Archive for the ‘RSS Feeds’ Category

Jul. 12 2017

National Youth Orchestras Bring Friendly Competition to New York

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Ensembles from the United States and China will perform works by John Adams, Mahler, Zhou Long, Dvorak and others.

Jul. 10 2017

Review: Tricky Politics in Andrew Norman’s New Children’s Opera

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“A Trip to the Moon,” performed at the Barbican in London and based on a 1902 silent-film classic, is a parable about two peoples learning to trust each other.

Jul. 10 2017

Anthony Roth Costanzo Exists to Transform Opera

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The countertenor, a collaborator with Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato and Justin Vivian Bond, has created an unusual career of music very old and very new.

Jul. 09 2017

At G-20, Beethoven Sends a Mixed Message to Trump

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The Ninth, and its “Ode to Joy” finale, were featured in a concert in front of world leaders on Friday, but the work’s meaning is far from clear.

Jul. 07 2017

Hell or High Water, an Orchestra Celebrates the Erie Canal

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The Albany Symphony is playing along the canal to celebrate the bicentennial of the artificial waterway, which transformed New York.

Jul. 07 2017

Callas at Her Peak: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

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Maria Callas, Anja Harteros and music by Marc Blizstein and Kurt Weill were among the highlights.

Jul. 06 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Jul. 05 2017

Anthony Roth Costanzo in a Handel Rarity at National Sawdust

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A seldom-heard Handel dramatic serenata gets a modern operatic staging, with contemporary resonances, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.

Jul. 03 2017

To Judge a Musician by his Hair!

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The issue of performer-and-hair has recently come up on a conversation thread on the instagram account of the fellow writer, obsessed listener, and musical explorer “foreignwords” (he runs the podcast & website Fugue for Thought). There, the cellist Carmine Miranda, having just joined the social media world, found a mention of himself regarding his recording of the Dvořák and Schumann cello

Jul. 01 2017

‘Little Mermaid’ flounders amiably at Wolf Trap

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The Disney Company knows how to line their pockets. They carefully guard their most popular products, their movies, and string people along with countless related paraphernalia. Such is the case with the musical version of The Little Mermaid, which is visiting Wolf Trap this weekend. It has the big songs from the beloved movie, fleshed out into a merely adequate musical form (music by Alan

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