Sasha Cooke News

Paul Appleby, Andrew Garland Will Join Julia Bullock in VOCE: RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Joseph Kaiser will no longer be participating in the Sunday, September 21st performance of Voce: Rising Opera Stars in Recital. Paul Appleby (tenor) and Andrew Garland (baritone) will be joining Julia Bullock (soprano) and pianist, Steven Blier for the afternoon featuring French and American repertories. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as, six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season. The lavish event, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, also includes a delectable gourmet luncheon. Elizabeth Kimple is the Chair of the luncheon. (more...)

Dallas Opera Single Tickets On Sale July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general publicMonday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

OPERA America Announces Recipients of 'Opera Grants for Female Composers'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera, is pleased to announce the first round of recipients of its new program: Opera Grants for Female Composers, made possible through the generosity of The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation. From among the 112 eligible applicants, an independent adjudication panel selected eight composers. The recipients have each been awarded $12,500 to support the development of their compositions listed below. (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of 'NYFOS Next' Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Tonight, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of NYFOS Next Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Radio Broadcasts to Feature Wynton Marsalis and More, March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The March broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Music Director Alan Gilbert leading the Philharmonic in the World Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Prospero's Rooms; Bernstein's Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"), with Joshua Bell as soloist; and Ives's Symphony No. 4 with representatives of the New York Choral Consortium. The following week Alan Gilbert and Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione will lead the Philharmonic in a performance of Stravinsky's Ragtime for 11 Instruments; Shostakovich's Tahiti Trot; Copland's Clarinet Concerto featuring Associate Principal Clarinet Marc Nuccio; and Wynton Marsalis's Swing Symphony (Symphony No. 3) featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. (more...)

Sasha Cooke to Perform with Greenwich Village Orchestra, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

On Sunday, February 9 at 3:00pm, The Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Metropolitan Opera conductor Pierre Vallet, will perform a concert to include excerpts form Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, Ravel's Sheherazade with Grammy Award-wining mezzo-soprano Sasha Cook, and Brahms' Symphony No. 4. Now in its 27th season, the ensemble performs at Washington Irving Auditorium (40 Irving Place) near Union Square. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Tonight, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

NYFOS NEXT Series Opens With MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS, 1/28
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 02, 2014

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song opens the 2013-14 edition of its forward-looking NYFOS Next series with MARK ADAMO & FRIENDS. (more...)

Pierre Boulez Withdraws from Chicago Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

With great regret, Pierre Boulez, the Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has informed the CSO that that he will not be able to come to Chicago to conduct in February 2014 due to health issues. With three young conductors hand-picked by Maestro Boulez to substitute for him, the CSO will proceed with the planned programs-during two subscription weeks, beginning on February 20 and ending on March 1, 2014-as a celebration of Boulez's innovative musicianship and mentorship. (more...)

Recording of Mohammed Fairouz's 'In The Shadow Of No Towers' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The premiere recording of composer Mohammed Fairouz's latest symphonic work, In The Shadow of No Towers (Symphony No. 4 for Wind Ensemble), was released on Naxos on Tuesday, November 19. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Kicks Off Dec 2013 Worldwide Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2013

The December broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Bernard Labadie returning to the Philharmonic to conduct Mozart's Requiem; J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!; and Handel's 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson. The program's soloists will include soprano Miah Persson, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, tenor Fre?de?ric Antoun, bass Andrew Foster-Williams, and Associate Principal Trumpet Matthew Muckey, joined by the New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. The following week Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Premiere of The Marie- Jose?e Kravis Composer-in-Residence Christopher Rouse's Oboe Concerto featuring Principal Oboe Liang Wang, and Richard Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan, both featuring Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the concertmaster solos. (more...)

Michael Slattery and Dominic Armstrong to Join NY Philharmonic, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

In the New York Philharmonic's concerts this week celebrating the centennial of English composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, tenors Dominic Armstrong, Anthony Dean Griffey, and Michael Slattery will replace Paul Appleby, who has withdrawn due to illness. On November 21-22, 2013, Michael Slattery will make his Philharmonic debut in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, and tenor Dominic Armstrong will make his Philharmonic debut in Britten's Spring Symphony. The concert on November 23 will feature tenor Anthony Dean Griffey in both works, and he will sing the Serenade on November 26 on a program that also includes Mozart's Symphonies Nos. 39 and 41, Jupiter. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Leads the NY Phil in Britten's 100th Birthday Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in a celebration of the centennial of English composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten. The program will include Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings, featuring tenor Paul Appleby and Philharmonic Principal Horn Philip Myers, and Britten's Spring Symphony, with soprano Kate Royal (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (Philharmonic subscription debut), tenor Paul Appleby, New York Choral Artists directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus directed by Dianne Berkun-Menaker. The concerts, which include a performance on the composer's 100th birthday, November 22, will take place tonight, November 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 23 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

James Levine to Conduct Series of Opera Scenes at Juilliard, 2/11-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Opera and The Juilliard School present an evening of opera featuring Act I of Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail; Stravinsky's rarely-performed one-act comedy Mavra; Act I, scene 1 of Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini; and Act I, part 2 of Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore in the fourth collaboration between the two institutions on Tuesday, February 11 and Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8 PM and Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 2 PM in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Met Music Director James Levine conducts the Juilliard Orchestra and singers from the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, as well as singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard. Director Edward Berkeley will stage the program in a semi-staged concert version. (more...)

Dallas Opera Announces New Holiday Commission by Composer/Librettist, Mark Adamo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

The Dallas Opera thrilled audience members at this evening's “Composing Conversation” at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, when Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny made the surprise announcement that Mark Adamo, one of America's most successful and accomplished composer-librettists has agreed to create a new holiday opera for the 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

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