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Stober makes pleasing impression in generous recital at Weill Hall – Mar 28, 2015

It is indeed possible to have too much of a good thing.…

Botstein’s intriguing program of post-mortem rarities needs more life from podium – Mar 27, 2015

“Opus Posthumous” was the title of the American Symphony Orchestra’s Thursday night…

Sierra and Costanzo wrap London series with mixed recital – Mar 23, 2015

Winter may be showing signs of abatement in New York, but the…

Young and old lions roar in Met’s retro “Ernani” – Mar 21, 2015

The sentiment of Friday’s performance of Ernani at the Metropolitan opera could…

A worthy cast hits most of the high notes in Met’s “Lucia” – Mar 17, 2015

Never mind St. Patrick’s Day; on Monday night the Metropolitan Opera took…

Damrau and Grigolo ignite in Met’s thrilling “Manon” – Mar 10, 2015

As powerful as a good romance can be, one doesn’t necessarily expect…

Vrebalov’s powerful multimedia score highlights Kronos Quartet concert – Mar 08, 2015

Saturday’s audience at Zankel Hall was one of the youngest Carnegie Hall…

Lacking lovers make for uneven second-cast “Hoffmann” – Mar 06, 2015

Les Contes d’Hoffmann may focus on one self-obsessed poet, but it remains…

David Geffen’s $100 million gift buys naming rights at Avery Fisher – Mar 04, 2015

Lincoln Center announced Wednesday that Avery Fisher Hall will be renamed David…

Gatti, Vienna Phil open Brahms cycle with routine Third, beaming First – Feb 28, 2015

For Brahms fanatics, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s Carnegie Hall stand has been…