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Nov. 23 2014

Celebrating Half a Century of Creativity

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The American Composers Orchestra opened its 38th season with a program at Zankel Hall celebrating the composer Meredith Monk.

Nov. 23 2014

Seeking an Intimate Sound Across a Cavernous Expanse

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Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang presented a program of Brahms, Ravel and the rarely heard Respighi at Carnegie Hall.

Nov. 22 2014

A Beethoven Teaser and a Rare ‘Cyrano’

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The Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was not well known in America when he took over as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

Nov. 22 2014

Rob Moose: Breathing New Life Into Classical Music

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Meet Mr. Moose, a co-founder and the violinist of yMusic, an experimental chamber music sextet, as well as a member of the Grammy-winning folk rockers Bon Iver.

Nov. 22 2014

Roll Over, Mahler: U.S. Orchestras Are Shrinking

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The current cost-cutting trend in American orchestras often means management seeks to fill slots with freelancers rather than full-timers.

Nov. 22 2014

Toward a Truth That Defies Precision

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Creating works based on a raw real-life event, like “The Death of Klinghoffer,” holds dangers as well as opportunities.

Nov. 21 2014

Mozart Melts Into Dark Shostakovich

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Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for Violin, Viola and Orchestra was paired with Shostakovich on Thursday night at Avery Fisher Hall.

Nov. 21 2014

Amid Familiar Repertoire, the New York Premiere of an Oceanic Journey

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Over two evenings at Carnegie Hall, Michael Tilson Thomas led the San Francisco Symphony in programs traversing Mahler and Samuel Carl Adams’s “Drift and Providence.”

Nov. 20 2014

Comic Complications Swathed in White Terry Cloth

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“Il Turco in Italia,” a Rossini comic opera, presents a challenge to those attempting to untangle its plot.

Nov. 19 2014

A Playoff, of Sorts, in Bach’s Court

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The Mutter Virtuosi, a string orchestra of Anne-Sophie Mutter’s protégées, joined her in concert at Carnegie Hall.

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