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Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13Alan Gilbert to Conduct JOAN OF ARC AT THE STAKE, Starring Marion Cotillard, 6/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The New York Philharmonic will present the U.S. Premiere of director Co?me de Bellescize's staging of Honegger's dramatic oratorio Joan of Arc at the Stake in season-finale performances conducted by Alan Gilbert and starring Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as Joan of Arc. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next MonthDeborah Voigt to Star in THE MERRY WIDOW at Michigan Opera Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

“Internationally renowned … for her unique combination of exquisite singing and hilarious comic acting” (Vanity Fair), Deborah Voigt turns her talents to operetta next month, when she makes her title role debut in Lehár's The Merry Widow. In a new production from award-winning director Kelly Robinson at Michigan Opera Theatre, the soprano will head a cast that also features Roger Honeywell, Amanda Squitieri, Aaron Blake, and Richard Suart as Baron Mirko Zeta, with Gerald Steichen leading from the pit (April 11–19). (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/25Alan Gilbert to Lead NY Phil in Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 25, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. (more...)

BWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans FeaturedBWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans Featured
by Charles Shubow - Mar 19, 2015

John Waters, Many Patinkin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Four Broadway Divas will be highlighted. (more...)

Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?Controversy Continues at the Metropolitan Opera - Can the Met Afford Gelb's Vision?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Last August, an agreement was reached to resolve a potential labor crisis at the Metropolian Opera, the nation's largest performing arts organization. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Celebrate 85 Years at Annual Gala in MayMusic Institute of Chicago to Celebrate 85 Years at Annual Gala in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

?Music Institute of Chicago, now in its 85th year, hosts its annual gala Monday, May 11 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place. The oldest community music school in Illinois and one of the three largest community music schools in the nation, the Music Institute is planning a celebratory evening highlighted by the presentation of the Dushkin Award to John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts President and former Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association President Deborah F. Rutter. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEWLA Master Chorale to Present WATER PASSION AFTER ST. MATTHEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Water becomes an extraordinary and transformative musical instrument taking center stage as it flows, drips, gurgles, splashes, bubbles and crashes to create a staggering array of percussive sounds when the Los Angeles Master Chorale, conducted by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, presents Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Tan Dun's riveting Water Passion After St. Matthew, 'a masterpiece for the ages' (AllMusic), on Saturday, April 11, 2 pm, and Sunday, April 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Disney Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully HallPhoto Coverage: AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA Concert at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12 at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Crawford, presented Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation', featuring world-renowned soloists Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Sarah Craft, alto; Marc Molomot, tenor and Michael Kelly, baritone with the American Classical Orchestra Chorus and Beethoven's Egmont Overture and 'Christ on the Mount of Olives' (excerpt). Maestro Thomas Crawford gave a Pre-Concert Lecture at 7:00PM. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial SeasonBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Barrington Stage Receives 2015 Massachusetts Commonwealth AwardBarrington Stage Receives 2015 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, was awarded a 2015 Commonwealth Award for Creative Youth Development on February 24 at the State House in Boston. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 SeasonYo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt today announced the UW World Series 2015-16 Season, featuring internationally acclaimed artists in music and dance from around the globe. (more...)

Anne-Sophie Mutter to Round Out Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 4/14 & 28Anne-Sophie Mutter to Round Out Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series, 4/14 & 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Celebrated violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter concludes her residency as one of this season's Carnegie Hall Perspectives artists with two April concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. She is joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Lynn Harrell for a chamber program featuring Beethoven's Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, 'Archduke' and Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50 on Tuesday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next MonthPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' April 2 - 14, 2015. (more...)

Brazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan CentreBrazilian Legend Gilberto Gil Sells Out April Show at the Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to announce the long-awaited concert from Brazil's own living legend, Gilberto Gil, on Sunday, April 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall is now SOLD OUT. (more...)

Ghazal Ensemble to Celebrate Persian New Year at the Schimmel Center, 3/22Ghazal Ensemble to Celebrate Persian New Year at the Schimmel Center, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

?The Grammy-nominated Ghazal Ensemble, the brainchild of Iranian kamancheh virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Indian sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan, and featuring acclaimed Indian percussionist Sandeep Das, return to New York City for a special 20th anniversary concert on Sunday March 22nd at 7:30pm at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Award-Winning Architect Frederick Fisher to Perform with LA Chamber Orchestra, 3/19Award-Winning Architect Frederick Fisher to Perform with LA Chamber Orchestra, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Award-winning architect Frederick Fisher, who has earned international recognition for his work with spaces such as Bergamot Station & Galleries, Santa Monica's Annenberg Beach House and Descanso Gardens' Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art, joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) for its acclaimed Westside Connections series, which this season pairs LACO's virtuosic musicians with leading artists to explore connections between music and architecture, on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater, located at The Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School. During the program, Fisher reflects upon his collaborative approach to architecture, in conversation with special guest, Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. A performance of Brahms' breathtaking String Quintet No. 2 in G major, Op. 111, showcases the close collaboration among LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who curates and hosts the series, LACO Principals Sarah Thornblade, violin, Roland Kato, viola, Victoria Miskolczy, viola, and Andrew Shulman, cello. Batjer is also featured in Kevin Puts' Arches for solo violin, and Thornblade and Kato join forces for Donald Crockett's To Be Sung on the Water. The series, which began in February with a guest appearance by Frank Gehry, continues in April with Hawthorne. Fisher has been described as a “maverick architect…with a broad aesthetic” (KCET). His innovative style, and his residential, museum galleries and other buildings reflect his keen interpretation of space, light and material. (more...)

Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Celebrates PIERRE BOULEZ's 90th BirthdayChicago Symphony Orchestra Celebrates PIERRE BOULEZ's 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) celebrates the 90th birthday of its Helen Regenstein Conductor Emeritus Pierre Boulez this month with several concerts that pay tribute to his life and work as a composer, conductor and mentor. The revolutionary and visionary musician turns 90 on March 26, 2015. (more...)

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