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Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra to Participate in NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 6/5Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra to Participate in NY PHIL BIENNIAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Michigan's Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra - the only high school orchestra invited to participate in the NY PHIL BIENNIAL - makes its debut at the immersive new-music festival on June 5, with a program titled 'Young Americans.' This unique performance features music by composers only a generation older than the gifted young orchestral musicians themselves, with a program consisting entirely of world and New York premieres. The orchestra will be led by a perfect exemplar of the genre-defying trend in today's music: Los Angeles-based conductor Christopher Rountree, the founder, conductor and creative director of the path-breaking Los Angeles chamber orchestra 'wild Up,' which mixes elements of traditional classical music with new music, performance art, and pop. (more...)

BalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October PerformancesBalletCollective to Collaborate with Architects & Choreographers for October Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

BalletCollective's 2016 Season will further explore the company's unique collaborative process with world premiere works featuring two collaborations pairing architects Carlos Arnaiz and James Ramsey with composers Judd Greenstein and Ellis Ludwig-Leone respectively. Both works will be choreographed by BalletCollective director Troy Schumacher and will be premiered at NYU Skirball Center on October 27 and 28 featuring live music and an ensemble of eight dancers, including New York City Ballet's Harrison Coll, Rachel Hutsell Anthony Huxley, Lauren King, Isabella LaFreniere, Ashley Laracey, and Lauren Lovette.   (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Receives $40,000 NEA GrantAmerican Lyric Theater Receives $40,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $40,000 to American Lyric Theater (ALT) in support of the Composer Librettist Development Program. The Art Works category supports the creation of work and presentation of both new and existing work, lifelong learning in the arts, and public engagement with the arts through 13 arts disciplines or fields. (more...)

Lara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony SpaceLara Downes and Adam Gopnik to Bring NEW YORK STORIES to Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The pianist Lara Downes and the essayist Adam Gopnik come together to make an evening of music about New York City: its anthems, its atmosphere, its ambitions. (more...)

FilmRise Acquires U.S. Rights to Ballet Documentary RESETFilmRise Acquires U.S. Rights to Ballet Documentary RESET
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Film and television distributor FilmRise announced today that they have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to RESET. (more...)

Utah Symphony Returning to Carnegie Hall for First Time in More Than 40 YearsUtah Symphony Returning to Carnegie Hall for First Time in More Than 40 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the Utah Symphony will return to New York City on April 29 to perform at Carnegie Hall, marking its first performance in the esteemed concert venue in more than 40 years. Tickets are available starting at $25 directly for purchase through Carnegie Hall at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/4/29/0800/PM/Utah-Symphony-Orchestra/ (more...)

Mozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the MetMozart's DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL to Open This Week at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which has not been seen on the Met stage in almost a decade, opens April 22 led by James Levine, who recently announced that he would assume the new title of Music Director Emeritus at the conclusion of the Met's current season. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring GalaDavid Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

The Glass Menagerie Set for Edinburgh International FestivalThe Glass Menagerie Set for Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Tony Award-nominated production of Tennessee Williams's drama The Glass Menagerie comes to the Edinburgh International Festival. (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 50th Anniversary ProgrammingBoston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 50th Anniversary Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)-one of the premiere summer training programs for aspiring high school and early college-age musicians-announced its 50th Anniversary events today. The 2016 BUTI summer season, which will take place at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA, June 20-August 13, features expanded concert programming; a new Opera Intensive featuring two full-length performances of Die Fledermaus; a 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert highlighting alumni and featuring new commissions; a new Visiting Artist Residency Program with composer Nico Muhly and pianist Simone Dinnerstein; workshops led by distinguished performers and teachers from Boston University and the Boston Symphony Orchestra including new workshops in violin, viola, and cello; and rich programs of learning and performance. Led by Executive Director Hilary Field Respass, BUTI is the only program of its kind associated with one of the world's great symphony orchestras, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

51XO Partners with Ensemble Theatre for ART MUSIC IN THE DARK51XO Partners with Ensemble Theatre for ART MUSIC IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

FiveOne Experimental Orchestra (51XO) and Ensemble Theatre, both Cleveland-based arts organizations and recent recipients of SEED Grants from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, have launched a new Strategic Partnership during the 2015-16 season which will be celebrated by two performances of modern classical music and live improvised video art hosted by Ensemble Theatre on April 8-9. (more...)

Joan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 SeasonJoan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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Oakland Symphony to Conclude Season with Tracy Silverman & More, 5/20Oakland Symphony to Conclude Season with Tracy Silverman & More, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Oakland, March 23, 2016 – The Oakland Symphony, Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan, the Oakland Symphony Chorus and guest artists Tracy Silverman, electric violin, and soprano Nicole Joseph will conclude the Symphony's 2015-2016 season with a concert of music by John Adams, Stravinsky, Barber and RavelFriday, May 20, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Mr. Silverman will perform John Adams' The Dharma at Big Sur for orchestra and electric violin and Ms. Joseph, who was the winner of the 2015 Toland Vocal Arts Competition, will sing Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Completing the evening will be Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms with the Oakland Symphony Chorus, Lynne Morrow, Director; and Ravel's La Valse. Pre-concert drinks, lobby entertainment and a talk begin at 7 pm and the concert is sponsored by Bell Investment Advisors.Tickets are priced $20-$75 and may be purchased at www.oaklandsymphony.org . (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca TaichmanBWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with FAMILIAR Director Rebecca Taichman
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 23, 2016

Known for both her contemporary and Shakespearean work, Taichman will go straight from one off-Bway show to another this year. (more...)

Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer Release New Album DAWN TO DUSTUtah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer Release New Album DAWN TO DUST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, the Utah Symphony releases Dawn to Dust, a new recording featuring live performances of orchestral works commissioned from three leading American composers: Augusta Read Thomas, Nico Muhly, and Andrew Norman. (more...)

South Bend Native, Tenor Paul Appleby, to Perform at DeBartolo Performing Arts CenterSouth Bend Native, Tenor Paul Appleby, to Perform at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Notre Dame, IN -- Tenor Paul Appleby, a frequent Metropolitan Opera performer and rising star, makes his DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series debut in the Leighton Concert Hall on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVALOver 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

The Columbus Theatre and FirstWorks to Welcome THE WHALE WATCHING TOUR 2016The Columbus Theatre and FirstWorks to Welcome THE WHALE WATCHING TOUR 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Columbus Theatre and FirstWorks present Icelandic record label Bedroom Community, who will launch a rare U.S. tour in Providence, R.I. Their exclusive New England appearance for THE WHALE WATCHING TOUR 2016 is part of the FirstWorks Frontier Series, which gives Rhode Island audiences first looks at groundbreaking performances from across the country. (more...)

Stephen Karam to Receive Dramatists Guild of America's Horton Foote Playwriting Award TonightStephen Karam to Receive Dramatists Guild of America's Horton Foote Playwriting Award Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced that they will present for the first time the new Horton Foote Playwriting Award, which will be awarded to playwright Stephen Karam at the Dramatists Guild's annual awards presentations tonight, Monday, February 22, 2016, at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse Lobby. The Richenthal Foundation is sponsoring the award. (more...)

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