Thursday , April 18 2024

Concert Music

Concert Review: American Symphony Orchestra – Arnold Schoenberg, ‘Gurre-Lieder’ (22 March 2024, NYC)

Krysty Swann with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein

The Bard Festival Chorale and soloists joined Leon Botstein and the ASO for Schoenberg's massively orchestrated, rarely heard cantata.

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Music Reviews: The Who’s ‘Live at Shea Stadium,’ plus Rockabilly Anthologies and Albums from Johnny Adams and Tyrone Cotton

The Who Shea Stadium

Music Reviews: a 1982 Who concert plus two rockabilly anthologies, R&B singer Johnny Adams, and Tyrone Cotton's debut.

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Concert Review (NYC): The Knights – Music from and Inspired by the Weimar Republic, and a Du Yun World Premiere for Pipa and Orchestra

Wu Man (pipa), conductor Colin Jacobsen, and The Knights

The Knights called on Maurice Ravel, Kurt Weill, Du Yun, Bob Dylan and more for the orchestra's contribution to Carnegie Hall's Weimar commemoration series.

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Concert Review: Experiential Orchestra, Artefact Ensemble – Arvo Pärt ‘Passio,’ A Concert for Peace and Healing

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine (photo credit: Stefan Bunbury)

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine hosted the Experiential Orchestra and Artefact Ensemble in Orthodox chants and a passion setting by Arvo Pärt.

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Music Reviews: Dire Straits’ ‘Live: 1978–1992,’ the Beatles’ Revamped ‘1962–1966’ and ‘1967–1970,’ and the Weeklings

Dire Straits Live

Reviews of Dire Straits' 'Live: 1978-1992,' upgraded Beatles anthologies, and more.

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Cathedral of St. John the Divine to host Arvo Pärt’s ‘Passio,’ Orthodox Chants, January 26 and 27

Experiential Orchestra and Artefact Ensemble

Audience members can sit on yoga mats (or chairs) to hear 'Passio' by Arvo Pärt, preceded by Orthodox chants, at the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

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Music Reviews: the Rolling Stones’ ‘Hackney Diamonds,’ plus James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys

Rolling Stones-Hackey Diamonds

With 'Hackney Diamonds,' The Rolling Stones deliver their first album of new material since 2005. Plus, reviews of James Talley, Clay Parker and Jodi James, and the Babys.

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