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BWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego Symphony
by Ron Bierman - May 28, 2017

The improvement during Jahja Ling's 13-year tenure as conductor and music director has been extraordinary. Friday's performance of the last program before his retirement confirmed that with an exclamation point. In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' (more...)

MOVIES THAT MATTER Film Series Concludes with 'Dead Man Walking'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Movies that Matter with Hal Conklin Film Series comes to a close this year with a screening of the 1995 film, Dead Man Walking, on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00pm. Following the series' theme of teaching audiences about forgiveness, loving others, and loving ourselves while providing a renewed enthusiasm for living life with compassion and grace, Dead Man Walking tells the remarkable story of a prisoner on death row who learns to accept God's love and  come out of hiding. (more...)

Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheered them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

Coldabank Drops Summer-Tinged 'Lovin' You' Via Atl/Atlantic Records UK
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

London-based up-and-coming producer Coldabank signals the start of summer with his latest sun-kissed track, 'Lovin' You'. A true party starter, and one that will surely hit the airwaves around the globe, 'Lovin' You' is out now on ATL / Atlantic Records UK. (more...)

Amos Lee Performs with Seattle Symphony 7/11
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Singer-songwriter Amos Lee joins the Seattle Symphony for a one-night-only concert event. (more...)

New CIM Class Sets High Bar with Most Diverse in School History
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

When 130 of the most talented classical music students in the world arrive at the Cleveland Institute of Music on August 28, 2017 - competition laureates and performance veterans from esteemed ensembles as the La Scala Opera, the Interlochen Arts Academy and the New World Symphony among them - a profound milestone will also be surpassed: students of color will represent an historic 10 percent of the incoming class. (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Peter Serkin, Stefan Jackiw and Jay Campbell Headline 2017 Opening Concert at Music Mountain
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Music Mountain, America's Oldest Continuing Summer Chamber Music Festival, launches its 88th Season on Sunday, June 11th with the Opening Concert & Reception featuring the incomparable pianist Peter Serkin along with Stefan Jackiw, Violin, and Jay Campbell, Cello. (more...)

Mormon Tabernacle Choir's New Album with Angela Lansbury, Santino Fontana & Brian Stokes Mitchell Snags #1 on Billboard Classical Crossover Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square today announced that their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends, took the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Classical Crossover chart, marking the 12th time that an album from 'America's Choir' has earned the top honor. The album also took the no. 2 spot on the Classical Overall chart. (more...)

Yamaha & Concert Pianist Sara Davis Buechner Celebrate 30 Years of Artistic Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In celebration of her 30th year as a Yamaha Artist, internationally renowned concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner will perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on June 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Upcoming Events at the Auditorium Theatre Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Upcoming events have been announced for Auditorium Theatre. See the full lineup below! (more...)

The Nash Announces June Jazz Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

June is hopping and bopping as The Nash kicks off with a wide array of summer concerts and workshops.  Highlights include Joey Sellers Quartet on June 10 and Rachel Eckroth's Antelog on June 16.  Public performances from students participating in the Nash summer workshops will be held during the month as well as a discussion on history of jazz from noted ASU scholar, Dr. Chris Wells on June 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Netflix Cancels Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN After One Season
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Netflix has canceled Baz Luhrmann's music-driven series THE GET DOWN after one season. Season one premiered in two parts, with part two debuting on the streaming network last month to disappointing ratings. (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs Receives Honorary Degree from Washington and Jefferson College
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Grammy-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the venerable Washington and Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania.  The ceremony took place on campus on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017. (more...)

St. Louis Symphony Announces Senior Management Appointments & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, St. Louis Symphony President & CEO Marie-Helene Bernard announced key senior management team appointments and promotions. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Guest Conductor Vasily Petrenko to Present the Music of St. Petersburg
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Vasily Petrenko immerse audiences in the music of St. Petersburg during BNY Mellon Grand Classics: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto on June 9 and 11 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

Kozlova Dance Conservatory Comes to MMAC
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory New York will perform its annual 'Spring Gala,' featuring young dancers from the Kozlova school, located in midtown Manhattan.   (more...)

Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

After 18 seasons, Charles Bruffy plans to step down from his position as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale at the end of October 2017. The concerts in October will celebrate Bruffy and his accomplishments with the Phoenix Chorale, featuring a 'Bruffy's Best' theme.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project Reaches Mothers Through Songwriting Workshops Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m., mothers, family members, musicians, and partners from New York City and across the country will gather to celebrate original songs created as part of Carnegie Hall's Lullaby Project, a program which pairs pregnant women and new mothers with professional artists to write personal lullabies for their babies. In New York City, the project reaches mothers in hospitals, homeless shelters, foster care centers, and at Rikers Island Correctional Facility. Extending across the country, Lullaby Project partner organizations work with families in over fifteen communities. The Lullaby Project supports maternal health, aids child development, and strengthens the bond between parent and child. The year-end concert on June 2, which will feature performances by mothers and artists locally as well as from partner sites across the nation, will be made available to a wider audience through a livestream on facebook.com/CarnegieHall. (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg at Rockwell Stage and Show this June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA.. on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.  John Randall is the Musical Director with a special guest tba.  Steven recreates Miss Streisand's greatest hits as well as songs she never did.. and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA show is the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person.. and you can meet this one afterwards!  (more...)

John Dufffy Institute for New Opera presents World Premiere of KEPT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

TAP ELLINGTON to Celebrate Marriage of Jazz Music and Tap Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Tap City, the NYC Tap Festival, will celebrate jazz legend Duke Ellington and his contribution to the world of tap dance at "TAP ELLINGTON," on Friday, April 14 at 7pm, The Appel Room at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, 10 Columbus Circle. (more...)

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Piano legend Byron Janis releases Byron Janis Live on Tour, an album of never before released live recordings of performances by the internationally celebrated pianist. (more...)

2017 First Quarter Broadcast Television Film News: Announcing Creative Management Partners Agent Alan Morell Client Options Works Sold
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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Miami Music Festival Launches Second Season of Miami Wagner Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MMF) is proud to announce the second season of their prestigious Miami Wagner Institute, welcoming Grammy Award-winning soprano Christine Brewer and returning bass-baritone Alan Held to MMF's team of internationally acclaimed faculty, to teach and perform with eight rising dramatic stars. (more...)

CHORALFEST USA to Celebrate the Diversity of Choral Music in America
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The third annual ChoralFest USA - A Celebration of the Diversity of Choral Music in America, will be presented on Saturday, June 3 from 3 PM to 10 PM at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra to Perform Bach & More in Free Central Park Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra is featured in a free outdoor concert at Central Park's historic Naumburg Bandshell on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Naumburg Orchestral Concerts and hosted by WQXR's Annie Bergen. (more...)

Memorial Day Weekend Events to Honor Nation's Heroes at National WWI Museum and Memorial
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As the commemoration of the Centennial of World War I (2014-19) continues, the National World War I Museum and Memorial serves as a fitting place to honor and recognize the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country during Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Bang on a Can to Celebrate Summer at Lincoln Center Festival, MASS MoCA and More
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Bang on a Can celebrates summer 2017, and continues its 30th anniversary landmark season, by showcasing the breadth of its adventurous curatorial vision with concerts June-September at three visual art institutions -The Noguchi Museum and the Jewish Museum in New York City, and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA - plus a performance by the Bang on a Can All-Stars at the Lincoln Center Festival. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Contract Extension for Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer's contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Mr. Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony's 2011-12 season. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns, Cady Huffman, Christine Pedi and More Take the Stage in Project Shaw's PRESS CUTTINGS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation, Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, last night, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below! (more...)

Yara Arts Group to Bring 1917-2017: TYCHNYA, ZHADAN & THE DOGS to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

From June 9 to 25, La MaMa and Yara Arts Group will present '1917-2017 Tychyna, Zhadan & the Dogs,' a new theatre piece with poetry which examines what individuals do when a society crumbles. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Sets 2017 Summer Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) - one of this country's premiere summer training programs for young musicians - announces its 2017 programs and events today. (more...)

THE TEMPEST, Bach and More Among Sarasota Music Festival's Week One Highlights
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Sarasota Music Festival is a program of the Sarasota Orchestra, college-age student participants in the Sarasota Music Festival (SMF) attend master classes and coaching sessions, participate in the SMF orchestra, create outreach concerts for the local community and perform chamber music. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Director of Choruses Robert Porco will Step Down at Conclusion of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra has announced that renowned choral director Robert Porco will step down from his position as the Orchestra's Director of Choruses with the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.  At that time, he will be the longest-serving Director of Choruses and Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in the ensemble's history, he began his tenure with the 1998-99 season. (more...)

The Crossing presents World Premiere of Michael Gordon's Major New Choral Memoir ANONYMOUS MAN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Anonymous Man is Michael Gordon's first concert-length solo choral work. It was commissioned by The Crossing and written for the choir's 24 voices. Gordon merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power in his music, embodying, in the words of The New Yorker's Alex Ross, 'the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.' (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

American Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The American Symphony Orchestra today announced the 56th season of its Vanguard series, running from October 11, 2017 through March 1, 2018. Music director Leon Botstein will conduct all concerts in the series, which this year includes a performance at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Miami Music Festival Announces Official 2017 Program Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MFF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians to work with mentors and gain performing experience, announces the lineup for the 2017 season from June 6 through July 30, 2017 at various venues in Miami. In its fourth season, MMF will host young artists from around the world selected from top conservatories and universities. MMF receives nearly 1,500 international applicants each season with only a small portion selected for participation through a rigorous audition process. (more...)

BWW Interview: National Geographic Explorer Mike Libecki is Living the Sweet Life
by Katricia Lang - May 23, 2017

Ahead of his lecture at Houston's Jones Hall, tonight at 7:30 p.m., climber and explorer Mike Libecki talked to BroadwayWorld, giving us some insight on himself, his travails, and his popular presentation CLIMBING DREAMS. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Invites Thousands of NYC-Area Children for Link Up Concert this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Now in its 32nd season, Link Up is the longest-running school program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI). Designed for students in grades 3-5, the program facilitates deeper connections between the concert hall and the classroom through an instrument-focused curriculum that culminates in an annual participatory concert. This month marks the inaugural concerts of The Orchestra Swings-the first new Link Up curriculum since 2012-designed to introduce the idea of "swing" through a conversation between the Symphony orchestra and a jazz septet. (more...)

New Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the Parkway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

Climber and National Geographic Explorer Shares Anecdotes From Expeditions Around the World
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Houston Symphony and National Geographic Live present Climbing Dreams, the last event in a dynamic four-part speaker series featuring some of the world's most fascinating explorers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Jones Hall. (more...)

May Festival Concludes This Weekend with Ethereal Dream Project, BACH MASTERPIECE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Fans are still buzzing this Monday morning after opening weekend of the annual Cincinnati May Festival. The second and final weekend of the Festival will take place this weekend--Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27--at the Taft Theatre in downtown Cincinnati. (more...)

KING O' THE MOON Comes to Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Pazinski family returns to Circle's stage in King O' the Moon by Tom Dudzick, the second play in a trilogy inspired by the author's childhood. Circle produced Dudzick's Over the Tavern in 2005 and The Last Mass at St. Casimir's in 2007.  Ten years after Over the Tavern, this sequel takes place during the rebellious '60's as Apollo 11 is on its voyage to the moon. The Pazinski's come together as their lives seem to fall apart. Prior knowledge of this working-class family is not a prerequisite to appreciate the hilarious and heartfelt end to the three part series at Circle. (more...)

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