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Agresta’s affecting Mimi brings humanity to the spectacle of Met’s “Boheme” – Jan 10, 2020

There are few operas as instantly relatable as La Bohème, Puccini’s […]

Dessner’s “Wires” get crossed but Rouvali strikes sparks in Philharmonic debut – Nov 17, 2019

It was a weekend of newness for the New York Philharmonic, […]

Visions of mortality by Ticheli and Brahms vie in New York Choral Society program – Nov 16, 2019

With multiple performances in New York this year of “A German […]

A Britten Bronx Tale: Schlepping apart, “Turn of the Screw” proves an experience at Wave Hill – Oct 26, 2019

“Choose a lantern that speaks to you,” an usher intoned as […]

Bruch and Strauss prove a congenial pair for Bychkov, Philharmonic – May 03, 2019

Two showpieces were on tap at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall […]

Philharmonic, Concert Chorale provide consolation and elevation with Brahms’ “German Requiem” – Feb 08, 2019

Whether or not Johannes Brahms was a mournful person by nature […]

Genre-crossing opera about border conflict a timely work in progress – Nov 10, 2018

An opera set along the tumultuous U.S.-Mexico border got a timely […]

Eschenbach, Philharmonic journey from lithe Mozart to elemental Bruckner – Apr 20, 2018

They occupied separate centuries, but the Austrian compatriots Mozart and Bruckner […]

From iconoclastic to inane, music of young Russians wraps CONTACT! series – Apr 03, 2018

The convergence of setting and occasion was almost too perfect Monday […]

Israeli Chamber Project marks ten years with a wide-ranging feast – Mar 16, 2018

The Israeli Chamber Project marked its tenth anniversary Thursday night at […]