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Exclusive Interview: Conductor Sergey Smbatyan on His Upcoming U.S. Concerts with the Malta Philharmonic

Sergey Smbatyan

Armenian conductor Sergey Smbatyan talks about his upcoming U.S. concerts with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra presenting music by Shostakovich and Maltese composers Alexey Shor and Joseph Vella.

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Concert Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Soprano Sherezade Panthaki – Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and More

Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

The 'Four Seasons' benefitted especially from the outdoor setting. A real bird sang during the twittering of the violins in the first movement of 'Spring.' A dog barked. During 'Summer' real crickets formed a chorale as, in the music, a goatherd wept and a storm threatened.

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Concert and CD Review: Trio Vitruvi – U.S. Debut and Album Release (Carnegie Hall, NYC, 17 April 2018)

Trio Vitruvi

The young Danish piano trio makes a smashing U.S. concert debut upon the release of their first album, with music by Schubert, Shostakovich, and Dvořák.

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Interview: Emerson String Quartet on Teaming with Piano Virtuoso Evgeny Kissin for 2018 Concert Tour

Evgeny Kissin in Verbier, 2011 (Ilona Oltuski)

With this special chamber music venture that pairs Carnegie Hall’s darling with a formal string ensemble for the first time, Kissin continues to expand his creative spectrum, broadening his offerings even further, past Jewish poetry recitals and his latest foray into writing and composing.

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From Russia to America: Pianist, Composer, and Transcriber Vyacheslav Gryaznov Delights in Musical Storytelling

While the pianist's impression is by no means comprehensive due to the short time he has spent here, the notion that the Russian pedagogical culture could be producing lazy students while the United States’ could be producing lazy teachers may not be so far-fetched.

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