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New York CitySessions, Schoenberg, Kirchner

Schoenberg, Sessions, Kirchner
Elizabeth Chang; Alberto Parrini; Steven Beck
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The Messiaen Connection: Salonen and members of the NY Phil

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
As part of the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT new music series at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, Esa-Pekka Salonen drew connections among Olivier Messiaen, two of his students (Pierre Boulez and George Benjamin) and one outlier (Oliver Knussen).
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Bargemusic gives a strong showing for composers old and new

The “Masterworks Series” at Bargemusic, featuring such diverse composers as Bach, Stephen Foster, Tan Dun and Gunther Schuller, gave audiences a welcome break from the oppressive New York humidity Sunday afternoon.
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A Dancer's Dream: All the old showstoppers at the New York Philharmonic

Unusual scenes at the New York Philharmonic this past weekend: a ballerina flouncing across the stage; conductor Alan Gilbert lugging a life-size puppet down the aisle amid rows of laughing, bewildered audience members; black-and-white video projections of the orchestra musicians sipping tea.
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