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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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 season—Music 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 librettists—John Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kim—will 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...)

New Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera InitiativeNew Works THE INVESTMENT, DAUGHTERS OF THE BLOODY DUKE and AN AMERICAN MAN Set for WNO's 2014-15 American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 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 librettists—John Liberatore and Niloufar Talebi, Jake Runestad and David Johnston, and Rene Orth and Jason Kim—will 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...)

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre Announces Their 29th Season Featuring THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY and MoreSummer Opera Lyric Theatre Announces Their 29th Season Featuring THE MAGIC FLUTE, MADAME BUTTERFLY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Celebrating its Twenty-Ninth Year, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre announces a season featuring fully-staged productions of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE, Puccini's MADAME BUTTERFLY and Samuel Barber's great 20th century masterpiece, VANESSA. Since 1986, Founder and General Director Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8 week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music. These weeks culminate in a series of performances showcasing the young artists at the Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto. A haven for opera lovers in late summer, SOLT is the only operatic training course of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area, and alumni include Etienne Dupuis, Frederique Vezina, David Pomeroy, Keith Klassen, Marc Boucher, Krisztina Szabo, Joseph Kaiser, Norah Sourouzian and Joshua Hopkins. (more...)

The Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2014-15 SeasonThe Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Music Director Osmo Vänskä guides Orchestra's flagship classical series, September 2014 to June 2015, featuring a lineup of classical masterworks, star soloists and conductors (more...)

Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, TodayOpera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Today June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we celebrate the city that never sleeps with an evening of American songs by New Yorkers spanning this century and the last, curated by tenor Paul Sperry. Featured composers will include Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Tom Cipullo, John Corigliano, Vernon Duke, William Flanagan, Richard Hundley, Tom Lehrer, John Musto, New Rorem, William Schmann, David Sisco, Warren Michael Swenson, Virgil Thomson, and Hugo Weisgall, with New Brew's own Christopher Berg on the ivories. (more...)

Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13Opera on Tap Presents NEW BREW SINGS NEW YORK, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

After quite the rough winter, summer is almost upon us in NYC. What better way to spend your Friday June 13th than with an icy cold pint and fresh music from Opera on Tap's New Brew! Join us as we celebrate the city that never sleeps with an evening of American songs by New Yorkers spanning this century and the last, curated by tenor Paul Sperry. Featured composers will include Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Tom Cipullo, John Corigliano, Vernon Duke, William Flanagan, Richard Hundley, Tom Lehrer, John Musto, New Rorem, William Schmann, David Sisco, Warren Michael Swenson, Virgil Thomson, and Hugo Weisgall, with New Brew's own Christopher Berg on the ivories. (more...)

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers Close Their Season with REFLECTION AND WONDER TodayOrchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers Close Their Season with REFLECTION AND WONDER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2014

Orchestra Seattle and the Seattle Chamber Singers (OSSCS) closes their 2013-2014 season with Reflection and Wonder at the First Free Methodist Church in Queen Anne. Clinton Smith conducts the following pieces for the final concert of his inaugural season as music director. (more...)

Dallas Chamber Symphony Presents the Sight of Sound SEASON FINALE TonightDallas Chamber Symphony Presents the Sight of Sound SEASON FINALE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Enjoy a spectacular season finale with Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Creatures of Prometheus Overture, and this year's Sight of Sound Film Competition Finalists! (more...)

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