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Happy Error: The Week in Classical Music

05/25/2018
Terry Riley, Ravel and Leonard Bernstein were among the highlights.



Review: The Philharmonic Points a Trippy Kaleidoscope at the Past

05/25/2018
Luciano Berio’s “Sinfonia,” written for the orchestra in the late 1960s, returned for a run of performances alongside a teeming work by Strauss.



He Has Fans, Fame and an Acclaimed ‘Brokeback Mountain’ Opera. So Why Is Charles Wuorinen So Cranky?

05/25/2018
About to turn 80, this composer isn’t backing down from decades of railing against the decline of “high culture.”



Interest Grows in a Master of Choral Mystery and Power

05/25/2018
A Spoleto Festival performance of Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir is part of a small resurgence in the vocal works of this Swiss composer.



6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend

05/24/2018
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera happening this weekend and in the week ahead.



A Revolutionary ‘Sinfonia’ Returns to the Philharmonic

05/24/2018
Luciano Berio’s 1968 harbinger of musical postmodernism will feature Roomful of Teeth and be conducted by Semyon Bychkov, who knew the composer.



BAM’s Outgoing Leader Announces His Final Next Wave Festival

05/21/2018
This fall’s music, theater and dance performances will be the last ones overseen by Joseph V. Melillo, an impresario at the institution since 1983.



Review: A Rising Star Takes Her Turn, as the Met Turns the Page on Levine

05/20/2018
The conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla led the ensemble at Carnegie Hall a few hours after the Met filed a lawsuit against its former music director, James Levine.



The Nilsson Centennial: The Week in Classical Music

05/18/2018
The great soprano's birthday, Beethoven and Yanni were among the highlights.



Review: Yuja Wang Plays Dazed Chaos, Then 7 Encores

05/18/2018
The star pianist’s recital of works by Rachmaninoff, Ligeti and Prokofiev at Carnegie Hall made the vast space seem unnervingly empty and lonely.