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Valery Gergiev

Gergiev in Philly

Lew Whittington | Posted 02.18.2015 | 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.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 4: Comparing the Jewish Protests of Klinghoffer with the Gay Protests of Cruising and by ACT UP

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

In the case of Klinghoffer, as in the case of Cruising, the bottom lines for me are simple. I am concerned about some of the rhetoric and tactics of some gay radicals, but I am a lot more concerned about homophobia.

Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.

In Space, No One Can Hear You Play

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Sam: "Stacy. My name is Sam Factotum, and I represent several artists who are interested in performing out of this world. I understand that there is fierce competition for who will be the first."

An Opening Night Of Champagne, Tchaikovsky, And Protest

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.24.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Metropolitan Opera opened its new season last night with a champagne gala inside the house, a packed Lincoln Center Plaza to watch on TV outside, ...

The Ultimate Success Story... From Venezuela

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Where will the next classical music sensation come from? To keep things interesting, I hope it will be another unexpected corner of the world.

St. Petersburg's Beloved Mariinsky Theatre Gets A Second Home

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.16.2012 | Arts

Three years ago, Jack Diamond from Diamond Schmitt Architects, won an international competition to design an additional theatre for St. Petersburg’s...

Thinking About War and Peace

Norman MacAfee | Posted 06.13.2011 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

When I first saw Bondarchuk's "War and Peace," in 1968, in New York, it was presented in two parts and ran six hours. You went in the afternoon, broke for dinner, then came back for the rest. It was stupendous.

CultureZohn: The Carnegie Hall Youthquake

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-10-04-carnegie.jpgPrograms with the YouTube Orchestra, Dudamel and Lang Lang make it seem as if this classic hall is shedding its restraints.

Make Nice or I Quit!

Ivan Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ivan Katz

When Peter Stein and the Metropolitan Opera attempted to flesh out the back story behind Stein's withdrawal from a new production of Boris Godunov, the formerly mysterious story became utterly incomprehensible.