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Events for February 2017
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Feb 19, 2017
Crazy For You - 25th Anniversary Concert Performance
Dates: Feb 19
Sponsor: Manhattan Concert Productions
Auditorium: David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center
Contact: tickets@mcp.us
  10 Lincoln Center Plaza
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212.721.6500
Web: http://www.mcp.us/upcoming-events/crazy-for-you

Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (original Crazy For You, Show Boat, Contact, The Producers) returns to direct Gershwin’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy For You 25 years to the day from its opening night on Broadway at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8:00pm. Joined by Tony award nominees Tony Yazbeck (Finding Neverland) and Laura Osnes (Cinderella), who will co-star as Bobby Child and Polly Baker for this one night only event, as well as three-time Tony Award nominee and the original Bobby Child, Harry Groener (Oklahoma!, Cats, Spamalot), who will return as the role of Bela Zangler. Comedic duo Rachel Dratch (SNL) and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) will co-star as the comedic Patricia and Eugene Fodor.  Under the music direction of Kevin Stites, the performance features Stroman’s choreography from the original production, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the NYC Chamber Orchestra.

Feb 21, 2017
Cabaret
Dates: February 21 2017 - February 26 2017
Auditorium: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Contact: Wharton Center
  750 E. Shaw Lane, Wharton Center
  East Lansing, MI United States
Phone: 5173531982
Fax: 5173531982
e-mail: whartoncenter@gmail.com
Web: http://https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/cabaret

Direct from Broadway, the acclaimed masterpiece returns to Wharton Center! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, NYC’s critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present Sam Mendes’ (Skyfall, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall’s (Into the Woods, Chicago) Tony Award® winning production of Cabaret. Come experience some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,” “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony® winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.

Composer Debra Kaye World Premiere
Dates: Feb. 21
Sponsor: GSI INC
Auditorium: Saint Peter's Church at Citicorp Center
Contact: Kate Rasweiler
  619 Lexington Ave
  New York City, NY United States
Phone: 212 935 2200
Web: http://www.newyorkcomposerscircle.org

American composer Debra Kaye will celebrate the premiere of Mouth of the Sky and The Dance the Turtle Dreamed from The Impassioned Nightingale for String Quartet, at Saint Peter’s Church at Citigroup Center on Tuesday, February 21 at 7 PM. The Klang String Quartet, with violinists Gregor Kitzis and Whitney La Grange, violist Kim Foster, and cellist Kate Dillingham, will perform the new work as part of the NY Composers Circle “Concert of New Music.” The evening will also include new works by Carl Kanter, Peri Mauer, Kevin McCarter, Dary John Mizelle, David Picton, David Sees, and Craig Slon. There is a suggested donation of $20, with students admitted free. A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. Kaye has been hailed as a “unique voice in American music, transcendent, witty, profound.” Her growing catalogue includes close to 40 chamber music, art songs, choral and theatrical composition

Joyous Mendelssohn
Dates: Feb 21
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
  1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/2373

Blessed with a loving family, a thriving career, and all the talent one could ever hope for, Mendelssohn was among the most fortunate of the immortal composers. In this program of glowingly optimistic music, we find Beethoven at his wittiest, the melancholy Chopin in a pleasant mood, and Mendelssohn contributing three of his sunniest creations.

Opera Conducting and Singing Masterclass also following Tradition
Dates: Feb 21 to 25, 2017
Sponsor: RMN Music Classical
Auditorium: Peregrine's Piano
  137A Gray’s Inn Rd, London WC1X 8TU
  London, United Kingdom
Web: http://rmnmusic.com/italian-operas-conducting-and-singing-ma

Start to learn and build the skills required in Opea Thetres nowadays. The Masterclass will see a maximum of 10 active singers (born on or after 1980) and 10 active conductors (of any age), and of any nationality organised in collaborative groups in order to learn the traditional cooperation between the roles. As many already know, the work between conductors and singers with the pianist collaborator is one of the main parts when rehearsing the Opera because is where everything is defined and shaped, any stop, crescendo or decrescendo sculpt, and every detail organised. Each day every conductor and singer will have at least 30 minutes of time to work with the conducting teacher, the conducting assistant and with the piano collaborator. Conductors and Singers can pick their favourite aria or scene from a selection of four different Verdi's Operas: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Un Ballo in Maschera. The application deadline is January 10, 2017

Feb 22, 2017
Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe
Dates: Feb 22
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Rose Studio
  165 W. 65th Street in the 10th floor of the Rose Building
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/2396

Beloved Chamber Music Repertoire Brahms and Ravel were classicists and perfectionists; Mozart and Debussy were composers without borders. Discover their personalities, proclivities, and predilections in four great works of the chamber music repertoire.

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan Debuts at Feinstein's 54 Below
Dates: Feb.22
Sponsor: GSI Inc
Auditorium: Feinstein's 54 Below
Contact: Kate Rasweiler
  254 West 54th Street
  New York City, NY United States
Phone: 646 476-3551
Web: http://www.54Below.com

International chanteuse Adrienne Haan performs Between Fire and Ice – A diabolical Weimar Berlin Cabaret at Feinstein’s 54 Below on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00pm. Known as an “exceptional song interpreter with a grand voice,” Haan's musical historical journey is under the musical direction of pianist Richard Danley. In this soirée, Haan celebrates the songs depicting Berlin during the 1920’s: a time of change, challenge, experiments and when traditions went down the drain. With the first World War lost and the Kaiser in exile, Germany began to experiment with a new form of government: the Weimar Republic was born and with it a nation longing for latitude. Come and celebrate the Golden Age, the dance on the volcano between the two World Wars, a time of creativity, art,

Feb 23, 2017
The Little Opera Theatre of NY Presents The New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players
Dates: Feb 23 to Feb 26
Sponsor: the little OPERA theatre of ny: Prince of Players
Auditorium: The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College
Contact: Michelle Tabnick Communications
  695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 6467654773
e-mail: lilli@michelletabnickcommunications.com
Web: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse/tickets

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. Performances: Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $45 (limited advance student tickets for $15) and are available through the Hunter College Box Office at (212) 772-4448 or at www.hunter.cuny.edu/kayeplayhouse/tickets. Set in 17th Century Restoration England during the reign of King Charles II, Prince of Players follows the story of Edward Kynaston, a Shakespearean actor famous for his performances of the female roles in the Bard's plays. When the King grants permission for women to appear onstage, and forbids male actors from continuing to appear in female roles, Kynaston must relearn his entire craft or face the end of his career.

World premiere at Baruch Performing Arts Center
Dates: Feb 23, 2017
Auditorium: Baruch Performing Arts Center
  Baruch Performing Arts Center The Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall 55 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10010 (enter at 25th
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 6464849691
Fax: 6464849691
e-mail: ClassicalCommunications@gmail.com
Web: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/calendar/EventList.aspx?fromdate=

Pianist Yoonie Han performs the world premiere of Theodore Wiprud's Miss Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth and selections from Enrique Granados' Goyescas. In addition to the performances, composer Theodore Wiprud, pianist Yoonie Han, and Baruch College art historian Professor Gail Levin discuss the influence of visual art on music composition.

Feb 24, 2017
Henning Kraggerud with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Dates: Feb 24 to 26
Auditorium: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
  1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, United States
  Baltimore, MD United States
Web: http://https://www.bsomusic.org/calendar/events/2016-2017-ev

Baroque and early Classical expert Nicholas McGegan brings his infectious enthusiasm to a light and buoyant program. 18th century delights by Mozart, who composed his youthful Violin Concerto No. 3 when he was only 19, and Rameau prepare the way for early 19th century classics by Schubert and Mendelssohn. Both young composers in their early 20s found inspiration from the beauty, art, vitality and happiness of Italy. Norwegian violinist Henning Kraggerud makes a welcome return as concerto soloist. JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL (24th and 26th) MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE (25th)

Feb 25, 2017
Classics III: Mozart & Tchaikovsky – Gig Harbor
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, 7:30 PM
Auditorium: Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
  7700 Skansie Ave
  Gig Harbor, WA United States
Web: http://tacomasymphony.org/concerts/mozart-tchikovsky

Featuring Kristin Lee, violin! Don Giovanni Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
Dates: Feb 25, 2017
Sponsor: Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Auditorium: Kumble Theatre for the Performing Arts
Contact: Rick Berube
  LIU- Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza
  Brooklyn, NY United States
Phone: 7189514500
e-mail: info@BrooklynCenter.org
Web: http://www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events

Master of the Hammond B-3 organ for more than five decades, Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled figure in the soul-jazz movement. Recently honored by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2017 Jazz Master, the nation’s highest award in jazz, he has been featured on more than 70 albums and has performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues, and R&B giants in the industry. Always ahead of the curve, his unpredictable, insatiable musical taste has led him to record everything from covers of the Beatles, the Stylistics, and the Eurythmics, to tribute albums of Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, and Beck. Performing with his trio, the good doctor gives a generous dose of funky soul and deep jazz sounds.

Pete the Cat
Dates: Feb. 25
Sponsor: Sponsored by Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Jackson National Life Insu
Auditorium: Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Contact: Wharton Center
  750 E. Shaw Lane, Wharton Center
  East Lansing, MI United States
Phone: 5173531982
e-mail: whartoncenter@gmail.com
Web: http://https://www.whartoncenter.com/events/detail/pete-the-

Pete the Cat never loses his cool. Jimmy Biddle never strays from his routine. That is until the groovy blue cat moves in with the Biddles for the summer. Can cat and boy ever be friends? When Jimmy draws a blank in art class, Pete’s the perfect pal to lead the mission to help Jimmy find his inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on a new adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back again in a VW bus, in this fun-filled musical based on the beloved books.

Violinist Kristin Lee with Symphony Tacoma: Mozart & Tchaikovsky
Dates: Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30pm
Auditorium: Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
  7700 Skansie Ave
  Gig Harbor, WA United States
Phone: 2538517779
e-mail: info@symphonytacoma.org
Web: http://symphonytacoma.org/concerts/mozart-tchikovsky

Violinist Kristin Lee - cited for her "mastery of tone" by The Strad - makes her debut with Symphony Tacoma, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams" complete the program. Kristin Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists' 2010 National Auditions. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes, "Her technique is flawless ... she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity," while The Strad reports, "She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists."

Feb 26, 2017
Classics III: Mozart & Tchaikovsky – Tacoma
Dates: Sunday, Feb 26, 2017, 7:30 PM
Auditorium: Rialto Theater
  310 S 9th St
  Tacoma, WA United States
Web: http://tacomasymphony.org/concerts/mozart-tchaikovsky

Featuring Kristin Lee, violin! Don Giovanni Overture - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 “Winter Dreams” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Mendelssohn's Sorrow
Dates: Feb 26
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Alice Tully Hall
  1941 Broadway
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/2374

The height of our joys may be measured by the depth of our sorrows, and this final Winter Festival program visits extremes of the human experience. The darkness of Bach’s fugue is brightened in one by Mendelssohn; Schumann’s emotional piano trio is contrasted by the serenity of his Arabesque. But life’s thick clouds have often brought forth music of agonizing beauty: In his moving final string quartet, Mendelssohn openly grieves over the passing of his beloved sister.

Simone Porter, violinist in recital [Free Discovery Concert]
Dates: Feb 26
Sponsor: Harriman-Jewell Series
  United States

This 19-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to Porter as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” The violinist was a sensation in her showcase for the Series’ Prelude Gala event in 2015, and was quickly reengaged for this full concert. Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series

Simone Porter, violinist in recital [Free Discovery Concert]
Dates: Feb 26
Sponsor: Harriman-Jewell Series
Auditorium: Folly Theater
  300 W 12th St
  Kansas City, MO United States
Phone: 816-415-5025
Web: http://hjseries.org

This 19-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient has been recognized as an artist of impassioned energy, musical integrity, and vibrant sound. The Los Angeles Times, after referring to Porter as a “future star,” wrote, “Let’s strike the word ‘future.’ She sounds ready. Now.” The violinist was a sensation in her showcase for the Series’ Prelude Gala event in 2015, and was quickly reengaged for this full concert. Presenter: Harriman-Jewell Series

Violinist Kristin Lee with Symphony Tacoma: Mozart & Tchaikovsky
Dates: Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:30pm
Auditorium: Rialto Theater
  310 S 9th St
  Tacoma, WA United States
Phone: 2535915894
e-mail: info@symphonytacoma.org
Web: http://symphonytacoma.org/concerts/mozart-tchaikovsky

Violinist Kristin Lee - cited for her "mastery of tone" by The Strad - makes her debut with Symphony Tacoma, conducted by Sarah Ioannides, performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams" complete the program. Kristin Lee is a recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, as well as a top prizewinner of the 2012 Walter W. Naumburg Competition and the Astral Artists' 2010 National Auditions. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes, "Her technique is flawless ... she has a sense of melodic shaping that reflects an artistic maturity," while The Strad reports, "She seems entirely comfortable with stylistic diversity, which is one criterion that separates the run-of-the-mill instrumentalists from true artists."

Feb 28, 2017
Master Class with Alessio Bax
Dates: Feb 28
Sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Auditorium: Rose Studio
  165 W. 65th Street in the 10th floor of the Rose Building
  New York, NY United States
Phone: 212-875-5788
Web: http://www.chambermusicsociety.org/seasontickets/event/2376

The art of interpretation and details of technique are explained as master artists share their wisdom with the next generation of chamber musicians.



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