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Da Camera Announces Its 2019-20 Season; Comic Opera, Chamber Music and MoreDa Camera Announces Its 2019-20 Season; Comic Opera, Chamber Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Da Camera of Houston announces its 2019/2020 season, which features a lineup spanning a multitude of styles and genres. (more...)

The Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents Jamie Barton And Kathleen KellyThe Carnegie Hall Notables Program Presents Jamie Barton And Kathleen Kelly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

On Friday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m., the Carnegie Hall Notables-a membership and ticket program for music enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s-presents Jamie Barton in an exclusive concert in Zankel Hall for Notables members only. The concert features the award-winning mezzo-soprano alongside pianist Kathleen Kelly performing Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit!-a 20-minute operatic scene for mezzo-soprano and piano based on an actual Julia Child cooking show-with additional selections to be announced from the stage. (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Six Gentlemen From the Nashville Premiere of THE BOYS IN THE BANDThursday 5(+1): Six Gentlemen From the Nashville Premiere of THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2018

It's the day of the show, y'all: The Nashville premiere of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band is tonight - at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue in The Nations - and six of the actors portraying Crowley's now-iconic characters took time from tech week to answer questions about their processes and to offer their reasons for why you should come see the show. (more...)

Music City Confidential: Why BOYS IN THE BAND Still ResonatesMusic City Confidential: Why BOYS IN THE BAND Still Resonates
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2018

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THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for 6 Performance Run at Barbershop Theatre 9/27-10/1THE BOYS IN THE BAND Set for 6 Performance Run at Barbershop Theatre 9/27-10/1
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 22, 2018

Nine Nashville area actors have been cast in the upcoming production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band, which will play six performances at The Barbershop Theatre, 4003 Indiana Avenue, in a production helmed by veteran director Jeffrey Ellis, who is known throughout Tennessee as a leading theater journalist and critic. (more...)

Breaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on BroadwayBreaking: Keri Russell Will Join Adam Driver in BURN THIS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Producer David Binder just announced†today that Golden Globe Award Winner and Emmy Award Nominee Keri Russell will join three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver in the first revival of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS. Directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer, BURN THIS will begin performances in March 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (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...)

Kansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon OperatitKansas City's New Opera Company To Perform Bon Operatit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Established to perform intimate and unique opera performances, Opera180 is launching its 2018 season with the highly interactive production of Bon Operatit. Performing at the Squeezebox Theatre on April 27-29, this exciting event will consist of three parts including composer Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit based on Julia Child, a cooking demonstration by a local KC chef, and Jennifer Jolley's Krispy Kremes and Butter Queens inspired by the colorful Paula Deen. (more...)

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Announces Its 20th Anniversary SeasonCooperstown Summer Music Festival Announces Its 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

There is an online substitute for just about everything these days, but there is no substitute for the unique magic of a live performance. Regular concertgoers and first-time attendees alike can experience the thrill of being up close and personal with world-renowned artists at a Cooperstown Summer Music Festival concert. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULYCase Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. (more...)

Opera Veterans Launch New Performance CompanyOpera Veterans Launch New Performance Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2018

A group of Kansas City opera professionals has launched a new performance company called Opera180. The new organization was co-founded by local opera production veterans Nate Wheatley and Sadie DeSantis. Organized as a 501(c)3 company, Opera180 was created to introduce the opera genre to Kansas Citians who may not be familiar with opera. In addition, the mission of Opera180 is to provide a performance pipeline for young, aspiring opera performers throughout the region who currently face an opportunity gap between college and only the large companies in major cities. (more...)

Boston Court's Winter Music Season Begins with THE OPERATIC AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT, 1/27Boston Court's Winter Music Season Begins with THE OPERATIC AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center will bring a provocative and stimulating season of music events to Southern California for their 2018 Winter season. Artistic Director of Boston Court's music programming, Mark Saltzman has curated an eclectic blend of genre-crossing concerts featuring outstanding local musicians and brilliant musical ensembles from around the globe. (more...)

STAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS RevivalSTAR WARS' Adam Driver to Return to Broadway in BURN THIS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Producer David Binder (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men) announces today that three-time Emmy Award nominee Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls ) will return to Broadway in the first revival of Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening) in 2019 at a Broadway theater to be announced. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces 2017-18 Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) announces the roster of emerging artists engaged for the 16th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, which begins in September. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces 2017 Mainstage Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, is proud to announce its 1st Annual Opera Festival as part of the 2017 Summer Season in Vermont. Heidi Lauren Duke choreographs & directs Mezzo-Soprano Martha Prewitt in Lee Hoiby's comedy Bon Appetit!, written about the legendary chef Julia Child, from June 30 - July 5, 2017, at the Town House (20 Church St.) †in Hardwick, Vermont.† The return of opera performance marks a full circle moment for Hardwick's historic Town Hall which was, in fact, built as an opera house in 1898. (more...)

PYAO Presents 22nd Annual Festival Concert, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) members, ages 12 to 18, will present its 22nd†Annual Festival Concert on†Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3 p.m.†in the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Conducted by Maestra Rosalind Erwin,†the musical program will include Lee Hoiby's†Overture to a Farce; Claude Debussy's Nuages et FÍtes from†Noctunes; and George Gershwin's†An American in Paris.†The concert will feature the Young Artists Solo Competition winner -- cellist, Danny Bishop,†who will†perform Camille Saint-SaŽns†Concerto for Violoncello in A minor. (more...)

Symphony Space to Host Two Concerts Benefitting ACLU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Table Pounding Music is proud to present two benefit concerts for the American Civil Liberties Union, produced by Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer, pianist-composer Kathleen Tagg and Table Pounding Music on Saturday, April 15th at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 24th at 6pm. This all-star group of virtuosic, boundary-pushing New York City musicians share two common attributes: a quest for pushing outside the box in their respective genres, exploring what it means to be a musician from multiple different angles; and a desire to use their artistic voices to raise funds for the protection of civil liberties. One hundred percent of the artist fees will be donated to the ACLU. The concerts will take place at Symphony Space. Please see the lineup and further details below. A selection of tracks will be available to download for purchase and these revenues will also benefit the ACLU. (more...)

American Opera Projects and Nashville Opera Present NY Premiere of THREE WAY, 6/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

†American Opera Projects†and†Nashville Opera†are excited to announce the New York premiere of the comic opera triptych†Three Way,†a playful three-act performance that explores the future of love, sex, and need with a clever balance of humor and drama. Each aptly named act (The Companion, Safe Word, and Masquerade) introduces the audience to a collision of contemporary characters who meet at the intersection of power and desire, revealing true longings of the human heart. The complexity of each character and situation is accentuated by the beguiling and melodic score composed by†Robert Paterson, and a witty libretto by†David Cote.†Three Way†is directed by John Hoomes (CEO & Artistic Director, Nashville Opera) conducted by Dean Williamson, and features Eliza Bonet, Melisa Bonetti, Samuel Levine, Wes Mason, Danielle Pastin, Courtney Ruckman, Jordan Rutter, and Matthew TreviŮo alongside a chamber ensemble of 12 (American Modern Ensemble).†Three Way†runs†June 15 - June 18†at BAM Fisher (Fishman Space). (more...)

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