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Sony Classical to Release Craig Leon's BACH TO MOOG This MaySony Classical to Release Craig Leon's BACH TO MOOG This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In January 2015, Moog Music, the 60-year-old analogue synthesizer company, announced that for the first time in more than 30 years, it would once again build the large format modular synthesizers that were first introduced by its founder, Dr. Robert Moog in 1964. 2015 also marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Dr. Robert 'Bob' Moog (1934-2005), inventor of the Moog synthesizer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ailey II is Charged with Energy and PanacheBWW Reviews: Ailey II is Charged with Energy and Panache
by Rose Marija - Mar 23, 2015

On March 18, 2015, I had the opportunity to see the dress rehearsal of Ailey II's program A at the Joyce Theater. This young company, under Troy Powell, Artistic Director, since July 1, 2012, only the 2nd director since this group was formed in 1974, was energized and fully loaded. (more...)

Bets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This SpringBets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview on Friday, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch April 2015 BEFORE BACH SeriesCarnegie Hall to Launch April 2015 BEFORE BACH Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

This spring, Carnegie Hall celebrates the resurgence in interest in recent decades of the performance of the music of the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras. (more...)

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 3/19Pianist Piotr Anderszewski to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Carnegie Hall today announced a program update for the recital by pianist Piotr Anderszewski on Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Schumann's Novelette in F-sharp Minor, Op. 21, No. 8 and two works by J.S. Bach -- French Overture in B Minor, BWV 831, and English Suite No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 808 -- replace previously announced works by Beethoven, Bartok, and Schumann. Schumann's Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17 remains on the program. (more...)

Cathy Rigby and More Set for STEP IN TIME Benefit for McCoy Rigby Conservatory, 3/20Cathy Rigby and More Set for STEP IN TIME Benefit for McCoy Rigby Conservatory, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

McCoy Rigby Entertainment announced today a very special benefit evening for their McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts, STEP IN TIME, a memorable night of great performances, gourmet food and drink, silent auction and many wonderful surprises! STEP IN TIME will perform on Friday, March 20, 2015 (with cocktails and silent auction beginning at 6pm; dinner and performances beginning at 7pm) at the Richard Nixon Library, 18001 Yorba Linda blvd. in Yorba Linda. (more...)

IGOR LEVIT: An Evening of Beethoven Sonatas to Play The WallisIGOR LEVIT: An Evening of Beethoven Sonatas to Play The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents pianist Igor Levit for one performance only, April 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

Complete Brahms and Szymanowski Symphonies Out Now on DigitalTheatre.comComplete Brahms and Szymanowski Symphonies Out Now on DigitalTheatre.com
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Today DigitalTheatre.com is excited to release the next instalment of the London Symphony Orchestra Collection, which features Valery Gergiev conducting five thrilling concerts of Johannes Brahms and Karol Szymanowski. (more...)

Pianist Jeni Slotchiver Releases BUSONI THE VISIONARY III RecordingPianist Jeni Slotchiver Releases BUSONI THE VISIONARY III Recording
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Centaur Records has released the third volume of pianist Jeni Slotchiver's CD series devoted to the music of one of history's greatest composer/pianists, Ferruccio Busoni. Busoni the Visionary III (CRC 3396) offers a cross-section of works from his mature period, plus one of his monumental transcriptions of the organ music of J.S. Bach. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYCB Dancers Prove Their Worth in ALL BACHBWW Reviews: NYCB Dancers Prove Their Worth in ALL BACH
by Aaron Fallon - Feb 16, 2015

What determines an artistic institution's longevity? How does such an institution thrive after the social, political, and economic forces that engendered it have disappeared? Museums, orchestras, theater and dance companies face these questions as they struggle to succeed in the cultural Darwinism that determines their survival. Some succeed. Others don't. New York City Ballet is a notable success story. (more...)

Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24Opera Lafayette Presents A WINK AT THE PAST, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Opera Lafayette's 20th anniversary season, having launched with celebrated performances of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, ou Les Dieux d'Egypte, continues with A Wink at the Past: Chamber Music of Handel and Bach, to be performed Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater and Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Opera Lafayette returns to its chamber-ensemble origins, highlighting the work of two of Baroque's most beloved composers, George Frideric Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach EveningBWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening
by Jessica Abejar - Feb 12, 2015

As a part of its Hear the Dance program for the Winter 2015 season, the New York City Ballet presented two pieces featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. They were choreographed by the Company's most renowned choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With minimal set and costume designs, the evening allowed for music and dance to take flight, leaving the audience at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in awe as they watched Bach's music come to life in a pure dance experience. (more...)

The Swingle Singers Coming to Harris Center, 2/24The Swingle Singers Coming to Harris Center, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

For more than half a century The Swingle Singers have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today's London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. With their forthcoming album Deep End (due early 2015), The Swingles celebrate that legacy by starting a whole new chapter and are eager to share their amazing talents at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Perform Bach Dances at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, 2/5-7RIOULT Dance NY to Perform Bach Dances at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, 2/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, performs Bach Dances, a series of works set to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00pm, Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm, and Saturday February 7 at 7:30pm at the University of Notre Dame's DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at: 100 Performing Arts Center, Notre Dame, IN 46556. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series tickets range from $15.00 to $26.00 and are available at http://performingarts.nd.edu/calendar/view.aspx?id=5315. (more...)

Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and Friends to Treat Audiences to a Classical Afternoon in Langley, 3/1Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and Friends to Treat Audiences to a Classical Afternoon in Langley, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Pianist Sheila Weidendorf and members of Island Consort will immerse audiences in an afternoon of exquisite classical music from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents IL DOLCE SUONO: MUSIC OF DONATELLO'S FLORENCE, 2/28-3/12Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents IL DOLCE SUONO: MUSIC OF DONATELLO'S FLORENCE, 2/28-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

A globally acclaimed countertenor, a celebrated medieval specialist, an organist of the Duomo of Florence, and an art historian of that city's treasures offer a compelling schedule of concerts, lectures, and a private gallery tour. Please join us in welcoming four guests from across the Atlantic for a celebration of music and art both sacred and secular, Jewish and Christian, from the halcyon days of the Tuscan capital. (more...)

California Music Fest 2015 Comes to the Observatory This WeekendCalifornia Music Fest 2015 Comes to the Observatory This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

This weekend the California Music Fest, which was created to coincide with NAMM 2015, will be bringing '3 Days of Music & Madness' to The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA from January 22-24. (more...)

Rosenmuller's GLORIA and More Set for Bach Vespers in Concert at Holy Trinity, 2/15Rosenmuller's GLORIA and More Set for Bach Vespers in Concert at Holy Trinity, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

?The Bach Choir and Players, led by music director Donald Meineke, will perform the North American premiere of Johann Rosenmuller's Gloria and Michael Praetorius's Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, at Central Park West & 65th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Present Mendelssohn's ST. PAUL, 1/25 at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Present Mendelssohn's ST. PAUL, 1/25 at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) and Orchestra and Music Director David Hayes, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Carnegie Hall, will present the rarely heard St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn. Soloists will include soprano Sarah Shafer, mezzo-soprano Haejung Shin, tenor Vale Rideout, baritone Mark Delavan and the Princeton Girlchoir. David Hayes will conduct. This performance will be sung in the original German with English supertitles. (more...)

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