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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016
On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015
IlluminArts presents immersive musical performance in conjunction with LISTEN TO THIS BUILDING: A collaboration by Exile Books, the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Called SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, the concert is set for October 1, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season, marking a pivotal moment in the organization's history with the 25th Anniversary Season Opening Weekend: Beethoven's Ninth on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 at 2 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater, located at 401 W. Livingston St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017
The American Classical Orchestra, the nation's premier orchestra dedicated to period instrument performance (Vulture), presents its first performance of Mozart's choral masterpiece, Mass in C Minor (Robert Levin edition), on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, joined by sopranos H l ne Brunet and Clara Rottsolk, tenor Brian Giebler, bass Stephen Eddy, and the ACO Chorus, led by Music Director and ACO founder Thomas Crawford. The program also includes Cherubini's rarely performed D mophoon Overture, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017
NYC's longest-running early music series Music Before 1800 continues its 43rd season on Sunday, October 15 at 4PM at Corpus Christi Church.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
On Today, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
A beloved holiday tradition, Madeline's Christmas will usher in the most wonderful time of the year at Horizon Theatre, December 3-31! A festive treat for parents and children alike, families are invited to join Madeline and friends for a magical musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans' classic children's tale! Featuring 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children's Theatre Company, this merry production is a holiday classic for all!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015
The 50th season of Lincoln Center's Great Performers series runs from tonight, October 14, 2015 through June 4, 2016.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015
IlluminArts presents immersive musical performance in conjunction with LISTEN TO THIS BUILDING: A collaboration by Exile Books, the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, and the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind. Called SONGS OF THE CITY, SONGS IN THE DARK, the concert is set for tonight, October 1, 2015 from 6:30PM to 8:30 PM at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design, 100 NE 1st Avenue, Miami, FL 33132.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 7, 2016
Gary Naylor sees an impassioned production of Bach's St John Passion, by and for, the people under the guidance of English Touring Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015
American Classical Orchestra presents J.S Bach's St. John Passion, conducted by Thomas Crawford, on Tuesday, November 3 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall with renowned tenor Rufus Muller as the Evangelist, making a return engagement in Bach's beloved St. John Passion Members of the American Classical Orchestra Chorus will be featured in the solo arias. Bach's two surviving passions, the St. Matthew and the St. John, have become the bedrock of our western classical music canon. The passion offers compelling musical representations of the gospel story in graphic detail and timeless expanse. In the St. John, Bach's instrumental pallet is unique, employing now legendary solos for flute, 'hunting oboes', and Bach's most haunting solo for the viol da gamba.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the Providence Singers to the stage for their tenth joint performance of Handel's Messiah. Providence Singers Artistic Director Christine Noel takes the podium as guest conductor for this perennial favorite holiday concert. The performance features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday, December 10 at The VETS in Providence.  Soloists include soprano Margot Rood, mezzo-soprano Christina English, tenor Marcio de Oliveira and bass Nicholas Laroche.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017
O'Donnell Media Group shauna@odonnellmediagroup.com via em.secureserver.net Former Guns N' Roses and current Art of Anarchy guitarist, vocalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has signed a deal with EMP LABEL GROUP who will re-release his epic 2015 independent solo release LITTLE BROTHER IS WATCHING on CD and vinyl DOUBLE LP August 25th, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015
(ANNAPOLIS, MD – May 12, 2015) Beginning today the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's Music Van will be on the road to provide musical instrument demonstrations for second and third graders at 14 elementary schools in Anne Arundel County.  The Music Van is an essential part of the ASO's Education and Outreach program that starts with Education Concerts for second graders and continues with Adopt-A-School for upper elementary, middle and high school music students.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016
Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio tonight, March 4, and March 6 at Heinz Hall.
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2017
ITN Distribution has acquired the rights to worldwide distribution for the highly anticipated horror / psychological thriller THE EVANGELIST with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and eOne Entertainment releasing the film in the US & Canada.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas opens the spring season with a dynamic program for Passiontide.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017
Diamond Jesus Productions announced today that production of the new comedy web series, The Deplorables will begin shooting late Spring and will be released on digital platforms in the Fall/Winter. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
MILWAUKEE 03/16/2016 - The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Edo de Waart announced plans today for the 2016.17 Classics season, de Waart's eighth and final as music director. The MSO will spend de Waart's valedictory season honoring his contributions to the orchestra and the tremendous growth in artistry that the MSO has achieved under his skilled direction. The blockbuster season will include Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro - the third in the series of semi-staged operas, a performance by Itzhak Perlman with Edo de Waart conducting, and symphonies by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Elgar, Bruckner, Mahler, and Brahms. Former MSO associate conductor and current music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta returns to the MSO to conduct Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. The Naughton sisters once again join de Waart to perform Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra. Edo de Waart will conduct Holst's The Planets, which was on the first program he conducted with the MSO eight years ago. Under the direction of de Waart, Joseph Kalichstein (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin), and Sharon Robinson (cello) will perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Finally, de Waart with culminate eight years with the MSO by leading the orchestra in Mahler's beautiful and inspiring Symphony No. 3, which concluded his final concert of his first season with the orchestra. Next season, the MSO returns to the Basilica of St. Josaphat for three concert weekends. Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur leads the MSO and MSO Chorus in John Luther Adams's Become Ocean and several additional works with the chorus. Matthew Halls conducts Mozart's Requiem for the second of the three Basilica concerts. Rounding out the Basilica series will be the perennial favorite Handel's Messiah in December. Additional performances will also be given at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and new this year, the Concordia University of Wisconsin Chapel of Christ Triumphant. The 2016.17 season also features four MSO musicians in solo roles: Concertmaster Frank Almond plays Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1; Principal Clarinet Todd Levy plays Finzi's Concerto for Clarinet; Principal Cello Susan Babini plays Bloch's Schelomo; and Associate Concertmaster Ilana Setapen plays Barber's Violin Concerto. “From the moment I stepped foot on stage with the MSO eight years ago, I have felt at home with this orchestra,” said Music Director Edo de Waart. “I said early on that the outstanding quality of Milwaukee's orchestra was the best kept secret in the Midwest. I don't think it's a secret anymore. It has been my privilege to be a part of the orchestra's growth and its continued development. I will treasure the friendships I've made and the time I have spent with these wonderful musicians and the Milwaukee community. As we embark upon our final season together, I hope that we can once again inspire, uplift, and excite audiences with some of the greatest music of all time.” “We will spend the 2016.17 season celebrating the artistry of Edo de Wart and the contributions he has made to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra,” said President & Executive Director Mark Niehaus. 'Over the last eight years, it has been an honor to work with Maestro de Waart as both a musician and executive director. I couldn't have asked for a better partner and continue to marvel at the impact he has had on our great orchestra. We will continue to enjoy the fruits of his labors for years to come as he has hired more than a third of our musicians on stage today. Under his direction, the MSO attracted top soloists and guest conductors, explored new compositions and performed classical music's greatest repertoire – complete cycles of Brahms, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff and semi-staged performances of the three Mozart/DePonte operas, and he took the MSO on its 13th trip to Carnegie Hall to perform for the Spring for Music Festival in 2012.We look forward to his final year of inspiring, not-to-be-missed performances as our music director and are pleased we will continue to see him regularly as our conductor laureate.” “It is incredibly fortunate that the MSO has had the opportunity to work with a music director of Edo's caliber,” said Board Chairman Andy Nunnemaker. “Edo is known as an 'orchestra builder' in the classical music industry and it's clear after seven seasons with him why that is the case. He is dedicated to excellence and artistry and he inspires the same dedication in those around him. This season, it is with great pride that we celebrate eight years of musical excellence with Edo at the helm of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.” 2016.17 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will spend the 2016.17 season celebrating the tenure of Music Director Edo de Waart, presenting inspiring performances, and engaging with the community. The MSO and Edo de Waart will open the season with the third in the series of semi-staged Mozart operas, The Marriage of Figaro. Robin Guarino will direct. De Waart and the MSO continue the exploration of the works of Strauss with Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks and Four Last Songs. Itzhak Perlman will join Edo de Waart and the MSO in September to perform Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1. Frank Almond will perform Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1; Todd Levy will perform Finzi's Concerto for Clarinet; Susan Babini will perform Bloch's Schelomo; Ilana Setapen will perform Barber's Violin Concerto. Madison natives Christina and Michelle Naughton return to the MSO to perform Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, with Edo de Waart conducting. Former MSO associate conductor (1985-1988) and current music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra JoAnn Falletta returns to the MSO to conduct Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Edo de Waart is joined by the MSO Women's Chorus in Holst's The Planets and Mahler's Symphony No. 3. Joseph Kalichstein (piano), Jaime Laredo (violin), and Sharon Robinson (cello) join Edo de Waart and the MSO to perform Beethoven's Triple Concerto in March. Premiers: The season will include seven MSO premiers of works by Tausky, Corigliano, Schoenberg, Escher, Messiaen, Ran, and Jabert. List of Repertoire Sept. 17, 18 + 20, 2016 The Marriage of Figaro Edo de Waart conductor Robin Guarino director Mozart The Marriage of Figaro Sept. 23 + 24, 2016 Emanuel Ax plays Brahms Edo de Waart conductor Emanuel Ax piano Rachel Willis-Sørenson soprano Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Strauss Four Last Songs Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 Nov. 4 + 5, 2016 Elgar's Enigma David Danzmayr conductor Todd Levy clarinet Tausky Coventry Finzi Concerto for Clarinet Elgar Enigma Variations Nov. 11 + 12, 2016 Romeo & Juliet Cristian Macelaru conductor Frank Almond violin Haydn Symphony No. 96 Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1 Prokofiev Selections from Romeo & Juliet Nov. 19 + 20, 2016 De Waart conducts Beethoven Edo de Waart conductor Christina Naughton piano Michelle Naughton piano Britten Simple Symphony Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind Instruments Beethoven Symphony No. 4 Jan. 13 + 14, 2017 Scheherazade JoAnn Falletta conductor Zuill Bailey cello Corigliano Phantasmagoria on The Ghosts of Versailles Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Jan. 21 + 22, 2017 Shostakovich Triumphant Carlos Kalmar conductor Elina Vähälä violin Britten Violin Concerto Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 Jan. 27 + 28, 2017 Tchaikovsky's Fourth Asher Fisch conductor Amanda Majeski soprano Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No. 1 Wagner Wesendonck Lieder Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 Feb. 11 + 12, 2017 Poulenc's Gloria Christoph König conductor MSO Chorus Respighi Belfagor Overture Poulenc Gloria Schumann Symphony No. 4 Feb. 24-26, 2017 The Planets Edo de Waart conductor MSO Women's Chorus Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Escher Musique pour l'esprit en deuil Holst The Planets Mar. 3 + 4, 2017 Beethoven Triple Concerto Edo de Waart conductor Joseph Kalichstein piano Jaime Laredo violin Sharon Robinson cello Bach-Schoenberg Chorales Beethoven Triple Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3, “Scottish” Mar. 10 + 11, 2017 Jeremy Denk plays Mozart Karina Canellakis conductor Jeremy Denk piano Messiaen Hymn du Saint Sacrament Mozart Piano Concerto No. 19 Franck Le chasseur maudit Beethoven Symphony No. 8 Apr. 7-9, 2017 Rachmaninoff + Beethoven Anu Tali conductor Behzod Abduraimov piano Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Beethoven Symphony No. 5 May 12 + 13, 2017 Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Edo de Waart conductor Ronald Brautigam piano Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Elgar Symphony No. 1 May 19 + 20, 2017 Majestic Bruckner Edo de Waart conductor Susan Babini cello Bloch Schelomo Bruckner Symphony No. 7 May 26-28, 2017 Mahler Symphony No. 3: Edo de Waart's Finale Edo de Waart conductor MSO Women's Chorus Mahler Symphony No. 3 June 16 + 17, 2017 Barber's Violin Concerto Larry Rachleff conductor Ilana Setapen violin Dvorak Carnival Overture Barber Violin Concerto Pierre Jalbert New Work Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra Classical Special Sep. 27, 2016 Itzhak Perlman Edo de Waart conductor Itzhak Perlman violin Strauss Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 Brahms Symphony No. 3 Basilica Series Oct. 22 + 23, 2016 The Glory of the Basilica Yaniv Dinur conductor MSO Chorus Bång Hav Wagner Prelude to Act 1 of Parsifal Braun Chapter 3from Song of Songs Brahms Nänie John Luther Adams Become Ocean Mar. 31 – April 2, 2017 Mozart's Requiem Matthew Halls conductor MSO Chorus Mozart Requiem Biographies Edo de Waart The 2016.17 season will be Edo de Waart's eighth as the sixth music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The 2016.17 season marks Maestro de Waart's valedictory season as music director; at the end of the season he will become music director laureate for seasons to follow. He is also chief conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and conductor laureate of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Guest conducting highlights include performances with the San Francisco Symphony, NHK Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Washington's National Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. As an opera conductor, Mr. de Waart has conducted at Nikikai Opera, Geneva Opera, Opera de Bastille, Santa Fe Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera. Semi-staged and concert opera performances include Der Rosenkavalier (The Metropolitan Opera), Bluebeard's Castle (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), and The Rake's Progress (Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra). Each season, he conducts an opera with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic as part of the Concertgebouw's Zaterdag Matinee series. Edo de Waart's extensive catalogue encompasses releases for Philips, Virgin, EMI, Telarc, and RCA. With the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, he has recorded all the orchestral works of Rachmaninoff, the overtures of Wagner for Octavia/Exton and, most recently, a Wagner series for Challenge Classics. Born in Holland, he studied oboe, piano, and conducting at the Music Lyceum in Amsterdam and upon graduating took up the position of associate principal oboe of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Two years later, at the age of 23, he won the Dimitri Mitropoulos Conducting Competition in New York which resulted in his appointment as assistant conductor to Leonard Bernstein at the New York Philharmonic. On his return to Holland, he was appointed assistant conductor to Bernard Haitink at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In 1967, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra appointed him guest conductor and, six years later, chief conductor and artistic director. Since then, Edo de Waart has also been music director of the San Francisco Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra, chief conductor and artistic director of the Sydney Symphony, and chief conductor of De Nederlandse Opera. In December 2004, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion, and in 2005, he was appointed an Honorary Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. YANIV DINUR Born in Jerusalem in 1981, Yaniv Dinur has performed with orchestras in Israel, Europe, the United States, Canada, and Mexico. He is a winner of numerous conducting awards, among them the 2nd Prize at the 2009 Mata International Conducting Competition in Mexico, and the Yuri Ahronovitch 1st Prize in the 2005 Aviv Conducting Competitions in Israel. He was chosen by the League of American Orchestras to be a featured conductor in the 2011 Bruno Walter Conducting Preview, and he is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Zubin Mehta Scholarship Endowment. In September of 2015 Dinur was names assistant conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Dinur started his conducting career at the age of 19, performing with the Israel Camerata, making him the youngest conductor ever to conduct an orchestra in Israel. Since then, he also conducted the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, New World Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Solisti di Perugia, Torino Philharmonic, Portugal Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Festival Orchestra, State Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM in Mexico, and the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa. GUEST CONDUCTORS David Danzmayr (Nov. 4 + 5) has been described by ´The Herald´ as “extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive” and is regarded as one of the most exciting and talented European conductors of the younger generation. Having served for three years as assistant conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Danzmayr has conducted this ensemble in more than 70 concerts, performing in all the major Scottish concert halls and in the prestigious, Orkney based, St Magnus Festival. Danzmayr makes regular appearances as a guest conductor for other internationally renowned orchestras. Danzmayr is a prize-winner of the prestigious International Malko Conducting Competition and was the only European conductor to reach the final of the prestigious Chicago Symphony Orchestra Sir Georg Solti competition. Cristian Macelaru (Nov. 11 + 12) has established an exciting and highly regarded presence through his thoughtful interpretations, poise and energetic conviction on the podium. Associate conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Macelaru began his tenure at the Philadelphia Orchestra as assistant conductor in September 2011; in recognition of his artistic contributions to the orchestra, his title was elevated to associate conductor in November 2012. In addition to continuing to assist Yannick Nézet-Séguin and leading several non-subscription performances, Macelaru conducted his own subscription week in the 2013.14 season, after having stepped in on an unexpected subscription debut in April 2013 in place of Jaap van Zweden. Macelaru recently made two overwhelmingly successful appearances with the Chicago Symphony on subscription programs two seasons in a row as a replacement for Pierre Boulez. JoAnn Falletta (Jan. 13 + 14) is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music, an inspiring artistic leader, and a champion of American symphonic music. She serves as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the Brevard Music Center. Recent appearances include return engagements with the Warsaw, Detroit, Phoenix, Krakow, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii Symphony Orchestras and debuts with the Gothenburg Symphony, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Carnegie Hall, and a 13-city US tour with the Irish Chamber Orchestra and soloist James Galway. Falletta has held the positions of artistic advisor to the Honolulu Symphony, music director of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, associate conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Phoenix Symphony, and music director of the Denver Chamber Orchestra, the Queens Philharmonic and the Women's Philharmonic. Carlos Kalmar (Jan. 21 + 22) is in his thirteenth season as music director of the Oregon Symphony. He is also chief conductor and artistic director of the Spanish Radio/Television Orchestra and Choir in Madrid, and artistic director and principal conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago. A regular guest conductor with major orchestras in America, Europe and Asia, Kalmar recently made his subscription series debuts with three of America's most prestigious orchestras: those of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco. Past engagements have seen him on the podium with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra and the New World Symphony, as well as the orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville, Seattle and St. Louis. Asher Fisch (Jan. 27 + 28) A seasoned conductor in both the operatic and symphonic worlds, Asher Fisch is especially celebrated for his interpretative command of core German and Italian repertoire of the Romantic and post-Romantic era, in particular Wagner, Brahms, Strauss, and Verdi. Fisch also conducts a wide variety of other repertoire from Gluck to contemporary works, and serves as an advocate of living composers such as Avner Dorman and others. In 2014, Fisch became the principal conductor and artistic advisor of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). His former posts include principal guest conductor of the Seattle Opera (2007-2013), where he concluded his tenure conducting the opera's quadrennial Wagner Ring Cycle in summer 2013, music director of the New Israeli Opera (1998-2008), and the Wiener Volksoper (1995-2000). Christoph König (Feb. 11 + 12) is a conductor of deep intelligence and musicality. His conducting is marked by an energetic and serious approach to musical collaboration and a commitment to thoughtful and stimulating programming. He currently holds the position of principal conductor and music director of the Solistes Européens Luxembourg. Since his debut in the US in 2010 he has conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony, Toronto Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, and Colorado Symphony Orchestras. Karina Canellakis (Mar. 10 + 11) is currently entering her second season as Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony. Canellakis has rapidly gained international recognition as one of the most dynamic and exciting young American conductors. She recently made her European conducting debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria, filling in for Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Earlier in the season, she also made headlines filling in last minute for Jaap Van Zweden in two subscription concerts with the Dallas Symphony, conducting Shostakovich's 8th Symphony and Mozart K449 with soloist Emanuel Ax, earning rave reviews. In the 2015.16 season, Ms. Canellakis makes her debuts with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and at the renowned Grand Tetons Music Festival in summer 2016. Matthew Halls (Mar. 31 – Apr. 2) is in his second season as artistic director of the Oregon Bach Festival, having succeeded founding director Helmuth Rilling the previous year. Summer 2015 saw the Oregon Bach Festival launch the Berwick Academy for Historically Informed Performance under his leadership, a new national training program for advanced students. Increasingly in demand by North American symphony orchestras, Halls has performed with the Calgary Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the Utah Symphony in repertoire from Bach and Handel to Beethoven, Kernis, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, and Tippett. Anu Tali (Apr. 7 – 9) assumed the position of music director of the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida in August 2013. Additionally, she continues in her role of the chief conductor at the Nordic Symphony Orchestra, which Anu and sister Kadri Tali founded in 1997. Highlights of the 2014.15 season included her debut with the Finnish National Opera and re-engagements with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Bochumer and Duisburger Symphonikern. Last season featured invitations to the Ruhrtriennale and Ensemble Modern. Larry Rachleff (Jun. 16 + 17) serves as music director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and has also been music director of the San Antonio Symphony. “A take-charge maestro who invests everything he conducts with deep musical understanding” (Chicago Tribune), Mr. Rachleff is in constant demand as a guest conductor. Recent and upcoming engagements include the Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, and Toledo Symphony among many others. Summer festival engagements include Tanglewood, Aspen, Interlochen, Chautauqua, Brevard Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy, and the Grand Teton Music Festival. In 1993, he was selected as one of four American conductors to lead the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the mentorship of Pierre Boulez. GUEST ARTISTS (PIANO) Emanuel Ax (Sept. 23 + 24) was born in Lvov, Poland and moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University where he majored in French. Ax captured public attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize. Christina and Michelle Naughton (Nov. 19 + 20) have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry”. The Naughtons made their European debut at Herkulesaal in Munich, and their Asian debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. An appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra led the Philadelphia Inquirer to characterize their playing as “paired to perfection,” while the Saarbrücker Zeitung exclaimed “this double star could soon prove to be a supernova.” They have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical musical communication, as featured by the Wall Street Journal in their own words “There are times I forget we are two people playing together”. The sisters recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics which will release their second album, Visions, in March 2016. Jeremy Denk (Mar. 10 + 11) is one of America's foremost pianists—an artist The New York Times hails as someone “you want to hear no matter what her performs”. Winner of a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize, and Musical America's 2014 Instrumentalist of the Year award, he recently appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Fransisco, and London. Behzod Abduraimov (Apr. 7 – 9) captivating performances are rapidly establishing him as one of the forerunners of his generation. In recent seasons Behzod has worked with leading orchestras including Los Angeles Philharmonic with conductor James Gaffigan, Boston Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Dutoit, London Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor David Zinman, NHK Symphony Orchestra with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Jirí Belohlávek. Ronald Brautigam (May 12 + 13), a student of the legendary Rudolf Serkin, performs regularly with leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Philharmonic, BBC Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Sydney Symphony. He has perfomed alongside a number of distinguished conductors including Riccardo Chailly, Charles Dutoit, Bernard Haitink, Frans Brüggen, Christpher Hogwood, Marek Janowski, Sir Roger Norrington, Marin Alsop, Ivor Bolton, Sir Simon Rattle and Ivan Fisher. GUEST ARTIST (VIOLIN, CELLO, TRIO) Elina Vähälä (Jan. 21 + 22) was born in the US and raised in Finland. She made her orchestra debut with Sinfonia Lahti at the age of 12 and was later chosen by Osmo Vänskä as the orchestra's “young master soloist”. Since then, her career continues to expand the international stage, winning praise from audiences and musicians alike as “a fluent, stylish, and gifted musicians whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity, and imagination” (Chicago Tribune). Zuill Bailey (Jan. 13 + 14) is a distinguished soloist, recitalist, artistic director, and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has secured his place as one of the most sought after and active cellists today. A consummate concerto soloist, Bailey has been featured with symphony orchestras worldwide, including Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, Indianapolis, Dallas, Louisville, Honolulu, Milwaukee, Nashville, Toronto, Colorado, Minnesota, Utah, Israel, Cape Town, and the Bruchner Orchestra in Linz, Austria. He has collaborated with such conductors as Itzhak Perlman, Alan Gilbert, Andrew Litton, James DePriest, Jun Markl, Carlos Kalmar, Andrey Boreyko, Krzysztof Urbanski, Jacques Lacombe, Grant Llewellyn, and Stanislav Skrowaczewski. He also has been featured with musical luminaries Leon Fleisher, Jaime Laredo, the Juilliard String Quartet, Lynn Harrell, and Janos Starker. Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (Mar. 3 + 4) After 38 years of success the world over, including many award-winning recordings and newly commissioned works, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike with its performances. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter's Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performances of the piano trio literature. As one of the only long-lived ensembles with all of its original members, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robsinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world's major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda. TICKETS & PRICING Ticket prices for the 2016.17 season remain unchanged. For information about subscriptions, please call 414.291.7605 or visit mso.org. Single tickets will go on sale in July 2016. All programs, artists, and venues subject to change. ABOUT THE MSO The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Edo de Waart, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Now in his sixth season with the MSO, Maestro de Waart has led sold-out concerts, elicited critical acclaim, and conducted a celebrated performance at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2012. The MSO's full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee.
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2018
The official trailer for the new award winning thriller film, “The Samaritans” is released today. The trailer reveals the harrowing world of The Samaritans. A group of four co-workers are summoned to collaborate on what may be their final project as they struggle to reconcile their past decisions with their present confines.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Once again, the whispers, thunder and wonders of the Great Auditorium Pipe Organ will ring out during The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA)'s Free Organ Recital Series, a signature part of its summer-long program of family entertainment. OGCMA's Pipe Organ is among the largest in the world and is the heart-beat of this Christian Victorian resort on the Jersey Shore. The historic 11,000-pipe instrument was built and installed in 1908 with original design innovations that became standard elements still extant in modern organ construction. It is made of over 40,000 feet of California No. 1 Sugar Pine and weighs 20-25 tons. In its illustrious 109-year history, this remarkable instrument has been played by numerous distinguished organists, including Will C. MacFarlane, Clarence Kohlman, Josephine Eddowes, Harold Fix, Clarence Reynolds, Beverly Davis, Jon Quinn, and Robert Carwithin. Order tickets by phone at 800-590-4064 or online at www.oceangrove.org.
by Herbert Paine - Jun 22, 2015
In its first-time festival of the works of women playwright's, The Bridge Initiative features the world premiere of Kat Ramsburg's Anatomy of a Hug, a gripping statement about the emotional miles that can divide the human heart. Allison Sell is the sharp knife of this play, delivering a riveting and stirring performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017
AOP (American Opera Projects) announces the six singers who will become its Resident Ensemble for the upcoming ninth season of its Composers & the Voice training program. Comprised of one each of the basic operatic/vocal categories, the singers for the 2017-18 season will be Coloratura Soprano Tookah Sapper, Lyric Soprano Jennifer Goode Cooper, Mezzo-Soprano Blythe Gaissert, Tenor Blake Friedman, Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and Bass Adrian Rosas.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated.
by Gil Kaan - Jan 25, 2016
This Skylight Theatre Company's production of playwright Tony Abatemarco's world premiere of FOREVER HOUSE will be the play I compare/measure all other plays I see this year -- and this is only January! Elizabeth Swain deftly directs her talented cast with never a lag or dull moment; with only time enough for the audience to laugh or shed a tear.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
LiVE@theMAC is proud to present The Chris Coogan Quintet on Friday, February 23rd at 8pm. Chris Coogan is a popular jazz and gospel musician who has played with such artists as Ben E. King, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Kristen Chenoweth, Dave Liebman and Darlene Love. The New York Times calls him "a masterful pianist.' He has recorded over eight cds featuring his original jazz and gospel music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature the MasterVoices chorus, Michael Slattery, Jesse Blumberg, Adam Lau, Jennifer Zetlan, Tamara Mumford, Ben Bliss,and Daniel Okulitch,with New York Baroque Incorporated.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).
by Louisa Brady - Feb 27, 2016
Gulfshore Opera will present Johann Sebastian Bach's Saint Matthew Passion for three performances on March 18-20, at venues in Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties during Lent, in anticipation of the Easter season. The production is in collaboration with the Florida Gulf Coast University Chamber Choir, The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers Chamber Chorus, a core ensemble of eight soloists, and the Gulfshore Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016
Music director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra premiere of Bach's St. John Passion oratorio on March 4 and 6 at Heinz Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2015
The official trailer for the new award winning Horror / Thriller film, CLEAN CUT is released today. Scroll down to check it out!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016
MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019).  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Business book specialist 800-CEO-Read bestowed its prestigious Best Sales Book of The Year award on Alex Goldfayn's latest book,The Revenue Growth Habit: The Simple Art of Growing Your Business by 15% in 15 Minutes per Day, published in July by Wiley.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the Providence Singers to the stage for their tenth joint performance of Handel's Messiah. Providence Singers Artistic Director Christine Noel takes the podium as guest conductor for this perennial favorite holiday concert. The performance features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Today, December 10 at The VETS in Providence.  Soloists include soprano Margot Rood, mezzo-soprano Christina English, tenor Marcio de Oliveira and bass Nicholas Laroche.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) is most famous for its magnificent and enormous pipe organ - and every summer, organists from around the country, and around the world, thrill organ-loving audiences with its splendid range from roars to whispers. On Today, August 15th at 7:30pm yet another organ virtuoso will take hold of this majestic instrument: ADAM PAJAN, a young musician who has been called 'a rising star definitely worth watching' (Michael Barone, Pipedreams). Be sure to take advantage of this free concert. It will be held, of course, in The Great Auditorium, located at 54 Pilgrim Pathway in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. All facilities are handicapped accessible.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2018
The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association (OGCMA) is most famous for its magnificent and enormous pipe organ - and every summer, organists from around the country, and around the world, thrill organ-loving audiences with its splendid range from roars to whispers. On Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30pm yet another organ virtuoso will take hold of this majestic instrument: ADAM PAJAN, a young musician who has been called 'a rising star definitely worth watching' (Michael Barone, Pipedreams). Be sure to take advantage of this free concert. It will be held, of course, in The Great Auditorium, located at 54 Pilgrim Pathway in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. All facilities are handicapped accessible.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
Featured Performers Include Sopranos Sarah Shafer and Abigail Fischer, Tenor James Reese, and Baritone Lee Poulis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
The tenor Charles Sy, a native of Toronto, is the First Place winner of the Oratorio Society of New York's 2018 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition. The award was announced by Competition Chairwoman Janet Plucknett following a performance by eight finalists in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, April 14. The Oratorio-Solo Competition, the only competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing, is now in its 42nd year.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
Celebrated vocalists Nikki Einfeld and Kyle Stegall headline this summer's Valley of the Moon Music Festival in concerts of Schubert and Schumann, Mozart, Rossini and more.