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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 is the one to bookmark.

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New York CityLev Sivkov, winner of 2015 Naumburg Cello Competition

Lev Sivkov, winner of 2015 Naumburg Cello Competition
Schubert, Mndoyants, Khachaturian, Chang, Britten
Lev Sivkov, Cello

New York CityLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Nicola Luisotti; Michael Mayer; Metropolitan Opera; Christine Jones; Susan Hilferty; Anita Hartig; Stephen Costello

New York CityBrahms's Symphony No. 4

Larcher, Brahms
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Semyon Bychkov

New York CityTheo Croker & Big Brother

Theo Croker; Big Band Brothers Jnr
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Merce Cunningham's centennial kicks off at The Joyce

Joshua Whitehead of Ballet West in Merce Cunningham's Summerspace © Beau Pearson
Despite the uneven performances, the evening offered a painful reminder: the future of Cunningham's opus is fragile and delicate. With his own company disbanded, his future is in the hands of dancers who are not trained in his technique and did not have the good fortune of working directly with the great choreographer.
***11
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A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
The Met's spectators love Mozart’s opera, but they deserve an updated staging.
***11
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“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman
A concert performance of Handel's not-quite-an-opera proves a hit on tour in New York. 
*****
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Du Yun NY premiere at Carnegie Hall

Where We Lost Our Shadows: American Composers Orchestra © Jennifer Taylor

The immigrant experience was examined in the New York premiere of Du Yun’s impressive and expansive Where We Lost Our Shadows. Sadly, the rest of the program wasn’t entirely on message.

****1
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