Mannes School Of Music Announces The Appointment Of Ian Rosenbaum To Faculty Mannes School Of Music Announces The Appointment Of Ian Rosenbaum To Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

The New School announced today that acclaimed percussionist, Ian Rosenbaum, has joined the faculty of Mannes School of Music. (more...)

Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2019 Composing Grants Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announces 2019 Composing Grants
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation announced its 2019 grants in The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Orchestra Commissioning Program for Emerging Female Composers. (more...)

Resident Composers Announced for 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival Resident Composers Announced for 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) has selected eight resident composers to participate in the 2019 Mizzou International Composers Festival (MICF).   (more...)

Peak Performances to Host the World Premiere of SPINNING Peak Performances to Host the World Premiere of SPINNING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Peak Performances presents the world premiere of Spinning, a collaborative musical work written and composed by Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow Julia Wolfe (Anthracite Fields, 2015), and conceived with "cello goddess" (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser, with multimedia projections by innovative artist Laurie Olinder (May 10-13). Commissioned by Peak Performances and culminating their season of works by women, Spinning considers the essential labor of spinning thread-work once performed by hand by women-paying homage to the human dignity of this "women's work." (more...)

New World Symphony Celebrates 30 Years In Annual New Work Event New World Symphony Celebrates 30 Years In Annual New Work Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), presents its seventh annual New Work performance on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. New Work is dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, exploring intersections between music, theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms. This year's program opens with a world premiere, multidisciplinary performance of selections from Glimpse of the Big Picture, conceived, scored, and authored by NWS Artistic Director/Co-Founder Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT). Divided into three parts, the performance brings music together with the spoken word, featuring MTT as speaker. The 2018 New Work program also includes two NWS commissions: composer Ted Hearne and filmmaker Jonathan David Kane's 2017 crowdsourced, multimedia symphony, Miami in Movements, in a revised version; and the world premiere of The Inherent Sadness of Low-Lying Areas, a short play by playwright Christopher Wall featuring music by a variety of composers, from Bach to Saariaho. (more...)

Musica Viva NY to Open 40th Anniversary Season with THE WHEEL AND THE SPHERE Musica Viva NY to Open 40th Anniversary Season with THE WHEEL AND THE SPHERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Musica Viva NY opens its 40th anniversary celebration season, with a concert entitled The Wheel and the Sphere on Sunday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Church on the Upper East Side. (more...)

MTT and the New World Symphony's 2017-18 Season Celebrates 30 Years of Training the Next Generation of Classical Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

With the launch of its 2017-18 season this fall, the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), led by Co-Founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT), celebrates 30 years as the nation's most innovative training ground for the next generation of classical musicians, preparing its resident Fellows for professional careers through an experiential curriculum of hands-on training, live performance, and audience interaction. (more...)

New World Symphony Presents 6th Annual New Work Program, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program—dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms—on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. (more...)

Amy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Peak Performances will present the world premiere of Quixote, from composer-librettist Amy Beth Kirsten and director-designer Mark DeChiazza, March 23-26. (more...)

The New World Symphony Announces New Work Program Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), will perform its sixth annual New Work program-dedicated to commissioning and premiering new pieces from high-profile and developing artists across a range of genres, intersecting music with theater, dance, poetry, video, lighting, and other art forms-on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the New World Center. The program will include a new Michael Tilson Thomas-led and -conceived stage production of Niccolo Castiglioni's Inverno In-Ver, the premiere performance of an orchestral version of Oscar Bettison's Lights in Ashes led by NWS Conducting Fellow Dean Whiteside, and the world premiere of a New World Symphony commission from John Supko, composed for viola and electronics. (more...)

Amy Beth Kirsten & Mark DeChiazza's QUIXOTE to Premiere at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Peak Performances will present the world premiere of Quixote, from composer-librettist Amy Beth Kirsten and director-designer Mark DeChiazza, March 23-26. (more...)

Peak Performances Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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National Sawdust Kicks Off Winter 2016 Season at New Home in Williamsburg
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

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...)

National 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 Announces New flutist Nathalie Joachim
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

After nine years, flutist Tim Munro is leaving eighth blackbird at the end of the 2014-15 season and New York based flutist Nathalie Joachim will begin as the new permanent flutist with the ensemble in August, for the 2015-16 Season and beyond. (more...)

Grammy-Winning eighth blackbird Performs at UW's Jones Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

eighth blackbird combines the virtuosity of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company. eighth blackbird will be performing tonight, February 7, 2015 at Jones Playhouse on the University of Washington campus at 7:30pm. (more...)

Grammy-Winning eighth blackbird to Perform at UW's Jones Playhouse, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

eighth blackbird combines the virtuosity of a string quartet with the energy of a rock band and the audacity of a storefront theater company. eighth blackbird will be performing on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Jones Playhouse on the University of Washington campus at 7:30pm. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens 2014-15 Season with HEART & BREATH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's 'wildly imaginative' (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens Its 2014 - 2015 Season with HEART & BREATH, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's "wildly imaginative" (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

Miller Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season at Columbia University
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Miller Theatre is pleased to now announce its 2014-15 season, the fifth under the exuberant leadership of director Melissa Smey. (more...)

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