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 CitySir András Schiff Selects: Dinara Klinton, piano

Scarlatti, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Liszt
Dinara Klinton, Piano

New York CityAlan Gilbert conducts world premiere by Lera AuerbachWorld première

Auerbach, Mahler
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Leonidas Kavakos; Christina Landshamer

New York CityMusic Before 1800: Pallade Musica

Buxtehude, Berardi, Veracini
Pallade Musica

New York CityMahler's Symphony No. 4

Bartók, Mahler
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Christina Landshamer

New York CityJupiter Symphony Chamber Players : One-Two Punch

Pärt, Bach
Alexander Sitkovetsky; Cynthia Phelps; David Requiro; Hyunah Yu

New York CityJohn Adams in his 70th Birthday Season

Adams
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Frank Huang; Sheryl Staples; Cynthia Phelps; Carter Brey
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The Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performed new(ish) music straight from its own bloodline (René Staar) under the direction of Maestro Franz Welser-Möst alongside works by Schubert, R. Strauss, and, inevitably, Strauss II in their first concert of 2017 at Carnegie Hall.
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Grigòlo energizes uneven Werther at the Met

From the moment he stepped on stage as our ill-fated title character, Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo seemed as if he may burst at the seams. 
***11
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Pretty spectacular Puritani duo at The Met

As it turned out, the second performance of the Met’s revival of I puritani was the one to see – it offered some of this season’s greatest singing – and a surprise.
****1
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ABT Studio Company and Royal Ballet School dancers: Shall I Compare Thee?

It’s heartening so see that the state of classical ballet is strong and there are many talented young dancers being nurtured to take their places in the top companies of the world.
***11
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A missed opportunity but with great musical values

The Metropolitan Opera's new produdtion of Rusalka fails to explore a deeper complexity of the fairy tale, although a strong ensemble of singers and the superb Met Orchestra make it a musically compelling performance.
***11
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Dawning of the Raybaes at Carnegie Hall

Joining Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and the musicians of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra for a tour across the United States, Chen headlined a pops concert of Austro-German music, complete with a riveting interpretation of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and an sufficient performance of Mahler’s Fifth.
****1
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