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Secret Opera explores the lives of two famous female characters, uninterrupted – Jul 27, 2014

The Secret Opera is one of the small, imaginative opera companies rapidly…

National Youth Orchestra’s impressive Carnegie stand shows the kids are alright – Jul 23, 2014

The first thought that comes to mind seeing over 100 teenagers dressed…

MoMa closes summer series with compelling music for string quartet – Jul 21, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art’s Summergarden concert series is, like the New…

Lorin Maazel 1930-2014 – Jul 13, 2014

The conductor Lorin Maazel, a prodigy who began his public podium career…

Houston Grand Opera delivers powerful experience with “The Passenger” – Jul 11, 2014

If anything might refute Theodore Adorno’s statement that “to write a poem…

Either/Or plays rare and ravishing Feldman at Issue Project Room – Jun 30, 2014

Let’s hope that whatever has been in New York City’s air and…

Philharmonic wraps season with Bronfman’s bravura and Dicterow farewell – Jun 25, 2014

The New York Philharmonic is finishing their season with a program that…

PRISM sax quartet traverses musical genres with artistry – Jun 13, 2014

Audiences still occasionally titter with surprise, and some discomfort, when they see…

Arvo Pärt’s austere music transcends time and place – Jun 01, 2014

Arvo Pärt is, if not the most popular contemporary composer, certainly the…

American Symphony’s mixed season finale proves less than the sum of its parts – May 31, 2014

Repeated exposure to Leon Botstein’s programming as conductor of the American Symphony…

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