It was a packed house this past Saturday as the public got its first look at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, a state-of-the-art cultural complex that forms the centrepiece of the city's downtown revitalization. The 95,000-square-foot building, designed by Diamond Schmitt .... read more
Thousands of residents streamed through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Sunday afternoon for a glimpse of the new facility.
A five-hour public open house drew all ages to the building, starting a half hour before the doors opened.
"It's really pretty. .... read more
Chandeliers were unpacked on the floor, wet paint signs were dotting the walls and banging and clanking could be heard in every corner.
The real, unbilled stars at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre this weekend may be the workers trying to get the .... read more
The stage is set — three of them — for a milestone celebration.
The finishing touches are taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, as the doors to the new downtown venue, which features Partridge Hall, the Cairns Recital Hall, Robertson Theatre and a .... read more
The just-opened Gaillard Center underwent its first public stress test on Sunday as more than 1,800 patrons and donors filled its event spaces, trod on its newly laid carpets, leaned on the refreshment bars, located the toilets and sat for a solid two hours in the .... read more
The school in the port city of Tianjin is expected to open in 2018 and will offer U.S.-accredited master of music degrees
The Juilliard School is teaming up with Chinese partners to open a branch in Tianjin, a busy port city in .... read more
The Juilliard School announced on Monday that it was moving forward with plans to expand in China, saying that it had received "preliminary approval" to build, with several Chinese partners, a school in Tianjin that would offer a master's degree program.
The announcement .... read more
The city's bulky old municipal auditorium, built in 1968 for about $6 million, is gone now. It was a product of its time. It served its purpose.
It enabled Charleston residents to see some pretty good concerts. It provided an imperfect home to local ballet .... read more
When those of us who live in Toronto think of Calgary, we tend to think of big skies, big energy companies, the Stampede and Alberta beef. Less often do we think of Calgary as a centre for music.
A recent visit to the .... read more
The opening of the New York Philharmonic's 174th season on Thursday felt like the start of a new chapter, as the orchestra played for the first time in the newly rechristened David Geffen Hall and announced that it was getting the largest individual donation in .... read more
"The changing over to David," as Johnny Rivera describes it, has kept him busy, and he is appreciative. "I have to thank him personally for giving me more work," Mr. Rivera, who is on a first-name basis with the David in question, said.
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The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts opens today at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The $46-million transformation of a heritage property brings 500 students plus teachers and staff downtown from Brock's main suburban campus. The arts school is designed by Diamond .... read more
The reality of the new Blue Barn Theatre building still is sinking in for artistic director Susan Clement-Toberer.
She's spent many late nights at the recently completed structure on 10th and Pacific Streets. But no matter how long she's been there, she can't .... read more
Until now the Blue Barn Theatre has been like Omaha's many other small stage companies by operating on a shoestring in makeshift spaces. This grassroots passion project was born of a band of New York drama school transplants afire with the idea of starting their .... read more
Last week, the lobby of 150 West 85th Street—Mannes School of Music's home of 31 years—was impassable. Tilted on their sides, protective blue blankets cushioning their keys, 65 grand pianos created an intricate labyrinth of beautifully carved wood. They were waiting to be ushered onto trucks—.... read more
The first phase of New York University's expansion in the Village is underway, according to a memo the university’s vice president for operations sent to the NYU community.
The email message, sent Tuesday, said the university is beginning design and prep work .... read more
The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) will move into a new home on 31 January 2016 in downtown Berkley, bringing the two institutions under one roof for the first time since 1999.
Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the .... read more
Adjaye Associates has revealed its design for the new Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
The new five-storey building will replace the museum's current home on Manhattan's West 125th Street.
Planned to increase the museum's gallery space by 50 per cent, .... read more
The Studio Museum in Harlem, whose ambitions have long been checked by the limitations of its 1914 building, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street.
Plans for the new building, which will occupy the .... read more
Anyone else might be able to enter the rebuilt synagogue of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun at 125 East 85th Street later this summer, take a quick look around and think: "It's just like it used to be, only spruced up a bit."
Members of the .... read more