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Date of Birth: January 31, 1937 (78)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Male
SSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly ConcertSSO, MasterVoices and More Set for UN General Assembly Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

In one of the largest concerts ever held at the General Assembly of the United Nations, August 28 will see Maestro Long Yu assemble his Shanghai Symphony Orchestra to represent China in a musical celebration to mark 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN itself. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts to Present 'FROM GHETTO TO CAPPELLA' SeriesSalon/Sanctuary Concerts to Present 'FROM GHETTO TO CAPPELLA' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate and Pope Francis' visit to the United States, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts explores the cross-fertilization of Jewish and Catholic musical cultures that enriched the music of both Synagogue and Sanctuary. (more...)

ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11ACME to Open 2015-16 Season at Five Boroughs Music Festival, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

ACME, the American Contemporary Music Ensemble opens its 2015-2016 season with a concert presented by Five Boroughs Music Festival at 7pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at National Opera Center's Scorca Recital Hall. The program features music by ACME members Timo Andres (solo piano piece TBA), Caleb Burhans (Jahrzeit for string quartet), and燩ulitzer Prize winner燙aroline Shaw (Gustave Le Grey), as well as Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs and Charles Ives' Piano Trio, Op. 86. The group will also present the world premiere of񂽽,燼 suite of five movements commissioned by Five Boroughs Music Festival, featuring musical contributions by each of the five composer-performers on the program - Shaw, Andres, and Burhans plus violinist Ben Russell and cellist/ACME artistic director Clarice Jensen. ACME players for this concert are Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violins; Caleb Burhans and Caitlin Lynch, violas; Clarice Jensen, cello; and Timo Andres, piano. (more...)

Chan Centre to Open Season with Duet by Poet and ComposerChan Centre to Open Season with Duet by Poet and Composer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Vancouver爌remiere of Blackbird, Fly, an uplifting performance interweaving movement, narrative, Haitian folklore, and hip hop, September 25 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre. The provocative duet, featuring charismatic spoken-word poet Marc Bamuthi Joseph and cutting-edge violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), unveils the artists' life-stories as they discover their mutual Haitian cultural identities, while also inviting audiences to examine themes of immigration, tolerance and inclusion. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Washington National Opera (WNO) opens its 2015-2016 season with a newto-Washington staging of Georges Bizet's popular classic Carmen, September 19 to October 3 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Starring two French mezzo-sopranos-Clementine Margaine and Geraldine Chauvet- in the title role, this production also showcases two stars of flamenco dance, principal dancers Timo Nu馿z (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance) and Fanny Ara. The production is staged by American director E. Loren Meeker and the WNO Orchestra is led by American conductor Evan Rogister. A special performance on Friday, October 2 features casting by current singers and alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

Long Yu and the China Philharmonic Travel the Silk RoadLong Yu and the China Philharmonic Travel the Silk Road
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

From Athens to Tehran, the China Philharmonic 'builds a cultural bridge' across six countries that recreates the famous Silk Road trade route from China - and plays Dvorak's New World Symphony in Tehran. (more...)

Brooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural SeasonBrooklyn Music Venue National Sawdust Releases Complete Lineup for Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Composer燩aola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of燦ational Sawdust (NS), today announced programming for the non-profit's inaugural fall season in its new home-a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performance and recording venue, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm燘ureau V爄n the shell of century-old former sawdust factory, will provide composers and musicians a setting in which they can flourish, and a place where they are given commissioning support, mentoring and other critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work. For audiences-serious fans and casual listeners alike-the venue will be a place to discover genre-spanning music at accessible ticket prices. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Valley Performing Arts Center and Ford Signature Series Present L'ESPACE DU TEMPS With Live Orchestra, 9/19Valley Performing Arts Center and Ford Signature Series Present L'ESPACE DU TEMPS With Live Orchestra, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Valley Performing Arts Center is partnering with Ford Signature Series to present L'Espace du Tempsperformed by DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion, choreographed by the company under the direction of DIAVOLO Artistic Director Jacques Heim. Now in its third year, the Ford Signature Series pairs LA County artists with world-renowned performers in one-of-a-kind presentations. (more...)

DIAVOLO to Perform L'ESPACE DU TEMPS at Valley Performing Arts Center, 9/19-20DIAVOLO to Perform L'ESPACE DU TEMPS at Valley Performing Arts Center, 9/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Valley Performing Arts Center is partnering with Ford Signature Series to present L'Espace du Temps performed by DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion, choreographed by the company under the direction of DIAVOLO Artistic Director Jacques Heim. Now in its third year, the Ford Signature Series pairs LA County artists with world-renowned performers in one-of-a-kind presentations. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015. (more...)

St. Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson Released, All Proceeds Go to CharitySt. Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson Released, All Proceeds Go to Charity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Skinny Dog Records燼re proud to announce the release of 'St Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H Wilson', a touching tribute to Factory Records legend燭ony Wilson.燭he single is released on the 14th爋f August 2015 and features artwork by the great燩eter Saville燼nd a remix by燗ndrew Weatherall. (more...)

Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Saoirse Ronan and Ciaran Hinds Set for THE CRUCIBLE Revival on Broadway; Dates Set!Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo, Saoirse Ronan and Ciaran Hinds Set for THE CRUCIBLE Revival on Broadway; Dates Set!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE is headed back to Broadway just in time for what would be the playwright's 100th birthday. (more...)

CDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returning to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia, 9/1-2CDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returning to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

CDI/Concert Dance, Inc. returns as part of the 2015 Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., in Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSONGeorge Street Playhouse Completes 2015-16 Season Slate with THE SECOND MRS. WILSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

George Street Playhouse has announced that Joe DiPietro's The Second Mrs. Wilson, will occupy the previously to-be-announced slot in the New Brunswick theatre's 2015-16 season. (more...)

The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16The Sarasota Ballet to Make Jacob's Pillow Debut, 8/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The Sarasota Ballet, acclaimed for their vitality, versatility, and elegance kicks off its 25th anniversary season with an exclusive seven-show Jacob's Pillow debut in the Ted Shawn Theatre, August 1216, including an added Thursday matinee at 2pm. The dynamic company performs Christopher Wheeldon's fluid, joyous ballet The American, set to the Dvor醟 quartet of the same name; Sir Frederick Ashton's celebrated, artful trios Monotones I and Monotones II; and a world premiere by resident choreographer and principal dancer Ricardo Graziano, set to music by Philip Glass. (more...)

Robin Fox, Herman Kolgen & More Set for Sonica 2015Robin Fox, Herman Kolgen & More Set for Sonica 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The full programme for the third燬onica爁estival has been announced and tickets are now on sale,爓ww.sonic-a.co.uk. Taking place in venues across Glasgow, between 29 October-8 November 2015, Sonica explores the boundary where music, visual art, live performance and digital technology meet. (more...)

Orchestra League Announces New Appointments to BoardOrchestra League Announces New Appointments to Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

燢jristine Lund, Anthony McGill, Alan Pierson, David M. Roth, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Matthew VanBesien, and Jonathan Weedman have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the League of American Orchestras. The League is a membership organization comprised of hundreds of orchestras from across North America. (more...)

JEANNE, THE STORY OF A WOMAN Operatic Episode Set for FPTC, 9/11-12JEANNE, THE STORY OF A WOMAN Operatic Episode Set for FPTC, 9/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

JEANNE, the story of a woman, an operatic episode presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel in collaboration with Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol. (more...)

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