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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...)

Christopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS NextChristopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

NYFOS Next-the "invaluable contemporary-music series" from the 'indefatigable art-song devotees' (The New Yorker) at New York Festival of Song-continues Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a showcase of new music and poetry explored by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE & FRIENDS.  (more...)

Colburn School Honors Violinist Akiko Meyers At TASTE OF COLBURN, 3/18/17Colburn School Honors Violinist Akiko Meyers At TASTE OF COLBURN, 3/18/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On March 18, 2017, the Colburn School will honor alumna Anne Akiko Meyers at Taste of Colburn, an annual benefit event held on the school's Grand Avenue campus to support scholarship funds for the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. Ms. Meyers will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. In recognition of their philanthropy and contributions to the Colburn School community, Alice and Joe Coulombe will be recognized as civic honorees. (more...)

Live National and International Broadcasts of Wexford's Three Mainstage Productions from the National Opera HouseLive National and International Broadcasts of Wexford's Three Mainstage Productions from the National Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Wexford Festival Opera will once again join forces with RTE lyric fm, its National Media Partner, to beam the final performances of each of this year's mainstage operas live across Ireland. (more...)

BBC Broadcasts Live from Wexford Festival Opera this WeekendBBC Broadcasts Live from Wexford Festival Opera this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

BBC Radio 3 will return to Wexford for a live broadcast from the National Opera House on Saturday 29 October. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie HallAmerican Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season today, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Teresa Fischer to Bring WHAT'S NEXT? to Don't Tell MamaTeresa Fischer to Bring WHAT'S NEXT? to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Spotlight On Productions is proud to bring you a vibrant, eclectic and subtly layered cabaret show: WHAT'S NEXT? Exploring the places and events we revisit or imagine when figuring out what's next. Teresa Fischer brings life to the work of a wide range of composers including; Jerome Kern, Andrew Lippa, Nancy Griffith, Holly Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jimmy Webb. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre Announces 20th SeasonDeeply Rooted Dance Theatre Announces 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, announces its 20th anniversary season, featuring three concert series spanning the Chicago area. The season kicks off with performances December 3 and 4 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. (more...)

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Barber, Dvorak, and Theofanidis, 11/12Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Barber, Dvorak, and Theofanidis, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's music director Larry Rachleff takes the podium on Saturday, November 12 with violinist Alexander Kerr playing Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto. The Orchestra will also perform Dvorak's Sixth Symphony and Dreamtime Ancestors, a 2015 composition by Christopher Theofanidis. The concert is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00pm, with an Open Rehearsal Friday, November 11 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Spotlight On Productions Presents WHAT'S NEXT?Spotlight On Productions Presents WHAT'S NEXT?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Spotlight On Productions is proud to bring you a vibrant, eclectic and subtly layered cabaret show: WHAT'S NEXT?   Exploring the places and events we revisit or imagine when figuring out what's next.  Teresa Fischer brings life to the work of a wide range of composers including; Jerome Kern, Andrew Lippa, Nancy Griffith, Holly Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Jimmy Webb. (more...)

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