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Date of Birth: February 05, 1939 (78)
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Gender: Male
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie HallPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra Students To Participate in 2017 NYO-USA at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Each summer, the country's most gifted young musicians are chosen by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States (NYO-USA) of America. This year, seven Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) students have been selected to participate in the prestigious 2017 NYO-USA. The PYO students who have been chosen from PA are: Fiyi Adebekun, violin, of Lansdale, Allyson Cohen, violin, of Narberth, Isabella Egawa, violin, of Bala Cynwyd, Johnny May, violin, of Penn Valley and Joy Zhao, cello, of Chalfont. The student from DE is Conor McAvinue, violin, of Wilmington, and the student from NJ is Daniel Kim, clarinet, of Skillman. (more...)

Annette Warren will Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Debut on 3/30Annette Warren will Make Her Feinstein's/54 Below Debut on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Annette Warren will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special one-night-only engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. 'I Ain't Done Yet' traces her illustrious 70-year career in songs and reminiscences from her beginning in Cleveland, through her successes in New York, London and Los Angeles. Warren will be joined on stage by Grammy and two-time Emmy winner John McDaniel at piano; and Warren's protege, rising opera star Aaron Blake, who makes his Metropolitan Opera debut earlier that week in La Traviata. (more...)

Nolan Wenik Awarded  the 2017 Leitzinger Bassoon Competition Education PrizeNolan Wenik Awarded the 2017 Leitzinger Bassoon Competition Education Prize
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Nolan Wenik of Willow Grove, a gifted bassoonist from the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO), will receive the 2017 Leitzinger Bassoon Competition Education Prize. Nolan won high praise from the judges during the competition with his performance, earning a full scholarship to the Bard College Conservatory of Music. (more...)

Annette Warren to Play Catalina Jazz Club and Feinstein's/54 Below this MonthAnnette Warren to Play Catalina Jazz Club and Feinstein's/54 Below this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet". (more...)

Annette Warren 'AIN'T DONE YET', Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below at Age 94Annette Warren 'AIN'T DONE YET', Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below at Age 94
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will make a long-awaited return to New York at the age of 94, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Showcases Golden Age at Buell TheatreBWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Showcases Golden Age at Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Feb 23, 2017

With the forthcoming departure of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, it might seem like the circus world could be fading...but not if shows like Circus 1903 stick around. (more...)

Central School of Ballet Students Opened and Closed Joshua Kane's Autumn Winter 2017 Show at the London PalladiumCentral School of Ballet Students Opened and Closed Joshua Kane's Autumn Winter 2017 Show at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????On Friday evening 17th February Amy McEntee and Ruaridh Bisset, final year students at Central School Ballet, performed a five minute pas de deux opening and closing the autumn/winter show of renowned fashion designer Joshua Kane at the London Palladium. (more...)

Corrected Time for Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra ConcertCorrected Time for Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

???????The gifted members of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra will display their talent at a concert on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. This event will take place at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located at Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents YE OLDE BRASS Concert, 3/4Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents YE OLDE BRASS Concert, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Returning to the beautiful St. Mark's Church in Center City Philadelphia, the talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Brass ensemble will present a concert titled “Ye Olde Brass” on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features music of English Elizabethan composers William Byrd, John Bull, Giles Farnaby, Orlando Gibbons, and others. St. Mark's is located at 1625 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble Presents YE OLDE BRASS, 3/5Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Brass Ensemble Presents YE OLDE BRASS, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Bravo Bass ensemble will present a concert titled "Ye Olde Brass" on Sunday, March 5 at 4 p.m. Back by popular demand, they will perform, once again, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at 145 West Broad Street in Burlington, NJ.  (more...)

Dengue Fever Comes to Brooklyn Bowl with Tinariwen in AprilDengue Fever Comes to Brooklyn Bowl with Tinariwen in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER (www.denguefevermusic.com), today confirmed additional headline dates to their month-long Spring North American tour. Dengue Fever will be on tour with the Grammy Award-winning group of Tuareg musicians Tinariwen from March 30 until April 21.  (more...)

Dengue Fever Announce Deluxe Reissue Campaign for Out-of-Print CatalogDengue Fever Announce Deluxe Reissue Campaign for Out-of-Print Catalog
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER (www.denguefevermusic.com), announced today that they are set to begin a deluxe reissue campaign to release the band's long out-of-print back catalog (more...)

2017 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Gala Dinner Celebrating Maestro Louis Scaglione2017 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Gala Dinner Celebrating Maestro Louis Scaglione
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The 77th Annual Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) Gala and Concert returns to the Union League and, this year, recognizes the 20th Anniversary of Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director. (more...)

Philadelphia Young Artist Orchestra To Perform At Kimmel Center, 3/12Philadelphia Young Artist Orchestra To Perform At Kimmel Center, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The gifted members of the Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra will display their talent at a concert on Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. This event will take place at the Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located at Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Annette Warren to Bring I AIN'T DONE YET to Catalina Jazz Club This MarchAnnette Warren to Bring I AIN'T DONE YET to Catalina Jazz Club This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Annette Warren, the "secret" singing voice of Ava Gardner and Lucille Ball in such films as the MGM classic "Show Boat," and a nightclub, TV and recording star whose career spans the past 70 years, will return to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, March 16, with a special performance of her new one-woman show, "I Ain't Done Yet". (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Performs at Kimmel Center, 2/12Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Performs at Kimmel Center, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The talented members of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) will perform on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. Conducted by Maestro Louis Scaglione, President and Music Director of the PYO organization, it will take place in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The most advanced ensemble of the organization, musicians of PYO, ages 14-21, will perform Shostakovich's Symphony No. I; Prokofiev's Second Suite from Romeo and Juliet, and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird. (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert, 2/4Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

After months of practice, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) will showcase their skills at the tenth annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA.  General admission tickets are $15. For information, call (215) 545-0502. (more...)

Cast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny ParsinenCast Set for 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' Benefit, Choreographed by Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

As previously announced, celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Two Ensemble Programs of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Perform in Free ConcertTwo Ensemble Programs of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Perform in Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Two ensemble programs of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) organization are performing in a free concert on Saturday, January 21 at 3 p.m. at the Temple Performing Arts Center, located at 1837 N. Broad Street in Philadelphia. The two ensembles are Tune Up Philly (TUP) and The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO). (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster Receives Big Arts Sanibel Classical Music ScholarshipPhiladelphia Youth Orchestra's Associate Concertmaster Receives Big Arts Sanibel Classical Music Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Stephanie van Duijn received a $7,500 BIG ARTS SANIBEL CLASSICAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP this winter to support the continuation of her violin studies. The 17-year-old student who lives in Philadelphia, PA and Fort Myers, Florida, is a junior in a home school education program. (more...)

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