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Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York PhilharmonicMichelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens, who has withdrawn due to illness, on advisement from his doctor, in selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, led by John Storga?rds in his Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer SeasonBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Full Schedule for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

(Boston, MA)--Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer  announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2Vancouver Opera to Perform Concert to Honor Retiring General Director, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Vancouver, BC ~ On June 2, 2016, four of Canada's pre-eminent singers will join the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Music Director Jonathan Darlington, in “BraVO! A Vancouver Opera Concert” – a celebratory concert of opera excerpts honouring VO's General Director James W. Wright, who is retiring June 30th after 17 years at the head of the company.  (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer SeasonBoston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

David Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic in Season Finale with Violinist Ryu GotoDavid Bernard to Conduct Massapequa Philharmonic in Season Finale with Violinist Ryu Goto
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

The Massapequa Philharmonic, under the direction of David Bernard, will complete its 2015-2016 season with a concert featuring spectacular Russian music including Borodin's Polovtsian Dances, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.  (more...)

Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!Norm Lewis, Karen Mason & More Will Take Part in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2016 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, and Cabaret & Performance Conference. (more...)

Itzhak Perlman with Rohan de Silva Set for MPAC, 5/7Itzhak Perlman with Rohan de Silva Set for MPAC, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Itzhak Perlman, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, performs in conjunction with pianist Rohan de Silva at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $79 - $129. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPTThe New York Choral Society to Present Handel's ISRAEL IN EGYPT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The New York Choral Society will present Handel's biblical oratorio Israel in Egypt under the baton of Music Director David Hayes, on Tuesday evening, May 10th, 2016, 8pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Composed entirely from selected passages from the Bible's Old Testament, Israel in Egypt relates the harshness of the Israelites' captivity in Egypt and their subsequent triumphant escape from the Pharaoh's oppressive regime. Israel in Egypt is atypical in Handel's choral output, as it contains little solo material and is dominated by large-scale virtuosic choruses that exhibit Handel's mastery as a musical storyteller. (more...)

BWW Review: Groundworks Dance Theater Stresses Imagination You Can See at Breen CenterBWW Review: Groundworks Dance Theater Stresses Imagination You Can See at Breen Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 25, 2016

The reconfigured Groundworks Dance Theater, with two new dancers this season, again proved that they are one of the area's premiere dance companies in their presentation of 'Falling Awake,' in its world premiere, and Artistic Director David Shimotakahara's spellbinding, 'Ghost Opera.' (more...)

Pair of CAG Winners Awarded Avery Fisher Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Two Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition winners have been awarded Avery Fisher career grants, a cash prize given to young artists on the verge of major careers. This year grants of $25,000 are presented to violinists Alexi Kenney, Tessa Lark, and Sean Lee, cellist Jay Campbell, and pianist George Li. (more...)

Wu Man and Shanghai Quartet to Perform at Hanford Hall, 3/31Wu Man and Shanghai Quartet to Perform at Hanford Hall, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Portland Ovations presents Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet in a program titled 'A Night in Ancient and New China' at Hannaford Hall at USM Portland for an evening concert on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30pm. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra to Explore 'Music and the Mind' Next MonthLA Chamber Orchestra to Explore 'Music and the Mind' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) explores innate vs. learned creativity tied to masterworks by Mozart and Mendelssohn, whose extraordinary talent was evident in their earliest compositions, during the second program of Westside Connections, a chamber music series with a twist, on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert HallLA Master Chorale Sets 2016-17 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President & CEO Jean Davidson announce the 2016-17 season of the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC), one of the world's foremost professional choruses noted for its adventurous programming and artistic excellence, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Under the artistic leadership of Gershon, the choir's 53rd season includes an ambitious blend of choral masterworks, engaging premieres, a cappella offerings and collaborations with some of today's leading artistic visionaries to create immersive musical experiences. The programming embraces the LA Master Chorale's distinguished history, while building upon its legacy of expanding the choral repertoire by commissioning new works and championing rising and established composers. (more...)

National Children's Chorus Receives $1 Million Anonymous GiftNational Children's Chorus Receives $1 Million Anonymous Gift
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

 In a dramatic and generous gesture today, a philanthropist wishing to remain anonymous contributed $1 million to the National Children's Chorus (NCC), a unique performing arts program for students between the ages of 5 - 18, soon to be making its debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The gift, payable over the next four years, will help provide vital, college-level musical education for youth in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (more...)

NJSO Announces 2016-17 Season with New Music Director  Xian ZhangNJSO Announces 2016-17 Season with New Music Director Xian Zhang
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and next Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's programs for the 2016-17 concert season, Zhang's first at the helm of the NJSO. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present West Coast Premiere of 2015 Pulitzer-Winning ANTHRACITE FIELDSLA Master Chorale to Present West Coast Premiere of 2015 Pulitzer-Winning ANTHRACITE FIELDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The acclaimed Bang on a Can All-Stars join the Los Angeles Master Chorale for the highly anticipated west coast premiere of Julia Wolfe's 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields, on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 7:30 pm.  Performed with a multimedia backdrop by celebrated visual artist and scenic designer Jeff Sugg, the text weaves together the oral histories, interviews, union speeches and even accident reports from the Pennsylvania mining region at the turn of the 19th century.  Additionally, the program, entitled "Music of the Coal Miner" and led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, includes selections from the Sacred Harp Anthology and spirituals of Appalachia. (more...)

Bang on a Can All-Stars to Perform at UHart, 2/20Bang on a Can All-Stars to Perform at UHart, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, in partnership with Real Art Ways, is pleased to present New York's electric chamber ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars on (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More!Pacific Symphony Announces 2016-17 Events - Renee Fleming, Jean-Marie Zeitouni, World Premieres and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony today unveil the 2016-17 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical and Sunday Casual Connections series and special events. This season celebrates the orchestra's 38th season and its 10th year in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Inaugurated by the Symphony in September 2006, this magnificent venue—with its exceptional acoustics and beautiful architecture—changed the world of symphonic music forever in Orange County. Both the orchestra and its audiences suddenly felt the ceiling to their musical opportunities open up to limitless possibilities. The trajectory of the orchestra sped up, allowing for broader choices in repertoire, greater ensemble excellence and immersive audience experiences—culminating, 10 years later, in this momentous season.  (more...)

New York City Lunar New Year Celebration Sets Program & ActivitiesNew York City Lunar New Year Celebration Sets Program & Activities
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The New York City Lunar New Year 2016 'Year of the Monkey Celebration,' a five-day-long festival marking the lunar new year holiday, will be held Feb. 6-10 at iconic locations across the city and headlined by the Fantastic Art China exhibition at Javits Center North (11 Avenue between 39th and 40th Streets). The festival programs, events and activities - all free and open to the public - will not only highlight Chinese arts and culture but also environmental conservation for monkeys in China. Partner organizations include the US-China Cultural Institute, Committee of 100, New York Philharmonic, National Dance Institute, The Nature Conservancy, Columbia University Teachers College, New York School of Interior Design, Museum of Chinese in America, and the China Institute. (more...)

New York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part DayNew York Choral Society, Mannes School of Music & Arvo Part Project to Celebrate Arvo Part Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

To honor Arvo Part, one of the world's most remarkable and frequently performed composers alive today, the New York Choral Society, the Mannes School of Music at the New School, and the Arvo Part Project have designated Sunday, January 24, 2016 as Arvo Part Day. (more...)

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