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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

TheBritt Classical Festival, led by Music Director and ConductorTeddy 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 songwriterAoife O'Donovanand fiddlerJeremy Kittelalongside work by Charles Ives, George Antheil and Copland; performances ofJohn Adams'Absolute Jeststring quartet showcase with theDover QuartetandSamuel Adams'recent workRadial Play; orchestral showpieces including Brahms' Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky'sThe 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'sSymphonie fantastique; and composerMason Bateson electronica in his popular workMothershipwith the Britt Orchestra, on a program that featuresJames Ehnesin 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 ofJacksonville, 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...)

World Premiere Concerto to be Performed by Mads Tolling, 2/20World Premiere Concerto to be Performed by Mads Tolling, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The world premiere of a new violin concerto entitled Begejstring ('Excitement') by popular jazz composer/violinist Mads Tolling will headline the Oakland East Bay Symphony's February 20, 2015 concert with Tolling as soloist at the Paramount Theatre conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan. The evening will also include Haydn's Mass in Time of War with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Pacific Boychoir plus Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1 (Symphony in One Movement), conducted by Assistant Conductor Brian Nies. A pre-concert talk with John Kendall Bailey will be given at 7 pm and is free to ticket-holders. Tickets and information: $20-$70 www.oebs.org or 510-444-0802. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next MonthMarin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Music Director ?Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the Classical Concert Series program are Barber's Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance and Osvaldo Golijov's Rose of the Winds (BSO premiere). The Rite of Spring is the subject of Maestra Alsop's third Off the Cuff program of the 2014-2015 season, held Friday, January 9 at 8:15 p.m. at Strathmore and Saturday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Capitalizing on Marin Alsop's charismatic way of illuminating classical music, the Off the Cuff programs focus on one masterwork, allowing the Maestra to discuss the back story of the piece and the composer's life. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, TodayJCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This WeekendThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Music has the power to touch the human spirit, transcending time, place, boundaries and language and spurring understanding and connection. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck are deeply committed to music's ability to promote and spread a spiritual and universal message, and to that end invite the public to two free 'Music for the Spirit' concerts tonight, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair and on Saturday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School in Cranberry. (more...)

Mads Toling to Perform with Oakland East Bay Symphony, 2/20/15Mads Toling to Perform with Oakland East Bay Symphony, 2/20/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Oakland, CA, November 18, 2014 - The world premiere of a new violin concerto entitled Begejstring ('Excitement') by popular jazz composer/violinist Mads Tolling will headline the Oakland East Bay Symphony's February 20, 2015 concert with Tolling as soloist at the Paramount Theatre conducted by Music Director Michael Morgan. The evening will also include Haydn's Mass in Time of War with the Oakland Symphony Chorus and Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1 (Symphony in One Movement), conducted by Assistant Conductor Brian Nies. A pre-concert talk with John Kendall Bailey will be given at 7 pm and is free to ticket-holders. Tickets and information: $20-$70 www.oebs.org or 510-444-0802. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11The Dallas Opera Presents TENOR MATTHEW POLENZANI, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Dallas Opera, in the latest installment of The Robert E. and Jean Ann Titus Art Song Recital Series, will present the phenomenal American tenor,Matthew Polenzani, in an exclusive, one-time-only recital on the afternoon of Sunday, January 11, 2015 at Southern Methodist University's popular Caruth Auditorium (an intimate 490-seat venue located in the Owen Arts Center, 6101 Bishop, Dallas, TX 75205). The two o'clock recital will also feature the exciting and accomplished playing of Mr. Polenzani's frequent recording partner, pianistJulius Drake. (more...)

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