BWW Interview: Brett Messenger Curatorial Director of LIVE ARTS at the MORRIS MUSEUMBWW Interview: Brett Messenger Curatorial Director of LIVE ARTS at the MORRIS MUSEUM
by Jaclyn Layman - Jul 3, 2019

Brett Messenger, Curatorial Director of Live Arts at the Morris Museum, took time out of his extremely packed schedule to give us the inside scoop on the upcoming programming for Morris Museum. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Announces Fall 2019 SeasonBaryshnikov Arts Center Announces Fall 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces the Fall 2019 season of dance, music, and multimedia presentations, running September 27 through December 6. Tickets from $15-$25 for all BAC Presents performances are on sale now at bacnyc.org or 866 811 4111. BAC also announces BAC Space Fall 2019, providing creative residencies to artists across disciplines to develop new works of dance, theater, music, and multimedia. (more...)

Live Arts At The Morris Museum Announces Launch EventLive Arts At The Morris Museum Announces Launch Event
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Live Arts at the Morris Museum, a bold new performance series, introduces cultural climate change to Morris County's Morris Museum in historic Morristown, New Jersey. Innovative artists from around the world and around the area will dominate the season with world and regional premieres of the most interesting new work being created in music, dance and theater. To introduce Live Arts at the Morris Museum there will be a Launch Party on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 pm at The Bickford Theatre featuring a performance by Kyle Marshall Choreography, the dynamic young dance company who will preview their new work, Horizon which will be part of the new season. Admission to the Launch Party is free. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. To register or for more information visit: https://morrismuseum.org/livearts/ (more...)

Alberta Bair Theater Announces 2019-2020 SeasonAlberta Bair Theater Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

In addition to theatre, dance, music, and its student matinee series, Alberta Bair Theater is presenting National Geographic Live! speakers while the theater undergoes its $12.5 million expansion and renovation during the 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Live Arts At The Morris Museum Announces SeasonLive Arts At The Morris Museum Announces Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

Live Arts at the Morris Museum, a bold new performance series, introduces cultural climate change to Morris County's Morris Museum in historic Morristown, New Jersey. Innovative artists from around the world and around the area will dominate the season with world and regional premieres of the most interesting new work being created in music, dance and theater. Live Arts at the Morris Museum is the brainchild of the new Curatorial Director of Live Arts, Brett Wellman Messenger who comes to The Morris Museum by way of The Santa Fe Opera and Peak Performances. (more...)

Claire Chase To Premiere DENSITY PART Vi At The Kitchen, March 1-2Claire Chase To Premiere DENSITY PART Vi At The Kitchen, March 1-2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Flutist Claire Chase, whom The New Yorker describes as "the young star of the modern flute," continues her 23-year project, Density 2036, to commission an entirely new body of repertory for solo flute each year between 2014 and 2036, the 100th Anniversary of Edgard Varese's groundbreaking flute solo Density 21.5. On March 1 & 2, Chase continues these immersive and virtuosic performances with the premiere of part vi at The Kitchen. (more...)

Spring 2019 Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artists AnnouncedSpring 2019 Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) announces Spring 2019 BAC Residencies, which will provide critical support to 16 artists developing projects and collaborations across disciplines. Three public events with Resident Artists include presentations by 2018-19 Cage Cunningham Fellows Tei Blow and Silas Riener, and a day of Studio Showings by BAC Space Resident Artists at BAC (450 West 37th Street, Manhattan). Tickets and reservations are available at bacnyc.org or 866-811-4111.   (more...)

Merce Cunningham Trust Announces Spring Programming For Global Centennial CelebrationMerce Cunningham Trust Announces Spring Programming For Global Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Spring activities for the Centennial, which continues through all of 2019, include a wide range of performances, film screenings, discussions, education initiatives, community programming, and new works by other artists in conversation with Merce Cunningham's work. (more...)

Hidejiro Honjoh and International Contemporary Ensemble Present SHAMISEN EVOLUTIONHidejiro Honjoh and International Contemporary Ensemble Present SHAMISEN EVOLUTION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

On Friday, October 5 (7:30 pm) at Japan Society, shamisen virtuoso Hidejiro Honjoh joins forces with members of the renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) in 'Shamisen Evolution.' Performing solo and with members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Hidejiro delivers world premieres by Grammy-nominee and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Vijay Iyer, ICE's own Nathan Davis, and rising young Japanese composer Yu Kuwabara. (more...)

Christ Church Celebrates New Organ With IN PLAIN AIRChrist Church Celebrates New Organ With IN PLAIN AIR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

The Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, presents five free world premiere performances of In Plain Air, a work in multiple movements by composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen that marks the culmination of the International Contemporary Ensemble's year-long residency in celebration of Christ Church's new C.B. Fisk pipe organ, Opus 150. Performances will take place at Christ Church today, September 22 at 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm and on Sunday, September 23 at 3:30pm and 6pm. Movements employing Christ Church's historic bells, custom instruments, and itinerant musicians will convey audiences across the entire Christ Church campus before introducing them to Opus 150. Presented in partnership with FringeArts, all performances of In Plain Air will be free. Major support for In Plain Air has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. (more...)

Christ Church Celebrates New Organ With In Plain Air, Marking Culmination Of International Contemporary Ensemble ResidencyChrist Church Celebrates New Organ With In Plain Air, Marking Culmination Of International Contemporary Ensemble Residency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, presents five free world premiere performances of In Plain Air, a work in multiple movements by composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen that marks the culmination of the International Contemporary Ensemble's year-long residency in celebration of Christ Church's new C.B. Fisk pipe organ,Opus 150. Performances will take place at Christ Church on Saturday, September 22 at 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm and on Sunday, September 23 at 3:30pm and 6pm. Movements employing Christ Church's historic bells, custom instruments, and itinerant musicians will convey audiences across the entire Christ Church campus before introducing them to Opus 150. Presented in partnership with FringeArts, all performances of In Plain Air will be free. Major support for In Plain Air has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. (more...)

Christ Church Celebrates New Organ With IN PLAIN AIRChrist Church Celebrates New Organ With IN PLAIN AIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, presents five free world premiere performances of In Plain Air, a work in multiple movements by composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen that marks the culmination of the International Contemporary Ensemble's year-long residency in celebration of Christ Church's new C.B. Fisk pipe organ, Opus 150. Performances will take place at Christ Church on Saturday, September 22 at 1pm, 3:30pm, and 6pm and on Sunday, September 23 at 3:30pm and 6pm. Movements employing Christ Church's historic bells, custom instruments, and itinerant musicians will convey audiences across the entire Christ Church campus before introducing them to Opus 150. Presented in partnership with FringeArts, all performances of In Plain Air will be free. Major support for In Plain Air has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Announces Fall 2018 Concerts And Incoming Executive Director, Rebecca SigelInternational Contemporary Ensemble Announces Fall 2018 Concerts And Incoming Executive Director, Rebecca Sigel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces their fall 2018 season and the appointment of Executive Director Rebecca Sigel. (more...)

This Fall At Japan Society: Samurai-Era Love Songs and More!This Fall At Japan Society: Samurai-Era Love Songs and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Japan Society's music season opens on Friday, September 14 (7:30 pm) with a recital titled 'Hauta Shamisen: Edo-Period Love Songs' by internationally acclaimed shamisen (three-string Japanese banjo) master Hidetaro Honjoh. Known for the skill of his playing and the richness of his singing voice, Hidetaro started playing the shamisen at age 11 and quickly became a professional player under the tutelage of two renowned shamisen masters. He is the founder of the Risougaku style of playing, updating traditional folk songs (minyo) to make them more relevant to contemporary tastes. He has been awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon, Japan's highest honor for artists. (more...)

REDCAT Announces Fall 2018 Calendar Of PremieresREDCAT Announces Fall 2018 Calendar Of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

REDCAT, CalArts' downtown center for contemporary arts, announces adventurous international and LA performances featured in the ambitious new Fall 2018 season at REDCAT, including stunning stagecraft and object theater from Rotterdam, the world premiere of a new dance and video work by LA company David Rousseve/Reality, a slyly funny and poignant collaboration by German/British collective Gob Squad with six LA performers, a hilarious political musical-theater project by art collective My Barbarian, and the return of Christiane Jatahy with a Brazilian take on Chekhov's Three Sisters, which uses genius film techniques. (more...)

Japan Society Announces 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season Including Play Readings, Dance and Music ProgramsJapan Society Announces 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season Including Play Readings, Dance and Music Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Japan Society announces its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season, featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music, theater and more, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and related events, as detailed below. All events take place at Japan Society, located at 333 East 47th Street. Tickets available to Japan Society members beginning Tuesday, July 31; tickets available to all beginning Tuesday, August 7. For tickets and further detail, please visit www.japansociety.org or call 212-715-1258. (more...)

International Contemporary Ensemble Returns To Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival For Eleventh Consecutive YearInternational Contemporary Ensemble Returns To Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival For Eleventh Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The pioneering International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) returns to Lincoln Center's 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival for its eleventh consecutive season with four unique programs August 2-9, 2018. Having performed annually at the Mostly Mozart Festival since 2008, ICE was named Artist-in-Residence for the festival in 2011. (more...)

Christ Church In Plain Air Project Continues With Free Music Box WorkshopChrist Church In Plain Air Project Continues With Free Music Box Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

In collaboration with the Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, pianist and composer Phyllis Chen hosts the next PECO Family Jam at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens (PMG) on Sunday, July 8. PECO Family Jams are PMG's one-of-a-kind, family-oriented programs, featured every second Sunday of the month between 12:00 and 4:00. Drop in with the whole gang for a variety of hands-on workshops and free kid-friendly tours at 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM. (more...)

UMS Announces 2018-19 SeasonUMS Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The University Musical Society (UMS), under the leadership of President Matthew VanBesien, today announces its 140th season in 2018-19 with an initial slate of 40 performances and events. One of the country's most acclaimed performing arts presenters, UMS honors its past by showcasing respected ensembles and performers with whom it has enjoyed rich relationships, and fully embraces the future as initiator, incubator, and accelerator for innovative new works and projects. This potent combination infuses the anniversary season with dynamic and diverse voices and perspectives featuring artists at the top of their game - celebrating the canon, taking risks, moving genres in new directions, disrupting stereotypes, and surprising audiences. (more...)

Philadelphia's Christ Church Announces ICE Residency And World PremierePhiladelphia's Christ Church Announces ICE Residency And World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

The Neighborhood House program of Christ Church Preservation Trust, a catalyst for the arts at historic Christ Church, hosts the International Contemporary Ensemble in a year-long residency to celebrate Christ Church's new C.B. Fisk pipe organ, Opus 150. The residency culminates with world premiere performances of In Plain Air, a work in multiple movements by composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, on September 22 and 23 as part of the 2018 Fringe Festival. (more...)

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