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Rob Thomas Announces Long Awaited New Single 'Truse You'Rob Thomas Announces Long Awaited New Single 'Truse You'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced details of his eagerly awaited new single. 'Trust You' the multiple-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter's first new solo release in more than six years is available now on all DSPs. Fans can purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/TrustYou (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal BassoonChicago Symphony Orchestra Appoints Keith Buncke as New Principal Bassoon
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

CHICAGO—Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and President Jeff Alexander announce the appointment of Keith Buncke as the new Principal Bassoon of the CSO, effective July 6, 2015. (more...)

NY Arts Exec to Lead LA Master ChoraleNY Arts Exec to Lead LA Master Chorale
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

New York Arts Executive Jean Davidson, who has been affiliated with some of the country's most innovative and successful arts organizations, has been named President & CEO of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), the nation's largest professional chorus and Walt Disney Concert Hall resident chorus led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and heralded around the globe for its unparalleled artistry, announces LAMC Chair David Gindler. She assumes the post on August 31, 2015. Davidson has served since 2011 as Executive Director & CEO of New York Live Arts, an internationally acclaimed interdisciplinary performing arts center under the artistic direction of Bill T. Jones. Guiding its phenomenal growth and success since its inception, she was instrumental in leading the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company through its merger with Dance Theater Workshop to create New York Live Arts, a new model of artist-led, producing and presenting arts organization unique in the United States. Today New York Live Arts, noted for commissioning cutting-edge new works, its vibrant community partnerships and as home base for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, presents more than 100 performances annually in its theater and studios inside its 20,000-square-foot facility in Chelsea, operating with a $5.8 million budget. Davidson is cited for her forward-thinking management style, fostering artistic innovation, developing and expanding creative partnerships with disparate educational and cultural organizations, and overseeing tremendous revenue development and programmatic growth. She previously served as Executive Director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York City for six years prior to the merger, when the company launched two successful initiatives entitled Partners in Creation and Partners in Education; Managing Director of The Silk Road Project, Inc., a non-profit arts and cultural organization founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma which during her tenure commissioned 25 chamber works, launched a worldwide tour, released three recordings; and Production Administrator for the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Davidson replaces LAMC President & CEO Terry Knowles, who steps down at the end of the season following a tremendously successful 15-year tenure with the chorus, during which time the Chorale experienced unsurpassed financial and artistic growth, toured around the world to critical acclaim, released six commercial CDs, created a recording partnership with Decca Classics, and twice received the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming as well as Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, the nation's highest choral music award. Davidson's appointment comes at a critical time in the Chorale's history, as it is poised to launch its 52nd season and a new period of strategic growth. The national executive search for Knowles' successor was led by Arts Consulting Group, the leading provider of executive search and other services for the arts and culture industry. (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

The Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSOThe Music of Led Zeppelin and More Set for Summer 2015 with the BSO
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its 2015 summer programs. The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Baltimore Symphony on Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Jon Tracy to Direct FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Summer at Berkeley PlayhouseJon Tracy to Direct FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Summer at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic to End 25th Season with A VISION IN SOUND, 6/7Chicago Philharmonic to End 25th Season with A VISION IN SOUND, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

In the final concert of its 25th Anniversary season dedicated to the five senses in music, the Chicago Philharmonic presents a program based around the venerable sense of sight. A Vision in Sound -- at Pick-Staiger Hall on June 7, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. -- will feature both old and new musical works as well as lithographs inspired by the evening's music. Artistic Director Scott Speck conducts. (more...)

LA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts AwardsLA Master Chorale's Artistic Director, President & CEO Receive Top Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Chorale was previously honored with the organization's ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming three times in 1995, 2003 and 2010, the Education and Community Engagement Award twice in 2000 and 2008, and also earned Chorus America's prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2012. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & Loyola Marymount University Launch New PartnershipBill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company & Loyola Marymount University Launch New Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, New York Live Arts' Resident Dance Company, today announced the launch of a new partnership with Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The partnership with the Los Angeles based university marks the first of its kind, adding to the Company's existing collegiate education programs. Spanning a total of four years, the partnership will bring the Company's works and their pedagogical and performative philosophy to LMU's campus and the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Round Out Spring Series with 'HEAVENLY HARPS', 5/31Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Round Out Spring Series with 'HEAVENLY HARPS', 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) finishes its Spring 2015 series at City Winery (1600 W Randolph, Chicago, IL) on Sunday, May 31 with a noon performance of 'Heavenly Harps: Dance Music from Handel to Muse.' (more...)

Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

?Artists Lounge Live presents Heidi Kettenring, who appeared as Nessarose in Broadway in Chicago's WICKED, in SOMETHING WONDERFUL on June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St, Arlington Heights. (more...)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sell Out Ravinia ConcertsTony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sell Out Ravinia Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK tour is now the fastest sell-out in Ravinia history! The Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, performances are officially sold out. (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 SeasonChicago Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Chicago, IL – (April 16, 2015) The Chicago Philharmonic announces its 2015-16 season, Chasing the Sun: Transitions and Transformations. The season explores works written by composers at moments of significant change in their lives or careers. Scott Speck leads the orchestra in his third season as artistic director. “With a beloved masterwork, a virtuoso soloist, and a 21st century composer represented on every concert, the Chicago Philharmonic continues its adventures in direct, urgent, truly relevant music-making,” said Speck. (more...)

Lincoln Trio to Perform 'Haydn to Higdon' Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, 5/3Lincoln Trio to Perform 'Haydn to Higdon' Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Lincoln Trio - Marta Aznavoorian on piano, David Cunliffe on cello and Desiree Ruhstrat on violin - will present Haydn to Higdon on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. at Merit School's Joy Faith Knapp Music Center, 38 S. Peoria St., in Chicago's West Loop. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic to Present SCENTS OF BEAUTY, Featuring Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, 4/19Chicago Philharmonic to Present SCENTS OF BEAUTY, Featuring Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

?The Chicago Philharmonic presents works by Debussy, Ravel, and De Falla in Scents of Beauty at Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Hall on April 19, 7pm. The performance will feature world-renowned pianist Jorge Federico Osorio as the orchestra continues its 2014-15 subscription series dedicated to the five senses. Artistic Director Scott Speck conducts. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 4/13JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico's Artistic Director Recognized Through ArtsWestchester's '50 for 50'Ballet Hispanico's Artistic Director Recognized Through ArtsWestchester's '50 for 50'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Ballet Hispanico has announced that artistic director Eduardo Vilaro has been recognized as an outstanding artist living or working in Westchester County through ArtsWestchester's 50th anniversary initiative '50 for 50.' The fifty artists were selected through a competitive nomination process for the quality of their artistic work and their cultural contributions to the community. All artists will receive $1,000 prizes at an ArtsWestchester luncheon on April 16, 2015. (more...)

Rob Thomas Announces THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015 North American TourRob Thomas Announces THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced plans for a major North American tour with special guests, Plain White T's. Dates for 'THE GREAT UNKNOWN 2015' which herald the multiple-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter's hugely anticipated new album get underway June 11th (more...)

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