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As a new season opens, Susan Danis marks a decade leading Florida Grand Opera – Jan 19, 2022

When the curtain rises on Florida Grand Opera’s production of Andre […]

A belated Amy Beach premiere spotlights New England Philharmonic concert – Dec 09, 2021

For all the attention Amy Beach’s music continues to receive, certain […]

Avery Gagliano offers revelatory Chopin in Carnegie Hall debut – Dec 02, 2021

Today’s question: Which composer’s music does pianist Avery Gagliano play the […]

Aucoin’s “Eurydice” caught between heaven and hell in Met premiere – Nov 26, 2021

At least as far as composers go, Matthew Aucoin is the […]

Washington Concert Opera triumphantly returns with Rossini’s “Maometto II” – Nov 23, 2021

Of all classical music genres, opera seemed likely to be the […]

Ohlsson explores a world of drama and nuance in Chopin – Oct 31, 2021

During his 50-plus years on the concert stage, Garrick Ohlsson has […]

Bernard Haitink, 1929-2021 – Oct 23, 2021

Bernard Haitink passed away Thursday at his home in London, aged […]

Lang Lang explores a world of nuance and imagination in Bach “Goldbergs” at Carnegie Hall – Oct 15, 2021

The “Goldberg” Variations?  Lang Lang?  Really? Really. The fleet-fingered Chinese pianist, […]

After 18-month Covid hiatus, Lyric Opera reopens with a murky, monastic “Macbeth” – Sep 20, 2021

The Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 2021-22 season Friday night […]

As Thomas Sleeper battles a major illness, his reputation as teacher, conductor and composer endures – Jul 07, 2021

The conductor Thomas Sleeper stood before the University of Miami’s student […]