New York Philharmonic News

Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23Sharon Isbin To Perform Corigliano Concerto With American Composers Orchestra, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin will perform John Corigliano's Troubadours: Variations for Guitar & Orchestra, written for Isbin,  with the American Composers Orchestra on May 23at Symphony Space at 8 pm.  (more...)

The New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie HallThe New School's Mannes School of Music to Celebrate Centennial at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The New School's Mannes School of Music will celebrate its centennial with a concert at Carnegie Hall honoring the school's rich history on Tuesday, April 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAMNew Amsterdam Singers to Present LIFE IS BUT A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season titled "Life Is But a Dream," featuring premieres of works by American composers Robert Paterson, Ronald Perera, and Ben Moore inspired by poetry and folk melodies, and a World-Premiere Commission based on Shakespeare texts by Matthew Harris in honor of the chorus's upcoming 50th anniversary. The concert will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 8:00 p.m., at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

Bill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie HallBill Murray Teams with Cellist Jan Vogler for Evening of Music & Literature at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A new collaboration between actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler comes to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8pm, presented by Dorn Music. (more...)

Autism Friendly Theater & More Set for Lincoln Center Education's BIG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL 2018Autism Friendly Theater & More Set for Lincoln Center Education's BIG UMBRELLA FESTIVAL 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Russell Granet, Executive Vice President of Lincoln Center Education (LCE), Community, and International, announced today the inaugural Big Umbrella Festival-the world's first month-long festival dedicated to arts programs for young people on the autism spectrum and their families, set to launch during Autism Awareness Month in April 2018. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1Alan Gilbert Winds Down His Final Weeks With the NY Phil in Wagner's DAS RHEINGOLD Concert, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

In the third of Alan Gilbert's final four subscription weeks as New York Philharmonic Music Director, he will lead an enhanced concert production of Wagner's Das Rheingold. Soloists include bass-baritone Eric Owens as Wotan, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton as Fricka (in her New York Philharmonic debut), baritone Christopher Purves as Alberich (debut), tenor Russell Thomas as Loge, mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as Erda, bass Morris Robinson as Fasolt (debut), bass Stephen Milling as Fafner (debut), soprano Rachel Willis-Sorensen as Freia (debut), tenor Brian Jagde as Froh (debut), bass-baritone Christian Van Horn as Donner (debut), tenor Peter Bronder as Mime (debut), soprano Jennifer Zetlan as Woglinde, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano as Wellgunde, and mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford as Flosshilde. The enhanced concert production will be directed by Louisa Muller with costume design - featuring character-based treatment of modern concert attire - by David C. Woolard. The performances will take place Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Czech conductor Jakub Hr?ša will make his New York Philharmonic debut leading an all-Czech program featuring Dvo?ák's Violin Concerto, with Augustin Hadelich as soloist; three of Dvo?ák's Slavonic Dances (Op. 46, No. 1; Op. 72, No. 2; and Op. 72, No. 7); and Janá?ek's Taras Bulba, Rhapsody for Orchestra, Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 26 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This WeekSo Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

NY Philharmonic Presents OFF THE GRID and POLARIS Concert and Party, 5/2NY Philharmonic Presents OFF THE GRID and POLARIS Concert and Party, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

NY PHIL Off The Grid, the series of chamber music parties hosted by Musicians from the New York Philharmonic performing in unexpected locations throughout New York City, continues with the third and final pop-up of the season on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 7:15 p.m. Off The Grid — Vol. 6 is inspired by the upcoming subscription concerts, May 19–20 and 23, that feature the New York Premieres of Kravis Emerging Composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir's Aeriality and The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing, with sopranos Anu and Piia Komsi, as well as The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Leonidas Kavakos as soloist in Brahms's Violin Concerto. The event will be held at a location near the L subway line on the border of Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn; as with past NY PHIL Off The Grid events, the exact location will remain a secret until shortly before the day of the event. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School StudentsTony Award Winner Alice Ripley to Coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tony award-winning actress and vocalist Alice Ripley coaches Hoff-Barthelson Music School voice students in the School's final master class of the 2016-17 season on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 2 pm at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale. (more...)

University Music Society Announces 2017/18 SeasonUniversity Music Society Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces its 2017-18 season, which runs from September 2017 through April 2018. The season features 66 live performances by 43 different artists and ensembles; a schedule of HD theater broadcasts will be announced later. (more...)

Alessio Bax to Perform Schumann Piano Concerto with the Santa Barbara Chamber OrchestraAlessio Bax to Perform Schumann Piano Concerto with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Dazzling Italian pianist Alessio Bax will join the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra for a season-ending performance of Robert Schumann's intensely expressive Piano Concerto in A Minor at the Lobero Theatre on Tuesday, May 16. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLANDMasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGAROOpera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League AwardsAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Set to Host 83rd Annual Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced today that Broadway husband-and-wife royalty -- 6-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill) and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair) -- will host the upcoming 83rd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon. (more...)

BAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICESBAM Presents World Premiere of Brooklyn Youth Chorus' SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Celebrating the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus' 25th anniversary, Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus. (more...)

Brooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAMBrooklyn Youth Chorus to Premiere SILENT VOICES at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

On May 12 & 13, the Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere their new work Silent Voices at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. Silent Voices is a fully-staged multimedia, multi-composer work conceived, commissioned, produced, and performed by the chorus, and comes at the culmination of their year-long 25th anniversary season. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23American Composers Orchestra Continues 40th Anniversary Season with ACO Parables at Symphony Space, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8pmwith ACO Parables at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. The concert inaugurates a new partnership between American Composers Orchestra and Symphony Space, and is part of Symphony Space's FUSE Project. ACO Parables, led by guest conductor Rossen Milanov, explores music's incredible ability to tell stories and weave tales. (more...)

Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On April 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Jun Märkl leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Karen Gomyo in Barber's Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Barber's “Adagio for Strings” and Arnold Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

ROBBINS 100, World Premieres and More on Tap for New York City Ballet's 2017-18 SeasonROBBINS 100, World Premieres and More on Tap for New York City Ballet's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

New York City Ballet will open its 2017-18 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 19, and will continue with 21 weeks of performances, through Sunday, June 3, featuring 61 ballets by 15 different choreographers. (more...)

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