Concert hall – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:42:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://acotonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4-120x120.png Concert hall – Acotonline http://acotonline.org/ 32 32 CHICAGO THE MUSICAL still dazzles at Bass Concert Hall https://acotonline.org/chicago-the-musical-still-dazzles-at-bass-concert-hall/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 23:09:01 +0000 https://acotonline.org/chicago-the-musical-still-dazzles-at-bass-concert-hall/ If Chicago the Musical still airs on Broadway after December 8, 2031, it will beat out PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for Broadway’s longest-running musical. It does, however, hold the record for longest-running American musical. No wonder, because its themes of criminal celebrities, slimy lawyers and criminal justice workers, and false narratives, seem like a seemingly […]]]>

If Chicago the Musical still airs on Broadway after December 8, 2031, it will beat out PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for Broadway’s longest-running musical. It does, however, hold the record for longest-running American musical. No wonder, because its themes of criminal celebrities, slimy lawyers and criminal justice workers, and false narratives, seem like a seemingly timeless theme. Celebrating 25 years, Logan Floyd and Katie Frieden lead an energetic and brilliant cast as Velma and Roxie, respectively, in the touring show taking place this weekend at Bass Concert Hall.

CHICAGO was originally written as a play by journalist Maurine Dallas Watkins who adapted it from her own chronicles written in 1920s Chicago about two female murderers who came to public attention and were acquitted by all male juries. (Ginger Rogers starred in a film version of the play, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, and Richard Gere starred in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical.) Watkins refused to sell the rights to Fosse and his wife Gwen Verdon after repeating offers, but after his death Watkins’ estate sold them to Fosse, Verdon, and producer Roger Fryer.

CHICAGO the Musical was then written by the inimitable musical duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb, with additional help from Bob Fosse on the book, and the show premiered in 1975. It ran until 1977 for 936 representations. Bob Fosse (Fosse, Fosse…I couldn’t help it, forgive me) put his iconic stamp on Chicago and his choreography continues to be a star of the productions we see today.

CHICAGO has quite the pedigree, with the original production starring Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly and Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart. Jerry Orbach originated the role of Billy Flynn. When Verdon had to step down for throat surgery, even Liza Minelli stepped in for a stint as Roxie. Anne Reinking eventually became Verdon’s replacement. Reinking then choreographed and played Roxie in the 1996 revival at a concert for the City Center Encores series in New York City. The concert version’s reception was so well received that it moved to Broadway, starring Bebe Neuwirth as Velma, Reinking as Roxie, Joel Gray as Amos, and James Naughton as Billy Flynn.

In our case, the production is as it was in the concert series that then moved to Broadway 25 years ago. It is a show of presentation, rather than representation, and requires the actors to quickly relate to the audience. It took a while in the case of the performance we attended on Tuesday night. I worried that we would get a show that would be delivered with skill and professionalism, but without the heart of a real presence. It’s easy to count on the capacity and popularity of the show itself in the case of a classic like this. However, the cast warmed up soon enough. And it was clear that with that audience, there were plenty of fans to support each number individually and the musical collectively.

It’s fair to expect the performers to bring us top-notch entertainment at this level, and after warming us up, they delivered. That’s a good thing, because I think a good chunk of us were there to see a familiar iteration of the show that we’ve seen before. Nevertheless, there were stars – or maybe I just had favorites like the rest of the audience. I tend to appreciate the work of character actors. GA James as the ever-optimistic Mary Sunshine is a shining light, and Brian Kalinowski is hardly cellophane. The rest of the cast delighted as well. It was enjoyable to bask in the two and a half hour runtime in a finely executed production delivered by a generally flawless cast. Real dance, real song. No Disney characters in sight, no weird interpretations of classic works to surpass our original understandings of – no, it was reassuring in this case to get exactly what we came for: The Razzle Dazzle of Chicago the Musical . At some point, while watching the show, I began to feel like some normality had returned to my life as a viewer and theater critic. I mean that as high praise. The arc of this timeless classic and the certainty that great artists get to do what they do best actually gave me a slightly warmer and safer feeling about life in the climate of the past few years. So get out there this weekend and experience the Razzle Dazzle yourself.

CHICAGO the musical

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse

Music by John Kander

Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Bass concert hall

2350 Robert Dedman Drive, Austin, TX 78712

November 1-6

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Roger Woodward celebrates KPO’s 50th anniversary at the Concourse Concert Hall https://acotonline.org/roger-woodward-celebrates-kpos-50th-anniversary-at-the-concourse-concert-hall/ Wed, 19 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/roger-woodward-celebrates-kpos-50th-anniversary-at-the-concourse-concert-hall/ On its 50th anniversary, the KPO joins ROGER WOODWARD AC, who return to Sydney for a single performance – in his childhood suburb of Chatswood – to celebrate the orchestra’s 50th anniversary AND raise funds for the Foundation of the Sisters of Charity. The scintillating occasion on Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. in the […]]]>

On its 50th anniversary, the KPO joins ROGER WOODWARD AC, who return to Sydney for a single performance – in his childhood suburb of Chatswood – to celebrate the orchestra’s 50th anniversary AND raise funds for the Foundation of the Sisters of Charity.

The scintillating occasion on Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. in the Concourse Concert Hall will recognize Roger’s enormous contribution as an Australian pianist on the world stage and feature his electrifying rendition of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.

The concert will include the Festive Overture and the Chamber Symphony Op. 110a and a work by Sydney composer Naomi Dodd, Deep Calls to Deep, specially commissioned by the KPO.

Australian National Treasure, Roger grew up in Chatswood, attending the local state school. He was a student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before winning the ABC Young Performer’s Award performing this same work. The award provided Roger with opportunities for study and performance with orchestras in Australia and overseas, launching what was to become a successful international career.

“The Concourse has always been close to my family,” says Roger. “When it was Chatswood Town Hall, it was where my brother and sisters went for our Chatswood Elementary School speech day and concerts with the Ku-ring-gai Male Voice Choir – which my dad sang in the tenors in. My first major there was a public concert when I was 10, although I also accompanied the school choir there. , was our family church where I fell in love with the organ works and cantatas of JS Bach and eventually became an organist.My brother and I also knew all the candies and milk bars on both sides of Victoria Avenue in Around this time we also started our first piano lessons in nearby Saywell Street with Winifred Pope…all in all a very happy and productive time in our lives.”

The spectacular program will be directed by the artistic director of the KPO, Paul Terracini.

The KPO will donate proceeds from this concert to the Sisters of Charity Foundation, supporting scholarships for young people from host families to undertake higher education. Supporting young people is close to Roger’s heart. He donates his performance and covers his own travel expenses to support the Sisters of Charity Foundation in its work.

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Rare T. rex skeleton on display at Victoria Theater & Concert Hall October 28-30 – Mothership.SG https://acotonline.org/rare-t-rex-skeleton-on-display-at-victoria-theater-concert-hall-october-28-30-mothership-sg/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 08:22:13 +0000 https://acotonline.org/rare-t-rex-skeleton-on-display-at-victoria-theater-concert-hall-october-28-30-mothership-sg/ Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg A rare Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) skeleton will soon arrive on the shores of Singapore. Via Christie’s Hong Kong According to a press release from Christie’s Hong Kong, an international auction house, “Shen the T. rex” will make its public debut at the Victoria Theater & […]]]>

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A rare Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) skeleton will soon arrive on the shores of Singapore.

Via Christie’s Hong Kong

According to a press release from Christie’s Hong Kong, an international auction house, “Shen the T. rex” will make its public debut at the Victoria Theater & Concert Hall from October 28-30.

It will then be auctioned at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in November.

FREE ENTRANCE

The public preview in Singapore is free, with those interested simply registering their interest via this form.

However, it later emerged that all viewing slots had already been booked.

In a new article, The time of the straits shared that Christie’s Hong Kong has since shared that a “walk-in queue” will now be available during allotted viewing days, for those unable to book their slots online.

This is to ensure “maximum exposure and the ability to get a glimpse” of the fossilized skeleton.

The preview will take place over three days (October 28-30), from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

According to the press release, the colossal skeleton was first discovered in the fossil-rich region of the Hell Creek Formation, located in Montana, United States.

The time of the straits reported that 79 bones belonging to T. rex were first excavated from the site, before the rest of the skeleton was then assembled using the bones and additional casts.

The apex predator’s complete skeleton is 12.2 meters long, 4.6 meters high and 2.1 meters wide.

Shen’s skull. Via Christie’s Hong Kong

Shen’s rib cage. Via Christie’s Hong Kong

Shen’s hind legs. Through Christie’s Hong Kong.

Claws of Shen. Via Christie’s Hong Kong

It weighs 1400 kg.

According to Christie’s Hong Kong estimates, Shen lived during the Cretaceous period, around 68 to 66 million years ago.

The dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact on Earth about 66 million years ago, near the end of the Cretaceous period, in what became known as the “Cretaceous extinction event- Paleogene”.

Estimated value between 21 and 36 million Singapore dollars

The T. rex, which is likely male, is temporarily named Shen, which translates to “god-like” in Mandarin.

However, the acquirer of the skeleton will own “full rights and all material property relating thereto”, including the ability to name it as they see fit.

Shen will be the first-ever T. rex skeleton to be auctioned in Asia, with an estimated value of US$15-25 million (S$21-36 million).

After debuting in Singapore, the fossilized skeleton will next headline Christie’s 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong from November 26-30.

Only two other T. rex skeletons have been auctioned so far, with both skeletons later going to museums, reported The time of the straits.

Singapore Public Preview Details

Address: Victoria Theater & Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556

Date: October 28-30, 2022

Viewing hours: 10am-10pm

Best Pictures via Christie’s Hong Kong

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Nottingham Royal Concert Hall turns 40 with major events in the autumn https://acotonline.org/nottingham-royal-concert-hall-turns-40-with-major-events-in-the-autumn/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 11:04:53 +0000 https://acotonline.org/nottingham-royal-concert-hall-turns-40-with-major-events-in-the-autumn/ The Rocket Man is a must-see Elton John tribute show at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. On November 27, 1982, Sir Elton John gave the inaugural concert to mark the opening of the new Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. With its groundbreaking design and innovative acoustics, over the past four decades the Royal Concert […]]]>
The Rocket Man is a must-see Elton John tribute show at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

On November 27, 1982, Sir Elton John gave the inaugural concert to mark the opening of the new Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

With its groundbreaking design and innovative acoustics, over the past four decades the Royal Concert Hall has become renowned for hosting the best in entertainment, from the West End’s leading orchestras, pop and rock stars, and musicals, to stand-up comedy, family shows and community events.

The public is invited to attend a free open house, Saturday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring behind-the-scenes tours, street theater, drumming workshops, face painting, and hip dance and music demonstrations -hop.

Free guided tours of all areas of the building will begin from 10am, including the stage platform, dressing rooms, stage door and rarely seen technical and lighting areas in the roof above the ceiling suspended 400 tons.

The Open Day is free, without prior reservation.

For more information, including how to access a wheelchair accessible tour, please visit www.trch.co.uk/openday

The 40th Anniversary Conference: Set To Make Britain Take Notice will be held in the Tier Four foyer on Friday October 21 from 1pm.

The Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham (Photo credit: Martine Hamilton Knight)

It will be a lively and fascinating panel discussion on the history of the Royal Concert Hall, from its famous acoustics to its unique design, as well as the political controversy that surrounded initial plans to build a world-class ‘Festival Hall’ for Nottingham. 40 years ago.

At the end of 1982, the most popular tickets in town were for the opening of the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham, with Elton John.

As part of the anniversary festivities, enjoy a magical evening in tribute to Sir Elton John, with The Rocket Man, on Tuesday November 8, from 7:30 p.m.

The show includes major Elton John hits like Saturday Night’s Alright, Crocodile Rock, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues, Daniel, I’m Still Standing, Philadelphia Freedom, Your Song and more.

Elton John performing at the opening night of the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham.

Royal Concert Hall director Peter Ireson said: “When the hall was first built it was hailed as ‘world class’, a hall that rivals any hall in the country.”

He added: “I think the incredible success and enduring appeal of the Royal Concert Hall over the past 40 years has proven that this ambition has been fully realized.”

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How to Get Tickets to Jerry Seinfeld at Bass Concert Hall in Austin https://acotonline.org/how-to-get-tickets-to-jerry-seinfeld-at-bass-concert-hall-in-austin/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 15:33:34 +0000 https://acotonline.org/how-to-get-tickets-to-jerry-seinfeld-at-bass-concert-hall-in-austin/ What’s wrong with Jerry Seinfeld coming to Austin in the spring? Well, we’ll tell you what the market is. The comedian will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 at the Bass Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Texas Inner Circle members can buy tickets early, starting Tuesday morning, according to […]]]>

What’s wrong with Jerry Seinfeld coming to Austin in the spring? Well, we’ll tell you what the market is.

The comedian will perform at 7 p.m. on March 10 at the Bass Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Texas Inner Circle members can buy tickets early, starting Tuesday morning, according to Texas Performing Arts.

Tickets can be purchased at texasperformingarts.org.

Texas Performing Arts also announced on Tuesday that comedian Taylor Tomlinson will be coming to Bass Concert Hall on The Have It All tour. Tomlinson will perform at 7 p.m. on March 25. Tickets for Tomlinson will also go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via texasperformingarts.org. Texas Inner Circle members can get pre-sale tickets starting at 10 a.m. Thursday.

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Dancers reunite at Segerstrom Concert Hall after leaving Russia – Orange County Register https://acotonline.org/dancers-reunite-at-segerstrom-concert-hall-after-leaving-russia-orange-county-register/ Tue, 11 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/dancers-reunite-at-segerstrom-concert-hall-after-leaving-russia-orange-county-register/ A one-night show featuring 18 dancers from various elite Russian ballet companies, many of whom left the country soon after the invasion of Ukraine, has been announced for Nov. 12 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. “Reunited in Dance” will feature new choreography as well as beloved classics, center officials said in the […]]]>

A one-night show featuring 18 dancers from various elite Russian ballet companies, many of whom left the country soon after the invasion of Ukraine, has been announced for Nov. 12 at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

“Reunited in Dance” will feature new choreography as well as beloved classics, center officials said in the special performance announcement.

Featured dancers hail from Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Slovak Republic, Brazil, Switzerland and Australia and have performed with companies such as the Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Mikhailovsky Ballet, Theater Stanislavsky and others.

“On this special night, all of these artists, wherever they come from, will become one remarkable group, not only standing up for what we believe in, but dancing for it,” said British artistic director and dancer Xander Parish.

Many dancers have also previously performed at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, where the concert hall is located.

“I know the arts have always had the power to bring people together,” said Elizabeth Segerstrom, whose The Henry T. and Elizabeth Segerstrom Foundation helps make the performance possible. “I am honored to be able to play a part in bringing together these artists, who come from many different countries and backgrounds to unite us all.”

Tickets start at $59 and go on sale today, October 11, at 10 a.m. on scfta.org.

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The Royal Concert Hall celebrates forty glorious years of music, comedy and laughter https://acotonline.org/the-royal-concert-hall-celebrates-forty-glorious-years-of-music-comedy-and-laughter/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 13:24:32 +0000 https://acotonline.org/the-royal-concert-hall-celebrates-forty-glorious-years-of-music-comedy-and-laughter/ On November 27, 1982, Sir Elton John gave the inaugural concert to mark the opening of the new Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham. With its groundbreaking design and innovative acoustics, over the past forty years the Royal Concert Hall has become renowned for hosting the best in West End entertainment, leading orchestras, pop and rock […]]]>

On November 27, 1982, Sir Elton John gave the inaugural concert to mark the opening of the new Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham.

With its groundbreaking design and innovative acoustics, over the past forty years the Royal Concert Hall has become renowned for hosting the best in West End entertainment, leading orchestras, pop and rock stars and musicals , to stand-up comedy, family shows and community events.

To celebrate this historic anniversary, the venue will open for a free open house in November and host a number of special concerts and spoken word events throughout its fall season.

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Free guided tours of all areas of the building will begin from 10am, including the stage platform, dressing rooms, stage door and rarely seen technical and lighting areas in the roof above the ceiling suspended 400 tons.

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The Open Day is free, without prior reservation. For more information, including how to access a wheelchair accessible tour, please visit www.trch.co.uk/openday

ROYAL CONCERT HALL 40E ANNIVERSARY TALK: “SET TO MAKE BRITAIN TAKE NOTICE”, Foyer level 4, Friday October 21 at 1 p.m.

A lively and fascinating panel discussion on the history of the Royal Concert Hall, from its famous acoustics to its unique design, as well as the political controversy that surrounded initial plans to build a world-class ‘Festival Hall’ for Nottingham forty years ago.

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SINFONIA OF LONDON, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Sunday 4 December 7.30pm

Conductor John Wilson’s handpicked ensemble have already won numerous awards for their recordings, and this dazzling program of orchestral pieces is the perfect centerpiece for the Royal Concert Hall’s 40th anniversary. The gala concert program will feature acclaimed pieces by Walton, Ravel, Gershwin and Debussy, as well as a debut performance by BBC Young Musician winner Martin James Bartlett.

THE ROCKET MAN, Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Tuesday 8 November 7.30pm

Forty years ago, the most popular tickets in the city were for the opening of Nottingham’s

Royal Concert Hall, with Elton John. As part of the venue’s anniversary festivities, enjoy a magical evening in tribute to Sir Elton John, including hits Saturday Night’s Alright, Crocodile Rock, I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues, Daniel, I’m Still Standing, Philadelphia Freedom, Your Song and more.

Royal Concert Hall director Peter Ireson said: “When the hall was first built it was hailed as ‘world class’, a venue rivaling any in the country, helping to put our city on the cultural map and provide the people of Nottingham with a concert hall they can be proud of. I think the incredible success and enduring appeal of the Royal Concert Hall over the past forty years has proven that this ambition was fully realized.

The Royal Concert Hall holds a central place in the living history of our city, which is why as part of our anniversary celebrations we want to capture as many memories and stories as possible from the past forty years from the public and artists. We will ask people to share their memories and offer to take any memories people want to donate to our archives.

As a team, we are very proud to be part of this year’s special anniversary celebrations and also to be able to play our part in moving this beautiful place forward into the future.

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ANASTASIA is coming to the BJCC Concert Hall next month https://acotonline.org/anastasia-is-coming-to-the-bjcc-concert-hall-next-month/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:27:22 +0000 https://acotonline.org/anastasia-is-coming-to-the-bjcc-concert-hall-next-month/ The American Theater Guild will present the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN BIRMINGHAM SERIES and will take the stage at the BJCC Concert Hall from October 25 to 30, 2022. Tickets for ANASTASIA start at $40 and are available for purchase at BroadwayInBirmingham.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Discounts […]]]>

The American Theater Guild will present the new Broadway musical ANASTASIA. This production is part of the BROADWAY IN BIRMINGHAM SERIES and will take the stage at the BJCC Concert Hall from October 25 to 30, 2022.

Tickets for ANASTASIA start at $40 and are available for purchase at BroadwayInBirmingham.com or by calling 1-800-982-2787. Discounts on group tickets for ages 10 and up are available by contacting Groups@ATGuild.org.

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that is “one of the most magnificent shows in years!” (New York Observer). This dazzling spectacle transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of 1920s Paris, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the help of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together they embark on an epic adventure to help her find a home, love and family.

The cast includes Veronica Stern as Anya, Willem Butler as Dmitry, Ben Edquist as Gleb, Gerri Weagraff as Empress Dowager, Bryan Seastrom as Vlad, Madeline Raube as Countess Lily, and Leela Chopra and Alexandrya Salazar as Little Anastasia. The set includes Kaitlyn Jackson, Lance Timothy Barker, William Aaron Bishop, Billy McGavin, Louis Brogna, Zachary Bigelow, Thalia Atallah, Alec Lloyd, Amy Smith, Amin Fuson, Victoria Madden, Aidan Ziegler-Hansen, Brooklyn Libao, Rebecca Hartman, Lathan A. Roberts, Sarah Statler and Lauren Teyke.

ANASTASIA features a book by acclaimed late playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score from the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), and tour direction by Sarah Hartman based under the original direction of Tony Award®-winning director Darko Tresnjak.

The creative team also includes Peggy Hickey (original choreographer), Bill Burns (choreographer), Alexander Dodge (set design), Linda Cho (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Aaron Rhyne (Projection Design), Charles G. LaPointe (Hair/Wig Design), Joe Dulude II (Makeup Design), Tom Murray (Music Supervision), Jeremy Lyons (Music Direction), Doug Besterman (Orchestrations), David Chase (Dance arranger) and casting by Jason Styres, ASC.

ANASTASIA began its Broadway performances in March 2017 at the Broadhurst Theater with critics exclaiming “Ahrens and Flaherty picked the right times to musicalize, and their score here sounds full and complete – one of the strongest of the season! (NBC)” and “Cleverly adapted from Terrence McNally, Anastasia is an adventure, romance and historical epic whose craftsmanship will satisfy (Time Out) musical fans”.

The show played to sold-out Broadway for over 3 years before expanding its global “Fanastasia” community with touring productions across North America and in Japan, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands. . Globally, the show has been played over 2,500 times and sold 3.4 million tickets. Additionally, the show has won over 15 major international awards, including Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards and Best New Musical in Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.

The original Broadway cast recording is available on BroadwayRecords.com, Amazon.com and iTunes. The 75-minute album includes Oscar-nominated favorite “Journey to the Past” alongside new numbers from the show such as “In My Dreams”, “Still” and “My Petersburg”.

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World of Dance performed for the last time at the de Jong Concert Hall https://acotonline.org/world-of-dance-performed-for-the-last-time-at-the-de-jong-concert-hall/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/world-of-dance-performed-for-the-last-time-at-the-de-jong-concert-hall/ BYU’s touring dance companies Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legend and Theater Ballet bid their final farewells at de Jong Concert Hall on September 17 after 54 years of performing World of Dancing. BYU announced plans to demolish the Harris Fine Arts Center and build a new arts building. […]]]>

BYU’s touring dance companies Ballroom Dance Company, Contemporary Dance Theatre, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Living Legend and Theater Ballet bid their final farewells at de Jong Concert Hall on September 17 after 54 years of performing World of Dancing.

BYU announced plans to demolish the Harris Fine Arts Center and build a new arts building. Until the new building is complete, the World of Dance Showcase will take place at local guest venues.

BYU’s “World of Dance” gives audiences the opportunity to witness the diverse cultures and variety of dance the world has to offer. Living Legends artistic director Jamie Wood said the choreography process starts with research first, then brings in experts in the culture and dance style to make sure they represent them well.

“My hope for audiences when they watch World of Dance is to realize just how much of a rich dance experience there is in the world. And how blessed we are at BYU to be able to explore so much of it,” Wood said.

Wood said it’s an honor to have all the companies perform the last semester that Jong’s concert hall is operating, but she’s also excited to see what happens to World of Dance afterward.

Young Ambassadors performer Sarah Sun said she has many memories in HFAC and it’s special for her to be able to have a real-life experience in Jong’s concert hall before she disappears at never.

“I feel like the impact that dance has on people is pretty hard to quantify, but when you’re moved by a really good piece of art, you feel it deep in your soul,” said said Sun. “So I think something really cool about this year’s performance is that when we’re in this historic space, we can know that the reason we’re making history is because of how this piece of history shaped us at that time.”

First-time audience member Eunseo Gil said the performances helped her discover that there are more subsections in dance and that a dancer needs more strength and activity. physical than she thought. She said that their flexibility and the male dancers’ ability to lift other dancers surprised her.

Each company presented three different performances throughout the program, allowing guests to get a glimpse of what each show company is up to for the season. Gil said she enjoyed the performances of the International Folk Dance Ensemble because of their engagement with the audience and their positive energy.

“I think the power of the arts lies in its ability to communicate things that words cannot do,” Sun said. “And when I see these people who have put so much time and thought into their numbers sharing the light that is within them on this stage, I feel like it captures the essence of what it means to be united as children of God.”

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Cuarteto Latinoamericano is coming to Nichols Concert Hall next month https://acotonline.org/cuarteto-latinoamericano-is-coming-to-nichols-concert-hall-next-month/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://acotonline.org/cuarteto-latinoamericano-is-coming-to-nichols-concert-hall-next-month/ The Music Institute of Chicago kicks off the 2022-23 Nichols Concert Hall season with the acclaimed Cuarteto Latinomericano on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. This concert, presented in partnership with the International Latino Cultural Center in Chicago, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and features classical works for […]]]>

The Music Institute of Chicago kicks off the 2022-23 Nichols Concert Hall season with the acclaimed Cuarteto Latinomericano on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. This concert, presented in partnership with the International Latino Cultural Center in Chicago, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month and features classical works for string quartet by composers from Central and South America. The performance will also be available via livestream.

Cuarteto Latinomericano is a multiple Grammy Award-winning string quartet from Mexico City celebrating 40 years as an ensemble. Founded in Mexico, Cuarteto has toured extensively across Europe, North and South America, Israel, China, Japan and New Zealand. They have premiered over 100 works written for them and continue to introduce new, overlooked composers to the genre. Winners of the 2012 and 2016 Latin Grammys for Best Classical Recordings, they have won the Mexican Music Critics Association Award and have three times received Chamber Music America/ASCAP’s “Most Adventurous Programming” award.

The October 15 program includes two tangos by Carlos Gardel: Volver and For Una Cabeza; La Calaca, the last dance from Gabriela Ortiz’s Altar de Metros; Essay No. 1 for quartet by Francisco Mignone; String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20 by Alberto Ginastera; and String Quartet No. 17 (1957), the last string quartet by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, which is the focus of the Music Institute’s One Composer, One Community program this year.

One Composer, One Community focuses on the life and work of a single, often underrepresented BIPOC composer. Considered the most important creative figure in 20th century Brazilian art music, Villa-Lobos’ unique compositional style synthesized contemporary European techniques with elements of national music. A prolific composer, Villa-Lobos wrote more than 2,000 orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

The Cuarteto Latinomericano presents a masterclass in Villa-Lobos String Quartets on October 15 at 4 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, free and open to the public.

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