Archive for December, 2017

Met’s seasonal “Merry Widow” hits its stride in crowd-pleasing revival – Dec 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera’s holiday season revivals of Franz Lehár’s The Merry …

Manze leads the Philharmonic and friends in a vivid, triumphant “Messiah” – Dec 13, 2017

The five performances of Handel’s Messiah the New York Philharmonic offers …

High Sierra: 2017 Richard Tucker winner soars at gala concert – Dec 11, 2017

As far as old-fashioned opera galas go, New York doesn’t have …

No Illinois charges for Levine; conductor says abuse allegations are “unfounded” – Dec 10, 2017

The Lake County, Illinois state’s attorney office said Friday that no …

Philadelphia Orchestra, Hahn excel in wide-ranging program at Carnegie Hall – Dec 09, 2017

Like a student facing a jury at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute, the …

A composer plays herself in Glass-inspired concerto for human at ACO program – Dec 09, 2017

There were a lot of things going on at the American …

Violinist shines brightly in ASO concert of neglected Europeans – Dec 08, 2017

The title of the American Symphony Orchestra concert Thursday night was …

Sopranos provide the highlights in Met’s stolid “Figaro” revival – Dec 07, 2017

Given the disturbing news coming out of the Metropolitan Opera this …

A spellbinding Beethoven Fifth shows the New York Philharmonic in hale health at 175 – Dec 07, 2017

If you think classical music is a niche market in America …

As fourth Levine victim comes forward, Ravinia Festival severs all ties with conductor – Dec 04, 2017

Following a New York Times report of a fourth abuse victim, …