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BBC Proms Announce Archive and Live Performances For 2020 Programme Photo BBC Proms Announce Archive and Live Performances For 2020 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020

In the year that the Proms turns 125 years old, the 2020 season brings the spirit of the Proms to music-lovers at home. BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four broadcasts treasures from the past 30 years of the Proms across six weeks, before two weeks of incredible live performances at the Royal Albert Hall.

The Wallis Announces Hope @ The Wallis Photo The Wallis Announces Hope @ The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

With the spirit of hope driving forward plans for the future, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has established Hope @ The Wallis, which includesthe announcement by Artistic Director Paul Crewes of the appointment of virtuoso violinist and consummate musician Daniel Hope as The Wallis' next Artist-In-Residence in collaboration with the New Century Chamber Orchestra. In addition, a major resiliency campaign and community match/challenge to support The Wallis' performing arts offerings was announced by Rachel Fine, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. 

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson Bring TALKING HEADS to Watford Palace Next Year Photo Jan Ravens and Julia Watson Bring TALKING HEADS to Watford Palace Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson are cast in Talking Heads, three of the much-loved classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour. Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.

Brooklyn Art Song Society To Present Canteloube's Chant's d'Auvergne Photo Brooklyn Art Song Society To Present Canteloube's Chant's d'Auvergne
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

On Friday, November, 1st, Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the second installment of its series Home with a rare complete performance of Joseph Canteloube's magnum opus, Chant's d'Auvergne. Canteloube collected the folk melodies of the Auvergne region and imbued these whimsical, earthy tunes with emotional depth and a rich Straussian harmonic palette. The work will be performed in the original piano version and sung in the French dialect Occitan. Soprano Maria Valdes and mezzo soprano Devony Smith make their BASS debuts, joined by sopranos Marnie Breckenridge and Laura Stricking. Art Historian Patricia Mainardi (CUNY) gives a pre- concert lecture at 7:00PM.

BWW Review: PROM 35: ENIGMA VARIATIONS, Royal Albert Hall Photo BWW Review: PROM 35: ENIGMA VARIATIONS, Royal Albert Hall
by Marianka Swain - Aug 15, 2019

Conductor Martyn Brabbins celebrated his 60th birthday in fine fashion: with a new commission for 14 composers to create their own set of orchestral variations on an anonymous theme, mirroring the shape of Elgar's Enigma Variations. Programme notes from the composers illustrated a genuine fondness for the celebrated conductor, and their perceptions of him - energy, warmth, generosity, humour and virtuosity - shone through in an impressively unified work.

Music Academy of the West Announces 72nd Summer Season Photo Music Academy of the West Announces 72nd Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Da Camera Presents THE VEIL OF ORPHEUM: Cy Twombly And Music Photo Da Camera Presents THE VEIL OF ORPHEUM: Cy Twombly And Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Da Camera of Houston's 2018-19 season continues with "The Veil of Orpheus: Cy Twombly and Music," a unique musical event at The Menil Collection on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which explores the powerful influences of mythology on visual art and music throughout history, coincides with a rare showing of Cy Twombly's Treatise on the Veil (1970) at the Menil.

Poetry Book Society, The Stationers' Company and Time Productions Present No-One Is A Photo Poetry Book Society, The Stationers' Company and Time Productions Present No-One Is An Island: Poetry And Music For These Fractious Times
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Sensual, god-fearing, terrifying, uplifting, joyous - poems and music that speak to our essential human connection in these fractious and turbulent times. A collage of 17th-century and contemporary poems and music at St Martin within Ludgate, a beautiful and resonant Wren church.

American Lyric Theater Announces Selection Of Dramaturg Apprentices Photo American Lyric Theater Announces Selection Of Dramaturg Apprentices
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today the selection of two Dramaturg Apprentices who will join the Composer Librettist Development Program at ALT as Resident Artists for the 2018-19 season: Hannah McDermottand Katherine Pitt.

Poetry Book Society, The Stationers' Company and Time Productions Present No-One Is A Photo Poetry Book Society, The Stationers' Company and Time Productions Present No-One Is An Island: Poetry And Music For These Fractious Times
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Sensual, god-fearing, terrifying, uplifting, joyous - poems and music that speak to our essential human connection in these fractious and turbulent times. A collage of 17th-century and contemporary poems and music at St Martin within Ludgate, a beautiful and resonant Wren church.

The Royal Opera Celebrates Christmas With HANSEL AND GRETEL Photo The Royal Opera Celebrates Christmas With HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

The Royal Opera presents a stunning new production of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel - the perfect operatic treat for the festive period. This exquisite adaptation of the well-known Brothers Grimm fairytale is staged by director and designer Antony McDonald, who crafts a picture-book production to bring this darkly enchanting story to vivid life.

Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project Continues Into Fourth Year Photo Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project Continues Into Fourth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall's commitment to the music of tomorrow continues with the fourth year of its five-year project during which at least 125 new works will be commissioned from today's leading composers. Through the 125 Commissions Project, Carnegie Hall expands upon its history as the preeminent venue where music history is made.

Brooklyn Art Song Society Opens 9th Season With The Songs of Charles Ives Photo Brooklyn Art Song Society Opens 9th Season With The Songs of Charles Ives
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2018

Carnegie Hall Announces 2018��"2019 Classical Highlights Photo Carnegie Hall Announces 2018��"2019 Classical Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

 Carnegie Hall's 2018-2019 season is fast approaching, and we are looking forward to exciting new projects and outstanding concerts! Highlights below include Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala with the San Francisco Symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas as he embarks on his season-long Perspectives series; the launch of pianist Yuja Wang's Perspectives series; concerts curated and performed by Chris Thile, holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair; the debut of Decoda, featuring alumni of Ensemble Connect; concerts celebrating the 50th anniversary of the New York String Orchestra and the 90th birthday of pianist Leon Fleisher; and, coming in spring 2019: a citywide festival-Migrations: The Making of America.

Josie Lawrence and Paapa Essiedu Set For BBC Ten Pieces Prom Photo Josie Lawrence and Paapa Essiedu Set For BBC Ten Pieces Prom
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Comedian Josie Lawrence and emerging young star, Paapa Essiedu are today announced as actors for this year's BBC Ten Pieces Prom.

Brooklyn Art Song Society Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Brooklyn Art Song Society Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) is proud to announce its 2018-2019 season beginning in October of 2018. BASS's ninth season features all the innovative programming and world-class performers audiences have come to expect, plus some new surprises. By the numbers, season nine includes 250 songs by nearly 20 composers over 10 concerts, performed by 40 of today's top interpreters of song.

Carnegie Hall Announces 2018-2019 Season Photo Carnegie Hall Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2018 2019 season featuring approximately 170 performances by many of the world's leading artists and ensembles in classical, pop, jazz, and world music, plus a broad range of innovative education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute, serving audiences in New York City and beyond.

Enrique Granados's GOYESCAS Coming to Wallace Collection's Great Gallery Photo Enrique Granados's GOYESCAS Coming to Wallace Collection's Great Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

The Grange Festival and Via Brooklyn present Goyescas, the 1915 opera by Enrique Granados, in collaboration with the Wallace Collection. Goyescas will be conducted by Mark Austin, with artistic direction by Michael Chance CBE. This unique, one-night event will take place in the Wallace Collection's Great Gallery on 11 November 2017.

Enrique Granados's GOYESCAS Coming to Wallace Collection's Great Gallery Photo Enrique Granados's GOYESCAS Coming to Wallace Collection's Great Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The Grange Festival and Via Brooklyn present Goyescas, the 1915 opera by Enrique Granados, in collaboration with the Wallace Collection. Goyescas will be conducted by Mark Austin, with artistic direction by Michael Chance CBE. This unique, one-night event will take place in the Wallace Collection's Great Gallery on 11 November 2017.

Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL Photo Thomas Ades Conducts the Met Premiere of His Acclaimed Opera THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Thomas Ad s conducts the Metropolitan Opera premiere of The Exterminating Angel with eight performances from October 26 to November 21, 2017. The critically acclaimed opera, staged by the librettist Tom Cairns, is a co-commission and co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Royal Danish Theatre; and Salzburg Festival, where the production premiered in 2016.

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