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Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarterSam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

L.A. Master Chorale Tickets Now On Sale; Jenny Wong Promoted to Associate ConductorL.A. Master Chorale Tickets Now On Sale; Jenny Wong Promoted to Associate Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Single tickets for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 2017/18 season are now on sale. The season opens on September 23 and continues through to June 2018 in Walt Disney Concert Hall with nine concert programs presented over this time. Tickets start at $29 and are available to purchase online from lamasterchorale.org, by phone from 213-972-7282, or in person from the box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at The Music Center, of which the Master Chorale is a resident company. It will be the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th concert season and Grant Gershon's 17th season as the Kiki and David Gindler Artistic Director. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

From Miller Theatre Executive Director Melissa Smey: "I'm thrilled to continue the sixth year of our Pop-Up series with an amazing fall lineup. We welcome back two ensembles that received rave reviews from Miller audiences-Regional de NY and Genghis Barbie. The incredible clarinetists Joshua Rubin and Vasko Dukovski perform a program of works for bass clarinet, one of my favorite instruments for its vast range of color. And I'm honored to feature the Argus Quartet in their Miller debut-they are one of the most talented rising quartets in the field. I hope you'll join us often for these free and fun evenings of adventurous music." Genghis Barbie performing at Miller Theatre's Pop-Up series last year. (more...)

Trinity's 2017-18: Time's Arrow Webern Festival, Bernstein Centennial, 150 PSALMS Comes to Lincoln CenterTrinity's 2017-18: Time's Arrow Webern Festival, Bernstein Centennial, 150 PSALMS Comes to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

"Life without music is unthinkable. Life without music is academic. That is why my contact with music is a TOTAL EMBRACE." - Leonard Bernstein (more...)

R. B. Schlather to Bring Gertrude Stein and Susan B. Anthony to Historic Hudson Hall in THE MOTHER OF US ALLR. B. Schlather to Bring Gertrude Stein and Susan B. Anthony to Historic Hudson Hall in THE MOTHER OF US ALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, in partnership with The Millay Colony for the Arts, marks the centenary of Women's Suffrage and the reopening of New York State's oldest surviving theater with a new production of Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein's 1947 opera, THE MOTHER OF US ALL - a comic and profound musical pageant of 19th Century American social and political life. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPESAmerican Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 LineupACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

BWW Review: Emery LeCrone Dance opened The Joyce Theater's Ballet FestivalBWW Review: Emery LeCrone Dance opened The Joyce Theater's Ballet Festival
by Rose Marija - Jul 24, 2017

Emery LeCrone, founder, choreographer, and artistic director of Emery LeCrone Dance, is committed to developing contemporary ballets that feature live music and costume collaborations with fashion designers. All choreographies on the program were created by LeCrone. Emery LeCrone Dance performs at the Joyce Theater July 18, 19, and 20. I saw the performance on Wednesday July 19th. (more...)

Marin Alsop Leads NYO-USA and Music Educators in a Free Pop-Up Concert in Times SquareMarin Alsop Leads NYO-USA and Music Educators in a Free Pop-Up Concert in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m., conductor Marin Alsop will lead an orchestra and chorus of more than 165 people, including members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and music teachers from around the country, in a free pop-up performance in Times Square as part of Carnegie Hall's Summer Music Educators Workshop. The program will include John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Bernstein's "Somewhere" from West Side Story (with an orchestra and a chorus made up of music educators). Ronnie Oliver, Jr. will also lead the choir of music educators in David Lang's make peace and Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150, and Nicole Mitchell will lead a creative ensemble in improvised works. (more...)

Portland Opera Opens David Lang Double Bill, 7/28Portland Opera Opens David Lang Double Bill, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Portland Opera will present the West Coast premiere of a double bill of two contemporary works, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion on July 28 - the first of four performances. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and MoreKent Tritle's 2017-18 Season Features World Premieres of Moravec, Ranjbaran, Sirota and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

???????As the summer ends and the fall 2017 concert season comes into view, Kent Tritle will be found playing an organ recital at Himmerod Abbey, a Cistercian monastery in Grosslittgen, Germany. From there, it is off and running - the 2017-18 season for "New York's foremost choral conductor" (The New Yorker) is highlighted by the world premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York, Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad by Paul Moravec, libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran's We Are One; concerts with the Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine including a program celebrating the immigrant history of New York in collaboration with early/world music group Rose of the Compass that includes the world premiere of a commissioned work by Robert Sirota, and a program of Kodaly, Stravinsky, and Part's Miserere; programs of repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to Morton Lauridsen with Musica Sacra; and Bach's St. John Passion with ensembles and soloists from the Manhattan School of Music. (more...)

Temple Contemporary  to Present SYMPHONY FOR A BROKEN ORCHESTRA This WinterTemple Contemporary to Present SYMPHONY FOR A BROKEN ORCHESTRA This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Temple Contemporary has announced Symphony for a Broken Orchestra, a piece composed by David Lang using only broken instruments from the School District of Philadelphia, to be performed this December 3rd at the 23rd Street Armory in Philadelphia. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Lincoln Center announced today that conductor Louis Langree, the Renee and Robert Belfer Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival, will graciously replace Gianandrea Noseda leading the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra on August 4 and 5. Maestro Noseda is regrettably unable to conduct as he recovers from back surgery. (more...)

Bang on a Can and The Jewish Museum Present KAKI KINGBang on a Can and The Jewish Museum Present KAKI KING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2017-18 concert season, which will focus on pioneering female artists, begins on July 20 with a performance featuring the distinctive and exceptional indie-guitarist Kaki King. (more...)

BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and NorthBWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 29, 2017

Classic and contemporary, opera and orchestral, the music doesn't stop when the temperatures climb in New York, whether you're in New York City, or ready to travel to one of the festivals that dot the landscape of the Northeast. Musical life doesn't stop when the Met closes its doors: Here's a look “from here to eternity”…in the first part of our series on summertime's opera/vocal venues, covering New York City and Westchester. (more...)

MTT and the New World Symphony's 2017-18 Season Celebrates 30 Years of Training the Next Generation of Classical MusiciansMTT 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...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas OperaConductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening LineupLincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2017 Announces Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival , one of New York's premier summer performance series, kicks off its 51st season on July 25. Among the highlights in the first two weeks are a special opening concert led by Louis Langrée, Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director, featuring traditional and indigenous songs from Mozart's time; a choral presentation by Les Arts Florissants; and guest conductors Edward Gardner and Gianandrea Noseda; festival debuts by more than 10 artists, including Kit Armstrong, Janai Brugger, Jennifer Johnson Cano, S? Percussion, Beatrice Rana, Ksenija Sidorova, and the Young People's Chorus of New York City; and the New York premiere of David Lang's concerto for percussion, man made. A complete listing of events from July 25 through August 6 follows. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

MCANA's Inaugural Best New Award Goes to BREAKING THE WAVESMCANA's Inaugural Best New Award Goes to BREAKING THE WAVES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural Award for Best New Opera has been given to composer Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek for Breaking the Waves, which received its premiere on September 22, 2016 by Opera Philadelphia in conjunction with Beth Morrison Projects. The award was created to honor musical and theatrical excellence in a fully-staged opera that received its world premiere in North America during the preceding calendar year. (more...)

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