April 19, 2014

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The New Girl
15 Apr 2014
Olga Peretyatko makes her Met debut this month as Elvira in Bellini’s I Puritani (with none other than her husband, conductor Michele Mariotti, on the podium).

A Different Path
08 Apr 2014
British pianist Paul Lewis arrives at his Philharmonic debut this month following a rather unusual journey.



A Chat With: Famed Police drummer Stewart Copeland on World Premiere of "Ben Hur" at Virginia Arts Festival
04 Apr 2014 -- On April 19, Stewart Copeland of the iconic 80’s rock band The Police, will debut his new score for the epic 1925 silent film "Ben-Hur" as part of the Virginia Arts Festival.

Together Again
24 Mar 2014 -- Patricia Racette and Marcelo Álvarez reunite for this month’s revival of Giordano’s Andrea Chénier. They tell the Met’s Charles Sheek about portraying love in times of revolution.

A Chat With: Virginia Arts Festival Artistic Director Rob Cross
19 Mar 2014 -- <>An interview with Virginia Arts Festival artistic director Rob Cross. The 18th season of the festival begins on April 2 and goes through May 29. 2014 This year’s festival includes numerous extraordinary arts experiences.

Swan Lake for the 21st Century
13 Mar 2014 -- Jean-Christophe Maillot, artistic director of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, on his updated approach to the classic ballet.

Perfect Match
24 Feb 2014 -- Jonas Kaufmann brings his celebrated portrayal of Werther to the Met for the first time in Richard Eyre’s new production. The tenor star tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler why Massenet and Goethe are such a good fit.

The Maria Schneider Orchestra
23 Feb 2014 -- From Mary Lou Williams to Billie Holiday, women have made the greatest of contributions to jazz throughout its history. Jazz at Lincoln Center will be celebrating Women’s History Month with The Maria Schneider Orchestra in The Allen Room on March 14–15 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

A Star Couple Says Goodbye
29 Jan 2014 -- Through their lyricism and imagination, Janie Taylor and Sébastien Marcovici have joined a long legacy of distinctive artists at New York City Ballet. On the evening of March 1, the two principal dancers, who married in 2012, will retire from the company with a program celebrating French composers.

London Calls
24 Jan 2014 -- Liam Scarlett and Justin Peck have a lot in common. Like his New York City Ballet counterpart, at 27, Scarlett is a precocious homegrown talent, nurtured as a choreographer alongside a dancing career with The Royal Ballet.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Jacques Lacombe on the Winter Festival
14 Jan 2014 -- An interview with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra musical director Jacques Lacombe. On January 17-19 and 24-26, he will lead the Orchestra’s Winter Festival. The multi-year “Man & Nature” Festival odyssey through the classical elements culminates this month, focusing on the theme of earth.

Q&A: Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn to perform with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
11 Jan 2014 -- An interview with Hilary Hahn. The talented violinist will perform Brahms’ Violin concerto with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in an exciting program March 13-16 in Newark, Princeton and Morristown, New Jersey.

Back With a Vengeance
02 Jan 2014 -- James Levine’s momentous comeback this season after a two-year injury hiatus is already the stuff of legend.

Winter Festival: The Incredible Decade 1820-1830
23 Dec 2013 -- The history of classical music comprises a vast array of rich creative output. But, as David Finckel noticed, one particular decade—1820-1830—stands out as especially rich.

Celebrating the Artistry of Ailey’s Matthew Rushing
13 Dec 2013 -- Matthew Rushing the dancer is well-known to Ailey audiences who have experienced his uniquely insightful artistry for over two decades.

Having a Ball
10 Dec 2013 -- Jeremy Sams, creator of the Met’s hit Baroque pastiche The Enchanted Island, returns to the company this month to direct a new English-language production of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus, opening New Year’s Eve. He explains why the piece “dances from beginning to end.”

Dreams Come to Life
04 Dec 2013 -- The Children of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

Rite of Passage
22 Nov 2013 -- Throughout Glenn Dicterow’s final season as the Philharmonic’s Concertmaster, the Orchestra salutes the man and musician who has been a pillar of its sound and musicality for more than three decades.

Man on the Move
12 Nov 2013 -- The peripatetic Esa-Pekka Salonen chats about conducting, composing, and saying farewell to Los Angeles and hello to New York.

Project Plié Steps Out at American Ballet Theatre
12 Nov 2013 -- Diversity remains a sensitive subject in the world of ballet. Many major companies have only a handful of dancers of color in their ranks.

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Celebrates the Garden State with the Roots Project
08 Nov 2013 -- An interview with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra musical director Jacques Lacombe. On November 29, 30 and December 1, he will lead the Orchestra in the world premiere of a new work, commissioned as part of the New Jersey Roots Project.

Drama Queen
07 Nov 2013 -- Christine Goerke returns to the Met this month as the Dyer’s Wife in the highly anticipated revival of Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten. She tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about diving headlong into some of the most challenging dramatic soprano roles in the rep.

Moving Toward the Light
01 Nov 2013 -- Dance has been part of the White Light Festival programming since the inaugural season in 2010.

A Chat With: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée
29 Oct 2013 -- An interview with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra music director Louis Langrée. Mr. Langrée begins his first full season as Music Director with an inaugural concert program November 8-10.

The Masked Ball
25 Oct 2013 -- Nico Muhly’s haunting new opera, Two Boys, conjures the early days of the Internet to explore ideas of identity, disguise, and the timeless need to forge personal connections.

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15 Oct 2013 -- AOL On Network Launches NYCB Documentary Series This Fall

A Conversation Among Cellos
10 Oct 2013 -- Krzysztof Penderecki, who will soon turn 80, is being honored with a musical fete featuring three compelling cellists and a conductor with a long-standing connection to the eminent Polish composer.

The Comeback Kid
03 Oct 2013 -- After two years off recuperating from a serious back injury, Music Director James Levine tells Matt Dobkin he’s as excited as audiences for his eagerly anticipated return.

Happy Anniversary, Fall For Dance!
22 Sep 2013 -- The groundbreaking Festival celebrates 10 seasons with free outdoor performances, new commissions and more.

A Chat With New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jacques Lacombe
10 Sep 2013 -- An interview with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conductor Jacques Lacombe, in his fourth year as the Orchestra’s Music Director. The Orchestra begins its 2013-14 season on September 27th with a special opening weekend program.

A Different Kind of Blues
06 Sep 2013 -- Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov, whose music bedecks the Opening Gala, speaks about his approach to composing, Yo-Yo Ma, and the New York Philharmonic.

Angelin Preljocaj Returns to NYCB
03 Sep 2013 -- Every ballet has a different starting point, but the inspiration is often music, a composition so compelling, haunting or unexpected that the choreographer can’t get it out of his head—and doesn’t want to try.

A Grand Beginning
08 Aug 2013 -- The Kennedy Center’s 2013–2014 season commences next month in grand fashion.

ABT: Then and Now
07 Aug 2013 -- Ballet is a tough profession, as everyone knows, and careers are short. And yet, when dancers start their careers, they cannot imagine life on the other side. Nor do they often give much thought to the dancers who came before them.

Socializing Among Friends
23 Jul 2013 -- The New York Philharmonic has an energetic presence on social media and loves to keep the conversation going. Rebecca Winzenried introduces you to the posts, tweets, and videos that help forge an ever-expanding online family.

Notes from the Bregenz Festival
22 Jul 2013 -- In Austria, the Bregenz Festival's spectacular floating stage could not be more dramatic as the sun sets on Lake Constance.

Three Great New York Teams
18 Jul 2013 -- The Yankees, the Mets, and the New York Philharmonic — these three great New York City teams have more in common than you might think.

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Announces 15h Anniversary Season
01 Jul 2013 -- The Park Avenue Chamber Symphony is pleased to announce its 15th Anniversary Season, 2013-2014. Since its founding, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has brought compelling performances of classical music to its New York audiences and worldwide with its catalogue of recordings.

Principal Beginnings
20 Jun 2013 -- The twenty-first of February was a big day at New York City Ballet. For those who happened to catch the performance of The Sleeping Beauty that evening, it was clear that something was up.

The Power of the Music of the Night
12 Jun 2013 -- Imagine Emanuel Ax giving a piano recital in your living room. You could call him “Manny,”and ask if he’d like another cabernet, while surrounded by loved ones and other music enthusiasts.

Esprit de Corps
07 Jun 2013 -- OK, picture this: Odette without her sister swans; Romeo and Juliet minus the sword-fighting townsmen; La Bayadère with its 24 perfectly synchronized Shades missing in action; Symphony in C forgoing its stage-swelling corps de ballet.

New York City Ballet’s 2013-2014 Season
30 May 2013 -- New York City Ballet’s 2013-14 Season at Lincoln Center will kick off on September 17, 2013, featuring performances of 50 ballets over the course of 21 weeks in celebration of New York City Ballet’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Mostly Mozart Festival 2013: Viennese Connections
23 May 2013 -- In 1787, at age 16, Ludwig van Beethoven traveled alone from Bonn to Vienna with the intention of studying with Mozart. The timing was not propitious. Mozart was immersed in composing Don Giovanni for its fall premiere in Prague.

Shostakovich and Ballet
20 May 2013 -- When the curtain rises at the end of this month on the three ballets set to the music of Dmitri Shostakovich, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky for American Ballet Theatre, audiences are sure to gain a new understanding of this uniquely multifaceted composer.

A Chat With: Virginia Arts Festival Conductor JoAnn Faletta
14 May 2013 -- The Virginia Symphony and Richmond Ballet will present “The Rite of Spring” on May 29th as part of the Virginia Arts Festival - a festival of extraordinary arts experiences that lasts through June. The performance will take place at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Virginia.

Live the Dream
10 May 2013 -- Join ballet star Sara Mearns as she steps into a fantasy world created by Stravinsky, the Philharmonic, and Giants Are Small. Mindy Aloff explores the aesthetics behind this genre-bending production.

American Spring: American Music Festival Kicks Off Spring at NYCB
03 May 2013 -- For the first three weeks of New York City Ballet’s 2013 Spring Season, music by American composers will resound throughout the David H. Koch Theater, sounds that fit a Company with New York City in its name to a T.

Chick Corea Festival with Elio Villafranca
01 May 2013 -- Jazz at Lincoln Center has been celebrating its 25th anniversary with six festivals featuring simultaneous performers on all main stages at Frederick P. Rose Hall. The last one of the season is the Chick Corea Festival highlighting the great work of this magnificent musician from May 16–18.

A Chat With: Rioult Dance Artistic Director Pascal Rioult
30 Apr 2013 -- An interview with Rioult Dance Artistic Director/Choreographer Pascal Rioult. The ensemble will be performing at the Joyce Theater from June 4 – 9.

Lincoln Center Festival 2013
24 Apr 2013 -- Since its inaugural year in 1996, Lincoln Center Festival has presented some of the most original and diverse works in Lincoln Center history.

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