Performances

Gilbert and Philharmonic provide a searing, uplifting night with Schoenberg, Beethoven – May 04, 2017

On paper, the New York Philharmonic’s Wednesday night concert looked intriguing. …

Alagna and Rowley bring emotional depth to Met’s “Cyrano de Bergerac” – May 03, 2017

To say that Cyrano de Bergerac is an unusual item at …

DiDonato leads an inspired cast in sensational “Ariodante” at Carnegie – May 01, 2017

The renaissance of baroque opera in America shows no signs of …

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

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

Davies premiere, lost-and-found Stravinsky highlight Salonen’s Philharmonic program – Apr 28, 2017

The New York Philharmonic waxed philosophical Thursday night in heady works …

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 …

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 …

Strong playing undone by fatigue in Weilerstein’s Bach marathon – Apr 23, 2017

It’s a shame that the 92nd Street Y isn’t thought of …

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 …

Spektral Quartet brings a strong, modernist wind from Chicago – Apr 22, 2017

The Windy City is known for high buildings and broad shoulders, …