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Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18thHenry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

Henry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18thHenry Mancini's Timeless Film Music Celebrated In The Classic Soundtrack Collection Available November 18th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is proud to announce the release of Henry Mancini's The Classic SoundtrackCollection (http://smarturl.it/HM_TCSC_amzn) on Tuesday, November 18 th. In a career that spanned nearly half a century, Henry Mancini (1924-1994) became synonymous with catchy, jazzy, romantic music for film and television soundtracks. The Classic Soundtrack Collection, showcases all of Mancini's soundtrack albums for the RCA, Epic and Columbia labels, including several of his most iconic and beloved scores. (more...)

BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tech Week!BWW Blog: Molly Garner of BIG FISH - Tech Week!
by Guest Blogger: Molly Garner - Oct 29, 2014

This week we move into the gorgeous Carpenter Center at Cal State Long Beach and begin the arduous process of tech. We made so much magic in the old studio-- as well as a lot of mistakes! Here are some shots of the final days of rehearsal. Photo credit to our dance captain Ricky Bulda. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden to Lead NY Philharmonic in Two Programs, 11/20-22 & 11/26-29Jaap van Zweden to Lead NY Philharmonic in Two Programs, 11/20-22 & 11/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Jaap van Zweden - music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as former concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since his debut in April 2012 to conduct two weeks of concerts. In the first program, Mr. van Zweden will conduct Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, featuring Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Pink Martini Collaborates on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the OBT 25 Program, Now thru 10/18Pink Martini Collaborates on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the OBT 25 Program, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre announced during Pink Martini's concert at the Oregon Zoo that Nicolo Fonte's world premiere in the upcoming OBT 25 program will feature Portland's favorite 'little orchestra' sharing the stage with the dancers in the first ever full-scale collaboration between the two groups. The ballet, titled Everywhere, was inspired by Fonte's eagerness to create an unforgettable experience for the audience that will reveal new facets of both groups and the performers in them. In celebration of the Ballet's 25th Anniversary Season, this entirely new creation will feature China Forbes, who has been the lead singer for the band since its inception. Opening today, October 11, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT 25 will continue for five performances through October 18. (more...)

Moscow Ballet Announces North American Premiere of Principal Dancers in GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKERMoscow Ballet Announces North American Premiere of Principal Dancers in GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Moscow Ballet award-winning principal dancers, hailing from the world's best ballet colleges, premiere in North America on the 2014 World Peace tour. Ekaterina Bortiakova returns after garnering rave reviews in 2013, “Effortless dancing, a treat to watch, full of joyful energy,” Little Rock Democrat Gazette, Jennifer Godwin and “Epitome of a classical ballerina...to say that I was impressed would be an extreme understatement. Her performance was flawless.” Alt Daily, Virginia Beach. Bortiakova's partner Akzhol Mussakhanov is a native of Kazakhstan and laureate of several prestigious International Ballet Competitions. Rising star Yuliya Aleinik earned first place in Ukraine's “International Youth Classic Dance Competition” and in “Special Foundation of the President of Belarus for Talented Youth.” In addition she medaled at the 2010 3rd International Yuri Grigorovich Competition. Premiering in the US with Moscow Ballet Artem Belov medaled at Kazan's International Ballet Competition, was 1st place winner of Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Competition and was awarded Silver in 'Arabesque' competition IBC and more. ~ Widen Your World with Turkish Airlines, Moscow Ballet Partner for 2014 North American Great Russian Nutcracker Tour. Turkish Airlines flies to 261 destinations and more countries than any other airline ~ (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This WeekJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

This week, Mr. van Zweden will lead the Orchestra in Korngold's Violin Concerto, with Hilary Hahn as soloist; Beethoven's Symphony No. 7; and J. Wagenaar's Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, marking the Philharmonic's first time performing the work, tonight, November 26, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 28 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Richmond Symphony Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant for New Mobile Outdoor Performance SpaceThe Richmond Symphony Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant for New Mobile Outdoor Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The Richmond Symphony is excited to announce a matching challenge grant of $500,000 from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation in support of the commissioning and acquisition of a large mobile outdoor performance space. This exciting project will allow the RSO to significantly broaden its reach to communities throughout the Greater Richmond Region and the Commonwealth and provide it with the ability to stage large- scale concerts in traditional and non-traditional outdoor spaces. (more...)

Jaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic TonightJaap van Zweden Leads NY Philharmonic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Jaap van Zweden - music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Philharmonic as well as former concertmaster of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - will return to the New York Philharmonic for the first time since his debut in April 2012 to conduct two weeks of concerts. In the first program, Mr. van Zweden will conduct Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, featuring Acting Concertmaster Sheryl Staples and Principal Viola Cynthia Phelps, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8, tonight, November 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago Unveils New Galleries to Showcase Islamic ArtArt Institute of Chicago Unveils New Galleries to Showcase Islamic Art
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

?A dazzling array of works of art from the vast Islamic world is now on display at the Art Institute of Chicago in the museum's newly transformed galleries for Islamic art. (more...)

Moscow Ballet to Bring THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre, 12/13Moscow Ballet to Bring THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

An annual tradition at the State Theatre, Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life...and snows over the audience! This fun-for-the-entire-family classic will be performed for two audiences on Saturday, December 13th. (more...)

Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19Songs of the Season at Met Museum to Feature Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Music for the holidays by composer Robert Sirota will be featured in a special holiday concert, Songs of the Season, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue) in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium on Friday, December 19, 2014 at 7pm. The Met Museum Presents concert will include performances by The Choristers of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine led by conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather, soprano Mellissa Hughes, violist Nadia Sirota, and harpist Victoria Drake. (more...)

THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art TodayTHE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The J?st Project looks forward to returning to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the location where they launched their recording, 'Can't Find My Way Home' (Dot Time Records). As part of the Art After 5 series, the Philly-based band will perform today, May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band is made up of internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drummer Charlie Patierno. This event is free with museum admission, $20; seniors $18; youth, 13 to 18, and students with valid ID $14; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (215) 684-7506 or e-mail artafter5@philamuseum.org. (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Broadcast PostponedLive From Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Broadcast Postponed
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Due to scheduling, the recent Live From Lincoln Center broadcast, featuring the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, announced to air July 31, 2015 will be postponed to air at a future date to be announced.  (more...)

Ballet San Jose Announces International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, 7/25-8/9Ballet San Jose Announces International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, 7/25-8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Ballet San Jose Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño has announced that the Company has been invited to tour with celebrated former Bolshoi Ballet starsNatalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in performances in Southern California, Moscow and London this summer. The tour repertoire will feature Osipova and Vasiliev's debuts in Roland Petit's Carmenwith Ballet San Jose with the balance of the program comprising pas de deux to be performed by the former Bolshoi artists. Performances will be given July 25-27 at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, CA; July 31 and August 1-3 at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Russia; and August 6-9 at the London Coliseum in London. The tour is presented by Ardani Artists. For more information, visit www.balletsj.org or www.ardani.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION: ENGLAND Rediscovers Forgotten English MusicBWW Reviews: EVOLUTION AND REVOLUTION: ENGLAND Rediscovers Forgotten English Music
by Barry Lenny - May 27, 2014

If you want to know why the first fifty years of the 20th century saw a remarkable resurgence of creative energy, then just look at the music Leigh Harrold programmed for the Kegelstatt Ensemble. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Gods Prevail in NYCB's Black and White Festival IIBWW Reviews: The Gods Prevail in NYCB's Black and White Festival II
by Melia Kraus-har - May 11, 2015

Hear the Dance:Russia, covered forty years of Balanchine accompanied by Stravinsky's music from his Apollo, created in 1928 for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, to 1957's Agon, to two works from 1972, Duo Concertant and Symphony in Three Movements. In Balanchine's temple on Lincoln Center's campus, his choreography plagued the dancers with drops, trips, and slips. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICALBWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 3, 2015

Hawaii-born Elle McLemore burst onto the theatre scene in 2011 when she was cast as the evil Eva in the Pre-Broadway National Tour of BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Like most of that cast, McLemore went on to make her Broadway debut when the tour made its way to New York the following year. Since then the 23-year-old has been a regular on the final season of ARMY WIVES and one of the stars of Off-Broadway's cult favorite HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, as 'Cheerleader Heather,' Heather McNamara. (more...)

Arabesque to Present SAWAH at Fleck Dance Theatre, 4/10-13Arabesque to Present SAWAH at Fleck Dance Theatre, 4/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Critically acclaimed dance and music ensembleArabesque returns after a year's hiatus with the world premiere of its production,SAWAH. The show runs April 10 - 13, 2014 at the Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay W) as part of Harbourfront Centre's NextSteps Series. The performance includes over 20 dancers and 20 musicians. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. A special orchestra-the Cape Cod Gala Orchestra, conducted by Liam Burke-has been assembled for this occasion. Noted WQXR radio announcer Jeff Spurgeon will host the evening and Nancy B. Barry, First President of the Festival, as well as Honorary Artistic Chair Charles Hamlen, V.P. of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Co-Founder of IMG Artists, will be on hand for the event. (more...)

JEFF MACAULEY Celebrates Henry Mancini Songbook With New Show at Metropolitan Room Opening 4/15JEFF MACAULEY Celebrates Henry Mancini Songbook With New Show at Metropolitan Room Opening 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

After two years performing his highly praised show, It Was Me, honoring the songbook of famed lyricist Norman Gimbel at New York's Don't Tell Mama, Bistro Award-winning vocalist and BroadwayWorld.com 'Best Male Vocalist' nominee Jeff Macauley presents a new show this spring at New York's Metropolitan Room. In Mr. Lucky, Macauley will celebrate the music of the iconic composer Henry Mancini. Macauley's orchestra for Mr. Lucky will be Award-winning Musical Director/pianist and arranger Tex Arnold with Jon Burr on bass. Opening night of the three-show run is April 15, 2015, with additional shows on May 6 and June 17. All shows are on Wednesday nights at 9:30 pm. The Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, 212-206-0440. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Paul Taylor 60th Anniversary MarathonBWW Reviews: Paul Taylor 60th Anniversary Marathon
by Melia Kraus-har - Mar 17, 2014

The celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of Paul Taylor's choreographic career filled the stage and the screen - computer screens that is, with announcements regarding the company's future trajectory - in the way that only Paul Taylor can. The choreographer's choices, both in his dances and dialogue, cover the spectrum of ideologies. Throughout his career, Taylor allowed himself to be in the moment, whatever the moment, and continues to contribute in a very important, seemingly endless conversation: how modern dance maintains its relevance alongside contemporary dance without losing its heritage. A few Taylor twists this season: six dollar tickets, added alumni performance, and anticipated diversified repertory with works from other choreographers. (more...)

FJK Dance to Return to New York Live Arts, 7/8-11FJK Dance to Return to New York Live Arts, 7/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Fadi Khoury, the Iraqi-born Artistic Director of FJK Dance, will return to New York Live Arts July 8 through July 11 with his company of ten dancers in new and repertory works combining a variety of dance mediums in a rare cultural fusion. The run will include four premieres and a special guest choreographer collaboration. (more...)

LABA to Present New Strings Attached with Nadav Lev, Mivos Quartet, Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev and More, 6/30LABA to Present New Strings Attached with Nadav Lev, Mivos Quartet, Re'ut Ben-Ze'ev and More, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Multi-faceted guitar virtuoso and 2013-14 LABA fellow Nadav Lev brings forth a diverse selection of pieces for guitar and various ensembles, all written for him by some of the most prominent young composers to emerge from Israel. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayMaria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillanBWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan
by Melia Kraus-har - Jun 23, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 75th anniversary spring season honored the legacy of the company's seasoned dancers and showcased its younger ranks. Mixed bills displaying a range of classic and neo-classic roles segued into ABT's strongest realm: the story ballet. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie offered his artists as heroes and heroines. From 'Othello' to 'Giselle' to 'La Bayadere' to Ratmansky's 'The Sleeping Beauty' to Monday, June 15th's 'Romeo and Juliet' at Lincoln Center's Metropolitan Opera House, his dancers remained in a stratosphere of romanticism. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Estevia Parfum Debuts New Oud LineEstevia Parfum Debuts New Oud Line
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Reaching back to ancient times, the Middle East has been the source of sweet scents; Kings and Queens from far away lands would travel far and wide to experience the musks and floral scents that were made famous in the Middle East. Estevia Parfum, purveyors of fine fragrances, traveled from the souqs of Dubai to North America with a purpose. The company's mission was to bring affordable luxury into the hands of customers who desired quality, durable fragrances without an overwhelming price tag. This fall, the same company that brought their unique line of signature scents has developed a line of fragrances reminiscent of their Middle Eastern roots; rich and full with life. (more...)

The New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, TodayThe New York Philharmonic Presents A CELEBRATION OF PHIL SMITH, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will salute departing Principal Trumpet Philip Smith - who will step down from his position at the end of the 2013-14 season following 36 seasons of service - in A Celebration of Phil Smith, a concert featuring the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Mr. Smith and Bramwell Tovey, July 5, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The program will also include works that showcase brass: an arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles; a Horn Quartet by Gershwin; Tomasi's Liturgical Fanfares; an arrangement of The Great Gate of Kiev from Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; and Pollack's That's a Plenty, which the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, of which Mr. Smith was a founding member, has frequently performed as an encore on the Orchestra's tours. Philharmonic musicians will introduce the works and speak about Mr. Smith. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FJK DanceBWW Reviews: FJK Dance
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 28, 2014

I glanced at the program photograph as I was sitting down for the Fadi J. Khoury Dance concert on July 24 at New York Live Arts. I suppose it's me-or an over stimulated brain-because the photo screamed, yelled, and hollered 'beefcake evening.' Nothing wrong with that-there are worse things one can encounter in life. (more...)

Ballet San Jose Kicks Off International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Now thru 8/9Ballet San Jose Kicks Off International Tour of CARMEN with Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev, Now thru 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Ballet San Jose Artistic Director José Manuel Carreño has announced that the Company has been invited to tour with celebrated former Bolshoi Ballet starsNatalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in performances in Southern California, Moscow and London this summer. (more...)

Bramwell Tovey Leads Two LA Phil Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/14 & 16Bramwell Tovey Leads Two LA Phil Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/14 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Audience favorite Bramwell Tovey makes his first of several visits to the Hollywood Bowl this season to lead the LA Phil in two classical concerts, Tuesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 16, at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE the Show Must Go On Despite InjuryBWW Reviews: In American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE the Show Must Go On Despite Injury
by Elizabeth Portnoy - Jul 1, 2014

On June 23rd, Gillian Murphy and Marcelo Gomes were scheduled to dance the lead roles of Odette-Odile and Prince Siegfried in American Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake. Unfortunately, after an exquisitely musical and technically proficient first act, it was announced that Ms. Murphy would not dance in the second act due to an injury, sparking a collective gasp from the audience, especially since the first act was danced so well. (more...)

Warner Stage Company Set for Regional AACT FestivalWarner Stage Company Set for Regional AACT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Warner Stage Company of Torrington, Connecticut is proud to announce that its production of Winter Flowers has won the honor of performing at AACTFest 2015 Region I festival presented by the New England Theatre Conference (NETC) to be held at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut February 28 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Henry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music GroupHenry Mancini Estate Taps Spirit Music Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The estate of Henry Mancini has chosen leading independent music publisher Spirit Music Group to administer the prestigious music publishing catalog of Henry Mancini for North America as announced today by David Renzer, Chairman, Spirit Music Group. The catalog was previously administered by Universal Music Publishing Group (the company retains admin rights to the catalog outside of North America). (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Corps de Ballet Is the Star of the MARIINSKY BALLET's 'Swan Lake' at BAMBWW Reviews: The Corps de Ballet Is the Star of the MARIINSKY BALLET's 'Swan Lake' at BAM
by Sondra Forsyth - Jan 19, 2015

On January 16th 2015 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the unparalleled precision of the Mariinsky Ballet's corps in "Swan Lake" was rightfully rewarded with the evening's most thunderous applause. Every tilt of the head, every flick of the wrist, every pose, every hop in Arabesque was performed in unison and with perfect musicality. The bevy of Russian ballerinas as Swans put the New York City Ballet's often ragged corps to shame, although the American Ballet Theatre's corps is a close second to that of the St. Petersburg troupe. (more...)

Mariinsky Ballet Soloist Kimin Kim to Appear as ABT Guest Artist This SpringMariinsky Ballet Soloist Kimin Kim to Appear as ABT Guest Artist This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Kimin Kim, a first soloist with the Mariinsky Ballet, will debut as a Guest Artist with American Ballet Theatre during the Company's 2015 Spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House, it was announced by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

Songs of the Season at Met Museum Features Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More TonightSongs of the Season at Met Museum Features Robert Sirota, Nadia Sirota & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Music for the holidays by composer Robert Sirota will be featured in a special holiday concert, Songs of the Season, presented by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue) in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium tonight, December 19, 2014 at 7pm. The Met Museum Presents concert will include performances by The Choristers of The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine led by conductor Malcolm J. Merriweather, soprano Mellissa Hughes, violist Nadia Sirota, and harpist Victoria Drake. (more...)

Moscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre TodayMoscow Ballet Brings THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER to State Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

An annual tradition at the State Theatre, Moscow Ballet's The Great Russian Nutcracker is a magical and timeless holiday tradition that comes to life...and snows over the audience! This fun-for-the-entire-family classic will be performed for two audiences today, December 13th. (more...)

Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre announced last night during Pink Martini's concert at the Oregon Zoo that Nicolo Fonte's world premiere in the upcoming OBT 25 program will feature Portland's favorite "little orchestra" sharing the stage with the dancers in the first ever full-scale collaboration between the two groups. The ballet, titled Everywhere, was inspired by Fonte's eagerness to create an unforgettable experience for the audience that will reveal new facets of both groups and the performers in them. In celebration of the Ballet's 25th Anniversary Season, this entirely new creation will feature China Forbes, who has been the lead singer for the band since its inception. Opening Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT 25 will continue for five performances through October 18. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center TonightCape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York this evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet Mounts Swashbuckling LE CORSAIREBWW Reviews: Maine State Ballet Mounts Swashbuckling LE CORSAIRE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 6, 2015

For its spring production Maine State Ballet presents a stylishly swashbuckling account of Le Corsaire, vividly choreographed by Linda MacArthur Miele (after Petipa) and elegantly designed by Gail Csoboth. The more than thirty-five principals, soloists, and corps de ballet, drawn from area professionals and talented young dancers in the company school form a cohesive troupe, who seem to have grown in polish and precision over the past few years and who are not afraid to tackle the demands of this large scale Romantic ballet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Getting Schooled: Columbia/Barnard Dance Department Spring ConcertBWW Reviews: Getting Schooled: Columbia/Barnard Dance Department Spring Concert
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 30, 2014

The young dancers of Columbia University and Barnard College fell back and forth in dance repertory and dared to add their own voices to iconic works at the matinee performance at Miller Theatre, Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Each of the four works provided unique challenges: Andrea Miller's Fall Recover Recover tested their capacity for the essence of modern dance technique, Twyla Tharp's Treefrog in Stonehenge demanded the stamina of a jazzercise class, Martha Graham's Lamentation Variations asked students to reflect upon Graham's legacy with their own minds and bodies, and Robert La Fosse's Concerto for Mr. B thrust the dancers on to their toes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seeking Harmony in the Art of ActivismBWW Reviews: Seeking Harmony in the Art of Activism
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 3, 2015

Both Erhlich and Armitage's welcoming remarks suggested ambivalence with the scope of this work; Erhlich even said, "we'll just see", and so the evening began. Combined with movement in a setting designated for tactile education, On the Nature of Things depicted a frenetic doom. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARISBWW Reviews: Ballet Stars Take Broadway in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Melia Kraus-har - Apr 21, 2015

Known for his contemporary, abstract choreography, Wheeldon's recent projects ventured towards epic storytelling, as with Cinderella, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and The Winter's Tale. Besides an exuberant audience, what came to mind on Wednesday, April 15th at the Palace Theatre, were current New York City Ballet principal dancer Robert Fairchild's conjuring of Kelly's ghost and Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope's delicate emotional tension, yet no-holds barred physicality. (more...)

THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5/9THE JOST PROJECT Returns to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

The J?st Project looks forward to returning to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the location where they launched their recording, "Can't Find My Way Home" (Dot Time Records). As part of the Art After 5 series, the Philly-based band will perform on Friday, May 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band is made up of internationally renowned vibraphonist Tony Miceli, vocalist/harmonicist Paul Jost, bassist Kevin MacConnell and drummer Charlie Patierno. This event is free with museum admission, $20; seniors $18; youth, 13 to 18, and students with valid ID $14; children 12 and under free. For more information, call (215) 684-7506 or e-mail artafter5@philamuseum.org. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Present OHLSSON PLAYS CHOPIN Concert, 4/17Houston Symphony to Present OHLSSON PLAYS CHOPIN Concert, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

HOUSTON (April 13, 2015) – The Houston Symphony presents Ohlsson Plays Chopin at Jones Hall featuring works by contemporary American living composer Jennifer Higdon and Romantic-era composer and virtuoso pianist Frédéric Chopin. (more...)

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