October 10, 2015

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Jennie Somogyi The Principal Dancer Bids Farewell to NYCB
24 Sep 2015
A highlight of last spring’s Black & White Festival at New York City Ballet was the return of Principal Dancer Jennie Somogyi in George Balanchine’s Episodes.

Birds Of A Feather: Dancer Mary Elizabeth Sell on the Sisterhood of Swans
17 Sep 2015
This fall, Peter Martins’ Swan Lake returns to New York City Ballet for eight performances only. The full-evening ballet, which received its world premiere in 1996 by the Royal Danish Ballet, and was first performed by NYCB in 1999, features scenic and costume design by Per Kirkeby. Here, dancer Mary Elizabeth Sell reflects on being a part of the famed flock of swans.

The Very Model Of A Modern Concertmaster
10 Sep 2015 -- Meet Frank huang, the New York Philharmonic’s new concertmaster.

03 Sep 2015 -- Evgeny Kissin’s connection to Carnegie Hall is legendary. In 1990, he made his famed debut, launching the Hall’s centennial season. Now—for the Hall’s 125th anniversary—he returns as a Perspectives artist to curate a series in which he explores his artistic interests and musical discoveries. Throughout this historic series, the virtuosity, versatility, and penetrating intensity of one of the world’s greatest pianists will be on full display. In advance of his return to Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Kissin discussed his upcoming concerts with Clive Gillinson, Carnegie Hall’s executive and artistic director.

The Taming of the Shrew: A classic comic ballet closes the season
03 Aug 2015 -- Houston Ballet closes its 2014-15 season with John Cranko’s wonderfully comic ballet The Taming of the Shrew, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Based on the play by William Shakespeare, John Cranko’s version of The Taming of the Shrew is considered a classic.

The Creation of a Classic: The History of Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
30 Jul 2015 -- MacMillan challenged ballet conventions by making Manon an immoral leading lady at a time when virtuous heroines were the norm.

NYOUSA Ready for China
25 Jul 2015 -- “China has become one of the world’s most important centers for classical music and will play an everincreasing role in the future of music.”

The Flame of Love
15 Jul 2015 -- Joan of arc, who has represented an array of qualities over centuries, is the center of this month’s Philharmonic theatrical extravaganza, June 10–13, starring oscar winner Marion Cotillard.

Fifty Years Of Priceless Music — Absolutely Free
11 Jul 2015 -- This summer, June 17–24, the concerts in the Parks series is celebrating its Golden anniversary, inspiring a look back on the beginnings of New York’s favorite summer tradition.

To Make The Music Heard
05 Jul 2015 -- Susanna Mälkki brings to her Philharmonic debut her reverence for composers and a passionate commitment to make their scores “sound as beautiful as possible.”

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.

Before Bach
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.”

Simply Audra
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.

Sinatra: An American Icon Opens at The New York Library for the Performing Arts
26 Apr 2015 -- In the new exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon, visitors will have a chance to look deeper into the life and legacy of Frank Sinatra.

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.

Resounding Strings: Quartets Highlight Second Half of Great Performers
02 Mar 2015 -- Great Performers shines a spotlight on the string quartet this winter with concerts by a returning favorite and a new, free series featuring four rising ensembles.

Art of the Song Series Returns to Lincoln Center
20 Feb 2015 -- Audiences who are passionate about vocal recitals have already marked their calendars for the return of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Song series at Alice Tully Hall.

Jazz: Connecting The Dots
19 Feb 2015 -- Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its A Side, B Side series with travels from Haiti and Cuba to New Orleans and New York on February 20–21 in The Appel Room.

Back In Time
11 Feb 2015 -- The English Concert’s Artistic Director Harry Bicket discusses the challenges and rewards of performing Baroque operas.

Turning the Hall Pink
05 Feb 2015 --

“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”

“… Practice. Or join Pink Martini.”

Curating the Performing Arts
04 Feb 2015 -- What shapes the breadth and scope of Cal Performances’ programming?

Getting Warmer
28 Jan 2015 -- You might have wondered before a concert, with the musicians on stage producing a cacophony of sound: “Why are they making that racket?”

Keeping It Fresh
27 Jan 2015 -- How do dancers create something new in every performance of The Nutcracker?

Making "Merry"
26 Jan 2015 -- Star and director of the Met's new production of The Merry Widow spoke with Matt Dobkin about the enduring charms of Lehár’s enchanting operetta.

Birth of the American Orchestra
25 Jan 2015 -- Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra delve into the Birth of the American Orchestra.

Celebrating Ailey's Women
24 Jan 2015 -- Jacqueline Green remembers the first time she saw an Ailey dancer up close.

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.

Amy Kaiser Kees Her Focus on Musical Collaborations
21 Jan 2015 -- For 20 seasons, St. Louis Symphony Chorus Director Amy Kaiser has kept her focus on musical collaborations.

An Exceptional Partnership: Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
20 Jan 2015 -- It is Sunday in Chicago, a day off for Riccardo Muti. Nonetheless, there is a busy day ahead.

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.

Double Vision
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 and audience.

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.

Soviet Affair
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.

St. Petersburg Ballet to Grace the Stage in New York this Autumn
10 Nov 2014 -- In autumn 2014, for the first time in its history, the Ballet Company of the Mikhailovsky Theater will be going on tour in the United States.

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.

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