April 23, 2014

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Olga Peretyatko
Credit: Uwe Arenas

The New Girl
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
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

A Chat With: Famed Police drummer Stewart Copeland on World Premiere of "Ben Hur" at Virginia Arts FestivalOn 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

Together AgainPatricia 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

A Chat With: Virginia Arts Festival Artistic Director Rob Cross<>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

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

Perfect Match

Perfect MatchJonas 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

The Maria Schneider OrchestraFrom 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

A Star Couple Says GoodbyeThrough 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

London CallsLiam 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

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s Jacques Lacombe on the Winter Festival 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

Q&A: Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn to perform with New Jersey Symphony OrchestraAn 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

Back With a VengeanceJames 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

Winter Festival: The Incredible Decade 1820-1830The 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.

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