July 4, 2015

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Meredith Monk

Meredith Monk In Her Own Voice
It has a lot to do with listening to the other layers and to the series of musical events. It takes a different kind of listening. It’s a very hands-on kind of music.

On Her Own Terms: Wendy Whelan Comes to City Center
It’s here that she began to recover her strength and learn her limits, and build the confidence to know that she needn’t be defined by them. With the backing of the associateship, she can feel free to experiment. “I’m incredibly confident”.




Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together Again

Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock Together AgainChick Corea and Herbie Hancock have run on relatively parallel courses since both appeared on the scene in the early 1960s. Both musicians built their reputations on their fervent experimentalism and rejection of convention.

MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: 50 Years Later, And Still For The First Time

MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: 50 Years Later, And Still For The First TimeThough no English writer would dare try to improve upon William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, certain adaptations, especially in other art forms, can take on such a life of their own that they become—like the play itself—so consummate, it seems hard to imagine the world without them. Perhaps this was never truer than in the case of Kenneth MacMillan’s 1965 balletic masterpiece of the same title, which is currently celebrating 50 splendid years.

The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez

The Music of Puente, Machito & HenriquezMachito laid the groundwork for Latin jazz, Tito Puente pushed the envelope with passion, and on June 12– 13, Carlos Henriquez propels the music into the future in Rose Theater with The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez.

Before Bach

Before BachBach is a towering figure of music history, in part because he stood on the shoulders of giants. Yet modern musicians largely ignored composers who came before him until the recent revival of early music that has transformed the ways we play and hear music of the past. This spring, Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach series celebrates music written in the late 16th and 17th centuries— prior to when Bach became an active composer—performed by the pioneering artists who have revitalized the repertoire for today’s audiences.

Wayne Shorter— Living Legend

Wayne Shorter— Living  LegendMr. Shorter has a body of unique and definitive compositions, sophisticated in melody and harmony, done in the rhythm of jazz. His music has been the centerpiece of three definitive forces in jazz...

The Wit and Wisdom of Susan Graham

The Wit and Wisdom of Susan GrahamThe star mezzo returns to the Met this month in the title role of Susan Stroman’s new production of Lehár’s The Merry Widow. She tells the Met’s Philipp Brieler about opera, operetta, and her “gift of gab.”

Simply Audra

Simply AudraWhen Audra McDonald made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1998 with the San Francisco Symphony, she was already halfway to her record-setting sixth Tony Award. That performance was coincidentally in a suite from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, a work in which she would star 14 years later and earn a fifth Tony.

Both Sides Now

Both Sides NowIn his new production of opera’s most popular double bill, opening April 14, Sir David McVicar emphasizes the differences of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, revealing additional dimensions in each work in the process.

Balanchine Black & White

Balanchine Black & White Twelve pivotal works open New York City Ballet’s spring season. In these inimitable compositions, Balanchine zeroed in on the raw essentials—music and dance—stripping away fancy costumes and scenery along with a host of accepted ideas of what constitutes a ballet.

The Beautiful Danger

The Beautiful DangerNew York City Ballet Dances August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. La Sylphide is a story about being seduced, a story about a young man who can’t catch his dream.

On with the Show...with Bugs Bunny

On with the Show...with Bugs BunnyThe mastermind behind Bugs Bunny at the Symphony explores why the great Warner Bros. cartoons have grabbed hold of the hearts and souls of generations of music lovers.

Sinatra: An American Icon Opens at The New York Library for the Performing Arts

Sinatra: An American Icon Opens at The New York Library for  the Performing ArtsIn the new exhibition Sinatra: An American Icon, visitors will have a chance to look deeper into the life and legacy of Frank Sinatra.

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