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Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces Return to Live Performances at Symphony Hall with Photo Boston Symphony Orchestra Announces Return to Live Performances at Symphony Hall with 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 18, 2021

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons will present a 2021-22 Symphony Hall season, September 30-April 30, that will first and foremost celebrate reuniting with their music community post-pandemic, while also continuing the orchestra’s commitment to welcoming new audiences.

San Francisco Opera Announces July 2021 Schedule Of Free Opera Streams Photo San Francisco Opera Announces July 2021 Schedule Of Free Opera Streams
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera's weekly, free opera streams continue in July with Janáček's intense family drama JenƯfa (July 10–11), Berlioz's massive epic Les Troyens (The Trojans) (July 17–18), Strauss' emotional thriller Elektra (July 24–25) and Verdi's Tyrolean tragedy Luisa Miller (July 31–August 1).

Met Announces Three-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams Photo Met Announces Three-Week Schedule For Nightly Met Opera Streams
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 10, 2021

The Met has announced themed lineups for three weeks of its Nightly Met Opera Streams, the company's ongoing series of encore Live in HD presentations and classic telecasts streamed on its website during the Covid-19 closure. The schedule begins with a week, leading up to Father's Day on June 20, comprising a selection of operas featuring themes of fatherhood.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons Announce Two Concerts at Carnegie Hall i Photo Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons Announce Two Concerts at Carnegie Hall in March 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

As part of Carnegie Hall’s 2021–22 season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will perform two programs on March 14 and 15, 2022, led by Andris Nelsons. These programs will also be featured in the BSO’s 2021–22 season at Symphony Hall in Boston. Mr. Nelsons and the BSO will announce complete details of the 2021–22 season on Friday, June 18.

Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard Summer Photo Chausson's Opera Presents KING ARTHUR Fully Staged U.S. Premiere, Live At Bard SummerScape
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). This year's immersion in “Nadia Boulanger and Her World” presents the long overdue first fully staged American production of King Arthur (“Le roi Arthus”), the only opera by Boulanger's compatriot and close contemporary Ernest Chausson.

BWW Review: Anything You Can Do, The Mezzos of NY Festival of Song's Gala Can Do Bett Photo BWW Review: Anything You Can Do, The Mezzos of NY Festival of Song's Gala Can Do Better
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2021

Any of the wonderful mezzos who appear on the NY Festival of Song’s “How About Those Mezzos!” gala could easily be called “a girl singer” --as in “the females who used to sing with the Big Bands in the ‘40s”--as well under their usual hats as opera singers. The proof: There wasn’t an aria to be heard on the program (which will be available on demand through the end of the month), co-hosted by NYFOS chief Steven Blier and mezzo Rebecca Jo Loeb, an up and comer to watch. (Blier also supplied the piano accompaniment on a half dozen entries.) They sang everything from Edith Piaf, Reynaldo Hahn and Alberto Ginastera to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Irving Berlin, all in styles that sounded little like anything you might hear at the Met, Covent Garden or the Wiener Staatsoper. There were songs in French, English, Brazilian and Spanish, with the singers at home in everything they sang

Dallas Opera Will Perform a Free Evening of Broadway Classics This Week Photo Dallas Opera Will Perform a Free Evening of Broadway Classics This Week
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2021

Dallas Opera will present a free evening of Broadway classics on May 21, 2021. The performance will star Deanna Breiwick, soprano / Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano / Lucas Meachem, baritone and The Dallas Opera Orchestra conducted by Maestro Emmanuel Villaume.

Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Prog Photo Taylor Mac, Carl Hancock Rux, Robbie Fairchild & More Featured in RESTART STAGES Programming Throughout June
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced new artistic commissions, creative community, and civic collaborations, and more this coming June at Restart Stages—the new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus.

Warren Buffett Added to Special Cameo Appearances at 92Y's Virtual Gala Photo Warren Buffett Added to Special Cameo Appearances at 92Y's Virtual Gala
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2021

On May 24, 2021, 7:00-8:00 pm ET, the 92nd Street Y will host a virtual gala to honor exceptional individuals and celebrate the many ways in which donor support has transformed 92Y during the pandemic, enabling us to serve our local and global communities like never before.

Anna Deavere Smith, Laurence Belfer, Christian McBride & Marshall Weinberg to be Hono Photo Anna Deavere Smith, Laurence Belfer, Christian McBride & Marshall Weinberg to be Honored at 92Y's Virtual Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021

On May 24, 2020, 7:00-8:00 pm ET, the 92nd Street Y will host a virtual gala to honor exceptional individuals and celebrate the many ways in which donor support has transformed 92Y during the pandemic, enabling them to serve their local and global communities like never before.

Young Concert Artists To Celebrate 60th Anniversary With Virtual Gala May 20 Photo Young Concert Artists To Celebrate 60th Anniversary With Virtual Gala May 20
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021

The gala will feature an evening of performances in celebration of the organization's 60-year history of fostering and developing the next generation of talented young artists.

BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's H Photo BARD SUMMERSCAPE Is Back with Adventurous Lineup of Live Performances in New York's Hudson Valley
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2021

Bard SummerScape returns to live performance with a wide-ranging and adventurous lineup this summer. Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World,” which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history.

Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Photo Bard SummerScape Announces Live Programming With a Concert Directed by Daniel Fish, a Pam Tanowitz World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021

Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World,” which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history; the first fully staged American production of King Arthur (Le roi Arthus), and more.

Norm Lewis, Jose Llana and More Announced for Lincoln Center in May Photo Norm Lewis, Jose Llana and More Announced for Lincoln Center in May
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts today announced the official public opening of Restart Stages—a new outdoor performing arts center constructed on the Lincoln Center campus—welcoming audiences to reimagined community spaces and new outdoor venues, with dozens of free events and surprise Pop-Up performances in music, dance, drama, and more.

Jake Heggie and Nico Muhly to Join Sasha Cooke for CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS Photo Jake Heggie and Nico Muhly to Join Sasha Cooke for CLASSICAL CONVERSATIONS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021

Classical music’s Hamlen-Palm Series will be presented this year as four engaging online chats called Classical Conversations. The series is set to debut Thursday, April 29, 2021, with a discussion between American composers Jake Heggie and Nico Muhly hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke.

Cincinnati May Festival Announces 2021 Programming Photo Cincinnati May Festival Announces 2021 Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2021

The Cincinnati May Festival has announced program details and artists for the 2021 Festival with five performances taking place between May 21 and 30, 2021 at Cincinnati Music Hall.  Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena will conduct two performances each of two separate programs with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Christie and New West Symphony Present A TOUR OF IRAN Photo Michael Christie and New West Symphony Present A TOUR OF IRAN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 17, 2021

New West Symphony, with Grammy-winning conductor Michael Christie as Artistic and Music Director, continues its 2020-21 groundbreaking and reimagined season of “Global Sounds, Local Cultures” with A Tour of Iran.

Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021 Photo Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's acclaimed opera Everest will be given a bold new theatrical treatment reimagined as a graphic novel opera film, a concept where the singers are integrated into an animated environment creating a one-of-a-kind operatic experience.

Kaufman Music Center Announces Week of Musical Action Photo Kaufman Music Center Announces Week of Musical Action
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 12, 2021

Building on the success of the 2020 Day of Musical Action last June, Kaufman Music Center will hold a Week of Musical Action from March 14-18, 2021. More than 140 performers from the KMC community will come together during this multi-day music marathon to share music and support our programs. The event provides students, parents, faculty, staff and donors with the opportunity to raise funds to support KMC’s programs while also fostering a sense of community engagement.

Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music Announces Its 59th Season Photo Cabrillo Festival Of Contemporary Music Announces Its 59th Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 1, 2021

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest-running festival of new orchestral music, premieres its second-ever virtual season, July 31 – August 8, 2021. Led by Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, the Festival’s season offers themes of resiliency, hope and realism, in response to the profound crises of climate change, wildfires, and the persistence of human oppression. 

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