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Carnegie Hall's Beethoven Celebration Continues This Spring Photo Carnegie Hall's Beethoven Celebration Continues This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

This spring, Carnegie Hall's season-long Beethoven celebration continues with a vibrant series of events featuring the complete Beethoven symphony cycle with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra, the complete piano sonatas by nine leading artists, and the complete string quartets by Quatuor Ebène, as well as workshops, lectures, and more. Beyond Carnegie Hall, public programming and events, including music, dance, exhibitions, and lectures at prestigious partner organizations across New York City highlight the many dimensions of the great music master. Together, the Beethoven celebration features more than 70 programs, creating an extraordinary view of this revolutionary composer.

Lyon Opera Ballet Will Present TROIS GRANDES FUGUES at The Joyce Photo Lyon Opera Ballet Will Present TROIS GRANDES FUGUES at The Joyce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) joins the worldwide celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birthday with its presentation of Trois Grandes Fugues, featuring three interpretations of the composer's complex a?oeGrosse Fugea?? from a trio of trailblazing female choreographers a?" Lucinda Childs, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, and Maguy Marin a?" danced by Lyon Opera Ballet. The engagement will play The Joyce Theater from March 18-22. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$55, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.

Bard SummerScape Will Celebrate Nadia Boulanger With 31st Bard Music Festival, NADIA  Photo Bard SummerScape Will Celebrate Nadia Boulanger With 31st Bard Music Festival, NADIA BOULANGER AND HER WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020

Bard SummerScape's 17th edition celebrates one of the most important female figures in classical music history, with seven weeks of music, opera, theater, dance, film and the SummerScape Spiegeltent, centered around the 31st Bard Music Festival, 'Nadia Boulanger and Her World.'

Carnegie Hall Presents THE CROSSING In Zankel Hall On March 25 Photo Carnegie Hall Presents THE CROSSING In Zankel Hall On March 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Grammy Award-winning new music choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, performs the New York premiere of Michael Gordon's Travel Guide to Nicaragua with cutting-edge cellist Maya Beiser, a work co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project.

The Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA Photo The Crossing to Premiere Michael Gordon's TRAVEL GUIDE TO NICARAGUA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

Grammya"?-winning new-music choir The Crossing, led by Donald Nally, gives the world premiere performances of Michael Gordon's Travel Guide to Nicaragua with cellist Maya Beiser in presentations by co-commissioners, the Annenberg Center on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 7:00pm in Philadelphia and Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:30pm in New York City. Before the Carnegie Hall performance on March 25, Donald Nally and Michael Gordon will have a 6:30pm pre-concert conversation with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds and Soundcheck.

Philip Glass Ensemble Gives Philadelphia Premiere Of MUSIC IN TWELVE PARTS Photo Philip Glass Ensemble Gives Philadelphia Premiere Of MUSIC IN TWELVE PARTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

The Philip Glass Ensemble (PGE) will give the Philadelphia premiere of Philip Glass's monumental work Music in Twelve Parts presented by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University of Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6pm. Music in Twelve Parts runs five hours, with two intermissions and a dinner break. This marks the first performance in Philadelphia by the Philip Glass Ensemble in 21 years.

BWW Review: THE DAY at Tennessee Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: THE DAY at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Melia Kraus-har - Jan 23, 2020

Individually, Beiser and Whelan captivated - Whelan walking contemplatively across the stage, Beiser seated in a power stance, limbs enfolding her cello. Together, they grounded the work's multi-disciplinary, hybrid structure with their various expertise along the spectrum of creative function. As a primer on post-modern movement built on a neo-classical ballerina and a musical marathon fusing classicism, romanticism, and modernism into a dense score, these artists triumphed despite navigating a heavily nuanced, deeply detailed construction.

BWW Interview: Maya Beiser and Wendy Whelan on THE DAY Photo BWW Interview: Maya Beiser and Wendy Whelan on THE DAY
by Melia Kraus-har - Jan 17, 2020

Whelan finds the yin and yang in their performance chemistry, saying, 'we're very opposite in nature, which creates balance. I'm more androgynous with clean, clear lines while she has a big, vibrant presence.' Beiser affirmed Whelan's value for respecting collaboration saying she learned from Lang that 'collaboration is about working with others who are great at something you don't do.'

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Will Return to NYC with the Premiere of TALES OF HOPPER Photo Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance Will Return to NYC with the Premiere of TALES OF HOPPER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will return to NYC February 25 and 26, 2020 with the premiere of Tales of Hopper (2019), a new theater-dance work inspired by American realist painter Edward Hopper. Performances will take place at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018 at 7:30pm. Tickets available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4418307.

SEX TAPE + NUPTIAL BLITZ At The Flea Theater Begins January 8 Photo SEX TAPE + NUPTIAL BLITZ At The Flea Theater Begins January 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Choreographer Gabrielle Revlock presents two works, SEX TAPE and Nuptial Blitz, January 8-12, 2020 (7pm Wed-Sat, 3pm Sun) at The Flea, a staple of New York City's downtown performing arts scene located at 20 Thomas Street in Tribeca. Tickets cost $20 and are available by phone at 212-226-0051 or online at TheFlea.org. A restorative contact class ($12 drop in) will be offered Sunday, January 12, 11:30am-1pm: 

BWW Review: THE DAY at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater Photo BWW Review: THE DAY at Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
by Mary Lincer - Dec 7, 2019

Carnegie Hall Unveils 70+ Events for Beethoven Celebration Photo Carnegie Hall Unveils 70+ Events for Beethoven Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

As the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven's birth approaches, Carnegie Hall announces a wider schedule of partner events by leading cultural institutions, complementing the Hall's programming as part of its Beethoven Celebration which includes an unprecedented range of performances by renowned artists exploring the composer's works and his transformative impact on music. The Beethoven Celebration presents one of the largest explorations of the great master's music in our time and marks the largest-ever exploration of one composer by Carnegie Hall, with 86 works of music performed by more than 58 artists and ensembles in New York City and beyond from January through June 2020.

The Joyce Announces Spring/Summer 2020 Season Photo The Joyce Announces Spring/Summer 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, unveiled the full slate of programming for the organization's Spring/Summer 2020 season, featuring a diverse roster of companies from across the U.S. and around the world. From classical ballet and seminal contemporary dance to some of the most in-demand choreographers and dancers creating new work today, the New York City organization continues to pave the way for dance as one of the world's most renowned presenters of the art form. The Joyce Theater's Spring/Summer 2020 season will see dance artists and companies celebrate monumental milestones and boundary-breaking world premieres, creating a unique blend of revered tradition and future classics across genres that will both delight dance aficionados and engage new audiences all season long.

Shen Wei To Receive 2020 Scripps ADF Award Photo Shen Wei To Receive 2020 Scripps ADF Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019

The American Dance Festival (ADF) will present the 2020 Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for lifetime achievement to acclaimed choreographer Shen Wei. Established in 1981 by Samuel H. Scripps, the annual award honors choreographers who have dedicated their lives and talent to the creation of modern dance. Shen Wei will be in residence at ADF during the 2020 season working on his latest ADF commission set on ADF students. ADF Director Emeritus Charles L. Reinhart will present the $50,000 award in a brief ceremony on Thursday, July 23rd at 8:00pm, prior to the Footprints performance in Reynolds Industries Theater.

The Guggenheim to Host Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conr Photo The Guggenheim to Host Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao and Eyal Vilner Big Band
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Swing Dancing with Caleb Teicher, Chris Celiz, Ben Folds, Conrad Tao and Eyal Vilner Big Band on Monday, December 9 at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Music and Dance Collaboration THE DAY is Coming to the Kennedy Center Photo Music and Dance Collaboration THE DAY is Coming to the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Distinguished artists Maya Beiser, cello, Wendy Whelan, dancer, Lucinda Childs, choreographer, and David Lang, composer, bring their new evening-length music and dance collaboration, The Day, to the Kennedy Center for two nights only, December 6 & 7, in its D.C. premiere.

The 60th Anniversary Adelaide Festival Program Announced Photo The 60th Anniversary Adelaide Festival Program Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

The 2020 Adelaide Festival program to be launched on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at Bonython Hall, reaffirms the Festival's reputation as one of the world's great festivals and its pre-eminence in Australia, 60 years after its debut in 1960.

BWW Review: Elegy for Wendy Whelan Photo BWW Review: Elegy for Wendy Whelan
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 25, 2019

Ever the restless creature, Whelan uses The Day to confront her fans with the reality of who she is versus who they expect her to be.

Photo Flash: Inside The 2019 Bessie Awards! Photo Photo Flash: Inside The 2019 Bessie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

Over 800 artists and supporters of the New York dance community had gathered to celebrate the nominees, winners, and The Bessies' 35th anniversary gala event on Monday, October 14. Obie and Bessie Award-winning performance artist Justin Vivian Bond hosted this year's ceremony, which was held at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

OKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie Award Photo OKLAHOMA! Dancer Gabrielle Hamilton Named 'Outstanding Performer' At The Bessie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Oklahoma dancer, Gabrielle Hamilton wins a Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer!

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