If you remember, then follow If you remember, then follow

How many hours of our lives are spent looking back?

on February 07, 2024 at 10:00 AM
Repent for the time is at hand Repent for the time is at hand

Traditional Christianity has always used the threat of dying unabsolved and going to Hell as a tool to get us not only to accept Jesus but also obey the dictates of the Church. Last week in New York, two classical works touched on the theme of repentance and absolution.

on February 05, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Singing for herself and the boys in the band Singing for herself and the boys in the band

Boston Symphony Orchestra recently confirmed an infinitely renewable contract upon Andris Nelsons, its music director since 2014. To understand why, one needed little more evidence than the outfit’s recent visit to Carnegie Hall.

on February 01, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Suspicious conduct Suspicious conduct

There is a strong case to be made that George Fridrich Handel is the composer most suited to the present moment.

on December 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Not with a bang Not with a bang

When the Staatskapelle Berlin announced a two-night engagement at Carnegie Hall performing all four Brahms symphonies, I immediately made a note in my calendar to attend. I also wondered who would be the conductor when the announced Daniel Barenboim inevitably withdrew.

on December 07, 2023 at 10:00 AM
Old school and better for it Old school and better for it

As far as I know, Juan Diego Flórez last appeared in New York City (not totally to his advantage) as Alfredo in the Met’s garish new production of La Traviata back in December 2018, nearly five years ago.

on December 01, 2023 at 9:00 AM
Let’s get serious Let’s get serious

Renée Fleming arrived at Carnegie Hall on May 31 with something to prove.

on June 02, 2023 at 10:01 AM
A dazzling range of colors A dazzling range of colors

I wish more sopranos programmed recitals like Fatma Said does.

on April 05, 2023 at 1:00 PM
Trapped Trapped

What happens when you attend a performance and it doesn’t engage you? 

on January 24, 2023 at 11:51 AM
Love, loss and what she wore Love, loss and what she wore

Sondra Radvanovsky eschewed the customary stuffiness of the recital format, often speaking directly to the audience and putting her selections in a highly personal context.

on November 17, 2022 at 8:11 AM
Consistently enthralling Consistently enthralling

To conclude its triumphant season, last week the Met Orchestra performed its annual Carnegie Hall concerts under music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and once again performed superbly.

on June 20, 2022 at 12:51 PM
Mainly in the plain Mainly in the plain

I wonder why many New Yorkers have been led to believe that the only Handel conductor in the world is Harry Bicket.

on May 10, 2022 at 1:12 PM
Making her garden grown Making her garden grown

Joyce DiDonato admits that she is “a problem solver, a dreamer, and—yes I’m a belligerent optimist.”

on April 25, 2022 at 11:59 AM
Hopelessly human Hopelessly human

The Boston Symphony and Alban Berg’s “Wir arme Leut” spread musical riches at Carnegie Hall.

on March 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Live with Carnegie Hall: Audra McDonald Live with Carnegie Hall: Audra McDonald

The acclaimed singer and actress is joined by musical director Andy Einhorn for a varied selection of songs, as well as a conversation with CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca about the role of artistic expression in times of social change.

on July 23, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Bone voyage Bone voyage

In Winterreise, Peter Mattei’s persona is burly and brusque, a sarcastic introvert, full of contempt for his romantic weaknesses with squalls of anger and lyrical reflection by turns.

on February 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Something cool Something cool

Elina Garanca was radiantly present at Carnegie Hall Friday night performing a ravishingly somber Rückert-Lieder with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the MET Orchestra.

on June 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Disappearing act Disappearing act

Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake’s performance left this listener in a a state of euphoria.

on February 27, 2019 at 11:27 AM
L’Heure exquise L’Heure exquise

Although she didn’t sing that eponymous song by Reynaldo Hahn at Weill Recital Hall Thursday evening, Sabine Devieilhe did offer an “exquisite hour” of early 20th century French songs.

on January 18, 2019 at 11:10 AM
My sister, my queen My sister, my queen

It had something for everyone who loves loud chesty singing and smoky soft-singing: from Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Strauss…

on December 11, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Bland date Bland date

With a program of Schumann, Wagner, Ravel and de Falla, mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca and pianist Kevin Murphy delivered a underdone performance at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday night.

on October 25, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Meine Liebe ist croon Meine Liebe ist croon

As opera’s reigning tenor-superstar, Jonas Kaufmann can pretty much do whatever he wants and a sizable adoring public will lap it up.

on October 08, 2018 at 9:00 AM
Hop on pops Hop on pops

Carnegie Hall’s season opener last night fetched the usual glitterati.

on October 04, 2018 at 12:16 PM
Panglossed over Panglossed over

Celebrating Lenny’s 100th this year has made Candide ubiquitous at opera houses worldwide.

on April 20, 2018 at 10:58 AM