Three virgins, an elusive unicorn and social media infusions in Kate Soper’s The Hunt

United StatesUnited States Kate Soper, The Hunt: Brett Umlauf, Christiana Cole (soprano and ukulele), Hirona Amamiya (soprano and violin). Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 14.10.2023. (DS)

Brett Umlauf (Fleur), Christiana Cole (Briar), Hirona Amamiya (Rue) © Rob Davidson

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Japan Society’s upcoming concert series: ‘John Cage’s Japan’

Japan Society’s John Cage’s Japan In 2012, the world celebrated John Cage’s hundredth birthday. ‘World’ is a vague term that risks meaning North America and Europe when used with bravado from a Western musical perspective. But it is no exaggeration to say that John Cage held worldwide notoriety far beyond the New York City of post-World … Read more

Harlem Chamber Players invite stellar vocal artists for diverse Harlem Songfest II

United StatesUnited States Various, Harlem Songfest II: Terrance McKnight (host), Janinah Burnett (soprano), Jasmine Muhammad (soprano), Lucia Bradford (mezzo-soprano), Martin Bakari (tenor), Kenneth Overtone (baritone), Harlem Chamber Players / Damien Sneed (music director). Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 9.6.2023. (DS)

Curtain Call for Harlem Songfest II © Bob Curtis

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Grace and sophistication in Hamburg Philharmonic’s Carnegie Hall concert

United StatesUnited States Brahms, Beethoven, Shepherd: Jan Vogler (cellist), Audi Jugendchorakademie, Members of Hamburger Alsterspatzen, Soloists of Dresden Kreuzchor, YoungClassX Ensemble, Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra / Kent Nagano (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York. 22.4.2023 (DS)

Kent Nagano conducts the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra © Chris Lee

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Kronos Quartet and special guests captivate with the rich sounds of performance in the round

United StatesUnited States Various: Kronos Quartet (David Harrington, John Sherba [violins], Hank Dutt [viola], Sunny Yang [cello]); Soo Yeon Lyuh (haegeum), Eiko Otake (movement), Peni Candra Rini (vocals and rebab), Ván-Ahn Vô (dàn bàu). Zankel Hall, New York, 27.1.2023. (DS)

Kronos Quartet © Jennifer Taylor

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