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Handel and Haydn Society to Celebrate 200th Anniversary in MarchHandel and Haydn Society to Celebrate 200th Anniversary in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

For two centuries, the Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) has made an enduring cultural impact on the City of Boston. At long last, H+H will observe in March the 200th anniversary of H+H's founding. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has officially declared Tuesday, March 24 Handel and Haydn Society Day. A citywide celebration on that day includes the opening of a Bicentennial exhibition, which will be on view through September 5 at the Boston Public Library, Central Library at Copley Square. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 SeasonRichmond Symphony Orchestra Releases Schedule for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

February 19, 2015 - Richmond, Virginia Music Director Steven Smith and Executive Director David Fisk announced the 2015-16 season of the Richmond Symphony (RSO). The season features new series, a change of location, world-renowned guest artists and concerts designed to appeal to diverse audiences throughout the Richmond region. The season will again be led by the artistic team of Steven Smith, Lewis T. Booker Music Director Chair, Keitaro Harada, Associate Conductor and Dr. Erin R. Freeman, Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and James Erb Choral Chair. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nova Y. Payton, Christopher Mueller and More in Olney Theatre's GODSPELLPhoto Flash: First Look at Nova Y. Payton, Christopher Mueller and More in Olney Theatre's GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, launches its 77th Anniversary season with Steven Schwartz's Tony-nominated classic Godspell running February 4 - March 1, 2015 on the Mainstage. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GODSPELL at Olney Theatre Center is Pure JoyBWW Reviews: GODSPELL at Olney Theatre Center is Pure Joy
by Charles Shubow - Feb 16, 2015

Energetic and talented cast shines in new version of Stephen Schwartz hit musical. (more...)

Miners Alley Presents Regional Premiere of 2012 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, 3/27-5/03Miners Alley Presents Regional Premiere of 2012 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, 3/27-5/03
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

A mega hit on Broadway, off-Broadway and around the world, Miners Alley Playhouse presents 'Godspell' March 27 through May 3 with performances every Friday and Saturday at 7:30.p.m. and Sunday's at 6:00 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sun., May 3). (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...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S GREAT MASS with Masaaki Suzuki, 3/12-14The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S GREAT MASS with Masaaki Suzuki, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

One of the world's leading 18th-century music specialists, Japan's Masaaki Suzuki, makes his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) debut leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program, Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. andSaturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring the composer's Don Giovanni Overture and Violin Concerto No. 5, performed by young German violinist Augustin Hadelich, the concert culminates with Mozart's Mass in C minor, otherwise known as the “Great” Mass. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season; Launches 10/14Lincoln Center Announces GREAT PERFORMERS 50th Season; Launches 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series, which will run from October 14, 2015 through June 4, 2016, was announced today by Jane Moss, Ehrenkranz Artistic Director. (more...)

AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?On Thursday, March 12 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted byMaestro Thomas Crawford, presents Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation' (more...)

Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14Guest Conductor Richard Egarr to Showcase Mozart and Beethoven in H+H Concert, 2/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Youth is the underlying theme of the Handel and Haydn Society's next series of concerts as it presents the early compositions of two giants of the Classical era, Mozart and Beethoven. In addition, the program will feature the young singers of H+H's Collaborative Youth Concert (CYC) initiative. (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...)

The Handel and Haydn Society to Continue Bicentennial Celebrations with 2015–16 SeasonThe Handel and Haydn Society to Continue Bicentennial Celebrations with 2015–16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and Artistic Director Harry Christophers are pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Season-H+H's 201st-featuring the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus performing works from the Baroque and Classical eras. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Kick Off 77th Season With GODSPELL Next MonthOlney Theatre Center to Kick Off 77th Season With GODSPELL Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Olney Theatre Center, a Mid-Atlantic destination for extraordinary theater performance and education, launches its 77th Anniversary season with Steven Schwartz's Tony-nominated classic Godspell running February 4 - March 1, 2015 on the Mainstage. (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York PremiereBWW Reviews: TOXIC PSALMS New York Premiere
by Stephen Raskauskas - Jan 13, 2015

One moment, the performers march militantly across the stage and screech like sirens, the next, they sing Pergolesi's galant Stabat Mater like sweet seraphim. The thirty-one performers of TOXIC PSALMS, the latest production created by conductor Karmina Šilec and her ensemble CARMINA SLOVENICA, have certainly created a provocative pastiche. After an initial run in Berlin last year, TOXIC PSALMS played as part of the 2015 PROTOTYPE FESTIVAL, marking the work's North American debut. (more...)

Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24Opera Lafayette to Host Concert of Chamber Music by Handel and Bach, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Washington, D.C. and New York, NY: 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...)

LA Master Chorale & Musica Angelica to Perform Bach's ST. MATTHEW PASSION, 1/31-2/1LA Master Chorale & Musica Angelica to Perform Bach's ST. MATTHEW PASSION, 1/31-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), in one of the most highly anticipated collaborations of the season, joins forces with the renowned period instrument ensemble Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the acclaimed Los Angeles Children's Chorus to present two historically informed performances of Bach's towering masterwork St. Matthew Passion, conducted by LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon, on Saturday, January 31, 2 pm, and Sunday, February 1, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Soloists include Pablo Cora, tenor; Janelle DeStefano, mezzo soprano; Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor; Callista Hoffman-Campbell, mezzo soprano; Elissa Johnston, soprano; Jon Lee Keenan, tenor (Evangelist); Chung Uk Lee, bass (Jesus); Steve Pence, bass/baritone; Vincent Robles, baritone; Zanaida Robles, soprano; Anna Schubert, soprano; Laura Smith, mezzo soprano; and Nike St. Clair, mezzo soprano. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2015 Season: May 22–June 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Festival General Director Nigel Redden has today announced the program for the 39th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 22 through June 7, 2015. Held in Charleston, South Carolina, the Festival includes the world premiere of the opera Paradise Interrupted composed by Huang Ruo and designed and directed by visual artist Jennifer Wen Ma, the American premiere and first performances in over 350 years of Francesco Cavalli's baroque opera Veremonda, l'amazzone di Aragona, and the first US performances of a new production of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare's Globe directed by the company's Artistic Director Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare. (more...)

Oxygen to Premiere New Series PREACHERS OF DETROIT, 2/18Oxygen to Premiere New Series PREACHERS OF DETROIT, 2/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Oxygen Media expands the network's popular franchise and heads to Motown with the season premiere of PREACHERS DETROIT on Wednesday, February 18 at 10 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS) Sets 2014-15 Productions of GODSPELL and THE ADDAMS FAMILYAlexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS) Sets 2014-15 Productions of GODSPELL and THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Alexander Children's Theatre School (ACTS), in residence at the newly renovated Umbrella Community Arts Center (40 Stow Street, Concord, MA), is pleased to announce their 2014-2015 season: GODSPELL(December 12-14, 2014) and THE ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICAL (May 29-31, 2015). (more...)

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