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Powerful Bruckner, engaging Mozart from Blomstedt, Helmchen and CSO – Mar 12, 2022

One of the more heartening developments at Orchestra Hall in recent […]

Ma, Ax and Kavakos bring bracing advocacy to Beethoven with a pared-down “Pastorale” – Mar 11, 2022

“You really should hear the arrangement for full orchestra,” one wit […]

Putin friends jettisoned, the Vienna Philharmonic opens Carnegie weekend with energy and defiance – Feb 28, 2022

Classical music is generally seen as a cloistered art form—which many […]

Muti breaks CSO’s Glass ceiling with surging performance of Eleventh Symphony – Feb 24, 2022

[Editor’s Note: Technical issues prevented this review from being posted last […]

Houston Grand Opera fetes Carlisle Floyd as composer, mentor and friend – Feb 14, 2022

Carlisle Floyd was a young faculty member at Florida State University […]

George Crumb 1929-2022 – Feb 07, 2022

George Crumb, a composer whose music connected the long tradition of […]

NY City Opera returns with world premiere of Gordon’s moving “Finzi-Continis” – Jan 29, 2022

Giorgio Bassani’s 1962 novel The Garden of the Finzi-Continis is one […]

After two years, J’Nai Bridges returns to the stage, making her Florida debut as Carmen – Jan 28, 2022

After a string of pandemic delays, 2022 looks like a breakout […]

A dashing “Zorro” captures hearts in Fort Worth Opera’s world premiere – Jan 28, 2022

Composer, librettist and history buff Héctor Armienta took about ten years […]

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 […]