Archive for May, 2018

Music at the extreme edge of sound, speech and theater – May 31, 2018

Music is a language, and so commonly understood as such that …

Spiritual journeys and operatic thrills mark Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday – May 28, 2018

The shortest piece on Sunday’s program by the New York Virtuoso …

Bychkov and Philharmonic find Berio’s humor, Strauss’s majesty – May 25, 2018

Following up on last week’s masterful Shostakovich, Semyon Bychkov has stayed …

June 19 – May 24, 2018

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Music Festival
Beethoven (arr. Stein): Symphony …

Bezuidenhout displays rare artistry and insight with Freiburg Baroque Orchestra – May 20, 2018

For many listeners, the greatest pleasure in historically informed performance is …

Gražinytè-Tyla makes outstanding showing with MET Orchestra – May 19, 2018

Friday’s news brought a reminder that the Metropolitan Opera has been …

Bychkov leads Philharmonic in intense and spellbinding Shostakovich – May 18, 2018

Semyon Bychkov has been among the most reliable guest conductors in …

Chiara Quartet bids farewell with new Glass, classic artistry – May 13, 2018

The final local concert from the Chiara String Quartet Saturday afternoon …

Znaider, Wang and Philharmonic provide rare Tchaikovsky, poised Elgar – May 11, 2018

As everybody knows, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the composer of three …

New York Choral Society falters with big-band Bach  – May 09, 2018

The question hovering over Tuesday night’s performance of Bach’s Mass in …