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Charlie Musselwhite: Continental Drifter
27 Feb 2013 -- Blues harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite continues his musical journey from his birthplace of Mississippi to Memphis to Chicago and on to New York City. Musselwhite brings his electric blues style to The Allen Room on March 15–16.

The Orchestra in Motion
26 Feb 2013 -- New traditions are gaining momentum at the
New York Philharmonic. Music Director Alan Gilbert speaks with Karissa Krenz on the interests and initiatives that underlie the Orchestra’s 2013–14 season.

A Chat With: Conductor Nicholas McGegan
25 Feb 2013 -- An interview with conductor Nicholas McGegan. On March 4, he will lead Handel’s stirring Samson at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

New York City Ballet in DC
18 Feb 2013 -- One of the world’s foremost dance companies, New York City Ballet performs two signature mixed repertory programs accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra in the Kennedy Center Opera House March 26–31.

Rouse in the House
13 Feb 2013 -- A lifelong Philharmonic fan is now its Composer-in- Residence. Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Christopher Rouse tells author Frank J. Oteri that the Orchestra “can do just about anything.”

Holy Knight
08 Feb 2013 -- Tenor Jonas Kaufmann takes on Wagner’s questing hero Parsifal for the first time at the Met, in a new production of the opera director François Girard calls “a sacred piece in the history of music.”

The Killer Ballet that Changed Broadway: Reviving “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”
07 Feb 2013 -- In 1936, George Balanchine was a young Russian choreographer who had been in the United States for three years. He had launched a ballet school and was trying to establish a permanent company; Broadway musicals were hardly familiar terrain.

Blood On The Fields: Two Decades Later
04 Feb 2013 -- Blood on the Fields, the historic oratorio on slavery and freedom written by Wynton Marsalis, premiered April 1, 1994 in Alice Tully Hall. In 1997 it became the first jazz composition to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

The Ballet Project
30 Jan 2013 -- Last November, FAILE, the Brooklyn-based artist team of Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, posted a sneak-peek image from their latest project on their Facebook page...

Michael Mayer Puts the Wriggle Into Rigoletto at The Met
24 Jan 2013 -- Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer, making his Metropolitan Opera debut this month, talks about his innovative idea of setting Verdi's Rigoletto in Rat Pack-era Las Vegas.

Benjamin Millepied to Head Ballet of the Opera National de Paris
24 Jan 2013 -- Benjamin Millepied, 35, a former star of the New York City Ballet and founder of the L.A. Dance Project last year has been appointed Thursday to the prestigious post of director of dance for the Ballet of the Opera National de Paris.

Q&A With Tom Gold
20 Jan 2013 -- Tom Gold Dance will participate in Dancers Responding to AIDS Jan. 29, the eighth edition of Dance from the Heart as some of the most diverse dancers and choreographers working today come together to showcase their artistry and support DRA.

New Girl in Town: Kristine Opolais
17 Jan 2013 -- Over the last few seasons, Kristine Opolais has won raves across Europe. Now the Latvian soprano arrives at the Met as Magda in Puccini’s La Rondine. She tells Philipp Brieler why she loves this opera—and what Coco Chanel has to do with it.

Tschaikovsky's Troika
09 Jan 2013 -- This winter NYCB celebrates the music of Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky in four weeks of performances that will feature 10 works by George Balanchine and two by Peter Martins.

Q&A With Ricky Ian Gordon
09 Jan 2013 -- The Dessoff Choirs will be presenting WORDPLAY, a Mid-Winter festival in various venues around New York City from January 15 through March 16. The festival kicks off on January 15 with Movable Type, a choral concert that pays tribute to the poetry of Harlem Renaissance author and poet, Langston Hughes.

Stoki at 100
04 Jan 2013 -- The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Leopold Stokowski.

An Adventurous Season for American Songbook
27 Dec 2012 -- After fourteen seasons of acclaimed eclectisicm showcasing the richness of American popular music—most on one of the loveliest stages in New York City, The Allen Room, with its shimmering, backdrop of Central Park—Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series expands its musical vistas in 2013 to include a second room with a spectacular view, the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Barber Gets a Makeover
17 Dec 2012 -- Razor-sharp and just two hours long, the Met’s English-language holiday presentation of The Barber of Seville is a rollicking comedy the whole family can enjoy. J. D. McClatchy, the man who did the adaptation- translation, explains the process of transforming Rossini’s Italian classic into a special holiday treat.

New York Contacts
10 Dec 2012 -- The fourth season of CONTACT! begins this month, with music by composers based in the Big Apple. Sean Shepherd, an alumnus of the new-music series, shares his insider’s perspective.

A chat With New York Choral Society Music Director David Hayes
08 Dec 2012 -- On Dec. 18 at Carnegie Hall, the New York Choral Society will present a program featuring Hector Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ, which will be performed in French with English supertitles, and Jennifer Higdon’s O magnum mysterium.

Nutcracker Firsts
07 Dec 2012 -- Whether it’s the thrilling music, the dancing candy canes or the antics of the mysterious Herr Drosselmeier, The Nutcracker makes a big impression the first time most people see it. We asked seven members of the City Ballet Company to recall their favorite Nutcracker firsts — first viewings, first performances and first heart-stop moments.

A Chat With Essential Voices USA Conductor Judith Clurman
06 Dec 2012 -- Judith Clurman, conductor of Essential Voices USA, talks about the group and their new CD "Celebrating the American Spirit."

Hail, Maria!
05 Dec 2012 -- Donizetti’s bel canto masterpiece Maria Stuarda has its Met premiere on New Year’s Eve—a true cause for celebration, according to star Joyce DiDonato and director David McVicar.

Les Ballets Trockadero Plays NYC Holiday Engagement at the Joyce
05 Dec 2012 -- Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the acclaimed all-male comic ballet troupe, returns to the Joyce Theater for its biannual three-week NYC holiday engagement, Dec. 18 through Jan. 6.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Comes Back East
03 Dec 2012 -- New York City Center season marks the full company’s first New York performance since 1996.

Birth of the Cool
30 Nov 2012 -- Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its 25th Anniversary celebration with a series of festivals highlighting its rich history of performances. In January, JALC explores a particular era in jazz with the Birth of the Cool Festival, featuring performances in Rose Theater, The Allen Room, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Voices from Latin America
28 Nov 2012 -- In a recent conversation with Jeremy Geffen, director of artistic planning at Carnegie Hall, Osvaldo Golijov outlined the importance of the various facets of Voices from Latin America and the musical icons who have been engaged to be a part of it.

Mozart Mezzo
21 Nov 2012 -- Elına Garanca, who stars as Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito this month, tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about singing Mozart, her character’s conflicting emotions, and the unexpected challenges of playing a man.

Welcoming Yannick Nézet-Séguin
13 Nov 2012 -- As Yannick Nézet-Séguin begins his tenure as the eighth music director of The Philadelphia Orchestra, it marks yet another auspicious moment in the Orchestra’s rich history.

Amplifying a New Voice
09 Nov 2012 -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s upcoming season shines a spotlight on breakthrough choreographer Kyle Abraham with the world premiere of Another Night.

Brahms and the Orchestra
06 Nov 2012 -- This season the New york Philharmonic is traveling through the rich landscapes of all of Brahms’s symphonies and concertos. Jan Swafford traces the composer’s thorny path to creating some of the greatest works in the orchestral repertoire.

Light and Dark
01 Nov 2012 -- With his new production of Un Ballo in Maschera, set in a cinematic Swedish atmosphere, director David Alden aims to integrate the stylistic paradoxes of Verdi’s endlessly intriguing opera.

Beautiful Ballet
31 Oct 2012 -- The 2012–2013 season begins with performances by The Suzanne Farrell Ballet and San Francisco Ballet.

An Eye to the Future
24 Oct 2012 -- New York Philharmonic Executive Director Matthew VanBesien speaks with Monica Parks about his path to the Philharmonic, his reaction to a new hometown, and his hopes for the Orchestra’s future.

Creating a Storm
22 Oct 2012 -- When Thomas Adès’s The Tempest premiered in 2004, the response was overwhelming. Now this contemporary masterpiece is coming to the Met, with the composer conducting Robert Lepage’s magical production and Simon Keenlyside returning to Prospero, the role he created to widespread acclaim.

A Chat With Argento Chamber Ensemble Conductor Michel Galante
20 Oct 2012 -- The Argento Chamber Ensemble, under the baton of conductor Michel Galante, will perform on Oct. 27th at 7:30 pm at St. Bart’s Episcopal Church all fragments of Mozart’s unfinished Requiem K. 626 along with composer Georg Friedrich Haas’s Sieben Klangräume (Seven Soundspaces).

Akram Khan's Vertical Road: The Light and the Dark
16 Oct 2012 -- The eight dancers in Akram Khan’s Vertical Road seem to react reflexively to the powerful beat underlying Nitin Sawhney’s textured, atmospheric score. It’s not immediately clear why their movements are so engaging, but soon enough, the reason becomes evident—the pulsations echo the tempo of our beating hearts.

One Big Symphony
15 Oct 2012 -- The Philharmonic’s 171st season is a wide- ranging journey. Paul J. Pelkonen reveals many of the musical landmarks.

Ax in the House
10 Oct 2012 -- This season Emanuel Ax, following decades of frequent Philharmonic concerts, is officially in residence at the Orchestra. Peter W. Goodman examines the fascinating and varied repertoire and roles that highlight his appearances.

Eastman School of Music’s Marie Rolf Reflects on “The Prismatic Debussy”
09 Oct 2012 -- This October, Eastman School of Music presents “The Prismatic Debussy,” a festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the French composer’s birth.

Sound of Revolution
04 Oct 2012 -- Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore is one of the best-loved comedies in opera. In his imaginative new production, starring Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani, Bartlett Sher uncovers the patriotic fervor simmering underneath the surface charm.

Enter Justin Peck — By Leaps and Bounds
28 Sep 2012 -- The newest ballet by New York City Ballet’s newest choreographer bounded onstage October 5, when corps de ballet member Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit, his second work for the Company, enjoyed its world premiere. The final fall performance is Oct. 13.

A Luminous Line Up
25 Sep 2012 -- Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, which explores the connection of artistic expression to our interior lives, makes its return October 18 through November 18.

Marathon Men: NYCB Celebrates Stravinsky and Balanchine
12 Sep 2012 -- Some partnerships last longer than others. When the visionary Serge Diaghilev first paired Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, the impresario’s Ballets Russes once again showed it was willing to take risks.

20 (PLUS) QUESTIONS WITH: Soprano Angela Meade
10 Sep 2012 -- Soprano Angela Meade is part of “Opera’s Next Wave” (Opera News) and she’s leading the wave in the demanding 19th-century bel canto repertoire and the operas of Verdi and Mozart.

Musical Majesty
05 Sep 2012 -- The National Symphony Orchestra begins a new season with renowned soloists and conductors including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Kelley O’Connor and Roberta Flack.

Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Wins American Prize
03 Sep 2012 -- The American Prize has announced that the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and its music director David Bernard have won first prize in The American Prize Competition, Orchestral Performance 2012.

The London Symphony Orchestra Returns
29 Aug 2012 -- Fresh from its starring role in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, the London Symphony Orchestra returns to Lincoln Center next month for its annual New York residency.

An Eye to the Future
23 Aug 2012 -- New York Philharmonic Executive Director Matthew VanBesien speaks with Monica Parks about his path to the Philharmonic, his reaction to a new hometown, and his hopes for the Orchestra’s future.

Haute Couture at New York City Ballet
15 Aug 2012 -- Fashion, as the world knows, is the guiding passion of Valentino Garavani, the renowned designer and master couturier, often known simply as Valentino. Less well known is Valentino’s passion for the ballet.

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