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Events for May 2024
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May 19, 2024
BSO Music Presents: Stravinsky and Tan Dun
Dates: May 19th, 2024
Auditorium: Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Contact: 410-783-8000
  1212 Cathedral Street
  Baltimore, MD United States
Phone: 4107838000

Writing music that straddles Chinese and Western traditions, Tan Dun is a boundary-breaking artist of limitless imagination and inclusivity, conjuring a soundscape that makes use of everything from ancient relics to smartphones. This first American performance of Five Muses of Dunhuang brings to life forgotten instruments painted centuries ago on devotional murals in Chinese caves. As a conductor, Tan has unique insights into another perceptive witness and recreator of human ritual, Stravinsky, especially in this rarely heard transcription from a Chinese-themed opera. Stravinsky, with his keen ear for real-life rituals, leans into the real splashy Fireworks and Chinese-themed opera transcription. Artist Tan Dun, conductor Zhang Meng, sheng Han Yan, pipa Liu Wenwen, suona Zhu Yunqi, erhu Yang Bowen, chiba Repertoire STRAVINSKY Fireworks TAN DUN Five Muses of Dunhuang (U.S. premiere) STRAVINSKY Song of the Nightingale TAN DUN Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds

How I Survived The Lower East Side In The 70's With My A.M. Radio
Dates: 05/19/2024
Sponsor: St. Mark's Church
Auditorium: St. Mark's Church
Contact: Audrey Ross/Publicity, 929.222.3973
  131 E. 10th St. (2nd ave)
  NY, NY United States
Phone: 212.674.6377

Jose Joaquin Garcia, longtime member of the Puerto Rican Travelling Theater, performs his one-man show, joined by musicians on piano, percussion, and bass. Entitled "How I Survived The Lower East Side In The 70's With My A.M. Radio," the young Nuyorican hero comes of age, armed with only a transistor radio and a singing voice. Garcia tells sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant stories of growing up on Avenue C, uniquely woven with the songs of the early 70's, revealing the power of music and resiliency.

Musica Viva NY Presents Perpetual LIight: A Mesmerizing Choral Concert Featuring Osvaldo Golijov’s Oceana and Mozart’s Requiem, May 19 at All Souls, NYC
Dates: Sun May 19th
Auditorium: All Souls NYC
Contact: April Thibeault
  1157 Lexington Avenue
  New York City, NY United States

“Musica Viva: sounds of the city…with a commitment to new music and diverse composers, New York City choir Musica Viva is paving the way for daring collaborations” – Choir & Organ Hailed as “a treasured institution (Front Row Center),” New York City’s leading chamber choir, Musica Viva NY, presents its season-ending concert on Sunday, May 19, 2024, 5:00 p.m., at Manhattan’s All Souls. Led by Musica Viva NY’s conductor/artistic director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez, the Musica Viva NY choir and orchestra perform two imposing works: the ethereal Latin-influenced cantata Oceana by Osvaldo Golijov followed by one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire, Mozart’s timeless Requiem.

Newport Classical: Invoke
Dates: May 19
Auditorium: Miantonomi Memorial Park
  120 Hillside Ave Newport, RI 02840
  Newport, RI United States
Phone: 401.846.1133

Newport Classical presents Invoke as part of their spring Community Concerts. Invoke, described as “...not anything but everything: Classical, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and a sound yet to be termed seamlessly merged into a perfect one,” brings its signature blend to Miantonomi Memorial Park. Invoke dodges even the most valiant attempts at genre classification. The multi-instrumental quartet encompasses traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. Featuring violin, viola and cello, plus banjo, mandolin, and vocals, this free, family-friendly concert promises a joyful afternoon outdoors with music and community.

May 24, 2024
Spoleto Festival USA
Dates: May 24 to June 9
Auditorium: Various venues in Charleston, SC
  Charleston, SC United States

The 48th season of Spoleto Festival USA takes place May 24 to June 9, with performances that showcase innovative, emerging artists alongside distinguished luminaries. The season opens with the world premiere of Spoleto’s original opera Ruinous Gods with music by Layale Chaker and libretto by Lisa Schlesinger. Paul Wiancko will debut as the Charles E. and Andrea L. Volpe Director of Chamber Music, hosting 33 performances of 11 ingenious programs.

May 25, 2024
Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) Ends Season with a Free Memorial Day Weekend Concert, May 25, 2024
Dates: May 25, 2024
Auditorium: Jordan Hall
  30 Gainsborough Street
  Boston, MA United States
Phone: 718-324-1396

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation’s premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, concludes its 26th season with a free concert at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. The daring program premieres Hawking Radation by contemporary female composer Yu-Hui Chang as well as orchestral works by three composers intertwined by Boston universities — Harvard University classmates Harold Shapero and Leonard Bernstein, and Brandeis University alumnus Henri Lazarof (under the tutelage of Shapero) — all led by GRAMMY Award-Winning Conductor and Artistic Director of BMOP, Gil Rose.

Composers Concordance Presents: Charles Neidich - Clarinet
Dates: May 25, 2024
Sponsor: Composers Concordance
Auditorium: Kostabi World
  225 W. 22nd St, NYC
  New York City, NY United States

On Saturday, May 25th at 7pm at Kostabi World, Composers Concordance presents the next installment of its 'Eclectic Virtuoso' series. The acclaimed clarinetist Charles Neidich, accompanied by pianist Jai Jeffryes, will perform a concert program featuring his original compositions, plus music by William Anderson, Dan Cooper, Shanan Estreicher, Jai Jeffryes, Debra Kaye, Mark Kostabi, Eugene W. McBride, Ginka Mizuki, Alon Nechushtan, and Gene Pritsker.

May 28, 2024
Bluey's Big Play
Dates: May 28-29, 2024
Sponsor: Wharton Center
Auditorium: Wharton Center
  750 E Shaw Ln
  East Lansing, MI United States
Phone: (517) 432-2000

“A glorious celebration of everything you love about the show.” —The Guardian When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday afternoon time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag. Bluey’s Big Play is a brand-new theatrical adaptation of the Emmy® award-winning children’s television series, with an original story by Bluey creator Joe Brumm, and new music by Bluey composer, Joff Bush. Join the Heelers in their first live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets, this is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.

Funny Girl
Dates: May 28 - June 9
Sponsor: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  600 Town Center Drive
  Costa Mesa, CA United States
Phone: 7145562787

WELCOME TO MUSICAL COMEDY HEAVEN! Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang! Featuring one of the greatest musical scores of all time, including classic songs “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People,” this bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

May 29, 2024
James Ehnes + An American in Paris
Dates: May 29 to Jun 1
Auditorium: Roy Thomson Hall
Contact: Patron Services
  60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
  Toronto, ON Canada
Phone: 416.598.3375

Acclaimed French conductor Stéphane Denève leads a program teeming with the vivacity, imagination, and romance synonymous with his homeland. A spirited and tuneful ballet suite by Francis Poulenc and a journey through a supernatural dream city by Guillaume Connesson paint colourful sonic pictures rich in melody and texture. George Gershwin’s An American in Paris is a Jazz Age travelogue that continues to electrify the senses with its joie de vivre. And Toronto Symphony Orchestra Spotlight Artist James Ehnes returns for his second appearance of the season with Serenade, one of Leonard Bernstein’s most lyrical orchestral works—a musical interpretation of the Greek philosopher Plato’s dialogue on the multi-faceted forms love can take.

May 31, 2024
BSO Music Presents: Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 with Jonathan Carney
Dates: May 31, 2024
Contact: 410-783-8000
  1212 Cathedral Street
  Baltimore, MD United States
Phone: 4435199408

reflects the musical traditions of enslaved and native populations. This program kicks off with dances rooted in the folksongs of Hungary, and it features BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney performing Bruch’s beloved Violin Concerto No. 1, with its fiery finale channeling the rustic fiddling of central Europe. Artists Thomas Wilkins, conductor Jonathan Carney, violin Repertoire KODÁLY Dances of Galánta BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 PRICE Symphony No.1

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