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With birthday bash on tap, Philip Glass talks about reaching 80 years and 11 symphonies – Jan 30, 2017

For Philip Glass, the birthday present came early. Wednesday morning, Carnegie Hall […]

Marking 15 years, Welser-Möst is in a good place with Cleveland Orchestra – Jan 25, 2017

When Franz Welser-Möst was announced as music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, […]

HGO revisits Adams’ “Nixon in China” to mark 30th anniversary of Houston premiere – Jan 21, 2017

When Nixon in China was heard in its world premiere at Houston […]

Vänska, Minnesota Orchestra bring musical power, unique chemistry to Miami – Jan 12, 2017

The Arsht Center classical series opened Tuesday night with an outstanding concert […]

Top Ten Recordings of 2016 – Dec 31, 2016

1. Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Sebastian Klinger, and Anton Barachovsky, FolksLied (BR-Klassik)  […]

Sensational singing wins out over campy theatrics in DiDonato’s “harmony” program – Dec 11, 2016

As audience members entered the Harris Theater Friday night for Joyce DiDonato’s […]

A riveting Racette ignites in Met’s “Salome” – Dec 07, 2016

It is one of the defining features of live performance that it […]

Saariaho’s “L’Amour” makes a luminous and mesmerizing Met debut – Dec 03, 2016

In the beginning, there were the stars. They winked, one by one, […]

Furlanetto moving and magnificent in Lyric Opera’s “Don Quichotte” – Nov 22, 2016

Lyric Opera’s five-hour production of Berlioz’s epic Les Troyens is understandably making […]

Van Zweden, New York Philharmonic strike sparks in new concerto, familiar Tchaikovsky – Nov 22, 2016

Following a widely covered but closely guarded maestro search, the New York […]