Feb. 09 2016

Pre-order a signed copy of Laura Lippman’s new novel!

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Won’t be able to make it to our book launch for Laura Lippman’s Wilde Lake? You can still get a signed copy of Laura’s new novel!

Simply pre-order a copy of Wilde Lake through our website. Laura will sign all pre-ordered books, and we will ship them out (or hold them for in-store pick-up, if you choose that option at check-out) on the publication date, May 3, 2016.

Pre-order a signed copy of Laura Lippman’s new novel!

Feb. 09 2016

Tuesday 2/09/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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

Feb. 09 2016

La Piau Goes to Washington

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Après un rêve, S. Piau, S. Manoff (Naïve, 2011)
Charles T. Downey, French soprano Sandrine Piau makes stunning D.C. debut
Washington Post, February 9
Sandrine Piau made her long overdue Washington debut on Sunday afternoon, and the Phillips Collection, celebrating its 75th anniversary season, got the glory. The French soprano’s excellent program of 19th-century songs, superbly accompanied by

Feb. 08 2016

Mel Brooks on ‘Blazing Saddles’

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The movies of Mel Brooks have long been a guilty pleasure of mine, none more than Blazing Saddles. One must be careful, however, when quoting or even referring to the film, because politically correct sensitivities have eroded some people’s sense of humor. In Blazing Saddles, Brooks has his characters say the things that are better left unsaid, making fun of racists, homophobes, sexists, and

Feb. 08 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – February 8, 2016

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This week brings a new top Ivy seller!

Feb. 08 2016

Puppet-Driven ‘Equus’ at Constellation Theater

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Ross Destiche (Alan Strang) and Ryan Tumulty (Horse), in Equus, Constellation Theater (photo by DJ Corey Photography)
We welcome this theater review from Ionarts contributor Philip Dickerson.

“The Naked Play,” “The Horses Play,” “The Harry Potter is in love with a horse Play”: These are just some of the descriptive nicknames given to Peter Shaffer’s Equus. Constellation Theater has revived this

Feb. 08 2016

Monday 02/08/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:Iván Fischer SOLOIST:Leonidas Kavakos, violin BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances Henri DUTILLEUX: L’arbre des songes(New York PhilharmonicPremiere) RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Feb. 08 2016

#morninglistening: Hartmann by Committee

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#morninglistening #Hartmann @challengerec @JamesGaffigan… http://t.co/aKHkikTHNx pic.twitter.com/tBFYrsizCr— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) January 22, 2015

K.A.Hartmann, The Symphonies
J.Gaffigan, I.Metzmacher, M.Stenz, O.Väskäa, C.Poppen / Netherlands RPO, RChPhil
Challenge SACDs

Feb. 07 2016

2016 Winter Drive Recap

What a FANTASTIC drive! Thanks to each one of you who called in a pledge, we had an AMAZINGLY SUCCESSFUL drive! Goal for the total drive: $88,500 total made: $116,415 Total number of pledges: 936 New members: 262 75 online pledges made up $7,710 Over the next several weeks, the membership department will be hard […]

Feb. 07 2016

Perchance to Stream: Folle Journée de Nantes Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Leonard Slatkin conducts Mahler’s sixth symphony with the Orchestre National de Lyon, plus Mozart’s fifth violin concerto with

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