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92Y Announces May Streaming Recitals: 8 Evenings With Serkin, Hewitt, Romero + More Photo 92Y Announces May Streaming Recitals: 8 Evenings With Serkin, Hewitt, Romero + More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020

92Y's online concerts have drawn more than 1.7 million views since Garrick Ohlsson inaugurated the series with his March 14 concert; April alone brought over 1 million views. In May, 92Y introduces a regular schedule, with a fresh program appearing every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 pm EDT.

New Amsterdam Singers Will Present THROUGH THE SEASONS Photo New Amsterdam Singers Will Present THROUGH THE SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present Through the Seasons, featuring Robert Paterson's 'I Go Among Trees' - a World Premiere commissioned by NAS in honor of its 50th anniversary. The three-movement work by the New York-based award-winning composer is written for chorus and marimba on texts by Wendell Berry, May Sarton, and John Freeman; Makoto Nakura is the marimba soloist. The concert will be performed twice: Friday, March 20, 2020, at 8:00 pm at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street, and Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 4:00 pm at The Theater of St. Jean Baptiste, 184 East 76th St.

Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the Talea Ensemble Photo Baruch Performing Arts Center Presents the Talea Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

On April 2-4, the Baruch Performing Arts Center presents the 'ever-adventurous' Talea Ensemble performing the US premiere of Manos Tsangaris' theatrical work Love & Diversity. This is a rare opportunity to hear Mr. Tsangaris' music performed in the United States, and Talea's only scheduled performance of this work. Tickets are $26 for general admission ($11 for students), and are available at this link.

FUN HOME Kicks Off 22nd Season At Chance Theater On January 31 Photo FUN HOME Kicks Off 22nd Season At Chance Theater On January 31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, opens its 22nd season with Fun Home, the brilliant, groundbreaking 2013 musical based on the intensely personal graphic novel by Alison Bechdel. Written by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics), with direction by Marya Mazor and music direction by Lex Leigh, Fun Home previews from January 31 through February 7, 2020, with regular performances running February 8 to March 1 on the Cripe Stage at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center.

Review Roundup: WOZZECK At The Metropolitan Opera- Read The Reviews Photo Review Roundup: WOZZECK At The Metropolitan Opera- Read The Reviews
by Review Roundups - Dec 31, 2019

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads a brilliant new staging of Berg's masterpiece by William Kentridge, starring Peter Mattei and Elza van den Heever. On stage through January 22.

Brooklyn Youth Chorus To Perform At Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting and Ho Photo Brooklyn Youth Chorus To Perform At Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting and Holiday Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

The GRAMMY Award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus---recently featured in the New York Times, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and on Fox 5 News at Six with Ernie Anastos---performs four free/cheap shows for the home borough this holiday season next week. Locals can catch the starry Chorus for free at the Brooklyn Borough President's Tree Lighting (Dec. 11 at 5:15p), and with affordable tickets to three concert programs at Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph with Holiday Harmonies (Dec. 13th at 7:30pm and Dec. 14th at 2:30pm), as well as Winter's Eve (Dec. 14th at 7:30pm). The 28-year-old Brooklyn institution draws 7-17 year old singers from all five boroughs, and has established a national profile as the go-to youth choir for classical, pop, theatrical, and out-of-the-box collaborations with A-list artists and institutions like Bon Iver, The National, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, the New York Philharmonic, Nico Muhly, and Caroline Shaw.

BWW Review: It's TRISTAN Interruptus Again, with Goerke and Gould in Act II of the Wa Photo BWW Review: It's TRISTAN Interruptus Again, with Goerke and Gould in Act II of the Wagner Epic
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 19, 2019

When New Yorkers last saw a concert performance of Act II of Wagner's TRISTAN UND ISOLDE--in the spring of 2018 with the Boston Symphony under Nelsons--a major singer was trying on one of the title characters for size. That was tenor Jonas Kaufmann. This time, it was Isolde who was ready for her closeup, with soprano Christine Goerke in a can't-wait-for-the-whole-opera performance, under Gianandrea Noseda with the Washington Symphony at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival.

Gianandrea Noseda Leads Act II of TRISTAN UND ISTOLDE, Streamed from the Kennedy Cent Photo Gianandrea Noseda Leads Act II of TRISTAN UND ISTOLDE, Streamed from the Kennedy Center
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Gianandrea Noseda, Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), leads the Orchestra in Act II of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde tonight at the Kennedy Center in a performance to be streamed live globally on medici.tv at 8:00PM Eastern Standard Time / 5:00PM Pacific Standard Time. The live stream will be free and then available to medici.tv subscribers on VOD. 

New Amsterdam Singers Perform Frank Martin's MASS FOR DOUBLE CHORUS Photo New Amsterdam Singers Perform Frank Martin's MASS FOR DOUBLE CHORUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will launch its 2019a?"20 season with A Century of A Cappella Gems, anchored by a major work, the Mass for a cappella double chorus by the Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890-1974). The two concerts will be performed Friday, December 13, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 114th Street and Broadway.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Metropolitan Opera's MACBETH Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of Metropolitan Opera's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Following a controversy surrounding Plácido Domingo and his last minute departure, the Met Opera's production of Verdi's Macbeth opened this week. Find out what the critics had to say!

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On PORGY AND BESS at The Metropolitan Opera Photo Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On PORGY AND BESS at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

Porgy and Bess just recently began performances at the Metropolitan Opera. What did the critics have to say?

Latonia Moore And Ryan Speedo Green To Open George London Foundation Season Photo Latonia Moore And Ryan Speedo Green To Open George London Foundation Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The George London Foundation for Singers 2019-20 season marks the centennial of the birth of its namesake, the legendary Canadian-American bass-baritone who was one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. The season opens at The Morgan Library and Museum on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 4:00 pm, with a recital by two young American rising stars and George London Award winners: Latonia Moore, soprano, and Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone, with Ken Noda, piano.

October 2019 Events Announced At National Sawdust Photo October 2019 Events Announced At National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

Events have been announced for October at National Sawdust. See the full lineup below!

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season Photo Sarasota Opera Announces Casting For The 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Victor DeRenzi, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, and Richard Russell, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the casting for the 2019-20 season at Sarasota Opera, welcoming back returning Sarasota audience favorites as well as introducing new artists for their company debuts.

Baruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 Season Photo Baruch Performing Arts Center At Baruch College Announces 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College announces its 2019-20 Season of music, theatre, dance, opera and more, a season spanning genres and cultural influences, rich in imagination and ideas.

Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2019��"2020 Season Photo Orchestra of St. Luke's Announces 2019��"2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Orchestra of St. Luke's (OSL) announced details of its 2019–2020 season—the Orchestra's 45th—including a season-wide celebration of Beethoven's 250th birthday in programs on its signature Chamber Music Series, orchestra concerts presented by Carnegie Hall, and free school concerts.

Pianist Paul Lewis To Step In For Murray Perahia On 4/25 Photo Pianist Paul Lewis To Step In For Murray Perahia On 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

The University Musical Society (UMS) has announced that Murray Perahia has canceled his North American tour, including his UMS appearance on Thursday, April 25, 2019. A medical setback has prevented him from performing publicly.

New Amsterdam Singers Performs TANGO MASS: May 16, 19 Photo New Amsterdam Singers Performs TANGO MASS: May 16, 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

For its final concerts of the 2018-2019 season, New Amsterdam Singers, led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present music with roots in Argentina and Spain, featuring Misa a Buenos Aires/Misatango for chorus, strings, bandoneon, and piano by Argentine-born Martín Palmeri; two works by Astor Piazzolla from his cycle, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Romancero Gitano for chorus and guitar, on poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca. The concerts will take place Thursday, May 16, at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 19, 2019, at 3:00 p.m., at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street (between First and Second Avenues).

Pianist Terry Eder To Appear In Recital At Weill Recital Hall Photo Pianist Terry Eder To Appear In Recital At Weill Recital Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

The Key Pianists Series, founded in 2015, will present noted American pianist Terry Eder in recital, Monday evening, April 8, 2019, 8 pm at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (154 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019). The complete program follows:

New Amsterdam Singers Will Perform Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) Photo New Amsterdam Singers Will Perform Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

In the second concert of its 51st season, New Amsterdam Singers (NAS) will perform Brahms's popular Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs), along with choral works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Wolf, and recent pieces by contemporary American composers Carol Barnett and Robert S. Cohen. The concert will take place Today, March 8, 2019, at 8:00 p.m., at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 114th Street.

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