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Old and new Reich mix in exhilarating fashion at Zankel Hall – Oct 30, 2014

At this stage in his career, new pieces from Steve Reich sound…

October 30 – Oct 29, 2014

Metropolitan Opera House
Verdi: Aida
Liudmyla Monastryrska, Marcello Giordani, Olga Borodina, Zeljko Lucic,…

A luminous DiDonato leads superb cast in Handel’s “Alcina” at Carnegie – Oct 27, 2014

Joyce DiDonato is the most incandescent singer on today’s classical music scene,…

Despite the protests and an uneven staging, Met’s powerful “Klinghoffer” makes a devastating impact – Oct 21, 2014

The loudest sound Monday night was the ovation for John Adams as…

Met’s “Klinghoffer” deserves an open mind, not political censorship – Oct 17, 2014

The comedian Bill Maher jokes that he was the only one fired…

October 29 – Sep 27, 2014

Sphinx Viruosi
Catalyst Quartet
Xavier Foley, bass
Gabriela Lena Frank: “Coqueteos” from Leyendas:…

No class (struggle) act but terrific cast shines in Met’s season-opening “Figaro” – Sep 23, 2014

After a summer of difficult and often hostile wrangling over labor issues,…

Eric Nathan’s music receives sterling advocacy from Momenta Quartet and guests – Sep 20, 2014

Friday night at the Tenri Cultural Institute, the Momenta Quartet and a…

With high ambition, eighth blackbird swoops too low in Miller Theatre opening – Sep 19, 2014

They can’t all be great, and even as consistently fine a performance…

Mahler 9—reduced yet memorably rendered by Argento Chamber Ensemble – Sep 16, 2014

The influence of great composers—Bach, Brahms, Stravinsky—is easy to gauge in how…

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