Archive for 2015

Felsenfeld mass makes a magnificent premiere at Trinity Wall Street – Dec 31, 2015

Almost every church in New York offers musical programming of one …

Gilbert, Philharmonic wrap year with dark Sibelius, popular Mendelssohn and unexpected encore – Dec 30, 2015

In the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, usually filled …

Top Ten Performances of 2015 – Dec 23, 2015

1. R. Andrew Lee recital at Spectrum

Reading the various reviews …

Kurt Masur 1927-2015 – Dec 20, 2015

Kurt Masur, a musician whose discipline, command, and stature returned the …

S.E.M. Ensemble serves up a bounty of old and new premieres – Dec 20, 2015

The S.E.M. Ensemble’s annual December concert at the Paula Cooper Gallery …

Chinese orchestra shows both solo virtuosity and a familiar sense of tradition – Dec 19, 2015

Chinese classical music is far older than its Western counterpart but …

American Symphony provides strong advocacy for weak music in Russian program – Dec 18, 2015

One night after Evgeny Kissin presented music and poetry from Russian …

Even with a close trim, Met’s family “Barber” makes an ideal opera intro – Dec 17, 2015

Tailoring an opera to serve as family entertainment isn’t easy, but …

In a personal journey, Kissin explores nexus of poetry and music – Dec 17, 2015

Evgeny Kissin’s Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall continued Wednesday night with …

Glover leads a shining “Messiah” with Philharmonic – Dec 16, 2015

With the possible exception of the 1812 Overture, there is no …


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