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MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15MN Opera's Michael Christie Leads World Premiere of THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE at The Ordway, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Minnesota Opera Music Director Michael Christie leads the world premiere performances of The Manchurian Candidate, March 7-15, 2015 in the Music Theater at Ordway. (more...)

David Robertson to Conduct at NY Philharmonic with Emanuel Ax as Soloist Next MonthDavid Robertson to Conduct at NY Philharmonic with Emanuel Ax as Soloist Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

David Robertson will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Emanuel Ax as soloist, and two works inspired by Chinese fables: Stravinsky's The Song of the Nightingale and Barto?k's The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, January 31 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Incoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAYIncoming Cast Alert! Meet the New Broadway Company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

We want you to get to know the new cast members before their opening night. Get acquainted with the incoming company below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOHNANYI DOES DVORAK at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: DOHNANYI DOES DVORAK at Avery Fisher Hall
by Peter Danish - Dec 17, 2014

The only thing missing from the opening week of the New York Philharmonic's 'Dohnanyi/Dvorak' festival was Dohnanyi. The legendary conductor was laid out by a bad case of the flu, causing him to miss the first performance of the series. 32 year old Krzysztof Urbanski, the music director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, stood in for the 85 year old maestro and last week and did a fine job, but after a massive promotional campaign one can be sure the management breathed an equally massive sigh of relief when Dohnanyi returned last Saturday night to an enthusiastic New York welcome. (more...)

Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum has just announced that SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy -winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Last Day To Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'HaraLast Day To Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'Hara
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2014

Last chance to see THE KING & I and meet the actress who plays Anna! (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of Lifetime's DANCE MOMS Visit Broadway's ON THE TOWNPhoto Flash: Stars of Lifetime's DANCE MOMS Visit Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Stars from Lifetime's DANCE MOMS, including Abby Lee Miller, Melissa Gisoni, Jill Vertes, Maddie & Mackenzie Ziegler, and Kendall Vertes, and Niz Frasier, attended On The Town yesterday afternoon - check out a look back at their visit below! (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie HallThe Collegiate Chorale's NOT THE MESSIAH, With Eric Idle and Victoria Clark, Begins Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, tonight and tomorrow, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'HaraWin Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'Hara
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 15, 2014

See THE KING & I and meet Anna! (more...)

France Opens the Philharmonie de Paris, a New International Center for Music, 1/14France Opens the Philharmonie de Paris, a New International Center for Music, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Orchestre de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, with star artists, Paavo Jarvi, Helene Grimaud and Renaud Capucon, and special guest Lang Lang, will lead the celebrations for the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, France's new international music centre. (more...)

Philharmonie de Paris to Open Next MonthPhilharmonie de Paris to Open Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Orchestre de Paris, Les Arts Florissants, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, with star artists, Paavo Järvi, Hélène Grimaud and Renaud Capuçon, and special guest Lang Lang, will lead the celebrations for the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris, France's new international music centre. (more...)

Oscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of DirectorsOscar S. Schafer Named Chairman of the New York Philharmonic's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Oscar S. Schafer was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Philharmonic- Symphony Society of New York, Inc., today at a meeting of the organization's Board of Directors. He will hold the title of Chairman Designate until he assumes the Chairmanship in early 2015 as part of a transition, succeeding Gary W. Parr, who has held the post since September 2009. As Chairman, Mr. Schafer - who has been a member of the Philharmonic's Board of Directors since 2007 - will serve as the Society's chief volunteer officer. Mr. Parr will continue to serve as a member of the Philharmonic's Board. (more...)

Simone Dinnerstein to Release New Album in FebruarySimone Dinnerstein to Release New Album in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Sony Classical will release pianist Simone Dinnerstein's next album, Broadway-Lafayette, in the US on February 24, 2015. The music on this album celebrates the time-honored transatlantic link between France and America through the music of George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue), Maurice Ravel (Piano Concerto in G Major), and Philip Lasser (The Circle and the Child: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, written for Dinnerstein). The album was recorded with conductor Kristjan Järvi and the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, by Grammy-winning producer Adam Abeshouse. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next MonthMarin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Music Director ?Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the Classical Concert Series program are Barber's Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance and Osvaldo Golijov's Rose of the Winds (BSO premiere). The Rite of Spring is the subject of Maestra Alsop's third Off the Cuff program of the 2014-2015 season, held Friday, January 9 at 8:15 p.m. at Strathmore and Saturday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Capitalizing on Marin Alsop's charismatic way of illuminating classical music, the Off the Cuff programs focus on one masterwork, allowing the Maestra to discuss the back story of the piece and the composer's life. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Long Yu to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Maxim Vengerov in JanuaryLong Yu to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Maxim Vengerov in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Long Yu will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, with Maxim Vengerov as soloist - replacing Principal Horn Philip Myers, previously scheduled to perform Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4, who has withdrawn due to shoulder surgery - and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

George London Foundation to Present Angela Meade & Nicholas Pallesen in Recital Next MonthGeorge London Foundation to Present Angela Meade & Nicholas Pallesen in Recital Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Soprano Angela Meade is a 2008 George London Award winner who is the youngest singer ever to grace the cover of the annual "Diva" issue of Opera News (November 2014). Baritone Nicholas Pallesen is a 2013 George London Award winner making his New York recital debut. Joined by pianists Danielle Orlando and Craig Rutenberg, they will perform a duo recital on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 4:30 PM at The Morgan Library & Museum, presented by the George London Foundation for Singers. Both singers were featured in The Audition, the documentary about the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Conduct at the Vatican, 12/24Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck to Conduct at the Vatican, 12/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

For the first time, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director Manfred Honeck has been invited by Pope Francis to conduct music during the Papal Christmas Eve Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on December 24. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Releases HE EARTH–AN HD ODYSSEY on DVD and Blu-RayThe Houston Symphony Releases HE EARTH–AN HD ODYSSEY on DVD and Blu-Ray
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

From the home city of manned spaceflight, the Houston Symphony announced today that it has released The Earth-An HD Odyssey on DVD and Blu-ray. The Earth-An HD Odyssey is the highly anticipated second installment of the Symphony's groundbreaking HD Odyssey film trilogy and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada's first recording release with the Houston Symphony. This DVD/Blu-ray release follows the world premiere live performance of The Earth-An HD Odyssey in February of 2012 at Jones Hall. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, TodayJCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Music Academy of the West Instrumentalists to Launch Global Academy Fellowship Program Next MonthMusic Academy of the West Instrumentalists to Launch Global Academy Fellowship Program Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Ten young instrumentalists from the Music Academy of the West are about to inaugurate the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program January 3-13, 2015, when they travel to New York City to train and play alongside New York Philharmonic musicians. All ten instrumentalists are from the prestigious Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, selected by audition to be the inaugural Zarin Mehta Fellows. At a time when there is more competition than ever to succeed in the music profession, these Fellows will be immersed in all aspects of an orchestral player's life, from audition to performance, learning invaluable career skills. (more...)

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