Performances

Ólafsson delivers a Bach night to remember for the Celebrity Series – Feb 12, 2024

“Not every concert,” Erich Leinsdorf once quipped, “needs to be a […]

Nelsons, Boston Symphony cut to the heart of Shostakovich with “Lady Macbeth” – Jan 27, 2024

“In my beginning,” T. S. Eliot wrote in East Coker, “is […]

Grimaud’s emphatic pianism pays mixed rewards for the Celebrity Series – Jan 26, 2024

Some pianists are born to play Brahms, some Beethoven, some Bach, […]

Akhmetshina debut propels Met’s retooled rodeo “Carmen” – Jan 03, 2024

The Metropolitan Opera rang out 2023 with a sold-out gala performance […]

Noisy protesters can’t ruin the richness and majesty of Met’s “Tannhäuser” – Dec 05, 2023

Climate protesters struck the Metropolitan Opera during this season’s first performance […]

MTT makes a heartening CSO return with gracious Mozart, souped-up Brahms  – Dec 04, 2023

What conductor has enjoyed the longest continuous relationship with the Chicago […]

Hrůša, Staatskapelle Berlin strike sparks with fresh, exhilarating Brahms – Nov 30, 2023

The Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest continuously active orchestras […]

The present becomes prologue to the past with Aimard’s extraordinary Ligeti-plus evening – Nov 09, 2023

Classical music is generally thought of as something that’s just old, […]

“X” fires Met stage with compelling character portrait, colorful staging – Nov 08, 2023

The existence of a compelling opera about Malcolm X by the […]

“Dead Man Walking” powerfully opens Met season, video excess apart – Sep 29, 2023

It was a long trek, but Dead Man Walking finally made […]