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Modern compositions featured in “Songs of the Soul” by Pacific Chorale

On March 19, 2022, Grammy-nominated Pacific Chorale will continue their season with “Songs of the Soul.” This new program, led by artistic director Robert Istad, combines the work of six contemporary composers around the vocal symphony “On Leaving” by Galina Grigorjeva, a musical meditation on the liberation of the soul …

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Opera Review: Puccini’s “Turandot” at Maryland Lyric Opera

The three imperial ministers Ping (Javier Arrey), Pang (Joseph Michael Brent) and Pong (Yi Li). Photo by Julian Thomas Photography. Turandot’s story has appeared in a surprising number of works, including an 18th-century play by Carlo Gozzi, a romantic drama by Friedrich Schiller, and even a modernist offering by Bertolt …

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Supporting artistic communities benefits the communities themselves | Philanthropy

Theaters and performing arts centers become a fixture in the communities they serve, but also rely on those communities to keep track of production. Chris Fornadel, director of development at Cleveland Play House; Michelle Ryan Steward, senior vice president of advancement at Playhouse Square; and Scott Spence, artistic director of …

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The Macklowe collection is back for an encore at Sotheby’s in May. Can the $200 million treasure ignite the same fireworks?

The Art Detective is a weekly column by Katya Kazakina for Artnet News Pro that lifts the curtain on what is really current on the art market. Get ready for Act II of Macklowe’s auction drama. After the white glove sale in November, Sotheby’s has just unveiled the next batch …

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Review: The Magic Flute at Houston Grand Opera

Presentation by the Houston Grand Opera of Mozart’s last masterpiece, The magic flute, a co-production between Komische Oper Berlin and London’s avant-garde theater company 1927, is one for the ages. You haven’t seen anything like it. It’s haunting, incredibly theatrical, cutting-edge, and deeply compelling. A feat of theatrical conjuring of …

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This Kentucky Opera production of ‘Orfeo’ is a sonic journey through time – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

This opera story does not focus on what happens on stage, but rather what happens below, in the orchestra pit. The Kentucky Opera production of Christoph Willibald Gluck”Orpheus“, an opera about love, loss and second chances set at the Brown Theater in downtown Louisville on Friday and Sunday, is a …

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Opera Magic – Eugene Weekly

A a lot of people think opera is just weird. But Wolfgang Mozart The magic flute is bizarre even by operatic standards. Take a conventional quest story – Tamino seeks wisdom through a series of trials – layer a romantic quest – boy (Tamino) seeks/loses/gains a girl (Pamina) – and …

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Australian ballet boy becomes opera lover | the islander

Switching from one art form to another is a tricky career change that few people can achieve. It requires transferable skills as well as lateral thinking and a propensity to learn quickly and on the move. Luckily for Shane Placentino, director of the revival of three Opera Australia productions this …

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Australian ballet boy becomes passionate about opera | The Murray Valley Standard

Switching from one art form to another is a difficult career change that few people can achieve. It requires transferable skills as well as lateral thinking and a propensity to learn quickly and on the move. Luckily for Shane Placentino, cover director of three Opera Australia productions this year, he …

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Morris Performing Arts Center Launches 100th Anniversary Celebration

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (WNDU) – This is the year the Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend turns 100, and Friday was the day the party started. “This is an important step. Very, very few theaters in the United States are 100 years old, ”said Aaron Perri, artistic director of …

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Opera Santa Barbara presents Handel’s “Semele”, a comedy set in the 1920s | Culture & Leisure

Posted on December 9, 2021 | 09h00 Opera Santa Barbara opens the new year with its third debut company of the season: a 90-minute adaptation of Handel’s comedy “Semele”, set in the silent movie era in Hollywood. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 14 and at 2:30 …

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Houston opera in the heights still relies heavily on online performances

Dane Suarez and Natalie Polito in Opera in the Heights “Il Trovatore” Photo: Opera on the heights This holiday gift comes on a screen, not under the tree: Houston opera fans can now enjoy the recent Opera in the Heights production of Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”, streaming free through December 30 …

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The Boston Ballet is finally back at the Opera with “The Nutcracker”

After a forced absence by COVID in 2020, the Boston Ballet’s heartwarming production of “The Nutcracker” is back at Citizens Bank Opera House. Well, most of them are back. Because children under 12 were not eligible for the vaccination until recently, only older students at Boston Ballet School are participating …

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Gather on stage to revive the performing arts

“All Together Now” brings together local theater artists for a special weekend November 11, 2021 11:08 p.m. LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – From high school students to middle school to local professionals, theatergoers across the capital have the chance to celebrate theater live by performing together. Presented by Music Theater International, …

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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center to present Disney’s DESCENDANTS: THE MUSICAL

The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center will present Disney’s Descendants: The Musical, a bold, colorful and character-filled show based on the popular original Disney Channel films, as part of its 2021-2022 Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield subscription series. Open November 12 and through November 21, Disney Descendants: The Musical follows …

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Performing Arts – November 3

Tribute to Neil Diamond by Matt Vee Celebrate the music of Neil Diamond performed by Matt Vee, his family and friends with his performance “I Am… He Said” at 7 pm on January 21 at the Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts on the campus of Brainerd High School. With songs …

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Impressive cast breathes new life into FM Opera’s “Don Giovanni”

Take “Don Giovanni”, for example. The work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seems to be a classic since its first performance in 1787 and remains one of the most famous operas of all time thanks to its playful and dramatic music. But has the time come for classical work? In today’s …

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Redlands Bowl mourns the loss of Maestro Frank Fetta | Culture & Leisure

Venetian singer Giada Valenti and Frank Fetta, artistic director of symphonic programming, share an aerial kiss during the premiere performance at the Redlands Bowl this year. Redlands Community News file photo by Joseph Ellis Maestro Frank Paul Fetta will long be remembered for his warmth and creativity, which transcended the …

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Amsterdam New Opera House review 2021-22: I Vespri Siciliani

On Friday October 22, 2021, for the first time since 2004, Verdi’s “I Vespri Siciliani” returned to New York with the New Amsterdam Opera concert of this lesser-known work by Verdi from the grand French opera at the historic Presbyterian Church of West Park. on the Upper West Side of …

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Oswego Opera Theater presents HMS Pinafore | Arts and entertainment

OSWEGO – Oswego Opera Theater presents “HMS Pinafore or, The Girl Who Loved a Sailor” on November 6-7 at the Waterman Theater on the SUNY Oswego Campus. Due to the pandemic, the company has not been able to offer a live show all over the past year. The group however …

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Konstantin Petrosian honored and his compositions performed in Yerevan

YREVAN – An evening dedicated to the works of famous composer and conductor Konstantin Petrossian was held at the Komitas Chamber Music Center in Yerevan on September 14. Petrossian is the author of numerous compositions, including symphonic, choral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, many of which have been published and …

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National Symposium Explores Institutional Change in the Performing Arts “The Peabody Post

The event on November 17 brings together artists, presenters on the need for adaptability. The disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated troubling trends in the performing arts, revealing a long-standing need to cultivate artistic institutions that are responsive to their communities and open to changing ways of creating …

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State Opera South Australia announces 2022 Opera on the Beach

State Opera South Australia has announced a new one-night-only production of Puccini Bohemian to be performed at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide on March 26, 2022. The new event follows the success of the 2019 outdoor production Carmen in the square. Soprano Desiree Frahn on Glenelg Beach. Photo provided. The new …

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The State Opera brings La Bohème to the beach

The one-night-only performance, announced today, will be directed by company artistic director Stuart Maunder, with an all-Australian cast including soprano Cathy-Di Zhang and tenor Rosario La Spina as Young Lovers. unhappy Mimi and Rodolfo. . “They fall head over heels in love, blind to any possibility that there may be …

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“I thought it would be a great job to do”

1967-73 BRIAN DICKIEFirst visit to the 1962 festival. Last visits 2019 The biggest attraction?Being able to do my own thing. I had five years of experience at Glyndebourne. But using all of those relationships, with colleagues, agents and deploying people my way, it was extremely appealing. I have held three …

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Barn Opera’s ‘La traviata’: a champagne evening for everyone | Vermont Arts

Editor’s note: Tenor Christopher Plaas, who was scheduled to sing Alfredo Germont, has stepped down citing concerns about COVID. He will be replaced by Joshua Collier. When Brandon’s Barn Opera House opens “officially” next weekend, it will be with one of the repertoire’s most beloved gems, “La traviata” by Giuseppe …

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Wellington Opera to help reopen St James Theater with La Traviata

Wellington Opera House will help reopen the capital’s under construction St James Theater next year for a big start to La Traviata, the Italian opera by Giuseppe Verdi. La Traviata will take place from July 9 at the Courtenay Place site, which in 2015 was prone to earthquakes and has …

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Canadian College of the Performing Arts announces in-person season 2021-2022

Worlds of drama and comedy; fear and bravery; Heaven and Hell collide on stage during this year’s Canadian College of the Performing Arts live theater season. The College’s ever-adaptable community welcomes nationally recognized directors to reinvigorate students and audiences once again with live performances. “When Worlds Collide on stage, it …

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Performing arts abound in Rocky Hill

When planning to see a play, opera, or symphony, the Knoxville venues that come to mind first are likely to be the Tennessee and Bijou Theaters or other places in and around the downtown area. But look a little further and you’ll find a thriving performing arts community in the …

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MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL is coming to the Avenel Performing Arts Center next month

The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multidisciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents My Big Gay Italian Funeral from October 7 to 17, 2021. My Big Gay Italian Funeral is the sequel to “My Big Gay Italian Wedding”. Like the wedding, the funeral was also …

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Paul Taylor Dance Company – Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Paul Taylor Dance Company Friday September 3 at 8 p.m. In the theater – limited capacity. Masks required. Participants will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon admission. Read the updated security guidelines for more information. TICKETS $ 20 – $ 95 Discount event for Mahaiwe members $ 20 …

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NJSO Youth Orchestras to Release Digital Album of Original Student Compositions

NEW | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 07/30/2021 (NEWARK, NJ) – NJSO Youth Orchestras to Release Our voices, an album of original student compositions composed during the program’s 30th anniversary season, August 6. The album marks the culmination of a one-season creative composition project by the NJSO Youth …

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Newvelle Records Releases KIMBROUGH – 61 Original Frank Kimbrough Compositions

Newvelle Records today released KIMBROUGH, a collection of 61 original compositions by jazz artist and educator Frank Kimbrough, who passed away in December 2020. Featuring 67 tributes of Frank’s former bandmates, students and friends across multiple generations, KIMBROUGH was recorded over three and a half days in New York as …

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Grammy-nominated Danish string quartet brings love and reverence to classical compositions

As David Finckel, Co-Artistic Director of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center describes, “… the quartet brought love, respect, magic and selfless dedication. It was so powerful and so intense that you stopped judging and let yourself go. “ Since its debut in 2002, the quartet has demonstrated a …

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