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Artemis Quartet Plays Beethoven, Bartok and Schumann at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/10/artemis-quartet-0730pm

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Beethoven’s quartet smiles, Schumann’s recalls past masters, and Bartók’s mourns. Beethoven’s string quartet is a genial work that’s especially witty in its quicksilver finale. Schumann revered Bach and Beethoven, evidenced in his String Quartet No. 1, with its involved counterpoint and ...

The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays Bernstein and Mussorgsky at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/10/the-philadelphia-orchestra-0800pm

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Psalms soar heavenward on waves of irrepressible rhythm, and a keyboard masterpiece is painted in kaleidoscopic new colors. Commissioned by the Dean of England’s Chichester Cathedral, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms has the rhythmic zest of West Side Story, scored for treble voice, chorus, and ...

NY Philharmonic: Schubert’s Trout Quintet at the 92Y

92nd Street Y

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/schubert-trout-quintet-at-92y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128

A Co-Presentation of the New York Philharmonic and 92Y. —NY Philharmonic PROGRAM Brahms Piano Quartet No. 1 Schubert Piano Quintet, Trout ARTISTS Benjamin Grosvenor Piano Timothy Cobb Bass Eileen Moon-Myers Cello Sheryl Staples Violin Rebecca Young Viola   Cover photo: Benjamin Grosvenor; ...

NYC This Week: 2.19.2018

By Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, February 19, 2018 This President's Day, take some time to plan a great week of New York City culture. We have some great ideas. Tony Kushner's monumental Angels in America took Broadway by storm in 1993, with its unvarnished examination of AIDS ...

Art Break: LaToya Ruby Frazier Champions the Oppressed Through Photography ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 19, 2018 Art Break knows that art and the act of creating it is a powerful thing. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the pieces of LaToya Ruby Frazier, now at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in upper Manhattan. Her ...

Review: Drama Reigns at the New York Philharmonic, and Not ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, February 16, 2018 Those weren’t boos you heard at Thursday night’s Philharmonic concert at Geffen Hall—they were howls of rage and contempt, and cries of “What an idiot!,” and a shouting-match that might have led to fisticuffs if a ...

Review: The York Theatre's Oy-Vey-Worthy 'Bar Mitzvah Boy'

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 15, 2018 First, let’s all acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to the venerable York Theatre and their commitment both to fostering new musicals, and to unearthing old ones, polishing them off, and giving them a chance to shine in ...

Review: 'Hey, Look Me Over' Surprises at Encores!

By Christopher Caggiano, Contributing Writer, February 13, 2018 As any musical-theater devotee can tell you, Encores! is the annual series of performances at New York City Center of historical musicals that have somehow fallen through the cracks. Every year, Encores! chooses three musicals to resurrect, and each ...

Aaron Tveit In Concert With Lincoln Center's American Songbook: All ...

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, February 12, 2018 In case we’ve never met, there’s something you should know about me: I’m a little loony on the subject of Aaron Tveit. It all started a decade ago when I snagged a $10 preview ticket to an ...

Review: Clémentine Margaine's 'Haunting Vocalism' Highlights Muti Leading Chicago ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 12, 2018 One of the Second City's greatest cultural institutions, the revered Chicago Symphony Orchestra, visited Carnegie Hall in a varied program under the baton of Riccardo Muti. Of particular interest was the New York premiere a newly commissioned concerto by ...

Art Break: Love Is All Around (or at least in ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, February 12, 2018 Valentine’s Day is this week and we’ve got a lot of lovely art to share with you (and it won’t cost a thing!). We start with Desiree Dolron’s show downtown at the Grimm Gallery ...

What's Coming Up at JALC’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, February 9, 2018 Jazz at Lincoln Center's ideological goals could not be more evident from merely perusing the upcoming event listings for the most intimate space in its arsenal, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. The nightspot runs on a daily basis with bookings ...

Review: The Dynamic Duo of Bell and Denk Deliver a ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, February 9, 2018 With an eagle's wingspan and a long arching torso, Bell's charismatic playing fills the Isaac Stern Auditorium. In a recent, lofty, recital program alongside his frequent pianist, the expressive Jeremy Denk, paid tribute to the hall's namesake Stern, in ...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Plays Bernstein and Shostakovich at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/11/boston-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

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Bernstein has four characters search for faith in a New York City bar while Shostakovich’s symphony flirts with danger. W. H. Auden’s poem “The Age of Anxiety,” an eclogue on man’s spiritual quest, inspired the pulsing jazz piano and vivid orchestral colors of Bernstein’s Symphony No. ...

NY Philharmonic: ‘Amadeus’ Live at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/the-art-of-the-score-amadeus

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Experience the Oscar-winner like never before — projected on a giant screen while the Philharmonic performs its glorious sound track, from the Gran partita to the haunting Requiem, live. This riveting film classic pits the mediocre, frustrated Salieri (chillingly played by F. Murray Abraham, ...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Presents Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ Act II at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/12/boston-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

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There is no denying that Tristan und Isolde is one of the greatest showcases for singers and conductors. This concert features performers who meet the challenge. The Independent called Jonas Kaufmann “the preeminent Wagnerian tenor of his era,” while the “lustrous vocalism” of ...

Boston Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart and R. Strauss at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/13/boston-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

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A gaunt man in homemade armor tilts at a windmill, battles a flock of sheep, and dreams of love. Yo-Yo Ma’s cello takes on the “role” of the hapless Don Quixote in Strauss’s magnificent tone poem. The tale’s escapades are presented in brilliant orchestral colors, including that flock of ...

Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Ney, Vocals, Baglama, Zurna, and Percussion at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/14/omar-faruk-tekbilek-0830pm

881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Born in the Turkish city of Adana to a musical family, Omar Faruk Tekbilek is a brilliant interpreter of Sufi, folk, and contemporary music of the Middle East and Mediterranean. An evocative vocalist and virtuoso on several instruments, he has been a major force in world music since the ...

NY Philharmonic: Philharmonic Ensembles Play Vaughan Williams and Brahms at Merkin Concert Hall

Kaufman Music Center | Merkin Concert Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/ensembles-apr-15

129 West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

An Ensembles concert provides an intimate connection between musician and audience. Hear the individual talents that make up the Orchestra. Experience the passion and personality of the performers. And see how a small setting can make for a huge musical event. —NY ...

Bernstein’s Candide at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/18/musical-candide-0700pm

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Bernstein’s Candide, based on Voltaire’s satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria “Glitter and Be Gay,” sardonic “Auto-da-fé” chorus, and deeply moving “Make Our Garden Grow” finale are ...

NY Philharmonic: Eschenbach Conducts Mozart and Bruckner at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/eschenbach-conducts-mozart-and-bruckner

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

As Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony gradually unfolds, you’ll revel in the sweeping sonorities and awe-inspiring grandeur of his final symphonic masterpiece, led by Christoph Eschenbach. He also conducts Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22 — majestic, bright with woodwind colors, and hinting at the ...

Andrei Ioniţă, Cello and Naoko Sonoda, Piano Play Stravinsky and Shostakovich at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/19/andrei-ionita-naoko-sonoda-0730pm

881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniţă is the first-prize winner of Moscow’s 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition. The Guardian wrote of his performance, calling him “a musician with a sparkling technique and the priceless ability to respond to what is going on around him while he is ...

Pacific Symphony Plays Glass and Shankar at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/21/pacific-symphony-0800pm

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Sitar meets symphony orchestra when Philip Glass’s famous collaborations with Ravi Shankar are remembered. “Meetings Along the Edge” from Passages weaves Eastern themes with classic Glass motifs. On a grand scale, there’s the New York premiere of the complete version of The Passion of ...

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor and Myra Huang, Piano in Recital at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/24/lawrence-brownlee-myra-huang-0730pm

881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The New Yorker has praised Lawrence Brownlee’s “sweet tone, fastidious pitch, and poetic phrasing,” while NPR has described his voice as “an instrument of great beauty and expression.” Hear one of the leading voices of a new golden age of singing in an eagerly awaited ...

Daniil Trifonov and the Kremerata Baltica at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/25/daniil-trifonov-kremerata-baltica-0800pm

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The Guardian has cited Daniil Trifonov’s virtuosity, calling it “elegant and purposeful, [with] every trick deployed to summon new colors, rather than as an end itself.” Trifonov and the Kremerata Baltica showcase Chopin’s complete music for piano and orchestra in this concert. From the ...

NY Philharmonic: Debussy and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/debussy-and-bartok-concerto-for-orchestra

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

PROGRAM Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter  Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra Bartók Concerto for Orchestra ARTISTS Edward Gardner Conductor Leif Ove Andsnes Piano   Cover photo: Leif Ove Andsnes; courtesy of NY ...

Daniil Trifonov, Piano and Gautier Capuçon, Cello with the Kremerata Baltica at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/26/daniil-trifonov--gautier-capuon-kremerata-baltica-0800pm

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The legato lines, delicate ornamentations, and colors that grace Chopin’s solo piano works are also found in his music for other instruments. There is not a single composition by him that does not involve the keyboard, including a small handful of works that prominently feature the cello. The ...

NY Philharmonic: Debussy and Bartók at Long Island University’s Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/debussy-and-bartok-at-liu

720 Northern Blvd, Greenvale, NY 11548

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE Sibelius Pohjola’s Daughter  Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra Bartók Concerto for Orchestra ARTISTS Edward Gardner Conductor Leif Ove Andsnes Piano   Cover photo: Leif Ove Andsnes; courtesy of NY ...

Evgeny Kissin, Piano and the Emerson String Quartet at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/27/evgeny-kissin-emerson-string-quartet-0800pm

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Pianist Evgeny Kissin makes a rare foray into chamber music when he partners with the Emerson String Quartet. The serious tone, flashes of drama, and technically challenging roles Mozart assigns to each player makes his Piano Quartet in G Minor—the first notable work for this combination of ...

Maurizio Pollini, Piano at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/04/29/maurizio-pollini-0200pm

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Expectations soar and the excitement reaches fever pitch every time Maurizio Pollini steps on to the Carnegie Hall stage. It’s not surprising, since he has been a pianist par excellence for decades. Weaving a delicate filigree in a Chopin nocturne, launching ferocious chords in a Beethoven ...

NY Philharmonic: Spring Gala with Audra McDonald at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/spring-gala

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The “one-of-a-kind musical super-talent” (The New York Times) returns to the New York Philharmonic after more than four years. The six-time Tony Award winner displays her talents in beloved musical standards and songs by today’s most exciting songwriters. Andy Einhorn conducts. —NY ...

NY Philharmonic: ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and Sibelius’s Violin Concerto at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/sleeping-beauty-and-sibelius-violin-concerto

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Manfred Honeck leads the Philharmonic in selections from Sleeping Beauty, a sumptuous ballet with a score of symphonic proportions. Tchaikovsky himself called it a “dancing symphony,” full of impassioned music — from Prince Charming’s delicious kiss to the grand waltz promising a ...

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/04/bavarian-radio-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

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The Paris audience attending the 1923 premiere of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 were expecting a work driven by the same furious energy as his ballet scores. Instead, they were surprised by a beautiful concerto with a lyrical quality and a particularly rhapsodic opening solo. The 1805 ...

Daniil Trifonov, Piano Performs Repertoire From Each Decade of the 20th Century at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/04/daniil-trifonov-0730pm

881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Post- and neo-Romanticism, serialism, and minimalism are but a few musical styles that flourished in the 20th century and paved the way for the sounds of today. Daniil Trifonov, in what promises to be one of the most eclectic and exciting recitals of the season, performs a seminal work from each ...

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Plays Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/04/bavarian-radio-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

The Paris audience attending the 1923 premiere of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 were expecting a work driven by the same furious energy as his ballet scores. Instead, they were surprised by a beautiful concerto with a lyrical quality and a particularly rhapsodic opening solo. The 1805 ...

Les Violons du Roy in All-Bach Program at Zankel Hall

Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/05/les-violons-du-roy-0730pm

881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Many of Bach’s most eloquent statements were made at the organ keyboard, where he would improvise on Lutheran chorale tunes and spin complex webs of counterpoint. Bach was also a master of instrumental music, and his violin concertos are melodically rich and highly virtuosic works. Les Violons du ...

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Plays Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/05/bavarian-radio-symphony-orchestra-0800pm

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Mahler’s five-movement Symphony No. 7 has its share of shadows, especially in its two mysterious “night music” movements, but all is not gloom. The massively scored symphony—it includes cowbells, mandolin, and guitar—culminates in a wildly exuberant finale where snippets of operetta, a ...

NY Philharmonic: Tchaikovsky and Elgar at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/tchaikovsky-and-elgar

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

The New York Philharmonic performs Tchaikovsky’s youthful First Symphony, nicknamed Winter Dreams for the images of Russian winters its music conjures. Its melancholy mood, stillness, and grace are sure to inspire reveries in you, as well. Paired with the symphony is Elgar’s autumnal and ...

Emanuel Ax, Piano at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/10/emanuel-ax-0800pm

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Daring invention, profound emotion, sizzling virtuosity, and flowing lyricism are all key elements in this program that spans Bach to Liszt. Emanuel Ax is “an extremely satisfying pianist; he is at home in a wide variety of music, and his pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” (The ...

Maria Farantouri: A Tribute to Mikis Theodorakis at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/12/maria-farantouri-0800pm

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Maria Farantouri has been associated with legendary Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis and his music for more than 40 years. Accompanied by a chamber ensemble, she sings some of his best-loved songs, as well as selections by other Greek composers and musical arrangements of 20th-century ...

NY Philharmonic: Shostakovich and Mendelssohn at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/shostakovich-and-mendelssohn

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Semyon Bychkov leads Shostakovich’s eloquent Fifth Symphony, his most popular. Though the emotional heart of the work harbors a profound sadness, it is a work of epic grandeur with huge climaxes, triumphant marches, exhilarating brass, and an indomitable spirit. Plus Mendelssohn’s Piano ...

Yuja Wang, Piano at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/17/yuja-wang-0800pm

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Gifted with mind-boggling technical skill, penetrating interpretive insight, and enough charisma to light a city, Yuja Wang is a megastar pianist. As the Los Angeles Times wrote, “She eats the world’s greatest keyboard challenges for breakfast with one hand tied behind her ...

The MET Orchestra Plays Debussy and Tchaikovsky at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/18/the-met-orchestra-0800pm

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With a seductive whisper of winds, horns, harp, and strings, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune ushered in a new world of music where the relationship of harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestral color were beautifully blurred. There’s nothing hazy, however, about the visceral ...

NY Philharmonic: Young People’s Concert — ‘The Riddle of Shostakovich’ at David Geffen Hall

David Geffen Hall

https://nyphil.org/concerts-tickets/1718/young-peoples-concert-the-riddle-of-shostakovich

10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Program to include selections from Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. What can music tell us about a composer’s true feelings? Dmitri Shostakovich wrote his Fifth Symphony to show how patriotic he could be, borrowing the Soviet Union’s preferred musical styles. See what you think about his true ...

Evgeny Kissin, Piano Plays Beethoven and Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

https://www.carnegiehall.org/calendar/2018/05/20/evgeny-kissin-0200pm

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A poet at heart and a virtuoso of the highest order, Evgeny Kissin is one of the most magnificent pianists of any generation. A master in the grand Russian tradition, The New York Times has lauded his “blend of technical mastery and eloquent artistry” while The Telegraph has praised the ...

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