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New York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYCNew York City Center Announces Programming for Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New York City Center presents Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC, November 3 through 6, celebrating Damian Woetzel's tenth year as artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival. Channeling the spirit of the summer dance happening in the Rocky Mountains with three programs and an UpClose event, Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC brings the unique collaborative sensibility of Woetzel's festival to New York City, featuring dancers and musicians from many genres. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Artistic Advisor at Large Renee Fleming today announced the artists for the inaugural season of Renee Fleming VOICES, a new concert series that heralds the power of the voice across a wide range of genres. The series includes Broadway favorites such as Hamilton Tony Award® winner Leslie Odom Jr., Tony® winner Alan Cumming (Cabaret), and Tony® favorite Megan Hilty, plus acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, opera sensation Lawrence Brownlee, multidisciplinary performance artist Rinde Eckert, and composer and jazz pianist Billy Childs, who will bring to life his Grammy Award® Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 SeasonDance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

STAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This SummerSTAR TREK with the NSO, Tony Bennett and More Coming Up at Wolf Trap This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Some highlights of what's coming up this summer at Wolf Trap include: The Firebird (July 23); Star Trek Into Darkness with the NSO - and a pre-show Trek talk with Adam Nimoy (Leonard's son), Dave Zappone (For the Love of Spock), and Terry Farrell (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) along with several NASA staff (July 30); and the National Park Service Centennial celebration weekend, which features performances by Ricky Martin (August 24+25), Aretha Franklin (August 26), and Bonnie Raitt (Augsut 27). Scroll down for details!  (more...)

McDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and MoreMcDaniel College Sets Fall 2016 Season of Art, Music, Theatre and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2016. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Bids Farewell to Three Orchestra MembersPacific Symphony Bids Farewell to Three Orchestra Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

With its 37th season now behind it, Pacific Symphony bids farewell to three longtime, beloved and distinguished members of the orchestra: Raymond Kobler, concertmaster; Robert Becker, principal viola; and Russell Dicey, fourth horn. (more...)

AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Opens With Mendelssohn, Berlioz and More, 9/22; Full Season Announced!AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Opens With Mendelssohn, Berlioz and More, 9/22; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, a 50-piece period instrument orchestra, presents its opening night concert of its 32nd Season. The program will include Mendelssohn's 'Scottish' Symphony, Berlioz's Les nuits d'ete, and Cipriani Potter's Symphony No. 10. 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'ete, the ACO proudly introduces the extraordinary young American mezzo-soprano Avery Amereau. A rarely heard Symphony No. 10 by British composer Cipriani Potter completes a concert that takes the audience back into the luxurious sonorities of the Romantic Era. (more...)

Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017Boston Pops to Perform First Concert in Sioux Falls, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 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.  Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra", the Boston Pops has chosen Sioux Falls as one if its destinations during its limited Midwest tour. Ticket on-sale dates and pricing will be announced sometime in the near future. (more...)

Lady Rizo to Bring MULTIPLIED to Joe's Pub This MonthLady Rizo to Bring MULTIPLIED to Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public presents the New York City premiere of Multiplied, the new show from Grammy Award-winning Lady Rizo, on July 19, 20, 25 and 26. The world-renowned cabaret superstar explores how fecundity and parenthood fit with the revelry of showbiz. Lady Rizo ingeniously weaves carefully chosen pop songs with her own stirring originals. Tickets ($30) are available now via www.joespub.com, phone (212-967-7555) and in-person at The Public Theater's Taub Box Office (425 Lafayette St, @ Astor Place, NYC).   (more...)

MIX at SIX Returning to Harris Theater for 2016-17 SeasonMIX at SIX Returning to Harris Theater for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Harris Theater, today, announced the return of the beloved new MIX at SIX series for 2016-17. MIX at SIX offers some of the theater's most provocative and innovative work, at a time of day that makes it one of the most accessible and engaging performance series yet. This series is the Harris' first ever happy hour performance series featuring four after work performances throughout the season. Beginning at 6PM, these performances see renowned artists from around the world performing fast-paced, one-hour performances after work. Enjoy signature cocktails from Harris Theater and food from Chicago's most in demand food trucks, available for purchase on Lower Randolph outside the lobbies. By purchasing a subscription, you can enjoy all four performances for $30. Purchase your subscription HERE today. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note HawaiiJake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Billy Childs Named President of Chamber Music AmericaBilly Childs Named President of Chamber Music America
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Chamber Music America (CMA) today announced the appointment of pianist and composer Billy Childs as president of its board of directors, effective July 1. Childs is the organization's ninth board president, and the first jazz musician elected to the position. The CMA board of directors unanimously approved his first three-year term at its June 6th meeting. (more...)

Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights, 7/21Chris Botti & Lucia Micarelli Set for St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Encore! Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights line up on Thursday, July 21. Rock star violinist Lucia Micarelli (also an encore performer) joins Botti at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Concert starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5:30 p.m. For tickets and information: 435-655-3114 or www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Peter Serkin, Julia Hsu & More, 7/9-10Music Mountain to Welcome Peter Serkin, Julia Hsu & More, 7/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 87th Anniversary Season with a benefit concert featuring legendary pianist Peter Serkin and rising star Julia Hsu performing a special program on Sunday, July 10 (3pm); Piano 4 Hands will highlight Bach, Bizet, Brahms, and Mozart. The dynamic Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks return for another summer playing the best of 1920s and '30s jazz on Saturday, July 9 (6:30pm). The summer will feature 15 weekends of incredible music including returning favorite chamber ensembles and musicians (pianists Peter Serkin and Julia Hsu), first-time guests (pianist Richard Goode), the ever-popular Saturday Evening Twilight Series, featuring an array of Jazz ensembles and musicians, including the artists of the Catskill Jazz Factory, and the second season of the Music Mountain Master Classes for Young Artists plus so much more! See why the New Yorker called Music Mountain 'The Summer Shrine of the String Quartet.' Concerts are scheduled through September 11. (more...)

Lincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival LineupLincoln Center Sets 2016 White Light Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced the schedule for Lincoln Center's seventh White Light Festival, running from October 16 through November 16, 2016. The international multidisciplinary festival, which takes its name from a quotation by the Estonian composer Arvo Part, is an annual exploration of the power of art to illuminate our interior and communal lives. 'I could compare my music to white light which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.' - Arvo Part (more...)

RIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as NarratorRIOULT Dance NY to Return to The Joyce Theater Featuring Kathleen Turner as Narrator
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, returns to The Joyce Theater from June 21-26, 2016 with eight performances featuring World and New York City Premieres. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at www.joyce.org.   (more...)

2016 Blossom Music Festival is a Potpourri of Treats!2016 Blossom Music Festival is a Potpourri of Treats!
by Roy Berko - Jun 9, 2016

What do the '1812 Overture,' 'An American In Paris,' Pinchas Zukerman, and viewing of film Raiders Of The Lost Ark and playing it's score all have in common? They are all part of the 2016 Blossom Music Festival. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June LineupBlue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Adds Updates, Guest Appearances, to Summer Concert SeriesSan Francisco Symphony Adds Updates, Guest Appearances, to Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (May 25) – The San Francisco Symphony announces new updates to its annual Summer with the Symphony series, which runs July 4–29at Davies Symphony Hall and at other outdoor locations throughout the Bay Area. Led by Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater, Summer with the Symphony features a festive lineup of concerts and events for all ages. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

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