The Voices of Ascension performed in the West Village, Pablo Heras-Casado conducted at Carnegie Hall, and Anna Clyne was featured at Miller Theater.
Chopin, Sonatas (inter alia), E. Kissin (Sony re-releases, 2014)
One of the highlights of any Ionarts season is a concert by Evgeny Kissin. The latest opportunity to hear the Russian virtuoso came on Wednesday night, in an uncompromising program presented by Washington Performing Arts in the Music Center at Strathmore. An inner core of deeply felt emotional masterpieces — Prokofiev’s fourth
This Sunday at 4PM, the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra and Baltimore Mandolin Quartet will pay tribute to Baltimore musician and composer Jonathan Jensen by presenting a concert of his original works and arrangements. Jonathan visited me recently to talk about the program and the history of mandolin ensembles. Related posts: Some Eclectic Evening Carlos’s […]
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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.
11:00 PM Christoph Konig, conductor Hila Plitman, soprano HAYDN: Symphony No. 22, “The Philosopher” DANIELPOUR: Darkness in the Ancient Valley STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
C. Monteverdi, L’Orfeo, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, J. E. Gardiner (Archiv, 1990)
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Washington is a city overrun with choral singers and early music-heads, as well as the audiences that keep them afloat. Where were all of those people on Tuesday night for the rare performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo? Presented by Washington Performing Arts in the Kennedy
“[It’s] a stampede… of every animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. Everything is charging across that goddamn surface.”
—Jackson PollockAfter eighteen months of conservation and cleaning at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, Jackson Pollock’s first large-scale work, Mural, approximately 8′ by 20′ in size, is now on display at the Guggenheim
A major renovation and finding a replacement for Alan Gilbert are just two of the major issues confronting the orchestra.
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Francesco Lecce-Chong SOLOIST: Georgia Jarman, soprano Bernstein:Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Foss: Time Cycle, Four Songs for Soprano and Orchestra Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915,Op.24 Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On The Waterfront Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 “Jeremiah” (Mezzo-Soprano, Sasha Cooke) (archive material conducted by Edo de Waart)