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Manhattan Quartet brings a New York state of mind to wide-ranging program – Apr 17, 2014

Concerts like that which the Manhattan String Quartet presented at the Tenri…

With his studio transplanted, Charles Ives’ music lives again at the American Academy of Arts and Letters – Apr 14, 2014

Sunday afternoon, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented a concert…

Ashley’s final opera, “Crash” marks a terminus and a new legacy – Apr 11, 2014

Subsumed by more familiar names of the 20th century avant-garde—Cage, Xenakis, Feldman—the…

Uchida’s Schubert transcends time and place at Carnegie – Apr 10, 2014

Virtuosity is a quality in classical musicianship that is frequently misapprehended. There…

Devil and Man at Yale—Stravinsky’s “Soldier’s Tale” soars at Zankel – Apr 07, 2014

The only thing wrong with Yale In New York’s staging of The…

Soprano rises above misguided staging in Met’s “Butterfly” – Apr 05, 2014

How do you solve a problem like Puccini? (Staging him, that is.)…

Heras-Casado right at home in impressive Philharmonic debut – Apr 03, 2014

Pablo Heras-Casado is principal conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, so…

April 17 – Mar 31, 2014

Whitney Biennial
Robert Ashley: Vidas Perfectas
Ned Sublette, Elisa Santiago, Raul de…

Subbing for Dudamel, Honeck leads thrilling Bruckner with NY Phil – Mar 28, 2014

Who knows what might have been?
Gustavo Dudamel was originally scheduled to…

Noseda, orchestra and fine cast make a heroic case for Met’s “Chenier” – Mar 25, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera’s revival of Andrea Chénier offers a night of pleasure…

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