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Vancouver Academy of Music Announces Newly Formed Koerner Piano Trio & $1-Million Recital Hall RenovationVancouver Academy of Music Announces Newly Formed Koerner Piano Trio & $1-Million Recital Hall Renovation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Vancouver Academy of Music (VAM) is thrilled to announce its new ensemble-in-residence, Koerner Piano Trio (KPT), alongside plans for an extraordinary $1-million renovation of the Academy's beloved Koerner Recital Hall- the largest fundraising effort undertaken by VAM in 40 years. Comprised of acclaimed musicians & VAM faculty leadersNicholas Wright (violin), Joseph Elworthy (cello), and Amanda Chan (piano), KPT's first public season will run November 2016 to June 2017. The trio will then continue VAM's tradition of musical excellence at the revitalized Koerner Recital Hall, which begins construction in July 2017 with an anticipated completion date of November that same year. (more...)

CSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next WeekCSO to Launch New Season at the Taft Theatre Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra welcomes back pianist and legendary Beethoven interpreter Emanuel Ax for its season opening concerts on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday (8 p.m.) September 8 & 10 at Taft Theatre. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces New Year-Round Dance StudioJacob's Pillow Announces New Year-Round Dance Studio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

On Saturday, August 27, Jacob's Pillow Dance announced plans to build a new dance studio on the historic Jacob's Pillow campus. The announcement was made by Director Pamela Tatge at the Pillow's 2016 Festival Finale, with the official ground-breaking ceremony to take place at the Pillow on Friday, October 14 at 5pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot: the Importance of Individuality and the HeartBWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot: the Importance of Individuality and the Heart
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2016

Grammy award winning CD project to record Dutilleux's most important symphonic works with Seattle Symphony (more...)

Boston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This WeekBoston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Chan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans AvenueChan Centre Kicks Off Thrilling Season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) launches its 2016/17 season with Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, September 25, 2016 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. New Orleans native "Trombone Shorty" - aka Troy Andrews - along with his five-member band, Orleans Avenue, will perform an electrifying fusion of jazz, funk, rock, and hip-hop reflecting the diversity and inclusivity of their hometown. (more...)

Chris Botti to Perform at The Granada Theatre Next MonthChris Botti to Perform at The Granada Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts (SBCPA) has announced America's biggest selling instrumental artist, Chris Botti, will perform at The Granada Theatre on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm, as part of the 2016 - 2017 Granada Theatre Concert Series. (more...)

Orpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery's RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie HallOrpheus to Debut Jessie Montgomery's RECORDS FROM A VANISHING CITY at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Composer/violinist Jessie Montgomery's latest orchestral score, Records from a Vanishing City, will be given its world premiere by Orpheus at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Thursday, October 27 (8 pm). (more...)

Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22Thomas Crawford to Conduct American Classical Orchestra in Concert, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, which will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, will include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3  'Scottish', Berlioz's Les nuits d'été with mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. Artistic Director and Founder Thomas Crawford says of this program, 'In Mendelssohn's stormy Scottish Symphony, period instruments enliven the thrilling orchestration and memorable tunes for which the composer is so beloved. In Berlioz's evocative Les nuits d'été, the ACO proudly introduces the extraordinary young American mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau. A rarely heard symphony by British composer Cipriani Potter completes a concert that takes the audience back into the luxurious sonorities of the Romantic Era.' (more...)

Rhiannon Giddens to Headline ART SONG: REIMAGINED Gala Next MonthRhiannon Giddens to Headline ART SONG: REIMAGINED Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Stretching the boundaries of art song, Sparks & Wiry Cries presents a gala fundraiser showcasing GRAMMY Award-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens in an evening of German Lieder, African American art song and selections from Black Broadway. She will be joined by Steinway Artist Spencer Myer on the piano and guest artist and Broadway star Darius de Haas. (more...)

BWW Review: Culture Matters! Silk Road Ensemble Enthralls Capacity Crowd at BlossomBWW Review: Culture Matters! Silk Road Ensemble Enthralls Capacity Crowd at Blossom
by Roy Berko - Aug 15, 2016

It was a soggy night at Blossom, but neither the rain nor the humidity dampened the enthusiasm of the crowd that filled the pavilion and covered much of the lawn for the Saturday, August 13 evening concert of the Silk Road Ensemble. (more...)

California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18California Symphony to Kick Off 30th Season, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, CA (August 9, 2016) – The California Symphony and Music Director Donato Cabrera open the Orchestra's 30th season on Sunday, September 18 at 4 pm at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, with an early work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, written when he was a Young American Composer-in-Residence there, a performance of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2, and flutist Annie Wu, an East Bay native and SF Symphony Youth Orchestra alumna, as soloist in Mozart's Flute Concerto in G.  (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra with Thomas Crawford Opening in SeptemberAmerican Classical Orchestra with Thomas Crawford Opening in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra devoted to preserving and performing the repertoire of 17th, 18th and 19th century composers, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program, which will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, will include Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3  'Scottish', Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete with mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

The Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter SeasonThe Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 33rd performing arts season. Fall performances will feature legendary musician Bob Dylan and His Band, country superstar Vince Gill, the interpretive dance troupe Pilobolus, host and creator of This American Life Ira Glass, local sensation and season nine winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith and many others. (more...)

GRAMMY-Winning Bassist Robert Hurst Signs with Dot Time RecordsGRAMMY-Winning Bassist Robert Hurst Signs with Dot Time Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Dot Time Records is pleased to announce the signing of multiple GRAMMY and EMMY Award bassist, Robert Hurst. Robert, a Detroit native, has enjoyed a stellar career spanning over 30 years, and is a well respected and highly recognized composer, electric and acoustic bassist, educator, and recording artist. (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces Initial Lineup of The Barns at Wolf Trap's 2016-2017 SeasonWolf Trap Announces Initial Lineup of The Barns at Wolf Trap's 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announced the first 66 performances of the 2016-2017 season at The Barns at Wolf Trap, its historic 382-seat indoor venue. See below for a complete calendar of events and ticketing information. (more...)

An Evening with Chris Botti Slated for The Kentucky Center This MonthAn Evening with Chris Botti Slated for The Kentucky Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

An Evening with Chris Botti is set for Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 7 p.m. at The Kentucky Center's Brown Theatre at 315 W. Broadway in Louisville.  (more...)

THE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in WisconsinTHE FULL MONTY Now on Stage through August 14 in Wisconsin
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's professional theatrical icon, continues its 81st season throughAugust 14 with the lively, uplifting pop-rock musical that takes it all off, 'The Full Monty' with book by Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by David Yazbek.   'The Full Monty.'   'The Full Monty' contains adult themes, language and nudity. (more...)

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