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Composer Carlisle Floyd Discusses His Latest Opera, and His Earliest Success

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 28, 2017

Composer Carlisle Floyd was in New York last week for the city’s premiere of his latest opera, Prince of Players, and I sat with the composer for a talk in his hotel suite. Mr. Floyd, who is ...

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Composer Carlisle Floyd Discusses His Latest Opera, and His Earliest ...

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 28, 2017 Composer Carlisle Floyd was in New York last week for the city's premiere of his latest opera, Prince of Players, and I sat with the composer for a talk in his hotel suite. Mr. Floyd, who is ninety, has ...

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Review: Tyne Daly Goes Mad with the York Theatre's 'Dear ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017 The York Theatre Company presented its 22nd season of Musicals in Mufti program this year. “Mufti” means ordinary street dress, and their mission is to present the “underappreciated” or little-seen musicals in concert form with minimal production values and ...

JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
BÉLA BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Encores:
GYÖRGY CZIFFRA Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Die Fledermaus (after Johann Strauss II)
JOSEF STRAUSS "Frauenherz": Polka-Mazurka, Op. 166

Review: Vienna Philharmonic Brings World-Class Music-Making to New York

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017 One of the great orchestras in classical music today, the Vienna Philharmonic, is on a brief tour of the United States this winter, and thankfully, New York is their first stop where they presented a series of three concerts ...

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Art Break: News Coverage as Art—'Richard Mosse: Heat Maps' ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017 Art has the ability to enable us to see life in a different way. This is how it can make a difference: by reframing a topic in a new or more accessible way, the artist can help the ...

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Review: LOTNY Premieres Carlisle Floyd's Masterful 'Prince of Players'

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 24, 2017 Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera Prince of Players had what Opera News called an “intimate, moving” premiere performance last March in the 1100-seat Cullen Theater at Houston’s Wortham Theater Center, produced by Floyd’s longtime collaborators at Houston ...

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in the Big Apple (when you can't ...

ZEALnyc, February 24, 2017 Merely the name Mardi Gras conjures up images of parades, masquerade parties, and liquor-laden bacchanals. The Mardi Gras/Carnival season technically begins on January 6 with festivities culminating on "Fat Tuesday"—the night before Ash Wednesday, the Christian church's 'holy day' signifying the start ...

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Craig Taborn Quartet recording at Avatar Studios in New York City on May 6th, 2016 for their new ECM album. 
With: Craig Taborn (piano, keyboards), Chris Speed (sax, clarinet), Chris Lightcap (bass), Dave King (drums), Manfred Eicher, producer, James A. Farber, engineer and Tim Marchiafava, assistant

Jazz Notes: Keyboardist Craig Taborn Makes a Rare Village Vanguard ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 23, 2017 The best jazz is the music that's embedded with surprise. That's the modus operandi of pianist/keyboardist Craig Taborn who's going to be making only his second six-night showcase at Village Vanguard in his career that stretches back ...

Performance Monday, February 20, 2017 | 8 PM
Orchestre National de Lyon
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

The music of Ravel is closely associated with the Orchestre National de Lyon – the sumptuous orchestral colors in Daphnis et Chloé as well as in Shéhérazade, inspired by 1001 Nights, with Renée Fleming as soloist. Ravel also composed incidental music for Antar, based on works by Rimsky-Korsakov, with Thomas Hampson in the role of narrator. The program also includes the American première of Celephaïs, a work by Guillaume Connesson, inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s imaginary city.

Performers
Orchestre National de Lyon
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Thomas Hampson, Narrator

Program
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Antar (arr. Ravel, US Premiere of arrangement)
GUILLAUME CONNESSON Celephaïs (US Premiere)
RAVEL Shéhérazade
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Review: Orchestre National de Lyon Soars With Storytelling Repertoire at ...

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, February 22, 2017 Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National de Lyon brought a fascinating mix of the old, the new, and the rediscovered to Carnegie Hall on February 20th, all centered around Ravel. The concert’s opening work, Antar, though credited to ...

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Review: 'Fish Men' Is Sure To Reel You In

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, February 22, 2017 Fish Men is a stunning and thought-provoking play, full of enriching sports metaphors and surprises about life, trauma, and adversity. The twist is that the sport is chess and the matches are as thrilling as the seventh game of ...

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'Sousatzka' Premieres in Toronto Before Heading To Broadway With a ...

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2017 The tradition of trying out musicals in regional settings prior to opening on Broadway has a long history. Typical "tryout" cities have included Boston, New Haven, Washington, D.C., Chicago and L.A., but Toronto? Yes, there's actually an ...

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Review: Tyne Daly Goes Mad with the York Theatre’s ‘Dear World’

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company presented its 22nd season of Musicals in Mufti program this year. “Mufti” means ordinary street dress, and their mission is to present the “underappreciated” or little-seen ...

JOHANNES BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
FRANZ SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
BÉLA BARTÓK The Miraculous Mandarin Suite

Encores:
GYÖRGY CZIFFRA Concert Paraphrase on Themes from Die Fledermaus (after Johann Strauss II)
JOSEF STRAUSS "Frauenherz": Polka-Mazurka, Op. 166

Review: Vienna Philharmonic Brings World-Class Music-Making to New York

By Jose Andrade, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017

One of the great orchestras in classical music today, the Vienna Philharmonic, is on a brief tour of the United States this winter, and thankfully, New York is their first stop where they presented a series ...

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Art Break: News Coverage as Art—’Richard Mosse: Heat Maps’ at Shainman Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 27, 2017

Art has the ability to enable us to see life in a different way. This is how it can make a difference: by reframing a topic in a new or more accessible way, the artist can help the viewer make sense of it ...

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Review: LOTNY Premieres Carlisle Floyd’s Masterful ‘Prince of Players’

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 24, 2017

Carlisle Floyd’s latest opera Prince of Players had what Opera News called an ...

Celebrating Mardi Gras in the Big Apple (when you can’t be in the ‘Big Easy’)

ZEALnyc, February 24, 2017

Merely the name Mardi Gras conjures up images of parades, masquerade parties, and liquor-laden bacchanals. The Mardi Gras/Carnival season technically begins on January 6 with festivities culminating on “Fat ...

Photo: Bart Babinski ©2016
Craig Taborn Quartet recording at Avatar Studios in New York City on May 6th, 2016 for their new ECM album. 
With: Craig Taborn (piano, keyboards), Chris Speed (sax, clarinet), Chris Lightcap (bass), Dave King (drums), Manfred Eicher, producer, James A. Farber, engineer and Tim Marchiafava, assistant

Jazz Notes: Keyboardist Craig Taborn Makes a Rare Village Vanguard Appearance to Deliver His New ECM Recording

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 23, 2017

The best jazz is the music that’s embedded with surprise. That’s the modus operandi of pianist/keyboardist Craig Taborn who’s going to be making only his second six-night showcase at ...

Performance Monday, February 20, 2017 | 8 PM
Orchestre National de Lyon
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

The music of Ravel is closely associated with the Orchestre National de Lyon – the sumptuous orchestral colors in Daphnis et Chloé as well as in Shéhérazade, inspired by 1001 Nights, with Renée Fleming as soloist. Ravel also composed incidental music for Antar, based on works by Rimsky-Korsakov, with Thomas Hampson in the role of narrator. The program also includes the American première of Celephaïs, a work by Guillaume Connesson, inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s imaginary city.

Performers
Orchestre National de Lyon
Leonard Slatkin, Music Director
Renée Fleming, Soprano
Thomas Hampson, Narrator

Program
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Antar (arr. Ravel, US Premiere of arrangement)
GUILLAUME CONNESSON Celephaïs (US Premiere)
RAVEL Shéhérazade
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Review: Orchestre National de Lyon Soars With Storytelling Repertoire at Carnegie Hall

By Joshua Rosenblum, Contributing Writer, February 22, 2017

Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National de Lyon brought a fascinating mix of the old, the new, and the rediscovered to Carnegie Hall on February 20th, all centered around Ravel. The ...

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Review: ‘Fish Men’ Is Sure To Reel You In

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, February 22, 2017

Fish Men is a stunning and thought-provoking play, full of enriching sports metaphors and surprises about life, trauma, and adversity. The twist is that the sport is chess and the matches are as ...

Sousatzka, Toronto

‘Sousatzka’ Premieres in Toronto Before Heading To Broadway With a Lead from New Jersey

By Caitlin Leonard, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2017

The tradition of trying out musicals in regional settings prior to opening on Broadway has a long history. Typical “tryout” cities have included Boston, New Haven, Washington, D.C., Chicago ...

Carnegie Hall presents Ahmet Erdoğdular, one of Turkey's foremost vocalists, as part of its La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic festival in Zankel Hall on February 17, 2017.

Review: Turkish Delights Are Served Up at Zankel Hall

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 21, 2017

[Full disclosure: Your Faithful Scribe cannot be rational about this concert. Twenty-four hours after it ended, aforesaid scribe still reels with giddy-goat excitement, not having had such an ...

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Top Artists Band Together To Benefit God’s Love We Deliver at the Beacon

ZEALnyc, February 20, 2017

God’s Love We Deliver, New York City’s leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses has been offering their services for 31 years, and now it’s time to ...

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Art Break: There’s an ‘All Star’ at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 20, 2017

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes, but where do you start when defining this elusive ideal? ZEALnyc gives you some pointers on where to begin. This week we’re interested in ...

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In a New Political Era, Art and Cultural Institutions Take a Stand

By Mercedes Vizcaino, Contributing Writer, February 17, 2017

It’s 2017: a new Republican administration is in place, social media platforms are rampant with political opposition, call-to-action rallies, and clips of “Saturday Night Live” characterizations ...

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Review: The Sun Won’t Come Out Tomorrow In ‘Evening at the Talk House’ and ‘Ring Twice for Miranda’

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 17, 2017

Dystopia rules! Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale are bestsellers. Yeat’s poem “The Second Coming,” nearly 100 years old, was quoted more in 2016 than any ...

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A Weekend With Carlisle Floyd and the New York Premiere of His Latest Opera

ZEALnyc, February 17, 2017

Carlisle Floyd may have turned 90 this past June, but he doesn’t show any signs of slowing down his artistic output. His latest opera, The Prince of Players is being mounted by The Little Opera Theatre of New York (LOTNY) ...

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‘Caesar’ in the Age of Trump, Courtesy of the Public

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 16, 2017

 It’s always interesting to see how a new presidential administration makes its mark on the arts. Hamilton, after all, began its journey to Broadway seven years ago at a

Review: Illness Provides Yende Unexpected Opportunity to Triumph at the Met

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2017

The Met’s current revival of Bellini’s I Puritani became an instant must-see, with

Slatkin Travels With His Orchestre National de Lyon to Carnegie In a Rich Program for Unsettled Times

By Joanne Sydney Lessner, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2017

A visit from an international orchestra as renowned as the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL) is always cause for celebration, but their upcoming American six-city tour, which hits Carnegie Hall on ...

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Review: In ‘The Dressmaker’s Secret’ Nothing Is What It Seams

By Justin Sharon, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2017

Last Thursday night for New York Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner set the catwalk crowd cooing in barely-there intimate apparel from La Perla. My invitation having inexplicably been lost in the mail, I instead ...

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