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Concert Reviews

Concert Review: Emerson String Quartet, Renée Fleming, Simone Dinnerstein, Uma Thurman – ‘Penelope’ by André Previn, Tom Stoppard at Carnegie Hall (NYC, 23 January 2022)

emerson string quartet uma thurman simone dinnerstein renee fleming carnegie hall

A starry concert event showcased Previn's last composition along with Greig, Fauré and Philip Glass plus new music by Kevin Puts.

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Concert Review (NYC): American Classical Orchestra Plays Mozart at Alice Tully Hall (14 December 2021)

american classical orchestra mozart

The musicians' joy at performing live on stage in a well-tuned concert hall again was visible in their body language as well as audible in their sound.

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Concert Review (NYC): ‘Handel & Hanukkah’ – Clarion Choir and Clarion Orchestra Perform ‘Judas Maccabeus’ and More, 1 December 2021

clarion choir clarion orchestra handel hanukkah 2021

There's more to Handel and the holidays than the 'Messiah.' A suite from his oratorio 'Judas Maccabeus' featured original instruments and superb soloists.

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Concert Review (NYC): Talea Ensemble Performs U.S. Premieres of Azrieli Music Prize Winners

Talea Ensemble performs at DiMenna Center for Classical Music for Azrieli Music Prizes, 10/16/2021. Photo by Chris Lee

The virtuosity of the Talea Ensemble in conjunction with five genre-bending composers left me feeling inspired and grateful to be both a musician and a concert-going New Yorker more than ever before.

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Concert Review: Death of Classical Presents Gil Shaham and the Knights, Grand Street Stompers at Green-Wood Cemetery

Gil Shaham and the Knights - Death of Classical

Swing beats and Beethoven may not seem like natural mates, but this kind of vintage jazz and the Violin Concerto both offer powerful rhythmic energy and unforgettable themes.

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Concert Review: China Philharmonic Orchestra – Beijing Music Festival Closing Concert, ‘We Were Born in 2000’ (20 October 2020)

Beijing Music Festival 2020 China Philharmonic Orchestra

The 2020 festival's impressive closing concert by the China Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Long Yu featured soloists all born in the year 2000.

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