Santa Barbara Symphony to Provide Orchestral Accompaniment for Screenings of 'The Red Violin'Santa Barbara Symphony to Provide Orchestral Accompaniment for Screenings of 'The Red Violin'
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor Carolyn Kuan, will perform John Corigliano's Academy Award-winning score for The Red Violin, accompanied by Francois Girard's engrossing film in its entirety, at the Granada Theatre on Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17. Also featuring Canadian violinist Lara St. John as soloist, the concerts will take place at 8 pm on June 16 and at 3 pm on June 17. Originally scheduled for January 20 and 21, these concerts were postponed on account of the catastrophic debris flows in Montecito earlier that month. Tickets purchased for the originally scheduled concerts will be honored at these performances. Tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Prices start at $29. (more...)

National Sawdust Tracks Announces Release of Gyan Riley's Latest Album Sprig on Friday, March 30, 2018National Sawdust Tracks Announces Release of Gyan Riley's Latest Album Sprig on Friday, March 30, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

National Sawdust Tracks announced today the release of celebrated contemporary classical guitarist ?Gyan Riley?'s latest solo album, "?Sprig?." (more...)

Viggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, Francois Girard, Ute Lemper And Sondra Radvanovsky Among The Jurors For The Twelfth Glenn Gould PrizeViggo Mortensen, Kat Von D, Francois Girard, Ute Lemper And Sondra Radvanovsky Among The Jurors For The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Academy Award-nominated actor, painter, poet, and musician Viggo Mortensen (United States/Denmark) will chair the international jury panel for the twelfth Glenn Gould Prize which includes tattoo and makeup artist, musician, entrepreneur and television personality Kat Von D (United States); Academy and Grammy Award-winning director of film, opera and theatre, and accomplished screenwriter Francois Girard (Canada); singer and actress Ute Lemper (Germany); writer and former Chief Justice The Right Honourable Beverly McLachlin (Canada); painter Naeemeh Naeemaei (Iran); acclaimed soprano Sondra Radvanovsky (Canada/United States); Academy Award-winning composer and conductor Howard Shore, OC (Canada); kora virtuoso and composer Foday Musa Suso (Gambia/United States); and award-winning composer and Chairman of the China Musicians' Association Professor Ye Xiaogang (China). (more...)

BWW Review: Parsing PARSIFAL at the Met, with an Impressive Cast under Nezet-SeguinBWW Review: Parsing PARSIFAL at the Met, with an Impressive Cast under Nezet-Seguin
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 15, 2018

Richard Wagner's last opera, PARSIFAL, is a tough nut to crack. With its highly religious overtones, lack of action and incredible length (it ran about 5 hours 40 minutes the other night), it's not exactly a 'light night' at the opera--even if for those of us who consider opera to be a 'light night'. Still, with the right cast and conductor, it can be transcendent. The Met's new revival came pretty close to getting us there. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

 Schirmer Theatrical is proud to announce the world premiere of Francois Girard's acclaimed film, The Red Violin, screened with live orchestra, featuring John Corigliano's Oscar-winning score. Internationally acclaimed violinist Lara St. John will appear as soloist with Dina Gilbert, Assistant Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, at the Festival de Lanaudiere in Montreal on July 23rd, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY KIDS FOR ORLANDO: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Honors Orlando VictimsPhoto Flash: BROADWAY KIDS FOR ORLANDO: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE Honors Orlando Victims
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

On Monday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Don't Tell Mama, several young past and present performers from Broadway joined forces in a benefit cabaret to raise money and show support for the victims, survivors and those suffering as a result of the mass shooting in Orlando this month. The benefit was entitled Broadway Kids for Orlando: All You Need is Love. One hundred percent of the proceeds are being donated to the GLBT Center of Central Florida, and all 49 victims of The Pulse Nightclub shooting were honored in the program. BroadwayWorld has photos and footage from the show below! (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School ClassesLong Wharf Theatre Sets Spring, Summer Studio School Classes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Local actors seeking to brush up their skills or acquire new ones will have a unique opportunity this spring at Long Wharf Theatre's Studio School to work with some of the American theatre's most innovative artists. (more...)

Eddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale and Debra Winger Join BOYCHOIR FilmEddie Izzard, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale and Debra Winger Join BOYCHOIR Film
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

According to Deadline, actor and comedian Eddie Izzard, THE FIRM's Josh Lucas, GLEE's Kevin McHale and IN TREATMENT's Debra Winger have all boarded the upcoming movie BOYCHOIR. (more...)

Copland House Celebrates John Corigliano's 75th Birthday Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2013

John Corigliano, the celebrated Oscar-, Pulitzer-, and Grammy-winner and one of the most honored and often-performed American composers of the last quarter-century, who has worked with everyone from Leonard Bernstein and Yo-Yo Ma to film directors Ken Russell and Francois Girard. Plus the Music from Copland House ensemble with acclaimed soprano Amy Burton. (more...)

Copland House to Celebrate John Corigliano's 75th Birthday, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

John Corigliano, the celebrated Oscar-, Pulitzer-, and Grammy-winner and one of the most honored and often-performed American composers of the last quarter-century, who has worked with everyone from Leonard Bernstein and Yo-Yo Ma to film directors Ken Russell and Francois Girard. Plus the Music from Copland House ensemble with acclaimed soprano Amy Burton. (more...)

Dustin Hoffman to Join Kathy Bates & Alfred Molina in BOYCHOIR
by Movies News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner has signed on to join Alfred Molina and Kathy Bates in the film, set to be directed by Francois Girard, and featuring an original script by Ben Ripley. (more...)

Jonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in the Met's PARSIFAL; Performance Airs Today on PBSJonas Kaufmann Sings Title Role in the Met's PARSIFAL; Performance Airs Today on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner's final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director Francois Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Today, July 28 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera in two parts: Friday, August 16 at 9 p.m. and Friday, August 23 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

PARSIFAL to Air on PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 7/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann sings the title role in a new production of Wagner's final masterpiece Parsifal, staged by acclaimed French Canadian director Francois Girard in his Met debut, on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, July 28 (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'And the Winners Were...' A Report Card for the Metropolitan Opera's 2012-2013 SeasonBWW Reviews: 'And the Winners Were...' A Report Card for the Metropolitan Opera's 2012-2013 Season
by Richard Sasanow - May 17, 2013

The regular season just ended for the Metropolitan Opera--all that's left is a series of HD rebroadcasts on Lincoln Center Plaza and a couple of low profile concerts in New York City parks--and it's time for a look back at what kind of season it was. With seven new productions and 21 other operas in rep during a season that ran from the end of September to mid-May, the Met was nothing if not far-reaching in its repertoire. And that's the way it should be. But how did its ambitions work out? (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Broadcast of Wagner's PARSIFAL Screens at Town Hall Theater TodayMetropolitan Opera Broadcast of Wagner's PARSIFAL Screens at Town Hall Theater Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

Based on a 13th-century epic poem, Wagner's epic, Parsifal, tells the story of the Arthurian knight and his quest for the Holy Grail. Its themes are hope, discovery and rebirth - themes that perfectly suit the arrival of springtime. The 5 ½-hour broadcast begins at noon today, March 2, at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Renee Fleming, Johan Botha to Star in 'Otello' on Great Performances' AT THE MET, TodayRenee Fleming, Johan Botha to Star in 'Otello' on Great Performances' AT THE MET, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Verdi's Shakespearean tragedy OTELLO starring Johan Botha in the title role and Renee Fleming as Otello's innocent wife, Desdemona, airs on GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET Today, February 24 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Redemption for the Metropolitan Opera's New PARSIFAL Is in the MusicBWW Reviews: Redemption for the Metropolitan Opera's New PARSIFAL Is in the Music
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 20, 2013

There used to be an ad campaign from a New York bakery company, “You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's rye bread.” Well, a similar statement could be made about Richard Wagner's final opera (or as he called it, a büenenweihfestspiel , or “a festival play for the consecration of the stage”): You don't have to be Christian to love PARSIFAL, with its themes of redemption, honor and loyalty. It is a unique experience, regardless of one's faith, because the music's the thing. And I'd follow the cast, orchestra and chorus of the Metropolitan Opera's new production anywhere. Heard at the opera's second performance of the season, February 18, they were superb. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Broadcast of Wagner's PARSIFAL to Screen at Town Hall Theater, 3/2Metropolitan Opera Broadcast of Wagner's PARSIFAL to Screen at Town Hall Theater, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

Based on a 13th-century epic poem, Wagner's epic, Parsifal, tells the story of the Arthurian knight and his quest for the Holy Grail. Its themes are hope, discovery and rebirth - themes that perfectly suit the arrival of springtime. The 5 ½-hour broadcast begins at noon on Saturday, March 2, at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater. (more...)

Robert Lepage's Staging of THE TEMPEST at The Met to Air on PBS, 3/17Robert Lepage's Staging of THE TEMPEST at The Met to Air on PBS, 3/17
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

British composer Thomas Ades conducts the Met premiere of his contemporary Masterpiece The Tempest, an English-language opera based on Shakespeare's final play.The Met's fantastical new production by Robert Lepage airs on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, March 17 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Jonas Kaufmann and More in PARSIFAL at the MetSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Jonas Kaufmann and More in PARSIFAL at the Met
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2013

The new production of PARSIFAL opens in just 2 days! Jonas Kaufmann stars alongside Katarina Dalayman, Peter Mattei, Evgeny Nikitin, and Rene Pape. Daniele Gatti conducts. Check out a sneak peek of Francois Girard's new production below! (more...)

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