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Pacific Symphony Presents MUSIC MIXOLOGY, 9/1Pacific Symphony Presents MUSIC MIXOLOGY, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Interrupting the usual quiet of a museum to achieve the casual, relaxed and energetic atmosphere of a local bar, Pacific Symphony's "Music Mixology"returns, making its next stop at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Sept. 1.While in the past, Music Mixology has popped up in local bars and eateries, for its fourth appearance, Symphony musicians set up in the Bowers' Huang Sculpture Garden for another installment of frivolity, music and art trivia, signature cocktails and entertaining acoustic arrangements of popular and classical tunes.  (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Fifth Season of America Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced full programming details for the fifth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. For the first time, all of the program's world premiere operas will be presented during an American Opera Initiative Festival weekend, January 13-15, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Mesmerizing, Tantalizing PARADISE at Lincoln Center FestivalBWW Review: Mesmerizing, Tantalizing PARADISE at Lincoln Center Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 18, 2016

“The word and genre 'opera' is much broader and more inclusive in the 21st century than it was in the past,” says Huang Ruo, composer/co-librettist of PARADISE INTERRUPTED, his mesmerizing, tantalizing opera that was one of the opening selections of this year's Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

Stravinsky Ballets Highlight 2016 Season at Sydney Symphony OrchestraStravinsky Ballets Highlight 2016 Season at Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

In what is set to be a major artistic highlight of the 2016 season, Sydney Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson will conduct three great ballet scores Stravinsky composed for the world-famous Ballets Russes at the beginning of the 20th century. This will be a rare opportunity to hear three ballets: The Firebird, The Rite of Spring and Petrushka - performed by the SSO at the Sydney Opera House across two weeks this August. (more...)

The Walt Disney Company Celebrates Historic Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney ResortThe Walt Disney Company Celebrates Historic Grand Opening of Shanghai Disney Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

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Grand Opening of SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT to Be Telecast Simultaneously 6/17Grand Opening of SHANGHAI DISNEY RESORT to Be Telecast Simultaneously 6/17
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Disney will welcome viewers from around the world to experience an authentically Disney and distinctly Chinese celebration -- the spectacular one-of-a-kind grand opening celebration of Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in mainland China. (more...)

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...)

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