Author Archive

March 31 – Mar 27, 2015

Metropolitan Opera
Verdi: Ernani
Francesco Meli, Angela Meade, Plácido Domingo, Dimitry Belosselskiy…

Aided by Josefowicz’s fire, Adams returns to form with “Scheherazade.2″ – Mar 27, 2015

John Adams has lately seemed in danger of being spoiled by success.…

Critic’s Choice – Mar 25, 2015

The Argento Ensemble’s “Mahler as New York Contemporary” series has been one…

In Arnone’s hands, Finnissy’s piano music proves spellbinding – Mar 24, 2015

There are two days remaining in the Michael Finnissy Retrospective at Spectrum,…

Robertson, St. Louis Symphony inflame and illuminate Debussy, Monk and Tchaikovsky – Mar 21, 2015

In some circles, David Robertson is a hoped-for replacement for Alan Gilbert…

Critic’s Choice – Mar 19, 2015


Michael Finnissy is one of the finest contemporary composers, and his music

ICE celebrates Davidovsky’s birthday with past masterworks and a world premiere – Mar 14, 2015

The concert by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at the Americas Society…

Adés dances and romances death at Philharmonic – Mar 13, 2015

English composer Thomas Adés is making a highly anticipated visit to the…

Critic’s Choice – Mar 11, 2015

Instead of the artificial distinction drawn between “classical” and “new” music, we…

Carter premiere shows new directions cut short via Levine, MET Chamber Ensemble – Mar 09, 2015

After 103 years, and with an extraordinarily strong and productive patch that…