Jul. 23 2014

Repertory of Fear and Hope

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“The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” at 59E59 Theaters, is about a Jewish girl who escapes Vienna on the kindertransport and finds refuge in music while living without her family in London.

Jul. 23 2014

Chaotic Yet Pensive, Pounding the Keys

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The pianist Marc-André Hamelin performed at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival on Sunday, offering both works of obscure composers and repertory standards.

Jul. 23 2014

At 50, Festival Is Reunion of Sorts

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In its 50th year, the Festival of Contemporary Music has focused on the work of Tanglewood Music Center fellows, young and old.

Jul. 23 2014

A Youthful Vigor, Flowing Through to His Fingertips

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Conor Hanick played, in his own words, an “unorthodox” program at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival on Monday.

Jul. 22 2014

Tuesday 07/22/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Muti and Uchida Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 (Mitsuko Uchida, piano) Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 (the Great) Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200

Jul. 22 2014

Youth Is Not Wasted on This Young Orchestra

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The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America rehearses for its Carnegie Hall debut.

Jul. 22 2014

As the City Birds Nod Off, a Crooning Gull Steps In

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The New Juilliard Ensemble presented a contemporary program, including premieres of works by Roberto Sierra and Errollyn Wallen, at a MoMA Summergarden concert.

Jul. 22 2014

A Conductor, a Band and a Critical Swath

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Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at Tanglewood, the symphony’s summer home in the Berkshires.

Jul. 21 2014

Monday 7/21/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:          Lorin Maazel SOLOISTS:                Han-Na Chang, cello Dietlinde Turban, narrator Jeremy Irons, narrator James Danner, treble Sir James Galway, flute Dylan Baker, narrator Brooklyn Youth Chorus Dianne Berkun, director   LORIN MAAZEL     Monaco Fanfares (New York Premiere) LORIN MAAZEL     Music for Cello and Orchestra LORIN MAAZEL     The Giving Tree (New York Premiere) […]

Jul. 21 2014

7-21-14 Word On Wine 2 Alsatians!

Did you ever hear the one about 2 Alsatians who went into a bar?  I didn’t either nor am I likely to.  However, I did hear and taste two really nice wines from a very obscure corner of Alsace which I really loved!  The area is called Moselle and it is the most northern winery […]

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