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Dianne Dixon Joins HAIR'ITAGE- THE PLAY at Black Lady Theater in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Award-winning actress and singer Dianne Dixon has joined a stellar lineup of actresses for the Brooklyn premiere of Hair'itage the Play - The Journey of Sistahs with Their Hair, which will open at The Black Lady Theater on Friday May 12 at 8pm. (more...)

Appalatin, The Misty Mountain String Band and More Set for Free Summer Concerts at The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Kentucky Center Free Summer Concert Series has announced its 2017 lineup. This concert series features diverse musical acts, taking place on the front steps of The Kentucky Center (501 West Main Street) each Tuesday evening during the month of June. (more...)

Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premiered in 1808 in in lieu of Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, who is indisposed. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, Duke of York's Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - May 16, 2017

From The Sound of Music to Gareth Malone's The Choir, the redemptive power of choral singing has provided a wealth of feel-good stories. The discipline, the communal spirit, the beauty of the music bring out the best in everyone. Just not the 17-year-old pupils of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, a fictional convent school in the Scottish coastal town of Oban. For them, the prospect of a trip to Edinburgh to compete in a choral competition is merely a chance to be off the leash for an afternoon and 'get mental'. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Single Day Tickets On Sale Monday 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Single Day Tickets for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15–17 go on sale Monday, May 15, and can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Desert Winds Freedom Band Celebrates Armed Services Day With OUR AMERICAN HERITAGE
by David Green - May 11, 2017

The Desert Winds Freedom Band (DWFB) is proud to present 'Our American Heritage,' an Armed Forces Day FREE concert event on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00p.m. Through a generous gift from Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Pettis of Cathedral City, the concert will be held at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. This beautiful expansive park is located at 43900 San Pablo Avenue and has plenty of FREE parking.Enjoy the beautiful balmy summer evening and bring a picnic dinner, chairs and blankets to enjoy a spectacular evening of Americana and Patriotic music dedicated to honoring our men and women in the Armed Forces.  (more...)

Pacific Opera Presents A Mothers' Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Pacific Opera presents A Mothers' Day Concert in SYDNEY! Featuring Maestro Simon Kenway (Artistic Director of Pacific Opera) and the 2017 Young Artists, this concert includes a complimentary afternoon tea before the concert in the beautiful surrounds of the historic Independent Theatre in North Sydney. (more...)

Ben Folds Returns to Perform Popular Hits and Piano Concerto With Houston Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Multiplatinum-selling singer, songwriter and producer Ben Folds will join the Houston Symphony in a one-night-only performance of his acclaimed Piano Concerto and alternative-pop hits at 7:30 p.m. March 16, 2017. (more...)

Hot Jazz Series Continues with Shirma Rouse and Eyal Vilner Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Shirma Rouse is a musical force to be reckoned with. Raised in the Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius, she moved to the Netherlands at age 19 to study and soon started her musical career. (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17 go on sale Monday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum's BANG ON A CAN Schedule Announced, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Bang on a Can announces the complete lineup and schedule for its 30th Anniversary Bang on a Can Marathon, presented for the first time at Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 2-10pm in the Museum's Beaux-Arts Court. (more...)

Leonia Chamber Musicians Society To Perform BY POPULAR REQUEST Concert, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Leonia Chamber Musicians Society, Inc., a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, will perform the final concert of their three concert series on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., at All Saints Episcopal Church, located at 150 Park Avenue in Leonia. (more...)

Irish Arts Center presents THE AUCTION PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Fusing Celtic, jazz and Afro-Latin influences, super group The Auction Project-led by Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill, and alto saxophonist, flutist and composer David Bixler-create a surprising, richly textured and thoroughly enjoyable sound. Irish Arts Center presents The Auction Project in a special three-night engagement, April 20-22, which explores how a traditional fiddle phrase fits atop a breezy, post-bop groove as this Sextet makes history and stakes out uncommon musical territory. (more...)

The Valley of the Moon Music Festival Celebrates SCHUMANN'S WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

After the final concert of their Green Music Center concert series on May 13, the musicians of the Valley of the Moon Music Festival will return to the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma for their annual summer event. This year the Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann over three consecutive weekends, July 16 - 30, juxtaposing the composer's own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed.  (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Ten-Time GRAMMY Winner Chaka Khan to Play Brooklyn Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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. A ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, she is perhaps best known for her timeless hits 'I'm Every Woman,' 'Feel For You,' and 'Ain't Nobody.' (more...)

Gabriele Ciampi Releases New Album, IN DREAMS AWAKE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Contemporary and soundtrack composer, Gabriele Ciampi, is releasing a new album world-wide entitled 'In Dreams Awake' by Universal Music Italy. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Presents the NY Debut of Scotland's National Dance Co., Scottish Ballet, 4/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to present the New York debut of Scotland's national dance company, Scottish Ballet, from April 11 – 16, featuring a mixed bill including the U.S. premieres of Motion of Displacement and Ten Poems. Tickets range from $10-$56 and can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Releases Three Albums On TUNDRA IMPRINT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) has released three new albums over the past six months on its in-house recording label, TUNDRA, an imprint of New Focus Recordings, including George Lewis: The Will to Adorn, released in January 2017; Aesopica: Music of Marcos Balter, released in October 2016; and ism, released in September 2016. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2016-17 Jazz series on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm with Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet. (more...)

Miller Theatre presents the Premiere of THE BREMEN TOWN BAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

This spring, Miller Theatre at Columbia University presents the world premiere production of an inspired spin on a classic Grimm fairytale. Seeking to escape their tiresome days on the farm, four spirited animals-a donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster-set out on an adventure to realize their dreams and fill their lives with music. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

British Sea Power Drop Degenerate Art Exercise Video 'Keep On Trying'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

British Sea Power have revealed the official video for “Keep On Trying (Sechs Freunde)” the second single off the band's upcoming album Let The Dancers Inherit The Party out March 31st on the band's own Golden Chariot imprint (via Caroline International). (more...)

Western Wind Vocal Sextet to Present 'WOMEN OF NOTES' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Western Wind vocal Sextet will present Women of Notes - Women's Music, Women's Words on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 PM in Church of St Luke in the Fields, 487 Hudson Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week
by - Mar 10, 2017

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

Steve Reich To Curate THREE GENERATIONS At Carnegie Hall, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

This spring, Steve Reich, holder of the 2016-2017 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer Chair, returns to Carnegie Hall to curate Three Generations-a four-concert series in Zankel Hall. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts presents Chaka Khan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

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...)

Brooklyn Center Presents Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Yosvany Terry Afro-Cuban Sextet Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8pm (more...)

Patti Austin to Bring ELLA NOW AND THEN to Brooklyn Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100thbirthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's soon-to-be-released album Ella: Now & Then. (more...)

Limon Dance Company Returns to Joyce Theater For One Week, 5/2-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The Limón Dance Company returns to The Joyce with two programs of works by José Limón, all staged by former principal dancers with the Company, as well as new dances Kate Weare and company artistic director Colin Connor, May 2-7.   (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces May and June 2017 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Highlights include a discussion about the history of Jewish Justices on the Supreme Court, a conversation with Jenna Weissman Joselit and Samuel G. Freedman on the Ten Commandments, a talk on Freud and his use of Yiddish from our NEH Senior Scholar Naomi Seidman and a presentation about the "Jewish Territorialist" movement (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Next Generation Jazz Festival Results
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce the results of the annual Next Generation Jazz Festival. A full list of top groups, scholarship and award winners can be found on the Festival's Web site at montereyjazzfestival.org. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Barbara Martinez Trio Presents FLAMENCO & BEYOND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

This hybrid musical journey departs from Andalucia, Spain with a layover in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a final landing in Brooklyn, New York. Flamenco with hints of Brazil and the Caribbean (more...)

60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival Package Tickets On Sale 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Three-day Arena and Grounds Ticket Packages for the 60th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, September 15-17 go on sale Monday, May 1. Tickets can be purchased online at montereyjazzfestival.org or by calling 888.248.6499. (more...)

BWW Review: In Exhilarating and Moving BANDSTAND, War Veterans Use Music To Express What They Can't Put Into Words
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2017

As they sit in darkness, the first thing the audience hears is the sound of distant explosions. They come with an erratic frequency, edging frighteningly closer with each blast. But gradually, the sound becomes more rhythmic, adapting a fierce pulse until what we're hearing is a drum set beating out a swing tempo. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm Leads the Morris Choral Society in the New Jersey premiere of Karl Jenkins' THE PEACEMAKERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Jason C. Tramm leads the Morris Choral Society in the New Jersey premiere of Karl Jenkins' “The Peacemakers' May 20th at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University (more...)

Blind Pilot Announce Co-Headline Tour with Gregory Alan Isakov + Summer Festival Appearances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Portland Sextet Blind Pilot are excited to announce new co-headlining August tour dates with songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov. This run of shows will traverse the Pacific Northwest and include Midwest performances in Chicago, Des Moines and more. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Announces Additional Star Attractions Titles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of chef and entertaining commentator ALTON BROWN, a holiday tradition MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER by Chip Davis, and back by popular demand, blue grass band, STEEP CANYON RANGERS. (more...)

Chamber Music's Southern Jewel Returns to Weill Recital Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

After ten years sharing the excitement and splendor of chamber music in the ante-bellum historic homes and notable theaters of the Lowcountry, Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) in partnership with Kiawah Island Real Estate will bring its distinctive performance of chamber music to Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30pm. The performance is presented by Chamber Music Charleston. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Presents UNFOLDING By Principal Dancer Ae-Soon Kim, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at New Jersey's premiere performing arts center, NJPAC, Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Stephen McKinley Henderson to Give Juilliard's 2017 Commencement Address
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates upon six luminaries during its 112th commencement ceremony on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

Paul Tynan & Aaron Lington's Chapter Five Set for Release by OA2 Records, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Since joining forces in 2008 as the Bicoastal Collective, trumpeter Paul Tynan and baritone saxophonist Aaron Lington have recorded a series of outstanding albums ranging in instrumentation from tentet to quintet to Sextet to a quintet featuring a Hammond B-3 organist. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Joins Line-Up of Tony-Winning Artists Performing On Blue Note At Sea '18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit HAMILTON, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

Eighth Blackbird Announces 30 Blackbird Creative Lab Fellows for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Eighth Blackbird is pleased to announce that 30 early-career musicians have been chosen to receive Fellowships to the inaugural Blackbird Creative Lab, a two-week summer training program taking place June 11 - 24 at the Besant Hill School in Ojai, California. The Fellows comprise eighteen performers, six composers, and two ensembles. In addition to Eighth Blackbird, the Blackbird Creative Lab Faculty includes composers Jennifer Higdon and Ted Hearne, and director/filmmaker Mark DeChiazza. During the session, a stellar array of Guest Artists will rotate through The Lab: composer Steve Reich, composer/performer Pamela Z, flutist/composer Ned McGowan, and from the Ojai Music Festival, curator Tom Morris and producer Elaine Martone, who also serves as Director of the Blackbird Creative Lab. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Presents New Music Series, CONTACT!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The eighth season of CONTACT!, the New York Philharmonic's new-music series, will conclude with two World Premieres of New York Philharmonic Commissions, Sam Pluta's binary/momentary ii: flow state/joy state and David Fulmer's Sky's Acetylene; the program also includes Eric Wubbels's katachi (2011) — featuring conductor Jeffrey Milarsky, Sam Pluta on live electronics, and a vocalist to be announced — and Jacob Druckman's Come Round (1992). The concert, performed by Musicians from the New York Philharmonic, takes place Monday, May 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at National Sawdust. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. to Bring Jazz Chops to BLUE NOTE AT SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known for his role as Aaron Burr in the Broadway smash hit Hamilton, for which he took home both a Tony (for Best Actor in a Musical) and a Grammy (for Best Musical Theater Album), is set to bring his jazz chops to the forefront when he performs with his band on Blue Note at Sea '18. (more...)

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein to Embark on Tour with Havana Lyceum Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

This June, acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein embarks on a tour with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra in their American debut to perform works from her new album, Mozart in Havana. Recorded with the orchestra in Cuba last June, it may be her most ambitious to date and is a testament to music's ability to cross cultural and language barriers. The tour will be the first time an orchestra of this size has traveled to the U.S. from Cuba since the revolution. (more...)

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