T/classical-music

  1. A Youthful Experiment Kicks Off Mostly Mozart Culture, Today

    For its opening night, the Mostly Mozart festival offered a program of symphony and song featuring the Young People’s Chorus of New York.

  2. Mostly Mozart Festival: So Percussion and Ksenija Perform Arts & Leisure, Today

    A Little Night Music, the popular series of late-night, hourlong programs, returns to the elegant and intimate Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center.

  3. A ‘Gay Jewish Kangaroo’ Takes on Wagner at Bayreuth Culture, July 24

    Barrie Kosky banned Wagner from his opera house. Now he’s confronting his most nationalistic work — as the first Jewish director in the Bayreuth Festival’s 141-year history.

  4. U.S. Youth Orchestra Inspires a Chinese Counterpart Culture, July 23

    Carnegie Hall hosted back-to-back performances from American and Chinese ensembles.

  5. Chilling Fervor: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube Culture, July 21

    Political messages from the pianist Igor Levit and the conductor Daniel Barenboim were among the highlights.

  6. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, July 20

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

  7. Cheap Date Alert: Met Operas, Screened for Free Weekend, July 20

    The Met will set out 3,000 chairs for screenings of Ingmar Bergman’s film of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” followed by 10 nights of starry performances.

  8. A Lesson in Conducting Metro, July 19

    A curious observation at symphony rehearsal.

  9. 8 Opera Terms That Will Raise Your Crossword-Solving Game Interactive, July 19

    Can't remember who sang what to whom? This list of operas and opera terms will help you become a better solver.

  10. Mozart on the Water: Bargemusic Presents Mark Peskanov Arts & Leisure, July 19

    Mr. Peskanov, the artistic director of the floating concert hall on the East River, will perform two sets on violin.

  11. In These Orchestras, Youth Meets Musical Beauty Culture, July 18

    Spending time with the National Youth Orchestras of the United States and China, a critic finds that magical moments become almost commonplace.

  12. Nelsons Turns Tanglewood Into Bayreuth-in-the-Berkshires Culture, July 17

    Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony gave a supple, uncomplicated account of “Das Rheingold.”...

  13. A Dazzling Chinese Singer’s Riveting Song Cycle Culture, July 16

    The singer Gong Linna joined a composer and the founding members of Bang on a Can to perform a spiritual cycle of songs as part of the Lincoln Center Festival.

  14. A Baroque Opera Muddies Lines Between Him and Her Culture, July 14

    The charismatic countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo stars in “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo,” an early Handel cantata, staged as a modern drama of entitlement and brutality.

  15. A Beatific Gesture: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube Culture, July 14

    The singers Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Anthony Roth Costanzo, as well as works by Handel and Berlioz, were among the highlights.

  16. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, July 13

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

  17. National Youth Orchestras Bring Friendly Competition to New York Arts & Leisure, July 12

    Ensembles from the United States and China will perform works by John Adams, Mahler, Zhou Long, Dvorak and others.

  18. Anthony Roth Costanzo Exists to Transform Opera Culture, July 10

    The countertenor, a collaborator with Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato and Justin Vivian Bond, has created an unusual career of music very old and very new.

  19. At G-20, Beethoven Sends a Mixed Message to Trump Culture, July 9

    The Ninth, and its “Ode to Joy” finale, were featured in a concert in front of world leaders on Friday, but the work’s meaning is far from clear.

  20. Hell or High Water, an Orchestra Celebrates the Erie Canal Culture, July 7

    The Albany Symphony is playing along the canal to celebrate the bicentennial of the artificial waterway, which transformed New York.

  21. Callas at Her Peak: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube Culture, July 7

    Maria Callas, Anja Harteros and music by Marc Blizstein and Kurt Weill were among the highlights.

  22. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, July 6

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

  23. Anthony Roth Costanzo in a Handel Rarity at National Sawdust Arts & Leisure, July 5

    A seldom-heard Handel dramatic serenata gets a modern operatic staging, with contemporary resonances, at National Sawdust in Brooklyn.

  24. Listening to the Piece That Made Chopin’s Career Culture, June 30

    On a new recording, the pianist Jan Lisiecki performs a set of variations on a Mozart melody, along with other overlooked Chopin works for piano and orchestra.

  25. Eloquent Understatement: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Moments Culture, June 30

    Operas in Britain, “Whipped Cream” at American Ballet Theater and the composing side of Jad Abumrad of “Radiolab” were among the highlights.

  26. 24 Outdoor Performances to See This Summer In and Around New York Weekend, June 29

    Recommendations for other outdoor performances, scheduled around the holiday and beyond, suggested by reporters and critics of The New York Times.

  27. Classical Music in NYC This Week Weekend, June 29

    Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

  28. The Creator of ‘Radiolab,’ a Lapsed Composer, Returns to Music Culture, June 28

    An interview with Jad Abumrad, the MacArthur “genius” radio producer who moonlights as a composer and will perform a work in progress this week.

  29. Tastemaker Wanted: Lincoln Center Festival Director to Step Down Culture, June 28

    The director, Nigel Redden, announced on Wednesday that he would leave the position after this summer’s festival, his 20th.

  30. A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles Book Review, June 27

    In his new biography, “Toscanini: Musician of Conscience,” Harvey Sachs presents a demanding but tenderhearted genius who stood up to fascism and hate.