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Kaufman Music Center's FACE THE MUSIC Youth Ensemble Announces New SeasonKaufman Music Center's FACE THE MUSIC Youth Ensemble Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music, the country's only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers, is tuning up for an exciting new season that includes a tribute to pioneering new music organization Bang On A Can to commemorate its 30th anniversary, performances of John Adams's notoriously difficult "Son of Chamber Symphony." as well as works by David Lang, Darcy James Argue, Snarky Puppy, Angelica Negron, Julia Wolfe and Missy Mazzoli. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th BirthdayCarnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

For the 2016-2017 season, Carnegie Hall has appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich to hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. (more...)

freeFall Opens New Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS!freeFall Opens New Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

freeFall Theatre Company will open their 2016/2017 season with Stephen Sondheim'sAssassins. Directed by Chris Crawford, the show will star Susan Haldeman (Sara Jane Moore), Robert Teasdale (Leon Czolgosz), Thomas Mothershed (Samuel Byck), Britt Michael Gordon (John Wilkes Booth), Marissa Toogood (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), John Mark Jernigan (John Hinckley), Lucas Wells (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pasqualino Beltempo (Giuseppe Zangara), and Alan Mohney Jr. (Charles Guiteau). (more...)

YPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert HallYPC Performs World Premieres of Six New Works in Two Transient Glory Concerts at National Sawdust and Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City and Artistic Director and Founder Francisco J. Nuñez continue their groundbreaking Transient Glory new music series with the world premieres of six choral works for young voices in concerts at National Sawdust on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for freeFall Theatre Company's Season Opener, ASSASSINSFull Cast Announced for freeFall Theatre Company's Season Opener, ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The cast of freeFall Theatre Company's upcoming production of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Asssassins has just been announced. Directed by Chris Crawford, the show will star Susan Haldeman (Sara Jane Moore), Robert Teasdale (Leon Czolgosz), Thomas Mothershed (Samuel Byck), Britt Michael Gordon (John Wilkes Booth), Marissa Toogood (Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme), John Mark Jernigan (John Hinckley), Lucas Wells (Balladeer/Lee Harvey Oswald), Pasqualino Beltempo (Giuseppe Zangara), and Alan Mohney Jr. (Charles Guiteau). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

American composer Michael Gordon has been named the first-ever Composer-in-Residence of the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC). The three-year residency, beginning this month, will comprise a new work composed by Mr. Gordon each year to be workshopped by the choristers and Artistic Director Francisco J. Nuñez and premiered by YPC at the end of each season. Mr. Gordon's residency will also include another new work composed for YPC's younger children, YPC's Satellite Schools children, and its community choruses; as well as masterclasses for YPC singers; and his participation as an artistic advisor. (more...)

BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American StageBWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

Parsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at PepperdineParsons Dance to Perform at Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The internationally renowned modern dance company Parsons Dance performs at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Wednesday, October 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 Season AnnouncedBang on a Can's 2016-2017 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bang on a Can's 2016-2017 season continues the "relentlessly inventive" (New York Magazine) new music collective's mission to create an international community dedicated to innovative music, wherever it is found, with performances throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with Steve Reich VariationsMiller Theatre to Open 2016-17 Season with Steve Reich Variations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Steve Reich turns 80 this fall, and Miller Theatre joins with concert halls around the world to celebrate this iconic American composer on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American StageBWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Doug Varone and Dancers Further the ArtBWW Reviews: Doug Varone and Dancers Further the Art
by Steve Feeney - Jul 25, 2016

Doug Varone and Company impress at Bates Dance Fest with new and classic work. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 SeasonIrish Arts Center Announces Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Today, Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, announces the lineup for its fall 2016 season, September 8 - December 17. IAC takes great pride in showcasing a broad range of some of Ireland's greatest artistic talent, in collaborating with American artists and arts institutions alike, and continuing to strengthen the transatlantic bonds of Irish-American culture. Featuring the works of several frequent IAC collaborators, including Paul Muldoon,Cassandra Wilson, Declan O'Rourke and Christine Tobin, as well as the premiere of several new works, the season epitomizes the dynamic vision IAC has for Irish culture in America at the outset of Ireland's centenary year of independence. (more...)

Perspectives Series, Steve Reich, Mozart, La Serenissima and More Set for Carnegie Hall This FallPerspectives Series, Steve Reich, Mozart, La Serenissima and More Set for Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Carnegie Hall's 2016-2017 season is fast approaching, and the venue is looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Bids Farewell to Three Orchestra MembersPacific Symphony Bids Farewell to Three Orchestra Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

With its 37th season now behind it, Pacific Symphony bids farewell to three longtime, beloved and distinguished members of the orchestra: Raymond Kobler, concertmaster; Robert Becker, principal viola; and Russell Dicey, fourth horn. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 6/5/2016 - 6/12/2016. (more...)

Theatre Unleashed to Bring A FEAST OF SNACKS to Hollywood FringeTheatre Unleashed to Bring A FEAST OF SNACKS to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Theatre Unleashed will bring back the critically acclaimed crowd favorite A Feast of Snacks to Hollywood Fringe at the Lounge Theater over the month of June (more...)

Britt Orchestra to Premiere Michael Gordon Work, 7/29Britt Orchestra to Premiere Michael Gordon Work, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

(UPDATED June 8, 2016) — On July 29-30, members of the Britt Orchestra and Music Director Teddy Abrams will celebrate the unique majesty of Oregon's Crater Lake with six performances at the national park of a world premiere by New York-based composer Michael Gordon, commissioned by Britt Music & Arts Festival and inspired by Crater Lake. Abrams will lead approximately 40 Britt Orchestra musicians in the performances, with the dramatic panorama of the lake as the setting. Joining the Britt Orchestra musicians are 15 members of Steiger Butte Drum, a drum troupe composed of members of the local Klamath Tribes; 30 brass and percussion musicians from Southern Oregon University; and a 50-member chorus. The performances are free, and are being presented as part of the centennial celebration of the U.S. National Park Service.  (more...)

Theatre Unleashed to Bring A FEAST OF SNACKS to Hollywood FringeTheatre Unleashed to Bring A FEAST OF SNACKS to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Theatre Unleashed will bring back the critically acclaimed crowd favorite A Feast of Snacks to Hollywood Fringe at the Lounge Theater over the month of June (more...)

VINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog This MonthVINE OF THE DEAD to Play The Invisible Dog This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Jim Findlay's VINE OF THE DEAD, a performance produced by Joel Bassin and Collapsable Giraffe, presented by The Invisible Dog Art Center, will play three performances only at The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, May 26 - 28, 2016 at 9 p.m. (more...)

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