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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
A Chat With: Virginia International Tattoo Director J. Scott Jackson
21 Apr 2013 -- The Virginia International Tattoo is a signature annual event of the Virginia Arts Festival – a festival of extraordinary arts experiences that lasts through June. Virginia International Tattoo performed April 25-28 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.
20 (PLUS) QUESTIONS WITH: Mezzo-Soprano Isabel Leonard
17 Apr 2013 -- The fast-rising mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard adds another remarkable accomplishment to a growing list of stellar achievements with the announcement this week that she has won the 2013 Richard Tucker Award, often referred to as the “Heisman Trophy of Opera.”
10 Apr 2013 -- Robert Lepage’s landmark
production of Wagner’s
epic Ring cycle is back on
the Met stage this spring—
with Deborah Voigt and Jay
Hunter Morris reprising their
acclaimed performances as
Brünnhilde and Siegfried.
The Bad Plus
29 Mar 2013 -- For more than a dozen years, The Bad Plus has pushed the boundaries of what we
have come to know as the jazz trio, playing everything from David Bowie to Pink Floyd as part
of their repertoire.
A Musical Marathon
25 Mar 2013 -- Philharmonic Principal Cello Carter Brey talks with
Elana Estrin about his preparations and plans for
taking on the challenge of all six Bach Cello Suites.