Archive for October, 2018

Worlds collide in Levit’s bifurcated “Life” program – Oct 20, 2018

The challenge of any abstract art is to discern what it …

Two pianists bring time and places to vibrant, anarchic life – Oct 19, 2018

Classical music is a snapshot of culture, the notes and instructions …

Muhly to go back to the future with Met premiere of “Marnie” – Oct 17, 2018

Opera has a long, honorable tradition of using stories inspired by …

Chamber Music Society opens with a non-Russian, Russian program – Oct 17, 2018

Themed programs have become almost a genre of their own in …

Gardiner, ORR bring a fine, dazzling madness to Berlioz at Carnegie Hall – Oct 15, 2018

Hector Berlioz should sound wild. He was an avant-garde musician who …

Hotel Elefant serves up an of-the-moment musical feast – Oct 13, 2018

Every new music ensemble struggles within the niche culture they inhabit. …

Angel’s Share closes first season with an aptly monstrous double bill – Oct 11, 2018

The Angel’s Share is the most inventive and welcome new concert …

Operatic treatment of O’Neill’s “Anna Christie” makes a long, confused journey into night – Oct 06, 2018

Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie has quite a pedigree as a dramatic …

Eyvazov’s heroic performance highlights Met’s “La fanciulla del West” – Oct 05, 2018

Puccini’s La fanciulla del West seems an odd piece on its …

Van Zweden, Josefowicz and Philharmonic brilliantly serve music, old and new – Oct 05, 2018

Thursday night’s New York Philharmonic concert, led by Jaap van Zweden, …