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NYCO celebrates Argento at 90 with two tragicomic character portraits – Nov 10, 2017

The new incarnation of New York City Opera seems intent on …

Mehta, Israel Philharmonic stay largely on the surface in Mahler’s epic Third – Nov 09, 2017

In its last few trips to Carnegie Hall, the Israel Philharmonic …

New works stand out in American Composers Orchestra’s 40th anniversary program – Nov 08, 2017

There was a bit of a box-checking feel to the American …

Alla Francesca offers a colorful program of medieval Jewish rarities – Nov 06, 2017

The organization calls itself “Music Before 1800” but “Music before 1750” …

Slow out of the gate, Met’s iron “Butterfly” belatedly provides the tears – Nov 03, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera is fortunate indeed to have Anthony Minghella’s production …

Pianist Zhang provides the highlights with China NCPA Orchestra – Oct 31, 2017

There’s a battle-tested formula for visiting international orchestras: when a Russian …

Crocetto and Nelson brighten a bleak Sunday for George London Foundation – Oct 30, 2017

The 21st season of the George London Foundation’s recitals at the …

Adès’ “Exterminating Angel” proves spellbinding in Met’s American premiere – Oct 27, 2017

At the Metropolitan Opera, the memorable performances usually happen with great …

Picker’s darkly poetic “Dolores Claiborne” makes powerful impact at City Opera – Oct 23, 2017

Contemporary pieces have been a major focus of the rebooted New …

A mixed outing for Vengerov but Montreal Symphony impresses at Carnegie Hall – Oct 19, 2017

The “comeback” is one of the music world’s favorite storylines—the superstar …