May. 27 2016

A less than tamed ‘Shrew’ at STC

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Maulik Pancholy (Kate) in Taming of the Shrew
(photo courtesy of Shakespeare Theater Company)
In the last few years, local theaters have staged Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew several times. In the fall of 2009, the Shakespeare Theater Company mounted its take on this man-vs-woman “comedy” for its annual “Free for All” production. In 2012 the Folger Shakespeare Library produced a

May. 27 2016

James Levine Ends a Climactic Season With the Met Orchestra

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Mr. Levine, who is stepping back from his longtime role as music director, led a poignant program of excerpts from Wagner’s “Ring” featuring a protégée, Christine Goerke.

May. 27 2016

Leaving the NSO, a veteran clarinetist reflects on the orchestra’s ups and downs

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Loren Kitt, hired in 1970, will be honored at the NSO performance on June 9.

May. 27 2016

Inspired Adventures in Modern Music

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The percussion group Talujon plays Roulette in Brooklyn, while the ensemble counter)induction arrives at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

May. 26 2016

A New Season of Crimes and Misdemeanors at The Ivy Bookshop . . .

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The weather may be heating up, but this summer, we’ll make your blood run cold! The Ivy hosts a new season of Crimes and Misdemeanors, our mystery, crime and suspense event series. Join us for this intriguing line-up:

On Tuesday, June 21, at 7:00, Rory Flynn presents Dark Horse, the new novel in the Eddy Harkness police procedural series, which began with Third Rail.

Click through to learn about the new season of our Crimes and Misdemeanors event series!

May. 26 2016

Classical Music Listings for May 27-June 2

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Read more here:: NY Times Classical Music News

May. 26 2016

Review: Summoning Erwin Schulhoff’s Zest for Life

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The Czech composer is remembered as a victim of the Nazis, but a concert at the Center for Jewish History showed the vitality and humor of his music.

May. 26 2016

Seiji Ozawa Cancels Tanglewood Appearances

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in a statement, cited Mr. Ozawa’s “lack of physical strength”; Mr. Ozawa said he is “very, very sad” to be canceling.

May. 26 2016

Thursday 05/26/16 The Pittsburgh Symphony

11:00 PM Juraj Valčuha, conductor; Nicola Benedetti, violin; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1 RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 3

May. 26 2016

Promising New Quartet by Lembit Beecher

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Schubert, String Quartets 9/14 (“Der Tod und das Mädchen”), Quatuor Mosaïques (Alliance, 2010)Charles T. Downey, The Diderot String Quartet wins some converts
Washington Post, May 26
The idea of hearing a string quartet play in Washington National Cathedral sounds crazy, but the building’s semi-enclosed Great Choir provides quite a backdrop for a series of chamber music concerts. The young

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