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Geoffrey Gordon is second composer commissioned by the American Music Project – Dec 16, 2014

A Clarinet Quintet by Geoffrey Gordon is the second work commissioned by [...]

Yuja Wang delivers stunning artistry and blazing bravura in memorable Carnegie recital – Dec 15, 2014

Just as there are five-alarm fires, there are five-encore recitals, and New [...]

Lyric Opera’s uneven “Anna Bolena” lacks a sharp cutting edge – Dec 09, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s opening performance of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena was [...]

Oboist Izotov leaving CSO for San Francisco Symphony – Dec 09, 2014

Eugene Izotov is leaving his post as principal oboe of the Chicago [...]

Grand Torino: Noseda, inspired cast and Italian musicians hit the bullseye in a thrilling “William Tell” – Dec 05, 2014

The Teatro Regio Torino is steeped in tradition. Founded in 1740, the [...]

Met’s stolid “Meistersinger” fails to reach the high notes – Dec 04, 2014

In all the uproar over the alleged anti-semitism of John Adams’s The [...]

Lyric Opera has plenty of something with a moving, vocally resplendent “Porgy and Bess” – Nov 20, 2014

If George Gershwin has lived just five years more, what riches might [...]

After 20 years, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony are still coloring outside the lines – Nov 19, 2014

Nearly 41 years ago, a lanky 29-year-old stepped onto the stage of [...]

Lyric Opera delivers the vocal thunder in a dark and combustible “Trovatore” – Oct 29, 2014

An apt target for skewering by the Marx Brothers and even before, [...]

Despite the protests and an uneven staging, Met’s powerful “Klinghoffer” makes a devastating impact – Oct 22, 2014

The loudest sound Monday night was the ovation for John Adams as [...]