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Describing renowned cellist, producer, and multifaceted artist Maya Beiser, The New York Times writes, “The adventurous Ms. Beiser has been called the 'cello goddess,' which is not hyperbole: She summons from her instrument an emotional power so stirring that even the most stoic audience members ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Describing renowned cellist, producer, and multifaceted artist Maya Beiser, The New York Times writes, “The adventurous Ms. Beiser has been called the 'cello goddess,' which is not hyperbole: She summons from her instrument an emotional power so stirring that even the most stoic audience members ... (read complete bio)
OZ Arts Nashville to Present the Video Premiere of Works by Art Wire Fellows Photo OZ Arts Nashville to Present the Video Premiere of Works by Art Wire Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020

OZ Arts Nashville will present the video premiere of works by its Art Wire Fellows, an ongoing writers' collaboration between OZ Arts and The Porch, on July 16 at 8 pm across its website and social platforms.

Bang on a Can Will Present ALL LIVE BANG ON A CAN MARATHON Photo Bang on a Can Will Present ALL LIVE BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020

Bang on a Can will present an ALL LIVE Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The Marathon will be streamed online at marathon2020.bangonacan.org, featuring 26 LIVE performances from musicians' homes in NYC and around the country.

Choreographer Megan Williams And Composer Eve Beglarian to Present World Premiere at  Photo Choreographer Megan Williams And Composer Eve Beglarian to Present World Premiere at Danspace
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

can I have it without begging, an inter-generational, live music and dance collaboration between choreographer Megan Williams and award-winning composer Eve Beglarian, will have its world premiere at Danspace Project, March 26 a?" 28, 2020 at 8 pm.

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.

Carnegie Hall Has Released Schedule Updates and Additions Photo Carnegie Hall Has Released Schedule Updates and Additions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Carnegie Hall has announced updates to its upcoming schedule! Check them out below!

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.'

Choreographer Megan Williams and Composer Eve Beglarian Present CAN I HAVE IT WITHOUT Photo Choreographer Megan Williams and Composer Eve Beglarian Present CAN I HAVE IT WITHOUT BEGGING at Danspace
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

can I have it without begging, an inter-generational live music and dance collaboration between choreographer Megan Williams and award-winning composer Eve Beglarian, will have its world premiere at Danspace Project, March 26 a?" 28, 2020. can I have it without begging is comprised of four connected repertory dance works in conversation with existing compositions from Beglarian's catalogue as well as two newly commissioned world premiere pieces. It features performers from Megan Williams Dance Projects, live music, vocals from the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and an all-star cast of new-music luminaries.

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

LUMBERYARD and Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts Address Gaps in New York City's Perfo Photo LUMBERYARD and Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts Address Gaps in New York City's Performing Arts Presenting Ecosystem
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

On Tuesday, November 19, LUMBERYARD Center for Film and Performing Arts partnered with Bill T. Jones/New York Live Arts to host an event at the Park Avenue Armory addressing a growing structural challenge facing the city's performing arts presenting field: the need for technical-rehearsal residencies for NYC-based artists to develop new work. The event included a panel conversation moderated by Joe Melillo, Executive Producer Emeritus of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and featuring five acclaimed New York City-based performing artists:

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.

UC Davis Presents 'The Threepenny Opera' Photo UC Davis Presents 'The Threepenny Opera'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

'The Threepenny Opera' by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill is considered a masterpiece of 20th-century musical theatre. The UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance will perform the 1928 work Nov. 14-23.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents West Coast Premiere of DARK WITH EXCESSIVE BRI Photo Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents West Coast Premiere of DARK WITH EXCESSIVE BRIGHT By Composer Missy Mazzoli
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and new Music Director Jaime Martín presents the West Coast premiere of Dark with Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings by LACO Artist-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli, performed by LACO Principal Bass David Grossman, on Saturday, November 16, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall. Martín also conducts Ravel's Le tombeau de Couperin, Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, a?oeClassical.a??

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.

Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows Photo Kaufman Music Center Announces 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

The 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows range in age from 13 to 17 and hail from all over the U.S., including Springfield, MO; Louisville, KY; Pasadena, CA; Los Altos, CA; and Fayetteville, NY. They are: Olivia Bennett (age 17), KiMani Bridges (age 17), Madeline Clara Cheng (age 15), Ebunoluwa Oguntola (age 14) and Sage Shurman (age 13). Honorable Mentions were awarded to Nicole Balsirow, Emily DeNucci, Helen Feng, Jordan Millar, and Emily Singleton.

The Joyce Presents Maya Beiser & Wendy Whelan In NY Premiere Of THE DAY Photo The Joyce Presents Maya Beiser & Wendy Whelan In NY Premiere Of THE DAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

The Joyce Theater Foundation presents the New York premiere of THE DAY, the highly-collaborative new evening-length work from Maya Beiser, Lucinda Childs, David Lang, and Wendy Whelan, from October 22-27 at The Joyce Theater.

Peak Performances Presents Lena Herzog's Immersive Oratorio And Adjacent Panels On En Photo Peak Performances Presents Lena Herzog's Immersive Oratorio And Adjacent Panels On Endangered Languages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Peak Performances presents Lena Herzog's Last Whispers, an immersive AV experience dedicated to vanishing languages, accompanied by panel discussions on select days, October 16-20 at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. Trained in linguistics and philosophy, Herzog, also as an acclaimed photographer, has taken an ongoing interest in indigenous languages, which are disappearing at an astonishing rate. By 2050, half of roughly 7,000 languages spoken around the world will fall silent. Herzog's a?oehaunting and singulara?? (The New Yorker critic Alex Ross) immersive oratorioa?"situated at the intersection of installation art, music, and filma?"features spoken and sung recordings of more than 40 endangered or lost languages. www.lastwhispers.org

CAP UCLA Presents Maya Beiser/Wendy Whelan/Lucinda Childs/David Lang THE DAY Photo CAP UCLA Presents Maya Beiser/Wendy Whelan/Lucinda Childs/David Lang THE DAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Maya Beiser/Wendy Whelan/Lucinda Childs/David Lang's THE DAY on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall. Tickets for $28a?"$99 are available now at cap.ucla.edu, 310-825-2101, and the Royce Hall box office.

UCLA Arts Announces Fall 2019 Public Events Photo UCLA Arts Announces Fall 2019 Public Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

The UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture will present more than 200 public events this fall. Featured in exhibitions, lectures, screenings, and performances are emerging and established artists, designers, architects, dancers, writers, musicians, policymakers, and cultural critics whose diverse work and perspectives will enliven the campus a?" and Los Angeles a?" and will offer insight and context for our current cultural climate. Many of the events are free and all are open to the public.

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