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Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!Susan Graham Announces Recital Tour at Met Opera, Met Orchestra and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a lavishly praised star turn in Washington National Opera's revival of Dead Man Walking this winter, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham turns to a U.S. tour in April of her equally successful and wide-ranging recital program, “Frauenliebe und -leben: Variations,” inspired by and centered on Schumann's iconic song cycle, with longtime recital partner Malcolm Martineau. She also joins a cast of the world's greatest opera luminaries to celebrate the Metropolitan Opera House's 50 Years at Lincoln Center in an Anniversary Gala; performs selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Met Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in Carnegie Hall; and sings Berlioz's La mort de Cléopâtre, a staple of her signature French repertoire, with the San Antonio Symphony. (more...)

New Season of the History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik Launches on 4/3New Season of the History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik Launches on 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

A new season of The History of the World in 100 Performances with Adam Gopnik  begins on Monday, April 3, at the David Rubenstein Atrium, with a look at the triumphant 1966 performance by Leontyne Price in the title role in the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, the opera by Samuel Barber commissioned for the opening of the Metropolitan Opera's new home at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Masterworks SeriesCanton Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Masterworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

This year marks the beginning of the 80th season for the Canton Symphony Orchestra.  For our 2017-2018 season, we plan to bring concerts full of color and life to the audience.  This season brings back favorite guests of seasons past, and features some of our own musicians soloing with the orchestra.  Some concerts include favorite standards in the classical repertoire, and others expose concert-goers to new music or lesser-known masterpieces for the orchestra.  We hope to see you at our concerts, and maybe even become a subscriber to the Canton Symphony Orchestra! (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Desoff Choirs To Celebrate Spring With Bach, Buxtehude, And Barber In One Night Only Concert, 4/1Desoff Choirs To Celebrate Spring With Bach, Buxtehude, And Barber In One Night Only Concert, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Dessoff Choirs continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. (more...)

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In ConcertCatskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Rostropovich, Piatigorsky, the great Casals himself. These are the names invoked by critics in attempting to describe the artistry of cellist Garfield Moore, appearing in an afternoon recital with pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa on Sunday April 2 at 2:00pm at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 ProgrammeWexford Festival Opera Announces Details of 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Today, Wexford Festival Opera announced the programme and principal casting details for the forthcoming 2017 festival. Now in its 66th year, this internationally renowned festival will run over an extended 18-day period, from Thursday, 19 October to Sunday, 5 November. (more...)

Grammy Winning Violinist, James Ehnes to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony in Masterworks Concert, 3/24-25Grammy Winning Violinist, James Ehnes to Perform with the Annapolis Symphony in Masterworks Concert, 3/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Grammy Award winning violinist James Ehnes joins the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra for their Masterworks concert, "A Symphony of Colors," at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 8pm.  Music Director Jose-Luis Novo will conduct the orchestra and Mr. Ehnes in Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto.  The concert will also feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio Overture, Richard Wagner's Prelude and Lovedeath from Tristan and Isolde, and Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. (more...)

ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!ACO Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration, World Premieres by Paola Prestini, Trevor Weston, and David Hertzberg and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. Now in its 13th year, Orchestra Underground continues as ACO's subversive and entrepreneurial redefinition of the orchestra as an elastic ensemble. Led by Manahan, Past Forward illustrates the role the past plays in the present, from composers' own personal explorations of their roots, to broader investigations of the universal role of memory and recollection. (more...)

Wexford Festival Opera Nominated For World's Best Opera FestivalWexford Festival Opera Nominated For World's Best Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Wexford Festival Opera has once again been nominated in the highly coveted Best Festival category in the upcoming International Opera Awards.  This is the third time Wexford has been nominated in this category since the awards were established in 2012.  (more...)

North Carolina Opera's Artistic And Music Director To Step DownNorth Carolina Opera's Artistic And Music Director To Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

North Carolina Opera's Artistic & Music Director Timothy Myers is stepping down from his post at the end of September. (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the BronxQuintet of the Americas to Present MUSIC AND MIMOSAS in the Bronx
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Quintet of the Americas woodwind ensemble will present Music and Mimosas - A Concert Celebrating Nature on Saturday, February 11 @ 1:00 PM at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, NY. (more...)

International House to Host Leontyne Price 90th Birthday Tribute ConcertInternational House to Host Leontyne Price 90th Birthday Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

In the early 1950s, when she was a student at the Juilliard School, beloved soprano Leontyne Price, who turns 90 on February 10, lived and worked at International House, the Riverside Drive residential community founded by the Rockefeller and Dodge families in1924 dedicated to preparing the next generation of globally-minded leaders. (more...)

Grammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National OperaGrammy Award Winner Susan Graham to Perform With Philadelphia Orchestra and Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Fresh from a triumphant turn as Didon in Chicago Lyric's production of Berlioz's Les Troyens, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham takes the concert stage this winter, performing selections from Canteloube's Chants d'Auvergne with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nezet-Seguin. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to Debut at North Shore CenterDeeply Rooted Dance Theater to Debut at North Shore Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) continues its 20th anniversary season with its debut at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, presenting 'Deeply Rooted Dance Theater: Aspects of Love,' a one-night-only performance February 4, 2017 celebrating Valentine's Day. (more...)

Take Five Concert for Musica Viva NY Features Aeolus Quartet and Alejandro Hernandez-ValdezTake Five Concert for Musica Viva NY Features Aeolus Quartet and Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Aeolus Quartet and Musica Viva NY Artistic Director and pianist Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez are featured in Take Five-a concert of piano quintets and string quartets to benefit Musica Viva NY's artistic and outreach endeavors-on Sunday, January 29 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church (Lexington Avenue and 80th Street). (more...)

Jason Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society In 'Candles And Carrols'Jason Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society In 'Candles And Carrols'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct the Morris Choral Society as it opens its 2016-17 season with a holiday themed concert at the Bickford Theater, Morristown, New Jersey on December 10 and 11.th Candles and Carrols will feature works by Caldwell and Ivory, Leavitt, Praetorius, Respighi and Whitacre celebrating over three centuries of inspiring and beloved holiday choral music, essentially chronicling the existence of the Morristown settlement dating back to 1715. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLSJason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Morris Choral Society "Candles And Carrols" with special guests soprano Andrea DelGiudice, Japanese soprano, Mizuho Takeshita and tenor Theodore Chletsos in Ottorino Respighi's "Lauda Per La Nativita Del Signore' December 10 -11th At The Bickford Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Opera Grand Rapids Hosts 13th Annual Collegiate Vocal CompetitionPhoto Flash: Opera Grand Rapids Hosts 13th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Opera Grand Rapids' 13th annual Collegiate Vocal Competition held this past weekend included winners from Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University and Grand Rapids Community College. The competition, which provides West Michigan's finest budding vocal artists the opportunity to compete in a professionally-judged competition for cash prizes, received 26 applicants, named eight finalists and selected five winners. Scroll down for photos from the competition! (more...)

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