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Brazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan CentreBrazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to announce the long-awaited concert from Brazil's own living legend, Gilberto Gil, on Sunday, April 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall is now SOLD OUT. (more...)

Ghazal Ensemble to Celebrate Persian New Year at the Schimmel Center, 3/22Ghazal Ensemble to Celebrate Persian New Year at the Schimmel Center, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?The Grammy-nominated Ghazal Ensemble, the brainchild of Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Indian sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan, and featuring acclaimed Indian percussionist Sandeep Das, return to New York City for a special 20th anniversary concert on Sunday March 22nd at 7:30pm at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Award-Winning Architect Frederick Fisher to Perform with LA Chamber Orchestra, 3/19Award-Winning Architect Frederick Fisher to Perform with LA Chamber Orchestra, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Award-winning architect Frederick Fisher, who has earned international recognition for his work with spaces such as Bergamot Station & Galleries, Santa Monica's Annenberg Beach House and Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art, joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) for its acclaimed Westside Connections series, which this season pairs LACO's virtuosic musicians with leading artists to explore connections between music and architecture, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater, located at The Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School. During the program, Fisher reflects upon his collaborative approach to architecture, in conversation with special guest, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. A performance of Brahms' breathtaking String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111, showcases the close collaboration among LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who curates and hosts the series, LACO Principals Sarah Thornblade, violin, Roland Kato, viola, Victoria Miskolczy, viola, and Andrew Shulman, cello. Batjer is also featured in Kevin Puts' Arches for solo violin, and Thornblade and Kato join forces for Donald Crockett's To Be Sung on the Water. The series, which began in February with a guest appearance by Frank Gehry, continues in April with Hawthorne. Fisher has been described as a “maverick architect…with a broad aesthetic” (KCET). His innovative style, and his residential, museum galleries and other buildings reflect his keen interpretation of space, light and material. (more...)

Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Celebrates PIERRE BOULEZ's 90th BirthdayChicago Symphony Orchestra Celebrates PIERRE BOULEZ's 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the 90th birthday of its Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez this month with several concerts that pay tribute to his life and work as a composer, conductor and mentor. The revolutionary and visionary musician turns 90 on March 26, 2015. (more...)

Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'Long Yu Reveals 'Compose 20:20'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Conductor Long Yu announces 'the creation of an entire canon of new music, one of the most important projects in my life' - Compose 20:20 (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Perform Stravinsky's FIREBIRD, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – It's going to get hot in Heinz Hall during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Stravinsky's Firebird on March 6-8. (more...)

ALL GONE WEST to Run 3/28-4/18 at Teatro CirculoALL GONE WEST to Run 3/28-4/18 at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

'All Gone West,' a new play by John Attanas, transports us to the New York jazz scene of the early 50's. An Army vet, in love with a secretary at CCNY, would win her by setting up a be-bop club on Ninth Avenue with the help of a black saxophonist he has befriended in the service and a couple of low-lives he has met along the way. The couple's story is one of dreams dashed and fulfilled; love denied and embraced. The play features a cast of six plus a live, four-piece jazz ensemble. Jonathan Fluck, former Executive Director of IRT Theatre, will produce and direct the play's world premiere run March 28 to April 18, 2015 at Teatro Circulo, 64 East 4th Street (East Village). (more...)

Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to MPAC, 3/21Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to MPAC, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Tony-Winning performer Patti LuPone takes the stage for an evening of Broadway favorites at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $49-89. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Violinist Mark O'Connor Joins Cadenza Artists RosterGrammy Award Winning Violinist Mark O'Connor Joins Cadenza Artists Roster
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Cadenza Artists has just announced that violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, acclaimed for his “fire and heart-on-the-sleeve emotional involvement” (Chicago Tribune) and “fabulous instrumental mastery … to create character, setting, story, and emotion' (Boston Globe), has joined its management roster. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18Joyce DiDonato to Close Out Carnegie Hall's Perspectives Series with Philadelphia Orchestra, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato concludes her season-long Carnegie Hall Perspectives series on Wednesday, March 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joining The Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Maurizio Benini for a program of bel canto arias, ensembles, and orchestral selections with special guests and close colleagues soprano Nicole Cabell and tenor Lawrence Brownlee. Music from Donizetti's Maria di Rohan and L'elisir d'amore, Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi, and Rossini's Zelmira will be performed, along with other pieces. (more...)

Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, featuring a concert of music from iconic moments throughout the history of the free concert series, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma Present Concert at Heinz Hall, 2/25The Silk Road Ensemble and Yo-Yo Ma Present Concert at Heinz Hall, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The ancient Silk Road takes a new route through Heinz Hall on February 25 when cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma and his music collective bring their unique program to Pittsburgh. (more...)

Billy Childs Jazz Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Come to Birdland, Beginning 2/16Billy Childs Jazz Quartet, Barbara Carroll & More Come to Birdland, Beginning 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 16 - February 22, including the Billy Childs Jazz Quartet, Barbara Carroll, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, and more. Details below! (more...)

BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

After eight seasons with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert will step down as music director in 2017, the orchestra said. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil Buck Team Up for 'Rag and Bone' Ad CampaignSTAGE TUBE: Mikhail Baryshnikov and Lil Buck Team Up for 'Rag and Bone' Ad Campaign
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

67-year old ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov proves he still has it in a video campaign with street dancer Lil Buck for Rag and Bone, which showcases a contemporary style. (more...)

NY Phil's Young People's Concerts to Continue with Silk Road Ensemble, 2/21NY Phil's Young People's Concerts to Continue with Silk Road Ensemble, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (YPCs) continue Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. with the program "Orchestra Transformed," the third in this season's series, SUPER SONIC MUSIC BOX, exploring the variety of symphonic music and its interpretation. (more...)

Edo De Waart to Conduct Strauss Concert at MSO, 2/27Edo De Waart to Conduct Strauss Concert at MSO, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/04/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart present de Waart Conducts Strauss on February 27-28, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performances feature Strauss's Metamorphosenfor 23 Solo Strings, Oboe Concerto in D major, and Don Quixote, Op. 35. Featured soloists include the MSO's Principal Oboe Katherine Young Steele, Principal Cello Susan Babini, and Principal Viola Robert Levine. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center to Welcome the Ghazal Ensemble, 3/15Skirball Cultural Center to Welcome the Ghazal Ensemble, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the Grammy-nominated Ghazal Ensemble on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m., featuring Iranian master Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh), Indian sitar virtuoso Shujaat Husain Khan, and acclaimed Indian tabla player Sandeep Das. This highly influential collaboration has dazzled audiences worldwide with their blend of two classical music traditions that have been intertwined historically, geographically, and culturally for centuries: the Persian dastgah and North Indian raga. (more...)

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