Category Archives: Music Criticism

Upcoming Programs

I have several things coming up. On October 26 and 27, I will be speaking for the NYU orchestras. Again, the programs will be in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. More info to come. On October 29, I will be participating … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

Tonight at 7:30, at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 W. 4th St., I’ll again give a pre-concert talk. The NYUO1 (New York University Orchestra 1) is playing a great program. I hope you can come. It’s free! The program … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk Tonight!

If you’re in New York City and not otherwise occupied, why not attend a wonderful orchestral concert for free? NYUO2 –one of NYU’s two symphony orchestras–is opening tonight’s concert season at the Frederick Lowe Theater on West 4th Street, just … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

On Monday, May 8, I’ll be giving a pre-concert talk at NYU. Admission is free and the venue is close to several subways. The program contains student works and a performance of Dvorak’s Symphony no, 9 in E minor, opus … Continue reading

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Talk

Last evening’s event at Symphony Space was very successful. I appreciated the good turnout for my pre-concert talk and the warmth with which it was received. Though to my sorrow I had to leave early in order to travel the … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk

Friday, February 17, 7:30 PM–join me at Symphony Space for a pre-concert talk! The NYU Symphony is presenting a free concert of works by Glazunov, Khachaturian, and Shostakovich. The concert proper begins at 8 PM, but I will be giving … Continue reading

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Meistersinger

Last night: Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg, Richard Wagner. Metropolitan Opera. I had a wonderful time. The overture, one of Wagner’s most beloved, is a thrilling, spine-straightening anthem, full of dignity and joy. If I had a symphony orchestra to conduct … Continue reading

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Just Published

My review of the 2014 Boston AGO convention, current issue of THE DIAPASON, out now or very soon. (I shared the reviewing task with Joyce Robinson, new editor of the magazine, and have enjoyed working with her very much!)

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