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Sony Classical Presents MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 3 - Original Amazon Series SoundtrackSony Classical Presents MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 3 - Original Amazon Series Soundtrack
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Sony Classical proudly announces the release of the Mozart in the Jungle Season 3 Soundtrack, available digitally and on CD on December 9, 2016. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma to Promote Artistic Development at Youth Music Culture GuangdongYo-Yo Ma to Promote Artistic Development at Youth Music Culture Guangdong
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

January 7, 2017 will mark the much-anticipated opening of Youth Music Culture Guangdong (YMCG), a new 2-week-long, annual cultural event bringing together young musicians for musical training, artistic appreciation, and cultural exchange. (more...)

Falu's Bollywood Orchestra and More Join The Barns at Wolf Trap 2016-17 SeasonFalu's Bollywood Orchestra and More Join The Barns at Wolf Trap 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Wolf Trap has announced new shows added to The Barns at Wolf Trap lineup for 2016-2017: Punch Brothers' banjoist Noam Pikelny, beautiful Indian melodies from Falu and her Bollywood Orchestra, Virginia rockers Pat McGee Band, soul-stirring world music with Idan Raichel, and country/bluegrass songstress Kathy Mattea. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy AwardSan Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man Nominated For Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, James Conlon, and Wu Man were nominated for Best Orchestral Performance today. (more...)

Columbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share RootsColumbus Symphony's KLEZMER SHOWCASE to Offer Diverse Works That Share Roots
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Led by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and featuring guest clarinetist David Krakauer, this intriguing, genre-bending program celebrates the origins and influences of klezmer music, the lively and soulful dance tunes played by Jewish folk musicians as they traveled throughout eastern Europe during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Program selections range from folk-flavored classical pieces by Liszt and Johann Strauss to recent works with similarly mixed roots. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBSCynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

The CSO Collaborates with BalletMet to Present the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL 1/6- 1/7The CSO Collaborates with BalletMet to Present the RUSSIAN WINTER FESTIVAL 1/6- 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In this first installment of the CSO's Russian Winter Festival, Music Director Rossen Milanov will conduct this exciting collaboration featuring the musicians of the CSO and principal dancers of BalletMet in unparalleled performances of Stravinsky's fascinating Petrouchka and selections from Prokofiev's romantic Romeo and Juliet. BBC New Generation Artist Elena Urioste will also perform Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, providing a perfect complement to this not-to-be-missed evening of Russian music. The Russian Winter Festival will be enhanced by educational and interactive offerings throughout the week prior to the concerts. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere of HK Gruber's Piano Concerto - a Philharmonic co-commission with the Berlin Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw, and Royal Stockholm Philharmonic orchestras - with pianist Emanuel Ax as soloist; Weill's Little Threepenny Music for Wind Orchestra; and Schubert's Symphony No. 2. The performances will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 7 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Return as Host of 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORSStephen Colbert to Return as Host of 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced Stephen Colbert will return to host the 39th KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on Sunday, December 27, 2016. (more...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Chris Botti to Return to Roy Thomson Hall Next SpringChris Botti to Return to Roy Thomson Hall Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Roy Thomson Hall will present the return of one of the biggest-selling American instrumental artists working today, Grammy Award-winning trumpeter and composer Chris Botti on Saturday, March 18 at 8pm at Roy Thomson Hall. (more...)

Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert, a tradition since 1993, finally comes to Manhattan this December for one concert only! Don't miss an afternoon with Emmy winner and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy reimaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit! (more...)

Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4Pianist And Grammy Winner Emanuel Ax To Join The Orlando Philharmonic, 12/3, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax on December 3 at 8 p.m. and December 4 at 2 p.m. Both concerts will be lead by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and will be held at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra To Perform BERNSTEIN AND THE BOSTONIANS At Carnegie Hall, 11/18American Symphony Orchestra To Perform BERNSTEIN AND THE BOSTONIANS At Carnegie Hall, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

American Symphony Orchestra will present Bernstein and the Bostonians, the second program in its four-concert Vanguard series at Carnegie Hall, on Friday, November 18 at 8 PM.  Music Director Leon Botstein will lead the ASO in a performance that pays tribute to the Boston School, a group of composers who lived, studied, taught, and composed in and around the Boston area. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro 2016 Tour To Return To Buffalo, 11/17Jake Shimabukuro 2016 Tour To Return To Buffalo, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Ukulele superstar Jake Shimabukuro's tour will stop at Kleinhans Music Hall on at 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Last year, Shimabukuro performed the US Mainland premiere of Byron Yasui's Ukulele Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to great acclaim and positive audience response.  (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, TodayRenee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Experience the exquisite Renee Fleming -- in recital, in the acoustic splendor of Prudential Hall, accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as 'the people's diva' and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renee has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. (more...)

A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This DecemberA PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION Heads to NYC's Town Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chris Thile will be loading up the bus and heading east to the city that doesn't sleep, for back-to-back broadcasts of A Prairie Home Companion live from The Town Hall in New York City on December 3 and 10. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29American Classical Orchestra Presents Bach Concert, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00PM at the St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Ave. at 87th St, American Classical Orchestra presents a program of J.S Bach's cantatas; Es wartet alles auf dich, opening chorus BWV 187; Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland, opening chorus BWV 62; Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4;  Cantata: Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, BWV 131;  Cantata: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150 ,  Meine  Seel erhebt den Herren, opening chorus BWV 10 and  Sinfonia from Cantata: Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188. Cantatas were the daily work of the master composer. A selection of Bach's most uplifting cantatas will be sung by the acclaimed American Classical Orchestra Chorus with selected soloists in the ideal acoustic hall of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. This concert is conducted by Thomas Crawford. (more...)

Mariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan CentreMariza, The Queen of Fado, Returns to the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the return of Portuguese-Mozambican artist, Mariza, the living voice of fado on Today, November 2, 2016 at 8pm in theChan Shun Concert Hall. Mariza will share contemporary fado from her bold new album Mundo, a vibrant musical travelogue that journeys from Cape Verde to Spain, and from Argentina to Portugal. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/30/2016Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Santa Barbara (more...)

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