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Dvorak and Brahms to Conclude Utah Symphony's 2012-13 Season, 5/24-25Dvorak and Brahms to Conclude Utah Symphony's 2012-13 Season, 5/24-25
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic brings the Utah Symphony's 2012-13 Masterwork Series to a spectacular close by conducting two master composers' stunning works. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko and More Star in Encores! ON YOUR TOES, Beg. TonightChristine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko and More Star in Encores! ON YOUR TOES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko will star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. (more...)

Spectrum Welcomes Pianist Beth Levin TodaySpectrum Welcomes Pianist Beth Levin Today
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2013

Spectrum presents an afternoon recital with virtuoso pianist Beth Levin today, May 5th at 3. The program features a world premiere by Andrew Rudin, a New York premiere by David Del Tredici and works by Scott Wheeler, Yehudi Wyner, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Michael Rose. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents Saint-Saëns' ORGAN SYMPHONY, Now thru 5/4Pacific Symphony Presents Saint-Saëns' ORGAN SYMPHONY, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

The mighty forces of the William J. Gillespie concert organ pair with fleeting violin passages and an orchestral rhapsody during Pacific Symphony's next classical concert, 'Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony,' featuring music by the French Romantics. The program opens with Emmanuel Chabrier's 'España,' the composer's most famous orchestral composition, inspired by Spanish music and dances. Taking place tonight through Saturday, May 2-4 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in RITE OF SPRING, 6/7-9Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in RITE OF SPRING, 6/7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Stravinsky's groundbreaking, riot-inducing The Rite of Spring on its 2012-13 classical season finale program, June 7-9 in Newark and Morristown. The NJSO opens the program with the Prelude and 'Liebestod' from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde as part of a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth; the program also features the concert suite from Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande. (more...)

Principal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko Gives Final Performance with American Ballet Theatre TonightPrincipal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko Gives Final Performance with American Ballet Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Irina Dvorovenko, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 2000, will give her final performance with the Company tonight, May 18, 2013 at the Metropolitan Opera House in the role of Tatiana in Onegin. Dvorovenko will dance opposite Cory Stearns in the role of Eugene Onegin. (more...)

Works by Mackey, Tchaikovsky and Wagner Set for New Jersey Symphony Concert, Now thru 5/19Works by Mackey, Tchaikovsky and Wagner Set for New Jersey Symphony Concert, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Tchaikovsky's mighty Fifth Symphony on a concert program that features the East Coast premiere of Steven Mackey's Stumble to Grace Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with pianist Orli Shaham. The Orchestra performs the Princeton University professor's concerto as part of the New Jersey Roots Project, which celebrates the music of composers whose artistic identity has been influenced by their time in the Garden State. (more...)

Nicolas Horvath Releases FRANZ LISZT Christus AlbumNicolas Horvath Releases FRANZ LISZT Christus Album
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

French pianist Nicolas Horvath is heard in his recording debut with this fascinating solo piano version of Liszt's monumental oratorio Christus. This world premiere recording retraces the Life of Christ via a series of musical frescoes in which the composer seemingly runs through the entire history of music — from Gregorian chant through Romantic virtuosity to avant-garde expressionism. “I could not begin my recording career with anything better than a world premiere by Liszt,” Horvath told Piano Bleu, “I have admired the music and the life of Franz Liszt for so many years: his large generosity of spirit, a limitless curiosity … his music was a mirror of his time.” The new recording from Editions Hortus is available from Allegro Classical on May 14. (more...)

Billy Crystal to Bring Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre; November 5 - January 5Billy Crystal to Bring Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre; November 5 - January 5
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews will begin Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYSis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOESChristine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenkowill star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, On Your Toes will have guest music direction by Encores! founding music director Rob Fisher and will play seven performances, from May 8 - 12 at New York City Center, W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). The "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, originally choreographed by George Balanchine, will be staged by Susan Pilarre, who served as a Ballet Mistress of the show's 1983 Broadway Revival. (more...)

Pianist Beth Levin Showcases Beethoven Sonatas on A SINGLE BREATHPianist Beth Levin Showcases Beethoven Sonatas on A SINGLE BREATH
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

PARMA Recordings presents A Single Breath, New York based pianist Beth Levin's magnificent live performance recording of the final three Beethoven Sonatas, Op. 109-111. Recorded on April 20, 2012 at Faust Harrison Pianos in New York, A Single Breath is being released on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 on PARMA's Navona Records label. (more...)

Spectrum to Welcome Pianist Beth Levin, 5/5Spectrum to Welcome Pianist Beth Levin, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Spectrum presents an afternoon recital with virtuoso pianist Beth Levin on Sunday, May 5th at 3. The program features a world premiere by Andrew Rudin, a New York premiere by David Del Tredici and works by Scott Wheeler, Yehudi Wyner, Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Michael Rose. (more...)

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING to Play The Mercury Theater, 1/16-3/10A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING to Play The Mercury Theater, 1/16-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport, begins its highly anticipated 2013 season with the exhilarating Broadway musical revue A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, running from January 16 through March 10, 2013. The press opening is Today, January 20 at 2 p.m. The Tony Award-nominated musical showcases Richard Rodgers' timeless music and the incomparable lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein. The production is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Kevin Bellie, who previously served as Artistic Director at Circle Theatre. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony to Present Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony, 3/8-10New Jersey Symphony to Present Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony, 3/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn's 'Italian' Symphony on a program that also features gems from the Italian opera repertoire, including arias by Verdi, Bellini and Donizetti, along with Puccini's Chrysanthemums and Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture. Soprano Joanna Mongiardo returns to the NJSO stage to perform the aria selections; Marcelo Lehninger conducts. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTINGTickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Broadway In Boston and Producers Broadway Across America - Beth Williams; Howard & Janet Kagan; and Barry Brown have announced that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of the highly anticipated Pre-Broadway World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING will go on sale to the public this Sunday, March 10th beginning at 10am. This limited three week engagement will play the historic Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre July 28-August 18, 2013 and is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Series. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony to Present 16th Annual UJA Benefit Concert, 4/21New Jersey Symphony to Present 16th Annual UJA Benefit Concert, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ present the 16th annual benefit concert in support of the United Jewish Appeal of MetroWest NJ (UJA) on Sunday, April 21, at 3 pm, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. Clarinetist David Krakauer joins the Orchestra for Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, along with traditional klezmer works Synagogue Wail and Der Heyser Bulgar. Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling leads the Orchestra in the one-performance-only program, which opens with Copland's Appalachian Spring. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Emanuel Ax in Recital of Beethoven and Chopin Through Gretna MusicBWW Reviews: Emanuel Ax in Recital of Beethoven and Chopin Through Gretna Music
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 27, 2013

Noted pianist Emanuel Ax delighted the audience at Leffler Performance Center in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania with his performance of the 'Pathetique' and other works (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brahms and Tchaikovski Make a Fine PairBWW Reviews: Brahms and Tchaikovski Make a Fine Pair
by Peter Danish - Mar 25, 2013

Brahms two piano concertos, written some twenty years apart (as their opus numbers 15 and 83 display) were not referred to as concertos at all at the time of their premiers but rather as 'symphonies with piano obligato,' and it's easy to see why. They both feature some ravishing string parts that practically almost suggest concertos of their own and require almost super-human virtuosity and above all stamina (the 2nd in particular) on the part of the soloist. (more...)

NJ Symphony to Present an All-Gershwin POPS Program, 4/19-20NJ Symphony to Present an All-Gershwin POPS Program, 4/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Gershwin NJSO POPS program in New Brunswick and Newark, April 19-20. Conductor Gerald Steichen returns to the NJSO stage to conduct the Orchestra in Gershwin favorites including An American in Paris, Cuban Overture and selections from Porgy and Bess and Girl Crazy, along with songs from the composer's rich canon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Symphony Blows a Kiss to DER VAMPYR at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: American Symphony Blows a Kiss to DER VAMPYR at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 19, 2013

I've always been a sucker for a good vampire story--and Heinrich Marscher's opera DER VAMPYR fits the bill, though I don't expect it to turn up at the Metropolitan Opera any time soon. The American Symphony Orchestra under Leon Botstein, at Carnegie Hall this past Sunday, provided an exhilarating introduction to this 1827 singspiel, sung in German with dialogue in English. (more...)

Clarinetist David Krakauer to Perform as Soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 4/21Clarinetist David Krakauer to Perform as Soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

Clarinetist David Krakauer will be the featured soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra led by Stefan Sanderling on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 3pm, at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (One Center Street, Newark). This is a rare opportunity to hear Krakauer perform both classical and Klezmer music with an orchestra - he will play Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, as well as his unique arrangement of the traditional Klezmer tune Der Heyser Bulgar and his own Synagogue Wail. The concert also includes Copland's Appalachian Spring. The performance, which is open to the public, is the 16thAnnual United Jewish Appeal Federation Benefit Concert. (more...)

Vox Luminis Announces New Album of English Royal Funeral MusicVox Luminis Announces New Album of English Royal Funeral Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The extraordinary Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, winners of the prestigious 2012 Gramophone Recording of the Year, present a revelatory new recording of English Royal Funeral Music. The album, on Outhere's early music imprint Ricercar and available from Allegro Classical on April 9, features music written for the funeral of Queen Mary by Purcell, Paisible, Tollett, Morley, Weelkes, and Tomkins. In awarding Vox Luminis the 2012 Gramophone Recording of the Year and Baroque Album of the Year for their previous recording of 17th-century funeral music—Musicalische Exequien by Heinrich Schütz—the magazine enthused: “The 12 voices of Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis put their faith in tonal focus and sweetly balanced textures … their singing produces music-making of intimate, aching beauty. A marvelous disc.” (more...)

Patti Smith Narrates TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society TodayPatti Smith Narrates TUBBY THE TUBA with Little Orchestra Society Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

The Little Orchestra Society (LOS) presents TUBBY THE TUBA narrated by Patti Smith, the iconic National Book Award-winner, rock musician and poet, today, March 16, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17Kneehigh to Return to St. Ann's Warehouse with THE WILD BRIDE, 2/23-3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

St. Ann's Warehouse welcomes back Kneehigh and director Emma Rice for the New York premiere of The Wild Bride. In this adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'The Girl Without Hands,' narrated by Satan himself, a father accidentally sells his daughter to the Devil. When our heroine cleverly escapes, a lyrical love story laced with devilish humor unfolds. The production features a bluegrass score by longtime Kneehigh composer Stu Barker, performed by live musicians and the cast. (more...)

Handel and Haydn Society Presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 3/15 & 17Handel and Haydn Society Presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, 3/15 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

After conducting H&H in sold-out performances of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony in 2011, Richard Egarr returns to Symphony Hall to breathe life into another great work by the composer, his masterful Symphony No. 7. This continues a cycle of Beethoven Symphonies that Egarr brings to H&H, beginning in 2008 with Beethoven Symphony No. 8 and continuing with Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in 2014. Renowned as one of the finest period clarinetists in the world, H&H principal Eric Hoeprich brings Mozart's playful clarinet concerto to life. Egarr and Hoeprich will take your breath away with their virtuosic and powerful interpretations of these great compositions. (more...)

NJSO to Host FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LGBT Event Featuring Music by Strauss, 4/5NJSO to Host FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LGBT Event Featuring Music by Strauss, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Friday Night Out-an LGBT event-on Friday, April 5, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The NJSO will host a post-concert champagne and dessert reception-set to the jazz-age sounds of the Michael Arenella Trio-for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 3/10/2013Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 3/10/2013
by BWW - Mar 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/10/2013 for Louisville (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTINGTickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

Broadway In Boston and Producers Broadway Across America - Beth Williams; Howard & Janet Kagan; and Barry Brown have announced that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of the highly anticipated Pre-Broadway World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING will go on sale to the public this Today, March 10th beginning at 10am. This limited three week engagement will play the historic Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre July 28-August 18, 2013 and is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Series. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic to Present A DANCER'S DREAM in Collaboration With Giants Are SmallAlan Gilbert and the NY Philharmonic to Present A DANCER'S DREAM in Collaboration With Giants Are Small
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The New York Philharmonic will present A Dancer's Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky, a multidisciplinary, theatrical reimagining of the ballets The Fairy's Kiss and Petrushka, created by Giants Are Small. Sara Mearns, New York City Ballet principal dancer, will star in the production, which will be conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, directed and designed by Doug Fitch, choreographed by Karole Armitage, and produced by Edouard Getaz - Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Allegro's 'Appetizer Series' to Kick Off at The Ware Center, 4/19Allegro's 'Appetizer Series' to Kick Off at The Ware Center, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

On Friday, April 19, at 6:45, the popular chamber orchestra 'Allegro' presents a brand new, very different way to enjoy classical music: 'Music in the Round - Lancaster's Music Hour', aptly named the 'Appetizer Series.' (more...)

BBC Magazine's Recording of the Year is The Hallé Orchestra's The Apostles by ElgarBBC Magazine's Recording of the Year is The Hallé Orchestra's The Apostles by Elgar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

The Hallé Orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder's “magnificent” (Financial Times) new recording of Elgar's oratorio The Apostles, a retelling of Christ's Passion from the viewpoint of His followers, arrives at last in North America, following a cluster of superlative reviews in the UK. The Sunday Telegraph declares it a performance of “such insight, splendour and breadth of interpretive vision that one can't imagine it being surpassed” while Gramophone insists, “a set absolutely not to be missed.” The live performance, recorded in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall in 2012, appears on the orchestra's own Hallé label on 2 CDs, available now from Allegro Classical. (more...)

NJSO Hosts FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LGBT Event Featuring Music by Strauss TonightNJSO Hosts FRIDAY NIGHT OUT LGBT Event Featuring Music by Strauss Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Friday Night Out-an LGBT event-tonight, April 5, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The NJSO will host a post-concert champagne and dessert reception-set to the jazz-age sounds of the Michael Arenella Trio-for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present Saint-Saëns' ORGAN SYMPHONY, 5/2-4Pacific Symphony to Present Saint-Saëns' ORGAN SYMPHONY, 5/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

The mighty forces of the William J. Gillespie concert organ pair with fleeting violin passages and an orchestral rhapsody during Pacific Symphony's next classical concert, 'Saint-Saens' Organ Symphony,' featuring music by the French Romantics. The program opens with Emmanuel Chabrier's 'España,' the composer's most famous orchestral composition, inspired by Spanish music and dances. Taking place Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble Announces Final Concerts of the SeasonSt. Luke's Chamber Ensemble Announces Final Concerts of the Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

On its final Chamber Music Series concerts of the season, St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble will trace the evolution and diversity of the trio with works of varied instrumentation by Schubert, Brahms, and Bartok. Three Part Inventions will be presented in three concerts taking place at Brooklyn Museum and The Morgan Library & Museum. (more...)

Wu Man Featured on ELEGANT PIPA CLASSICS by Wind MusicWu Man Featured on ELEGANT PIPA CLASSICS by Wind Music
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

Taiwanese-based independent record label Wind Music has released the new album Elegant Pipa Classics, featuring internationally renowned pipa player, Wu Man. The album, which is available on iTunes and the website CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com/cd/wuman), is comprised of a total of six tracks each featuring both ancient traditional Eastern tunes and modern works inspired by those ancient melodies. Joining Wu Man on the album are Taiwanese instrumentalists Li Kong-yuan on guqin, Huang Jheng-ming on erhu, and Xu Man-xuan on guzheng. (more...)

NJ Symphony Presents 16th Annual UJA Benefit Concert TodayNJ Symphony Presents 16th Annual UJA Benefit Concert Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ present the 16th annual benefit concert in support of the United Jewish Appeal of MetroWest NJ (UJA) today, April 21, at 3 pm, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. Clarinetist David Krakauer joins the Orchestra for Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, along with traditional klezmer works Synagogue Wail and Der Heyser Bulgar. Guest conductor Stefan Sanderling leads the Orchestra in the one-performance-only program, which opens with Copland's Appalachian Spring. (more...)

Clarinetist David Krakauer Performs as Soloist with NJ Symphony Orchestra TodayClarinetist David Krakauer Performs as Soloist with NJ Symphony Orchestra Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Clarinetist David Krakauer will be the featured soloist with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra led by Stefan Sanderling today, April 21, 2013 at 3pm, at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (One Center Street, Newark). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Julian Ovenden Talks RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES, SUNDAY In Paris, DOWNTON ABBEY, SMASH, 1ST NIGHT & MoreInDepth InterView: Julian Ovenden Talks RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES, SUNDAY In Paris, DOWNTON ABBEY, SMASH, 1ST NIGHT & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 20, 2013

Today we are talking to a charming and affable presence onstage and onscreen who has scored in a wide range of roles in the West End and throughout the UK from his work as Bobby in COMPANY to MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, MARGUERITE and many more to, now, starring in the Theatre du Chatelet production of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE in the title role, Julian Ovenden. In addition to revealing details about the Paris Sondheim production, Ovenden also offers thoughts on his Sondheim work in general. Additionally, Ovenden illustrates his impressions of two spectacular small screen ventures - essaying the role of JFK in the musical-within-the-series on SMASH as well as preparing to play a pivotal role in the new season of DOWNTON ABBEY. Most importantly, Ovenden shares his deep affection for the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein and discusses his participation in the stupendous RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN AT THE MOVIES and his continuing collaboration with master conductor John Wilson. Plus, Ovenden muses on potential future parts he would consider playing, shares details of his time in Maury Yeston's DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Off-Broadway, working with Sarah Brightman on the new feature film 1ST NIGHT - and much, much more! (more...)

William Christie to Conduct Les Arts Florissants in DAVID ET JONATHAS at BAM, 4/17-21William Christie to Conduct Les Arts Florissants in DAVID ET JONATHAS at BAM, 4/17-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Following their landmark revival of Atys in 2011, esteemed conductor William Christie and his early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants return to BAM with another French Baroque gem: David et Jonathas, in a production directed by the general manager of Zurich Opera House Andreas Homoki, making his US debut. (more...)

NJSO Hosts 'Ms. Maestro: Women Leaders in Music': A Special Q&A Event with Susanna MälkkiNJSO Hosts 'Ms. Maestro: Women Leaders in Music': A Special Q&A Event with Susanna Mälkki
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts "Ms. Maestro: Women Leaders in Music"-a special Q&A event featuring highly regarded guest conductor Susanna Malkki-on Saturday, April 6, at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, following the Orchestra's 8 pm concert. NJSO Assistant Conductor Gemma Newwill lead the discussion with Malkki; the two will speak about their extraordinary careers in a traditionally male-dominated field. (more...)

NJ Symphony Presents an All-Gershwin POPS Program, 4/19-20NJ Symphony Presents an All-Gershwin POPS Program, 4/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Gershwin NJSO POPS program in New Brunswick and Newark, tonight, April 19 and the 20th. Conductor Gerald Steichen returns to the NJSO stage to conduct the Orchestra in Gershwin favorites including An American in Paris, Cuban Overture and selections from Porgy and Bess and Girl Crazy, along with songs from the composer's rich canon. (more...)

Allegro's 'Appetizer Series' Kicks Off at The Ware Center TodayAllegro's 'Appetizer Series' Kicks Off at The Ware Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Tonight, April 19, at 6:45, the popular chamber orchestra 'Allegro' presents a brand new, very different way to enjoy classical music: 'Music in the Round - Lancaster's Music Hour', aptly named the 'Appetizer Series.' (more...)

Devon Carney and Yves de Bouteiller Join Faculty for Shreveport Ballet Summer Intensive, 7/22-26Devon Carney and Yves de Bouteiller Join Faculty for Shreveport Ballet Summer Intensive, 7/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Devon Carney, Associate Artistic Director of the Cincinnati Ballet, and Yves de Bouteiller, former principal dancer of the Milwaukee Ballet and Ballet du Nord, will be on the faculty for the Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet's Summer Intensive from July 22-26, 2013 in Shreveport, Louisiana. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Headline New Jersey Symphony's Pops Program, 6/1-2Patti LuPone to Headline New Jersey Symphony's Pops Program, 6/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone headlines the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's 2012-13 NJSO POPS season finale in Newark and New Brunswick, June 1-2. The legendary diva, who last appeared with the NJSO in 2009, will perform songs from her latest album, 'Far Away Places,' backed for the first time by full orchestra. The star of Broadway's Gypsy will also sing signature songs from her illustrious career on stage and screen. Rob Fisher conducts. (more...)

William Christie Conducts Les Arts Florissants in DAVID ET JONATHAS at BAM, Now thru 4/21William Christie Conducts Les Arts Florissants in DAVID ET JONATHAS at BAM, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Following their landmark revival of Atys in 2011, esteemed conductor William Christie and his early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants return to BAM with another French Baroque gem: David et Jonathas, in a production directed by the general manager of Zurich Opera House Andreas Homoki, making his US debut. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOESChristine Baranski, Irina Dvorovenko, Shonn Wiley to Star in ON YOUR TOES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Christine Baranski, Kelli Barrett, Walter Bobbie, Jeremy Cohen, Dalton Harrod, Randy Skinner, Shonn Wiley, Karen Ziemba,New York City Ballet Principaldancer Joaquin De Luz and American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenkowill star in Rodgers and Hart's On Your Toes, the final Encores! presentation of the 2012-13 New York City Center season. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, On Your Toes will have guest music direction by Encores! founding music director Rob Fisher and will play seven performances, from May 8 - 12 at New York City Center, W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). The "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" ballet, originally choreographed by George Balanchine, will be staged by Susan Pilarre, who served as a Ballet Mistress of the show's 1983 Broadway Revival. (more...)

BWW Remembers: Maria Tallchief--January 24, 1925 - April 11, 2013BWW Remembers: Maria Tallchief--January 24, 1925 - April 11, 2013
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 13, 2013

Maria Tallchief, the first Native American to win acclaim as a prima ballerina, passed away on April 11, 2013. While she worked with many companies and choreographers, she is most renowned for her collaboration with George Balanchine, first at The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and then, most importantly and famously, at the New York City Ballet. She was married to Balanchine from 1946 until 1952 when the marriage was annulled. Despite this interruption in their private lives they continued their professional association. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Performs All-Tchaikovsky Program, Now thru 4/14New Jersey Symphony Performs All-Tchaikovsky Program, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring Variations on a Rococo Theme, performed by NJSO Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz, tonight, April 12-14 in Trenton, Red Bank and Englewood. The Polonaise from Eugene Onegin opens the program, which culminates in Tchaikovsky's mighty Fifth Symphony. (more...)

Works by Mackey, Tchaikovsky and Wagner Set for New Jersey Symphony Concert, 5/16-19Works by Mackey, Tchaikovsky and Wagner Set for New Jersey Symphony Concert, 5/16-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Tchaikovsky's mighty Fifth Symphony on a concert program that features the East Coast premiere of Steven Mackey's Stumble to Grace Concerto for Piano and Orchestra with pianist Orli Shaham. The Orchestra performs the Princeton University professor's concerto as part of the New Jersey Roots Project, which celebrates the music of composers whose artistic identity has been influenced by their time in the Garden State. (more...)

US Airways Education Foundation To Award $270,000 In Grants To Nonprofits In Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix And WashingtonUS Airways Education Foundation To Award $270,000 In Grants To Nonprofits In Charlotte, Philadelphia, Phoenix And Washington
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

The US Airways Education Foundation will award $270,000 in grants this year to nonprofit organizations in the airline's hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Organizations may apply for a minimum of a $10,000 grant from the Foundation's Community Education Grant program at usairways.com/corporategiving starting April 1. Grants will be awarded to children's educational programs aimed to increase academic achievement for those they serve. Since 1992, the US Airways Education Foundation has awarded nearly $4.9 million in scholarships and grants. (more...)

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