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New York Philharmonic Ensembles to Perform at Merkin Concert Hall, 6/7New York Philharmonic Ensembles to Perform at Merkin Concert Hall, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The New York Philharmonic Ensembles, composed of musicians from the Orchestra, will give its sixth and final performance of the 2014-15 season on Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall with a concert featuring Respighi's Il tramonto, poemetto lirico for Mezzo- Soprano and String Quartet; A. Busch's Quintet for Alto Saxophone and Strings; and Dvor?a?k's String Quartet in C major, Op. 61. (more...)

BWW TV: Jessie Mueller on WAITRESS- 'I Think It Will Be Very Special'BWW TV: Jessie Mueller on WAITRESS- 'I Think It Will Be Very Special'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony winner Jessie Mueller will star in American Repertory Theater's world premiere of WAITRESS this fall. Mueller previously played 'Jenna' in a winter workshop of the musical. Mueller was on the red carpet for the opening night of THE VISIT last night, and while she was there she stopped to chat with BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge about the upcoming role, as well as the buzz surrounding a BEAUTIFUL movie. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic Appoints Arizona Musicfest's Frank Huang as New ConcertmasterNew York Philharmonic Appoints Arizona Musicfest's Frank Huang as New Concertmaster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The New York Philharmonic has announced Chinese-born American violinist,  Frank Huang as their new Concertmaster.  Huang has served as the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra Concertmaster for the last two seasons and intends to return to the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra in February 2016. (more...)

The Brevard Music Center with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Present SUNDAYS WITH BREVARD MUSIC CENTER, 5/3The Brevard Music Center with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Present SUNDAYS WITH BREVARD MUSIC CENTER, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Brevard Music Center in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents itsSundays with Brevard Music Center concert on May 3, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville. The program will feature Brevard Music Center artist faculty member Steve Cohen with pianist Kay Kim performing works by Horovitz, Copland, and Yoshimasu. (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

NY Philharmonic & Rice University's Shepherd School of Music to Partner During 2015–16 SeasonNY Philharmonic & Rice University's Shepherd School of Music to Partner During 2015–16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The New York Philharmonic and Rice University's Shepherd School of Music have entered into a partnership for the 2015-16 season, marking the third collaboration in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy - customized collaborations with partners worldwide that offer intensive training of pre-professional musicians by New York Philharmonic members. Under the partnership, Philharmonic musicians will travel to Houston to present master classes in fall 2015, and a group of student string players from The Shepherd School of Music, selected by audition, will travel to New York to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program in May 2016. (more...)

DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24DCINY to Present Verdi's REQUIEM With 400 Voices at Carnegie Hall, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents Verdi's Messa da Requiem, a monumental work for chorus, soloists and orchestra, replete with intense drama and gloriously beautiful melodies. The composer's only large-scale work not written for the stage, the Requiem stands in stature and artistry alongside Verdi's great operatic masterpieces. (more...)

Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6Jeffrey Kahane to Return to NY Philharmonic to Conduct, Perform All-Mozart Program, 6/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Jeffrey Kahane will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct and perform an all-Mozart program featuring Mozart's Piano Concertos Nos. 20 and 21 and Symphony No. 38, Prague, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, June 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!2015 Lotte Lenya Competition Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In a record-breaking year for the number of prizes and total cash awarded, Lauren Michelle, of Los Angeles, won the $15,000 First Prize in the finals of the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and held on April 18, 2015, in Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. Robin Bailey, of London, U.K., and Jordan Davidson, of Philadelphia, N.Y., both won Second Prizes of $10,000, and two Third Prizes of $7,500 each were awarded to Adam Fieldson, of Lincoln, Neb., and Michael Maliakel, of New York. (more...)

Gotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary SeasonGotham Chamber Opera Sets 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Gotham Chamber Opera announces its 15th Anniversary Season, which will begin in the fall of 2015 with a 15th Anniversary Celebration Concert (date and venue tba). The season continues in February 2016 with Alessandro Stradella's 1675 San Giovanni Battista (Saint John the Baptist)in a co-production with the Netherlands Nationale ReisOpera, and a concert at (le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC, featuring a new work by David Hertzberg, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music. The season concludes with the New York premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird, a co-production of the Apollo Theater, Gotham Chamber Opera and Opera Philadelphia, at the world famous Apollo Theater in May/June 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Last week, NY1's Frank DiLella caught up with the actress to talk shop and more (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'I Can Cook Too' from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21Reflections Series International to Perform NATURE'S BOUNTY, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

NEW YORK, NY — On Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm, violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern's acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its final concert of the 2014-2015 season, “Nature's Bounty,” at Avenues: The World School (259 Tenth Ave.). The program will feature Morgenstern with violinist Harumi Rhodes, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Astrid Schween, and percussionist Yousif Sheronick, performing music and text inspired by composers' personal encounters with both natural and man-made landscapes; immortalizing them through works of unparalleled beauty and drama. This artistic journey, from flowing crystalline streams in China to the haunting terrain of the Middle East to the wide-open prairies of the American Great Plains, includes music by Antonin Dvo?ák, Zhou Long, and Riyad El-Soumbati, along with text from the works of Mary Shelly, Naguib Mahfouz, and Gaetano Cipolla, narrated by Obie Award-winning actor Bill Camp. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara On Getting To Know THE KING AND I, Favorite Moments & MoreKelli O'Hara On Getting To Know THE KING AND I, Favorite Moments & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

Kelli O'Hara talks THE KING AND I in a new interview! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel CenterPatti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University's Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London's LES MISERABLES); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN'S 'EMPEROR,' 5/7-9The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN'S 'EMPEROR,' 5/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

From simple beauty to dazzling grandeur, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” requires extreme virtuosity from its soloist, making it an ideal centerpiece for Pacific Symphony's upcoming concert, “Beethoven's 'Emperor.'” Pianist Barry Douglas, gold medal winner at the 1986 Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition, travels from Ireland to tackle this famous concerto under the direction of Grammy-winning guest conductor John Nelson. Nelson, a Costa Rican native, also leads the orchestra in a performance of Schumann's alternately broody and ebullient Symphony No. 2 in C Major, which was premiered in October 1846 under the direction of another well-known composer, Felix Mendelssohn. The Symphony opens the concert with Carl Maria von Weber's imaginative Overture to “Oberon,” an opera of magic and elves. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Hopes to Audition for BEAUTIFUL Movie AdaptationJessie Mueller Hopes to Audition for BEAUTIFUL Movie Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

In a recent interview with Center on the Aisle, Tony winner Jessie Mueller discussed her appearance at Carnegie Hall this weekend, her role in the new WAITRESS musical, and, of course, the upcoming BEAUTIFUL film adaptation. (more...)

Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in World Premiere of WAITRESS at A.R.T. This FallTony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in World Premiere of WAITRESS at A.R.T. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Tony winner Jessie Mueller will star in American Repertory Theater's world premiere of WAITRESS this fall. Mueller previously played 'Jenna' in a winter workshop of the musical. (more...)

Manfred Honeck Will Conduct NY Philharmonic with Soloist Augustin Hadelich, 5/28–30Manfred Honeck Will Conduct NY Philharmonic with Soloist Augustin Hadelich, 5/28–30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Manfred Honeck will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus Overture; Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish, with Augustin Hadelich as soloist; and Brahms's Symphony No. 4. The program of works by Austrian and German composers, featuring an Austrian conductor and German violinist, takes place Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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