Author Archive

Sequentia makes an ancient world timeless and transcendent – May 01, 2017

In any other context, Sequentia would be a rock band. This …

Stellar singing overcomes awkward stage direction in Met’s “Dutchman” – Apr 26, 2017

Tuesday night was not only opening night for the Metropolitan Opera’s …

May 22 – Apr 25, 2017

New York Phiharmonic CONTACT!
David Fulmer: world premiere
Sam Pluta: binary/momentary: …

For an exciting first half, Cutting Edge Concerts lives up to its name – Apr 25, 2017

Cutting Edge Concerts is a puzzle. It presents new music, like …

Ax’s polished technique stays on the surface of Chopin and Schubert – Apr 23, 2017

The impromptu is a deceptive form. By title alone, it may …

Bang on a Can founders’ music still iconoclastic after all these years – Apr 20, 2017

Classical concerts are nearly always presented as a means to visit …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 19, 2017

Call it New Music Tuesday. The breadth and variety of new …

Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony spectacular in 20th century program – Apr 08, 2017

When Michael Tilson Thomas stepped out onto Carnegie Hall’s stage Friday …

Critic’s Choice – Apr 04, 2017

Composer Phil Kline is likely most well known for three things: …

Chaos theory: Gergiev, Munich Philharmonic unsettled yet inspired at Carnegie Hall – Apr 04, 2017

Valery Gergiev, once famously peripatetic, is now an infrequent visitor on …