Premiering tonight, March 30, pianist Joyce Yang and the New York Philharmonic under maestro Bramwell Tovey will take to David Geffen Hall to perform iconic pieces from Falla and Massenet.
Beginning this week, March 30, the New York Philharmonic will premiere Spanish Nights, a tribute to Massenet and Falla. The program will feature music from Le Cid and Falla's illustrious Nights in the Garden of Spain and The Three-Three Cornered Hat proper and will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey.
San Diego Opera launched a crowdfunding campaign on Friday, April 25 with the goal of raising $1 million by May 19 to ensure the company has a 2015 season. As of Monday evening, the campaign had raised about 30 percent of that goal. With 21 days left to go, the odds are looking good.
As a dramatic art form, opera thrives on desperate situations and narrow escapes. So too does the San Diego Opera, which has been pulled back from the brink of dissolution by a two-week reprieve and a last-minute $1 million gift from a board member.
So, when Mr. Bell's publicists came next for the Miss America Pageant, apparently, there was no one left to speak, "Hey, Josh, this is probably a bad idea."