BWW Review: IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR at Grand Rapids Symphony and Special Guest for Christmas!BWW Review: IT'S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR at Grand Rapids Symphony and Special Guest for Christmas!
by Brian Hilbrand - Dec 8, 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year! This past Thursday we headed out to do what has become an annual tradition and attend a Christmas show. This year we headed down town Grand Rapids to DeVos Performance Hall to take in the sounds of the Grand Rapids Symphony. Under the baton of conductor Bob Bernhardt for the Symphony, Pearl Shangkuan for the Symphony Chorus, and Sean Ivory for the Symphony Youth Chorus all take us on a magical journey through the sounds of Christmas. The concert would also not be a Christmas event with out a few surprises such as bass-baritone Justin Hopkins, and the Embellish Handbell Ensemble. (more...)

Great Christmas Music, Holiday Films Coming To GR Symphony Stage In November & December!Great Christmas Music, Holiday Films Coming To GR Symphony Stage In November & December!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

With thrilling acrobatics, classic films and timeless music, the sublime sounds of the holidays from the Grand Rapids Pops are sure to make spirits bright. (more...)

See THE SNOWMAN At GR Symphony Family Series Show, 11/17See THE SNOWMAN At GR Symphony Family Series Show, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Back by popular demand, The Snowman, the classic animated film, returns to Grand Rapids to inspire children of all ages and open the Grand Rapids Symphony's 2018-19 DTE Energy Foundation Family Series. (more...)

Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Releases Complete RecordingMarc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK Releases Complete Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records is issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock.  The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. (more...)

New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock From Opera Saratoga Now AvailableNew Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock From Opera Saratoga Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records is pleased to be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson. The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing the opera's opening night in 1937. (more...)

Bridge Records Releases a New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCKBridge Records Releases a New Recording Of Marc Blitzstein's THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bridge Records will be issuing the first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein's signature creation, the opera The Cradle Will Rock. The new recording features Blitzstein's original 1937 orchestrations and was recorded live at Opera Saratoga in July 2017. The performance features a stellar cast including Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll; Keith Jameson as Harry Druggist; Christopher Burchett as Larry Foreman; Audrey Babcock as Mrs. Mister; and Matt Boehler as Mr. Mister. The production is conducted by John Mauceri with direction by Lawrence Edelson. The two-disc set also includes a rare recording of Marc Blitzstein discussing the opera's opening night in 1937. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 FestivalCity Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong FestivalCity Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

Brahms Requiem To Close Master Chorale 2017/18 SeasonBrahms Requiem To Close Master Chorale 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

A pillar of the choral repertoire, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, is paired with contemporary works by Pulitzer Prize-winning composers David Lang and Caroline Shaw in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's final concerts of its 2017/18 season on Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM and Sunday, June 10 at 7 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concerts will feature the West Coast premiere of Lang's where you go and open with Shaw's Fly Away I. The performances will be conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and feature the full 100-voice chorus and LA Master Chorale Orchestra. (more...)

Sign-Ups Open for Free Philly POPS Memorial Day ConcertSign-Ups Open for Free Philly POPS Memorial Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute - Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day - returns to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on May 26, 2018 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Free Concert For Military, Police, Firefighters Opens Philly POPS Christmas SeasonFree Concert For Military, Police, Firefighters Opens Philly POPS Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

On December 1, the Philly POPS will open its Christmas concert season with the Fourth Annual Comcast NBCUniversal I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders. At this annual benefit concert, the POPS hosts 2,000 members of the military, veterans, police and fire departments, and their families. The concert is presented in partnership with the USO, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments. (more...)

A Philly POPS Christmas Runs December 1-19A Philly POPS Christmas Runs December 1-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Philly's favorite holiday tradition KeyBank presents A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season returns to the Kimmel Center stage with eleven performances December 1-19. POPS Music Director Michael Krajewski will conduct an all-new, festive musical program, featuring the 65-piece POPS orchestra, Philly's own guest vocalist Justin Hopkins, Macy's organist Peter Richard Conte, the Philly POPS Festival Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir and the African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas Gospel Choir. Santa is also expected to arrive with gifts and song. (more...)

Free Concert For Military, Police, Firefighters Opens Philly POPS Christmas SeasonFree Concert For Military, Police, Firefighters Opens Philly POPS Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

On December 1, the Philly POPS will open its Christmas concert season with the Fourth Annual Comcast NBCUniversal I'll Be Home for Christmas: A Salute to the Military and First Responders. At this annual benefit concert, the POPS hosts 2,000 members of the military, veterans, police and fire departments, and their families. The concert is presented in partnership with the USO, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Announce Complete Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Opera Saratoga presents a New Production of THE CRADLE WILL ROCK 7/9-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Opera Saratoga presents a new production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will Rock, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson, and conducted by noted Maestro John Mauceri (company debut), who has been responsible for many significant operatic restorations, including Blitzstein's Regina. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

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