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Based on the film Passione d'Amore directed by Ettore Scola

Based on the novel Fosca by I. U. Tarchetti

PASSION, winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Music and Lyrics, Best Book, and Best Musical, features music and lyrics by the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, West Side Story, Company, Follies, Into The Woods, Gypsy) and book by James Lapine (Falsettos, Into The Woods, Sunday In The Park With George).

PASSION opened on Broadway in 1994, and received its London revival in 2010 at the Donmar Warehouse as part of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebrations.

Stephen Sondheim's PASSION revolves around a handsome Italian solider, Giorgio, separated from his beautiful mistress, who is shattered and ultimately changed by the unconditional and obsessive love of Fosca, his Colonel's chronically ill and plain cousin. Her unrelenting passions force him to re-evaluate his beliefs about love and attraction between two human beings.

BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara, Will Chase & Company Explain Why They're So in Love with KISS ME, KATE!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 21, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, is currently in preview performances today and will open officially on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th St). (more...)

National Philharmonic Celebrates American Jazz With 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Witness the unforgettable jazz musician Byron Stripling's electrifying performance in Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, a pops concert with the National Philharmonic, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore's Concert Hall. Stripling got his start as the lead trumpeter in the Count Basie Orchestra and will perform Armstrong's greatest hits, including his signature version of When the Saints Go Marchin' In. Stripling will perform other Armstrong hits, including Saint Louis Blues, Statchmo Scattin' & Swingin', and What a Wonderful World. Stripling has performed as lead trumpeter and soloist with symphonies around the country, as well as at Carnegie Hall. Ticket prices are $20-$89. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 301.581.5100. (more...)

Missyou Exclusively Premieres ANYTHING via Substream Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Alt-pop/rock band Missyou is exclusively premiering their new single and video 'Anything' today on Substream Magazine! Give it a spin here! (more...)

Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Halsey to be Honored at 2019 IHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today that the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor Alicia Keys with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award; Garth Brooks with the Artist of the Decade Award; and Halsey with the iHeartRadio Fangirls Award presented by L'Oréal Paris.  The two-hour event airs live Thursday, March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX from Microsoft Theater.  (more...)

Will Reynolds Makes Birdland Debut March 11th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Actor/writer and 2018 Fred Ebb Award winner Will Reynolds makes his Birdland debut premiering all new songs, including selections from his musicals RADIOACTIVE and THE VIOLET HOUR (recently developed by MTC), written with collaborator Eric Price. Special guests include trumpeter and Birdland favorite Benny Benack III, Broadway stars Kirsten Anderson (MY FAIR LADY), Aisha Jackson (FROZEN), Adam Kaplan (A BRONX TALE), and soul singer-songwriter Chris Ams (FAVORITE STATES band). (more...)

ANIMANIACS IN CONCERT! Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads To The City Winery In Boston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who has delighted generations of animation fanatics with his signature roles in "Pinky and the Brain," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," and other film and television projects, will be joined by "Animaniacs" composer Randy Rogel in "Animaniacs in Concert!" at The City Winery in Boston on Friday, March 29th at 8:00 PM and is open to all ages. (more...)

BLANKFACE Comes to the Albany Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

In the week that sees the Knife Angel sculpture arrive in Coventry, the Albany Theatre is proud to be welcoming London's, My Runway Group with their performances of Blankface - a drama that confronts knife crime issues head-on. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces 2019/20 Season - OTHELLO, ARTURO UI, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Lantern Theater Company announces its upcoming 2019/20 season, which will include an ambitious and eclectic mix of classic, contemporary, and new work for the stage. The five plays that comprise the company's mainstage season include Bertolt Brecht's The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, a brilliant drama about politics and fear that remains an instructive parable today; the Philadelphia premiere of Anna Zieger's The Last Match, a funny and moving drama from the author of the Lantern's smash hit Photograph 51; the Philadelphia premiere of The Vertical Hour by renowned British playwright David Hare, a sophisticated drama about the shifting alliances of family; William Shakespeare's tragedy Othello; and a world premiere adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope. This new adaptation by revered Philadelphia theater artist Peter DeLaurier will enthrall audiences as the action moves to modern-day Washington, D.C. (more...)

Barry Edelstein Reprises His Popular THINKING SHAKESPEARE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The Old Globe regards William Shakespeare as our premiere resident playwright, whose universal themes continue to resonate more than 400 years after his plays were written. For many San Diegans, their ability to understand and appreciate the wonders of the Bard during our Summer Shakespeare Festival has increased exponentially since they joined us for Thinking Shakespeare Live! Part of The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to serve the public good by hosting programs that make theatre matter to more people, Thinking Shakespeare Live! is consistently one of our most popular offerings, a 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare led by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and assisted by three professional classical actors.  (more...)

Searching for a Place in the World in RETURNING THE BONES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

In the spring of 2019, Book-It Repertory Theatre (Book-It) presents acclaimed Seattle actress Gin Hammond's* inspiring, 28-character solo play, Returning the Bones. Based on the life of Hammond's aunt, Dr. Carolyn Beatrice Montier (aka "Bebe"), Returning the Bones brilliantly responds to one of life's most challenging questions: How do you choose between your country, your people and yourself? A surprisingly comical story, Returning the Bones transports audiences to Jim Crow-era Texas and into the life of a young, black medical student searching for her place in the world. This inspirational story brings us into intimate contact with the luminaries of the day including President Lyndon B. Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Baldwin and Queen Elizabeth. Returning the Bones runs March 28-April 14, 2019 at The Erickson Theatre on Capitol Hill. (more...)

It's a Life, a New JWT Show Tells Funny and Moving Stories of Death
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Death is part of life, and Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) will perform stories about the many facets of death and how memories, fears, and new understandings can transform grief or relief into thoughts and actions that are positive and healing.  It's a Life opens March 9 at The Braid in Santa Monica and travels throughout the state until March 28, in homes, artful venues, synagogues and JCCs. (more...)

BHANGIN' IT and THE LUCKY ONES Named Winners of Richard Rodgers Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

The winners of the 2019 Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater were announced today by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. (more...)

Theatre Nebula's Production of SPRING AWAKENING Opens Run at Palatine's Cutting Hall this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Award-winning Theatre Nebula opens a limited engagement run of Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical, Spring Awakening at The Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E Wood St, Palatine, IL 60067, Saturday, March 2 through Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at or  Advance tickets are $20 for Adults, $16 for Students and Seniors. If purchased at the door one hour prior to the performance, each ticket is $2 more. Caution: Spring Awakening is for mature audiences due to adult situations, adult language, simulated sexual acts on stage, and violence. (more...)

Hand Habits Shares PLACEHOLDER Album Stream, Out 3/1 via Saddle Creek
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Today, Hand Habits has shared the album stream for placeholder, their anticipated new album. NPR who premiered the stream as a First Listen is saying 'Duffy pays scrupulous attention to detail in songs that function like intricate dioramas... On placeholder, the singer contemplates the fragility of human relationships and the hard-to-stomach reality that many of the people, experiences and places we've loved are only stepping stones on a journey of self-discovery' (more...)

Bassist Allen Carman and A Masterful Collective Team To Define Own Brand Of Music They Call 'Carmanology'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

It started out as just a few friends having fun making music together but grew into a recording project that to date has placed three singles on the Billboard chart with a fourth, “State of Mine,” certain to follow suit, in part due to the distinctive rhythmic riffing of Grammy-winning guitar legend Nile Rodgers. Bassist Allen Carman shelved his music aspirations twenty years ago only to rekindle them after reconnecting with percussionist Gumbi Ortiz and keyboardist Philippe Saisse a couple years ago. Joined by drummer Luis Alicea, the quartet became The Allen Carman Project, a band scrapbooking contemporary jazz, R&B, Latin, Afro Cuban, funk and fusion with a bolt of added star power from prominent soloists: Rodgers, saxophonist Andy Snitzer, trumpeter Rick Braun and guitarist Marc Antoine. In the process, the “Carmanology” album, produced by Ortiz and Saisse and featuring eight original songs, introduces the sound of an exciting and creative collaborative that will drop their debut disc April 5 on the ACP Music label.       (more...)

Netta Unveils Brand New Single BASSA SABABA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

International powerhouse and Israeli pop maverick and 2018 Eurovision winner Netta unveils her brand-new single “Bassa Sababa”.   Stream/Download “Bassa Sababa” HERE (more...)

Actors Co-op Extends ANNA KARENINA Through March 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Actors Co-op extends its daring fresh take on Leo Tolstoy's ANNA KARENINA by Helen Edmundson, directed by Heather Chesley, due to popular demand and sold out houses. This imaginatively staged, swift- paced ANNA KARENINA is an upside-down telling of Leo Tolstoy's classic tale. A story wrapped in temptation, Passion and moral conflict, this eight-person dramatic event is an examination of love, adultery and marriage. (more...)

Jess Glynne Shares NO ONE Music Video, Performs THURSDAY With H.E.R.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

GRAMMY-award winning singer, songwriter and artist Jess Glynne took to The BRITs stage in London yesterday with H.E.R. to perform her latest single“Thursday” (ft. H.E.R.) Watch the beautiful, moving live performance HERE! Glynne celebrates her BRITs performance by releasing the music video for “No One”, the latest single to be shared from her sophomore album 'Always In Between' released in October last year on Atlantic. Watch HERE! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer) (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS is playing at Festival Place in Vancouver on March 9, 2019. (more...)

NPR's From The Top To Convene In LA For Three Day Residency
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

From the Top (FTT), the nationwide program distributed by NPR that showcases young classically-trained musicians, will host a three-day residency in Los Angeles culminating in two studio recordings of the popular radio show. (more...)

Kate Hudson and Gabrielle Union To Be Honored at 'An Unforgettable Evening'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, the Women's Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with WCRF co-founders Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jamie Tisch will welcome guests to An Unforgettable Evening.  The event will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and benefit the Women's Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). (more...)

Rising Hip-Hop Artist Xiuhtezcatl Drops Collab Track With Jaden Smith
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shoo-TEHZ-caht') or “X” debuts his newest track “Boombox Warfare” with Jaden Smith, today on Complex! (more...)

LA's Children's Theatre Imagine Project Adds To Its Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Imagine Project expands its Board of Directors by adding Richard Guest. 'This is an exciting time here at Imagine Project. We are thrilled to bring Rich on board. His expertise and his dedication to our mission and vision for children in Los Angeles are going to make a real difference as we get ready to launch our inaugural season this fall,' stated IP Chairman of Board Alex Zonin. (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center's Junior Theatre Celebration Expands to Two Days
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced that the 2019 Junior Theater Celebration has been expanded into two separate, consecutive days. This expansion will allow 32 schools or organizations that produce musicals for upper elementary to middle school aged performers to participate on either Friday, May 31 or Saturday, June 1, 2019. (more...)

NBC Sports and Rory McIlroy Launch Golfpass
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

NBC Sports Group and global golf superstar Rory McIlroy today announced the launch of GOLFPASS, a new digital membership delivering comprehensive benefits tailored to the modern golfer's lifestyle. GOLFPASS is a first-of-its-kind, direct-to-consumer subscription program, which offers opportunities to play more golf, comprehensive tools to improve any golfer's game; high-quality video content; and enhanced shopping and travel experiences. GOLFPASS is the product of two years of development and collaboration between Rory McIlroy Inc. and NBC Sports Group. The announcement was made today by McIlroy, GOLFPASS founder, and Mike McCarley, president, GOLF, NBC Sports. (more...)

Central School Of Ballet Announces The Commencement Of Works At New South Bank Premises
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Central School of Ballet, the world-leading professional dance training organisation and part of the renowned Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, today announces the commencement of works for the bespoke fit-out of their new premises in London's flourishing arts community on the South Bank in Southwark following a successful fundraising campaign. (more...)

Drama Studio London's First Cohort Of BA Graduates Will Graduate Summer 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

This summer, Drama Studio London's first cohort of BA graduates will enter the theatre industry. DSL was founded 50 years ago with its courses designed to give aspiring actors the best grounding in skills to prepare for a professional career. With past alumni including Olivia Vinall, Emily Watson, Forest Whitaker, Enzo Cilenti and Cory English, there can be no doubt of the talent nurtured by this illustrious school. The Class of 2019 will graduate with the new Bachelor of Arts in Professional Acting course, in conjunction with De Montfort University. (more...)

Netflix to Premiere FORMULA 1: DRIVE TO SURVIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Netflix today announces details of its highly-anticipated Formula 1 series which will launch on the service on the 8th March.? (more...)

'Everybody's Got The Right: The Changing Face of Criticism and How New Musicals are Reviewed', MT Fest, The Other Palace
by Gary Naylor - Feb 20, 2019

Paul Taylor-Mills hosted a conversation with Mark Shenton, one of a series at The Other Palace's MT Fest. Here are some of the key points that emerged. (more...)

Philip Himberg Named New Executive Director of MacDowell
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Philip Himberg will join The MacDowell Colony, one of the nation's leading contemporary arts organizations, as its executive director. Himberg comes to MacDowell from The Sundance Institute where he has served as the artistic director for Sundance Institute's Theatre Program, expanding the program significantly by providing year-round support for theatre artists, creating international labs for the development of talent and transforming it into one of the pre-eminent play development organizations in the world. (more...)

Masters Of Soul Comes Back To Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. (more...)

Suzan Bradford Appointed Executive Director Of The Lincoln Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The Lincoln Theatre Association and CAPA today announced the appointment of Suzan Bradford as executive director of the Lincoln Theatre. Bradford has been serving as general manager of the Lincoln since its grand reopening in 2009 after a $13.5 million renovation. (more...)

Grand Theatre Dementia-Friendly Cafe and Variety Show Tour Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced a new partnership with solicitors FBC Manby Bowdler who have sponsored a dementia friendly Memory Cafe and variety show tour to reach out to those living with dementia. (more...)

Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of baritone Matthew Worth to its voice faculty. Worth will lead a full studio at SFCM beginning in Fall 2019, joining the voice department led by chair Cesar Ulloa. Worth's appointment comes just after the announcement of Rhoslyn Jones joining SFCM's faculty. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of STILL AT RISK at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Artistic Director), in association with MBL Productions (Mary J. Davis, Producer), presents the New York premiere of the new play, Still at Risk by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael) at the Community Space Theater at Theater for the New City (155 First Avenue, between 9th & 10th Streets).  Directed by Carl Andress (The Divine Sister; Die, Mommie, Die!), the five-member cast will feature Robert Gomes (Dada Woof Papa Hot, The Tempermentals) as Kevin, Christopher J. Hanke (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Buyer & Cellar) as Christopher, Amy Hohn (November, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) as Susan, Ryan Spahn (Daniel's Husband, Summer and Smoke) as Byron, and Jonathan Walker (The Assembled Parties, The Divine Sister) as Marcus. (more...)

Harris Center Pianist Richard Glazier Debuts New CD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

He's performed at Carnegie Hall four times, as well as the United Nations and the Smithsonian Institute, and pianist Richard Glazier is no stranger to the Harris Center stage. He returns to Folsom in March to perform two special concerts celebrating the release of his new recording, Pure Imagination - Great Songs from the Stage and Screen, which was recorded at the Harris Center in summer 2018. Featuring popular songs from the Great American Songbook, such as "People," "Stardust," "Send in the Clowns," "I've Got a Crush on You," the recording features soprano Robin Fisher, who will join Mr. Glazier on stage. "Relaxed, tender and carefully voiced" (New York Times),  "Richard Glazier's thoughtful performance captures his intimate charm with suppleness and sensitivity" (Fanfare). The Harris Center is proud to welcome Richard Glazier back to Folsom. (more...)

Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season and New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces the 2019-20 season of four mainstage productions. The company will also inaugurate their Youth Theatre Project, a two-week musical theatre intensive for teenagers to be held June 10-23, 2019. Additionally, they will continue the Spinning Tree Sings! cabaret series featuring Kansas City-based musical theatre and jazz vocalists. Spinning Tree will produce its ninth season at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of EQUUS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Get a first look below at English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East bold new production of Peter Shaffer's critically-acclaimed classic, psychological thriller Equus. (more...)

Dougray Scott To Star in The CW BATWOMAN Pilot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Deadline reports that Dougray Scott will play Batwoman's father opposite Ruby Rose in the CW's pilot. Marcos Siega has also joined the project to direct and executive produce. (more...)

Radio Legacy Caroline Kraddick Releases Second Single Co-Written With Ryan Cabrera & Nash Overstreet For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

After her hugely successful debut single, singer-songwriter Caroline Kraddick, daughter of radio legacy Kidd Kraddick, is excited to release her second single, “Over.” (more...)

Nashville's Austin Plaine to Release STRATFORD On 5/17, Shares Wistful SOMETHING MORE Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

Like only the most insightful songwriters, Austin Plaine draws intense emotion from the subtlest moments. On his sophomore album Stratford, the Minnesota-bred, Nashville-based musician shapes his lyrical storytelling with both precision and pure feeling, capturing every nuance of lost love and longing and fractured innocence. And while Stratford is steeped in a warm nostalgia, Plaine instills each song with a quiet optimism that speaks to bravely moving forward, even in troubled times.  (more...)

RY X Shares New UNFURL Album, Out Now Via Infectious
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019

After much anticipation, Ry X's second album Unfurl is out now. Listen to the album HERE. (more...)

Scoop: NBC's Primetime Schedule, 2/18-3/10
by TV Scoop - Feb 19, 2019

Get all the scoop on NBC's Primetime Schedule, 2/18-3/10! (more...)

Vancouver Opera's LA BOHEME Plays Final Three Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Vancouver Opera's 2018/2019 season and festival bring us a lush new production of Puccini's La Boheme that is quite literally designed as an enormous vintage postcard of Paris. The curtain rises on a modern-day flea market, with tourists taking selfies, sellers touting their wares and an accordion duo entertaining the crowd. Amid the bustle, a lone visitor puts a record on a vintage gramophone from which plays the opening bars of Giacomo Puccini's famous opera, transporting the audience back in time. (more...)

Olney Theatre's ONCE Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Due to high demand, Olney Theatre Center is thrilled to announce that their production of Once has been extended through March 17. (more...)

Sleepkillers Reveal Second Single from Upcoming Debut Album Due 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Hard rock collective SLEEPKILLERS--consisting of founding members Sam Rivers (Limp Bizkit) on bass guitar and Damien Starkey (Puddle of Mudd, Burn Season) on vocals, alongside touring members Bobby Amaru (Saliva) on drums and Adam Latiff (ex-Puddle of Mudd) on guitars--will self-release their self-titled debut album on Friday, March 1. The band premiered the first single, 'Dirty Foot,' this past November via Loudwire, the music video of which can be seen here: (more...)

The National Lights To Release WHOM THE SEA WILL KEEP This Friday, Stream The EP In Full At Northern Transmissions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

The National Lights will release their new EP, Whom The Sea Will Keep on February 22 viaBloodShake Records (pre-order). The EP follows up The National Lights' critically acclaimed album The Dead Will Walk, Dear. In anticipation of Friday's release date the album is streaming in full at Northern Transmissions.  About the EP Northern Transmissions says, 'The band draws inspiration from such far-ranging subjects as Southern Gothic literature and maritime lore but never stray far from traditional folk instrumentation and melodies. The trio's forthcoming release took shape between the summers of 2008 and 2018 in the ebbs of work, graduate school, and cross-country moves (Berns, Kiehne, and Cotton have dispersed to Eugene, Ore.; Baltimore; and Salt Lake City.' (more...)

Ars Lyrica Houston Presents Houston Premiere Of SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

The Grammy nominated Ars Lyrica Houston ensemble performs the Houston premiere of Alessandra Stradella's oratorio, San Giovanni Battista on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Artistic Director Matthew Dirst leads the Ars Lyrica core ensemble and vocal soloists Sherezade Panthaki (soprano), Jay Carter, (countertenor), Joseph Gaines (tenor), and Sam Handley (bass) in the oratorio based on the death of John the Baptist. (more...)

Duruflé Requiem & Dale Trumbore's Present HOW TO GO ON this March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Two works representing the sacred and the secular, and also representing the Los Angeles Master Chorale's past and present, will be performed in Walt Disney Concert on Sunday, March 17 at 7 PM. Maurice Duruflé's Requiem was written by the French composer in 1947 and has become one of the most-beloved choral compositions of the 20th century. The Requiem has been given storied performances by the Master Chorale since the 1960s. Dale Trumbore describes her work How to Go On as a “secular requiem” and the work — commissioned by the non-profit, Southern California-based Choral Arts Initiative — was premiered in July 2016 and subsequently saw Trumbore awarded the ASCAP Young Composers Award in 2017. The March 17 concert will be the Los Angeles Master Chorale's first performance of the work. (more...)

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