Archive for April, 2024

New cast, conductor put focus on the music in Met’s cowboy “Carmen” – Apr 26, 2024

Carrie Cracknell’s gritty Carmen returned to the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday […]

Dudamel takes the reins for Philharmonic’s mixed “Spanish” program – Apr 26, 2024

Serendipitously, future New York Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel took the […]

Spectacular visuals make for a scenic feast in Met’s “El Niño” – Apr 24, 2024

John Adams’s El Niño arrived at the Metropolitan Opera on Tuesday […]

May 25 – Apr 22, 2024

Metropolitan OperaBizet: CarmenClémentine Margaine, Michael Fabiano, Aiyn Pérez, Kyle KetelsenDiego Matheuz, conductor12:30 […]

Ax’s artistry illuminates familiar Beethoven, rare Schoenberg – Apr 22, 2024

Carnegie Hall’s Fall of the Weimar Republic festival has brought a […]

Neuwirth premiere disappoints while Søndergård debut impresses with Philharmonic – Apr 19, 2024

Thomas Søndergård made his debut with the New York Philharmonic on […]

MasterVoices’ superb cast provides fine advocacy for Gordon’s “Grapes of Wrath” – Apr 18, 2024

Spectacular forces crammed the Carnegie Hall stage Wednesday night: there was […]

Constantinople and friends make a club jam out of ancient music from Persia and Spain – Apr 15, 2024

Nothing gives us a more immediate and relevant idea of cultures […]

Honeck and Rana bring fresh urgency to Russian favorites with Philharmonic – Apr 13, 2024

Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 are […]

Nézet-Séguin leads a dizzyingly mixed night of Mahlers with Philadelphia Orchestra – Apr 13, 2024

To paraphrase Yogi Berra on baseball, the one word that explains […]

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