Meredith Monk In Her Own Voice
30 Jun 2015
It has a lot to do with listening to the other layers and to the series of musical events. It takes a different kind of listening. It’s a very hands-on kind of music.
On Her Own Terms: Wendy Whelan Comes to City Center
26 Jun 2015
It’s here that she began to recover her strength and learn her limits, and build the confidence to know that she needn’t be defined by them. With the backing of the associateship, she can feel free to experiment. “I’m incredibly confident”.
Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together Again
22 Jun 2015 -- Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock have run on relatively parallel courses since both appeared on the scene in the early 1960s. Both musicians built their reputations on their fervent experimentalism
and rejection of convention.
MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: 50 Years Later, And Still For The First Time
20 Jun 2015 -- Though no English writer would dare try to improve upon William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, certain adaptations, especially in other art forms, can take on such a life of their own that they become—like the play itself—so consummate, it seems hard to imagine the world without them. Perhaps this was never truer
than in the case of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 balletic masterpiece of the same title, which is currently celebrating 50 splendid years.
The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez
18 Jun 2015 -- Machito laid the groundwork for
Latin jazz, Tito Puente pushed the
envelope with passion, and on June 12–
13, Carlos Henriquez propels the music
into the future in Rose Theater with The
Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez.
14 Jun 2015 -- Bach is a towering figure of music history, in part because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Yet modern musicians largely ignored composers who came before him until the recent revival of early music that has transformed the ways we play and hear music of the past. This spring, Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach series celebrates music written in the late 16th and 17th centuries— prior to when Bach became an active composer—performed by the pioneering artists who have revitalized the repertoire for today’s audiences.
Wayne Shorter— Living Legend
11 Jun 2015 -- Mr. Shorter has a body of unique and
definitive compositions, sophisticated in melody and harmony, done in the rhythm of jazz. His music has been the centerpiece of three definitive forces in jazz...
The Wit and Wisdom of Susan Graham
10 Jun 2015 -- The star mezzo returns to the Met this month in the title role of Susan Stroman’s new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow. She tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about opera, operetta, and her “gift of gab.”
31 May 2015 -- When Audra McDonald made her Carnegie Hall debut in
1998 with the San Francisco Symphony, she was already halfway to her record-setting sixth Tony Award. That performance was coincidentally in a suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a work in which she would star 14 years later and earn a fifth Tony.
Both Sides Now
28 May 2015 -- In his new production of opera’s most popular double bill, opening April 14, Sir David McVicar emphasizes the differences of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, revealing additional dimensions in each work in the process.
Balanchine Black & White
26 May 2015 -- Twelve pivotal works open New York City Ballet’s spring season.
In these inimitable compositions, Balanchine
zeroed in on the raw essentials—music and dance—stripping
away fancy costumes and scenery along with a host of
accepted ideas of what constitutes a ballet.
The Beautiful Danger
20 May 2015 -- New York City Ballet Dances August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. La Sylphide is a story about being seduced, a story about a young man who can’t catch his dream.
On with the Show...with Bugs Bunny
05 May 2015 -- The mastermind behind Bugs Bunny at the Symphony explores why the great Warner Bros. cartoons have grabbed hold of the hearts and souls of generations of music lovers.
American Songbook in the Penthouse
03 Mar 2015 -- If the phrase “American Songbook” only conjures up names like
Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, or Styne, it’s time to experience American Songbook in the Penthouse.
Reclaiming Bel Canto
23 Jan 2015 -- Filled with vocal pyrotechnics, infectious melodies, and riveting drama, bel canto operas like Rossini’s The Barber of Seville have delighted audiences for more than 200 years.
Meet Dustin Yellin
22 Jan 2015 -- Dustin Yellin moves like he talks, which is to say: extremely fast.
The Creative Process at NYCB Captured in a New Documentary Film
16 Jan 2015 -- On February 8, the curtain rises on a new ballet by New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. For anyone who sees it and wonders how it, or any new ballet for that matter, leaps from the choreographer’s brain to the Company’s panoramic stage, insights abound in Ballet 422.
In the Mind of a Diva
15 Jan 2015 -- She is a self-proclaimed storyteller - not only on opera stages in her trademark bel canto roles, but in candid conversation as well. Joyce DiDonato speaks from the heart, recounting her youth in Kansas and the role her upbringing has played in the evolution of her acclaimed career.
The Conversation: Broadway Baby
09 Jan 2015 -- On New Year’s Eve, Kelli O’Hara made her Met debut in Susan Stroman’s new production of The Merry Widow. During rehearsals last November, O'Hara told the Met’s Philipp Brieler about bridging the worlds of musical theater and opera.
31 Dec 2014 -- Anna Netrebko and Nadja Michael star in the new
double bill of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta and Bartók’s
Bluebeard’s Castle —both directed by Mariusz
Treliński, whose cinematic approach nods to the
powerful emotional currents simmering under the
surface of both operas.
Insight, Passion and Perfection
16 Dec 2014 -- Daniil Trifonov returns to the Philharmonic, bringing with
him an almost obsessive commitment to both composer
The Balanchine Nutcracker: A Child’s Dream of Heaven
02 Dec 2014 -- In 2004, the late critic Clive Barnes wrote the following story on how New York City Ballet’s 1954 production of The Nutcracker, which was then largely unknown, became a turning point in the history of dance in America.
17 Nov 2014 -- With its bold musical vision
and frank eroticism, Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth
of Mtsensk incurred the wrath of none other than Joseph Stalin
himself. The composer’s opera of adultery and murder returns to the Met
with Eva-Maria Westbroek in the leading role.
Levine’s Full Docket
30 Oct 2014 -- After a testing-the-waters return season last year, Music Director
James Levine now embarks on a jam-packed 2014–15 schedule of six
operas, three Met Orchestra concerts, and a pair of recitals with the
Met Chamber Ensemble.
Power, Perfection and Natural Artistry
20 Oct 2014 -- Violinist Lisa Batiashvili’s virtuosity, curiosity, and musical
passions together make her the perfect choice to be this
year’s Philharmonic Artist-in-Residence.
15 Oct 2014 -- In his new production of Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by James Levine,
director Richard Eyre brings to the fore the sensuality of Mozart’s
Troy Schumacher on His First Work For City Ballet
10 Oct 2014 -- “I have no idea what it’s going to be like and I
love that,” says Troy Schumacher, speaking
ahead of a milestone: the debut of his first
ballet created for NYCB, which premiered
at the Company’s Fall Gala performance on
In Pursuit of the Sublime
03 Sep 2014 -- Celebrating its fifth year, Lincoln
Center’s White Light Festival
seems to have hit a beautiful nerve.
A Singular Star
21 Aug 2014 -- The iconic Wendy Whelan bids
farewell to New York City Ballet.
Glamour and the Tramp
16 Aug 2014 -- This September the NY Philharmonic performs two contrasting
programs that feature film music: one of Italian glamour, the
other celebrating Charlie Chaplin’s most enduring creation.
Dream a Little Dream
30 Jul 2014 -- In September, the Kennedy Center launches the 2014–2015 season, including concerts by the National Symphony Orchestra Pops in the Concert Hall.
A Great Journey: Roy Kaiser’s 35 Years With Pennsylvania Ballet
28 Jul 2014 -- “I was 21 years old when I came to Philadelphia,” says Roy Kaiser, Artistic
Director of Pennsylvania Ballet. “I came here to see what was going on, because
I had seen the Company perform, and there was something about it that really
Your Concerts in the Parks
27 Jul 2014 -- Tens of thousands flock together each year to enjoy the
New York Philharmonic perform in New York City parks —
with all listeners bringing their own bespoke traditions.
New Shoes to Fill
02 Jun 2014 -- Looking back, it seems inevitable that American Ballet Theatre would one day stage
Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella. With 11 Ashton works in the repertory – Cinderella
makes 12 – his choreography has never been far from the ABT stage.
Mostly Mozart Festival 2014
13 May 2014 -- On July 25 and 26, Lincoln Center’s 48th annual Mostly Mozart Festival will kick off
with two free, outdoor concerts of the world premiere of a work by American composer
John Luther Adams.