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Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera TrainingComposer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and MoreKent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating the immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Grammy Winner Thomas Young Joins Jeff Perry in STANDUP SHAKESPEARE 7/17Grammy Winner Thomas Young Joins Jeff Perry in STANDUP SHAKESPEARE 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in the casting of the LookOut Series Concert Reading of Standup Shakespeare. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, will still feature the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry and Broadway legend Alice Ripley. Joining them will be Grammy and Clio Award-winning Opera singer Thomas Young, who was in the original Off-Broadway production directed by Mike Nichols and is featured on the Standup Shakespeare cabaret review album recorded in 1995. (more...)

Resident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training ProgramResident Ensemble of Professional Opera Singers Selected for AOP Training Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas. (more...)

DRACULA, Accompanied by Kronos Quartet, to Haunt Segerstrom CenterDRACULA, Accompanied by Kronos Quartet, to Haunt Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County and Segerstrom Center for the Arts will co-present Tod Browning's 1931 film classic DRACULA starring Bela Lugosi with original music by Philip Glass performed live by the legendary composer at the piano, the Grammy Award-winning Kronos Quartet, with Michael Riesman directing from the keyboard. (more...)

Kirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert HighlightsKirshbaum Associates Announce 2017-2018 Season Concert Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y's 17-18 season opens on October 5 with internationally renowned cellist Mischa Maisky joining the “amazing precision” (Huffington Post) of the notably conductorless Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, which returns to 92Y for the first time in 15 years, to celebrate the cellist's 70th birthday season. Together, they open 92Y's illustrious concert season with Schubert's beloved “Arpeggione” Sonata, arranged for cello and string orchestra by Dobrinka Tabakova, as well as Arensky's Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings.  Acclaimed for the sheer intensity and vigor of his performances, Maisky has the distinct honor of being the only cellist in the world to have studied under both Gregor Piatigorsky and Mlatislav Rostrapovich.  The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is renowned as one of the foremost chamber orchestras in the world, with more than 70 albums in its sprawling discography since its founding in 1972. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiangHong Kong Philharmonic to Pay Tribute to Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society would like to express deepest condolences to the family of Maestro Lim Kek-tjiang, who passed away peacefully on 15 June 2017 in Melbourne. (more...)

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in ConcertHong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Announces Additional Performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) is delighted to announce an additional performance of Joe Hisaishi in Concert. Due to the overwhelming response, the subscription quota for Friday and Saturday performances (4 & 5 May 2018) is already full. (more...)

The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACYThe Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra Presents PING PONG DIPLOMACY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Get ready for American composer Andy Akiho's jaw-dropping Ricochet: Ping Pong Concerto, a high-intensity tour de force for violin, percussion and ping pong “virtuosos”, with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Maestro Yu Long keeping everyone in play. (more...)

Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet Return to New York Next MonthPipa Virtuoso Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet Return to New York Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following acclaimed performances last month at Lincoln Center's Rose Studio, pipa virtuoso Wu Man and her longtime collaborators the Shanghai Quartet return to New York for a program that blends the traditional music of China with contemporary works by Chinese composers, performed at the Park Avenue Armory on Tuesday, June 20, and Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This WeekRoundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents 'Great' Symphony and Works by Sibelius and Mozart, 5/11-14New Jersey Symphony Presents 'Great' Symphony and Works by Sibelius and Mozart, 5/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Music Director Xian Zhang and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Schubert's “Great” Symphony and works by Sibelius and Mozart, May 11–14 in Newark, Princeton, Red Bank and New Brunswick. Violinist Jennifer Koh—Musical America's 2016 Instrumentalist of the Year—returns for Sibelius' Violin Concerto. The program opens with Mozart's Così fan tutte Overture. (more...)

Music and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th SeasonMusic and Dance from Canada & Finland, Immersive Vivier Experience and More Set for Soundstreams' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney is delighted to announce Soundstreams' 35th season. The main stage series features five sensational shows: Northern Encounters, with music and dance from Canada and Finland performed by the Lapland Chamber Orchestra; Musik fur das Ende, which is an immersive experience of iconic Quebecois composer Claude Vivier's transformative work; Tan Dun's Water Passion after St. Matthew, a contemporary reimagining of Bach's masterpiece; Freddy's Tune, featuring cross-genre inspirations from the famous theme King Frederick gifted to Bach; and The Little Match Girl Passion, the provocative Pulitzer Prize-winning work by David Lang. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents SANTA FE OPERAWorks & Process at the Guggenheim Presents SANTA FE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

On Sunday and Monday, April 9 and 10, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents performance highlights and moderated discussion with Grammy-nominated American Composer Mason Bates on his first opera, The (Re)volution of Steve Jobs prior to its world premiere with Santa Fe Opera.  (more...)

New York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of EventsNew York Guitar Festival Announces 2017 Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Resuming its status as an annual event after several seasons as a biennial, the New York Guitar Festival returns in Spring 2017 with cross-cultural concert programming in celebration of works for guitar. (more...)

NJSO Presents 'Big Carl', 4/9NJSO Presents 'Big Carl', 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Concertgoers can see, hear and take photos with “Big Carl,” Carl Fischer Music's historic giant tuba, at a free NJSO Accent event following the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto with NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher on Sunday, April 9, at 3 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Tuba players who bring their own mouthpieces can enter a drawing for a chance to play the nearly 8-foot-tall, 100-pound instrument. College students can also see Big Carl at the College Night party after the 8 pm concert on Friday, April 7. (more...)

WWFM The Classical Network to Air New Jersey Symphony ConcertsWWFM The Classical Network to Air New Jersey Symphony Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In a new partnership, WWFM The Classical Network will air New Jersey Symphony Orchestra concert broadcasts on Friday, March 31; Thursday, April 27; and Friday, June 2. Each broadcast airs at 8 pm on 89.1 FM and streams simultaneously online at www.wwfm.org. The programs will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Strauss and more in performances led by Music Director Xian Zhang, recorded live at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Webcasts will become available for on-demand listening on the NJSO and WWFM websites. (more...)

ARK Trio returns to PREformances with Allison CharneyARK Trio returns to PREformances with Allison Charney
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The ARK Trio returns to the classical concert series "PREformances with Allison Charney" on Monday April 3rd where they first "preformed" in anticipation of their NYC inaugural concert "Love Resounding" earlier this year. The ARK Trio's commitment to contemporary classical works evidenced by their presentation of six world premieres, was praised by Broadway World who noted "In a city where even the most revered classical music institutions offer new works in relatively small doses, this intrepid program, 'Love Resounding' was noteworthy entirely because it presented a complete program of new classical works." (more...)

Tenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYCTenor Todd Wilander, Countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum and the ARK Trio Take the Stage in PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY 4/3 in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Monday April 3rd, at 12:30 PM, the New York classical music series "PREformances with Allison Charney" will present Metropolitan Opera stars' tenor Todd Wilander and countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum in a scintillating concert of arias and duets from masterworks by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi.  The program will also feature contemporary classical compositions for voice, cello and piano by Michael Ching and Moshe Knoll, performed by musicians of the ARK Trio, soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson and pianist Reiko Uchida. Also featured will be PREformances collaborative pianist Craig Ketter. The concert takes place at the JCC Manhattan, home to the intimate 150 seat Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Auditorium and the Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas. (more...)

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