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The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7The Royal Conservatory Presents 21C Music Festival, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

21C Music Festival - five days of newly-minted music during which audiences have an opportunity to experience fresh new sounds and ideas from the greatest musical minds of today - returns for a fourth year to The Royal Conservatory of Music from May 24 to May 28, 2017. (more...)

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn MuseumAnnouncing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Bang on a Can announces its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's most pioneering young artists. The Marathon is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong project that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art through ten diverse exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs. Bang on a Can Marathon artists include Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Joan La Barbara, and many more. (more...)

MIT's CAST Welcomes Cellist Maya Beiser as Inaugural Mellon Distinguished Visiting ArtistMIT's CAST Welcomes Cellist Maya Beiser as Inaugural Mellon Distinguished Visiting Artist
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

MIT has announced cellist Maya Beiser as the inaugural Mellon Distinguished Visiting Artist, a new artist residency endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that has supported MIT's Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) since its inception in 2012. (more...)

Bang on a Can to Present Florent Ghys' BONJOUR at The Jewish MuseumBang on a Can to Present Florent Ghys' BONJOUR at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the third concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring Bonjour, a low string quartet with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys. (more...)

Berkeley Symphony Performs MASON BATES CELLO CONCERTO, BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 4, 1/26Berkeley Symphony Performs MASON BATES CELLO CONCERTO, BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY NO. 4, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Berkeley Symphony announced today that Music Director Joana Carneiro has withdrawn from the Berkeley Symphony concert on Thursday, January 26 at 8 pm at Zellerbach Hall. Carneiro is pregnant and is under doctor's advice not to conduct or travel. The concert will be conducted by Christian Reif. The Orchestra will perform the Bay Area premiere of Mason Bates' Cello Concerto with Joshua Roman, to whom the work is dedicated, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 4. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Announces 85th Anniversary SeasonJacob's Pillow Dance Announces 85th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the critical acclaim and record-breaking attendance of Festival 2016, Jacob's Pillow Dance announces its 85th Anniversary Season of exciting programming featuring world premieres, commissions, site-specific work, international artists, live music, and Pillow-exclusive engagements. (more...)

freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or on Saturdays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm.  (more...)

Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert to Launch 30 Years CelebrationBang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert to Launch 30 Years Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2017 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall (Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St.). (more...)

BWW Review: The Dance Gallery Festival Celebrates its 10th AnniversaryBWW Review: The Dance Gallery Festival Celebrates its 10th Anniversary
by Rose Marija - Nov 16, 2016

The Dance Gallery Festival began ten years ago with the vision of Astrid von Ussar, Founder and Artistic Director. Their stated 'mission is to provide everything that choreographers want, need, and dream of in a professional setting: industry standard lighting, publicity packaging, and ample time for tech rehearsals.' Born of necessity, this collective, following von Ussar's vision, recognizes these lacks to be common to most aspiring and working choreographers (those not working with major, funded dance companies). Funding comes primarily from family and friends. This is an extraordinary find in the dance community; and one that begins to fill a void that has existed for far too long. (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 - Nov 4, 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 Today, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th BirthdayCarnegie Hall to Celebrate Steve Reich's 80th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 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...)

BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall TheatreBWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - Oct 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatrical fangirling, and with three shows back to back to back in the bay area, it seems I have a new one. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present BANG ON A CAN: Performance by Pauline OliverosThe Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present BANG ON A CAN: Performance by Pauline Oliveros
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present the second concert of their 2016-2017 concert season featuring seminal American composer Pauline Oliveros. Accompanying the Jewish Museum's exhibition, Take Me (I'm Yours), the concert will feature Oliveros in The Sound of Meditation on V-Accordion, an instrument that produces both accordion and orchestral sounds. Like the exhibition, the concert also blurs the boundary between the performer and the audience by asking the listener to participate in the making of music. (more...)

Young People's Chorus of NYC Receives $750,000 Arts Education Impact GrantYoung People's Chorus of NYC Receives $750,000 Arts Education Impact Grant
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation has awarded an Arts Education Impact Grant of $750,000 to the Young People's Chorus of New York City for its new initiative: Vocal Resolutions: Shaping Perceptions Through Music. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly TimelyBWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (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 - Oct 5, 2016

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

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...)

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