May 30, 2015

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Marcelo Álvarez is the tortured clown Canio in Pagliacci.

Both Sides Now
In 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
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.

American Songbook in the Penthouse

American Songbook in the PenthouseIf the phrase “American Songbook” only conjures up names like Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, or Styne, it’s time to experience American Songbook in the Penthouse.

Resounding Strings: Quartets Highlight Second Half of Great Performers

Resounding Strings: Quartets Highlight Second Half of  Great PerformersGreat Performers shines a spotlight on the string quartet this winter with concerts by a returning favorite and a new, free series featuring four rising ensembles.

Art of the Song Series Returns to Lincoln Center

Art of the Song Series Returns to Lincoln CenterAudiences who are passionate about vocal recitals have already marked their calendars for the return of Lincoln Center’s Art of the Song series at Alice Tully Hall.

Jazz: Connecting The Dots

Jazz: Connecting The DotsJazz at Lincoln Center continues its A Side, B Side series with travels from Haiti and Cuba to New Orleans and New York on February 20–21 in The Appel Room.

Back In Time

Back In TimeThe English Concert’s Artistic Director Harry Bicket discusses the challenges and rewards of performing Baroque operas.

Turning the Hall Pink

Turning the Hall Pink

“How do you get to Carnegie Hall?”

“… Practice. Or join Pink Martini.”

Curating the Performing Arts

Curating the Performing ArtsWhat shapes the breadth and scope of Cal Performances’ programming?

Getting Warmer

Getting WarmerYou might have wondered before a concert, with the musicians on stage producing a cacophony of sound: “Why are they making that racket?”

Keeping It Fresh

Keeping It FreshHow do dancers create something new in every performance of The Nutcracker?


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