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Branford Marsalis Set for 'WELL-TEMPERED' at the Wallis, 10/16Branford Marsalis Set for 'WELL-TEMPERED' at the Wallis, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents Marsalis 'Well-Tempered': An Evening with Branford Marsalis, featuring the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, on Thursday, October 16 at 8pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Screen CARMEN, 10/26Merola Opera Program to Screen CARMEN, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

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

Branford Marsalis & Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to Perform at Harris Center, 10/11-12Branford Marsalis & Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to Perform at Harris Center, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

In Marsalis Well-Tempered, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, most commonly known for his work in jazz, tackles baroque oboe concertos on the soprano saxophone backed by a world-class chamber orchestra in two exciting programs, each on a different day, at Harris Center for the Arts. This is a terrific opportunity for jazz lovers following this artist to discover the magic of classical music, and classical music lovers to discover what a top-flight jazz artist can do when he sets his sights on a new genre of music. (more...)

Donizetti's ANNA BOLENA to Screen This Sunday at the San Francisco Public LibraryDonizetti's ANNA BOLENA to Screen This Sunday at the San Francisco Public Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are pleased to present the second season of Merola Goes to the Movies, the free, opera-on-film series. Donizetti's powerful opera Anna Bolena will be screened this Sunday, September 21, at 1 pm in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street). Doors for first come seating open at 12:30 pm. (more...)

Texas Singer Maddie Baillio Wins Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook CompetitionTexas Singer Maddie Baillio Wins Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Maddie Baillio is the 2014 winner of the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition. The 18-year-old is from League City, TX. During the finals concert tonight, July 25, she sang two American standards: "Misty," and "Murder, He Says." (more...)

High School Vocalists Set for Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook Competition TonightHigh School Vocalists Set for Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook Competition Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

High school vocalists from around the United States will compete tonight at the Center for the Performing Arts for the 2014 Great American Songbook Vocal Academy & Competition. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2014-15 SeasonThe Minnesota Orchestra Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Music Director Osmo Vänskä guides Orchestra's flagship classical series, September 2014 to June 2015, featuring a lineup of classical masterworks, star soloists and conductors (more...)

Merola Opera Presents PIRATES OF PENZANCE at MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES TodayMerola Opera Presents PIRATES OF PENZANCE at MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new series that presents great opera-themed movies. (more...)

Singer Ruth Carlin Returns to The Laurie Beechman TonightSinger Ruth Carlin Returns to The Laurie Beechman Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are tonight, May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. (more...)

Merola Opera to Present PIRATES OF PENZANCE at MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES, 5/24Merola Opera to Present PIRATES OF PENZANCE at MEROLA GOES TO THE MOVIES, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up for Merola Goes to the Movies, a new series that presents great opera-themed movies. (more...)

Minnesota Opera with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia to Present COLD MOUNTAINMinnesota Opera with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia to Present COLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Minnesota Opera is pleased to announce it will present Cold Mountain, a new opera by the 2010 Pulitzer Prize winner in music, Jennifer Higdon. This co-commission and co-produced opera with The Santa Fe Opera and Opera Philadelphia is based on the eponymous bestselling novel by Charles Frazier. Cold Mountain is the powerful account of one soldier, W. P. Inman, who deserts the Confederate Army as the war is coming to an end and makes his way back to his home on Cold Mountain. The novel won the 1997 National Book Award and was made into a film in 2003, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards. The Santa Fe Opera will present the world premiere in the summer of 2015, which marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. (more...)

VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2VIDEO: Dr. Rob Istad Interviews THE RADIO HOUR Composer Jake Heggie and Conductor John Alexander, Parts 1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed Pacific Chorale in Orange County, CA will be presenting a new work created by American opera composer Jake Heggie, and the versatile librettist Gene Scheer entitled 'THE RADIO HOUR'. The choral opera will be conducted by Pacific Chorale's Artistic Director, John Alexander, and stage-directed by James R. Taulli. The premiere work will be performed by the organization's chamber choir, The John Alexander Singers, accompanied by an 8-member ensemble of musicians who are members of Pacific Symphony. The performance is on Sunday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, CA. Scroll down to see an interview with composer Jake Heggie and conductor John Alexander! (more...)

Singer Ruth Carlin to Return to The Laurie Beechman, 5/17Singer Ruth Carlin to Return to The Laurie Beechman, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater this spring with an illuminating exploration of the eclectic repertoire of iconic folkie turned cabaret favorite, Judy Collins. 'A Light in the Window - Songs of Judy Collins.' Performances are May 17th at 7:30pm and June 12th at 7pm. The show will be directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on Piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums. The Laurie Beechman Theater is at Westbank Cafe, 407 W. 42nd St. NYC. For reservations, call: (212) 695-6909. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE TonightChattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history – George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE, 4/5The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HERE TO STAY: THE GERSHWIN EXPERIENCE, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The CSO's last Luken Holdings Pops Series concert of the 2013/14 season pays tribute to the greatest team of collaborators in American music history – George and Ira Gershwin. Here to Stay: The Gershwin Experience is a multi-media concert with a top-notch touring party, including Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair. This concert event provides an unprecedented insider view into the legendary duo, and offers rare audio and video footage of the Gershwins. (more...)

Anita Gillette Brings AFTER ALL To Feinstein's At The Nikko, 1/30Anita Gillette Brings AFTER ALL To Feinstein's At The Nikko, 1/30
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2014

Recognizable stage and screen star Anita Gillette returns to the West Coast with her solo show AFTER ALL this Friday with a gig scheduled for Feinstein's At The Nikko. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Contreras, Cronin & More Set for INSPIRED 3 Benefit for Animal Rescue OrgsSTAGE TUBE: Trailer - Contreras, Cronin & More Set for INSPIRED 3 Benefit for Animal Rescue Orgs
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Jonathan Reid Gealt, McGuire & Simo, Michael Mott, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Brad Simmons will star in INSPIRED 3: A Benefit Concert for A PLACE TO BARK (TN) & SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC, on Sunday, January 26 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO TonightNYFOS and Juilliard Present THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

The New York Festival of Song marks its ninth annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a program celebrating the longtime partnership between P.G. Wodehouse and composer Jerome Kern: THE LAND WHERE THE GOOD SONGS GO, to be performed tonight, January 15, 2014 at 8:00PM in the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at The Juilliard School. (more...)

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