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New World Symphony to Present 'TAKING THE PRIZE' Pulitzer Centennial with Works by Copland & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), commemorates 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize with Taking the Prize: A Pulitzer Centennial Celebration, featuring performances of Prize-winning works by Aaron Copland, Paul Moravec, and Steve Reich on Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the New World Center. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Black Violin: The UNITY Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season today, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

Composer & Bang on a Can All-Stars Member Ken Thomson to Release RESTLESS Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Composer and Bang on a Can All-Stars member Ken Thomson releases his next album Restless distributed by Cantaloupe Music/Naxos on October 28, 2016. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Opens 2016-17 Season on Today at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra launches its 44th season with a concert at Carnegie Hall in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage today, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. Orpheus is joined by award-winning pianist Christian Zacharias-widely known for his interpretations and recordings of Beethoven's works-for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Essential Series Presents LOVE AND DUTY: A CELEBRATION OF THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF BRAHMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Love and Duty marks the launch of a semester-long celebration of the music of Johannes Brahms, curated by Miro Quartet. In addition to the programs in McCullough Theatre, the project features additional chamber music concerts by Butler School of Music faculty and students, plus a major string quartet seminar. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2016-17 Jazz series with the Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Vijay Iyer, piano, Stephan Crump, bass, and Tyshawn Sorey, drums, on Today, October 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Composer & Bang on a Can All-Stars Member Ken Thomson to Release RESTLESS Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Composer and Bang on a Can All-Stars member Ken Thomson releases his next album Restless distributed by Cantaloupe Music/Naxos on October 28, 2016. (more...)

Verve Celebrates Christmas with Two Releases: Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 1: The Vocalists & Joyful Jazz! Christmas with Verve, Vol. 2: The Instrumentals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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Ben Folds to Perform One-Night-Only Concert with Houston Symphony Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Multiplatinum-selling singer, songwriter and producer Ben Folds will join the Houston Symphony in a one-night-only performance of his acclaimed Concerto for Piano and Orchestra and alternative-pop hits on March 16, 2017. (more...)

Spiritual Rez Releases New Studio LP 'Setting in the West,' Produced by Kenny Carkeet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Nationally-touring reggae-fusion band Spiritual Rez releases their fourth studio album entitled 'Setting in the West' today. (more...)

Folk-Rock Sextet Delta Rae Brings Winter Acoustic Tour to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Delta Rae, the North Carolina Folk-Rock Sextet is bringing their big vocals and percussion to South Orange Performing Arts Center on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Western Wind Vocal Sextet Presents HOLIDAY LIGHT – Joyous Music for Chanukkah and Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Western Wind vocal Sextet will present Holiday Light - Joyous Music for Chanukkah and Christmas on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM in Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street in Manhattan. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS in a Cosmopolitan Spirit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Acclaimed American singer Deborah J. Carter and Mamelo Gaitanopoulos Sextet will perform special arrangements by Mamelo to the great hits of the first jazz opera 'Porgy and Bess' in the 'Hot Jazz' series this upcoming December. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present TONY DANZE: STANDARDS AND STORIES 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3pm with the beloved star of stage and screen turned song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his new hit show, Standards & Stories. Accompanied by his talented four-piece band, Brooklyn-born Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, along with selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (in which Danza starred), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Tickets are $36-$55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Perth International Arts Festival Launches 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin has unveiled a world-class program of art without borders, inviting us to travel to extraordinary places with the most brilliant artists as our guides. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Arts Presents 2016-2017 METLIVEARTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Throughout the 2016-17 season, the sound artist and master storyteller Nate DiMeo-whose popular podcast, The Memory Palace, a finalist for the 2016 Peabody Awards, paints vivid, poetic pictures of episodes in American history-will animate The Met by interrogating the collection to draw out the revealing secrets and stories of the art. (more...)

The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio to Perform at Brooklyn College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm with 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

BWW Preview: Choreographer Pat Birch is Candid on New CANDIDE at City Opera, Opening January 6 at the Rose Theatre
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 4, 2017

Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE has had more lives than that proverbial cat--the latest being New York City Opera's new take on it, opening on January 6 for a ten-performance run at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theatre. It is, once again, helmed by director Hal Prince and choreographer Pat Birch, who were responsible--with librettist Hugh Wheeler and conductor John Mauceri--for the resuscitation and renovation of the once-considered unproducible work, more than 40 years ago. (more...)

Santa Barbara Symphony to Premiere Leshnoff Clarinet Concerto for West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will present the West Coast premiere of acclaimed composer Jonathan Leshnoff's Clarinet Concerto - a work co-commissioned by the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra - at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, February 11. Featuring Santa Barbara Symphony Principal Clarinetist Donald Foster, the performance will take place at 8 pm, followed by an encore concert at 3 pm on Sunday, February 12. Tickets are now available. (more...)

Sony Classical to Release Simone Dinnerstein's MOZART IN HAVANA, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Sony Classical will release acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein's new album, Mozart in Havana, on April 21. The new album, recorded in Cuba, may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. For it, Dinnerstein has collaborated with the virtuosic Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto Nos. 21 and 23. In June, the Orchestra will also make their American debut in a series of concerts, the first time an orchestra of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution. (more...)

University of North Texas to Show Innovative Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Texas ¾ Dancers at the University of North Texas will show off innovative choreography from guest artist William "Bill" Evans and their teachers at the Faculty Dance Concert. (more...)

Naughty Professor Featuring Chali 2na Release Single 'Darker Daze'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Today, iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk Sextet Naughty Professor release their politically charged song “Darker Daze.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Yoshiki With the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Yoshiki, songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X JAPAN, performed 'Yoshiki Classical Special featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra' on January 12 and 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium.  Check out a first look at the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Yoshiki With the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2017

Yoshiki, songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X JAPAN, performed 'Yoshiki Classical Special featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra' on January 12 and 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Enda Walsh's ROOMS, New Music Series and More Slated for Spring 2017 at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Even before breaking ground on their new home, IAC will welcome audiences into the existing Cybert Tire site for Rooms, a site-specific theatrical installation by the great Irish playwright Enda Walsh (May 3-28). IAC will present Rooms alongside St. Ann's Warehouse premiere of Walsh's new play, Arlington (May 3-28), making for a season of Walsh works in New York, supported by Culture Ireland. (more...)

The Sheen Center Sets Spring 2017 Classical Music Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The NoHo/East Village based Sheen Center for Thought and Culture has announced its 2017 spring classical series made up of three unique concerts curated by Marc Kaplan of SubCulture, exploring the gamut of chamber music from the classical to the contemporary eras. (more...)

Brooklyn Center to Welcome Haitian Singer-Songwriter Emeline Michel This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm with Haitian singer-songwriter and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts and CUNY Haitian Studies Institute Present Voices from Haiti: Artists as Activists
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents a panel discussion on the role of Haitian artists as activists, both at home and abroad, on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:30pm at the Woody Tanger Auditorium, located on the first floor of the Brooklyn College Library. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

UK's No.1 Jive & Swing Band THE JIVE ACES Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????Britain's Got Talent stars and the UK's No.1 Jive & Swing band, The Jive Aces, will be at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, March 21 at 8PM with their show Jump, Jive & Wail. Renowned for their high-energy music and spectacular stage show, the band's repertoire features songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, and Benny Goodman - along with a selection of superb originals taken from their albums. (more...)

Eminence Ensemble with Sixty Minute Men Comes to Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Eminence Ensemble is an impressive high energy Sextet, whose music and live show is something you won't soon forget. Molding together influences from multiple musical genres, Eminence Ensemble creates a modern musical menagerie that is sure to leave your jaw on the floor. (more...)

Announcing the 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon at Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Bang on a Can announces its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm. This incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world features eight hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today's most pioneering young artists. The Marathon is part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at the Brooklyn Museum, a yearlong project that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art through ten diverse exhibitions and an extensive calendar of related public programs. Bang on a Can Marathon artists include Meredith Monk, Julia Wolfe, Joan La Barbara, and many more. (more...)

LA Opera Presents Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

Smuin to Present Trey McIntyre Premiere THE CHICKEN SEES and More for 23rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Smuin concludes its 23rd season with Dance Series 02, featuring a world premiere by internationally acclaimed choreographer Trey McIntyre entitled The Chicken Sees. McIntyre returns to Smuin to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love" in an energetic exploration of dance and the creative process. The program also includes an exciting new addition by Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins. Rounding out the bill is Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert's critically lauded Broken Open. (more...)

LA Opera Invites Angelenos of All Ages to an Open House at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

LA Opera invites the public to an Open House, which will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from 10am to 6pm on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Houston's Theater Under the Stars Ventures INTO THE WOODS
by Gary Laird - Dec 9, 2016

TUTS has done the seemingly impossible. They've made Sondheim cute. (more...)

Rave Reviews for Ken Thomson's Restless with Ashley Bathgate & Karl Larson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Composer and Bang on a Can All-Stars member Ken Thomson released his latest album Restless (Cantaloupe Music/Naxos) on October 28, 2016. (more...)

Jason Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society In 'Candles And Carrols'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct the Morris Choral Society as it opens its 2016-17 season with a holiday themed concert at the Bickford Theater, Morristown, New Jersey on December 10 and 11.th Candles and Carrols will feature works by Caldwell and Ivory, Leavitt, Praetorius, Respighi and Whitacre celebrating over three centuries of inspiring and beloved holiday choral music, essentially chronicling the existence of the Morristown settlement dating back to 1715. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome GRAMMY Winner Chaka Khan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2016-17 season with internationally-acclaimed music icon Chaka Khan on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm in a Gala fundraising concert. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Morris Choral Society "Candles And Carrols" with special guests soprano Andrea DelGiudice, Japanese soprano, Mizuho Takeshita and tenor Theodore Chletsos in Ottorino Respighi's "Lauda Per La Nativita Del Signore' December 10 -11th At The Bickford Theatre (more...)

New York Philharmonic And Interlochen Academy Launch Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Interlochen Arts Academy and New York Philharmonic are pleased to announce a partnership that will launch in January. Four New York Philharmonic musicians, all Interlochen alumni, will travel to the school's Michigan campus for two intensive weeks of educational activities, and select students will travel to New York to attend a Philharmonic rehearsal and concert, and give a chamber concert at Lincoln Center's Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (January 28, 2017). (more...)

BWW Review: PORGY AND BESS CONCERT at Hot Jazz Series
by Ronit Suzan - Dec 19, 2016

Once a month a new jazz concert is presented in various venues around the country for one week as part of the very popular Hot Jazz series, produced by Shamayim productions. In this month's event singer Deborah J. Carter and the Mamelo Gaitanopoulos Sextet brought the greatest hits from the jazz opera Porgy and Bess. Following their week of performances in Jerusalem, Herzliya, Modiin and Tel Aviv, the group reached Haifa with an extraordinary final show. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Presents Listings For January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

COC presents their listings for the month of January, including the Magic Flute, and concert series. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents BELOVED FRIEND - TCHAIKOVSKY AND HIS WORLD, 1/24-2/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present Beloved Friend - Tchaikovsky and His World: A Philharmonic Festival, January 24-February 11, 2017, featuring Russian-born Semyon Bychkov conducting works by Tchaikovsky as well as composers he was influenced by and whom he influenced, with piano soloists Yefim Bronfman and Kirill Gerstein. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome The Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8pm with 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith. (more...)

BWW Review: CALENDAR GIRLS at Santa Paula Theater Center
by Cary Ginell - Dec 13, 2016

???????Calendar Girls, a 2009 play based on a hit 2003 film, is Tim Firth and Juliette Towhidi's true-to-life comedy about six middle-aged women from a village in Yorkshire, England who raise money by posing nude for a calendar, in the process becoming a worldwide sensation. The women's goal was to honor one of their members' husbands, who had died from leukemia, by raising money to purchase a settee to be dedicated to his memory. The 2003 motion picture starred Helen Mirren and became a major success, grossing nearly $100 million and garnering Golden Globe nominations for Mirren and co-star Julie Walters. The play is being presented at the Santa Paula Theater Center through December 18. (more...)

Yoshiki to Appear in Concert with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Yoshiki, songwriter, drummer/percussionist, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of the rock group X JAPAN, announced a special concert event: "Yoshiki Classical Special featuring Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra." The classical concerts will take place on January 12 and 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium  (more...)

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