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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...)

Matthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera RecitalMatthew Polenzani to Make Texas Debut in Dallas Opera Recital
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, pianist Julius Drake. (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Salutes Veterans at the Historic North Park Theatre TodayThe Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Salutes Veterans at the Historic North Park Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Two of Buffalo's cultural icons are joining forces to celebrate those who have served our country. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Manfred Honeck Present MUSIC FOR THE SPIRIT, 11/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 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 on Thursday, 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...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Salutes Veterans at the Historic North Park Theatre, 11/11The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Salutes Veterans at the Historic North Park Theatre, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Two of Buffalo's cultural icons are joining forces to celebrate those who have served our country. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

JCC Manhattan launches the sixth season of PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, October 20th at 12:30pm. (more...)

Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY This WeekendQueens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce that their 2014-2015 Season Dance Series will begin with performances by the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company today October 11 at 2pm & 8pmand Sunday, October 12 at 3pm at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Tickets are available at queenstheatre.org and range from $25-$42. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Hagerstown Hub Opera to Present HANSEL AND GRETELBWW Interviews: Hagerstown Hub Opera to Present HANSEL AND GRETEL
by Johnna Leary - Oct 2, 2014

Just in time for Halloween, Hagerstown Hub Opera will present the classic children's fairy tale Hansel and Gretel on October 4 and 5, featuring an enchanted forest, magical creatures and, of course, a wicked witch! (more...)

Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season on Sale TodaySingle Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale today, October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12Queens Theatre Presents MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Queens Theatre (QT) is pleased to announce that their 2014-2015 Season Dance Series will begin with performances by the world-renowned Martha Graham Dance Company on Saturday, October 11 at 2pm & 8pmand Sunday, October 12 at 3pm at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Tickets are available at queenstheatre.org and range from $25-$42. (Photos for Queens Theatre events are available here:http://bit.ly/QT_Photos) (more...)

Katherine Winterstein to Join Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra at Town Hall Theater, 10/12Katherine Winterstein to Join Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra at Town Hall Theater, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Katherine Winterstein, the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, will perform as soloist with the Champlain Philharmonic Orchestra on Samuel Barber's lush Violin Concerto on Sunday, October 12, at 4:00 PM at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. (more...)

Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season to Go On Sale 10/1Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season to Go On Sale 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season. The six-concert, 26th seasonóMusic Director and Conductor Michael Morgan's 25th with the Orchestra-- will feature the world premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Grammy Award-winning composer/violinist Mads Tolling, the West Coast premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' Brothers in Arts for jazz quintet and orchestra, a semi-staged performance ofLeonard Bernstein's Candide, pianists Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Richard Glazier, Notes from Mexico, a holiday tribute to Pete Seeger and more. A pre-concert talk will begin one hour before each performance, and the 2014-2015 season at the Paramount Theatre runs November 7, 2014 through May 15, 2015. Sponsors of the 2014-15 season include Bell Investment Advisors, Mueller Nicholls Builders and Chevron. For details, information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org . (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera InitiativeThe Washington National Opera Announces Productions in the 2014-2015 Season of the American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the third season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three teams of new opera composers and librettistsóJohn Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kimówill premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. (more...)

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