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Decade Bash to Kick Off FirstWorks' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)

FirstWorks Announces 2014 - 2015 Season Including 10th Anniversary Decade Bash, Festival on the Plaza & more
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Announces 2014-2015 Season Single Tickets On-Sale Date, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014/15 season of the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will go on sale Monday, July 28 at 10:00am. Popular concerts for the upcoming season include Opening Night/Beethoven's 9th, Classical's Top Hits, Pirates of Penzance, Home for the Holidays, Big Band Fever, Tchaikovsky's 6th, Broadway's Golden Age and Beyond, Rachmaninoff's 2nd, and many more. Ticket prices start at $21. There are student discounts available. Complete schedule and concert details are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra's 2014-15 Season to Kick Off 9/23 With Mendelssohn; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Tuesday, September 23 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra presents its opening night concert of its 30th Anniversary season with music that includes Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with violin soloist Krista Bennion Feeney; Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and Mozart Symphony No. 35 'Haffner'. Krista Bennion Feeney will perform the legendary Mendelssohn Concerto on a historic violin with the same configuration as that of Mendelssohn's concertmaster Ferdinand David. (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Adds Changes and Updates to It's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Following is an updated chronological listing incorporating changes to the New York Philharmonic's 201415 season since the artists and programs for the season were announced on January 22, 2014. Highlights include: (more...)

Chris Botti Announces 10th Annual Holiday Residency at Blue Note Jazz Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, has announced world renowned trumpeter Chris Botti's milestone 10th Annual Holiday Residency. The three-week engagement at the club will run Monday, December 15, 2014 through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with two shows each evening (including Christmas Eve and New Years Eve performances). (more...)

Trio da Paz Set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Trio da Paz returns to the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 17 at 7:30 pm. With three of Brazil's most in-demand musicians, Trio da Paz updates and redefines Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interactions, daring improvisations and dazzling rhythms. Trio da Paz was formed in 1990 by guitarist Romero Lubambo, bassist Nilson Matta, and drummer Duduka da Fonseca, all seasoned masters of both jazz and Brazilian music. (more...)

Midlake, Allen Toussaint, Erin Markey, Lady Rizo and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows for the next two weeks, July 16 - July 27, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Gordon Voidwell, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Bombadil and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its shows, running July 9 - 20, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Aasif Mandvi, MODERN FAMILY's Steven Levitan, THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR and More Set for 2014-15 Arts & Ideas at JCCSF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) takes pride in announcing the 2014-15 Arts and Ideas Season; an exciting line-up of today's acclaimed writers, food experts, renowned scientists and thinkers, as well as fascinating entertainers. Theatrical and musical highlights in the first half of the season include The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, rock icon Amanda Palmer and actor Richard Chamberlain. (more...)

Chris Isaak and Chris Botti to Perform Together for the First Time at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Two suave and sophisticated stars -- Chris Isaak and Chris Botti -- share the stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a romantic evening of beautiful ballads and enchanting melodies, Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12, at 8 pm. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago in the Black for 2013/14 Season with Ticket Sales Increasing 8%
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today that the company is reporting a break even operating performance for fiscal year 2014. Lyric has operated in the black for 26 of the past 27 years-a record among the country's not-for-profit music and performing-arts companies. (more...)

Music Mountain Presents Benefit Concert Featuring Peter Serkin, The Orion String Quartet, and Gunsmoke, 7/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th anniversary season with a mid-season benefit concert featuring the master pianist Peter Serkin and the acclaimed Orion String Quartet on Sunday, July 19 (3PM), performing a distinguished program including Haydn, plus works for piano and strings by Brahms, and Dvorak. Also appearing this weekend is the audience favorite, Gunsmoke on Saturday, July 18 (6:30PM). (more...)

Producer Babyface Confirms Barbra Streisand Duets Album Almost Finished
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, one of the producers on Barbra Streisand's highly anticipated duets album, has revealed that the project is almost finished. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present First Concert in New Series, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bang on a Can: Other Primary Structures, a concert featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm. This program is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

David Aaron Carpenter to Launch New London Series, July 8th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

David Aaron Carpenter To Launch Central Synagogue's International Concerts Series, July 8th- London debut for 'the hottest violist of the 21st century' and his Salome Chamber Orchestra soloists, with Music Of The Jewish Diaspora. (more...)

FirstWorks Arts Learning Programs Powered by National Grid
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The collaboration between FirstWorks and National Grid continues to build momentum with world-class performing arts programs in Providence, RI. The effort focuses on engaging students in underserved cities and towns across the state with exceptional artists and arts learning programs that inspire creativity and provide youth with skills for future success. Two special projects with tap dance legend Savion Glover and Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center highlight FirstWorks' year-long arts learning programs that now reach over 2,600 students across the state. (more...)

The Smith Center to Welcome One Millionth Guest During THE BOOK OF MORMON's Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The Heart of the Arts in Southern Nevada, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is set to welcome its one millionth guest during the run of the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon. Reaching the major milestone not long after celebrating its second anniversary, The Smith Center attributes the accomplishment to the outstanding support of the community, board, founders, donors, sponsors, and residents that have embraced its mission of providing high-quality performing arts and education. (more...)

The Zell Family Foundation Makes $17 Million Contribution to The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, at its Board of Trustees meeting today, acknowledged the announcement by Helen and Sam Zell that the Zell Family Foundation has made a $17 million contribution to the CSOA's endowment and general operating funds. This gift provides for the naming, in perpetuity, of the position of Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which has been held by Riccardo Muti since 2010. (more...)

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