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Pianist Ilya Yakushev to Perform RHAPSODY IN BLUE at Deer Valley; Jose Feghali Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Pianist Ilya Yakushev will replace guest pianist Jose Feghali, who had to withdraw due to illness, for the Utah Symphony performance on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater in Park City. He will perform George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' with the Utah Symphony. (more...)

The San Fransisco Girls Chorus Announces 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes THE ROMANTIC IMAGINATION, NORTHERN LIGHTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

In announcing the first season of concerts curated under her artistic directorship Lisa Bielawa has made public details of the 40-voice, Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus 2014-2015 season. The season of five programs will run October 4, 2014 through June 5, 2015 and be capped off by a tour to Nordic countries including Estonia, Finland and Sweden. The season concerts will be conducted by Music Director Valerie Sainte-Agathe and will highlight music by Amy Beach, Lili Boulanger, Carla Kihlstedt Schubert, Beethoven, Handel, Vaughan Williams, Ralf Yusuf Gawlick, Philip Glass, John Adams, John Cage, Lou Harrison, Meredith Monk and others and feature guest artists including pianistJon Nakamatsu and violinist/composer Carla Kihlstedt. Of particular note will be the West Coast premiere of Kinderkreuzzug (2010), an anti-war cantata by German-Turkish composer Ralf Yusuf Gawlick set on a 1941 poem by Bertoldt Brecht. In addition to the annual Davies Hall holiday concert, the Girls Chorus this year will collaborate with New Century Chamber Orchestra for seasonal performances. For more information, visit www.sfgirlschorus.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Promo Image Revealed for Cheyenne Jackson on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Whether in concert, on stage, or in film and television,Cheyenne Jackson continues to have one of the most diverse careers in entertainment. He has been featured on 12 different albums and with his staggering 4 ˝ octave range has been become known for his vocal sensitivity and versatility. Appearing in mega-hits such as GLEE, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Law and Order, his biggest passion is music. He is also a singer/songwriter whose first self-penned album I'm Blue, Skies, was released in July, 2013 and included the Top 40 hit 'Before You.' (more...)

Meredith Monk to Celebrate 50th Anniversay of Performing with Concerts Throughout New York City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

New York City will resound with the sound of Meredith Monk's music as her 50th anniversary is celebrated far and wide in venues large and small—from (Le) Poisson Rouge to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall to its Weill Recital and Stern Auditorium to BAM's Harvey Theater—over the next year. (more...)

Philip Mann Extends Contract with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra announces a three-year extension of Philip Mann's tenure as Music Director. Mann first took to the podium as ASO Music Director at Robinson Center Music Hall on October 2, 2010. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

Author Michael Paller Joins Tennessee Williams Institute for TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' CIRCLE OF FRIENDS Festival, 9/25 - 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced that Michael Paller, author, dramaturg and educator, will be a participating scholar at the Tennessee Williams Institute (TWI) held during this year's Festival, Tennessee Williams' Circle of Friends, September 25 - 28, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to bergenPAC's Holiday Offerings On Sale 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

It's Holiday Cheer in July at Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey who is presenting some of the greatest Christmas shows this year… Brian Setzer returns to bergenPAC with Christmas Rocks on Wednesday, December 3rd and then it's the annual New Jersey Ballet Nutcracker performances taking place on Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th with show times at 1PM and 5PM. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces November 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Carnegie Hall just announced their November 2014 listings. Scroll down for the list of events and click here for more details. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts in SIMPLY BROADWAY, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Broadway's favorite leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell, opens Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Cabaret Season with his one-man-show Simply Broadway on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For his return visit to the Center, the dashing Tony Award-winning artist with the captivating baritone voice will perform some of his favorite Broadway songs from Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Company, Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables and many more. He will be joined by pianist Tedd Firth. Broadway's favorite leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell, opens Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Cabaret Season with his one-man-show Simply Broadway on Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. For his return visit to the Center, the dashing Tony Award-winning artist with the captivating baritone voice will perform some of his favorite Broadway songs from Camelot, Porgy and Bess, Company, Sunday in the Park with George, Les Miserables and many more. He will be joined by pianist Tedd Firth. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Hosts 2014 National Conference in Seattle - Highlights!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The League of American Orchestras' National Conference, hosted by the Seattle Symphony, began with a riveting keynote address by flutist Claire Chase on re-imagining the orchestra, and concluded with a media frenzy and a viral video: Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony's Sonic Evolution concert featuring world premieres by Luis Tinocco, Du Yun, and Gabriel Prokofiev, and spotlighting Sir Mix-A-Lot's now-famous orchestral rendition of "Baby Got Back." (more...)

BWW CD Review: San Francisco Symphony's WEST SIDE STORY is a Triumph
by David Clarke - Jun 23, 2014

When it comes to contemporary classics in American musical theatre, just the sheer mention of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY is enough to get any fan of the medium listening. His clever orchestrations, drive and ambition, and unique construction made the show a hallmark of the genre that is still adored and studied today. (more...)

UBUNTU: MUSIC AND ARTS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Joyce DiDonato, Audra McDonald and More Set for Carnegie Hall's 2014-15 Classical Music Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Summer is just around the corner, and we are looking ahead in anticipation to the start of Carnegie Hall's 2014-2015 season! Listed below are classical music highlights at Carnegie Hall, including details on UBUNTU: Music and Arts of South Africa, a three-week festival from October 10 to November 5, featuring an exciting array of events to be presented at Carnegie Hall and partner venues throughout New York City, inviting audiences to explore the incredibly dynamic and diverse culture of South Africa. (more...)

New West Side Story Album from the San Francisco Symphony Available Now
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 10, 2014


League of American Orchestras Announces 2013-2014 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

27 American orchestras will be recognized with 2013-14 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras' National Conference, taking place June 4-6 in Seattle. ASCAP and the League present the awards each year to orchestras of all sizes for programs that challenge the audience, build the repertoire, and increase interest in music of our time. Approximately $750,000 has been bestowed on orchestras since the awards were established in 1947. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Bring Music of MAD MEN to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club in Indy, 7/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Get shaken and stirred as star of Broadway, GLEE and 30 Rock takes you back to an era when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Vegas were cool, and dance music spun on every hi-fi. Slip on your hip attire and join us for a swingin' evening of cool tunes from the 50s and 60s. (more...)

Groundbreaking Interactive Visualization Technologies Ignite Live Acts On A Global Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ As part of a cultural movement that brings live musical entertainment to a global stage, Obscura Digital and YouTube/Google have been uniting online streaming media with interactive art-meets-technology stage experiences, delivering dynamic musical performances from major events to audiences around the world. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Alexandra Silber and More Star in San Francisco Symphony's New Live Recording of WEST SIDE STORY; Set for Digital Release Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Beginning today, May 20, West Side Story will be available for an exclusive early download from iTunes.com/SFSymphony where it is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale Presents NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns tonight, May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Present NY Premiere of David Lang's BATTLE HYMNS at the Intrepid, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale announces the New York premiere of battle hymns on May 15, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street in New York, NY. (more...)

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