A quartet of formidable artists collaborate on THE DAY at UCLA’s Royce Hall

21/10/2019

David Lang, THE DAY: Maya Beiser (cello/performance), Wendy Whelan (dancer), Lucinda Childs (choreographer), Center for the Art of Performance, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 19.10.2019. (JRo)

Maya Beiser (cellist) and Wendy Whelan (dancer)
(c) Reed Hutchinson and CAP UCLA

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Astonishing Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

18/10/2019

Rachmaninov, Elgar and Strauss: Lahav Shani (piano), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 15.10.2019. (MB)

Lahav Shani (c) Marco Borggreve

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Something old and something newish in Philadelphia, from the characteristically inventive Dirk Brossé

16/10/2019

Haydn, Nyman, Mozart, Gerber, and Schubert: Gabriela Martinez (piano), Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia / Dirk Brossé (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 6.10.2019. (BJ)

Gabriela Martinez

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A fine, unsettling production of Katya Kabanova in Berlin

16/10/2019

Janáček, Katya Kabanova: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 12.10.2019. (MB)

Staatsoper Berlin,
Katja Kabanova: (credit: Bernd Uhlig)

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In Cleveland, bold rethinking— in the second half, anyway

14/10/2019

Brahms, Adés, Bach: Kirill Gerstein (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 11.10.2019. (MSJ)

Kirill Gerstein
Photo: Marco Borggreve

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Clemens Schuldt makes an animated London debut with the Philharmonia

14/10/2019

Schumann, Mendelssohn, Beethoven: Augustin Hadelich (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra / Clemens Schuldt (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 13.10.2019. (CS)

Augustin Hadelich (c) Rosalie O’Connor

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In Los Angeles, chamber music from the Philharmonic

11/10/2019

Haydn, Lowell Liebermann, Beethoven: Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic: Catherine Ransom Foley (flute), Nathan Cole, Michelle Tseng, Akiko Tarumoto, Stacy Wetzel (violins), Minor L. Wetzel, Ben Ullery (violas), Ben Hong, Jonathan Karoly, Dahae Kim (cellos), Stephen Vanhauwaert (piano). Disney Hall, Los Angeles, 3.10.2019. (LV) Read more

At the Met, Lisette Oropesa shines as Manon

11/10/2019

Massenet, Manon: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Maurizio Benini (conductor). Metropolitan Opera House, New York City. 2.10.2019. (DS)

Lisette Oropesa (Manon) (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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