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The Nile Project to Perform at Meany Hall, 1/30The Nile Project to Perform at Meany Hall, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project, Egyptian musicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian-American singer Meklit Hadero created their own, localized concert experience -- one that uses the power of music to raise awareness of the cultural and environmental challenges along the world's longest river. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015NY Philharmonic Announces Worldwide Radio Broadcasts for Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The January broadcasts of The New York Philharmonic This Week - the weekly radio series of concerts and recordings by the New York Philharmonic, hosted by Alec Baldwin - begin with Alan Gilbert leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program: the Mass in C minor, Great, and Piano Concerto No. 22, featuring Emanuel Ax as soloist. The Mass features soprano Jennifer Zetlan, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Joshua Hopkins, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt. (more...)

A Far Cry's 'Dreams & Prayers' Nominated for Grammy AwardA Far Cry's 'Dreams & Prayers' Nominated for Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Dreams & Prayers, the first album on A Far Cry's in-house record label Crier Records, has received a Grammy® nomination, the group's first, in the category “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.” (more...)

So Who Were the Celebrities Singing on COLBERT's All-Star Finale? Check Out the Full List!So Who Were the Celebrities Singing on COLBERT's All-Star Finale? Check Out the Full List!
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The distinguished group of celebrities ran the gamut from the fields of film, TV, theater, literature and politics. Check out the impressive list below (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall TonightAmerican Symphony Orchestra Brings THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall tonight, December 19, 2014. (more...)

Joyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & MarchJoyce DiDonato Will Continue Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series in February & March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

In early 2015, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato continues her multi-part Carnegie Hall Perspectives series showcasing her vocal creativity and multifaceted talents that range from programs of familiar and forgotten repertoire from the Baroque and bel canto eras to new works by Jake Heggie written expressly for her. (more...)

Riccardo Muti to Conduct Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie HallRiccardo Muti to Conduct Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Carnegie Hall presents the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in three concerts conducted by Music Director Riccardo Muti, January 30 to February 1 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The series begins on Friday, January 30 at 8:00 p.m. with Muti leading a program featuring two portraits of the sea, Mendelssohn's Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture and Debussy's La mer, paired with Scriabin's Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 43, "The Divine Poem," in which the Russian composer's newfound mysticism and fascination with touching all of the senses through music is at the core of an extravagantly scored work. (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate Release of New Album at The Laurie Beechman Theater and Barnes & Noble Next MonthMary Testa to Celebrate Release of New Album at The Laurie Beechman Theater and Barnes & Noble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. Fresh off her recent starring role on Broadway in Wicked, Mary will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Music Director Michael Starobin, will join her on piano with Alisa Horn on cello. Since being released earlier this month, Have Faith was called "stunning" by Playbill, "beautifully hypnotizing" by BroadwayWorld and "a sensational CD debut, terrific from first cut to last" by the Connecticut Post. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/havefaith. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Welcomes the Yiddish Art Trio TonightThe Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Welcomes the Yiddish Art Trio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Michael Winograd's acclaimed Yiddish Art Trio, known around the world for its stunning reinterpretions of klezmer music will perform for the first time in eastern Connecticut at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry tonight, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold on the night of the performance at the door for $10 ($8 for students), payable by cash or check. (more...)

Marin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next MonthMarin Alsop to Lead BSO in THE RITE OF SPRING Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Music Director ?Marin Alsop will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. Also on the Classical Concert Series program are Barber's Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance and Osvaldo Golijov's Rose of the Winds (BSO premiere). The Rite of Spring is the subject of Maestra Alsop's third Off the Cuff program of the 2014-2015 season, held Friday, January 9 at 8:15 p.m. at Strathmore and Saturday, January 10 at 7 p.m. at the Meyerhoff. Capitalizing on Marin Alsop's charismatic way of illuminating classical music, the Off the Cuff programs focus on one masterwork, allowing the Maestra to discuss the back story of the piece and the composer's life. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Long Yu to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Maxim Vengerov in JanuaryLong Yu to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Violinist Maxim Vengerov in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Long Yu will make his New York Philharmonic debut conducting Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto, with Maxim Vengerov as soloist - replacing Principal Horn Philip Myers, previously scheduled to perform Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4, who has withdrawn due to shoulder surgery - and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

JCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, TodayJCC Manhattan to Present PREformances with Allison Charney, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, December 15th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host 37th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS TonightStephen Colbert to Host 37th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

Stephen Colbert will host THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, tonight, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin are the 2014 Kennedy Center Honorees. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19American Symphony Orchestra to Bring THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER to Alice Tully Hall, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

American Symphony Orchestra presents the play and the opera THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER at Alice Tully Hall on December 19, 2014. This will be the first time that Thornton Wilder's one-act play and Paul Hindemith's one-act opera will be performed together in the United States. (more...)

Itzhak Perlman Plays Avery Fisher Hall TonightItzhak Perlman Plays Avery Fisher Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Reigning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will perform his first New York solo recital since 2007 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall tonight, December 3, 2014, at 7:30 PM, presented by IMG Artists. Pianist Rohan De Silva, Perlman's longtime recital partner, joins the violinist for a program to include Vivaldi's Sonata in A Major for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2 RV 31; Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op. 73; Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 30; and Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G Major, as well as additional works to be announced from the stage. (more...)

Itzhak Perlman to Performs Solo Recital Show at Avery Fisher Hall, TodayItzhak Perlman to Performs Solo Recital Show at Avery Fisher Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Reigning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will perform his first New York solo recital since 2007 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall today, December 3, 2014, at 7:30 PM, presented by IMG Artists. Pianist Rohan De Silva, Perlman's longtime recital partner, joins the violinist for a program to include Vivaldi's Sonata in A Major for Violin and Continuo, Op. 2 RV 31; Schumann's Fantasiestucke, Op. 73; Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 7 in C Minor, Op. 18; and Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in G Major, as well as additional works to be announced from the stage. (more...)

Mary Testa and Michael Starobin Release New Album HAVE FAITH TodayMary Testa and Michael Starobin Release New Album HAVE FAITH Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the new CD from MARY TESTA - the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress currently starring in Wicked on Broadway - and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger. The album will be available in stores and via online outlets today, December 2, 2014. Mary and Michael will perform a special CD release engagement at The Laurie Beechman Theater at The West Bank Cafe January 4-5,11-12, 2015 at 7:00 PM. For tickets, please visit www.lauriebeechmantheatre.com. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Welcome the Yiddish Art Trio, 12/12The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Welcome the Yiddish Art Trio, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Michael Winograd's acclaimed Yiddish Art Trio, known around the world for its stunning reinterpretions of klezmer music will perform for the first time in eastern Connecticut at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry on Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Warner Classics Signs Cutting-Edge New York Orchestra THE KNIGHTSWarner Classics Signs Cutting-Edge New York Orchestra THE KNIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Flexible in size and repertory, and dedicated to transforming the concert experience, The Knights have been hailed as 'the next generation of classical music' (Performance Todayhost Fred Child). Now, marking their debut as exclusive Warner Classics artists, the ground beneath our feet epitomizes the very qualities that set the trailblazing New York orchestral collective apart. (more...)

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