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The Miller Theatre Continues the 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with HELMUT LACHENMANN + BACH, 4/9The Miller Theatre Continues the 2014-15 Bach, Revisited Series with HELMUT LACHENMANN + BACH, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Bach, Revisited series with HELMUT LACHENMANN + BACH Thursday, April 9, 2015, 8:00 p.m. featuring Ensemble Signal (more...)

Takeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring SeasonTakeshi Kawamura, Lee Breuer, PEN World Voices Festival and More Set for Segal Center's 2015 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the CUNY Graduate Center announces its Spring 2015 season of public programs. The Segal Center's 2015 Spring season offers ten new public events beginning on March 9 -- featuring contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world -- including the annual three-day PEN World Voices International Play Festival, and retrospectives of the work of formidable American artists Lee Breur and Richard Foreman. All free. (more...)

Washington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonWashington National Opera Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

(WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO), led by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, today announced its 60th anniversary season, one that highlights classic, contemporary, and American works. The 2015-2016 season includes a new-to-Washington staging of Bizet's Carmen, the world premiere of a newly revised version of Appomattox by composer Philip Glass and librettist Christopher Hampton, a revival of WNO's charming holiday production of Hansel and Gretel, the company premiere of Kurt Weill's Lost in the Stars in a gripping production from Cape Town Opera, and WNO's first complete staging of Wagner's extraordinary four-part Ring Cycle, with a world-class cast under the direction of Francesca Zambello and featuring the WNO Orchestra conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Highlights from the 2015-2016 season will be performed by the WNO Orchestra and special guests at a free preview concert on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. (more...)

ON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural HistoryON THE NATURE OF THINGS to Run 3/25-27 at American Museum of Natural History
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

In a career spanning more than four decades, the contemporary American choreographer Karole Armitage has been celebrated for blurring the boundaries between dance, music and art. Inspired by disparate, non-narrative sources—from 20th century physics, to 16th century Florentine fashion, to pop culture and new media—the classical dance vocabulary, in her hands, is given a needed shock to its system with speed and fractured lines, abstractions and symmetry countermanded by asymmetry. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  LIVES OF THE SAINTS Has David Ives Back in One-Act ModeBWW Reviews: LIVES OF THE SAINTS Has David Ives Back in One-Act Mode
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2015

The master of quirky and rhythmic one-acts is in a more sentimental mood this time. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

OPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 CompaniesOPERA America Awards Audience Development Grants to 11 Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?OPERA America is pleased to announce it has awarded grants to 11 opera companies through its Opera Fund: Audience Development grant program, which promotes deep learning experiences about new or infrequently produced American operas and music-theater works. Each grant supports audience development activities associated with a specific work being produced by an OPERA America Professional Company Member. (more...)

MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29MARILYN FOREVER to Make U.S. Premiere with Long Beach Opera, 3/21 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Long Beach Opera (LBO) takes on the private world of the most public life ever lived. The U.S premiere of Gavin Bryars' Marilyn Forever will be performed March 21 and 29, 2015 at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12The Miller Theatre Opens the 2015 Bach, Revisited Series with MICHAEL GORDON + BACH, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces the start of its 2015 series BACH, REVISITED. The "enticing," "alluring," and "intriguing" (The New York Times) series returns, pairing contemporary composers with Bach. (more...)

FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25FirstWorks to Welcome Philip Glass, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

FirstWorks announces that Philip Glass, the iconic American composer, will come to Providence for a special performance and a series of intimate conversations with local audiences and students. Along with celebrated solo violinist Tim Fain, Glass will perform his own compositions in “An Evening of Chamber Music” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The Vets). (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center to Present 2015 Rendez-Vous with French CinemaFilm Society of Lincoln Center to Present 2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The 20th Anniversary of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance films' celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, sweeps across screens at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the IFC Center, and BAMcinematek, March 6-15. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!LA Opera Announces 30th Anniversary Season - THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced the company's 2015/16 season. This will be the 30th season presented by the company, created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and President and CEOChristopher Koelsch. The company's 30th anniversary season will include six mainstage productions and two concerts at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with a total of 40 performances taking place in that venue, as well as 13 performances presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative. The season will open onSeptember 12, 2015, and will run through June 19, 2016. (more...)

Ailey II Launches First Independent Season at the Joyce, 3/17Ailey II Launches First Independent Season at the Joyce, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Ailey II's 12 "indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy" dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to The Joyce Theater from March 17 - 22 with two programs of premieres and recent audience favorites. The Company's spring run at The Joyce will be the first time they will present an independent season at one of dance's most cherished and historic venues. During an eight-performance engagement, their "off-the-charts energy" (The New Yorker) will be amplified in diverse repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including: (more...)

2015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-302015 FTP Film Festival Announces Updated Lineup, Jan 29-30
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The FTP (Film Theatre Performance) Festival will be an annual US event for films that deal directly with the themes of theatre and performance. The mission is to present experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers to audiences and industry professionals from around the world. The festival program includes feature films, short films, documentaries, advance screenings, meet-the-filmmaker Q&A sessions, and panels with leading artists in the field. (more...)

BWW Reviews: INTERMEZZO DANCE COMPANY Features Large-Scale Talent in a Small-Scale VenueBWW Reviews: INTERMEZZO DANCE COMPANY Features Large-Scale Talent in a Small-Scale Venue
by Elizabeth Portnoy - Jan 22, 2015

New York is the home of some of the most renowned and exemplary dance companies in the world, such as New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. It is quite easy for New York balletomanes to fall into the habit of seeing the same iconic and large-scale works year after year. While there is nothing wrong with seeing particular dancers perform well-known works with their respective companies repeatedly, it is quite refreshing to see some of these New York based dancers perform new works on a much smaller scale. (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

Smuin Ballet to Tour the Bay Area with UNTAMED Dance SeriesSmuin Ballet to Tour the Bay Area with UNTAMED Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Smuin Ballet will continue its 21st Season with the Bay Area tour of its acclaimed Untamed Dance Series. The program features Serenade for Strings by Wonderbound Artistic Director and choreographer Garrett Ammon, set to Tchaikovsky's breathtaking score. (more...)

Soprano Lisa Delan to Perform at San Francisco Conservatory, 2/11Soprano Lisa Delan to Perform at San Francisco Conservatory, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Soprano Lisa Delan (class of 1989) will perform on the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's distinguished Alumni Recital Series on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 8 p.m. Ms. Delan's program will include works by American composers John Corigliano, David Garner, Gordon Getty, Jake Heggie and Luna Pearl Woolf. She will be joined by special guests Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley and Jake Heggie. The concert, held at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music's Sol Joseph Recital Hall, is dedicated to the memory of pianist Kristin Pankonin (class of 1989), alumna and former staff pianist of the Conservatory. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

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