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Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in the United States

This is the best place to find out about what's going on in the United States, whether it's an Opera in New York, Concert in Washington or Ballet in L.A...
December 2017
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Prospecting for operatic gold: John Adams

Adams's new opera Girls of the Golden West could not be more different from the (nearly) eponymous Puccini favourite. Adams talks to us about the Gold Rush, the opera and new music in general.
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John Williams and his early aesthetic

A brief examination of the partly forgotten musical seeds that led to Williams’ distinctive cinematic soundworld
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Franz Waxman's film and classical music

Franz Waxman is known for his film scores, yet he also composed classical music. In the year of the 50th anniversary of his death, we look back on his work.

Postcard from Los Angeles

Take a stroll on probably the most famous beach in the world or choose between a large variety of cultural performances. Read Jaime Robles' guide for a must do and see. 

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.
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New York CityThe Making of West Side Story

HoustonThe House without a Christmas TreeWorld première

Gordon: The House without a Christmas Tree
Bradley Moore; James Robinson; Houston Grand Opera; Allen Moyer; James Schuette; Lauren Snouffer; Daniel Belcher

New York CityClassical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim's Carnegie Hall Debut

Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert
Jeeyoon Kim, Piano

New York CityAdrian Daurov, Cello

New York CityMusic Before 1800: Constantinople

Monteverdi, Strozzi, Landi, Kapsperger
Ensemble Constantinople
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Mikko Franck scores a successful Cleveland debut

Mikko Franck’s Cleveland debut showed the conductor in fine form with a recent work of Julian Anderson, a Brahms symphony, and a Mozart piano concerto with Richard Goode.
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A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

Despite a strong vocal and orchestral performance, David Hockney's sets are still the main draw for San Francisco Opera's Turandot
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Boston's Nutcracker

Christmas tradition is valued deeply in New England, and it is only fitting that the region’s penultimate production of The Nutcracker be an utterly classic experience.
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A sensation in Seattle

Late romantic music in the key of D minor reigned at Saturday night’s Seattle Symphony performance.
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Panoramas, Potions and Prokofiev

Under Andris Nelsons’ direction, the Boston Symphony Orchestra turn Strauss’ Alpine Symphony into a searching spiritual journey.
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