Anoushka Shankar News

Irish Supergroup The Gloaming Returns with Haunting New Works at Chan CentreIrish Supergroup The Gloaming Returns with Haunting New Works at Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) announces the anticipated return of The Gloaming, Ireland's acclaimed folk supergroup, October 15 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The revered Celtic-American ensemble will captivate audiences with evocative sean-nos (solo unaccompanied singing) and stirring, melancholic melodies, sharing their signature musical alchemy of ancient tradition and contemporary experimentation. (more...)

70th Anniversary Edinburgh International Festival Draws to a Close70th Anniversary Edinburgh International Festival Draws to a Close
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The 2017 International Festival draws to a close this evening with the Virgin Money Fireworks Concert, following a record year that celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh as a Festival city. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Additions and Changes to 2017-18 SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces Additions and Changes to 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Below, note the following updates to Carnegie Hall's 2017-18 schedule, reflecting changes made since the season was originally announced in January 2017.  (more...)

Chan Centre presents an Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate EvansChan Centre presents an Evening with Activist & Graphic-Novelist Kate Evans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Kate Evans: Threads, an evening with Evans, the acclaimed author, cartoonist, and activist on September 29 at 7:30pm in the Telus Studio Theatre as part of the Beyond Words series. Evans will reveal accounts of hope and hardship from France's Calais refugee camp as told in her 2017 graphic novel Threads: From the Refugee Crisis. With projected images from her book as the backdrop, and musical accompaniment by Iranian-Canadian hand drummer Hamin Honari, Evans will share a reading followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion. (more...)

Chan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel CollaborationChan Centre to Kick Off 20th Season with Legendary Gospel Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC opens its 20th anniversary season on Saturday, September 23 at 8pm, welcoming The Blind Boys of Alabama with Ben Heppner to the Chan Shun Concert Hall. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2017-18 Classical HighlightsCarnegie Hall Announces 2017-18 Classical Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is fast approaching, and they are looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts! (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes Announce New Album 'Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico'Arturo O'Farrill & Chucho Valdes Announce New Album 'Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico brings together two of the influential families in Afro-Cuban music in a celebration of their late patriarchs: pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader Bebo Valdés and composer, arranger and bandleader 'Chico' O´Farrill. (more...)

Full Programme for SPIRIT OF '47 Announced at Edinburgh International FestivalFull Programme for SPIRIT OF '47 Announced at Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today the International Festival and British Council announce full details for Spirit of '47, a co-curated programme celebrating international cultural collaboration. The 10 day season of events features performances, screenings and talks from all over the world. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits SeriesEdinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

Chan Centre Marks 20 Years with Monumental Season of Globe-Spanning ArtistryChan Centre Marks 20 Years with Monumental Season of Globe-Spanning Artistry
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) marks its 20th anniversary with a tremendous 2017/18 concert series, filled with unique collaborations, brand new productions, and much-adored favourites in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Gospel vocalists from America's Deep South; virtuosic acrobatics direct from Down Under; Cuban musical trailblazers; South African jazz legends; and many more will take part in this milestone season, celebrating one of Vancouver's treasured venues. (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 ProgrammeEdinburgh International Festival Launches 2017 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

???????Edinburgh International Festival today unveiled its 2017 programme which marks the event's 70th anniversary. This year's International Festival runs from Friday 4 to Monday 28 August, welcoming 2,020 artists from 40 nations to perform in Scotland's capital city. (more...)

World Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To FolsomWorld Music Virtuoso Anoushka Shankar Comes To Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Harris Center proudly presents a singular figure renowned in both classical Indian and world music. Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has garnered five Grammy Award-nominations and the title 'Asian Hero' by Time magazine. She studied sitar under her father and guru, the late Ravi Shankar, making her professional classical debut at the age of 13. With 11 recordings to her credit (including Traces of You, which features Anoushka's half-sister Norah Jones, and Home, from which her Folsom program will be culled), 'her exquisite sitar playing...lives up to the virtuosity that made her the youngest woman ever nominated for a World Music Grammy' (Harper's Bazaar). (more...)

Singing Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan CentreSinging Sensation Max Raabe & Palast Orchester Bring Berlin's Golden-Age Glamour to Chan Centre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC presents the Vancouver premiere of Germany's iconic vocalist Max Raabe and his brilliant,12-piece Palast Orchester on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Evoking a bygone age, Raabe and his band will treat audiences to a romantic evening with their inimitable renditions of celebrated classics. (more...)

UK-India Year of Culture Officially LaunchesUK-India Year of Culture Officially Launches
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The British Council, the Indian High Commission and the UK government have officially launched the UK-India Year of Culture, a celebration of the long-standing relationship between the UK and India which will see cultural events, exhibitions and activities taking place in both countries throughout 2017. Audiences will have the chance to experience innovative and exciting creative work from some of the best UK and Indian companies, artists and institutions. (more...)

Anda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian DebutAnda Union Unveil Forgotten Mongolian Musical Treasures in Canadian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents the Canadian premiere of Anda Union, the renowned folk group hailing from regions across Inner Mongolia, March 26 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. The nine-member ensemble will captivate with a transcendent fusion of ancient sounds created through haunting throat singing and music performed on such rare instruments as the horse head fiddle and two-stringed lute. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical SeasonPacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek TragedyThe Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21Pacific Symphony To Honor Composer Phillip Glass in Debut Carnegie Hall Performance, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Pacific Symphony, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, has been invited to perform for the very first time at one of the world's most prestigious venues, Carnegie Hall in New York City, in honor of one of today's leading composers, Philip Glass. Joining them will be Pacific Chorale, also appearing at Carnegie Hall for the first time. One of America's most revered composers, Glass is Carnegie Hall's 2017-18 composer-in-residence, where he holds the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair. With this season-long residency by Glass, Carnegie joined a yearlong celebration of the composer's 80th birthday, presenting performances that feature his classics and premieres. As part of the residency, orchestras from across the United States were invited to submit programs featuring important works by Glass in illuminating contexts. Pacific Symphony and the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra were the two orchestras chosen, in part by Glass himself, to perform during Carnegie's upcoming season. Both orchestras emerged among competitors with what Carnegie called “very compelling programs.” (more...)

The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne ReevesThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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