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Ars Lyrica Houston to Present 'BACH & SONS' at Zilkha Hall, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Grammy-nominated early music ensemble Ars Lyrica Houston presents Bach & Sons: At the Cafe on Friday, November 14, 2014 at Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The first of a two-part tribute to the great Bach dynasty on Ars Lyrica's 2014/15 season, this program includes a rarely performed ode and a concerto by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, younger brother Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach's cantata Die Amerikanerin, plus patriarch Johann Sebastian Bach's beloved "Coffee Cantata." (more...)

Berliner Philharmoniker to Release Recording of Bach's ST JOHN PASSION on DVD and Blu-ray, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

The Berliner Philharmoniker releases its live recording of Bach's spiritual and dramatic St John Passion, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and staged by Peter Sellars, in a box set comprising both DVD and Blu-Ray, on Friday, September 19. The linen-bound hardcover edition from the orchestra's new in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, features St John Passion in the best possible picture and sound quality with extensive bonus material, including an interview with Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars, an introduction to the work by Chorus Master Simon Halsey, and a comprehensive booklet with photos. The set is available from www.berliner-philharmoniker-recordings.com and Arkiv Music. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Play Carnegie Hall & More During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Music Director David Hayes has announced the New York Choral Society's (NYCS) 56th concert season. For the holiday season the New York Choral Society will present Christmas Around New York on December 10 at 6:30 pm at Saint Peter's Church, Lexington Avenue at 54th St. and on Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 pm at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. The program, performed with brass and organ includes an arrangement of O Come, O Come Emmanuel and a Magnificat by Pachelbel along with more contemporary works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and the popular Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham. (more...)

Trailer Park Boys Coming to the State Theatre, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Trailer Park Boys continue to redefine the meaning of 'holiday' with the Minneapolis return engagement of their “Dear Santa Claus, Go F#CK Yourself” Tour featuring Ricky, Julian, Bubbles, Randy and Mr. Lahey. The mockumentary style live comedy show, based upon the exploits of a group of oddball residents living in the Sunnyvale trailer park in Nova Scotia, launched a hit Canadian television series. The Trailer Park Boys perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre, 805 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55402. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Sept. 12. To purchase and for more information visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter to Launch Six-Event Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter--widely recognized as a champion of new music as well as for her commitment to artistic excellence, dedication to the growth of classical music, and for her support of young artists--presents a six-concert Carnegie Hall Perspectives series throughout the 2014-2015 season, demonstrating all of her core artistic interests. Ms. Mutter champions 20th- and 21st-century violin repertoire throughout her series, including contemporary works written for her by Sebastian Currier, Norbert Moret, and Andre Previn. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard (Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham, Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. (more...)

Apollo's Fire to Open Houston Early Music's Season, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Apollo's Fire, The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, will open the Houston Early Music season on Nov. 10 with a performance of Claudio Monteverdi's magnificent Vespers of 1610 in one of Houston's most dramatic concert settings, the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, co-sponsor of the event. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The board of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity is pleased to announce the inaugural season of its new artistic director Donald Meineke. Only the fourth director in Bach Vesper's 47-year history, Meineke has planned the largest and most ambitious season to date, placing newly discovered works and North American premiers alongside longstanding favorites. Repertoire for the season has been meticulously chosen to showcase the tremendous talent of the Bach Choir and Players and follows a theme of lineage and new beginnings. Already a standout in New York City's thriving early music scene, this new leadership and exciting season promises to take the Bach Choir and Players of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity to new heights. (more...)

Tickets to Kix, Bonzo Bash, Randy Rhoades Remembered & More at bergenPAC On Sale 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

New shows go on sale this week at bergenPAC include Kix, Saturday, April 11, 2015, Queensryche will perform Saturday, April 30th 2015, Randy Rhoads Remembered on Friday, May 29th and Bonzo Bash, Saturday, May 30th at 7:30 PM. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday, August 8th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Welcomes New Artistic Director Donald R. Meineke
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

The board of Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity is delighted to announce the appointment of Donald R. Meineke as the 4th Artistic Director in its 47-year history. Donald will succeed outgoing Cantor Rick Erickson who held the post for 22 years. (more...)

WONDROUS JOURNEY to Reach the End of Romantic Concert Series at Ware Center, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

At 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, Allegro, The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster will perform the final installment of its summer concert series at the Ware Center in Lancaster. The concert, 'Wondrous Journey,' will continue to highlight the theme of romantic love. (more...)

Bookings Open for John Neumeier Works in SPRING & FALL at Cape Town City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

SPRING & FALL, one of the most exciting dance seasons ever to grace the South African stage, will be presented by the Cape Town City Ballet in September. Three captivating works by world-renowned choreographer, John Neumeier of Hamburg Ballet, will be premiered in South Africa for the very first time. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra's 2014-15 Season to Kick Off 9/23 With Mendelssohn; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra presents its opening night concert of its 30th Anniversary season with music that includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney; Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Mozart Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'. Krista Bennion Feeney will perform the legendary Mendelssohn Concerto on a historic violin with the same configuration as that of Mendelssohn's concertmaster Ferdinand David. (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

Tickets for Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 Season Are On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Single tickets went on sale today for Colorado Ballet's 54th season, which will include A Midsummer Night's Dream,Dracula, The Nutcracker and Ballet MasterWorks at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Peter and the Wolf at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Peter Schickele to Perform '50 YEARS OF P.D.Q. BACH' at The Colonial Theatre, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Musical Humorist Peter Schickele will perform 50 Years of P.D.Q. Bach: A Triumph of Incompetence at The Colonial Theatre on July 26 at 8pm. It's been 50 years since Professor Peter Schickele released P.D.Q. Bach on an unsuspecting musical public. And it's been 80 years since the professor's mother released the professor on an society ill-prepared for such singular genius. And now, because everyone loves a birthday, Professor Schickele has reached back across the decades to explore the damp vaults and dusty attics of Leipzig to once again celebrate the twenty-first child (out of twenty) of the great J.S. Bach. This special, once in a half-century, musical extravaganza will feature the creme de la creme of history's most justifiably neglected composer. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Concert in Honor of 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Today, Houston Mayor Annise D. Parker joined former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III and representatives from Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, the Houston-Leipzig (Germany) Sister City Association and the Houston Symphony to announce a concert event at Jones Hall marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will kick-off a tour of the United States in Houston, Leipzig's official sister city, with a concert on Monday, November 3, presented by the Houston Symphony. The performance will include works by famous German composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and Felix Mendelssohn, one of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra's most celebrated music directors. (more...)

Surflight Theatre's JEKYLL & HYDE with Bart Shatto to Run 6/18-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Surflight Theatre, celebrating its 65th Anniversary Season of Broadway at the Beach presents the musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde from June 18 through July 6. (more...)

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