Archive for September, 2014

Pape strikes a lighter tone in Met recital – Sep 29, 2014

It’s peculiar to walk into the Metropolitan Opera’s massive auditorium and …

Netrebko tears it up in Met’s riveting, well-sung “Macbeth” – Sep 25, 2014

Opera, as we know, is not just about the singing. To …

Philharmonic gets down to business with Mahler, Chin premiere – Sep 24, 2014

After last week’s peculiar gala concert, the New York Philharmonic was …

Young singers provide romantic fervor in Met’s beloved “Bohème” – Sep 24, 2014

For the second night of its season-that-almost-wasn’t, the Metropolitan Opera rolled …

No class (struggle) act but terrific cast shines in Met’s season-opening “Figaro” – Sep 23, 2014

After a summer of difficult and often hostile wrangling over labor …

Eric Nathan’s music receives sterling advocacy from Momenta Quartet and guests – Sep 20, 2014

Friday night at the Tenri Cultural Institute, the Momenta Quartet and …

With high ambition, eighth blackbird swoops too low in Miller Theatre opening – Sep 19, 2014

They can’t all be great, and even as consistently fine a …

Philharmonic opens with gala tribute to Italian movies, heavy on the sauce – Sep 17, 2014

Pops concerts have always been divisive—their supporters insist that they are …

Mahler 9—reduced yet memorably rendered by Argento Chamber Ensemble – Sep 16, 2014

The influence of great composers—Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky—is easy to gauge in …

All for Nonesuch with Kalish, Upshaw and friends at BAM – Sep 12, 2014

Nonesuch records has been an essential resource for modern and contemporary …


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