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Kissin’s artistry offers finely balanced meal, saving the fireworks for last at Carnegie – May 23, 2022

There was just one rule at pianist Evgeny Kissin’s recital Friday […]

Drama and strong cast, undermined by sound, fury and duration in Met’s “Hamlet” – May 17, 2022

Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn’s Hamlet has arrived at the Metropolitan […]

DiDonato plants a seed in with ecology-themed, rock-show recital – Apr 27, 2022

In the last few years, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has appeared […]

Rust Belt bel canto: Met provides a dark, mostly compelling update to “Lucia” – Apr 25, 2022

Cheers greeted Simon Stone and his creative team Saturday night as […]

Arlene Sierra’s “Bird Symphony” to take flight with Utah Symphony – Apr 15, 2022

This season the Utah Symphony seems to be encouraging audience members […]

Yuja Wang rocks the moderns at Carnegie Hall – Apr 14, 2022

It’s not every pianist who can sell out Carnegie Hall without […]

UChicago’s Korngold Festival soars with belated U.S. premiere of “Die Kathrin” – Apr 09, 2022

At a time in the arts when good intentions are often […]

Glass’s 13th Symphony makes U.S. debut in illuminating National Arts Centre Orchestra concert – Apr 07, 2022

Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra came to Carnegie Hall Tuesday night […]

Clueless applause apart, Lang Lang brings depth, insight to Bach’s “Goldbergs” in Miami – Mar 13, 2022

When Lang Lang came on stage at the Arsht Center in […]

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

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