Classical Clicks: Itzhak Perlman Serenades the Mets

Thursday, August 11, 2016

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Itzhak Perlman performs the national anthem at Citi Field. Itzhak Perlman performs the national anthem at Citi Field. (MLB.com)

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The Mets might not be playoff bound, but at least they can boast that violinist Itzhak Perlman is a fan. He proudly wore an Amazins jersey to perform the national anthem at Citi Field before a Subway Series game. Yankee fans, you can still claim Robert Merrill as one of your own as a consolation. (MLB)

More than 150 conductors were asked to rank their favorite symphonies, and — no surprise here — Beethoven, Mozart and Mahler top the list. (The Guardian)

Who knew that David Bromberg — a guitarist who’s played with Bob Dylan, the Eagles, Willie Nelson and Carly Simon — collected violins, amassing 263 of them? (All Things Considered)

Marin Alsop reflects on her on her 25-year tenure at the Cabrillo Festival as she prepares to step down as music director. (NPR)

Take a sneak peek at New York City’s next big performance and exhibition venue. (Fast Company)

Dallas Opera director Keith Cerny, who we spoke to back in June, explains how his board has managed to give more opportunity to women. (Theater Jones)

David Lang’s 1,000-person choral work, the public domain, is ready for its debut, complete with 26 conductors, megaphones in hand. (The New York Times)

Opera Orlando will present a benefit for the families of victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. (Orlando Weekly)

Composer Ray Lustig is pioneering a new form of music/visual work, the “composagram.” (Q2 Music)

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Arden Anderson-Broeckinmg from Fairfield County, CT


'm also a devout Mets follower, have been since they started! Hurray and bravo, Maestro Perlman. I'd love it if, the next time you serenade them, you'd play something Spanish for all the Latino players, and maybe something Scandinavian for their young Danish pitcher.

I love listening to you, because your soul shine through in your music.
Warmest wishes,
AAB

Aug. 14 2016 08:33 AM

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