SHIP OF FOOLS to Launch HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, October 12 - 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Begins POP Season With THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Launch 2016-17 Pops Season with THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016-2017 PNC Pops season begins with a bang as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh take the audience to worlds beyond imagination with "The Music of John Williams" on September 30 through October 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle to Conclude 'Perspectives' Series at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Esteemed conductor Sir Simon Rattle concludes his two-season Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this fall, leading four concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Ensemble Connect, and the Berliner Philharmoniker. Maestro Rattle launched his Perspectives series last November, leading the Berliner Philharmoniker in a Beethoven symphony cycle over five consecutive days. (more...)

Cast Announced for 2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival This January
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE are pleased to announce full casting for the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 6-17, 2016, in New York City. Deemed "suddenly indispensable" (New Yorker), this 'bracingly innovative' Festival, founded, directed, and curated by Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of BMP), and Kim Whitener (of HERE), has quickly become 'a point of reference" in the field (The New York Times) over three astoundingly successful seasons. (more...)

BWW Review: Michigan Philharmonic Phright Night A Huge Success
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 24, 2016

The Michigan Philharmonic performed its annual Phright Night concert last Saturday at the PARC in Plymouth; as always, it was a huge success. The symphony harvested some scary tunes at its beloved Halloween POPS concert.  Maestro Nan Washburn entered the building on her motorized scooter, drawing thunderous applause from patrons. She opened the concert using a large wooden spoon as her conductor's baton, then quickly switched it out with a professional one.  The selections were wonderful, and very much a treat for the ears. (more...)

SISTER'S FOLLIES Extends at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Abrons Arts Center is pleased to announce the extension of 2015 MacArthur Fellow Basil Twist's Sisters' Follies: Between Two Worlds. (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS Launches HERE's 2016-17 Season with Audience on a Turntable Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

HERE launches its 2016-2017 producing season with Ship of Fools, conceived by Jessica Scott, and devised by Jessica Scott with Anonymous Ensemble. This HERE Resident Artist and Dream Music Puppetry Program production plays 15 performances, tonight, October 12, through October 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). (more...)

Joey Arias and Julie Atlas Muz Star in Basil Twist's SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Commissioned for the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons' Playhouse, SISTERS' FOLLIES: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS is a spooktacular musical extravaganza direct from the unlimited imagination of Basil Twist and stars the legendary Downtown icons Joey Arias (Arias With A Twist, Lincoln Center's AmericanSongbook) and Julie Atlas Muz (Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

CHANG(E) Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents Chang(e), a HERE Resident Artist production devised by Soomi Kim and director Suzi Takahashi. (more...)

CHANG(E) Starts Tonight at HERE Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE proudly presents Chang(e), a HERE Resident Artist production devised by Soomi Kim and director Suzi Takahashi. A limited engagement plays tonight, November 4 - 22 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). This new work, developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), marks the culmination of a residency for Soomi Kim with HARP. (more...)

Riccardo Muti to Return to Chicago Symphony Orchestra for December Concerts, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

CHICAGO—The CSO's Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago for a week of subscription concerts, December 3–5, leading a varied program of music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Scriabin with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and pianist Kirill Gerstein as soloist as the CSO continues its 125th anniversary season. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Madison (more...)

NJPAC To Include London Symphony Orchestra, Renee Fleming and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 Classical season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Venezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero Joins Houston Symphony in Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

?Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andres Conducts Symphonie Fantastique at 8 p.m. tonight, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 22. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Montero Performs with Houston Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andrés Conducts Symphonie Fantastique at 8 p.m. tonight, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, May 22. (more...)

HERE's 'Alchemy' Gala to Honor Basil Twist and More This May
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 23, HERE honors renowned puppet artist Basil Twist and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation & the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, accepted by Foundation President Jay Beckner, at HERE's annual gala. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Sets June Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The month of June is filled with a wide variety of performances from the Grammy Award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, beginning with Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, 'The American Four Seasons,' composed for and played by Robert McDuffie on June 2 and 4, at Atlanta Symphony Hall. (more...)

Pianist Gabriela Montero to Perform with Houston Symphony, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

HOUSTON (May 10, 2016) – Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andrés Conducts Symphonie Fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Venezuela Pianist Gabriela Montero to Join Houston Symphony in Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

?Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada will lead the Houston Symphony in a performance of concert works from two leading composers of the Romantic period and composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank during Andres Conducts Symphonie Fantastique at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

Houston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Three of Houston's most talented youth orchestras will participate in the Houston Symphony's third annual Youth Orchestra Festival with free performances of popular concert works on the Jones Hall stage starting at 3 p.m. April 9. (more...)

HERE to Present SCIENCE FAIR, 4/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE proudly presents Science Fair, a HERE Resident Artist production conceived and performed by Hai-Ting Chinn. This new opera-theater work, a live science show with lessons & lectures in song, Science Fair features Music Direction by Erika Switzer (piano), and Music by Matthew Schickele, Renee Favand-See, Stefan Weisman and Conrad Cummings. Lisa Rothe directs. This world premiere will have 8 performances only, April 13 - 24, at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street). Developed through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), Science Fair marks the culmination of a residency for Hai-Ting Chinn with HARP. (more...)

HERE Kicks Off CULTUREMART 2016 Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2016, taking place March 2 through March 12. (more...)

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program to Present MARCH OF THE PUPPETS, 3/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program proudly presents March of the Puppets, taking place March 11 - 19.  March of the Puppets features three unique events: "Puppet Parlor 2016" (March 11 & 12), "The Joshua Show" (March 13) and "Steve of Tomorrow" (March 16 - 19).  Performances, detailed below, take place in the Dorothy B. Williams Theater at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue).             (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra to Premiere Peter Maxwell Davies' Last Major Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle perform the world premiere of The Hogboon, a children's opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, on 26 June at The Barbican Centre in London. It is the second in a series of LSO commissioned mixed-ability operas, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and featuring musicians from the local community and the Guildhall School, performing with the LSO. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle to Present World Premiere Children's Opera THE HOGBOON at The Barbican Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle perform the world premiere of The Hogboon, a children's opera by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, on 26 June at The Barbican Centre in London. It is the second in a series of LSO commissioned mixed-ability operas, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, and featuring musicians from the local community and the Guildhall School, performing with the LSO. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now to Return to NYC This January; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 5-15, 2017, with its fifth annual explosion of provocative and pioneering opera- and music-theatre, curated by co-founding producers, Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE). (more...)

SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

2016 PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE present the fourth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running today, January 6, through January 17, 2016, in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 1/31/2016
by BWW - Jan 31, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/31/2016 for Oklahoma (more...)

PNC Pops Presents THE ULTIMATE OSCARS at Heinz Hall, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The Oscar celebration starts early this year with PNC Pops: The Ultimate Oscars at Heinz Hall on February 5-7. (more...)

Yannick Nezet-Seguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra Set 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today announce The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2016-17 season. The season underscores the incredible versatility and depth of the ensemble under Nezet-Seguin's leadership, as he embarks on his fifth season and continues shaping a modern definition of the Orchestra's legendary Philadelphia Sound. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Rings in the New Year with the Mozart@260 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) rings in the new year in style, celebrating one of the most prolific and beloved composers ever with its annual Mozart Festival. The Mozart@260 Festival -- curated by Quebec-based conductor Bernard Labadie -- includes the famous Symphony No. 40 as part of the popular What Makes It Great? series, a splendid program featuring the Jupiter Symphony and more, and a gripping semi-staged production of the Requiem. The TSO then presents Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, and welcomes back Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan for a second time this season. (more...)

PNC Pops Presents THE ULTIMATE OSCARS at Heinz Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Oscar celebration starts early this year with PNC Pops: The Ultimate Oscars at Heinz Hall on February 5-7. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Continue Celebration of Centennial Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) have announced the Orchestra's 2016-2017 season, its tenth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. (more...)

HERE to Present CULTUREMART 2016 This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The OBIE-winning HERE presents CULTUREMART 2016, taking place March 2 - 12. (more...)

NJSO to Present 2016 Winter Festival: Sounds of Shakespeare This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

he New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present the 2016 Winter Festival: Sounds of Shakespeare-the second year of a two-season Winter Festival cycle celebrating music inspired by the Bard. (more...)

Music Director Riccardo Muti Returns to Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The CSO's Music Director Riccardo Muti returns to Chicago for a week of subscription concerts, this weekend, December 3-5, leading a varied program of music by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Scriabin with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and pianist Kirill Gerstein as soloist as the CSO continues its 125th anniversary season. (more...)

Toronto Symphony to Ring in the New Year with the Mozart@260 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) rings in the new year in style, celebrating one of the most prolific and beloved composers ever with its annual Mozart Festival. The Mozart@260 Festival -- curated by Quebec-based conductor Bernard Labadie -- includes the famous Symphony No. 40 as part of the popular What Makes It Great? series, a splendid program featuring the Jupiter Symphony and more, and a gripping semi-staged production of the Requiem. The TSO then presents Symphonie Fantastique by Berlioz, and welcomes back Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan for a second time this season. (more...)

NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA to Presents Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe open the 2016 Winter Festival, Sounds of Shakespeare, with a program pairing Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (more...)

New York Philharmonic's Box Office Opens Today for 2016–17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The New York Philharmonic's box office opens today, August 9, 2016, for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

Simon Rattle to Conduct St. Thomas Choir of Men & Boys in Concert, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

New York, NY - Sir Simon Rattle will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's in a special benefit concert to include Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughn Williams and Edward Elgar's Serenade for Strings on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. The concert will be the last in a yearlong series of performances that have been offered at St Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in honor of Maestro John Scott who served as Organist and Director of Music for eleven years, and who died unexpectedly in August 2015.  Proceeds from the concert will be used to create a Saint Thomas Choir School scholarship to assist choristers in need which will be established in John Scott's memory. (more...)

Award-Winning Loading Dock Theatre Presents THE DUDLEYS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Brooklyn based award-winning Loading Dock Theatre presents THE DUDLEYS! A FAMILY GAME by Leegrid Stevens. Directed by Jacob Titus, the NYC premiere this fall at HERE features original chiptune music, projection design by Reid Farrington, and life size 8-bit video animation. (more...)

Houston Symphony's 2016 Youth Orchestra Festival to Showcase Popular Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Three of Houston's most talented youth orchestras will participate in the Houston Symphony's third annual Youth Orchestra Festival with free performances of popular concert works on the Jones Hall stage starting at 3 p.m. April 9. (more...)

Leonard Slatkin Becomes Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon, September 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

On September 1, 2017, Leonard Slatkin will become Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre national de Lyon (ONL). The recruitment process for a new music director has been launched. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT Begins Tonight at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

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