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  • Date Of Birth:
    May 22, 1813
    Date Of Death:
    February 13, 1883 (69)
    Birth Place:
    Leipzig, GERMANY
    Gender:
    Male
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    The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, 12/11-13The Pacific Symphony Presents BEETHOVEN & RACHMANINOFF, 12/11-13
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

    Savor two giant works of the repertoire for Pacific Symphony's first concert in December, beginning with Beethoven's masterful and rhythmic Seventh Symphony, which the composer himself called “one of my best works.” Then, the program turns to perhaps the world's most lyrical, popular and critically admired piano concerto—Rachmaninoff's Second—performed by keyboard wonder and longtime Symphony friend, Alain Lefèvre. The concert, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, opens with a world premiere by the Symphony's Composer-in-Residence Narong Prangcharoen, who offers a musical tribute to the maestro with his piece, “Illuminating Journey,” which honors St.Clair's 25th anniversary with the orchestra, as well as his commitment to new music. (more...)

    LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)LA Opera's Figaro Unbound to Include ¡FIGARO! (90210)
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

    Plácido Domingo, General Director of LA Opera, has announced updated details about the company's upcoming Figaro Unbound celebration, which explores the lasting legacy of French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais and the influential protagonist of three of his stage comedies: Figaro, the wily barber from Seville. LA Opera's programming of three operas based on the Figaro plays—The Barber of Sevilleby Rossini, The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart and the west coast premiere of The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano, all conducted by LA Opera Music Director James Conlon—is the inspiration for Figaro Unbound, a three-month citywide celebration of the revolutionary spirit. (more...)

    Riverside Opera Company to Open Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert, 11/29Riverside Opera Company to Open Holiday Season with 'poPera' Concert, 11/29
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

    The Riverside Opera Company opens the holiday season on Saturday, November 29, 8 p.m. at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden with poPera from Nessun Dorma to 'Let it Go' from Disney's Frozen is a Home for the Holidays musical feast. (more...)

    Birmingham Hippodrome Announces Ballot Tickets for Mariinsky Theatre's Staging of Wagner's THE RING CYCLEBirmingham Hippodrome Announces Ballot Tickets for Mariinsky Theatre's Staging of Wagner's THE RING CYCLE
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

    This November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present a once in a lifetime event as Wagner's epic RingCycle conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera makes its Birmingham Hippodrome debut with four performances over five nights; more than 250 artists will travel from St Petersburg to Birmingham, along with 10 trucks of scenery for this large scale undertaking. (more...)

    Utah Symphony to Present HALLOWEEN HI-JINKS Concert, Costume Contest, 10/28Utah Symphony to Present HALLOWEEN HI-JINKS Concert, Costume Contest, 10/28
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

    The Utah Symphony is dressing up for the 24th annual Halloween Hi-Jinks concert and costume contest on Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen, one of America's most versatile conductors, dons the baton to conduct music from "The Phantom of the Opera," "The Witches of Eastwick," "Die Walkure," "Harry Potter," and more. This spectral spectacle is sure to entrance all audiences with unique costumes and thrilling music. (more...)

    BROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Norm Lewis & Directed by Richard Jay Alexander, Opens Walt Disney Theater in NovemberBROADWAY & BEYOND, Featuring Norm Lewis & Directed by Richard Jay Alexander, Opens Walt Disney Theater in November
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

    Broadchurch, The Tunnel Among Nominees for 2014 International EMMY AWARDS; Full List Announced!Broadchurch, The Tunnel Among Nominees for 2014 International EMMY AWARDS; Full List Announced!
    by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

    The nominations for the 2014 International Emmy Awards, were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Mipcom. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Blessed Unrest's LYINGPhoto Flash: Blessed Unrest's LYING
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

    Blessed Unrest proudly presents the World Premiere of LYING, adapted by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater, directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. LYING runs from October 9 - November 3, 2014 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin October 9 for an October 11 opening. (more...)

    Blessed Unrest's LYING Begins Previews Tonight at Interart TheatreBlessed Unrest's LYING Begins Previews Tonight at Interart Theatre
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

    Blessed Unrest presents the World Premiere of LYING, adapted by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater, directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. LYING runs from October 9 - November 3, 2014 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin October 9 for an October 11 opening. (more...)

    Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/14Ridgefield Playhouse to Screen Wagner's DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 12/14
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

    The Met Opera Live in HD presents Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg at 12 noon on Sunday, December 14. (more...)

    The Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RINGThe Washington National Opera Announces Complete Casting for Richard Wagner's THE RING
    by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 6, 2014

    Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced complete casting for its first full presentation of Richard Wagner's four-part Ring cycle. Three cycles will be presented from April 30 to May 22, 2016 and will be directed by Artistic Director Francesca Zambello and conducted by WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin. Contribution packages with priority seating for The Ring are on sale now. For more information, go to WNO's Ring website. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICA: Excellence ApproachesBWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's ANGELS IN AMERICA: Excellence Approaches
    by Jacques Lamarre - Oct 6, 2014

    Sean Harris' visionary production puts Playhouse on Park in the big leagues. (more...)

    Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!Richard Jay-Alexander-Helmed BROADWAY & BEYOND Will Star Norm Lewis, Deborah Voigt, Sierra Boggess, Jane Monheit & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

    The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announced today that tickets are on sale for Broadway & Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater, a one-night-only variety show featuring luminaries from the Great White Way and beyond, including international music and dance performers. Broadway & Beyond will open the Walt Disney Theater during the Grand Premiere of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities and Balfour Beatty Construction. (more...)

    Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6Orchestra of St. Luke's to Return to Carnegie Hall for 40th Anniversary Season, Beginning 11/6
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, leading Orchestra of St. Luke's in the first of three Carnegie Hall concerts this season as part of the orchestra's 40th anniversary celebration. (more...)

    Cast Announced for THE RING CYCLE at Birmingham Hippodrome This AutumnCast Announced for THE RING CYCLE at Birmingham Hippodrome This Autumn
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

    During the first week of November, the Mariinsky Theatre returns to the UK for an operatic showcase of Wagner's Ring in Birmingham at the historic Hippodrome and three operas originally written for the Mariinsky including the most recent Levsha (The Left-hander) by Rodion Shchedrin. With a 300-strong troop of musicians, soloists and chorus starting the tour in Cardiff with Prokofiev's Betrothal in a Monastery, Valery Gergiev proceeds to London to present Russia's national epic Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov followed by the UK premiere of The Lefthander, both in concert versions at the Barbican. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening NightBWW Reviews: TWISTED Enthralls Columbus on Opening Night
    by Amanda Etchison - Sep 26, 2014

    From the first bombastic notes of Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin" to the last pieces of gold confetti raining down onto the stage after the show-stopping finale, "Twisted: A Trio of Excellence" delighted opening night audiences with a unique fusion of movement and sound set to classic music from beloved operas. (more...)

    Blessed Unrest to Present Stage Adaptation of Lauren Slater's LYING, Begin. 10/9Blessed Unrest to Present Stage Adaptation of Lauren Slater's LYING, Begin. 10/9
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    Blessed Unrest presents the World Premiere of LYING, adapted by Matt Opatrny from the metaphorical memoir by Lauren Slater, directed and choreographed by Jessica Burr. LYING runs from October 9 - November 3, 2014 in a limited engagement at The Interart Theatre, located at 500 West 52 Street (at the corner of 10th Avenue) in New York City. Previews begin October 9 for an October 11 opening. (more...)

    Prevedere, Inc. Wins 'Best of Show' in Silicon Valley ExpoPrevedere, Inc. Wins 'Best of Show' in Silicon Valley Expo
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) via PRWEB - Prevedere, a big data predictive analytics startup that provides enterprise customers, private equity and hedge funds software to identify leading indicators of financial performance, has been selected 'Best of Show' at Plug and Play Tech Center's latest Expo. Prevedere was selected as one of 20 finalist from 300 applicants to Plug and Play's 12 week Retail Accelerator Program. The expo provided a showcase for the 20 finalist to pitch to judges from leading Silicon Valley Venture Capital firms, software industry veterans, and executives from Plug and Play's leading corporate partners. (more...)

    Birmingham Hippodrome to Present RINGSIDE Film Series to Accompany THE RING CYCLE This AutumnBirmingham Hippodrome to Present RINGSIDE Film Series to Accompany THE RING CYCLE This Autumn
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

    This coming November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle in its entirety. Conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, it is the only UK date in 2014. (more...)

    LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel FellowsLA Phil Announces 2014-15 Dudamel Fellows
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced two conductors who will participate in the 2014/15 Dudamel Fellowship Program - Christian Kluxen and Gemma New. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs. (more...)

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