Dec. 11 2014

Thursday 12/11/14 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Hans Graf, conductor Jeffrey Kahane, piano RAVEL “La Valse” MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 STRAUSS, J. JR. Waltzes and Polkas

Dec. 10 2014

In a Battle of the Batons, a Barely Visible Alchemy

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Elim Chan’s victory in the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition suggests how difficult it can be to explain what quality prompts an orchestra to give its best.

Dec. 10 2014

Harmonic Ripples in a Watery World

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The pianist Hélène Grimaud performed a program of water-theme works as part of Douglas Gordon’s installation “Tears Become … Streams Become…” at the Park Avenue Armory.

Dec. 10 2014

Wednesday 12/10/14 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier Soloist: William Bennett, oboe Debussy/Busser: Petite Suite Strauss: Oboe Concerto Mendelssohn: Symphony No.1 in C Minor, Op.11 Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Dec. 09 2014

Arias of the Unexpected, From Sorrow to Joy

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Juilliard singers and players of period instruments joined in “La Resurrezione” at Alice Tully Hall.

Dec. 09 2014

Tuesday 12/09/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Lorin Maazel, conductor Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano Rigel: Symphony in C Minor Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major Kraus: Symphony in E Minor Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major Brahms: Serenade No. 2

Dec. 08 2014

Heroic Onstage and Off: ‘William Tell’ and Players

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The Italian opera company Teatro Regio Torino gives a concert performance of Rossini’s last opera, at Carnegie Hall.

Dec. 08 2014

Monday 12/08/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Stravinsky: The Fairy’s Kiss Stravinsky: Petrushka Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker  

Dec. 07 2014

With an Expressive Flip, a Conservative Lineup Flares to Life

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the Philadelphia Orchestra’s charismatic music director, offered a topsy-turvy program incorporating a Brahms symphony, a Haydn concerto and a Strauss suite.

Dec. 07 2014

Violin World Yowls at Challenge to Fabled Teacher

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Charges by a violinist with a rival teaching method that Shinichi Suzuki fabricated parts of his biography have jolted the music-lesson world.

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