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The underrated Alan Gilbert era of the New York Philharmonic – Jun 14, 2017

When Alan Gilbert began his tenure as New York Philharmonic music …

From Ma to Mahler, Gilbert concludes Philharmonic tenure with friends old and new – Jun 09, 2017

Alan Gilbert’s tenure as the New York Philharmonic’s music director concludes …

Salonen, MET Orchestra offer fine Schumann; soloists save anodyne Mahler – Jun 04, 2017

By the quality of the playing that consistently rises from the …

Buechner wraps Key Pianists season with superb and offbeat Japanese program – Jun 02, 2017

There are 8,000,000 musicians in the naked city–or sometimes it seems …

Restored to life, New York City Opera plans an adventurous mix for 2017-18 season – May 25, 2017

The revived New York City Opera, which has vaulted to musical …

CONTACT! wraps season with strong performances, weak presentation – May 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! new music series came to its …

August 21 – May 22, 2017

Dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen
Hungjoo Eorn, Lauren …

Chamber Music Society closes season with simple homegrown pleasures – May 22, 2017

What is America, exactly?

That was the question asked Sunday afternoon …

Philadelphia Orchestra offers strong symphonies and a poignant appearance by a pianist – May 10, 2017

There is a poignant agony to witnessing one’s idols fade and …

Experiments in Opera offers six short slices of contemporary life – May 06, 2017

The enterprising and imaginative group Experiments in Opera have already created …