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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...)

Artful Speaker Series, SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS and More Set for COCA, Winter/Spring 2013-14Artful Speaker Series, SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS and More Set for COCA, Winter/Spring 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The COCA Calendar of events, including classes, workshops, and auditions. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Asia Art Fair at Bohemian National Hall Opens TomorrowAsia Art Fair at Bohemian National Hall Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Kicking off Asia Week 2014, the historic Bohemian National Hall (BNH) will present its first annual Asia Art Fair, previewing on Friday, March 14, 2014 and running from Saturday, March 15 - through Tuesday, March 18th. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

BWW Blog: Adam Lendermon of Maltz Jupiter's A CHORUS LINE - Interview with 'Cassie'BWW Blog: Adam Lendermon of Maltz Jupiter's A CHORUS LINE - Interview with 'Cassie'
by Guest Blogger: Adam Lendermon - Jan 6, 2014

I wanted to take the time to introduce a few of my castmates during my blogging stint, so I've put together a few questions that will hopefully give you some insight into who they are and their connection to the show. Who better to begin with than Cassie? I have had the great pleasure of working with this beautiful and talented soul on the show previously. It is an immense comfort knowing that she is standing next to me on the line again. She is family. (more...)

The Jost Project Performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe TonightThe Jost Project Performs at Chris' Jazz Cafe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing another concert with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). Tonight, January 31 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. they will be at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko to Release ARABESQUE, 2/18Olga Peretyatko to Release ARABESQUE, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

On February 18, Sony Classical (USA) will release Arabesque, soprano Olga Peretyatko's second album on the label. Her new CD coincides with a 2013-14 season that not only showcases the young star in important European debuts—including Berlin and Milan—it also offers an opportunity to hear her eagerly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut when she returns to New York in the spring. Olga Peretyatko's MET debut in I Puritani this coming April follows her acclaimed 2011 BAM appearances in Robert Lepage's production of The Nightingale, which the Financial Times cited as soaring “with effortless charm as the coloratura Nightingale.” Bloomberg News noted that she was “greeted with a thunderous ovation,” and The New York Times called her “sweet-voiced and technically agile.” Ms Peretyatko possesses a dazzling technique, a touching sensibility, a vocal richness, and a strong personality that the new recording highlights brilliantly. (more...)

The Jost Project Performs Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville TonightThe Jost Project Performs Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing two concerts with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). Tonight, January 24 at 9 pm they will be at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville with Phyllis Chapell opening for them at the Steel City concert at 8 pm. (more...)

Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre to PResent SLEEPING BEAUTY at Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/4Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre to PResent SLEEPING BEAUTY at Capitol Center for the Arts, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre from city of Ufa, hometown of legendary 20th century dancer Rudolf Nureyev, brings Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet Sleeping Beauty to life at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Tuesday, February 4, at 7pm! The whole family is sure to be enchanted when these 60 distinguished dancers bring their signature blend of technical skill and emotional performance to this seminal ballet. (more...)

The Jost Project to Perform Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville, 1/24; Chris' Jazz Cafe Set for 1/31The Jost Project to Perform Steel Coffee House in Phoenixville, 1/24; Chris' Jazz Cafe Set for 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Philadelphia-based The Jost Project is performing two concerts with music from their CD Can't Find My Way Home (Dot Time Records, based in New York and Europe). On Friday January 24 at 9 pm they will be at Steel City Coffee House, 203 Bridge Street in Phoenixville with Phyllis Chapell opening for them at the Steel City concert at 8 pm. On Friday, January 31 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. they will be at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 1421 Sansom Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY at Capitol Center for the Arts TonightRudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre Presents SLEEPING BEAUTY at Capitol Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

New Hampshire -- The Rudolf Nureyev State Ballet Theatre from city of Ufa, hometown of legendary 20th century dancer Rudolf Nureyev, brings Tchaikovsky's beloved ballet Sleeping Beauty to life at the Capitol Center for the Arts tonight, February 4, at 7pm! The whole family is sure to be enchanted when these 60 distinguished dancers bring their signature blend of technical skill and emotional performance to this seminal ballet. (more...)

Guarneri Quartet's Arnold Steinhardt to Join LACO for WESTSIDE CONNECTIONS, 2/13Guarneri Quartet's Arnold Steinhardt to Join LACO for WESTSIDE CONNECTIONS, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Arnold Steinhardt, acclaimed first violin of the illustrious Guarneri Quartet, joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) for its WESTSIDE CONNECTIONS chamber music series launch on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 pm, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. The three-part series, with 'LA Influential' as this year's thematic twist, examines the impact our diverse city has had on arts and culture through the eyes of distinguished guest artists and speakers. LACO Concertmaster and series curator Margaret Batjer has programmed evenings that showcase the virtuosic artistry of LACO musicians in chamber masterpieces, reflecting the compelling LA connections and inspirations that have deeply influenced the special guests, who in addition to Steinhart, include Culture Clash satirist/comedian Richard Montoya and actor/director/composer John Rubinstein. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014Kennedy Center Announces Lineup for WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host 22 theatrical offerings from 20 different countries during WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014 that will run for three weeks March 10-30, 2014 throughout the Center. The international festival features contemporary theater works offering 13 fully staged productions, 4 theater-focused installations, 3 readings of new works, and 2 forums. From Olivier and Tony Award-winning puppetry to innovative perspectives on old classics, a diverse showcase of theatrical expression will be represented by countries spanning the globe including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, England, France, Iceland, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Pakistan, Palestine, Scotland, South Africa, Sudan, Syria, and the United States. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album 'Arabesque'Olga Peretyatko Releases New Album 'Arabesque'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko's newest album, Arabesque, which was recorded with the NDR Sinfonieorchester (more...)

BWW Reviews: Robert Motherwell Retrospective Gives Collage an Intellectual EdgeBWW Reviews: Robert Motherwell Retrospective Gives Collage an Intellectual Edge
by Patrick Kennedy - Dec 7, 2013

The new Guggenheim showcase, ROBERT MOTHERWELL: EARLY COLLAGES, shows a well-read, widely-resourceful artist working in top form. (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...)

Great Music at St. Bart's to Welcome William K. Trafka for New Year's ConcertGreat Music at St. Bart's to Welcome William K. Trafka for New Year's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

For the 18th straight year, Great Music at St. Bart's will present organist William K. Trafka in an organ recital to usher in the New Year. The concert will take place on Tuesday, December 31 at 11 pm. Trafka, St. Bart's Organist and Director of Music since 1995, has performed this concert since New Year's Eve, 1996. (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...)

FLASH SPECIAL: THE NUTCRACKER Is A Mouse-See Special Ballet EventFLASH SPECIAL: THE NUTCRACKER Is A Mouse-See Special Ballet Event
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 13, 2013

Today we are highlighting one of the most celebrated and cherished ballets ever composed, now, more than 120 years after its premiere - the new Fathom Events national movie theater presentation of Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER performed by the Royal Opera House Ballet. (more...)

KahaneSwensenBrey Trio Plays Segerstrom Center TonightKahaneSwensenBrey Trio Plays Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

The KahaneSwensenBrey Trio, comprised of Jeffrey Kahane, piano; Joseph Swensen, violin; and Carter Brey, cello, perform an evening of celebrated chamber music at Segerstrom Center for the Arts tonight, December 12 at Samueli Theater. (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: 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...)

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...)

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