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Music Institute Academy Moves To Lake Forest College Photo Music Institute Academy Moves To Lake Forest College
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2021

The Music Institute of Chicago's Academy, a pre-conservatory training program for advanced string and piano musicians in high school, has a new home at Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Now in its 16th year, the Academy has welcomed students from around the U.S. and across the globe for pre-professional training and exposure to some of the world's leading musicians.

Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Bill Photo Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Billy Stritch Trio & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The Hot Sardines, and more.

Yevgeny Kutik Performs World Premiere Of Joseph Schwantner's Violin Concerto In Detro Photo Yevgeny Kutik Performs World Premiere Of Joseph Schwantner's Violin Concerto In Detroit Symphony Orchestra Debut
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 30, 2021

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik gives the world premiere of Joseph Schwantner's Violin Concerto in his Detroit Symphony Orchestra debut on October 15 and 16, 2021 at Orchestra Hall (3711 Woodward Ave.).

The Singers Announces 2021-2022 Season: LET OUR LOVE BE HEARD Photo The Singers Announces 2021-2022 Season: LET OUR LOVE BE HEARD
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2021

The Singers, led by Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, announces their 2021-2022 season, Let our Love Be Heard. 

Artist Series Concerts Presents 20 Year-old Korean Violin Sensation SooBeen Lee at Te Photo Artist Series Concerts Presents 20 Year-old Korean Violin Sensation SooBeen Lee at Temple Sinai
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2021

Artist Series Concerts presents violinist SooBeen Lee, the first of several artists to perform this season from Young Concert Artists (YCA), the renowned non-profit organization that has been launching the careers of exceptional young musicians since 1961.

Comedic Singing Duo Will Premiere New Cabaret at WP Playhouse in October Photo Comedic Singing Duo Will Premiere New Cabaret at WP Playhouse in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021

Audiences will laugh twice as hard as funny songmen Brance Cornelius and Alex Mansoori jump onto The Winter Park Playhouse stage in their new cabaret - A Little Off The Top - October 20 and 21, 2021 as part of the theatre's popular Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano. 

Cellist Amit Peled to Open Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Season In New Capital One Hal Photo Cellist Amit Peled to Open Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Season In New Capital One Hall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

 On Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8:00pm, acclaimed cellist Amit Peled will open the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's 2021-2022 Season at the brand new Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. Peled performs Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1 in the highly-anticipated grand opening concert conducted by FSO Music Director Christopher Zimmerman.

The Mac-Haydn Theatre's Limited Performances Series to Continue with EXILED: THE EVOL Photo The Mac-Haydn Theatre's Limited Performances Series to Continue with EXILED: THE EVOLUTION OF KURT WEILL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2021

The Mac-Haydn Theatre's Limited Performances series continues with Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill, featuring Mac-Haydn favorites James Benjamin Rodgers and Jillian Zack, presented September 1 and 29.

Emerson String Quartet To Retire In 2023 Photo Emerson String Quartet To Retire In 2023
by Stephi Wild - Aug 26, 2021

All four members of the Quartet – Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and Paul Watkins – will continue to perform and teach individually; as a group, they will continue to coach and mentor young ensembles through the Emerson String Quartet Institute at Stony Brook University, along with cellist David Finckel, who was a member of the quartet for 34 years. 

Joffrey Ballet's HOME: A CELEBRATION Opens Inaugural Season At Lyric Opera House Photo Joffrey Ballet's HOME: A CELEBRATION Opens Inaugural Season At Lyric Opera House
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet opens its inaugural season at the Lyric Opera House and marks its return to live performances with Home: a Celebration.

Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Per Photo Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Performance & Newly Constructed Building
by Alan Henry - Jul 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Executive Director E. Brooke Flanagan.

Metro Art Presents 'Play On!' Week Photo Metro Art Presents 'Play On!' Week
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 14, 2021

The series kicks off July 19 with pianist and producer Jamael Dean, a jazz prodigy who has collaborated and performed with artists like Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Carlos Niño

Violinist Kristin Lee to Perform On Music@Menlo's 2021 Summer Festival Photo Violinist Kristin Lee to Perform On Music@Menlo's 2021 Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 8, 2021

From July 16 – August 1, 2021, violinist Kristin Lee performs music by Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann, and Fauré on six out of nine chamber programs presented by Music@Menlo's 2021 Summer Festival, led by Artistic Directors Wu Han and David Finckel.

Kids' Music Legend Laurie Berkner Performs Live at Ravinia! Photo Kids' Music Legend Laurie Berkner Performs Live at Ravinia!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 1, 2021

Laurie says, 'I have been looking forward to performing again at Ravinia for so long! I feel so lucky to be invited back for my tenth year at such a beautiful venue, and I can't think of a better place to start doing in-person shows again.'

Ballet Hispánico Announces $10 Million Gift From MacKenzie Scott And Dan Jewett Photo Ballet Hispánico Announces $10 Million Gift From MacKenzie Scott And Dan Jewett
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2021

Ballet Hispánico has announced receipt of a transformative $10 million gift from philanthropists MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett. The largest single gift Ballet Hispánico has received, it will enable the trailblazing company to fortify its mission and legacy for years to come, ensuring the health and future of the organization.

Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro To Appear On THE DANCE HIS Photo Ballet Hispánico's Artistic Director & CEO Eduardo Vilaro To Appear On THE DANCE HISTORIAN IS IN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2021

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's renowned and the largest Latinx cultural organization in the U.S. recognized as one of America's Cultural Treasures, will be featured on The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' David Vaughan's The Dance Historian Is In on June 30, 2021 at 1pm ET. Registration for this FREE event is required at EventBrite. 

Yacht Rock Revue Announce 2021 Tour Dates Photo Yacht Rock Revue Announce 2021 Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2021

YRR is a genuine touring phenomenon, consistently selling out venues across the country and bringing out their dedicated fanbase (AKA “Anchorheads”) to every show in captain's hats and boat shoes, ready to raise a glass and sing along with the group.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Miranda & More to Take Part in Ballet Hispánico's 50th Virt Photo Lin-Manuel Miranda, Luis Miranda & More to Take Part in Ballet Hispánico's 50th Virtual Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

Ballet Hispánico has announced its highly-anticipated 50th Celebration commemorating half a century of dance, orgullo, education, sabor, access, amor, community, espíritu, and innovation—a love poem to one of America’s Cultural Treasures.

TOP 5: Las mejores Mama Rose en GYPSY Photo TOP 5: Las mejores Mama Rose en GYPSY
by Nuria Pedret - May 21, 2021

En el aniversario del estreno de GYPSY, recordamos cinco de las mejores actuaciones en el papel de la exigente y dominante Mama Rose

Lake Street Dive Performs 'Same Old News' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Photo Lake Street Dive Performs 'Same Old News' on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021

In support of Obviously, the band is set to perform around the U.S this summer, including headlining performances at New York City’s SummerStage, Chicago’s Ravinia Festival and Denver’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. 

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