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BWW Reviews: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Opens 'The Christmas Attic' at Consol Energy CenterBWW Reviews: TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Opens 'The Christmas Attic' at Consol Energy Center
by Greg Kerestan

The legendary hard rock Christmas spectacular brings two shows for the price of one, plus lasers, dragons and real fake snow. (more...)
BWW Reviews: DOHNANYI DOES DVORAK at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: DOHNANYI DOES DVORAK at Avery Fisher Hall
by Peter Danish

The only thing missing from the opening week of the New York Philharmonic's 'Dohnanyi/Dvorak' festival was Dohnanyi. The legendary conductor was laid out by a bad case of the flu, causing him to miss ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Heigh Ho, Silver. GUGLIELMO TELL Rides into Carnegie Hall from Turin with Soprano Meade under NosedaBWW Reviews: Heigh Ho, Silver. GUGLIELMO TELL Rides into Carnegie Hall from Turin with Soprano Meade under Noseda
by Richard Sasanow

As 'king of the overture,' Rossini certainly knew how to put an audience in a good mood and his GUGLIELMO TELL--better known as WILLIAM TELL--is no exception. With an elaborate introduction that most ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Caps a Program of Virtuoso PerformancesBWW Reviews: NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Caps a Program of Virtuoso Performances
by Herbert Paine

JoAnn Falletta guest conducts the Phoenix Symphony with authority, conviction, and intensity. Dvo?ak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, From the New World., is in the best of hands. Chloe Hanslip de... (more...)
BWW Reviews:NSO POPS: AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER at The Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews:NSO POPS: AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER at The Kennedy Center
by Ellen Burns

Friday's NSO Pops Evening with Sutton Foster brought a bounty of talent to the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall stage, and, wisely, paired it with a program that spanned styles, mediums, and musical genr... (more...)
BWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great ComposersBWW Reviews: TROUT EN FIN! Presented Youthful Works By Great Composers
by Barry Lenny

There is something about certain pieces of music that attract nicknames. Two of these three works have names attached. (more...)
BWW Reviews: RELATIVITY Explores Works By Pairs Of Composers Who Are Related In Some WayBWW Reviews: RELATIVITY Explores Works By Pairs Of Composers Who Are Related In Some Way
by Barry Lenny

The change of program necessitated by the new line up was still an impressive evening. (more...)
BWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: TEATRO GRATTACIELO CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY at Skirball Center For Performing Arts
by Peter Danish

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BWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through RussiaBWW Reviews: BSO Takes Strathmore on a Journey Through Russia
by Itai Yasur

From Tchaikovsky to Rachmaninoff to Shostakovich, the BSO treated the Music Center at Strathmore to a musical journey that bridged romantic and contemporary Russian music. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and GrippingBWW Reviews: Arizona Opera's RIGOLETTO Is Grand and Gripping
by Herbert Paine

Arizona Opera's production of Rigoletto, directed by Fenlon Lamb, is a noble and well-constructed effort in portraying the ironic misjudgments of its main characters. It is gifted with notable perform... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at CastletonBWW Reviews: Playful Piano & Puppetry in Debussy's 'La Boîte à Joujoux' at Castleton
by Andrew White

The Castleton Festival, a longtime fixture on the classical music scene located a comfortable hour and a half from Washington, DC, recently celebrated Debussy's playful side with a full performance of... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'BWW Reviews: Winter Opera St. Louis Opens a Brilliant 'Le Nozze di Figaro'
by Steve Callahan

Winter Opera kicks off its eighth season with a simply heavenly production of 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. It's the perfect thing for one's first introduction to opera, or for turning a tentative love of o... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DiDonato Trades Pyrotechnics for Mood on A JOURNEY THROUGH VENICE at Carnegie HallBWW Reviews: DiDonato Trades Pyrotechnics for Mood on A JOURNEY THROUGH VENICE at Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow

With a pair of soulful arias by Vivaldi, mezzo Joyce DiDonato and her pianist David Zobel let the audience know right away that they were in for a different part of her artistry than we heard at her c... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOATBWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
by Stephen Raskauskas

All aboard! The Cotton Blossom has docked at Lincoln Center for this week only. Wednesday night, the New York Philharmonic opened its semi-staged production of Show Boat. Featuring a star-studded cast... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light FestivalBWW Reviews: Britten's RIVER of No Return at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
by Richard Sasanow

“Ideas of darkness and light, obscurity and illumination” are at the heart of the Benjamin Britten-William Plomer CURLEW RIVER. Called “a parable for church performance,” it was performed in New York ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: New Jersey Symphony Performs STRAVINSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV at Bergen PACBWW Reviews: New Jersey Symphony Performs STRAVINSKY and RIMSKY-KORSAKOV at Bergen PAC
by Peter Danish

Petrouchka is an often performed piece that can sometimes feel tired and perfunctory. Along with The Firebird and The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky's other two big ballets from the same period (all of wh... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOZART's THE MAGIC FLUTE: IMPEMPE YOMLINGO at the New Victory Theater supplies charm and creativity but lacks true resonanceBWW Reviews: MOZART's THE MAGIC FLUTE: IMPEMPE YOMLINGO at the New Victory Theater supplies charm and creativity but lacks true resonance
by Rachel Weinberg

The South African Isango Ensemble's production of 'The Magic Flute: Impepe Yomlingo,' strips away some of the glossy sheen of Mozart's master work, leaving a show that is more down to earth and yet st... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINABWW Reviews: Sorcery from DiDonato and English Concert at Carnegie Hall in Handel's ALCINA
by Richard Sasanow

The great mezzo Joyce DiDonato stripped for her art at Sunday's wonderful performance of Handel's ALCINA with the English Concert under conductor Harry Bicket. For the first act, when she was still at... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly VibrantBWW Reviews: Well-Strung's POPSSICAL is Astoundingly Vibrant
by David Clarke

Well-Strung is impressing audiences with their brilliant mash-ups of classical hits and modern pop standards. Touring their latest show POPSSICAL, Well-Strung visited New York City's 54 BELOW last nig... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PACBWW Reviews: THE NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY with VIOLINIST GIL SHAHAM at NJ PAC
by Peter Danish

If Gioacchino Rossini had written no music in his career other than his overtures, he would still hold a great place in the pantheon of music history. Despite the fact that they tend to follow a formu... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDEBWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano f... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall
by Richard Sasanow

Soprano Anna Netrebko was AWOL. Tenor Marcello Giordani wasn't there. Mezzo Isabel Leonard didn't make it either. At least tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975) had the best excuse for not being at Avery F... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore SymphonyBWW Reviews: Keith Emerson With the South Shore Symphony
by Peter Danish

As birthday celebrations go, Saturday night's concert at the Madison Theater of Molloy College has to be close to the top of the list. Rock Music legend Keith Emerson celebrated his 70th birthday with... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz CenterBWW Reviews: VIVA PIAZZOLLA Invigorates at The Shabazz Center
by Matt Hanson

Uruguayan tango pianist Polly Ferman invited a warm audience to her neighborhood of Washington Heights for the second night of the “Shall We Tango?” festival, titled Viva Piazzolla, a special concert ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony SpaceBWW Reviews: HOMAGE TO ANIBAL TROILO Inspires at Symphony Space
by Matt Hanson

After one hundred years, Anibal Troilo is remembered ever so fondly as the late Argentinean master musician. He lived from 1914-1975, though his music continues to enlighten as delicately and pointedl... (more...)

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