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Carnegie Hall's 'Link Up' Program Expands Worldwide; Concerts Set for NYC This MayCarnegie Hall's 'Link Up' Program Expands Worldwide; Concerts Set for NYC This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For over 30 years, Link Up-a hands-on curriculum that invites students in grades 3 to 5 to make and explore music-has culminated in springtime, interactive children's concerts for thousands of New York City students who are invited to come together at Carnegie Hall. More recently, Carnegie Hall has also provided this program free-of-charge to over 80 orchestra partners across the United States and abroad, reaching many more thousands of children who join together to make music in their own communities. The Link Up curriculum and concert program was developed by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This FallMasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11MACE to Perform at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The New School's Mannes School of Music is pleased to announce that the Mannes American Composers Ensemble (MACE) will perform on Wednesday, May 11, at The New School's Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall (55 West 13th Street, New York, New York). Conducted by Alan Pierson, the program will feature selections by Steve Reich, Thomas Weaver, and Caleb Burhans. True to the mission of MACE, the program exemplifies the ensemble's commitment to the work of living American composers. The concert will begin at 7:30pm. Admission is free. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens TonightMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Wins 2nd Prize at New York's Got Talent FinalsOMOTENASHI JOURNEY Wins 2nd Prize at New York's Got Talent Finals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A brand new musical-in-progress that has made waves across multiple Japanese newspapers, 'OMOTENASHI Journey' won the 2nd prize at New York's Got Talent Finals at Off-Broadway The Elektra Theater last night on Tuesday, on April 26th. (more...)

Photo Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks AMERICAN PSYCHOPhoto Flash: The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks AMERICAN PSYCHO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

In this recent disturbing photo, Tina Denmark (as played by 11-year-old Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) is seen loitering in front of Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO. From her expression, she appears highly displeased with this new, potential competition for the theatre season's favorite serial killer. (more...)

Open Book:  DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To BroadwayOpen Book: DISASTER! Co-Authors Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, From Sketch Comedy To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

After ten years of writing and performing sketch comedy together, Rudetsky and Plotnick reunite to write their first musical. (more...)

Richard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to PerformRichard Gere to Host Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary Gala; Michael Feinstein, Renee Fleming & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that actor Richard Gere is set to host its 125th anniversary gala benefit concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Cantori New York to Stage U.S. Premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth's THE PRISONCantori New York to Stage U.S. Premiere of Dame Ethel Smyth's THE PRISON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

On May 14 & 15, Cantori New York, an award winning chamber choir celebrating its 31st season, will perform the U.S. Premiere of 'The Prison', written in 1930 by feminist composer Dame Ethel Smyth. Mark Shapiro, Artistic Director, will conduct the piece. A 'vocal symphony' in one act for choir, soloists, piano and bugle, with libretto by H.B. Brewster, 'The Prison' is a unique and complex philosophical drama - a dialogue between a man and his soul. The program will also include Brahms' Marienlieder song cycle. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Star Abigail Harrison to Perform at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit ConcertRUTHLESS! Star Abigail Harrison to Perform at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

10-year-old Abigail Harrison, who currently understudies Tori Murray in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at the 5th annual 'Tunes in Times Square' charity event on Sunday, May 1. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next WeekMasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Soprano Jessye Norman Withdraws from Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary ConcertSoprano Jessye Norman Withdraws from Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced that soprano Jessye Norman is unable to participate in Carnegie Hall's 125th gala concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Sergei Polunin & Natalia Osipova to Perform in SYMPHONY TO A LOST GENERATION at LSO St Luke'sSergei Polunin & Natalia Osipova to Perform in SYMPHONY TO A LOST GENERATION at LSO St Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Royal Ballet Principal Natalia Osipova and 'bad boy of ballet' Sergei Polunin will dance the principal roles in the first movement of virtuoso young composer Adam Donen's epic Symphony to a Lost Generation , the world's first feature-length fully holographic dramatic production, a moving depiction of the human tragedy of the First World War. The production premieres at LSO St Luke's from the 28-31 May. Polunin and Osipova will be dancing together at Sadler's Wells in June. (more...)

The RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks Broadway's MATILDAThe RUTHLESS! Tina Denmark Stalks Broadway's MATILDA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The diabolical eight-year-old Tina Denmark (as played by the phenomenally talented Tori Murray in RUTHLESS!) was recently spotted loitering in front of Broadway's MATILDA. (more...)

JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11JCC Manhattan's PREformances with Allison Charney Concludes Tomorrow, 4/11
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

JCC Manhattan proudly presents PREformances with Allison Charney featuring violinists Laura Jean Goldberg, Ani Bukujian and Alexandros Martino Petrin, violist Lisa Heffter, cellist Roberta Cooper, pianists Alexei Tartakovsky and Moshe Knoll as well as actor, Jordan Charney, on Monday, April 11th at 12:30pm. The program will feature world premieres by American composers Kim D. Sherman and Moshe S. Knoll, along with Debussy's beautiful 'Arpeggio Etude' and Liszt's thrilling 'Chasse Neige' for virtuoso piano. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala ConcertCarnegie Hall to Celebrate 125th Birthday with All-Star Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Carnegie Hall's season-long 125th anniversary celebration reaches its pinnacle on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.- exactly 125 years to the day that the Hall first opened its doors in 1891-when many of the world's most beloved musicians take to the Hall's legendary stage for an all-star gala benefit concert. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating the Past and Future of PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCEBWW Review: Celebrating the Past and Future of PAUL TAYLOR AMERICAN MODERN DANCE
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 7, 2016

This weekend, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance (PTAMD) concluded its 2nd season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center with both old and new choreography. Since the company made its shift from their former name, Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2014, Mr. Taylor has developed a new initiative: To present his own classics and premieres, while presenting great works in the history of modern dance and outstanding works by today's leading choreographers. Another integral part of Mr. Taylor's vision is for the dances to be accompanied by live music, thus sparking the partnerships with the renowned Orchestra of St. Luke's. This particular season seems to be just the beginning of preserving not only his legacy, but the essence of American modern dance. (more...)

Grammy Nominee Tara Helen O'Connor & Alan Kay to Teach Master Classes at Hoff-BarthelsonGrammy Nominee Tara Helen O'Connor & Alan Kay to Teach Master Classes at Hoff-Barthelson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Hoff-Barthelson Music School's 2015-2016 Master Class Series continues with clarinetist Alan Kay on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., at Hoff-Barthelson Music School, 25 School Lane, Scarsdale.  Mr. Kay will coach Hoff-Barthelson Music School clarinet students in the seventh of nine Master Classes to be given during the 2015-2016 season. The public is invited to attend and observe the Master Class free of charge. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6Carnegie Hall to Present Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in Zankel Hall, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Music Director Nicholas McGegan-who celebrates 30 years of leading the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra this season-returns to Carnegie Hall to conduct the ensemble in the New York premiere of Scarlatti's La Gloria di Primavera on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The performance of the newly re-discovered work-written 300 years ago to celebrate the birth of the heir to the Holy Roman Emperor-features soprano Suzana Ograjenšek, mezzo-soprano Diana Moore, countertenor Clint van der Linde, tenor Nicholas Phan, and bass-baritone Douglas Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents CHILDREN OF EDEN with Stephen SchwartzPhoto Flash: Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents CHILDREN OF EDEN with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On Sunday, March 13th at 4pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) presented the youth premiere of the new symphonic version of Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and The Prince of Egypt). Schwartz himself worked as a guest mentor with the YAA high school-aged students. The cast, full symphonic orchestra, and chorus will include over 350 youth from all over the DC Metro area including 250 younger artists from North Bethesda Middle School. The performance took place at The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD). (more...)

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