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Gilbert creatively disrupts concert tradition with the Philharmonic – May 20, 2017

One of the most striking things about Friday night’s New York …

Chamber Music Society packs the house for evening of new Chinese music – Apr 14, 2017

It may be surprising that two concerts of new Chinese music …

New York City Opera restores Respighi rarity to sumptuous life – Apr 01, 2017

Fairy-tale characters appear in dozens of operas, from Carl Maria von …

An ardent Italian evening from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center – Mar 04, 2017

It is a little astonishing that Giuseppe Verdi wrote 26 operas …

Carlisle Floyd’s “Prince of Players,” a gently compelling opera of gender issues at LOTNY – Feb 24, 2017

At a time when issues of gender are front-and-center in the …

Two stars and imaginative fare light up Orchestre National de Lyon concert – Feb 21, 2017

Leonard Slatkin has a reputation for off-the-radar programming, and that was …

A sublime Adagio forms the cornerstone of Barenboim’s Bruckner Sixth – Jan 26, 2017

Of Anton Bruckner’s nine numbered symphonies, the slow movement of the …

In majestic Bruckner Third, Barenboim defies conventional wisdom – Jan 22, 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that the first three of Anton Bruckner’s symphonies …

yMusic serves up two world premieres in Carnegie debut – Dec 03, 2016

Over 250 years after Haydn launched the string quartet, the genre …

New York City Opera explores raw, post-war emotions in “Fallujah” – Nov 18, 2016

It is safe to say that most Americans, so far, have …