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Park City Institute Opens Its 21st Main Stage Season With A Cappella Gospel Ensemble Sweet Honey In The RockPark City Institute Opens Its 21st Main Stage Season With A Cappella Gospel Ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Park City Institute opens its 21st season on the Main Stage at the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Center, with GRAMMY Award-nominated female A Cappella vocal ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock. (more...)

Mellon Foundation Expands Funding For Cincinnati Opera, CCM PartnershipMellon Foundation Expands Funding For Cincinnati Opera, CCM Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Cincinnati Opera and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) are pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a new grant of $550,000 to renew funding for Opera Fusion: New Works and support two new initiatives to promote diverse voices in the arts. (more...)

Irish Arts Center Presents Winter Solstice At Symphony SpaceIrish Arts Center Presents Winter Solstice At Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the multidisciplinary center dedicated to bringing people of all backgrounds together through the excellence and dynamism of Irish arts and culture, this year creates a thrilling intersection of musical traditions from Ireland and the Gulf of Mexico for its annual Winter Solstice Celebration (December 14 at Symphony Space). The beloved holiday gathering is hosted by NEA award winner and "one of the most important Irish musicians to emerge from the folk revival of the 1970s" (Time Out) Mick Moloney (banjo, mandolin, vocals) and acclaimed fiddler Athena Tergis. (more...)

Arthur Balder's American Mirror Most Awarded Film At DOC LAArthur Balder's American Mirror Most Awarded Film At DOC LA
by Movies News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Arthur Balder's 'American Mirror', featuring Susan Sarandon, lands top prizes at DOC LA, wins Parajanov-Vartanov Award (more...)

Merola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned WorkMerola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned Work
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

In 2019, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program's history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 - 6, 2019, at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. Today it was announced the opera will be conducted by Nicole Paiement and directed by Keturah Stickann. Information is available at www.merola.org. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2019. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in-ResidenceMonterey Jazz Festival Announces Allison Miller And Derrick Hodge As 2019 Artists-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Monterey Jazz Festival is proud to announce that drummer and composer Allison Miller and bassist, composer and producer Derrick Hodge have been selected as the 2019 Monterey Jazz Festival Artists-in-Residence and will work year-round with young musicians in performances and clinics at the 2019 Next Generation Jazz Festival, Summer Jazz Camp Intensive, with the Next Generation Jazz Orchestra and at the 62nd Monterey Jazz Festival, September 20-22, 2019. (more...)

Acclaimed Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Features In World Premiere At Princeton UniversityAcclaimed Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire Features In World Premiere At Princeton University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Jazz at Princeton University presents guest artist and Blue Note Records trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire in the world premiere of Slightly Left of Sorrow's Song, commissioned by Jazz at Princeton University to commemorate the 150th anniversary of W.E.B. DuBois' birth. Akinmusire will perform the 8-movement suite with the school's Small Group I under the leadership of saxophonist and program director Rudresh Mahanthappa. (more...)

SCFTA Presents Kenny Barron Quintet At Samueli TheaterSCFTA Presents Kenny Barron Quintet At Samueli Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Kenny Barron Quintet for two performances on November 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the Los Angeles Times calls Barron "one of the top jazz pianists in the world" and Jazz Weekly calls him "The most lyrical piano player of our time." For his return to the Center's Jazz Series, Barron brings his quintet, which includes Mike Rodriguez, trumpet; Dayna Stephens, tenor saxophone; Kiyoshi Kitagawa, bass; and Jonathan Blake, drums. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIEMetropolitan Opera Presents North American Premiere Of Nico Muhly's MARNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

The Metropolitan Opera presents the North American premiere of Marnie, an original Met commission by composer Nico Muhly and librettist Nicholas Wright, on October 19, 2018, with performances continuing until November 10. Based on Winston Graham's haunting novel, which also inspired the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Marnie is conducted by Robert Spano in his Met debut and directed by Michael Mayer, who created the staging for the opera's world premiere at English National Opera in 2017. The November 10 matinee will be transmitted live to movie theaters throughout the world as part of the Met's Live in HD series. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts,  which brings audiences world-class theater, dance and music performed by many of the most sought-after artists,presents Chris Walden Big Band with a program that pays tribute to the "Rat Pack" era on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 pm,in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. Walden, a seven-time Grammy-nominated composer/arranger/conductor, has scored more than 40 feature and TV films and written more than 1,500 orchestral and big band arrangements for artists ranging from Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand to Diana Krall and Rihanna, among many others. (more...)

Second Performances Added For 2018-19 Essential Series EngagementsSecond Performances Added For 2018-19 Essential Series Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Due to popular demand, second performances have been added for Private Peaceful, Songs of Freedom, and Teatro Linea de Sombra's Amarillo. Tickets and subscriptions for Essential Series performances are available at texasperformingarts.org. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project Continues Into Fourth YearCarnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project Continues Into Fourth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Carnegie Hall's commitment to the music of tomorrow continues with the fourth year of its five-year project during which at least 125 new works will be commissioned from today's leading composers. Through the 125 Commissions Project, Carnegie Hall expands upon its history as the preeminent venue where music history is made. (more...)


by Maggie Owen - Sep 19, 2018

The Opera de Montreal opened its 39th season on September 15th, 2018 with Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts. This 19th-century classic is steered by well-known director Michael Cavanagh as well as Italian conductor Carlo Montanaro, who leads the Orchestre Metropolitain and the Opera de Montreal Chorus. Rigoletto is performed by a mainly Canadian cast including Montreal's very own mezzo-soprano Carolyn Sproule. (more...)

Raya Yarbrough Releases New Album 10/5Raya Yarbrough Releases New Album 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

AlternaJazz (Sparks & Shadows) today announced the upcoming release of a new album from singer-songwriter and multi-faceted artist Raya Yarbrough, 'North of Sunset, West of Vine.' The twelve song record will be available on CD through Amazon, and from all major digital retailers Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (more...)

Sphinx Virtuosi Returns To Carnegie Hall For Music Without BordersSphinx Virtuosi Returns To Carnegie Hall For Music Without Borders
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Sphinx Virtuosi Kicks off National US Tour on September 30   Sphinx Virtuosi, one of the country's most dynamic chamber orchestras comprised primarily of alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, returns to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Under the auspices of The Sphinx Organization-a Detroit-based national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts-the self-conducted ensemble makes a timely statement in a program entitled Music Without Borders that highlights music from communities around the globe. The evening also marks the Carnegie Hall debut, and first-ever public appearance by EXIGENCE, Sphinx's first vocal ensemble highlighting excellence and diversity through choral music. Led by founding member Eugene Rogers, the ensemble creates a platform for soloists and composers of color while inspiring and challenging audiences around the country and world. For this performance, EXIGENCE will be joined by pianist and Sphinx Medal of Excellence recipient Damien Sneed. (more...)

BRIC Announces Free Outdoor Concert, Headlined By AntibalasBRIC Announces Free Outdoor Concert, Headlined By Antibalas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

BRIC is pleased to announce a free concert by Brooklyn afrobeat juggernaut Antibalas on October 13,co-presented by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, to kick off the 2018 BRIC JazzFest. The announcement completes the programming for the fourth edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, called a "proudly eclectic gathering [that] remains unbounded by convention" (New Yorker), and continues a yearlong celebration to cap off four decades for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. (more...)

Raya Yarbrough Will Appear at the Hotel Cafe 09/14Raya Yarbrough Will Appear at the Hotel Cafe 09/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

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THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes  To Dixon PlaceTHE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes To Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) presents the co-production of world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow & critically praised director Rebecca Arends's THE UNWRITTEN LAW opening Friday, September 7th. Snow comes direct from his run in Broadway's In Transit, where Ben Brantley of the NY Times called him 'a one-man sound effects wiz.' Directed and choreographed by Rebecca Arends, with original live music, Snow delivers a brilliant blend of spoken word, dance, and visuals. THE UNWRITTEN LAW, will play a limited engagement at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets for THE UNWRITTEN LAW range from $18 to $25. For tickets and further information please visit www.dixonplace.org/performances/the-unwritten-law-2018/ or call 866-811-4111. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 YearMichael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

In April 2018, the New World Symphony joined The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras in announcing their new partnership, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), which is a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. Supported by a four-year, $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance offers a holistic and personalized array of support to Black and Latinx musicians to develop their audition skills, increase their participation in auditions, and ultimately, increase their representation in orchestras. (more...)

Manhattan School of Music Unveils 2018-19 Centennial Performance SeasonManhattan School of Music Unveils 2018-19 Centennial Performance Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Renowned music conservatory Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is celebrating its Centennial during the 2018-19 season with performances and events that draw inspiration from its rich 100-year history of music-making and education. (more...)

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