hairy Legs Announces Dates, Programs for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Highland Park, New Jersey---燫andy James' all male dance company,10 Hairy Legs,爎eturns to New York Live Arts for its third consecutive New York Season for four performances June 11 -14. 燙ontinuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 2 programs, 6 New York City Premieres, 9 works by 10 Choreographers and Live Musical Accompaniment at all performances.燫obert Johnson,燚ance Critic爊oted爴卻ince its formation in 2012, its rapid growth has been astonishing卼he diversity of this programming is a treat for audiences卼his company has also become a welcome source of choreographic commissions卼here aren't many repertory companies yet, but when a group like 10 Hairy Legs performs卼he scenery changes and styles switch abruptly. Viewers are whisked from choreographer to choreographer; and sometimes if feels as if everyone is爐alking at once. Ideas richochet, the atmosphere is exhilarating. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to End Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD, 6/5San Francisco Girls Chorus to End Season with AMERICAN VANGUARD, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Friday, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director燣isa Bielawa爃as announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director燰al閞ie Sainte-Agathe燼nd featuring guest composer/violinist燙arla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her燞old my own爓ith the composer as soloist,燡ohn Cage's iconic燣iving Room Music,燤eredith Monk's燩anda Chant, selections from燣ou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day,燛inojuhani Rautavaara's燰iatonten Valsi燼nd燡ohn Adams'燚esert Chorus梑oth with Kihlstedt on violin,燱illiam Schuman's燫equiescat燼nd燭o Thy Love,燣isa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and燭he Andrews Sisters' 揃oogie Woogie Bugle Boy and 揃eat Me Daddy. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

LA MAMA MOVES! Festival to Celebrate 10th AnniversaryLA MAMA MOVES! Festival to Celebrate 10th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Uncork the Champagne and raise a glass. La MaMa Moves! dance festival is readying itself for its 10th anniversary festivities while its artists are busily preparing a dozen world, U.S. and New York premieres to celebrate its decade of dance. (more...)

Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 14Composer/Percussionist Lukas Ligeti Celebrates 50th Birthday With Two Concerts, 6/11, 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

On the occasion of his 50th birthday (6.13.15), the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents an unprecedented overview of composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti's work as a composer including new pieces written specifically for the occasion. The concert series opens June 11th at the ACFNY, with performances of Lukas' solo and small ensemble works (performers include Thomas Bergeron, Candy Chiu, Jennifer Hymer, Ben Reimer, David Cossin, and others), and premiere pieces for Lukas' new classical/indie rock band, Notebook. The festival culminates June 14th at Roulette featuring Lukas' music for chamber orchestra. Program includes several world premieres, as well as U.S. and New York City premieres, performed by the fresh, contemporary-collective Ensemble mise-en conducted by Oliver Hagen, pianist Vicky Chow, and others. See below for program details. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5San Francisco Girls Chorus to Finish Off Season with Concert Featuring Carla Kihlstedt, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2015 朤he five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus will conclude its 2014-2015 season with an ambitious and ingenious program exploring the serious fun of modern and contemporary music Friday, June 5, at 8 pm at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Artistic Director Lisa Bielawa has announced. Conducted by SFGC Music Director Val閞ie Sainte-Agathe and featuring guest composer/violinist Carla Kihlstedt, the program includes a new work by Kihlstedt and her Hold my own with the composer as soloist, John Cage's iconic Living Room Music, Meredith Monk's Panda Chant, selections from Lou Harrison's Mass for Saint Cecilia's Day, Einojuhani Rautavaara's Viatonten Valsi and John Adams' Desert Chorus梑oth with Kihlstedt on violin, William Schuman's Requiescat and To Thy Love, Lisa Bielawa's Opening: Forest from the opera Vireo and The Andrews Sisters' 揃oogie Woogie Bugle Boy and 揃eat Me Daddy. The concert's repertoire will be performed by the Girls Chorus on tour in Estonia, Finland and Sweden in June. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Concludes Its 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH, 5/8The Miller Theatre Concludes Its 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts presents the 2014-15 Bach, Revisited series finale SOFIA GUBAIDULINA + BACH on Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:00 p.m., featuring: (more...)

Lukas Ligeti to Celebrate 50th Birthday with Host of Musical EventsLukas Ligeti to Celebrate 50th Birthday with Host of Musical Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

New York City, NY (For Release 2.24.15) Composer/percussionist Lukas Ligeti today announced a robust 2015 season in anticipation of his 50th birthday (6.13.15). A champion of intercultural music and arguably one of the world's most ingenious composers, Lukas is celebrating with world premieres at Roulette, two album releases, live performances with his jazz hybrid trio Hypercolor, a weeklong Stone residency, and more. See below for a complete schedule. (more...)

Ann Hamilton and SITI Company to Premiere THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE in Columbus Next MonthAnn Hamilton and SITI Company to Premiere THE THEATER IS A BLANK PAGE in Columbus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Next month, the Wexner Center for the Arts will present the world premiere of the theater is a blank page, an immersive performance created by renowned visual artist Ann Hamilton and theater innovators SITI Company. The production, the first full collaboration between the artists, was created through a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award and is a signature moment of the Wexner Center's 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

John King's residency at The Stone is an immersion into works from the past 20 years from his catalogue, including 7 world premieres performed by FLUX and Secret Quartets, TILT Brass, String Noise, Jenny Lin, Jeanann Dara and Carol To. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Douglas Hodge, Meredith Monk and More in Concert with Young People's Chorus of NYCPhoto Flash: Norm Lewis, Douglas Hodge, Meredith Monk and More in Concert with Young People's Chorus of NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

At 7 p.m. on Monday evening, March 2, with every seat in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater occupied, almost 400 chorus members from 7 to 18 from the Young People's Chorus of New York City streamed on stage and filled the balcony boxes above. Joining them was the evening's host, Broadway star Norm Lewis, and in the pit YPC Artistic Director Francisco J. Nu馿z gave the downbeat to The New York Pops to get YPC's gala evening off to an exciting start by singing...and dancing...'Magic To Do' from Pippin. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

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