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Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the DelacorteRebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Merola Opera Program launches its 60th Anniversary season on Sunday, June 11 with a Benefit Gala at City Hall and a concert immediately following at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, featuring some of the acclaimed Merola program's most illustrious participants. The 60th Anniversary concert will feature performances by Merola alumni from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and current and recent participants, including: soprano Deborah Voigt (1985); mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick (1983); Mark Morash, pianist and Merola Opera Program Music Director (1987); and soprano Tracy Dahl (1985); soprano Kristin Clayton (1993), mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook (1990), Bojan Knezevic, bass-baritone (1992, 1993, 1994), and John Churchwell, pianist (1996); baritone Quinn Kelsey (2002); 2013 Merola graduates mezzo-soprano Zanda Šv?de and tenors Pene Pati and Issachah Savage; soprano Julie Adams, and bass Anthony Reed,  all from 2014; Amina Edris and Toni Marie Palmertree, sopranos; and Brad Walker, bass-baritone, both from 2015; and 2016 artists Sarah Cambidge, soprano; Amitai Pati and Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenors; Andrew G. Manea, baritone; John Elam and Jennifer Szeto, pianists; and director Aria Umezawa. (more...)

Theatrical Band SKY-PONY to Bring New Songs to National Sawdust for NYFOS Next SeriesTheatrical Band SKY-PONY to Bring New Songs to National Sawdust for NYFOS Next Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

NYFOS Next at New York Festival of Song-concludes its season Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a theatrical evening from Lauren Worsham, Kyle Jarrow, and Sky-Pony. (more...)

California Symphony Announces 2017-18 SeasonCalifornia Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The California Symphony today announced its 2017-18 season, its thirty-first, and its fifth with Music Director Donato Cabrera. The season includes a world premiere and a West Coast premiere, first performances of Mozart's Requiem and Sibelius's Third Symphony, the first performances in more than 20 years of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, Pastoral, and Mahler's Symphony No. 4, the first performance of a work of Mahler's since the Orchestra's 1997-98 season. The Orchestra also welcomes guest soloists Haochen Zhang in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2; soprano Maria Valdes in Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and in Mahler's Symphony No. 4; and Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Alexi Kenney. The Orchestra gives the world premiere of new Young American Composer-in-Residence Katherine Balch's newest work, a California Symphony commission; and performs two works by Bay Area-based composer Nathaniel Stookey: the West Coast premiere of YTTE (Yield to Total Elation), and The Composer is Dead, the popular orchestral whodunit by Stookey and author Lemony Snicket, with Broadway star Manoel Felciano as narrator. Other highlights include performances with the San Francisco Conservatory Chorus and conductor Ragnar Bohlin of Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Arvo Pärt's Te Deum, as part of the Mozart Requiem concert, and a performance of Smetana's Vltava (Die Moldau). (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Feted at New York Festival of Song's 2017 GalaStephen Sondheim Will Be Feted at New York Festival of Song's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York Festival of Song presents Honoring Stephen Sondheim, an evening to benefit NYFOS's 29th Season. The Gala is co-chaired by Jamie Bernstein and Hal Prince, and Guest of Honor Stephen Sondheim will be in attendance. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL Chorus, and the Los Angeles Children's Chorus alongside four stellar solo vocalists: soprano Summer Hassan, mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis and bass Steve Pence throughout the concert. (more...)

George London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in RecitalGeorge London Foundation to Welcome Paul Appleby & Sarah Mesko in Recital
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Tenor Paul Appleby, the 2011 George London Award winner who, it was recently announced, will be in the cast of the world premiere of John Adams's Girls of the Golden West with San Francisco Opera next season, teams up with mezzo-soprano and 2015 George London Award winner Sarah Mesko and pianist Ken Noda for the season's second event in the George London Foundation Recital Series at The Morgan Library & Museum on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 4:00 pm. (more...)

New York Festival of Song Presents a Thrilling Musical Excursion to FOUR ISLANDS with Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars at Merkin Concert HallNew York Festival of Song Presents a Thrilling Musical Excursion to FOUR ISLANDS with Caramoor's Vocal Rising Stars at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

New York Festival of Song rounds out its 2016-17 Mainstage season alongside its ninth annual residency at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts with a program entitled FOUR ISLANDS on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

NYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREATNYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

New York Festival of Song continues its NYFOS Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall today, January 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. with a sumptuous recital entitled Pyotr the Great: The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

NYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREATNYFOS to Open New York Philharmonic's Tchaikovsky Fest with PYOTR THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

New York Festival of Song continues its NYFOS Mainstage series at Merkin Concert Hall on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. with a sumptuous recital entitled Pyotr the Great: The Songs of Tchaikovsky and His Circle. (more...)

The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And TodayThe Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys presents Handel's Messiah on Tuesday, December 6 and Today, December 8 at 7:30 P.M.at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street New York, NY.   Daniel Hyde conducts Concert Royal with soloists Maria Valdes, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor and Thomas Meglioranza, bass.  (more...)

Christopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS NextChristopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NYFOS Next-the "invaluable contemporary-music series" from the 'indefatigable art-song devotees' (The New Yorker) at New York Festival of Song-continues Today, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a showcase of new music and poetry explored by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE & FRIENDS.  (more...)

The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys presents Handel's Messiah on Today, December 6 and Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 P.M.at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street New York, NY.   Daniel Hyde conducts Concert Royal with soloists Maria Valdes, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor and Thomas Meglioranza, bass.  (more...)

NYFOS Toasts the Holidays with A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!NYFOS Toasts the Holidays with A GOYISHE CHRISTMAS TO YOU!
by Aaron Zilbermann - Nov 28, 2016

New York Festival of Song brings back its beloved program "A Goyishe Christmas to You!" on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. at HENRY's Restaurantas part of NYFOS's 'After Hours' series. (more...)

Christopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS NextChristopher Cerrone to Host Show of New Song & Poetry at National Sawdust for NYFOS Next
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

NYFOS Next-the "invaluable contemporary-music series" from the 'indefatigable art-song devotees' (The New Yorker) at New York Festival of Song-continues Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with a showcase of new music and poetry explored by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE & FRIENDS.  (more...)

The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys Presents MESSIAH, 12/6 And 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys presents Handel's Messiah on Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 P.M.at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, One West 53rd Street New York, NY.   Daniel Hyde conducts Concert Royal with soloists Maria Valdes, soprano; Avery Amereau, mezzo-soprano; Miles Mykkanen, tenor and Thomas Meglioranza, bass.  (more...)

NYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena FrankNYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena Frank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

A new season of NYFOS Next opens Today, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with GABRIELA LENA FRANK. Frank curates and hosts an hour-long evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues Avner Dorman and Derek Bermel. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Mary Testa and More Open NYFOS Season with RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL TonightLauren Worsham, Mary Testa and More Open NYFOS Season with RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

New York Festival of Song opens its 2016-17 Mainstage season at Merkin Concert Hall with two evenings devoted to the Rodgers family-Richard, Mary, and Adam Guettel (with rare unpublished songs by both Guettel and his mother Mary). (more...)

NYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena FrankNYFOS Next Moves to National Sawdust, Opens with Gabriela Lena Frank
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

A new season of NYFOS Next opens Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust with GABRIELA LENA FRANK. Frank curates and hosts an hour-long evening of her vocal works and those of her friends and colleagues Avner Dorman and Derek Bermel. (more...)

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