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Weak libretto undermines strong music and compelling story in Florida Grand Opera’s “Before Night Falls” – Mar 20, 2017

 The contemporary opera Before Night Falls, which opened Saturday at the Arsht […]

Bolcom’s “Dinner at Eight” has a mixed premiere at Minnesota Opera – Mar 16, 2017

Dying is easy, comedy is difficult. William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight had […]

Spektral Quartet brings refined artistry, stamina to belated Chicago premiere of Feldman’s String Quartet No. 2 – Mar 14, 2017

How is it that one can’t go through half of a two-hour […]

Ma, composer, and Chicago Symphony give Salonen’s Cello Concerto a rousing premiere – Mar 11, 2017

The most-anticipated event of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s current season took place […]

New York Philharmonic serves up the worst and the best of John Adams – Mar 11, 2017

The ticket for Thursday night’s New York Philharmonic concert at David Geffen […]

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)  […]