Photo Flash: The ARK Trio Returns to 'PREformances with Allison Charney' at Merkin Concert HallPhoto Flash: The ARK Trio Returns to 'PREformances with Allison Charney' at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The ARK trio returned to 'PREformances with Allison Charney' Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center on November 27 in NYC. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALISON CHARNEY at Merkin Concert HallPhoto Flash: PREFORMANCES WITH ALISON CHARNEY at Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

'PREFORMANCES WITH ALLISON CHARNEY' first evening concert of the 2017-18 season will feature preeminent musicians Kajsa William-Olsson, Elizabeth Mann, Donna Weng and the ARK trio (soprano Allison Charney, cellist Kajsa William-Olsson, pianist Reiko Uchida) in exclusive preview 'preformances' - anticipating their upcoming appearances on the world's most prestigious stages. The November 27th concert program taking place at 7:30 pm at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center will present works by master composers of the 20th century - Czech composer Bohuslav Jan Martin? and Russian composer Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev as well as new classical works by American contemporary composer Michael Ching. (more...)

The ARK Trio to Return to 'PREformances With Allison Charney' Merkin Concert HallThe ARK Trio to Return to 'PREformances With Allison Charney' Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The ARK trio return to 'PREformances with Allison Charney' Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center on November 27 in NYC. (more...)

PREformances with Allison Charney to Feature Mezzo Soprano Hyona KimPREformances with Allison Charney to Feature Mezzo Soprano Hyona Kim
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Mezzo soprano Hyona Kim will join PREformances with Allison Charney classical concert series on November 27th for the second concert of its 2017-18 debut Season at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Ms. Kim joins host and founder soprano Allison Charney in a program which will feature preformances by Royal Stockholm Philharmonic cellist Kajsa William-Olsson who will play Martinu's Cello Concerto, No. 1 as she prepares to perform it with full orchestra later this season; Orchestra of St. Luke's principal flutist Elizabeth Mann who will play Prokofiev's Flute Sonata with pianist Donna Weng in advance of their upcoming concert at Princeton and the ARK trio, who will perform Michael Ching's reimagining's of five of Schubert's classic songs in his cycle Arrangements and Derangements: Interpretations of Schubert. (more...)

BWW Review: Puccini's Minnie is No Mouse in NY City Opera's Lively FANCIULLA DEL WESTBWW Review: Puccini's Minnie is No Mouse in NY City Opera's Lively FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 10, 2017

The last time the Met did Puccini's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST--GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST--it was such a dispiriting affair that I was ready to write it off as past its expiration date. New York City Opera to the rescue!, opening its season with a lively revival of the Italian master's work about the California Gold Rush and the tough-babe-with-a-heart-of-marshmallow who runs the saloon. (more...)

San Francisco Opera 2017 Radio Broadcast Schedule Announced for February Through August
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The partnership between San Francisco Opera and the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with monthly broadcasts of performances captured during the Fall 2016 Season, including the world premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, and a historic broadcast from the Company's archives. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Ian Robertson, Chorus Director). (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced additional details for the Company's world premiere commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng, opening at the War Memorial Opera House on September 10, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Premieres Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from tonight, September 10, through September 29, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng's Dream of the Red Chamber, with a libretto by the composer and David Henry Hwang, in six performances from September 10-29, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Update for DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts, who is currently starring in the title role of Carmen, will now sing the role of Bao Chai, replacing previously announced mezzo-soprano Nian Wang who has determined that the vocal part was not a suitable fit for her voice and has withdrawn from the project. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Change for World Premiere of 'Dream of the Red Chamber'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

San Francisco Opera announces a principal cast update for Dream of the Red Chamber, the new opera by Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng and co-librettist David Henry Hwang which receives its world premiere on September 10, 2016, with five additional performances through September 29. Japanese-American mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts, who is currently starring in the title role of Carmen, will now sing the role of Bao Chai, replacing previously announced mezzo-soprano Nian Wang who has determined that the vocal part was not a suitable fit for her voice and has withdrawn from the project. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming for SF Opera Lab 2017 presentations at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Taube Atrium Theater. The Company's 94th Season will also mark Matthew Shilvock's inaugural year as San Francisco Opera's new general director, succeeding his mentor and internationally respected impresario, David Gockley, who will step down on July 31, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

San Francisco Opera today announced additional details for the Company's world premiere commission DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER by renowned Chinese-American composer Bright Sheng, opening at the War Memorial Opera House on September 10, 2016. (more...)

MasterVoices Honored by Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

MasterVoices, formerly The Collegiate Chorale, was honored at the Martina Arroyo Foundation's11th Annual Gala.MasterVoices was recognized along with American couture designer Joanna Mastroianni and The Michel Maurel award-winner Ernst Rieser. Brian Kellow and Terrance McKnight hosted the gala, with performances by the young artists of Prelude to Performance, Jennifer Rowley, Michele Angelini and Cecilia Violetta Lopez (both featured in the October issue of Opera News), as well as other special guests. (more...)

MasterVoices to be Honored by the Martina Arroyo Foundation at 11th Annual Gala - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

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Ensemble 212 and Young New Yorkers' Chorus Present Concert Tonight, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Ensemble 212 and the Young New Yorker's Chorus are teaming up to present Life, Hopes & Dreams: Ke-Chia Chen & Mahler on Saturday, April 5th at 8pm. Featuring the world premiere of Yoon Jae Lee's orchestral reduction of Mahler's monumental Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection,' the New York Premiere of Ensemble 212's Composer in Residence Ke-Chia Chen's Chasing The Sun and a choral arrangement of 'Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen' performed by the Young New Yorkers' Chorus led by Michael Kerschner. The soloists are two extremely talented singers, soprano Raquel Gonzalez and mezzo-soprano Hyona Kim led by conductor Kyunghun Kim. (more...)