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BWW Review: Fusion of POETRY & MUSIC UNITE Unmatched Experience, RecitalBWW Review: Fusion of POETRY & MUSIC UNITE Unmatched Experience, Recital
by Trevor Durham - Aug 17, 2017

The beautiful suite prepared by William Dawson Jr. and the poetry of Florida's Poet Laureate Peter Meinke came together like a beautiful, strong cocktail- waves of the fused art forms crashed audiences note after note in unforgettable fashion. (more...)

Chamber Project St. Louis Announces 2017-18 SeasonChamber Project St. Louis Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Through seven concert sets, FAITH, BLUEPRINT, VOYAGER, ORIGINS, OPPOSITION, ECO, and CHOICE, Chamber Project St. Louis (CPSTL) will celebrate St. Louis and its place in the world in their 2017-18 season beginning on September 8, 2017. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony 2017/18 Subscriptions Now on SaleNew York Youth Symphony 2017/18 Subscriptions Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Season subscriptions for the New York Youth Symphony's 2017/18 season at Carnegie Hall are now on sale at nyys.org/tickets or by calling (212) 581-5933. For a limited time only - subscribers can save 20% off of first choice seats at all three concerts of the orchestra's 55th season. Subscribe now until November 1, 2017 for guaranteed seats at the lowest price for all three concerts. Season subscribers will also receive 20% off additional single tickets to all three orchestra performances at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

CCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty OperasCCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty Operas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Barber: Adagio for Strings!Pittsburgh Symphony and Manfred Honeck Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 and Barber: Adagio for Strings!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Reference Recordings proudly presents these two beloved works in definitive interpretations from Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, in superb audiophile sound. (more...)

Hershey Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 SeasonHershey Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 2017-2018 Hershey Symphony Orchestra season opens on September 23, 2017 with 'Simply Sinatra.' Back by popular demand is Steve Lippia, one of the world's leading specialists in recreating the music and magic of Frank Sinatra. Lippia will be backed by the full orchestra and the Symphony's Big Band. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL Continues its 84th Season and 40th Year in  North CarolinaTHE AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL Continues its 84th Season and 40th Year in North Carolina
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This week, the American Dance Festival (ADF) presents the debuts of Roy Assaf and Ate9 Dance Company on Tuesday, July 18 at 8:00pm and Jennifer Nugent and Paul Matteson and Kimberly Bartosik/daela on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm. Mark Morris Dance Group performs with live music by the Durham Symphony, North Carolina Master Chorale, and members of the Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble on Friday, July 21 at 8:00pm and Saturday, July 22 at 7:00pm. Mark Morris Dance Group will also present a Saturday Children's Matinee on July 22 at 1:00pm. FREE ADF School Tours continue through July 21 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, at 9:15am and 11:15am. (more...)

BWW Review: KING KONG (A COMEDY), The VaultsBWW Review: KING KONG (A COMEDY), The Vaults
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2017

King Kong (A Comedy) tries a little too hard for laughs, but captures some of the pathos of its 1933 movie inspiration in a breathless 80 minutes show.. (more...)

BWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and NorthBWW Opera Preview, Part I: Hot Time, Summer in the City and North
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 29, 2017

Classic and contemporary, opera and orchestral, the music doesn't stop when the temperatures climb in New York, whether you're in New York City, or ready to travel to one of the festivals that dot the landscape of the Northeast. Musical life doesn't stop when the Met closes its doors: Here's a look “from here to eternity”…in the first part of our series on summertime's opera/vocal venues, covering New York City and Westchester. (more...)

Celebrate America with a  Patriotic Concert 7/1Celebrate America with a Patriotic Concert 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: Celebrate America: Patriotic Concert, a patriotic compilation of songs honoring our nation's rich musical heritage. The show is sponsored by Gateway Community Outreach on the ground of  The Church at Gateway. The program includes a full orchestral performance of favorites such as God Bless America,  sung by RCO fan favorite Alison Madill; Stars and Stripes Forever, God Bless the USA with some equally poignant songs performed by Pastor Timothy J. Mercaldo such as Bring him Home from Les Miserables.   (more...)

Richmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANARichmond County Orchestra Presents AMERICANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Richmond County Orchestra (RCO), under the direction of Maestro Alan Aurelia, presents: AMERICANA, a musical star-spangled tribute to the United States that includes a full orchestral patriotic favorites such as the Star Spangled Banner, Stars and Stripes Forever and 1812 Overture sprinkled with dancing by members of the New American Youth Ballet choreographed by Elizabeth Flores. Performers include Nezad Marsic, Alison Madill and John Griffen. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERTPittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Quintet of the Americas to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Environmental ConcertQuintet of the Americas to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Environmental Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Quintet of the Americas will present Winds of Change, an environmental concert on Wednesday, June 14 @ 7:00 PM at Marc A. Scorca Hall of National Opera Center, 330 Seventh Ave. in New York, NY. (more...)

Announcing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort LauderdaleAnnouncing the 77th Opera Season in Miami & Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. (more...)

Time for Three to Join Steve Hackman and Pittsburgh Symphony for FUSE@PSO FinaleTime for Three to Join Steve Hackman and Pittsburgh Symphony for FUSE@PSO Finale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

FUSE@PSO, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's category shattering early evening concert series, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, June 14 with string trio Time for Three in "Mash-Up Mix-Down." (more...)

Sarasota Music Festival Announces Week Two HighlightsSarasota Music Festival Announces Week Two Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

A program of the Sarasota Orchestra, student participants in the three week long Sarasota Music Festival (SMF) attend master classes and coaching sessions, participate in the SMF orchestra, create outreach concerts for the local community and perform chamber music. (more...)

Make Music Day 2017 Announces Full ScheduleMake Music Day 2017 Announces Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21, today announced its full schedule of over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions with more to come in over 60 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice brings people of all styles, ages and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Cities hosting major celebrations include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Jose, Seattle and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island, with smaller festivities being held in other communities nationwide. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season OpenerJacob's Pillow Dance Festival Announces 85th Anniversary Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Miami City Ballet returns to Jacob's Pillow for the first time since 1998, to open the Festival's 85th Anniversary Season June 21-25, in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Led by Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer who later directed The George Balanchine Foundation, the company performs a program with a trio of works by master ballet choreographers, (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season YetFlorida Grand Opera Plans Its Most Ambitious Season Yet
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Under the leadership of General Director and CEO Susan T. Danis, Florida Grand Opera's 2017-18 season continues the upward trajectory of the past few seasons. The company will offer an exciting mix of works, from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, in compelling productions cast with some of the finest international singers available. The theme of the season is 'Divas to Die For'—a quartet of operas that portray four women in peril who take emotionally fraught journeys and emerge from them changed forever. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNICast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House beginning Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 30 for eight performances. In a cast change announced today, Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and American bass Erik Anstine will sing the role of Leporello. Both artists are making their first appearances with San Francisco Opera and stepping in for previously scheduled bass Marco Vinco, who has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. Schrott is scheduled to sing the first six performances and Anstine the last two. (more...)

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