Multi-faceted saxophonist Steven Banks in recital for Young Concert Artists

United StatesUnited States Young Concert Artists’s ‘Come As You Are’: Steven Banks (saxophone), Xak Bjerken (piano), Zorá Quartet. Streamed from Merkin Hall, New York, on the YCA’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, 10.3.2021. (RP)

Steven Banks © Young Concert Artists

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JACK Quartet brings Helmut Lachenmann to the Miller Theater

United StatesUnited States Lachenmann: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto & Austin Wulliman, violins; John Pickford Richards, viola; Jay Campbell, cello), Miller Theater at Columbia University, New York, 16.2.2021, and streaming (Concert Link). (DS)

JACK Quartet (c) Beowulf Sheehan

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PROTOTYPE screens Frost’s The Murder of Halit Yozgat – an opera in quarantine

United StatesUnited States PROTOTYPE – OPERA ǀ THEATRE ǀ NOW [3]: Frost & Ekman, The Murder of Halit Yozgat: co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, New York, 8-16.1.2021. (RP)

The Murder of Halit Yozgat © Richard Mosse

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Pianist and author Jack Kohl discusses his new book of essays with Robert Beattie

Robert Beattie in conversation with pianist and author Jack Kohl  Jack Kohl is a pianist and writer from the north shore of Long Island, New York. In 2019 he published a series of essays, Bone over Ivory: Essays from a Standing Pianist. In 2021 he follows this up with a new series of essays, From … Read more

Met Stars Live in Concert – New Year’s Eve Gala review and new dates

New Year’s Eve Gala – 31 December at 9pm GMT

FOR THE RECENT NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA REVIEW CLICK HERE

REVIEW OF ANNA NETREBKO AT THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL CLICK HERE

FOR THE RECENT REVIEW OF SONYA YONCHEVA CLICK HERE

Met stars Angel Blue, Javier Camarena, Matthew Polenzani, and Pretty Yende, will sing live from the neo-Baroque Parktheater, in Augsburg, Germany.

The New Year’s Eve Gala programme includes arias, duets, and ensembles from Donizetti’s La fille du régiment to Puccini’s La bohème and La rondine, as well as arrangements of operetta and Neapolitan songs. The concert – part of the Met Stars Live in Concert series – will be streamed live (tickets, priced at $20, are now on sale on the Met’s website click here) and then be available on demand for 14 days.

Future concerts will feature Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała (January 23), Anna Netrebko (February 6), Sonya Yoncheva (February 27) and Angel Blue (TBA).

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