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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to Perform at Heinz Hall, 2/25/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH – The ancient Silk Road takes a new route through Heinz Hall on February 25 when cello superstar Yo-Yo Ma and his music collective bring their unique program to Pittsburgh. (more...)

Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28Worldclass Principal Cellist Brinton Averil Smith to Perform with Houston Symphony Orchestra, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

HOUSTON (November 19, 2014) – After the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are cleared, show gratitude for Beethoven's First and Fourth Symphonies with family and friends on November 28-30 as Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Houston Symphony, featuring principal cellist Brinton Averil Smith. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Host 37th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBSStephen Colbert to Host 37th ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Stephen Colbert will host THE 37TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 30 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 SeasonAudra McDonald, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett & More Set for Tanglewood's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The 2015 Tanglewood season, June 20-Labor Day Weekend, boasts an abundance of musical riches with concerts by the incomparable Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, the Tanglewood Music Center, and internationally acclaimed guest artists from the worlds of classical, jazz, the American Songbook, Broadway, pop rock, dance, and film, as well as performances spotlighting special anniversaries, thematic programming, and theatrical presentations. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher HallLincoln Center to Rename Avery Fisher Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In a milestone philanthropic agreement that will help ensure the future of one of the world's iconic performing arts spaces, the children of the late Avery Fisher - Nancy Fisher, Charles Avery Fisher and Barbara Fisher Snow - today joined with the leadership of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to announce that they have entered into an agreement to enable the renaming of Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

The Sphinx Organization to Host 3rd Annual SphinxCon, Jan 30-Feb 1The Sphinx Organization to Host 3rd Annual SphinxCon, Jan 30-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

?Founder Aaron P. Dworkin announces that The Sphinx Organization, a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, will host the third annual SphinxCon, one of the nation's leading arts diversity conferences, from January 30 through February 1, 2015 at the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 1114 Washington Blvd, in Detroit, Mich. (more...)

Itzhak Perlman to Play Avery Fisher Hall, 12/3Itzhak Perlman to Play Avery Fisher Hall, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Reigning violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman will perform his first New York solo recital since 2007 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday, 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...)

JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17JCC Manhattan to Present 'PREformances' with Allison Charney, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

JCC Manhattan presents PREformances with Allison Charney on Monday, November 17th at 12:30pm. (more...)

NY Philharmonic Sets 2014–15 Season of Free 'Insights at the Atrium' SeriesNY Philharmonic Sets 2014–15 Season of Free 'Insights at the Atrium' Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2014-15 season's free Insights at the Atrium series. All held at the David Rubinstein Atrium and beginning at 7:30 p.m., these events combine discussion, often with live performance and video, to explore themes of the season. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE with Guest Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, 11/29-30The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE with Guest Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonie fantastiqueon November 29-30, 2014 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Led by guest conductor (more...)

Bela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center in JanuaryBela Fleck to Perform with The Knights at Schimmel Center in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University announces the addition of Béla Fleck to the previously announced performance of The Knights, New York City's innovative chamber orchestra, taking place on January 28, 2015. Known for transforming the concert experience and driven by an open-minded spirit of camaraderie, the evening's innovative programming and outstanding virtuosity will bring you to your feet with delight. (more...)

Mary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in DecemberMary Testa & Michael Starobin to Release New Album 'Have Faith' in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 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 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...)

Patti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below TonightPatti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' tonight, November 3, through November 15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cult 'Caberlesque' Favorite Lady Rizo Graces The Stage Of The Copa Palm Springs 11/1BWW Interview: Cult 'Caberlesque' Favorite Lady Rizo Graces The Stage Of The Copa Palm Springs 11/1
by David Green - Oct 30, 2014

Grammy-winning Chanteuse and Comedienne, Lady Rizo, appears for one 'standing room only' performance at The Copa palm Springs on November 1 at 8:00 pm. The cult entertainer New York magazine hails as a 'Cabaret Superstar' has made her mark creating vintage arrangements & theatrical explorations of pop songs from every decade. Lady Rizo (nee Amelia Zirin-Brown) co-created the cult caburlesque spectacular Lady Rizo & the Assettes in 2005.In January 2010 she won her first Grammy on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma that was released on a Holiday album featuring Diana Krall, James Taylor and Alison Krauss among others. She also sings and records with multi-platnum recording artist Moby and was nominated for an MVPA for the choreography the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry. I had the cahncr to chat with Lady Rizo about her upcoming performance at The Copa and more. Here are a few highlights form that conversation: (more...)

The Sphinx Virtuosi to Perform at Carnegie Hall This WeekThe Sphinx Virtuosi to Perform at Carnegie Hall This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, considered one of the nation's most dynamic professional chamber orchestras, embarked on its 7th annual tour, launching at Miami's New World Center on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Red House to Welcome BowSmack, 11/7-8Red House to Welcome BowSmack, 11/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Red House Arts Center will welcome nationally known duo BowSmack who will perform on November 7th and 8th at 8pm in the Redhouse Theatre. BowSmack is the fusion of Mike Block's versatile cello playing with Tupac Mantilla's “anything goes” percussions approach, featuring explorations of Pop music from today, yesterday, and the future. (more...)

Storm Large, Largo, Penny Arcade, GOD HATES THIS SHOW and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 11/2Storm Large, Largo, Penny Arcade, GOD HATES THIS SHOW and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming shows this week, October 22 through November 2, 2014. Visit us at www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. Details below! (more...)

Kean Stage to Welcome Bobby McFerrin, 11/8Kean Stage to Welcome Bobby McFerrin, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Kean Stage will present ten-time Grammy Award-winner Bobby McFerrin in Wilkins Theatre on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. McFerrin is an eternal seeker, always defying the music industry'­s practical impulse to pigeonhole artists. His diversity and range are incomparable. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Presents MOZART & BRAHMS, 11/13-15The Pacific Symphony Presents MOZART & BRAHMS, 11/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

From turbulent, agitated and ominous to lyrical and tender—it's a passionate journey the audience won't soon forget when Pacific Symphony and guest pianist Haochen Zhang deliver Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in all its glory. Following Zhang's BBC Proms debut, The Telegraph (United Kingdom) called the international piano sensation “one of those hot young Chinese virtuosi everyone's talking about.” Led by Bulgarian-born guest conductor Rossen Milanov, the orchestra then performs a work by Brahms, as the composer steps out of Beethoven's shadow with his rich, ingenious Second Symphony. The cheery and almost pastoral mood of the piece often invites comparisons with Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. Rounding out the versatile program is Thomas Adès' “Three Studies from Couperin,” of which The Jerusalem Post wrote: “Such a combination of enchanting, sensitive lyricism and hypnotizing forcefulness is a phenomenon encountered very rarely.” (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ISLE OF THE DEAD, Featuring Violinist Nicola Benedetti, 10/31-11/2The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents ISLE OF THE DEAD, Featuring Violinist Nicola Benedetti, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will feature renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti in "Isle of the Dead," a BNY Mellon Grand Classics subscription weekend on October 31-November 2. (more...)

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