Performances

Chicago Symphony principals knock it out of the park in a thrillingly virtuosic “Sheherazade”  – Sep 29, 2018

Often there is a tendency for classical audiences—and, to be honest, classical […]

Led by a brilliant Netrebko, Met’s all-star “Aida” defines grand opera – Sep 28, 2018

Aidas at the Metropolitan Opera have been rough lately. In the past […]

Alsop, CSO and colleagues make a theatrical happening out of Bernstein’s problematic “MASS” at Ravinia – Jul 31, 2018

Say what you will, the performance of Leonard Bernstein’s MASS Saturday night […]

Crutchfield’s Teatro Nuovo begins life with a pair of bel canto rarities – Jul 30, 2018

For twenty years Will Crutchfield led an accomplished bel canto opera series […]

Bard SummerScape explores fifty shades of grey in Rubinstein’s bleak “Demon” – Jul 28, 2018

Too bad the lunar eclipse was not visible in the Hudson Valley […]

Clear-eyed yet hopeful, Gandolfi’s “In America” receives a rousing debut at Tanglewood – Jul 25, 2018

Michael Gandolfi’s In America received a rousing world premiere Monday night at Ozawa Hall, […]

National Youth Orchestra of USA brings fresh joy to music at Carnegie Hall – Jul 21, 2018

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America is not […]

Nelsons leads Boston Symphony in belated “Bohème” debut at Tanglewood – Jul 17, 2018

Vestiges of Leonard Bernstein’s legacy are everywhere at the Tanglewood Festival this […]

Kissin returns to DC with ferocity in Beethoven, poetry in Rachmaninoff – May 18, 2018

Two and a half years was a long time to go without […]

Wang’s powerful virtuosity stronger on flash than depth in Boston recital – May 13, 2018

There is no doubting Yuja Wang’s technique at the keyboard. The Chinese-born […]