Archive for February, 2016

New “Tristan” and “Guillaume Tell” plus Saariaho’s “L’Amour de Loin” on tap in Met’s 2016-17 season – Feb 17, 2016

Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb today announced the company’s 2016–17 …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 16, 2016

The predominant pleasure in experiencing classical music is that of the …

Great performances vie with sophomoric staging in Met’s “Manon Lescaut” – Feb 13, 2016

One really ought never to insert Nazis into a dramatic piece …

Bychkov, Philharmonic create a dark magic with Mahler’s Sixth – Feb 12, 2016

Gustav Mahler is embodied and present in his symphonies both in …

Third Coast Percussion serves up a riveting Irish premiere and an American classic – Feb 11, 2016

As an Irish composer, Donnacha Dennehy has first-hand experience with the …

Two soloists provide fireworks in Philharmonic’s Chinese New Year program – Feb 10, 2016

The New York Philharmonic’s fifth annual Chinese New Year celebration on …

Critic’s Choice – Feb 09, 2016

In the mid-1960s, the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell produced classic, …

The International Street Cannibals provide a Debussy-inspired feast – Feb 08, 2016

There’s a strong and eminently winnable case to be made that …

Diamond’s music and influence shine on with KeyedUp Music concert – Feb 07, 2016

The KeyedUp Music Project presented a concert Saturday night at the …

Mirò Quartet overcomes lapses with compelling take on Beethoven’s “Razumovsky” – Feb 06, 2016

For most of their season-long programming, the Chamber Music Society of …