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Michael Feinstein Launches 2016 American Songbook AcademyMichael Feinstein Launches 2016 American Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Grammy-nominated vocalist, Michael Feinstein, announces the opening of the 2016 application process for The Songbook Academy, a music and performance intensive for high school students! The application is available online at TheSongbook.org until March 25, 2016. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Feature Songbook Academy Winner at Brooklyn Center for the Performing ArtsMichael Feinstein to Feature Songbook Academy Winner at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Former American Songbook Youth Ambassador Annie Yokom will join multi-platinum selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein for a Frank Sinatra centennial celebration at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. The event takes place Saturday, October 24th, as a season kick-off event. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler FellowshipSan Francisco Opera Announces Twelve Recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (October 12, 2015) –– San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2016 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. This prestigious training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception. (more...)

Grammy Winner Sylvia McNair to Perform at Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's Festival of CarolsGrammy Winner Sylvia McNair to Perform at Indianapolis Symphonic Choir's Festival of Carols
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Two-time Grammy Award winner Sylvia McNair will perform with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the 25th Anniversary of the annual Festival of Carols holiday performances in December 2015. Now based in Bloomington, Ind., where she serves on the faculty of the Indiana University School of Music, her alma mater, the beloved soprano has performed everywhere from the Met to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, from the New York Philharmonic to New York cabarets. (more...)

Kennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal AwardKennedy Center and WNO Seek Nominations for 2015 Marian Anderson Vocal Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Washington National Opera are seeking nominations for The Marian Anderson Vocal Award, which celebrates excellence in performance by recognizing a young American singer who has achieved initial professional success in the area of opera, oratorio, or recital repertory, and who exhibits promise for a significant career. (more...)

Merola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance TonightMerola Opera Ends Summer with Grand Finale Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale tonight, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Mo Zhou will stage the program, featuring works by Gounod, Bellini, Tchaikovsky, Jake Heggie, Nikolai, Verdi, Rossini, Humperdinck, Mascagni, and Offenbach. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2015 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22Merola Opera to End Summer with Grand Finale Performance, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, July 20, 2015 – The Merola Opera Program's Summer Festival concludes with its 2015 artists performing in the Merola Grand Finale Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Conductor Antony Walker will lead the orchestra and 2015 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Mo Zhou will stage the program, featuring works by Gounod, Bellini, Tchaikovsky, Jake Heggie, Nikolai, Verdi, Rossini, Humperdinck, Mascagni, and Offenbach. The performance is a culmination of the 12-week Merola Opera training program, and all 23 of the 2015 Merola singers will perform, under the coaching and direction of their fellow artists. A special artists' reception follows the Grand Finale (tickets sold separately). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

Jeffrey Biegel Performs Tonight at DiMenna Center for Classical MusicJeffrey Biegel Performs Tonight at DiMenna Center for Classical Music
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

American pianist Jeffrey Biegel will be in concert tonight, May 30 presenting Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin as the sixth program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Jeffrey Biegel to Perform at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 5/30Jeffrey Biegel to Perform at DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

American pianist Jeffrey Biegel will be in concert on Saturday, May 30 presenting Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Gershwin as the sixth program of 5 @ 5 at DiMenna, a solo piano performance series curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29Julie Adams and John Churchwell Up Next in 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

?The 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, March 29 at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary with soprano Julie Adams and pianist John Churchwell. Adams and Churchwell will present a program of works by Alfred Bachelet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Edvard Grieg, Sergei Rachmaninov and Lee Hoiby. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Ravinia's summer season announced, plus the 'Mormon' and 'Merman' rivalry/revelry. 'The Addams Family' and 'Mr. Burns' extend, 'That's Weird' goes musical, Annaleigh Ashford and 'Tyler's Songs' bow on March 21, and Joan Curto and 'Finishing The Birthday Hat' honor Sondheim's 85th birthday! (more...)

Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out NowOpera Theatre of St. Louis' Recording of Ricky Ian Gordon's New Opera '27' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

After a critically acclaimed run in St. Louis in June of 2014, composer Ricky Ian Gordon and librettist Royce Vavrek's opera "27" will now be available to audiences around the globe, with the release of the world premiere recording of the opera on Albany Records. Recorded live in performance throughout the run of the opera, the album is the first commercial recording of a commissioned world premiere from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. (more...)

Niki Scalera to Perform with LV Phil in Concert at Smith Center TonightNiki Scalera to Perform with LV Phil in Concert at Smith Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

The Las Vegas Philharmonic's guest vocalist Sylvia McNair to be replaced by Niki Scalera for its Pops Concert: A Gershwin Valentine tonight, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center. The Pops Series concert to feature George Gershwin's well-known melodies conducted by Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents A GERSHWIN VALENTINE TonightLas Vegas Philharmonic Presents A GERSHWIN VALENTINE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

?This Valentine's Day, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Pops Series III concert called 'A Gershwin Valentine' at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. To start off the evening, the Philharmonic will host a Sweethearts Reception at 6:15 p.m. in The Smith Center's Founders Room serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for $50 per person. (more...)

Niki Scalera to Replace Sylvia McNair in LV Phil Concert at Smith Center, 2/14Niki Scalera to Replace Sylvia McNair in LV Phil Concert at Smith Center, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Las Vegas Philharmonic's guest vocalist Sylvia McNair to be replaced by Niki Scalera for its Pops Concert: A Gershwin Valentine on Saturday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at The Smith Center. The Pops Series concert to feature George Gershwin's well-known melodies conducted by Peter Bay, Music Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Launches 2015 American Songbook AcademyMichael Feinstein Launches 2015 American Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

?The Great American Songbook Foundation, founded by Grammy-nominated vocalist, Michael Feinstein, announces the opening of the 2015 application process for The Songbook Academy, a music and performance intensive for high school students! The application is available online at www.TheSongbook.org until March 25, 2015. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic to Present A GERSHWIN VALENTINE, 2/14Las Vegas Philharmonic to Present A GERSHWIN VALENTINE, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

?This Valentine's Day, the Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its Pops Series III concert called 'A Gershwin Valentine' at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center. To start off the evening, the Philharmonic will host a Sweethearts Reception at 6:15 p.m. in The Smith Center's Founders Room serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for $50 per person. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Screen DON GIOVANNI, 1/25Merola Opera Program to Screen DON GIOVANNI, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch present Merola Goes to the Movies, the free, opera-on-film series. (more...)

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