Archive for 2014

Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony off their stride in an erratic Mahler Seventh – Nov 20, 2014

After his triumphant last-minute substitution with the Philadelphia Orchestra last year, […]

Led by a charismatic Isabel Leonard, Met’s “Barber” makes the cut – Nov 19, 2014

Between Aida, The Death of Klinghoffer, La Bohème, and Lady Macbeth […]

Philharmonic’s new music program makes intermittent Contact – Nov 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! new music series opened Monday night […]

Home dishes prove ideal menu for Czech Philharmonic – Nov 17, 2014

International orchestras love to present their national repertoire at Carnegie Hall, […]

After 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are still coloring outside the lines – Nov 16, 2014

Nearly 41 years ago, a lanky 29-year-old stepped onto the stage […]

American vitality heats up a chilly night at Spectrum – Nov 14, 2014

Classical music is more than just the music, there’s the business […]

New York Festival of Song gets Freudian, from Mahler to Lehrer – Nov 12, 2014

Entertainment though elucidation: that could easily be the motto for the […]

Met’s “Lady Macbeth” offers a dark and engrossing descent into the bizarre – Nov 11, 2014

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk has a short history in […]

Chelsea Opera makes a worthy case for Mollicone double bill – Nov 08, 2014

A week of worthwhile performances from some of the notable, small […]

New opera finds a fine madness in free-wheeling comedy – Nov 07, 2014

Opera is best suited for madness and comedy. Why else would […]