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Young People's Chorus of New York City Debuts Four New Commissions at 92Y TonightYoung People's Chorus of New York City Debuts Four New Commissions at 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Tonight, April 19, at 8 p.m. the Young People's Chorus of New York City, conducted by its Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuņez, will premiere the four newest commissions in its Radio Radiance series in a recording before a live audience in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y. This new Radio Radiance music, in which technology and the human voice overlap to make new sounds and great music, will be recorded for later broadcast this spring by WWFM The Classical Network and hosted by YPC's longtime friend and collaborator John Schaefer from WNYC. (more...)

Miller Theatre Continues Composer Portraits Series with Oliver Knussen TonightMiller Theatre Continues Composer Portraits Series with Oliver Knussen Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2012-13 season of its Composer Portraits series with Oliver Knussen, tonight, April 18, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elisa MonteBWW Interviews: Elisa Monte
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 9, 2013

Elisa Monte Dance, an emotionally charged and highly acclaimed dance company that champions individuality, returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater on April 11 for the company's 32nd season. The season features three premieres: Artistic director Elisa Monte's world premiere of Terra Firma; Associate Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher's company premiere of Identity; and dancer Joe Celej's company premiere of Portals & Passageways. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of New York City to Debut Four New Commissions at 92Y, 4/19Young People's Chorus of New York City to Debut Four New Commissions at 92Y, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

On Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. the Young People's Chorus of New York City, conducted by its Artistic Director/Founder Francisco J. Nuņez, will premiere the four newest commissions in its Radio Radiance series in a recording before a live audience in Kaufmann Concert Hall at the 92nd Street Y. This new Radio Radiance music, in which technology and the human voice overlap to make new sounds and great music, will be recorded for later broadcast this spring by WWFM The Classical Network and hosted by YPC's longtime friend and collaborator John Schaefer from WNYC. (more...)

Vital Vox Festival to Celebrate Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26Vital Vox Festival to Celebrate Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The Vital Vox Festival-an event that explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres-will take place at 8pm on March 25 and 26, 2013 at Roulette. (more...)

Vital Vox Festival Celebrates Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26Vital Vox Festival Celebrates Power of the Human Voice at Roulette, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

The Vital Vox Festival-an event that explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres-will take place at 8pm tonight, March 25 and tomorrow, March 26, 2013 at Roulette. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Continue Composer Portraits Series with Oliver Knussen, 4/18Miller Theatre to Continue Composer Portraits Series with Oliver Knussen, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2012-13 season of its Composer Portraits series with Oliver Knussen, April 18, 2013. (more...)

SYMPHO to Present ASCENDING DARKNESS: SOUNDTRACK TO A DREAM, 5/8 and KAPOW!, 6/12SYMPHO to Present ASCENDING DARKNESS: SOUNDTRACK TO A DREAM, 5/8 and KAPOW!, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

SYMPHO presents two new concert experiences in New York City, Ascending Darkness: Soundtrack to a Dream on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension (Fifth Avenue at 10th Street), and KAPOW! on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Rubin Museum of Art (150 W. 17th Street). (more...)


by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 15, 2013

A special tribute concert to Stephen Sondheim, including 17 premieres of commissioned works inspired by his songs, will be taking place at "Music in the Loft" in Chicago's historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 801, on April 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Pianist Anthony de Mare will be premiering/performing some of the 36-piece "LIAISONS Project" featuring Sondheim-inspired pieces by composers ranging from Nico Muhly and Steve Reich to Duncan Sheik and Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

BAM150, Brooklyn Academy of Music Documentary, to Air on THIRTEEN, 4/19BAM150, Brooklyn Academy of Music Documentary, to Air on THIRTEEN, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

To commemorate its sesquicentennial, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) commissioned BAM150, a feature length documentary conceived by award-winning director Michael Sladek that weaves together the institution's vibrant past, present, and future presenting a rich history that mirrors the evolution of performing arts in 20th century America. This landmark film premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival and will air on Friday, April 19 at 10pm on THIRTEEN. (more...)

Condola Rashad, Amy Correia, Roge and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/17Condola Rashad, Amy Correia, Roge and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

This week at Joe's Pub at the Public, March 11-17, will feature The New Yorker, Mike Daisey, Condola Rashad, Barb Jungr, Champagne Jerry, John Naberezny, Amy Correia, Tora Fisher, Erin Markey, Anne Steele, Justin Vivian Bond, Carol Lipnik/Poor Baby Bree and Roge. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Attends Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS II: REIMAGINING SONDHEIM FROM THE PIANO at Symphony Space TonightStephen Sondheim Attends Anthony de Mare's LIAISONS II: REIMAGINING SONDHEIM FROM THE PIANO at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

Tonight, March 9 (7 pm), as part of Symphony Space's The Music of Now Series, pianist Anthony de Mare returns to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre for the second installment of Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano. Marrying his reputation as a champion of contemporary classical music with his deep respect for legendary musical theater composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, de Mare is building a unique piano repertory by commissioning 36 leading contemporary composers from the classical, jazz, theater, and film worlds to write short solo piano pieces inspired by Sondheim's music. (more...)

Jessica Grove Stars in Choral Chameleon and NY Theatre Barn's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Oratorio World Premiere, 3/9-10Jessica Grove Stars in Choral Chameleon and NY Theatre Barn's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Oratorio World Premiere, 3/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

The award-winning New York Theatre Barn is partnering with Brooklyn-based choral ensemble Choral Chameleon to produce the world premiere production of Tamar of the River Oratorio for two nights only in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn tonight, March 9 and tomorrow, March 10, 2013 starring Broadway's Jessica Grove in the title role, and the 12 singers of Choral Chameleon embodying the River. (more...)

Elisa Monte Dance Announces Season LineupElisa Monte Dance Announces Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

Elisa Monte Dance returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theatre this April for the company's 32nd season. The season features three premieres: Artistic director Elisa Monte's world premiere of Terra Firma; Associate Artistic Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher's company premiere of Identity; and dancer Joe Celej's company premiere of Portals & Passageways. Performances are April 11-13, 2013. Performances on Thursday, April 11 and Saturday, April 13 are at 8:00 p.m., with an additional Saturday matinee at 3:00 p.m.; the gala performance on Friday, April 12 is at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Jessica Grove to Star in Choral Chameleon and NY Theatre Barn's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Oratorio World Premiere, 3/9-10Jessica Grove to Star in Choral Chameleon and NY Theatre Barn's TAMAR OF THE RIVER Oratorio World Premiere, 3/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

The award-winning New York Theatre Barn is partnering with Brooklyn-based choral ensemble Choral Chameleon to produce the world premiere production of Tamar of the River Oratorio for two nights only in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn on March 9-10, 2013 starring Broadway's Jessica Grove in the title role, and the 12 singers of Choral Chameleon embodying the River. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall Concerts, 3/20-21Michael Tilson Thomas to Lead San Francisco Symphony in Carnegie Hall Concerts, 3/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Carnegie Hall presents the San Francisco Symphony under the direction of Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas in two concerts, on Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Prospect Theater Presents Reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER TonightProspect Theater Presents Reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present a developmental reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson and book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. The reading will be directed by Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

Prospect Theater to Present Reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, 2/18Prospect Theater to Present Reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Prospect Theater Company will present a developmental reading of TAMAR OF THE RIVER, a new music theater work with music and book by Marisa Michelson and book and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen. The reading will be directed by Daniel Goldstein. (more...)

New World Symphony Presents Centennial Tribute to John Cage, Now thru 2/10New World Symphony Presents Centennial Tribute to John Cage, Now thru 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

One of the 20th century's most influential, innovative and provocative artists will be the subject of a special birthday tribute tonight, February 8-10, 2013, when the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), presents Making the Right Choices: A John Cage Centennial Celebration at the New World Center (500 17th Street). (more...)

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School Added to the Princeton Historical Society CollectionAmerican Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School Added to the Princeton Historical Society Collection
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Audee Estey, a native of Winnipeg, Canada, began teaching in the Princeton area after marrying L. Wendell "Bud"Estey, a teacher at the Lawrenceville School, in 1933. Among her hundreds of students were Meredith Monk, Douglas Dunn, Bebe Neuwirth, Diane Partington, and Jennifer Dunning. She founded Princeton Ballet Society in 1954 (now Princeton Ballet School) and the Princeton Regional Ballet Company in 1963. (more...)

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