New Programming Announced For The REACH Opening FestivalNew Programming Announced For The REACH Opening Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

More artists and activities have been added to the REACH Opening Festival, the free 16-day celebration highlighting the many and varied ways that the Kennedy Center's newly expanded campus will connect, inspire, and engage audiences and artists. Please see below for an updated artist roster, and visit https:cms.kennedy-center.orgfestivalsreach for additional information. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli and Keep Memory Alive Host Benefit ConcertAndrea Bocelli and Keep Memory Alive Host Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2019

Keep Memory Alive hosted 'An Extraordinary Evening with Andrea Bocelli,' an intimate concert experience at Shakespeare Ranch, a private Lake Tahoe estate in Glenbrook, Nev. Proceeds from the evening benefitted Keep Memory Alive, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Additional REACH Opening Festival ProgrammingKennedy Center Announces Additional REACH Opening Festival Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

More artists and activities have been added to the REACH Opening Festival, the free 16-day celebration highlighting the many and varied ways that the Kennedy Center's newly expanded campus will connect, inspire, and engage audiences and artists. (more...)

Lincoln Center Honored Four Families At 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee GalaLincoln Center Honored Four Families At 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) marked the anniversary of the center's groundbreaking with the 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Gala on Sunday, May 5 hosted by Neil Patrick Harris with performances by Joshua Bell; Harry Connick, Jr.; Larisa Martinez; Erin Morley; Jessie Mueller; conductor Luke Frazier with Juilliard students; Sugartone Brass Band; Young People's Chorus of New York City and award presentations by Chelsea Clinton, Misty Copeland, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, and Damian Woetzel. (more...)

New York Choral Society Partners With The Angel Band Project For Virtual Choir PerformanceNew York Choral Society Partners With The Angel Band Project For Virtual Choir Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will join forces with the Angel Band Project's One Voice Virtual Choir on Monday, November 19, 2018, to perform Ruth Moody's One Voice as part of the opening for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. NYCHORAL members led by Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia will sing alongside sexual violence survivors as well as the Angel Band Project's virtual choir. The opening will take place in the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chambers (on 1st Avenue between E. 42nd and E. 43rd Streets) from 10 am to 12:30 pm, with the performance slotted for 11:05 am.  (more...)

BWW NewsBreak: Five Minutes in Heaven with Superstar ANNA NETREBKO, the Met's Next SalomeBWW NewsBreak: Five Minutes in Heaven with Superstar ANNA NETREBKO, the Met's Next Salome
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 30, 2018

The traffic in midtown Manhattan was its usual horror at lunchtime last Friday--and Anna Netrebko was stuck in it. She was on the way to Cipriani 42nd Street, across from Grand Central Station, where the Metropolitan Opera Guild was celebrating the soprano at its 84th Annual Luncheon. Despite her delayed arrival, the soprano made some time to talk to me about her voice, her roles and what lies ahead--and, by the way, to be absolutely charming and laugh prodigiously in between her serious discussions about her voice and career. (more...)

Symphony Space Celebrates 40 Years With Wall To Wall Leonard BernsteinSymphony Space Celebrates 40 Years With Wall To Wall Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Forty years ago, two visionary leaders - Isaiah Sheffer and Allan Miller- took over an abandoned Upper West Side theater for an all-day free marathon concert called Wall to Wall Bach.  This event founded Symphony Space, and every year since 1978, Symphony Space has been presenting free marathon Wall to Wall events, hailed by The New York Times as 'an annual gift to the city of New York.'  In its 40th anniversary year, Symphony Space's signature concert event celebrates the centennial of a cherished American composer: Leonard Bernstein.  This FREE marathon concert will honor Bernstein's legacy with music, dance, conversation, film clips, and more, exploring the many facets of his creative life (May 19th, 3pm-11pm, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 95th and Broadway). (more...)

The New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present J.S. Bach's Mass in B MinorThe New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Featured Performers Include Sopranos Sarah Shafer and Abigail Fischer, Tenor James Reese, and Baritone Lee Poulis (more...)

The New York Choral Society To Honor Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe At Spring GalaThe New York Choral Society To Honor Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe At Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will hold its annual Spring Gala at New York's Metropolitan Club (1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022) on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm. The organization will honor renowned opera singer and recitalist Stephanie Blythe with the NYCHORAL Music Excellence Award for her contributions to the musical profession, as well as Sylvia R. Hoisington who is celebrating her 50th season with the chorus. Produced in partnership with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, the evening's showcase performance will feature soprano Amanda Majeski and tenor Ben Bliss, both of whom will be participating in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Cosi fan tutte from March 15 to April 9, 2018. Members of the NYCHORAL Chamber Ensemble will also perform. The evening will feature a silent auction of unique items and experiences. The program is as follows: (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) will hold its annual Spring Gala at New York's Metropolitan Club (1 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022) on Thursday evening, April 5, 2018, starting at 6:00 pm. (more...)

New York Choral Society to Perform WHERE EVEN THE SEA SINGS at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie HallNew York Choral Society to Perform WHERE EVEN THE SEA SINGS at Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL), under the baton of music director David Hayes, will appear at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium (881 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019) with Where Even the Sea Sings, Sunday afternoon, February 11, 2018, at 3 pm. This program juxtaposes three composers of very different backgrounds and styles, inspired by a shared commonality in theme: the grandeur of the 'sea.' (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Hosts Foundation Benefit at NYC's Columbus Citizens FoundationAndrea Bocelli Hosts Foundation Benefit at NYC's Columbus Citizens Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The Columbus Citizens Foundation, located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is proud to organize a fundraiser for the Andrea Bocelli Foundation next Monday to benefit the water access efforts of the ABF in the country of Haiti. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Perform Schubert & Thompson at Francis Xavier ChurchThe New York Choral Society to Perform Schubert & Thompson at Francis Xavier Church
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL), under the baton of music director David Hayes, will begin its season with Roads Less Traveled a performance of works by Schubert and Randall Thompson today evening, November 18, 2017 8 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 46 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. (more...)

The New York Choral Society to Perform Schubert & Thompson at Francis Xavier ChurchThe New York Choral Society to Perform Schubert & Thompson at Francis Xavier Church
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL), under the baton of music director David Hayes, will begin its season with Roads Less Traveled a performance of works by Schubert and Randall Thompson on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017 8 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church, 46 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli Returns to US and Joins Philly POPS for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

World-renowned and legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli announced his return to the U.S. with special concert dates, including one at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday, December 8. Bocelli will be joined on stage by the beloved 65-piece Philly POPS orchestra. Bocelli last performed at the Wells Fargo Center with the Philly POPS on December 12, 2015. Access high-resolution photos and photo credits from 2015's concert. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli to Perform Two Nights at Madison Square Garden this December
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company and Gelb Productions announced today that legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will return to Madison Square Garden for a career milestone of two back-to-back performances on Wednesday, December 13 and Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Ana Gasteyer Kick Off AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC Series Tonight on NJTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, recently announced the fourth season of the award-winning music series, American Songbook at NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, premieres tonight, January 25th, on NJTV (check local listings). The six-part series, now entitled American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein, will also air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in the spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the fourth season of the award-winning music series, American Songbook at NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will premiere on Wednesday, January 25th on NJTV (check local listings). The six-part series, now entitled American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein, will also air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in the spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers onstage! (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar: violinist, cultural ambassador, and all-around inspiration. Musical Director of The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, television performer (Mozart in the Jungle!), and subway station busker-provocateur, he's a deep and unique talent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 35th Kennedy Center Honors - The Men
by Walter McBride - Dec 3, 2012

The honorees included the surviving members of Led Zeppelin John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant; ballerina Martina Makarova, Dave Letterman, Dustin Hoffman and Buddy Guy. Check out photos of the male guests below! (more...)