The 2015 Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund concert will present world-premiere works by three PCF-commissioned composers: Glenn Kotche, Jace Clayton and Ben Frost.
Want to get that “fresh, out of sold-out concert” smell? Internationally renowned Chinese pianist Lang Lang announces that his new, trademark fragrance Amazing will be released in Europe in November 2015 and China sometime next year.
Sony Classical conductor Teodor Currentzis will release a new album, "The Sound of Light," with his orchestra and choir MusicAeterna in February. The 2015 album will be an anthology of master composer Jean-Philippe Rameau to celebrate his 250th anniversary year. It will be his second album with the company.
This past week has be jammed with news of Pompeii looters, a museum of the future, ballerina life coaches, Pablo Neruda's maybe murder and a self-destructing James Patterson book.
Anna Chlumsky, who is currently acting alongside James Earl Jones in You Can’t Take It With You, and Douglas Sills will join opera star Renee Fleming in her Broadway debut in Living on Love. Other cast members announced included Broadway stars Blake Hammond and Scott Robertson.
A live performance of “Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín,” at Boston Symphony Hall, which displays performances of Verdi’s "Requiem" put on by concentration camp prisoners during World War II, will be postponed on Jan. 27 due to inclement weather.
African artist Ata Kak released his cassette Obaa Sima in 1994 in Ghana and Canada, with little success. Year’s later, Awesome Tapes from Africa spurred the little known singer into an internet sensation. Finally, on March 3, the electronic rapper’s album will be released on LP, CD and digital and limited edition cassette.
Famed Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt has died in Vienna at the age of 85.
"Broadway by the Year," a series focusing on music from the Broadway songbook from 1916 to the present day, and a cabaret revue by Broadway superstar Lea Salonga are all on the roster for this upcoming year at Town Hall. Salonga provided the voice of Disney princesses Muland and Jasmine.
Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgenstern’s acclaimed Reflections Series International will present its third concert of the 2014-15 season, “Coupled Perceptions,” at Avenues: The World School in New York.
Protests against the Mariinsky Theatre’s Valery Gergiev display no signs of stopping anything soon. Demonstrators in Ann Arbor, Michigan, carried signs and laid on pavement outside the Hill Auditorium Saturday to protest the director's relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Grizzly Bear’s Daniel Rossen has released a sample of music that he has written for the score of the upcoming independent film Valedictorian, directed by Matthew Yeager.
Harvey Weinstein and press agent Rick Miramontez have split on their new Broadway musical "Finding Neverland," after heated words were exchanged between the former partners.
Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis and classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform a recital together for the “Art of the Guitar” series at New York’s 92Y.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Stage will be presenting a new, multidisciplinary work by the dance group The Seldoms titled "Power Goes." The piece will be focusing on the nature of political power and its relationship to social action and change through President Lyndon B. Johnson.