Archive for the ‘RSS Feeds’ Category

Mar. 05 2015

Review: Musica Sacra Highlights Living Composers

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At the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, this mainstay of the New York choral scene premiered three pieces.

Mar. 05 2015

Review: Handel’s ‘Semele’ Comes With Sumo Wrestlers at BAM

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The Chinese artist Zhang Huan’s production of Handel’s “Semele” has playful, colorful staging saturated with Buddhist imagery.

Mar. 05 2015

Opera & Classical Music Listings for March 6-12

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A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.

Mar. 04 2015

Ezra Laderman,Weaver of Eclectic ‘Marilyn’ Opera, Dies at 90

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A prolific composer of symphonic, chamber and vocal music, Mr. Laderman won public notice thanks to his work about Marilyn Monroe for the New York City Opera.

Mar. 04 2015

Youth Symphony Cancels Program That Quotes ‘Horst Wessel’ Song

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Jonas Tarm, 21, had won a commission from the New York Youth Symphony, which canceled a performance after getting a letter of complaint.

Mar. 01 2015

Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music Play Strauss’s ‘Ein Heldenleben’

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Two orchestras say they performed the challenging “Ein Heldenleben” without knowing the other institution had planned to do the same.

Mar. 01 2015

Review: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at Alice Tully Hall

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This period ensemble played works by Smetana, Brahms and Dvorak.

Feb. 28 2015

William Thomas McKinley, Jazz-Loving Composer, Dies at 76

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A hallmark of Mr. McKinley’s music was his acute sensitivity to the tonal possibilities of each instrument.

Feb. 28 2015

Pining for Handel’s ‘Alcina’ Sorceress, Coming to Lincoln Center on Film

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Lincoln Center’s Great Voices on Film series includes an act from a Handel opera increasingly revived at Manhattan institutions, but not (yet) at the Met.

Feb. 28 2015

Percussion To the Extreme

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New chamber music by Augusta Read Thomas is the focus of the Miller Theater composer portrait on Thursday.

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