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Presenting Four Elephant Parables and the Gospel
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

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DCINY Presents New Work By African-American Composer Rosephanye Powell Plus Carmina Burana
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

A special program of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) 10th anniversary season, a popular producer of world-class classical choral concerts, is The Sacred and the Profane, featuring the New York premiere of Gospel Trinity, written by African American composer Rosephanye Powell and conducted by William Powell, followed by Carl Orff's Carmina Burana conducted by maestro Jonathan Griffith. The program juxtaposes the sacred in Powell's composition with the profane in Orff's masterpiece. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony, Day 20- LaChanze Takes Home A Tony for THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 31, 2018

On Day 20 of 30 Days of Tony, we celebrate a previous winner and current nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, LaCHANZE. (more...)

Special Event CRITICAL DARLING! Announced At Stage West
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Millennial Messiah, Brigham Mosley, is regressing.  The world is a Sisyphus-ian nightmare and this drag queen just wants to braid your hair.  Can refuge from the present only be found in the past?  In the tradition of Taylor Mac, Dallas performance artist Brigham Mosley brings drag and drama to Stage West as a special one-night event on Wednesday, June 13 in conjunction with the theatre's production of Hir. (more...)

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa To Give Masterclasses At Wales International Academy Of Voice
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

The world-renowned soprano, who is Honorary President of the Academy, will be giving masterclasses to singers enrolled on the annual Summer School programme. (more...)

THE MERRY WIDOW, ROCKING HORSE WINNER and More Set for Opera Saratoga's 2018 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced that the company's 2018 Summer Festival will feature new productions of four operas at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, along with a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events from May 26 through July 15 at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Houston Symphony Adds All-Beethoven Program To Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

???????The Houston Symphony has announced the addition of a blockbuster all-Beethoven program to the Bank of American Summer Series at Jones Hall lineup. Tickets are now on sale to the general public at houstonsymphony.org. (more...)

Handel And Haydn Society Announces Summer Program For Boston Public School Students
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The Handel and Haydn Society has announced a new partnership with Boston Public Schools that will offer students in grades 5-9 the chance to develop their music skills in a chorus. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GRADUATE SINGERS: GLORIA!, at Elder Hall, University Of Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - May 23, 2018

Two masterpieces of Baroque choral music made an excellent pairing. (more...)

Join the National Philharmonic In a Triumphant Celebration of Poland's 100th Anniversary of Independence
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, '100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence,' on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Miroslaw Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland's greatest musicians, performed by some of today's leading vocalists and musicians. (more...)

Momentum Artists to Present Secret Jazz NYC With Mark Berman Trio
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Momentum Artists (http://www.momentumartists.com/), a management agency representing contemporary musicians, is proud to present Secret Jazz NYC Cabaret with Mark Berman. Berman, on piano, will feature his original songs as well as his jazz arrangements of pop tunes, standards and new works, and will be joined by David Richards (Hamilton) on bass and Joe Nero (Peter Cincotti) on drums. A special guest for the evening is Darryl Tookes, an accomplished musician and collaborator of such megastars as Michael Jackson, Sting, Paul Simon, and many others. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

After a national search, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career development to emerging artists who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera (more...)

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL's LaChanze Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

LaChanze has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Lisa Wong As Director Of Choruses
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Today, The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced that Lisa Wong has been named Director of Choruses for The Cleveland Orchestra, effective immediately. The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus is one of the few professionally trained, all-volunteer choruses sponsored by a major American orchestra. Its members hail from nearly fifty Cleveland-area communities and together contribute more than 15,000 volunteer hours to the Orchestra's music-making each year. Wong will hold the Frances P. and Chester C. Bolton Director of Choruses Endowed Chair. (more...)

DCINY Features Carl Orff's Popular Carmina Burana, Conducted By Maestro Jonathan Griffith
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

A special program of DCINY (Distinguished Concerts International New York) 10th anniversary season, a popular producer of world-class classical choral concerts, is The Sacred and the Profane: Carmina Burana, featuring Carl Orff's Carmina Burana conducted by maestro Jonathan Griffith.  Also on the program is the New York premiere of Gospel Trinity, written by African American composer Rosephanye Powell and conducted by William Powell. The program juxtaposes the sacred in Powell's composition with the profane in Orff's masterpiece. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

The Adelphi Orchestra Presents Bohemian Rhapsody
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

The Adelphi Orchestra , now in its 64th season of Music for All, presents 'Bohemian Rhapsody' under the baton of Principal Conductor Richard Owen on Today May 11th at 7:30 PM, River Dell Middle School Auditorium River Eddge, NJ (more...)

Bloomingdale School Of Music TRANSCENDENTAL HEART STRINGS to Feature Cello, Piano & Soprano
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS Transcendental Heart Strings  a FREE Concert featuring Cellist Margalit Cantor, Soprano Katherine Copland & Pianist Marc Peloquin Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7 PM   New York, New York - Bloomingdale School of Music's Free Faculty Concert Series closes out the season with Transcendental Heart Strings on Friday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm at the school's home site located at 323 West 108th Street. Seating is limited. BSM faculty members Margalit Cantor, Katherine Copland, and Marc Peloquin collaborate on a concert showcasing repertoire written specifically to compliment the duo of cello and voice with piano. Performing the works of great composers from Francesco Paolo Tosti to Andre Previn, the recital will highlight compositions through the ages written for this stunning combination. This promises to be a transcendent program that will surely pull on the heart-strings of its listeners.  (more...)

Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Polish Independence At Strathmore, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, "100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence," on Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Miros?aw Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland's greatest musicians, performed by some of today's leading vocalists and musicians. The performance will commence with an introduction by the Ambassador of Poland, Piotr Wilczek. The 100th anniversary of Poland has significant meaning for the National Philharmonic, which is led by Polish-born Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. One of the National Philharmonic's veteran artists, Brian Ganz-who will perform at the Polish celebration concert-is also a frequent performer of Frederic Chopin, beginning a quest in 2011 to perform all of the great Polish composer's works. During this celebratory concert, Maestro B?aszczyk will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale, accompanied by Esther Heideman, soprano; Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and the National Philharmonic in Krzesimir D?bski's Hussars' Polonaise and Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Mr. Ganz in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.  Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dolora Zajick of INSTITUTE FOR YOUNG DRAMATIC VOICES at University Of Nevada, Reno
by Maria Nockin - May 1, 2018

American mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick is one of the world's leading exponents of the dramatic Verdi repertoire. Her talent was first noticed when she was a pre-med student at the University of Nevada in Reno. Some years after that, she debuted with the San Francisco Opera as Azucena in IL TROVATORE, and it brought her international stardom. Decades later, she is best known for her interpretations of Amneris in AIDA, Eboli in DON CARLO, Ulrica in UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, Ježibaba in Dvo?ak's RUSALKA, and Adalgisa in Bellini's NORMA. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

The Theater At The 14th St Y Announces its 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village with the 2018-2019 Season. The Season kicks-off on September 5, 2018 and runs through May 2019. All productions are chosen through a submission process and are co-presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Hundreds of artists apply every year to join the programming and have artistic discourse over a chosen theme. (more...)

Celebrate 100th Anniversary Of Polish Independence At Strathmore, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

The National Philharmonic ends its 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore with a musical celebration, '100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence,' today, June 2 at 8 p.m. at the Concert Hall at the Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by world-renowned Polish Maestro Miros?aw Jacek Baszczyk, the concert will feature music composed by Poland's greatest musicians, performed by some of today's leading vocalists and musicians. The performance will commence with an introduction by the Ambassador of Poland, Piotr Wilczek. The 100th anniversary of Poland has significant meaning for the National Philharmonic, which is led by Polish-born Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. One of the National Philharmonic's veteran artists, Brian Ganz-who will perform at the Polish celebration concert-is also a frequent performer of Frederic Chopin, beginning a quest in 2011 to perform all of the great Polish composer's works. During this celebratory concert, Maestro B?aszczyk will lead the National Philharmonic Chorale, accompanied by Esther Heideman, soprano; Magdalena Wor, mezzo-soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; and the National Philharmonic in Krzesimir D?bski's Hussars' Polonaise and Karol Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and Mr. Ganz in Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21.  Ticket prices are $23-$76 and are free for young people age 7-17. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

LV Philharmonic 2017-18 Season Performances To Air On Nevada Public Radio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

???????The Las Vegas Philharmonic has partnered with  Nevada Public Radio for the third year to broadcast performances from its just concluded 2017-18 season on Classical 89.7 FM Sundays at 2pm, starting July 1. Each broadcast will be 90 minutes to two hours in length and will include conversation with Music Director, Donato Cabrera and Nevada Public Radio's Dave Becker as well as full length performances by your symphony orchestra. (more...)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces 2018-2019 Season: War & Peace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

The Theater at the 14th Street Y continues to honor the edgy, diverse, and rich history of innovative culture-making in the East Village with the 2018-2019 Season. The Season kicks-off on September 5, 2018 and runs through May 2019. All productions are chosen through a submission process and are co-presented by the Theater at the 14th Street Y. Hundreds of artists apply every year to join the programming and have artistic discourse over a chosen theme. (more...)

New York City Opera at Bryant Park Continues with MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The New York City Opera series at Bryant Park Picnics continues with this hour-long presentation of highlights from Giacomo Puccini's classic opera, Madama Butterfly. Offered to the New York public free-of-charge, this presentation is a perfect introduction to opera for newcomers of any age. (more...)

New Production Of THE ELEPHANT MAN Starring Jamie Beddard Reclaims The Play For Our Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Disabled actor Jamie Beddard is to play Joseph Merrick in a bold, new production of Bernard Pomerance's moving play, highlighting views of disability and difference, in past times and in the present day. (more...)

DON GIOVANNI Plays NYC This June Starring David Serero As Don Giovanni
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

DON GIOVANNI, opera by Mozart, will be performed this June at the Center for Jewish History (15 West 16th St. New York NY 10011), starring David Serero as Don Giovanni along with an international cast. (more...)

2018 Richard Tucker Award Goes To Christian Van Horn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

The Richard Tucker Music Foundation announced today that Christian Van Horn – “one of those treasurable singers in whose presence one can entirely relax, assured that everything he does will be delivered with solid interpretive insight and unfailingly attractive tone” (Opera News) – has been named as the winner of the 2018 Richard Tucker Award. (more...)

National Chorale to Present Beethoven's Symphony #9 This Friday, April 13
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

National Chorale, New York's premier professional choral company, under the Artistic Direction of Everett McCorvey, continues its 2017-2018 Season at Lincoln Center with Beethoven Symphony #9 on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8pm at the David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, NYC. Tickets are $30-$100 and are available at www.nationalchorale.com, or by calling (212) 333-5333. (more...)

Michigan Opera Theatre Announces 2018-19 Opera Season, Celebrates Literary Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

??????? Michigan Opera Theatre CEO and President Wayne S. Brown and Principal Conductor Stephen Lord today announced the company's 2018-19 opera season.  MOT's 48th opera season will be the second under Lord's artistic leadership and celebrates masterworks of literature turned opera, with "Eugene Onegin" (Pyotr Tchaikovsky), "Candide" (Leonard Bernstein) and "The Grapes of Wrath" (Ricky Ian Gordon/Michael Korie). The season also includes a staple of the opera repertoire, "The Barber of Seville" (Gioachino Rossini) and a fairytale opera, "Hansel and Gretel" (Engelbert Humperdinck). The season begins Sept. 29 with a gala concert featuring opera superstar Renee Fleming.   (more...)

The Adelphi Orchestra Presents BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY GALA In New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Adelphi Orchestra, now in its 64th season of Music for All, presents 'Bohemian Rhapsody' under the baton of Principal Conductor Richard Owen on Sunday May 13th at 7:00 PM, Good Shepherd Faith Presbyterian Church, NYC. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Reveals Inside Story & Untold Events Of Deadly American Tragedy In WACO: THE LONGEST SIEGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Twenty-five years after federal agents raided an armed religious compound outside of Waco, Texas that was led by self-proclaimed Messiah David Koresh, a new documentary tells the inside story of the sect and the bloody battle that resulted in one of the longest standoffs in American history. Featuring previously unseen archival footage and using only firsthand accounts by survivors and those directly involved in the tragedy, WACO: THE LONGEST SIEGE looks at unexplored facets of the Waco story, the Branch Davidians and their charismatic leader, and the uneasy relationship between the media and national law enforcement agencies, which further complicated the deadly series of events that claimed 75 lives, including 25 children. WACO: THE LONGEST SIEGE premieres Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Announces its 2018-19 Season, Dessoff Sings Whitman
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Dessoff Choirs is an independent chorus based in New York City. Margarete Dessoff established the organization in 1930 as the union of two choirs she directed, the Adesdi chorus and the A Cappella Singers, whence the plural Choirs. Today, the plural connotes Dessoff's various ensembles, which range from the large Dessoff Symphonic Choir, which appears with major orchestras, to the smaller Dessoff Chamber Choir, which performs in more intimate settings. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes To Star In New Comedic Drama HALLELUJAH!, Directed by Chris Addison
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

According to Deadline, actor Ralph Fiennes is set to star as composer George Frederick Handel in the new dramatic comedy film HALLELUJAH! The movie is set to be directed by Chris Addison (VEEP), with the script from Jon Croker and Nicholas Adams. It is produced by Gina Carter and Andrew Eaton. Read more about the news from Deadline here! (more...)

Handel + Hayden Society To Honor Deborah Borda At The Society Ball Gala On April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The Handel and Haydn Society will honor Deborah Borda, president and CEO of the New York Philharmonic, for her extraordinary contributions to the field of classical music at the 2018 Society Ball, “A Celebration of Heroes and Heroines.” (more...)

Debra Nagy Appointed Principal Oboe Of The Handel And Haydn Society Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

???????The Handel and Haydn Society has announced that Debra Nagy has won its Principal Oboe position, effective July 1, 2018. Nagy was selected by a committee following a series of auditions.  (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko announces the Auditorium Theatre's 2018-19 Season, which includes exciting premieres, inspiring speakers, innovative contemporary artists, and legendary performers. (more...)

Lyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League's collaborative program, EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, is excited to present Empower, an original opera developed with local African-American high-school students. Tickets are $10-20 and are available here for the one-night-only performance, which will take place Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm at the Lyric Opera House.  (more...)

Grammy Winner Jonathan Lemalu Joins Handel + Haydn For Performance Of Handel's Hercules
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

???????Grammy Award winner Jonathan Lemalu, one of New Zealand's most internationally successful opera singers, will join the Handel and Haydn Society for two performances of Handel's Hercules on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Boston's Symphony Hall.  (more...)

Harriet Harris, Julie White & Christopher Sieber to Announce 2018 Drama League Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Drama League has announced, today, Tony® Award-winners Harriet Harris, Julie White, and Tony Award-nominee Christopher Sieber will announce the2018 Drama League Awards Nominees. (more...)

The New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Featured Performers Include Sopranos Sarah Shafer and Abigail Fischer, Tenor James Reese, and Baritone Lee Poulis (more...)

American Lyric Theater Presents INSIGHTALT: Opera In Eden Featuring Three New One-Act Operas In Concert, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

 American Lyric Theater concludes the 10th Anniversary of its nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program this season with InsightALT: Opera in Eden, a one-night-only concert featuring three new one-act operas written by ALT Resident Artists, hosted by composer/librettist Mark Adamo and producing artistic director Lawrence Edelson. (more...)

UMS Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

The University Musical Society (UMS), under the leadership of President Matthew VanBesien, today announces its 140th season in 2018-19 with an initial slate of 40 performances and events. One of the country's most acclaimed performing arts presenters, UMS honors its past by showcasing respected ensembles and performers with whom it has enjoyed rich relationships, and fully embraces the future as initiator, incubator, and accelerator for innovative new works and projects. This potent combination infuses the anniversary season with dynamic and diverse voices and perspectives featuring artists at the top of their game - celebrating the canon, taking risks, moving genres in new directions, disrupting stereotypes, and surprising audiences. (more...)

FROZEN Starring Suranne Jones Enters Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Bryony Lavery's critically acclaimed play Frozen, starring Suranne Jones (Save Me, Doctor Foster, Scott & Bailey), Nina Sosanya (W1A, Last Tango in Halifax) and Jason Watkins (Line of Duty, Taboo, W1A), will end its scheduled run at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Saturday 5 May 2018. (more...)

The Raven Age Reveal New Vocalist Matt James
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Dubbed as “the UK's next brightest metal hope” (Metal Hammer) and Planet Rock's 'Best New Band 2017' award winners, The Raven Age have today announced the addition of former Wild Lies vocalist Matt James who takes over frontman duties as the band continue their path to global stardom. (more...)

The Canticum Novum Singers Presents Music Of Josquin Des Prez And Handel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

The Canticum Novum Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present music of Josquin Des Prez and Handel in concert on Saturday, April 28 at 8:00 PM at Advent Lutheran Church, 93rd and Broadway in Manhattan. (more...)

Ovalhouse Announce Innovative and Experimental Summer Season 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Ovalhouse's Summer Season 2018 celebrates innovation and experimentation with an incredible programme of six new shows plus seven FiRST BiTES. Exploring radical themes of social mobility and the violence of austerity, while inviting audiences to an eccentric bee party and a brand new human surround-sound experience, this eclectic season seeks to be accessible to all. (more...)

BWW Previews: CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN at Ciputra Artpreneur
by Albertus Raynaldi - Apr 11, 2018

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