Author Archive

October 2 – Sep 27, 2014

Modern Art Orchestra
Dave Liebman, saxophonist
Bartók: Allegro Barbaro
Additional new works
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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…

All for Nonesuch with Kalish, Upshaw and friends at BAM – Sep 12, 2014

Nonesuch records has been an essential resource for modern and contemporary American…

A maximal night of music from Glass and Reich at BAM – Sep 10, 2014

The Philip Glass Ensemble and Steve Reich and Musicians are bands more…

Hindson premiere, fine playing surmount acoustical issues at New York Chamber Music Festival – Sep 08, 2014

Sunday night, out of force of habit, this reviewer walked into the…

“Porn opera” is a stretch but delivers a happy ending – Sep 05, 2014

There is never enough irreverence in opera, so works like Gordon Beeferman’s…

No fear or letup in a packed New York music season from Adams to Weill – Aug 27, 2014

Probably every New Yorker, native or transplant, goes through a period of…