Guide to classical music, opera and dance in New York City

New York City is home to the famous Carnegie Hall as well as the complex of buildings that make up the Lincoln Center including the Metropolitan Opera, the David Geffen Hall, (where the New York Philharmonic perform), the Juilliard School and several more. To find out what's on here and across the city our New York City page to the one to bookmark.
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Postcard from New York City

New York City is so packed with delectable curiosities that its inhabitants are prone to cases of FOMO (fear of missing out). Reviewer Rebecca Lentjes is an insider. Read her tips and squeeze the most out of your visit.
Tchaikovsky Festival 2016

Beloved Friend: a long-term relationship with Tchaikovsky

Conductor Semyon Bychkov has had a long relationship with Tchaikovsky’s music and “Beloved Friend” is the title chosen for his series which travels to New York this January for a series of concerts and related events with the NY Philharmonic spanning three weeks.
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Looking forward to the NY Phil in 2017

2017 is the 175th birthday of NY Phil, as well as being the 70th of John Adams and the 50th of outgoing Music Director Alan Gilbert, who takes on the lion's share of the conducting duties. 2017 highlights will include world premières by Marsalis, Gruber and Auerbach.   This preview was sponsored by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra
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New York CityMusic Before 1800: Sequentia

Sequentia: Ensemble for Medieval Music

New York CityAriodante

Handel: Ariodante
Harry Bicket; Mary Bevan; Christiane Karg; Joyce DiDonato; Sonia Prina

New York CityVery Young People's Concerts: "Woodwinds"

Musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York CityJupiter Symphony Chamber Players : Ties to Brahms

Grädener, Schumann C., Rabl
Stephen Beus; Mayuko Kamio; Maurycy Banaszek; David Requiro

New York CityLARK Quartet Now & Then: A Celebration of 30 Years

Debussy, Waggoner, Harbison, Mendelssohn
Lark Quartet; Unknown; Anna Kruger

New York CitySir András Schiff Selects: Michael Brown, piano

Mendelssohn, Bernstein, Brown, Beethoven
Michael Brown, Piano
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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: a Gem

Catch this company wherever and whenever you can.
****1
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Juilliard students put on Káťa Kabanová

Sung in English, a performance of Káťa Kabanová lacked the expressive power of the original, but exposed Juilliard Opera students to the marvels of Janáček’s musical style.
***11
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All-Balanchine

I cannot sufficiently repeat that Peter Martins’ legacy will be measured by the number of outstanding dancers he has nurtured during his tenure.
****1
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NYCB All Robbins

Sterling Hyltin owns The Concert and seems to be having the best time of anybody onstage.
***11
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A Rosenkavalier for the radio

There are several things wrong with the new Robert Carsen directed Der Rosenkavalier that just opened at the Met, but the singing is not among them.
***11
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Takács Quartet play Beethoven quartets in New York

The Takács Quartet approaches every work with fresh eyes and enthusiasm even if it is their hundredth performance
*****
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