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Benjamin Britten News

Date of Birth: November 22, 1913
Date of Death: December 04, 1976 (63)
Gender: Male
Metropolis Ensemble Announces 2017-18 SeasonMetropolis Ensemble Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Grammy-nominated Metropolis Ensemble looks forward to a prototypical season in 2017-18. This fall, Metropolis presents a five-concert piano mini-series at its loft (a former art gallery) in lower Manhattan in collaboration with long-time Metropolis associate, pianist David Kaplan. In December, the ensemble accompanies the film Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia as part of BAM's Next Wave Festival. And early in 2018, Metropolis performs major new works by Timo Andres and Caroline Shaw (at the Met Museum) and William Brittelle (at Symphony Space). This formula of collaborative involvement from the earliest stages, when just the bare root of the ideas are being planted, to final culmination of the project (in collaboration with some of country's most prestigious presenters) has become a trademark of the organization. (more...)

Japanese Noh, Western Opera Collide in TomoeArts' KAYOI KOMACHI/KOMACHI VISITEDJapanese Noh, Western Opera Collide in TomoeArts' KAYOI KOMACHI/KOMACHI VISITED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TomoeArts presents the world premiere of a provocative and heartrending new work, Kayoi Komachi/Komachi Visited, a noh chamber opera, October 26 - 28, 2017 at The Cultch. (more...)

Mira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia HouseMira J. Spektor's LADY OF THE CASTLE Coming to Opera America & Scandinavia House
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Aviva Players will present Mira J. Spektor's Lady of The Castle, A Ghostly Post-Holocaust Chamber Opera, based on a true story & an Israeli play by Lea Goldberg. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Celebrate 50 Years Under Music Director Clara LongstrethNew Amsterdam Singers to Celebrate 50 Years Under Music Director Clara Longstreth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The New Amsterdam Singers will celebrate 50 years of leadership under its Music Director Clara Longstreth in the 2017 18 season, with three sets of concerts and three world-premiere commissioned works. (more...)

Rameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall OperaRameau's SYMPATHY to Make American Premiere with Victory Hall Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Victory Hall Opera will present the American Premiere of Jean-Philippe Rameau's Sympathy (1751, original title: Acante et Cephise ou La Sympathie), performed in French with English supertitles at The Haven, 112 Market Street, Charlottesville VA, 22902. (more...)

Orchestra of St. Luke's Launches 2017-18 Season with 16 Fall PerformancesOrchestra of St. Luke's Launches 2017-18 Season with 16 Fall Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Orchestra of St. Luke's returns to Carnegie Hall for three concerts in the fall including its annual subscription series presented by Carnegie Hall, opening on October 12 with Conductor Laureate Pablo Heras-Casado on the podium. He leads Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, and Mozart's Mass in C Minor, K. 427 ('Great'), featuring the Westminster Symphonic Choir, and guest vocalists sopranos Camilla Tilling and Susanna Phillips, tenor Thomas Cooley, and bass-baritone Michael Sumuel. (more...)

Award-Winning Aurora Ensemble Present THE LIGHTNESS OF BEINGAward-Winning Aurora Ensemble Present THE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2017

Award winning Aurora is the senior a capella vocal ensemble of renowned South Australian Choir School Young Adelaide Voices, they are a diverse and talented ensemble performing a range of repertoire from early music to contemporary pop. They will perform their beautiful The Lightness of Being at Christ Church, North Adelaide at 2.30pm Sunday 17 September. (more...)

 Sir Simon Rattle Celebrates Debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra Sir Simon Rattle Celebrates Debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The curtain is raised on Thursday 14 September on Sir Simon Rattle's debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra [LSO], launching This is Rattle, 11 days of special concerts, events and installations, running at the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke's and the Guildhall School's Milton Court Concert Hall, until 24 September. He also becomes Artist-in-Association with the Barbican and the Guildhall School. (more...)

A Violinist Gets Unstrung at Momenta Festival III 10/1-4A Violinist Gets Unstrung at Momenta Festival III 10/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Four distinctively themed programs, each curated by a different member of Momenta Quartet have been announced for Momenta Festival III.  (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial SeasonSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Sets 2017-18 Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) has announced the details of its 2017-18 centennial season. (more...)

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 SeasonBROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced the fall 2017 season at BRIC House, the organization's 40,000 SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale Announces 2017-18 SeasonPhoenix Chorale Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The Phoenix Chorale has announced its 2017/18 Season. The acclaimed GRAMMY winning Chorale will kick off the season with 'Bruffy's Best' a celebration of the incredible tenure of outgoing Artistic Director Charles Bruffy.  (more...)

Momenta Quartet Announces MOMENTA FESTIVAL IIIMomenta Quartet Announces MOMENTA FESTIVAL III
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

???????Momenta Festival III premieres begin on opening night (October 1) with the world premiere version for theremin and string quartet of Arnold Schoenberg's Entrückung (“Rapture”) from String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10, arranged by soloist Elizabeth Brown, and the US premiere of English composer Michael Small?'s White Space - Meditation on Saenredam (2015) for solo violin. (more...)

Aurora in Concert at Christ Church This SeptemberAurora in Concert at Christ Church This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Aurora is the senior a capella vocal ensemble of renowned South Australian Choir School Young Adelaide Voices.  Under the direction of esteemed choral conductor and singer Christie Anderson, Aurora presents a beautiful and uplifting program of early and contemporary vocal music, exploring light and eternity.   (more...)

Juilliard Announces 2017-18 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts PerformancesJuilliard Announces 2017-18 Season of Operas and Vocal Arts Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Zeger, announces its 2017-18 season of opera and vocal arts performances. (more...)

St. Bart's 23rd Annual Summer Festival Continues on Sunday 7/23St. Bart's 23rd Annual Summer Festival Continues on Sunday 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The 23rd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, July 23, at 11 am with a service of music by Benjamin Britten.   (more...)

BWW Review:  Will Albert Herring ever shed his innocence?BWW Review: Will Albert Herring ever shed his innocence?
by Steve Callahan - Jul 11, 2017

Union Avenue Opera mounts a delightful production of 'Albert Herring,' Benjamin Britten's only comic opera. (more...)

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Telegraph Quartet to Quartet-in-ResidenceSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Appoints Telegraph Quartet to Quartet-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of the Telegraph Quartet as the institution's next quartet-in-residence. The position, which the Quartet will hold from the 2017-18 season through the 2019-20 season, will showcase the ensemble through public performances at SFCM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Felix Jarrar & Brittany GoodwinBWW Interview: Felix Jarrar & Brittany Goodwin
by Olga El - Jul 6, 2017

Experimental and beautifully composed, Songs of the Soul Beams is a theatrical musical cycle by Felix Jarrar (composer, musical director, pianist) and Brittany Goodwin (librettist, stage director, Persephone) that fuses elements of opera, musical theater and dance in order to explore coping with death. The show made its debut on Sunday, June 4th in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fisher-Hillman Studio. I was excited to have the chance to catch up with the promising, young directors of the show and learn more about their process. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/1/2017
by - Jul 1, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/1/2017. (more...)

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