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7 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:00:03 GMT
14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:00:03 GMT
Star Flutist Settles Pay Equity Suit Against Boston Symphony
Elizabeth Rowe had claimed that her compensation was only about 75 percent that of her closest comparable colleague, a male oboist. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:53:03 GMT
Peter Tork, Court Jester of the Monkees, Is Dead at 77
Mr. Tork was an accomplished musician, but he became famous for his comedic role as the goofy member of a made-for-television band. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:05:42 GMT
Sammy Davis Jr.’s Knotty Journey, on Film and in Song
An “American Masters” documentary and “Lyrics & Lyricists” show at the 92nd Street Y explore the entertainer’s immense talent and complex struggles. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 16:37:42 GMT
BBC
Latest Classical Reviews
Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Sonatas (violin: Leonidas Kavakos, piano: Enrico Pace)
This joyous set of Beethoven's sonatas takes its place among the very best. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Septem verba a Christo (Sophie Karthaüser, Christophe Dumaux, Julien Behr, Konstantin Wolff, Academie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rene Jacobs)
In its own way, the Seven Words of Christ is just as sublime as the Stabat Mater. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky - Pictures, Sarcasms & Visions (feat. piano: Steven Osborne)
This sensitive, dynamic recording is a joy, and may even constitute a revelation. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Franz Schubert - Schubert Edition Vol. 7: Erlkönig (baritone: Matthias Goerne; piano: Andreas Haefliger)
The pair exhibits a refined style on these illuminating performances. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Benjamin Britten - The Rape of Lucretia (conductor: Oliver Knussen; Aldeburgh Festival Ensemble)
A deeply affecting experience that ought to win the opera many new admirers. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000
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ArtsJournal
Artistic Director – Theatreworks Silicon Valley
THEATREWORKS Silicon Valley (TWSV) in Palo Alto, CA invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its second Artistic Director. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:52:56 +0000
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is seeking a Director of Education
The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is America’s foremost repertory company for chamber music, and one of eleven constituent members of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:44:12 +0000
Artistic Director – New York City Gay Men’s Chorus
The AD will devise and implement an innovative, transformational, and relevant artistic strategy. The strategy will be in line with the mission, vision, and values as a leading organization within the field of LGBTQ performing arts in New York as well as nationally and internationally. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 00:38:46 +0000
In The 1930s, The Hammond Organ Took America By Storm, Setting A New Standard
The Federal Trade Commission held an entire hearing in 1937 to evaluate the Hammond’s sonority. The Commission sought to determine whether a series of advertising claims about the Hammond’s timbre were “deceptive, misleading and false.” Though many of the hearing’s participants believed their testimony would go down in history as an important reckoning of what […] Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:29:38 +0000
Reasons To Care About The Bauhaus 100 Years On
“If you like airy, light-filled buildings, functional furniture, elegant, affordable design, sans-serif typography and clean-lined graphic design, you care about the Bauhaus. Equally, if you hate boxy, flat-roofed buildings, relentless standardization, the death of curves, ornament, the ironing out of cultural differences and overly rational planning, you care about the Bauhaus.” – Washington Post Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:01:02 +0000
New York Times
Jazz
14 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend
Our guide to pop and rock shows and the best of live jazz happening this weekend and in the week ahead. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:00:03 GMT
Jazz on the Edge of Change
Before 1919, the music was considered more novelty than art. Then a military band changed everything. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 16:00:03 GMT
Kiyoshi Koyama, Prominent Japanese Jazz Journalist, Dies at 82
As the editor of his country’s leading jazz magazine, he documented the music’s development. As a producer of archival albums, he helped document its past. Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:58:26 GMT
The Playlist: Unreleased Tom Petty, and 13 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Cardi B and Bruno Mars, Lizzo, Foals, Alicia Keys and others. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:00:59 GMT
A Pianist Swings Hard in Both Classical and Jazz
Aaron Diehl will perform as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s weekend-long series “William Grant Still and the Harlem Renaissance.” Fri, 15 Feb 2019 17:19:53 GMT
BBC
Latest Jazz & Blues Reviews
Steve Coleman and Five Elements - Functional Arrhythmias
The most exciting and substantial Coleman release of the last few years. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Kyle Eastwood - The View From Here
Eastwood’s finest album to date, with a timeless quality. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Erik Truffaz Quartet - El Tiempo de la Revolucion
Truffaz remains one of the most consistently creative trumpeters around. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
The James Hunter Six - Minute by Minute
Hunter’s latest cuts recall the golden ages of soul and blues. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Marius Neset - Birds
An engrossing, beautifully produced album from a player and composer to watch. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000
Playbill News
NYU’s Tisch School and Broadway Ad Agency Serino Coyne Launch Women’s Mentorship Program
The initiative pairs students with female cultural leaders from Disney Theatrical Group, the Shubert Organization, Ticketmaster, and more.
Watch Highlights From Yiddish Fiddler On the Roof Off-Broadway
The production, directed by Joel Grey from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, opens February 21 at Stage 42.
A Look Inside the the Evolution of Mann Cast Album Release Party
The original cast recording, featuring Max Crumm, Allie Trimm, and Leslie Hiatt, was released digitally February 15.
Take a Set Tour of Broadway’s My Fair Lady With Harry Hadden-Paton
The Tony nominee gives an up-close look at the nooks and crannies of Higgins’ home at Lincoln Center Theater.
Jean-Claude van Itallie’s The Fat Lady Sings to Premiere at La MaMa
New York City Opera's Lauren Flanigan will star in the world premiere at the Tony-winning downtown theatre.
Musical America Blogs
The Return of Charles Dutoit?
By: Frank Cadenhead The monumental work of Hector Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust, programmed Sunday at the Paris Philharmonie, has a famed conductor on the podium: Charles Dutoit. The music world has noticed. It is a highlight of the Orchestre National de France’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of Berlioz’ death and was to have […] Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:47:52 +0000
Berlin Opera in Good Health
By: Frank Cadenhead. Positive annual results for 2018 have just been announced by two largest Berlin opera houses. For the Berlin State Opera (Berliner Staatsoper Unter den Linden) the occupancy rate was 92 percent, two percent less than the previous year. During the calendar year, some 235,000 seats were occupied for some 300 performances. Touring was […] Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:13:40 +0000
A Bloody Evening and Offenbach
By: Frank Cadenhead.  The shooting in Strasbourg on Tuesday, December 11, received international attention. Three dead and thirteen wounded. What is seldom heard are stories of how individuals were peripherally affected by the attack. Thomas Quinquenel, a bassoonist with the Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, was inside the opera house in Strasbourg and told his story […] Thu, 13 Dec 2018 16:39:58 +0000
Brexit and the Arts
By: Frank Cadenhead  Deborah Warner is staging La Traviata opening Wednesday night at the Theatre des Champs-Elysées. She tweeted this photo and text: “The #Traviata creative team on the Avenue Montaigne last night. Please note @10DowningStreet the passports held by this team:- French, Greek, Australian, Danish, Italian, Belgium & British. Tell me EXACTLY what happens […] Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:38:32 +0000
France Musique in English
By: Frank Cadenhead.  Frequent world travelers often expect, whether in Dubai or Berlin, Rome, Tokyo or Santiago, that their English will normally get them from the airport to a hotel and restaurant, etc. Many notice, however, that in Paris, or elsewhere in France, a French language phrasebook can be a helpful tool. The French are […] Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:09:06 +0000
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
WINE IN THE WILDERNESS by Alice Childress this March
In Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of Wine In The Wilderness by Alice Childress, directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones on Friday, March 15, 2019. Doors open at 6:45pm for a 7:00pm start with The Play in Context by Arminda Thomas, who situates the script in its historical time and place, followed by the reading and a post-performance Q&A with refreshments. Admission is by Donation ($10 suggested).The performance is at The New School, Starr Foundation Hall, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room UL102. R.S.V.P. to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:10:54 PST
Germany's Most Cutting Edge Playwright Heads to New York To Present Provocative US Premiere of THE DOG, THE NIGHT, AND THE KNIFE
J.U.S.T. Toys Productions,  an international art collective, presents Marius von Mayenburg's The Dog, The Night, and The Knifeat the Irondale Theater in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, March 15-April 6, 2019. Presented in part with Irondale, this Kafkaesque, dystopian love story fosters rich artistic collaboration and initiates cross-cultural discussions. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 21:05:46 PST
Liisi LaFontaine and F. Michael Haynie join the cast of ARROWHEAD: A NEW MUSICAL IN CONCERT
Liisi LaFontaine, last seen on the West End as Deena opposite Amber Riley in the most recent revival of Dreamgirls and F. Michael Haynie, who was seen last on Broadway in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Jesus Christ Superstar: Live!, join the previously announced cast of Arrowhead, A New Musical which includes Bonnie Milligan (Head Over Heels), Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt, Hurricane Bianca 2), Nikhil Saboo (Mean Girls),  Dani Shay (The Glee Project, America's Got Talent), Lauren Zakrin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Laquet Sharnell Pringle (Memphis, Beautiful the carol King musical), Amber Ardolino (Hamilton, Head Over Heels), Becca Kotte (Gettin' The Band Back Together, Rock of Ages), Dan Domenech (Heathers the Musical, Glee), Jasmin Richardson (Gettin' The Band Back Together, Bodyguard the Musical) and Miles Davis Tillman, Mollie Posnik, Meadow Nguy. Rounding out the cast are Jade Turner, Elixis Morton, Dillan Smith and Jeremy Konopka. The concert is directed by Dan Barron, music directed by Michael Pacifico, produced by Franklin Livingston, with casting by Courtney Hammond.  Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:29:29 PST
Will Reynolds Makes Birdland Debut March 11th
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). Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:14:53 PST
Jackie Hoffman and Jim Brochu Lead Industry Reading of THE HANUKAH GIFT
A private industry reading of the new play, The Hanukah Gift will take place on Monday, March 11, 2019, at 1:30 PM at the Actors' Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street) in NYC. A new play by Douglas Braverman, The Hanukah Gift stars Jackie Hoffman and Jim Brochu. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 18:00:36 PST
Playbill News
NYU’s Tisch School and Broadway Ad Agency Serino Coyne Launch Women’s Mentorship Program
The initiative pairs students with female cultural leaders from Disney Theatrical Group, the Shubert Organization, Ticketmaster, and more.
Watch Highlights From Yiddish Fiddler On the Roof Off-Broadway
The production, directed by Joel Grey from the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, opens February 21 at Stage 42.
A Look Inside the the Evolution of Mann Cast Album Release Party
The original cast recording, featuring Max Crumm, Allie Trimm, and Leslie Hiatt, was released digitally February 15.
Take a Set Tour of Broadway’s My Fair Lady With Harry Hadden-Paton
The Tony nominee gives an up-close look at the nooks and crannies of Higgins’ home at Lincoln Center Theater.
Jean-Claude van Itallie’s The Fat Lady Sings to Premiere at La MaMa
New York City Opera's Lauren Flanigan will star in the world premiere at the Tony-winning downtown theatre.

 

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