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Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Washington National Opera Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2021

Washington National Opera today announced its 2021–2022 season featuring a triumphant return to the Opera House stage, four world premiere commissions celebrating the Kennedy Center’s 50th Anniversary, debuts from acclaimed and rising opera stars, the return to the pit for Principal Conductor Evan Rogister and the WNO Orchestra & Chorus, and more.

April At The Houston Symphony Brings Jane Glover Conducting Bach, Principal Percussio Photo April At The Houston Symphony Brings Jane Glover Conducting Bach, Principal Percussionist Brian Del Signore and More
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2021

Today, the Houston Symphony announces its April concerts for the 2020–21 Season, which feature an all-Bach program on Easter weekend with conductor Jane Glover, as well as star vocal and Symphony soloists, Apr. 2 & 3; violinist Caroline Campbell returns to Houston for a fun-filled Bank of America POPS program, Apr. 16–18; and Brahms’ delightful Serenade No. 2 alongside Houston Symphony Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore as marimba soloist in a concerto written by Del Signore himself, Apr. 30–May 2.

Vocal Arts DC Presents Rod Gilfry in a Virtual Concert With Pianist Peter Walsh Photo Vocal Arts DC Presents Rod Gilfry in a Virtual Concert With Pianist Peter Walsh
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2021

On February 26th, Vocal Arts DC presents American baritone Rod Gilfry in a virtual concert with pianist Peter Walsh. The performance will include selections by Francis Poulenc, Jake Heggie, Morten Lauridsen, Charles Ives, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel as well as original jazz arrangements of classic French art songs.

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART WITH JACOB JOYCE Photo Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART WITH JACOB JOYCE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra is kicking off its spring concert series with Mozart with Jacob Joyce. The performance runs from Saturday February 20 2021 to Wednesday June 30 2021.

Robert Spano Appointed Music Director Of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Photo Robert Spano Appointed Music Director Of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 9, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Dr. Keith Cerny and Board Chair Mercedes T. Bass today announced the appointment of conductor Robert Spano as the orchestra's next Music Director. His initial three-year term will begin with the 2022–23 season. Having worked with the orchestra as Principal Guest Conductor since 2019, Robert Spano will become Music Director Designate on April 1, 2021, and will serve in this capacity until assuming the title of Music Director on August 1, 2022.

Robert Spano Appointed Music Director of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Photo Robert Spano Appointed Music Director of Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Dr. Keith Cerny and Board Chair Mercedes T. Bass today announced the appointment of conductor Robert Spano as the orchestra’s next Music Director.

Seattle Opera Presents Broadcast of Richard Wagner's RING Cycle Photo Seattle Opera Presents Broadcast of Richard Wagner's RING Cycle
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Seattle Opera will offer a broadcast of its most popular production of all time—Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle this February. Tune in to Classical KING FM 98.1 or king.org to enjoy a 2005 recording of the four-day opera. This “cycle” includes: Das Rheingold on Feb. 6, Die Walküre on Feb. 9, Siegfried on Feb. 11, and Götterdämmerung on Feb. 13.

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Announces Winter & Spring 2021 Programming Photo Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago Announces Winter & Spring 2021 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago is continuing the celebration of its tenth anniversary season with winter and spring offerings that include three recitals as part of the Lieder Lounge series, and the final installment of a Polish song workshop.

Robert Spano Receives Georgia Governor's Award For The Arts And Humanities Photo Robert Spano Receives Georgia Governor's Award For The Arts And Humanities
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 1, 2020

Governor Brian P. Kemp and First Lady Marty Kemp today announced the recipients of the ninth annual Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

Silkroad Ensemble And Osvaldo Golijov Announce New Album Photo Silkroad Ensemble And Osvaldo Golijov Announce New Album
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 8, 2020

In a Circle Records will release Osvaldo Golijov's Falling Out of Time, written for and recorded by the composer's longtime collaborators and friends, the Silkroad Ensemble. The group's most recent albums include the Grammy award-winning Sing Me Home and the soundtrack for Ken Burns & Lynn Novick's film, The Vietnam War.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces First Phase Of Reimagined Fall Programming Photo The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces First Phase Of Reimagined Fall Programming
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2020

Today, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and Music Director Robert Spano announced the first phase of the reimagining of its fall 2020 season, responding to the advice of medical professionals and public health officials in order to minimize exposure to COVID-19 for performers, staff and audiences.

Opera Philadelphia Reinvents Its 2020-2021 Season With the Launch of a Digital Opera  Photo Opera Philadelphia Reinvents Its 2020-2021 Season With the Launch of a Digital Opera Channel
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

The company is taking its next step into the future of the art form with the launch of the Opera Philadelphia Channel, a global broadcast platform that will bring a revised 2020-2021 season into opera lovers' homes via their television screens and streaming devices.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Lineup Photo Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Announces 2020-21 Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2020

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020-21 lineup!

Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson Share How They Met, Sing Broadway Tunes & More on ST Photo Will Chase and Ingrid Michaelson Share How They Met, Sing Broadway Tunes & More on STARS IN THE HOUSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 3, 2020

The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund.

Opera Philadelphia Launches 2020-2021 Season In September With Festival O20 Photo Opera Philadelphia Launches 2020-2021 Season In September With Festival O20
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2020

Opera Philadelphia's 2020-2021 season launches in September with fourth annual Festival O, featuring new commission from Jennifer Higdon, a new production starring Sondra Radvanovsky, and more.

Opera Philadelphia Announces 2020/21 Season Photo Opera Philadelphia Announces 2020/21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

Opera Philadelphia launches the 2020-2021 season with the fourth iteration of the trailblazing Festival O, the only American festival nominated for a 2020 International Opera Award. O20 comprises a wide variety of operatic happenings at multiple venues across the city this September. The company announced its full 2020-21 season, which includes the world premiere of a new commission, a major new production of one of opera's great classics, and a host of A-list artists making their company and role debuts.

Washington National Opera Has Announced its 2020â€"2021 Season Photo Washington National Opera Has Announced its 2020â€"2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2020

Washington National Opera's (WNO) 2020-2021 season offers an ambitious mix of sweeping political epics and intimate stories of interpersonal relationships, centered on human pursuits of justice, power, and love. Led by General Director Timothy O'Leary and Artistic Director Francesca Zambello, WNO announces the six mainstage titles in the 2020-2021 season: Fidelio, Nixon in China, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto, Così fan tutte, and La bohème.

Houston Symphony Announces 2020â€"21 Season Photo Houston Symphony Announces 2020â€"21 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2020

Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada and CEO/Executive Director John Mangum, holder of the Margaret Alkek Williams Chair, announced the details of the 2020a?"21 season, Orozco-Estrada's seventh as music director. Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony enter the next decade of music-making with works by Beethoven, in honor of his  250th birthday celebration; new music from contemporary composers; Symphony Specials with pianists Lang Lang and Leif Ove Andsnes; solo performances from Concertmaster Yoonshin Song and other Houston Symphony musicians; and a new, three-year Artistic Partnership with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman. 

Houston Grand Opera Presents GIVING VOICE with Renowned Tenor Lawrence Brownlee Photo Houston Grand Opera Presents GIVING VOICE with Renowned Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019

What: Houston Grand Opera and world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee bring together international stars J'Nai Bridges, Nicole Heaston, Reginald Smith Jr., Russell Thomas, Nicholas Newton and Kevin Miller (piano) for a one-night only concert event. 'Giving Voice: Lawrence Brownlee and Friends Sing Opera, Gospel, and Standards' was created to celebrate Houston's diverse community and showcases the power of voice and song. The intimate evening was the brainchild of Brownlee and Houston Grand Opera is proud to support this initiative. During the concert, audiences will be treated to a program that ranges from opera classics, to spirituals, gospel, and standards. All concert guests will be invited to mix and mingle with the artists following the performance.

Savannah Music Festival 2020 Season Announced Photo Savannah Music Festival 2020 Season Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 18, 2019

From March 26 through April 11, 2020, the Savannah Music Festival (SMF) celebrates its 31st season with artist residencies, thrilling debuts, unique co-bills and special projects in myriad genres. Over 17 days, Savannah's Historic District becomes home to visionaries and creative voices from across the United States, as well as from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, France, India, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad, Venezuela and the United Kingdom.

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