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Music
At Summer Camp With Mozart and Tchaikovsky
Opera programs for children as young as 9 and a competition for emerging conductors are just two ways the Salzburg Festival is fostering the future. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:00:05 GMT
Prototype: An Opera Festival That Actually Earns Its Name
The festival, which has introduced New York audiences to many daring new operas, has announced the lineup for its latest edition in January 2019. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:00:04 GMT
Review: A Stranger, Sexier Version of ‘Peter Pan’? It’s Leonard Bernstein’s
In this production of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play, Bernstein’s neglected score brings out the characters’ melancholic desires. Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:36:58 GMT
The Trouble With Bernstein’s Broadway in the Concert Hall
Recent concert stagings of “West Side Story” and “On the Town” show the pitfalls — and solutions — for symphonic performances of these musicals. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:50:56 GMT
Andy Samberg Has a New Late-Night Gig: Being a Dad
Mr. Samberg talks about “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,” NBC’s rescue of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and how fatherhood is a little like “S.N.L.” Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:00:09 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
Christine Nöstlinger, 81, Prolific, Award-Winning Children’s Author
“[Her] more than 150 books — including works about an oppressive ‘cucumber king’ who lords over a cellar and a ‘factory-made boy’ who always goes to bed on time — earned her some of the highest honors in children’s literature, … sold millions of copies and were translated into 30 languages.” Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:01:34 +0000
The Challenges (And Rewards) Of Producing “Cyrano” In Prison
“We just sat in chairs and read the script,” said Mr. Scatamacchia, who is 63 and retired from the music-publishing industry. “‘What are you saying here?’ ‘What does this mean?’ I encouraged them to rewrite their dialogue in modern jargon. These guys are just talking to each other.” Both performances — one for the inmates […] Tue, 17 Jul 2018 17:31:38 +0000
Kansas Governor Complains About Artist’s Flag Depiction And University Takes It Down
“Untitled (Flag 2)” by German artist Josephine Meckseper was intended to serve as commentary on the deep divisions in the United States, according to a statement by the artist. Meckseper drip painted a rough illustration of the U.S. on the flag and a striped sock in the left-hand corner to symbolize children imprisoned on the […] Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:32:58 +0000
Can Boston Re-Establish Itself As The Big Pre-Broadway Tryout Town?
“Composer Richard Rodgers, of Rodgers & Hammerstein fame, used to say he wouldn’t open a can of tomatoes without first bringing it to Boston. … It’s been a long time since the Hub had that kind of clout. But now a major new player, the UK-based Ambassador Theatre Group, and Emerson College are pouring millions […] Tue, 17 Jul 2018 16:03:07 +0000
Are Podcasts And Audio Books Converging?
I believe the way to think about this is to see all audio content providers — from the conventional podcasts of the open ecosystem to everything on Audible to whatever Anchor will become to Headspace plus whatever subscription-first audio platforms come over the horizon to the entire digital music ecosystem — as fighting from the […] Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:35:56 +0000
New York Times
Jazz
Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106
His Jazz at Noon series, which ran for more than 45 years, featured skilled amateur players alongside well-known guest professionals. Mon, 16 Jul 2018 23:53:26 GMT
The Playlist: Twenty One Pilots Jolt Awake, and 12 More New Songs
Hear tracks from Childish Gambino, Tom Petty, Metric, Benny Blanco and others. Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:05:52 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, 12 Jul 2018 21:00:05 GMT
Review: ‘Milford Graves Full Mantis’ Delivers a Lot of Heart
This documentary about the jazz drummer speaks to the pulse of life. Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:00:10 GMT
National Endowment for the Arts Names New Class of Jazz Masters
Maria Schneider, Abdullah Ibrahim, Bob Dorough and Stanley Crouch are the 2019 honorees. Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:59:25 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
Mormon Boy Trilogy Debuts at Bay Street Before Heading Off-Broadway
Scott Schwartz directs Steven Fales’ solo shows, now playing a limited run in Sag Harbor.
Aaron Tveit Will Bring Solo Concert to San Francisco
The star of the upcoming Broadway musical Moulin Rouge! will play Marines’ Memorial Theatre in September.
Brandon Victor Dixon, Daphne Rubin-Vega, More Join Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival
In partnership with the Vineyard Theatre and Developing Artists, the Hamilton and Rent stars will perform during the August festival.
Kimber Sprawl Joins Broadway’s A Bronx Tale July 17
The Alan Menken-Glenn Slater-Chazz Palminteri musical is scheduled to play its final performance August 5.
Andrew Rannells and Kristin Chenoweth Talk The Boys in the Band, Trial & Error, and More
Find out which Broadway leading ladies inspired Chenoweth's Trial & Error character.
Musical America Blogs
Two Public Relations Failures
By: Frank Cadenhead Published April 25, 2018 The Hamburg State Opera is suffering a public-relations disaster and it is clearly self-inflicted. When they decided that the popular French soprano Julie Fuchs could not perform the role of Pamina in their production because she was four months pregnant, somebody must have know that this decision would […] Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:18:27 +0000
Some Good News for the Paris Opéra.
By: Frank Cadenhead There is good news from the Paris Opéra which might somewhat offset the dismal recent news on this site of sexual harassment and alleged poor management of the Opéra’s world-renowned ballet company. That bad news might go someway to explain the early departure of Benjamin Millepied as ballet director in February of […] Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:59:30 +0000
Bayreuth Theater Restored
By ANDREW POWELL Published: April 4, 2018 MUNICH — Bayreuth’s Rococo gem of a theater, the Markgräfliches Opernhaus, will reopen April 12 after a five-year, €32-million restoration. On the bill, fittingly: Hasse’s Artaserse (1730), as mounted by the Theater-Akademie August Everding. Like virtually every public project in Germany these days, the effort took longer than […] Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:33:34 +0000
Ministry Split, Minister Fired
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 21, 2018 MUNICH — Bavaria’s Culture Ministry, responsible for Bayerische Staatsoper and Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, among many other entities, underwent a sudden double shake-up this morning with the firing of its cheerful chief, Ludwig Spaenle, and an organizational severing into two parts. Bernd Sibler, 47, is the new Kultusminister. The […] Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:48:36 +0000
Houston Has No Problem
By ANDREW POWELL Published: March 20, 2018 MUNICH — Judging from reports around the country here, the Houston Symphony Orchestra today returns to Texas mission-accomplished. The clarity of its tone colors, the exuberance of its brass section, the articulate luster of its strings — all have been remarked upon during an eleven-day tour to busy […] Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:37:21 +0000
BroadwayWorld.com New York City Stories
South Street Seaport Museum Announces Book Talk with Jack Kelly
The South Street Seaport Museum announces Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal Book Talk with Jack Kelly on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm at the Melville Gallery213 Water Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Book signing to follow the talk. Books on sale at the event. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:15:06 PST
Legendary Songwriters, Classic Popular Singers To Be Celebrated At The 29th Annual New York Cabaret Convention, October 9th-12th
For three decades, the unofficial launch of 'autumn in New York' has been marked by the annual Cabaret Convention of The Mabel Mercer Foundation. This year, their four individual concerts will once again be presented at 6 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, beginning Tuesday, October 9thand running through Friday, October 12th. More than seventy diverse vocalists -- ranging in age from seventeen to ninety -- are scheduled to entertain; thirteen of these will make their New York Cabaret Convention debuts during the 2018 performances. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:43:47 PST
Annie Golden, Lauren Patten, & More Join 54 SINGS P!NK
Annie Golden ("Orange is the New Black"), Lauren Patten (Fun Home, Jagged Little Pill), Kerri George (Heathers), Marcy Harriell (In the Heights, "Moana"), Morgan Reilly (Singer-Songwriter), Erica Swindell (Once, The Eagles), and more have joined the cast of 54 SINGS P!NK at Feinstein's/54 Below, Sunday, August 19th, 2018, at 7:00PM & 9:30PM. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:29:09 PST
VIDEO: Broadway Kids Jam Releases 'Two Player Game' From BE MORE CHILL
Broadway Kids Jam has released their latest jam, 'Two Player Game' from the new Off Broadway musical, Be More Chill. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:23:23 PST
The Pond Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Jaki McCarrick's THE NATURALISTS
The Pond Theatre Company, an American home for contemporary British and Irish playwrights, presents the world premiere of The Naturalists by Irish writer Jaki McCarrick. Directed by The Pond co-founders Colleen Clinton and Lily Dorment, The Naturalists marks the professional New York debut of McCarrick, best known for her play Belfast Girls, which was developed at the National Theatre Studio in London and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. McCarrick's play, Leopoldville, won the 2010 Papatango Prize for New Writing. Tue, 17 Jul 2018 10:13:44 PST
Playbill News
Mormon Boy Trilogy Debuts at Bay Street Before Heading Off-Broadway
Scott Schwartz directs Steven Fales’ solo shows, now playing a limited run in Sag Harbor.
Aaron Tveit Will Bring Solo Concert to San Francisco
The star of the upcoming Broadway musical Moulin Rouge! will play Marines’ Memorial Theatre in September.
Brandon Victor Dixon, Daphne Rubin-Vega, More Join Rebel Verses Youth Arts Festival
In partnership with the Vineyard Theatre and Developing Artists, the Hamilton and Rent stars will perform during the August festival.
Kimber Sprawl Joins Broadway’s A Bronx Tale July 17
The Alan Menken-Glenn Slater-Chazz Palminteri musical is scheduled to play its final performance August 5.
Andrew Rannells and Kristin Chenoweth Talk The Boys in the Band, Trial & Error, and More
Find out which Broadway leading ladies inspired Chenoweth's Trial & Error character.

 

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