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Celebrate America with a  Patriotic Concert 7/1Celebrate America with a Patriotic Concert 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: Celebrate America: Patriotic Concert, a patriotic compilation of songs honoring our nation's rich musical heritage. The show is sponsored by Gateway Community Outreach on the ground of  The Church at Gateway. The program includes a full orchestral performance of favorites such as God Bless America,  sung by RCO fan favorite Alison Madill; Stars and Stripes Forever, God Bless the USA with some equally poignant songs performed by Pastor Timothy J. Mercaldo such as Bring him Home from Les Miserables.   (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANARichmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: AMERICANA, a musical star-spangled tribute to the United States that includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever and 1812 Overture sprinkled with dancing by members of the New American Youth Ballet choreographed by Elizabeth Flores. Performers include Nezad Marsic, Alison Madill and John Griffen. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERTPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Environmental ConcertQuintet of the Americas to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Environmental Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Quintet of the Americas will present Winds of Change, an environmental concert on Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM at Marc A. Scorca Hall of National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave. in New York, NY. (more...)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort LauderdaleAnnouncing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. (more...)

Time for Three to Join Steve Hackman and Pittsburgh Symphony for FUSE@PSO FinaleTime for Three to Join Steve Hackman and Pittsburgh Symphony for FUSE@PSO Finale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's category shattering early evening concert series, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, June 14 with string trio Time for Three in "Mash-Up Mix-Down." (more...)

Sarasota Music Festival Announces Week Two HighlightsSarasota Music Festival Announces Week Two Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A program of the Sarasota Orchestra, student participants in the three week long Sarasota Music Festival (SMF) attend master classes and coaching sessions, participate in the SMF orchestra, create outreach concerts for the local community and perform chamber music. (more...)

Make Music Day 2017 Announces Full ScheduleMake Music Day 2017 Announces Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21, today announced its full schedule of over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions with more to come in over 60 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice brings people of all styles, ages and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Cities hosting major celebrations include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Jose, Seattle and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island, with smaller festivities being held in other communities nationwide. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season OpenerJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Miami City Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first time since 1998, to open the Festival's 85th Anniversary Season June 21-25, in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who later directed The George Balanchine Foundation, the company performs a program with a trio of works by master ballet choreographers, (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season YetFlorida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNICast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House beginning Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 30 for eight performances. In a cast change announced today, Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and American bass Erik Anstine will sing the role of Leporello. Both artists are making their first appearances with San Francisco Opera and stepping in for previously scheduled bass Marco Vinco, who has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. Schrott is scheduled to sing the first six performances and Anstine the last two. (more...)

The Orchestra of the League of Composers to Present Works by Clement, Part & More at Miller TheaterThe Orchestra of the League of Composers to Present Works by Clement, Part & More at Miller Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Orchestra of the League of Composers, Louis Karchin, Music Director, and David Fulmer, conductor, will present works by Clement, Bielewa, Lerdahl and Part on Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 PM at Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY. (more...)

A HAND OF BRIDGE, Helmed by Il Divo's David Miller, Set for SIFFA HAND OF BRIDGE, Helmed by Il Divo's David Miller, Set for SIFF
by Movies News Desk - May 5, 2017

Acclaimed American tenor and opera singer David Miller is perhaps best known as a member of the multiplatinum classical crossover group Il Divo. Now, Miller is bringing his opera prowess to the cinema, with his directorial debut of the opera "A Hand of Bridge." The short film will premiere at the prestigious Seattle International Film Festival, which runs from May 18- June 11, 2017.   (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer ConcertsBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer,  announces its 2017 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Concerts will be held every Wednesday evening (7 p.m.) from July 19 through August 23, 2017. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org. (more...)

SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6SFCM Orchestra Performs Works by Crawford Seeger, Barber, and Stravinsky 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Conservatory Orchestra closes out the year with a program of 20th-century masterpieces, highlighting SFCM's spring focus on folk influences. Ruth Crawford Seeger's Rissolty, Rossolty explores heavy use of folk tunes, and the score to the iconic ballet, Petrushka, is ripe with Russian songs, expressed in a way that can only be termed 'Stravinskian.' Graduating voice student and concerto competition winner Natalie Image '17 joins the orchestra mid-concert for Samuel Barber's luscious Knoxville: Summer of 1915. (more...)

Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29Utah Symphony Performs Barber's Concerto With Violinist Karen Gomyo, 4/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

On April 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Jun Märkl leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Karen Gomyo in Barber's Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Barber's “Adagio for Strings” and Arnold Schoenberg's arrangement of Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. (more...)

Make Music Day 2017 Returns to Major Cities Across The U.S. This JuneMake Music Day 2017 Returns to Major Cities Across The U.S. This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in the United States, returns this year on Wednesday, June 21. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season FinalePacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its season finale - and Artistic Director John Alexander's final performance with the organization - on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Public Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 OpensPublic Booking for 66th Wexford Festival Opera 2017 Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

???????Public booking for the highly acclaimed Wexford Festival Opera opens on Saturday, 15 April at 9.30 a.m.  Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival, once again nominated for 'Best Festival' in the forthcoming International Opera Awards, will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November.  (more...)

Sylvan Winds Announce Final Concert of 2016-17 SeasonSylvan Winds Announce Final Concert of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the final concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space.    (more...)

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