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MasterVoices to Host Annual Spring Benefit Featuring Kelli O'Hara and Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, will hold its annual Spring Benefit in support of its artistic programming and education and outreach initiatives at the Metropolitan Club, 1 E. 60th Street (at Fifth Avenue), on Thursday, March 30, 2017. (more...)

JellyTelly Launches the 5 Minute Family Devotional
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

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Handel and Haydn Society Gives First New York City Performance in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

In addition to its New York appearance this spring and its regular concert series in Boston, Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society also return this summer to Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Berkshires, for the first time since 1991. Christophers leads Purcell's The Fairy Queen with 21 players, 18 choristers, two soloists, and a narrator, on Wednesday, August 9 at 8 p.m. at Ozawa Hall on the Tanglewood campus. (more...)

Cathedral of St. John, Manhattan School of Music, And Ontario Society of NY Present Britten's WAR REQUIEM, 4/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Cathedral of St. John the Divine...will present Benjamin Britten's powerful invocation of the perils of battle, the War Requiem on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 and Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street). (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Features Violinist Philippe Graffin in BRAVO! Masterclass
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO)  BRAVO! Masterclass features violin virtuoso Philippe Graffin. The masterclass is open to the general public, and will be held at Hamilton House on the campus of Westminster Choir College. Attendees will observe four violin students as they are coached on artistry and performance technique. Kathleen Tagg will accompany participants on the piano. The students are Kristy Chen (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North), Dallas Noble (homeschooled), Joseph Jojo Prentice (Princeton High School), and Demi Fang (Princeton University). The masterclass is presented in partnership with Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Performs Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings.  The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9. Conducted by Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

On Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00PM at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, the composer's towering final achievement. Unique among the seasons' 9th performances, this concert will be performed on period instruments, using the tempos and performance techniques of its premiere nearly 200 years ago. The thrilling textures and nuanced blend of period instruments with the voices of the highly acclaimed ACO Chorus will transport listeners back to the sound world of the early 19th century, while bringing them closer to the composer's intentions and original markings. The result is a deeper, more fulfilling musical experience of this great work. To provide greater understanding, Maestro Thomas Crawford will deliver an introduction, with orchestra and chorus onstage to perform excerpts, before conducting the 70-minute Symphony. This combination of pre-symphony talk and period instrument performance offers rare and meaningful immersion into this much-loved symphony. Soloists are Sherezade Panthaki, Michael Sumuel, Helen Karloski and Kang Wang. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere Final Season of T.I. AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

VH1 today announced the sixth and final season of T.I. AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE is set to premiere on Monday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT to offer audiences a peek behind the curtain like never before. (more...)

George London Foundation Presents Amber Wagner & Reginald Smith, Jr., in Recital 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Soprano Amber Wagner, a 2010 George London Award Winner, and baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., who won his George London Award in 2015, make their New York recital debuts at the final program in the George London Foundation Recital Series, and the final event in the foundation's season, on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm. Alan Darling is the recital's pianist; a reception with the artists follows the concert. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announce 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) today announced plans for the 2017-18 season, comprising more than 200 concerts in eleven months presented at Davies Symphony Hall. The Orchestra's 106th season is highlighted by musical touchstones that are trademarks of MTT's artistic vision for the Orchestra. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra Announces Violin Masterclass with Philippe Graffin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On Saturday, March 18, 2-5 pm, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) BRAVO! Masterclass features violin virtuoso Philippe Graffin. The masterclass is open to the general public, and will be held at Hamilton House on the campus of Westminster Choir College. Attendees will observe four violin students as they are coached on artistry and performance technique. Kathleen Tagg will accompany participants on the piano. The students are Kristy Chen (West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North), Dallas Noble (homeschooled), Joseph Jojo Prentice (Princeton High School), and Demi Fang (Princeton University). The masterclass is presented in partnership with Westminster Conservatory, the community music school of Westminster College of the Arts of Rider University. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER, 5/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Known for staging 'the ultimate in intimate productions' (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents a trio of exciting new site-specific opera productions in 2017, beginning May 11-13 with Mozart's rarely-performed early opera The Secret Gardener (La finta giardiniera) at the West Side Community Garden. (more...)

Desoff Choirs To Celebrate Spring With Bach, Buxtehude, And Barber In One Night Only Concert, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Dessoff Choirs continues its 92nd season with a one-evening-only spring concert of repentance. Members of The Dessoff Chamber Choir and Ensemble bring diversity, spirit, and beautiful harmony to the emotionally charged season of Lent. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Presents ingpoli Classics Series with Beethoven Symphony No. 9 , 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Pasadena Symphony closes out its 2016-2017 Singpoli Classics Serieswith Beethoven Symphony No. 9 on April 29 with both matinee and evening performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Ambassador Auditorium. This season finale will envelop audiences with voices from the Donald Brinegar Singers, the JPL Chorus, and the Los Angeles Children's Chorus alongside four stellar solo vocalists: soprano Summer Hassan, mezzo soprano Tracy Van Fleet, tenor Arnold Livingston Geis and bass Steve Pence throughout the concert. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Herbert Paine - Mar 22, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is rousing and colorful. A revival worth seeing. (more...)

Tenor Michael Schade To Join Schwalbe And Partners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Hailed as one of the world's leading tenors, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schadeperforms on every major opera stage and in the most prestigious concert halls of the world. His art form embraces a wide repertoire of performances in opera, recital, concert, and recording.? (more...)

HOME to Present Major UK Revival of ROSE Starring Dame Janet Suzman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????HOME is delighted to announce the first UK revival of Martin Sherman's award-winning Rose, which premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Directed by Richard Beecham, Janet Suzman takes on the role of the eponymous Rose. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces Latest Productions For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Bristol Old Vic today announced the next raft of productions to hit its stage throughout 2017.    (more...)

Concerts At St. Thomas Opens Spring Season of PASSIONTIDE, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas opens the spring season with a dynamic program for Passiontide. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere Sixth and Final Season of T.I. AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The sixth and final season of T.I. AND TINY: THE FAMILY HUSTLE will premiere on April 17th at 10 pm ET/ PT on VH1. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Toby Jones Joins Staged Performance of Handel's MESSIAH this April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

For four nights this April, four extraordinary actors will join renowned opera and concert conductor Harry Bicket, Europe's most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the glorious Erebus Ensemble and four giants of classical music Julia Doyle, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott and Brindley Sherratt for four one-off stagings of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah.  (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces 2017-18 Classics and Pops Series - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, European Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Announces Classical Pops Programming For 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announces the 2017-2018 season programming for its BNY Mellon Grand Classics and PNC Pops series. The upcoming season of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics marks its 10th season under the musical leadership of Music Director Manfred Honeck and the orchestra's 122nd year since its founding. (more...)

Barbara Bailey Shares 'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story': a poignant tale of patriotism and passion, faith and sacrifice. 'In the Cleft of the Rock: An Israeli-American Love Story' is the creation of published author, Barbara Bailey, a member of Faith Christian Assembly in Flatwoods, Kentucky, who strives to share knowledge of the Lord and His unfailing love through writing and distributing inspirational pamphlets in her community. (more...)

Pilgrim Festival Chorus Presents RETROSPECTIVES Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Pilgrim Festival Chorus (PFC), the region's principal community chorus, presents a spring concert, Retrospectives, on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm at St. Bonaventure Church, 803 State Road, Plymouth, and Sunday, April 30 at 4 pm at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 842 Tremont Street, Duxbury.  (more...)

Dr. Robert J Medford Releases FIVE MOTHERS OF GLORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

'Five Mothers of Glory': a Biblical Journey through history. 'Five Mothers of Glory' is the creation of published author, Dr. Robert J Medford. (more...)

Richmond Symphony Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Music Director Steven Smith and Executive Director David Fisk are pleased to announce the 2017-18 Season of the Richmond Symphony. The 60th Anniversary Season features a great line-up of concerts, events and world-class soloists, beginning with a special Opening Night concert with pianist Lang Lang. (more...)

Chosen Few's Jon Z 'O.Sentimientos' Music Video Hits One Million in 3 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Chosen Few's next superstar Jon Z's YouTube video for his classic single '0. Sentimientos' with its new Latin Trap sound has resonated with audiences throughout the world and the music video has transcended into huge viewership in a very short amount of time. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

Frank Cavallo Announces 'Rites of Azathoth'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

CLEVELAND, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Frank Cavallo announced today the release of his latest novel Rites of Azathoth published by Bedlam Press (An Imprint of Necro Publications). (more...)

Tafelmusik Celebrates Bach With U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Tafelmusik, Canada's renowned and internationally lauded Baroque orchestra, will tour the United States with J.S Bach: The Circle of Creation, a multi-media celebration of the genius of Bach. Created by Alison Mackay, J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, and projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans – papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers – who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. The Circle of Creation blends 21st-century technology with an exploration of the tradition and skill of old world craftspeople and artisans. (more...)

New Memoir ANGEL IN THE TREE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Stanley P. Silverblatt, M.D.'s new book, Angel In The Tree ($12.99, paperback, 9781498487559; $6.99, eBook, 9781498487566) shares that all of our lives have purpose. His hope is that his readers will share a desire to search for meaning in their lives. Silverblatt encourages his readers to look for one's own personal meaning, and be rewarded with answers. Silverblatt challenges his readers to have the faith to proceed and gain experience. (more...)

'Undiscovered Treasure: The Secret of the Fountain of Youth' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

In Bob and Cheryl Gesing and Tiffany Schmigotzki's new book, Undiscovered Treasure: The Secret of the Fountain of Youth ($23.49, paperback, 9781498496704, $9.99, eBook, 9781498496711) they delve into the Word of God to discover that the Fountain of Youth is not a myththe fountain is the instruction penned by our loving Creator. When studied and applied to our daily life, we step into the stream which quickens our flesh, energizes our life and causes us to have the divine ability to fulfil all of our purposes in God. Not only that, we will begin to walk in the covenants of the ones who came before us and participate in the times of the restoration of all things which Peter spoke about culminating in the return of Messiah. (more...)

Downhome Musical PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Comes to City Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Pump Boys And Dinettes a down-home musical full of country fun opens at City Theater in Biddeford March 10th. Welcome to the Double Cupp Diner, way down on Highway 57 between Frog Level and Smyrna, where the pie is fresh, and the waitresses are like the coffee - hot! The boys from the gas station next door play a high-octane blend of country and bluegrass packed with entertaining toe-tappers about life, love, and good times. Come on in and let good American folk music melt your troubles away with a generous serving of great music and foot-stomping fun. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Brandenburg Choir's Staged Concert Of HANDEL'S MESSIAH Is A Feast For The Senses
by Jade Kops - Feb 24, 2017

HANDEL'S Messiah, one of the most iconic Baroque works is finally given the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's exquisitely emotive and expressive treatment under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor Paul Dyer. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

THE FIVE IRISH TENORS Come to Harris Center in First North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following in the footsteps of the great John McCormack, these five exquisitely trained singers-David Martin, Morgan Crowly, Ciaran Kelly, George Hutton, and Alan Leech- fuse Irish wit and boisterous charm, with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style to bring you a unique Irish tenor concert experience. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 George London Awards Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The winners of the 46th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of an audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

Things Are About to Get Real with Marc Maron 3/2 at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Marc Maron is coming to town! The alt stand-up comedian and host of the popular WTF Podcast with Marc Maron is bringing his brand new "Too Real Tour" to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, March 2 at 8 p.m. as part of the Barts Tree Service Comedy Series.  The veteran stand-up comic, podcast trailblazer and star of his own eponymous TV show returns to his first love, performing stand up on the huge US home circuit. (more...)

The Future is Bright: The Future is Bristol as Bristol Old Vic Launches New Season Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Hot on the heels of the theatre's eye-popping 250th year of celebration and its record-breaking productions, Bristol Old Vic is making its theatre fit for the next quarter of a millennium. As the Front of House redevelopment pushes forward, uncovering remarkable treasures from the past, the 2017 artistic programme has every bit of the forward-looking spirit which has kept the theatre alive for 250 extraordinary years.  (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents World Premiere Of Lera Auerbach's NYx: FRACTURED DREAMS And More In February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere-New York Philharmonic Commission of Lera Auerbach's NYx: Fractured Dreams (Violin Concerto No. 4). (more...)

Kansas City Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Star Studded Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

From iconic stars to timeless music, there's never been a better time to be a subscriber to the Kansas City Symphony 2017-18 season. (more...)

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