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Frenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada TheatreFrenchie Davis to Star in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed by Ken Page, at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', with music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller, conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, musical direction by Christopher Troy, choreography by Jeffrey Polk and directed & staged by Ken Page - an original cast member of the 1978 Broadway premiere! (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale 7/15 for Artist Series Concerts' 2017-2018 SeasonTickets Go On Sale 7/15 for Artist Series Concerts' 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Tickets for Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota's 22nd season will be available online beginning July 15 at www.artistseriesconcerts.org. The season, which features a dynamic line-up of established and emerging classical, cabaret, jazz and pops artists, runs September 2017 through May 2018.  The performances will be held at a variety of venues throughout Sarasota County. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's PillowPaul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLLJacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents JESSICA LANG DANCE and FAYE DRISCOLL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

“A prolific choreographer of skillfully constructed dances that respectfully mesh with music and striking visual design” (The New Yorker), Jessica Lang and her company return to Jacob's Pillow for the ensemble's first Ted Shawn Theatre engagement, July 5-9. In addition to a Pillow-commissioned world premiere work, the program includes Lang's Thousand Yard Stare, a dance embodying the incredible pride and honor as well as the searing loss experienced by military veterans. The program will also include the East Coast and company premiere of Lang's Lyric Pieces as well as Solo Bach, Sweet Silent Thought, and The Calling. This season, the Pillow has formed a partnership with the Tanglewood Music Center, whereby Tanglewood Fellows and alumni will be providing the music accompaniment for this engagement. (more...)

Marais Meets Muffat in French Music Winter Feast this JulyMarais Meets Muffat in French Music Winter Feast this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Marais Project and The Muffat Collective join Forces at Independent Theatre Sun 16 July. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonMusica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra Concludes Season with Copland Tender Land SuiteBainbridge Symphony Orchestra Concludes Season with Copland Tender Land Suite
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A common but lamentable occurrence in classical music is the disappearance or mishandling of certain composers and works. For example, Johann Sebastian Bach's music was not in circulation at his death in 1750, and his local legacy was headed toward obscurity. (more...)

Svetlana Zakharova to Bring AMORE Triple Bill to London ColiseumSvetlana Zakharova to Bring AMORE Triple Bill to London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The internationally acclaimed prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, Principal of the Bolshoi Theatre and etoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet brings her outstanding triple bill AMORE to the London Coliseum in November for four performances only (November 20th, 21st, 24th, 25th at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: SYMPHONIACS Live im Admiralspalast BerlinBWW Review: SYMPHONIACS Live im Admiralspalast Berlin
by Marcel Konrath - May 7, 2017

Live auf der Buhne des Berliner Admiralpalastes: SYMPHONIACS Eine Review von Marcel Konrath (more...)

DCINY to Present Pianist Ian Gindes at Carnegie Hall on May 30DCINY to Present Pianist Ian Gindes at Carnegie Hall on May 30
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

On May 30 at 7PM, DCINY presents acclaimed American pianist Dr. Ian Gindes in an evening performance at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. An officer in the National Guard, Dr. Gindes honors Memorial Day Weekend with a performance of works by Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Copland, and Wild. (more...)

DANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies AnnouncedDANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-2018 SeasonArtist Series Concerts of Sarasota Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota enters its 22nd season bringing a diverse selection of musical experiences to the region with a dynamic line-up of established and emerging classical, cabaret, jazz and pops artists. The season, which runs September 2017 through May 2018, features 41 performances at a variety of venues throughout Sarasota County. Concerts cover a wide range of musical offerings, including classical recitals, pops, jazz and cabaret concerts, a Bach festival, chamber soirees and the popular Lunch & Listen series. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This JuneDavis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 4/21 - Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Julie Andrews' MY FAIR LADY and More! (more...)

Early Music New York to Present BACH BROTHERHOOD: SEBASTIAN'S PEERSEarly Music New York to Present BACH BROTHERHOOD: SEBASTIAN'S PEERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A baroque 'Band of Brothers' will be celebrated at the closing concert of Early Music New York's 42nd season. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Presents Classic Works at The Wallis, 5/5Paul Taylor Dance Presents Classic Works at The Wallis, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Among the most influential artists of American modern dance, Paul Taylor continues to shape the art that he has helped define since becoming a professional dancer and pioneering choreographer in 1954. Today, the Paul Taylor Dance Company is among the most sought after ensembles, having performed in more than 500 cities in 64 countries over the course of more than 60 years, bringing Paul Taylor's repertoire—now numbering 144 dances—to every part of the globe. For its debut at The Wallis, Mr. Taylor brings a program of classic works to The Wallis for three special performances on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 7 at 2pm. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Provides A Beautiful Pause To Reconnect With The Meaning Of Easter With Bach's Reflective ST MATTHEW PASSIONBWW REVIEW: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Provides A Beautiful Pause To Reconnect With The Meaning Of Easter With Bach's Reflective ST MATTHEW PASSION
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Presented by Sydney Philharmona Choirs, Johann Sebastian Bach's ST MATTHEW PASSION is a perfect escape from the chaos of commercialism to reconnect with the real reason for the Easter holiday. (more...)

The Sebastians present Bach's Complete Music for Solo Violin 4/24The Sebastians present Bach's Complete Music for Solo Violin 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

This unique musical experience reveals Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin as you've never heard them before: six contrapuntal masterpieces presented as an immersive installation for you to explore - sit or stand or roam as you wish, through an unforgettable musical landscape.   (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30Pacific Symphony Presents PEDALS AND PIPES Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Hear the mighty, one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie organ in all its acoustic wonder, when outstanding virtuoso Monte Maxwell performs an eclectic program of organ favorites including something for everyone during Pacific Symphony's final “Pedals and Pipes” concert this season. The renowned organist—who plays for the U.S. Naval Academy's Chapel and has performed for diplomats and national leaders from around the world—travels to Orange County for this showcase of the organ's stunning palette of sounds, often adding his own twist to classic arrangements. The afternoon recital includes the very best of organ music—from Wagner to Bach, Widor to Bizet, Vierne to Yon and far beyond! The concert takes place Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Tickets are $10-$50. For more information or to purchase tickets call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.  (more...)

Boston Ballet 2016-17 Concludes With ROBBINS/THE CONCERT, 5/5-27Boston Ballet 2016-17 Concludes With ROBBINS/THE CONCERT, 5/5-27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Boston Ballet's 2016–2017 season concludes with Robbins/The Concert, a mixed-repertory program featuring works by George Balanchine, Jorma Elo, and Jerome Robbins set to music by several composers: Igor Stravinsky, Frédéric Chopin, Ludwig van Beethoven, J.S. Bach, and Robert Schumann. (more...)

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