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Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ & More, as Part of Omaha Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season, Now on SaleTickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ & More, as Part of Omaha Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season, Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Single tickets for more than 30 of Omaha Performing Arts' 2015-2016 performances will go on sale Thursday, September 3. The performances, scheduled for October 2015 through June 2016, include several shows added after the season announcement, including Mavis Staples with special guest, Nick Lowe, Wild Kratts - Live!, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in Recital. (more...)

Turtle Island Quartet & Cyrus Chestnut Set for Dizzy's, 10/8Turtle Island Quartet & Cyrus Chestnut Set for Dizzy's, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

With their trademark wit, virtuosity and irreverence for traditional genre demarcations, the members of the Turtle Island Quartet are the perfect candidates to put a thoroughly unique spin on the works of Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin and Thelonious Monk, drawing out surprising connections along the way. On their brand new program, Jelly, Rags & Monk, the Turtle Island Quartet reunites for the third time with the extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut, after a series of special performances for TIQ's 25th anniversary season with mandolinist Mike Marshall that featured “astonishing versatility,” according to The Washington Post. (more...)

Be Creative Welcomes New Honorary Chairs Joakim Noah and Cecilia RodheBe Creative Welcomes New Honorary Chairs Joakim Noah and Cecilia Rodhe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

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Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott Coming to Omaha in 2016Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Stott Coming to Omaha in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts announced today the addition of Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott in Recital to its 2015-2016 season. The performance will be Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiewit Concert Hall of the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. The rectangular shape of the hall – inspired by the 100-year-old Musikverein in Vienna – is ideal for the concert: Allowing superior quality of sound with acoustical clarity and a rich reverberation. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome Syrian Musicians Issam Rafea Trio, 10/18Music Institute of Chicago to Welcome Syrian Musicians Issam Rafea Trio, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Music Institute of Chicago presents Syrian musician and composer Issam Rafea and his Trio October 18 at 3 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave., Evanston. The Trio plays an astonishingly emotional and virtuosic repertoire of traditional Syrian music and new compositions for oud, tabla, and voice. (more...)

Billy Childs to Bring 'MAP TO TREASURE' to Bass Concert Hall, 9/10Billy Childs to Bring 'MAP TO TREASURE' to Bass Concert Hall, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Texas Performing Arts opens the 2015-2016 season with Grammy Award-winning pianist/composer Billy Childs' Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro featuring vocalists Dianne Reeves, Becca Stevens, and Alicia Olatuja, September 10 at Bass Concert Hall. The Cordova Quartet, the Butler School of Music's graduate quartet, will perform with Childs and his band for this special performance that delves into the expansive catalogue of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Laura Nyro. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Welcomes Executive DirectorLA Chamber Orchestra Welcomes Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Accomplished arts executive Scott Harrison has been appointed Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), announces LACO Board President Dana Newman. Harrison, who assumes his post on October 6, 2015, handles responsibility for providing the vision, strategic direction and oversight of the organization.  Led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, LACO is considered one of the world's premier chamber orchestras.  Harrison comes to LACO from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) where he served as Vice President for Advancement and External Relations.  Having joined DSO in 2010 as Senior Director of Patron Engagement and Loyalty Programs, he was promoted to Executive Director of Board Engagement and Strategy in 2013 and to the Vice President role in 2014.  Harrison's extensive background with major orchestras also includes work with the symphony orchestras of Indianapolis, New Jersey, Dallas and Boston.  A bassoonist earlier in his career, Harrison performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, Shreveport Symphony and Dallas Wind Symphony, among others, in addition to performing on tour in the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin America.   He has taught bassoon in the US, Haiti, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts to Present 'FROM GHETTO TO CAPPELLA' SeriesSalon/Sanctuary Concerts to Present 'FROM GHETTO TO CAPPELLA' Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate and Pope Francis' visit to the United States, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts explores the cross-fertilization of Jewish and Catholic musical cultures that enriched the music of both Synagogue and Sanctuary. (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENSChicago Humanities Festival Sets Complete Schedule for 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced today the complete schedule for the 26th Fall Festival, 130 events which will explore the theme of Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro to Play The Paramount in Seattle, 10/23Jake Shimabukuro to Play The Paramount in Seattle, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Jake Shimabukuro will play The Paramount in Seattle on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ma and Ax Channel Beethoven at TanglewoodBWW Reviews: Ma and Ax Channel Beethoven at Tanglewood
by Erica Miner - Aug 17, 2015

Ma and Emanuel Ax performed all five Beethoven cello sonatas in one evening at Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Shed (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015This Weeks New Movies - 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/1/2015 - 8/7/2015! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Live-Stream of Randy Newman & More in Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Series; Tune in at 7PM!STAGE TUBE: Watch Live-Stream of Randy Newman & More in Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Series; Tune in at 7PM!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will be live-streaming eleven concerts this summer from its Out of Doors series and Mostly Mozart Festival, making concerts from the world's leading performing arts center more accessible to fans around the globe. We are excited to bring you one of them right here at BroadwayWorld.  Tonight at 7PM, tune in right here for Randy Newman, Wycliffe Gordon and His International All-Stars and Lil Buck. With songs that run the gamut from heartbreaking to satirical, plus a host of unforgettable film scores, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Randy Newman has created musical masterpieces widely recognized by generations of audiences. Master trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and his jet-setting band will bring their signature sound to a set of New Orleans tunes. And the jaw-droppingly virtuosic Lil Buck starts the evening with the blend of Memphis street style (jookin') and contemporary dance that sparked collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Madonna, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. (more...)

Tune in Tomorrow for Live-Stream of Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Series with Randy Newman!Tune in Tomorrow for Live-Stream of Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Series with Randy Newman!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will be live-streaming eleven concerts this summer from its Out of Doors series and Mostly Mozart Festival, making concerts from the world's leading performing arts center more accessible to fans around the globe. We are excited to bring you one of them right here at BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 8/15Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

It's a double billing of out-of-this stratosphere musicianship as two renowned Grammy winners –  jazz trumpeter Chris Botti and classical violinist Joshua Bell – take to the stage on August 15. Botti and Bell deliver impassioned, ageless, genre-crossing music to St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concertgoers, beginning at 7 p.m. All St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights concerts take place at Deer Valley Resort's Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Concert tickets and information available at Park City Institute's box office, 435-655-3114, or online at www.BigStarsBrightNightsConcerts.org (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1Rite of Summer Music Festival to Present Free Concerts with Imani Winds, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Rite of Summer Music Festival concludes its fifth, most musically and culturally diverse season yet with Imani Winds performing two free shows at 1 & 3pm on Saturday, August 1st. (more...)

Chris Botti Coming to bergenPAC, 8/7Chris Botti Coming to bergenPAC, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp., New Jersey's premier Mercedes-Benz, Audi and smart dealership and longtime supporter of the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), presents the “Benzel-Busch Concert Series.”   As part of the series, Chris Botti is set to perform on Friday, August 7 at 8pm. Prior to the performance; Benzel-Busch will be on-site showcasing (XX, YY and ZZ) where patrons can get the first look at these newest cars. (more...)

Okwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency ArtistsOkwui Okpokwasili Among New York Live Arts' 2015-16 Residency Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

New York Live Arts today announced the recipients of a number of new works residency programs for the 2015-16 season and beyond as part of its newly envisioned new work development program, reflecting a renewed, industry-leading commitment to the support of the creative process. The celebrated New York-based writer, performer and choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili will be the organization's third recipient of the Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA) award, the largest of its kind in the nation. Andrea Kleine, Sonya Tayeh, Adrienne Truscott, Preeti Vasudevan, Larissa Velez-Jackson and Gillian Walsh have been curated to develop new work to premiere in future seasons on the New York Live Arts stage through the Live Feed Program (formerly Studio Series). (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOVE Celebrates at Vancouver PlayhouseBWW Reviews: MOVE Celebrates at Vancouver Playhouse
by Matt Hanson - Jul 13, 2015

Preeminent dance companies of New York, London, and Winnipeg all collaborated to celebrate the tenth birthday of Move: the company with a world premiere collection of works by company choreographer Joshua Beamish. (more...)

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