Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Open with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL, 11/7Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Open with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2015-16 Jazz series with Anat Cohen Quartet: Celebrando Brasil on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

Laura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning TonightLaura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents a remount of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE previews from tonight, October 7, opens October 14 and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

2nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center, 10/302nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Millersville Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will present the 2nd Annual 'Trick or Treat with a Beat!' at the Winter Center on Friday, October 30, 7:30 p.m., for a night of betwithing blues, supernatural swing, and Halloween-howling jazz! Costume attire is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes! The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Avenue, Millersville. (more...)

Met Museum Announces Full Schedule of November Concerts at the CloistersMet Museum Announces Full Schedule of November Concerts at the Cloisters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

For more than 50 years, the pioneering early music series Concerts at The Cloisters has provided New York music lovers with unique and unforgettable access to the vocal and instrumental music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. The superb acoustics of The Cloisters' performance space—the historic 12th-century apse from the church of San Martín from Fuentidueña, near Segovia, Spain—enhance every performance.  The 2015–2016 season features an outstanding roster of local and international ensembles—including many that are new to The Cloisters. (more...)

Michal Menert Releases New Live Band EP Before Coast-to-Coast TourMichal Menert Releases New Live Band EP Before Coast-to-Coast Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

This fall Michal Menert takes his renowned musical stylings to the next level as he prepares for the September release of the debut studio album from his six-piece live band, Michal Menert and the Pretty Fantastics. The lyrically-driven EPwill drop just before the band embarks on a 36-date tour across the U.S. (more...)

2nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center Tonight2nd Annual 'Trick Or Treat With A Beat' Set for The Winter Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Millersville Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band will present the 2nd Annual 'Trick or Treat with a Beat!' at the Winter Center tonight, October 30, 7:30 p.m., for a night of betwithing blues, supernatural swing, and Halloween-howling jazz! Costume attire is encouraged and there will be prizes for the best costumes! The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Avenue, Millersville. (more...)

Oakland University Brass Band to Share the Stage with Bryan Appleby-WinebergOakland University Brass Band to Share the Stage with Bryan Appleby-Wineberg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Listeners are in for a treat when the award-winning Oakland University Brass Band performs in OU's Varner Recital Hall at 3 p.m. onSunday, Nov. 1. They will be joined on stage by returning guest artist, cornet soloist Bryan Appleby-Wineberg.Under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Kroesche, the OU Brass Band has become one of the most highly regarded traditional British-style brass bands in the country. (more...)

ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

BootStrap Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of 'Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina' created by Sharmon J. Hilfinger and Joan McMillen, directed by Tracy Ward. This multifaceted theatrical production will run October 23 - November 15 at San Francisco's Z Below Theater 450 Florida Street with an Opening Night on Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m. (more...)

Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Returns 11/20Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Returns 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Smuin Ballet returns with what has become an essential holiday tradition for Bay Area families: Smuin's annual The Christmas Ballet. With equal parts sugar and spice, offering something for both the naughty and nice, this ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance includes something for everyone, from ballet, tap, and swing to a wealth of other dances drawn from holiday traditions from around the world. This edition of The Christmas Ballet will include new choreography from Smuin's acclaimed Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert and another exciting addition by Smuin dancer Nicole Haskins. Proclaimed 'the freshest show in town' by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Christmas Ballet will tour the Bay Area, beginning with shows in Walnut Creek (November 20-21), continuing in Carmel (December 4-5), and Mountain View (December 9-13), and finishing up with its annual holiday run at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (December 17-27). Tickets ($23-$71) are available by calling the individual venues (see below for details) or visiting www.smuinballet.org. (more...)

Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21Grammy Winner Al Jarreau to Appear for One Very Special Peformance at The McCallum, 11/21
by David Green - Oct 22, 2015

The McCallum Theatre and Fitz's Jazz Cafe at the McCallum present Al Jarreau on Saturday, November 21, at 8:00pm. Al Jarreau's innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy® Awards, scores of international music awards and accolades worldwide. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Releases Complete Schedule for November 2015Canadian Opera Company Releases Complete Schedule for November 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Canadian Opera Company opens its 2015/2016 season with Verdi's enduring masterpiece, La Traviata. This sumptuous new COC production is set in the demi-mondeof glittering 1850s Paris, evoking the social realities, rhythms and debauchery of a rapidly changing society.  (more...)

BWW Review: Exhilarating and Emotional THE BANDSTAND, An Original Musical That Soars With 1940s SwingBWW Review: Exhilarating and Emotional THE BANDSTAND, An Original Musical That Soars With 1940s Swing
by Michael Dale - Oct 19, 2015

The pounding rhythms of 1940s dance music echo the horrors experienced by returning World War II soldiers. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/18/2015Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Mesa (more...)

Laura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Opening TonightLaura Condlln Plays 'Dr. Stockmann' in Tarragon Theatre's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Tarragon Theatre presents a remount of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, a huge critical and popular success for the theatre last year. A contemporary mirror for our times, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE opens tonight, October 14, and runs to November 1 in Tarragon's Mainspace. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey Announces Dual Release of  Debut Jazz Album and BookErica Papillion-Posey Announces Dual Release of Debut Jazz Album and Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Erica Papillion-Posey, described as “...a living tribute and testimony to the memory of the great Ms. Marian Anderson, the legendary opera superstar and African-American trailblazer” [Denver Weekly News] is proud to announce the dual release of her debut jazz album, The Standard Reimagined, when jazz… and her book, Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo, Poetry & Prose of passion, pain & plight. (more...)

Opera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVEOpera Australia Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and THE ELIXIR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Take an Italian opera and set it in the Australian outback in 1915, and the result is a witty and fun rendition of some of Donizetti's most glorious music. Earning 4 stars from The Sydney Morning Herald, this crowd pleaser is a must for both first time opera goers and seasoned opera lovers. (more...)

Miller Theatre's Jazz Series Opens with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL TonightMiller Theatre's Jazz Series Opens with Anat Cohen in CELEBRANDO BRASIL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2015-16 Jazz series with Anat Cohen Quartet: Celebrando Brasil tonight, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street).  (more...)

John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters' Available TodayJohn Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters' Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Verve Music Group proudly releases A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of this seminal recording. (more...)

The Andersons to Jazz Up 59E59 Theaters with 'THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE' This WinterThe Andersons to Jazz Up 59E59 Theaters with 'THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome jazz virtuosos Peter and Will Anderson for the world premiere of THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE: THE ANDERSONS PLAY BASIE AND ELLINGTON. THE COUNT MEETS THE DUKE: THE ANDERSONS PLAY BASIE AND ELLINGTON begins performances on Tuesday, December 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 3. (more...)

ECHOES OF SINATRA - Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebration to Play the Ridgefield PlayhouseECHOES OF SINATRA - Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebration to Play the Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Celebrate the "Chairman of the Board" on his actual birth date! On Saturday, December 12 at 8 p.m. The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series celebrate the 100th Birthday of Old Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. (more...)

Jerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, TodayJerome Kitzke to Perform Concert Series During Tribeca New Music Festival, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

New York City, NY --- Marking the commencement of the 2015-16 Tribeca New Music festival, AN AMERICAN MAVERICK | JEROME KITZKE AT 60 celebrates composer-storyteller JEROME KITZKE in a two-night concert series November 13-14, 2015, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Known for creating works that are uniquely and bracingly American, where freedom and ritual converge, Kitzke shares his career-long dedication to social justice and the human condition in this special program comprised of a dozen of his works composed between 1987 and 2015, including the world premiere of For Pte Tokahewin Ska. From the premier string quartet ETHEL and pianist Anthony de Mare to Hammond B-3 rising star Wil Smith and accordionist Guy Klucevsek, 26 of today's top contemporary artists will come together to perform and honor the inimitable musical language of Jerome Kitzke. (more...)

York U Dance Innovations Premieres 36 WorksYork U Dance Innovations Premieres 36 Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Thirty-six new works will debut in Dance Innovations: Strong/Light, a choreographic showcase of York University's Department of Dance, running November 26 to 28. York's rising young dance artists step into the spotlight with three distinctive programs of original choreography, presented in the McLean Performance Studio, 244 Accolade East Building on York's Keele campus. (more...)

Ute Lemper Collaborates with Paulo Coelho for THE 9 SECRETS, Out 2/12Ute Lemper Collaborates with Paulo Coelho for THE 9 SECRETS, Out 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is set for release on February 12 via Steinway & Sons. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Community on the Plaza This WeekendSegerstrom Center to Celebrate Community on the Plaza This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announces its first The Center Celebrates Community event on Sunday, November 15 on the Arts Plaza from 2 - 5 p.m. The afternoon's program reflects the Center's commitment to making the Arts Plaza a dynamic public gathering place. (more...)

Saxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out 2/12Saxaphone Virtuoso Matt Parker Debuts New Trio on CD 'Present Time,' Out 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Tenor and soprano saxophone virtuoso and visionary composer Matt Parker made a vivid impression with his 2013 debut recording, 'Worlds Put Together.' “Restlessly inventive” (Down Beat), Parker is “a fully formed artist with his own unique voice [who] sounds comfortable promenading down multiple paths” (All About Jazz). (more...)

Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Welcome Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed, 1/30Miller Theatre's Jazz Series to Welcome Stefon Harris and Sonic Creed, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Four dynamic bandleaders make this season at Miller an exhilarating world tour of jazz. Drawing inspiration from Rio and Puerto Rico, Southern India and Harlem, these artists breathe new life into a uniquely American art form. Together, they show us the endless possibilities and infectious energy of jazz. Stefon Harris & Sonic Creed come to the Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street) on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 ProgramSpoleto Festival USA Announces 2016 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Festival General Director Nigel Redden announces the program for the 40th annual Spoleto Festival USA, taking place May 27 through June 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. (more...)

Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20Railroad Earth Performs at Eccles Feb. 20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Fire-in-the-belly passion, gritty guitars, mandolin and songs with Woodie Guthrie-esque themes traverse Railroad Earth's unplugged and plugged-in landscape. Returning to Park City (an encore to their 2013 Deer Valley opening appearance for Bruce Hornsby), the newgrass-bluegrass-rock band performs on The Eccles Center stage, Saturday, February 20. (more...)

International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

International Guitar Night returns to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom with some of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists performing their latest original compositions and exchanging musical ideas in a public concert setting. Founder Brian Gore hosts three of Europe's finest in this year's tour which includes gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. (more...)

LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center of Contemporary DanceLONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Susan Vencl began choreographing late in life -- when she was almost old enough to collect Social Security -- and she gets philosophical about the passage of time. 'Your past and future are embedded in the present moment,' she says. That idea drives 'Long Before Afterward,' her dance of sliding movement, sweeping turns and Grecian patterns which play with our perspective in sometimes mathematical ways. The Hawkins- and Limon-influenced piece will be performed to a suite of nine expressionistic works by acclaimed composer Arlene Sierra and will be presented by Susan Vencl Dance for its debut February 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM at Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 55 Bethune Street. (more...)

Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28Jazz Great Al Jarreau to Play the McCoy, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

?Al Jarreau's unique vocal style is one of the world's most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically acclaimed performers of our time, earning him seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards, and popular accolades worldwide. (more...)

Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016Jonathan Pryce-Led MERCHANT OF VENICE, Christopher Wheeldon's THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for Lincoln Center Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Nigel Redden, Director of Lincoln Center Festival, today announced the line-up for the Festival, which runs from July 13-31, 2016. Artists and ensembles from seven countries, many of them making their Lincoln Center Festival debuts, will gather for the festival, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, and which continues its mission of presenting the finest classical and contemporary arts from around the world.  An array of 49 dance, music, and theater performances will animate seven venues on and off the Lincoln Center campus. (more...)

LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center, 2/19-21LONG BEFORE AFTERWARD Set for Graham Center, 2/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Susan Vencl began choreographing late in life -- when she was almost old enough to collect Social Security -- and she gets philosophical about the passage of time.  'Your past and future are embedded in the present moment,' she says.  That idea drives 'Long Before Afterward,' her dance of sliding movement, sweeping turns and Grecian patterns which play with our perspective in sometimes mathematical ways.  The Hawkins- and Limon-influenced piece will be performed to a suite of nine expressionistic works by acclaimed composer Arlene Sierra and will be presented by Susan Vencl Dance for its debut February 19, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM at Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, 55 Bethune Street. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Sets Public Programs for Adults, Teens & Kids for FebruaryBrooklyn Museum Sets Public Programs for Adults, Teens & Kids for February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in February. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

'The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6' Tour Coming to Santa Rosa, 2/18'The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6' Tour Coming to Santa Rosa, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts welcomes two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6coming together on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. Tickets for The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 are $65 and $55 and are on sale now. They are available online at wellsfargocenterarts.org, by calling 707-546-3600, and in person at the box office at 50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa. (more...)

Black Choreographers Festival Returns in FebruaryBlack Choreographers Festival Returns in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

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BWW Review: BETTER GODS Soars at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: BETTER GODS Soars at the Kennedy Center
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 11, 2016

The Washington National Opera has always been a champion for young artists, both on stage and off. The WNO's American Opera Initiative's premier production of Better Gods is a testimony to that. Composed with ethnical truth by Luna Pearl Woolf, Better Gods is a stirring portrait of a determined Queen who must decide whether she should give up her crown or her soul. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Met Museum to Present Premiere Inspired by Its Percussion Collection Next WeekMet Museum to Present Premiere Inspired by Its Percussion Collection Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week at the Metropolitan Museum will be a premiere inspired by the Met's Percussion Collection, and a performance of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Preview: NJSO POPS and MEGAN HILTY Perform Broadway and American Songbook Classics at Three NJ Venues 2/12 to 2/14BWW Preview: NJSO POPS and MEGAN HILTY Perform Broadway and American Songbook Classics at Three NJ Venues 2/12 to 2/14
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 5, 2016

Broadway and television star Megan Hilty headlines a Valentine's weekend NJSO POPS program February 12-14 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. (more...)

The Western Wind to Perform 'HOLIDAY LIGHT' at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 12/19The Western Wind to Perform 'HOLIDAY LIGHT' at Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Western Wind vocal Sextet will present Holiday Light - Joyous Music of Chanukkah and Christmas on Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 PM in Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Catherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link and More Set for Week of Dec 14 at BirdlandCatherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link and More Set for Week of Dec 14 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 14 - 20, featuring Catherine Russell Sextet, Apollo Link, Birdland Big Band, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band to Play Shapeshifter Lab, 1/12Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band to Play Shapeshifter Lab, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

A pre-winter Jazzfest Brooklyn jazz composer summit with the Ken Thomson Sextet and Mike McGinnis Road*Trip Band is set for Tuesday, Jan 12 at 8 p.m. at Shapeshifter Lab 18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215. (more...)

National Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in WilliamsburgNational Sawdust Announces Winter 2016 Season at New Home in Williamsburg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Composer Paola Prestini, the Creative and Executive Director of the National Sawdust (NS), announces the initial programming for the non-profit's winter 2016 season in its acclaimed new home -- a $16 million, 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art chamber hall in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

eighth blackbird to Premiere Sleeping Giant's 'Hand Eye' at Carnegie Halleighth blackbird to Premiere Sleeping Giant's 'Hand Eye' at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

As you may know, eighth blackbird launched in 1996 as a twinkle in the eyes of six entrepreneurial Oberlin students. (more...)

eighth blackbird to Perform at Zankel Hall in Januaryeighth blackbird to Perform at Zankel Hall in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

On Monday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall presents three-time Grammy Award-winning instrumental Sextet eighth blackbird performing the New York premiere of Hand Eye by the composers' collective Sleeping Giant. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016, eighth blackbird was recently nominated for its fourth Grammy Award for the ensemble's latest recording Filament. The group's new project, Hand Eye, was co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall for its 125 Commissions Project, in which at least 125 new works will be commissioned over the next five seasons in celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Perform Concert of John Williams Music, 1/8/16Houston Symphony to Perform Concert of John Williams Music, 1/8/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

HOUSTON (December 17, 2015) – The Houston Symphony will celebrate a new year and begin the second half of the 2015-2016 season with a variety of concerts, guests and programs for people of all ages in January and February. (more...)

BWW Review: Whether Jazzy or Bluesy, Catherine Russell & Her Sextet Offer Audiences Enthralling Performances of Iconic Music at BirdlandBWW Review: Whether Jazzy or Bluesy, Catherine Russell & Her Sextet Offer Audiences Enthralling Performances of Iconic Music at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Dec 16, 2015

“If they wrote'm like that today,” Catherine Russell sighs after a particularly saucy number during her show last night at Birdland, “I wouldn't have to go back 90 years.” A Russell show is like actually being there then--primarily from the early 1900s through the 1940s. Which is not to say the artist sacrifices her own, original phrasing for imitation, but rather that feelings evoked by stylish arrangements and spot-on attitude transport us. She offers her audiences vivid authenticity, musical backbone. (more...)

VIDEO: eighth blackbird Releases Animated Short to Dessner's 'Pretty Polly'VIDEO: eighth blackbird Releases Animated Short to Dessner's 'Pretty Polly'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

To celebrate eighth blackbird's Grammy nomination for Filament, the group has released 'Pretty Polly,' a short animated film by Nathaniel Murphy, which uses Pretty Polly from Bryce Dessner's Murder Ballades (from Filament) as its soundtrack. In the murder ballad tradition, the music and film tell the macabre tale of a 'melancholy' sailor who murders his young wife. Watch the short below! (more...)

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