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Audra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of FameAudra McDonald, Harold Prince & More Among First Inductees to Lincoln Center Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The inaugural class of Legends at Lincoln Center: The Performing Arts Hall of Fame, which celebrates unparalleled excellence in the arts, was announced today (more...)

WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19WORDS IN MOTION Set for Chan Centre, 3/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC), in partnership with The Dance Centre, presents Words in Motion, March 18 & 19, 7:30pm, in the Telus Studio Theatre. This innovative series explores the power of words in performance - both as an agent of change, and as a means of igniting important dialogue. Vancouver-based authors Carmen Aguirre, Aislinn Hunter, and Nancy Lee pair with diverse choreographers, Anusha Fernando, Olivia C. Davies, and Paraskevas Terezakis, to interpret three renowned texts into original works. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording to Feature Bonus Track From Violinist Itzhak PerlmanFIDDLER ON THE ROOF Cast Recording to Feature Bonus Track From Violinist Itzhak Perlman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

  The producers of the Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof announce that ITZHAK PERLMAN, the reigning virtuoso of the violin, has recorded a special bonus track for the upcoming New Broadway Cast Album of Fiddler on the Roof.  PERLMAN has recorded 'Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof' arranged by John Williams. (more...)

Renee Fleming Returning to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Olga Kern, 3/9Renee Fleming Returning to Carnegie Hall with Pianist Olga Kern, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Acclaimed American soprano Renee Fleming performs in recital with pianist Olga Kern on Wednesday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The program includes Robert Schumann's Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42, Debussy's Ariettes oubliees, and a selection of songs by Rachmaninoff. Ms. Fleming and Ms. Kern close their program with five songs by jazz musician and composer Patricia Barber. (more...)

Lena Hall, Justin Vivian Bond, DanceNOW and More Set for Joe's Pub This MonthLena Hall, Justin Vivian Bond, DanceNOW and More Set for Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for February 10-21, 2016. Scroll down fo rmore details or visit www.joespub.com! (more...)

Xavier's LADIES OF SOUL TRIBUTE Set for Valentine's Day Eve at Joe's PubXavier's LADIES OF SOUL TRIBUTE Set for Valentine's Day Eve at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

As we move past the holidays and back to the grind, the next major holiday looms on the horizon: Valentine's Day... and what better way to celebrate it with the fifth annual VALENTINE'S DAY EVE LADIES OF SOUL TRIBUTE feat. XAVIER AND FRIENDS? (more...)

Grammy Winner Bobby McFerrin to Bring Local Artists to Wharton CenterGrammy Winner Bobby McFerrin to Bring Local Artists to Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ten-time Grammy Award winning singer Bobby McFerrin comes to Wharton Center -- for the very first time -- for what promises to be an incredibly moving night of song! Part of The Doctors Company Variety Series, Bobby McFerrin will perform on Saturday, February 6, 2016, in the Cobb Great Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present Valentine's Day Weekend Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Give your loved one the gift of music at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BNY Mellon Grand Classics Valentine's Day weekend concert, “Romeo and Juliet and Carmen,” on February 12 and 14 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro Coming to Boulder Theater, 3/10Jake Shimabukuro Coming to Boulder Theater, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Jake Shimabukuro with Arthur Lee Land at the Boulder Theater on Thursday, March 10th, 2016. Tickets are on sale January 29th for $30 balcony, $35 reserved or $45 gold circle. (more...)

Renee Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Host 2016 Kennedy Center Arts SummitRenee Fleming & Yo-Yo Ma to Co-Host 2016 Kennedy Center Arts Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced a date and preliminary details for the 2016 Kennedy Center Arts Summit, its third annual convening designed to bring thought leaders from the arts and related fields together for conversation and connection. The next Summit will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Theater Lab and live-streamed on the Kennedy Center website. The event will be co-hosted by legendary cellist and humanitarian Yo-Yo Ma and the world-renowned soprano and arts advocate Rene?e Fleming, and is presented in collaboration with The Aspen Institute Arts Program and Citizen University. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan CentreDee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield, with New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ignite the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents renowned jazz vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater with Irvin Mayfield and his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), February 27, 2016 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. Houston Symphony Music Director Orozco-Estrada, Principal POPS Conductor Michael Krajewski, and Executive Director/CEO Mark C. Hanson were on hand to unveil the new season and share their favorite highlights. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2016-17 SeasonHouston Symphony Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Houston Symphony's 2016-17 season, Andres Orozco-Estrada's third season as music director, celebrates more than a century of leadership in Houston's cultural landscape. In its 103rd year, the Houston Symphony announced the upcoming season at Jones Hall on Monday, January 25, in front of several hundred guests and supporters, emphasizing the institution's ongoing collaboration with living composers, a continued focus on new music, a renewed concentration on innovative programming, and world-class musicianship and entertainment. (more...)

Over 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGOOver 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Bard is back! Shakespeare 400 Chicago today announced the festival line-up for 2016, featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools and neighborhoods across Chicago. (more...)

Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20Rosanne Cash to Conclude Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash concludes her Carnegie Hall Perspectives series with a performance on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, featuring songs from her Grammy-Awarding winning album The River & The Thread. The record, a collaboration with her partner, producer, and co-writer John Leventhal, musically, narratively, spiritually, and geographically explores the American South. For the second half of the program, Cash is joined by acclaimed musician Jeff Tweedy--founding member and leader of the American rock band Wilco--to perform songs from her storied musical catalogue with an emphasis on songs from her critically acclaimed 2009 album The List. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4Pacific Symphony to Launch 2016 American Composers Festival, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

have been and where we are going? Or how certain kinds of music fit into this diverse universe of sound? These are some of the important questions that music raises, and each year, Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, attempts to shed light on the answers by exploring a different facet of American music through the American Composers Festival (ACF). This year's ACF spotlights organ music through four highly acclaimed organists and the splendor of the king of instruments—in this case, the one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, located in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber, the astounding instrument found in the Symphony's concert hall required three years and 42,000 hours of labor by a team of organ builders at C.B Fisk in Gloucester, Mass., before making its debut with Pacific Symphony in 2008. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

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PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24PSO Chamber Concert with Chaleff & Zelman-Doring Set for 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Series presents an afternoon of violin with sung and spoken word with PSO principal second violinist Alexander Chaleff, soprano Winnie Nieh, and poet Alexandra Zelman-Doring at the Institute for Advanced Study. The concert features works by composers Anna Clyne, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and Gustav Holst interspersed with Ms. Zelman-Doring's multi-lingual recitation of poetry related to the orchestra's season. (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Kahlil Gibran's The ProphetFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

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Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to John Williams With 'Star Wars' Concert, 1/8Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to John Williams With 'Star Wars' Concert, 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

The Houston Symphony will give a respectful nod to film composer John Williams with its first concert of 2016, "Star Wars and More: A Tribute to John Williams," at 8 p.m.on January 8 and 9 and 7:30 p.m. on January 10. Known for composing some of the most recognizable soundtracks in cinematic history, Williams' iconic music from the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises, as well as Steven Spielberg classics Jurassic Park, Jaws and E.T., will be brought to life in live orchestral performance. (more...)

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