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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]