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Bermuda Festival Opens This Coming Friday

Bermuda Festival Opens This Coming Friday

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts opens its 2016 run on Friday night, [Jan 22] with the group ThirdStory. ThirdStory is a vocal trio with backing band and features Bermudian Ben Lusher. The group based in New York City who have been gaining recognition for their unique arrangements of covers of other artists’ songs and will be embarking... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Appoints Executive Director

Bermuda Festival Appoints Executive Director

The Board of Directors of The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Skinner as the Executive Director commencing July 1, 2015. Mr. Ian Davidson, Chairman of the Festival, explained that Mr. Skinner’s appointment to this newly-established leadership role was as a result of a recently concluded... Read more of this article

Cosmic Recognised Again: International Awards

Cosmic Recognised Again: International Awards

Local, boutique design and advertising agency, Cosmic Ltd., has been awarded the Honorable Mention designation in the 44th Creativity International Awards, in the category of Brochure-Consumer Products or Services—Campaign or Series, for the entry Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts, which was considered by the judges to be an example of outstanding... Read more of this article

Stayin’ Alive To Perform At Bermuda Festival

Stayin’ Alive To Perform At Bermuda Festival

The 40th Bermuda Festival will be ending on a high note this weekend with performances by Stayin’ Alive, a Bee Gees tribute band. The Canadian based band promises concert goers ‘One night of the Bee Gees’. The original Bee Gees, who managed to captivate audiences for over 5 decades, made it almost impossible for those who wished to pay them homage.... Read more of this article

Walnut Street To Perform ‘A Life In The Theatre’

Walnut Street To Perform ‘A Life In The Theatre’

As part of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts 40th Anniversary, Walnut Street Theatre will be presenting two performances of A Life in the Theatre. This funny yet touching play provides a behind-the-scenes peek at the challenge of two actors battling for the spotlight. One experienced and the other a newcomer, they are forced to share a dressing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival To Host Acting Master Classes

Bermuda Festival To Host Acting Master Classes

The Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme is offering two masterclasses in acting technique led by a cast member of Walnut Street Theatre. Here to perform A Life in the Theatre, the Walnut Street Theatre will focus on improving participants’ acting technique. These masterclasses will be centered on activities that are designed to improve technique and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival To Offer Drama Masterclass

Bermuda Festival To Offer Drama Masterclass

The Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme is offering a drama based masterclass led by the Aquila Theatre Company. This workshop is being offered to high school students with an interest in drama. Drama students will get the opportunity to explore some of the vocal, movement and acting techniques used by members of the Aquila in rehearsal and performance. A... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival To Offer Guitar Masterclass

Bermuda Festival To Offer Guitar Masterclass

The Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme is getting set to host a “guitar masterclass” workshop on Saturday, February 7, 2015, led by the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. A spokesperson said, “This workshop is offered to advanced guitarists only and those who participate will be given the opportunity to work with and learn from the members... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Set To Include La Traviata

Bermuda Festival Set To Include La Traviata

The Bermuda Festival is offering three performances of La Traviata, performed by Opera A La Carte, a group well-known to local audiences for skillfully capturing the essence of works in their simple staging. The performances will take place on February 4, February 5, and February 7, 2015, at 8.00pm at the Earl Cameron Theatre at City Hall.A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Faulkenberry Outreach Workshop Successful

Faulkenberry Outreach Workshop Successful

The Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme Workshop on Musical Theatre, led by Bermudian Broadway performer Rebecca Faulkenberry, has proven to be a success. With Ms. Faulkenberry supported by her band, the workshop was attended by local students interested in musical theatre. The workshop was held at the Fairmont Southampton on January 29, 2015.A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Festival Refutes Entertainment Union’s Claims

Festival Refutes Entertainment Union’s Claims

The Bermuda Festival has refuted claims that they did not paid Travelers Fees for the visiting artists for this year’s 40th Festival, saying they paid “the requisite fees” and it is “unfortunate that statements such as this are made” against The Festival “whose sole mandate is to promote the performing arts in the... Read more of this article

2015 Festival To Feature Largest Ever Orchestra

2015 Festival To Feature Largest Ever Orchestra

The Bermuda Festival Opening Ceremony is set to feature a massed orchestra of roughly 300 instrumentalists, which they said will be the largest orchestra to ever play in Bermuda. The massed orchestra will consist of members of the English Chamber Orchestra Outreach Ensemble and local Bermudian instrumentalists who participated in the Festival Outreach... Read more of this article

Yo-Yo Ma Concert Tickets Sell Out In 90 Minutes

Yo-Yo Ma Concert Tickets Sell Out In 90 Minutes

Due to overwhelming demand tickets for the Yo-Yo Ma Founders’ Recital are no longer available, with tickets going on sale at 10.00am this morning [Nov 25], and selling out in some 90 minutes. Festival Chairman Ian Davidson remarked: “Having a world renowned musician like Yo-Yo Ma accept our invitation to perform in the Ruby anniversary of the Bermuda... Read more of this article