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The Sixteen Return To QPAC With An Immortal LegacyThe Sixteen Return To QPAC With An Immortal Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Harry Christophers and his world-renowned choir The Sixteen will present An Immortal Legacy in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Thursday 14 March 2019. (more...)

Chicago Sinfonietta Presents Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute ConcertChicago Sinfonietta Presents Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

Like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the late Chicago Sinfonietta Maestro Paul Freeman had a dream when he founded what is now the nation's most diverse orchestra more than three decades ago: to provide a space for diversity, inclusion, and acceptance in the world of music. Celebrate the birth and life of Dr. King with Chicago Sinfonietta as it presents its signature annual MLK Tribute Concert, featuring the conducting talents of Chicago Sinfonietta Assistant Conductor Kedrick Armstrong and Charleston Symphony Orchestra Assistant Conductor Kellen Gray, both graduates of the Chicago Sinfonietta's industry-leading Project Inclusion professional development program. Chicago Sinfonietta will perform Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville, and on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave in Chicago. (more...)

New York Choral Society Commemorates Anniversary Of End Of WWI & KristallnachtNew York Choral Society Commemorates Anniversary Of End Of WWI & Kristallnacht
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Monday evening, November 12, 2018, 8 p.m., The New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYCHORAL) will present its first program of the season, MY SHADOW AND MY LIGHT, under the baton of Music Director David Hayes at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. In honor of Veterans Day and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Maestro Hayes has chosen a program that explores how three early 20th-century composers, two British and one American, created works expressing their deeply personal reactions to these profound moments in human history. (more...)

New Juilliard Ensemble, Led By Joel Sachs, Presents Premieres In Three Free ConcertsNew Juilliard Ensemble, Led By Joel Sachs, Presents Premieres In Three Free Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The New Juilliard Ensemble (N.J.E.), led by founder and director Joel Sachs and now in its 26th season, celebrates the diversity of today's music, focusing primarily on repertory of the last decade and presenting international composers who write in the most varied styles. In the 2018-19 season, Joel Sachs and the New Juilliard Ensemble will present premieres in three free concerts and open Juilliard's 35th annual Focus festival, On the Air!: A Salute to 75 Years of International Radio Commissioning. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates Choral Excellence with a WEST SIDE STORY BALLBWW Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates Choral Excellence with a WEST SIDE STORY BALL
by Sam Abney - May 21, 2018

The Washington Chorus sure knows how to throw a party. Capping off their 2017-18 season, the organization's recent West Side Story Ball allowed the organization to showcase their strong vocalists while celebrating famed composer Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. A festive evening such as this also underscored the importance of choral performances in classical spaces like churches: it makes the performance ten times better. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Presents THE STRING QUARTET'S GUIDE TO SEX AND ANXIETYBirmingham Repertory Theatre Presents THE STRING QUARTET'S GUIDE TO SEX AND ANXIETY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The tempestuous relationship between sex, anxiety and music comes to a head in a remarkable new production from one of Europe's most exciting theatre directors, Calixto Bieito. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Connecticut (more...)

Chicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Premiere Novel New Work At Valentine's ConcertChicago Gargoyle Brass And Organ Ensemble To Premiere Novel New Work At Valentine's Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

The Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, with guest artists The Oriana Singers and City Voices, will present the world premiere of British-born composer Peter Meechan's 'Love Songs (Shakespeare)' at a holiday-themed concert titled 'Shakespeare Valentines' at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at First United Church of Oak Park, 848 Lake St., Oak Park, Ill. (more...)

Former National Theatre Director Sir Peter Hall Passes Away at 86Former National Theatre Director Sir Peter Hall Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The National Theatre is deeply saddened to announce the death of its former Director, Sir Peter Hall, one of the great names in British theatre. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For New Musical COMMITTEE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for The Public Administration and Constitution Affairs Committee Take Oral Evidence on Whitehall's Relationship with Kids Company a new musical with music by Tom Deering, and book and lyrics by Hadley Fraser and Josie Rourke.    (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, A Three Week Series, 1/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  LIFT EVERY VOICE, conceived and curated by Kahane to explore themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation and creativity along with the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace, was inspired by the lives of human and civil rights champions Rabbi Joachim Prinz, composer Kurt Weill and Martin Luther King, Jr.  The series is a signature part of Kahane's 20th and final LACO season, which features programming that reflects his far-reaching impact, broad musical sensibilities, distinctive philosophical interests and tremendous artistic passion.  Among LIFT EVERY VOICE's highlights are the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of Weill's profound anti- apartheid musical Lost in the Stars, directed by Anne Bogart, and Weill/Brecht's satirical The Seven Deadly Sins with chanteuse Storm Large, both provocative works addressing weighty moral issues; violinist Daniel Hope featured on the U.S. premiere of Weill's Song-Suite For Violin and Orchestra arranged by Paul Bateman; the West Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Violin Concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent”; a joint performance with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA); and symposiums a chamber music program and film screenings.  (more...)

Music for Life International to Present MAHLER FOR VISION at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Music For Life International continues its decade-long tradition of global humanitarian concerts at Carnegie Hall by presenting Mahler For Vision, a benefit concert of Gustav Mahler's monumental Second Symphony "Resurrection" on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Kurt Weill's Anti-Apartheid Musical LOST IN THE STARS Among LACO Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, 1/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  LIFT EVERY VOICE, conceived and curated by Kahane to explore themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation and creativity along with the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace, was inspired by the lives of human and civil rights champions Rabbi Joachim Prinz, composer Kurt Weill and Martin Luther King, Jr.  The series is a signature part of Kahane's 20th and final LACO season, which features programming that reflects his far-reaching impact, broad musical sensibilities, distinctive philosophical interests and tremendous artistic passion.  Among LIFT EVERY VOICE's highlights are the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of Weill's profound anti- apartheid musical Lost in the Stars, directed by Anne Bogart, and Weill/Brecht's satirical The Seven Deadly Sins with chanteuse Storm Large, both provocative works addressing weighty moral issues; violinist Daniel Hope featured on the U.S. premiere of Weill's Song-Suite For Violin and Orchestra arranged by Paul Bateman; the West Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Violin Concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent”; a joint performance with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA); and symposiums a chamber music program and film screenings.  (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

Meany Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The University of Washington's Meany Center for the Performing Arts, newly renamed from UW World Series, today announced its programming for the 2016/17 Season, including 23 events in four subscription series -- World Dance, World Music, International Chamber Music and President's Piano Series -- as well as a special holiday presentation. (more...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smith was presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (more...)

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