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American Repertory Ballet Sets 'Season Premiere' Performances & More at Rider UniversityAmerican Repertory Ballet Sets 'Season Premiere' Performances & More at Rider University
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

American Repertory Ballet's performance season will open at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ with a week of events, presentations, and performances celebrating 5 years of Artistic Director Douglas Martin's artistic leadership. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet Announces 2015-16 SeasonAmerican Repertory Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey's preeminent classical and contemporary ballet company, will perform throughout New Jersey - in Princeton, New Brunswick, Lawrenceville, Branchburg, Rahway, Manasquan, South Orange, and Trenton - and at the Joyce Theater in New York City from September 2015 through April 2016. The performance season will open on September 24 at Rider University Bart Luedeke Center with an open rehearsal and State of the Art Address, celebrating 5 years of Artistic Director Douglas Martin's artistic leadership. (more...)

Martha Graham Dance Company Sets 90th Anniversary New York SeasonMartha Graham Dance Company Sets 90th Anniversary New York Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company celebrates its 90th anniversary season with four extraordinary programs at New York City Center, April 14?18, 2016. The New York season will feature four of Martha Graham's most important masterworks - Appalachian Spring, Chronicle, Cave of the Heart, and Night Journey - alongside new works created for the Company by internationally acclaimed choreographers Marie Chouinard, Mats Ek, and Pontus Lidberg. Performances will take place Thursday to Saturday, April 14?16, at 8:00pm, with a special gala program at 7:00pm on Monday, April 18, the anniversary of Graham's first public performance with her Concert Group in 1926. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale to Conduct Nationwide Search to Replace Longtime President & CEOPhoenix Chorale to Conduct Nationwide Search to Replace Longtime President & CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Joel Rinsema, who served as President & CEO of the Phoenix Chorale for 15 years, has resigned to focus his full attention on responsibilities as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Denver-based choral ensemble Kantorei. (more...)

BWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi BahiriBWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 1, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). (more...)

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 SeasonPark Avenue Chamber Symphony Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

After completing a 15th anniversary season which featured a critically heralded performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, David Bernard, Music Director of the award-winning Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, has announced the ensemble's 2015-16 season of concerts.  Highlights include a roster of superb soloists (pianist Jeffrey Biegel, jazz pianist  Ted Rosenthal, and cellist Inbal Segev,) insightful programs spanning music from Beethoven through Bartók, and a new concert format where the audience sits among the players of the orchestra for a performance of Beethoven's  Fifth Symphony. (more...)

The Britt Classical Festival Pairs Contemporary and New Music with Core Classical Repertoire in 2015 Summer Season, 7/31-8/15The Britt Classical Festival Pairs Contemporary and New Music with Core Classical Repertoire in 2015 Summer Season, 7/31-8/15
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

 The Britt Classical Festival, led by Music Director and Conductor Teddy Abrams, has announced a wide-ranging, adventurous series of concerts of contemporary and new music paired with core classical repertoire for its three-week 2015 season, beginning July 31. The programs include the world premiere of a folk song cycle written and performed by vocalist and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan and fiddler Jeremy Kittel alongside work by Charles Ives, George Antheil and Copland; performances of John Adams' Absolute Jest string quartet showcase with the Dover Quartet and Samuel Adams' recent work Radial Play; orchestral showpieces including Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; Teddy Abrams performing on piano and clarinet with his own Sixth Floor Trio, playing music from a variety of genres in a program alongside music by Samuel Barber and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique; and composer Mason Bates on electronica in his popular work Mothership with the Britt Orchestra, on a program that features James Ehnes in Barber's Violin Concerto. The festival takes place in the Britt Pavilion, an intimate, beautiful outdoor 2,200-capacity amphitheater in the historic Gold Rush town of Jacksonville, Oregon, 17 miles from Ashland. This is Teddy Abrams' second season as the Britt Classical Festival's music director. (more...)

Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and More Set for BSO's 2015-16 SeasonBeethoven, Mozart, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and More Set for BSO's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Music Director and Principal Conductor Christopher Confessore has announced concerts and events for the 2015-2016 season.   Maestro Confessore will lead the Orchestra for 23 performances including six subscription concerts and three free concerts. (more...)

Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12Ensemble ACJW to Perform at SubCulture, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

 Ensemble ACJW, an inspirational collective of young professional musicians, performs a program of classical and contemporary works at the Greenwich Village club SubCulture on Friday, June 12 at 7:30 p.m. The program entitled "Balancing Act" includes music by Jennifer Higdon, Dvo?ak, Barber, Piazzolla, Webern, Poulenc, and David Lang - works that typify writing for winds, strings, and a delicate balance of those forces combined, and exemplify the collaborative elements inherent in Ensemble ACJW. The concert is their last performance of the season. (more...)

The League of Composers/ISCM to Present Season Finale at Miller Theater, 6/11The League of Composers/ISCM to Present Season Finale at Miller Theater, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The League of Composers/ISCM presents The Orchestra of the League of Composers' Season Finale concert on Thursday, June 11th at 8pm at Miller Theater. Featured on this program will be the world premiere of a commissioned work, A League of Notions, by Morris Rosenzweig and the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho's Leino Songs, her 2008 settings of Eino Leino's poetry, with soprano Heather Buck as soloist. (more...)

Ballet NY's July 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere, Works by Butler, Forsythe & MoreBallet NY's July 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere, Works by Butler, Forsythe & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). (more...)

DCINY to Present 'A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass' at Carnegie HallDCINY to Present 'A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) is delighted to present the New York premiere of Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Bluegrass Mass by Tim Sharp and Wes Ramsay. (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...)

Northrop Releases Schedule of Events for Martha Graham Dance Company's 2014-15 SeasonNorthrop Releases Schedule of Events for Martha Graham Dance Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Minneapolis, MN (March 25, 2015) – Northrop at the University of Minnesota presents the Martha Graham Dance Company on Fri, Apr 10 and Sat, Apr 11 at 8:00 pm. The renowned company performs two evenings of different programming, including Graham's rarely performed Rite of Spring, and works by international choreographers Nacho Duato and Andonis Foniandakis. U of M student dancers will perform Graham's Panorama both nights as the culmination of an extended teaching residency. Each evening ends with Northrop's announcement of its 2015-16 season, and a reception that follows. (more...)

Seven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 SeasonSeven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET, Peacock Theatre, March 10 2015BWW Reviews: ROMEO AND JULIET, Peacock Theatre, March 10 2015
by Gary Naylor - Mar 12, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a ballet version of Romeo and Juliet that builds the story through scenes drawing on a wide range of music and dance. (more...)

New World School of the Arts Presents Glenn Dicterow, Former Concertmaster of the New York PhilharmonicNew World School of the Arts Presents Glenn Dicterow, Former Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

New World School of the Arts' Make Art Work (MAW) series will continue its dialogue series with the distinguished violinist Glenn Dicterow, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. The illustrious musician will follow the conversation, directed at the music students of New World School of the Arts, with a Master Class. A Q&A?session will follow the presentation. (more...)

YSO to Debut New Works by Composers at AN EVENING OF FIRSTS, 2/21YSO to Debut New Works by Composers at AN EVENING OF FIRSTS, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The York Symphony Orchestra (YSO) will present first works by world-renowned composers at their upcoming performance An Evening of Firsts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. The concert will also feature the YSO debut of Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2015-16 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada and Executive Director and CEO Mark C. Hanson today announced the Houston Symphony's 102nd Season, comprised of a full slate of classical, POPS, family, community, education and multimedia performances, as well as recordings, collaborations, international partnerships and an expanded global presence. (more...)

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