Friday, October 28, 2011
Despite reports of government funding cuts, Saturday night's concert at Carnegie Hall with pianist Andras Schiff should find the orchestra in excellent artistic shape, if recent reviews are any guide.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The New York City Ballet has announced that its principal dancer is retiring after 16 years.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Schubert’s song “Der Erlkönig," is a perennial favorite for Halloween concerts. The Anderson-Roe Piano Duo have found that it's best not to play when lurking around an empty piano factory.
Monday, October 24, 2011
New York's eccentric Shriner's hall turned performing arts venue has undergone a major renovation. On Tuesday audiences can see the results.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has cancelled her debut recital at Carnegie Hall. At WQXR, she hinted that time was short.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
During a career that spanned more than 70 years, Norman Corwin wrote, produced and directed for radio, television, film and the stage.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The Metropolitan Opera has announced a big casting change for its new production of Richard Wagner's Siegfried.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The sounds of Mozart, Debussy and Donizetti may be accompanied by chants as Occupy Wall Street protesters threaten to take over Lincoln Center Plaza Tuesday.
Friday, October 14, 2011
Two unrelated headlines formed a curious intersection this week.
On Thursday, Tarisio auction house announced that a 1783 Guadagnini violin that Lorin Maazel owned and used for his career will be put up for auction on November 10. Proceeds will go to his Castleton Festival in a fund to help young artists.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
In the old days, if you couldn't get to see opera on stage, you waited a few months for Public Television to broadcast one. Now the opportunities have changed and live is everything.
Monday, October 10, 2011
The Philadelphia Orchestra and its musicians reached a tentative agreement late last week, but their venue is having labor issues of its own: members of stagehands union have gone on strike.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will receive New York City's highest honor for achievement in the arts.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
When conductor Valery Gergiev became chairman of the International Tchaikovsky Competition last year he promised to clean house, ridding it of its historic corruption and favoritism.
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg invoked Aaron Copland. The chief justice countered with Jimi Hendrix.