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CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff: Julian Barnes and The Noise of Time

Patricia Zohn | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Patricia Zohn

"Art belongs to everybody and nobody. Art belongs to all time and no time. Art belongs to those who create it and those who savor it. Art no more belongs to the people and party than it once belonged to the aristocracy and the patron. Art is the whisper of history, heard above the noise of time," writes Barnes.

Gergiev in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.20.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

It was not without irony that Russian maestro Valery Gergiev was conducting Russian classics by Sergei Prokofiev and Dimitri Shostakovich for his two concert evenings in front of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

And the Banned Play On

Glen Roven | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

So far this season at the Met I have seen three sensational shows, The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer and most recently Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

A Conversation With Maestro James Conlon

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.21.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Beginning Thursday, April 24 through Saturday, April 26, San Francisco Symphony presents an extraordinary combination of masterworks conducted by James Conlon.

A Russian-American Love Story

Briana Murphy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Arts
Briana Murphy

I've been saying "he," and after learning and performing this sonata, I can quite truthfully say that I am in love with Shostakovich. But in reality, this love story is about loving difference.

Zuill Bailey Triumphs in New Recording of Benjamin Britten's Cello Symphony and Sonata

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

Composer Benjamin Britten's 2013 centenary sparked performances of his many-varied works around the globe. His catalogue of operas, orchestral and chamber works, song cycles and more were programmed everywhere, some of the material being tagged as rare or seldom performed.

Met Opera: Fun and Whimsy in Shostakovich's The Nose

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If you like your political satire with a large helping of whimsy, the Metropolitan Opera's production of Shostakovich's The Nose, in William Kentridge's bold and fanciful staging, provides a fun night at the opera that is full of visual and musical surprises.

American Ballet Theatre Brings Visionary Mixed Bill to Los Angeles

Carla Escoda | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Carla Escoda

American Ballet Theatre kicked off the final stretch of its long and arduous season on Thursday with an inspired opening night program that gave us a powerful political and personal statement by Alexei Ratmansky, flanked by two of George Balanchine's iconic works in interpretations that show the company off at its best.

Vladimir Jurowski Brings the London Philharmonic to New York

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.

The Paper Bag Was on My Knee: A Very Soviet Oregon Symphony

Brian Horay | Posted 05.13.2013 | Arts
Brian Horay

Monday evening, Portland's big band bid farewell to Hannu Lintu... a guest conductor who is apparently the love child of Garrison Keillor and Plastic Man.

A Profile of Choreographer John Neumeier and His "Nijinsky"

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.23.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The recent Opening Night performance of John Neumeier's Nijinsky at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House proved to be a climactic experience. Performed by the artists of the Hamburg Ballet, and with Simon Hewett conducting the orchestra of San Francisco Ballet, the production is epic in content and colossal in artistic output.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Wows With Shostakovich

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

This Canadian conductor and American orchestra performed one of the best Shostakovich I have ever heard from non-Russians.

Classical Music In 2011: Ape Opera, Gehry In Miami, OWS And More

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

To evaluate classical music in 2011 shows us a divided land. One troubling trend shows the continued financial struggles of classical music organizati...

Must-See Classical Music Festivals

Laurence Vittes | Posted 09.18.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

In the classical music game, summer music festivals are where the action is. Vail features 3 Top 10 American orchestras (Dallas, Philadelphia and New ...

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Knights Invite New Yorkers To Dance To Shostakovich

nytimes.com | VIVIEN SCHWEITZER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Knights, a dynamic young chamber orchestra, had to cut short their performance in June at the Naumburg Bandshell when it began to pour. But they w...

Lovely, Warm Evening

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

The temperature rose to 60 degrees late yesterday afternoon so on my way home I took an express bus to Belmont Harbor and had a five minute diversion ...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: William Kentridge: Do You Believe in Magic?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-03-19-zpull.jpg William Kentridge does New York: a new exhibition at MoMA and a new opera at the Met cementKentridge's place at the apex of ambitious artists.

The People's Opera - Москва Черемушки

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

So our regulars, our always curious Chicago Opera Theater audience, have voted for Moscow Cheryomushki, Shostakovich's 1959 operetta set in Kruschev's Moscow.